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Norway Tourist Traps: 38 reviews and 25 photos

The Ultimate Tourist Trap is as many VT members have found out, the North Cape. There has been a lawsuit against the commericial operators of the North Cape - yes, it's very commercial - because you have to pay a ticket (expensive) to get out to the point. There is a law that grants free access to all public lands without hinderance and this is violated in the interest of commercialism here.
Here's another piece of insight: The North Cape is not the northern-most point of Europe! That honour goes to a neighbouring penninsula called Knivskjellodden, which will also be a much nicer experience. There's a trail out there, and it will be a true wilderness experience.

Unique Suggestions: Simply skip the North Cape and ask for directions to Knivskjellodden at the Honningsvåg tourist office or just about anyone local.

Fun Alternatives: Many penninsulas on the Finnmark coast are nearly look-a-likes of the Nort Cape, and ecologically and geologically they are about the same. For similar "northern feeling" experiences up north, go to any other point jutting out into the sea: Ingoy, Rolvsoy, Soroy and the penninsulas further east of North Cape, too.

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 29, 2004
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