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Honningsvåg Travel Guide: 56 reviews and 172 photos

The Town

Honningsvåg is the main village on the island of Magerøya, and is the closest community of significance to the North Cape. The pastel colors of the buildings are a by-product of post-World War II reconstruction (the entire village was razed at the end of the Nazi occupation).

The Boat Docks

As one might expect, Honningsvåg sees a tremendous number of cruise ships of all shapes and sizes, unloading their passengers for the 30 minute bus ride to the North Cape. In addition to cruise ships, the Hurtigruten coastal steamer docks here daily in both directions. If you're on the northward trek to Kirkenes, you can arrange for a 3 hour bus tour to the North Cape and back for about NOK 600.

Road to the North Cape

Almost all visitors to Honningsvåg will make their way to the "top of Europe," be it by bus, taxi, car, bike, or (very long) hike. Be sure to enjoy the scenery on the way up, as it's quite spectacular as well. In fact, some thrifty travelers advise you skip the Nordkapphallen (and associated entry fee) and just enjoy the free scenery. I will admit, you could do worse.

  • Last visit to Honningsvåg: Jun 2006
  • Intro Updated Jan 22, 2007
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  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2009 at 1:58 PM

    a nice page bringing back great memories ! Hurtigrute now has also a Northcape-tour when southbound: it starts very early, has breakfast at Northcape and joins ship again in Hammerfest.

  • Leipzig's Profile Photo
    Aug 31, 2007 at 3:51 AM

    I love your photos. I had bad luck with weather here - misty and cold.

  • Nov 5, 2006 at 5:46 AM

    Great start..cant wait to visit Finnmark.

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