We arrived in Honningsvag at 12 noon. Honningsvag, in Medieval times, was believed to lie on the edge of the world !!, however, since it has taken us a day and a half to sail from Longyearbyen, they were obviously mistaken !! We had lunch with the Swedish connection and Vanessa and Richard, and then we decided to leave the ship to have a look around the town.
The weather was cold but not freezing, but quite foggy. We went into the local supermarket and pharmacy but other than that there was not a lot to see. Dinner tonight was informal, as the majority of the passengers were doing a transfer to the North Cape. Our transfer was at 9.15pm. The bus ride took around 40 mins to the North Cape, and along the way we stopped at a souvenir shop on the side of the road. The were Sami people cooking traditional food, there was also a reindeer and the traditional form of housing was a teepee.
The scenery was very pretty in the parts where it wasn't foggy, and we managed to see some reindeer in the wild. On arrival at North Cape, there at least 20 or 30 coaches, hundreds of people. We sat and had Hot Chocolate, before we walked out into the fog, and stood at the what used to be thought of as the edge of the world.
We left North Cape about 11.45pm, again the scenery was amazing, for the drive back down the mountain to the ship. The ship sailed at 2.45am, into a heavy swell.