North Cape plateau – Havila excursion

Midnight Sun at North Cape by Karl Thomas, Visit Norway

At the end of the Earth – the North Cape plateau rises a steep 307 metres straight up from the Arctic Ocean. Here you are standing on the European Continent’s most northerly point, looking out across a horizon so far that you see the Earth curve.

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

North Cape Edge Of The World Shutterstock SergeyDolya

Edge of the world!

People from all over the world come to the North Cape to experience being so far north. The iconic globe has become the symbol of the North Cape, so don’t miss this popular photo stop.

On the plateau, you can also find the North Cape Hall, partly built into the mountain cliff, where you will find a restaurant with endless views, a souvenir shop in the mountain wall, a chapel and a Thai museum. A 180-degree wide-screen film screening of the North Cape throughout the four seasons is a “must-see”.

This excursion to the North Cape takes you through a wide, barren landscape with rocks and hardy, low-growing vegetation. In summer, you can see reindeer herds on the plateau. In winter, the snowplough’s battle against the snow can be an equally impressive sight.

North Cape Beach Trym Ivar Bergsmo Nordnorge

North Cape beach


Available: All year
 3 hours
Direction: Northbound
Transportation: Bus
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Difficulty level: Suitable for everyone
Excursion: HVGN1


Summer season:
Arctic Coast, North Cape & Tromsø, 5 nights (included in the tour)
The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway, 11 nights (included in the tour)
Norwegian Coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flåm Railway, 9 nights (included in the tour)

Winter season:
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)

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