"The Northcape: the northernmost touristtrap" Top 5 Page for this destination Northcape / Nordkap Tip by globetrott
Northcape / Nordkap, Finnmark: 1 reviews and 5 photos
The Northcape / Nordkap could be called the northernmost touristtrap, but I would recommend that you visit it anyway: The Northcape is the very northern end of Europe - at least it was believed to be untill someone found out that the real northernmost place is a bit further and quite hard to go there, so they sticked to the wrong place they call the Nordkapp and Millions of tourists are going there each year.
The North Cape Hall is a large building that offers shelter in nasty weather and a great view from lots of places, restaurants and observationhalls, there is the postoffice, a selfservice restaurant, souvenirshops and even some museums, a church, a thai temple etc.
Nordkapphallen is open all year long, but the opening-times vary a bit during the wintertime.
In 1873 the king of Sweden and Norway, Oscar II travelled to the Nordkapp and inside of the Northkapp-Hallen you will see some scenes of this travel shown by small puppets of the king and other noble travellers, while hiking through the landscape to the Nordkapp.
There was no street and not even a good path to this very end of the european continent, so they had a tent set up at the Northcape, so the king could sip some champagne there.
Address: Northcape , Finnmark
Directions: Nordkap is at the very northern end of all the roads through Norway, read more about in my Nordkapp-page !
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