Posted by: danielfee | June 12, 2013

Travel Photo of the Day 06-12-2013

Nordkapp (North Cape) - Norway

Nordkapp (North Cape) – Norway

After a few weeks of not posting, because I was traveling and taking many new photos, I am back and here is one of my new photos. We spent the last couple of weeks cruising the Norwegian fjords. Our trip started in South Hampton, England and we made eight ports-of-call along the west coast of Norway. The northernmost port was Honningsvag and from there we made our way to Nordkapp (North Cape). At 70°10′21″ north latitude, North Cape is often referred to as the northernmost point of Europe, however the neighboring Knivskjellodden point just to the west actually extends 4,780 ft farther to the north. The Cape is located well north of the Arctic Circle and is about 1,306 miles from the North Pole. From May 14 to July 31 you can see the midnight sun, provided there are no clouds. The Cape includes a 1,007 foot high cliff with a large flat plateau on top from which you can view the Barents Sea to the north or watch the midnight sun.

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  1. Beautiful! I can’t wait to see more of your photos! I visited as far as Bergen 20 years ago and loved it. Would really like to see more!


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