Honningsvag

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.

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.

Cruise to Honningsvag - Norway - Northen Europe - MSC Cruises

Directions


The five piers are all within walking distance (5 minute) from town.

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.

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 HON01 - TRANSFER TO CAPE NORTH (approx. 3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: easy - May involve a limited quantity of steps, uneven surfaces and/or periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Wheelchair and disabled friendly tour - Wheelchair guests must be accompanied by their own helper to get on/off the coach. Wheelchairs must be foldable as the coach is not provided with ramps or lifts. Once onboard, please contact Excursions Desk staff promptly so they can help make arrangements.  No guide available  Best seller  Located on Magerøya Island and approximately 1 hour by coach from Honningsvåg lies the North Cape, the northernmost part of North Europe with its spectacular vista of barren tundra with a few mountain birch trees, mountains rising all around and dramatic cliffs with sheer drops to the sea below. Do bring your camera – the landscape here is so incredible, a photo to prove you have been will certainly be the order of the day. You will have a chance to look around the North Cape Pavilion, a facility dedicated to describing the history of the region. Spend time at your leisure taking in the fabulous landscape and finding out about the region before heading back to the coach for your return journey to the port and your ship. Please note: this tour includes your transfers only. Once at the site, you will have time to explore on your own.

Price per person $94.00 Adults $66.00 Children

   


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 HON03 - KING CRAB EXPERIENCE BY RIB BOAT (3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: Strenuous - Active excursions recommended only for guests in good physical health  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  Best seller  Lovers of fine food will not want to miss this special opportunity to discover the King Crab, a giant crab that lives in the depths of the cold Arctic sea around Russia and Norway. Considered a delicacy, some king crabs can measure up to 2 metres and weighs as much as 10 kilos. After a short walk from the pier we will reach the North Cape Adventure Centre for a safety briefing and our floatation suits. We will board a special RIB-boat for approx. 1 hour sailing trip to Sarnesfjord. Here we will see the traps taken out of the water before continuing to the tent camp where our catch will be prepared and served. Please note: the boat crew will act as guides – English spoken; this tour is feasible for children aged 4 years on. In case of rough sea and for safety reasons, the duration of the sailing may be reduced. This tour is not recommended for guests suffering from heart problems or having walking difficulties.

Price per person $195.00 Adults $195.00 Children

   


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 HON04 - KING CRAB SAFARI BY BUS (3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Snack included  No guide available  Lovers of fine food will know what a delicacy king crab is – and those as yet unfamiliar with this tasty treat can now find out. The giant crab, which can measure up to 2 m in length and weigh up to 10 kg each, is found in the depths of the cold Arctic waters around Russia and Norway. After a short walk from the pier to the coach, a 15-minute drive will take you to the beach and the Sarnes Lavvo Camp. You will then be able to watch the traps being taken out of the water and the exciting moment when the catch is revealed – and removed. Finally, the delicious crabs will be prepared and served directly in the camp tent. Your “royal” culinary treat comes to a close with your return to the port and your ship. Please note: assistance can only be provided in English during the coach transfers and at the camp.

Price per person $147.00 Adults $103.00 Children

   


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 HON05 - ATV RIDE (2.5 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Drink included  Leave the vessel and take in a funny way to explore Honnisgvag and its nature in an adventurous ATV. After a 5-minute walk, you will reach the ATV station where you will be handing your equipment and where you will receive a short briefing. Then you will begin your adventure by driving through the town of Honningsvåg before taking off from the main road and onto a gravel road. This road takes you up to Nato Mountain. During the tour you will learn about the Magerøya Island’s unique nature and several stops are made en route. You will drive to Sarnes where a well earned coffee break in the Lavvo (Sami Tent) will be served; the coffee is made over open fire and you will sit on the ground on reindeer skins like the locals do. After this break you drive back to Honningsvåg. Please note: as drivers are not included in the tour, guests will be expected to drive the ATV themselves. An international driver’s license is compulsory. Each ATV can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests, incl. the driver. This tour includes driving via a 4 km long tunnel and is unsuitable for guests with heart problems or limited physical abilities. Information are provided only in English. Excursion available only as pre-purchasement and during your cruise.

Price per person $234.00 Adults  Not AvailableChildren

   


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 HON06 - PHOTO SAFARI ON MAGERØY ISLAND (3 hours) - 2014
Difficulty level: moderate - May involve inclines, steps, uneven surfaces and/or extended periods of standing  Panoramic tour  Limited seat  Magerøy, the word deriving from the Sami word Makkaravjo, means steep, barren coast. On the island there are several small fishing villages spread around in addition to the "capital" Honningsvåg with fishing and fish industry as the dominant source of income. Your guide – that has a keen interest in photography - will point out suitable photo opportunities en route. Starting off by bus you will visit a fishing village and also be able to photograph the North Cape Plateau and the protruding horn from a distance. The exact route to be followed will vary and places to be visited are dependent on the weather. There are possibilities to photograph reindeer, eagles and the midnight sun however sightings cannot be guaranteed. Please note: information are provided only in English. Excursion available only as pre-purchasement and during your cruise.

Price per person $173.00 Adults $156.00 Children

   


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Shore Excursions programs and Itineraries may vary depending on local conditions and/or any unforeseen events in relation to the timing on the day of the tour. Some excursions are very popular and therefore availability cannot always be guaranteed, It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment.