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Destination Nordkapp

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NORDKAPP


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Index Welcome to Nordkapp Port Information New pier in 2011 Public Information Arctic Guide Service - Nordkapp City Map Honningsvåg Boreal Transport Cominor Transport Summer Nordkapphallen Artico Ice Bar Birdsafari King Crab adventure by boat King Crab safari photo King Crab adventure by coach ATV Safari The ultimate Nordkapp Fishing Village Tour - Magerøya Island Walking Tour - City of Honningsvåg Visit to a Sami Camp The Gallery East of the Sun Nordkapp Christmas and winterhouse Nordkappmuseet Winter Convoy to Nordkapp Nordkapphallen Nordkappmuseet Fishing Village Tour - Magerøya island Kick-Sled Tour in Honningsvåg King Crab Adventure at Nordkapp ATV Safari Snowmobile safari Birdsafari Artico Ice Bar About the Northern Lights Accomodation Food & Drink Cover photo’s: Nordkapp Photo: Bjarne Riesto

King Crab Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Lundefugl Photo: Finnmark Reiseliv

Artico Ice Bar Photo: Artico Ice Bar

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Arctic weather Photo: Bjarne Riesto

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WELCOME TO NORDKAPP Breathtaking scenery, picturesque fishing villages and the captivating light of the Arctic. Get ready for the stunning journey to the extreme north of Europe. Get ready for Nordkapp - a monumental cliff plunging into the endless Arctic Ocean. This is the adventure of a lifetime. Enjoy the northern lights and the soft glow of the midnight sun. Engage in exciting activities and explore spectacular nature. Visit the northernmost of continental Europe - visit Nordkapp. Nordkapp is the great journey for all travelers. In previous centuries a journey for explorers and expeditions, today a major destination for visitors from all over the world. The steep mountain cliff rises majestically from the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland. Frozen shores and snow-capped mountains in winter, a coastline rich in wildlife and history. Endless daylight and haunting landscapes in summer. The journey to Nordkapp is unforgettable, and in 1664 described as the journey to the end of the known world. And at the very edge of continental Europe you reach the globe. This is where Europe ends and the endless begins. Explore the island of Magerøya. Join in the hunt for King crabs, discover the Arctic by sea rafting or a snowmobile safari, and visit one of Europe’s largest colony of seabirds. Travel through spectacular scenery, visit picturesque fishing villages and become acquainted with the culture of Northern Norway. Visit the Arctico Ice Bar, the local art gallery and enjoy from the Arctic kitchen with fresh produce from the Barents Sea. Learn the history of the land and ocean through museums and exhibitions. Watch the soft veil of polar twilight in winter and go hiking in Arctic wilderness in summer.

The municipality of Nordkapp has 3.300 inhabitants and consists of five fishing villages and the administration center Honningsvåg. Honningsvåg is a modern town with shopping, activities and restaurants, several hotels and sights of interest. Travelling here is easy. You can go by car, bus, boat or bike. Or you can fly. Communications are excellent with a subsea tunnel connecting Magerøya and the mainland, a commercial airport and the coastal express Hurtigruten making port of calls daily. The port of Honningsvåg is the gateway to Nordkapp. As the largest cruise port in Northern Norway with more than 100 cruise ships during summer, it offers ideal conditions for large vessels. With its deep water harbor and good infrastructure, it is able to berth four cruise ships simultaneously. The port is in walking distance to the town center, shopping and sights. The harbor is always free of ice making it perfect for any vessel in winter. The arctic winter is a unique experience. Endless white plains, blue skies and the unforgettable expedition to the northernmost of European mainland. Welcome to Nordkapp - to the end of a continent and the beginning of an adventure!


Nordkapp Photo: Bjarne Riesto

NORDKAPP

TROMSØ

NORWAY

ALTA

DISTANCE TABLE AT SEA FROM - TO Tromsø – Alta Alta – Honningsvåg (Nordkapp) Honningsvåg – Tromsø

NM 123 110 176

KNOTS HOURS 16 8 16 7 16 11

DISTANCE TABLE BY ROAD FROM - TO Nordkapp – Alta Nordkapp – Tromsø Nordkapp – Oslo

OSLO

For further information please contact Nordkapp Reiseliv Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 Email: info@northcape.no Internet: www.nordkapp.no

Km 237 547 1095


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Port of North Cape Photo: Frode Kristiansen

