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.

Accommodation

  • 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.

  • Alta Gjestegaard & Spa

    Alta Gjestegaard & Spa

    Altafjord Gjestegaard & Spa is situated in Bossekop, 6 kilometres from Alta airport - in idyllic surroundings with a fantastic view of the Altafjord.
  • Scandic Alta

    Scandic Alta

    The hotel is perfect for anyone wishing to experience Norway’s spectacular nature up close. With a meeting and conference capacity for 650 participants, as well as access to a swimming pool and sauna, you can easily combine business with pleasure.

  • 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 of Alta is about 5 km. Highway 93 towards Kautokeino passes close by.
  • 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...

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Adventures

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    CampAlta

    Alta river have always been an important part of life in Alta. The river supports a wide ecosystem of plants...

  • Holmen Husky Lodge

    Holmen Husky Lodge

    Join us on a thrilling dog sledding adventure in winter light! Experience wonderful nature, mountains and...

  • GLØD Explorer

    GLØD Explorer

    GLØD, which means glow in English, was founded in 2005. From our base in Alta in the North Norwegian county...

  • Sami Siida

    Sami Siida

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

Taste of the Arctic

  • Sami Siida

    Sami Siida

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

  • 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...

Attractions

  • Alta museum

    Alta museum

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

  • Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

    Storekorsnes Ferie & Fritid

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

  • Sami Siida

    Sami Siida

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

 

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