In the second sublevel is the Thai Museum. I was also quite surprised why they build such a museum in this region. Well, in 1907 King Chulalongkom of Siam (today Thailand) visited the North Cape. In 1989 the museum was opened to honor him.
North Cape is an island about 150 km (100 miles) northeast of Hammerfest. 3500 people live on that island in the villages of Honningsvåg (the island's capital), Repvåg, Skarsvåg, Gjesvær, Kamøyvær and Nordvågen. The main industries are fishing and tourism.
50 meters from the Globe is the "The Children of the Earth" monuments. Seven plates were made by seven children from all corners of the world to symbolize unity, friendship, freedom, hope and joy.
One thing probably everybody up there goes to see: The North Cape globe.
Probably the most photographed item up there...
If you want to get a picture of it without lots of people around it, get there well before midnight!
You won't get round this, the North Cape Visitors Centre. In there you will find restaurants, a souvenier shop, a bar, toilets etc.
Don't forget to bring lots of money with you, norway is expensive, the north cape is even more expensive!!! (See tourist trap tip too). The food in the restaurants is ok, but not special, specialy not for the price to pay! The souveniers in the shop may be nice but expensive.
At least the entry to the building is free and worth a visit anyway.
At the end of the subterranean passageway is the King's Balcony, a balcony that overlooks the ocean. You can ponder the northward view and marvel at its serenity. It's good to be the king.
The NordKapp Museum is located in the town of Honningsvag, over the Turism Office, and it shows the history of the fishing in the Artic Sea and much more.
Inside the Nordkapphallen you can find a very strange museum: a Thailandese one!!!! It was built in 1989 to remember king Chulalongkom and his visit to Nordkapp in 1907.
Inside the Nordkapphallen you can see a tunnel where there some 3D reconstrucions about the history of NordKapp and his development.
From the Globe you can see a wonderful landscape over the Artic Sea and the midnight sun. If the weather is good you can also see Knivskjelodden, the real northest point of Europe!!!
The Globe is the character of NorthKapp. From this point you can see a winderful landscape over the Artic Sea.
This monument is the first things you see when you arrive to NordKapp. This monument was erected in 1873 by King Oscar.
As you drive the magnificent cliffy coast of the region, you'll encounter a lot of wildlife. Stop to admire teh animals and the landscape.
Downtown is a small place. You'll find charming structures all around and you can take from here, tours in search of marine and bird life.
As you drive from downtown towards the Nordkapp, you'll find many stops to experience the local customs and art.