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.

  1. March, 2017
Day Ships in port
Wednesday
1 March, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 01 Mar - departing at 01 Mar)
Thursday
2 March, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 02 Mar - departing at 02 Mar)
Friday
3 March, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 03 Mar - departing at 03 Mar)
Saturday
4 March, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 04 Mar - departing at 04 Mar)
Sunday
5 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 05 Mar - departing at 05 Mar)
Monday
6 March, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 06 Mar - departing at 06 Mar)
Tuesday
7 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 07 Mar - departing at 07 Mar)
Wednesday
8 March, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 08 Mar - departing at 08 Mar)
Thursday
9 March, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 09 Mar - departing at 09 Mar)
Friday
10 March, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 10 Mar - departing at 10 Mar)
Saturday
11 March, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 11 Mar - departing at 11 Mar)
Sunday
12 March, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 12 Mar - departing at 12 Mar)
Monday
13 March, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 13 Mar - departing at 13 Mar)
Tuesday
14 March, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 14 Mar - departing at 14 Mar)
Wednesday
15 March, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 15 Mar - departing at 15 Mar)
Thursday
16 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 16 Mar - departing at 16 Mar)
Friday
17 March, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 17 Mar - departing at 17 Mar)
Saturday
18 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 18 Mar - departing at 18 Mar)
Sunday
19 March, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 19 Mar - departing at 19 Mar)
Monday
20 March, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 20 Mar - departing at 20 Mar)
Tuesday
21 March, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 21 Mar - departing at 21 Mar)
Wednesday
22 March, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 22 Mar - departing at 22 Mar)
Thursday
23 March, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 23 Mar - departing at 23 Mar)
Friday
24 March, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 24 Mar - departing at 24 Mar)
Saturday
25 March, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 25 Mar - departing at 25 Mar)
Sunday
26 March, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 26 Mar - departing at 26 Mar)
Monday
27 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Tuesday
28 March, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Wednesday
29 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Thursday
30 March, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Friday
31 March, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)