Knivskjellodden as viewed from North Cape
Location Finnmark, Norway
Coordinates 71°11′08″N 25°40′54″E / 71.18556°N 25.68167°E / 71.18556; 25.68167Coordinates: 71°11′08″N 25°40′54″E / 71.18556°N 25.68167°E / 71.18556; 25.68167
Offshore water bodies Barents Sea

Knivskjellodden or Knivskjelodden is a peninsula located in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is the northernmost point on the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway. It is sometimes considered the northernmost point of the entire continent of Europe. The nearby Kinnarodden on the Nordkinn Peninsula is the northernmost point on the mainland.[1] The northernmost point of the country Norway is in fact Rossøya, in Svalbard, far north.

Knivskjellodden can be reached with a 9-kilometre (5.6 mi) long hike from a parking spot along the European route E69 highway (71°07′19″N 25°42′36″E / 71.122°N 25.71°E / 71.122; 25.71), 6 km (3.7 mi) south of North Cape.

Although North Cape, Norway is popularly known as the northernmost point, it is in fact located about 1,500 metres (4,900 ft) farther to the south.

See also


  1. Store norske leksikon. "Knivskjelodden" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-02-13.

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