Cycling Arctic Norway – Nordkapp (North Cape)

Finishing a cycling trip to the top of Norway is tough.

This is Europe’s most northerly paved road.

I didn’t do it. BUT Matthew did. 😀

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

About 200k tourists travel to Nordkapp (North Cape) each year.

The municipality is named after Nordkapp (North Cape), a 307-metre-high (1,007 ft) cliff that is commonly referred to as the northernmost point of Europe.

However, the true northernmost point of the European mainland is Cape Nordkinn (Kinnarodden), at 71° 08′ 02″ N, located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the village of Mehamn on the Nordkinn Peninsula.

If Europe’s northernmost point is allowed to be on an island, then it still is not the North Cape. It would be Cape Fligely on Rudolf IslandFranz Josef Land in Russia, which is located much further north at 81° 48′ 24″ N.

If Franz Josef Land is not considered to be in Europe, then Europe’s northernmost point is the northern point of the island of Rossøya, an islet in Svalbard, north of Spitsbergen at 80° 49′ 44.41″ N.

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