Honningsvåg Travel Guide

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Honningsvåg Highlights

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     The sun did not set 

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     In winter days of darkness 

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     In the Arctic Circle 

Honningsvåg Things to Do

  • Museum

    I wanted to visit the museum where the entry fee is 50krone but quite honestly i did not think that it was worth theeffort from just peeping in so decided against it

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  • Ice Bar

    I went to the ice bar to experience a bit of what the folk here would be experiencing during winter time as far as the cold is concerned. The price was 135kr which included two non-alchoholic drinks and although itcwas quite expensive itcwas worth every krone

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  • Walk around the town

    If you arrive in on Queen Mary2 the ship is there for the whole day so you have time to do 2 tours or choose to look around the town.There was a very well stocked souvenir shop ....a bit crowded when we arrived with all QM2 passengers. I actually preferred The Christmas House but that is a bit further out.The Ice Bar was just in front of us but we...

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  • Do not miss The Gallery East of the Sun

    During the winter months when all is dark and the villages may actually be isolated even from each other one very enterprising artistic lady creates her very special artwork.What does she do? Well she collects glossy magazines and using the coloured shiny pages she creates beautiful pictures...have a look at the photo to see what I mean...all...

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  • Visit Skarsvåg

    Skarsvag is the most northerly fishing village in Norway and I think in the world. For 3 months of the year it is in total darkness...so choose your time to visit. Sometimes in winter you cannot even visit a nearby village so this is what isolation is all about.But what excitement to be in the most northerly fishing village...and charming it it...

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  • Honningsvag - the town itself

    Honningsvag itself is a place I had absolutely no time to explore within the few minutes that I had left over betweeen the excursion to the Northcape and the departure of my Hurtigrutenship.When coming to Honningsvag by Hurtigrute your time will always be too short: 3,5 hours when the ships are going north and that time is just enough for the...

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    by o00o Written Dec 23, 2002

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    A walk form the Hurtigruten to the Rica Bryggen Hotell, the sky get darks again, the sun light in the sky for only 45 minutes in winter. The vire from the hotel to the Honningsvag town.

    Favorite Dish: Here is the picking up point for Nordkapp tourist. I was the only one and the first one to visit Nordkapp in that winter of 2000.

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Honningsvåg Nightlife

  • Visit the Nordkapp

    The nightlife of Honningsvaag takes place in June and July when crowds of people come to the Nordkapp to enjoy the Mindnight Sun from there. strongly dependent on wind and rain - be prepared for everything in a temperature range of 5 - 25 degrees.

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  • Ghost in the sky

    Just like the Ghost in the sky, it comes and goes like a wind. Noone can tell you where and when it comes and noone can answer you where would it goes..

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  • Dacker

    The dacker place you walk, the clear aurora you would see. I was unable to walk far away from town as I oppointed to wait at Rica Bryggen Hotell before to the NOrdkapp.

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Honningsvåg Transportation

  • Drive all the way to Northcape in your...

    Drive all the way to Northcape in my motorhome that was my intention in August 2009 but my motorhome had a problem with the engine in Trondheim, so I had to give that up.My conclusions after driving ca. 6000km through Norway:You need a lot of time and patience in order to really enjoy the norwegian landacape that way. The roads are quite narrow and...

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  • Go to Honnigsvag by Hurtigruten

    Take a Hurtigruten-ship from Bergen or from Kirkenes and in both tours, northbound and southbound you will get to Honnigsvag. Hurtigruten is the name of the famous post-ships cruising every day of the year along the norwegian coast on a fixed schedule between Bergen and Kirkenes. The Hurtigruten are NOT a real cruise and in most ports you will stay...

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  • The Nordkapp is on an island

    When I visited the Nordkapp the island could only be reached by boat but I heard that - like other heavily visited islands as for example England it can be reached now through an expensive tunnel under the Sea as well.

