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North Cape Sightseeing Tour - Midnight Sun at North Cape, Norway - with English speaking guide

North Cape Sightseeing
"Our Original Tour"

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Hurtig Special
"The No-Rush Tour"

Tromsø Tour with English speaking guide, Tromsø, Norway

Tromsø Tour
"Why we live here..."

Our Unique Tours

North Cape Sightseeing

North Cape Sightseeing

Our Original Tour
for Cruise Ship Travelers

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Hurtig Special Tour

Hurtig Special Tour

"The No-Rush Tour"
for Hurtigruten Travelers

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Tromsø Tour

Tromsø Tour

New from May 2022
"Why we live here..."

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North Cape Sightseeing

"More than a Bus Tour"
Our Original Tour for Cruise Ship Travelers

Curvy Road along a Norwegian Fjord, Norway

North Cape Sightseeing

Tour Description

North Cape Sightseeing


Each of our guided North Cape Sightseeing tours is unique.

We show you our home as we know it and love it.

Let us take you on a scenic ride across Magerøya Island, here at the far North of Norway. Enjoy the beautiful landscape and numerous stops along the way, with the final destination: North Cape.

Each of our trips is different, we do not follow a strict itinerary, we change the sequence of our stops and adjust to the weather conditions as well as to the audience.

For us, it is all about your experience. Period.

 

North Cape Sightseeing Map, Magerøya, Norway

Tour Includes

Guide

Our dedicated tour guides will inform you, show you around and entertain you throughout the tour.
At Blue Puffin, we guide our tours mainly in English. Some tours are run in German and some in two languages simultaneously (never more that two, and English is then always one of them). See departures for details.

 

North Cape Entrance Ticket

Expenses such as parking fees and, entrance fees are included in the tour price.

 

Transport

Our bus is waiting for you at the port, a stone’s throw from your ship.

 

Fishing Villages

Visit two picturesque fishing villages and get to know about the local life style, here in the Arctic.

 

King Crab Experience

Join us for a king crab show, take close-up pictures, videos and selfies - and even touch “The Monster of Barents Sea”.

 

Photo Stops

At Viewpoints, Sami Settlement, Reindeer... All stops are optional and entirely dependent on the conditions: time, weather, traffic etc.

 

Reindeer Meat Snack

Taste our local delicacy, dried reindeer meat.
Note: this is a tasting, not a proper meal.
Additional food and/ or beverages are at your own expense.

 

Duration

4 hours approx.

Our North Cape Sightseeing excursion is adjusted to cruise ship arrival and departure times.

Meeting Point

Right at the harbor in Honningsvåg, there is a parking lot for buses. We meet in front of the tourist information (not inside). Look for the buses marked with North Cape Sightseeing, bus number #400. This is very easy. You will see.

Discounts On Other Local Attractions

By joining our tour, you can enter the Arctico Ice Bar and watch “Our Northernmost Life” theater show at Perleporten Kulturhus with 10% discount.

Departures 2022

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
May 16, 2022 06:00 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
May 22, 2022 03:00 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
May 25, 2022 08:30 a.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
May 27, 2022 02:00 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
  09:30 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
  09:30 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van

 

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
Jun 03, 2022 06:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 04, 2022 09:00 a.m. fully booked Tour with German speaking Guide  
  10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jun 09, 2022 05:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
  09:30 p.m. fully booked Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 13, 2022 03:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
  08:00 p.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
Jun 15, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
  02:00 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
  07:15 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jun 17, 2022 08:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
  12:00 noon bookable Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
  09:30 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jun 18, 2022 10:00 a.m. fully booked Tour with English speaking Guide  
  10:15 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
  02:00 p.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
Jun 19, 2022 08:30 a.m. fully booked Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
  09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
  01:30 p.m. fully booked Tour with English speaking Guide  
Jun 25, 2022 08:30 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide  
  09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
  12:00 noon fully booked Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 26, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jun 27, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jun 28, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
  07:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
  07:00 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 29, 2022 03:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
  08:00 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  

