Reaching Nordkapp in Winter on icy roads is a driver's delight
Several tunnels are locked by anti-weather gates opening automatically when approaching
The last 13 km are behind a compulsory convoy (in winter) leaving at 11h30 and 12h30.
Don't attempt to drive around the turnpike.
You will get stuck and pay € 185 to the local towing service.
Walking is not allowed either (in winter). Harald needed 2 hours. It saved him the 20 € entry fee.
Me driving behind the snow plough
Not really Europe's most northerly point, but a traveler-must-do-experience anyway: the Nordkapp.
It is good to be there before the hordes of the Hurtigruten ships arrive with the second convoy.
The Igloo Hotel in Sorrisniva near Alta is the best of the three Ice Hotels
A chapel for weddings or other sinful evening activities
The cool suite in Sorrisiniva has its own fireplace. However everybody has to walk outside for showers or toilets.
The Snow Hotel Kirkenes costs € 700 per night in a double room (just like in Sorrisniva and Kiruna) ...
... but the quality is much lower.
Norway is an outstandingly mediocre country. Forget food and service quality, like here at the Kirkenes snow hotel's restaurant.
Visiting Icehotels is ok, but sleeping there is not recommended! Nothing more than a costly tourist trap.