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Honningsvåg Shopping

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    by wise23girl Written Sep 5, 2012

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    Well it is Christmas all year round here where the reindeers graze on the treeless slopes just waiting for Father Christmas to come with his sleigh....but beware in the very heart of winter it is completely dark for 3 months so you will need a torch!

    And just waiting for you except in the dark months is The Christmas House.

    What to buy: You can by local handcrafts...decorations for Christmas...just look at the array in the photo.

    And you must buy some coffee and Christmas cake to eat in the cosy cafe.....not your ordinary Christmas cake but a special Norwegian variety

    What to pay: Whatever you want...credit card or Norwegian Kroner...they will take euro but change comes in Kroner

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Honningsvåg Local Customs

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    by o00o Written Jan 14, 2003

    Experience Christmas at Norkapp in life. The Choir group was having rehearshal in the middle of the street just right in front of the central church..

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Honningsvåg Warnings and Dangers

  • Honningsvag: winter weekends

    If you are in honningsvag on Saturday or Sunday (I stayed Saturday night) you will find the tourist information and local museum shut. Out of season your choise of restaurant and bars seems to be limited to the microbwerery next to the post office (although the pizza was fine and the beer excellent) a couple of local 7-11 style shops and a...

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  • The weather...

    I Have two warnings:1. You can't trust the weather in any season, It's just luck if you pick a day when the sun shines! 2. Expensive Road fee!There is no sign that indicates that you have to pay from Alta to Norkap. I can live with that but the amount is very high! You have to pay min 200 NOK one way through the tunnel and when you reach the Norkap...

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Honningsvåg Tourist Traps

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    by wise23girl Updated Sep 6, 2012

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    I guess when visitors arrive in Honningsvåg, Norway most will opt for a ship's tour. Yes there is a small airport and those that arrive by air would be very adventurous people and make their own way even maybe to Knivskjellodden so this tip is not for them.

    We did not choose to go to NordKapp because I had read about it somewhere on VT. And from what I heard from those who chose this option was that it was very misty and they did not see anything except a video.

    I also read NordKapp is not the actual very most northerly spot anyway...just the most accessible.
    The northernmost point in Europe is said to be Knivskjellodden and not North Cape. It's 1500 meters more north than NordKapp.

    Unique Suggestions: Well if you really want to go who am I to say "NO" but do book a second tour so you really see something...just be aware though that our day was cut short as the weather 'turned' making it a bit dangerous to go back to the ship by tender.

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Honningsvåg What to Pack

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    by Leipzig Updated Sep 22, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: According to the climate chart it rains 24 to 31 days each month; the driest are February (25) and July (24 days).

    Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: -1 – 4°C ( 30 - 39°F ); min: -2 - 3°C ( 28 - 38°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 8 – 13°C ( 47 - 55°F ); min: 6 - 9°C ( 43 - 49°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 0 – 8°C ( 32 - 47°F); min: -1 - 7°C ( 30 – 45°F )
    Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: -2 – -1°C ( 28 - 30°F); min: -5 - -3°C ( 23 - 27°F )

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Honningsvåg Off The Beaten Path

  • have a stroll around the town!

    Following a trip to northcape the previous day, I spent a happy couple of hours the folowing morning (the bus back to Alta didnt leave until 15:00) strolling around Honningsvag. The jetty at the harbour entrance affords some good views across the town and if you walk to the eastern end of the town there is a good spot to stop and sit just after the...

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  • Christmas at Norkapp

    Experience Christmas at Norkapp in life. The Choir group was having rehearshal in the middle of the street just right in front of the central church..

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  • unforgettable experience

    Regardless how your plans are, I am certain that a visit in the North of Norway will be an unforgettable experience.

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Honningsvåg Favorites

  • Other routes

    Other than getting there by ferry from Kirkenese, the are other router by reaching Honingsvag via Karasyok Finland.

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  • Honningsvag

    The port of Honninsvag, this is only route to arrive in Honningsvag if you travel from Kikenese by ferry.

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  • Fishing Village.

    80% of the people here are fisher man. Other works as banker, government workers, tourism erlates etc...

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