Have you ever heard about the most northern point on the European continent? I didn’t but as soon as I read about it, I knew that I had to put it into my travel plans for Norway. Even if it has become really touristic, I think it is an unique experience and everyone fascinated by traveling should make their way up there.
The North Cape or Nordkapp was always a difficult destination to reach but today with all the modern transportation possibilities, it has become a popular cliff destination. Although there are some differences in winter and summer time. In summertime, the North Cape is accessible for everyone and every transportation, you can go there by car, bus, bike or even by walk. In winter time it’s different. When everything is covered with snow you have either to take a bus or if you want to reach it by your own car, you’ll have to drive with the convoy.
You can’t imagine how nervous I was. So Yannick drove behind the convoy to let me make pictures of the amazing and breathtaking view up there on the North Cape. We were very lucky to have incredible good weather so the drive behind the convoy was really good.
So once you leave your car, you are fascinated by this magical place. The sun was shining and there was a very cold and strong wind but it was simply amazing. Since we had not much time to stay on the North Cape because we had to take the convoy back, we had to make a small plan on what to do and see up there.
As everyone else was running to the monument of the North Cape, we decided first to take a look around the whole area and make some pictures farther. It was so windy that it was quite difficult to fix the tripod, but we managed to do it. While we were going to the famous monument, we really enjoyed our visit there. We loved it to go through the deep snow and the fresh air.
When we arrived on the monument, almost everyone else was already inside and only some few were standing and shaking outside. I felt really awesome in my warm winter clothes while the others only stand there in their jeans.
While we had the whole viewpoint for us, it is just an amazing feeling to stand there. It is almost the end of the world and surely the end of the European continent. The sun was shining, the cold wind was around us and the only thing we looked at was the wide Arctic sea. It was just an incredible moment.
After spending some time outside, we entered the Nord Kapp building. Basically it’s a souvenir shop and restaurant. It was like paradise for me. I really love souvenir shops. You can also send postcards from up there because you can buy a special Nord Cape stamp.
And than, after some last minutes outside in the snow, you will take the convoy back to the starting point near Honningsvag.
Have you ever been to the North Cape or is it still a point on your bucket list? If you want to visit it, just do it, because it’s totally worth it!