Honningsvag is set high above the Arctic Circle and immerses you in the wild natural beauty of Norway. Visit local sights and attractions or use Honningsvag as a base for exploring the beautiful North Cape. As a popular port of call for cruise ships, Honningsvag has a lively and upbeat energy.
Things to do in Honningsvåg
Honningsvag is built around a picturesque harbour lined with colourful wooden houses. Stroll down to the docks and admire brightly-painted fishing boats bobbing on the water. The waterfront is a great place to stop for lunch and soak in the laid-back atmosphere.
The dockside Nordkapp Museum charts the fascinating history and heritage of the city. Exhibits spotlight topics like the fishing industry, the impact of World War II and the tourism boom that’s positioned Honningsvag as one of the top Arctic destinations in Norway.
Honningsvag Church dates back to the 19th century and is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It survived Nazi fires lit in the 1940s and has been beautifully maintained over the years. You’ll be charmed by the white wooden façade and simple Neo-Gothic design.
Day trip to the nearby village of Gjesvaer and set sail on a birdwatching safari. The village is perched on the coast and is a prime habitat for puffins, white-tailed eagles, gannets and other seabirds. Skarsvåg, a picturesque fishing village just north of Honningsvag, is also worth a trip.
Honningsvag is dotted with cosy restaurants and taverns where you can enjoy hearty Arctic cuisine. Try reindeer steaks, king crab soup and oven-baked salmon. The best desserts are made with locally foraged Arctic berries.
Getting around Honningsvåg
Honningsvag is compact and easy to get around on foot. Rental cars are the best way to explore Honningsvag and the surrounding sights and attractions on the North Cape at your own pace. Honningsvag Airport is a five-minute drive from the town centre.