Daytrip to the North Cape
To be on 71° 10ʹ 21ʹʹ N, standing on the plateau of the famous cliff known as the North Cape, 307 meter (1007 ft.) above sea level, facing north and seeing nothing but the slightly curved horizon of the endless Barents Sea meeting the sky, that is the aim of this tour!
Starting from Alta with a comfortable minibus and an experienced local driverguide, the tour will bring us through the spectacular nature of our county Finnmark. From luscious Alta, over mountain passes with no vegetation, scarcely vegetated fiord landscape and up to the moon-like Magerøya where we find North Cape. You will get loads of stories and information about our history, culture and wildlife from the guide during the tour. There will be coffee break at good photo location on the way.
To have reached “the end of the world” as Francesco Negri described it in 1664 deserves a celebration. You will get a glass of champagne and a diploma confirming that you have been in persona at North Cape.
The Visitor Center has cafés, restaurant, an exclusive gift shop, post office, a spectacular panoramic film, historical exhibitions, post office, museum and an ecumenical chapel. The center is an attraction in its own means!
This tour can be conducted both summer and winter. In the winter months the last 13 km will be behind a snowplough in a convoy of coaches and cars that leaves on fixed departure times.
- Hot beverages
- Pictures from your trip
Clothing and shoes according to the season recommended. In wintertime, we will bring with us extra thermal clothing for free lending. Tripods for free lending.
In wintertime, the weather conditions on the coast and in the mountains can sometimes be very challenging. There will always have to be an assessment in cooperation with the tour operator whether the trip will be possible. Furthermore, polar low pressure, a highly unpredictable weather phenomenon, must be considered. In worst case the roads can be closed and hotel accommodation must be calculated if this weather phenomenon should come surprisingly.
09:00 am Summer
Approx. 9 hours
Adult, Child, Private Group
Scandic Hotel, Thon Hotel, Altafjord Hotel, Alta Airport