Hammerfest (Norway)

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Hammerfest cruise port

Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2024-07-20 09:45

min: 51 °F (10 °C) / max: 61 °F (17 °C) 54°F
Wind: 298°/ 2.1 m/s  Gust: 2.5 m/sWind: 298°/ 2.1 m/s  Gust: 2.5 m/sLight breeze
2.1 m/s
Min / Max Temperature61 °F / 17 °C
51 °F / 11 °C
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Port Hammerfest 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 Hammerfest, 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 July, 2024
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
2 July, 2024
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAluna12:0020:00
3 July, 2024
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineArtania08:0012:00
10 July, 2024
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
12 July, 2024
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
21 July, 2024
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
21 July, 2024
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAluna12:0020:00
23 July, 2024
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald

Hammerfest is a port town (Norway's and the world's northernmost) with population around 7000. The North Atlantic Gulf Stream provides the port town with a ice-free waters the whole year-round.

As municipality, Hammerfest encompasses parts of three large-sized Norwegian islands (Kvaloya, Soroya, Seiland) plus smaller islands (including Kamoya). The municipality has no road connection with mainland Norway, except Kvaloya island via Kvalsund Bridge (length 741 m / 2430 ft). The suspension bridge is located west of Kvalsund town and approx 25 km (16 mi) south of Hammerfest.

Like most Norwegian towns, fishing is the most important industry. Tourism not too far behind as the short distance to North Cape (Nordkapp) makes it an attractive travel destination.

Like Tromso, Hammerfest was a major location for starting or ending Arctic expeditions in the 19th century.

In 1890, the town was among Europe's first to boast electric street lighting.

The "Polar Bear Club" provides intriguing insights into Arctic traditions and history.

Hammerfest cruise terminal

Hammerfest is one of the ferry ports along the "Express Route" - Norway's Government subsidized "Norwegian Coastal Express". This is a regularly scheduled passenger and cargo shipping service in Norway. The "ferry and cruise" itinerary is between two turnaround ports - Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost). It connects a total of 34 ports, which are Norwegian communities without any road or air access.

Since January 2021, Norway's coastal ferry service is operated by two companies - Hurtigruten (7 ships) and Havila Shipping (4 ships). The Norwegian Government's annual subsidy for the ferry service is around USD 100 million.

The list of all ports along the northbound "Norwegian Coastal Express" itinerary includes Bergen (turnaround port), Alesund, Floro, Geiranger (Stranda), Maloy (Vagsoy), Molde, Torvik (Heroy, Leinoya Island), Kristiansund, Rorvik (Vikna), Trondheim, Bodo, Bronnoysund (Bronnoy), Nesna, Ornes (Meloy), Sandnessjoen (Alstahaug), Stamsund (Vestvagoy Island), Svolvaer (Vagan, Austvagoya Island), Trollfjorden (Hadsel), Finnsnes (Lenvik), Harstad (Hinnoya Island), Risoyhamn (Andoy Island), Skjervoy, Sortland (Langoya Island), Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Tromso, Berlevag, Hammerfest, Honningsvag (Mageroya Island, Nordkapp / North Cape), Kjollefjord (Lebesby), Mehamn (Gamvik), Oksfjord (Loppa), Batsfjord, Vardo (Vardoya Island), Kirkenes (turnaround port).