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Lovely statue.

We left our local cruise ferry , the statue stands in front of the shops , for everyone too see. He... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
gothicwax
,
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
via mobile
Man's Best Friend with an incredible History

We came across Bamse when our Hurtigruten ship docked in Honningsvag, I did not know anything about... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2018
792Carol_H
,
Newtown, Australia
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  • Average30%
  • Poor1%
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“bernard dog” (3 reviews)
“gift shop” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Fiskeriveien, Honningsvag, Norway
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We left our local cruise ferry , the statue stands in front of the shops , for everyone too see. He looked very majestic stood in the snowy harbour for everyone too see .

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

We came across Bamse when our Hurtigruten ship docked in Honningsvag, I did not know anything about Bamse sad to say until I read the history and what a history. Just a little snippet below. Bamse, the huge St. Bernard dog lived during the 2nd...More

Thank 792Carol_H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

This statue is right in front of the souvenir shop by the Visitor information center. It is easy to walk to and very close to the cruise ship pier. It is basically just a statue but you get a deeper meaning if you read up...More

1  Thank angeleyes27
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Nice statue of heroic Naval dog. He was a true WWII hero. Have your picture taken with him while you're in town.

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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Of course any dog statue will get rave reviews from visiting Brits - but this one has a great war record too - already detailed by previous admiring reviewers and worth looking up. And, another plus point - he was said to like his pint...More

2  Thank Joyce S
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Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Worth a quick stop as you walk past this statue on the way from the dock to the town. It’s right outside the Tourist Information / gift shop. You wouldn’t make a special journey to see it, but it’s a nice tribute.

Thank Stephen B
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

The statue of Bamse is the very first thing you see when you get off of the cruise ship and it is certainly worth a photo stop. It is in front of a large souvenir shop . The shop has books about the Bamse.

Thank okiesooner09
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

A plaque nearby explains Bamse's popularity and lifesaving activity as he worked to free Norway. He saved lives, took the bus unaccompanied to retrieve wayward shipmates and bring them back to the boat. Quite a dog! His statue in Honningsvag overlooks the bay and is...More

1  Thank Karen K
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Reviewed 30 September 2017

This Saint Bernard and his owner, a ship captain, began life as civilians and ended it as sailors for the Norwegian Forces. The dog had his own bus pass so that, when he went to town from the ship to round up the crew before...More

2  Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

It's the story behind the statue that holds the interest. If you are going to Honningsvag the statue is close to the dockside and information office.

1  Thank Roger T
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