With around 40 ports and destinations, Norway has a lot to offer for every taste, for every brand and for every season
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug â€“ Visitnorway
The Ultimate Nature-based Cruise Destination
A presentation of Norwegian cruise ports and destinations With the worldâ€™s second longest coastline stretching more than 100 000 km, Norway offers unique possibilities for sailing schedules with various lengths and content all year cruise-norway.no
Top reasons Some useful facts about Norway Cruise Norway Ports Distances in Nautical Miles Cruise Calendar Norwegian Pilot Stations UNESCO World Heritage Sites The First Northern Cruises
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CRUISE DESTINATIONS Fredrikstad Oslo Sandeord Telemark Arendal Kristiansand Lyngdal Stavanger Haugesund Eidord - Hardangerord Ulvik - Hardangerord Rosendal - Hardangerord Bergen Vik Flåm Skjolden OldenLoen - Nordord Geirangerord Nordordeid Ålesund Molde, Åndalsnes & Eresord Kristiansund Smøla & Hitra Frøya Trondheim Brønnøysund Mo i Rana Bodø Narvik Lofoten Vesterålen Harstad Tromsø Alta Lakselv - turnaround Hammerfest Nordkapp Spitsbergen - Svalbard
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ADVERTISERS The Rauma Railway Nordic Gateway Geiranger Fjordservice Ulriken643 Bymuseet i Bergen Fløybanen Funicular Bergen Bergen Aquarium KODE art museums of Bergen Geiranger Turbuss AS Lynx Advisor AS City Sightseeing Norway North Cape Hall Lofotr Viking Museum Access Oslo CNNS The Historical Museum Oslo Alna Ridesenter
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THE ULTIMATE ALL-YEAR CRUISE DESTINATION CRUISE NORWAY promotes Norway as the world’s ultimate nature-
based cruise destination. Working towards a common goal, Cruise Norway and its members seek to contribute to a simple planning process by providing the cruise industry with comprehensive knowledge about Norwegian cruise ports and destinations. This is accomplished through participation in various international arenas and conferences, through membership of CLIA, meetings with cruise lines, by arranging cruise conferences and seminars, by organizing exciting and informative FAM-trips, by having an up-todate website, and through the bi-annual Cruise Manual which you are reading now. Cruise Norway’s aim is to grow the business in a sustainable way, ensuring that expansion is beneficial to cruise guests and locals alike and at the same time in the best interests of local enterprises, whether this relates to attractions, museums, transport companies, guide providers, local shops, cruise agents or other parties. Equally important is our focus on how best to maintain our magnificent and unspoiled nature; the very essence of what cruising in Norway is all about. Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug – Visitnorway
Nusfjord in Lofoten.
Photo: Per Eide – Visitnorway
UNIQUE SCOPE FOR ITINERARIES OF VARYING LENGTHS AND CONTENT More than 100 000 km of coastline and around 40 ports of call This manual gives you a quick overview of our members’ ports, attractions and shore excursion possibilities. This guide is the only comprehensive overview of Norwegian cruise ports. The presentation of each cruise port gives concise information about the most important attractions, full day and half-day excursions and provides important port and tourist information. The presentation follows the geography of Norway i.e. it starts in the south and ends in the north. Page 7 gives a useful overview of distances in nautical miles between the ports followed by an overview of distances from pilot embarkation area to the various cruise ports. Extended information is available at www.cruise-norway.no or by contacting the individual cruise ports and the local tourist authority. The essence of Norway is its spectacular nature, culture, heritage and the environment. Norway has eight sites listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List – seven of which are cultural and one of which is natural. For more information about Norwegian UNESCO sites, see pages 10-11.
WELCOME TO WINTER WONDERLAND Norway has long traditions as a popular cruise destination and it all started in 1887 when S/S «Saint Sunniva» sailed along the Norwegian fjords all the way to the North Cape. Traditionally, cruise ships have visited in the spring and summer, but in recent years Norway has also become a popular cruise destination in the winter. From humble beginnings with one cruise in 2009, a number of cruises now visit Norway in the winter, 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, fascinate visitors in the dark season. However, Norway in winter is far more than searching for the illusive Lady Aurora. Try dogsledding, drive a snow mobile for the first time, go skiing, admire the icy cold beauty of an lce Hotel and visit the indigenous inhabitants of Norway, the Sami people.
Photo: Tønnes H. Gundersen
AMPHIDROMIC POINT In the southern part of the Norwegian coast the tidal difference is small. Just outside Egersund there is a so-called amphidromic point where the tidal difference is constantly zero. As one travels north along the Norwegian coast the tidal difference increases, and it is almost three metres in the far north of the country. (Left:) The Eigerøy lighthouse outside Egersund. 3 3
Photo: Martin Håndlykken – Visitnorway
Trondheim City Bike.
TOP REASONS WHY NORWAY SHOULD BE YOUR NEXT CRUISE DESTINATION Cruising in Norway – the world’s ultimate nature-based cruise destination 1. Creative, exciting itineraries With the world’s second longest coastline stretching more than 100 000 km, Norway offers unique possibilities for itineraries of varying length and content. With more than 40 ports and destinations, Norway has something on offer for every taste and brand. Itineraries may include bustling moderm cities and small rural fjord villages in one short cruise or take your guests as far as the North Cape and Svalbard. Cruising in Norway offers you everything from Polar Bears in Svalbard, the Midnight Sun in Northern Norway, the soft and varied coastline of Mid-Norway interspersed with characteristic islands and small towns, the sharp, rugged beauty of Fjord Norway with steep mountains, glaciers and fjords cutting deep into the country. The welcoming picturesque coast of Southern Norway and last but not least, the wide panoramic fjord leading to Oslo, the capital of Norway. 2. Breathtaking waterfalls, towering mountains and panoramic fjords More than anything, Norway is famous for its wide panoramic fjords. Surrounded by high mountains, the iconic fjords offer the unique opportunity to sail deep into the country where the landscape is very
different from the coast. Nine of the world’s highest waterfalls are located in Norway! Some of Norway’s spectacular waterfalls can be viewed from the ship while sailing into one of our many fjords, while others can be seen on one of the many shore excursions. In 2006, the breathtaking Geirangerfjord and the stunning Nærøyfjord were rated as the top best cared for UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 3. Outdoor activities and shore excursions From Norwegian ports, shore excursions including a wide range of quality assured outdoor activities suitable for most physical levels are available. Guests can experience kayaking, mountain walks, fishing, golf under the Midnight Sun, killer whales, king crab safaris, polar expeditions, RIB excursions and much, much more. 4. Cultural and historical attractions Shore excursions in Norway offer great opportunities for visitors to experience rich Norwegian culture, traditions and heritage – from architecture, folk dancing, museums and literature to festivals and concerts. 5. A safe cruise destination Norway is a financially stable and high44
tech country in a peaceful corner of the world. The Norwegian regimes/systems including ISPS Security, Pilot Service and Coast Guard, are internationally recognized. Norway’s long coastline is dotted with more than 67 000 islands, enabling cruise ships to sail in sheltered waters. 6. Local food and cuisine Norwegians are proud of their traditions, which are also reflected in the food. In spite of international influence, Norwegians treasure their heritage when it comes to food. Traditions are maintained, especially during holiday periods. Traditional food, often with a modern touch, is served in restaurants throughout the country. 7. Winter Wonderland and all-year cruising During the last few years Norway has established itself as a popular cruise destination not only in the summer season, but as a popular destination for all-year cruising. The springtime in Norway is widely known for calm, blue fjords, a green landscape covered with blossoming flowers surrounded by majestic mountains packed with white snow. Enjoy the autumn in Norway with spectacular colours and clear, crisp air.
Photo: Robin Strand – visitBergen
Bergen Fish Market.
SOME USEFUL FACTS ABOUT NORWAY Norway is well known for its natural attractions such as the fjords, mountains, glaciers and the Midnight Sun, but equally worth experiencing is the culture, heritage and day to day modern life. The first ever cruise to Norway was as early as 1887 when the purpose built cruise ship St. Sunniva, accommodating 142 passengers, sailed along the Norwegian fjords. The ship also sailed all the way to the North Cape. Ever since, Norway has been a popular cruise destination for all major cruise lines. Facts about Norway System of government: Constitutional monarchy and parliamentary democracy Land area: 385 155 sq. km Population: 5.3 million Capital: Oslo Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 1 hour Constitution Day: May 17 Shopping Typical Norwegian buys are pewter, wood-carvings and knitted goods. Norway has well-organized tax-free shopping for tourists and VAT refunds are available in most Norwegian ports. Fjords Norway is famous for its many fjords, quietly winding their way deep into the country beneath steep, majestic mountains. The Geirangerfjord, lined with beautiful waterfalls and the narrow Nærøyfjord proudly feature on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The King of the fjords, Sognefjord, is the world’s
longest fjord and the Queen of the fjords, Hardangerfjord, is famous for its cherry and apple trees and is among the most visited fjords in the world. Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis The spectacular Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon most common in Northern Norway and are frequently observed above the Arctic Circle between late autumn and early spring. Midnight Sun The sun does not set in the summer above the Arctic Circle, which means that visitors to Northern Norway can enjoy 24 hours of daylight at this time of year. Climate The climate in Norway, despite its location in the North, is much milder than you might expect. Due to the Gulf Stream, temperatures along the coast of Norway are 5-8°C higher than at comparable latitudes elsewhere. The Gulf Stream warms the Norwegian coast and keeps the ports free from ice. Viking history The Vikings have a bad reputation as raiders, but they were also traders, explorers, settlers and magnificent shipbuilders as well as being used as lifeguards in the Roman Empire. The Viking Age started in AD 793 with
the attack on the monastery of Lindisfarne in England and ended in 1066 with the battle of Stamford Bridge where the last Norwegian Viking King, Harald Hardråde, fell. The Sami people The Samis are the indigenous people of the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. There are approx. 80 000 Samis with their own language, traditions and nomadic way of life. Most of them live in Norway. Sapmi, formerly also known as Lapland, is the name for the Sami’s historical settlement area. The Sami have been living in Sapmi for over 10 000 years, and today they have their own parliament in Karasjok as well as their own flag. Trolls Trolls are an important part of Norwegian folklore. These human-like creatures vary in size and appearance, but are commonly perceived as both dangerous and a little stupid. They usually live in caves or deep in the forest, and only emerge from their hiding places after sunset. Legend has it that they turn to stone upon contact with the sun. Several places in Western and Northern Norway are named after trolls such as Trollheimen, Trollstigen, Trollhatten and Trollveggen (the Troll Wall).
CRUISE NORWAY PORTS
Eidfjord/Ulvik 402 393 368
Vik i Sogn
Sandnessjøen 836 827 787
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1045 1036 995
1049 1040 999
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CHECK OUR CRUISE CALENDAR Cruise Norway’s Cruise Calendar gives a real time overview of available capacity in Norwegian cruise ports. Cruise lines can search on certain dates, weeks and ports for years ahead. Check out our cruise calendar at www.cruise-norway.no
SUNDRY INFORMATION: Nautical miles inner passage. Distance from Vardø to Murmansk: 109 nautical miles. Distance to Brønnøysund: 24 nautical miles longer via Uttorget, bridge height 31 m. Distance to Tromsø: 15 nautical miles shorter via Hekkingen/Sandnessund, bridge height 41 m. Distance from Fugleøykalven to Longyearbyen: 523 nautical miles.
Lakselv (TPNC) 1367 1358 1333 1313 1298 1275 1240 1214 1172 1091 1058 1088 1030 1079 997 984
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Kopervik / Karmsund
N59° 13,1' E05° 21,0'
Marstein / Korsord
N60° 08,6' E05° 00,9'
N60° 44,7' E04° 40,9'
N60° 51,3' E04° 36,8'
N61° 42,0' E04° 45,6'
N62° 27,0' E05° 58,9'
N63° 15,0' E07° 35,9'
Kråkvågorden / Flesa
N63° 39,0' E09° 14,9'
N64° 44,0' E10° 58,0'
N66° 17,0' E12° 12,5'
N67° 13,5' E13° 46,1'
N68° 12,7' E15° 35,7' N68° 22,9' E16° 01,6'
N68° 13,0' E14° 34,0'
N68° 02,0' E13° 35,0'
N68° 28,0' E14° 48,0' N69° 19,5' E16° 13,4'
N69° 36,5' E17° 51,9'
N70° 06,0'E20° 12,9'
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N69° 52,4' E19° 47,6' N70° 47,0' E23° 32,2' N70° 57,5' E25° 57,4'
Kirkenes Svalbard / Longyearbyen
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Fredrikstad Oslo Drammen Sandeord Fredrikstad Brevik Sandeord Kragerø Arendal Kragerø Kristiansand Farsund Stavanger Haugesund Stavanger Haugesund Odda Rosendal Eidord Ulvik Haugesund Odda Rosendal Eidord Ulvik Bergen Odda Rosendal Eidord Ulvik Haugesund Haugesund Bergen Vik i Sogn Gudvangen Flåm Skjolden Bergen Vik i Sogn Gudvangen Flåm Skjolden Florø Olden Olden Måløy Vik Flåm Gudvangen Skjolden Ålesund Hellesylt Geiranger Molde Åndalsnes Kristiansund Olden Kristiansund Trondheim Molde Åndalsnes Ålesund Hellesylt Geiranger Trondheim Kristiansund Molde Åndalsnes Rørvik Brønnøysund Sandnessjøen Bodø Brønnøysund Bodø Sandnessjøen Narvik Harstad Tromsø Hammerfest Alta Honningsvåg Svolvær Leknes Svolvær Leknes Trollord Leknes Svolvær Sortland Harstad Tromsø Tromsø Tromsø Tromsø Hammerfest Alta Tromsø Hammerfest Alta Tromsø Hammerfest Honningsvåg Nordkapp Hammerfest Alta Lakselv NCTP Kirkenes Longyearbyen
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South of Skrova
Via Hekkingen (Tromsøsund) Via Hekkingen (Sandnesund) Via Tromsøsund Via Sandnessund
NORWEGIAN PILOT EMBARKATION STATIONS
UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN NORWAY placeable source of knowledge, pleasure and inspiration for all peoples; and it is our most important point of reference with regard to who we are, and where we come from.
Photo: Anton Ligaarden – Visitnorway
Directorate for Cultural Heritage P.O.B. 8196 Dep. NO-0034 Oslo Tel.: +47 22 94 04 00 Fax: +47 22 94 04 04 www.riksantikvaren.no/en
Photo: Hammerfest Tourist
World Heritage Norway is the name of the organization representing all the sites, and the four points on Struve’s Geodetic Arc, which are inscribed on the UNESCO list of cultural and natural heritage sites. The first places in Norway to achieve this status were: Bryggen in Bergen, and Urnes Stave Church, both of which were entered in 1979. Heritage is something that is passed on from earlier generations and what we pass on to future generations. Cultural heritage, as well as natural heritage, is an irre-
THE VEGA ARCHIPELAGO
THE MERIDIAN COLUMN
Photo: Thomas Rasmus Skaug – Visitnorway
The Struve Geodetic Arc was the first technical and scientific object to be inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Measurements were made in the form of a chain of triangulation along the meridian stretching from Ismail on the Black Sea in the South to Fuglenes in Hammerfest in the North. A meridian is an imaginary line on the Earth’s surface running from Pole to Pole.
Just south of the Arctic Circle you will find the Vega archipelago, with 6500 islands, islets, and skerries. In 2009, the British newspaper The Observer put the Vega Islands on their list of «20 undiscovered island gems». Vega is an ornithologist’s dream. Chief among the bird population are eider ducks, raised for their down. The islanders still make houses for the birds and the houses to nest in can still be seen, alongside lighthouses, fishing villages and dramatic landscapes. The archipelago reflects the way fishermen and farmers have, over the past 1,500 years, maintained a sustainable living.
