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Northcape

hi all im going to the northcape mid july was wondering if anyone had any pointers on what the weather is like that time of year does it rain a lot or is it hit and miss like the lake district and how about things i shouldnt miss on the way up from bergen Thank you in advance Tim
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Northern Cape as in South Africa Northern Cape?
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Normally it is between 15 and 20 degrees.
I am planning the same trip but for next year.
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Northern Cape as in South Africa Northern Cape?
North cape as in top end of norway land of 24 hour daylight that time of year just wondering if i would need a higher tog sleeping bag
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My trip

Here is a link to the report about my trip to the Northcape:
Jan Krijtenburg homepage (Travel pages)

The weather can be fine but make sure you have warm and waterproof clothing for when it's not.

Defenitly worth the trip. I'm sure I'll will come back. I really like riding a bike it in Scandinavia.
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I have been there many times and weather can be nice or gold, fogy and wet. Once +20 and nice sun shine 24h once +4 and fogy visibility some 10 to 15 meters. Weather variation up north can be rapid only some hours. That depends how Atlantic low pressures will move. If they go up North pole that will bring cold and wet air stream to Nordkapp.

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Hi Tim

Here is part 1 of a road video from a Copenhagen-Nordkapp-Copenhagen trip in may 2007:

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North Cape

Its a fantastic trip but weather can be fickle. Two years ago I had severe gales, torrential rain and 4 degrees C at the North Cape in July. After escaping, it was warm and sunny 70 miles south. I have friends who went in July last year and the weather was perfect, just like in the postcards. Campsites have wooden huts for hire with heating, beds cookers and utensils. I found everything worth exploring, except the touristy bit at North Cape. Having said that, had the weather been good I would have probably found it a wonderful place.
Scenery, wildlife, people....... I will do it all again one year...... wonderful. Personally, I found the Lofoten Islands to be the best and most spectacular part of the while trip. Have a great time. Oh and stick to the speed limit, fines are very high. Gill
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Treat it like a English Spring and you'll be fine, weather is variable as you would expect and altitude obviously affects temps, lots of huts for respite from bad weather if persistant and you want to dry your tent/kit. Fog and rain more than cold.

You will love it, enjoy
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i was planning to post the same question, and i see some other travelers are interested for this trip too
i`m planning go there in mid July and don`t expect very nice weather. as i see here from all of you that have done this trip, we cannot be sure that it`ll be nice weather because is July... most rainy days are in fact in summer. so i`m prepared
any suggestions what place is A MUST SEE during the trip?
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Nice plan. I did this trip - starting in Rome - up through Germany, Denmark, Norway, down through Sweden to Helsinki, a side trip to Talinn, Estonia, and back.

I did the trip 4 years ago in July, and encountered every conceivable weather condition. Throughout Norway, I was often cold, rain-soaked, and tossed about by wind gusts.

My favorite spots were Trondheim and Helsinki. If you have time for a (costly) side trip - I'd recommend taking a quick flight to the island of Svalbard - home to more polar bears than people.
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You have to be a bit smart when in Scandinavia. Generally when the weather is bad in the south it's great up north and vice versa. East is best for sunshine and it rains often in the west around the fjords. I was last there in September and had great weather, sunny days, cold nights and no rain for 10 days in Sweden and eastern Norway. As soon as I headed west towards Bergen it snowed at altitude and was raining solid for the last 3 days when I was on the west coast. It can be just the same in July but you have to take your chances. I've had 80f inside the arctic circle. I always try to go inland as quickly as possible and head up north. Then come south and visit the fjords last. Finland can have some amazing summer temperatures. I've even met bikers from there travelling to Norway for some cooler weather. Make your plans flexible and follow the weather. If there's a large high pressure between Iceland and Norway your onto a winner. Don't let it put you off Norway is an amazing country and you can usually dodge the worst with a bit of knowledge.
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