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Vardo (Vardoya Island, Norway)

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Region
Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2020-03-31 11:24

min: 22 °F (-6 °C) / max: 28 °F (-2 °C) 27°F
-2.7°C
Wind: 171°/ 10.2 m/s  Gust: 11.3 m/sWind: 171°/ 10.2 m/s  Gust: 11.3 m/sFresh breeze
10.2 m/s
Min / Max Temperature28 °F / -2 °C
22 °F / -5 °C

Vardo is a port town on Vardoya Island (Finnmark, Norway), located just 1,5 km (0,9 ml) east of mainland Norway (Varanger Peninsula). The small Hornoya Island (with the Vardo Lighthouse) is located at the same distance (1,5 km / 0,9 ml) to the northeast of Vardoya Island.

Vardo (Vardoya Island, Norway) cruise port

  • The island has a total area of 3,7 km2 (1,4 ml2) and is connected to the mainland by the Vardo Tunnel. The tunnel is the first of its kind in Norway, and part of the Europe's highway E75, having its terminus at Vardo.
  • Vardo is a port town (population around 2,000) and the municipality's administrative centre. The other settlement (on the island's eastern end) is Kiberg (population around 300).
  • Fishing and seafood processing are Vardoya's major sources of income, although tourism is becoming an important economic factor.

The city's list of tourist attractions includes:

  • Vardohus Festning - a fortress dating back to the 14th century (the present structure dates from 1734). The Vardohus Festning fortress is home to a couple of rowan trees which are nurtured and warmed in winter since they cannot normally survive in this cold climate. Originally, 7 trees were planted in 1960. The one which survived managed to blossom twice (in 1974 and in 1981). The tree died in 2002, but 2 new saplings have been planted in place.
  • witchcraft trials memorial
  • two museums - Pomor Museum and Partisan Museum
  • remnants of German fortifications from WW2 (1939-1945)
  • several seabird colonies
  • The Yukigassen (snowball fighting-competition) in Vardo is an unique event in Norway. The other countries where annual tournaments are held are - Japan (Sobetsu), Finland (Kemijarvi), Australia (Mount Buller, Victoria), Sweden (Lulea), USA (Anchorage, Alaska) and Canada (Jasper Alberta, Saskatoon Saskatchewan).

Vardo cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Vardoya Island dock (anchor) at Vardo - port town on the western coast.

Vardo 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).

Port Vardo 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 Vardo, Vardoya 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
2 March, 2020
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
3 March, 2020
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
4 March, 2020
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Otto Sverdrup
5 March, 2020
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
6 March, 2020
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
7 March, 2020
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
8 March, 2020
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
9 March, 2020
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
10 March, 2020
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
11 March, 2020
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
13 March, 2020
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
14 March, 2020
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
15 March, 2020
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Otto Sverdrup
16 March, 2020
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
17 March, 2020
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
18 March, 2020
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
19 March, 2020
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
20 March, 2020
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
21 March, 2020
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
22 March, 2020
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
24 March, 2020
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
25 March, 2020
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
26 March, 2020
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Otto Sverdrup
27 March, 2020
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
28 March, 2020
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Spitsbergen
29 March, 2020
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
30 March, 2020
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge01:0001:00
31 March, 2020
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord01:0001:00
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