Cruises from Storstappen Island
Storstappen Island is one of three uninhabited islands that constitute the Gjesværstappan group, at the very north of mainland Norway. The small island lies 17 km to the WSW of North Cape, the (second) most northerly point of mainland Europe, and favourite of cruise liners that often pause off shore at the cape. Storstappen Island covers about one square kilometre, and is 508 km north of the Arctic Circle. At the right time of the year, and weather conditions permitting, one can see the aurora borealis, and of course the midnight sun.
The island is home to a large colony of seabirds and has been a nature reserve since 1983.