PORT INFORMATION - PORT OF NORTH CAPE PORT FACILITIES GENERAL INFORMATION Open: 24 hrs ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Yes compulsory Tidal movement: max range 2,8 meter Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitation Environmental limitations/restrictions: No limitation Other: Designated anchorage for cruise ships doing tendering MAXIMUM SHIP DIMENSIONS Length: approx. 300 meter Draft: 8,6 meter Air Draft: No restriction Beam: No restriction NEW PIER FROM 2011 Length: 300 meter Depth: 12 meters ANCHORAGE Available: Yes Pontoons: Yes Tugboats: On request PORT SERVICES Bunkers: Yes, HFO, DO, GO Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Fresh Water: Yes TRANSPORTATION Shuttle service: Yes Excursion buses: Yes Parking place for buses: Yes Taxis: Yes Public transportation: Yes

PASSENGERS FACILITIES IN PIER AREA Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist information: Yes Tourist/city maps: Yes Shopping: On pier and within walking distance Restrooms: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Yes ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Guide service: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes Crew facilities: Fotball field, internet cafe QUAY LENGTH/DEPTH Cruise pier: 125 meter / 8,6 meter Pier 1: 125 meter / 8,0 meter Pier West: 115 meter / 7,0 meter Pier South: 80 meter / 6,0 meter New pier 2011: 300 meter / 12 meter

NAME & CONTACTS Port of North Cape. Address: Box 444, 9751 Honningsvåg Phone: +47 78 47 64 50 Fax: +47 78 47 21 95 International Access code: 00 Pilot: VHF Ch 16 Emergency: VHF Ch 16 Port of North Cape: VHF Ch 12 Charts: 103 Email: havna@nordkapp.kommune.no Internet: www.portofnorthcape.com Internet: www.cruise-norway.no

Quay North (New) Quay 1

Quay 3

EVENTS Nordkapp Festival, June Nordkapp Film Festival, September Cruise Season: All year Useful links: www.nordkapp.no Cruise Information: www.portofnorthcape.com Port Information: www.portofnorthcape.com

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Quay 2 Holmen

Quay West

Inner Harbour

250 m SCALE

Quay East Quay South Bølgebryter quay

H O N N I N G S V ÅG city centre Klubben

NEW PIER AT NORDKAPP A new cruise pier was finished in 2011, allowing larger ships to dock in the center of Honningsvåg. It has a depth of 12 m and length of 300 m. Available at the pier are two hydraulic Capstone pullers, each with a capacity of 250 tons.


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PUBLIC INFORMATION TOURIST INFORMATION NORDKAPP REISELIV Address: Fergeveien 4 Internet: www.nordkapp.no Email: info@northcape.no Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 The tourist information is located in the harbor of Honningsvåg. Opening hours in summer 15.06 – 15.08: Mon - Fri: 8:30am – 8pm Sat - Sun: 12am – 8pm Opening hours in winter: Mon - Fri: 10:00am – 15:00pm BANK SPAREBANK 1 Address: Storgata 4c, N-9751 Honningsvåg Internet: www.snn.no

POST OFFICE RIMI HONNINGSVÅG/POSTEN Address: Storgata 16 A, 9750 Honningsvåg Phone: +47 78 47 05 00 Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 9am – 8pm The Post Office is located in the main shopping street 100 m from the harbor. Stamps, postcards and mailboxes are also available at the tourist information and at various souvenir shops. PHARMACY APOTEK 1 Address: Nordkappgata 2, N-9750 Honningsvåg Phone: +47 78 47 30 22 Fax: +47 78 47 31 28 Located near the harbor.

The bank is located nearby the harbor. Opening hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 3pm ATM with Euros and Norwegian kroner. The bank does not offer exchange services.

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am – 4pm Sat: 10am – 2pm DOCTOR NORDKAPP LEGEKONTOR Address: Sykehusveien 16b, N-9750 Honningsvåg Phone: +47 78 47 66 60 Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 8am – 3pm

Emergency: +47 78 47 66 66 or 113 NORWEGIAN EMERGENCY NUMBERS Ambulance: 113 Police: 112 Fire Department: 110 BUS TO NORDKAPP There are busses going to Nordkapp three times a day in summer and one bus every weekday in winter. In summer there might be a limited number of seats available due to cruise ships in the harbor. For booking or more information contact Boreal Transport AS or the local tourist information. Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 Email: info@northcape.no TAXI HONNINGSVÅG TAXI The taxi central is located in the harbor. Phone: +47 78 47 22 34 Email: knutthom@c2i.net CAR RENTAL AVIS Phone +47 78 47 62 22 Internet: www.avis.com NORDKAPP BILSERVICE Phone: +47 78 47 60 60 (answering machine, press 1) Email: lene@nordkappbilservice.no


Scootersafari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

SHOPPING Gift shops and clothing stores, a book shop, chemist, watchmakers and an optician. Also shops for sports, electronics and kiosks are located in Storgata and in the harbor area of Honningsvåg. Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 10am – 4pm Sat: 10am – 2pm Several shops have extended opening hours during summer.

