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CRUISE NORWAY Winter Wonderland

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INDEX Norway – The ultimate Winter Wonderland cruise destination 2 Fredrikstad 4 Oslo 6 Telemark 8 Kristiansand 10 Stavanger 12 Haugesund 14 Bergen 16 Florø 18 Flåm 20 Geirangerfjord 22 Ålesund 24 Molde/Åndalsnes 26 Kristiansund 28 Trondheim 30 Brønnøysund 32 Bodø 34 Narvik 36 Harstad 38 Lofoten 40 Vesterålen 42 Tromsø 44 Alta 46 Hammerfest 48 North Cape 50

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel, Alta. Photo: Yngve Olsen Sæbbe

NORWAY

ADVERTISERS NSB 52 Mt. Fløyen 53 Lofotr – Vikingmuseum 54 Museum Nord 55

– The ultimate Winter Wonderland cruise destination

MAP: Norwegian cruise ports

Norway has long traditions as a popular cruise destination and it all started in 1887 when D/S Saint Sunniva sailed the Norwegian fjords all the way to the North Cape.

Cover photos: Finnmark Race

Photo: Trond Anton Andersen/www.finnmarkslopet.no/Alta

Winter fishing in Austnesfjorden, Lofoten Photo: media-army.de/www.visitnorway.com

Snowmobile Photo: Anne Olsen-Ryum/www.nordnorge.com/Hasvik

The Rauma Railway Photo: Leif J. Olestad

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Traditionally, cruise ships have visited in spring and summer, but over the last few years Norway has established itself as a popular cruise destination also in the winter. From its humble beginning with 1 cruise in 2009; all of 13 cruises from different cruise lines visited in 2014 enabling cruise guests from all over the world to enjoy the pleasures and excitement of winter activities in Norway. The magical Northern Lights – the Aurora Borealis – fascinates visitors in winter when the sun does not come above the horizon for months in the far north. However, Norway in winter is far more than searching for the illusive Lady Aurora. Amongst others, it is trying your hand at dogsledding, driving snow mobile for the first time, skiing, admire the icy cold beauty of an Ice Hotel and visiting and learning about the indigenous people of Norway; the Sami people.


Dogsledding im mountain forest. Photo: Bjørn Klauer/www.nordnorge.com

With the world’s second longest coast line stretching more than 100.915 kilometres, Norway offers unique possibilities for sailing schedules with various length and content all year. With around 40 ports and destinations, Norway has something on offer for every taste, for every brand and for every season. WELCOME TO NORWAY IN ALL SEASONS!

Sandra Diana Bratland Managing Director Cruise Norway The Opera House in Oslo. Photo: Terje Borud/Visitnorway.com

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FREDRIKSTAD CRUISE PORT Events: Christmas Markets (December), Christmas House in Drøbak (all year), Celebration Sarpsborg 1000 Years 2016 (all year), Music Festivals, Food Festivals Cruise season: All year. Temperature: March-September from 8 to 30C Cruise and Port information: www.cruiseportfredrikstad.com

Christmas Market. Photo: Walter Shøffthaler

FREDRIKSTAD

Gateway to the great attractions in the Oslofjord region Sail in to Fredrikstad through the 833 islands of the Marine National Park. On the quay passengers are greeted with a show themed around our industrial heritage with dance and drums. Close by is The Fortress Town – a living attraction with busy markets and cafés. There is a free ferry into the city’s urban centre. The towns of Moss, Sarpsborg, and Halden are a short bus or boat ride away. Moss is known for its splendid galleries. The majestic Fredriksten Fortress towers over Halden. The Viking Town Sarpsborg will be 1000 years old in 2016. Inland there is a peaceful landscape perfect for outdoor activities.

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Industrial show. Photo: Thomas Andersen

Stonerings of Hunn. Photo: Walter Schøffthaler

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Christmas Markets in the Fortress Welcome to an enjoyable and rewarding Christmas market in the Fortress Town of Fredrikstad and at the Fredriksten fortress in Halden. The Christmas market in the Fortified Town and at the Fortress takes you back to the old days. There are wooden chalets and stalls selling a wide range of unique handcrafted gifts as well as food and drink. You can enjoy concerts, theatrical guided tours and art exhibitions. The charming streets and squares provide a unique setting. Explore Roald Amundsen’s Birthplace Norway’s most famous explorer was born by the River Glomma in 1872. Today the house is a museum and café with its own Discovery Trail in the grounds. The Fortress Town of Fredrikstad – the bestpreserved fortress town in Northern Europe The Fortress town is one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. Enjoy guided walking tours, theatrical events and festivals. The cobbled streets invite you to stroll among the specialist shops, cafés, museums, and galleries. From The Fortress Town you are only a short, free ferry ride away from the urban centre of Fredrikstad.

Santa in Drøbak. Photo Visit Follo

The Ancient Trail The Ancient Trail is Norway’s largest concentration of ancient monuments from the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages including rock art, stone circles, and fortified hamlets. The landmark Solberg Tower stands as a gateway to this proud heritage. It has been designed as a “living” meeting place, which can serve as a focal point for activities. Cultural heritage is integrated into the architecture. Comprehensive accessibility, including lift to the panorama platform. Outer Hvaler National Park – the first Norwegian Maritime Park The Hvaler-Fredrikstad archipelago boasts a rich diversity of species both on land and underwater. The area is also attractive for outdoor pursuits. Many people enjoy it as a summer paradise, but its scenery and natural history also have much to offer the rest of the year. Europe’s largest coastal coral reef is to be found here. The park is one of Norway’s 15 National Parks and the first maritime park, and has exhibitions, films, and samples of species. Fredriksten Festning – the King of Fortresses Construction of Fredriksten began in 1661 after Norway ceded the Bohuslän region to Sweden in 1658. Fredriksten is Norway’s largest and most renowned border fortress, majestically located above Halden. It offers fantastic views of the town and fjord, and far into what once was enemy territory.

Christmas House in Drøbak & Oscarsborg Fortress Drøbak, located along the eastern shores of the Oslo Fjord is to many Norwegians known as the Christmas town of Norway. The many old wooden houses together with shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants make the old town Drøbak unique and worth a visit. 200 years ago Drøbak was an important exporter of ice and timber which made the business flourish and prosperous merchants laid the foundation of the city as we know it today. In Drøbak you will find Tregaardens Julehus, Norway’s first Christmas House open all year, and Santa’s post office. Over 20,000 letters are received every year from children worldwide. Many of these can be seen if you visit the Tourist Information in Drøbak. Only five to ten minutes by ferry from Drøbak is Oscarsborg Fortress, situated right in the middle of the Oslo Fjord. Oscarsborg Fortress is known to most Norwegians as the fortification that sank the German cruiser Blücher during the Second World War. Today Oscarsborg is open to the public and in addition to the museum and the original fortifications there are several restaurants and a hotel.

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OSLO CRUISE PORT Events: Nobel Peace Prize in December; Holmenkollen Ski Festival in March; IBU World Championships Biathlon Oslo in March 2016 Useful links: www.visitoslo.com – www.portofoslo.no

Detail of: Three Stages of Life, Munch Museum, Edvard Munch, 1899-1900

OSLO

The World Winter Capital Nature and culture connect in Oslo. Few capital cities can offer a complete alpine ski resort just minutes away from the city centre. Great skiing, both down-hill and cross country, tobogganing, Nordic walking, horse sleigh rides, biathlon and hot chocolate in a lavvo are some of the activities offered in the forests around Oslo. The historic landmark Holmenkollen embodies more than a century of skiing tradition. Inside the ski jump is the world’s oldest Ski Museum. Combine winter sport with pulsating nightlife, iconic museums and attractions, great shopping and Nordic cuisine. Explore exciting exhibitions and tours or world class architecture on Oslo’s new sea front.

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The Viking Ship Museum holds three original Viking ships which are about 1100 years old. These ships were part of large burial mounds excavated at the turn of the 20th century. On display is everything needed for a long journey including sleds and a wagon from the Oseberg grave. The Polar Ship Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built for the amazing Norwegian polar expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Come into contact with their stories of hardships and triumphs, and learn how they managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth - the North and the South Pole. The Kon-Tiki Museum Oslo Winter Park. Photo: VisitOSLO/Preben Stene Larsen©OsloVinterpark houses original boats and exhibits from Thor Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions. The

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Oslo Winter Park Go skiing in the city, just 30 minutes from downtown Oslo. The Winter Park consists of 18 slopes and PORT & TOURIST INFORMATION 11 lifts such as a terrain park and slopes for both children, beginners, and more experienced skiers and PORT OF OSLO Visiting address: Akershusstranda 19, Skur 38 snowboarders.

Mailing address: P.O.B. 230 Sentrum, NO-0103 Oslo person: Anette Brække IceContact skating in Oslo Phone/Fax: +47 917 83 726/ +47 22 41 54 02 Visit the skating rink “Spikersuppa” in the city centre, E-mail: anette.braekke@ohv.oslo.no next to the National Theatre. The rink has music and Internet: www.portofoslo.no

offers skate hire. There is also a larger skating rink with musicINFORMATION and skate hire at Frogner Stadium next to TOURIST Vigeland Both rinks areStation open in the evening. Visiting Park. address: Oslo Central Distance from port: 0.5 km Mailingwalks address: Jernbanetorget 1, NO-0154 OSLO Winter Phone/Fax:the +47sights 815 30 Experience of555 Oslo in the winter time. E-mail: info@visitoslo.com Thematic tours offer a taste of art, design, urban Internet: www.visitoslo.com development and Norwegian litterature. www.oslocruisenetwork.no

The Open-Air Museum features 155 authentic buildings from different national regions, including Gol Stave Church from the 13th century. The indoor collections feature traditional Norwegian Folk Dress, Sami Culture and much more. Norwegian Maritime Museum The seafaring history of Norway is presented as well as coastal culture through a large collection of traditional vernacular vessels, fishing gear, boatbuilding and stockfish displays.

The Oslo Pass – an easy way to explore Oslo on your own The Oslo Pass is valid for most museums and attractions in Oslo and entitles you to unlimited travel by metro, bus, tram, local trains and on the ferry boats to the museum peninsula Bygdøy and to the islands in the inner Oslo Fjord. The Oslo Pass is available from AppStore and Google Play (search “OsloPass”) and at the Tourist Information Centre in the Central Station.

Surrounding Oslo: Hadeland Glassworks is located in picturesque surroundings by lake Randsfjord, just an hour’s drive from the harbour of Oslo. In the factory, you can watch skilled Nobel Peace Center. Photo: Johannes Granseth/Nobel Peace Center glassblowers practice their age-old craft. The Art Gallery features interesting exhibitions during the oldest museum of skiing. Here you can experience 4000 years of exciting skiing history through an unforgettable show. ATM: YES, 0.5 km Museum Astrup Fearnley exchange: NO AnCurrency architectural masterpiece designed by Renzo Tax refund: on pier Piano locatedYES, at Tjuvholmen on the Oslo waterfront. Public telephones in pier area:from YES the most The Museum contains works Internet access in pier area: YES innovative contemporary artists.

Mailboxes in pier area: YES Distances - airport: 50 km The Munch Distance toMuseum city centre: 400 m contains drawings andPhone prints02770, of the6famous Nearestpaintings, hospital: Ullevål Hospital, km

Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch. PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION

Bunkers deliveryOpera /method: YES, by barge or truck The Norwegian & Ballet in small quatities is one of the world’s most spectacular buildings, with Supplies: YES a fabulous location in the Oslo Fjord and is Norway’s Waste handling: YES largest stage for music, theatre and dance with three Waste water method: Truck stages. Tugboats: YES Anchorage*: YES

Magic Ice in Oslo GENERAL INFORMATION AnTerminal/Restrooms icebar concept designed to give in pier area: YES guests an exceptional experience with an exhibition consisting Shuttle bus: NO of Parking illuminated made of crystal clear ice, placesculptures for buses: YES, on pier Taxi: YES and installations with colourful lighting. Some of the cars:on OnEdvard requestMunch’s famous artwork. artRental is based

Nobel Peace Pontoons: NOCenter puts focus on the Pilot: Channel 12 Nobel Peace Prize laureates and Emergency: Channel 16 and problems related to their work, Alfred Nobel Medical emergency: 113 war and conflict resolution. Changing and exciting Charts: 4,201,402,452 displays, unique digital presentations as well as Tidal movement: 0.6 mcreate this dynamic and films and lectures,Max all help ISPS approved: YES magical venue.

Shopping: YES, on pier Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Ski Museum Local currency: NOK Norway’s most visited tourist attraction and one of the world’s most modern ski jumps. The Ski Museum in Holmenkollen opened in 1923 and is the world’s

Ekeberg Park Beam: No limitation is a sculpture, nature and cultural monument park. Among the more than 30 sculptures you will find world renowned artists such as Rodin, Renoir

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and the official Christmas post office are located in the centre of Drøbak, a small, charming village south of Oslo. People from all over the world write to “Julenissen” (Santa) and travel to Drøbak to visit the Christmas house where you can send cards with the official Christmas stamp from Norway.

Designated quays for cruise ships: YES, 4 cruise piers Ship tenders allowed: NO

Akershus Fortress. Photo: Terje Borud/VisitNorway.com

and Dalì to name a few, and many world-class contemporary artists. Vigeland Sculpture Park Max life sizework ship in 11 m Gustav draft is the ofport: the Max sculptor Vigeland Max number with of passenger per day port: No limitation (1869-1943) more than 200insculptures in Max number ships periron. day in port: 5 ships bronze, graniteofand cast Ship’s stay min /max: No limitation Environmental limitations /restrictions: None

The National Museum of Art, Architecture Port facilities according to and Design Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES consists of four separate museum departments: Maximum ship length: South Akershus 360 m, The Norwegian ofm,Architecture, Them, Museum Filipstad 345 m,Museum Revier 300 Vippetangen 255 of Maximum Contemporary Art,and Thedepth Museum of Decorative Arts ship draft in sea: South Akershus 10.3 National m, Filipstad 10.3 m, Revier 8.5 m, and Design and The Gallery. Vippetangen 8 m

Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No limitation The Polar Ship Fram Crew facilities:wooden As for passengers The strongest ship ever built for the amazing Norwegian polar expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen * IF ANCHORAGE and Roald Amundsen. Experience their stories of Type of bottom: Sand/Rock hardships triumphs, Minimumand depth: 30 m and learn how they managed to Distance survive from in theanchorage coldest and most pier: dangerous places to tender onTender earth.pier not available

Treegardens Christmas House with the official Christmas post office is located in Drøbak, a small, charming village south of Oslo. People from all over the world write to “Julenissen” (Santa) and travel to Drøbak to visit the Christmas House where you can send cards with the official Christmas stamp from Norway.

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TELEMARK CRUISE PORT Events: See www.visittelemark.com Cruise season: All year. Useful link: www.visittelemark.com/cruise Cruise and port information: www.grenland-havn.no

Heddal Stave Church. Photo: Visit Telemark

TELEMARK

Norway’s winter wonderland Looking for the quintessential Norwegian winter experience? Look no further than Telemark. Just one hour pilot distance from Skagerak and you reach the cruise ports of Telemark, located in the beautiful archipelago from Brevik to Kragerø with hundreds of islands. Small towns with narrow streets and local museums give visitors a good insight into the coastal history and life. The county of Telemark offers majestic mountains, deep valleys, rivers, lakes/fjords, stave churches, first-class museums, local food production, storytelling, concerts, short courses in Norwegian traditions and popular winter activities/sports.

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buildings from the district. Admire beautiful decorative paintings, ornamental woodcarvings and national costumes. Norwegian nomination 2014 to UNESCO Industrial Heritage Rjukan – Notodden; The history of “Norsk Hydro” and mineral fertilizer. Notodden – revolutionary industrial inventions “Telemarksgalleriet and Lysbuen“ art gallery and museum with a variety of older and contemporary Norwegian artists. Beautiful old listed industrial park. Rjukan - “Heroes of Telemark” - Norwegian Industrial Workers’ Museum including “Heroes Telemark” Skiing in Rjukan.of Photo: VisitRjukan - Heavy Water sabotage during the Second World War - Cable car - Northern Europe’s first, and still working

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS The starting-point for the following excursions is Brevik.

PORT & TOURIST INFORMATION

Enjoy winter activities Skiing – downhill or cross country, snowshoeing, PORTS OF TELEMARK Brevik (B) Kragerø (K) sleigh ride or ice climbing, sledding, dog sledding, Visiting address: (B) Strømtangeveien 39 several places in Telemark. (K) Ytre Standvei16

Mailing (B) P.O.B. 20, NO-3950 Brevik town Enjoy theaddress: beautiful decorated Christmas (K) P.O.B. 158, NO-3791 Kragerø Kragerø in December Contact person: Jan Einar Skarding Walk in the footsteps of the famous expressionist Phone/Fax: (B) +47 35 93 10 00 (K) +47 35 98 1750 painter Munch, visit Santa’s Post office and E-mail:Edvard (B) jes@grenland-havn.no the home of Theodor Kittelsen, famous (K)childhood post@kragero-havnevesen.no for his paintings of trolls and wood nymphs. Internet: www.grenland-havn.no TOURIST INFORMATION Enjoy coastal life in Brevik Visiting address: (B) Information office town centre - one of the best preserved towns ininNorway from (K)sailing Kragerøship Bus era Station the with narrow streets, small shops, Distance from port: (B) 1 km (K) 50 m museums and a beautiful church. Mailing address: (B) Visit Grenland, Uniongata 18, NO-3732 Skien (K) Torvgata 1, NO-3770 Kragerø

Coastal safari the archipelago Phone/Fax: (B)in +47 35 scenic 90 55 20 (K) +47 35 98 23 88 Join coast(B)rafting with RIB or cruise with a small ferry E-mail: info@visitgrenland.no (K) post@visitkragero.no in Internet: the beautiful archipelago, may be combined with (B) visitgrenland.no (K) visitkragero.no sea fishing. GENERAL INFORMATION

Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: (B)Center Tangenkaia Maritime museum and Science in (K) YES Shuttle bus: (B) YES, it is mandatory, free service operates Porsgrunn and 17:00 every day and the bus stops in the – abetween vibrant07:00 venue with activities, experiments, centre. (K) YES interactive communication and information show.

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Making and tasting of local produce in historic fruit county, Gvarv Taste local wine, beer, apple juice and bakery products and see the produce in Fruit Farms, Winery, Microbrewery and Evju Bygdetun, an open air museum with goats and hens in the farmyard. Western-Telemark Museum Eidsborg tradition and history located in the midst of a lush and powerful cultural landscape. It shows centuries of long traditions of buildings, folk art and crafts. Voted Norway’s best museum in 2012. Eidsborg Stave Church from 1250 is located next to the museum. The history of skiing The Norwegian Ski Museum in Brekkeparken open air museum. Photo: Tom Riis

the charming village of Morgedal, houses a multimedia journey through the history of skiing, paying special attention to the

Porsgrund Porcelain Factory & Museum Norway’s only producer of high-fired porcelain also called “white gold”. See live production, join a multimedia journey through its history and get great Parking place for buses: YES offers in the outlet. Taxi: (B) YES, on orders (K) YES

Rental (B) YES,–on request (K) YES open air Made in cars: Telemark Brekkeparken Public transportation: (B) NO (K) YES, 50 m museum in Skien Shopping: (B) YES, in town (K) YES, 50 m Heritage buildings from across Telemark Local currency: NOK – Walk in the history and daily life of the farmer ATM: (B) YES, 1 km (K) YES, 200 m contrasts the society songs Currencywith exchange: (B) YES,in1 Telemark, km (K) YES, 100 m and storytelling Tax refund:by NOthe fireplace. Warm refreshments may bePublic served. – Traditional Norwegian market telephones in pier area: (B) NOChristmas (K) YES Internet access in pier area: (B) NO (K) YES first Sunday of Advent. Mailboxes in pier area: (B) NO (K) YES

Distances - airport: (B) 50 kmHeddal (K) 92 kmMuseum, Heddal Stave Church and Distance to city centre: (B) 1 km (K) 50 m Notodden Nearest hospital: (B) 20 km (K) 2 km Visit Heddal Stave Church, Norway’s largest and best preserved stave church built in the 1200s and Heddal PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION Museum, open /method: air museum Bunkersan delivery YES with typical, historical buildings the/ heavy district. Diesel oilfrom by road fuelEnjoy oil by warm barge refreshments bySupplies: the fireplace, (B) YESadmire (K) Can beautiful be arrangedrose paintings, Waste handling: (B) YES, on request orna­ mental woodcarving and listen(K)toYES songs and Waste water method: (B) YES, on request storytelling. (K) YES, by road tanker

Tugboats: YES Norwegian nomination 2014 to UNESCO Anchorage*: (B) Yes (K) Yes, min depth 22 m Industrial Heritage Pontoons: NO Rjukan – Notodden; Explore “Norsk Hydro’s” invention Pilot: Yes, phone +47 35572600 or ch 81 mineral-fertilizer that16revolutionized the world’s food Emergency: Channel production. Medical emergency: Phone 113

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• Mersmak in Skien – food festival Local food and international food, end of August. • Notodden Blues Festival – Blues musicians and visitors from all over the world, start of August. Telemark - Norway’s winter wonderland • Cruises in the Kragerø archipelago • Traditional Christmas markets • Horse sleigh ride • Dog sleigh ride • Storytelling Near to Telemark: • The Norwegian Mining Museum in Kongsberg and the Kongsberg Silver mines • Wooden Boat Festival in Risør, start of August • OsloPhoto: – theVisit capital Gaustablikk. Telemarkof Norway • Stavern Fortress and Citadel Island Notodden – revolutionary industrial inventions “Telemarksgalleriet and Lysbuen“ art gallery and museum in a beautiful old listed industrial park; – A variety of older and contemporary artists (B) 1333 (K) Norwegian chart no. painting, 6 – T Charts: ry Norwegian traditions - knitting, Tidal movement: singing, dancing(B) 0.30 - 0.40 m (K) Max 0.5 m ISPS approved: – Enjoy concertsYES and storytelling Designated quays for cruise ships: NO

Ship tenders allowed: YES Rjukan – “Heroes of Telemark” Beam: At master pilot’s discretion – Norwegian Industrial Workers’ Museum including Max size ship in port: 150 000 BT / 1 200 “Heroes of Telemark” – Heavy Water sabotage Max number of passenger per day in port: 5000 during WW2 Cable car – Northern Max–number of ships per dayEurope’s in port: 2 first, and still working – Railway inside the mountain Gaustatoppen Ship’s stay min /max: No limitation Environmental limitations /restrictions: No Limitation 1883 m, overlooking 1/6 of Norway – Sun mirror Port facilities according to

Cruise Norway`s guidelines: Notodden – Europe’s BluesYES capital ship length:journey (B) 250 m“from cotton to – JMaximum oin the multimedia (K) At master pilot’s discretion Notodden” in the Bluseum, Europe’s only blues Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: (B) 15 m (K) 9 m museum – Enjoy a blues concert with famous artists Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No limitation – R Crew ecord your own world facilities: Freecd/dvd Wi-Fi forinup to 10famous people atanalogue a time, studio max 15 minutes per person. Amenities such as golf, city tour etc can be arranged

The Ski museum in Morgedal “Norsk Skieventyr” * IF Join a ANCHORAGE multimedia journey through the history of bottom: Mud Clay/rock good to holding ground of Type skiing, paying special attention the skiing Minimum which depth: developed (B) 90 m (K) 20 revolution outmfrom Morgedal in the Distance from anchorage to tender pier: (B) 500 m (K) 400 m 1850s. Enjoy homemade Norwegian food and visit the souvenir shop with Norwegian handicrafts. Near to Telemark – The Norwegian Mining Museum in Kongsberg and the Kongsberg Silver mines – Oslo, the capital of Norway

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KRISTIANSAND CRUISE PORT Events: See www.visitkrs.no Cruise season: All year. Useful link: www.cruisesorlandet.com Port information: www.Kristiansand-havn.no

Photo: Rolf Dybvik. © Lindesnes Lighthouse

KRISTIANSAND

On the southern peak – the city of culture Kristiansand is the capital of Southern Norway and is famous for a wide selection of cultural events throughout the year. In the summer, Kristiansand is very busy, but you will find the city life more easy going the rest of the year and you will have time to enjoy the attractions. Most of the winter season the streets are free of snow, but you will find snow and ski tracks very near city centre. In the main shopping street there is underground heating so we are able to do our shopping without ice and snow under our shoes. The citizens of Kristiansand are very friendly and it’s easy to find your way in the city centre, making it ideal for a leisurely one day visit. From the pier you can easily reach many of the city’s attractions: Kristiansand Open Air Museum, the Archive Museum, the Cannon Museum, the Zoo and the Contemporary Art Museum. PAGE 10 CRUISE NORWAY WINTER WONDERLAND


while watching the boats pass by. The Mineral Park 3 hours. Capacity: no limit. Distance from the pier: 57 km The park houses Europe’s finest private collection of stones and minerals. More than 1200 of them are exhibited inside the mountain in tunnels specially made for the exhibition. The brilliant colours and distinctive shapes of the minerals give you a visual experience you will never forget. Even those with no special interest in minerals will see them in a different light. You are sure be impressed with these natural wonders. An idyllic drive up to Evje will take you through a region known for significant occurrences of quartz Kristiansand museum. Photo: Anita Nilsen and feldspar. These minerals have been mined for around 100 years and feldspar is still extracted for use in the production of porcelain.

