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About Honningsvåg

Boat harbor in Honningsvåg

The small Magerøya island town of Honningsvåg overlooks a pristine bay of the Barents Sea. It is an unassuming enclave that grew mainly on the fishing industry, like so many villages in this remote region. The town of Honningsvåg has plenty of rich charms, including a rich Sami culture and a deep love of the birdlife that lives here and migrates to its cliff-strewn islands. But it’s the surrounding beauty that draws visitors: starkly beautiful tundra dotted with mountain birch trees, distant rocky islands and rolling slopes that ascend into mountains. One of Europe’s most stunning natural sights, Nordkapp, or the North Cape, rises on the island’s rugged northern coast and offers breathtaking views over the sea from a 1,000-foot plateau. Gigantic wonders exist under the sea, too, as the region’s King Crab fishermen will attest.