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WINTER Destination Nordkapp

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Winter Convoy to Nordkapp Nordkapphallen Expedition North Cape NEW! Snowmobile Safari NEW! Northern Lights Safari On Snowshoes NEW! Northern Ligts Watching NEW! Fishing Village Tour Kick-Sled in Honningsvåg King Crab Adventure ATV Safari Artico Ice Bar Birdsafari Nordkappmuseet About the Northern Lights

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Accomodation Food and Drinks Shopping The Port of North Cape

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Photo: Roald Berg

Cover photo’s: Nordkapp Photo: Nordisk Film Scooter Safari Photo: Visit Nordkapp The Northern Light Photo: Sveinung Svendsen

Winter expedition to the North Cape! Raw beauty, extreme seasons, the play of Arctic light – a trip to the North Cape region is something to write home about! Do you really want an experience of a lifetime, try a North Cape tour in the winter time! Knowing this the experience of travelling in northern Norway in the winter makes it more fun and special to reach your destinations. This brochure gives you an overview of our region’s many activities at this time of the year. Check out our website for more detailed information and attractive offers: www.nordkapp.no Welcome!


Photo: Visit Nordkapp

Nordkapp

tromsø

Alta

North Cape Turnaround Port – Lakselv karasjok

NORWAY

DISTANCE TABLE at sea FROM - TO NM KNOTS HOURS Tromsø – Alta 123 16 8 Alta – Honningsvåg (Nordkapp) 110 16 7 Honningsvåg – Tromsø 176 16 11 Honningsvåg (Nordkapp) – Lakselv (Porsanger) 66,4 16 4 DISTANCE TABLE on road

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FROM - TO Km Nordkapp – Alta 237 Nordkapp – Tromsø 547 Nordkapp – Oslo 1095 Nordkapp – Lakselv (Porsanger) 193 Nordkapp – Karasjok 267 For further information please contact Visit Nordkapp Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 Email: info@northcape.no Internet: www.nordkapp.no


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nordkapp - WINTER Stunning views of open plains, mountains and frozen lakes. A mighty cliff that plunges into the endless ocean. Welcome to the northernmost point of Europe in winter! Nordkapp is a breathtaking experience, a major destination for all travelers. The journey goes through wild and beautiful scenery, offering an exciting taste of Arctic winter. A few hours of daylight, perhaps streaks of sunlight on the horizon. And spectacular northern lights dancing across the polar sky. Fascinating sights, excursions and activities. Visit Nordkapp for unforgettable adventures of winter! Welcome to an extraordinary Arctic experience - welcome to Nordkapp! IN WINTER WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING EXCURSIONS/PRODUCTS: • Nordkapphallen • Expedition North Cape NEW! • Snowmobile Safari • Northern Lights Safari on Snowshoes NEW! • Northern Ligts Watching NEW! • Fishing Village Tour • Kick-Sled in Honningsvåg • King Crab Adventure • ATV Safari • Artico Ice Bar • Birdsafari • Nordkappmuseet • Arctic Pass NEW! Nordkapp is located at 71°10’21’’ northern latitude. Expect the first snowfall in November. The polar night settles around the 20th of November and lasts until around the 22th of January. December is the darkest month of the year. The winter is mild with a coastal climate The average temperature in the middle of the winter is -3,6°C. The Northern Lights can be experienced during clear winter nights from October to April. Blue light Photo: Christel Teifer


Photo: Christel Teifer

convoy to Nordkapp Visiting Nordkapp in summer is a great adventure experienced by thousands. Visiting in winter is even more powerful. The Arctic scenery is breathtaking and the journey to the top of Europe is unique. Sometimes the weather does not allow transport by road. Blizzards and storms may close down roads for hours. The road to Nordkapp is officially closed during winter, but in recent years it is kept open for convoys. All vehicles have to join a convoy to reach Nordkapp, and convoy driving to Nordkapp in the midst of winter is an exciting experience. Meeting point for the convoy is by the Skarsvåg junction, 13 km from Nordkapp. All vehicles are welcome to participate, but we recommend private cars and buses to join the convoy at 11:00.

Behind the convoy there is always another snow plow or safety vehicle. The driver of the front and rear vehicles keeps contact during the convoy and the front car may stop occasionally to check if all cars are following along. The road to Nordkapp is the first to close during bad weather. Keep this in mind and allow yourself a day or two extra when travelling in the Arctic. Welcome to the adventure of Arctic winter!

