Vardo (Vardoya Island, Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Locode
NOVAO

Coordinates
70.37413 N, 31.10386 E

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Vardoya Island (Finnmark county, Norway) is located 1,5 km (0,9 ml) east of mainland Norway (Varanger Peninsula). The small Hornoya Island (where is the Vardo Lighthouse) is located at the same distance (1,5 km / 0,9 ml) to the northeast of Vardoya.

  • The island has a total area of 3,7 km2 (1,4 ml2) and is connected to the mainland by the Vardo Tunnel. The tunnel is the first of its kind in Norway, and part of the Europe's highway E75, having its terminus at Vardo.
  • Vardo is a port town (population around 2,000) and the municipality's administrative centre. The other settlement (on the island's eastern end) is Kiberg (population around 300).
  • Fishing and seafood processing are Vardoya's major sources of income, although tourism is becoming an important economic factor.

Vardo is one of the Hurtigruten ports along the "Express Route" (Norwegian Coastal Express). This is a regularly scheduled ferry and cruise itinerary in Norway, between the turnaround ports Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost).

The city's list of tourist attractions includes:

  • Vardohus Festning - a fortress dating back to the 14th century (the present structure dates from 1734). The Vardohus Festning fortress is home to a couple of rowan trees which are nurtured and warmed in winter since they cannot normally survive in this cold climate. Originally, 7 trees were planted in 1960. The one which survived managed to blossom twice (in 1974 and in 1981). The tree died in 2002, but 2 new saplings have been planted in place.
  • witchcraft trials memorial
  • two museums - Pomor Museum and Partisan Museum
  • remnants of German fortifications from WW2 (1939-1945)
  • several seabird colonies
  • The Yukigassen (snowball fighting-competition) in Vardo is an unique event in Norway. The other countries where annual tournaments are held are - Japan (Sobetsu), Finland (Kemijarvi), Australia (Mount Buller, Victoria), Sweden (Lulea), USA (Anchorage, Alaska) and Canada (Jasper Alberta, Saskatoon Saskatchewan).

Highlights: Barents Sea, Norwegian Lapland

Vardo cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Vardoya Island dock (anchor) at Vardo - port town on the western coast.

The Vardo cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Vardo, Vardoya Island, Norway.

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Port Vardo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Vardo, Vardoya Island, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Monday
1 May, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 01 May - departing at 01 May)
Tuesday
2 May, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 02 May - departing at 02 May)
Thursday
4 May, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 04 May - departing at 04 May)
Friday
5 May, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 05 May - departing at 05 May)
Saturday
6 May, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 06 May - departing at 06 May)
Sunday
7 May, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 07 May - departing at 07 May)
Monday
8 May, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 08 May - departing at 08 May)
Tuesday
9 May, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 09 May - departing at 09 May)
Wednesday
10 May, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 10 May - departing at 10 May)
Thursday
11 May, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 11 May - departing at 11 May)
Friday
12 May, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 12 May - departing at 12 May)
Saturday
13 May, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 13 May - departing at 13 May)
Monday
15 May, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 15 May - departing at 15 May)
Tuesday
16 May, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 16 May - departing at 16 May)
Wednesday
17 May, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 17 May - departing at 17 May)
Thursday
18 May, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 18 May - departing at 18 May)
Friday
19 May, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 19 May - departing at 19 May)
Saturday
20 May, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 20 May - departing at 20 May)
Sunday
21 May, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 21 May - departing at 21 May)
Monday
22 May, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 22 May - departing at 22 May)
Tuesday
23 May, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 23 May - departing at 23 May)
Wednesday
24 May, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 24 May - departing at 24 May)
Thursday
25 May, 2017
MS Midnatsol(arriving at 25 May - departing at 25 May)
Friday
26 May, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 26 May - departing at 26 May)
Saturday
27 May, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 27 May - departing at 27 May)
Sunday
28 May, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 28 May - departing at 28 May)
Monday
29 May, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 29 May - departing at 29 May)
Tuesday
30 May, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 30 May - departing at 30 May)
Wednesday
31 May, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 31 May - departing at 31 May)