The North Cape – Hurtigruten land excursion

The North Cape. Photo by Beate Juliussen, Nordnorsk ReiselivEnjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as you cross the 71st parallel on this journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Reindeer. Photo by Johan Wildhagen Innovation Norway


In summer, you might come across herds of grazing reindeer and a small camp belonging to the Sami people, indigenous to this part of the world. The North Cape plateau itself rises 307 meters almost vertically from the ice cold Arctic Ocean. Enjoy the spectacular view, but don’t forget to get some photographic evidence of this amazing place. After all, you can’t get any further north in mainland Europe!


The tour includes a visit to the North Cape Hall, a modern centre where you can see an impressive 180 degree panoramic film about Finnmark and the North Cape, buy souvenirs, send postcards and relax whilst enjoying a bite to eat.

Gjesvaer islands by the North Cape. Photo by Bjarne Riesto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Gjesvaer islands by the North Cape

Practical info:

Duration: 3 hours
Transportation: Bus
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Available: All year
Land excursion #6A

Tromso Panorama. Photo by Bard Loken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Tromso panorama

Available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:
Northern Lights Adventure cruise, 7 nights (included in tour)
Northern Lights cruise & Snow hotel, 6 nights (included in tour)
Northern Lights Christmas cruise, 8 nights (included in tour)
Top of Europe Aurora Arctic adventure, 6 nights (included in the tour)

Arctic coast, North Cape & Tromso, 5 nights (included in tour)
The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway, 11 nights (included in tour)
Norwegian coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway, 9 nights (included in the tour)

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