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Visiting the Nordkapp / North Cape in November - Joy della Vita - Travelblog by Lisa Schwarz
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Visiting the Nordkapp / North Cape in November

by Lisa
North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

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The North Cape in Norway is the most northern Point in Europe. Well, some think that, but no, it’s actually not. But still, the North Cape has been the northernmost point in Europe since connecting to the road network via today’s E69 in 1956, which can be reached on roads from the European mainland. Nevertheless, the North Cape is a touristy point to celebrate it as the most northern place you can stand on, on an Island close to the European mainland. I imagined visiting the North Cape in November to be quite a challenge, as November is the start of the season when the sun doesn’t come out at all, and obviously, it’s winter with freezing temperatures and amounts of snow. During my own visit to North Cape, I was overwhelmed and even fell in love with the landscape of Western Finnmark, northern Norway. Views for kilometres, idyllic sceneries and all the people I met were so friendly. Not to mention the great infrastructure and all over 4G mobile internet connectivity. But more on my Roadtrip to the Nordkapp, as they say in Norwegian, in another Article.

Situated on a 307 m high cliff the famous Globe of the North Cape is both a tourist attraction and a crossing point. In a smooth transition, the Norwegian Sea meets the Barents Sea, parts of the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. But high above that all you can enjoy never ending views. Right now in Winter Season the sun rises shortly before midday and sets right a bit after. In the upcoming months, it’s getting even more extreme, with no direct sunlight at all. In return, the sun is never setting for two and a half months in summer, from the middle of May until the end of July.
When arriving at the North Cape in November, there weren’t that many other Tourists. In the summer months about 200.000 tourists visit the Cape in total. You now may pass some other Cars on the E69 Route, but it is far from calling it a proper traffic. On the last few meters, after driving up some final hills, there is a Gate and then the Nordkapphallen, the North Cape visitor centre. To the left, there is another plateau with an obelisk that celebrates the visit of King Oscar II on July 2nd, 1873. Right in front the Visitor Centre there is what every visitor looks for, the Globe. Due to the Cliffs, it was so windy, and cold, there, even though the Temperature was just around 0 degrees celsius. Actually, the North Cape is pretty similar to Cabo da Roca, the most western point of central Europe. Windy, but so nice.

A special place for Visitors is the North Cape Visitor Centre. Including panoramic views you can find there a Café, Restaurant, a souvenir Shop, a Post Office and even a Chapel. The World’s northernmost ecumenical chapel, St Johannes Kapell, which is a popular venue for weddings. Of course, the building is well tempered and there is WiFi available. If you decide to send postcards from the North Cape, there is a special stamp that you get nowhere else on your post.
More Information on the Activities in the area (ice fishing, ATV driving, hikes to Cape Knivskjellodden,…) can be found on the visitnorway.com website.
My visit to North Cape in November hasn’t just been a tick off my bucket list, of things I want to visit and see, I also really enjoyed the Journey and the endless views. Once I stepped on the plateau for the first time, I already knew that I need to come back (in another season). My Tip on visiting Nordkapp / North Cape in November / during Winter Season is to plan your stay wisely as it is pitch-dark before the sun rises and after it sets, which happens within minutes. In addition to this, the Nordkaphallen have limited opening hours during the winter season.

Address: North Cape, Norway

9764 Nordkapp
Norway
Map

Pictures: Experience of visiting the North Cape in November

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

King Oscar II visited the North Cape on July 2nd, 1873
King Oscar II visited the North Cape on July 2nd, 1873

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

North Cape with the famous Globe
North Cape with the famous Globe

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

More than 2000 km to the North Pole, from North Cape in Norway
More than 2000 km to the North Pole, from North Cape in Norway

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

YouTuber EiQu Miller at North Cape in November by Travelblog JoyDellaVita

Nordkapphallen - North Cape Visitor Centre
Nordkapphallen – North Cape Visitor Centre

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

Opening Hours of the Nordkapphallen - North Cape Visitor Centre
Opening Hours of the Nordkapphallen – North Cape Visitor Centre

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

Souvenir Shop inside Nordkapphallen
Souvenir Shop inside Nordkapphallen
Snack with a view on the North Cape Globe
Snack with a view on the North Cape Globe
North Cape Souvenirs
North Cape Souvenirs

Nordkapphallen - North Cape Visitor Centre

Nordkapphallen - North Cape Visitor Centre

North Cape in November Travelblog JoyDellaVita

Tourist Bus Transfer to North Cape in November
Tourist Bus Transfer to North Cape in November
Ford KUGA 2016 ST-line, my Car for the Roadtrip to North Cape in northern Norway
Ford KUGA 2016 ST-line, my Car for the Roadtrip to North Cape in northern Norway

I went to the North Cape during #KUGAdventure Roadtrip with Ford


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Lisa
<p>Hi, I’m Lisa and welcome to my Joy Della Vita Travelblog.<br /> Joy della Vita, inspired by the Italian language, means “Joy of Life”.<br /> And this is what can be found here. Travel, Food, Mobility & (Travel-)Lifestyle. I enjoy to travel on a budget, but some luxury has never hurt anyone.</p>

4 Comments

  • philip ting
    26 - April - 2017 at 8:55 AM

    Hi,

    Is it early november or eand ?

    I plan to visit 2nd to 3rd November , does it snow normally early Nov?

    Is it difficult to drive ?

    Many Thanks

    • 30 - April - 2017 at 1:02 PM

      Hi Philip
      I visited the Nordkapp in the middle of November (17/18th November), there was no fresh snow when I visited but I heard it was snowing the week before (and partly there was still some snow on the ground). Therefore, there can be snow, or not.
      BUT, the Roads are perfect! I was so impressed, perfect and wide roads and always 4G phone reception.
      I can definitely recommend visiting the North Cape in November, as there are still some hours of daylight (not many, but a few).

      • Anonymous
        1 - May - 2017 at 2:47 AM

        Hi Lisa,
        Many thanks for your very helpful information. It is going to be the first time driving in snow and hopefully it is not that
        difficult with spike tire.
        Regards,
        philip

  • 21 - November - 2016 at 2:31 PM

    Wow, this looks like a really cool trip! I really want to visit this place one time as well! <3

    kisses,
    Sabrina

    https://sabrinaharth.com

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