Skarsvag North Cape Norway

Skarsvåg is a village in Finnmark county in northern Norway. It is the northernmost settlement on Magerøya, and claims the distinction of being the world's northernmost fishing village. It is located 14 km from the North Cape. North Cape is a cape on the island of Magerøya in northern Norway, in the municipality of Nordkapp. Its 307 m high, steep cliff is often referred to as the northernmost point of Europe, located 2102.3 km from the North Pole.

Today, the North Cape is a major tourist attraction. It can only be accessed by entry to the Nordkapphallen, an extensive commercial tourist centre that houses a number of exhibits on the Cape's history.

Things to See & Do

* Fishing villages
* Bird safari
* Knivskjelodden – northernmost point
* Nordkapphallen – tourist centre
* King Crab safari

General information

Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area - 891 km²
Population – 140 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47

Port Location – The port is located at Honningsvåg. Transfer to the North Cape is by coach.

Travel Links – The North Cape is reached by road through the North Cape Tunnel. Regular buses run from the nearby town of to the North Cape, and coaches meet the many cruise ships which call at Honningsvåg.

The nearest airport is Honningsvåg Airport, Valan. The Norwegian airline Widerøe services the airport with routes to Tromsø. From Tromsø Airport there are connecting flights to destinations such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and London-Stansted.

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