THE ROCK ART AT ALTA
RØROS MINING TOWN AND THE CIRCUMFERENCE
This group of petroglyphs in the Alta Fjord, north of the Arctic Circle, bears the traces of a settlement dating from about 4200 to 500 B.C. The thousands of engravings add to our understanding of the environment and human activities on the fringes of the Far North in prehistoric times. The rock carvings depict Stone Age hunting of reindeer, elk and bear; bird catching, halibut fishing, a lot of boats, magical symbols, weapons, ceremonial animal-headed poles ... and much more. Alta Museum is situated in the middle of one of the biggest fields of rock carvings, and pathways have been made that lead you through the rock art park. In 1993 Alta Museum received «The European Museum of the Year Award».
In August 2010, ‹Røros Mining Town and the Circumference› was included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. The new World Heritage area is an extension of the World Heritage Site of Røros Mining Town, which as early as 1980 was awarded a place on the UNESCO list. On your journey through this area you will experience how mining operations shaped this region. The colourful and charming little mountain town of Røros has been shaped by mining operations and agriculture through the ages. The town centre hosts a thriving handicraft community, workshop outlets, quaint little boutiques and cafés and restaurants that offer local specialities made from the produce of the season.
Photo: Gjertrud Couthino
Photo: Espen MIlls – Visitnorway
BRYGGEN – THE HANSEATIC WHARF IN BERGEN
This is the oldest stave church in Norway, built in 1132, and the only stave church to be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The church contains ornaments dating from the 1060s and is unusually ornately decorated. It is beautifully situated on the southern shore of the Lustrafjord, the innermost arm of the Sognefjord. The area also contains the oldest traces of church building in Norway.
This UNESCO protected old merchant quarter is the only preserved business district from the Hanseatic period, reminding us of the town's importance as a part of the Hanseatic League’s trading empire. Many fires, the last in 1955, have ravaged the characteristic wooden houses of Bryggen. Its rebuilding has traditionally followed old patterns and methods, thus leaving its main structure preserved. Today, some 62 buildings remain of this former townscape.
Photo: Visithardanger – Dahle
Photo: Ian Brodie – Visitrjukan
URNES STAVE CHURCH
THE WEST NORWEGIAN FJORDS
RJUKAN-NOTODDEN INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE SITE
Fjords are among the most dramatic and spectacular landscapes on the planet. The World Heritage Area, the West Norwegian Fjords, embraces some of the longest, deepest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords in the world. Their scenery and cultural heritage have spellbound visitors down the ages. Many people consider the fjords the very symbol of Norway, the foremost nation of fjords in the world. The World Heritage Area comprises two sub-areas, the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord. Together, these areas have qualities that resulted in them being inscribed on the UNESCO list of the world’s cultural and natural heritage.
Located in a dramatic landscape of mountains, waterfalls and river valleys, the site comprises hydroelectric power plants, transmission lines, factories, transport systems and towns. The complex was established by the Norsk Hydro Company to manufacture artificial fertilizer from nitrogen in the air. It was built to meet the western world’s growing demand for agricultural production in the early 20th century. The company towns of Rjukan and Notodden show workers' accommodation and social institutions linked by rail and ferry to ports where the fertilizer was loaded. The Rjukan-Notodden site manifests an exceptional combination of industrial assets and themes with links to the natural landscape. It stands out as an example of a new global industry in the early 20th century.
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Photo: Unknown – National Library of Norway
FROM THE 1870s , Norwegian and British companies started to organise cruises to Norwegian cities and fjords along the coast, all the way to Svalbard in the north. These new, floating hotels were well suited for travel in a country which at that time had a poorly developed network of roads and only limited hotel capacity. From the outset the cruises had a luxurious and exotic aura, which was further enhanced with colourful and highly artistic advertising posters. «Norway is today Europe’s largest folk museum, but at the same time it is also a giant future laboratory,» the German author Hans Magnus Enzensberger wrote in his book Norwegian Anachronisms (1984). This sense of Norway as a different country has been prevalent since the middle of the 19th century when foreign travellers started arriving. The first Norwegian initiative for a sea cruise actually dates back to 1851 when the owners of the paddle steamer Nidelven advertised a trip from Trondheim to London. The trip was not profitable for the organisers. In the 1860s and 1870s abundances of herring created boom times in Northern Norway, and some of the profits were used to establish several new steamship companies. Each of these companies usually had only one ship, but many of them were jointly operated by the shipping agency of C. A. Gundersen in Bergen. It was he who hit on the idea of a cruise to the North Cape, and in 1875 he contacted the travel agents Thomas Cook & Son in London. On 21 July of the same year, a group of 21 passengers boarded the S/S «Præsident Christie» in Kristiansund. The next day, the ship crossed the Polar circle. By the time the voyage got underway, the Midnight Sun season was already over in mainland Norway. But the «Præsident Christie» sailed further north so that the passengers would have the opportunity to see it midway between the North Cape and Bjørnøya. All in all, the cruise was a success, and in the years that followed, the travel arrangements became more streamlined.
Cruise passengers on board the S/S «Oronsay» in 1927.
Photo: Unknown – Private archive
THE FIRST NORTHERN CRUISES
The S/Y «Ceylon» made her first call in Norway in 1885. Here the ship is anchored outside Molde. In the foreground: cruise passengers in a longboat.
When the steamer/sailship «Ceylon» arrived in Molde in June 1882, seven years had already elapsed since the first cruise to the North Cape. It was no coincidence that Northern Norway and the Midnight Sun had already been promoted as the main attraction when the «Ceylon’s» first cruise to Norway was launched in 1882. The «Ceylon» cruised not only along the Norwegian coast, but also to Svalbard and Iceland. According to a brochure from 1885, the ship’s sailing plan for cruises that summer was as follows: London – Hardanger – Bergen – Sognefjord – Molde – Tromsø – Hammerfest – North Cape – Trondheim – London. The «Ceylon» made two roundtrips that summer. Throughout the 1880s Norway gained a significant reputation as a tourist destination. Until the beginning of the 1890s, it was mainly British and Norwegian cruise ships that operated in Norwegian waters, but this changed after 1889 when the German Emperor William II visited Norway for the first time. His trip was extensively covered by German newspapers and magazines, and thus the Germans became aware of the Norwegian tourist attractions. In March 1890 the German steamship company NDL announced that it would be arranging cruises along the Norwegian coast to the North Cape in June and July. In the years that followed the number of German cruises to Norway increased significantly. At the outset Norwegian shipping companies emphasized Northern Norway before the fjords of Western Norway as the main tourist destination. In 1881, a certain Mr. Henry Clodius from Tromsø promoted «A Sporting Trip to Spitzbergen by Way of the North Cape on the Pallas Steamship». Sixty interested persons signed up, but when the ship departed from Bergen, only half as many passengers actually showed up.
Photo: Mittet & Co – National Library of Norway
M/Y «Stella Polaris» was delivered to The Bergen Steamship Company (BDS) in 1927. She sailed on cruises around the world and was one of the world's famous cruise ships of her time. This photograph is from the Geiranger fjord.
Soon German and Austrian cruise operators also joined the Svalbard operations, inspired by the adventures of Arctic explorers like Fridtjof Nansen in the polar regions. The destinations were the fjords along the western coast of Spitsbergen and the edge of the polar ice cap. Long before the cruise operations in Norwegian waters began, national romantic painters had put their impressions of the Norwegian landscape on canvas, and this too made people aware that there was much to see and experience in this remote corner of Europe. Furthermore international readers had been acquainted with the country’s majestic nature. In his short story A Descent into the Maelström from 1841, Edgar Allan Poe told the tale of a man who recounts how he survived a shipwreck and a whirlpool. The story was inspired by the Moskstraumen, a system of tidal eddies and whirlpools that forms at the Lofoten archipelago. The story is told by an old man who reveals that he only appears old – «... but I am not. It took less than
a single day to change these hairs from a jetty black to white, to weaken my limbs, and to unstring my nerves.» Driven by «the most terrible hurricane that ever came out of the heavens», his ship was caught in the vortex. One brother was pulled into the waves while the other was driven mad by the horror of the spectacle and drowned as the ship was pulled under. The «old» man tells the story to the narrator without any hope that he will believe it. In his book Norway and its Scenery from 1853, Thomas Forrester wrote this about the country: «The true character of the scenery of Norway and its simple and well-conditioned people, can only be learned by scaling its snowy fjords, penetrating its secluded valleys, and following the windings of its Fjords in the depths of the mountain ranges, by crossroads and paths, sometimes all but inaccessible to the pedestrian traveller.» The main tourist attractions are still the same: Norway’s spectacular landscapes.
Photo: Public domain
ONE OF THE STRONGEST WHIRLPOOLS IN THE WORLD The Moskstraumen is a system of tidal eddies and whirlpools that forms at the Lofoten archipelago. It is unusual in that it occurs in the open sea whereas most other whirlpools are observed in confined straits or rivers. 1 3 13
The star-shaped Fortress Town of Fredrikstad. Photo: Fredrikstad kommune
Gateway to the Oslofjord Sail in to Fredrikstad Cruise Port through Norway`s version of Key West – the beautiful Hvaler Islands. Next to the port is Gamlebyen, the best-preserved fortress town in Northern Europe – a living attraction with cafés, galleries and unique boutiques. There are free ferries to the city centre. Only one hour from Fredrikstad you will find Oslo, the capital of Norway. Close to Fredrikstad Cruise Port lie the towns of Moss, Sarpsborg and Halden. Experience the majestic Fredriksten Fortress in Halden, the art scene in Moss and Vikings in Sarpsborg. Fredrikstad Cruise Port will give you all the memories you can pack in a suitcase, a perfect mix of old and new, culture and history.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS THE HVALER ARCHIPELAGO -An Island Paradise Excursion with a guide Duration 3 hours With its 833 islands and skerries this archipelago is truly a paradise. Pay a visit to Norway`s version of the Key`s in Florida. The Hvaler Islands consist of more than 833 islands and skerries and make up this scenic Kingdom. It is also Norway’s first Marine National Park and this region provides more sunshine than in many other places in Norway, making it a perfect place for recreation in a peaceful environment These islands’ are filled with history and our local guide is ready to share them with you. Among these island’s many attractions we visit the small and picturesque village of Skjærhalden where you can enjoy art exhibitions, cafés and shopping. Visit the Medieval stone church at Hvaler, which is one of Norway’s oldest.
THE HISTORY COMES ALIVE -A journey back in time Excursion with two actors Duration 2 hours Meet the maid Marta and Karen the Ale Brewer, who both lived, loved and suffered in the Fortress Town in the 18th century. We wish to tell the stories of this historic region in a lively, inspirational and knowledgeable way. This concept is an exciting alternative to traditional guided tours. Join us for a walk in the streets of the Fortress Town with Karen the Ale Brewer. Listen to her tell the tales of the olden days when these vibrant streets had a pub on each corner and the thirst for ale was large. We will visit a local pub for tastings. This walk lasts for two hours and gives you an entertaining and humorous tour of the wonderful ambience of the Old Town. The guests will be brought home to the maid Martha´s old bakery. Here she will share with you her old tales and bread baked in her own stone oven.
A STROLL IN THE FORTRESS TOWN -Spectacular history Excursion with guide Duration 2 hours The star shaped ancient city of Fredrikstad, founded in 1567, is the best-preserved fortified town in Northern Europe. We stroll along the winding cobble streets within the ramparts of the old town with our guide. While taking in the historical atmosphere we are reminded that the place is still very much alive and vibrant with locals living and working within the fortification. For centuries, the town and many of its buildings were used by the military, but today the historic buildings house artists, craftsmen, cafes and shops. A two-hour guided tour includes a visit to the Fredrikstad Museum followed by a visit to the nearby niche boutiques and galleries. BOAT TOUR IN THE HALDEN CANAL -Europes´ highest locks Excursion with guide Duration 6.5 hours Enjoy a beautiful canal boat tour in Northern Europe´s oldest and highest locks. Experience a
Fredriksten fortress. Photo: Walter Schøffthaler
History comes alive in the Fortress Town. Photo: Thomas Andersen
Utgårdskilen on the Hvaler Islands. Photo: Walter Schøffthaler
special part of Norwegian industrial history. The Halden Canal is a well-kept secret tucked away along the Swedish border. This fascinating and idyllic waterway is beloved by all who have discovered it. Enjoy the beautiful lakes and astonishing system of locks at Strømsfoss, Ørje and Brekke – the last lock at 26.7 m, is the highest in Northern Europe. During the tour, a guide will tell you about the canal system, it´s history and about the wild life along the Halden watercourse. If you are lucky, you will get a glimpse of beaver, osprey, eagle or elk.
the King’s Bastion gives you an amazing view over the city of Halden, the fjord and over to Sweden.
LOCAL BEER TASTING - Welcome on a tasteful tour of flavors Excursion with a brewer Duration 1.5 hours You will learn about its history, the process of beer making, and get an understanding of what kinds of beers go with different kinds of food. We offer an inspiring tasting of our local beers. You will be able to taste 3-4 different types of beers. Tasting is an individual art, but there are a few steps to follow; Look, agitate, smell and taste.
FREDRIKSTEN FORTRESS -Often attacked, never captured Excursion with guide Duration 3.5 hours The majestic Fortress of Fredriksten stands protectively above the city of Halden. Fredriksten Fortress is one of Norways largest and most significant border fortresses. Over 200 years after the last shot was fired at this magnificent fortress it is now used as both museum and the location of grand cultural events. On this tour we visit the majestic fortress and learn about its history, followed by one hour of free time to explore the fortress and its beautiful surroundings. The top of
PORT OF FREDRIKSTAD Visiting address Øraveien 27, NO-1630 Gamle Fredrikstad Mailing address Øraveien 27, NO-1630 Gamle Fredrikstad Phone +47 69 35 89 00 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.borg-havn.no Maritime contact person Per Kristian Johansen E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 995 67 788 Distance from pilot station 7.5 nm / 1 hr. Pilot channel 18 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Kirkegaten 31B, NO-1632 Gamle Fredrikstad Mailing address Kirkegaten 31B, NO-1632 Gamle Fredrikstad Phone +47 69 30 46 00 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visitfredrikstadhvaler.com Distance from port 1.,5 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No Shuttle bus Yes Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Yes
SEALSAFARI WITH RIB RIB excursion with skipper Duration 1.5 hours A seal safari among the beautiful coastal islands of the Hvaler archipelago is a magical experience. This is an exclusive activity for those looking for that little extra. In Norway there are seven different seal species, the most common is called “Steinkobbe”. This seal, with an average weight of just over 100 kg, is the one you are likely to meet on the RIB experience. RIBs are perfect for seal safari, as you are close to the water surface. Most seals like to keep their distance, but sometimes curious seals swim up to the boat to greet you. If you are lucky, you might get the chance to take a great “seal-fie”. After being better acquainted with this exciting animal, the boats set course back to the port -enjoy the waves and feel the wind in your hair.
Shopping In the fortress town/city centre Currency exchange No Internet access in pier area for crew Distance to airport Torp Sandefjord Lufthavn 92 km / Oslo Airport Gardermoen 140 km Distance to city centre 4.2 km Distance nearest hospital 20 km Phone +47 69860000 PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Yes, by barge or truck LNG Yes, by barge or truck EPI No ESI Yes Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water Yes, with tanker truck Tugboats Yes Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement 0.5 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Maximum ship length 300 m Maximum ship draft 9.5 m Maximum beam N/A Maximum air draft 39 m (N/A for Øra terminal)
BAKING BREAD IN THE OLD WAY -A local baker lady will greet you in her own unique kitchen in The Old Town. Excursion with a guide Duration 2 hours Baking bread in an authentic stone oven is a unique experience all on its own. This is an exclusive offer limited to six people, where you will learn to bake bread in accordance with old traditions. A traditional Norwegian meal will be served in the kitchen, consisting of fresh pastries straight from the stone oven. Experience and learn more about a traditional Norwegian craft, in unique surroundings.