 

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
Jul 03, 2022 10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 04, 2022 10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
  02:30 p.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
  02:30 p.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
  09:30 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jul 07, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jul 10, 2022 09:30 p.m. fully booked Tour with German speaking Guide  
  09:45 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jul 12, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
  10:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jul 15, 2022 09:30 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jul 19, 2022 03:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
  08:00 p.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
Jul 21, 2022 09:30 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jul 22, 2022 01:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
  01:30 p.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 23, 2022 12:00 noon bookable Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 25, 2022 02:30 p.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
Jul 28, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jul 29, 2022 05:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
  05:00 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
  09:30 p.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
Jul 30, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
  10:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van¹
Jul 31, 2022 08:30 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide  
  09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  

 

¹ Our tour on July 30, 2022 at 10:00 p.m. is adjusted to the time the MS Hamburg is in port. We will start our tour as soon as all of our guests have gathered – preferably before 10:00 p.m. We will be back at the port no later than 01:30 a.m. Please feel free to contact us, if you have any questions.

 

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
Aug 03, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
  10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Aug 05, 2022 08:30 a.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 06, 2022 11:30 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Aug 08, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 12, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Aug 14, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide  
  10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Aug 15, 2022 02:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
  07:00 p.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
Aug 16, 2022 03:00 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
Aug 17, 2022 10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
Aug 19, 2022 01:30 p.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide  
  01:30 p.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 24, 2022 02:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Aug 25, 2022 03:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
Aug 26, 2022 05:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
Aug 27, 2022 10:00 a.m. fully booked Tour with English speaking Guide  
  10:15 a.m. fully booked Tour with English speaking Guide  
  02:00 p.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide  
Aug 28, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  
  09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van

 

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
Sep 05, 2022 08:30 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  
  02:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
  06:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
Sep 06, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide  

 

 

bookable There is currently plenty of space on this tour.
last chance 10 or less spots are available.
fully booked This tour is fully booked. We can add you to the waiting list.

 

Prices 2022

 

North Cape Sightseeing


NOK 1,289.- per person (adults)
NOK 749.- per person (children, until 14 years)

 

Infants until 1 year of age travel for free as long as they travel in a baby carrier on the lap of an adult at all times on the bus. Please let us know by e-mail when you book the tour.

 

Minibus/ Van Tours


NOK 1,789.- per person (adults)
NOK 1,199.- per person (children, until 14 years)

 

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Hurtig Special

"The No-Rush Tour"
Based on The Original - Optimized for Travelers who arrive by Hurtigruten

Tour Description

 

Based on the many requests we have received lately, Blue Puffin is now offering a shorter version of our original North Cape Sightseeing tour especially catered to Hurtigruten guests.

This is for their North-bound journey, with arrival to Honningsvåg at 10:55 a.m. and departure time at 02:30 p.m.

How does it work?

We prefer to be clear to avoid misunderstandings.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to join a 4-hour tour, if your ship is in town for only 3:35 hours… This is why we have created Hurtig Special!

Sorry to say, but we need to cut parts of the original itinerary – there is no way around it.

We chose to leave out the King Crab Show, because there is simply no time.

We also chose to stay at North Cape shorter than on our regular North Cape Sightseeing tours, which is the only way to still visit Kamøvvær, the most picturesque fishing village on our island. We believe this is still very much within reason. On our regular departures, we recommend to watch the panorama movie. It is about 15 minutes long. By not watching it, you gain some precious time.

Departure

11:10 a.m. (directly at the Hurtigruten pier)

Back at the ship

02:10 p.m.

Participants

min. 2

Prices 2022

 

Hurtig Special

Only tours by minibus/ van

NOK 1,479.- per person (adults)
NOK 999.- per person (children, until 14 years)

 

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Departures 2022

 

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  26 27   29    

 

 

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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  09 10 11   13  
      18   20 21
22 23 24   26    
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Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
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What is different?

