BaseCamp North Cape
Norway, North, Finnmark, Skarsvåg
- +47 78 47 52 33
- 1 May - 1 October.
Alan Rogers Review
Also known as Kirkeporten Camping, this is the most northerly mainland campsite in the world (71º 06) and considering the climate and the wild, unspoilt location the touring facilities are well maintained and of a modern standard. The 40 touring pitches, 30 with 16A electricity, are on grass or gravel hardstanding in natural tundra terrain beside a small lake, together with room for 40 tents. There are also 16 cabins to rent, a mixed bag, with some showing signs of their age. We advise you to pack warm clothing, bedding and maybe propane for this location. Note: Although overnighting at Nordkapp Centre is permitted, it is on the very exposed gravel car park with no electric hook-ups or showers. Sea fishing and photographic trips by boat can be arranged, and buses run four times a day to Honningsvåg or the Nordkapp Centre. We suggest you follow the marked footpath over the hillside behind the campsite, from where you can photograph Nordkapp at midnight if the weather is favourable. A bonus is that the reindeer often come right into the campground to graze.
Excellent modern sanitary installations in two underfloor heated buildings. They include a sauna, two family bathrooms, baby room, and excellent unit for disabled visitors. Laundry. Kitchen with hot plates, sinks and a dining area. Motorhome services. Shop, restaurant and takeaway (seasonal). TV. WiFi.
On the island of Magerøya, from Honningsvåg take the E69 for 20 km. then fork right signed Skarsvåg. Site is on left after 3 km. just as you approach Skarsvåg.Link to campsite location map on google
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
|N71 6 43||W25 49 18|