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Kristiansand Zoo 3-4 hours. Capacity: no limit. Distance the pier: 13 INFORMATION km PORTfrom & TOURIST Besides being the largest zoo in Scandinavia, Kristiansand Zoo is very special due its typical PORT OF KRISTIANSAND Visiting address: Gravane 4, NO-4610 to Kristiansand Norwegian landscape. In additional the more Mailing address: P.O.B. 114, NO-4662 traditional zoo animals there are elkKristiansand (moose), wolves, Contact person: Duty Offi cer Open all year and an lions, tigers and many more. Phone/Fax: +47 97 09 05 04 exciting venue even during the winter. E-mail: trafikk@kristiansand-havn.no Internet: www.kristiansand-havn.no

Arkivet – The Archive Foundation 2.5TOURIST hours. Capacity: no limit INFORMATION Distance theRådhusgt.18 pier: 1.6 km Visiting from address: The foundation is based a building Distance from port: 600 minfrom berth 13that served Mailing address: Rådhusgt. 18, NO-4611 Kristiansand as a Gestapo regional headquarters during the Phone/Fax: 38with 07 50 00basement functioning Second World+47 War, the turistinformasjon@kristiansand.kommune.no asE-mail: a detention and interrogation centre. The prison Internet: www.visitkrs.no cells and torture chambers from 1942-45 have been reconstructed and installations and humanGENERAL INFORMATION size dolls illustrate the events that Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: NO took place in the basement. Shuttle bus: Can be arranged. Shuttle train Parking place for buses: YES Taxi: YES, Phone +47 38 00 20 00 or +47 38 02 80 00 Rental cars: YES Public transportation: YES Shopping: 500 m Local currency: NOK ATM: YES, 400 m Currency exchange: Yes, during bank opening hours

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Ogge. A beautiful drive through typical Norwegian landscape takes you up the mountain to Lake Ogge. Here you can enjoy a stroll around part of the lake or simply sit down and enjoy freshly brewed coffee and taste some of the delicious home made cakes in the café. Ogge is a popular place for canoeing and there are more then 300 islands to visit out on the lake. Lindesnes Lighthouse 8 hours. Capacity: no limit. Distance from the pier: 81 km A coastal lighthouse on the southernmost tip of mainland Norway. It is also the oldest lighthouse station in Norway, first lit in 1655. Lindesnes lighthouse is owned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration and is still an active lighthouse, but also a museum. Photo: Elisabeth Høibo. © Visit Sørlandet

Lindesnes Lighthouse 6 hours. Capacity: no limit Distance from the pier: 81 km A coastal lighthouse on the southernmost tip of Tax refund: YES, atItship on departure or atlighthouse local customs office mainland Norway. is also the oldest Publicin telephones in pier NO and still an active station Norway, first litarea: in 1655 Internet access in pier area: NO A visit here is exciting lighthouse, but also a museum. in pier area: YES in Mailboxes summer and winter and fascinating in both stormy Distances - airport: Kjevik airport 17 km weather and on calm, sunny days. Distance to city centre: 400 m Nearest hospital: 3 km

Christiansholm Fortress Distance from the/ pier: 400 m PORT SERVICES FACILITIES & INFORMATION A beautiful fortress dating Two backbunker to 1672 and well Bunkers delivery /method: stations, for smaller vessels, tank truck worth a visit. Only abyshort walk from the cruise pier Supplies: YES, ship chandlers you can visit the outside of available the fortress for a look at Waste handling: YES and an exceptional view over the 8 bronze cannons Waste water method: YES, by tank truck the marina and the Skagerak sea.

through tunnels, under avalanche shelters and across dams. The trip recreates the special atmosphere of a turn-of-century railway journey. A traditional light snack, griddle cake, is served in authentic historical surroundings. The Jewel of the South. Onboard the sightseeing boat MS Maarten you explore a narrow 20 km passage known as Blindleia, protected from the open sea by a number of islands and skerries. You pass idyllic summer houses, many of them kept in the traditional style. You conclude your boat trip in the charming town of Lillesand where you go on a pleasant walk before returning to the ship by coach. Seaside Kristiansand. Photo: Elisabet Høibo. © Visit Sørlandet

The Fishmarket Distance from the pier: 100 m Open all year except Sundays. The fish market in Kristiansand is a very popular place No limitation forShip’s localsstay as min well/max: as tourists. Here you can have a look /restrictions: at Environmental all the typicallimitations fish and seafood from the region and Port to buy thefacilities award according winning fishcakes.

Tugboats: Two tug boats available Anchorage*: At western harbour basin Pontoons: YES Pilot: YES, channel 13, phone 48251376 Emergency: VHF channel 12 Port Authority. Port duty officer Medical emergency: Phone 113 Charts: Harbour chart no. 459 Tidal movement: 10 - 20 cm ISPS approved: YES Designated quays for cruise ships: 13, 20 and 36 as needed Ship tenders allowed: YES Beam: No limitation Max size ship in port: Max length 350 m, draft 10 m Max number of passenger per day in port: 10 000 Max number of ships per day in port: 4

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The Jewel of the South Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: Draft no limitation, Onboard the sightseeing boat20. MS Maarten you depth 10 m berth 13.9 m berth can exploreship a narrow 20ifkm passage known as Maximum air draft bridge: No bridges Blindleia, protected Crew facilities: No from the open sea by a number of islands and skerries. You conclude your boat trip IF ANCHORAGE in *the charming town of Lillesand where you go on a Type of walk bottom: Mud, returning sand pleasant before to the ship by coach. Minimum depth: 12 - 40 m This boat trip is exciting both summer and winter. Distance from anchorage to tender pier: 800 - 1000 m

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STAVANGER CRUISE PORT

A busy day in Stavanger. Photo: Odd Bjørn Bekkeheien

STAVANGER

The shortcut to the Norwegian fjords Located in the south-western corner of Norway, the Stavanger region is indeed the shortcut to the Norwegian fjords. Nothing is far away, and cruise ships dock in the very city centre, near the oldest part of the town, Old Stavanger. Just a short stroll away is the lovely Stavanger Cathedral, and the charming city centre with its cobbled pedestrian streets. Lysefjord with the iconic Pulpit Rock is just an hour’s boat trip away from the city. The Stavanger region was where Norway once became united into one kingdom in a Viking battle in Hafrsfjord in 872 AD. The city is rich in cultural experiences, having been the European capital of culture in 2008. Stavanger is now the 3rd largest Norwegian port of call for cruiseliners. It has become a popular stop on cruises to Norway, all year round. Authorised official local guides handle 27 different languages. Stavanger is proud to have guest satisfaction proven both by statements and surveys. PAGE 12 CRUISE NORWAY WINTER WONDERLAND


Join a guide on a hike to Pulpit Rock- the most visited nature based attraction in Norway. From the plateau you can enjoy a spectacular view of Lysefjord. Highlights of Stavanger Duration: 3 hours See the villas of the old bourgeoisie and the Swords in Rock monument on the way to a reconstructed Iron Age farmstead near the viewpoint at Ullandhaug Tower. After visiting the cathedral, - finally a stroll through Old Stavanger on the way back to the harbour. City walk: From oil to oil Duration: 3 hours Stavanger’s economy once depended on herring and sardine fishing, andRakke, the Nordic canning The Pulpit Rock. Photo: Terje Life industry. The tour visits Old Stavanger and The Norwegian

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Old Stavanger Old Stavanger is a cluster of 173 small, white, wooden houses built someINFORMATION 200 years ago. PORT & TOURIST The area is a National Heritage Site, and is also where The Norwegian Canning Museum is located. PORT OF STAVANGER Visiting address: Strandkaien 46

Mailing address: Strandkaien 46, NO-4005 Stavanger Stavanger Cathedral Contact Anders Bang-Andersen, Built in theperson: Anglo-Norman style in 1125 AD, when the Director Cruise town had of only 200Development inhabitants, Stavanger Cathedral +47 51 50 12 00/ +47 51 50 12 21 is aPhone/Fax: scaled down replica of Winchester Cathedral in E-mail: aba@stavanger.havn.no England. It is one of the few churches in Scandinavia Internet: www.stavanger.havn.no that has kept its original design. Its patron saint is St Svithun. TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address: Domkirkeplassen 3

Distance Swords in from Rockport: 300-500 m Mailing 30 address: Region Standing feet high onStavanger the edgeBA, of Hafrsfjord Bay, NO-4306 Sandnes areVagsgt. three 22, swords set into the mountain rock as a Phone/Fax: +47 51 85 92I, 00/ +47 Fairhair, 51 85 92 who 02 unified memorial to King Harald Harald E-mail: info@regionstavanger.com Norway in 872 AD and became its first king. Internet: www.regionstavanger.com

Fascinating museums GENERAL INFORMATION The Norwegian Canning authorized Museum and Norwegian Guide service: Excellent localthe guides Petroleum Museum are within easy walking distance - 23 languages Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: NO is in the port from the port. The Maritime Museum Shuttle - short distances area, nearbus: the Not Fishrelevant Market. Parking place for buses: YES Taxi: YES (300 m)

the history of the Norwegian oil adventure and how Stavanger became the petroleum capital of Norway. Boat trip to the Lysefjord Experience the impressive Lysefjord and one of Norway’s spectacular wonders, Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), which rises 604 m (1968 ft) above sea level. Fetch drinking water from a waterfall at “Fantahola”, or feed goats! In the land of the trolls Duration: 4.5 hours On this tour you will experience beautiful Norwegian landscapes of valleys, rivers, mountains and beaches. A stop will be made at Byrkjedalstunet, - one of Norway’s biggest souvenir shops, where we will enjoy both goodCanning pastry and shopping. On our way back we The Norwegian Museum stop at Gloppedalsura, the biggest boulder field in The heart of the city centre This area consists mainly of shops in wooden houses and narrow, cobbled streets. Shops and shopping centres offer a wide variety of top quality products cars:brands. YES (800 m) andRental famous Public YES (300 The pricetransportation: level is the same as inm)Norway in general. Shopping: 10-500 m for tax-free shopping. There is ample scope Local currency: NOK

ATM: YES (100-300 m) POPULAR EXCURSIONS Currency exchange: YES (100-300 m) Boat trip to the Lysefjord Tax refund: YES, on board by appointment Duration: 3-3.5 hours Public telephones in pier area: YES, close Experience the impressive and one of Internet access in pier area:Lysefjord Partial Norway’s spectacular the Pulpit Rock, Mailboxes in pier area:wonders, YES Distances 604 - airport: 15 km ft) / Stavanger Airport, Sola (SVG) which rises m (1968 above sea level. Distance to city centre: 50-300 m Nearest hospital: Stavanger University Hospital / Highlights of Stavanger +47 51 51 80 52 / 3 km Duration: 3 hours

See the villas of the old bourgeoisie and the Swords PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION in Rock monument as well as a reconstructed Iron Bunkers delivery /method: Upon request by truck or boat Age farmstead Supplies: YES near the viewpoint at Ullandhaug Tower. After visiting Waste handling: YESthe cathedral, stroll through Old Stavanger on the way back to the harbour. Waste water method: Trucks Tugboats: YES, upon request Pontoons: YES oil to oil City walk: From Pilot: Channel 13 Duration: 3 hours Emergency: Channel 16 Stavanger’s economy once depended on herring Medical emergency: Phone 113 and sardine fishing, and the canning industry. Charts: Norway 16 The tour visits Old Stavanger and the Norwegian Tidal movement: 0.5 m

Canning Museum - the only one of its kind in the world. We continue with a walk to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, where you will learn the history

Duration: 2 hours See how Norwegians live, and hear about how life has changed from the past to the present day! Learn about Norway and the Norwegians whilst savouring waffles served with either coffee or tea! Utstein Monastery Duration: 3 hours Bus trip through the undersea tunnel to see the beautiful green island of Mosterøy, home to Norway’s only preserved medieval monastery. Utstein Monastery was a royal estate for many Viking kings. Unique acoustics make it a favoured place both for concerts and recordings.

Main street, Old Stavanger. Photo: Stavanger Cruiseport

of the Norwegian oil adventure and how Stavanger became the petroleum capital of Norway. In the land of the trolls Duration: 4.5 hours ISPS approved: YES Designated quays for cruise ships: YESlandscapes This tour offers beautiful Norwegian Ship tenders allowed: YES and beaches. of valleys, rivers, mountains Beam: 260-345 degrees A stop will be made at Byrkjedalstunet - one of Max size ship in port: No limits Norway’s biggest souvenir shops, where you can enjoy both good pastry and shopping. On our way Max number of passenger per day in port: 12 000 back we stop at the biggest boulder Max number of Gloppedalsura, ships per day in port: 5 field in Northern Europe returning via the open Ship’s stay min /max: No before limitation landscape and beautiful beaches of Jæren. Environmental limitations /restrictions: Governmental standards, best practice

Porta facilities according to Visit Norwegian home Cruise Norway`s Duration: 2 hours guidelines: YES, when applicable Maximum ship length:live, No relevant limit See how Norwegians and hear how life has Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: 7.5-10 m changed from the past to the present day! Learn Deeper when pontoons are used about Norway and the Norwegians whilst savouring Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No limits waffles served with Crew facilities: Free coffee entranceortotea. museums Wi-Fi in parts of port area. Free crew walks by appointment

Utstein Monastery Duration: 3 hours ANCHORAGE Type bottom:one Rockof and sand Bus tripofthrough the world’s longest underwater tunnels to see the beautiful green island of Mosterøy, home to Norway’s only preserved medieval monastery. Utstein Monastery was a royal estate for many Viking kings. Unique acoustics make it a favoured place for concerts and recordings.

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HAUGESUND CRUISE PORT

Winter in Åkrafjorden. Photo: Magne Langåke

HAUGESUND

– Homeland of the Viking Kings, Norway’s birthplace Haugesund is nestled between the mighty North Sea and the calm and inviting fjords in the south-western part of Norway. The Karmsundet Sound, just west of Haugesund was the main route to the north and gave Norway its name. Everything is close at hand in Haugesund; learn more about our Viking history, go skiing or snowshoeing in our winter destinations, visit a charming old town with its all-white wooden houses, a lighthouse with a memorable view of the North Sea or go shopping among the specialist stores in Haugesund’s town centre. Our architecture and fresh, coastal air provide an invigorating experience for our visitors. Welcome to Haugesund!

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Visnes Mining Museum Duration: 3 hours By 1895 Visnes was one of Europe’s most prolific copper mining areas, and the Statue of Liberty in New York is clad in copper produced from this area. The museum tells the story of the mining community and shows the work methods they used. It is located in the picturesque surroundings of the Fransehagen gardens, crossed by bridleways and footpaths. Røvær Island – population 110 and only one car. Duration: 4 hours Take the boat to Røvær island, meet the locals, and hear about everyday life and the history of the island. Åkrafjord and the Langfoss waterfall (A) In Marchquayside. 2011 Photo: CNNArne voted Langfoss in Åkrafjorden as Haugesund K. S. Ytreland one of the ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world. It is the fifth highest waterfall in Norway. The fjord is 32 km long and 650 m at its deepest point.

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS

The Haugesund region is rich in history and offers visitors a wealth of exciting experiences. We offer highly guides fluent in many languages. PORTqualified OF HAUGESUND Distance totown nearest pilot is station Haugesund centre only 800 m from the nautical miles/Hours: nm /0.75 cruise pier and can be 5easily reached on foot or Visiting address: by shuttle bus. Killingøy, Haugesund Mailing address: post@karmsund-havn.no Contact person : Vigleik Dueland, Director Cruise

EXAMPLES Development / Leiv Sverre Leknes, Harbour Master Homeland Viking Phone: +47of92the 08 46 89 or Kings +47 90 93 50 59 Duration: 3 hours E-mail: vigleik@visithaugesund.no / lsl@karmsund-havn.no Embark on an exciting journey to Avaldsnes, Norway’s Internet: http://www.karmsund-havn.no/ first royal seat. Visit the old, medieval church built by TOURIST INFORMATION a Viking king, and the nearby heritage centre where Visiting address: At the / Main offiand ce; Strandgata 171 you can learn about theport Viking Age much more. Distance from port: the port / Main office; replicas 1 km Here you can find anAtexhibition showing address: Tourist Information Office, Haugesund, of Mailing finds from excavations. You will also have the Strandgaten 171, NO-5525 Haugesund, Norway opportunity to purchase Viking-souvenirs. Phone/Fax: +47 52 01 08 30 E-mail: post@visithaugsund.no

Åkrafjord and the Langfoss Waterfall Internet: www.visithaugesund.no Duration: 5 hours In GENERAL 2011 CNN voted Langfoss in Åkrafjorden as one INFORMATION service: Guidecompaniet of Guide the ten mostYES, beautiful waterfalls in the world. Terminal/Restrooms pier area:inYES It is the fifth highest in waterfall Norway, tumbling place for buses: 50 m anParking astonishing 612 metres brefore it cascades into Taxi: YES the Åkrafjorden fjord. Langfoss is still a sight to Rental cars: YES, on pier (Hertz) behold even when the waters are reduced or frozen, Public transportation: 900 m depending the Shopping:on 800 m season. The best view of Langfoss

Tractor safari along the Eikemo/ Åkrafjorden Mountain Pasture Trail (C) (A and C + 2.5 hours) An exciting boat trip and tractor safari bring you to a place where you would never think it possible to live. Experience mountain farm life with the locals and their goats, and on your return visit Langfoss – one of the world’s most beautiful waterfalls. City Island Cruise, Haugesund. Small and charming boats that used to transport people and goods across the sound before the bridge was built. Visit the Zoo. There is a 41-acre zoological park just 15 minutes from town where you can enjoy 250 different animals, birds and reptiles. Panoramic hiking. There Skiing in Røldal. Photo: www.roldal.com

are excellent hiking areas very close to Haugesund town centre. Christmas Market. Enjoy Christmas. Or enjoy a City Walk, a Garden Tour, a Farm Visit, and Åkrafjord is enjoyed from the farm Eljervik where you can enjoy a taste of locally produced food in enchanting surroundings. There will also be a stop at a combined tourist information and rose-painting workshop. Local currency: NOK ATM: 800 m (Haugesund Sparebank)

Currency exchange: 800 m (Haugesund Sparebank) Røldal Tax refund: Tourist Information Office Duration: FullAtday Public telephones in pier area: NO Røldal is a lovely village situated close to a river. Internet access in pier area: YES The village is proud to boast of its stave church Mailboxes in pier area: YES from the 13th century andHaugesund nearby ski-resort with Distances - airport: 14 km, Airport Karmoy theDistance deepest in Norway. to snow city centre: 800 m Skiing or a guided tour in snowshoes can be arranged, can culinary Nearest Hospital: Helse Fonna, Phone as number: 05253, 1 km experiences such as barbequing in the countryside. PORT FACILITIES & INFORMATION You will SERVICES pass the /Langfoss waterfall on your way Bunkers delivery /method: YES to Røldal. Supplies: Boat, truck

Waste handling: YES The Highlights of Haugesund Waste water method: YES Duration: 2 hours Tugboats: YES Experience by bus and learn about Anchorage:Haugesund YES thePontoons: town’s history, architecture and the people. NO The Steinsfjellet Pilot: Channel 13mountain offers a panoramic view across the town, the North Sea traffi and cthe surrounding Emergency: Channel: 16 / Vessel service Kvitsøy channel / 19 islands. A 18 stop at Haraldshaugen is included on emergency: Phone 113 theMedical tour, which is Norway’s national monument Charts: 17 / 469the unification of Norway in Viking commemorating Tidal movement: 0.5 m +/times. You will also be shown the Town Hall of ISPS approved: YES Haugesund; regarded as the most attractive in Designated quays for cruise ships: YES Norway. Ship tenders allowed: YES

readings, and much more. Every year in June. • The Skude Festival/ picturesque Skudeneshavn shows you the coastal lifestyle with veteran cars, wooden boats and tall ships. Every year in June. • The Ironman Triathlon – a sports event with great atmosphere (July). • The Sildajazz International Jazz Festival – pulsating rhythms and a thrilling atmosphere. Every year in August. • Harbour Days – maritime history and coastal culture, traditional handicrafts and exhibitions. Every year in August. • The Herring Table – the world’s longest table offering herring in all shapes, sizes and flavours, set out along the High Street. Every year in August. The Norwegian International Old• town of Skudeneshavn. Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen Film Festival, every year in August. • The Christmas Market, every year in November/ December. A Glimple into the Past – World War Two Duration: 3 hours Visit one of Norway’s largest World War Two museums. The museum extends over 2000 sq.m. Max number ofthrough passenger per day in port : 4500of the guiding visitors the dramatic history Max number of ships per April day in9th port: Garpaskjær: German occupation from 1939 to Norway’s 1 (2) main pier + smaller ships at inner harbor liberation incruise 1945. The tour includes a stop at the Ships stay min /max: No limitation Steinsfjellet mountain offering a panoramic view of limitations /restrictions theEnvironmental region. Port facilities according to Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES

Skudeneshavn – a bright, white haven by the Maximum shipsea length: 350 m (bigger ships on request) Duration: 3-4 hours Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: 10 m Maximum ship airtown draft of if bridge: No airdraftis regarded The charming old Skudeneshavn as one of the best preserved in Europe. It consists of ANCHORAGE 130 white wooden houses built in the 1800s Typethe of bottom: / mud were at their height. when herringSand fisheries Minimum depth: 25 m We recommend a visit to the museum Mælandsgården Distance from anchorage to tender pier: 3 nm to help understand how history and the fisheries have shaped the town. On your way to Skudeneshavn you will see the white sandy beaches along the west coast of the island of Karmøy. Other Recommendations Ryvarden Lighthouse – with a 180-degree vista of the North Sea. The Christmas Market – open for 3 weekends in November-December.

