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Norway - the ultimate nature-based cruise destination


Photo: Bjarne Riesto

North Cape Cruise Port

The northernmost point

Brødtekst: Breathtaking scenery, picturesque fishing villages and the captivating light of the Arctic. Get ready for the stunning journey to the extreme north of Europe. Get ready for the North Cape - a monumental cliff plunging into the endless Arctic Ocean. This is the adventure of a lifetime. In previous centuries a journey for explorers and expeditions, today a major destination for visitors from all over the world. Enjoy the Northern Lights and the soft glow of the Midnight Sun. Engage in exciting activities and explore spectacular nature. Frozen shores and snow-capped mountains in winter, a coastline rich in wildlife and history. Endless daylight and haunting landscapes in summer. Visit the northernmost part of continental Europe - visit the North Cape. To see more pictures of the Port of North Cape and its surroundings, check out their Instagram: @portofnorthcape

Attractions & Excursions

Photo: The North Cape Experience


The North Cape Classic. Conquer the North Cape the classic way. Explore the northernmost of Europe like adventurers and royals did in the past. Bus from Honningsvåg to the fishing village Skarsvåg. From there a sea voyage to Hornvika, where the first cruise ships anchored up in 1893.
North Cape Café Theatre
Photo: Perleporten Kulturhus

North Cape Café Theatre

“Our Northernmost Life”. How on earth can you live at 71° norths on a desolate windy island, with the North Pole as your closest neighbour? Through the story of “Our Northernmost life”, a group of local enthusiastic young artists will share the answer with you - through song, dance, stories and images.
The North Cape Hall
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The North Cape Hall

Europe’s northernmost point, located at a latitude of 71°10’21”. On the massive cliff you can visit North Cape Hall, a tourist centre which contains a wide variety of facilities. The North Cape Hall lets you experience the arctic nature in a panorama film showing the transition of the four seasons on the North Cape.
Bird Safari
Photo:Kjell Bendik Pedersen

Bird Safari

An Official Extraordinary Nature Phenomenon. Experience one of Europe’s greatest and most accessible sanctuaries for Atlantic seabirds. Be dazzled by millions of birds breeding and living at the Gjesværsstappan Nature Reserve. This is a once-in-a-lifetime nature opportunity. The 1,5-hour boat tour starts from Gjesvær, 15 km west of Nordkapp.
King crab adventure by boat
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King crab adventure by boat

Experience nature up close. Join in on an unforgettable King Crab safari where one meets up with the infamous King Crab and even get to taste it. The tour starts from Honningsvåg with deep sea rafting to the Sarnes Fjord. A stop is being made to check what’s inside the traps deep beneath the surface of the seas.
King Crab Safari Photo
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King Crab Safari Photo

Meet the impressive King Crab. Enjoy a deep sea rafting in the Sarnes Fjord and get the opportunity to see big king crabs, pulled up in traps from down in the deep. Learn about the history of this famous creature. Main season May through September.

Port Facilities

Open 24 hrs
ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Yes compulsory
Tidal movement Max range 2,8 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitation
Maximum number of ships per day in port Docked 3 anchorages 3
Maximum number of passengers per day in port No limitations
Environmental limitations/restrictions No limitations
Other Destignated achorage for cruise ships doing tendering. On pilot advice. Internet:

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length 350 m
Draft 12 m
Air draft No restriction
Beam No restriction


Available Yes Depth: 40 m.
Pontoons Yes 1 pontoon, 2 launches at a time
Tugboat On request

Port Services

Bunkers Construction of Bunker facilities in progress. Due medio 2018
Supplies Yes
Waste handling Yes
Fresh water Yes
Waste water method
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of North Cape

Phone +47 78 47 64 50
Contact person Keth Løkke Pettersen
Phone +47 78 47 64 50
Mailing Address P.O.Box 444, 9751 Honningsvåg
Visiting Address Holmen 2, 9750 Honningsvåg
Port control
Phone Harbour guard +47 950 22 167
VHF 12
Charts 0
Emergency channel (VHF) 16
Medical Emergency +47 784 76 660
Pilot channel (VHF) 12
Distance to nearest pilot station 0

Buses Modern sightseeing busses ,incl. mini busses.
Taxi Taxies available 150 m from pier.
Shopping On pier and in the town center. Walking distance and 100 m from pier. Open 09:00 - 16:00. Grocery stores 08:00 - 22:00
Tax refund Yes
Emergency Health and Doctor center in Honningsvåg (+47) 78 47 66 60
Distances - airport Valan Airport, 3 km
Distance to city centre The town of Honningsvåg, 150m from Pier

Visit North Cape

Mailing Address Fiskeriveien 4 D 9750 Honningsvåg Norway
Visiting Address P.O.Box 34 9751 Honningsvåg Norway
Phone +47 78 47 70 30
Contact person Åse Lill Barstad
Phone +47 78 47 70 30
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