See & Do 

In the 2 slide shows below you should get a good idea of what you can see and do around the Red Tree and on the Nordkyn Peninsula. Please scroll down for a list of things to see and do at the bottom of this page.

What to see on Nordkyn

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  • Midnight Sun
    Midnight Sun From the end of May until August
  • Northern lights (Aurora Borealis)
    Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) Seen from September until March
  • Northern lights (Aurora Borealis)
    Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) Seen from September until March
  • Reindeer
    Reindeer Reindeer bull in Autumn on Nordkyn
  • Reindeer
    Reindeer Reindeer bull in Autumn on Nordkyn
  • Northern lights (Aurora Borealis)
    Northern lights (Aurora Borealis) Seen from September until March
  • Skjånes Church
    Skjånes Church In the small village called Skjånes (South-East)
  • Driftwood Museum Gamvik
    Driftwood Museum Gamvik A collection of facts about driftwood at the private home of a man in Gamvik - Free entry
  • Road RV888
    Road RV888 Europe's northernmost road leading to Mehamn
  • Finnkirka
    Finnkirka A Sami Sacred rock formation close to Kjøllefjord
  • Towards Skjånes
    Towards Skjånes Scenery on the fjord road towards Skjånes
  • Kifjord
    Kifjord Tranquility in the tiny village called Kifjord
  • Skjøtningberg
    Skjøtningberg A long white sandy beach and cabin village only reachable in Summer
  • Skjøtningberg
    Skjøtningberg A long white sandy beach and cabin village only reachable in Summer
  • Kjøllefjord
    Kjøllefjord The biggest village on Nordkyn with around 1100 inhabitants
  • Gamvik
    Gamvik A small fishing village with less than 200 inhabitants
  • Skjånes
    Skjånes A tiny village on the South-East end of Nordkyn
  • Mehamn (Vevika)
    Mehamn (Vevika) Mehamn is a small village on Nordkyn with around 800 inhabitants
  • Cabin in Winter
    Cabin in Winter Snow up to the sea and windy winter conditions
  • Mehamn (Winter)
    Mehamn (Winter) Mehamn is a small village on Nordkyn with around 800 inhabitants
  • Snowy winter landscape
    Snowy winter landscape A fascinating high Arctic landscape in Winter
  • Snowy winter landscape
    Snowy winter landscape A fascinating high Arctic landscape in Winter
  • Snowy winter landscape
    Snowy winter landscape Drifting snow as the wind takes over in winter on Nordkyn
  • Mehamn (Spring)
    Mehamn (Spring) Mehamn is a small village on Nordkyn with around 800 inhabitants
  • Mehamn (Summer)
    Mehamn (Summer) Midnight sun at the harbour in Mehamn
  • Snow plough
    Snow plough Clearing the roads in winter on Nordkyn
  • Kjøllefjord
    Kjøllefjord The view from Kjøllefjord towards Finnkirka and the North Atlantic
  • Kjøllefjord
    Kjøllefjord The view from Kjøllefjord towards Finnkirka and the North Atlantic
  • Mehamn (Autumn)
    Mehamn (Autumn) Mehamn is a small village on Nordkyn with around 800 inhabitants
  • Scenery from the catamaran
    Scenery from the catamaran 2 hour excursions from Skjånes to tiny villages without road access
  • Road to Skjånes (Autumn)
    Road to Skjånes (Autumn) The scenic fjord road to Skjånes in Ruska or Autumn
  • Autumn (Ruska)
    Autumn (Ruska) The colourful Autumn scenery on Nordkyn
  • Hiking on Nordkyn
    Hiking on Nordkyn Scenery on the Kamøynæringen hiking trail close to Mehamn
  • Mehamn (Summer)
    Mehamn (Summer) Mehamn is a small village on Nordkyn with around 800 inhabitants
  • Nordkyn Peninsula
    Nordkyn Peninsula Scenery and endless rolling hills on the Nordkyn peninsula
  • Nordkyn Peninsula
    Nordkyn Peninsula Scenery and endless rolling hills on the Nordkyn peninsula
  • Sheep on Nordkyn
    Sheep on Nordkyn Some small farms are found on the South-Eastern part of Nordkyn
  • Road to Skjånes
    Road to Skjånes Scenery on the fjord road towards Skjånes
  • Skjånes
    Skjånes A tiny village on the South-East end of Nordkyn
  • Oksevåg
    Oksevåg Enjoy a short hike through Europe's northernmost forrest
  • Nordkyn Peninsula
    Nordkyn Peninsula Scenery towards the Kamøynæringen hiking trail close to Mehamn
  • Nordkyn Peninsula
    Nordkyn Peninsula Moonrise over a fjord after almost 3 months of the midnight sun
  • Mehamn (Summer)
    Mehamn (Summer) Mehamn is a small village on Nordkyn with around 800 inhabitants