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BERGEN CRUISE PORT Useful Links: www.visitBergen.com/cruise, www.bergenhavn.no

View from mount Fløyen with fresh snow. Photo: Bergen Tourist Board / Espen Haagensen – visitBergen.com

BERGEN

The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway As a European City of Culture and World Heritage City, Bergen offers world-class experiences and culture. Being the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and interesting urban attractions – all year round. Bergen is unique, not least because of its fantastic location and world-famous surroundings. Seven magnificent mountains and beautiful fjords form the backdrop to an international, but at the same time distinctively local, atmosphere that makes an indelible impression on everyone who visits the city. Bergen is located in one of the world’s most scenic areas with lots of opportunities for active experiences. PAGE 16 CRUISE NORWAY WINTER WONDERLAND


between the fjords and Bergen’s 7 mountains. VilVite – Bergen Science Centre This is a discovery centre for the promotion of science and technology among children and young people of all ages. Here you can experience 75 interactive installations, machines and experiments. Bergen’s Art Street Bergen has an impressive collection of unique Norwegian and international art treasures ranging from the classical to the contemporary. The collections are housed in a row of galleries lining the picturesque Lille Lungegårdsvann lake in the heart of city. Experience the masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso and J.C. Dahl and visit the unique exhibition “The Silver Treasure”. Brass players on mt. Ulriken. Photo: Bergen Tourist Board / Oddleiv Apneseth

The “Schøtstuene” show the assembly rooms and kitchen used by the Hanseatic merchants.

Magic Ice Magic Ice is a wondrous winter wonderland constructed from several tons of ice. The ice gallery is the hottest place to cool down.

Bryggens Museum A museum based on the findings of the archeological excavations of Bryggen (1955-1972). The foundations of the oldest buildings in Bergen (12th c.) as well as finds of European ceramics, runic inscriptions etc, illustrating commerce, shipping, cultural activities and daily life in the Middle Ages. Old Bergen Museum An open air museum comprising some 40 characteristic wooden houses placed on squares, streets and alleys. The interiors show town life as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries, for instance a bakery, dentist’s, jeweller’s, Bryggen – the Wharf. Photo:photographer’s, Bergen Tourist Board / Christer Rønnestad shopkeeper’s etc.

Sport and leisure activities The fact that Bergen is located in one of the world’s most scenic areas means that there is a wide range of activities for adults and children alike, for instance fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, diving, rafting, ocean kayaking and climbing. And if you prefer an indoor life, there is plenty to do indoors as well. What’s on in Bergen – the City of Culture Search for events during your stay at: visitBergen.com/events The Fløibanen funicular. Photo: Bergen kommune The choice is yours!

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Bryggen – The World Heritage Site The very first buildings in Bergen were alongside the harbour Bryggen,INFORMATION dating back to the 11th PORT &called TOURIST century. This Hanseatic Wharf, a maze of wooden buildings, PORT OFattracts BERGENvisitors from all over the world Visitingas address: Nøstegaten and acts a landmark in the30city centre. Mailing address: P.O.B. 6040, NO-5892 Bergen, Norway

Phone/Fax: +47 89 50 funicular Mount Fløyen – 55 56 Fløibanen E-mail: bergen.havn@bergen.kommune.no A ride on the Fløibanen Funicular is a thrilling Internet: www.bergenhavn.no experience in itself. The 7-minute ride takes you 320 m above sea level, to the top of Mount Fløyen. TOURIST INFORMATION Here you can experience a breathtaking panoramic Visiting address: Strandkaien 3, NO-5013 Bergen, Norway view of Bergen fromApprox the spacious Distance from port: 500 m plateau on the edge of the mountain top. Beautiful scenery Mailing address: Strandkaien 3, NO-5013 Bergen,and Norway Phone/Fax: 55 55walks 20 00 on marked paths, and fresh nature –+47 perfect E-mail: info@visitBergen.com well suited for outdoor activities, such as hiking, Internet: jogging andwww.visitBergen.com mountain biking. www.floyen.no GENERAL INFORMATION

Mount Ulriken – Ulriken 643 – Ulriken Cable Car Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: YES, at Skolten pier Enjoy food and theatview of the city, the and Shuttle bus: YES, Jekteviken/Dokken pierssea - free of the charge island archipelago, from an Parking place for buses: YESaltitude of 643 m. A double-decker bus takes you from the city centre Taxi: Avaiable on request to Ulriken Cable Car. www.ulriken643.no Rental cars: Avaiable on request Public transportation: YES

Shopping: Several shopping centres within walking distance, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra approx 500world’s m One of the oldest orchestras, the Bergen Local currency: NOK Philharmonic Orchestra dates back to 1765, holds ATM: YES, approx 200-500 m concerts in the Grieg Hall every Thursday from January to June and from August to December.

Edvard Grieg Museum – Troldhaugen Built in 1885, Troldhaugen was the home of Norway’s most famous composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). He lived here for 22 years and composed many of his Currency exchange: 200-500hut. m The garden best-known works inYES, theapprox little garden Taxincludes refund: YES, onboardconcert hall – Troldsalen – now a modern Public telephones in pier which accommodates 200area: andYES is a venue for concerts Internet access in pier area: YES and chamber music.

VilVite – Bergen Science Centre This is a discovery centre for the promotion of science and technology among children and young people of all ages. Here you can experience 75 interactive Max numbermachines of ships per dayexperiments. in port: 4-6, installations, and depending of the ship sizes

Mailboxes in pier area: YES Distances - airport: 16 km, Bergen Airport Flesland,

Ship’s Fjord stay min /max:to NoMostraumen limit Rødne Cruise Environmental limitations /restrictions: Experience the fjords, mountains and waterfalls on a Reception for grey water and sewage 3-hours trip to Mostraumen, the innermost part of the Port facilities according to Osterfjord, right into the narrow Mostraumen with its Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES, as far as possible strong current. Maximum ship length: 350 m

Waste handling: YES Waste water method: By car, ordered by the shipping agent

OTHER EVENTS Maximum ship air draft if bridge: 63.5 m Crew facilities: YES – Metal Festival. February: Blastfest March: Borealis – Bergen Contemporary Music Festival. October: Meteor – Performing Arts Festival. Ekko – Electronic Music and Audio Artwork Festival. November/December: Festival of Lights. The Holberg Days – Baroque Music Festival. More events on visitBergen.com/events

Bergen Aquarium Distance to city centre: 300-500 m Experience seals, sea lions and penguins, at close Nearest hospital: Haukeland Hospital, +47 05300, hand, and watch approx 2.5 km them being trained and fed. Inside, the tanks show life in the ocean and fjords, rivers and PORT SERVICES & snakes INFORMATION lakes. The tropical/ FACILITIES section has and crocodiles. Bunkers /method: YES, byincar/boat Watch thedelivery sharks at close range the shark tunnel. Supplies: YES www.akvariet.no Bergen’s Art Street Tugboats: YES Bergen has anYES, impressive collection of unique Anchorage*: max 15 000 GT Norwegian Pontoons: and NO international art treasures ranging from the classical Pilot: Channel 13 to the contemporary. Experience the masterpieces by 16 Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Emergency: Channel Medical emergency: Pablo Picasso and J.C.113 Dahl and visit the unique Charts: BA“The 460 Silver Treasure”. exhibition   Tidal movement: 1.2 m ISPS approved: YES Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene Designated quays for cruise ships: YES One of the oldest and best preserved wooden Ship tenders allowed: Yes, max 15 000 GT buildings inlimit Bergen, and the only one with Beam: No original interiors from No thelimit Hanseatic period. The Max size ship in port: “Schøtstuene” show the assembly and kitchen Max number of passenger per day inrooms port: No limit used by the Hanseatic merchants.

Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: 11 m

The World’s biggest Gingerbread Town Schools and kindergartens contribute every year in making a miniature version of Bergen – all made from real gingerbread. Every year in December centrally located in Bergen city centre. Bergen has something to offer all year round. Welcome!

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BERGEN Hurtigrutekaien Jektevikterminalen

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FLORØ CRUISE PORT Events: December 31st «Kjippen» New Year’s Eve Carnival in the streets of Florø. The world’s longest Herring Table and Kinnaspelet - spectacular outdoor pageant in June – The World Music Festival in july - Water Sport Festival in July Average temperature (C): January 3, February 4, March 5, April 8, May 9, June 13, July 17, August 15, September 12, October 10, November 8, December 4 Visit our website www.fjordkysten.no

Reksta Island. Photo: Gry Seim

FLORØ

The gateway to the island wonders Between Bergen and Ålesund is the westernmost town in Norway, Florø. Exploring Florø is easy. You can walk from the pier; experience the statues and charming houses, visit the church, stop at the small cafes and local shops in Florø town. Stroll along the footpaths in the woods around the lakes and enjoy the views from the viewpoints. The archipelago outside Florø is perfect for sightseeing, fishing, kayaking, rib and hiking. We recommend our guests to do as the locals: visit the islands, meet the islanders, absorb the atmosphere and taste the local food! Experience our stunning scenery, local variety and great hospitality, welcome to Florø!

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Operated by: Ferry and coach This tour includes highlights such as the village of Kalvåg and the wonderful beach Grotlesanden. A scenic roundtrip packed with historical highlights. Venice of the North: Bulandet and Værlandet 300 m from quayside by boat Duration: 6 -7 hrs Capacity: 11 -70 Operated by: boat and coach Værlandet and Bulandet are the westernmost inhabited island communities in Norway. They have a unique landscape with special crags combined with marshland and lakes. Bulandet has 365 islands and is referred to as “Venice of the north”. Lighthouse Safari 300 from quayside byHansen boat Vinter m in Florø. Photo: Wenny Irene Duration: 3 hrs Capacity: 12 Operated by: RIB ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS This tour requires good physical condition. Coastal life: Kalvåg 300 m from quayside by boat Duration: hrs. Capacity:INFORMATION 11-170 PORT2&-4TOURIST Operated by: boat Kalvåg vibrant fishing village 30 min by boat from PORTis OFa FLORØ Visiting Fugleskjærskaia Florø. Visitaddress: the local galleries, and have a look at the address: 17, NO-6901 Florø artMailing and crafts youP.O.B. can find in Kalvåg. A wonderful Contact person: Eriktime Svendsen place to spend free and enjoy excellent seafood! Phone/Fax: +47 57 75 67 44 E-mail: hamn@flora.kommune.no Svanøy island: The Norwegian Deer Centre Internet: www.florahamn.no

300 m from quayside by boat Duration: 1/2 hrs. Capacity: 11–120 TOURIST3INFORMATION Operated by: boatStrandgata 30, NO-6900 Florø Visiting address: This tour requires good condition. Distance from port: 400 physical m address: Visit FjordKysten WeMailing will visit the Norwegian DeerAS, Centre. This is Strandgata NO-6900 Florø the national42, centre for spreading knowledge and Phone/Fax:competence +47 57 74 30about 00 wild deer and deer developing E-mail: mail@fj ordkysten.no breeding on farms. Get close to the wonderful animals Internet: www.fjordkysten.no while feeding them. GENERAL INFORMATION

Florø and surroundings Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: YES Distance: 28 km. Shuttle bus: NO Duration:2 hrs Capacity: 22–180. Operated Parking place for buses: 5-10by: m Coach Taxi: YEStour which provides local knowledge and A popular Rentalacars: history, visitYES to the interesting coastal museum.

Public transportation: YES, 200 m Shopping: 400skiing m Cross country in beautiful surroundings* Local currency: NOK Distance: 83 km/132 km. Duration: 4 hrs/6 hrs ATM: YES, 450 m

Capacity: 22. Operated by coach or car This tour requires good physical condition.

Superfast Seafood 500 m from quayside by RIB Duration: 3 hrs Capacity: 12-24 Operated by: RIB Enjoy our superfast seafood experience. Visit Kalvåg, a vibrant fishing village 15 min by RIB from Florø. A wonderful place to spend free time and excellent seafood! Visit the local galleries, and have a look at the art and crafts you can find in Kalvåg.

experience these great examples of the fauna in our region. We pass the island of Kinn and learn about the myths and history of the island. Florø – Guided Town Walk From the pier Duration: 2.5 hrs Capacity: 30 per group Operated by: foot This tour requires good physical condition. Follow our guide on a historical walk through our town, Florø. Storeåsen Viewpoint, an absolute highlight, is included in the tour. Experience the view from Hornelen, Europe’s Highest Seacliff - New From the pier Duration: 30 min Cross country skiing. Photo: Linda Hovland Capacity: 4-7 per group Operated by: Helicopter Enjoy the spectacular view from Europe’s highest Cross country skiing is of the most popular Seacliff , Hornelen byone helicopter. wintertime activities in Norway. Snowshoeing in Jølster* Distance: km. Duration: Currency199 exchange: YES, 3508mhrs Public telephones in pier NOor car Capacity: 12. Operated byarea: coach Internet access ingood pier area: NO condition. This tour requires physical Mailboxes in pier Snowshoeing is a area: great200 waymto go hiking during Distances - airport: Florø Airport, 3.2 km the winter. Distance to city centre: 350 m Nearest hospital: Førde, 59 km

Downhill skiing in Jølster* Distance: 153 km./ Duration: PORT SERVICES FACILITIES6&hrs INFORMATION Capacity: Operated by coach Bunkers45. delivery /method: YES This tour good physical Florø Bil requires og Havneservice AS - quaycondition. A and quay C. Supplies: YES, K. Downhill skiing inJansen JølsterAS,Ski Centre. Ski with shipping agency operating on the main quay in Florø a view of Lake Jølster. Waste handling: YES. K. Jansen AS,

shipping agency operating on the main quay in Florø The heart of Norway: Explore Sunnfjord Waste water method: YES, K. Jansen AS, or Nordfjord shipping agency operating on the main quay in Florø Distance: 310 Duration: 8 hrs Tugboats: YES,km. Stadt Sjøtransport AS Capacity: 16-300. Operated by: Coachfor cruise ships Anchorage*: YES, but not recommended A Pontoons: wonderfulNOtour through scenic landscapes from the coast Pilot: CH.to 13the andfjords CH. 16in Sunnfjord/Nordfjord. We Emergency: CH. 16 stop at museums and Norway biggest souvenir shop. Medical cuts emergency: 113 This tour through the very heart of Norway Charts: Chartand nr 026 and 027. past, present future. (Norwegian Nautical Chart Series) Tidal movement: 1.5 m

Coastal Contrasts: A great blend of Sunnfjord ISPS approved: YES Distance: 132quays km. Duration: 4- 6 hrs Designated for cruise ships: YES Capacity: 22-180. Operated: by Coach Ship tenders allowed: NO We go to the village of Naustdal, is famous for its salmon river. Visit the Black Friday Museum and

Walk on the Haugabreen Glacier Distance: 220 km Duration: 8 hrs Capacity: 16 – 100 Operated by: Coach This tour requires good physical condition. A wonderful Winter kayaking. Photo:tour Wennythrough Irene Hansenscenic landscapes from the coast to the fjords in Sunnfjord. We drive to Stardalen where the trail to the glacier begins. Approximately 1 hour’s hike before your reach the glacier. Packed return along the beautiful Førdefjord. We stop at one lunch. of Norway’s largest and most interesting rock carving sites, Ausevika. More than 300 carvings have been found here. Beam: No restrictions

Max size port: 37000 BT / 1500 Venice of ship the in North: Bulandet and PAX Værlandet Max of ships per day in port: 2 300 mnumber from quayside by boat Environmental limitations /restrictions: NO Duration: 6 -7 hrs. Capacity: 11-70 Port facilities according to Operated by: boat and coach Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES, when applicable Værlandet and Bulandet are the westernmost Maximum ship length: C: 200 m, D: 150 m, E: 200 m inhabited communities They have Maximumisland ship draft and depthin in Norway. sea: a unique Depth inlandscape sea: C: 11.3with m D: their 10.7 mspecial E: 6 m crags combined with marshland and lakes. Bulandet has 365 islands Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No bridge and is referred as Wi-Fi “Venice oftourist the North”. Crew facilities:to Free in the office, rowing boats, tennis, hikes, please request.

Sea Kayak 300 m from quayside by boat Duration: 3 hrs. Capacity: 12. Operated by: Kayak This tour requires good physical condition. Get close to nature and join us on a beautiful sea kayak tour around the small islands and islets that surround Florø. Florø – Guided Town Walk From the pier. Duration: 2 ½ hrs Capacity: 30 per group. Operated by: foot This tour requires good physical condition. Follow our guide on a historical walk through Florø. Storeåsen Viewpoint, an absolute highlight, is included in the tour. * requires snow.

Fugleskjærskaia

QUAY: Fugleskjærskaia West Fugleskjærskaia Mid. Fugleskjærskaia East

LENGTH: 140 m 140 m 185 m

DRAFT: 11 m 11 m 6m

AIRDRAFT: -

BEAM: -

HEIGHT QUAYSIDE: 2.95 m Lat 2.95 m Lat 2.95 m Lat

FLORØ city centre

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FLÅM CRUISE PORT Winter Cruise season: October thru March. Temperature: October thru March - 1C to + 8C. Cruise and Port information: www.aurlandhavn.no & www.visitflam.com Tourist Information: www.sognefjord.no

Stegastein. Photo: Jonny Akselsen

FLÅM

– the ultimate cruise destination The charming village of Flåm is set on being the best fjord destination in the world and its mission is to offer sustainable, world-class, nature-based experiences. The focus is on being a year-round destination, easily accessible on a cruise through the Sognefjord. The Flåm Railway is widely recognized as one of the steepest and most beautiful railways in the world. Flåm is also home of the spectacular Nærøyfjord, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discounts on the Flåm Railway as well as a 25% reduction in the port fees are available to ships calling at Flåm between October thru March. In 2016 we are for the first time included in some Northern Lights cruise itineraries.

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The Flåm Railway. Photo: Jonny Akselsen

Borgund Stave Church. Photo: Finn Loftesnes

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS The Flåm Railway & Myrdal Station Flåm – Myrdal – Flåm Duration: 2.5 hrs Highlights include the Flåm Railway, discover frozen waterfalls and a stop at the charming Navvy Café (Café Rallaren) serving home-made baked delicacies and hot chocolate. The Flåm Railway is a masterpiece of engineering with a height difference of 865 m. The journey provides a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most dramatic mountain scenery in Norway, including photo-stop at the Kjosfossen waterfall. The Flåm Railway and Snowshoe Hiking at Vatnahalsen: Flåm – Vatnahalsen-Flåm Duration: 4.5 hrs Experience the tradition of walking on snowshoes, and maximize the journey between mountains and fjords with a stop at Vatnahalsen Hotel by the Flåm Railway. The guide tells you about the local nature, culture and history and the unique way of living between the mountains and fjords. The hike takes you to a viewpoint with breathtaking views over the Flåm Valley. You are welcome inside the hotel where you can enjoy a warm atmosphere with the option of buying lunch or hot drinks. An outside bonfire, grilling hotdogs and marshmallows is also a popular option.

Myrkdal non-ski. Photo: Frøydis Asp Ormåsen

Cruise on the Nærøyfjord – UNESCO World Heritage Site Flåm – Gudvangen – Flåm (vice versa) Duration: 3 hrs Highlights include boat sightseeing on the Nærøyfjord, The Nærøyfjord is rated as one of the best preserved UNESCO World Heritage Sites by National Geographic Traveler. The narrow fjord offers for some of the wildest and most dramatic scenery in Norway. Fjord Safari & Village of Undredal Flåm – Nærøyfjord – Flåm (vice versa) Duration: 3-4 hrs Highlights include Fjord Safari RIB boats into the UNESCO World Heritage Area and cheese tasting in Undredal. The tour begins in Flåm and takes you into the Nærøyfjord. On our return we stop at the charming village of Undredal. Here you have the opportunity to sample the award winning local goat cheese. The guide will tell you about the fjord, local history, tales and the rich wildlife of the area. Try and spot the seals, porpoises and eagles. Borgund Stave Church Flåm-Borgund-Flåm Duration: 3 hrs This is the church that survived! In the winter of 1180 the timber used to build the church was felled, and the building was erected soon after by travelling artisans with skill and experience. Borgund is the best preserved original stave church in Norway.

The Aurland Shoe Flåm-Aurland-Flåm Duration: 1.5 hrs The shoemaker with the best view in Aurland. Learn how the original Penny Loafer, also known as the Weejuns or The College Shoe, is local handcraft at its best. Stegastein Viewpoint Flåm-Aurland-Stegastein-Aurland-Flåm Duration: 1.5 hours The Stegastein Viewpoint, located 650 m above the Sognefjord, is a popular sightseeing trip from Flåm. The coach goes via Aurland and follows the Aurland road, which is one of Norway`s national tourist roads. This trip can be combined with a stop in the village of Aurland, the Aurland shoe factory or a snowshoe excursion in the Stegastein surrounding area. Myrkdal Mountain Resort Flåm - Myrkdalen- Flåm Duration: 4 -6 hrs. Myrkdalen Montain resort offers a myriad of different ski and non-ski activities. Horse sleighing, snowshoe hiking, classic and downhill skiing, snow racers and much more. Warm clothes and gear can be hired at the resort. Don’s forget to sample the local food and beverages!

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Aurlandsfjorden

QUAY: Quay 1

LENGTH: 120 m

DRAFT: 12 m

AIRDRAFT: None

BEAM: None

HEIGHT QUAYSIDE: 1.8 m Quay 1

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GEIRANGERFJORD CRUISE PORT: GEIRANGER – HELLESYLT – STRANDA

Enjoy the amazing views. Photo: Stranda Skiresort

GEIRANGERFJORD

Geiranger – Hellesylt – Stranda Where mountain meets fjord the UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, represents the most stunning contrasts of the dramatic landscape of the fjords of Western Norway. Take part in a winter adventure in the most secluded part of the fjord landscape. Snow peaked alps diving straight into the deep blue fjord, and a mountain gondola taking you up there. Overlooking the winter wonderland of the dramatic mountain landscape. Hellesylt Port: The gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting point for the excursion to Stranda – one of Scandinavia’s most renowned freeride ski destinations – and the mountain gondola, taking you from 430–1067 masl. You have to be there to believe it! PAGE 22 CRUISE NORWAY WINTER WONDERLAND


Geiranger on your own mountain bike.

stunning panoramic views - an unforgettable experience.

Sea Kayaking An excursion where you glide on water in stable tandem sea kayaks, close to the waterfalls. Suitable for all abilities.

HIGHLIGHTS IN HELLESYLT PORT

Fjord sightseeing with MS Geirangerfjord Cruising slowly along the Geirangerfjord. Guests can go ashore for a hike. Nordic Walking Join us on an invigorating walk, using ski poles. A fun and healthy way to experience the surroundings. Norwegian Fjord Centre The World Heritage visitors’ Centre brings the story of the fjord and its people to life with a multimedia exhibition and a panoramic film. Stranda Panoramic Viewpoint from the restaurant at 1042 masl. Valldal Rafting (full day) Photo: Stranda Skiresort

Via the Eagle Road to Valldal Wilderness Camp, where you go rafting on one of the best rafting rivers in Norway.

