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- Our visit to the North Cape was one of the highlights of our recent Norway trip. We disembarked in the lovely little town of Honningsvåg (itself worth a wander around if you have the time) the most northern town in the world “no matter what the people in Hammerfest will tell you” to quote our guide.
It is about a 45 minute drive from the town to the north cape and we did this on a coach which was arranged through Hurtigruten. The drive across the island of Magerøya was incredible and it certainly didn’t feel like a 1.5 hour round trip, surrounded by such picturesque landscapes- undoubtedly one of the most amazing places I have ever seen.
We arrived at the northern cape on a beautifully sunny, albeit it very cold and windy (it is the most northerly point in Europe after all) day and spent some time wandering around looking at the various monuments and drinking in the view.
After some time we headed in to the Hall itself, which was free and went downstairs to take in the small museum, learning a little more about WW2 and about previous expeditions to the North Cape, including one by the king of Siam (now Thailand), which were interesting even just as a slight reprieve from the cold!
The cafe was great and offered good panoramic views and the gift shop was surprisingly tasteful.
Overall I really enjoyed the afternoon I spent here, it’s remoteness means it is probably a place that I won’t get the chance to visit again so it’s one to make the most of if you get the opportunity!Written 20 October 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Lovely museum with fascinating ancient artwork combined with a well arranged insight into local and Sami culture.
The staff were super and helpful.
Highly recommended.Written 22 November 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We visited Honningsvåg on a cruise ship and their excursions had sold out. We got off the ship and there was a lady advertising the same trip but for cheaper and we managed to get one of the last afternoon spots.
The view was pretty, though the fog suddenly came down at one point and we couldn’t see anything! A gift shop inside and a cafe too, which wasn’t too pricey. There is a film you can watch, toilets and a brief history of Honningsvåg displayed using figures and information.
It was very chilly, even in august, so wrap up warm!Written 2 September 2023This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We enjoyed seeing the church, and the pamphlet was helpful. The Northern lights exhibition was informative and had some great educational tools. The video itself was a bit underwhelming. Usage of VR could promote the Northern lights experience more.Written 17 October 2023
- In the town of Vardø, a poignant monument stands as a tribute to all those ensnared by the shackles of witchcraft accusations. The design hails from the esteemed Swiss studio of Peter Zumthor, renowned the world over. I found myself there on a mist-laden day in the heart of July. At first glance, the monument's structure evokes thoughts of the fish-drying racks that dot the northern reaches of Norway. A lengthy gangway leads you to the entrance of this architectural testament. What lies within left an indelible impression on me. However, I refrain from delving into detail, for I believe such an encounter ought to be experienced firsthand.
As you emerge from the exit, a construction to the left caught my eye—an installation that, to my perception, conjured an image of a pyre, surrounded by onlookers. The grand mirrors poetically mirror the grim reality that the pyre loomed for the many back then. With society's hardening and the displacement of countless refugees, an unsettling parallel to our present comes into view all too clearly. The accusation and marginalization of vulnerable minorities stubarnly persist in our contemporary landscape.
Another facet of this monument's beauty lies in its proximity to a tiny white church, seemingly positioned as an indictment against the pivotal role the church played in perpetuating the witch hunts. It made me to reflect upon many layers of history and meaning.Written 30 November 2023
- The museum really shows how the town and area was and are effected by the border too Russia. It also describes the industry and development of Kirkenes, and the native population.
Great exhibition, that includes a original, restored WW2 airplane. The plane was recovered from the bottom of a fresh-water sea and restored.
Really worth a trip. The cafeteria was really over priced, even in Norway.Written 6 August 2023
- It was open when I was there August 24. It's out of Alta a ways. Took a taxi to get there. Old, small building packed with displays. Tells of the German battleship Tirpitz's short life. Also talks of the German occupation of Alta. Something to visit if you're into WWII history.Written 7 September 2023
- Small but great museum. Friendly staff. It offeres the view to how this Island had evolved. Great to see the wild animals. Modern and clean museum.Written 16 October 2023
- Focus of the museum was the consequences of WWII on this town and how they came back from total destruction. The only building left standing was the small church. Hard to relate to what they had to endure. Worth the stop to understand their history.Written 7 September 2023
- It is small but the staff is very kind and the information presented is interesting. I liked it. Although the Sami exhibition was not as extended as I would’ve liked. It’s still very good.Written 31 July 2023
- This is not a short hike - it’s >9km one-way and practically all downhill (~300m vertical descent) with the steepest hill towards the end. This means the 9km back is understandably more demanding, so plan accordingly. It took me 7hours (9.30pm-4.30am) to complete the hike with many stops including long photo stops. Note the path is nearly all the way over stones, so be careful where you step - this also makes the hike more tiring than it would otherwise be. The very last part of the hike on the rock face near the sea can be quite slippery especially if wet, so be extra careful - the path is also not so easy to find in that area (though you can go your own path, but with caution). But it’s really worth it, as the achievement to reach the true North Cape is great! Make sure to sign the logbook on arrival :) Bonus: reindeers, birds :)Written 22 August 2020
- The village is in the end of the lovely roadtrip. Drive carefully :). Nice cafe and hotell/ B &B in the village.Written 6 July 2018
- It's just a lovely drive. You need to be careful as we had to be in March as snow made driving tricky.Written 12 March 2020
- Obviously the pony drawn sleigh ride through the snowy valley was really memorable for my wife and I.
Viggo, Laila and Anniken were so friendly and online contact beforehand was prompt and helpful.
Pick-up and return from and to our cruise terminal was very comfortable and faultless.
Highly recommended.Written 19 January 2023
- A new kind of church that took its inspiration from the northern light in its design which can be seen especially from the outside. Inside, for me, was a bit smallish but as a lover of gothic church..i could be wrong.Written 8 August 2023
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