Sortland (Langoya Island, Norway)

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Sortland cruise port

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Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2022-01-21 21:33

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Sortland is a port town on Langoya Island in Norway's Nordland County, and the municipality is also part of the Vesteralen Islands. The town has population around 10,000 and is the municipality's administrative center. Other towns in Sortland Municipality are Bo, Holand, Holmstad, Sigerfjord, Strand, Liland. The Norwegian Coast Guard has its base (Kystvaktskvadron Nord) in Sortland.

Sortland (Langoya Island, Norway) cruise port

In 1997, Sortland was given the town status. It is Vesteralen's biggest town and commercial center. It is located close to Sortland Bridge (opened in 1975, length 948 m / 3110 ft) that connects Langoya Island and Hinnoya by road.

Important for Sortland (although not part of the municipality) are the Andoy Bridge (between Andoya and Hinnoya, opened 1974, length 750 m / 2460 ft), Hadsel Bridge (between Langoya and Boroya, 1978-opened, length 1011 m / 3317 ft).

Ryggedalstunnelen (Ryggedal Tunnel, aka Bo Tunnel) has length 1612 m (5290 ft) and was opened in 1980.

Most settlements of the municipality are linked with roads. Highway 85 from the east comes in Kvaefjord Strand through Long Vassdalen. The section between Melbu and Sortland is part of Road 82 that continues to Andoya Island via Sortland Bridge. The only part of the municipality that doesn't have road access is Eidsfjord (on Langoya  Island's west coast).

The following YouTube video shows Sortland Harbour, where cruise ships dock.

 

Sortland cruise terminal

Sortland 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).

The Hurtigruten ship call is at 12:30 noon (on the southbound roure) and at 3 pm (on the northbound route).

Port Sortland 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 Sortland, Langoya Island, Norway. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
1 January, 2022
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp02:0003:00
1 January, 2022
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald12:0013:00
2 January, 2022
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen12:0013:00
3 January, 2022
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys02:0003:00
4 January, 2022
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys12:0013:00
5 January, 2022
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With02:0003:00
5 January, 2022
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp12:0013:00
6 January, 2022
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen02:0003:00
7 January, 2022
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys12:0013:00
8 January, 2022
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald02:0003:00
9 January, 2022
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen02:0003:00
9 January, 2022
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With12:0013:00
10 January, 2022
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen12:0013:00
11 January, 2022
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys02:0003:00
12 January, 2022
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp02:0003:00
12 January, 2022
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald12:0013:00
13 January, 2022
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen12:0013:00
14 January, 2022
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys02:0003:00
15 January, 2022
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys12:0013:00
16 January, 2022
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With02:0003:00
16 January, 2022
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp12:0013:00
17 January, 2022
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge02:0003:00
18 January, 2022
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys12:0013:00
19 January, 2022
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald02:0003:00
20 January, 2022
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen02:0003:00
20 January, 2022
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With12:0013:00
21 January, 2022
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge12:0013:00
22 January, 2022
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen02:0003:00
23 January, 2022
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp02:0003:00
23 January, 2022
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald12:0013:00
24 January, 2022
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen12:0013:00
25 January, 2022
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys02:0003:00
26 January, 2022
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen12:0013:00
27 January, 2022
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With02:0003:00
27 January, 2022
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp12:0013:00
28 January, 2022
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge02:0003:00
29 January, 2022
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys12:0013:00
30 January, 2022
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald02:0003:00
31 January, 2022
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen02:0003:00
31 January, 2022
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With12:0013:00
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