Vardo (Vardoya Island, Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
22:38 26 Jul 2017

Coordinates
70.37454 N, 31.10504 E

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

Vardo (Vardoya Island, Norway) cruise port

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