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The most northerly point in EuropeThe North Cape, around 71 degrees north and approximately 2,000 km from the North Pole, is located on Magerøya at the very end of the European landmass.

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The plateau itself rises 307 metres almost straight up from the Arctic Sea, but it is flat at the top. A little way down the mountain slope stands the rock formation known as the “North Cape Horn”, which is an ancient Sami site of sacrifice. From the plateau, you can look to the left all the way to Knivskjellodden, which is actually more than 1 km farther north. The North Cape is thus not really the most northerly point, but it is tradition to refer to the North Cape the northernmost outpost of Europe.

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