Bollard strength (certification) 50/75/100 T Crew facilities Wifi in port, computer access and telephone at the Tourist Office in Fortress town ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limit with regard to LOA or GT Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud/clay Depth 27 m Distance from anchorage (at Belegen) to Tender Pier 2.4 nm to Tangen Brygge
Tollboden Port The FortifiedTown
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The European Green Capital 2019 Oslo is one of the fastest growing capitals in all of Europe, with amazing changes going on in everything from local cuisine to architecture. Combine this with excellent attractions and a rare closeness to nature, and you have a cruise destination quite out of the ordinary. Four cruise quays located right in the city centre. Walk along the quay in one direction, and you’ll soon hit the lively Aker Brygge wharf and the Tjuvholmen district with its state-of-the-art architecture. Walk the other way, and you can enjoy wonderful views from the roof of Oslo’s famous opera house. A ten-minute ferry ride takes you to the Bygdøy peninsula, where some of the city’s most popular attractions await.
Astrup Fearnley Museet The modern Oslo landmark Astrup Fearnley Museet is designed by the renowned Italian architect Renzo Piano. It houses a collection of modern and contemporary art that is counted among the most significant of its kind in Northern Europe. Temporary exhibitions complement the permanent works. The museum is flanked by Tjuvholmen Sculpture Park, also designed by Renzo Piano. The Munch Museum The Munch Museum is one of the most comprehensive one-man museums in the world, and owns a large number of paintings, graphic prints and drawings by Edvard Munch. The museum focuses on rotating exhibitions, thus showing the rich and multifaceted nature of Munch’s oeuvre. Audio tours are available in Norwegian and English.
Oslo Opera House Oslo’s iconic opera house is located right at the harbour, with an angled, white exterior that appears to rise from the water. It invites visitors to climb its roof and enjoy panoramic views of Oslo and the fjord, all year round. The Opera presents a varied programme from three stages, and guided tours are available in Norwegian, English and German. Nobel Peace Centre The Nobel Peace Centre offers a combination of changing and permanent exhibitions that focus on issues relating to war, peace and conflict resolution. Permanent installations include a presentation of all Nobel Peace Prize laureates in a beautiful “garden” of fibre-optic lights. The centre has daily guided tours in English and Norwegian during summer season, and on weekends the rest of the year.
Ekebergparken Ekebergparken is a sculpture and national heritage park, boasting a collection of sculptures and outdoor art installations of international standing. The art works are surrounded by beautiful scenery, with many spectacular lookout points. Ekebergparken is always open, and is free to visit. Akershus Fortress The venerable Akershus Fortress is a great place to explore Oslo’s history. The building of the fortress commenced in 1299 under King Håkon V. King Christian IV (1588-1648) had the castle modernised and converted into a Renaissance complex and royal residence. The Akershus Fortress Visitors Centre offers guided tours for both individuals and groups.
Monolitten. Photo: Thomas Johannessen
Oslo Opera House. Photo: Getty Images
Vigeland Sculpture Park Vigeland Sculpture Arrangement is the life work of Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943), and includes more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron. With more than one million visitors every year, the park is one of Norway’s top tourist attractions. It is free to enter at all times.
Northern Lights Xperium An exceptional 3D/4D experience of the Northern Lights in all its beauty. Travel into space to see how the Northern Lights originate from the Solar winds, flying through space at an incomprehensible speed. The journey continues over Norway’s most beautiful sceneries, hunting the Northern Lights, before it finally exposes itself in a breathtaking show on the polar sky. Xperium will give new insight to a unique natural phenomenon that has fascinated people for centuries.
Oslo City Hall Inaugurated in 1950, Oslo City Hall is Oslo’s administrative body and the seat of the City Council. The building has been decorated by great Norwegian art from 1900-1950, with motifs from Norwegian history, culture and working life. The Nobel Peace Prize is awarded here in December every year. Royal Palace The royal residence at the top of Oslo’s main street Karl Johan is home to HM King Harald V and HM Queen Sonja. The building is in neoclassical style, and was completed in 1849. The Royal Palace Park, with grassy areas, majestic trees, small ponds and statues, surrounds the palace. Changing of the guards every day at 1.30 p.m. Guided tours are offered daily in Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Ski Museum Norway’s most visited attraction includes a ski museum, jump tower, souvenir shop and a ski simulator. The ski museum presents more than 4,000 years of skiing history, Norwegian polar exploration artefacts and an exhibition on snowboarding and modern skiing. The ski jump tower offers breathtaking views of the city, the forest and the fjord. Kollensvevet at Holmenkollen Ski Jump Kollensvevet is a zipline stretching from the top of the ski jump and all the way down to the landing area, just like a ski jumper. Enjoy the journey with the same amazing view and flight feeling like the jumpers in Kollen. The line itself is 361 m long and the height difference between the top and bottom is 107.5 m. The view is amazing, truly the best in Oslo! Magic Ice Bar Oslo At Magic Ice, almost everything is made of ice – even the glasses in the bar! The ice-cold venue has a very special atmosphere and is decorated with illuminated ice sculptures and installations with colourful LED lighting. The bar is open for both individuals and groups.
SALT A nomadic art and culture project located vis á vis the Opera House, in the middle of Oslo. SALT offers an eclectic atmosphere with a whiff of northern Norwegian fishing villages and artist districts in Berlin. Here tourists and artists, the city and the coast, the new and the old, and the monumental and the simple meet. The Beer Academy Learn the history, the brewing process and the distinctive styles of Norwegian beer. See how to combine beer with food, which glasses to use and at what temperature the different beer styles should be served. An insight in to Viking history and how and what they used to get intoxicated by. The beer tasting is informal and fun where the goal is to create a warm and unforgettable atmosphere. The Mini Bottle Gallery Holds the world’s largest collection of miniature bottles. Of the museum’s total of 54,000 bottles, 12,500 of them are exhibited in 50 different installations over 3 floors. The exhibition holds miniature bottles from all corners of the world, mini bottles of different themes, mini bottles in chandeliers, in ceilings and floors – and to top it off; a slide. A museum out of the ordinary! Nordic Bible Museum Home of an original page from a Gutenberg bible. The only Bible Museum in the Nordic countries, based on a collection of more than 3,000 bibles. Highlights includes an edition of the Swedish king Gustav Vasa’s bible from 1541, an original page from a 15th century Gutenberg bible, unique hand-written manuscripts from the 13th century, a miniature Bible collection with the world’s smallest printed Bible and a King James Version exhibition. Print your own Bible page with the medieval printing press
The Kon-Tiki Museum. Photo: Kon-Tiki Museet
The Viking Ship Museum This popular Oslo museum is home to the world’s best-preserved Viking ships, in addition to smaller boats, sledges, tools, textiles and household utensils excavated from Viking tombs around the Oslo Fjord. The adventure film The Vikings Alive is screened throughout the day on the ceilings and wall inside the museum. Fram Museum Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built, and still holds the records for sailing farthest north and farthest south. At the Fram Museum, you can come on board the ship and see how the crew and their dogs managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth. The comprehensive exhibition is translated into ten languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Norwegian. Kon-Tiki Museum Thor Heyerdahl (1914–2002) gained worldwide fame when he crossed the Pacific Ocean on the balsa wood raft Kon-Tiki in 1947. He later conducted spectacular expeditions on the reed boats Ra and Tigris. At the Kon-Tiki Museum, you can see the original vessels and up-to-date exhibits on Heyerdahl’s adventures. Norwegian Museum of Cultural History One of the world’s oldest and largest open-air museums, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, comprises 155 traditional houses from all parts of Norway and a stave church from the year 1200. The museum also has indoor exhibits that include displays of traditional handicraft items, folk costumes, Sami culture and changing exhibitions. Norwegian Maritime Museum Norway’s national museum for shipbuilding, shipping, fishing and marine archaeology is beautifully located on the waterfront at Bygdøynes. Highlights include Norway’s oldest boat, a selection of 40 maritime paintings by famous artists and an interactive exhibition that documents Norwegian shipping and maritime activities in recent times.
Norwegian Museum of Cultural History. Photo: Thomas Johannessen
The Viking Ship Museum. Photo: Thomas Johannessen
Astrup Fearnley Museet. OCP manual foto 2019
Taxis, Limousines and buses, Oslo offers a myriad of quality modes of transportation. From and to the airport and around in the city.
Guides Every year the municipality of Oslo organizes a 3 days exam for Oslo guides. The guides need to pass tests in each language they would like to use as a working language, ensuring their ability to perform as an excellent guide onboard the bus, at city walks and in museums. In addition, all guides must pass a written test on Oslo and Norwegian history.
> OSLO CONTINUED Holocaust Centre The Centre for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities (HL Centre) presents a modern exhibition on the Holocaust. Images, sounds, film, items and text documents the genocide of the European Jews, as well as the Nazi State’s mass murder and persecution of other peoples and minorities. Fjord cruise and boat sightseeing Cruise through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and a maze of islands with small summer cabins. The Oslofjord offers unique photo opportunities. A range of different tours and with different boats is available all year round. Culinary Tours Combine an urban hike with beer and cheese tasting in different local pubs and bars. Let the guide take you through history complimented by a gourmet meal with cider or wine tasting. Mathallen Mathallen Oslo is a foodie’s paradise: an indoor food market with more than 30 specialty shops, cafés and eateries that offer high-quality products and dishes from Norway and abroad. Here you will find items that you cannot find elsewhere in the city, and you will meet staff who are proud of their products and who will gladly talk food and give you good recommendations. Several of the shops and eateries have their own serving areas, but it is also possible to buy food from several different places and enjoy it in the common serving area in the centre, Torget. Horse and Carriage Tours See the city in a horse carriage pulled by Norwegian breeds like the Norwegian Fjord. The welfare of these horses is of the utmost importance. Hadeland Glassworks Hadeland Glassworks is a tourist attraction and shopping destination that brings together history, art, and culture and handicraft traditions in scenic surroundings. It has ten stores with everything for setting the perfect table: glass, porcelain, textiles, utensils, decorative items and much more. The glass museum is the largest in Scandinavia, and displays Hadeland creations from the last 250 years. Hadeland Glassworks is located one hour outside Oslo. Oslo International Airport - Gardemoen Oslo Airport is Norway’s main airport, situated north of Oslo. It takes only 19 minutes to get from the airport to Oslo Central Station. With over 28 million passengers per year and over 130 direct routes, both international and domestic, the airport is the perfect gateway to Norway and Scandinavia. The expansion of the airport was finished in 2017, with a brand new pier, departure and arrivals hall. With the expansion Oslo Airport has a capacity of 35 million passengers a year.
Additional Activities Hiking through Europe’s largest urban forest, taking in a variety of sites from traditional wooden buildings, hilltop viewpoints, pristine lakes and enough berries to last an entire holiday! Begin the tour with a stunning metro ride up the hills, starting at sea level and ending nearly 500 m above the city and fjord below. River Fishing, Fishing in the Oslo Fjord, Kayaking, Rib boats, Helicopter Tours, Seaplane Tours, Beach clean-up, Rowing, Swimming, Floating Saunas, Yoga, Wind tunnel, Skiing, cooking and much more. The Harbour Promenade Oslo’s new harbour promenade stretches nine kilometers along Oslo’s waterfront, combining sightseeing, history, art, architecture, and a touch of adventure. It ties the city together from east to west, turning different parts of town into a string of great experiences. Large orange information towers are set up at regular intervals along the whole promenade, to make sure you find your way. The towers are decorated with art depicting comic book detectives Krüger and Krogh hard at work in the promenade area. They also hold boards with information on nearby attractions and the historical significance of the area. A trip along the harbour promenade takes you through many different parts of the city, both new and old, each with its own characteristics and unique experiences. Oslo’s new architecture Oslo has become a capital of contemporary architecture. Recent years have seen the addition of modern landmarks by world-class architects, the emergence of a brand new skyline, and the onset of city development projects that transform old areas and create new ones. Between scaffolding and busy cranes the face of the city keeps changing – these are exciting times to walk our streets! Green Oslo Inspiration for an eco-friendly stay. Oslo is full of people and businesses who work towards a healthy environment: From restaurants that serve organic foods to city developers searching for eco-conscious solutions. Together they have turned Oslo into a sustainable destination. Whether you are seeking eco-friendly travel options, enjoy exploring interesting solutions to environmental challenges or simply like to spend time outside, there are plenty of ways to enrich your stay in Oslo with touches of green.
The Oslo Pass -an easy way to explore Oslo The Oslo Pass is valid for most museums and attractions in Oslo, and entitles the guests unlimited travel by metro, bus and ferries to the islands in the inner Oslo Fjord. The Oslo Pass is available from AppStore, Google Play and at the Oslo Visitor Centre. Winter in Oslo Oslo offers miles and miles of cross-country ski trails, or maybe you would like to test your ice-skating or downhill skiing skills? Not enough action? Try speeding down the 2-km toboggan run Korketrekkeren! Combine winter activities with shopping, dancing, dining and culture! Oslo has more than 40 museums, and beautiful outdoor attractions such as Akershus Fortress and the Vigeland Sculpture Park. In the evening, enjoy the nightlife, the restaurants and the exceptional music scene. Christmas markets Oslo’s largest Christmas market is located right in the city centre, offering Christmas magic for the whole family. The nicely decorated stalls sell Christmas delicacies and a varied selection of crafts. You can also enjoy Christmas activities, Christmas-themed entertainment and a ride in the market’s Ferris Wheel. The market is open from mid-November until the end of December.
The Nobel Peace Centre. Photo: Nobels Fredssenter & Johannes Granseth
Norwegian Maritime Museum. Photo: Norsk Maritimt Museum
The National Gallery. Photo: Nasjonalmuseet for kunst, arkitektur og design
Popular Oslo Boroughs
Aker Brygge Aker Brygge is known for its strip of restaurants along the boardwalk, with plenty of opportunities for al fresco wining and dining. There’s also a wide selection of fashion shops, if you want to renew your wardrobe. On sunny days, Aker Brygge is teeming with activity round the clock, and it doesn’t cost you anything to wander along the quay and enjoy the fresh sea air.
the fjord has its own characteristics and history. At Hovedøya you can glance at the busy city while relaxing on the beach. The fjord also offers possibilities for kayaking, canoeing, diving, fishing and sailing if you prefer a more active experience.
Grünerløkka Grünerløkka is a vibrant and popular neighbourhood located on the east side of the Akerselva River. Cafés, restaurants and bars are plentiful, and Grünerløkka is a popular shopping district with local design shops and several vintage and second-hand alternatives. Along the river are parklands, walking trails, waterfalls and intriguing remnants of Oslo’s industrial history. The nearby Vulkan area is home to Oslo’s largest food hall Mathallen – a perfect place for lunch. Bjørvika The area around the inlet of Bjørvika east of the city centre has been completely transformed in just a decade. Around year 2000 this area was known for a major highway junction and a container port. Today, the highway is gone and the containers have been replaced with apartment buildings. Bjørvika has been transformed into a modern borough with fascinating architecture, great outdoor spaces, a seawater pool at Sørenga and Oslo’s first urban farmer.
