01.02 Skarsvåg Crossing - North Cape Tunnel


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Stage description

It is permitted to cross the North Cape Tunnel on foot, but this is not recommended. It is 7 kilometres long.

Source: Norwegian Trekking Association (DNT)

Attention, the following short route description is currently written from south to north:

The tunnel is equipped with a continuous walkway in both directions of travel and the air quality is acceptable (at least in the morning before the opening of the Nordkapphallen). A crossing is therefore not too dangerous, but high-visibility vest and/or light are advisable and 90min can be expected. On the island the markings of the DNT are very rare and the way can often only be guessed with the help of GPS track. So we just stayed at the E69. After a small bridge at the very back of the bay we leave the E69 and head northwest. Where it gets steep there is an ATV track which probably represents the E1 here. It gets flatter again and you have a creek and a waterfall in front of you. You have to cross this stream, but this is possible in dry conditions. East of this creek it goes further uphill to a fence. One also has to cross this fence to stay on the right side of the creek. Past a lake and over a small tributary, the path continues in the same direction and is a little flatter uphill. From the top you can already see the small road to Gjesvaer and in good visibility the destination, the Nordkapp! On the small road back to the E69, which is supposedly only crossed. But on the other side there are no markings. But to follow the GPS track is quite easy here. The rest of the track is on/on the road. The small detour just before the Skarsvag junction is not marked.

Directly behind the crossing is a camping site (tent from 180NOK) with cabins (from about 500NOK) and restaurant/breakfast at halfway reasonable prices.

(as of 01.08.2017)

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