Stokmarknes is a small town in Hadsel municipality, Nordland county, Norway. It is situated on the northern coast of Hadseloya island (Vesteralen Islands). The town is an administrative centre of the municipality of Hadsel. Stokmarknes received "town status" in 2000. The 2.29-sq.kilometre (570-acre) town has a population of 3,290.
In Stokmarknes are also the Hurtigruten company's headquarters and the famous Norwegian Coastal Express Museum. Nordland Hospital is also here, serving the whole Vesteralen region. Around 5 km (3 ml) to the east of the town is located the historic Hadsel Church.
The Hadsel Bridge and Boroy Bridge connect Stokmarknes to Langoya island to the north. Stokmarknes Airport, Skagen is situated on Langoya, just over the bridges from Stokmarknes.
Stokmarknes cruise terminal
Stokmarknes 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)..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).
Port Stokmarknes 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 Stokmarknes, Hadseloya 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.
|18 October, 2020|