PORT OF OSLO Visiting address Shed 38, Vippetangen, Oslo, NORWAY Mailing address P.O.B. 230 Sentrum, NO-0103 Oslo, NORWAY Phone (+47) 21 80 21 80 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.oslohavn.no Maritime contact person Port Captain Jens Petter Christensen E-mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person (+47) 90 56 03 09 Distance from pilot station 57 nm (3.5-4 hrs) South Pilot channel Channel 12 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Østbanehallen, adjacent to Oslo Central Station Mailing address Jernbanetorget 1, NO-0154 Oslo, Norway Phone +47 815 30 555 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet visitoslo.com Distance from port 0.5 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Every major language. Certified guides Turnaround Large functional and accessible Terminal/Tents Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes, at Søndre Akershus Shuttle bus No Parking place for buses Yes, ample Public transportation Yes
Tjuvholmen Tjuvholmen is one of Oslo’s newest boroughs. The area is characterised by an intriguing architectural diversity and unique outdoor areas. It plays host to several galleries and art installations, including the Astrup Fearnley Museum flanked by a sculpture park and a beach. Tjuvholmen’s restaurants are known for their high standards and great locations. Oslo Fjord The 100-km-long Oslo Fjord is the scenic gem of the Oslo area. In the summer the fjord buzzes with life. Each of the islands in the innermost part of
Shopping Yes, ample shopping opportunities in numerous malls and stores Currency exchange Yes Internet access in pier area Yes, at Søndre Akershus Distances – airport 50 km. Distance to city centre 400 m. Nearest hospital Ullevål Hospital, 6 km, Phone (+47) 22 11 80 80 PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Yes, by truck in small quantities LNG Yes, by truck in small quantities EPI Considering implementation for year 2020 ESI Tier III ships, or ships registered in ESI with a total score above 40 points, are entitled to a 40% discount on normal rates. Tier II ships, or ships registered in ESI with a total score above 30 points, are entitled to a 10% discount Supplies available Yes Waste Yes, by trucks/containers Grey water Søndre Akershus quay – delivery by hose direkctly to the municipal grid. For the other quays, smaller quantities by truck Tugboats 1 tug available 30 min notice - to be ordered by the agent Anchorage Ormøysanden anchorage N 59°53´ E 010°45´. Sand/rock bottom Ship tender facilities N/A. On request in special cases. Tidal movement MLWS 49 cm, MHWS 84 cm. Gangway available 5 m, 8 m and 10 m lengths
Selection of Festivals: By:Larm – March Inferno Metal Festival - April Oslo International Church Music Festival – March Middle Age Festival – May Øya Festival – Aug. Oslo Chamber Music Festival – Aug. Mela Festival – Aug. Jazz Festival – Aug. Oslo Open – Sept. Opera Festival – Sept. World Music Festival – Oct/Nov.. Christmas Concerts – Nov/Dec. Welcome to Oslo!
Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour No use of incinerators while in Oslo Maximum ship length Søndre Akershus: 360 m. / Filipstad: 345 m. / Vippetangen; 252 m. / Revier: 300 m. Maximum ship draft Søndre Akershus: 10.3 m. / Filipstad: 10.3 m. /Vippetangen: 8.0 m. / Revier: 8.4 m. Maximum beam No limitation Maximum air draft No limitation Crew facilities Yes, on Søndre Akershus quay. Free wifi, restrooms etc. ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No restrictions Ship tenders allowed Available on special request Type of bottom Ormøysanden anchorage N 59°53´ E 010°45´. Sand/rock bottom. Depth Min. 24 m. Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier Approx. 4.8 nm. Tender Pier capacity Available on special request
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Pipervika Søndre Akershus
View of Sandefjord. Photo: Anthon Sørheim
SANDEFJORD CRUISE PORT Sandefjord Welcomes You!
Welcome to the friendly seaside town of Sandefjord, blessed with a long and beautiful coastline in addition to having a rich historical heritage. Take part in the history of Sandefjord with memories from the Viking Age, the glory years of its rise in popularity as a Spa Town in the 19th Century, the Whaling Period, as well as modern times of course. We offer a wide variety of excursions with optional duration. Oslo is easily reached on an organized day trip. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Sandefjord and Coastal Panoramic, 4.5 hours On this tour you see a selection of the main attractions in Sandefjord and visit Stavern, Norway’s smallest town. You will get a brief description of Sandefjord and the three main periods of Sandefjord’s history, Viking, Spa and Whaling as well as modern history. We stop to see the restored veteran whaler “Southern Actor” at Sandefjord harbour, and the Whaling Monument, Sandefjord’s most famous sculpture, created by Knut Steen in the 1950s. Midtåsen, the former property of shipping magnate Anders Jahre, offers a fantastic view of the fjord of Sandefjord. On the way you pass the historical Gokstad mound where the famous Gokstad Viking longship was excavated in 1880. Main stop in Stavern, a charming small town. In summer, it boils like a southern stew. Time for a stroll at Frederiksvern Fortress containing various exhibitions, many related to World War II.
Scenic tour to The World´s End, 5 hours On this scenic tour you will get panoramic views and a selection of attractions from Sandefjord to The World´s End at Tjøme and visit Norway’s oldest town, Tønsberg. We visit the former property of shipping magnate Anders Jahre, which offers a fantastic view of the fjord of Sandefjord. In Norways oldest town, Tønsberg you will visit the towns’s most famous landmark, Slottsfjellet (the Castle Hill). In the Middle Ages, Slottsfjellet was a royal residence and an important power centre in Norway. It was also the largest medieval fortress in the 1300s. On the way to the Castle Hill you pass an open air museum with old farm houses, where the oldest dates back to 1407. Tønsberg is a good spot to explore the Viking heritage! The famous Oseberg Viking ship, which is commonly acknowledged to be among the finer artifacts to have survived from the Viking Era, was excavated just outside Tønsberg in 1904. Today the Viking heritage is kept alive in the town where you can see an exact copy of this ship, built using tools and
construction methods identical to those used in the Viking era. Hear the exciting story of the Viking era, the Oseberg find, the Oseberg ship and the construction of Saga Oseberg. The last stop will be a visit to the “World’s End” in Færder National Park, which is 1 of 5 “World’s Ends” in the world, and gives you a majestic view to the horizon. Viking for a day, 6 hours The Vikings lived in the area surrounding the Oslofjord about 1000 years ago. Their presence is clearly seen in the artifacts and monuments they left behind. A number of the world´s most important archaeological finds from the Viking Age were discovered in Vestfold, including monumental royal burial mounds in Borre, the Oseberg Ship burial mound, Slottsfjellet (Castle Hill) in Tønsberg and the Gokstad mound in Sandefjord. Today the Slottsfjell Museum and Midgard Viking Centre give us a glimpse of the Vikings and their way of life. Your meal will be served “the Viking way” in the Viking Hall, next to Midgard.
Saga Oseberg. Photo: Oseberg Vikingarv
Sandefjord town centre. Photo: Visit Vestfold
The World’s End. Photo: Didrick Stenersen
Edvard Munch – The man and his home, 2 hours Get to know the person Edvard Munch. “Here I have painted for more than 30 years, some of my best paintings”. Welcome to Munch’s house in Åsgårdstrand where you can get a close insight into one of the world’s greatest artists, Edvard Munch. Get to see how he lived and walk in his footsteps, to some of the places where he painted his great masterpieces. Length of walk 100 m.
Historical tour, 3.5 hours You will get a brief description of Sandefjord and the three main periods of Sandefjord’s history, Viking, Spa and Whaling as well as modern history. Visit the restored whaling boat Southern Actor with its authentic portrayal of how the men of Sandefjord spent their time at sea, and the Whaling Monument, Sandefjord’s most famous sculpture is a memorial to whaling, created by Knut Steen in the 1950s. The unique Whaling Museum, is Europe’s only museum dedicated to whaling and its history. The museum is under reconstruction and will re-open in 2019. The tour also takes you to the beautiful former estate of shipping magnate Anders Jahre, Midtåsen. The park area surrounding the house contains a sculpture pavilion dedicated to the artist Knut Steen´s work, and has a fantastic view of the fjord of Sandefjord. Sandefjord was renowned in Europe in the middle of the 1800s as a centre for medicinal baths. On the way we will see the old Spa building, Sandefjord Baths, a health resort for royalties and well-known figures from 1837 until
the 2nd World War. On the way you will also see the historical Gokstad mound where the famous Gokstad Viking longship was excavated in 1880.
Parking place for buses YES Public transportation YES Shopping YES Currency exchange YES, at airport Internet access in pier area NO Distance to airport: 10 km Distance to city centre 0.3 km Distance nearest hospital 25 km (Vestfold Hospital, Tønsberg)
Maximum air draft Unlimited Bollard strength (certification) 50 t Crew facilities NO
Stokke Bygdetun, 3 hours Stokke Bygdetun, a local folk museum set in the middle of a beautiful beech forest. The museum has an impressive collection of old local artefacts as well as a fully furnished house dating back to ca 1740, a fully working forge, an old school house and several other buildings. Get fresh baked bread made on the premises, and enjoy coffee and waffles or the Norwegian speciality, Rømmegrøt (Sour Cream Porridge) under the old fruit trees outside.
PORT & TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Strandpromenaden 18, NO-3210 SANDEFJORD Mailing address Strandpromenaden 18, NO-3210 SANDEFJORD Phone +47 33 41 64 39 / 90 41 84 45 E-mail email@example.com Internet sandefjordhavn.no Maritime contact person Karl Oskar Jørgensen E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 33 41 64 39 / 90 41 84 45 Distance from pilot station 15nm/ 25 nm Langesund Pilot (25 nm) N 58˚56`31`` E 009˚47`38`` Færder Pilot (15 nm) N 59˚04`30`` E 010˚34`32`` Pilot channel 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Mailing address Torpveien 130, NO-3241 SANDEFJORD Phone +47 33 46 05 90 E-mail email@example.com Internett visitsandefjord.no GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service YES Turnaround facilities NO Terminal/Restrooms in pier area NO Shuttle bus YES
Activities, 4-8 hours Fun and excitement at the High & Low Climbing Park. Scandinavia’s largest climbing park consists of various types of routes in the trees, of differing length and difficulty. All equipment is included. Organized hiking tours. Experience the Norwegian way of life in the woods, cooking the traditional Norwegian food of sausages on the fire.
ANCHORAGE/TENDER: Max size 25 m Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud Depth 20 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 4 nm Tender Pier capacity 500 pax
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method By truck/ship LNG By truck/ship Supplies available: ON REQUEST Waste ON REQUEST Grey water ON REQUEST Tugboats ON REQUEST Anchorage YES Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement NIL Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) NO Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES Restrictions in harbour YES Maximum ship length 250 m Maximum ship draft 10 m Maximum beam 40 m
Quay Framnes Pier Pier II
Length 250 m 120 m 100 m
Draft 10 m 8m 8m
Beam 50 m 30 m 30 m
Height 3m 2m 2m Framnes 1
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The Telemark Canal. Photo: The Telemark Canal
Living history and magical scenery The county of Telemark is well known for the 150-year-old Telemark Canal carved into the rock, the history of skiing, the world’s largest stave church at Heddal, the world renowed painter Edvard Munch and writer Henrik Ibsen, UNESCO listed places and national parks. Surrounded by spectacular and varied nature from the beautiful archipelago and fjords with hundreds of islands to the majestic Mt. Gaustatoppen (1883 m). Midway between Oslo and Kristiansand, you will reach our historic, small, beautiful and picturesque cruise port towns of Brevik, Langesund and Kragerø.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS The Telemark Canal Canal cruises with nostalgic veteran boats through the most spectacular stretches. See how the lock keepers operate the locks as they did 150 years ago. Admire the spectacular lock walls constructed in fine stone masonry by hand, former lock-keepers’ cottages, beautiful lakes, parks and historic areas. Viking for a day on the Telemark Canal Guided tour or be a Viking for a day on the Viking ship Åsa (replica of Viking Ship Oseberg), watch a Viking battle and taste Viking food. Visit the home of an internationally renowned artist couple near the Telemark Canal The nice artists Elisabeth de Lunde (painter) and Jakob Zethner (opera singer) invites you to their beautiful home for concerts, open art studio and exhibitions.
Visit the childhood home of the world famous playwright Henrik Ibsen A guided journey back to his childhood in Skien, here his work comes to life through exhibitions, films, pictures and holograms. This place inspired ”The Wild Duck” and “Little Eyolf” . Experience the history of Telemark in Brekkeparken Open Air Museum, Skien Located in a beautiful park with heritage buildings from across Telemark, the oldest dating back to the 14th century. Admire traditional rose paintings and ornamental woodcarving. The Brekke Mansion, displaying interiors of a wealthy family in the mid 1800s. “Huldresølv” Norwegian jewellery with soul and history Inspired by Norwegian tradition, folklore and mystery (“Huldra” - the wood nymph) combined with the international trend picture. See how goldsmiths create this beautiful jewellery
Langøya in Langesund has a distinctive cultural landscape. The Nature Conservation protects the entire island. The most famous spot on the island is the Langøytangen Lighthouse. Here you will also find Langøya Hovedgård with its microbrewery - taste the local beer. Berg Museum - Kragerø The earlier summer residence of a wealthy family, from 1803. Experience Kragerø’s past as a great trading centre, Edvard Munch exhibition, “Peoples jobs in Kragerø in the past and present”, historical toy collection, beautiful park and recreational area. Guided city walk in Kragerø, or walk in the footsteps of Edvard Munch Includes places where Edvard Munch painted some of his most famous paintings when he lived here from 1909 to 1915, “Gunnarsholmen” fortress, the museum and art gallery “Kittelsen-huset”, Kragerø viewpoint “Steinmann”. Could include tasting of wine, local beer, food and sweets.
Bunad and Brekkeparken. Photo: Telemark Museum
Island Sky i Kragerø. Photo: Cruise Telemark
At-6 Harvard. Photo: Jan Erik Arud
Coastal safari in our scenic archipelago With more than 500 islands and reefs. Seasonally, you may see seals on the reefs or playing in the sea. Taste local fish products.
Heddal Stave Church The world’s largest, from 1200s. Beautiful woodcarvings and rose paintings. Parallels drawn to a Viking ship, both magnificent examples of Old Norse art and construction
Heroes of Telemark - The Heavy Water War Stopped the Germans from developing atomic bomb during WWII. The Museum Vemork in Rjukan tells this history. Possible to visit the recently excavated basement where the production of heavy water took place.
The beautiful Jomfruland Island Part of National Park and the Gea Norvegica Geological Park. A small elongated island forming a protective barrier between the other islands and the open sea. Experience the atmosphere, the lovely nature and cultural landscape, birds, flowering, paths, trails, pebble beaches, the view from the old lighthouse, the tower pond, the openair church and the oak forest, on foot or bicycle.
Historical flights - Norwegian Flying Aces With our surrounding nature and scenery, we guarantee that our flights will be spectacular, breathtaking and a once in a lifetime experience, in a Harvard Texan Flight, Trojan Power Fighter, Stearman PT 17 or American Champion Xtreme Decathlon. A Spitfire Mk IX EN570 coming soon.
Hiking, biking and kayaking Experience great hiking, biking and kayaking in the varied landscape of Telemark. Telemark - winter activities Skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, sleigh ride, ice climbing, kayaking, cycling (studded tires).
Industrial UNESCO world heritage site Rjukan–Notodden The invention of mineral fertilizer, saved the world from famine in the 1900s. Part of the second industrial revolution, and Norway’s most important invention for the world market.
Norwegian Ski Museum Morgedal - the cradle of modern skiing Housing a multimedia journey through skiing’s history’s, exhibition area. Visit the birth place of Sondre Norheim, who invented free-heel skiing.