Convoys leave daily at 11:00 and 12:00 from the Skarsvåg crossing. Departure from Nordkapp at 13:00 and 13:45. Bus is a good option if you are not comfortable or equipped for the drive to Nordkapp. Other options are rental car or taxi. The North Cape Express Take a round trip to the North Cape Plateau. No one can give you such an experience to a nicer price then Boreal Transport. Sales period: 19.08-30.04. From 19th of August to 30th of April Boreal Transport have one round trip each day from the Tourist Information in the center of Honningsvåg. Departure Honningsvåg at 11.30 p.m. Return from North Cape at 13.30 p.m. The round trip includes entry to the North Cape Plateu. The North Cape Express corresponds with the arrival and departure time of the Hurtigruten. Book online: www.nordkapp.no For more information please contact the tourist information in Honningsvåg: Visit Nordkapp www.nordkapp.no Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 Email: info@northcape.no

BEFORE JOINING A CONVOY, PLEASE READ THIS: - Make sure you have enough fuel - Keep flashlight, shovel and tow rope easy accessible - It is wise to bring warm drinks and some food - Participants in the convoy must be equipped with winter clothes - Avoid foggy windows by adjusting your ventilation system to supply cold air to your front windscreen - Use emergency lights - Use fog lights if your car is equipped with this - While driving in a convoy, never lose sight of the car in front of you. - Keep a steady speed and follow the convoy - Remain in the convoy at all times. Do not attempt to leave or turn away from the column. - Stay in your vehicle even if you have to stop or the convoy comes to a halt Behind the convoy there is always another snow plow or safety vehicle. The driver in front and rear vehicles keeps contact during the convoy and the car in front may occasionally halt. Remember to follow the car in front of you, and in case of a traffical stop, to never leave your car.


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Nordkapphallen is a service centre for visitors to Nordkapp and contains a wide variety of facilities. The panorama Cinema shows films from Nordkapp’s four seasons. The underground tunnel features exhibitions from Nordkapp’s long history and St.Johannes chapel is the world’s most northerly ecumenical chapel. There is also a fascinating gift and interior design shop and a post office. We can also provide a delicious meal in the restaurant with panorama view and if you only want something to drink, we can recommend the Aurora Borealis Bar. In the Cave of Lights you can experience the 4 seasons at Nordkapp in sound and light. Nordkapphallen is open throughout the year. During the winter season we offer a limited food and drink concept.

Photo: Nordisk Film

Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen

Photo: Sixsides


Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen

Nordkapphallen packages: Sparkling wine, one glass Sparkling wine, ¼ l Seafood Snack Nordkapp Certificate Nordkapp no.1 One glass of sparkling wine Nordkapp no.2 ¼ bottle of sparkling wine

Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen

FACILITIES Distance from Honningsvåg: 35 km Approximate driving time with bus (without any stops) 45 minutes Local guides available: Yes Viewpoints / photo stop possible: Yes Indoor area: 4000 square meters Capacity visitors indoors: 3000 approximate Car park capacity: 250 cars Walking distance from car park: 150 meters Parking for buses: 70 buses + Walking distance to/from bus: 10-60 meters Wheelchair available: Yes Elevator: Yes Toilets: Sublevel 1 Toilet for disabled persons: Sublevel 1 Smoking area: Only outside Location: Sublevel 3 Toilets: Sublevel 1 Access for wheelchairs: Yes All major Credit cards accepted All major currencies accepted NORDKAPP PANORAMA FILM Seating capacity: 250 persons Duration: 15 minutes Space for wheelchairs: Yes Every 30 minutes during peak hours. Every hour during normal opening hours Aurora Borealis Panorama Bar Location: Level 1 Seating capacity: 40 persons Toilets: Sublevel 1 Access for wheelchairs: Yes

Cave of Light AND VIEWPoINT Location: Below sublevel 3 through tunnel Seating capacity: 250 persons Toilets: Yes, next to bar Access for wheelchairs: Yes, but not all areas of bar can be accessed. Please note 100 meter walk through tunnel from sublevel 3

Nordkapp no.3 One glass of sparkling wine and Nordkapp certificate

KOMPASSET RESTAURANT Location: Level 1 Seating capacity: 200 persons Toilets: Sublevel 1 Access for wheelchairs: Yes COFFEE BAR Location: Level 1 Seating capacity: 50 persons Toilets: Sublevel 1 Access for wheelchairs: Yes

