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Honningsvag is the northernmost city of Norway. It is located in Nordkapp Municipality in Finnmark county. Legislation effective in 1997 states that a Norwegian city must have at least 5,000 inhabitants, but Honningsvåg was declared a city in 1996, thus exempt from this legislation. The 1.07km2 town has a population (2013) of 2,415, which gives the town a population density of.Honningsvåg is situated at a bay on the southeastern side of the large island of Magerøya, while the famous North Cape and its visitors center is on the northern side of the island. Honningsvåg is a port of call for cruise ships, especially in the summer months. The ice-free ocean (southwestern part of the Barents Sea) provides rich fisheries and tourism is also important to the town. Even at 71°N, many private gardens in Honningsvåg have trees, although rarely more than 3to tall.The famous dog Bamse came from Honningsvåg.TransportationHonningsvåg is one of the main stops of the Hurtigruten coastal ships on their lengthy route along the Norwegian coast between Kirkenes in the north and Bergen in the south. The northbound ships to Kirkenes dock in the port from 12:15 to 15:15, generating heavy tourist activity in the city. The southbound ships to Bergen make a short stop around 06:00. Honningsvåg Airport, Valan, located north of the town, provides flights mainly to Tromsø.
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