Nordkapp to Honningsvag

Nordkapp to Honningsvag

Nordkapp, Norway is the northernmost part of Europe and it’s deep in the Arctic circle, about 2,100 km from the North Pole.  To celebrate this fact, there is a museum and a globe monument.  There are lots of tourists at the North Cape globe monument taking their photos, many are finishing long road or bike trips through Europe and use this place as a symbol of the end of their journey.  It’s the end of the journey because they cannot go any further north (by car or bike).

Globe Monument, Nordkapp, Finnmark, Norway

Globe Monument, Nordkapp, Finnmark, Norway

I didn’t just appear in Nordkapp, I flew with Norwegian Airlines to Alta, took the bus to Honningsvag, then a return trip from Honningsvag to Nordkapp.  It is possible to fly direct to  Honningsvag, but after investigating online, I found there were more cheap flights to Alta.

Before arriving in Alta, I went online and bought a 3 day unlimited bus travel, Arctic pass.  I used this pass for my local bus from the airport in Alta and also for the long distance services to Honningsvag, Nordkapp and the entrance fee to Nordkapp.  If you are only going to Nordkapp on a return trip from Honningsvag then its slightly cheaper to get the ticket on the bus, than the arctic pass.

Globe monument, Nordkapp, Norway

Globe monument, Nordkapp, Norway

It’s very important to get a photo with the globe monument when in Nordkapp!  Now I am here, I can start my journey south through Europe and Africa to Cape Town, South Africa.  Also at Nordkapp you’ll find a museum, a cafe, a Thai temple, a movie theater and a peace monument.  The peace monument is actually 7 monuments which were made by 7 children from different parts of the world.  This monument symbolizes cooperation, friendship, hope and joy across all boundaries.

Local bus from Nordkapp to HonningsvagLocal bus from Nordkapp to Honningsvag, 45 minutes

The first part of the journey south is a 32km bus ride south to Honningsvag, which is actually part of my return trip from Honningsvag.  The Honningsvag to Nordkapp local bus timetable shows in summer there are 6 buses a day, and in winter just 1 bus per day.  With the return trip you get about 2 hours at the site, which is more than enough time.  On the short trip to Honningsvag, the bus passed by some wild Reindeer.

Honningsvag to Tromsø

2017-03-13T15:21:49+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Northern Europe, Norway|9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Ashley Smith February 28, 2017 at 1:22 pm - Reply

    What a cool place — I didn’t even know this existed. I love the Globe at the top of globe. 🙂 But you don’t look as cold in that picture as I’d expected someone so close to the North Pole to look!

  2. [email protected] February 28, 2017 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    The sun setting on the horizon in your first photo is stunning! Interesting about the Thai temple – I never would’ve thought there would be one at the end of the earth!

  3. Noemi of Pinay Flying High February 28, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    I think the Thai temple is the most random thing this place will have. Do you know why there is one there? I had to re-read the sentence to see if it’s really Thai temple you’ve mentioned. Lol. The peace monument sounds interesting, I think the symbolic representation of it is what we need right now.

  4. Rhiannon February 28, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    “I didn’t just appear in Nordkapp” – LOL! Love the sound of the peace monument; so unique and unlike anything I’ve heard or seen. When you say children from 7 parts of the world, do you happen to know if they were one from each continent (or as close as possible!)? That’d be super symbolic!

  5. Natalie March 1, 2017 at 12:54 am - Reply

    What a cool spot! We would love to visit the tippy top of Europe and have a photo there. We always travel with the kids and know how much they would enjoy this spot !

  6. Jean March 1, 2017 at 1:54 am - Reply

    I got a good giggle out of this – It’s the end of the journey because they cannot go any further north (by car or bike). I had no idea about the Thai temple. Of course there is a Thai temple at the end of the world. Totally makes sense a Thai temple alongside the peace monument.

  7. Gareth March 1, 2017 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Somewhere that I have legitimately never heard of but it certainly sounds worth the trek which, by the way, you were very thorough on how to get there. It certainly is surprising that there is a Thai temple in such a northerly location, do you have any idea what the significance/historical reasons for this are? Seeing some wild reindeer must have been a really humbling sight

  8. Swati March 1, 2017 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    One of my cousin stays in Oslo and she has been inviting us for long enough. Hope we can visit Norway someday. Artic pass looks like a deal. Thai temple in Norway is interesting.

  9. Bhushavali March 2, 2017 at 10:25 am - Reply

    First of all, I actually opened Google Maps to understand where you went!!! That’s so far away on the northern most part of the earth! Wow!!! The monument is bang at the very end of land mass!!! Wow! That’s just awesome!!!

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