Nordkapp no.5 One glass of sparkling wine, Nordkapp Certificate and a taste of Nordkapp with king crab and salmon

GIFT SHOP Global Refund: Yes Location: Level 1 Toilets: Sublevel 1 Access for wheelchairs: Yes RECEPTION Location: Level 1 Toilets: Sublevel 1 Access for wheelchairs: Yes Contact: Phone: +47 78 47 68 60 Fax: +47 78 47 68 61 Email: booking.nordkapphallen@rica.no Internet: www.visitnordkapp.net

Nordkapp no.4 One glass of sparkling wine and arctic seafood snack, with a taste of king crab

Nordkapp no.6 Renew your marriage vows at St.Johannes Chapel. Renew your vows in spiritual settings at St Johannes Chapel Nordkapp. This small and intimate chapel was opened in 1989 and is today the worlds northernmost ecumenical chapel. It is a perfect setting for your special anniversary. The ceremony can be performed by our manager, or you can bring someone yourself. Our package includes fresh flower decorations, 2 glasses of sparkling wine and candles, we have seating for 14 persons and a CD player for the music of your choice. We need a reservation at least 7 days before arrival. Please contact us for details.


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Photo: www.nordkapp.no

Photo: www.nordkapp.no

Expedition North Cape A Winter Expedition to the Northernmost of Europe Conquer the northernmost of Europe by snow mobile, spend the night at the North Cape and enjoy the stunning scenery and lights of the Arctic. This is a once in a lifetime adventure! The expedition has an easy start. A 3 course dinner at a local restaurant serving fresh produce from the Arctic, followed by a safety brief and a planning of the expedition. Necessary equipment and instructions will be provided. The expedition goes through rugged scenery on snow mobiles. Daylight is not available. Stops will be made along the route. Chance of Northern Lights observations. Arrival to the North Cape just before midnight. A celebration will take place with sparkling wine. Group photo of expedition members. Warm soup with bread will be served inside of the North Cape Hall. The vast North Cape Hall will act as living quarters for the expedition. There is no staff upon arrival, but a trained member of the expedition will act as host. Guided tour will be provided with historic and audiovisual presentations. The members will spend the night at the North Cape. The following morning provides the opportunity to explore the North Cape in daylight. Breakfast with arctic ingredients. The journey from the North Cape goes through a scenic landscape with fjords, plains and snowy scenery. Photo opportunities on route. This is the ultimate expedition for Arctic explorers. Time on snow mobile approx. 4 hours. Total time from start to finish approx. 17 hours.

Capacity: 20 Duration: 17 hours Transportation: Mini bus, snow mobile Guide: Yes Walking: Limited walking Meals: 3 course dinner, supper, breakfast Difficulity: 3 (1: Easy 2: Moderate 3: Strenuous) Stops/visits: Photo stops on the route Special information: For all snow mobile drivers, driver license for car required. Clothing and safety equipment included Visit Nordkapp Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 Internet: www.expeditionnorthcape.com Email: info@northcape.no


Snowmobile Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Snowmobile Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Snowmobile Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

SnowmobilE Safari We welcome you to Honningsv책g, and invite you to experience our nature very closely. In five hours we will give you an unforgettable snowmobile safari to the North Cape. We will transport you in buss/cars from Honningsv책g to the start of the snowmobile track where safety drill will be held. This takes about 15 minutes. Then we start on the tour to North Cape. On the tour we will drive through a beatiful arctic country with a lot to see. We make some stops to take photo on the way. Arriving at North Cape there will be and opportunity to go inside and see the movie and take a look in the souvenir shop. The total length on the tour is 55 kilometres.

Capacity: 10 + 1 escorts per tour (Minimum 4) Duration: 5 hrs. Transportation: Snowmobile Guides: Driver-guide only Walking: Limited walking Toilets: No Meals: Coffee stops Stops/visits: North cape, photo points Special information: All clothing and insurance is included in the tour Require driving licence Destinasjon 71째 Nord Phone: +47 472 89 320 Email: mail@71-nord.no Internet: www.71-nord.no


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northern light safari on snowshoes snowshoe safari It is easy to walk with snowshoes even on a thick layer of snow or climb snow-covered hills. There is an effective warm-up in the beginning of each snowshoe safari, and we will also arrange a playful competition during your safari, for those who want that. Snowshoe safaris are an excellent and safe way to exercise and be outdoors; there is hardly any risk of injuring yourself and you will not slip on the snow. We will have hot coffee (brewed over open fire), tee and biscuit inside the “lavvo” in the end of the safari. We offer guided snowshoe safaris even for larger groups.