Difference between our original North Cape Sightseeing tour and our Hurtigruten Special

North Cape Sightseeing

4 hours

Visit typical 2 fishing villages

King Crab Show

1:15 – 1:30 hours at North Cape

Big bus

Based on cruise ship arrival and departure times

Hurtig Special

3 hours

1 picturesque fishing village

No King Crab Show

45min at North Cape (see above)

Minibus/ van

Only on selected dates

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Tromsø Tour

"Why we live here..."
New from May 2022

Panorama Tromsø, Norway - Tromsø Tour
Tromsø Tour
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Tromsø Tour "Why we live here..."

Tour Description

Tromsø Tour "Why we live here..."


Designing this tour, we asked ourselves, "What makes Tromsø special?"

Quickly, we indulged in a funny conversation. "Is it the snow-covered mountains, the deep, rich fjords cutting far inland and/ or unspoiled nature right in our backyards?"

What about, "You can get a tan, way past midnight during the summer (the time of the Midnight Sun)?" – or rather, "Our kids play hide-and-seek under the light cone of their headlamps during mørketiden (the dark time of the year)?" That's right. Arctic kids are tough! The brave ones, turn their headlamps off during hide-and-seek, though. They cope with all sorts of weather and play outside a lot. In kindergarten, even during a snow storm, while eating icicles non–stop!!...

The answers may be as diverse as the people around our table on that day – maybe as diverse as all the inhabitants of Tromsø. Soon, we discovered that our question essentially evolved to, "Why do we live here?"

Starting May 2022, our new Tromsø Tour follows the clear and well-regarded concept of our Original North Cape Sightseeing Tour. Each of our guided tours in Tromsø is unique.

Be warned! This tour does not follow a strict itinerary. This tour might not be the right choice for you, if you are seeking a classical tour that takes you from one touristic highlight straight to the next one.

Instead, join your guide as she (or he) takes you to her/ his favorite places. Some in town, some outside, in the countryside. We leave that entirely up to your guide...

And yes, if you are curious, you may ask your guide yourself, "Why do you live here?"

 

Tromsø Tour Map, Northern Norway - English

Tour Includes

Guide

Our dedicated tour guides will answer the question of the day, "Why we live here...", share insights about the local life style and show you around throughout the tour.
At Blue Puffin, we guide our tours mainly in English. Some tours are run in German and some in two languages simultaneously (never more that two, and English is then always one of them). See departures for details.

 

Entrance Tickets and Parking Fees

Expenses such as parking fees and entrance tickets are included in the tour price.

 

Transport

Our bus is waiting for you at the port in Tromsø, only a short walk from your ship.

 

Your Guide's Favorite Places

Visit your guide's favorite places in and around Tromsø - some more known than others - and get to know about the local life style, here in the Arctic.

 

Photo Stops

At viewpoints and other picturesque places... All stops are optional and entirely dependent on the conditions: time, weather, traffic etc.

 

Snack of Local Treats

Taste one of our favorite local treats.
Note: this is a tasting, not a proper meal.
Additional food and/ or beverages are at your own expense.

 

Duration

4 - 5 hours approx.

Our Tromsø Tour is adjusted to cruise ship arrival and departure times.

 

Meeting Point

Tromsø has two wharfs/ quays for cruise ships, right in the city center and Breivika. Your guide will pick you up right at the port.
Detailed information will be provided according to where your ship docks and where your tour starts.

Rob wrote us a quick e-mail on June 19, 2022:

Tromsø Tour

Hi Sebastian
Just to say thanks for a second day of enjoyment with Michael and driver Steve after your trip yesterday to the North Cape region. Spectacular scenery and contrasts as we learned of more Norwegian lives and experiences. I will put something on social media like Trip advisor, etc later but just wanted to say a big thanks for all the organisation.
Now sailing
Best wishes
Rob
Sky Princess
Rob, UK

Departures 2022

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
May 17, 2022 02:30 p.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
May 29, 2022 09:00 a.m. fully booked Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van

 