What to do on Nordkyn

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  • Reindeer
    Reindeer Reindeer returning to the coast at the end of winter
  • Reindeer
    Reindeer Reindeer bull in Autumn on Nordkyn
  • Reindeer
    Reindeer Reindeer bull in Autumn on Nordkyn
  • Reindeer
    Reindeer Reindeer in the Slettnes area on Nordkyn
  • Hiking on Nordkyn
    Hiking on Nordkyn Hiking on over 200km of hiking trails on the Nordkyn Peninsula
  • Berry picking
    Berry picking August/September is the best season for berry picking
  • Mushrooms
    Mushrooms August/September is the best season for mushroom picking
  • Igloo building
    Igloo building A fun winter activity
  • The Hurtigruten
    The Hurtigruten A 2 hour excursion from Kjøllefjord to Mehamn
  • Snow-kiting
    Snow-kiting A fun winter activity
  • The catamaran
    The catamaran 2 hour excursions from Skjånes to tiny villages without road access
  • Boat trips
    Boat trips Enjoy the fjords sightseeing and fishing
  • Cloudberries
    Cloudberries Indigenous berries known as "gold of the tundra". Picking season in August
  • Hiking on Nordkyn
    Hiking on Nordkyn Enjoy fantastic views while hiking on Nordkyn with over 200km of marked trails.
  • Cross-country skiing and Snow-shoeing
    Cross-country skiing and Snow-shoeing Fun winter activities on Nordkyn
  • Hiking on Nordkyn
    Hiking on Nordkyn Hiking on over 200km of hiking trails on the Nordkyn Peninsula
  • Sandfjorden - Kinnarodden
    Sandfjorden - Kinnarodden Boat trip and hike up to Europe's northernmost tip, Kinnarodden / Cape Nordkyn
  • Finnkirka
    Finnkirka A Sami Sacred rock formation close to Kjøllefjord
  • Hiking on Nordkyn
    Hiking on Nordkyn On trail towards Kinnarodden ... The most challenging hike at the top of Europe
  • Gamvik
    Gamvik A small fishing village with less than 200 inhabitants
  • Foldalbruket
    Foldalbruket The museum in Kjøllefjord
  • Scenery from the catamaran
    Scenery from the catamaran 2 hour excursions from Skjånes to tiny villages without road access
  • Road to Skjånes (Autumn)
    Road to Skjånes (Autumn) The scenic fjord road to Skjånes in Ruska or Autumn
  • Hiking on Nordkyn
    Hiking on Nordkyn The rugged coastline on the Kamøynæringen trail close to Mehamn
  • Road to Skjånes
    Road to Skjånes Scenery on the fjord road towards Skjånes
  • Winter trekking
    Winter trekking Winter expeditions on Nordkyn using snow shoes and equipment sleds
  • Camping on Nordkyn
    Camping on Nordkyn Enjoying peace and quite in the middle of nowhere
  • Igloo building
    Igloo building Fun winter activities on Nordkyn
  • Igloo building
    Igloo building Fun winter activities on Nordkyn
  • Snow-kiting
    Snow-kiting Fun winter activities on Nordkyn
  • Ice Fishing
    Ice Fishing The best season for ice fishing is March until May on Nordkyn

What to see on Nordkyn:

  • Villages: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Gamvik, Skjånes, Dyford, Kifjord & Skjøtningberg
  • Slettnes Lighthouse - The world's nothernmost mainland lighthouse
  • The midnight sun (May until August)
  • The Northern lights (September until March)
  • Kinnarodden (Cape Nordkyn) - Europe's northernmost tip
  • Europe's northernmost birch forrest (Oksevåg)
  • Churches in Mehamn, Gamvik, Kjøllefjord, Skjånes and Dyfjord
  • Museums in Gamvik and Kjøllefjord
  • Endless tundra, hills, sandy beaches and rugged coastline
  • Reindeer (April until October)
  • Unique breeding birds in the Slettnes nature reserve
  • Traditional fishing boats 
  • Clearing the roads from snow in winter


What to do on Nordkyn:

  • Hiking - over 200km of marked hiking trails
  • Fishing (Ice fishing, fly fishing, deep sea fishing)
  • Snow-shoeing
  • Cross country skiing
  • Snow kiting
  • Snow mobile tours
  • Boat trips
  • Visit the villages: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Gamvik, Skjånes, Dyford, Kifjord & Skjøtningberg
  • Slettnes Lighthouse - a guided tour up in the tower
  • Admire the midnight sun (May until August)
  • Hunt the northern lights (September until March)
  • Kinnarodden (Cape Nordkyn) - Hike to the tip or book a boat trip
  • Take a walk in Europe's northernmost birch forrest (Oksevåg)
  • Visit the museums in Gamvik and Kjøllefjord
  • Visit the Sami people
  • Reindeer spotting (April until October)
  • Go birdwatching in the Slettnes nature reserve