PORTS OF TELEMARK Kragerø (K) Langesund (L) Brevik (B) Visiting address (K) Ytre Strandvei 16, NO-3770 Kragerø (L) Torget 2A, NO-3970 Langesund Norge (B) Tangenvegen 40, NO-3950 Brevik, Norge Mailing address (K) P.O.B. 158, NO-3791 Kragerø (L&B) Strømtangvegen 39, NO-3950 Brevik Phone (K) +47 35981750, (L&B) +47 35 93 10 00 E-mail (K) firstname.lastname@example.org (L&B) email@example.com Internett (L&B) www.grenland-havn.no Maritime contact person (K) Svein Arne Walle (L&B) Port Captain Borgar Slørdal E-mail contact person (K) firstname.lastname@example.org (L&B) email@example.com Phone contact person (K) +47 922 66 088 (L&B) +47 909 55 941 Distance from pilot station (K) 17 nm (L) 0,5 hour/4 nm (B) 1 hour/8nm South (K) Arendal (L) Kragerø (B) Langesund North (K) Langesund (L) Brevik (B) Sandefjord Pilot channel (K) 16 (L&B) 80 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address (L) Kongshavnsgate 3, NO-3970 Langesund Mailing address (L&B) Uniongata 18, NO-3732 Skien Phone (K) +47 35 99 81 25 (L&B) +47 35 90 55 20 E-mail (K) Cruise Telemark firstname.lastname@example.org
Near to Telemark Oslo – the capital of Norway, Stavern Fortress and Citadel Island, Risør - the wooden boat festival.
Tugboats (K&L&B) Yes Anchorage (K) Yes (L&B) N/A Ship tender facilities (K) Yes (L&B) N/A Tidal movement (K)+/- 0.3 m (L&B) 50-70 cm Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) (K) No (L&B) TBC Seawalk (K) No (L&B) N/A ISPS approved (K) Yes (NOKRA-0003) (L) Can be arranged (B) Yes Restrictions in harbour (K)No Maximum ship length (K) 140 m (L) approx. 100 m (B) 200-250 m Maximum ship draft (K)7 m (L) 5 m (B) 13 m Maximum beam (K) No limit (L)TBC Maximum air draft (K) No limit N/A Bollard strength (certification) (K) 30 t, no certificate (B) No certification 50t (L) 20 t, no certificate Crew facilities (K) None (L&B) N/A
(L&B) email@example.com Internett (K) http://www.visitkragero.no (L&B) http://www.visitgrenland.no Distance from port (K) In port (mobile) (L) 200 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service (K&L&B) Yes Turnaround facilities (K&L&B) No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area (K&L&B) No Shuttle bus (K&L&B) No Parking place for buses (K&L&B) Yes 50 m Public transportation (K) Yes 50 m, (L&B) Yes Shopping (K) 100 m (L) 100 m (B) In town, 1 km Currency exchange (K)Yes 200 m (L) No (B) Yes 1km Internet access in pier area (K)Yes (L&B) No Distance to airport (K)90 km (TRF, Sandefjord Airport) (L) 59 km TRF (B) 50 km TRF Distance to city centre (K) 100 m (L) 100 m (B) 1 km Distance nearest hospital (K) 2 km (L) 30 km (B) 20 km
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size (K) LOA approx. 195 m (depends on disp. from Pilot master) (L&B) N/A Ship tenders allowed (K) Yes (L&B) N/A Type of bottom (K) Mud and rock (L&B) N/A Depth (K) 20-50 m (L&B) N/A Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier (K) 500-800 m (L&B) N/A Tender Pier capacity (K) Sufficient, 2 piers (L&B) N/A
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method (K&L&B) by car LNG (K&L&B) by car EPI (K&L&B) by car ESI (L&B) by car Supplies available (K)Yes (L&B) N/A Waste (K) Yes (L&B) Grey water (K) No (by car is possible) (L&) By car
100 m SCALE
Quay Tangen quay Jernbane quay Dampskip quay
Length 200 m 100 m 45 m
Draft 13 m 8m 5m
Beam * * -
Height 2.2 m 3.5 m 2.1 m
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* At Pilot Master’s discretion
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Merdø Pier. Photo: Region Arendal Tourist Office
The Heart of Southern Norway Founded on the shipping, forestry and mining industries, Arendal developed into one of the wealthiest towns in northern Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries. Evidence of the town’s golden days can still be experienced by walking through the old part of town called “Tyholmen”. Amongst the many beautiful old wooden houses you can find Arendal Old Town Hall, one of the largest wooden houses in northern Europe. Arendal has an excellent location literally “on” the water – being built on 7 small islands and known as Venice of the North. Its climate and resources have made it one of the most popular places to go for recreational boaters and holidaymakers during the summer. Arendal is also known for hosting a vast number of festivals, events and activities throughout the year.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Explore Nature by train and bike Duration: 6 ½ hrs. Get your bike at the pier and follow your guide to the train station. After a 35 minute rather idyllic train ride you’ll reach the final destination, Nelaug. This is the start of an approx. 4 hour beautiful bike ride on gravel roads through typical Norwegian woods alongside the river Nidelv. A light lunch will be served on the way. Capacity: minimum 5, maximum 20. Visit the Næs Ironworks Museum in Tvedestrand County Duration: 3 ½ hrs Hop on the bus and travel from Arendal along the scenic coastal road to the historical Ironworks Museum in Tvedestrand County. Afterwards you can enjoy a guided tour, authentic film recordings, coffee and typical Norwegian pastries at the Ironworks Museum where the buildings, machinery and equipment date back to the 17th
century. It was Norway’s second largest iron works, closed down in 1959. Today it is a technical cultural heritage site. In the museum’s vicinity you find one of Norway’s most beautiful golf courses, the romantic park “Lunden” and the river “Storelva”, great for fishing salmon and sea trout. Capacity: minimum 20, maximum 50. A walk down history lane in the old parts of Arendal Duration: 1 ½ -2 hrs Get to know Arendal and its outstanding history by joining our guide on a walk through the old parts of the town. Learn why Arendal was called “Venice of the North”, see the well restored old wooden townhouses, some dating back to the 16th century, over 400 years old. That’s Norwegian Wood for you! If not booked in advance, we will show you the old Arendal Town Hall, Norway’s highest and second largest wooden building. At the end of the tour the guide can show you the way to the town museum “Klöckers Hus”, where a guide from the museum will
show you around a typical rich citizen’s house from the 18th century. Capacity: min. 10, max. 25. Exploring the archipelago of Arendal by sea Duration: 2 hrs Take this opportunity to explore the islands just outside the town of Arendal. Some of them are populated by locals all year round, such as Hisøy and Tromøy. A few of the islands only come to life during a few summer months, all filled up with summer houses. The boats passing the old outports, Havsøy and Merdø, where the town of Arendal originated back in the 16th and 17th century. Get a glimpse of the two famous lighthouses - Store- (big) and Lille (little) Torungen. We promise you a comfortable passage through the beautiful archipelago of Arendal. Duration: 2 hrs. Capacity: minimum 30, maximum 120.
Pollen, Arendal Town. Photo: Region Arendal Turistkontor
Visit Grimstad “City of Poets” The town of Grimstad, just 25 minutes drive from Arendal, has been home to two of Norway’s greatest poets, Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun. Ibsen lived here as a young apprentice chemist before his breakthrough as a playwright, and Hamsun spent the last 34 years of his life on the farm Nørholm outside Grimstad. This excursion will give you an insight into the lives of these two internationally famous writers, as well as an understanding of what made them become writers and their gifts to lovers of literature around the world. We visit the Ibsen Museum and you will have ample time to explore the picturesque town of Grimstad. Duration: 3 hrs. Capacity: Minimum 20, maximum 50. VIP-trip VIP-trips for the adventurous? Do you like a bit of action while exploring? For a few lucky ones we can offer a trip on a fast-going “RIB” exploring the archipelago of Arendal. Along the river Nidelv, passing the outports of Havsøys and Merdø and visiting the lighthouse “Store Torungen”. You’re now entering the kingdom of the seagulls. Strong
PORT OF ARENDAL Visiting address Kristen Staksnæsvei 61, NO-4810 Eydehavn Mailing address Kristen Staksnæsvei 61, NO-4810 Eydehavn Phone +47 975 27 000 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Maritime contact person Gordon Fuglestad E- mail contact person Gordon.email@example.com Phone contact person 047 466 28 008 Distance from pilot station 4.3 nm East 8.81 North 58.39166667 Pilot channel 12 and 16 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Sam Eydes plass 1, NO-4800 Arendal Mailing address P.O.B. 123, 4891 Grimstad Phone +47 370 05 544 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.arendal.com Distance from port 200 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes Shuttle bus Not needed Parking place for buses At pier Public transportation Yes - 200 m
Arendal Harbour. Photo: Region Arendal Turistkontor
legs and no fear of heights? You’ll have the best view from the top of the lighthouse. Bring your swimsuit! Duration: 2 ½ hrs. Capacity: minimum 6, maximum 12. History, culture and beautiful surroundings “Aust-Agder Centre of History and Culture” reopened after a total makeover in April 2014, presenting some of the most interesting exhibitions from the local heritage. Findings from the wreck of the slave ship “Fredensborg” which sank in a storm outside Arendal in 1768 are one of the most visited exhibitions. On this excursion you will also experience the beautiful surroundings of Arendal by bus. Enjoy! Duration: 3 hrs Capacity: minimum 25, maximum 100.
- an Astro amphitheatre, where you can travel through space in 3D. - a great patio with an amazing sea view. - a gift shop with toys and games for kids and adults, and experiments to take home. - a café which serves coffee, cakes, baguettes, sandwiches and other light dishes.
The South of Norway Science Centre The South of Norway Science Centre is a centre for fun learning experiences for kids and adults alike and situated directly at the cruise ship pier in Arendal. At the Science Centre you will find: - 300 m2 full of exciting educational installations and experiments you can try out.
Shopping 50 m Currency exchange 100 m Internet access in pier area Yes, Free WiFi for guests and crew Distance to airport 70 km, Kristiansand airport Kjevik Distance to city centre 0 Distance nearest hospital 2 km PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method By car LNG No EPI Awaiting ESI Awaiting Supplies available Yes Grey water Yes, at Eydehavn terminal, 4 nm from cruise pier Tugboats Yes Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement Insignificant, less than 0.5 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 meters) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour Overnight stay subject to noise and emission control Maximum ship length 220 m, normal pilot ops. 260 m at cruise piers Maximum ship draft 10 m Maximum beam No
Maximum air draft No restriction Bollard strength (certification) SWL 70 t Crew facilities Free Wi-Fi at pier and in city. Free access to marina facilities, included floating, heated swimming pool ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size: 220 m, normal pilot ops. 260 m at anchorage point Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud Depth 25 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 0,2Nm Tender Pier capacity 2 – 3 tender boats at one time
ARENDAL Jaktkaien Gml Tollbodkai
Quay Hotellbryggen Batterikaien
Length 77 m 110 m
Draft 10 m 10 m
Height 2.20 m 2.20 m
Kallevigs brygge Hotellbryggen Stenkaien Ferjekaien Gml Gjestehavn Rådhuskaien
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Hightlights of Kristiansand. Photo: Svein Tybakken
The City of Flowers and Culture As the capital of southern Norway, Kristiansand has become known as the city of flowers, rich on culture and traditions and with a “laid back” southern atmosphere. Founded in 1641, Kristiansand tends to pleasantly surprise its visitors to the city due to its easy access to the city centre with the fish market and the old town. From Kristiansand visitors also have easy access to the unspoilt nature and can explore the rest of the region on foot or by coach. The citizens of Kristiansand are friendly and relaxed and the quaint city centre is easy to get to know, perfect for a one day stop as there is time to shop, walk around and check out some of the highlights. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Kristiansand Open Air Museum 3 hours. Capacity: no limit. Distance from the pier: 5.2 km One of Norway’s largest museums featuring the culture and history of Kristiansand and the county of Vest Agder. Visiting the museum gives you an unique introduction to the way of life in olden times in this region. Kristiansand Zoo 3-4 hours. Capacity: no limit. Distance from the pier: 13 km Besides being the largest zoo in Scandinavia, Kristiansand Zoo is very special due to its typical Norwegian landscape. In addition to the more traditional zoo animals you will find elk (moose), wolves, lions, tigers and many more. The zoo also offers special guided botanical tours for smaller groups. A wonderful experience for adults and children alike.
The Cannon Museum 3 hours. Capacity: no limit. Distance from the pier: 10 km See the world’s second largest cannon ever to be mounted on land. Situated in beautiful surroundings by the coast, a visit to this cannon brings you back to the Second World War and gives an amazing insight into the way the cannons were in those days. Gimle Estate & Gardens 3 hours. Capacity: no limit. Distance from the pier: 2.8 km The Gimle estate was built around 1800. Collections of paintings, period furniture, china etc. reflect a family home through five generations. Now a cultural museum of historic interest, surrounded by an English style landscape manor house park and well worth a visit. The Arkivet Foundation 2.5 hours. Capacity: 60 pax. Distance from the pier: 1.6 km The foundation is located in a building that served as a Gestapo regional headquarters during the Second World War, with the basement functioning as a
detention and interrogation centre. Arkivet took over the vacated building in 1999. The prison cells and torture chambers from 1942-45 have been reconstructed and installations and human-size dolls illustrate the events that took place in the basement. Christiansholm Fortress Distance from the pier: 400 m A beautiful fortress dating back to 1672 and well worth a visit while in Kristiansand. Only a short walk from the cruise pier, you can visit the outside of the fortress for a look at the 8 bronze cannons and an exceptional view over the marina and the Atlantic Ocean. The Fish Market Distance from the pier: 100 m A very popular place for locals as well as tourists is the Kristiansand fish market. Here you can have a look at all the typical fish and seafood from the region. With a restaurant and café on every corner, the place bustles with life in the summer months, as people enjoy their fish soup or a delicious ice cream while watching the boats pass by.
Kristiansand. Photo: Anders Martinsen
The Pier, Kristiansand . Photo: Anders Martinsen
Ulvøysund. Photo: Anders Martinsen
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.
Brewery Tour In the old former paper factory there are now many cultural activities. A young, but successful micro brewery is set in one of these buildings. On this tour we sample their beer together with snacks and learn about the brewing process. Enjoy the beer and the history of the brewery and the surroundings. Food can be served. The tour can be added on to other tours such as the Mineral Park or the Setesdalsbanen Vintage Railway. Allow 1 hour for an add-on brewery tour.
The Setesdalsbanen Vintage Railway 3 hours. Capacity: 320 pax. Narrow-gauge (1067mm) railway powered by a steam engine from 1901. The track section covers 8 km 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.
An idyllic drive up to Evje will take you through a region known for significant occurrences of quartz and feldspar. These minerals have been mined for around 100 years and feldspar is still extracted for use in the production of porcelain.
PORT OF KRISTIANSAND Visiting address Gravane 4, NO-4610 Kristiansand Mailing address P.O.B. 114, NO-4662 Kristiansand Phone 0047 970 90 504 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.portofkristiansand.com Maritime contact person Duty Officer E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person 0047 970 90 504 Distance from pilot station 40 meters TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Quay side Mailing address P.O.B. 417 Lund, NO-4604 Kristiansand Phone +47 380 75000 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visitkrs.no Distance from port 200 m from berth 10 GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service YES Turnaround facilities NO Terminal/Restrooms in pier area NO Shuttle bus Shuttle train Parking place for buses YES Public transportation In city centre Shopping In city centre Currency exchange Bank in city centre Internet access in pier area YES Distance to airport 17 km
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.
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.
Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES Restrictions in harbour NO restrictions Maximum ship length 185 m Maximum ship draft 10.7 m Maximum beam NO limitations Maximum air draft NO limitaitions Bollard strength (certification) SWL 50-90 (No certification) Crew facilities NONE
Distance to city centre 1 km Distance nearest hospital 4 km, 8 min. PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Two bunker stations, for smaller vessels by truck EPI Expected implemented in 2020 ESI YES Supplies available YES, ship chandlers available Waste YES Grey water YES, by truck or shore connection Tugboats 1 Tug available Anchorage YES, at western basin Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement +/- 20 cm on a normal day Berth 10 Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) NO Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES Restrictions in harbour NO restrictions Maximum ship length NO limitations Maximum ship draft 11 m Maximum beam NO limitations Maximum air draft NO limitations Bollard strength (certification) SWL 150 – 250 t Certified Crew facilities NONE
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size NO limitations Ship tenders allowed YES Type of bottom Sand Depth 25 – 45 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 650 m
Berth 16 Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) NO
KRISTIANSAND City centre
Quay Cruise pier 10 Odderøya 16
Length 150 m 64 m
Draft 11.5 m 12 m
500 m SCALE
Lyngdal. Photo: Johan Remen Evensen
The Southern Tip of Norway Lyngdal, located in the traditional district of Lister, is the natural staring point for exploring this beautiful region in the southern tip of Norway. Hiking, beaches, fishing, biking, fjord, Viking and pirate history and mysterious stones are just some of the things on offer in Lyngdal and Lister. Lyngdal extends literally from the sea to the hills, the mountains and fjords and offers advendtures throughout. Lyngdal is the perfect first – or last – stop on your journey through Norway. When you go ashore at Lyngdal, you will arrive close to the beautiful sandy beach innermost In the Rosfjord. Lyngdal has a small, charming town centre with numerous unique little shops.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Kvåsfossen – South Norway Salmon Centre A short coach ride along the salmon river Lygna takes you to Kvåsfossen waterfall. The waterfall with it 36 m drop, is one of the biggest inthe region! Inside the mountain is a visitors’ centre with Norway’s longest salmon ladder (220 m). Large windows allow you to study the wild salmon and sea trout up close. The Centre is home to one of Norway’s largest wildlife exhibitions. Experience the wildlife in lifelike surroundings. Time: 2.5 hrs Capacity: Max 200 pax. Level: 1 (easy)
Lindesnes – Norway’s southern most point Norway’s southernmost point is only 30 minutes away by coach. Opened in 1656, Lindesnes Lighthouse was Norway’s first lighthouse to be fitted with a lamp. Climb the 31 steps to the top for an amazing view, or take a look around the lighthouse museum and shop. The journey to Lindesnes Lighthouse takes you through varied landscape, ranging from wooded hills to coastal belts. The trip also takes in some of the small picturesque villages typical of this region. Time: 3 hrs Capacity: Unlimited. Level: 1 (easy) / 2 (medium, steps)
Fantastic Flekkefjord - History meets street art in the Dutch quarter A stroll through the old streets of the Dutch quarter, part of Southern Norways best kept wooden houses and explore the fascinating history from the 16th, 17th and 18th century. «Hollenderbyen» - The Dutch City - has also become a great outdoor gallery for street art where new ideas meet old traditions. The guided tour starts by coach from the cruise pier. First stop will be Utsikten in Kvinesdal with panoramic views over the region. Continue to the idyllic Flekkefjord, a small town with white wooden houses. You will always find freshly painted buildings, with flowers on doors and entrances making it a picturesque place. Level: 1 (easy)
Kvåsfossen. Photo: Visit Sørlandet
Lindesnes. Photo: Visit Sørlandet
Viking. Photo: Adam Read, Visit Sørlandet
A garden tour in Norway’s deep south In a landscape shaped by the Nordic climate, keen gardeners in Norway have to make the most of a short growing season. Spring arrives earlier here in the south, allowing lush oases to flourish in the idyllic countryside. A stroll through our collection of open gardens give visitors an opportunity for inspiration and meditation and meet the garden owners, who enjoy sharing their expertise and passion for plants. The trip including visits to 4 private gardens, each with its own character: ·Meet a plant collector containing over 3,000 plant ·An amusing garden with plants displayed in any number of creative ways · Stroll through a natural garden and enjoy Norwegian waffles served with homemade jam ·A park-style eco-garden. Duration: Half-day tour (a shorter tour, visiti two gardens, is available) Capacity: 50 pax per garden. Level: Easy/mod
Lista – Norway’s top birdwatching spot Enjoy the ultimate Norwegian birdwatching experience at Farsund/Lista in the far south of Norway. The famous Lista lighthouse, with its bird observatory and visitor centre, is the perfect base for your guided birdwatching trip. Lista Bird Observatory, founded in 1990, carries out standardised mist netting and daily migration counts in the vicinity of the lighthouse. It is an ornithologist’s paradise. Nowhere else in Norway have so many different bird species – no fewer than 341. This guided round trip takes you through stunning coastal scenery, agricultural landscapes and the beautiful little town of Farsund, with its well-preserved architectural heritage consisting mainly of white-painted wooden houses representing various periods and styles. Duration: 3 hrs Capacity: Unlim. Level: 1 (easy)
Viking tour – a trip back in time From the coast, we drive through a agricultural landscape to the visitor centre at Tingvatn, site of an ancient place of assembly for the inland communities of southern Norway. The site is associated with the Iron Age and the Migration Period in particular. The gathering place, burial mounds and stone circles can still be seen. When the Vikings burst onto the scene, they ravaged and terrorised established communities. You’ll understand why when you see the replica of the magnificent Snartemo sword, famous in Norway and beyond as the finest archaeological find from the Migration Period in Agder. The tour includes: ·Guided tour ·Forge your own Viking sword to take home ·Learn about using plants to dye yarn ·Viking-style food from the baking oven Duration: 3½ hrs Capacity: Unlim (1 coach at a time) level: 1 (easy) A shorter version tour, omitting some activities, can be combined with a visit to the salmon centre at Kvåsfossen.
PORT OF LYNGDAL Visiting address Prost Birkelandsgt 4, NO-4580 Lyngdal Mailing address P.O.B. 353, 4577 Lyngdal Phone +47 38334000 E-mail Havn@lyngdal.kommune.no Internett www.lyngdal.kommune.no Maritime contact person Jane Arnesen E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 94506064 Distance from pilot station 10 nm/1hrs Pilot electronic by SafeSeaNet Norway TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Lyngdal Kulturhus Mailing address Grøndokka 4, NO-4577 Lyngdal Phone +47 95945266 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visitnorwway.com/lyngdal Distance from port 2 km
Currency exchange YES /Bank 2 km Internet access in pier area YES Distance to airport 90 km Kristiansand Airport / 150 km Stavanger Airport Distance to city centre 2 km Distance nearest hospital Sørlandet Hospital 30 km, phone +47 03738
Bollard strength (certification) N/A Crew facilities NO
GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes (Restroom) Shuttle bus YES Parking place for buses YES Public transportation YES Shopping YES
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method YES, By car/Barge LNG N/A EPI N/A ESI Please refer to price list Supplies available YES Waste YES Grey water N/A Tugboats YES Anchorage YES (only) Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement appr. 0.5 m (www.kartverket.no/havniva) Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) Yes (stair) Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES Restrictions in harbour N/A Maximum ship length No restrictions Maximum ship draft No restriction Maximum beam No restriction Maximum air draft No restriction
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No restriction on tender Ship tenders allowed YES Type of bottom SAND Depth 8 meters Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier max 1nm Tender Pier capacity 2
Aviation area Agnefest
100 m SCALE
500 m SCALE
Stavanger Cruise Port. Photo: Odd Bjørn Bekkeheien
Shortcut to the Norwegian Fjords So close to the European continent and Great Britain! Stavanger is very conveniently 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. Just a short walk away is the lovely cathedral, and the charming city centre with its cobbled pedestrian streets. The landscape in the region varies between fjords and steep mountains. The Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock – just an hour’s boat trip away from the city. The Stavanger region claims to be the cradle of the Vikings. Having been European Capital of Culture in 2008 has added extra cultural dimensions to “The Petroleum Capital of Norway”.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS “Out oars for Stavanger! Forward all for Stavanger!” the British poet Rudyard Kipling (“If”) wrote in 1906 in the poem “Thorkild’s Song”. Stavanger is among the fastest growing cruise ports in Europe, north of Gibraltar. Now being the 2nd biggest cruise city in Norway, Stavanger and its surrounding region has become a popular and attractive stop on cruises to Norway. Locally trained and authorized official guides handle 23 different languages. Cruise guests rate a day in this area on their cruise very high. Stavanger is proud to have guest satisfaction proven both by statements and surveys. In 2010, “Seatrade Insider” rated Stavanger the 2nd best cruise destination worldwide.
Old Stavanger Old Stavanger is a cluster of 173 small, white, wooden houses built some 200 years ago. Some of them now house craft shops, galleries and museums. The area is a National Heritage Site, and is also where The Norwegian Canning Museum is located.
Fascinating museums The Norwegian Canning Museum and The Norwegian Petroleum Museum are within easy walking distance from the port. The Maritime Museum and the Museums’ Information Centre are right in port, near the Fish Market.
Stavanger Cathedral Built in the Anglo-Norman style in 1125 AD, when the town only had 200 inhabitants, Stavanger Cathedral is a scaled down replica of Winchester Cathedral in England. It is one of the few churches in Scandinavia that has kept its original design. Its patron saint is St Svithun.
The heart of the city centre The charming city centre consists mainly of shops in wooden houses and narrow, cobbled streets. Shops and shopping centres offer a wide variety of top quality products and famous brands. The price level is the same as in Norway in general. There is ample scope for Tax Free Shopping.
Swords in Rock Standing 30 feet high on the edge of Hafrsfjord Bay, are three swords set into the mountain rock as a memorial to King Harald I, “Harald Fairhair”, who founded Norway in 872 AD and who became its first king.
Boat trip to the Lysefjord Duration: 3-3.5 hours Experience the impressive Lysefjord and one of Norway’s spectacular wonders, the Pulpit Rock, which rises 604 m (1968 ft) above sea level. Fetch drinking water from a waterfall at “Fantahola”, and get to feed goats!
The Pulpit Rock. Photo: Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Region Stavanger
Old Stavanger. Photo: Anders Bang-Andersen
Facinating museums. Photo: Espen Grønli. Norsk Oljemuseum. RegionStavanger
Hike to Pulpit Rock Duration: 8 hours Join a local 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. Weather may change rapidly in Western Norway. Appropriate sporty clothing and hiking shoes are required for this excursion. No umbrellas. Bring water, lunch and snacks.
City walk: From oil to oil Duration: 3 hours Stavanger’s economy once depended on herring and sardine fishing, and the canning industry. The tour visits Old Stavanger and The Norwegian Canning Museum - the only one of its kind in the world. We continue with a walk through the charming streets of Stavanger and finish with a visit to The Norwegian Petroleum Museum, where you will learn the history of the Norwegian oil adventure and how Stavanger became the petroleum capital of Norway.
Visit a Norwegian home 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!
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.
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 good pastry and shopping. On our way back we stop at Gloppedalsura, the biggest boulder field in Northern-Europe before returning via the open landscape and beautiful beaches of Jæren.
PORT OF STAVANGER Visiting address Strandkaien 46 Mailing address Strandkaien 46, NO-4005 Stavanger Norway Phone +47 51 50 12 00 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.stavanger.havn.no Maritime contact person Trond Andersen, Maritime Manager E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 932 23 123 Distance from pilot station South 17 nm North 13 nm Pilot channel 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Strandkaien 61. (In port area) Mailing address Region Stavanger, Vågsgt. 22, NO-4306 Sandnes Norway Phone 0047 51859200 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.regionstavanger.com Distance from port In port: 0-850 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Excellent authorized local guides, 23 languages Turnaround facilities Yes Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No Shuttle bus Not needed
Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Yes. 300 m Shopping 50-500 m Currency exchange Yes. 300 m Internet access in pier area Partial Distance to airport 15 km. Stavanger Airport Sola Distance to city centre 50-500 m Distance nearest hospital 3 km, Stavanger University Hospital /+47 51 51 80 52 PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Ship LNG Ongoing process to be able to deliver from 2020 EPI Yes ESI Yes Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water Yes Tugboats Yes, upon request in advance Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement 0.5 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) 7/8/10/12/14 Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour Noise restrictions in port (e.g. speakers, maintenance) Maximum ship length No limit Maximum ship draft Depending on berth. See table.
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, as well as for ghosts! Viking House – new 2019 Viking House is a Virtual Reality-based worldclass attraction which tells the Viking history of the Stavanger region. The attraction is located in the city centre, and the experience takes 30 mins. Open all year from spring 2019.
Maximum beam Not relevant Maximum air draft Not relevant Bollard strength (certification) 50/100/200 – please see sketch details of harbour Crew facilities Free entrance to museums. WiFi in parts of port area. Free crew walks by appointment ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limit Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Rock and sand. Depth 90 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier Two positions: 1 – 1.5 nm Tender Pier capacity Two tender boats each place at same time
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Beam 315° 340° 345° 260°
Hight 3.20 m 2.46 m 1.77 m 2.02 m
Alongside 15.0 m 8.5 m 7.40 m 6.40 m
Draft Fender N/A 9.60 m 7.90 m 8.20 m
Max size Pontoon N/A 11.0 m 8.60 m N/A
272 m N/A 300 m 228 m
S TA V A N G E R
232 309 149 135
Konserthuskaien Strandkaien Skagenkaien Skansekaien
250 m SCALE
CONCERT HOUSE QUAY
The Dragon Harald Fairhair. Photo: Vest Foto & Forlag
Homeland of the Viking Kings, Norway´s birthplace Haugesund is located between Stavanger and Bergen in the heart of Norway’s south-western cruise region, and nestling among countless small islands and the mighty, almost endless fjords, such as Åkrafjord, Hardangerfjord and Lyseford. Haugesund is a city that offers experiences, restaurants and exciting shops, a laid-back atmosphere, harmony and tranquillity. The Haugesund region dates back to Viking times. This is where, a thousand years ago, King Harald Fairhair united Norway into a single kingdom, and it was from this area that the Viking Kings ruled Norway for more than 500 years. The region has laid claim to the title of Norway’s Birthplace – the Homeland of the Viking Kings. The region offers a wealth of natural wonders just waiting for you to explore – including the impressive North Sea coastline. The fjords on the other hand are enclosed and intimate, offering picturesque and tranquil landscapes. Our Viking history, fjords, islands, mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, rivers and the town itself all combine to make this region an exciting destination. Welcome to Haugesund! ATTRACTIONS AND EXCURSIONS The region is rich in history and offers visitors a wealth of exciting experiences. We offer highly qualified guides expert in many languages. The town centre is only 800 m from the cruise pier and easy to reach on foot or by shuttle bus. Homeland of the Viking Kings Travel back in time on an exciting journey to Avaldsnes, Norway’s first capital city. You can see a reconstructed Viking Farm, meet the Vikings, and find out how the Vikings lived. Visit the old church at Avaldsnes, built by a Viking king, and the nearby heritage centre, where you can learn more about the Viking Age.
The Highlights of Haugesund Experience Haugesund by bus and learn about the town’s history and architecture. The Steinsfjellet mountain gives you a panoramic view across the town, the North Sea and the surrounding islands. Haraldshaugen is Norway’s national monument commemorating the unification of Norway in Viking times. The City Hall is regarded as the most attractive in Norway.
tour ends with a stop at a nearby mountain offering a panoramic view of the region.
A glimpse into the past – World War Two Visit one of Norway’s largest World War Two museums. The museum extends over 2000 sq.m., guiding visitors through the dramatic history of the German occupation from April 9 1939 to our liberation in 1945. The
Sea fishing Fishing enthusiasts can enjoy trying their luck off the coast of Haugesund.
Skudeneshavn - a bright, white haven by the sea The charming old town of Skudeneshavn with white wooden houses built in the 1800s. On your way to Skudeneshavn you will see the white sandy beaches and a monument commemorating local fisherman lost at sea.
Haugesund. Photo: Tove Bråthen
Langfoss. Photo: Espen Mills
Haugesund. Photo: Tove Bråthen
Visnes Mining Museum 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.
Tractor safari along the Eikemo, Mountain Pasture Trail An exciting boat trip in Åkrafjord 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 waterfall.