Capacity: 20-40 pax Duration: 2 hours Transportation: Snowshoes Guide: Wilderness guide Meals: No Walking: Yes Stops/Visits: Sarnes, Lavvocamp Toilets: Yes, Sarnes Special Information: Disabled access Destination 71° Nord AS Holmen 6C - 9750 Honningsvåg Phone: +47 47 28 93 20 Email: mail@71-nord.no


Photo: Roald Berg

Photo: Roald Berg

Photo: Roald Berg

Northern Lights Watching Polar nights, solar storms and a dark, brilliant sky filled with Northern Lights. Join us in an exciting hunt for the Aurora Borealis. Enjoy an Arctic meal with fish soup and King Crab while you wait for the stunning light show. The Northern Lights is a spectacular display. From dancing green veils across the entire sky, mesmerizing and strong, to sometimes minor hints of green in the northern horizon. Our experienced staff will assist you in the search for this fascinating light phenomenon. We offer you the chance to observe the Aurora in the village of Gjesvær. Gjesvær is located at the very north of continental Europe. A long dark winter provides perfect conditions for Northern Lights watching. The village itself is a picturesque fishing village with around 100 inhabitants. The village is surrounded by rich fishing fields and you will find Europe’s largest bird sanctuary as a backdrop for your visit. Our Northern Lights package includes warm soup and King Crab served in our restaurant. Serving of coffee and tea. Access to open bar, internet, warm suits and outside area for observation and photography. Our host and guide is a skilled Northern Lights photographer and will share expertise and insights and provide stories about everyday life in the village. Duration: 5 hours (6 pm – 11 pm)

Capacity: 25 Duration: 5 hours Transportation: Mini-bus or car Guide: Yes Walking: Limited walking Toilets: Yes Meals: Dinner Difficulity: Easy Visit Nordkapp Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 Internet: www.auroralights.no Email: info@northcape.no


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Photo: Evart

Photo: Nordkapp Jul og Vinterhus

FISHING VILLAGE TOUR - MAGERØYA ISLAND This excursion takes you through fantastic winter landscapes to the fishing villages of Kamøyvær and Skarsvåg. Your guide will tell you all about the local culture and history. The tour begins in Honningsvåg and we drive along Skipsfjorden before coming to the small village of Kamøyvær. Kamøyvær has fish factories, a small fishing fleet, a lighthouse, and a picturesque harbor. After a look around the village, there is time to visit the gallery, East of the Sun. The gallery exhibits and sells art, crafts and books, all inspired by Magerøya and the changing seasons. Artist Eva Schmütterer will take care of you and make you feel welcome at her cosy gallery. The trip continues through a magnificent landscape to the fishing village of Skarsvåg. If the weather permits, there will be a photostop by Tufjorden viewpoint where it is possible to get a glimpse of Nordkapp. In Skarsvåg we will visit Nordkapp Christmas and Winter House, and you will be welcomed into a homely atmosphere, with Jule-music and a house decorated in the Norwegian Christmas tradition. “Gløgg” (Norwegian mulled wine) will be served, along with a traditional Norwegian Christmas dessert, “lefse” (a kind of buttered pancake). Here it is possible to buy Christmas decorations and knitwear, as well as learn about the life of a fishing family in summer. After our visit, we return to Honningsvåg.

Capacity: 45–250 Duration: 2.5 hours Transportation: Coach Guide: Yes Stops: Gallery East of the Sun & North Cape Winter and Christmas House. If good weather conditions we make an extra stop. Meals/Refreshments: Nordkapp Winter and Christmas House Difficulty level: 1 Walking: On asphalt and gravel Restrooms: Gallery East of the Sun & Nordkapp Winter and Christmas House Shopping: Gallery East of the Sun & Nordkapp Winter and Christmas House Arctic Guideservice Phone: +47 479 31 054 Fax: +47 78 47 47 51 Email: northcape@arcticguideservice.no Internet: www.arcticguideservice.no


Photo: Malgorzata Wincel

Photo: Kjellbjørg Mathisen

Photo: Eli Nilsen

KICK-SLED TOUR IN HONNINGSVÅG COME WITH US ON A “NON-TRADITIONAL” TOUR BY KICK-SLED The main theme of the tour is life in Honningsvåg from a historical perspective. A local guide will bring you on a historic round trip through Honningsvåg. Today the city is a fine example of post-World War II reconstruction. The entire city, apart from the church, was burned down in the autumn of 1944. We will visit the church during the tour (unless it is in use). At the end of the tour we will visit the Nordkapp Museum, a museum dedicated to the fisheries and the coastal culture. Here you will be served hot chocolate and buns before the tour finishes. The tour will be undertaken on foot if conditions are not suitable for kick-sleds.

