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Nice dog, great history

Of course any dog statue will get rave reviews from visiting Brits - but this one has a great war... read more

Reviewed November 16, 2017
Joyce S
Maidstone, United Kingdom
Norwegian Navy hero in WW II

This Saint Bernard and his owner, a ship captain, began life as civilians and ended it as sailors... read more

Reviewed September 30, 2017
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed November 16, 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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank Joyce S
Reviewed November 12, 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.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 11, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank okiesooner09
Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank Karen K
Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed August 30, 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.

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank RogerT60
Reviewed August 27, 2017

Worth a look and check out the story of dog and owner in World War 2. Positioned near the Tourist Office

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank philip m
Reviewed August 3, 2017

The Bamse statue is located in front of the TI office. It honors a WW II war dog that served on a navy ship. The statue is a popular photo spot. The story behind the statue is available in the gift shop. Hope this helps.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank HowardP568
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

I guess if you are a huge dog lover this is a good place to take a photo. You know this is a small town when a dog statute makes the top ten things to do. That said if you go to the tourist center...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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