Harstad (Hinnoya Island Lofoten Norway)

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Harstad cruise port

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2023-10-04 18:59

min: 35 °F (1 °C) / max: 42 °F (6 °C) 37°F
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Harstad is a port town in Troms County, and the 3rd-largest in Northern Norway by population (around 25,000). It is located on Hinnoya Island (Vesteralen Islands/Lofoten). Part of the Harstad Municipality are the villages Fauskevag, Elgsnes, Gausvik, Grotavaer, Lundenes, Kasfjord, Sorvika, Nergarden.

Harstad (Norway) cruise port

Annually, the city hosts the week-long Festival of North Norway in June, every year. Harstad University College, with nearly 1,100 students, has a foreign exchange program with students from all over the world. The Harstad hospital is part of the University Hospital of North Norway.

Harstad (Norway) cruise ship terminal

Harstad is homeport for the world's oldest sailship Anna Rogde (1868-built, MMSI 257344500), dubbed as the "sailing queen of Norway". The Church of Norway features five parishes within the municipality of Harstad. It's part of Trondenes deanery in Diocese of Nord-Halogaland.

Harstad-Narvik Airport is at approx 45-min drive distance from downtown. The airport serves mainly regular domestic flights linking to Oslo (7-9 flights daily), Bergen, Tromso, Trondheim. The airline Wizz Air offers regular flights to Poland (Gdansk). Most flights are served by the Norwegian airlines Wideroe and Norwegian Air Shuttle.

In 2021, Port Harstad invested ~EUR 10 million (~USD 11,8M) in upgrading/expanding its cruise ship dock Larsneset Quay. The project allows now to be handled larger-sized vessels - with max 9,5 m (31 ft) and LOA length 280 m (920 ft).

Harstad cruise terminal

Harstad 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.

Norwegian Coastal Express ferry route (itinerary map)

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).

Port Harstad 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 Harstad, Hinnoya Island Lofoten 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 October, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
8 October, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
12 October, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
19 October, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
23 October, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
30 October, 2023
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald

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