Nordkapp adventures/North Cape sights

Nordkapp har med Nordkapplatået en av de viktigste turistmagnetene i Norge. Med sin beliggenhet får platået trafikk gjennom hele Norge, både på land og sjøsiden. Med 110 cruiseanløp i året er Honningsvåg Havn den nest største cruisehavnen i Norge. Kommunesenteret Honningsvåg ligger på Magerøya. Det er omkring 2500 innbyggere i kommunen. Fiskeri er den største næringsveien. Honningsvåg har flyplass, hurtigruteanløp og bussforbindelse til hele fylket.

Nordkapp has with Cape Plateau one of the main tourist magnets in Norway. With its location gets plateau traffic throughout Norway, both on land and sea. With 110 cruise calls a year is Honningsvåg Harbour is the second largest cruise port in Norway. The municipal center Honningsvåg located on Magerøya. There are approximately 2,500 inhabitants in the municipality. Fisheries is the largest commercial road. Honningsvag has airport, coastal port of call and bus connections throughout the county.

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Nordkappmuseet – North Cape Museum

  The North Cape Museum covers the fishing and coastal culture of Finnmark. The exhibits show how fishing, whaling and exploitation of seabirds have been the lifelong basis of the Finnmark coast over the years. Today’s discussion about the King Crab has also taken place. The exhibitions further tell us about the tourist flow to Nordkapp for hundreds of years, …

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Nordkapp – Veien til Nordkapp – Kart (Map)

Reiseplanlegger/Travel Planner: Her finner du ut når neste offentlig transportmiddel går: Here you find timetable for your next public transport: Ruteplan for Hurtigruta/Timetable for costal steamer: ————————————————————————– Flyruter i Finnmark:/ Flights in Finnmark:  ———————————————— Avstander/ Distances: —————————————————————————- Detailed map: ———————————————————————— Weather Repvåg: —————————————————————————– Weather North Cape:      

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Porsanger – Skarvberget, Offerberget

Sacrifice Mountain or Sieidebàkti is first mentioned in writing as Zeidde bafft in 1715. On top of the mountain shall be a white victim stone and under the steepest cliff stands a stone restored as it is also said to have been sacrificed to. Source: Arvid Sveen, Mythical Landscapes. Google trans.   Skarveberget, Offerberget Sieidebàktti eller Offerberget i Porsanger er …

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Nordkapp – Repvåg

The church site Repvåg (Northern Sami: Reiffváhki) is a village in Nordkapp municipality in Finnmark. Situated on the mainland in the municipality on the western side of Porsangerfjord. Slightly off Repvag located area Stranda who had a large Coast Sami population and is the last area in Nordkapp municipality which is still characterized by coastal Sami culture. From here went …

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Nordkapp – MKB 2/514 Nordkapp / Kystfort

German coastal fort, part of «Festung Norwegen». The battery on Vestre Porsangnes was part of outer coastal artillery line of defense of Honningsvag. On coastal fort Nordkapp was installed 17 pieces cannons of various size and 8 spotlights. In addition consisted facility of port facilities, prison camp, broke his clay. The German force stationed in Porsangnes was on 200 men …

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Nordkapp – Honningsvåg

Honningsvag harbor is one of the county’s largest fishing ports with the country’s northernmost pilot station. The harbor is Northern Norway’s largest cruise port with landings of 100 tourist boats each year. The municipality has, in addition to Honningsvag, four active and attractive fishing villages: Nordvågen, Kamøyvær, Gjesvær and Skarsvåg. On the mainland you will find the village of Repvåg. …

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Nordkapp- North Cape – Helnes fyr/Helnes lighthouse.

Helnes lighthouse is one of Europe’s northernmost lighthouses and facing the open Barents Sea. The lighthouse has since 1908 given mariners along our coast light signals from Boney Island’s easternmost trappings. Nordkapp and vicinity Hiking Association organizes every summer overnight trip to the lighthouse. The trip beyond to Helnes guy starts from Haugen Nordvågen. The tour takes about 4 hours …

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Nordkapp – EvArt kunstgalleri, Kamøyvær

Art Gallery in Kamøyvær, at Honningsvåg. Eva Schmutterer’s appreciation for paper and its versatility began to develop at an early age when, as a young girl, she often watched her grandmother make cards and gifts out of paper. In 1997, Eva left her home in Nuremberg, Germany, to begin a new life in Kamøyvær with her husband and a stray …