Capacity: 10 – 15 pax Duration: 1.5 hours Transportation: By foot and/or kicksled Guide: Yes Stops: Church, Nordkapp Museum Meals/Refreshments: Refreshments at Nordkapp Museum Difficulty level: 2 (1: Easy 2: Moderate 3: Strenuous) Walking: Asphalt/snow/ice Restrooms: At Nordkapp Museum Shopping: No, but the tour goes through the shopping area of Honningsvåg and ends nearby several shops Arctic Guideservice Email: northcape@arcticguideservice.no Internet: www.arcticguideservice.no Phone: +47 479 31 054 Fax: +47 78 47 47 51


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Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Photo: Destination 71o Nord

KING CRAB ADVENTURE AT Nordkapp The excursion starts from the pier where you are welcomed by our host. Here we enter a bus and starts the journey towards a small fishing village, Sarnes. On the way you will see the beautiful landscape of the island. After 15 minutes we arrive in Sarnes. We then go down to the pier to look at the giant King Crabs. We will bring the crabs we need for cooking back to the lavvo. Here we prepare a small meal of crabs and serve it in the lavvo. You will participate in the whole process from getting the crab, to preparing it, and finally eating it. The King Crab is served with bread, lemon, mayonnaise and mineral water. It is possible to buy beer or wine to the meal. After the meal, we serve fresh coffee, brewed over open fire in the lavvo with some biscuits.

Capacity: 120 pax Duration: 2.5 hours incl. transfer Transportation: Coach Guide: Local guide or can be booked in additional by Arctic Guide Service Stops: One stop at Sarnes Meals/ Refreshments: Yes, King Crab meal Beer/wine for sale Difficulty level: 1 (1: Easy 2: Moderate 3: Strenuous) Walking: Yes, on gravel and on pier Restrooms: Yes (1) Shopping: Yes – some souvenirs. Beer, wine and mineralwater for sale Destinasjon 71° Nord Phone: +47 472 89 320 Email: mail@71-nord.no Internet: www.71-nord.no


ATV Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

ATV Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

ATV Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

ATV SAFARI The tour starts from our office in the center of Honningsvåg. Following a security review we start the trip towards “Nato mountain”. On the tour you will experience the unique nature of the island, and we stop at several stunning viewpoints. From the mountain we head back to Honningsvåg and drive to the old church before we end the safari at our office. The tour is on both gravel and asphalt roads.

Capacity: 20 + 1 escorts per tour (minimum 4) Duration: 1.5 hours Transportation: ATV (All-terrain vehicle) Guides: Driver-guide only Walking: Limited walking Toilets: No Meals: No meals Difficulity: 1 Stops/visits: 4 photo stops on the route Special information: For all ATV-drivers, driver license for car required. Min. age for passengers on this tour is 12 years Clothing and safety equipment included Destinasjon 71° Nord Phone: +47 472 89 320 Email: mail@71-nord.no Internet: www.71-nord.no


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Artico Ice Bar Photo: Artico Ice Bar

Artico Ice Bar Photo: Artico Ice Bar

ARTICO ICE BAR THE NORTHERNMOST AND GREATEST ICE BAR IN THE WORLD A brand new ice bar is designed and built every year (since 2004) and carved out of ice from the lakes of Lapland. Discover the Arctic through the fascinating world of ice. ARTICO ICE BAR also features a cool, professionally managed souvenir and gift shop. Best value for money! AWARDED AS NORTHERN NORWAY’S BEST TOURISM PROJECT Artico Ice Bar is located downtown, at the harbor, close to the Taxi station and a few meters from the cruise pier. Season April - October.

