Discover the North Cape like the kings and queens. Back in the old days, when people where brought to the North Cape by boat instead of busses, they stopped at Hornvika, the Horn of the North Cape, and then climbed up on a trail on the side of the North Cape Plateau. This excursion is adjusted to all cruise ship arrivals.
You travel from Honningsvåg to Skarsvåg, the northernmost fishing village in the world. The excursion is guided in English, with stops at scenic views. We also make a stop for you to see the reindeer up close and a small bag of dried reindeer meat, a local delicacy, is served as taste of our magnificent arctic life. You prepare yourself with life vests before you embark our boat and off we go, through the Risfjord to the open sea where the North Cape can be seen. The sea voyage goes to Hornvika. Historical exhibitions and a presentation in the original post office building after disembarkation. Then you hike up the original trail with our guide, and continue the journey towards the globe at the very northernmost of Europe. You will be standing on the top of Europe, on a cliff towering 300 meters above the Arctic ocean. We will be spending approx. 30 minutes at the North Cape before returning to Honningsvåg by bus.
Please note: This excursion is adjusted to all cruise ship arrivals, so there will be one shortly after every docking, and you are certain to be back in good time before the ship leaves.
What you get:
- Guided boat tour where you get to see the highlights of the North Cape (Risfjord, Old Skarsvåg, North Cape Horn & Plateau, Mefjord)
- Information on history and the culture of Skarsvåg, the northernmost fishing village in the world
- Guided hiking tour on the original trail up to the North Cape Plateau and to the Globe
- Guided transportation to and from Honningsvåg (optional)
Duration: Approx. 4 hours (including optional transfer)
Difficulty: Medium. Please bring clothes and footwear suited for weather and hiking.
Entrance fee to the North Cape is included.
Meeting place: Tourist information in Honningsvåg if you choose transport in your booking. Your transport is marked "The North Cape Sightseeing" or "The North Cape Experience"
Without transport the meeting place is Skarsvåg tourist center.
The boat ride starts from Skarsvåg Tourist Center.
Activity is based on minimum 2 persons participating.