North Cape

North Cape rises a proud and mighty 308 meters above the Barents Sea. North Cape is the last point before the sea ice in the north. The steep and characteristic cliff is Europe’s northernmost point. Here nature experiences are waiting for you the whole year round.

North Cape is and always has been a goal for adventurers. The Italian priest Francesco Negri who visited us in 1664 was the first one that we know of. North Cape is a meeting place for people from all over the world. For all of them the dream is the same, to let the eyes dwell over the endless horizon to the north and to know that now they have reached their goal.
It is balm for soul and mind to hear the sound of the great powers of nature and feel the silence that rests over the landscape all the way to the north. Regardless of language and culture, here at North Cape, we stand side by side to experience the greatness and beauty of nature.
Whether you wish to experience North Cape in the radiant Midnight Sun or the flaming Northern Lights is up to you. We recommend both.

North Cape has always been an important point of orientation for sailors in the northern areas.

In 1553 an English expedition of three ships under the command of Sir Hugh Willoughby left London. The expedition had the task to find the North East passage to China. In a storm the ships were parted and the “Edward Bonaventura”, under the command of captain Richard Chancellor, passed an enormous cliff in August of that year. At that time this cliff was known as Knyskanes (steep cliff). He named it North Cape by which it has been known ever since.

Life around the North Cape is fascinating. People have lived here for more than 10.000 years. Now there is a population of 3300 in permanent settlements here on Magerøya. You may be curious to know what life is like here so far north during the “dark” time, Midnight Sun, storm and silence. Join us on an adventure and experience life at North Cape! We are here for you the whole year round -we wish you welcome.

Activities and Attractions

  • Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Experience the wonderful nature of Finnmark summer and winter. Sea fishing, safaris, midnight sun, northern lights, eagle, halibut, whale, reindeer and other arctic animals.

  • Northern Lights Husky og Trasti & Trine

    Northern Lights Husky og Trasti & Trine

    Trasti & Trine and Northern Lights Husky are based in Øvre Alta, 10 km from the centre of Alta. We offer dog sledding, various dining experiences, and accommodation.

  • Alta museum

    Alta museum

    The rock art in Alta is one of seven Norwegian listings on the UNESCO world heritage list

  • GuideGunnar

    GuideGunnar

    One of Norway’s most innovative and experienced tour guides, GuideGunnar is known for his energy and enthusiasm, sharing generously his in-depth, local knowledge of heritage and country. Educated mountain guide, GuideGunnar was one of the first in...

  • SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    Enjoy the view over Altafjorden in the fantastic slopes at SarvesAlta alpinsenter.Her kan du stå på ski/brett under nordlyset og nyte fargespillet og stjernehimmelen.Vi har 6 løypetraseer pluss gode muligheter til off pist kjøring og snøpark med...

  • Holmen Husky Lodge

    Holmen Husky Lodge

    Join us on a thrilling dog sledding adventure in winter light! Experience wonderful nature, mountains and rivers in a unique way, on a dog sledding adventure with our four-legged friends here at Holmen Husky Lodge.

  • BorealisAlta

    The beauty and power of the northern lights have fascinated people across the ages. While various cultures have told their own stories about the aurora borealis, researchers have been looking for a scientific explanation of the phenomenon.
  • Gargia Fjellstue AS

    Gargia Fjellstue AS

    Gargia Mountain Lodge is located in the south of the Alta valley beside the old post road from Alta to Kautokeino that then crosses the Beskades terrain. You can find this little gem in beautiful natural surroundings just 30 minutes from Alta Airport.

  • Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva is a year-round adventure and activity company, located on the banks of the River Alta. In 2009 we got the award for the year Hospitality Business of Innovation Norway. In the winter you can visit the largest and northernmost ice hotel. You...

  • CampAlta

    CampAlta

    Alta river have always been an important part of life in Alta. The river supports a wide ecosystem of plants and animals, in which gives a rich stream of fish for humans whom live here. Alta river is considered one of the best salmon rivers in the world,...

  • Sami Siida

    Sami Siida

    Experience Sami culture, food and traditions. A warm welcome to our Siida!

  • Icecube of Aurora

    Icecube of Aurora

    Icecube of Aurora is a local tourist fishing boat that engages in adventure tours in Altafjord.

  • GLØD Explorer

    GLØD Explorer

    GLØD, which means glow in English, was founded in 2005. From our base in Alta in the North Norwegian county of Finnmark, we offer bespoke Arctic adventures and expeditions for individuals and groups.

  • Pæskatun

    Pæskatun

    Peska is one of the slate mountains in Alta. Up at the mountainside of Peska the slate quarry Pæskatun/Alta Skiferprodukter AS is located.

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Taste of the Arctic

  • Restaurant Alta

    Restaurant Alta

    In Scandic Alta located in the center of Alta, you will find Restaurant Alta. Located just 1 hour and 50...

  • SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    SarvesAlta alpinsenter

    Enjoy the view over Altafjorden in the fantastic slopes at SarvesAlta alpinsenter.Her kan du stå på...

  • Sami Siida

    Sami Siida

    Experience Sami culture, food and traditions. A warm welcome to our Siida!

Accommodation

  • Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Experience the wonderful nature of Finnmark summer and winter. Sea fishing, safaris, midnight sun, northern...

  • Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva AS

    Sorrisniva is a year-round adventure and activity company, located on the banks of the River Alta. In 2009 we...

  • Alta Gjestegaard & Spa

    Alta Gjestegaard & Spa

    Altafjord Gjestegaard & Spa is situated in Bossekop, 6 kilometres from Alta airport - in idyllic surroundings...
  • Alta River Camping

    Alta River Camping

    Alta River Camping is situated in scenic surroundings on the banks of the Alta River. The distance to the center...
  • Scandic Alta

    Scandic Alta

    The hotel is perfect for anyone wishing to experience Norway’s spectacular nature up close. With a meeting...

 

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