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Welcome to a winter paradise Stranda is situated east in the Alps of Sunnmore. It is a small&centre with 3400 inhabitants, known for PORT TOURIST INFORMATION its food production and furniture industry, in addition to GEIRANGERFJORD tourism winter and summer. CRUISE PORTThe biggest winter Visiting address: NO-6216 attraction is amazing skiingGeiranger from peak to fjord, and Mailing address: Øyna 13, NO-6200 the contrasts of this dramatic fjordStranda landscape. As well person:trip Ritaby Berstad Maraak running all year. asContact the amazing the gondola, Phone: +47 46 41 11 13/ 31 E-mail: rima@stranda.kommune.no

Just by the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Internet: www.stranda-hamnevesen.no Site is Geirangerfjord, regarded one of the most beautiful in the world. The Stranda gondola is TOURISTfjords INFORMATION situated 6.5 km from Stranda Visitingjust address: NO-6216 Geirangercentre, and Stranda is situated onlyport: 30 minutes Distance from 50 - 100 by m car from the pier of Mailing address: NO-6216 Geiranger Hellesylt. Phone/Fax: +47 70 26 30 99 /+47 70 25 77 67

E-mail:Ski ove@dgt.no Stranda Resort offers 7 ski lifts, a gondola, 17 Internet: www.visitgeirangerfjord.com tracks of all levels, two restaurants, ski instruction and a family area. In addition to indescribable freeGENERAL INFORMATION skiing opportunities, Stranda is certainly caters for all Guide service: All major languages members of the family, andarea: all levels Terminal/Restrooms in pier YES of skiing skill. But you do notYES need skis on your feet to enjoy this Shuttle bus: winter wonderland. WhatYES about snowshoes, a sledge Parking place for buses: Taxi: YES -by 100 m gondola to overlook the deep blue ride, a trip the Rental cars: Storfjord, andYES enjoy perhaps a barbeque over open Public transportation: YES fire in the middle of the winter. Or indulge in some of Shopping: Close to the pier the freshly made local food and specialities from our Local currency: NOK food producing village.

Stranda Mountain Panorama The mountain gondola by the fjord takes you from 430 m.a.s.l. up to the panoramic viewpoint at 1067 m.a.s.l., with a breathtaking view overlooking the village of Stranda, the Storfjord and the dramatic alpine fjord landscape, just by the entrance to the UNESCO World Heritage Area of Geirangerfjord.

Contact info: Geirangerfjord Cruise Port Shore excursions: Guide, bus, activities:

Overland Excursion Hellesylt/Øye - Geiranger The famous overland excursion gives a unique picture and cross section of Norway, with magnificent fjords, snow capped mountains plunging waterfalls, glacier and stunning panoramic views - an unforgettable experience. Overland Excursion Hellesylt - Geiranger via Briksdal Glacier

The gondola( 430-1067 masl) runs both winter and summer. A visit to the famous Jostedal Glacier’s many Photo: Stranda Skiresort

icy arms, Briksdal Glacier, beautifully situated among majestic mountains and cascading waterfalls - or via Loen Valley and Kjenndal Glacier.

PORT SERVICES & INFORMATION The dance of the/ FACILITIES winter trolls delivery /method: request OnBunkers demand, we can provideOn«The dance of the Supplies: On –request wintertrolls» a very special mountain experience Waste handling: On request unlike anything else. Norwegian mythology and Waste water method: NO fairytailes far up on the mountain side. A real Tugboats: YES, available with 12 hrs’ notice adventure. Geiranger: Anchorage: 3 - 4 anchor positions,

Geiranger & Nordfjord Cruise Handling AS Perhusvn 24, NO-6783 Stryn, +47 57 87 74 73 Email: post@geiranger-nordfjord.no www.geiranger-nordfjord.no

Snowshoes Not a skier? Try snowshoes, have fun in the snow. You can hire snowshoes from us, and try them for a stroll, or uphill beside the slopes. Perfect for those movement: 1.5 - 2.0 mwinter conditions or skiing, notTidal so used to Norwegian ISPS and Hellesylt but justapproved: want to Geiranger try someNOGNR-0001 snow walking. NOHSY-0001

SkiDesignated touring quays for cruise ships: YES Ship tenders allowed: YES If you have come to Stranda, try skiing. Choose the Beam: None groomed enjoy special Max sizetracks, ship inor port: 130the 000very BT/ 5000 paxsolitude of Max the number snowy peaks of the dramatic Our of passengers per day inmountains. port: professional guides take7000 you safely to the top – just Geiranger and Hellesylt: to Max enjoy the amazing runday going down again – with number of ships per in port: Geiranger and Hellesylt: - 5 behind. An experience only your own skiprints2left stay min No limitation to Ship’s remember for/max: a lifetime. Short or long trips, steep limitations /restrictions: Tenderboats must or Environmental flat – we adjust it to your wishes and skiing level. stop engine at ship’s side and alongside jetty. Thoughtful use And safety always comes first. of side trusters. Port facilities according to

SkiGeiranger: school Pontoons: 4 ex. 200T Want to try skiing?inBeginner advanced. SeaWalk available Geiranger: or 236 m long, 4.5Everybody m wide steel, ADA compliant contruction. is welcome to try a skiing class with our professional on 10 Groups wave damping pontoons Half an hour, or skiFloating instructors. or individuals. Hellesylt Pier ex 200T,12 ex 100T, more. If you do2 not have your own skis, you can hire 1 ex mooring buoy 136T everything in our Skiservice. Pilot: Compulsory / Channel 13 Emergency: 110 - 112 - 113 / Channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Nr. 127

Geiranger Fjordservice AS, NO-6216 Geiranger, +47 70 26 30 07 Email: cruise@geirangerfjord.no www.geirangerfjord.no

The dance of the winter trolls. Photo: Trollbinding AS

Panoramic viewpoint 1067 masl Winter without skis is winter for everyone – no skills required. Take our mountain gondola from 430-1067 masl, and enjoy the dramatic view of the ATM: YES - 100 with m fjord landscape the snowy peaks and deep Currency exchange: to the pier the Pavilion blue fjord. Take a restYES, at close our restaurant, Tax refund: Yes, Tourist ce Roalden at the top end Offi station, overlooking the Public telephones in pier area: YES village of Stranda, the Storfjord and the surrounding Internet access in pier area: YES, free hotspot mountains. Enjoy delicious local food and Norwegian Mailboxes in pier area: YES specialities, snack130 or akm hot lunch, or the local Distances - aairport: - Ålesund Airport pancake: and take in the Distance«svele», to city centre: 50 - 100 m magic of this powder paradise. Nearest hospital: Ålesund Hospital, +47 70 10 50 00, 108 km

depending on the size of ship

Norang Valley and Ljøen Viewpoint Enjoy a scenic bus ride through the wild and rugged Norang Valley, combined with the spectacular view from Ljøen. Ljøen can also be experienced as a separate hike.

More information and detailsYES about Stranda Ski Resort Cruise Norway`s guidelines: and Strandaship at: www.strandafjellet.no Maximum length: Hellesylt Pier: No limit. Maximum ship draft anddepth in sea: Geiranger: Depth 25-40 m. Hellesylt: Depth 10.5 m Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No limitation Crew facilities: As passenger facilities

IF ANCHORAGE Type of bottom: Sand/Clay Minimum depth: 40 m Distance from anchorage to tender pier: 400 - 1000 m

Geirangerfjorden STRANDA

QUAY: Hellesylt pier Geiranger

LENGTH: 143 m Anchor/ tender port Seawalk

Storfjord

Anchorage area deep 45 – 60 m

DRAFT: 9.38 m

SeaWalk

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ÅLESUND CRUISE PORT Events: Cod fisheries February-March Cruise Season: All Year Northern Lights: Can be experienced December-March Average temperature: www.yr.no Useful links: www.alesund.havn.no, www.visitalesund.com

Photo: Elisabeth Fiksdal Tennøy

ÅLESUND

The Adventure Capital of the Fjords ÅLESUND, with its stunning Art Nouveau buildings and beautiful location, has a lot to offer cruise passengers, both summer and winter. Situated at the very entrance of the world famous Geirangerfjord the town is also an excellent starting point for roundtrips to many of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. Most of our regular tours can be operated in the wintertime in addition to special winter activities. The spectacular Borgundfjord cod fisheries take place just a few metres from the town centre in February-April. The 570 m long cruise pier in the very centre of the town can accommodate ships of all sizes.

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world by the National Geographic Traveler’s Magazine (round trip by bus/ferries).

species. Excursion by boat, or in a combination of bus/ boat.

Trollstigen (Trolls Path Road) Duration: 8 – 9 hours Explore the district of trolls and fairy-tales. Experience wild mountains, roaring waterfalls and peaceful nature. National Tourist Road (round trip, no ferries).

Culinary Cooking Tour Duration: 4 – 5 hours Prepare a gourmet dish in a hands-on cooking class at the Bacalao Academy taught by a professional chef in Norway’s fish capital (located at the aquarium).

Hjørundfjord Cruise Duration: 4 hours Enjoy the dramatic Hjørundfjord on a combination tour by catamaran on the fjord and a bus trip to Mount Aksla/Fjellstua view point. The Spectacular Hjørundfjord Duration: 7 – 8 hours Explore the dramatic and remote Hjørundfjord on a Alnes Lighthouse. Fiksdal Tennøy roundtrip by Photo: bus Elisabeth and ferries. The fjord cuts its way through the Sunnmøre Alps, some of the wildest mountain ranges in Norway.

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Mount Aksla/Fjellstua Enjoy the breathtaking view of Ålesund, the surrounding the fjords and the Sunnmøre Alps PORT &islands, TOURIST INFORMATION from Mount Aksla/Fjellstua vantage point. Ålesund’s main attraction is a must-see! PORT OF ÅLESUND Visiting address: Skansekaia, NO-6002 Ålesund

Mailing address: NO-6002 Ålesund NEW! Seal Bay – Skansekaia, Atlanterhavsparken (aquarium) Phone/Fax: +47seal 70 16 34 00 Europe’s largest pool, the new Seal-Bay, is E-mail: post@alesund.havn.no surrounded by an amazing landscape facing the Internet: www.alesund.havn.no ocean. Here the seals are living in their natural outdoor environment. TOURIST INFORMATION Destination Ålesund & Sunnmøre Ålesund Visiting Guided address: Walk On the Pier/Main Office at Skateflukaia A stroll through Ålesund reveals a town full of (city centre) Distanceand from port: On pier/Main OfficeEnjoy 500 mwalking colourful charming architecture. Mailing ukaia, NO-6002 Ålesund along theaddress: canal inSkatefl the picturesque fishing harbour and Phone/Fax:the +47detailed 70 16 34ornaments 30/ +47 70at 16close 34 29hand. experience E-mail: info@visitalesund.com Internet: www.visitalesund.com

Fishing Trip Duration: 3 hours Enjoy a fishing trip on a small local fishing boat on the waters around Ålesund. Sea Kayaking Tour Duration: 3 hours Paddle along the fjord and surrounding islands. High capacity.

Hiking Sukkertoppen (Sugarloaf) Mountain Duration: 3 hours Admire the spectacular views from the peak of Sukkertoppen Mountain. An impressive sight of the town with a never ending view of majestic snow-capped mountain ranges in the background. Home Visits Duration: 2 hours Visit a private home. Be treated with homemade Hjørundfjorden. Photo: Sverreabout Hjørnevikthe Norwegian way of life. waffles and learn Your host is your guide. Fjellstua. Explore the open air museum with its old farmhouses, special collection of old boats and replicas of Viking ships. Local currency: NOK & Atlanterhavsparken Ålesund Panoramic ATM: 150 m Visit Atlanterhavsparken, an interactive aquarium Currency exchange: Officeby the ocean. Enjoy built into the naturalTourist landscape Tax refund: (onboard thethe ship)fish by hand in the watching theYES diver feeding Public telephones in pier area: YES large Atlantic Ocean tank, pick up a crab or a lobster, Internet access in pier area: YES and meet the seals in the Mailboxes in pier area: YESnew Seal-Bay. Tour includes city sightseeing and15 view Distances - airport: km point at Mount Aksla/ Fjellstua. Distance to city centre: 200 m Nearest hospital: Ålesund Hospital 8 km/

+47 70 10 50 00 orGiske 113/8and km Godøy The saga islands Explore the saga islands of Giske and visit the old PORT Giske SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION marble Church. Taste the delicious homemade Bunkers delivery /method:in Bythe truck or barge cakes at Alnes lighthouse picturesque fishing Supplies: Available village of Alnes and enjoy the breathtaking view from Waste handling: Available Mount WasteAksla/Fjellstua. water method: By truck Tugboats: Available on demand

Ålesund Guided Walk & the Art Nouveau Centre Experience a guided walk through Ålesund focusing GENERAL INFORMATION onTerminal/Restrooms the Art Nouveau Style. in pierThe area:tour YES includes a visit to Shuttle The Artbus: Nouveau Centre, thedistance unique Cruise pier withinportraying short walking position the town has in Norwegian architectural of city centre Parking place for buses: YES history.

The Saga Islands Anchorage*: N/A Giske and Godøy & Atlanterhavsparken Pontoons: None Pilot: 13 Explore the saga islands of Giske with the old marble Emergency: 16picturesque Alnes lighthouse. Enjoy church and the Medical emergency: the aquarium and the113 breathtaking view from Mount Tidal movement: 1.5-2 m Aksla/Fjellstua.

breathtaking panoramic view from Mount Aksla/

on a sightseeing ferryboat (high capacity), or in a

Taxi: YES Rental cars: YES Ålesund Panoramic & Sunnmøre Open Air Museum Public transportation: YES Experience the Art Nouveau town and the Shopping: YES (100 m)

a small seal colony and Runde bird cliff.

ISPS approved: YES Designated quays for cruise ships: YES Hjørundfjord Cruise YES Ship tenders allowed: Enjoy a boat Beam: N/A trip into the dramatic Hjørundfjord

Furniture Guiding Duration: 3-4 hours Visit furniture factories. Local history and design inspired by the dramatic nature of the fjord landscape. Helicopter Tours Duration: 15 - 30 minutes Brosundet. Photo: Steve Røyset An excellent way to experience the spectacular views of the fjords, mountains and islands with the town beautifully situated in the midst of it all. combination tour by catamaran (on the fjord) and a bus trip to Mount Aksla/Fjellstua view point. Stranda Mountain – Cable car to Vantage Point Max asize shiptrip in port: No limitations Enjoy round to Stranda Mountain ski resort. Maxanumber of passenger per day in port: No limitations Take cable car to the vantage point pavilion (1042 Max number ships per dayview in port: m.a.s.l.) with aofbreathtaking of No thelimitations magnificent Ship’s stay min /max: No snow limitations fjord surrounded by the covered Sunnmøre Alps! Environmental limitations /restrictions: No limitations A skiing excursion can also be arranged here. Port facilities according to Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES

Culinary Cooking TourNo limitations Maximum ship length: Prepare a gourmet dish a hands-on cooking class at Maximum ship draft andin depth in sea: No limitations the Klippfiskship Academy byNo a professional chef Maximum air drafttaught if bridge: limitations in Norway’s fish capital (located at the aquarium). Home Visits Visit a private home. Be treated with homemade waffles and learn about the Norwegian way of life. Your host is your guide. Fishing Trip Go fishing on a small local fishing boat on the waters around Ålesund. Participate in the famous Borgundfjord cod fisheries (February-March). Helicopter Tours An excellent way to experience the spectacular views of the fjords, mountains and islands with the town beautifully situated in the midst of it all.

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MOLDE & ÅNDALSNES CRUISE PORT Events: March: Theatre Party Cruise Season: All year Average temperature (C): November : 3, December: 1, January: 0, February: 1, March: 5 Tourist Information: www.visitmolde.com / www.visitandalsnes.com

Molde og Romsdal Havn IKS. Photo: Einar Engdal

MOLDE & ÅNDALSNES

A spectacular destination by the Romsdal Fjord The ports of Molde and Åndalsnes are situated by the beautiful Romsdalsfjord. The ports have been visited by cruiseships since 1882. The cruise ships dock in the town centres, perfect for shopping and shore experiences. All excursions are possible from both ports. The distance from Molde (M) and from Åndalsnes(A) tells you which is the nearest port to the attractions. The perfect destination for visiting some of Norway’s most spectacular attractions, such as the Atlantic Road,the Romsdal Museum, the Romsdal Valley and The Troll Wall, just as spectacular in the winter season as in the summer.

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Håholmen Viking Ship Sailing 5 hours (M). Sail with a Viking ship to the Norwegian adventurer Ragnar Thorseth’s island Håholmen. Original fishing village with wharfs, traditional fishermen’s shacks and a bakery. Mardalsfossen Waterfall and Nesset Vicarage 6-8 hours (M/Å). One of the highest free-falling waterfalls in the world. The water flows from 20/620/8, due to hydroelectric production. A 30 min. easy hike will take you to the foot of the waterfall. Visit the Nesset Vicarage, the childhood home of the Norwegian writer Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.

Photo: Terje Rakke-Nordic Life / Fjord Norway

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS The Troll Wall 2 - 5 hours (Å/M) The Troll Wall, the highest INFORMATION vertical PORT & TOURIST mountain wall in northern Europe. PORT OF MOLDE & ÅNDALSNES

Distance to nearest The Atlantic Road pilot station nautical miles/Hours: Island-Molde nm across 3.5M:-Breisundet 6.5 hours40/46 (M-Å)nm, TheGrip Atlantic Road 45 zigzags Å: Breisundet 55 nm, to Grip 65point nm where the land bridges and islands, the Visiting address: Hamnegata 8, One NO-6413 Molde and the ocean meet the fjord. of the National Mailing address: P.O.B. 281, NO-6401 Molde Tourist Roads in Norway. Amazing on a sunny day, Phone/Fax: +47 71 19 16 20, +47 932 31 470 / and dramatic stormy weather. Voted Norwegian +47 71 19 16in21 Structure ofce@molde-romsdalhavn.no the Century and the world’s most E-mail: offi beautiful trip! Internet:road www.molde-romsdalhavn.no TOURIST Musk oxenINFORMATION and moose safaris Destinasjon Romsdal - Åndalsnes Tourist Info 5-8 hours (Å)Molde New &excursions from Åndalsnes address: TorgetPark 4, NO-6413 / toVisiting Dovrefjell National to meetMolde the native Åndalsnes Åndalsnes beasts, and Skysstasjon, to Lesja to NO-6300 see the moose. (Limited)

Distance from port: Molde approx. 300 m / Åndalsnes approx. 50 m Mailing address: P.O.B. 484, NO-6401 Molde / P.O.B. 133, NO-6301 Åndalsnes Phone/Fax: Molde +47 71 20 10 00 / Åndalsnes + 47 71 22 16 22 E-mail: info@visitmolde.com / info@visitandalsnes.com Internet: www.visitmolde.com / www.visitandalsnes.com GENERAL INFORMATION Guide service: All major languages Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: Kiosk/restrooms Shuttle bus: Only if the ships go to Moldegaard Pier in Molde Parking place for buses: M =Storkaia Pier / Å =Nato pier

Musk oxen and moose safaris 5-8 hours (Å). New excursions from Åndalsnes to Dovrefjell National Park to meet the native beasts, and to Lesja to see the moose. (Limited)

mount Litjefjellet gives you an unforgettable view of Mt. Trollveggen and the Romsdalen valley. River or seakayak course 3 hours (M/Å). Introcourse for smaller groups. Hike the Varden viewpoint 3,5 hours (M) By coach to the Varden viewpoint, with an amazing view of the Molde panorama. A scenic trail leads down through the wood to the Romsdal Museum, a rural town and a cluster of buildings from the Romsdal region. Hike Romsdalseggen 5-8 hours (Å). The hike across Romsdalseggen is to be found in Norway’s most beautiful mountain region, with a view that will take your breath away. Wherever Raumabanen. Photo: Leif J Olestad you turn, you will see mountains and fjords, peaks and waterfalls.

Photo: Romsdalsmuseet

The Rauma Line 3.5 - 6.5 hours (Å-M) One of the most exciting railways in the world, built in 1924. Passes several waterfalls, the Taxi: YES salmon river Rauma, and spectacular peaks rising Rental cars: YES above the Romsdal valley, including the Troll Wall. Public transportation The change in altitude: YES is 570 m.

The Romsdal Museum – Including a City Sightseeing 3 hours (M) Romsdal Museums new exhibition hall (opens January 2016) will give exciting exhibits ISPS approved: year-round. The YES basic exhibits show “Travel through Designated– quays for cruise ships: to YESOna Lighthouse”. Romsdalen From Romsdalshorn Ship tenders allowed:from YES a temporary gallery – from A variable exhibition Beam: local art None to international architecture. In a auditorium Max size ship in port: local history for year 1600 is shown.

Shopping: Molde 100 m / Åndalsnes 200 m Local currency: NOK

Bud Fishing Village + The Atlantic Road ATM: M =100 m / Å =200 m + Håholmen Currency exchange: M =100 m / Å =200 m 5 -Tax 9 hours Bud, a fishing village north of refund:(M-Å) On request Molde. tour goes along The PublicThe telephones in pier area: YESAtlantic Road, one of the famous Tourist Internet accessNational in pier area: YES Roads in Norway. Mailboxes in pier area: YES fishing village on an A visit at Håholmen, a small Distances - airport: Molde 6 KM Molde Airport / island.

Anchorage no limititation in Molde and Åndalsnes. Pax No limitation M & Å. Molde: One ship 150 000 BT to Quay.

Rødven Stave Church Åndalsnes: CA BT 120 000 one ship to quay. 3 hours (Å/M) of Excursion toper one ofinthe oldest stave Max number passenger day port: No limitation churches in Norway, of this church dates Max number of shipsthe per history day in port: Molde 2-4 ships back to the 13thalongside century./ Åndalsnes 1 ship alongside

- Several anchorage Molde & Åndalsnes Ship’s stay min /max: No limitation Port facilities according to Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES Maximum ship length: Molde: Storkaia 350 m, Moldegaard pier 400 m / Åndalsnes Nato pier max 295 m Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: Molde Draft: Storkaia 9 m, Moldegaard 10.5 m Depth: Storkaia 9 m, Moldegaard 10.5-11 m / Åndalsnes Draft: 10 m Depth: 8.5-10.5 m Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No bridge Crew facilities: Phones, shopping, free internet at the pier, library, golf, bowling, bicycle rent etc.

Åndalsnes 55 km Molde Airport Distance to city centre: M =100 m / Å =200 m Nearest hospital: Molde Hospital Phone +47 71 12 00 00 Molde 2 km / Åndalsnes 55 km 1 hour 10 min, (ferry 12 min) PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method: Truck and bulkship/tankship Supplies: Truck Waste handling: Truck with container Waste water method: Truck. Black/Grey water NO Tugboats: Not compulsory. 1 hour from Aukra to Molde / 2.5 hours from Aukra to Åndalsnes Anchorage: YES Pontoons: NO Pilot: Channel 12-16 Emergency: Channel 16 Medical emergency: Phone 113 Charts: Molde 33, 34,484 / Åndalsnes 33, 34, 434 Tidal movement: 1.8-2.0 m

ANCHORAGE Type of bottom: Clay and sand Minimum depth: No limitation Distance from anchorage to tender pier: Molde 500 m / Åndalsnes 500 m

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KRISTIANSUND CRUISE PORT

Storm Atlantic Road. Photo: Steinar Melby

KRISTIANSUND

The world`s best road trip Kristiansund is situated at the top of Fjord Norway at the ocean`s edge. The seaport of Kristiansund is in a beautiful setting on four island and oozes of charm. Colourful houses surround the cozy harbour. Visit the Atlantic Road or take one of the interesting tours in the town. Kristiansund has an interesting history from the Klipfish era and is renowned for its rich cultural environment. Visitors may enjoy an intimate town with attractions and shopping in the immediate vicinity of the cruise harbour.