Capacity: 40 pax Duration: Usually 30 minutes - visitors can stay as long as they like Transportation: Walking distance from the cruise pier Guide: Not necessary There is a short movie presentation about the Ice Bar construction before going in Meals/Refreshments: The ticket to the Ice Bar includes 2 different soft drinks (Choose between 6-7 different flavors) Both drinks are served in ice glasses Difficulty level: 1 Walking: There is a path paved with asphalt as well as spaces with snow. The visitors can walk on their own through them as long as they like. Restrooms: Yes (1). Also outside of the building, near the Ice Bar, there are public restrooms. Shopping: In the gift shop there is the biggest Christmas selection of Northern Norway. Best value for money guaranteed. Special Information: Disabled access Artico Ice Bar Phone: +47 78 47 15 00 Mobile: +47 93 87 06 03 Fax: +47 78 47 15 01 Email: artico@articoicebar.com Internet: www.articoicebar.com Follow us on Facebook


Photo: BirdSafari

Photo: BirdSafari

Photo: BirdSafari

BIRDSAFARI AS THE NUMBER TWO ATTRACTION AT NORDKAPP In winter the number of seabirds in this area are much lower than in summertime, still nature has a lot to offer. We invite you to join one of our winter trips, an unforgettable nature experience. 1. EAGLE/SEAL/BIRD SAFARI – 1.5 HOURS (1. MARCH – 30. APRIL) 2. RETURN OF THE SEABIRDS DAY – 2.5 HOURS (14. APRIL 5 PM – 7.30 PM) 3. FISHING / BIRD SAFARI – 2.5 HOURS (1. MARCH – 30. APRIL) 4. HERRING GULL EGG / BIRD SAFARI – 2 HOURS (28. APRIL – 14. MAY) GENERAL INFORMATION The excursions start from Gjesvær, approx. 45 minutes drive from Honningsvåg. The capacity of our two boats are 50 and 97 passengers. Please wear warm clothes.

Capacity: Max 147 (50 + 97). Duration: 1.5 hours (Adventure 1), 2.5 hours (Adventure 2) Transportation: Boat / bus Guide: Captain (English and Norwegian. German etc on request) Stops: None Meals/Refreshments: Coffee, tea and biscuits on board Difficulty level: 1. Easy Restrooms: Both on board and on land Walking: Max 100 m Shopping: Nice souvenir shops - both on board and on land Special Information: www.birdsafari.com - in Italian, Polish, Russian, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish, French, German and English BirdSafari Phone: +47 416 13 983 Email: olat@birdsafari.com Internet: www.birdsafari.com


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Photo: Christel Teifer

Photo: Nordkappmuseet

NordkappMUSEet Nordkappmuseet is a small museum that offers personal contact and a nice atmosphere. You find us in the center of Honningsvüg, a few minutes from the Hurtigruten quay, cruise quay and bus station. The exposition has texts in the following languages: Norwegian, English and German. In addition there are leaflets available with French, Italian and Spanish texts. Each year about 10.000 people from all over the world visit Nordkappmuseet. Nordkappmuseet presents and documents coastal culture and fish industry in Finnmark County, but it is also a local museum for the Nordkapp municipality. The museum presents at least 5 different exhibitions every year. Nordkapp’s history-and museum team have built up the museum that opened in 1982. Since 1997 the museum is run by the Nordkapp municipality.

Nordkappmuseet Phone: +47 78 47 72 00 Email: post@nordkappmuseet.no Internet: www.nordkappmuseet.no