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
Jun 03, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 14, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 15, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 17, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 18, 2022 10:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 19, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide  
  09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 24, 2022 11:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide  
  11:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 25, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 26, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jun 28, 2022 09:30 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van

 

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
Jul 04, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 06, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 13, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 17, 2022 09:00 a.m. fully booked Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 20, 2022 02:30 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 21, 2022 10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 23, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 24, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 25, 2022 10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 27, 2022 09:30 a.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 30, 2022 11:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide  
  11:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Jul 31, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van

 

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
Aug 02, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 09, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 12, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 13, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 17, 2022 09:30 a.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 18, 2022 10:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 19, 2022 09:00 a.m. last chance Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 24, 2022 10:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 26, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Aug 28, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English speaking Guide  

 

 

Date Time Availability Guide Note
Sep 06, 2022 02:00 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Sep 07, 2022 09:00 a.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Sep 10, 2022 08:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide Northern Lights, minibus/ van
Sep 16, 2022 02:00 p.m. bookable Tour with English and German speaking Guide minibus/ van
Sep 24, 2022 08:00 p.m. bookable Tour with German speaking Guide Northern Lights, minibus/ van

 

 

bookable There is currently plenty of space on this tour.
last chance 10 or less spots are available.
fully booked This tour is fully booked. We can add you to the waiting list.

 

Prices 2022

 

Tromsø Tour "Why we live here..."


NOK 1,169.- per person (adults)
NOK 699.- per person (children, until 14 years)

 

Infants until 1 year of age travel for free as long as they travel in a baby carrier on the lap of an adult at all times on the bus. Please let us know by e-mail when you book the tour.

 

Minibus/ Van Tours


NOK 1,589.- per person (adults)
NOK 899.- per person (children, until 14 years)

 

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North Cape Sightseeing Tour ranked Number 1 on TripAdvisor

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North Cape Sightseeing

More than a Bus Tour

NORTH CAPE SIGHTSEEING

North Cape Sightseeing
for Cruise Ship Travelers

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MINIBUS/
VAN TOURS

Explore in Small Groups
on selected Departures

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BUS
CHARTER

Private Tours
with or without Guide

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SPECIAL
SERVICE

Custom-made Tours
for Individual Travelers

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Other Services We Provide

Minibus/ Van Tours

Explore in Small Groups on selected Departures

Starting in our 2019 season, Blue Puffin offers a selected number of our well-regarded Original North Cape Sightseeing Tour, our Hurtig Special Tour and from 2022 our Tromsø Tour by minibus/ van.

Bus Charter

Private Tours with or without Guide

Are you traveling with a closed group or are a tour operator and would like to charter a private bus just for your group? We at Blue Puffin are happy to help you. Bus charters are available with or without a guide.

Please simply write us an e-mail: northcapesightseeing@gmail.com

Custom-made Tours

Custom-made Tours for Individual Travelers

Anything special in mind?

Contact us to see how we may help you to customize your tour.
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Tour Guides

The difference between a shuttle bus and our North Cape Sightseeing tour is your guide.

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Monika Dąbkowska


Monika is the founder and owner of Blue Puffin.

Monika was born and raised in Gdańsk, Poland. She first came to Northern Norway in 2003 as a student of Scandinavian Studies, in which she has a masters degree.

Her work experience ranges from guiding tours through being a language school manager, a Norwegian teacher, musher, while working with huskies and dog sleds to being a full-time mom. As you can see, it never got boring... oh, yeah, and she has a professional bus driver's license, too, and worked as a bus driver for local bus companies. Monika also tried having "a real job" when living and working in Oslo, but learned that that's just not quite her thing and moved back North.

Whenever not working, Monika is found someplace all over the planet. Monika is a dedicated traveler, as so to say. Her extensive journeys have brought her to all continents (except Antarctica - no reindeer there, though) and many would be jealous about all the places she has been to.

