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. March, 2017
Day Ships in port
Wednesday
1 March, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 01 Mar - departing at 01 Mar)
Thursday
2 March, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 02 Mar - departing at 02 Mar)
Friday
3 March, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 03 Mar - departing at 03 Mar)
Saturday
4 March, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 04 Mar - departing at 04 Mar)
Sunday
5 March, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 05 Mar - departing at 05 Mar)
Monday
6 March, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 06 Mar - departing at 06 Mar)
Tuesday
7 March, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 07 Mar - departing at 07 Mar)
Wednesday
8 March, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 08 Mar - departing at 08 Mar)
Thursday
9 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 09 Mar - departing at 09 Mar)
Friday
10 March, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 10 Mar - departing at 10 Mar)
Saturday
11 March, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 11 Mar - departing at 11 Mar)
Sunday
12 March, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 12 Mar - departing at 12 Mar)
Monday
13 March, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 13 Mar - departing at 13 Mar)
Tuesday
14 March, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 14 Mar - departing at 14 Mar)
Wednesday
15 March, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 15 Mar - departing at 15 Mar)
Thursday
16 March, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 16 Mar - departing at 16 Mar)
Friday
17 March, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 17 Mar - departing at 17 Mar)
Saturday
18 March, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 18 Mar - departing at 18 Mar)
Sunday
19 March, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 19 Mar - departing at 19 Mar)
Monday
20 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 20 Mar - departing at 20 Mar)
Tuesday
21 March, 2017
MS Lofoten(arriving at 21 Mar - departing at 21 Mar)
Wednesday
22 March, 2017
MS Spitsbergen(arriving at 22 Mar - departing at 22 Mar)
Thursday
23 March, 2017
MS Nordlys(arriving at 23 Mar - departing at 23 Mar)
Friday
24 March, 2017
MS Nordkapp(arriving at 24 Mar - departing at 24 Mar)
Saturday
25 March, 2017
MS Finnmarken(arriving at 25 Mar - departing at 25 Mar)
Sunday
26 March, 2017
MS Polarlys(arriving at 26 Mar - departing at 26 Mar)
Monday
27 March, 2017
MS Vesteralen(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Tuesday
28 March, 2017
MS Richard With(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Wednesday
29 March, 2017
MS Nordnorge(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Thursday
30 March, 2017
MS Trollfjord(arriving at 30 Mar - departing at 30 Mar)
Friday
31 March, 2017
MS Kong Harald(arriving at 31 Mar - departing at 31 Mar)