The North Cape – Hurtigruten land excursion

North Cape Plateau by Pixabay

Enjoy 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 in Arctic Norway by Simen G Fangel, Hurtigruten


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. In winter, the endless white plains and snow-capped mountains are highlighted by the dramatic weather and that special arctic light. The last part before reaching the cape, the bus must follow the snow plough.
The North Cape plateau itself rises 307 m 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.

Visit North Cape in winter by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Visit the famous North Cape in winter

Practical information:

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

Hurtigruten arriving to Honningsvag by Christian Roth Christensen, Visit Norway

Hurtigruten in Honningsvag

Available on the following Hurtigruten cruise packages:

Northern Lights Adventure Cruise, 7 nights (included in the tour)
Northern Lights Cruise & Snow Hotel, 6 nights (included in the tour)
Cruise into the realm of the Northern Lights, 8 nights (included in the tour)
Arctic Coast, North Cape & Tromso, 5 nights (included in the tour)
The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway, 11 nights (included in the tour)
Norwegian Coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway, 9 nights (included in the tour)

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