A selection of our festivals:
Røvær Island – population 110 and only one car! Meet the locals, and hear about everyday life and the history of the island. Åkrafjord and the Langfoss Waterfall In March 2011 CNN voted Langfoss in Åkrafjorden as 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. The Langfoss Waterfall Fjord Cruise passes tiny farms and rugged mountains on its way to the falls.
PORT OF HAUGESUND Visiting address Cruise Pier, Garpeskjaerveien 2 Mailing address email@example.com Phone +47 52 70 37 50 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett karmsundhavn.no Maritime contact person: Vigleik Dueland (Director Cruise Development) / Leiv Sverre Leknes (CCO) / E-mail contact person email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 920 84 689 / +47 909 35 059 Pilot channel 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Cruise Pier / Inner City, Strandgaten 171 Mailing address Strandgaten 171, NO-5528 Haugesund Phone +47 52 01 08 30 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visithaugesund.no Distance from port 1 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes Shuttle bus Yes Parking place for buse Yes Public transportation From inner City Shopping Yes
Panoramic hiking There are excellent hiking areas very close to Haugesund town centre. Or enjoy a City Walk, a Garden Tour, a Farm Visit, and many more!
Currency exchange Haugesund Sparebank, Inner City Internet access in pier area Yes Distance to airport 14 km Distance to city center 850 m Distance nearest hospital 1 km PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method, by ship Bunker barge available By car Truck available LNG By truck, but we are awaiting the authority’s permissions EPI Under discussion, earliest implemented in 2020 ESI Implemented Supplies available All kinds available Waste To be arranged by agent, can accommodate all types Grey water Acc to Marpol regulation chapter 4, ie 300 m from nearest shore Tugboats To be ordered Anchorage Not in direct connection to the port, but various options in the nearby hood Ship tender facilities Yes, but no nearby anchorage Tidal movement +/- 50 cm Gangway avaible (8 /10 /12 m) 8 m Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Maximum ship length 350 m Maximum ship draft Depth alongside 9.5 m chart datum Maximum beam None Maximum air draft None
• The Viking Festival – market stalls, jousting, saga readings, and much more. Every year in June. • The Skude Festival – picturesque Skudenes 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 atmosphe • Harbour Days – maritime history and coastal culture, traditional handicrafts and exhibitions. • 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 Film Festival, every year in August. • The Christmas Market, every year in December.
Bollard strength (certification) 4 x 150 t, several by 50 t Crew facilities Rest room with free WiFi ANCHORAGE/TENDER Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand / mud Depth 25 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 3 nm
Cruise pier Garpeskjær
Quay Garpaskjaer Inner harbour
Length 422 m 250 m
Draft 9.5 m 6.0 m
Airdraft No limits No limits
Beam 50 m 20 m
Height 1.5 m 1.8 m
Cruise pier Inner harbour
200 m SCALE
HAUGESUND CITY CENTRE
Vøringsfossen. Photo: Jørn Hagen/ Statens vegvesen
The Fjord and Mountain Adventure Finalist - 2018 Seatrade Cruise Awards “Destination of the Year” Eidfjord offers a unique natural environment. With large contrasts and short distances you can experience the most and the best that Norway has to offer. Large open spaces and high mountains. Deep valleys and blue-green fjords. Glaciers, mountain lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Our visitors can experience peace and silence in the natural environment in addition to visiting many of our activities and attractions. Eidfjord is the gateway to the Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. Eidfjord cruise port is able to handle ships up to 350 meters in length. Fjord, mountains & waterfalls – all within a 30 minute drive from Eidfjord.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 1 hour stay) Distance: 7 km from port Capacity: 168 per half hour An exciting experience centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment, and an authorized visitor’s centre for Hardangervidda National Park. The brand new exhibitions (as of April 2018) establish Norwegian Nature Centre as a state-of-the-art experience and teaching centre for natural and cultural history. The centre screens a spectacular panoramic film, “Fjord Mountain Waterfall”, directed by Ivo Caprino, and has three floors of exciting, life-affirming and powerful adventures with interactive stations. Touristinfo, souvenir shop and cafè/restaurant.
Vøringsfossen Waterfall Duration: 1,5 hours (incl. 45-minute stay) Distance: 20 km from port Capacity: unlimited The most famous waterfall in Norway is an impressive 182m high, with a free fall of 145m. You’ll find the most exciting and marvellous viewpoints at the Fossli Hotel, which also houses a restaurant and a souvenir shop. The development project around Vøringsfossen is well under way, the first new viewpoints were completed in 2018 and the entire project should be completed in 2023.
Kjeåsen Duration: 1.25-2 hours (incl. 15-60 minute stay) Distance: 15 km from port Capacity: 45 The famous mountain farm lies like an eagle`s nest on a mountain ledge 600m above the Simafjord. Please note: traffic up to Kjeåsen every full hour, traffic down from Kjeåsen every half hour. One can drive up just to enjoy the view, or groups can book a visit to Bjørg Wiik’s farm, she will welcome you in her front yard and play a CD that tells the story of Kjeåsen.
Sysendammen Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 30-minute stay) Distance: 30 km from port Capacity: unlimited Sysendammen is one of Norway`s largest stone-filled dams. The total length of the dam is 1,160m, and it consists of 3.6 million m³ of stone and moraine fell. View of the glacier Hardangerjøkulen from the parking lot.
FlatEarth Adventures Duration: 2.5-3 hours Distance: 7 km from port (kayaking 300m from port) Capacity: 8-30 per activity The largest outdoor activity centre in Hardanger! Paddling instruction for beginners, sea kayak trips, rafting, climbing, white water jump. Fun rafting in July and August. All activities incl. instruction and guide. Mountain bike-/canoe rental.
Hardanger Fjordsafari. Photo: Lars Inge Thorset
Kjeåsen. Photo: Heidi Kvamsdal
Troll Train Duration: 1 hour Distance: 30 m from port (start at the tourist information) Capacity: 120 (3 trains) The train takes you for a 1 hour sightseeing tour in the centre of Eidfjord. Nice view of the fjord and the mountains, ride through the Viking burial ground and have a photo stop by the old, medieval stone church (the church is closed).
Seaplane flightseeing Duration: 30 or 50 minutes Distance: 100 m from port Capacity: 4 passengers per flight Our seaplane is located right beside the cruise port in Eidfjord and a typical sightseeing flight takes 30 minutes incl. the Hardangerjøkulen glacier and impressive Simadalen valley. We also offer a longer 50 min trip to Trolltunga and day trip packages that include a stopover at one of our many beautiful locations throughout the Hardanger area.
E-car rental Eidfjord Distance: 30 m from port Capacity: 2 persons per car The cars are fully electric and really fun to drive. The range is about 65 km, but varies with the gradient. The top speed is 80km/h. GPS in the cars. Driving licence required!
Hardanger Fjordsafari Duration: 30 minutes or 1 hour (on request) Distance: 100 m from port Capacity: 12 (per tour) RIB-boat safari in Eidfjord and Hardanger. The tour starts in Eidfjord Harbour after getting dressed in our gear and a short safety briefing. We have different tours to Hotle, the Hardangerbridge and Simadal where the boat driver will explain what you see.
PORT OF EIDFJORD Visiting address Ostangvegen 23, NO-5783 Eidfjord Mailing address P.O.B. 74, NO-5786 Eidfjord Phone +47 41 55 23 18 E-mail PFSO firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.visiteidfjord.no Maritime contact person Terje Monsen E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 41 55 23 18 Distance from pilot station 100 nautical miles South: 100 nautical miles North: 100 nautical miles Pilot channel Channel 12 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Ostangvegen 23, NO-5783 Eidfjord Mailing address P.O.B. 74, NO-5786 Eidfjord Phone +47 53 67 34 00 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.visiteidfjord.no Distance from port 30 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Voss og Fjordane Guideservice and Hardanger Guideservice Turnaround facilities NO Terminal/Restrooms in pier area 30 m from port, at the tourist information office
Art Gallery N. Bergslien Duration: 0.5-1 hour Distance: 30 m from port Capacity: 80 The Quality Hotel Vøringfoss hosts a large, permanent exhibition of the well-known local artist Nils Bergslien (1853-1928). The gallery also stages various visiting exhibitions.
Shuttle bus YES, to be ordered in advance Parking place for buses YES, 0 m from pier Public transportation YES Shopping 50 – 200 m Currency exchange YES, at the tourist information office Internet access in pier area YES, at the pier area and at the tourist office Distance to airport 150 km / Bergen Airport Flesland Distance to city centre 50 – 200 m Distance nearest hospital Voss Hospital / +47 56 53 35 00 / 55 km PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method NO LNG NO EPI From 01.01.2020 ESI NO Supplies available Water Waste YES, to be ordered 24 h in advance Grey water NO Tugboats NO Anchorage YES Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement 1 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 meters): NO Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES Restrictions in harbour No outside PM before 8:30 am
Minicruise (and bus) Duration: 4 hours Distance: 60 m from port Experience the Hardangerfjord from a smaller vessel daily in the period May 1st – September 30th. Boat from Eidfjord to Lofthus (departure 2:40 pm), 75-minute stay in Lofthus, return from Lofthus to Eidfjord by public bus (arrival 6:45 pm).
Maximum ship length 350 m Maximum ship draft 55 m Maximum beam None Maximum air draft 55 m Bollard strength (certification) 100 tonnes Crew facilities Crew service centre with wireless Internet zone over the whole port area (on board incl.), free of charge! Beach volleyball court 30 m from pier Discounts at different attractions and activities in Eidfjord, contact the tourist information office ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size None Ship tenders allowed YES Type of bottom Sand Depth 60 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 300 - 400 m Tender Pier Capacity 1 at a time
Quay Cruise pier
Length 120 m
Draft 10.75 m
Airdraft 55 m
EIDFJORD = anchorage
2 km SCALE
Fruit blossom in Ulvik
The Pearl of Hardanger In Ulvik the tourism has been a permanent fixture of daily life for more than 150 years. The warm summers, the tranquility and lush nature have attracted holidaymakers for generations. Ulvik offers an active holiday with a number of outdoor activities. Folklore performances, farm visits and excursions by coach and fjord cruisers are also included in our shore-ex menu. Ulvik and Hardanger, being the orchard of Norway, are famous for the fruit blossom in May. From June until late October we harvest sweet cherries, plums, pears and apples. Why not take a stroll through the compact village centre where you will find public services, shops, hotels and cafes as well as different exhibitions of arts and crafts. Shopping of high quality local products can be done at the Tourist Office and in local shops. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS “A taste of Hardangerfjord” A half day excursion from Port of Ulvik or Port of Eidfjord – 4 hours. The guided tour by coach to Hardanger Juice & Cider Factory offers a taste of cider, apple juice & apple brandy and local traditional food, including a guided introduction and history of how the cider and juice is made in Hardanger. Distance from Ulvik 3 km – distance from Eidfjord 33 km. Maximum capacity: 90. Ulvik Church is the third in line of churches in Ulvik. Consecrated in 1859, the interior was decorated in traditional decorative floral style in 1923 by local artist Lars Osa. Church concerts and organ recitals are offered. Olav H. Hauge Centre – literary museum. In Ulvik the Nynorsk Kultursentrum has established a research and visitor centre presenting the life and poetry of one of the most important Norwegian poets, Olav H. Hauge (1908-1994). His works have been translated into more than
25 languages. The centre offers exhibitions Tuesdays-Fridays 10 am-4 pm related to Olav H. Hauge and other poet’s literature. Guided tours or a visit outside opening hours can be arranged. The Osa Mountains, a 20 km drive (toll road) from Ulvik at an altitude of 10001250 m. has a moonlike landscape of cliffs, rocks and snow. Weather permitting! Local cider farms At the 3 local cider farms you have the opportunity to taste apple juice and cider. Your host will tell you about the production and show you around the premises and orchards. Local cider can be bought at the farm shops (not on Sundays). Distance from Port of Ulvik – 2-3 km. From Port of Eidfjord 33 km. Duration 2-4 hours. Skeiesmylna was originally built in Bergen and was moved to Ulvik in 1890s. Grain from the entire Hardanger area was processed here. Today you will find different exhibitions and activities in the mill.
Hjeltnes Horticultural College is the oldest farming school in Norway, founded in 1901. The lovely gardens have a wide range of flowers, rare trees and bushes. It also has a herb garden and many old apple species. Osa and its two narrow mountain valleys, rivers and waterfalls are known for their unique flora and offer a unique experience to walkers, hikers and photographers. The Hjadlane Galley of Modern Art presents various exhibition throughout the year by local artists and often based on a theme of nature or impressions from a journey or an event. Distance from port: 12 km. Hikes and walks – duration 1,5 – 3 hours Ulvik offers a wide range of guide hikes, walks and strolls, ranging from easy guided strolls in and around the village centre to longer and more strenuous hikes and walks in the surrounding hills. Walking distance: 1,5 – 7 km.
Harvesting time in ulvik
Pacific Princess in Ulvik
Apple Brandy Tasting
Concerts & Folklore programmes – duration 0,5 – 1 hour. Concerts and Folklore programmes featuring local musicians, singers and dancers can be arranged in various locations. Distance from port: 0,5 – 3 km.
Cultural performances and VIP tours Please contact Ulvik Tourist Information for further details of tailor made programmes.
Voss A Cultural Tour to Voss. By coach from Ulvik, driving through orchards and forests, passing mountains and spectacular waterfalls. Visit Voss Folk Museum, a cluster farm situated at Mølster. Then the Voss stone church from1100. Coffee stop can be included. Return to Ulvik by coach. Duration 4-5 hours. Distance from port: 48 km (Voss).
Farm visits - duration 0,5 – 1 hour. Farm visits including coffee/tea and cakes, can be booked at several farms in the area. The Hardanger Bridge is the largest suspension bridge in Norway, 1380 m long and the towers are more than 200 m high. Great engineering art and at both ends there are roundabouts in the tunnels with neon lighting. Bus parking and access for pedestrians to the bridge from both sides – ideal for photostops during shore excursions. Local Cider Farms At local cider farms you have the opportunity to taste apple juice and cider. Your host will tell you about the production and show you around the premises and orchards. Distance from port: 2-3 km. Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 20-90.
PORT OF ULVIK Visiting address Promenaden 2- NO-5730 Ulvik Mailing address P.O.B. 100 – NO-5731 Phone +47 56 52 61 05 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.brakanes-hotel.no Maritime contact person Georg Angell-Hansen E-mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 900 38 145 Distance from pilot station South Skudefjord Plt. 120 NM North Marstein Plt. 105 NM Pilot channel Only phone TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Tyssevikveien 9-11 Mailing address NO-5730 Ulvik Phone +47 56 52 62 80 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visitulvik.com Distance from port 500 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes – at Brakanes Hotel Shuttle bus NA Parking place for buses Yes
Hardanger. “Sea to Sky” Duration 30 – 60 minutes. Experience the fjords, the mountains and glaciers from the air, while the seaplane pilot explains the area to you (in Norwegian and English). There is no better way to see so much of the mountains and the fjords in such a short time. Capacity: max 4 passengers. Osa and the Osa mountains “Valleys and Rivers”. Duration: 3-4 hours. Leave Ulvik by coach passing through the green fields and orchards, including a stop at Hjeltnes Horticultural College. The journey continues along the Osafjord. a wild and narrow branch of the Hardangerfjord, to Osa. There is time to visit the Austdalen river and the Hjadlane Gallery before driving up the winding mountain road to Osa Mountains (weather permitting). Return to Ulvik along the same route. Distance from port: 20 km (Osa Mountains).
