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“Don't miss it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Nordkapphallen

Nordkapphallen
Honningsvag, Norway
78-47-22-33
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Nuenen, The Netherlands
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“Don't miss it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

You cannot miss Nordkapphallen when you are at the Nordkapp viewpoint. It's a nice looking building with toilets,restaurant and a lot to see, from a meditation chapel to the site the King of Thailand donated and the good video on Polar light. So do have a look and warm up.

Visited June 2012
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brisbane
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“great spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

Good facilities. Pay to get in. Coffee shop poor. Good film about the north. worth visiting

Visited May 2012
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“Inevitable stop for those visiting the North Cape”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

I can't imagine visitors NOT passing through the North Cape Hall, which is an enormous, parking-lot of a building that heralds the gateway to the walk leading to the infamous North Cape. It was raining and cold on our August visit (advisory: consider yourselves part of an elite group if you have sun or can even see a few meters beyond the precipice of the Cape's Barents Sea overlook) but you're likely to go inside the rather 'touristy' visitor's center with its large gift store, cafeteria and coffee shop upstairs and an interpretive center downstairs, where you can watch a 20-minute documentary about the Cape (we left in the middle because it was boring). Have a cup of coffee and a pastry at the little bistro, but avoid the generic cafeteria.

Visited August 2011
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malaga
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“Tourist trap but warm after the cold outside.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2012

This is the tourist centre at the North Cape. There is a cafe, toilet facilities and a vast, expensive gift shop. I am amazed at how expensive everything is in Norway. £10 for 3 postcards and 1 stamp!
However it is a warm respite from the -18'C outside.
There is a sort of museum here which I have reviewed separately. This centre is at the supposed northernmost point of Europe which isn't as the most northern bit is a puffin infested island you cannot go onto. Expensive to get there and only moderately interesting.

Visited February 2012
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“Overpriced and Directionless”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011

I had braced myself for this overpriced mediocrity so was not surprised. It is actually just a large visitors complex with shops, cafes and very little else of interest. An overlooked stone in the lobby contains the interesting monogram of the Thai King Chulalongkorn from 1907 - one of the first official visitors to newly independent Norway. A small Buddhist shrine in the bowels of the building commeorates this visit. I was advised that I should buy the NOK245 ticket rather than the NOK160 ticket which would limit my access. This was a load of crap, since my ticket was never checked and I have no idea what I paid extra for. In fact, I'm not sure what I paid for except access to the fenced in area (the fences themselves a hideous eyesore) designating the North Cape. Possibly a necessary evil, but vastly more fun was the hike to the real northernmost point on the peninsula to the west...and it didn't cost an ore! Hopefully local tourist interests will intervene and revamp this un-Norwegian mess.

Visited June 2011
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