Hello from on top of the world! Today I was at Honningsvaag, located in the Norwegian state of Nordkapp, is the northernmost city in the world. While the landscape is lacking trees, it is still a beautiful place with the grass covered hills falling into the crystal waters.
On this visit I was able to visit a farm with reindeer! They are remarkably docile creatures. I learned that reindeer can see ultraviolet light, which helps them survive these harsh conditions. Today they were mostly feeding on the grass under the amazing blue sky and warming sun.
The North Cape is called the northernmost point in Europe. The latitude here, as shown by the sign, is 71º 10′ 21″ North. This means we are just 1300 miles from the North Pole. Also at the bottom of this cliff marks the southern extent of the Arctic Ocean.
Also the North Cape there is a remarkable monument overlooking the cliff. This monument is called the Children of the Earth monument and was based off creations by seven children in 1988. They made clay artworks that were later made into the large bronze casts. Each of the seven children were from a different continent–although I wonder who they found for Antarctica It is an inspiring monument that aims to promote togetherness.