After not much sleep at all I awoke too the announcement we had docked in Honingsvaag. This town is a bit low key but really it's main business is the port nearest Nordkapp, arguably the furthest most place on the European mainland. I say arguably as of course it's not but there is a big investment in the centre at Nordkapp so why let the truth get in the way of a few bucks.
We all pilled into busses to travel
The 45 min to Nordkapp. On route we saw heards of wild reindeer grazing (very cool) and also got a chance to stop at a touristy "Sami" camp (the indigenous people in these parts) to take photos of this poor old bastard that stands in the one spot all day sporting traditional costume with his pet reindeer so we punters can take photos.
Nordkapp had impressive scenery but the tourist bunker extravaganza is just that.
In the arvo we wandered around town sniffing out wifi and coffee. Then later popped into the "ice bar" (see photos) which sounded crap but was quite fun for a place that didn't serve alcohol.
We left Honningsvaag around 9pm and sailed out and around the Nordkapp so we could see where we had stood earlier today. Sailing around the Northern most point was more impressive than driving there.
The reindeer were by far my favorite bit . Their fur is so soft and dense. No wonder arctic explorers used to sleep on and under it.
|Sami Stunt Man|
|Nordkapp edge of Europe|
|Sleigh and antlers on way to Nordkapp|
|Stylish and wearable sleeping bag|
|Nordkapp from the Ship as we sailed past|