>On the way to Northcape a whole herd of reindeer was seen out the bus window, and unfortunately, I was sitting on the wrong side of the bus.
The reason I signed up for the tour to Northcape for a second time is that it promised a trip to a Sami camp and encounters with live reindeer, as you saw in the video yesterday.
I didn’t realise that if you touch the reindeer’s antlers it is very painful for them.
Female reindeer lose their horns after giving birth. All the reindeer are owned by the Sami people, and they herd them south for the winter. They showed us a wonderful picture of all the reindeer swimming across an inlet.
What is the Northcape? Well, it’s 71 degrees north, and the most northern point of land in Europe. At least historically speaking.
There is actually a more northern piece of land over there (guide points and we squint..)
The king of Thailand landed in Northcape 100 years ago. Many Royals and the like have sailed around it and hiked up to it. Thank goodness they have a road these days.
Everything around here is advertised as “the most northern ____ in the world.”
It is a big opportunity to mail letters from, you guessed it,
The most northern Post Box in the world. Take your pick, for there are around 10 of them up there.