Keep an eye out for grazing reindeer as you make your way out to the North Cape, Europe’s most northerly point. As you leave Honningsvag behind, you’ll notice a barren landscape is the hallmark of the windswept Arctic Circle. To the untrained eye it may look as if there’s little in the way of vegetation - but in actual fact it’s a botanist’s dream. Over 200 species of plants grow here. The North Cape itself is an enormous rock with a steep wall climbing over 307 metres from the Arctic Ocean. Surprisingly, it’s got a shopping area and a 225° widescreen cinema. It’s at this cinema you’ll get chance to watch a 20-minute presentation showing the jaw-dropping scenery through the changing seasons. If you’d prefer though, you can spend your time taking photos and shopping for souvenirs. On your way back to the ship, you’ll pay a quick visit to a traditional Sami Camp for a chance to take more snaps.
The weather at the North Cape is very unpredictable. Wear warm layered clothing and rain gear. This is a transfer only, there will be no guide.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.