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Knivskjellodden as viewed from North Cape
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LocationFinnmark, Norway
Coordinates71°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 bodiesBarents 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 only be reached on foot, after a 9-kilometre (5.6 mi) long hike from a parking area near 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.

Travel agencies that organize trips for unaware tourists often advertise the North Cape as the northern extremity of Europe, but this is not true as the Knivskjellodden is 1,450 metres (4,760 ft) further north.

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

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