Internet: www.nordkappfestivalen.no Email: post@nordkappfestivalen.no The Nordkapp Filmfestival, founded in 2004, takes place in Honningsvåg in the middle of September. It is a small, intimate and all inclusive filmfestival.

Arctic Guide Service AS Season: Year-round. Location: Honningsvåg harbor – centre Phone: +47 479 31 054 Fax: +47 78 47 47 51 Email: northcape@arcticguideservice.no Internet: www.arcticguideservice.no

Internet: www.nordkappfilmfestival.no Email: post@nordkappfilmfestival.no OTHER Museum, cinema, swimming pool, fitness centre, downhill slopes and cross-country trails (in Nordvågen – 7 km from Honningsvåg).

CITY LIFE RESTAURANTS Bauen Bar og Restaurant, Corner Café, Tre Kokker and Sjøhuset. NIGHTLIFE Nøden Pub, Corner Café and Z. EVENTS Nordkappfestivalen is our local cultural festival. The festival is held in the middle of June. In the period of a week there is a wide range of activities. We invite you to a cultural menu of music, revue, theatre, expositions and great outdoor experiences. The festival heralds a new summer to Nordkapp. The first festival was held in 1956 and marked the opening of the long awaited road to Nordkapp.

ARCTIC GUIDE SERVICE - NORDKAPP Your natural choice for guided tours year-around in many different languages! We supply guides for cruise ships, Hurtigruten, tour operators, groups, individuals, kick offs, VIPs and incentives. Please contact us for tours and adventures to the Nordkapp, bird watching safaris, tour to fishing villages with visit to a gallery and Christmas and Winter house, Sami culture, Arctic experiences in the ice bar, king crab safaris, sea-rafting, hiking in majestic nature, city walks in Honningsvåg and much more. Arctic Guide Service also has offices in Lofoten and Tromsø.

AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ALL YEAR JAN -4,2 -4,5

FEB -4,3 -4,5

MAR -2,9 -3,1

APR -0,9 -0,6

MAY 2,9 3,4

JUN 6,7 7,2

JUL 10,1 10,3

AUG 9,6 10,0

SEP 6,6 6,9

OCT 2,6 2,6

NOV -0,3 -0,8

DEC -2,8 -3,3

YEAR 1,9 2,0


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HONNINGSVÅG CITY MAP


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Photo: Kjellbjørg Mathisen

Photo: Kim Sandberg

BOREAL TRANSPORT Boreal Transport offers coaches of high standard to cruise liners both summer and winter. Our drivers have years of experience driving in all weather conditions. We care about the environment, and constantly try to improve our “green driving”. Our ability to listen carefully and professionally and to anticipate and adapt to client needs, reflects our commitment to building solid, lasting relationships. We’ll take you there!

Boreal Transport Nord AS Address: Normanseth, N-9750 Honningsvåg, Norway Phone: +47 78 47 58 40 Fax: +47 78 47 58 41 Internet: www.boreal.no Kim Sandberg Department Manager Nordkapp Phone: +47 47 33 99 87 Email: kim.sandberg@boreal.no


Photo: Cominor

Photo: Cominor

Photo: Cominor

COMINOR AS COMMUNICATION UP NORTH In a part of Norway characterized by huge distances, scattered populations, and tough climate and weather conditions, it is no surprise that bus is an obvious transportation option for many. Cominor is going to be a natural choice for people in many different situations. Our modern and comfortable express-busses can take you anywhere you like in northern Norway. The company has a combined 85 years of experience with transportation of people in Troms county and in recent years all over northern Norway. The company has established high goals for itself with regard to transportation and quality of service and has focused on making sure that employees have high competence within their field. The majority of our drivers have, therefore, work-certificates and are updated each year on security, quality, and service. Main contractor for Hurtigruten in the northernmost part of Norway

Cominor AS Address: Ringveien 2, 9306 Finnsnes. Norway Phone: Honningsvåg office: +47 951 91 313 Main office: +47 40 55 40 55 Fax: +47 77 85 21 31 mail: turbuss@cominor.no web: www.cominor.no


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Photo: Bjarne Riesto


Reindeer

Photo: Bjarne Riesto

NORDKAPP - SUMMER IN SUMMERTIME WE OFFER THE FOLLOWING EXCURSIONS/PRODUCTS: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

