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Hiking in Nordkyn.
Photo: Christopher Butler

Where nature rules

On the Nordkyn peninsula, the northernmost region on the European mainland, you can enjoy beautiful scenery, world class fishing, Arctic adventures and Sami experiences.

Deep sea fishing in Nordkyn.
Photo: Tor Petter Krogh
Slettnes, Nordkyn
Slettnes lighthouse.
Photo: Christoffer Robin Jensen
Sami lavvu in Nordkyn.
Photo: Monika Nutz
Northern lights in Nordkyn.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

Seasons and climate

Considering its location in a subarctic climate, Nordkyn has a surprisingly mild climate.

The Gulf Stream contribute to stabilize the temperatures both during summer and winter.

Winter lasts from November to late April, but temperatures rarely fall much below zero.

Between November and January, the Polar Night falls. In this period of time, the sun does not rise above the horizon.

From the start of April, the sun never sets, creating a beautiful glowing effect. Read more about the midnight sun.

Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Nordkyn's official website.

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  • Nordkyn road

    By road

    Bus routes from Lakselv and points beyond run daily to Nordkyn. The road to Nordkyn (county road 888) connects the villages of Gamvik, Mehamn, and Lebesby to the E6 highway at the base of the peninsula, and from there it continues on to the towns of Kirkenes in the east and Alta in the west.

    Several rental agencies provide cars in Lakselv, Vadsø, Kirkenes and Alta.

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  • Nordkyn boat

    By boat

    The famous Hurtigruten, The Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls at the ports of Kjøllefjord and Mehamn twice a day. The journey between Kjøllefjord and Mehamn takes about two hours.

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  • Nordkyn plane

    By plane

    Mehamn Airport, which serves the peninsula and surrounding area, has daily scheduled flights to/from Tromsø, Hammerfest and Vadsø. There are also year-round direct flights from Oslo and other major cities to Kirkenes, from where you can reach Nordkyn with Hurtigruten or by road. Another option is direct flights from Oslo to Alta and continuing by car or bus.

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