Vardo (Vardoya Island, Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
01:51 21 Jan 2018

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
Monday
1 January, 2018
MS Nordlys(arriving at 01 Jan - departing at 01 Jan)
Tuesday
2 January, 2018
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
Wednesday
3 January, 2018
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Thursday
4 January, 2018
MS Polarlys(arriving at 04 Jan - departing at 04 Jan)
Friday
5 January, 2018
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 05 Jan - departing at 05 Jan)
Saturday
6 January, 2018
MS Richard With(arriving at 06 Jan - departing at 06 Jan)
Sunday
7 January, 2018
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 07 Jan - departing at 07 Jan)
Monday
8 January, 2018
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 08 Jan - departing at 08 Jan)
Wednesday
10 January, 2018
MS Lofoten(arriving at 10 Jan - departing at 10 Jan)
Thursday
11 January, 2018
MS Nordlys(arriving at 11 Jan - departing at 11 Jan)
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 11 Jan - departing at 11 Jan)
Saturday
13 January, 2018
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 13 Jan - departing at 13 Jan)
Sunday
14 January, 2018
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 14 Jan - departing at 14 Jan)
Monday
15 January, 2018
MS Polarlys(arriving at 15 Jan - departing at 15 Jan)
Tuesday
16 January, 2018
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 16 Jan - departing at 16 Jan)
Wednesday
17 January, 2018
MS Richard With(arriving at 17 Jan - departing at 17 Jan)
Thursday
18 January, 2018
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 18 Jan - departing at 18 Jan)
Friday
19 January, 2018
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 19 Jan - departing at 19 Jan)
Sunday
21 January, 2018
MS Lofoten(arriving at 21 Jan - departing at 21 Jan)
Monday
22 January, 2018
MS Nordlys(arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
Wednesday
24 January, 2018
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 24 Jan - departing at 24 Jan)
Thursday
25 January, 2018
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 25 Jan - departing at 25 Jan)
Friday
26 January, 2018
MS Polarlys(arriving at 26 Jan - departing at 26 Jan)
Saturday
27 January, 2018
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 27 Jan - departing at 27 Jan)
Sunday
28 January, 2018
MS Richard With(arriving at 28 Jan - departing at 28 Jan)
Monday
29 January, 2018
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 29 Jan - departing at 29 Jan)
Tuesday
30 January, 2018
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
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