Egersund is a port town in Norway's Rogaland county, with population around 12,000. Port Egersund (locode NOEGE) has one of the country's best natural harbors and is currently ranked Norway's second-largest fishing port - after Alesund.
Egersund is approx 75 km (47 mi) south of Stavanger (Norway's 3rd-largest metro area and 4th most populous municipality) and approx 7 km (4 mi) to the east of Eigeroya Island (~10 min drive distance via roads 426-502). E39 Highway links to Stavanger and Kristiansand. Fylkesvei 44 (County Road 44, connecting Flekkefjord with Stavanger) is a coastal road that runs along Norway's North Sea coastline. Regularly scheduled trains link with Stavanger, Kristiansand and Oslo.
As cruise port, Egersund is visited by smaller-sized expedition ships and superyachts. Among the companies that often include the port in their schedules is the Germany-based Phoenix Reisen.
Besides the commercial fishing industry, the town's economy is based on companies like Navico (2006-founded, specializing in marine electronic equipment/navigation, instruments, fish-finding), C-MAP Norway AS (1934-founded, electronic sea-maps producer), Aker Solutions ASA (1841-founded, fka Aker Kvaerner, builds parts for offshore oil and gas platforms).
The settlement (as Eikundarsund) was first mentioned in the late-13th-century. The municipality was established in 1838. The town was severely damaged by a fire in 1843 when ~2/3rds of all buildings were destroyed. Egersund became railway-connected to Stavanger in 1878.
Egersund's best-known tourist attractions include Dalane Folkemuseum (themed on the town's history), Fayancemuseum (themed on the glazed pottery and porcelain made by the local Fayancefabrik factory in the period 1847-1979), Stoplesteinan (a 1000-years-old small stone circle in close proximity to downtown), 19th-century architecture (the downtown houses some of Norway's best-preserved wood buildings), Magma Geopark (UNESCO-listed open-air park with facilities for outdoor leisure and recreation activities), Trollpikken ("Troll's Dick" - a 12-m / 39-ft high rock formation that resembles an erect penis).
Port Egersund 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 Egersund, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|27 June, 2023|