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To Nordkapp

So, how far north in mainland Europe can you drive?

Nordkapp in the Norwegian Finmark region which, at 71°10′21″N, is promoted to be the most northern point you can reach on the European Mainland, but actually the most northern point is Knivskjellodden which stretches a further 1.4km north, but to reach that it is a long hike on foot.

Like most iconic destinations, it is as much about the journey and driving to Nordkapp is certainly one of the most majestic drives in Europe.

This journey starts in Riksgränsen (Sweden), just west of the magnificent Abisko Nation Park in Lapland, Northern Sweden and descens the mountain range towards Narvik in Norway before heading north past the Fjordland to Alta.

The remote and beautiful landscape of the region unfolds on the drive along the Stokkedalsveien between to Skiadi then across to Russenes on the shores of the Porsangerfjorden.

The trip north along the Porsangerfjorden is along a specular coastal road to the north of the peninsular and then it is underwater crossing to the island of Mahkaravju via the 6.9km Nordkapptunnelen (North Cape Tunnel).

Once on the island, it is a short drive to the main town of Honningsvåg and a further 30+kms to Nordkapp.

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Jokkmokk Cloud

Wonderful cloud formations at Jokkmokk, Sweden

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Kvikkjokk

Kvikkjokk, Sweden

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Kvikkjokk

Kvikkjokk, Sweden

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Road to Abisko from Kiruna

The road beside Torneträsk on the way to Abisko National Park

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Road to Abisko from Kiruna

The road beside Torneträsk on the way to Abisko National Park

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Road to Abisko from Kiruna

The road beside Torneträsk on the way to Abisko National Park

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Abiskojokka river

The Abiskojokka river that flows through Abisko National Park

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Abiskojokka river

The Abiskojokka river that flows through Abisko National Park

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Lapporten Abisko NP

Lapporten at Abisko National Park

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Riksgränsen

Riksgränsen on the border between Norway and Sweden. Lappland

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Riksgränsen

Riksgränsen on the border between Norway and Sweden. Lappland

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Stokkedalsveien

Stokkedalsveien between Alta and Skiadi, Lappland, Norway

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Stokkedalsveien

Stokkedalsveien between Alta and Skiadi, Lappland, Norway

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Stokkedalsveien Skiadi

Stokkedalsveien on the southern side of Skiadi, Lappland, Norway

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North to Nordkapp

Heading North along Skarvbergtunnelen beside Porsangerfjorden, Norway

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North to Nordkapp

Heading North along Skarvbergtunnelen beside Porsangerfjorden, Norway

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North to Nordkapp

Heading North along Skarvbergtunnelen beside Porsangerfjorden, Norway

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North to Nordkapp

Heading North along Skarvbergtunnelen beside Porsangerfjorden, Norway