Hurtigruten - « Le plus beau voyage en mer du monde »
The world's northernmost mainland lighthouse was built in 1905, destroyed in 1944 and rebuilt in 1945-48. Situated on a vast coastal plain between the Barents Sea and the mountains, Slettnes is a fascinating place to visit for lovers of scenery, wildlife, history and the brute forces of nature. Little has changed since the lighthouse keepers and their families lived here. The standard is simple, and bathrooms are shared. Extra beds (max. 2 pr. room) are available for children. Children younger than 3 years stay for free. Please note that check-out is at 11:00 and that check-in is open until 18:00. If you will arrive or leave at other times, please let us know well in advance.
The Nordkyn peninsula offers 250 km of marked trails. The terrain is only moderately demanding, with soft, heather-clad ground and gently rolling hills, but the view of the landscape and the open sea is fabulous. Slettnes Lighthouse, rebuilt by prize-winning architects in 1948, is a gem of reconstruction architecture, with unobstructed views towards the Barents Sea. Local food and a good night's sleep in simple, beautiful rooms make you ready for the hike the next day. The hike along
the historic path takes you along old stone fences, a mysterious
labyrinth and remnants of old settlements, starting just outside the lighthouse.
Price per person per night at Slettnes Lighthouse (min 3 persons): NOK 425,- per person with shared facilities, self catering. Comfortable hotels available at Mehamn (Mehamn Arctic Hotel), miniprice 600,- or at Kjøllefjord (Hotel Nordkyn), miniprice NOK 690,-.