Vesteralen Islands (Sortland, Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
05:56 18 Oct 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
Sunday
1 October, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 01 Oct - departing at 01 Oct)
Monday
2 October, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 02 Oct - departing at 02 Oct)
Wednesday
4 October, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 04 Oct - departing at 04 Oct)
Thursday
5 October, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 05 Oct - departing at 05 Oct)
Friday
6 October, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 06 Oct - departing at 06 Oct)
Saturday
7 October, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 07 Oct - departing at 07 Oct)
Sunday
8 October, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 08 Oct - departing at 08 Oct)
Monday
9 October, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 09 Oct - departing at 09 Oct)
Tuesday
10 October, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 10 Oct - departing at 10 Oct)
Wednesday
11 October, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 11 Oct - departing at 11 Oct)
Thursday
12 October, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 12 Oct - departing at 12 Oct)
Friday
13 October, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 13 Oct - departing at 13 Oct)
Sunday
15 October, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 15 Oct - departing at 15 Oct)
Monday
16 October, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 16 Oct - departing at 16 Oct)
Tuesday
17 October, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 17 Oct - departing at 17 Oct)
Wednesday
18 October, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 18 Oct - departing at 18 Oct)
Thursday
19 October, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 19 Oct - departing at 19 Oct)
Friday
20 October, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 20 Oct - departing at 20 Oct)
Saturday
21 October, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 21 Oct - departing at 21 Oct)
Sunday
22 October, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 22 Oct - departing at 22 Oct)
Monday
23 October, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 23 Oct - departing at 23 Oct)
Tuesday
24 October, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 24 Oct - departing at 24 Oct)
Thursday
26 October, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 26 Oct - departing at 26 Oct)
Friday
27 October, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 27 Oct - departing at 27 Oct)
Saturday
28 October, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 28 Oct - departing at 28 Oct)
Sunday
29 October, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 29 Oct - departing at 29 Oct)
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
30 October, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
31 October, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 23:00 - departing at 23:00)
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