A trip to the top of Europe

Two years ago I started this blog and here is one of my first posts. Then I had a couple of followers and now that I just reached 2,000 followers, I thought I would share about one of the most beautiful Places on the island.. Knivskjellodden…. just scroll down the page to see what i mean. Thanks for following! Erica


If you stand on the edge of the Nordkapp (North Cape) Plateau and believe that you’re at the northernmost point of Europe, well, unfortunately your not.  Technically speaking, you’re exactly 1,457 meters or 4,780 feet or .905 miles short of your goal.  Turning your head slightly to the west, you’ll see where you really should be standing:  Knivskjellodden.

While nearly 300,000 tourists visit the Nordkapp Plateau each year, Knivskjellodden has a slightly smaller number.  As of 11:22 PM, last night, August 15, 2011, 961 people had travelled there this year.  If you want to add your name to that list, all you need is good hiking boots, bottled water and appropriate clothing.  Like the Norwegian saying goes, “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad/poor clothing.”

The Knivskjellodden hiking trail is 9 km, 18 km round trip (5.6 miles/11.2), and is well worth the time it takes to get…

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About ekhaugli

I'm Erica from America living at the top of the world - North Cape, Norway. I'm an artist at Once Upon a Dream Studio, nestled in the picturesque fishing town, Honningsvåg. http://www.onceuponadream.no In 2014 I started and environmental art project, One Step at a Time, concentrating on removing trash from or arctic shoreline.
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6 Responses to A trip to the top of Europe

  1. HansHB says:

    Herlig bildeserie! Burde vært “et must” for alle å besøke denne delen av Norge!

  2. Tom Sieswerda says:

    Always enjoy your photography and commentary. If I get up to see Honningsvag, I will be sure to take the hike to Knivskjellodden

  3. mariayarri says:

    Så otroligt vackert ! Naturen i Norge är fantastiskt vacker med sina fjordar och fjäll ! // Maria 🙂

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