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insight into two of the most important export industries in Norway, fisheries and oil/gas. Kvalvik Farm and Kvalvik Fort NEW! Duration: 3-4 Hrs. Capacity 20 Kvalvik farm is situated 25 minutes by bus from the centre of Kristiansund in rural and idyllic surroundings. Cafe, farm shop, see dogs herding sheep. Coffee around the fire outside, weather permitting. Farm visit may be combined with Kvalvik Fort - one of Norway`s best preserved forts from the WW2. Walking tour in Maritime Kristiansund NEW! Duration: 2-2.5 hrs. Capacity: max 20 Season: The colorful winter town on 4 islands. Photo: Per Kvalvik Some of the history of Kristiansund will be seen on this tour when we learn about maritime Kristiansund

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS The Atlantic Road with Håholmen Island and Kvernes Stave church The Atlantic is the most popular and most PORT &Road TOURIST INFORMATION visited attraction in the area and is only 30 minutes away. road is a fascinating experience inIKS PORTThe OF KRISTIANSUND & NORDMØRE HAVN wintertime. This tour may be combinedKristiansund with the Visiting address: Astrupsgt. 9 NO-6509 Mailing address: Astrupsgt.Island, 9 NO-6509 Kristiansund fishing village Håholmen Kvernes stave church Phone/Fax: +47really 40 00close 65 04to the Atlantic Ocean for and easy walks E-mail: info@knhavn.no/Havnevakt@knhavn.no a salty experience. Half day tour. Internet: www.knhavn.no

Opera Festival TOURIST INFORMATION The operaaddress: town ofKongens Kristiansund Visiting Plass 1 enjoys great popularity and every February thousands visit the Distance from port: 400 m Opera Festival which putsplass on full scale operas and Mailing address: Kongens 1, NO-6509 Kristiansund operettas, the operas Phone/Fax: +47 71 58being 54 54 performed in restaurants E-mail: and pubsinfo@visitkristiansund.com and in Norway`s oldest opera house; Internet: www.visitkristiansund.com The Festiviteten. Kristiansund can also put on opera performances for cruise liners at other times GENERAL INFORMATION of the year. Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: No Shuttle bus: No need

Nordic Light Photography Parking placeFestival for buses:ofYES Kristiansund Taxi: YES has a unique popular festival: The Nordic Light Festival of Photography, Rental cars:International YES which is transportation: arranged every April/May. Public YES/ 100 m The festival has Shopping: YES/ 50 m Local currency: NOK ATM: YES Currency exchange: NO

Fishing trip Duration: 3 hrs. Start at the pier, 2 min from the cruise berth. Capacity: 10 – 30 persons Deep-sea fishing off Kristiansund on board the 78 foot MS Hagbart Waage. Fishing also available on the Atlantic Road and the island of Smøla. Hiking tours Guided hiking tour to Ørnhammaren (The Eagles Ridge) Duration 3.5 hrs. Bus from the city, about 25 minutes to Vadsteinsvika. Breathtaking views of the sea and surroundings. The peak is about 350 m above sea level, giving a total climb of about 270 m on the trip. Guides will tell you about the area and we have lunch at the top. Opera. Photo: Ken Alvin Jenssen Duration: 3.5 hours including bus Length: 4 km an impressive guest list of photographers from all over the world. Nordic Light offers a tightly packed 5-day programme from morning to night. There are 50 exhibitions, indoor and outdoor- all over the town, lectures, Tax refund: NOcorporate events, team building Public telephones in pier area: NO and more.

Internet access in pier area: YES - the whole area of Storkaia

Mailboxes in pier area:Eagle YES - bus station 600 m Fishing/Hiking/Sea Safari Distances - airport: Kristiansund Kvernberget Excellent conditions for fishingAirport just outside of / 8 km Distance to city centre: 0 m Kristiansund or on the Atlantic Road, 3-hour tours. Nearest hospital: Kristiansund Hospital/ 500 m The Sea Eagle Safari is a full day Storkaia: tour on KNH the island Other useful information: Internet of Smøla tohavna6509 visit a sea eagle colony. Password:

Hiking all levels, in the town centre or on the PORTon SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery Bunkering by higher barge Atlantic Road or a /method: challenging walk to Supplies: Vest supply/toKraemer Maritime/ TP Engros mountains. Common all hikes in the area is a Waste handling: short distance to SAR the AS start and stunning views. Waste water method: By truck Tour duration: from 3 hours to a full day. Tugboats: Kristiansund Taubåt Service Pontoons: YES

Harbour sightseeing Pilot: 16/13 See the town16 by taking the harbour boat, Sundbåten. Emergency: The boat has been running for almost 140 years Medical emergency: 113 between the four islands of Kristiansund. Great Charts: 454 Tidal movement: sightseeing to see1.59 themfour islands from the sea ISPS approved: YES and learn the fascinating history of the town. Designated quays for cruise ships: YES Tour duration: 2-3 hours.

Enjoy the salty experience by hiking near the Atlantic Road on the Farstadsand Coastal Path, Farstadsand and the Nordneset Coastal Path. This tour is a popular and easy walkway out by the ocean. Other excursions and activities: - Home visit - Introduction coach tours in Kristiansund - Diving by the Atlantic road - Seal safari by the Atlantic road Sea Eagle Safari on Smøla Duration: 7 hrs. Capacity: 10-48 persons Season: All year Sea Eagle Safari led by expert naturalist guides. Besides looking for white-tailed eagles, we explore the area’s richPhoto: wildlife. Fantastic photograpic Shipbuilding museum. Nordmøre museum opportunities. Museum visit to Maritime Kristiansund Learn about the history of Kristiansund by visiting “Maritime Kristiansund”. The tour is a 30 min. walk in flat terrain and a nice stroll to the inner harbour of Kristiansund. Mellemværfte Historical Shipyard, Max number of At ships per day in port: 2 Ship’s min stories /max: NoofLimit you will stay be told old, and around the open Environmental limitations /restrictions: No restritions fire, you can watch the blacksmith at work. After this Port facilities to guided stop, weaccording stroll a mere five minutes to Patrick Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES Volckmar museum café and coffee roaster. Naturally, Maximum ship length: 360 m we’ll have a taste of the delicious coffee together Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: 10.5 m with their “smithy ofNo nuts. Maximum ship air cake” draft ifmade bridge: LimitThe café is in 1950-1960 style Crew facilities: NOand you have the opportunity to buy the locally produced coffee and souvenirs. Walk back on your own or together with the guide. Kristiansund city sightseeing Visit to the highlights of Kristiansund which has an exciting location, spread out on four islands with connecting bridges. Visits to: the well-known Kirkland Church with its modern and beautiful architecture, the Varden viewpoint with panoramic views of sea, mountains and fjords and to the old part of the town (houses from 1700 and 1800). 2-hour tour.

Ship tenders allowed: YES Beam: No Limit Max size ship in port: 150 000/4 000 Max number of passenger per day in port: 4 000

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TRONDHEIM CRUISE PORT

Nothern Light in Trondheim. Photo: Sven-Erik Knoff, visitnorway.com

TRONDHEIM

The historical capital of Norway Trondheim was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 AD. It was the nation’s first capital, and continues to be the historical capital of Norway. The city has a lot to offer for people of all ages and interests in the wintertime. You will always find something exciting and active to do. Trondheim is surrounded by beautiful nature and has experienced an increase in Northern Lights activity over the last few years. Choose between a rich variety of historical sights, museums and art galleries or participate in various outdoor activities – and look forward to an unforgettable cultural, historical and close to nature experience.

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Christmas Market. Photo: Øyvind Blomstereng

Skiing couple. Photo: Terje Rakke

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Christmas Market Distance from port: 1 km Trondheim hosts an annual Christmas market in December, where you can purchase handcrafted products and local food. The market offers a rich cultural programme and sleigh rides through the city centre. This Christmas market is guaranteed to get you in the Christmas spirit. (date: one week before Christmas) Granåsen Ski Jump arena Duration: 1 hour Distance from port: 10 km Granåsen Ski jump arena is Trondheim’s main arena for winter sports. It was used for the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in 1997, and frequently hosts world cups and other competitions. Watching ski jumpers practice on the two main jumps can be part of a tour. Røros Duration: 8 hours Distance from port: 160km Røros, featured on the UNESCO World Heritage list, is only a 2-5-hour trip away from Trondheim. Røros is a historic mining town which is most charming in wintertime. Snowy roads invite you to kick, horse, or dog sleigh through town, and the

Nidelven River. Photo: Øyvind Blomstereng

Old Olav Copper Mine is only half an hour away and offers guided tours. Røros is the perfect place to relax, in a calm and romantic environment with local, traditional food. Nidaros Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace Duration: 1.5 – 3 hours Distance from port: 1.5 km Nidaros Cathedral is the world’s northernmost Gothic cathedral and was built over the grave of St. Olav, the patron Saint of Norway. Today pilgrims from all over Europe come to visit the breathtaking cathedral, just as thousands did before them during the Middle Ages. The archbishop’s palace is situated right next to the cathedral and dates back to the early Middle Ages. It was once the residence of the archbishop and now houses a variety of museums, such as the Archeological Museum, the Armory and the Norwegian Crown Jewels. Sverresborg Trøndelag Open Air Museum Duration: 2 - 3 hours Distance from port: 5 km Sverresborg Trøndelag Open Air Museum exhibits more than 80 original buildings from this region, among them the smallest remaining stave church in Norway. The museum is located around the ruins of the former castle of King Sverre, which dates back to 1183. Winter activities like sledging and kick sledding can be offered within the museum area.

Ringve Music Museum with concert Duration: 1.5 hours Distance from port: 3.5 km Ringve is Norway’s National Museum for Music and Musical Instruments. Guides will take you on a tour through the history of music by demonstrating some of the exhibited instruments out of a collection of 1500. Sparkling wine and a classical concert can be added to the tour to make it a truly memorable experience. Trolley Ride and City Sightseeing Duration: 3 hours Trondheim has the northernmost tram line in the world, the Gråkallbanen, which opened in 1924. The vintage tram takes you from the city centre to the outskirt of Trondheim, passing by snowy parks, great views and picturesque old wooden houses painted in vivid colours. The final destination is Lake Lian, a recreational area of Trondheim. Upon arrival, the bus will take you further on a guided tour of Trondheim and its outskirts. Passing by the most distinctive sights such as the Nidaros Cathedral, the Royal Residence, the Wharves and the Kristiansten Fortress you will gain an unforgettable impression of Trondheim.

TRONDHEIM

QUAY: Quay 68 Turistskipskaia (Tourist ship quay) Quay 30

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BRØNNØYSUND CRUISE PORT

Hildurs Herb Garden. Photo: Olav T. Søla

BRØNNØYSUND

Below the Arctic Circle

Brønnøysund is a coastal town with a distinctive character and its attractive town centre offers a wide variety of services. The town centre is a popular place for visitors and residents alike. A walk in the town will introduce you to the local population and coastal heritage, where a pleasant environment and a cheerful atmosphere create a wonderful setting for a great experience.

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guiding. Tour includes: bus transport incl. guide, professional guiding at the Aquaculture Centre and sampling of fresh grilled salmon. Nevernes Havn Duration: approx. 4 hours. Capacity: 25-135. Nevernes Havn, with an idyllic location overlooking the Velfjorden, is a centre for coastal heritage in Southern Helgeland. Through extensive exhibitions with artifacts dating from the 18th century to the present, Nevernes tells the story of the people of Helgeland, during times of peace and war. Nevernes was once a commonly used harbour for local fishermen, and at Brygga local fishing boats, nets and other artefacts from the 18th century to the present time are exhibited. The Brattås House is a farmhouse from around 1850 with inventory, metal and wooden tools. was removed itsNordic original location and UNESCO It Island Vega. Photo: Terjeon Rakke Life rebuilt at Nevernes Havn. There is also an exhibition on carpentry and shoe making, along with a blacksmith’s cabin. In the main house you will find a

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS

Hildur’s Herb Garden Duration: approx. 2.5 hours. Capacity: 45. Don’t miss & outTOURIST on this unique food and herb farm. PORT INFORMATION You will be extremely well received by the excellent hosts inOF a historical Norwegian home and see their PORT BRØNNØYSUND Visiting and address: Havnegata NO-8900 Brønnøysund furniture antiques. The 40, Sagastua lounge features Mailing address: P.O.B. NO-8901 local artefacts from the65, Viking Age.Brønnøysund The farm shop Contact person: Sølvi including Helen Kristoff ersentea and spices. stocks local products herbs, Phone/Fax: 01guide, 20 70 tour of main building, Tour includes+47 bus75 and E-mail: bronnoy.havn@bronnoy.kommune.no presentation of the farm’s history, a hot lunch Internet: www.bronnoyhavn.no and local history. TOURIST INFORMATION

UNESCO Visiting Island address:Vega Sømnaveien 92, NO-8900 Brønnøysund Not available each Distance from port:day. 2 km Mailing Sømnaveien 92, NO-8900 Brønnøysund The Vegaaddress: Archipelago was inscribed on UNESCO’s Phone/Fax: +47 75in 012004. 80 00 The Vega Archipelago World Heritage list E-mail:world post@visithelgeland.com gained heritage status mainly due to the Internet: www.visithelgeland.com unique interaction between eider ducks and generations of fishermen/farmers. We travel by GENERAL INFORMATION bus and scheduled ferry/speedboat to Nes. Here Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: NO weShuttle visit the Duck Museum (E-house) and bus:Eider YES, to be ordered at the tourist offi ce the World Heritage coffee and cake, and receive Parking place for buses: 50griddle m information Vegaintoday. Taxi: YES, toabout be booked advance Rental cars: YES, to be booked in advance Public transportation: NO Shopping: 2 km Local currency: NOK ATM: YES, 2 km

exceptional collection of war memorabilia from World War II, with displays ranging from uniforms and personal effects to equipment and small firearms. The tour includes: bus transport incl guide, guided tour of Nevernes Havn and coffee/tea and cake.

seven distinct arms. The tour includes: bus transport incl. guide and guided tour at Velfjord Open Air Museum and Nøstvik Church. Exclusive excursions • Making of flatbread at Sømna Open Air Museum (NEW) • Prestøya Lighthouse (NEW) • Other exclusive excursions upon request

Velfjord Open Air Museum and Nøstvik Church Duration: approx. 3.5-4.5 hours. Capacity: 25-90. Velfjord Open Air Museum has an idyllic location on the shores of Strengevatnet in Velfjord. The museum comprises a large collection of buildings and artefacts from the 16th and 17th centuries, which combine to illustrate the daily life on a farm during this time, along with the full range of tools for a variety of crafts.

Other attractions • Brønnøy Church • Skarsåsen Fortress • Sømna Open Air Museum • Vevelstad Open Air Museum • Forvik Trading Post with coffee roastery • Hiking, biking and kayaking tours

The museum features an exhibition of Saami articles

of everyday use. Norwegian Aquaculture Centre. Photo: Erlend Haarberg

Nøstvik Church is a log-built cruciform church dating from 1674. The church’s location beside the fjord reflects the main means of transportation of the day: Norwegian Aquaculture Centre Duration: approx. 2,5 hours. Capacity: 25-90. Norway is one of the world’s major exporters of fish and seafood. The bus tour starts in Brønnøysund Currency exchange: Yes, 2 km, crossing at the tourist ce with city sightseeing, before theoffi splendid Tax refund: NO Brønnøysund Bridge and continuing to Toft and Public telephones in pierAt area: the Aquaculture Centre. theNO Centre you can get Internet of access pier YES and learn about a glimpse the in life in area: the sea, Mailboxes in pier area: NO modern aquaculture, from fish-egg to ready products Distances - airport: 4 km of Distance high quality. The Centre offers underwater to city centre: 2 km cameras, fish and professional guiding. Nearestfeeding hospital:of Brønnøysund Medical Centre, Bus transport guiding phone +47 75, 01 24 00,and 3 kmsample of fresh grilled salmon. PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION

Bunkers delivery Nevernes Havn /method: By truck Supplies:approx. YES Duration: 4 hours. Capacity: 25-100. Waste handling: Nevernes Havn isYES a centre for coastal heritage in Waste water method: By truck Southern Helgeland. Exhibitions with artefacts dating Tugboats: YES, on request from the 18th century to the present. Exhibitions on Anchorage*: YES, on request carpentry and Pontoons: NOshoemaking, along with a blacksmith’s cabin. art gallery features changing summer Pilot:The Channel 13 exhibitions byChannel different Emergency: 16 artists. An exceptional Medical emergency: 113 collection of war memorabilia from World War II, with Charts: ranging Norwegian Charts NO 488and and personal 53 displays from uniforms effects movement: m firearms. Tour includes: bus to Tidal equipment and2.5 small ISPS approved: YES guided tour of Nevernes Havn transport incl guide, Designated quays for cruise ships: NO and coffee/tea and cake. Ship tenders allowed: NO Max size ship in port: 300 m /2000 pax Max number of passenger per day in port: 2000

Brønnøy Church. Photo: Olav T. Søla

Vevelstad Museum and Forvik Historical Trading Centre Duration: approx. 4 hours. Capacity: 45 Make time for a visit to Vevelstad Museum which will Max number ships perjourney day in port: 2 take you on anofexciting through Norwegian Ship’s and staycultural min /max: No limitation history history. Ten historic buildings Port all facilities according to which have different exhibitions including Cruise Norway`s YES porcelain from theguidelines: 1800s, handmade furniture Maximum ship length: Central Port: 200 m and rare textiles. Forvik historical trading centre Northern Port Gårdsøya: 300 m is one of northern Norway’s oldest trading places. Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: Central Port: 6.2 m The highlight the visit Northern Portof Gårdsøya: 25will m be a taste of our own coffee. Roasted and served in a cosy Maximum ship air draft if bridge: 30 m olden times environment. A rich selection of exclusive coffees from most of the coffee-producing parts of the world, treated with all the respect it deserves. Food heritage at Sømna Open Air Museum Duration: approx. 3 hours. Capacity: 45 Flatbread used to be the daily bread for farmers and peasants and has been an essential part of the Norwegian diet for hundreds of years. Learn this story and others from the local hostess, set in historical surroundings. The excursion includes storytelling and a tour of the old museum buildings which present a large collection of old utensils and farming equipment. Samples of local traditional food will be served.

Northern Port Gårdsøya

QUAY: Central Port Northern Port

LENGTH: 200 m 100 m

DRAFT: 6.2 m 25 m

AIRDRAFT: Bridge 30 m None

BEAM: -

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BODØ CRUISE PORT Cruise Season: All Year. Normal temperature range: C Winter: -10/+5, Summer: +10/+20. Useful links: www.visitbodo.com. Cruise Information: www.portofbodo.com, www.visitbodo.com Port Information: www.portofbodo.com

Photo: Ernst Furuhatt

BODØ

Your first port of call North of the Arctic Circle Bodø cruise port offers the widest range of choice. Here you`ll find some of Norway’s and Europe`s most famous attractions; Saltstraumen – The word`s strongest maelstrom. Bodø has the ever-fascinating Northern Lights. The old Kjerringøy is beautifully located in a stunningly scenic landscape, and is one of Norway`s most important cultural heritage monuments from the 19th century. Just a 5-minute drive from the Cruise Port, you will find the Norwegian Aviation Museum. It is Scandinavia`s largest and one of the most modern i Europe. Furthermore, the Bodø region is home to the largest colony of European Sea Eagles in the world.

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farmhand and the maid through the old buildings with their distinctive and authentic atmosphere, buy boiled sweets at the country store and take part in many other activities during the season. An AV show (20 minutes) recounts the history of the trading post. café, museum shop, old country store, guided tours. The service building has been adapted for wheelchair users. Duration: 5 hours. Capacity: 250. Bodøgaard Art & Culture Displays Northern Norway’s biggest private collection of art and cultural artefacts. Works by Oscar Bodøgaard (1923-2011), Ingrid and Harald Bodøgaard, together with several hundred artistic objects by artists from or associated with northern Photo: Ernst Furuhatt Scandinavia. Special department displaying approx. The ethnographical collection consists of several

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Kjerringøy old trading post The old trading post of Kjerringøy is beautifully located in a&stunningly scenic landscape, and is PORT TOURIST INFORMATION one of Norway’s most important cultural heritage monuments from the 19th century. The historical PORT OF BODØ Visiting address: Bodøterminalen, site’s fifteen authentic buildingsTerminalveien are owned and run address: P.O.B. and 138 are , NO-8001 Bodø byMailing Nordland Museum, fully preserved in their Phone/Fax: 75 with 55 10original 80/90 interiors and a large original state,+47 even E-mail: firmapost@bodohavn.no archive. The merchants’ business had its heyday in Internet: www.bodohavn.no the late 19th century, and the wealth was made from fish trading. Cod and herring were shipped TOURIST INFORMATION from Northern Norway to Bergen and Kristiansund, Visiting address: Tollbugata 13, NO-8006 Bodø and exported the 50 international markets. Fish was Distance fromtoport: m Norway’s most important from the Middle Mailing address: P.O.B. 514,export NO-8001 Bodø Phone/Fax: 75 54 80 10 Ages until the+47 oil-era.

E-mail: post@visitbodo.com Internet: www.visitbodo.com The living history museum gives you a unique insight

into the coastal culture of Northern Norway. Here you GENERAL INFORMATION can see and experience how everyday life was lived Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: YES byShuttle the gentry, fishermen and servants in Nordland at bus: NO the end ofplace the for 19th century, Parking buses: YES and how the export of fish brought Taxi: YES cultural impulses from central Europe to the far north. Rental cars: YES Public transportation: YES, 100 m Shopping: 50 m Local currency: NOK ATM: 50 m Currency exchange: 100 m

and agriculture.

monolith.

Duration: 1.5 hours. Capacity: 40.

Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 50.

Norwegian Aviation Museum The Norwegian Aviation Museum was opened in 1994 and is Norway’s national museum in this field. It is situated in Bodø in a building shaped like a gigantic propeller, and deals with both military and civil aviation. Inside the museum you can experience aviation and its fascinating history at close quarters. See famous and infamous aircraft like the Spitfire, the Twin Otter and the U-2 spyplane at close quarters.

Sightseeing From quayside, by bus or walking Duration: 1,5- 2 hours. Capacity: 100. A tour around the city by coach. Includes most sights.

Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 150. Nordland Museum Bodø This is the oldest museum in Nordland County, established in 1888. In one of Bodø’s oldest buildings

Photo: Ernst Furuhatt

Norwegian aviation museum The National Norwegian Aviation Museum tells the story of Norwegian aviation history. Come right up close and sense the smell of the real flying machines. refund: NO m2, with civilian aircraft, military WeTax cover 10,000 Public and telephones in pierYou area:can NOexperience the aircraft, helicopters. Internet accessof in pier area: at YES exciting history aviation close quarters. Mailboxes in pier area: YES Distances - airport: 2 km / Bodø Airport

Discover the thrill and feel what it’s like to fly in a Distance to city centre: 50 m RAF Red Arrows during one of their sensational Nearest hospital:jet Nordlands Hospital/ aerobatic displays our flight simulator, if you +47 75 53 40 00 / in 1 km dare! Visit the control tower! From here you have a fantastic view over the city and the airfield and can PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery or bunkers follow present day/method: aircraft YES, and by airtruck traffic at closeterminal Supplies: range. See YES for yourself how the history of flight has Wastethe handling: shaped Bodø YES peninsula. Waste water method: Tank. Trucks Tugboats: YES, on prior request

The National Norwegian Aviation Museum is one Anchorage*: YES of the largest aviation museums Pontoons: YES, but for tenders onlyin Northern Europe attracting more16/13 than 40,000 visitors annually. The Pilot: Channel Museum’s collection over 40 historically Emergency: Channel includes 16 significant aircraft in 113 a building shaped like a giant Medical emergency: Charts: Norwegian propeller.

