As you set out from Honningsvag on your one-hour drive to the North Cape, you'll quickly see that a barren landscape is the hallmark of the windswept Arctic Circle where the vegetation appears sparse, indeed. To the botanist, however, it is plentiful, with 200 species of plants growing here. Watch for reindeer during your transfer.
The North Cape itself is an enormous rock with a steep wall climbing over 1,000 feet/304 meters from the Arctic Ocean below. At a latitude of 71º, 10' north, the cape is remarkably civilized, with a post office, chapel, bar and restaurant. You'll even find a shopping area and a cinema. The spectacular 14-minute long film takes you on a journey of a landscape filled with contrasts, light and nature. The people's story and history is told with beautiful pictures and music. Take time for photos, browsing and postcard writing.
Need to Know:
Note: An escort from the ship will join you, but there is no guide on this tour. There is a walking distance of 0.05 miles/91 meters from the parking area to the North Cape Hall on paved sidewalks and gravel paths. Walking at the North Cape Hall is at your discretion. You must negotiate from 20 to 50 steps to visit plateau and cinema. There is also an elevator inside the building.