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Getting There -- If you don't take the coastal steamer (visit www.hurtigruten.us for information), you can reach Honningsvåg by car. From Oslo (a very long trip -- about 30 hr. June-Sept), take E6 north to the junction with Rte. 95 north. That route leads to Honningsvåg, with one ferry crossing. SAS flies from Oslo or Bergen to Alta; there you can catch a bus to Hammerfest (Apr-Sept only), where you change to another bus to Honningsvåg. For bus information, call Veolia Transport (tel. 78-40-70-00).

Visitor Information -- The North Cape Tourist Office, in the Nordkapphuset (tel. 78-47-70-30; www.nordkapp.no), can give you information on sightseeing boat trips, museums, walks, and deep-sea fishing. The office is open June to August Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 8pm, Saturday and Sunday noon to 8pm; September to May Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4pm.

A Special Event -- The North Cape Festival, held for 1 week in mid-June each year, presents a wide display of local culture. During the festival, participants in the North Cape March trek from Honningsvåg to the North Cape and back, a total of around 70km (43 miles).

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.