King Crab and North Cape
Available all year
The North Cape – Europe’s northernmost point
Panoramic view of the North Sea
See, handle, and taste king crab
The tour starts from the town of Honningsvåg, the main city in the North Cape Municipality. On this fun and tasty excursion, start by visiting the outermost point of the European continental shelf, the North Cape. It is located at 71° north and it is a natural highlight on the journey. Along the way one, the route traverses a magnificent subarctic landscape. If you are lucky, you can spot grazing reindeer from April to October.
The North Cape plateau rises 1,014 feet out of the North Sea. Weather permitting, be sure to take a photo by the Globe after admiring the view. The visitor center, North Cape Hall, is a modern center where you can enjoy a movie in a wide-screen format about the North Cape and the region throughout the four seasons. Down the cliff and inside the hall, there is a souvenir shop, an ecumenical chapel, and a Thai museum. The tour continues to the small little village of Sarnes. Here, you can enjoy fascinating Norwegian culture in a King Crab Camp. Meet and take pictures with the king of the Barents Sea, learn about this fascinating crustacean, and enjoy a delicious taste of king crab.
The crabs will be served in a traditional way, with soft bread, mayonnaise, and a slice of lemon. Coffee and tea will also be served. The tour ends at the port of Honningsvåg.
Language: English and German
Walking information: From bus to attractions. The walkway can be a bit gravelly and rocky at Sarnes when there is no snow.
Wheelchair accessible: Yes, at the North Cape. Pending at Sarnes due to snow conditions.
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