Watch for reindeer on your transfer to the North Cape today. As you set out from Honningsvåg, you’ll quickly see that a barren landscape is the hallmark of the windswept Arctic Circle where the vegetation appears sparse indeed. To the botanist, however, it is plentiful, with 200 species of plants growing here. The drive to the North Cape will be about 45 minutes. The North Cape itself is an enormous rock with a steep wall climbing over 1,000 feet from the Arctic Ocean below. At a latitude of 71º, 10’ north, the North Cape is remarkably civilized, with a post office, chapel, bar and restaurant. And at the North Cape Hall you’ll find a shoppingarea and a 180º wide-screen cinema. The spectacular 14-minute-long film takes you on a journey of a landscape filled with contrasts, light and nature. The people’s story and history is told with beautiful pictures and music. Take time for photos, browsing and postcard writing.
The weather at the North Cape is very unpredictable; wear warm layered clothing and rain gear. Conditions may be crowded as the tourist season in this region is very condensed. Postcards can be stamped with a local postmark. There is no narration or guide service during the transfer; however, the ship’s escort will accompany the motor coach. Guests should not leave personal belongings in the bus as another bus may be used for the return journey.