Skjervoy (Norway)

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Skjervoy cruise port

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Local Time
2021-01-27 15:15

min: 22 °F (-6 °C) / max: 27 °F (-2 °C) 23°F
Wind: 119°/ 11.3 m/s  Gust: 12.3 m/sWind: 119°/ 11.3 m/s  Gust: 12.3 m/sStrong breeze
11.3 m/s
Min / Max Temperature27 °F / -2 °C
22 °F / -5 °C
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Skjervoy is the only port on Skjervoya Island, part of Norway's Skjervoy municipality. The island is located to the east of Kagen Island and to the south of Laukoya Island. Kvaenangen fjord is located to the east.

Skjervoy (Norway) cruise port

  • The island has a total area of 11,7 km2 (4,5 ml2), length of 7 km (4,3 ml), width of 2,5 km (1,55 ml) and highest elevation point (Skattorfjellet) 345 m (1132 ft).
  • The main settlement Skjervoy has population around 3,000.
  • Fishing is among the main industries on the isle.
  • Skjervoya Island is connected to Kagen Island (to the west) by the Skjervoy Bridge (opened in 1971, length 804 m / 2640 ft) and to mainland Norway by Maursundtunnelen (undersea Maursund Tunnel, opened in 1991, length 2122 m / 6960 ft).

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Skjervoy 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)..Norwegian Government's annual subsidy for the ferry service is around USD 100 million.

The list of all ports along the northboaund "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).

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