Norway Day Five: Honningsvag. A Short Walk Under The Elusive Arctic Sun.
After leaving the bird safari on Monday afternoon I retrieved my luggage from the ship and walked to my next hotel, the Scandic Bryggen in Honningsvag. It was raining again. I was told the hotel was just around the corner. Well, I guess four blocks would be “around the corner” but it still wasn’t a pleasant walk in the rain.
I quickly checked into the comfortable little hotel which is located on the docks in central Honningsvag. I was going to get some sleep and decide later if I would make the trip to North Cape to try to see the midnight sun. However, a strange thing happened. The sun appeared.
I didn’t stay and I continued ny walks through the city. I love exploring these tiny port cities in the remote area of our planet. It is a gathering place for many adventurers and folks who just want to get lost.
As I usually do I found a few unusual gravestones. Here is a link to some more photographs of the church and cemetery. Norway Day Five. Honningsvag church June 4 2018.
made my way back to the hotel just as it began to cloud up again. It started to rain and I decided to have dinner at the hotel restaurant. It was a good decision. I enjoyed some local salmon and dessert. Here is a link to some more photographs from my hike through Honningsvag. Norway Day Five: Afternoon walk June 4 2018.
I tried to sleep and may have dozed off for a couple of hours. I set my alarm and awoke at 11:00 p.m. If it were clear I was going to take a bus to North Cape to see the midnight sun. It wasn’t. Once again I found clouds and no sun. I left my hotel for a midnight walk.
Even though the sun wasn’t shining it was still an interesting walk through the quiet streets of Honningsvag. I found the Crab House Restaurant open and had a pleasant talk with the Finnish girl tending bar and a Lithuanian fisherman.
I returned to my hotel once again without seeing the famous midnight sun. But it was still a good day of many new experiences including seeing my first reindeer and puffin. I was looking forward to another adventure in the morning and hoping I could get some sleep. Here is a link to some more photographs from my midnight walk. Norway Day 5: Honningsvag midnight walk June 4 2018.
“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”
― Herman Melville