Vesteralen Islands (Sortland, Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
16:30 16 Jan 2018

Coordinates
68.89082 N, 15.47201 E

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Vesteralen Islands are an archipelago and a Norwegian district in Nordland (the county's northernmost part). They are located north of the Lofoten Islands and west of Harstad.

Vesteralen Islands (Norway)

  • Bleik village (on Bleiksoya Island) features a long beach and a large seabird colony. There are also whales feeding in the area.
  • The Vesteralen archipelago consists of the following municipalities - Andoy, Bo, Hadsel, Lodingen, Oksnes, Sortland.
  • The largest islands included in the group are (listed alphabetically): Andoya, Austvagoya, Hadseloya, Langoya, Hinnoya, plus several smaller isles.
  • The terrain is mountainous, with several lakes (including Alsvagvatnet on Langoya). Most towns and villages are on the coast, built between the coastal fjords and the mountains.
  • The Moysalen National Park partly includes the Vesteralen.
  • All the larger Lofoten Islands are connected by bridges or undersea tunnels, and to mainland Norway via the Lofast road and the Harstad/Narvik Airport (in Evenes). They are also connected by a ferry.
  • The Lofast road (Lofoten Mainland Connection) was opened in 2007, connecting Lofoten to mainland Norway. Lofast includes several tunnels, the largest of which are Sordal (length of 6,3 km / 4 ml) and Sloverfjord (length of 3,3 km / 2 ml). There are another 5 tunnels on the road, plus the Raftsund Bridge (two-lane, between Austvagoya and Hinnoya, length 700 m / 2300 ft).
  • The islands are served by the airports Stokmarknes-Skagen (on Langoya) and Andenes (on Andoya).
  • The islands' total population is around 32,000, with the largest town being Sortland (population around 10,000).
  • The island's economy is based mainly on commercial fishing (cod fisheries), fish farming, some agriculture.

Highlights: Hinnoya, Andoya, Langoya, Hadseloya, Bleiksoya

Vesteralen Islands cruise terminal

Most cruise ships to Vesteralen Islands dock at Sortland - port town on Langoya Island's eastern coast.

Sortland (Langoya Island, Norway) cruise port

Sortland 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).

Hurtigruten ships stop at the Vesteralen ports Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Sortland (Langoya Island) and Risoyhamn (Andoya Island).

The following map of Vesteralen Norway shows all the region's islands and main ports.

Vesteralen Norway map

The Vesteralen Islands 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 Vesteralen Islands, Sortland, Norway.

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Port Vesteralen Islands 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 Vesteralen Islands, Sortland, 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 Lofoten(arriving at 01 Jan - departing at 01 Jan)
Tuesday
2 January, 2018
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 02 Jan - departing at 02 Jan)
Wednesday
3 January, 2018
MS Nordlys(arriving at 03 Jan - departing at 03 Jan)
Thursday
4 January, 2018
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 04 Jan - departing at 04 Jan)
Friday
5 January, 2018
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 05 Jan - departing at 05 Jan)
Saturday
6 January, 2018
MS Polarlys(arriving at 06 Jan - departing at 06 Jan)
Sunday
7 January, 2018
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 07 Jan - departing at 07 Jan)
Monday
8 January, 2018
MS Richard With(arriving at 08 Jan - departing at 08 Jan)
Tuesday
9 January, 2018
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 09 Jan - departing at 09 Jan)
Wednesday
10 January, 2018
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 10 Jan - departing at 10 Jan)
Friday
12 January, 2018
MS Lofoten(arriving at 12 Jan - departing at 12 Jan)
Saturday
13 January, 2018
MS Nordlys(arriving at 13 Jan - departing at 13 Jan)
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 13 Jan - departing at 13 Jan)
Monday
15 January, 2018
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 15 Jan - departing at 15 Jan)
Tuesday
16 January, 2018
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 16 Jan - departing at 16 Jan)
Wednesday
17 January, 2018
MS Polarlys(arriving at 17 Jan - departing at 17 Jan)
Thursday
18 January, 2018
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 18 Jan - departing at 18 Jan)
Friday
19 January, 2018
MS Richard With(arriving at 19 Jan - departing at 19 Jan)
Saturday
20 January, 2018
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 20 Jan - departing at 20 Jan)
Sunday
21 January, 2018
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 21 Jan - departing at 21 Jan)
Monday
22 January, 2018
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 22 Jan - departing at 22 Jan)
Tuesday
23 January, 2018
MS Lofoten(arriving at 23 Jan - departing at 23 Jan)
Wednesday
24 January, 2018
MS Nordlys(arriving at 24 Jan - departing at 24 Jan)
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 24 Jan - departing at 24 Jan)
Friday
26 January, 2018
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 26 Jan - departing at 26 Jan)
Saturday
27 January, 2018
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 27 Jan - departing at 27 Jan)
Sunday
28 January, 2018
MS Polarlys(arriving at 28 Jan - departing at 28 Jan)
Monday
29 January, 2018
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 29 Jan - departing at 29 Jan)
Tuesday
30 January, 2018
MS Richard With(arriving at 30 Jan - departing at 30 Jan)
Wednesday
31 January, 2018
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 31 Jan - departing at 31 Jan)
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