Friday, January 26, 2018

Nordkaap - Norway

Last year Ara has been twice to Norway, 1st to the Lofoten Islands and then a bit farther north at the Nordkapp. She sent a card with a matching stamp and postmark. The other card is an official that I got in 2011. 

Foto: Hurtigruten / Richard Pitcairn Knowles

Nordkapp (or North Cape in English) is located in Finnmark county, Norway.
North Cape rises a proud and mighty 308 meters above the Barents Sea. North Cape is the last point before the sea ice in the north.
Some 200,000 tourists visit this place annually, some to experience the midnight sun.

NO-48902, sent by Damla.
The midnight sun is a natural phenomenon which means that the sun does not set during the summer months. In other words, given fair weather, you can see the sun for a continuous 24 hours. The duration of the midnight sun depends on how far north you are and at the North Cape you can see the sun from 14 May to 29 July.

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