Honningsvag

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Honningsvag showing a coastal town and general coastal views
In a far northern point in Europe, discover a small picturesque fishing village and a very popular cruise ship destination.

Honningsvåg is a city in the municipality of Nordkapp, Finnmark County, in the extreme northeastern part of Norway. Find this charming fishing village on the large Magerøya island and explore a destination that is an important port of call for many cruise ships. Honningsvåg is also home to the famous Bamse dog statue and one of the few local churches not destroyed during World War II.

The name Honningsvåg means “the bay lying beneath the mountain Hornungr.” Hornungr is believed to be the ancient name of the high peak located near the village it is now known as Storefjell. Visit one of Norway’s smallest cities and discover a location where the first people settled more than 10,000 years ago.

Honningsvåg kirke (Honningsvåg church) is a lovely building in a neo-Gothic style that seats over 200 people. It was built in 1885 by Jacob Wilhelm Nordan, a Norwegian architect considered one of the most prolific church architects in the country. Visit the church for its great historic importance. It stands as a symbol of unity and hope. By the time the war ended, most of the buildings had been destroyed and the church became a home for the people of Honningsvåg while the town was being reconstructed.

While you are visiting Honningsvåg, make sure you stop at the museum Nordkappmuseet. In this local heritage museum find out more about life in the region, from the Stone Age to the modern day. Learn about the destruction of the town during the war and the work of reconstruction. See historical artifacts and photos and enjoy the beautiful art collection.

Near the tourist center in Honningsvåg, see the renowned statue of the Bamse dog. Bamse (teddy bear) was a Saint Bernard dog that became a symbol of freedom for Norway and the mascot of the Free Norwegian Forces during World War II. He was a brave and kind dog that lived on a ship that patrolled the Honningsvåg coast during the war.

Scandic Bryggen
Scandic Bryggen
4 out of 5
Vågen 1, Honningsvag, Nordkapp, 9751
The price is $103 per night from Oct 7 to Oct 8
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Nordkapp. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (218 reviews)
"best view, quiet, heavenly beautiful"

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2022

Scandic Honningsvåg
Scandic Honningsvåg
3 out of 5
Nordkappgaten 4, Honningsvag, Nordkapp, 9750
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $118 per night from Sep 26 to Sep 27
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Nordkapp. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Popular attractions Honningsvag Port and North Cape ...
3.5/5 Good! (120 reviews)
Close to the Hurtigruten pier.
"Arrived early in the morning but was allowed to check in anyhow. Excellent breakfast buffet included. 24 hour front desk service. Basic room with good internet speed."

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Nordkapp Camping
Nordkapp Camping
2 out of 5
Skipsfjorden, Honningsvag, Nordkapp, 9751
Stay at this campground in Nordkapp. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and free grocery shopping service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4/5 Very Good! (143 reviews)
"Great place and thanks to Expedia for providing a fabulous deal ..when every other property around this location was way too expensive, this was a deal that was great!! The place was warm and welcoming... The Reception was super! Friendly and sharing abundant information that was very helpful. Overall, ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Nordkapp Camping
Nordkapp Camping
2 out of 5
Skipsfjorden, Honningsvag, Nordkapp, 9751
Stay at this campground in Nordkapp. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and free grocery shopping service. Our guests praise the WiFi and the helpful staff in ...
4/5 Very Good! (143 reviews)
"Great place and thanks to Expedia for providing a fabulous deal ..when every other property around this location was way too expensive, this was a deal that was great!! The place was warm and welcoming... The Reception was super! Friendly and sharing abundant information that was very helpful. Overall, ..."

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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