The North Cape is together with the Lofoten islands one of the key tourist attractions in northern Norway. It's the northernmost point reachable by public road in Europe. It's not the northernmost point in continental Europe (that is Cape Nordkinn, which lies 70km to the east), because North Cape lies on an island, Magerøya, and not on the mainland. It's however accessible by car, because Magerøya is connected by an undersea tunnel to the mainland. Near the North Cape there is another cape which extends even further north (Knivskjellodden cape, 1450 m more to the north than the North Cape), but the North Cape is much more easily accessible and has tourist facilities.
At the North Cape area there is a large parking for cars and campers and tourist facilities (the North Cape hall, a visitor centre built in 1988 on the plateau). The North Cape hall includes a cafe, a restaurant, a post office, a souvenir shop and a museum.
The island of Magerøya has an area of 436 km² and its highest point, Gråkallfjellet, is 417m above sea level. There are almost no trees on Magerøya, with the entire island consisting of a barren, tundra-covered landscape with several bays. The main population centre is Honningsvåg, which lies in the south of the island. All cities and villages are essentially fishermen villages.
01 Saetervag lake 02 Saetervag lake 03 Saetervag lake
04 North cape lake area at 1am 05 North cape lake area at 1am
06 North cape lake area at 1am 07 North cape lake area at 1am
08 North cape lake area at 1am 09 Mageroya plains 10 Mageroya bay
11 Mageroya mountains 12 Mageroya mountains 13 Storstappen island
14 Archipelago north of Gjesvaer with Storstappen island 15 Archipelago north of Gjesvaer with Storstappen island
16 Lake on Mageroya 17 Skarsvag bay 18 Trail to Skarsvag promontory
19 Trail to Skarsvag promontory 20 Skarsvag rocky headland 21 Midnight sun shining on Skarsvag cape
22 Rocky landscape at midnight 23 Midnight sun shining on Skarsvag cape 24 Midnight sun shining on Skarsvag cape 25 Midnight sun shining on Skarsvag cape
26 Skarsvag bay at midnight 27 Skarsvag bay at midnight 28 Skarsvag bay at midnight
29 Skarsvag rocky headland 30 Midnight sun on Mageroya island 31 Mageroya island midnight sun view
32 Gjesvaer bay 01 Kirkeporten camping 02 Honningsvag church
03 Honningsvag bay and harbour 04 Honningsvag bay and harbour
05 Honningsvag bay and harbour 06 Honningsvag bay and harbour 07 Honningsvag bay and harbour
08 Honningsvag bay and harbour 09 Honningsvag 10 Fishermen boats in Honningsvag 11 Honningsvag 12 Honningsvag
13 Honningsvag 14 Nordkapp museum in Honningsvag 15 Honningsvag harbour
16 Honningsvag bay and harbour 17 Honningsvag bay and harbour 18 Gjesvaer
19 Gjesvaer bay 20 Northcape Seapark restaurant in Gjesvaer
21 Gjesvaer 22 Gjesvaer
23 Boats in Skarsvag fishing village 24 Skarsvag fishing village 25 Skarsvag
01 Midnight sun and North Cape 02 Midnight sun 03 Midnight sun on the Barents sea 04 Midnight sun
05 Midnight sun 06 Midnight sun 07 Midnight sun on the Barents sea 08 Midnight sun and North Cape 09 Midnight sun and North Cape
10 Midnight sun 11 Midnight sun on the Barents sea 12 Midnight sun 13 Midnight sun 14 Midnight sun on the Barents sea
15 Midnight sun 16 Midnight sun 17 North Cape globe and midnight sun 18 North Cape globe and midnight sun 19 Midnight sun
01 Parking area at midnight 02 Camper vans parked 03 Camper vans parked 04 Parking area
05 Nort Cape parking area at midnight 06 North Cape at midnight 07 North Cape at midnight 08 North Cape hall
09 North Cape area at midnight 10 North Cape coast and cliffs 11 North Cape globe 12 Coastline with Knivskjellodden cape
13 North Cape globe 14 North Cape globe
15 North Cape area at midnight
16 North Cape hall at midnight 17 North Cape globe 18 North Cape globe 19 North Cape globe
20 North Cape at midnight 21 North Cape coast and cliffs 22 North Cape at midnight 23 North Cape coast and cliffs
01 Porsangerfjord and Svaerholt peninsula
02 Porsangerfjord and Svaerholt peninsula
03 Porsangerfjord and Svaerholt peninsula 04 Porsangerfjord and Svaerholt peninsula 05 Reindeer 06 Reindeer
07 North Cape tunnel 08 North Cape tunnel 09 Reindeer 10 Repvag fishing village
11 Repvag fishing village 12 E6 road near Skaidi 13 Goahtemuorjohka river
14 Purple fireweed wildflower
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