Witness the incredible natural phenomenon known as the Midnight Sun
The village of Honningsvag in Norway is located just 1,200 miles from the North Pole. Visitors can stand on the 1,000 foot-high cliffs at Europe’s northernmost point, the Northern Cape, and witness the incredible natural phenomenon known as the Midnight Sun, where the sun hangs low above the Arctic Ocean and shines all night.
Coming ashore at Honningsvag makes for a worthwhile day away from your luxury MSC cruise ship, if only to witness this spectacular scene and say you have ‘journeyed to the very end of Europe’.
Once the ship has docked you can join us on an excursion package that includes a transfer to North Cape, which is found on Mageroy Island. North Cape offers some lovely views and is a great place for photo opportunities.
For something completely different, cruise passengers can come on a special adventure that combines gastronomy with adventure and a unique spectacle of marine life. Join us on the King Crab excursion (also suitable for children aged six and over); we’ll take a small boat out to sea and witness the 2-metre wide King Crabs caught and prepared, with the possibility of sampling this tasty local delicacy!
Visitors to Honningsvag may also like to visit the local museum, which displays the cultural history of the North Cape, including fishery artifacts and exhibits detailing the effects of World War II on the North Cape.
Don’t miss this unique destination of your Northern Europe cruise vacation; we will help you make the most of your holiday time here by offering the best deals on all Honningsvag sights.
Port average temperature
Honningsvag is located at the northernmost extreme of Europe, but the winter temperatures are softened by the ice free ocean and not nearly as cold as is typical for this latitude. Summers are cool and short. Mean annual precipitation is 765 mm. The wettest months are from October - January with on average 85 mm each month, while the driest is May - July with on average 40 mm each month.
The temperate figures shown are based on monthly average weather conditions for the selected port. Weather data is not real-time, and sometimes no data is shown for a specific date, month or port in general.