MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

NORTH CAPE TOURS – TRIPS TO NORWAY

Day 1

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ALTA

the coat of arms of Altathe coat of arms of Finnmark

  • arrival in Alta
  • transfer from the airport to the centre
  • walking tour in the town

– harbour

– old church in Alta

Northern Lights Cathedral

– a new centre

  • lunch
  • rock engravings in Hjemmeluft
  • transfer to the hotel
  • dinner and overnight stay

Accommodation in a mountain hotel in the valley of Alta

Hotel

YOU SHOULD TRY!

NORWEGIAN SALMON

Can you do without trying Norwegian salmon while visiting Norway? No way!

Norwegian salmon. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: C H/VisitNorway

Lunch in the centre of Alta

Meals

Dinner at the hotel – dishes of salmon

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FROM 20 MAY UP TO 5 JULY

Alta, Finnmark, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: C H / VisitNorway

Alta, Finnmark, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

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FINNMARK

Finnmark is the largest (48,618 km²) and also the least populated county of Norway, situated in the north-eastern part of the country. The first people settled here ten thousand years ago. The number of inhabitants is approximately 73 thousand nowadays. The capital of the province is Vadsø although the biggest town is Alta. The towns of Finnmark were almost completely destroyed by the German army during their retreat. This way they tried to stop the offensive of the Red Army at the end of World War II. The province is a kind of melting pot of Lappish, Finnish, Russian and Norwegian cultures.

Alta, Northern Lights Cathedral, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Denis Simonet

ROCK ENGRAVINGS IN HJEMMELUFT

The earliest petroglyphs in Hjemmeluft date back to 4200 BC. They are one of the oldest examples of arctic art in the world. The site is inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List.

Rock engravings in Hjemmeluft, Alta, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Kurt Hamman / VisitNorway

Rock engravings in Hjemmeluft, Alta, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: CH - Visitnorway.com

Day 2

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SAUTSO CANYON

  • all day walking tour (11 km) to the Sautso Canyon (Čávžu) and the Orrosfossen waterfall
  • lunch
  • return to the hotel
  • dinner

Lunch – sandwiches to take away

Meals

Dinner at the hotel

SÁPMI

The name of the cultural region traditionally being settled by the Sami people. The region stretches from the central part of the Scandinavian Peninsula to the Kola Peninsula and is divided between four countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.

Sami people, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Johan Wildhagen - Visitnorway.com

With the Sami people. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: CH - visitnorway.com

THE SAMI PEOPLE

The Sami people (The Lapps) are descendants of nomadic people who inhabited Fennoscandia 10 thousand years ago before the arriving of the Indo-European tribes. They speak Sami languages belonging to the Finno-Ugric language family. The Sami people are not related to the other Scandinavian nations and are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia recognized and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples. The ‘Lapp’ word probably comes from the Swedish term for a patch what may imply its pejorative meaning. That is why today’s commonly used term is ‘Sami people’.

Sautso canyon, Finnmark, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Franck Zecchin/Flickr

Walking tour

Walking tour (11 km) to the Sautso Canyon

SAUTSO CANYON

Sautso Canyon is the largest canyon in Northern Europe. Its length is 12 km, depth in the deepest point is 420 m.

YOU SHOULD TRY!

KING CRAB DISHES

King crab dishes. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Johan Wildhagen / VisitNorway

King crab, Finnmark, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photos: Johan Wildhagen / VisitNorway

Day 3

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KAUTOKEINO – KARASJOK

the coat of arms of Karasjokthe coat of arms of Kautokeino

  • bus tour through the Finnmarksvidda plateau to Kautokeino (Guovdageaidnu)
  • Kautokeino museum
  • Kautokeino (Kirke) church
  • lunch
  • transfer to Karasjok (Kárášjohka)
  • accommodation in the hotel
  • dinner
  • stroll through the village

Sami Parliament – Sámediggi

Karasjok (gamle kirke) church

  • overnight stay

State-of-the-art hotel in a regional Sami style in Karasjok

Hotel

Lunch

Bidos – reindeer stew

Meals

Dinner in Karasjok

DID YOU KNOW?

SAMI JEWELLERY

The most exclusive shops in the world sell Sami silver jewellery from Kautokeino

Sami jewellery, Kautokeino, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

Sami woman, Karasjok, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

KAUTOKEINO (GUOVDAGEAIDNU)

The settlement of 3 thousand people and 100 thousand reindeers.

Kautokeino church, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Quim Gil

KAUTOKEINO (KIRKE) CHURCH

Kautokeino (Kirke) church was designed by Norwegian architect Finn Bryn. It was built in 1958. The previous church dating back to the eighteenth century functioned on the same spot until it was burnt by the Germans at the end of World War II. It is an interesting example of religious architecture combining tradition with modernity.

KAUTOKEINO BYGDETUN MUSEUM

Kautokeino Bygdetun Museum presents reconstructions of buildings that were typical to Kautokeino more than 100 years ago. Visitors can see Sami huts (lavvo) for reindeer herders and wooden ecclesiastical hut dating back to the mid-eighteenth century.

REBELLION IN KAUTOKEINO

Sami uprising against the representatives of the Norwegian authorities in 1852. A local merchant and a local government official were killed by a group of Sami people. A pastor who was knocked about was also among the victims. Two rebels died during fighting and when the rebellion was put down all the leaders were sentenced to be beheaded. The undertow of revolt had a complicated character – both religious and economic. It broke out on the basis of religious revival and a quest for returning to a lifestyle based on simplicity and spirituality. It was also a protest against the exploitation of Sami people and misusing their alcohol addiction by local notables as well as against the law discriminating the Sami community. The affairs in Kautokeino were unprecedented – never before conflicts between Sami people and the Government of Norway did have such a violent course. The rebellion in Kautokeino had in effect a positive impact on daily life of the Sami people – hence there has been a time of greater acceptance and assimilation of the Sami in Norway.

Kautokeino, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

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Sami Parliament in Karasjok, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Sámediggi Sametinget

SÁMEDIGGI

Sami Parliament of Norway based in Karasjok – the representative body for the Sami community in Norway mainly aiming at protecting Sami culture and traditions. 39 members are elected in seven constituencies covering all of Norway every five years.

Karasjok Church, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Peter Van den Bossche

KARASJOK GAMLE KIRKE

Karasjok gamle kirke – Lutheran church built in 1807. This is the oldest building in Finnmark and the only one that survived in Karasjok during World War II.

Sami Parliament in Karasjok, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Sámediggi Sametinget

Day 4

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SÁPMI PARK AND MAGERØYA ISLAND

  • Sápmi park

reindeer feeding show

joiking

– lunch

  • transfer to Honningsvåg
  • accommodation in the hotel
  • dinner
  • walking tour in the town
  • overnight stay

YOU SHOULD TRY!

SAMI SOUPS

made of fish, meat, crab, seafood

Sami soups, Finnmark, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Johan Wildhagen / VisitNorway

Hotel

Hotel in Honningsvåg

Lunch in Sápmi park

Meals

Dinner – royal crabs

Sápmi Park, Finnmark, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: C H/VisitNorway

Sápmi Park, Karasjok, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Alessandro Malatesta

Sápmi Park, Karasjok, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Johan Wildhagen - Visitnorway.com

Sápmi park

 Visit to Sápmi Park

Sami culture and traditions

Sami handicraft workshops

Reindeer feeding show

Joiking

Lunch

DID YOU KNOW THAT…

the task of reindeers is not only pulling the Santa’s sleigh? Although reindeers have never been fully domesticated, they are extensively used as beasts of burden, saddle and draft animals in Lapland. They also provide meat, milk, skins and bones.

Reindeers in Norwegian Lapland. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Terje Rakke / Nordic Life / VisitNorway

DID YOU KNOW?

Joik is a kind of Sami folk singing. Joiking along with shamanic drum was an important element of shamanic rituals. As a part of pagan rituals, joik was banned for many centuries.

Honningsvåg, Magerøya, Norwegia. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Harvey Barrison

HONNINGSVÅG

It’s the northernmost located city in Europe. The climate in Honningsvåg is unusually mild due to the influence of warm waters of the Gulf Stream causing that temperatures are much higher than in other parts of the world at the same latitude.

Day 5

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NORTH CAPE

  • transfer to the North Cape
  • sightseeing of the Cape Hall

– widescreen movie projection, a historical exhibition

  • viewpoint
  • lunch
  • walk tour around the area

 or

  • a short bus trip to nearby fishing villages Skarsvåg, Vassvika or Gjesvær
  • return trip to Honningsvåg
  • dinner and overnight stay

Lunch at North Cape

Meals

Dinner in Honningsvåg

Nordkapp, the North Cape, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Frithjof Fure / VisitNorway

Nordkapp, the North Cape, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Karl Thomas / Visitnorway.com

Gjesvær, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Asgeir Helgestad / Artic Light AS / VisitNorway

Nature study 

Birdwatching

DID YOU KNOW?

PUFFINS

are excellent swimmers, divers and fliers despite their insignificant look

Puffins, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

photo: Asgeir Helgestad / Artic Light AS / VisitNorway  

DID YOU KNOW?

The North Cape is erroneously considered the northernmost point of Europe. As a matter of fact the neighbouring Cape Nordkinn is the part of the continent which is even more to the north (excluding islands). If the islands are taken into consideration then this point is at the Cape Fligely situated on the Rudolf Island belonging to Russia. 

 photo: CH / VisitNorway

Day 6

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HAMMERFEST

the coat of arms of Hammerfest

  • transfer to Hammerfest
  • walking tour of the town

Struve Geodetic Arc

the observation point – Salen

– church in Hammerfest

  • lunch
  • transfer to the airport
  • return flight to Poland

Lunch in Hammerfest – Norwegian cuisine

Meals

STRUVE GEODETIC ARC

This is a chain of survey triangulations used to measure the exact shape and size of the Earth. It stretches from Hammerfest to Izmail through the territory of ten countries: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Its length is almost 2822 km. It is a set of 265 main measuring points. The chain was established in the Russian Empire and the former union of Sweden and Norway between 1816 and 1852. The initiator of the project was the Russian astronomer Friedrich Georg Wilhelm von Struve. The Struve Geodetic Arc was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2005.

Hammerfest, Norway. North Cape tours, trips to Norway – Hit The Road Travel

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*for 20-person group. The price includes return flight, transfers and bus tours, accommodation in hotels in double room, meals, guide assistance, admissions and attractions.

The programme is addressed to groups from 5 to 50 people

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Legend

  • hotel
  • ferry or ship cruise
  • horse riding
  • knowledge
  • shopping
  • bus transfer
  • canoeing rally
  • monuments
  • art
  • attractions for kids
  • meals
  • amusement park
  • workshop or team building
  • car
  • plane
  • bike trips
  • swimming pool
  • active
  • relax
  • fishing
  • walking tour
  • diving
  • nature
  • spa
  • nature study
  • RIB
  • narrow-gauge railway
  • surf
  • adventure park
  • bungee jumping
  • go-karts
  • golf
  • off-roading
  • zip-line
  • shotting range or paintball
  • quads

North Cape tours, trips to Norway. Visit Norwegian Lapland. Sami culture and traditions, Sami Parliament in Karasjok, Hammerfest and Alta, meeting with reindeers. Ask about our group tours to Lapland.

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