While umpteen marketing brochures gladly refer to Nordkapp at Europe’s northernmost point, in fact the neighbouring Knivskjellodden peninsula actually lies 1457m further north. And if it’s mainland Europe we’re talking about, the distinction belongs to Kinnarodden, a remote headland about 80km further to the east. Nonetheless, everyone seems to have conspired to ignore this simple latitudinal fact and now, while Nordkapp has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, there isn’t even a road to Kinnarodden, which can only be reached on a long and difficult 25km hike from the Hurtigruten port of Mehamn.

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