Nordkapp Artico Ice Bar Birdsafari King Crab adventure by boat King Crab Safari photo King Crab adventure by coach ATV Safari The Ultimate Nordkapp Fishing Village Tour – Magerøya Island Walking Tour in town of Honningsvåg Visit to a Sami camp The Gallery – East of the sun Nordkapp Christmas and Winterhouse The museum in Honningsvåg

The municipality reaches out over 924 km² of grandiose and harsh coastal scenery, offering an extraordinary experience of nature. The monumental cliff of Nordkapp rises majestically 307 meters from the Barents Sea. The steep cliff has always been an important point of navigation for sailors in previous centuries and a major attraction for travelers from all over the world. Complete your journey by visiting picturesque fishing villages, exhibitions and interesting sights. Engage in adventurous safaris, visit a bird sanctuary and hike to Knivskjelodden, the northernmost point of Europe. We offer a wide selection of activities and sights at the 71° of Northern latitude. Welcome to the top of Europe.


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Welcome to Nordkapphallen - a modern visitor center with a wide selection of sights and facilities. Watch our spectacular panoramic film that takes you on a journey through four seasons filled with contrasts, light and breathtaking scenery. Walk through an underground tunnel featuring the history of Nordkapp. Visit the globe at the very edge of the mountain cliff - bringing you to the end of continental Europe. Enjoy local food from the Arctic kitchen in a restaurant with stunning views of the mountain plateau and endless ocean. Find refreshments in our coffee bar, or have a snack in the Aurora Borealis Bar offering seafood fresh from the Arctic. Visit the St. John chapel with its unique architecture, the Thai museum, our exclusive gift shop and the Grotten Bar serving the traditional Nordkapp champagne and caviar. Nordkapphallen is open all year. Visit us online: www.visitnordkapp.net

Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen

Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen

Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen


Photo: Aune Forlag

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

Photo: Bjarne Riesto

GROTTEN BAR 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. 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 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 Phone: Fax: Email: Internet:

+47 78 47 68 60 +47 78 47 68 61 booking.nordkapphallen@rica.no www.visitnordkapp.net

Nordkapp no.2 ¼ bottle of sparkling wine Nordkapp no.3 One glass of sparkling wine and Nordkapp certificate Nordkapp no.4 One glass of sparkling wine and arctic seafood snack, with a taste of king crab Nordkapp no.5 One glass of sparkling wine, Nordkapp Certificate and a taste of Nordkapp with king crab and salmon 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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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) carved out of ice from the lakes of Lapland. Discover the nature of 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.

Capacity: 40 pax Duration: Usually 30 minutes - customers can stay as long as they like Transportation: Walking distance from the cruise pier Guide: Not necessary A short movie about icebar construction will be shown Meals/Refreshments: The ticket to the Ice Bar includes 2 different soft drinks (Choose between 6-7 different flavors) One of the drinks is served in ice shot Difficulty level: 1 (1: Easy 2: Moderate 3: Strenuous) Walking: Asphalt Restrooms: Yes (1) Also outside of the building, close to Ice Bar are public toilets Shopping: Yes, souvenirs Special Information: Access for handicap 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: Mary Vik

Photo: BirdSafari

BIRDSAFARI AS AN OFFICIAL EXTRAORDINARY NATURE PHENOMENON This is a once-in-a-lifetime nature opportunity. The 1,5 hour boat tour starts from Gjesvær, 15 km west of Nordkapp. The bird rocks are only a 10 minute boat ride from Gjesvær and is the best place to watch many different European seabirds in large numbers. The capacity of our two boats are 50 and 97 passengers. Please wear warm clothes. Welcome to an unforgettable nature experience.

Capacity: 50 + 97 (147 max) Duration: 1.5 hours 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: Yes Walking: 100 m Special Information: www.birdsafari.com in Italian, Polish, Russian, Finnish, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish, French, German, and English Welcome to an unforgettable nature experience! Bird Safari Phone: +47 416 13 983 Email: olat@birdsafari.com Internet: www.birdsafari.com


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Photo: 71o Nord Photo: Destination 71o North King Destination Crab Adventure

Photo: Destination 71o Nord

KING CRAB ADVENTURE BY BOAT We welcome you to the port of Honningsvåg, and invite you to experience our nature up close. In the next three hours you will be deep sea rafting, you will meet the impressive King Crab and you get the opportunity to prepare and taste it. There will be a short walk from the pier to the boat where a safety drill will be held. We take you deep sea rafting to Sarnesfjorden. Here we stop and check what’s inside the traps down in the deep. The trip continues to our lavvocamp. Here we go ashore and prepare the catch of the day. The King Crab can measure up to 2 meters between its claws, and weigh as much as 10 kilos. However we are most likely to catch smaller King Crabs in between 3 to 7 kilos.

