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Honningsvåg, Norway-port

The world’s northernmost village, Honningsvag is the gateway to the North Cape. It is a completely modern fishing harbor set in a land of forests, fjord waters, and crashing waterfalls. The Cape is 20 miles from Honningsvag across a stark and rocky tundra landscape, where large herds of reindeer graze on sparse grasses in the summer. This desolate terrain dotted with small lakes is the only area in Norway where landscape and vegetation are genuinely arctic in character.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Transfer to the North Cape
    Light Activity /Walking

Transfer to the North Cape

Light Activity /Walking

Duration: 3 1/4 hours

Tour Code: HVG-001

Experience Norway's breathtaking beauty during this memorable visit to the scenic North Cape Plateau. Situated on the Island of Magerøy some 1,300 miles south of the North Pole, Honningsvag is the northernmost city in Norway. The North Cape Plateau is without a doubt one of Norway's main attractions with its steep rock cliff rising like a massive wall more than 1,000 feet above sea level.

Departing the pier it's a 1-hour drive to the North Cape and the North Cape Hall. Upon arrival, you will have free time to explore on your own. Some of the attractions here include shopping, a post office, chapel, bar, cafes and a wide-screen cinema. Throughout the day, the cinema will feature a 20-minute show that is a wonderful audio-visual presentation of Lapland and the North Cape. During the film, you will discover the magnitude of Lapland's breathtaking scenery as it occurs in each of the four seasons. The cinema can accommodate up to 250 guests for each show, which will be announced in English, German and French prior to starting time.

Weather permitting, it is a must to watch the panorama, i.e. the Artic Ocean, from the Globe that is situated near the edge of the cliff. You may also want to visit the "stone-wheels" set up on the plateau that show copies of drawings made by children from all corners of the world with the motto: "Peace and friendship' are worth a visit.

During your approximately 90-minute stay at the North Cape Plateau, you will have ample time for taking photographs, shopping and writing postcards before rejoining your coach for the ride back to Honningsvåg.

Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guest's discretion. The tour is available to guests who utilize a collapsible wheelchair, are able to make their own way on and off the coach and have a companion to assist them. Those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Warm, weather appropriate layered clothing and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. A brief comfort stop will be made at a small Lapp camp by the roadside en route to the North Cape, or on the return trip. This transfer is not a guided tour.