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Knivskjellodden or Knivskjelodden is a peninsula located in Nordkapp Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. It is the northernmost point on the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway. It is sometimes considered the northernmost point of the entire continent of Europe. The nearby Kinnarodden on the Nordkinn Peninsula is the northernmost point on the mainland. The northernmost point of the country Norway is in fact Rossøya, in Svalbard, as far north as 80°N.See Knivskjellodden and all Nordkapp Municipality has to offer by arranging your trip with our Nordkapp Municipality online journey planner.
Knivskjellodden can only be reached on foot, after a 9-kilometre (5.6 mi) long hike from a parking area near the European route E69 highway (71.122°N 25.71°E / 71.122; 25.71), 6 km (3.7 mi) south of North Cape. The North Cape tourist facility is located on 300 meter altitude and gives good view in good weather, but is often located above the cloud base, giving fog there. On Knivskjellodden hikers can walk to the shore which is at sea level and at least see the ocean, and usually a view far out below the clouds.
Travel agencies that organize trips for unaware tourists often advertise the North Cape as the northern extremity of Europe, but this is not true as the Knivskjellodden is 1,450 metres (4,760 ft) further north.
This is not a short hike - it’s >9km one-way and practically all downhill (~300m vertical descent) with the steepest hill towards the end. This means the 9km back is understandably more demanding, so.... more
This is not a short hike - it’s >9km one-way and practically all downhill (~300m vertical descent) with the steepest hill towards the end. This means the 9km back is understandably more demanding, so.... more »
From the parking (6km before Nordkapp) it’s fairly flat pathway (well marked, keep an eye open for cairns and the red “T” when along the shoreline), then the path drops to the sea, which is just as...
From the parking (6km before Nordkapp) it’s fairly flat pathway (well marked, keep an eye open for cairns and the red “T” when along the shoreline), then the path drops to the sea, which is just as... more »
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