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Honningsvåg

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  • Day11

    Honningsvåg is the Northernmost city in Europe. Located in the Arctic Circle this area was entirely in ice 10,000 years ago. The glaciers carved out spectacular cliffs and beautiful fjords.
    Though inhabited for thousands of years it only became a city in 1996 and is just 1300 miles from the North Pole. Due to its wind swept location in the Arctic Circle trees rarely grow here.
    Our tour began with a 50 minute bus ride to Nordkapp. Along the way we stopped at an outpost of the indigenous Sami people. North Cape is the point where the Norwegian Sea meets the Barents Sea.
    North Cape Hall, located on top of North Cape Cliffs (which are 1000 feet tall) gave us amazing views of the Arctic Ocean. A 180 degree panoramic film about the ever changing North Cape seasons depicted how much snow they receive in winter and how they live with it. We saw children bundled up in snow bound playgrounds and people commuting on their snow mobiles.
    It takes a hearty person to live in this rugged remote part of the world.
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  • Day19

    Honningsvag 71 deg N

    July 8 in Norway

    Today is the last full day on the boat. The weather has improved with blue sky and fleecy white clouds. We stopped at Honningsvag which is 71 deg N and noted that the temperature was 11 deg C thanks to the Gulf Stream.
    Honningsvag is a beautiful fishing village with a large breakwater. The houses are painted different colours and all seem to be three stories high with little space between them. Perhaps this is to make travel between houses easier in winter.
    We did a leisurely stroll around to the lighthouse and back. The high mountains in the background are magnificent. A lot of the buildings have snow protection on them.
    The cruise has been enjoyed by all of us. The scenery has been spectacular and the food has been of high quality with many choices. Tomorrow we move onto Copenhagen.
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  • Day13

    Snapshot
    Where - Honnigsvag / North Cape, Norway
    Weather - Clear and sunny, 19°C
    Steps - 8200 or about 5km

    We have crossed the Arctic Circle where the sun will not set at this time of year. Brad woke at about 3am and it was broad daylight. We arrived in the town of Honnigsvag and from there we had a 45min bus ride to the North Cape or Nordkapp, the most northern part of Norway (maybe the world..not sure).

    Fortunately the day was fantastic weather wise with mostly clear sunny skies and the temperature quite mild. Rather barren landscape with no trees but it was quite spectacular. Saw some reindeer but a bit hard to get a good photo from the bus. The North Cape has great views but would be pretty bleak on a cold winter day. The centre itself had the usual souvenir shop and cafeteria plus an interesting panorama film of the area and several other displays regarding the history of the area.

    Upon return to the town we were gonna to go to the Arctic Icebar but at around 150 Norwegian Kroner ( or about $25 each) so decided to give it a miss (May change our mind in Bergen, particularly if we need to get rid of some Kroner as we don't need it after the cruise. )

    Two sea days as we head back south again before our next port - Geirangerfjord
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  • Day23

    Fifth Port : Honningsvag

    January 9 in Norway

    Today was an early start and we went on a tour to two fishing villages including a Christmas shop for morning tea and a gallery. Honningsvag is just like a Christmas Card, lovely coloured homes in the snow with twinkling lights. We took a bus to the world's northern most fishing village Kamoyvaer in the North Cape. Along the way a short photo stop at Tufjorden with the North Cape behind us. The scenery in Honningsvag is simply stunning with the ocean, snow and fjords. Once at Kamoyvaer we went to the Christmas House where the owner Heidi treated us to lovely homemade goodies and watched a short film about fishing for cod and king crabs. The next fishing village was Skarsvag where we walked amongst the fishermen's ropes, lines and buoys before going to a gallery. What makes this a different gallery is the owner collects paper form newspapers and magazines and makes her pictures from cut-outs from these. They were truly amazing and very clever. During the early evening we sailed around Continental Europe's most northerly land mass. Then something special happened, we finally saw the Northern Lights. They did not look like much other than weird looking clouds with a touch of green but when you look at their images through the lens of expensive cameras they a very green. My phone does not do justice to the lights so we have asked a co passenger to email us some of her photo's. Hopefully they arrive and I can share on the blog before we get home. Otherwise I will put them on facebook when I receive them.Read more

  • Day12

    Honningsvåg

    July 24, 2014 in Norway

    Immer noch im Nebel erreichen wir am nächsten Abend das Nordkap. Also wir glauben, dass es das ist, sehen können wir es nicht...
    Bei Windstärke 10 schauen wir unserem Kapitän beim Anlegemanöver in Honningsvag zu. Dann gehts auf den Ausflug in Richtung Nordkap...

  • Day13

    Zurück auf der Luna

    June 1 in Norway

    Der Tag endet (oder beginnt der Morgen?) mit einem Lumumba am Schiff. Auf dem Pooldeck gibt es Gulaschsuppe. Dann fallen wir todmüde, aber voller Eindrücke ins Bett.
    In einer Stunde wird die Luna ablegen und sich auf den Weg nach Hammerfest machen. Das sind 69 Seemeilen, also ein Katzensprung im Vergleich zu vorherigen Etappen.

  • Day10

    Ankunft in Honningsvåg

    January 23 in Norway

    12.15Uhr kommen wir in Honningsvåg an. Alle wollen zum Nordkap! Also raus und den Massen hinterher zu den Bussen. Minus 3 Grad und alles vereist.

    Der Bus fährt auf Spikes 45min durchs Schneetreiben zum Nordkap. Die letzten 13km fahren alle Busse in Kolonne hinter einem Schneepflug zum Nordkap-Plateau hoch.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Honningsvåg, Honningsvag, Хонингсвог, هنینگسواگ, HVG, ホニングスヴォーグ, Honingsvogas, Хоннингсвог, Honnesváhki, 洪寧斯沃格

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