2,000 km from the North Pole

Today we continued our journey north. We had passed the North Cape and today was an opportunity to take a bus journey to the northernmost point of Europe. We took the opportunity to explore Honnigsvag, a town with a strong fish aroma from the huge racks of drying fish along the waterfront. 

Tonight’s buffet was a magnificent spread of seafood. King crab, mussels, prawns, local coal fish, redfish and cod tongues. In the afternoon there had been a demonstration of how the cod are prepared for drying and how the cheeks and neck muscles, known as cod tongues are removed from the cod’s head. These are then fried in bread crumbs and served with a butter sauce. Rich and tasty. 

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