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Vesteralen Islands (Sortland, Norway)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

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Baltic - Norwegian Fjords - Russia

Local Time
2019-11-22 18:57

min: 30 °F (-2 °C) / max: 41 °F (5 °C) 36°F
2°C
Wind: 202°/ 3 m/s  Gust: 2.8 m/sWind: 202°/ 3 m/s  Gust: 2.8 m/sLight breeze
3 m/s
Min / Max Temperature41 °F / 5 °C
30 °F / -1 °C

Vesteralen Islands are an archipelago and a Norwegian district in Nordland (the county's northernmost part). They are located north of the Lofoten Islands and west of Harstad.

Vesteralen Islands (Norway)

  • Bleik village (on Bleiksoya Island) features a long beach and a large seabird colony. There are also whales feeding in the area.
  • The Vesteralen archipelago consists of the following municipalities - Andoy, Bo, Hadsel, Lodingen, Oksnes, Sortland.
  • The largest islands included in the group are (listed alphabetically): Andoya, Austvagoya, Hadseloya, Langoya, Hinnoya, plus several smaller isles.
  • The terrain is mountainous, with several lakes (including Alsvagvatnet on Langoya). Most towns and villages are on the coast, built between the coastal fjords and the mountains.
  • The Moysalen National Park partly includes the Vesteralen.
  • All the larger Lofoten Islands are connected by bridges or undersea tunnels, and to mainland Norway via the Lofast road and the Harstad/Narvik Airport (in Evenes). They are also connected by a ferry.
  • The Lofast road (Lofoten Mainland Connection) was opened in 2007, connecting Lofoten to mainland Norway. Lofast includes several tunnels, the largest of which are Sordal (length of 6,3 km / 4 ml) and Sloverfjord (length of 3,3 km / 2 ml). There are another 5 tunnels on the road, plus the Raftsund Bridge (two-lane, between Austvagoya and Hinnoya, length 700 m / 2300 ft).
  • The islands are served by the airports Stokmarknes-Skagen (on Langoya) and Andenes (on Andoya).
  • The islands' total population is around 32,000, with the largest town being Sortland (population around 10,000).
  • The island's economy is based mainly on commercial fishing (cod fisheries), fish farming, some agriculture.

Vesteralen Islands cruise terminal

Most cruise ships to Vesteralen Islands dock at Sortland - port town on Langoya Island's eastern coast.

Sortland (Langoya Island, Norway) cruise port

Sortland is one of the Hurtigruten ports along the "Express Route" (Norwegian Coastal Express). This is a regularly scheduled ferry and cruise itinerary in Norway, between the turnaround ports Bergen (southmost) and Kirkenes (northmost).

Hurtigruten ships stop at the Vesteralen ports Stokmarknes (Hadseloya Island), Sortland (Langoya Island) and Risoyhamn (Andoya Island).

The following map of Vesteralen Norway shows all the region's islands and main ports.

Vesteralen Norway map

Port Vesteralen Islands 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 Vesteralen Islands, Sortland, 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 September, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
2 September, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
3 September, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
4 September, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
5 September, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
6 September, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
7 September, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
8 September, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
9 September, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
11 September, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
12 September, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
13 September, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
14 September, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
15 September, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
16 September, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
17 September, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
18 September, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
19 September, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
20 September, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Vesteralen
22 September, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordlys
23 September, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordkapp
24 September, 2019
Tuesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Finnmarken
25 September, 2019
Wednesday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Polarlys
26 September, 2019
Thursday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Lofoten
27 September, 2019
Friday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Richard With
28 September, 2019
Saturday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Nordnorge
29 September, 2019
Sunday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Trollfjord
30 September, 2019
Monday
Hurtigruten Cruises cruise lineMS Kong Harald
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