Vesteralen Islands (Sortland, Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
08:41 25 Jul 2017

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