The Nordkappmuseet (North Cape Museum) offers tourists a look into the history and culture of the local fishing community. In addition, one can enjoy exhibitions, featuring Norwegian artists, like Grete Prytz Kittelsen, the Queen of Scandinavian Design.
The museum is located in the center of Honningsvåg, not far from the Hurtigruten (Coastal Express) dock. Just follow the arrows on the signs.
And keep following them all the way up to the third floor.
I was there on a day with the wind was whipping, rather than nipping, and was warmly greeted by one of the curators at the museum.
The current exhibition features the work of Grete Prytz Kittelsen (1917-2010). She was a Norwegian goldsmith, enamel artist and designer and often called the “Queen of Scandinavian Design“. This design movement began in the 1950’s and is characterized by simple designs, functionality and low-cost mass production: Allowing not only the wealthy, but all people, access to beautiful, functional everyday objects.
When viewing her work, I see the same colors I find walking along the Honninvsåg harbor and neighborhoods.
And as for the rest of the museum, you can look forward to getting a feel for the coastal life, learning it’s history and finding more Scandinavian design.