Norway

Reaching the North Cape

Already the drive up along the coast, through the tunnel connecting the island of Magerøya with the mainland and finally over the barren plains to the North Cape was very fascinating. When we finally reached the cape, nobody was there and we had the famous globe to ourselves. At night, we were the only car …

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Stabburs waterfall hike

From the Slettnes lighthouse we were now on our way to the North Cape. Before getting there we stopped near Lakselv at the Stabbursdalen National Park. After spending the night in the middle of the forest we went on a hike to a waterfall. The National Park is known for the northernmost pine forest of …

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Most northern lighthouse walk

From the Varanger Fjord we were now on the way to the West, passing Tana bru and taking a little detour up North to the Nordkinn Peninsula. We crossed fascinating landscape until we reached Gamvik and shortly after the Slettnes lighthouse, which is the northernmost mainland lighthouse on Earth. The Nordkinn Peninsula is the northernmost part of mainland Europe, …

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Vardø

We went to explore the easternmost town in Norway, more to the east than Saint Petersburg or Istanbul. In Vardø we came past a fortress, 2 very interesting monuments, the church and ended up in Nordpol Kro – an old pub.  A 3km long tunnel connects the island of Vardøya to the mainland. The tunnel reaches a depth of 88 metres below …

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Hamningberg

At the end of a 43km single track road which is only open in summer lies Hamningberg. The weather was good and we got spectacular views over the barren rock formations and tundra vegetation. Traditionally a fishing village, Hamningberg is one of very few places in all of Finnmark county that was not burned down by the retreating …

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