Friday, January 13, 2012

Nordkapp, Norway

Nordkapp, a peninsula often referred to as the most northerly point of Europe, is actually not part of mainland Norway but part of an Island called Magerøya. Nordkapp is home to 90 percent of the 25,000 Norwegian samer (also known as Saami or Lapps). The main town is Honningsvåg which has about 3000 inhabitants and is a lively and culturally active town. The world-famous cliff formation located at the northern point of Magerøya is known as the “North Cape” and is a popular tourist attraction in summer. From an underground exhibit center, you can view the midnight sun from inside the cliff or walk along the cliffs which plunge more than 1,000 feet into the Arctic Ocean. 

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