Raw beauty, extreme seasons, the play of Arctic light – a trip to the North Cape is something to write home about! For centuries, explorers, adventurers and monarchs have been drawn to this cliff at the northernmost tip of Europe. Nowadays, getting there is easy, whether by car, bus, boat or plane.
Endless daylight and haunting landscapes in summer – embark on an adventure you will never forget! Come along on a bird safari; go king crab fishing in the Arctic waters; visit the museum and the galleries; experience the ice bar and taste the delicacies of the local cuisine. The arctic winter is a unique experience at Northcape. Discover the spectacular northern lights dancing across the polar sky. Experience fascinating sights, excursions and activities.
Hammerfest hosted the first stage of ARN in 2014 and is now proud to welcome the race back to the Northernmost Town in the World. At 70º north and located on the island of Kvaløya, it is a multicultural and vibrant regional hub in the Arctic with over 10,500 inhabitants from 68 countries. It combines lively city life with breathtaking raw nature. You can visit the Museum of Reconstruction to learn how the people persevered after the total destruction of Hammerfest during WWII, experience Sami culture at Mikkelgammen and visit the Polar Bear Society for a historical view into Arctic exploration, fishing and hunting. You can also enjoy the stunning view from Salen Mountain or the historic UNESCO World Heritage site Struve Geodetic Arc. The municipality of Hammerfest also includes the picturesque islands of Seiland and Sørøya, popular with fishing enthusiasts and hikers. Because of its unique history and unforgettable outdoor experiences Hammerfest attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually.