NORDKAPP (North Cape) | train

Pete @ 14-01-2007 16:33

NORDKAPP (North Cape) | train

A direct travel to the Nordkapp by train is not possible. Most northern railway stations to reach Nordkapp are NARVIK in Norway and ROVANIEMI in Finland.
From there it is still a long way by bus from the most northern railway stations.

One way is going by bus from ALTA (Norway) to the NORDKAPP (takes 4-5 hours). To get to ALTA, you also need a bus, starting for example in NARVIK (takes more than a half day).
Arriving by bus from NARVIK, you have to stay normally one night in ALTA.
From ALTA you can use a direct bus to the NORDKAPP, but only in the summer months. Otherwise the buses ends in Honningsvåg, which is about 45 minutes (35 km) away from the NORDKAPP by bus.

Narvik - Nordkapp:

Alta - Nordkapp:

If you are coming from Finland, use a bus (about 12h of travel and one-way: ~ 90 EUR) in ROVANIEMI and go up to the NORDKAPP.
You can make a stop in IVALO if you like.

Time tables: Finland - Nordkapp

More information and photos:

💡 My personal opinion: if you have the time and the money, it is okay to visit the Nordkapp. But after traveling trough peaceful and empty nature you will meet at the Nordkapp hundreds of tourists. The nature you can see during the bus travels is amazing. I recommend to travel this journey one day by own car instead of using the bus. You are free and can enjoy the nature much better, have stops along your trip.

Philippe-from-France @ 16-01-2011 11:35


I can't find the price for the buses from Narvik to nordkapp
Do you know it?

Pete @ 16-01-2011 15:32

I am not sure if the Nor-Way buses running in winter on this route.
For now I have the information: travel first from Narvik to Alta, there you change to Honningsvåg, then change to the Nordkapp.
But I recommend you to skip the Nordkapp, better to visit the Lofoten islands between Narvik and Bodø (it's my personal opinion):
Peter 🙂

direnrail @ 25-06-2013 23:11


Do they have a student discount in Narvik-Alta and Alta-Honningsvåg lines?

Thank you.

Pete @ 26-06-2013 06:45

Add a hello and thank you to your post to get a reply. Or ask the bus company directly.

On the website of NOR-WAY Bussekspress you find this:

Discounts granted to students at universities, colleges and academies, private colleges with public funding (minimum 3 months).
Student discounts are granted to Norwegian and foreign students studying in Norway or abroad.

Valid proof of identity
School and student identity cards must include a photo of the holder and/or a receipt for paid term fees. For students abroad/foreign students, the International Student Identity Card (The ISIC card) is the only accepted student card.
Valid proof of identity must be presented upon request.

No discount is granted on correspondence and e-learning courses, civil service training colleges, short-term evening school studies, language courses, teacher-training courses, apprentice college courses and adults in full-time employment.


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