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The northernmost point of Europe

Far above the Arctic Circle, the North Cape offers arctic adventures like dog sledding in the winter
and months of never-ending sunlight in the summer.

The North Cape
The North Cape plateau
Sveinung Svendsen
Winter excursion with snowmobile to The North Cape
Snowmobile safari in the North Cape
Visit Nordkapp AS
King crab safari, the North Cape
King crab safari in the North Cape
Destinasjon 71 nord
Puffin bird, the North Cape
Puffin birds in Gjesvær
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Things to do in the North Cape


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Northern lights forecast

 

Read more about northern lights in Honningsvåg

Seasons and climate

  • Even though the North Cape is located at the northernmost extreme of Europe, it has a subarctic climate, thanks to the Gulf Stream.
  • The average temperature in summer is 10 degrees, up to 25 degrees at the warmest.
  • In winter the average temperature of about minus 3, down to minus 15 on the coldest.
  • The wettest months are from October to January, with 85 millimetres average precipitation per month.
  • The driest months are from May to July, with 43 millimetres average precipitation per month.
  • The sun is up for 24 hours per day between 13 May and 31 July, and remains below the horizon continuously from 21 November to 21 January.
  • Get the latest weather forecast on yr.no.

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information at North Cape’s official website.

  • By plane

    By plane

    The closest airport is Honningsvåg Airport, located 32 kilometers from the North Cape.

    You can also travel to the North Cape by bus or car from Lakselv Airport (3 hours) and Alta Airport (3–4 hours).

  • By road

    By road

    It is possible to drive all the way to the North Cape, regardless if you come by car, mobile home or motorcycle. The North Cape is where E69 ends. The road passes a 212-meter deep undersea tunnel.

    For local bus travel in the North Cape, check out Snelandia’s webside.

  • By boat

    By boat

    The famous Hurtigruten, The Norwegian Coastal Voyage, calls at Honningsvåg twice a day, both calls with an excursion trip to Nordkapp.


The North Cape also offers …

There is no need to wait until you’re here to find out what you’d like to do.

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