Honningsvag a Nordkapp metropolis, claims to be the northernmost city in Norway and even in the world. But legislation effective from 1997 states that a Norwegian city must have 5,000 inhabitants. Honningsvag with an estimated population of 2,500 doesn't meet that requirement. Honningsvag was declared a city in 1996. It is a port of call for cruise ships, mainly in the summer months. People have lived in this area as far back as 10,000 years ago. The sea was the main food supplier for this prehistoric settlement. Indeed, the ice free ocean provides fisheries even today, and tourism is also vital. And due to the temperate sea water, winter temperatures in Honningsvag are much milder than one would expect at this latitude. Honningsvag is today Norway's third largest cruise boat harbor, with over one hundred calls every year.
One of the countries' main attractions is the midnight sun. The midnight sun is exactly what it sounds like at midnight you can actually see the sun. This phenomenon can be seen in the area from the middle of May until the end of July. The sun disappears completely beyond the horizon on November, not returning again until January.