ABOUT THE NORTHERN LIGHTS MYTH OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Sometimes the Northern Lights all come out together, dancing across the sky in orange, purple, green and sunset red. At other times, they are curtains of green or a twister of ethereal light. The Northern Lights were traditionally associated with sound by the Sami, Norway’s indigenous people. Northern Light symbols are found on the Sami shamanistic drum. During the Viking Age, the Northern Lights were the armor of the Valkyrie warrior virgins, shedding a strange flickering light. Some also believe they are the fiery breath of a dragon flashing across the sky. In olden days, Scandinavian fishermen believed that the Northern Lights were the reflections of herring in the Northern Sea. And according to Japanese legend, it is good luck to conceive a child under the Northern Lights. Many young children make wishes and believe they can catch the Northern Lights by waving to the sky. WHAT ARE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS? In reality, if not as poetic, they are equally impressive. The sun is the true father of the Auroras. Caused by large explosions and flares, huge quantities of particles are thrown out of the sun and into deep space. These particle clouds travel through space at speeds varying from 300 to 1,000 kilometres per second. When the particles collide with the gases in the earth’s atmosphere, they glow, producing a fantastic array of colour. This is why the Northern Lights are never the same, no matter how many times you see them. WHERE TO SEARCH FOR THE NORTHERN LIGHTS? Theoretically, you can see the Northern Lights all over Norway. However, the best places are above the Arctic Circle in Northern Norway. Popular destinations for the Northern Lights are Lofoten and Narvik in Nordland, Tromsø in Troms, Alta, Kirkenes, Kautokeino, Karasjok and Nordkapp in Finnmark, and the Svalbard Islands. Not only are you almost guaranteed a sight of this wondrous spectacle, you will also gain a unique travel experience through breathtaking scenery and an array of adventurous activities. This is a journey of a lifetime. HOW TO BEST OBSERVE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Your first glimpse of the Northern Lights is a jaw-dropping and mystical moment. The Northern Lights are at their most frequent in late autumn and winter/early spring. October, February and March are the best months for Aurora observations. The highest frequency for the Northern Lights is between 6 pm and 1 am. In order to get full value, you should avoid the full moon and places with a lot of light as they make the experience considerably paler. Also remember to wrap up warmly. HOW TO CAPTURE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS? A digital camera with manual settings is vital to capture the Northern Lights. Also remember to charge the camera to the full or bring extra batteries as camera batteries tend to run down quickly in the cold. Use a tripod and remote timer so that the camera will stand still. We recommend the use of a wide angle lens for manipulation. An F-Stop f/2.8 or better will give you the best picture. Do not use auto-focus. Use an ISO setting of 100-400. The higher ISO the better.

Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen


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We offer accommodation in all categories from hotel to wild life tenting.

Facility / Location

Contact information

Season open

Rica Hotel Honningsvåg

E-mail: rica.hotel.honningsvaag@rica.no

01.05 - 03.10

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 72 20

Rica Bryggen Hotel

E-mail: rica.bryggen.hotel@rica.no

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 72 50

Rica Hotel Nordkapp

E-mail: rica.hotel.nordkapp@rica.no

Skipsfjorden

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 72 60

Honningsvåg Brygge

E-mail: post@hvgbrygge.no

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 64 64

Hotel Arran

E-mail: aina@arran.no

Kamøyvær

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 57 29

Nordkapp Turisthotell

E-mail: booking@nordkappturisthotell.no

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 52 67

Nordkapp Vandrerhjem

E-mail: nina.oterhals@hordafor.no

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 91 82 41 56

Nordkapp Camping

E-mail: post@nordkappcamping.no

Skipsfjorden

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 33 77

Barent`s Cabin & Cruise

E-mail: contact@barentscabincruise.com

Gjesvær

Phone: (+ 47) 48 17 41 56

North Cape Cabins

E-mail: post@northcapecabins.no

Skipsfjorden

Phone: (+ 47) 95 13 88 91

Nordkappferie

E-mail: post@nordkappferie.no

Gjesvær

Phone: (+ 47) 94 05 86 75

Birdsafari AS

E-mail: olat@birdsafari.com

Gjesvær

Phone: (+ 47) 41 61 39 83

Stappan Sjøprodukter

E-mail: ro71no@stappan.no

Gjesvær

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 57 80

Nordkapp Caravan & Camping

E-mail: bj.pettersen@c2i.net

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 45 22 19 42

Kirkeporten Camping

E-mail: kipo@kirkeporten.no

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 52 33

Destinasjon 71 Nord

E-mail: mail@71-nord.no

Sarnes

Phone: (+ 47) 47 28 93 20

01.01 - 31.12 01.06 - 17.08 01.01 - 31.12 01.06 - 30.09 15.05 - 15.10 01.01 - 31.12 01.05 - 10.09 01.01 - 31.12 01.01 - 31.12 01.01 - 31.12 01.05 - 10.09 01.01 - 31.12 01.06 - 30.08 15.05 - 15.09 01.01 - 23.12


Food & Drink Food and drinks are served several places in our municipality. Our restaurants serve local specialities. Please beware of seasonal availability of fish.

