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North Cape (Norwegian: Nordkapp; Northern Sami: Davvenjárga) is a cape on the northern coast of the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway, specifically in the Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway.
See the fact file below for more information on the North Cape or alternatively, you can download our 21-page North Cape worksheet pack to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
Key Facts & Information
- The North Cape is a 1,000-foot-high cliff that is generally referred to as the northernmost point of Europe. A quarter of a million tourists visit the North Cape each summer, making it one of Norway’s top travel destinations. It is located in the region of Finnmark, also called the Norwegian Lapland.
- The North Cape in Norway is northern Scandinavia’s most popular travel destination and for good reason – the North Cape is a monumental natural experience. Along with breathtaking views and unusual climatic conditions, the dramatic cliff allows you to stand at Europe’s northern end.
- In the same way as points such as the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Horn, the North Cape is a place that every traveler simply has to visit. The outermost reach of Europe marks a celebratory finish to any journey to the north.
- The North Cape was named by the Englishman Steven Borough, captain of the Edward Bonaventure, which sailed past in 1553 in search of the Northeast Passage.
- In 1943, the Battle of North Cape was fought in the Arctic Ocean off this cape, where the Nazi battleship Scharnhorst was eventually sunk by gunfire from the British battleship HMS Duke of York and torpedoes from the Norwegian destroyer HNoMS Stord, and other ships of the British Navy.
- The Midnight Sun is a natural phenomenon in which the sun is above the horizon at midnight and the rest of the night, and all day long.
- At Nordkapp (North Cape) the sun stays shining in the sky for over 1,800 hours without setting. This means weeks and months of life-giving, warming and wonderful light. Visitors to the far north may have had it explained to them, but don’t believe it until they see it.
- For several hundred years, the North Cape, which is located at 71°10’21, has attracted people from every corner of the globe.
- The globe monument, erected in 1978, has become the actual symbol for the North Cape.
- At present, Nordkapphallen (North Cape Hall) is firmly ensconced on the massive cliff, 307 m above sea level, and marks the northernmost tip of Europe, representing the final frontier with the arctic sea.
- Nordkapphallen (North Cape Hall) is open all year round and is a tourist centre for visitors to the North Cape. The centre offers a host of facilities.
- The Super Photograph widescreen system shows a film by Nordisk Film about the four seasons at the North Cape. There are exhibitions in the underground tunnel about the North Cape’s long history as a destination for travelers.
- St Johannes Kapell is the world’s northernmost ecumenical chapel and, when combined with the “Nordkapp Suiten”, it is a popular venue for weddings. There is also a vast selection of items to choose from in the exciting souvenir and gift shop.
- North Cape Tunnel (Norwegian: Nordkapptunnelen) is one of the longest subsea road tunnels in Norway.
- It is located in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county in the far northern part of Norway.
- The tunnel takes the European route E69 highway under the Magerøysundet strait between the Norwegian mainland and the large island of Magerøya.
- The tunnel was built between 1993 and 1999, along with the Honningsvåg Tunnel. The tunnels were built to connect the mainland of Norway with the town of Honningsvåg and the tourist attraction at the North Cape.
- The tunnel was officially opened on 15 June 1999 by King Harald V of Norway. The tunnel is 6.875 kilometres (4.272 mi) long and reaches a depth of 212 metres (696 ft) below the sea level.
- Before the tunnel was built, a ferry carried the traffic across the sea between the village of Kåfjord and the town of Honningsvåg.
- The journey goes through stunning scenery with fjords, endless ocean, and cliff coast. There are view stops along the way with great photo opportunities. You can visit a fishing village.
- There is also sightseeing through the arctic town of Honningsvåg with stops to the church and galleries.
North Cape Worksheets
This is a fantastic bundle which includes everything you need to know about the North Cape across 21 in-depth pages. These are ready-to-use North Cape worksheets that are perfect for teaching students about the North Cape (Norwegian: Nordkapp; Northern Sami: Davvenjárga) which is a cape on the northern coast of the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway, specifically in the Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway.
Complete List Of Included Worksheets
- North Cape, Norway Facts
- Four Facts!
- Only in North Cape
- Found on the North Cape
- Dream Cape
- True or False
- Best Features
- Complete Me
- North Cape Crossword
- My Vacay!
- Travel Guide
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