Capacity: 24 + 3 escorts per tour (Minimum 4) Duration: 3 hours Transportation: Boat Guides: Driver-guide only Walking: Limited walking Meals: 1 (King Crab) Stops/visits: Sarnesfjorden Special information: Clothing and safety equipment included in this tour Destinasjon 71° Nord Phone: +47 472 89 320 Email: mail@71-nord.no Internet: www.71-nord.no


Photo: Destination 71o Nord

KING CRAB SAFARI PHOTO We welcome you to the port of Honningsvåg, and invite you to experience our nature up close. In the next hour we will give you deep sea rafting and the opportunity to see the impressive King Crab. There will be a short walk from the pier to the boat where a safety drill will be held. We take you deep sea rafting to Sarnesfjorden. Here we stop and check what`s inside the traps down in the deep. The King Crab can measure up to 2 meters between its claws, and weigh as much as 10 kilos. However we are most likely to catch King Crabs in between 3 to 7 kilos.

Capacity: 24 + 2 escorts per tour (Minimum 4) Duration: 1.5 hours Transportation: Boat Guides: Driver-guide only Difficulty: 1 Walking: Limited walking Meals: No meals Stops/visits: Sarnesfjorden Special information: Clothing and safety equipment included in this tour Destinasjon 71° Nord Phone: +47 472 89 320 Email: mail@71-nord.no Internet: www.71-nord.no


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Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Photo: Destination 71o Nord

KING CRAB ADVENTURE BY COACH We leave by bus from Honningsvåg to our lavvocamp at Sarnes. Here the guests are welcomed by our hosts, and we walk down to the pier where we look at the live King Crabs. The distance from the road to the pier is about 30 metres. We keep the crabs in large tanks on shore, and we pick them up so that our guests can hold them and take photos. We will show how we prepare them, and offer some facts about the King Crab. The guests will then bring the crabs we need for cooking back to the lavvo. Here we prepare a meal of the crabs, and serve it in the lavvo. The lavvo is situated just 20 meters from the pier. Our guests participate in the whole process from getting the crab, slaughtering and cooking 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, with some biscuits. The excursion have a duration of 2,5 hours from departure to arrival in Honningsvåg. We will spend 2 hours at the campsite. The drive Honningsvåg – Sarnes takes 15 minutes each way.

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 mineral water 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 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 Magerøya island’s unique nature, and we stop at several stunning viewpoints. From the mountain we continue back to Honningsvåg and drive to the old church before we end the safari at our office. On the tour we will be on both gravel and asphalt roads.

Capacity: 22 + 1 escort 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 Stops/visits: 4 photo stops on the route Special information: For all ATVdrivers, driver license for car required Minimum 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

Photo: Destination 71o Nord

THE ULTIMATE NORDKAPP DEEP SEA RAFTING AND VISIT IN THE ICEBAR We welcome you to the port of Honningsvåg, and invite you to experience our nature up close. In the next 1,5 hours we will go deep sea rafting and visit inside the beautiful Artico Icebar. There will be a short walk from the pier to the boat where a safety drill will be held. We take you deep sea rafting to Helnes and Kjelvik. The history of Helnes goes back to the year 1694, and we give interesting information about this place. 200 years ago, Kjelvik was the community center of the Nordkapp municipality (up to the late 18-hundreds). Before 1882 the only church in the municipality was located here, but when the church was destroyed by a winter storm it was decided not to rebuild it. Instead a new church was built in Honningsvåg. This was finished in 1885, today the oldest building on the island. When we are back in Honningsvåg we will go to the Artico Icebar and take a look inside. You will find the inside to be made of natural ice from the lakes of Lapland. Inside there is also an icebar, an igloo, a movie screen of ice and nice sculptures.

Capacity: 24 + 2 escorts per tour (minimum 4) Duration: 2.5 hours Transportation: Boat Guides: Driver-guide only Walking: Limited walking Difficulty: 2 Meals: No meals Stops/visits: Kjelvik, Helnes and Artico Icebar Special information: Clothing and safety equipment included in this tour Destinasjon 71° Nord Phone: +47 472 89 320 Email: mail@71-nord.no Internet: www.71-nord.no


Skarsvåg Photo Bjarne Riesto

Midnight sun - Photo: Evart

Photo: Nordkapp Jul og Vinterhus

FISHING VILLAGE TOUR - MAGERØYA ISLAND This excursion takes you through fantastic summer 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 persons Duration: 2.5 hours Transportation: Coach Guide: Yes Stops: Gallery East of the Sun & Nordkapp Winter and Christmas House. If weather conditions allow it 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


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WALKING TOUR IN THE CITY OF HONNINGSVÅG Come with us on a walking tour in Honningsvåg. The tour’s main theme 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 Northcape Museum, a museum dedicated to the fisheries and the coastal culture.

