Fishing Village Visit
Join us on a fascinating tour of two small fishing villages and discover Christmas year round at the very top of Norway.
Enjoy a guided tour of the island of Magerøya
See the fishing villages Skarsvåg and Kamøyvær
Visit the 'Christmas and Winter House', where Christmas is celebrated all year round
See the artwork of local artist Eva Schmutterer at her gallery 'East of the Sun'
Available all year
Level 2: Easy
2 hours 30 min
Meals on the trip: Cake at the 'Christmas and Winter House'. Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, and warm and windproof clothing. Not available Dec 24, 25, 31, and Jan 1.
The excursion departs Honningsvåg by bus and crosses through fantastic scenery on the island of Magerøya heading toward the tiny fishing hamlets of Kamøyvær and Skarsvåg. Along the way, your guide tells you about the area's nature, local culture, and history. In Skarsvåg, we visit the 'Christmas and Winter House', known for its quaint yuletide ambience and year-round Christmas decorations. Admire (and perhaps acquire) locally produced ornaments and knitwear, and learn about the life of a fisherman's family in the world’s northernmost fishing village. Then we proceed to Kamøyvær and see its small fishing fleet as well as its lighthouse, picturesque harbor, and fish-processing plants.
After a short stroll through the village, we visit artist Eva Schmutterer at her cozy little gallery, 'East of the Sun'. The permanent exhibition includes arts and crafts inspired by Magerøya and the changing seasons. If weather permits, there is a short photo stop on the return trip at the Tufjord viewpoint, where you catch a glimpse of the North Cape 'horn' jutting out of the side of the cliff.
Disembarking port: Honningsvåg
Embarking port: Honningsvåg
Available from: January 1 – December 31
Meals during the excursion: Cake at the 'Christmas and Winter House'
Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, and warm and windproof clothing.