Tourist record at the North Cape
Tourist record at the North Cape

Tourist record at the North Cape

Nordkapp (North Cape) is the northernmost point of Europe and one of the main cruises areas in Norway. In 2011 it received a record number of tourists. According to the publication Norway Post, the famous Cape was visited by more than 236 thousand people in total last year.

Significant part of tourists was delivered to the Cape by the most famous cruise company of the country Hurtigruten. It became famous worldwide for cruises to the Norwegian fjords. In 2011 almost 57 thousand of tourists wished to visit the North Cape using company’s services. For Hurtigruten it is also a record for the whole history of the company. For example, in 2010, which also became one of the most successful in company’s history, Hurtigruten delivered 46.509 passengers to the Cape.

Most tourists visited the Cape in winter and during the New Year holidays. It is worth noting that last year aurora borealis, which is thought to be the brightest over the past half century, added additional popularity to the Cape.

The possibility to see the northern lights and panoramas of the Norwegian north from end of the world, as the North Cape is often called, which is one of the main tourist attractions during the cruises to the Norwegian fjords. For many tours the North Cape is the end point of travel, after which the ships return to port of departure. The famous cape is located only 2,100 km from the North Pole, which certainly adds exotic to the trip. Thus, from May until mid-July here reigns the polar summer and the sun never goes down below the horizon even at night.

As for Hurtigruten, the company plans to secure its success in the upcoming seasons. So, on April 19, 2012 was published a new guide to all company's cruise products for all seasons - spring (Arctic Awakening), summer (Voyages of the Midnight Sun), autumn (Colours of red, yellow and orange) and winter (Search of the Northern Lights).

Ilya Kalachev

Date: 10/05/2012


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