Entries Tagged ‘North Cape’

North Cape: The Edge of the World

Nordkapp (North Cape) is a small plateau with a 300m high cliff that plunges into the Arctic ocean. Regarded as a rite of passage for any explorer, Nordkapp has claimed the title ‘the northernmost point of mainland Europe’. However, the locals are quick to point out that their famous tourist attraction is actually on Magerøya […]

The Art of the Norwegian Tunnel

Norway is covered in mountains. Rather than going over them, Norwegians prefer to go through them. So advanced is the Norwegian tunnel-making technology that tunnels are built with turns, u-turns, round-a-bouts, car parking and turning spots specifically for trucks! In fact, Tromsø City has an underground network that reaches all corners of the island. It […]

The White Tree of Gjesvær

On the way back I realised I was looking at a bald village, (and I’m not talking about the men) – when you look at the land there was not a tree in sight!… Even though it reminds me of the White Tree of Gondor, it certainly makes no valid comment on Gjestvær – the place may be a tree-less island but it is surrounded by living waters.

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