Monika started Blue Puffin in 2018. She had been the manager for a local tour operator for three years before that and had been in charge of developing and running North Cape Sightseeing tours. After this company decided to not longer continue business, Monika took over the concept in mutual agreement and continued the same concept she had originally developed. ... Blue Puffin was born - same tour, just under a different "legal" name.

Monika is fluent in Polish, English and Norwegian and speaks "some" German as well as "un poquito" Spanish.

 

Sebastian Borgwardt


Sebastian is Monika's partner.

Sebastian grew up in Leipzig, Germany. After finishing school, he bought a plane ticket and went off to discover the world. His journey, by bicycle, brought him to the End of the World, where he found his base camp in Southern Patagonia, Chile.

He has been working as a tour operator, specializing in adventure and nature travel in Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego, Chile and Argentina for 17 years. Sebastian also owned a hostel in Punta Arenas, Chile.

Besides using his local knowledge in the production of several TV documentaries and commercials, Sebastian also enjoyed the opportunity to work with environment protection projects. Working close to nature for most of his life has resulted in his awareness of environmental issues and led to his most important projects together with National Geographic Photographer, Maria Stenzel, and the re-known conservationists Douglas Tompkins and Kristine McDivitt Tompkins. The latter led to the establishment of the first trekking trail in the (now not anymore) future Patagonia National Park, of which he was in charge. With pride, Sebastian sees this accomplishment as the personal highlight of his career and a small, yet very real step in long-term environment protection.

For Blue Puffin, he guides many North Cape Sightseeing tours, ties the strings in the back office and is in charge of international marketing, which pretty much means, he surfs the web a lot...

Sebastian is fluent in German, English and Spanish, gets along in French and Norwegian.

 

Kathi Goller

Kathi Goller

Kathi is our "tunnel digger" and also one of the most experienced guides at the North Cape.

She knows her mountains from her childhood home in Tirol, but she soon learned that Norway offers more than that: fjords! - hard to find in Austria!... ;-)

Kathi first came to Norway in 1999 and quickly found a new home in the beautiful, rugged North. She has been living and guiding tours here on and off since 2004.

Kathi studied geography/ cartography and actually does work for a tunnel construction company full time. Every year, she comes back to Magerøya Island to guide a few of our North Cape Sightseeing tours.

In her free time, she likes to get lost in a thick jungle in Surinam or some remote mountains in Kazakhstan - places well off the beaten track.

Kathi is fluent in German, English, Norwegian and Spanish and as a far-traveled adventurer juggles with a few more languages on top of it.
Anita Holmgren

Anita Holmgren

Anita is the youngest member of our international guide team. She is a full-blooded Magerøyan, a true North Cape girl, as so to say. She grew up in this harsh yet friendly corner of the world and probably knows all and each reindeer by name! :-)

Anita is currently studying marine biology at the University of Trondheim, but comes home during the summer to either help at her parents' family-run business "Nordkapp Camping" (www.nordkappcamping.no) or to show off her land to our guests as a guide of our North Cape Sightseeing tours.

Anita is also a passionate singer and actress. Whenever she finds time, she enjoys performing at our friends' at Perleporten Kulturhus for the "Our Northermost Life" theater show. Highly recommended! www.perleportenkulturhus.no, performance in English.

Anita speaks Norwegian, English and some German.
Michelle Ernst

Michelle Ernst

Michelle grew up in a small town in between grapes in the famous German wine region Rheingau.

After completing her studies in hotel management, she worked on a cruise ship on the Rhine river. Later, she gained experience working for different airlines in different fields, including the lost luggage department at the Frankfurt airport - imagine: most people Michelle met there were probably not in the best of all moods, as you can imagine...

In 2003, Michelle settled over to Patagonia, Chile's wild South, where she worked as a guide, including extended, multi-adventure and bus tours throughout the country. This is also, where Michelle first met Sebastian around 15 years ago. They worked together in several occasions.

Michelle is strengthening our team at North Cape from summer 2019, before searching for the next summer in South America.

Michelle is fluent in her native German in addition to English and Spanish.
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