Nordkapp-North Cape (Mageroya Island Norway)

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Nordkapp-North Cape cruise port

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2023-10-03 03:31

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North Cape (Nordkapp) Norway is a cape located on the northern coast of Mageroya Island, part of Nordkapp Municipality (Finnmark County). Nordkapp includes a 1007 ft (307 m) high cliff with a big flat plateau on top. Tourists can stand and watch the views of the Barents Sea and the Midnight Sun. In 1988 was inaugurated Nordkapp's visitors center (on the plateau). The facility also has a restaurant, cafe, post office, two souvenir shops, cinema.

North Cape (Norway) Nordkapp

Honningsvag is the principal port for North Cape and it handles annually 100+ cruise ship calls. In 2022 it was visited 134 times, and in 2023 had scheduled 184 cruise ship calls/booked berthings. The Port currently has three cruise quays/docks ranging in length from 70 to 155 m (230-509 ft) and water depths from 5,7 to 12 m (20-40 ft). Anchored cruise vessels are served by two tender piers. All cruise shipping facilities are with parking areas (for tour buses) and within a short walking distance from downtown.

The Port has one berth able to accommodate larger cruise vessels - with max LOA length 360 m (1181 ft). The second/new tender pier is approx 2 km (1 mi) from the anchorage zone. The facility (inaugurated in May 2023) cost ~NOK 1,5 million (~EUR 140,000). For cruise tourists, the Port provides information, two souvenir shops, public restrooms, free WiFi.

Regular buses run from Honningsvag to the North Cape (distance 36 km / 22 mi) and tour buses meet the cruise tourists disembarking at Honningsvag.

North Cape cruise shore excursions include hiking tours, wildlife safaris (bird watching, king crab fishing) and sports activities (snowmobiling, ATV tours). Guided bus tours visit Honningsvag's Nordkappmuseet (The North Cape Museum) and art galleries.

North Cape (Norway) Nordkapp

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.

The following YouTube video is an aerial view of Nordkapp Norway - Europe's northernmost point.


Nordkapp-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.

Norwegian Coastal Express ferry route (itinerary map)

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 Nordkapp-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 Nordkapp-North Cape, Mageroya Island Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

1 November, 2023
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise lineHanseatic Nature
3 November, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Otto Sverdrup
16 November, 2023
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise lineHanseatic Nature

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