Tidal movement: MLVS, 0.4 m; MHVS, 2.8 m ISPS approved: YES Designated quays for cruise ships: YES Ship tenders allowed: YES Beam: Unlimited Max size ship in port: TBF Max number of passenger per day in port: Max 3000 pax

Photo:TerjeRakke / NordicLife

Magic Saltstraumen Magic Saltstraumen is situated in a spectacular building at the foot of the Saltstraum Bridge, close to the world’s strongest tidal current. Max number of ships per day in port: Max 4 ships

Ship’sthis stayspectacular min /max: No limitationSaltstraumen’s Inside building, Environmental limitations hidden and exciting stories/restrictions: are broughtNOto life and Port facilities according to form the basis for, and give rise to, many adventures, Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES both culinary and through photographs and films. Maximum ship length: 1; 150 m 2; 200 m 3; 300 m 4; 150 m Norwegian 5; 210 m 6;salmon 200 m are to be on display in the outdoor pool, with information about farms Maximum ship draft and depthNorwegian in sea: 1; 7 fish m 2; 7 m 3; 8 m and 4; salmon 9 m 5; 8.4exports 6; 8.5 man essential feature. Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No limitation

Crew facilities: Mooring in city centre as provides very easy Saltstraumen was recently chosen one of The Wild access toofnumerous types of shopping, attractions,marine cafes etc. Wonders Europe because of its impressive access available. lifeFree andInternet the wild currents. * IF ANCHORAGE

It is said that many more people come to experience Type of bottom: Sand/clay the Northern Lights. Minimum depth: 20 mIn the cinema, you can watch a documentary on the Northern Lights. Thism Distance from anchorage to tender pier: 500 documentary examines fascinating myths, history and facts through amazing film footage and images. Most cultures have legends about the polar light, passed from generation to generation. It takes viewers on a journey through myths, faith and supernatural beliefs. Experiencing Saltstraumen at its height is a dramatic experience! Saltstraumen itself is situated within walking distance, just 100-150 m from the building.

BODØ

Rønvikleira

1 2. Ronvik

QUAY: Dampskips quay Ostbrekken quay Terminal quay Klossen Terminal quay south Valenterminal quay

LENGTH: 100 m 130 m 350 m 35 m 210 m 125 m

DRAFT: 6m 7m 8m 9m 8.4 m 8.5 m

AIRDRAFT: Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

BEAM: Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited

HIGHT QUAYSIDE: +4.5 (LAT) +4.5 (LAT) +4.5 (LAT) +4.5 (LAT) +4.5 (LAT) +4.5 (LAT)

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NARVIK CRUISE PORT Cruise Season: All year. North of the Arctic Circle so Northern Lights in winter and Midnight Sun in summer. Cruise Information: www.visitnarvik.com Port Information: www.portofnarvik.com

Northern Light Train. Illustration/Photo: Visit Narvik

NARVIK

– the region of contrast As the days become shorter and the sun dips below the horizon, discover the unique and fantastic Arctic Light. Blues, pinkish tinge, orange glow, and the magical Northern Lights stands in stark contrast to the bright white snow that settles like a blanket over the landscape in our region. Welcome to Narvik!

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Sweden, so any combination of train/bus or bus/bus is ideal. • Beer tasting Tinja have set up a microbrewery in the basement and they invite you to join in a beer tasting session. Their beer has been given great reviews and is served with some local snacks. • Gourmet tour Tinja Mountain Lodge is run by descendants of the Svonni people and is built on old Sami land. Their food philosophy is built on a simple, but solid foundation where taste is the essence, using local raw materials such as grouse, char, berries, herbs etc. Jukkasjärvi Ice Hotel The world’s first and largest ice hotel. Day trip, stay overnight, get married, Northern Lights excursions. Photo: Narvik Havn

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Polar Park The world’s northernmost wildlife park and one of Northern most popular tourist attractions. PORTNorway’s & TOURIST INFORMATION Wolf Camp PORT OF NARVIK address: Fagernesveien 2, NO-8514 Narvik WeVisiting give you the unique opportunity to meet the Mailing P.O.B. 627, NO-8508 Narvik wolves ataddress: Polar Park inside the enclosure! Contact person: Øistein Kaarbø

Phone/Fax: +47 76 95 03 83 Howl night E-mail: ok@narvikhavn.no Join us and get a unique and fantastic experience Internet: www.portofnarvik.com after closing time. Close your eyes and imagine standing inINFORMATION the park. It is dark, crispy snow underfoot, TOURIST you are calling theStasjonsveien wolves and1they reply. This is the Visiting address: (Railway station) perfect setting for the Northern Lights to magically Distance from port: 2 km Mailing address: light up the sky. P.O.B. 338, NO-8505 Narvik Phone/Fax: +47 76 96 56 00

E-mail: post@visitnarvik.com The Ofoten Railway Internet: www.visitnarvik.com The Ofoten Railway extends for 42 km from Narvik to the Swedish border and winds its way through steep, GENERAL INFORMATION rugged, mountainousinterrain north Terminal/Restrooms pier area: NO of the Arctic Circle. The journey a tourist attraction itself.lines Theuse line Shuttle bus:isNot mandatory, but mostincruise them. was Notonce free described as the 8th Wonder of the World and was the northernmost, coldest and harshest Parking place for buses: 20 m from ship Taxi: YES railway construction project the world had ever seen. Rental cars: YES

Public transportation: Northern Light Train YES, 200 m Shopping: YES, 1.5 km Join the hunt for the northern lights, from the Arctic Local currency: NOK fjords surrounding Narvik to the heart of Lapland in Sweden. This tour includes a full day of aurora -

In the footsteps of the iron-ore Enjoy the magnificent train ride from Narvik to Kiruna, where most of the iron-ore is mined. The mines are as large as cities. You will be taken on a bus tour 1.4 km underground in the mines which also host an exhibition. Leaving Kiruna on a coach back to Narvik the tour ends at LKAB’s port terminal where all the iron-ore is shipped from.

many staggering mountains surrounding the fjord. The Frostisen glacier, which is one of the larger plateau glaciers in Norway, is located just west of the fjord. RIB Narvik – Skjomen Experience the thrill of riding a RIB. Skjomen has a site of about 80 rock carvings near the sea. It’s believed that the rock carvings were made by the Fosna-Hensbacka culture, a Mesolithic culture from around 5000 BC. The rock carvings were discovered in the 1930s and you will be able to view some of these up close from the RIB.

Hiking trek to Forsnesvannet (Tøttatoppen) Tøttatoppen is one of Narvik’s most famous peaks, and in order to be considered a true Narviking you must have climbed this mountain. It is located to the east of the town centre and stretches 1234 metres above sea level. Winter festival week in Narvik. Photo: Winter Festival Foundation

guiding, two-course gourmet dinner, Sami culture experience and aurora photo guiding. Njalasouka Adventures ATM: YES, 1.5 A sleigh ride tokm the Njalasouka lavvu is the start of an Currency exchange: NO you high up in the mountains exciting trip that brings Public telephones in pier area: NO that creates a with a fantastic mountain scenery Internet access infor pier area: NO day out. Traditional perfect backdrop your “Sami” Mailboxes in pier area: NO, but we post mail for guests Sami food combined with storytelling, activities and Distances - airport: Narvik Airport: 4 km (local flights), the opportunity to be a reindeer herder for a day. H/N Evenes: 80 km. Distance to city centre: 1.5 km

Narvik Mountain LodgeHospital - 769 68000, Nearest hospital: Narvik Stunning lodge 2.2 km from portlocated half way up the Fagernes Mountain. Combine this with activities such as a PORT / FACILITIES & dining, INFORMATION walk onSERVICES snow-shoes, trekking, Northern Bunkers deliveryor /method: Bunker the barge fromfrom Harstad Lights excursion just enjoying view the Supplies: Smaller amounts available luxurious balcony with a warm drink in hand. Waste handling: Waste containers Waste water method: Tank lorry, suction

Jukkasjärvi Hotelavailable Tugboats: 3Ice tugboats The world’s first and largest ice hotel. Day trip, stay Anchorage*: Inner or outer anchorage spots, overnight, married, Northern Lights excursions. also used get by Bulk Carriers Pontoons: NIL

Pilot: Lodingen Pilot Station Dog sledding Emergency: Bodo Radio orofNarvik Control Glide across the blanket snowPort to the sound of Medical emergency: 113 the runners and the panting of the dogs.

Charts: Norwegian Ch. No. 142 and 461 Tidal movement: Average 2 m Snowmobile excursions ISPS approved: YES GoDesignated on an adventure and experience quays for cruise ships: NOthe wild mountains on allowed: one of our Ship tenders YESenvironmentally friendly

snowmobiles. Drive your own snowmobile or travel in twos.

Polar Park. Photo: Wolf Camp

Combination tour Exclusive Take the train from Narvik to Kiruna (Sweden). From here, you ride the snowmobile to Jukkasjärvi Ice hotel. Lunch and warm drink served. Tour of the iceBeam: No limitation hotel before being collected by coach and returned size ship in port: Approx. 100 000 GT/3000 PAX to Max Narvik. Max number of passenger per day in port: 2000,

with view to increase over the next few years Cable Car Max number of ships per day in port: 2 alongside, Spectacular views from the Mountain Restaurant. plus tendering The cable carmin brings to an altitude of 656 metres Ship’s stay /max:you No limitation above sea levelaccording in just 7to minutes. Awesome winter Port facilities activities for those who want to play. Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES

Maximum ship length: Fagernes Quay: 250 m, Pier 1: 140 m

Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: 15 m Tinja Mountain Lodge Maximum ship Lodge air draftisifabridge: limitationrestaurant Tinja Mountain uniqueNogourmet Crew facilities: Club, shopping, sightseeing that prides itselfSeamen’s on homemade cooking using only local ingredients. * IF ANCHORAGE Type of bottom: Mud

• B Minimum eer tasting depth: 25 m Tinja have setanchorage up a microbrewery in the basement Distance from to tender pier: and they to join in 3000 a beer tasting Inner anch.:invite 1000 you m, Outer anch.: - 4000 m session. Their beer has been given great reviews and is served with some local snacks. • G  ourmet tour Tinja Mountain Lodge is run by descendants of the Svonni people and is built on old Sami land. Their food philosophy is built on a simple but solid foundation where taste is the essence, using local raw materials such as grouse, char, berries, herbs etc.

NARVIK city centre

Ore Berth

QUAY: Fagernes Central Harbour

LENGTH: 280 m 140 m

DRAFT: 15 m 8.3/5.3 m

AIRDRAFT: No limit No limit

BEAM: No limit 60 m

HEIGHT QUAYSIDE: 3.9 m at MW 3.7 m at MW

Bulk Pier Pier 1

Ankenes

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HARSTAD CRUISE PORT Events: Northern Norwegian Beer Festival, the BAKgården Music Festival and the Viking Festival (August), Northern Lights September- April (Dark season) Useful links: www.destinationharstad.no

Adolfgun. Photo: Richard Creas

HARSTAD

Culture, history and coastal adventures! Harstad is located right in the middle of Northern Norway with unbelievable natural surroundings, a rich history dating back to medieval times and some of the broadest cultural heritage of the North. Harstad is the city of the largest island in Norway, Hinnøya, the gateway island in the Lofoten and Vesterålen archipelago. With 24,500 inhabitants, our town is the cultural capital of northern Norway. We are happy to provide any service you might require, such as technical services from our two shipyards, provisions, crew and passenger change/ turnaround, city centre cruise quay with short distances to all points of interest or transport for your shorex, and a professional destination company with qualified guides and tour operators. Welcome to Harstad!

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Enjoy the magnificent view from the top of Mount Aune (490 m above sea level). The guide will make an open fire, serve real Norwegian “fire coffee” and offer something to eat. This is an easy walk and is therefore suitable for all ages. Remember to bring your camera; from the top plateau the mountain descends steeply into the ocean. Guided day trip to the Lofoten Islands Duration: 8 hrs Capacity: 15-200 pax From Harstad we travel south through the historical and beautiful Tjeldsundet strait. On our way, we pass the old trading post Sandtorgholmen from the 15th century. North of Lødingen we head westwards for 18 km before entering “LOFAST”- the mainland connection of Lofoten. From here we drive towards Soliia Aurora and Summit Lodge. Photo: Richard Crease is dramatic and wild Fiskebøl Svolvær. The nature in one of Norway`s most important fishing ports. In

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS The Trondenes Peninsula Duration: 3.5 hours Capacity: 500 Pax PORT10 & –TOURIST INFORMATION The Trondenes Peninsula is historically important; it was once the seat of a Viking Chief and later it PORT OF HARSTAD Visiting address: Rikard Kaarbøesgt 2 World War II. was occupied by the Germans during Mailing address:northernmost P.O.B. 193 Visit the world’s stone church, the Contact person: Ivar Hagenlund Trondenes Church, dating back to the late Middle Phone/Fax: 77 00walk 12 12 Ages (1250).+47 A short from the church you will E-mail: harstadhavn@harstad.kommune.no find Trondenes Historical Centre, where its exhibition Internet: www.harstadhavn.no takes us from the Viking period to the present day. Further up INFORMATION the hill lies the Adolf Gun, which is one TOURIST of Visiting the world’s largest land based canons and the address: Sjøgata 1B world’s only fully restored Distance from port: 100 m fortification. It has a barrel Mailing address: P.O.B. 654, NO-9486 Harstad measuring 40.6 cm in diameter. Phone/Fax: +47 77 01 89 89/ +47 92 22 44 08 E-mail: post@destinationharstad.no Polar Park Internet:6www.destinationharstad.no Duration: Hours

Capacity: 15 – 250 Pax GENERAL INFORMATION Visit the world’s northernmost Zoo with a rich display Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: NO of Parking local Arctic The biggest placewildlife. for buses: YES, 50 m tourist attraction at Taxi: PolarYES Zoo is the Wolf Camp, where you can meet the wolves inside Rental cars: YES the enclosure. It is also possible for Public transportation: YES, 70 mpolar foxes inside the families with children to meet Shopping:an 150 m enclosure; unforgettable experience. Local currency: NOK ATM: 200 m Currency exchange: YES, 10 m Public telephones in pier area: NO

lunch we head back towards Harstad, and you get another chance to enjoy the magnificent nature of the Lofoten Islands.

ice glasses and you can have a taste of our “Aurora Wild chips”, dried reindeer meat. Viking chieftain Tore Hund’s empire Duration 3-5 hrs Capacity: 8 – 24 pax A RIB takes you from Harstad to Sundsvoll strait to Bjarkøy. Learn about the geography, nature and history of the area, such as the seat of chieftan Tore Hund at Øvergården in Nergårdshavn. We make a short stop in the Sundsvoll strait so that you can get to know the kittiwakes and eagles on bird rock. Light lunch is served in “Midgard”. Coffee or tea included. Good footwear suitable for the time of year is recommended. Your camera is an absolute must on this trip!

Snow Fun Duration: 4 hrs Capacity: 10 – 200 pax Go to the summit of Mount Sollia by snow-cat, then sled down the side of the mountain. The visit also includes playing a game of curling with natural stones and taking part in a toboggan race. A warm lunch is prepared over the fire in a lavvo (traditional Sami tent). Aurora Borealis in Sami Duration: 3-4 hrs Capacity: 10-200 pax Crease B&B we Touring. Photo: Richard Crease B&B Touring At Aun have our lavvo camp, a 800 sq m big arena surrounded by snow, mountains and sea. Inside the Snow Fun Duration: 4 Hours Capacity: 10 – 200 Pax Go to summit of Mount Sollia by snow-cat, then sled Internet access pier area: NO down the side ofinmountain. During the visit you Mailboxes inapier area: 50 mwith natural stones will also play game ofYES, curling Distances - airport: 44 km and take part in a toboggan race. A warm lunch is Distanceover to city prepared thecentre: fire in50 am lavvo (traditional Sami Nearest hospital: Harstad University Hospital/ tent). +47 07766 / 1 km

Aurora Borealis /inFACILITIES Sami PORT SERVICES & INFORMATION Duration: hours /method: Truck Bunkers3delivery Capacity: 20 50 Pax Supplies: Possible to arrange handling: Possible to arrange AtWaste Harstad Wilderness Centre we have our lavvo, Waste water method: By - it`s only 10 minutes by truck bus from the city. Inside Tugboats: On can request the lavvo you keep warm by the big bonfire. Anchorage*:provides YES The location an excellent opportunity to see Pontoons: Can be rented the Northern Lights. We will serve Sami food and tell Pilot: #12 some good stories. Emergency: # 16 Medical emergency: 113

Viking Tore Hund’s empire Charts:chieftain 69-77-79-81-82-487 Duration 3-5 hours Tidal movement: Approx. 2 m ISPS approved: Capacity: 8 – 24 YES Designated quays forHarstad cruise ships: YES A RIB takes you from to Sundsvoll Straight tenders allowed: to Ship Bjarkøy. Learn aboutYES the area’s geography, nature Beam: No limit and history. An example being Tore Hund’s chieftain Max size ship in port: 300 m seat at Øvergården in Nergårdshavn. We make a short

Aurora camp. Photo: Knut Ingebrigtsen

stop in the Sundsvoll so that you can get to know the kittiwakes and eagles on bird rock. Light lunch is served in “Midgard”. Coffee or tea included. Good footwear suitable for the time of year is recommended. camera Maximum shipYour length: 300 mis an absolute must on Maximum this trip! ship draft and depth in sea: 7-10 m Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No limit

Northern Lights Safari - Hunting for the * IF ANCHORAGE Magic Light Type of bottom: Sand/stone Durattion 3-4 hours Distance from anchorage to tender pier: 1/2 nm Capacity: 30-60 Strønstad AS is a Airport, sea charter cruise line which Harstad/Narvik Evenes specialises tourism Runway: width 45 min the Arctic region. From our main base in17 Harstad, North of Norway, our customers will RWY experience magical sea cruises in incredible Arctic Take off runway available (TORA): 2808 m Accelerate stop distance available (ASDA): 2808 m surroundings. Take off distance available (TODA): 3090 m

Landing available (LDA): 2716between m The cruisedistance will pass east of Grytøy islands RWY 35 surrounding the municipality of Harstad. During the Take off runway available (TORA): 2808 m cruise we will serve a hot meal from the Arctic menu. Accelerate stop distance available (ASDA): 2808 m Take off distance available (TODA): 3046 m Landing distance available (LDA): 2750 m Accepted Aircrafts: ICAO code E plain (Boeing 747/777, Airbus A330/A340)

Ship’s stay min /max: 08:30-06:30 next day Environmental limitations /restrictions: NO Port facilities according to Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES

= anchorage

Havnneset Harstadsjøen

H A R S TA D city centre

QUAY: Larsneset Terminal Stangnes Terminal

LENGTH: 220 m 120 m

DRAFT: 7-13 m 12 m

AIRDRAFT: No limit No limit

BEAM: No limit No limit

HEIGHT QUAYSIDE: Sea chart 0 is 3.74 m - below quayside.

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LOFOTEN CRUISE PORT Events: World Cod Fishing Championship (March), Lofoten International Photo Festival (March), Lofoten Ski and Split-Board Festival (April) Cruise Season: All year Average temperature: (Celsius) November: 4C, January: -1C, March: 2C Useful links: www.lofoten.info Cruise and Port Information: Leknes: www.vestvagoy.kommune.no Svolvær: www.vaganhavn.no

Fishing in Lofoten. Photo: media-army.de – Visitnorway.com

LOFOTEN

The most beautiful islands in the world Voted by National Geographic as the most beautiful islands in the world, Lofoten is an Arctic island group that has been a cruise destination since 1889. There are two main ports: Leknes and Svolvær. The landscape is striking in its variety: wildly beautiful places of marsh and rock, dramatic mountains and white sand beaches by jade seas. During the winter, the Northern Lights is a familiar sight over the picturesque villages and fish-drying racks - stockfish has been the main export since the Viking Ages. The five main islands are linked by road and you can easily cross all five and return in a day. Passengers can also disembark at one port and re-join the ship at another.

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Lofotr Vikings. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

Northern lights, Lofoten. Photo: Bjørn Jørgensen – Visitnorway.com

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Magic Ice in Svolvær is the world’s first ice gallery and bar. Ice sculptures representing different aspects of Arctic life are dramatically lit and sound tracked. The SKREI Experience Centre is a complete experience for the whole family, located in Storvågan, Kabelvåg. The Lofoten Aquarium presents northern Norwegian sea life, the Lofoten Museum tells the history of the Lofoten fisheries from the Middle Age up until modern times, and Gallery Espolin shows paintings with captivating scenes from Lofoten. Nyvågar Rorbuhotell serves local cuisine in their restaurant. Gallery Lofotens Hus is located in the charming fishing village of Henningsvær. As well as paintings by North Norwegian artists past and present, the gallery shows the multi-media work «Magic Island Kingdom», a loving portrait of Lofoten through the year. Full Steam is a private museum with a special collection of items connected to the long fishing traditions. It also contains a cod-liver factory that shows the historical production of the cod-liver oil.

Hov Horsefarm offers trips on Icelandic horses both summer and winter. Ride along snowy beaches and past ancient remnants from the Viking Age. Meet the Lofotr Vikings! Upon entering the Viking Chieftain´s longhouse, you embark on a time travel. The smell of tar and smoke, beautiful arts and crafts, interior decorations and architecture is part of the authentic experience. Take part in a Viking feast under the Northern Lights or enjoy the lamb stew cooked over open fire and served with the drink of the Gods, for lunch. Audio guides are available in six languages. Nusfjord is Norway’s best-preserved fishing village. The centre is the harbour, surrounded by fishermen’s cabins, some over 100 years old. As well as a variety of historic buildings, there is a café, a pub, a shop and a bird cliff. Vikten has an attractive beach with some extraordinary rocks sculpted by time and the elements. It is home to a glassblower and a ceramicist, with workshops open to the public. Flakstad Church is the second oldest church in Lofoten. This picturesque red church with its distinctive onion dome is set idyllically by the sea.

Skiing in Lofoten. Photo: Kristin Folsland Olsen – www.nordnorge.com

Sund is home to a blacksmith, famous for his sculptures of cormorants, as well as a fishing boat motor museum and souvenir shop with refreshments. Å Fishing Village Museum boasts the oldest working cod-liver oil refinery in the world. The historic buildings house displays focused on Lofoten’s fishing past. Lofoten Cuisine is famous for its award winning lamb, the Barents cod (skrei) and wide variety of excellent seafood available all-year around. Many of the local restaurants specialise in cuisine based on produce sourced locally and from the Arctic region in general. Lofoten is ideal for all kinds of nature-based activities during wintertime. On land there is skiing at all levels, snowshoeing and guided trips experiencing the Northern Lights. At sea you can try your luck with the fishing rod and there are also guided kayaking and snorkelling trips with Lofoten Adventure Company. For more speed, a sea eagle safari by RIB Lofoten and Lofoten Diving can be arranged from both Svolvær and Leknes. Lofoten Diving also offers scuba-diving. Lofoten Birding, with local and top-notch birdwatchers offers guided birdwatching at its best.

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VESTERÅLEN CRUISE PORT – SORTLAND

Winter in Vesterålen. Photo: Foto Sortland Havn KF

VESTERÅLEN

The world’s most beautiful island kingdom Although the sun does not appear over the horizon for nearly two months, winter in Vesterålen can be both colourful and exciting – with its blue, Arctic light above white mountains and pink ocean water. But the dark season can also be trying and harsh, when winter storms hurl fists of ice in across land and peel asphalt from the road surfaces – and daylight flickers only fleetingly before it melts back into darkness. On the other hand, it is perhaps just such an encounter with this aspect of winter that lasts longest on our mental hard discs. Many even prefer winter and its seasonal activities – outdoors in the natural surroundings as well as indoors at cultural events.

