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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