Experience North Cape in classic style. Climb to the top of Europe the same way adventurers and monarchs did in the past. Disembark at Hornvika, where the first Hurtigruten ship anchored in 1893. Local guides present the region´s history and culture as you venture through picturesque scenery. We then visit a historical exhibition at the original post office building. Sample a taste of local produce, including dried fish and berries.
The tour continues up a winding path to the North Cape cliffs. We make several stops along the way for refreshments and a photo-stop at the top of Hornvika fjord, with its sweeping views of rocky coastline and sea.
We then resume our hike towards the the end of the European continent and beginning of infinite sky and sea. North Cape towers 307 m above sea level. We celebrate reaching North Cape with sparkling wine, and then go to the visitor centre to see a film, historical exhibitions, The Cave of Lights, gift shop and more.
We depart North Cape by bus for a 45-minute drive through barren, tundra landscape to the fishing village of Gjesvær, which dates back to the Viking Age and is mentioned in Snorre Sturlasson´s famous Heimskringla saga from 1225 AD.