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Magaroya Island, Norway

Magerøya is an island in Finnmark county in the extreme north of Norway, in the community of Nordkapp. The island features a bleak, barren tundra-landscape devoid of any trees (except for a few small pockets of mountain birch), with steep cliff faces on the coast and dramatic mountainscapes in the interior.

Magerøya's main claim to fame is the North Cape, a steep cliff cape on the northern coast that is a major tourist attraction. The midnight sun may be enjoyed 14 May-29 July, unless it is a cloudy night.

Things to See & Do

* Flora & fauna
* North Cape
* Midnight sun
* Bird Safari
* Kirkeporten (Church gate) – a cliff with a hole giving a view towards Nordkapp

General information

Cruise Season – May - Oct
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Population – 4,100 approx
Land Area – 436.6 sq km
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47

Transport Links - Norway's Hurtigruten ferry service touches Magerøya at Honningsvåg.

The North Cape is reached by road through the North Cape Tunnel. Regular buses run from the nearby town of Honningsvåg to the North Cape (36 kilometres (22 mi)), and coaches meet the many cruise ships that call at Honningsvåg. The nearest airport is Honningsvåg Airport, Valan (IATA code: HVG). The Norwegian airline Widerøe services the airport with flights to Tromsø. From Tromsø Airport there are connecting flights to destinations such as Oslo, Bergen, Trondheim and London-Stansted.

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