Honningsvag is your gateway to Norway's North Cape on Magerøya Island. This is the northernmost point in Europe, and the true land of the midnight sun. From mid-May to July, the full disc of the sun never dips below the horizon. In winter, the days barely lighten to a spectral gloom. To the north lies only the remote Svalbard Archipelago, Jan Mayan Island, and the polar ice cap. From the cliffs of North Cape, perched 1,000 feet above the Arctic Ocean, one stares into the arctic silence.
During the summer months, vast reindeer herds roam Magerøya Island's treeless, central plateau.
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Local Connections: Gallery East of the Sun & Ice Bar
2 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | HVG-250H V G - 2 5 0
Gallery East of the Sun
Visit East of the Sun Gallery, where artist/owner Eva Schmutterer runs three small galleries filled with art, handicrafts and books inspired by the North Cape. Drop in at the Artico Ice Bar in Honningsvåg, where everything is made of ice and the atmosphere's a cool 23 degrees Fahrenheit.
3.5 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | HVG-200H V G - 2 0 0
Nordkapp (North Cape)
Nordhapphallen (North Cape Hall)
Indulge in a leisurely, half-day non-guided excursion via motorcoach to the towering North Cape Cliffs offering stunning views of the Arctic Ocean. Visit North Cape Hall, atop the cliffs, to enjoy historical exhibits, a panoramic restaurant and a post office where envelopes may be stamped with the coveted North Cape postmark.
2.5 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | HVG-300H V G - 3 0 0
King crab safari
Filling and fun! Dig into a plate of steaming giant king crabs cooked in a traditional lavvo tent setting. The succulent crabs, with meat comparable to lobster, are prepared over an open fire and served with bread and butter. While you enjoy your meal, your hosts share information about this fascinating crustacean.
1.75 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | HVG-515H V G - 5 1 5
King crab safari
Don a wetsuit and embark on a rigorous, guided king crab tour via high-speed inflatable raft to prime crabbing locations in Sarnesfjord. Capture photographs of fishermen pulling a pot from the icy depths, brimming with massive king crabs up to 25 pounds and 5 feet across.
2 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | HVG-460H V G - 4 6 0
Grin from gear to gear as you take the wheel for an off-road adventure around Mageroya Island's rugged interior aboard a two-person ATV. Stop for photos, breathe in the fresh air and marvel at the otherworldly wonder of the midnight sun as you make your way up NATO Mountain.
3.5 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | HVG-280H V G - 2 8 0
Bird Watching (Stappen Island)
Indulge your inner naturalist with this half-day, moderately active, guided to the fishing village of Gjesvær. Board a boat for a cruise to the Stappen Islands for an hour and a half viewing the stunning array of seabirds (including puffins, cormorants, razorbills, guillemots and Kittiwakes) that thrive there.
3.5 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | HVG-500H V G - 5 0 0
King crab safari
Get a taste for fun and excitement aboard a raft in search of king crabs. Learn how this native Alaskan crustacean made its home here while soaking up the breathtaking beauty of Sarnesfjord. Help pull up the crab pots, then head for a Sami camp for a succulent crab feast.
1 hours | Honningsvag (for North Cape) | HVG-800H V G - 8 0 0
Thrill to Norway's grandeur on a helicopter adventure that explores the dramatic beauty of the North Cape. Climb aboard and take flight over incredible scenery and iconic landscapes on an exciting 20-minute flight with lively commentary by the pilot. Marvel at bird's-eye view of Honningsvag, beautiful Tunes and the famous Gjesaerstappane, an island teeming with bird life.