Top things to do

Top Choice Bar in Honningsvåg


For a shiver in summer and a sense of how Nordkapp must hit the senses in winter, visit Artico (adult/child 139/40kr), one of Norway's original ice bars. Owner, Spaniard José Milares, a polar photographer and advent…
Visitor Centre in Nordkapp

Nordkapp Visitor Centre

Presiding over a scene of considerable natural beauty is this visitor centre, a vast bunker of a place, topped by a giant, intrusive golf ball. Within you'll find a detailed account of WWII naval actions off the cap…
Cafe in Honningsvåg

Arctic Sans

Great coffee is where you suspect its passion lies, but Arctic Sans also serves up crispy cod tongues, creamy fish soup and chicken wings. It's far enough away from the ferry docks for it to be a little more relaxed…
Seafood in Honningsvåg

King Crab House

King crabs are the centrepiece here, but they also do other local seafood and a range of tapas. We enjoyed the pan-fried cod with king-crab risotto and white-wine sauce. They also have smaller servings for those wit…
Norwegian in Gjesvær

Terrassen Restaurant

The owners of Stappan Sjøprodukter also run a splendid waterside summer cafe-restaurant offering reindeer stew, king crab, cloudberries and cream, and waffles with homemade blueberry jam.
Gallery in Kamøyvær

Gallery East of the Sun

Call by the Gallery East of the Sun, which features the sinuous shapes, bright canvases and intriguing collages of German artist Eva Schmutterer.
Museum in Honningsvåg

Nordkapp Museum

Honningsvåg's Nordkapp Museum, next to the Hurtigruten dock, illustrates the impact of early visitors to the cape, the hard days in the immediate aftermath of WWII and the daily life of a town that, until the advent…
Cafe in Honningsvåg


Corner serves the usual pizzas and snacks, but also offers great seafood such as crispy cod tongues or, more conventionally, fried fillet of cod. It also has plenty of meaty mains and a bar with an inviting outdoor …
Pub in Honningsvåg

Nøden Pub

This local favourite near the Scandic Hotel Honningsvåg often has live music, and is more of a local haunt than tourist hot spot. The local chapter of the Manchester United Supporters Club meets here for every game.
Church in Honningsvåg


This 19th-century church was the only building in town to survive the Nazis' scorched-earth retreat in 1944. For a time it was a communal dwelling until the first new houses were hastily erected.