Hornvika, Norway

Until the mid-20th century, visitors to the North Cape had to arrive by sea, then be transferred ashore for the rather steep hike to the actual plateau 1,000 feet above. (The road to Nordkapp was only completed in 1956.)  Most landed at Hornvika, set along a sheltered cove on the plateau’s eastern side. Seabourn guests reach the site via Zodiac departing from the fishing village of Skarsvåg; along the way, pass by a spectacular rock formation known as the Horn or Hornet. (The Sami People considered the Horn to be a sacred place, offering gifts there in the hope of good fortune.) Follow the series of stairways and trails up to the plateau for snaps from the northernmost point of the European mainland — and relax knowing that your return to the ship is by road.

Alternatively, guests may reach the Cape overland via the road from Skarsvåg.