NORTH CAPE (Nordkap), a promontory on the island Magero off the north coast of Norway in 70 10' 40" N., 25 45' E., 78 m. N.E. of Hammerfest. Knivskjaerodden, an island a little to the west, actually reaches a point a little farther north than the North Cape, and Nordkyn, 45 m. E., is the northern extremity of the mainland (7i7'N.). The desolate cape, rising abruptly over 1000 ft. from the sea, is frequently visited during the summer period of the " midnight Sun," but travellers are often prevented from seeing this phenomenon by adverse atmospheric conditions.
Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)