Capacity: 5 – 20 pax Duration: 1.5 hours Transportation: By foot Guide: Yes Stops: Church, Nordkapp Museum Meals/Refreshments: Refreshments at Nordkapp Museum Difficulty level: 2 (1: Easy 2: Moderate 3: Strenuous) Walking: Asphalt 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 Tel: +47 479 31 054 Fax: +47 78 47 47 51


Photo: Bjarne Riesto

Photo: Arctic Guide Service

Photo: Christel Teifer

VISIT TO A SAMI CAMP Nils M. Somby’s “siida” (Sami camp) is situated 22 km from Honningsvåg, nearby Nordkapp. A visit to the camp and the traditional “lavvu” (tent) belonging to the family, gives a firsthand view into the life and culture of the Sami people. For generations the family has had its summer camp on Magerøya, just a short walk from the road to Nordkapp. You can be served “bidos” (a Sami banquet) or just snacks and coffee. There will be “joik” (traditional Sami song) and other entertainment. A guide will also tell about Sami traditions, lifestyle and their history. There are reindeer close by the camp, offering an excellent opportunity to take photographs. We welcome you to a different experience.

Capacity: 10-50 persons Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours Tranportation: Coach Meals/Refreshments: Yes Difficulity: 1 Walking: 10m Restrooms: No Toilets: Private toilet facilities can be used Shopping: Yes – souvenirs Optional: For alternative arrangements, please ask for program suggestions, e.g. “Give-a-ways” in “duodji” (Sami handicraft) Arctic Guideservice Phone: +47 479 31 054 Fax: +47 78 47 47 51 Email: northcape@arcticguideservice.no Internet: www.arcticguideservice.no


| www.nordkapp.no | Page 26 Photo: Evart

Photo: Evart

Photo: Evart

THE GALLERY EAST OF THE SUN Surrounded by the Arctic Ocean, on the way to the steep cliffs of Nordkapp, you will find the gallery in the small fishing village of Kamøyvær on the island of Magerøya. It is situated in the very center of the village, only 12 kilometers from the town of Honningsvåg. The gallery exhibits arts, handicrafts and books, all inspired by the island and its ever changing seasons. The artist has her workshop inside and will welcome you into the exhibitions. You will find that the gallery blends perfectly into its surroundings, inside as well as outside. Open on request in winter!

EvArt Phone: +47 78 47 51 37 Email: evart@evart.no Internet: www.evart.no


Photo: Nordkapp Christmas and winterhouse

Photo: Nordkapp Christmas and winterhouse

Photo: Nordkapp Christmas and winterhouse

NORDKAPP CHRISTMAS AND WINTERHOUSE Visit the northernmost fishing village in the world. We are happy to invite you to Skarsvåg, one of the small fishing villages on Magerøya. Located a few kilometers southeast of Nordkapp this is considered to be the northernmost village where people mainly subsist from fishery. In the heart of the village you will find Nordkapp Christmas and Winterhouse. Previously a residence, but now a cosy giftshop and cafeteria filled with christmas atmosphere and decorations. The house has been expanded to provide space for a cafeteria where you can enjoy local dishes, such as the famous king crab. The house is open all year around and is filled with arts and crafts. Women from Magerøya and the neighbor regions produce a wide range of knitwear, seam wear, products of skin, pottery, glass, Christmas ornaments and cards available for sale. We welcome you to enjoy the warmth of the christmashouse, sitting by the tables, nearby the open fireplace. Here you may be served a warm cup of coffee, tea or mulled wine and a home-made piece of cake in cosy surroundings. Open on request in winter!