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Nordkapp – Opplevelser i Gjesvær/ Adventures in Gjesvær

Gjesvær (Northern Sami: Geaissvearra) is an old fishing village in the municipality of Nordkapp in Finnmark. Gjesvær is the only place in Finnmark known from Viking times and is mentioned in Heimskringla of Snorri Sturluson from 1225 as Geirsver. Like most other places in Finnmark, were all the buildings burned down in autumn 1944 by the German occupying forces. Gjesvær …

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Nordkapp – Kirkeporten og Nordkapphornet

  Kirkeporten is a powerful opening in the rock at Skarsvåg, Nordkapp. Both the name and appearance deadlines to believe that the place has Sami, mythical traditions. We found no written records about Kirkeporten dated before 1800. Towards the northwest you see right across the North Cape Horn which is an old Sami sacrificial site. To Kirkeporten go from Skarsvåg …

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Nordkapp – Hornvika

Tourism to the North Cape has a long history. The arrival was by boat to Hornvika on the eastern side of the cliff. Thence climbed tourists about 300 meters up the steep mountainside to get into the flat mountain. In Norkapphallen find mount describing the arrival of the first tourists. «Nordkapp stone», with an inscription by King Chulalongkorn of Siam …

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Nordkapp – / North Cape,

The Catholic priest Francesco Negri from Ravenna in Italy belonged to the literary enthusiasts circle around Queen Kristina of Sweden in Rome. Negri have considered Nordkapp first tourist. In 1664 he wandered through Scandinavia until he reached the North Cape. The trip he described eight letter, published in book form after his death, entitled Viaggio Settentrionale. One letter was addressed …

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Kystdrakten/Coast costume

For kystfolk fra nord til sør I løpet av årene fra 1989 har Kystdrakten slått seg ned langs hele den norske kyststripa fra Halden i Sør til Kirkenes i nord. For coastal people from north to south In the years from 1989 the coast costume has become common along the entire Norwegian coastline from Halden in the south to Kirkenes …

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Kvendrakta/Kven costume

Idéen om en egen kvendrakt kom fra ”kvenkunstneren” fra Nord-Troms, Jens Stark i 1995 Han ønsket at også kvenene skulle ha en egen drakt som de kunne bruke i 17. mai, barnedåp, konfirmasjon, bryllup eller andre festsammenhenger der det er vanlig å bruke bunad. Kvendrakten skulle vise bærerens identitet og etniske bakgrunn. The idea for the costume came from «The Kven …

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Polarnatt – Mørketid/ Polar Night

I siste halvdel av november forsvinner sola under horisonten og vi som bor nord for polarsirkelen omsluttes av polarnatten. Ingen sol før mot slutten av januar: mørketid. Vi får en tid med sollyset vendt opp mot himmelen som farger den rosa. Skyene blir også lyserøde. Plutselig eksploderer himmelen i nordlys og en trolsk stemning tar overhånd. Slik har vi det her …

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Hurtigruta

Ruteplan for Hurtigruta/Timetable for Hurtigruta: https://www.hurtigruten.no/praktisk-informasjon/ruteplan/ Hurtigruta går mellom Bergen i sør til Kirkenes i nord. Den går innom Kirkenes, Vadsø, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg, Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord og videre sørover. Hvert sted har en Hurtigrute på syd og en på nord hver dag (bortsett fra Vadsø som bare har anløp på tur nordover). Hurtigruta runs between Bergen in …

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Midnattsol/Midnight sun

Midnattsol kan du se fra mai til slutten av juli. The midnight sun can be seen from the month of May til the end of July. Bildekilde: Wikipedia / Image source: Wikipedia Midnattssol ved Nordkapplatået i Finnmark Kart som viser den nordlige polarsirkelen markert som en stipla sirkel. Midnattssol inntreffer om sommeren mellom vårjevndøgn og høstjevndøgn i områdene mellom polarsirklene …

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Nordlys/ Aurora polaris

Aurora polaris Aurora polaris (polarlys) er et fysisk fenomen som forekommer når solvinden er kraftigere enn normalt, med store elektriske utladninger som slynger elektriske ladete partikler mot Jorden. Partiklene er elektroner og protoner som danner lys når de kolliderer med gassene i jordas atmosfære. Elektronene i gassene gir ut energi i form av elektromagnetisk stråling. Polarlyset befinner seg i en …

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