North Cape (Nordkapp) Norway is a cape located on the northern coast of Mageroya Island, part of Nordkapp Municipality (Finnmark, Norway). Nordkapp includes a 1007 ft (307 m) high cliff with a big flat plateau on top. There tourists can stand and watch the views of Barents Sea to the north and the Midnight Sun. In 1988 was inaugurated the visitors centre on the plateau. The facility laso has a restaurant, cafe, post office, souvenir shop, cinema.
Nordkapp was named by Steven Borough (1525-1584, English navigator), captain of the ship HMS Bonaventure, which in 1553 sailed past the cape in search of the Northeast Passage. During WW2 (1939-1945), the Battle of North Cape was fought in 1943 in the Arctic Ocean (off Nordkapp) where the German battleship Scharnhorst was sunk by gunfire from HMS Duke of York and torpedoes from HNoMS Stord and other British Royal Navy ships.
Regular buses run from nearby town Honningsvag to the North Cape (distance 22 ml / 36 km) and tour buses meet the cruise tourists disembarking at Honningsvag.
The following YouTube video is an aerial view of Nordkapp Norway - Europe's northernmost point.
Highlights: Bleak cliffs overlooking the Arctic
North Cape cruise terminal
Nordkapp is one of the ferry ports along the "Express Route" - Norway's Government subsidized "Norwegian Coastal Express". This is a regularly scheduled passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The "ferry and cruise" itinerary is between two turnaround ports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost). It connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access.
Since January 2021, Norway's coastal ferry service is operated by two companies - Hurtigruten (7 ships) and Havila Shipping (4 ships)..Norwegian Government's annual subsidy for the ferry service is around USD 100 million.
The list of all ports along the northboaund "Norwegian Coastal Express" itinerary includes Bergen (turnaround port), Alesund, Floro, Geiranger (Stranda), Maloy (Vagsoy), Molde, Torvik (Heroy, Leinoya Island), Kristiansund, Rorvik (Vikna), Trondheim, Bodo, Bronnoysund (Bronnoy), Nesna, Ornes (Meloy), Sandnessjoen (Alstahaug), Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island), Svolvaer (Vagan, Austvagoya Island), Trollfjorden (Hadsel), Finnsnes (Lenvik), Harstad (Hinnoya Island), Risoyhamn (Andoy Island), Skjervoy, Sortland (Langoya Island), Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Tromso, Berlevag, Hammerfest, Honningsvag (Mageroya Island, Nordkapp, Kjollefjord (Lebesby), Mehamn (Gamvik), Oksfjord (Loppa), Batsfjord, Vardo (Vardoya Island), Kirkenes (turnaround port).
Port North Cape cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from North Cape, Nordkapp, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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