"Nordkapp & Midnight sun" Norway Tourist Trap Tip by diocletianvs

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Norway is a huge country – the distance between the southernmost and northernmost points is the same as the distance between south of Norway and Rome. If you have enough time sure it’s great to go around and reach Nordkapp. The coastal steamer along the western coast of Norway is also a memorable experience.
But if you don’t have a month or so, than going all the way to the Nordkapp to pay an entrance to a point that is the northernmost point on European continent doesn’t seem a reasonable decision to me.

If you’re looking for a northern experience visit Lofoten islands instead. With their spectacular landscapes, glacier-carved mountains, small villages, fishing cabins and sand beaches it is sure going to be a memorable journey.

Midnight sun
It is very light in Scandinavia during the summer, and in northern parts of the country sun never drops below the horizon in midsummer. But you should also know that there is nothing spectacular in this – it is simply an ordinary sun shining even during the night. There are million good reasons to visit Norway, but contrary to majority of tourist brochures I don’t count midnight sun experience within them.

On the other hand, Aurora Borealis is an extraordinary feature and if you’re not afraid of dark and heavy winters it could be one of the reasons to visit Norway in winter months.

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  • Updated Aug 16, 2003
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