Honningsvag claims to be the northernmost city in Norway and even the world but as our guide told me, it is the Northern most city in Europe reachable by car, you can get further north on foot.
One can not talk about Northern Europe without mentioning the Sami people. They are the indigenous people inhabiting the Arctic area which today encompasses parts of far northern Norway, Sween, Finland and parts of Russian. The Sámi are the only indigenous people of Scandinavia recognized and protected under the international conventions of indigenous peoples, and hence the northernmost indigenous people of Europe.
They live as nomads in the north of Europe and together with their herds of reindeers, more of them became tourist attractions, showing their tents, reindeer and traditional costumes.
It was a scenic drive to the North Cape from Honningsvag and we were lucky with the weather.
The globe erected in 1977 has become the symbol of the North Cape.
The monument: Children of the World was designed in 1989 by seven children from various parts of the world to symbolize collaboration, friendship, hope and happiness across all borders. The sensuous mother and child sculpture is by the artist Eva Rybakken.
We visited the Ice Bar just to experience what its like to sip in the cold, the bar was minus 5 degree throughout and interesting to be in chunks of ice.
People from all over the world travel to North Cape to set their own feet on the northernmost point of the European continent. It was an amazing experience to be there physically and spiritually. My next goal: visit the arctic, do the dog sled, catch the aurora…..its an amazing part of the world.