Honningsvag is the world's northernmost village, centre of the Nordkapp municipality. With only 2600 inhabitants, this small town is nonetheless a modern fishing harbor on the south part of the Mageroya Island. Despite its high latitude of 71°N, Honningsvag offers a mild subarctic climate thanks to the Gulf Stream, good enough for nice green private gardens. The ice-free surrounding water is the perfect place for both a fishing fleet and an important cruise port, where the coastal steamer Hurtigruten calls. Main tourist attractions are the midnight sun visible here from middle of May until the end of July, the church that lasted here since 1884 despite town destruction during the war and the famous North Cape cliff, only 34 km away.