A holiday to Honningsvåg – Norway’s northernmost town
In the far north of Norway is a special arctic climate where trees don’t grow naturally. On a trip to Honningsvåg, you can go on extreme adventures at sea or experience ice in all its varieties. You will find a wide choice of activities that take you out into this special scenery, and there are cultural excursions too.
Honningsvåg lies by the North Cape and is connected to the mainland by an underwater tunnel that stretches for around 4 miles. Hurtigruten boats dock there twice daily, and many tourists decide to step ashore here. Honningsvåg has a rich cultural life, and is home to events such as the popular North Cape festival with its many concerts.
Stop at the Artico Ice Bar, where you can enjoy real ice in a variety of ways, or go bird watching at the Stappan nature reserve. The North Cape museum is not particularly big, but tells the story of the evacuation and scorched earth destruction in North Norway at the end of the Second World War. Take in a performance and a coffee at the Perleporten Kulturhus, and visit North Cape to see the northernmost point on the European mainland.
A holiday in North Norway offers vast distances and long stretches of road, so you will need plenty of patience and a good sense of humour. Remember to wrap up warm. The average temperature in the summer is no more than 10 degrees, although warmer days can occur.
Honningsvåg is very remote, and the easiest way to get there is by air. There are direct flights to Honningsvåg airport from Tromsø, which connects with other cities in Norway as well as some international destinations. You can also cruise there with Hurtigruten, or hire a car and spend your entire summer exploring North Norway.
During a holiday to Honningsvåg, you can look forward to many excellent experiences out in nature. Although isolated, this special area is a must for anyone to visit at least once in their lifetime.