The northernmost point of mainland Europe

Nordkapp. Photo: Yngve Kristiansen

Why Nordkapp

Dreaming of raw beauty, naked landscapes, and the most hospitable residents in all of Norway? Then it’s time to take a journey of exploration to the far north of Europe – welcome to the North Cape region.

Did you know that North Cape is situated on Magerøya? This Arctic island has alluring fishing villages, endless summer days and a bounty of wildlife and experiences. In contrast, the dark twilight of winter is colourful with the Northern Lights dancing across the sky. The Polar Night of winter is accompanied by heavy snowfalls, covering the landscapes white. Our region is a place that every authentic traveller simply must visit!

Enjoy the view and the excitement of standing on top of the world with your beloved.

Honningsvåg. Photocredit: Kjell Bendik Pedersen.

What to see & do at Nordkapp

The North Cape region offers a variety of memorable adventures, perfect for learning something new and strengthening the bond with your travel companions or creating new bonds with fellow travellers. Our destination will welcome you with exceptional hospitality and a generous local population.

Honningsvåg is a small Arctic town next to the North Cape. The town is charmingly located next to the cruise pier, within walking distance. You can wander along the harbour promenade, shop in our local stores, visit a gallery and learn more about the local history at the museum. In Honningsvåg, you can enjoy a meal at one of our many cosy cafes and restaurants. You can meet and chat to locals. It has been suggested that the locals here are the most hospitable and curious in all of Norway.

You can experience the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights at Europe’s northernmost point, the North Cape Plateau. Visit the North Cape Hall and learn about the many adventurers that have explored the area over the centuries. Watch the panoramic movie of Magerøya, do some shopping and enjoy a good meal while admiring the endless horizon at 71 ° North.

Our fishing villages are a part of the heritage in the North Cape region and well worth a visit. Discover the picturesque fishing village Gjesvær, where you have a spectacular view of Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve, home to one of Europe’s largest bird colonies. Millions of Atlantic sea birds spend their summers on this archipelago. In addition, Gjesvær is one of the most beautiful spots to gaze at the Midnight Sun. Don’t miss out on Skarsvåg, the world´s northernmost fishing village, where you can meet a local fisherman.

And don’t forget to explore our region in the winter. The locals will warmly welcome you at the cruise pier and make sure you learn some important skills during your visit to the northern most part. Whether you explore our island with ATV’s, or take a guided bus trip to the iconic North Cape. Seek for the northern lights or learn about the local seafood industry and taste king crab, the local delicacy. We want to make sure you create life long memories with us here in the North Cape.

Photocredit: Bjarne Riesto.

Who is this destination suitable for?

The North Cape region has variety of experiences where you can enjoy being alone, together. This destination is suitable for those who seek epic adventures and breathtaking impressions. Visit the northernmost part of continental Europe – the North Cape.

The North Cape Region can handle cruise ships of all sizes.