Nordkapp Jul & Vinterhus Phone: +47 78 47 52 89 Fax: +47 78 47 36 48 Email: post@julehuset.no Internet: www.julehuset.no


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Bamse

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 Honningsvåg, a few minutes from the Hurtigruten quay, cruise quay and bus station. We have guided tours in Norwegian, English and German. The exposition has texts in the following languages: Norwegian, English and German. 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’s also a local museum for the Nordkapp municipality. The museum presents at least 5 different exhibitions every year. Nordkapp’s historyand 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 Fax: +47 78 47 72 09 Email: post@nordkappmuseet.no Internet: www.nordkappmuseet.no


Nordkapp 71° 10'21

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| www.nordkapp.no | Page 30 The statue of Aurora Borealis - Photo: Christel Teifer

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: • • • • • • • • •

Winter expedition to Nordkapp The museum of Nordkapp Fishing Village Tour – Magerøya Island Kick-sledge Tour in Honningsvåg King Crab Adventure at Nordkapp ATV Safari Snowmobile Safari Birdsafari Artico Ice Bar

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 11:30. Convoys leave daily at 11:30 and 12:30 from the Skarsvåg crossing Departure from Nordkapp at 13:30 and 14:15.

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!

BEFORE JOINING A CONVOY, PLEASE READ THIS: - Make sure you have enough fuel - Keep flashlight, shovel and tow rope easy accessible

Bus is a good option if you are not comfortable or equipped for the drive to Nordkapp.

- It is wise to bring warm drinks and some food.

Other options are rental car or taxi.

- Participants in the convoy must be equipped with winter clothes

For more information please contact the tourist information in Honningsvåg: Nordkapp Reiseliv AS www.nordkapp.no Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 Email: info@northcape.no Driving in a convoy. In a convoy the snow plow drives in front of a column of cars. Beware that the driver of the plow is in charge of the convoy and may refuse vehicles to follow if they are not properly equipped for the tour. The general rule is that there should not be more people in the convoy than what the rescuers can save.

- 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.


NORDKAPPHALLEN | www.nordkapp.no | Page 32

Welcome to Nordkapphallen - a modern visitor center with a wide selection of sights and facilities. Watch our spectacular panoramic film that takes you on a journey through four seasons filled with contrasts, light and breathtaking scenery. Walk through an underground tunnel featuring the history of Nordkapp. Visit the globe at the very edge of the mountain cliff - bringing you to the end of continental Europe. Enjoy local food from the Arctic kitchen in a restaurant with stunning views of the mountain plateau and endless ocean. Find refreshments in our coffee bar, or have a snack in the Aurora Borealis Bar offering seafood fresh from the Arctic. Visit the St. John chapel with its unique architecture, the Thai museum, our exclusive gift shop and the Grotten Bar serving the traditional Nordkapp champagne and caviar. Nordkapphallen is open all year. Visit us online: www.visitnordkapp.net

Photo: Nordisk Film

Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen

Photo: Rica Nordkapphallen


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 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

GROTTEN BAR 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. 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 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 Phone: Fax: Email: Internet:

+47 78 47 68 60 +47 78 47 68 61 booking.nordkapphallen@rica.no www.visitnordkapp.net

Nordkapp no.3 One glass of sparkling wine and Nordkapp certificate Nordkapp no.4 One glass of sparkling wine and arctic seafood snack, with a taste of king crab Nordkapp no.5 One glass of sparkling wine, Nordkapp Certificate and a taste of Nordkapp with king crab and Salmon 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 world northernmost ecumenical chapel. It is the 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 glass of sparkling wine and candles, we have seating for 14 persons and 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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Bamse

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 Honningsvåg, a few minutes from the Hurtigruten quay, cruise quay and bus station. We have guided tours in Norwegian, English and German. The exposition has texts in the following languages: Norwegian, English and German. 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 Fax: +47 78 47 72 09 Email: post@nordkappmuseet.no Internet: www.nordkappmuseet.no


Skarsvåg Photo Kjellbjørg Mathisen

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


| www.nordkapp.no | Page 36 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 Tel: +47 479 31 054 Fax: +47 78 47 47 51


Fire in lavvo at Sarnes Photo: Destination 71o Nord

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


| www.nordkapp.no | Page 38 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


Snowmobile Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Snowmobile Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Snowmobile Safari Photo: Destination 71o Nord

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI We welcome you to Honningsvåg and invite you to experience stunning nature up close. During five hours we will give you an unforgettable snowmobile safari to Nordkapp. We will go by bus or cars from Honningsvåg to the start of the snowmobile track where a safety drill will be held. This takes about 15 minutes. Then we start on the tour to Nordkapp. On the tour we will drive through a beautiful arctic scenery. We will make stops along the way to take pictures. Arriving at Nordkapp you have the opportunity to go inside and watch the panorama film and visit the gift shop. Total distance of the tour is 55 kilometers.

