Vesteralen Islands (Sortland, Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Locode
NOFRF

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.

  • 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 (anchor) at Sortland - port town on the eastern coast.

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

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.

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