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.

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