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: Nordkapp, photo points Special information: All clothing and insurance is included in the tour Requires driving licence Destinasjon 71° Nord Phone: +47 472 89 320 Email: mail@71-nord.no Internet: www.71-nord.no


| www.nordkapp.no | Page 40 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


Artico Ice Bar Photo: Artico Ice Bar

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 - September

Capacity: 40 pax Duration: Usually 30 minutes - customers can stay as long as they like Transportation: Walking distance from the cruise pier Guide: Not necessary A short movie about the icebar construction will be shown Meals/Refreshments: The ticket to the Ice Bar includes 2 different soft drinks (Choose between 6-7 different flavors) One of the drinks is served in ice shot Difficulty level: 1 (1: Easy 2: Moderate 3: Strenuous) Walking: Asphalt Restrooms: Yes (1) Also outside of the building, close to Ice Bar are public toilets Shopping: Yes, souvenirs Special Information: Access for handicap 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


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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


ACCOMODATION We offer accommodation in all categories from hotel to wild life tenting | www.nordkapp.no | Page 44

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

Repvåg Fjordhotell og Rorbusenter

E-mail: post@repvag-fjordhotell.no

Repvåg/ Sarnes

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 54 40

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

North Cape Guesthouse

E-mail: post@northcapeguesthouse.com

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 47 25 50 83

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

01.06 - 17.08

01.01 - 31.12

01.01 - 31.12

01.06 - 30.09

15.05 - 15.10

01.01 - 31.12

15.05 - 31.08

01.05 - 10.09

01.01 - 31.12

15.05 - 31.08

Hotel View Honningsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 22 06

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

Destinasjon 71 Nord

E-mail: mail@71-nord.no

Sarnes

Phone: (+ 47) 47 28 93 20

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

Repvåg Camping & Cafe

E-mail: tedd-san@online.no

Repvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 54 31

Midnattsol Camping

E-mail: gunnkarinpettersen@hotmail.com

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 52 13

01.01 - 31.12

01.01 - 31.12

01.05 - 10.09

01.01 - 23.12

01.01 - 31.12

01.06 - 30.08

15.05 - 15.09

01.06 - 20.08

15.05 - 31.08

01.06 - 15.08

North Export AS Gjesvær

01.01 - 31.12

Phone: (+47) 78 47 57 43


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

FACILITY / LOCATION

King Crab Photo: Destinasjon 71° Nord

CONTACT INFORMATION

SEASON OPEN All year

Nordkapphallen – restaurant/cafe/bar

E-mail: booking.nordkapphallen@rica.no

Nordkapp

Phone: (+ 47) 78 47 68 60

Tre kokker – restaurant and café

E-mail: kontakt@trekokker.no

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 50 00

Corner – restaurant og cafe

E-mail: post@corner.no

Honningsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 63 40

Rica Bryggen Hotel – restaurant

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

All year

All year

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

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

Repvåg Fjordhotell og Rorbusenter – restaurant

E-mail: post@repvag-fjordhotell.no

Repvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 54 40

Repvåg Camping & Kafe – cafe

E-mail: tedd-san@online.no

Repvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 54 31

Kirkeporten Camping – cafe

E-mail: kipo@kirkeporten .no

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 52 67

Nordkapp Turisthotell – restaurant

E-mail: booking@nordkappturisthotell.no

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 52 67

Midnattsol Camping – cafe

E-mail: gunnkarinpettersen@hotmail.com

Skarsvåg

Phone: (+47) 78 47 52 13

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

01.06 - 31.08

01.05 - 05.08

01.06 - 20.08

15.05 - 15.09

01.05 - 30.09

15.05 - 31.08

15.05 – 31.08

01.05 – 03.10


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Copyright Photo: Bjarne Riesto

Copyright Photo: Bjarne Riesto

Copyright Photo: Frode Kristiansen / filmrapport.no

THE PORT OF NORDKAPP A port at the end of a continent For several hundred years, the Nordkapp and its breathtaking scenery has attracted people from every corner of the world. Most travel by ship. The port of Nordkapp is the largest cruise port in Northern Norway and is situated in the center of the town Honningsvåg 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 Nordkapp, a well facilitated port able to berth several cruise ships simultaneously. The magic of winter Make a call to the port of Nordkapp 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 Nordkapp 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 Nordkapp 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 Nordkapp is a natural partner for any vessel. Our arctic expertise and port facilities are always at your service.


NORDKAPP.NO Photo: Christel Teifer

Photo: BirdSafari

Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Photo: Kjellbjørg Mathisen

Photo: Destination 71o Nord

Nordkapp Reiseliv is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided in this catalogue. Printed 2012.

Nordkapp Reiseliv Phone: +47 78 47 70 30 Email: info@northcape.no Internet: www.nordkapp.no


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