Cloudberry Photo: Innovasjon Norge/Terje Rakke – Nordic Life

King Crab Photo: Destinasjon 71° Nord

Facility / Location

Contact information

Season open

Nordkapphallen – restaurant/cafe/bar

E-mail: booking.nordkapphallen@rica.no

All year

Nordkapp

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 68 60

Corner – restaurant og cafe

E-mail: post@corner.no

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 63 40

Arctic Sans AS

E-mail: post@corner.no

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+47) 41 51 13 51

Rica Bryggen Hotel – restaurant

E-mail: rica.bryggen.hotel@rica.no

Winter

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 72 50

01.10 - 30.04

Sjøhuset – restaurant

E-mail: post@hvgbrygge.no

Pre booking

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 64 64

All year

Perleporten Cafe

E-mail: perleportenkulturhus@gmail.com

15.06 – 15.08

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+47) 99 51 58 43

Winter: Saturdays

Stappan Sjøprodukter – restaurant

E-mail: ro71no@stappan.no

01.06 - 28.08

Gjesvær

Phone: (+47) 78 47 57 80

Barents Grill – fastfood/seafood

E-mail: orders@northcapecc.com

Gjesvær

Phone: (+47) 48 18 41 56

Kirkeporten Camping – cafe

E-mail: kipo@kirkeporten .no

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 52 67

Nordkapp Jul og Vinterhus – restaurant

E-mail: post@julehuset.no

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 52 89

Rica Hotel Honningsvåg - Bauen restaurant

E-mail: rica.hotel.honningsvaag@rica.no

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 72 21

All year All year

01.06 - 31.08 15.05 - 15.09 15.05 – 31.08 01.05 – 03.10


«Main shopping street in the center of Honningsvåg»

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Gifts Hairdressers Jewelry Restaurant Groceries Books Clothes Shoes

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Flowers Toys Optician Watchmaker Deep Sea Rafting Museum Car rental Cosmetics

We are a full service store including services like: • Internet and WIFI • Handicap accessibility • Stamps • Money exchange • Credit card payment possible • Good parking possibilities for both cars and busses, and even cruiseboats.

Your number one choice for shopping in Honningsvåg since 1990. We will guarantee you a nice shopping experience, located at the harbour in Honningsvåg. With plenty of room for large groups and a very good selection of high quality suvenirs. Norwegian trademarks like Dale of Norway, Norlender, Norwear, Hardanger Bestikk etc. We are always open when cruiseboats arrive in the harbour of Honningsvåg, and we are flexible outside opening hours, keeping our doors open for larger groups on request.

Located in the harbour of Honningsvåg, our cosy suvenir and gift shop is easy to find. Here you can find gifts, suvenirs, stamps, special presents and much more all year round. We got a high variation of good trademarks such as Hadeland, Magnor, Wik, Walsøe etc. We also sell pictures and books from Eva Schmutterer from “The Gallery east of the sun” in Kamøyvær. We accept credit card payment, and some foreign currencies both for payment and exchange. Easy access for wheelchair. Our staff have good language skills.


Copyright Photo: Bjarne Riesto

Copyright Photo: Bjarne Riesto

Copyright Photo: Frode Kristiansen / filmrapport.no

The porT of NorTh CApe A port at the end of a continent For several hundred years, the North Cape and its breathtaking scenery has attracted people from every corner of the world. Most travel by ship. The port of North Cape is the largest cruise port in Northern Norway and is situated in the center of the town Honningsv책g with shopping, activities and restaurants. Arctic explorations Going to the far north is a powerful journey of light, contrasts and spectacular scenery. In the past a journey for explorers and royals. Today thousands are exploring the north. Most travelers will visit the port of North Cape, a well facilitated port able to berth several cruise ships simultaneously. The magic of winter Make a call to the port of North Cape also in winter. The arctic winter is full of excitement and adventure. Endless white plains, blue skies and a fascinating coastline. A few hours of daylight blend in with the northern lights - a magical display of shimmering lights on the dark winter sky.

Visit us at www.portofnorthcape.com

A natural choice The port of North Cape has close proximity to various activities and a major destination. The port has a natural deep harbor for safe handling of large vessels and installations, making it the ideal choice for cruise ships. The deep water harbor is free of ice in winter and provides easy access to fuel and supplies. Social and commercial services are readily available from the port. A port for all vessels The port of North Cape is located at the very top of continental Europe. A captivating area of arctic beauty. Travel through breathtaking scenery, visit picturesque fishing villages and become acquainted with the culture of Northern Norway. The port of North Cape is a natural partner for any vessel. Our arctic expertise and port facilities are always at your service.


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