4-Xtremes – Part 8: the expedition to the “real” North Cape

Series: 4-Xtremes – The World Tour

At the end of the world.

After the North Cape, the Kammermann’s reach the “real” North Cape. Splitting hairs? Maybe. But definitely worth the journey!

Northernmost lighthouse in the world or not? At the latest when you look at Slettnes fyr from a bird's eye perspective, this question becomes much less pertinent.


Last time we reported from the North Cape. So you may wonder why today is about the “real” North Cape. The explanation: because the famous cape is located on an island, some people prefer to look for Europe's northernmost point on the mainland instead. And so we opted for this option, too.

It led us to a peninsula a little further east – to Slettnes fyr. It is considered the world’s northernmost lighthouse on the mainland. But that’s not so important for us. And in any case, the neighbouring rocky outcrop Kinnarodden juts out a little further into the Barents Sea. But we liked the cast-iron tower and the landscape all around so much that we named the place our real North Cape.



All alone in perfect weather.

Even just the journey to this end of the world is gigantic. Steep roads lead to high plateaus with crystal clear lakes, above which the clouds pass by at a rate of knots. Then in the next moment it goes downhill again to the sea. The Axor masters all of the passes and narrow roads along the waterline.

We have the lighthouse for ourselves, the weather is perfect. We walk along the coast, find stone remains of former settlements and in the light of the setting sun we even meet some reindeer. We decide to stay another day.


Northern lights over the lighthouse: built at the beginning of the 20th century, Slettness fyr was destroyed in the Second World War and subsequently rebuilt.
Northern lights over the lighthouse: built at the beginning of the 20th century, Slettness fyr was destroyed in the Second World War and subsequently rebuilt.

Water pump on strike, perfect light for photos.

Before we were able to set off for a daytime walk, the typical “overlander daily life” reared its ugly head. The water pump had been stuttering for a few days now, but today there’s nothing coming out of the tap at all. Once the initial annoyance had passed, we decided to set about installing the replacement pump in a relaxed manner.

On the evening, we then got our reward: the sun was low above the horizon – great light for taking pictures. At night the whole sky was filled by the northern lights. And as we set out south in the morning, we even spied a white reindeer. You may remember: they’re rare and are said to be lucky.


4-Xtremes – The World Tour.

A one-of-a-kind journey.

For eleven months, Andrea and Mike Kammermann were on the “4‑Xtremes” tour with their Axor. Now they are on an even greater adventure. The pair from Switzerland will be on the road for three years and the RoadStars community will again be joining them on the trip! Always be up-to-date and don’t miss any of the breathtaking destinations that our adventurous couple are heading for.

You can find all the parts from the “4-Xtremes – The World Tour” series here.


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