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The guide will present local history along the route from Sortland to Andenes. On the first tour we arrive at the Whale Centre for a guided tour around the exhibition, providing basic knowledge about the biology of the whales, their function in the eco-system and assertive research. We then board the safari vessel and go out to search for whales. Hot soup and coffe/tea will be served. After arrival at the port of Andenes the coach will take you back to the port of Sortland. On the second trip we arrive at the Sea Safari Centre where half of the group get ready for a tour out to the sea in a RIB boat. We are out, looking for birds and seals and if we are lucky also for whales. After a Adventure center for aquaculture. Photo: Øystein Lunde Ingvaldsen

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Inga Sami Siida On this tour you will be able to visit a Sami family at PORT the Inga& Sami Siida. ThisINFORMATION is a permanent dwelling TOURIST where you can see and feed the reindeer during your visit. Inside the wooden Lavvo, Sami tent, you will PORT OF SORTLAND Visiting address: Havnegata 7, NO-8400 learn about the Samis and their way ofSortland life while Mailing a address: havnekontoret@sortland.kommune.no enjoying hot drink. Hear fascinating stories of this Contact person : Hugo indigenous people andNæss you will also be treated to Phone/Fax: +47 76 10 82 64 / +47 76 10 82 61, some joiking; the traditional Sami singing. The joik Cell phone: +47 905 53 181 is more of a statement of the essence of things and E-mail: hugo.naess@sortland.kommune.no events than actual singing. During your stay at the Internet: www.sortland-havn.no Siida you can try your hand at throwing the lasso on reindeer antlers. TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address: Kjøpmannsgata 2, NO-8400 Sortland

Distance fromwooden port: 400benches m NB: There are covered in reindeer Mailing address: turistinfo@vestrreg.no skins inside the lavvo. The reindeer herd is fenced in. Phone/Fax: +47their 76 11 14 80at throwing the lasso at Guests may try hands E-mail: turistinfo@vestrreg.no reindeer antlers, not at live reindeer. Internet: www.visitvesteralen.com

Join the salmon safari! GENERAL INFORMATION “Aquaculture in Vesterålen” is a new Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: YES adventure centre forbus: aquaculture. At this Shuttle YES, Free. Every 30 facility, minutes. you get to goBetween by boatpier, outchurch to seaand and visit our fish farm. In the city centre. Parking place foryou buses: m of the Norwegian new exhibitions hearYES, the40story Taxi: YES industry from the early beginnings in the aquaculture Rental YES today with high-tech operations. 50s and cars: 60s until Public transportation: YES, 500 m You can use computer games to learn more about Shopping: 400 m

Other excursions on request We also offer other different excursions on request, such as hiking, bicycling, kayaking, golfing and different cultural activies.

The third tour follows the national tourist road on the west side of Andøya to Andenes. We stop at a traditional farm renowned for its homemade cheese. We will have several photo-stops on the way, including the white beach of Bleik. We visit the Spaceship-Centre Aurora and operate a mission. In Andenes we have some local snacks, with time for a walk through Andenes before heading back to Sortland. Our last stop will be at a Soap Factory. Sortland - The Blue City We take a tour around the town, accompanied by an informative talk where we learn more about the ‘blue city’ concept. We will hear how the idea was born; ‘art for a better environment and integrating art into architecture’. We will also learn about the many Sami adventures. Photo: Inga Sami Siida

Whalesafari in Vesterålen

aquaculture, watching pictures from an underwater camera or enjoy fascinating films about the salmon. A 12-metre-long map made from glass shows all the fish farming places in all of northern Norway. Local currency: NOK ATM: YES, 400 m Currency exchange: NO Nyksund, the abandoned fishing village, Tax refund: NO which came to life again Public telephones in pier area: NO We start our tour in the blue city of Sortland and go Internet access in pier area: Wi-Fi by the end of 2015 along the west coast Langøya, the main island of Mailboxes in pier area:ofNO Vesterålen. will pass Jennestad,Airport an old trading Distances -We airport: 20 km,by Stokmarknes place and a witness to theAirport trading activity of - 110 km also Evenes, Harstad/Narvik the last century. Over the kilometers we Distance to city centre: 400following m Nearest hospital: Nordlands Vesterålen / will have the chance to see Hospital the „Reka“, a striking +47 75 42 40one 00 / of 25the km symbols of our westernmost mountain and

municipality of Bø. Now we go to the western PORT / FACILITIES INFORMATION coast ofSERVICES Vesterålen – to Myre,&still one of the most Bunkers delivery /method: By oil hose important fishing villages in North-Norway. From Supplies: YES there it is just a short Waste handling: YES but very impressive trip to Nyksund. At first sightNO it just looks like an old place Waste water method: farTugboats: away from the next in town. But Nyksund has its To be booked advance secrets. One isNot theused architecture, which is unusual Anchorage*: forPontoons: this area.NO The next are the people. A guided Pilot: To be booked in advance tour through Nyksund will give you a feeling of how Emergency: CH 16 people managed to live here up in the north on this Medical 113 little spotemergency: of an island, and why it has once again Charts: Chart 76 come to life.

VESTERÅLEN – KINGDOM OF THE WHALES Andenes – Whale Safari, Natural Tourist Road, Rocket Centre Whale Safari with a 1.5-hour drive by coach from Port tenders of Ship Sortland to allowed: the PortNO of Andenes. The guide will Beam: local Unlimited present history along the route. We arrive at the Max size shipfor in port: BT 150 000around / PAX 3500 Whale Centre a guided tour the exhibition Max number of passenger per day in port: 3500 providing basic knowledge about the biology of the Max number of ships per day in port: 1 (2) whales, their function in eco-system and assertive Ship’s stay min /max: No limitation research. We then boardto the safari vessel and go out Port facilities according to Cruise searchNorway`s for whales. After arrival guidelines: YES at Port of Andenes the coach will you350 back Maximum shiptake length: m to the port of Sortland. Maximum ship draft and Depth in sea: 10 m

Maximum ship Airthe draft if bridge:Tourist 30 m Road on the The tours follows National west side of Andøya to Andenes. We will stop at a traditional farm known for its homemade cheese. After sampling the cheese, the coach continues north through the beautiful landscape, with photo-stops on the way. The last stop is at the white beach of Bleik. We have a stop at the Andøya Space Center. In Andenes we will have time for a snack and to look around before heading back to Sortland.

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TROMSØ CRUISE PORT Events: Tromsø International Film Festival (Jan), Northern Lights Festival (Jan), Midnight Sun Marathon (June), Bukta Festival (July), Tromsø Beer Festival (Aug) Cruising seasons: All year Average temperature: www.met.no (Jan -4.4°C / July 11.8°C) Midnight Sun: May 18 - July 25 Northern Lights: September - April Useful links: www.visittromso.no

Northern Light Safari. Photo: Arctic Guide Service

TROMSØ

Arctic Adventures Powered by Nature The capital of Northern Norway, at 69º north, is a lively and beautiful city packed with culture and history and full of adventure and northern charm. Tromsø is home of the world’s most northerly university, beer brewery and cathedral. The city has facilities of international standard, busy cafés, restaurants serving world-class food, captivating museums, art galleries, a wide range of attractions, spectacular activities and nearby experiences. Surrounded by mountains, fjords, islands and, thanks to the Gulf Stream, Tromsø has a moderate climate, and the coast is free of ice through out the winter. Located in the middle of the polar light belt, Tromsø is one of the world’s best places to observe this amazing natural phenomenon called the Aurora Borealis. Tromsø – where your Arctic adventure begins! PAGE 44 CRUISE NORWAY WINTER WONDERLAND


spectacular Northern Lights in Norway’s largest 360º fully digitalized planetarium. The Cable Car Take the cable car up Mount Storsteinen (421 m) for a fantastic view of Tromsø, the surrounding waterways and mountains. Excellent starting point for mountain walks. Tromsø Wilderness Centre Experience North Norwegian nature at its best with adventures at all levels for all kind of people. Everyone enjoys a visit to the dog farm, to cuddle puppies or hike with one of the 300 friendly Alaskan huskies. Mack Brewery, Ølhallen Enjoy a guided tour of the old beer cellars and the microbrewery, combining over 130 years of history, a film and a taste of beer in the northernmost brewery in the world. Reindeer Experience. Photo: Arctic GuideService A taste of North Norwegian Seafood Guided bus tour to “Rya Products” which is renowned for its excellent ACTIVE STAY INseafood. TROMSØ Tromsø is known for being a great destination for outdoor activities. A wide range of activities for individuals groups are INFORMATION offered all year round. PORT &and TOURIST Winter Activities PORT OF TROMSØ Visiting address: Kirkegt. 1, NO-9008 Tromsø Tromsø with its exhilarating, safe and well planned Mailing address: P.O.B. 392, Tromsølandscapes. activities takes you into theNO-9254 Arctic winter Contact person: HarrietRelax Willassen • S cenic Excursions: and enjoy the beautiful Phone/Fax: +47 77 66 50 fjords, mountains and18nature just at the doorstep of E-mail: adm@tromso.havn.no Tromsø. Scenic tours are offered by car, bus, boat, Internet: www.tromso.havn.no RiB, plane or helicopter. • W hale Watching (Nov-Feb): Make the most of this TOURIST INFORMATION exciting opportunity to see Kirkegt. whales2in the fjords Visiting address: Visit Tromsø, outside Several companies offer to Port Distance Tromsø. from port: 0 km city centre, 4 km fromtours Breivika Mailingthe address: P.O.B. 311, NO-9253or Tromsø watch impressive humpback killer whales Phone/Fax: 77or61sea. 00 00 either from+47 land E-mail: info@visittromso.no • N orthern Lights Chase: Experienced guided tours Internet: in searchwww.visittromso.no for the best possible place to find a clear sky and the Northern Lights. By bus, minibus and GENERAL INFORMATION boat. Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: NO • N orthern Experience: Tours to dark, scenic Shuttle bus:Lights NO and comfortable locations Parking place for buses: YES with good chances of seeing Taxi: YESthe Northern Lights and at the same time Rental cars: YES try exciting and interesting activities or experience Public North transportation: YES,culture. 0 km city centre, 500 m Breivika some Norwegian Shopping: YES, 0 km city centre, 4 km Breivika • D og sledding*: Enjoy the beautiful nature while Local currency: NOK adventure. Dog sledging is an having a real Arctic ATM: YES, in the city centre memorable activity suitable for everyone. Currency exchange: YES, in the city centre

gifts.

Polar Museum Located in an 1830 wharf house, the Polar Museum tells the exciting story of risky Arctic trapping and courageous polar expeditions.

Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art Changing exhibitions covering Norwegian and international contemporary art in a classical building centrally placed in Tromsø.

Perspektivet Museum Stories from Tromsø’s past and present are displayed. Challenging exhibits in a magnificent 1838 neoclassical estate.

Arctic Alpine Botanical Garden The world’s northernmost botanic garden features is ranked among the top five botanical gardens in the world by BBC’s garden expert Monty Don.

Tromsø Defence Museum The story of ”Tirpitz”, the German battleship sunk by the Allies on November 12 in 1944 near Tromsø, told through exhibits in a World War II bunker.

Tromsø City Walk A must do activity loaded with tips that will enhance the Tromsø experience! You will leave Tromsø with a better understanding of the history, culture and lifestyle of our chilly slice of paradise.

The Art Museum of Northern Norway Art about and from Northern Norway from early 19th century to the present, along with national art history and temporary exhibitions.

Sommarøy With beaches reminiscent of the Riviera, fantastic views and vibrant fishing villages, Sommarøy is a Dog sledging. Photo: Tromsø Wilderness Centre beautiful destination for a scenic tour from Tromsø.

Arctic Cathedral. Photo: Gaute Bruvik – www.nordnorge.com

• R  eindeer*: There are several reindeer herds in the Tromsø region. Enjoy a scenic tour to find reindeer walking around freely in their natural environment and talk to the local Sami herders. refund: sledding*: YES, on board What else can better conjure • R Tax eindeer Public in pier area: YES, in the than city centre up thetelephones image of an Arctic experience sitting Interneta reindeer access in pier in theby city centre behind in aarea: sledYES, driven a Sami. in pier area: YES, the city centrehas made • S Mailboxes nowmobile Tours*: Theinsnowmobile Distances - airport: 4 km from both city centre and Breivika life easier for many people in the Arctic as well as Distance to city centre: O km, 4 km from Breivika being a hospital: popular recreational activity. Hospital / Nearest UNN Tromsø University • S nowshoeing*: who can can go +47 07766 / 4.5 kmEveryone from city centre, 500walk m from Breivika snowshoeing. Enjoy the fun of easily walk on deep snow. PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION delivery Skiing*: /method: YES, by tanker/boat, • C Bunkers ross-Country Cross-country skiing is arranged by ship agent very much a part of North Norwegian culture. Supplies:tours YES, arranged ship agentand the more Guided for bothby beginners Waste handling: experienced areYES offered. Waste water method: Sludge-truck • I ce Fishing*: Once the lakes have frozen it is time Tugboats: YES, arranged by ship agent for ice fishing. Anchorage*: YESLearn how to drill a whole in the ice, bait the line enjoy the thrill of waiting… Pontoons: YESand (Yokohama fenders available upon request) • D Pilot: eepChannel Sea Fishing Tours: It is almost a must to 13 go fishing in 12/16 Northern Norway. Emergency:when Channel Medical emergency: 113

Norwegianwith chartthe no 466 * C Charts: an be combined Northern Lights experience. Tidal movement: 1.8 m - 2.3 m average,

on neap/spring Fordepending more information about activities in Tromsø ISPS approved: YES contact Visit Tromsø AS info@visittromso.no Designated quays for cruise ships: YES Ship tenders allowed: YES

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Beam: Unlimited In Max addition to ainwide of activities, Tromsø has size ship port:range Max 5000 pax several attractions and sights which are open all year round.

Powered by Nature • The Cable Car • Tromsø Wilderness Centre Churches Max number of passenger per day in port: • The Arctic Cathedral Max 5000 pax at time • Tromsø Cathedral Max number of ships per day in port: Depends on size • Tromsø Catholic Church Ship’s stay min /max: No limitations Concerts Environmental limitations /restrictions: None • A concert in the Arctic Cathedral is not to be missed. Port facilities according to Talented musicians perform Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YESbeautiful religious folk music, classical music, Sami music and8:ballads. Maximum ship length: Pier 7: 220 m, Pier 115 m, Experience Pier 24: 365centres m, Pier 25: 295 m • Polaria Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: Pier 7: 7.4-8.5 Centre m, (depending on ship Norway length) Pier 8: 7.4 m, • The Science of Northern Pier 24: 10.4 m, Pier 25: 12 m Northern Most Maximum ship air draft if bridge: Sandnessund Bridge • Mack Brewery 41 m, Tromsø Bridge 36.5 m • Tromsø Cathedral Crew facilities: Grocery stores close to the port, good • University shopping facilities in the city centre and at shopping centres. • BLÅST – glass blowers Museums * IF ANCHORAGE • Tromsø University Museum Type of bottom: Muddy sand bed • Polar Museum Minimum depth: 30 m Distance from anchorage • Perspektivet Museum to tender pier: Varies • Tromsø Defence Museum • The Art Museum of Northern Norway Galleries • Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art • Krane Art Gallery Shopping • Tromsø is a great place for shopping. Local handcraft, sports equipment, clothes and shoes for Arctic conditions, fashion, souvenirs, gifts etc.

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ALTA CRUISE PORT Events: Borealis Winter Festival & Finnmarksløpet Dogsled Race, March Northern Lights: September-April Dark Season: November 26-January 17 Useful Links: http://www.northadventure.no / http://www.visitalta.no/

Northern Lights Catherdal. Photo: Trond Strifeldt

ALTA

The City of the Northern Lights For thousands of years, people have lived in this sheltered area at the end of Altafjord. Today, the people are still here, but they’ve added a central harbour, airport and modern infrastructure. The darkness of winter holds our elusive Arctic jewel, the Northern Lights, but even when it’s dark, the fun doesn’t stop! Dogsleds, reindeer, snowmobiles, Sami culture, ice fishing, delicious food and more... it’s no wonder people come from around the world to visit.

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Meet a Sami family, learn about their history and traditions, and go for a peaceful ride on a reindeerpulled sled along a frozen river.

professional, experienced guide will outfit you and teach you what you need to know. Ride through wild, Arctic terrain as you explore the area.

Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Duration: 2 hours (Jan-Apr) An elaborate and beautiful hotel made entirely of snow and ice every winter. Decorated with ice sculptures and carvings made by local artists. Around 30 rooms, plus lounges, a gallery, a chapel, and a bar where even the glasses for drinks are made of ice.

Northern Lights Cathedral NEW! Duration: 1 hour Tour Alta’s newest landmark, the Northern Lights Cathedral. Learn about the construction and symbolism of this church from your guide, and marvel at the blending of holy meaning, natural elements and modern design, both inside and out.

Ice Sculpture Course NEW! Duration: 3 hours (Jan-Apr) Join ice artists at the Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel. See the gorgeous and magical hotel interior, learn how the artists carved the ice and snow inside, and try ownPhoto: hand at making an ice sculpture. Samiyour Experiences. Altafoto.no

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Hunting for the Aurora Borealis Duration: 3-4 hours Join your guides under the INFORMATION winter night sky to PORT & TOURIST search for the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights. theHAVN quietKF of the Arctic wilderness as PORTEnjoy OF ALTA Visiting address: 24help you set up your you search, and letHavneveien the guides Mailingjust address: camera right.post@altahavn.no Contact person: Arnt Nilsen

Phone/Fax:Igloo +47 78 44 69 10/ +47 78 43 69 90 Sorrisniva Hotel E-mail: post@altahavn.no Duration: 2 hours Internet: www.altahavn.no (Jan-Apr) An elaborate and beautiful hotel made entirely of INFORMATION snow and ice every winter. Decorated TOURIST with ice and carvings Visitingsculptures address: Markedsgata 3 made by local artists. Around plusLibrary) lounges, a gallery, a chapel, (inside30 therooms, library, Alta Distance from port: 4 km and a bar where even the glasses for drinks are Mailingice. address: Markedsgata 3, NO-9505 Alta made of Phone/Fax: +47 99 10 00 22

E-mail: turistinfo@alta.kommune.no Northern Lights Husky Internet: http://www.visitalta.no/ Duration: 2 hours Veteran dog musher Trine Lyrek, competitor in GENERAL INFORMATION Iditarod and Finnmarksløpet, helps Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: NO you assemble a dog team and head out into a winter Shuttle bus: YES, but must be ordered as awonderland shore service forParking a ride. place for buses: YES, 20-100 m to gangway

Taxi: YES Rental cars: YES at Holmen Husky Dogsled Riding Public transportation : YES, 500 m to bus stop Duration: 3 hours Shopping: YES, dogsled, 4 km Drive your own or take the passenger seat

and just enjoy the morning or evening ride. Learn about the sport and raising huskies from a veteran dog musher.

strenuous activity levels are available in many locations and destinations in the Arctic wilderness. Hikes can be arranged for anywhere from 30 minutes to several hours. Overland Excursions Duration: 7-10 hours Visit nearby towns and attractions, accompanied by a guide with stories and local knowledge to bring the area to life. Hammerfest - the northernmost city in the world Kautokeino - visit the unique Juhls silver gallery Karasjok - Sapmi Park and Sami Parliament North Cape - visit the area’s northernmost point

Tirpitz Museum Duration: 2 hours Dedicated to telling the story of and showing artefacts from the German Navy’s occupation of the Alta area in World War II, with a focus on the fearsome battleship Tirpitz that was anchored here. Finnmark Race. Photo: Altafoto.no

Igloo Hotel. Photo: Altafoto.no

Sami Experience in Maze Duration: 4 hours Travel to the interior of Northern Norway to the Sami town of Maze. Meet a reindeer herding family – and Local currency: reindeer! – take aNOK sled ride, and learn about the old ATM:while YES, banks in city 4 km tent around an ways sitting in acentre, traditional Currency open fire. exchange: YES, banks, 4m from port Tax refund: NO Public telephones in pier area: NO Alta Museum Internet access in pier area: NO Duration: 2 hours Mailboxes in pier area: NO The award-winning museum amid thousands Distances - airport: 500 m, Altasits Airport of Stone Age rockcentre: carvings, Distance to city 4 kmvisible in summer. Indoor exhibits Also hasCentre, one of4 the Nearestyear-round. hospital: Alta Health km best views

of Altafjord, no matter what the weather.

PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION

Bunkers Alta Fjorddelivery Tours /method: NO Supplies:4YES Duration: hours Waste handling: YES Head out into Alta Fjord aboard a beautifully restored Waste water method: Tank on truck Coast Guard boat. Morning cruises will give you great Tugboats: NO views of the low Anchorage*: YES snow-covered mountains, and in the evening, stand out on deck and look for the Northern Pilot: YES Lights. Want YES fishing? You can do that, too! Emergency: Medical emergency: 113

ISPS approved: YES Pæskatun Designated quays for cruise ships: NO Duration: 2 hours Shipquarry tenders YES hills near Alta. The hosts Slate inallowed: the rugged Beam: 50 m demonstrate old and new techniques for producing Max size ship in port: 264 m slate, and tell the history of the rough and difficult Max number of passenger per day in port: 3000 trade that has been a cornerstone of the Alta economy for two centuries. Be the first human ever to touch a 700-million year old rock surface!

Snowmobile Tours Duration: 4 hours In winter, try driving your own snowmobile. A professional, experienced guide will outfit you Max number shipsyou per need day into port: 2 Ride through and teach youofwhat know. Ship’s stayterrain min /max: No limitation wild, Arctic as you explore the area. Environmental limitations /restrictions: NO

Port facilities according to Northern Lights Cathedral – NEW! Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES Duration: 1 hour Maximum ship length: 264 m Tour Alta’s newest landmark, the Northern Lights Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: 8.50 m Cathedral. about construction and MaximumLearn ship air draft the if bridge: 65 m symbolism of this church from your guide, and marvel at *the blending of holy meaning, natural elements IF ANCHORAGE Type of bottom: Sand and modern design, both inside and out. Minimum depth: 8.5 m

Distance Concert infrom theanchorage Cathedralto–tender NEW! pier: 200 m Duration: 1.5 hours Come inside the modern, striking Northern Lights Cathedral, and spend an hour listening to the powerful and ethereal sounds of ÁJA, a duo combining old Sami singing with new musical expressions. The acoustics in the church provide the perfect venue for this experience!

Tirpitz Museum Duration: 2 hours Dedicated to telling the story of and showing artifacts from the German Navy’s occupation of the Alta area in World War II, with a focus on the fearsome battleship Tirpitz that was anchored here.

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HAMMERFEST CRUISE PORT Events: Hammerfest Days (July) Cruise Season: February-October Average temperature (Celsius): March - 3.6 – May 3.3 - July 11.5 – Sept 6.7 Useful links: www.yr.no (weather service) Cruise Information: www.visithammerfest.no / www.hammerfesthavn.no

“View from the mountain Salen in Hammerfest”. Photo: Zbigniew Wantuch

HAMMERFEST

Into the ice

Welcome to Hammerfest, the northernmost town in the world! In Hammerfest, tradition meets modern spirit. Hammerfest is a dynamic city, where post-WWII reconstructed buildings are complemented by contemporary architecture. Visitors can experience Hammerfest by strolling through the town centre or a visiting its museums. From the early “pomor” trade with Russia, a city completely lost in flames, rich tradition of Arctic hunting and fishing; to the recent industrial development in energy and gas: Hammerfest is a vivid and active micro metropolis in the Arctic with a unique and exciting history.

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warm clothes A WALK IN THE TOWN For anyone wishing to discover Hammerfest by foot our walking tour in the town centre is the best choice. We start at the tourist information and visit the protestant church of Hammerfest with its special architecture which is a reference to one of our oldest traditions. We continue to the Museum of Reconstruction. The exhibition here portays events from World War II in the North of Norway and how this region was reconstructed afterwards. You will see how the powers of endurance showed in that period to the old times of arctic hunting and fishing in Hammerfest by visiting the Polar Bear Society. Duration: 2 hours Toilet: Yes Level: Easy tour “Into the Ice – 80 The expedition Capacity: pax team has reached the goal”. Photo: Katja Grosse Footwear & clothing: Sturdy, comfortable shoes and warm clothes

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS Hammerfest Expedition - Into the ice Hammerfest has always been a town by the Arctic Sea. Tough& seafarers took off for fishing and hunting, PORT TOURIST INFORMATION not to mention polar explorers. On this excursion wePORT tell you about the great age of exploration and OF HAMMERFEST focus especially Roald Amundsen’s South PoleNorway Visiting address:on Hamnegata, NO-9615 Hammerfest, Mailing address: P.O.B.successful 123, NO-9615 Hammerfest, expedition. With that expedition, for Norway Phone/Fax: 78man 40 74 00foot on the geographic the very first+47 time, set E-mail: post@hammerfest.havn.no South Pole. Amundsen was accompanied by our Internet: www.hammerfesthavn.no local hero Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm. Lindstrøm, born in Hammerfest in 1866, was a polar chef and became TOURIST INFORMATION famous for hisTouristinformation various talents, his positive attitude Hammerfest and his signature - Biff3 à la Lindstrøm. Visiting address: dish Hamnegt. WeDistance providefrom an Arctic expedition bring you port: Pier 1 = 10 m outfit / Pier 9 and = 3 km to Mailing the mountain bus.504, There we will have a walk address:by P.O.B. NO-9615 Hammerfest Phone/Fax: +47snow 78 41towards 21 85 the summit. Here you through ice and getE-mail: your post@hammerfest-turist.no chance to plant the Norwegian flag and take Internet: www.visithammerfest.no some unforgettable pictures. Eventually we will make it to Camp Framheim, a cozy tent with a fireplace. WeGENERAL tell you INFORMATION more about Lindstrøm and the South Pole Expedition and serveinapier taste of Pier Biff1àYes la Lindstrøm Terminal/Restrooms area: / Pier 9 NO and hot cakes. Shuttle bus: Mandatory Parking place for buses: Pier 1 = 20 m / Pier 9 = 500 m

Hammerfest Sami Camp Taxi: YES Rental cars: YESdrive will bring you to Forsøl, a small This panoramic Publicvillage, transportation: NO fishing Mikkelgammen, a Sami camp, and to Shopping: Pier 1 At = 200 m / Pier = 3 km Salen viewpoint. Salen, you 9have a fantastic view over Hammerfest. Our next stop at Mikkelgammen is close by. We meet a Sami herding family and learn about their history, culture and everyday life. Samples

This excursion takes you back to the days of Norway’s great explorers. In the footsteps of the local polar hero Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm we let you explore the Arctic. Lindstrøm was chef on board one of the vessels that crossed the North-Western passage and was on the expedition to the South Pole, both with Roald Amundsen. Famous for his good and healthy cooking and his joyful Hammerfest spirit, Lindstrøm was the heart of these extreme explorations. We take you on a polar hike and let you try his famous dish “Biff à la Lindstrøm.” Duration: 2 hours (January – April) Toilet: Yes Food served: Yes Level: Experienced hikers Capacity: 20 pax Footwear & clothing: Very warm clothes and sturdy shoes

the Meridian Column, our UNESCO world heritage site. After that we head for the Energy House that shows you all aspects of our energy history. Finally, our tour leads to the viewpoint on Mount Salen with its fantastic vista. Duration: 2 hours Toilet: Yes Level: Easy tour Capacity: 12 pax Footwear & clothing: Sturdy, comfortable shoes and warm clothes THE ENERGY HOUSE In beautiful surroundings on the site of the first power station in Northern Europe (1891), where hydroelectricity for the street lights was produced, is the Energy House. In this new and interactive centre, you willUNESCO haveWorld theHeritage opportunity of experiencing “The Meridian Column, Site in Hammerfest”. Photo: Hammerfestfor kommune technology the production of different energy sources like wind, tidal water and LNG (gas). Duration: 1.5 hours Yes will be served: You can taste reindeer of Toilet: Sami food meat, smoked fish and cloudberries. Hammerfest and the Polar Bear Society Sightseeing through Local currency: NOK Hammerfest with entrances YES, Pier 1 =Society 100m / YES, 9 = 3stop km at the to ATM: the Polar Bear and Pier a photo Currency exchange: YES, Site, Pier 1the = 20 m / YES, Pier 9 = 3 km UNESCO World Heritage Struve Geodetic Arc. Tax that refund: After weNO continue our tour to The Royal and Public Polar telephones pier area: NO has an exhibition Ancient Bear in Society, which Internet access in pier area: YES, Tourist information showing the town’s proud traditions of hunting and Mailboxes in pier area: YES fishing in theAirport Arctic. detour Distances: to After Pier 1 this = 4 km / Pier into 9 = 1Hammerfest km past cantosign Cityyou centre Pier up 1 =and 200become m / Pier 9a=worthy 3 km member of the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society. Nearest hospital: Pier 1 = 3 km / Pier 9 = 500 m Hammerfest and the Museum of Reconstruction PORT SERVICES / FACILITIESwith & INFORMATION Sightseeing in Hammerfest entrances to the Bunkersofdelivery /method: Available, Museum Reconstruction and a photo stop at the only marine diesel / gasoilSite, the Struve Geodetic UNESCO World Heritage Supplies: Available Arc. The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Waste handling: YES North-Troms an impressive exhibition which aims Waste waterhas method: Truck to Tugboats: convey the poignancy of the dramatic events of YES, but not compulsory WWII: the forced Anchorage*: YESevacuation, the conflagration and the restoration. Never before has any war had such dire Pontoons: NO Pilot: VHF Ch. 12 16 people of our country. A visit consequences for/the Emergency: Channel 16 history visible and helps you here makes this dramatic emergency: 113 to Medical understand why Hammer­ fest is considered a typical Charts: Norwegian Chart no. 98, 101 and 489 reconstruction town. Tidal movement: Average 2.2 m ISPS approved: YES

Hammerfest-North Cape On this scenic trip from Hammerfest to the North Cape you will experience the Arctic winter at its best. The Arctic coastline and inland area will provide you

“On the trails of Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm”. Photo: Katja Grosse

with amazing sites. Our guide will tell you about life in the outskirts of civilization. A tour like this helps you to understand the challenges and benefits of living in the county of Finnmark, Norway’s northern­most county. A stopquays at Skaidi for lunch Designated for cruise ships:or 3 dinner is possible. Ship tenders allowed: YES

Beam:in Pier 1 =town 220 m Pier 9 = 280 m A walk the sizewho ship in port: to Nodiscover limits ForMax those prefer Hammerfest by Max number of passenger day in port: is Nothe limitation foot our walking tour in theper town centre best Max number of ships per day in port: 2 – 3, choice. We start at the Tourist Information and according to the length of stay visit thestay protestant church of Hammerfest with its Ship’s min /max: No limitation special architecture, which/restrictions: is a reference to one of Environmental limitations ourAccording oldest traditions. We international continue toregulations the Museum of Norwegian and Reconstruction. The exhibition here displays the Port facilities according to Cruise Norway`s YES II in Northern Norway dramatic incidentsguidelines: of World War Maximum ship length: Noreconstructed limitation and how this region was afterwards. Maximum and depth in sea: Pier 1 = 8 mshown / Finally, you ship tracedraft back the power of endurance Pier 9the = 14 m during times of Arctic hunting and fishing in Maximum ship air draft if bridge: No limitation Hammerfest by visiting the Polar Bear Society. Crew facilities: No facilities dedicated for crew

The House * IFEnergy ANCHORAGE The Energy House is located Type of bottom: Mud and sandin beautiful surroundings at Minimum the site of the 50 first depth: m hydroelectric power station in DistanceEurope from anchorage to tender pier: 6 nm Northern (1891). With electricity produced here, Hammerfest became one of the first towns in Northern Europe to have electric street lighting. In this new and interactive centre, our guide will tell you about the various energy sources we have in the region: hydroelectric power, wind energy, tidal water and LNG (gas). A visit here makes it easy to understand why Hammerfest is considered to be a pioneer town for energy.

= anchorage

Fuglenes Quay 23

QUAY: 1 2 9 23

LENGTH: 170 m 75 m 142 m 140 m

DRAFT: 8.5-10 m 7.5-10 m 11 m 7.3 m

AIRDRAFT: -

BEAM: 220 m 110 m 280 m -

HEIGHT QUAYSIDE: 4.5 m 4.5 m 4.2 m -

Quay 9

Quay nr. 1

1

500 m SCALE

Quay nr. 2

HAMMERFEST city centre

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NORTH CAPE CRUISE PORT Events: North Cape Festival, June/North Cape Film Festival, September Northern Lights: Aug. - April Cruise season: All year, main season May – September Useful links: www.nordkapp.no Cruise Information: www.nordkapp.no Port information: www.portofnorthcape.com

Expedition North Cape. Photo: Visit Nordkapp

NORTH CAPE

The northernmost point Raw beauty, extreme seasons and the play of Arctic light – a trip to the North Cape region is something to write home about! If you really want an experience of a lifetime, try a North Cape tour in the wintertime! A few hours of daylight, perhaps streaks of sunlight on the horizon. And spectacular Northern Lights dancing across the polar sky. Fascinating sights, excursions and activities.

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The Gallery “East of the Sun” Capacity: 50 Exhibits beautiful art and handicrafts from the surrounding district made by the artist Eva Schmutterer. North Cape Christmas and Winter House Capacity: 50 A house decorated with handmade crafts, all genuine Norwegian products. Stories from life in Northern Norway. Guided Fishing Village Tour Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 400 Experience daily life and fishing activities in the local community, and learn about the island of Magerøya in general. Visit the local gallery and Christmas House, among North Capeothers. – Northern Lights. Photo: NordiskFilm

ATTRACTIONS / EXCURSIONS The North Cape Duration: 3-4 hours. Capacity: 6000 Europe’s point, located at a latitude of PORTnorthernmost & TOURIST INFORMATION 71°10’21”. On the massive cliff you can visit North Cape Hall, touristCAPE centre with a host of facilities PORT OF aNORTH – supervideograf, of2A Light, exhibitions, souvenir Visiting address: Cave Holmen Mailing address: P.O.B. 444, NO-9750 Honningsvåg store, cafeteria and restaurant, restrooms and much Contact person: Harbour Captain John Arne Johansen more. Open all year but from October – April the road 78 47 64 50/ +47 78 95 years to Phone/Fax: North Cape+47 is officially closed, but47 in21 recent E-mail: havna@nordkapp.kommune.no it has been kept open for convoys. All vehicles have to Internet: www.portofnorthcape.com join a convoy to reach the North Cape, and a convoy driving to the North Cape in the midst of winter is an TOURIST INFORMATION exciting Visitingexperience. address: Fiskeriveien 4 Distance from port: In the quay area

Winter to34, theNO-9751 North Honningsvåg Cape – NEW! Mailingexpedition address: P.O.B. Phone/Fax: 78 Capacity: 47 70 30 20 pax Duration: 17 +47 hours. E-mail: info@northcape.no Conquer the northernmost part of Europe by Internet: www.nordkapp.no snowmobile, spend the night at the North Cape and enjoy the stunning scenery and lights of the Arctic. GENERAL INFORMATION This is a once in a lifetime adventure! Terminal/Restrooms in pier area: YES Shuttle bus: NO

The expedition goes through scenery on Parking place for buses: In the rugged quay area snow­ mIn obiles. Chance Taxi: the quay area of Northern Lights obser­ vations. at area the North Cape a celebration Rental Upon cars: Inarrival the quay Public In the quay areaHot soup with will taketransportation: place with sparkling wine. Shopping: bread will beWalking serveddistance inside the North Cape Hall.
The Local currency: YES, in thenight quay at area members will spend the the North Cape. The ATM: YES, 200m following morning provides the opportunity to explore Currency exchange: YES, in the quay area the North Cape in daylight. Arctic breakfast. The journey from the North Cape goes through a scenic

Honningsvag Church.

• • • • • • • • • • •

Visit to a Sami Camp “Siida” Duration: 2-4 hours. Capacity: 100 Visit to a Sami camp where we will meet a Sami family. The guide will talk about local and Sami history, traditions and lifestyle. Photo safari Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 1-50 The Photo Safari gives you more than through-the bus-window shooting opportunities. It will help you discover hidden treasures, and take you off the beaten track.

Snowmobile Safari Northern Lights Safari on Snowshoes Northern Lights Watching Fishing Village Tour Kick-Sled in Honningsvåg King Crab Adventure ATV Safari Artico Ice Bar Bird Safari North Cape Museum Arctic Pass

For more information about the tours please contact: info@northcape.no / www.nordkapp.no

Tracking tours Kirkeporten, Knivskjellodden or Hornvika. Duration: 2.5 hours, 7 hours or 4 hours Capacity: 15 per guide. landscape with fjords, plains and snowy scenery. This is the ultimate expedition for Arctic explorers.

in general. Visit the local gallery and Christmas House, among others.

Northern Lights hunt Duration: 5 hours. Tax refund: NO Capacity: 25 pax Public telephones in pier area: Polar nights, solar storms and aYES dark, brilliant sky Internet in pier area: Join Free us Wi-Fi quay area filled withaccess Northern Lights. in in anthe exciting hunt in pier area: YES forMailboxes the Aurora Borealis. Enjoy an Arctic meal with fish Distances - airport: 4 km/ Valan Airport soup and King Crab while you wait for the stunning Distance to city centre: 100 m light show.

ATV Safari Duration: 1.5 hours/Capacity: Max number of ships per day in4-10 port: No limitation Ship’s staythe minMagerøya /max: No limitation Experience Island’s unique nature Environmental limitations /restrictions: No limitation with stops for photos at stunning viewpoints over Port facilities according to the island and Honningsvag.

Nearest Hospital: North Cape Cottage Hospital/ +47 78 47 66 60/2 km Snowmobile Other useful Safari
 information: www.nordkapp.no

Duration: 5 hours. Capacity: 10 pax The expedition goes through &rugged scenery on PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method: YES Tank or stops vessel will be snowmobiles. Photopoints and/coffee Supplies: YES the route. Discover a beautiful scenic included along Waste handling: YES plains and snowy scenery. We landscape with fjords, Waste water method: Localboth daytime and evening. offer a snowmobile safari Tugboats: YES At the evening safaris we chase the Northern Lghts. Anchorage*: YES Pontoons: YES

Northern Lights Pilot: Channel 12 Safari on Snowshoes Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 20 - 40 Emergency: Channel 16 Snowshoe safaris are113 an excellent and safe way to Medical emergency: Charts: and YES be outdoors; there is hardly any risk of exercise Tidal movement: 2.8 m tidal diffnot erence injuring yourself and you will slip on the snow. We ISPS approved: YES (brewed over open fire), tea and will have hot coffee Designated quays for cruise YESof the safari. biscuits inside the “lavvo” inships: the end Ship tenders allowed: YES Beam: No limitation Guided Fishing Max size ship in Village port: 300Tour m Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 400 Max number of passenger per day in port: No limitation

Cruise Norway`s guidelines: YES Maximum ship length: 300 m+

Artico Ice Bar Maximum ship draft and depth in sea: 12 m Duration: 30-60 min/Capacity: Maximum ship air draft if bridge:50 12 m A bar of ice from the of area Magerøya Island. Crewmade facilities: Free Wi-Fi in lakes the quay Enjoy the polar winter. * IF ANCHORAGE

Type of bottom: / Clay The North Cape Sand Museum Minimum30-60 depth:min/Capacity: 15 m+ Duration: 100 Distance from to tender 1-2history m Presentation ofanchorage Arctic fisheries andpier: local of the North Cape area.

Once Upon a Dream Gallery and gift shop Capacity: 1– 50 The Gallery exhibits beautiful art and handicrafts from the surrounding district made by the artist Erica Haugli from America. Honningsvåg Church Duration: 30-60 min. Capacity: 100 Only building left after the Second World War.

Experience daily life and fi shing activities in the local community, and learn about the island of Magerøya

Quay North (New) Quay 1 1

Quay 2 Quay 3 Quay West

QUAY: Quay North, NEW Quay 1 Quay 2 Quay 3 Quay West Quay South Quay East

LENGTH: 100 m 150 m 70 m 125 m 115 m 80 m 80 m

DRAFT: 12 m 10 m 10 m 10 m 10 m 10 m 10 m

AIRDRAFT: -

BEAM: -

HEIGHT QUAYSIDE: -

Quay South Inner Harbour

250 m SCALE

Holmen Quay East

Bølgebryter quay

H O N N I N G S V ÅG city centre Klubben

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Seaview Rail

Experience the north sea, by train. Jærbanen is one of the worlds most beautiful railwaylines and takes you on a unique natural and cultural journey. It offers a stunning view of Jæren with open skies, endless ocean and wide horizon. Along the weatherbeaten coast you’ll find several lighthouses, mile upon mile of sandy beaches and dunes, only broken by boulders and salmon rivers. The whole trip takes about an hour from Stavanger to the charming, picturesque city of Egersund. Here you can visit the local chocolate factory or the famous porcelain factory, where you can do some shopping. Or just take a city stroll among the colorful houses and visit the posh Grand Hotel for a cup of coffee and a Norvegian waffle. For a roundtrip with bus and multilingual guides, book your trip at Guidecompaniet.no For a single train ride, book at nsb.no

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Robin Strand / Norphoto AS

Visit Mt. Fløyen with the Fløibanen funicular to admire the magnificent view of Bergen city! Check our website for Norwegian Opening Hours folk music concerts, inspiration for Monday – Friday 07:30 – 23:00 guided hiking tours and mountain Saturday – Sunday 08:00 – 23:00 biking. www.floyen.no

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GOD STREK

2014 WINNER! Certificate of Excellence Lofotr Viking Museum

THE LARGEST VIKING LONGHOUSE IN THE WORLD was found at Borg in Lofoten. The reconstruction is in full size, 83 m. Beautiful decorations and exhibitions fill the house. THE VIKINGS ARE DEMONSTRATING HANDCRAFTS and sharing their knowledge on the Viking Age with the visitors. The smell of tar and smoke, delicious Viking style food (on request), the craftsmanship - it all takes you back, more than 1000 years.

Travel more than 1000 years back in time. Visit the largest longhouse from the world of the Vikings.

By the sea, THE VIKING SHIP is moored. When weather permits, guests may row and sail. Archery and axe-throwing are other popular activities (15.06 – 15.08). IN MODERN EXHIBITION HALLS (audio guides, 6 languages), unique archeological artifacts are at display. 12 minutes long film. Every August; the 5-day VIKING FESTIVAL Market, games, theatre performances, concerts, workshops and even more – fun for all ages and nationalities.

USEFUL FACTS: Recommended time use: 60 – 100 min (calculate extra time to row the Viking ship and participate in activities). Audio guide system in exhibition halls. “Live guides” in the Viking Chieftain´s house. Short guided tours. Drop off zone for buses, nearby entrance. Museum gift shop with a wide range of quality gifts. Cafè (June – August). Capasity: 3 buses/ca 130 persons pr 15 min. OPEN: ALL YEAR. BOOKING: booking@lofotr.no TEL + 47 76 08 49 00 facebook.com/lofotrvikingmuseum LOFOTR VIKINGMUSEUM IS A PART OF museumnord.no

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GOD STREK GOD STREK

EXPERIENCE CENTER - STORVÅGAN - KABELVÅG

museumnord.no

MUSEUM NORD In the old medieval town of Vágar lay Storvågan, founded on the Lofoten Fishery and the stockfish trade. This town gave life to Lofoten in bygone times, and is the perfect place to explore the history connected with the stockfish, the “skrei” and the Lofoten fisheries. Feel the aura of history in an authentic atmosphere from the 1800s, with the authentic squire`s residence, country store, fishermen’s cabins and traditional Nordland type boats in Lofoten Museum.

Be moved by the artist Kaare Espolin Johnson’s powerful expression as he depicts the regions dramatic history and the coastal people’s life and fate. Guest exhibitions, shop, film – Gallery Espolin. Experience the fascinating underwater world of Lofoten. Different species of fish and marine animals, films, the exhibition “The Art of Co-existence”. Feeding of seals and sea otters. High capacity. Gift shop and café. BOOKING: skrei@museumnord.no Tel + 47 900 88 336

Andøymuseet

21 MUSEUMS – 1000 STORIES Øksnes Museum

Jennestad Handelssted Sortland Museum Bø Museum Lofotr Viking Museum Skaftnes Gård

Norsk Telemuseum Norsk Fiskeværsmuseum

Hurtigrutemuseet Museum Nord Vesterålsmuseet – Narvik & Norsk Fiskeindustrimuseum Divtasvuodna/Korsnes Ballangen Museum Lofoten Krigsminnemuseum Divtasvuodna/Kjøpsvik

Lofotmuseet, Galleri Espolin & Lofotakvariet

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cruise ports NORWEGIANS CRUISE PORTS

Spitsbergen Svalbard Longyearbyen

North Cape Honningsvåg Hammerfest

Tromsø Harstad

Vesterålen Lofoten Islands Leknes

Sortland Narvik Svolvær

Bodø Svartisen glacier

Brønnøysund

Kristiansund Molde

Trondheim

Ålesund Åndalsnes Måløy Hellesylt Geirangerfjord Geiranger Nordfjord Olden Florø Jostedal Glacier

Flåm

Bergen

Ulvik

Hardangerfjord Jondal/Rosendal

Skjolden

Vik

Sognefjord

Hardangerjøkulen glacier Eidfjord Folgefonna glacier

Odda

Oslo

Haugesund Stavanger

Lysefjord Sandefjord

Farsund

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Brevik Kragerø Arendal Kristiansand

Fredrikstad

Alta

Lakselv (North Cape Turnaround Port)


Photo: CMV

WINTER CRUISE:

MARCO POLO AT SVARTISEN GLACIER IN THE WINTER – STUNNING! ‘Norway in the winter has become an established favourite for CMV guests, cruising the country’s beautiful coastline and venturing high above the Arctic Circle. By day, there’s the opportunity to try wintry experiences and by night, the chance to witness the incredible Northern Lights. In February 2016 Magellan, our new flagship, will make her first winter voyage to Norway introducing even more people to the wonders of Norway.’ Mike Hall, CMV Head of Marketing


Production: Frank Modahl Grafisk. Print: Molvik Grafisk – May 2015

Aurlandsfjorden visitFlam.com. Photo: Jonny Akselsen

Oriana in Alta. Photo: Vidar Hoel

Sami man with reindeer, Finnmark. Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Visitnorway.com

Cruise Norway AS is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided in this catalogue

Cruise Norway AS POB. 169 Sandviken N-5812 Bergen Visiting address: Slottsgaten 3 Phone: (+47) 55 31 80 21 E-mail: post@cruise-norway.no www.cruise-norway.no

Northern lights in all directions. Photo: Shigeru Ohki/www.nordnorge.com

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