Public transportation Yes Shopping Yes Currency exchange Yes at Brakanes Hotel + ATM Internet access in pier area Yes- open WIFI at Brakanes Hotel Distance to airport 157 km – Flesland Airport in Bergen Distance to city centre 500 m Distance nearest hospital 48 km – Voss Hospital PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method NA LNG NA EPI NA ESI NA Supplies available NA Waste NA Grey water NA Tugboats NA Anchorage YES Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement 0.5-1.0 m. Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour No Maximum ship length No Maximum ship draft No Maximum beam No
Geilo “Across the roof of Norway” Leave Ulvik by coach and drive to Voss where you board the Bergen Railway Line for a tour across the roof of Norway to Geilo, where lunch is served. Return by coach through the Hardangervidda mountain plateu, Norway’s largest national park, to Eidfjord and Ulvik. Duration: 8-10 hours. Distance from port: 132 km (Geilo-Ulvik). Eidfjord: All excursions described in the Port of Eidfjord section of the manual are also available from Ulvik. Ulvik – Eidfjord 33 km over the Hardanger Bridge – calculate 45 minutes each way.
Maximum air draft 55 m Bollard strength (certification) NA Crew facilities Full service hotel at the tender pier ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand Depth 50 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 50 – 300 m. depending on vessel Tender Pier capacity 1 tender boat
U LV I K centre Express Boat
Ulvikpollen 25 m
Hjeltnes 43 m
400 m SCALE
Rosendal. Photo: Bjarne Øymyr
ROSENDAL, HARDANGERFJORD Historic village near Folgefonna Glacier
Rosendal is centrally situated in the Hardanger fjord, snugly placed between high mountains and beautiful valleys. The landscape around Rosendal attracts many visitors the whole year round. Most attractions in the village can be reached on foot, or one can experience splendid waterfalls and see part of the glacier by a bus trip to Sundal. The Folgefonn centre is located on the harbour and gives you the opportunity to learn more about the Folgefonna national park and the nature around Rosendal. The manor house from 1665, the Barony Rosendal is also close by, telling the unique history of this cultural institution.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS HIKING TO KJELDESTØL MOUNTAIN DAIRY FARM Duration: 5 hrs Distance: 10 km, vertical climb 500 m Capacity: 15 pax per guide Drive to Kletta, then walk the gravel road to Dinglo bridge and cross the river, arrive Kjeldestøl after 1,5 hrs. The milkmaids at Kjeldestøl will serve coffee and milk cakes before the hike continues along the Skaala mountain ridge back to the pier. THE VALLEY OF WATERFALLS, STAVE CHURCH AND THE SCENIC HARDANGERFJORD Duration: 6 hrs Distance: 180 km Capacity: 200 Bus tour along the beautiful Hardangerfjord to visit Røldal Stave church. On the way, a stop at the spectacular Fureberg Waterfall before continuing to Odda and the beautiful valley of waterfalls. We will make a stop at Hordatun for coffee and cakes before returning to Rosendal
GUIDED HIKE TO SJETHAUG VIEWPOINT From Rosendal harbour guides will walk from the port up to the Sjethaug viewpoint telling about the village and its history, and the surrounding mountains from the top at 285 m.a.s.l. This tour can also be done by mini buses. Duration: 1+1 hr walking Distance from port: 5 km walk starting from harbour Capacity: 15 pax per guide SUNDAL AND BONDHUSBREA GLACIER Duration: 4 hrs Distance: 60 km Capacity: 300 This is a popular bus and hiking tour on which local coffee and cakes can be tasted at Mauranger Guesthouse. Includes a walk to the Bondhus lake (3+3 km), coffe/cakes and a photostop at the fantastic roadside waterfall Furebergfossen on the way.
ROSENDAL BY FOOT Duration: 3 hrs Distance: 3,5 km Capacity: 15 pax pr guide A walking tour from the ship, including a guided tour of the manor, Barony Rosendal, from 1665, a walk through its gardens and a guided visit at Kvinnherad Church from the twelfth century. SCENIC ROSENDAL Duration: 1,45 hrs Distance: 48 km Capacity: 4- 200 Bus tour from Rosendal pier along the amazing Hardangerfjord to the beautiful Fureberg waterfall, photostop. Return to Rosendal and visit Kvinnherad Church from the 12th century, photostop.
Rosendal Ænesdalen. Photo: Bjarne Øymyr
Rosendal on foot - Baroniet Rosendal. Photo: KLV
Rosendal-folgefonnsenteret. Poto: Jorun Larsen
THE FOLGEFONN CENTRE Visitors Centre for Folgefonna National Park and inspiring exhibition where you will learn more about Norwegian nature, climate’s effects on the region and life in the Hardangerfjord. Excellent starting point /finish for sightseeing tours. www.folgefonnsenteret.no Duration: 1 hr Distance from port: 100 m Capacity: groups 50 every half hour
ROSENDAL BY HORSE AND CARRIAGE Duration: 1 hr Capacity: 4 – 20 Enjoy this nostalgic trip by horse and carriage on old roads in the village of Rosendal, starting from the port. This is also a good opportunity to see the fjord horse!
THE GREAT WATERFALL TOUR Duration: 8-9 hrs Distance: 154 km Capacity: 200 This is a full-day trip: Rosendal – ferry Utåker to Skånevik - Åkrafjord - Odda – Rosendal. Photostops at Langfoss by the Åkrafjord, Låtefoss in the Odda valley and Furebergfoss Waterfall in the Hardangerfjord in addition to a splendid lunch with locally produced food from the Åkrafjord. On this trip you will be able to see more than 20 spectacular waterfalls
GUDDAL ART GALLERY The art gallery in the charming farm yard Guddal, has periodic exhibitions of the best of Norwegian contemporary art. Café serving, homemade cakes. Member of Norwegian cultural heritage. Duration: 1 hr 30 min. (transport 15+15 min, 30 gallery + 30 min. café ) Distance from port: 5 km Capacity café: 25 Capacity gallery: 200
PORT OF ROSENDAL Visiting address Rosendal harbour Mailing address P.O.B. 141, NO-5486 ROSENDAL Phone +47 469 32 012 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.rosendalhamn.no Maritime contact person Øyvind Lernes INTERNATIONAL SHIP PORT SECURITY (ISPS) Visiting Address Rosendal Harbour Mailing Address Skålagato 4, NO-5470 Rosendal Contact person Jostein Nerhus (PFSO) Phone +47 915 31 515 E-mail email@example.com Safe SeaNet Norway Go Rosendal -> Yacht or Tender TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Folgefonn Centre, Skålafjæro 17 Mailing address Folgefonn Centre, Skålafjæro 17, NO-5470 Rosendal Phone +47 53 48 42 80 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.visitsunnhordland.no www.hardangerfjord.com Distance from port 100 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service YES Turnaround facilities N/A
HELICOPTER FLIGHTSEEING FOLGEFONNA GLACIER Duration: 20 min Capacity: 4-5 Minimum 20 Take the opportunity to see the beautiful Hardanger fjord and Folgefonna Glacier from the air!
Terminal/Restrooms in pier area YES Shuttle bus NO Parking place for buses YES Public transportation YES Shopping YES Currency exchange NO Internet access in pier area YES Distance to airport 95 km BERGEN Distance to city centre 96 km BERGEN Distance nearest hospital 48 km ODDA
Maximum air draft No limitation Bollard strength (certification) N/A at anchor Crew facilities Free internet at tourist information
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method No bunkers delivery for Cruise ship in Rosendal Supplies available UPON REQUEST Waste UPON REQUEST Grey water NO Tugboats NO Anchorage YES* * IF ANCHORAGE Type of bottom: sand/rock Minimum depth: 30-70 m Distance from anchorage to tender pier: 200-600 m Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement 1.5 m Gangway available No Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES Maximum ship length No limitation (anchorage) Maximum ship draft No limitation (anchorage) Maximum beam No limitation (anchorage)
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size. Tender no limitation Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand Depth At anchor area from 30 to 70 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 200- 500 m Tender Pier capacity 200 pax at a time
Rosendal quay ROSENDAL village center
Quay Rosendal Tenderhamn
400 m SCALE
Bryggen - the Wharf and Tall Ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl. Photo: Lars Korvald
The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway The city of Bergen was founded on an old Viking settlement in 1070, and has a proud history and many interesting cultural monuments. Today Bergen has more than 275,000 inhabitants. The city is famous for its exciting mixture of old and new architecture, its charm and atmosphere. Bryggen (the Wharf) in Bergen is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List and the city is a designated World Heritage City. Bergen is a UNESCO City of Gastronomy and surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular tourist attractions - the Norwegian Fjords, which are included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bergen is a popular cruise destination and the leading cruise port in Norway.
ATTRACTIONS/ EXCURSIONS Bryggen – The World Heritage Site Bryggen is one of Bergen’s and Norway’s main attractions! The very first buildings in Bergen were situated at Bryggen, which has been a vibrant and important area of the city for many centuries. This Hanseatic Wharf, a maze of wooden buildings, attracts visitors from all over the world and acts as a landmark in the city centre. Bergen is part of our common heritage and has a place on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the city of Bergen is a designated World Heritage City. Mt. Fløyen – An iconic attraction Fløibanen funicular takes you to the top of Mt. Fløyen, 320 m.a.s.l. Magnificent views of Bergen from the spacious plateau. Mt. Fløyen is well suited for outdoor activities, such as hiking, jogging and mountain biking. Guided tours, zipline-park and mountain bike rental. Mt. Fløyen has restaurant, great children’s play area and Fløistuen shop and shelter. floyen.no
Bergen Aquarium At Bergen Aquarium, children and adults alike can see and learn about the fish and animals at close range, with the keepers always on hand. You can watch shows and feedings, and see how fish and animals act when in their element. Biologen Akvariet is a brasserie offering proper food made with proper ingredients. akvariet.no Ulriken 643 – Ulriken Cable Car Ulriken Cable Car takes you to the highest of Bergen’s famous ‘Seven Mountains’, to spectacular scenery and mountain terrain 643 m.a.s.l. From the summit, you can enjoy magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding area. Tours start 30 m from the Fish Market and take roughly 2 hours. Norway’s fastest zipline at the top. The Skyscraper restaurant serves local and traditional food with a modern touch, accompanied by a panorama view over the city and Vidden. ulriken643.no Edvard Grieg Museum – Troldhaugen 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 best-known works in the little garden hut. The garden includes a modern concert hall which accommodates 190 and is a venue for concerts
and chamber music. From May to September, enjoy daily half-hour lunchtime concerts. Intimate, private concerts can be held in his old living room for up to 40 persons, played by pianists on Grieg’s old piano. griegmuseum.no KODE – the Art Museums of Bergen KODE has an extensive collection of art and design. The museum fills four buildings in the centre of the city. You can experience masterpieces by Edvard Munch, Nikolai Astrup, Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee and J. C. Dahl, visit the unique exhibition “the Silver Treasure”, admire the handicrafts and designs from the last five hundred years, or experience some of the temporary exhibitions. kodebergen.no Fish Market The Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway’s most visited outdoor markets and has a charming location in the heart of the city. The Fish Market also sells fruit, vegetables and souvenirs. Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene - Museum Vest Discover the Hanseatic Period (1360–1754)! Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site with guided tours in daytime or in the evening. Come close to the
Bergen Christmas Market
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Fløibanen Funicular. Photo Oddleiv Apneseth
The Ulriken Cable Car © BTB/Espen Haagensen – visitBergen.com
gripping Hanseatic history in the Schøtstuene, the German merchants’ atmospheric assembly room and firehouse, which are unique in world context. museumvest.no
Leprosy Museum – Bergen City Museum Between 1850 and 1900 Bergen had three hospitals for leprosy patients and the largest concentration of patients in Europe. The city’s oldest leprosy hospital, St. George’s Hospital, is a monument to thousands of personal tragedies.
Nattjazz – Jazz Festival NATTJAZZ is Northern Europe’s longest jazz festival. It covers a wide range of genres, and puts on around 80 concerts of music ranging from traditional jazz to world music.
Bryggens Museum – Bergen City Museum Bryggens Museum display findings of the archaeological excavations of Bryggen from 1955 and contains the foundations of the oldest buildings in Bergen. Old Bergen Museum – Bergen City Museum The open-air Old Bergen Museum is a reconstructed small town consisting of around 50 wooden houses dating from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, most of which originate from Bergen city centre, for instance a bakery, dentist’s, photographer’s, shopkeeper’s etc. Lysøen Island and Ole Bull’s Villa The villa on Lysøen was built in 1873 as a summer residence for the Norwegian composer and violin virtuoso Ole Bull. Bergenhus Fortress - Håkon’s Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower Håkon’s Hall and Rosenkrantz Tower are situated in one of the oldest and best preserved fortresses in Norway. Håkon’s Hall is 750 years old, and was built by King Håkon Håkonson as a royal residence and banquet hall. The tower was built in the 1560s by the governor of Bergen Castle (Bergenhus), Erik Rosenkrantz, and served as a combined residence and fortified tower. Arven Économusée The silver factory Arven is situated in a historic setting, between St. Mary’s Church and Bergenhus Fortress. The silver factory has for nearly 150 years had its production in the centre of Bergen, and has now opened the doors of this traditional workshop to the public. Oleana Économusée Oleana invites you to an eventful journey through our factory, following the production process from yarn to finished product. All products are knitted and sewn in Norway. Oleana’s own designer, Solveig Hisdal, takes care to respect and continue the ideals and richness of our cultural heritage but also takes pride in creating textiles with a modern expression. Fantoft Stave Church The old stave church at Fantoft, originally built in Fortun in Sogn in 1150, was moved to Fantoft in 1883. It burnt down in 1992, and has been rebuilt just as it was before the fire. Magic Ice This is a wondrous winter wonderland constructed from several tons of ice. The ice bar is the work of world renowned ice carvers, they recraft the bar several times every year. The ice gallery is the hottest place to cool down.
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. You can fish, golf, hike, bike, dive, climb and also do rafting, ocean kayaking and segways. And if you prefer an indoor life, there is plenty to do as well. What’s on in Bergen – the City of Culture Search for events during your stay at www.visitBergen.com/whats-on Grieghallen & Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra In recent years, the Grieg Hall has been transformed into Norway’s leading integrated culture, conference and exhibition centre, known worldwide for its outstanding acoustics. Weekly concerts by the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the oldest orchestras in the world dating all the way back to 1765. Bergen National Opera Bergen National Opera presents world-class opera, from fully staged operas in Grieghallen, to festivals and concerts. BNO’s major collaborator is Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the world’s oldest orchestras. BNO is working with highly imaginative creative teams and internationally acclaimed singers. bno.no Bit Teatergarasjen & Carte Blanche BIT Teatergarasjen co-produces and presents Norwegian and international dramatic art that encourages international cooperation and work across artistic genres. Carte Blanche, Norway’s only permanent contemporary dance company, adopts a youthful and expressive approach to dance. Lunch Concerts At Troldhaugen & Grieg In Bergen Festival Everyone should experience a concert at Troldhaugen. Professional pianists present a half-hour programme comprising some of the pieces that made Edvard Grieg the world’s most famous Norwegian. MusicaNord features every year a 10 weeks continuous summer festival with 40 concerts focusing on Norwegian national composer Edvard Grieg and also other composers. Bergen International Festival Bergen International Festival was established in 1953 and is Norway’s oldest and most important music and theatre festival. The festival hosts 250 music, opera, theatre and dance productions at 20 arenas over 15 days. The festival also has a free outdoor programme.
The Hanseatic wharf with Floyen and Ulriken. Photo: Bergen Tourist Board / Robin Strand / visitBergen.com
Bergenfest – Music Festival & Bergen Live Bergenfest is the biggest music festival in Western Norway. Bergenfest organises concerts by top international and Norwegian acts at Bergenhus Fortress over five days in the middle of June every year. Bergen Live hosts weekly concerts indoors and outdoors all year round. Bergen Food Festival & Bergen Beer Festival Norway’s biggest local food festival is held in the grounds of historic Bergenhus Fortress. One hundred local food producers, Bergen’s top chefs and international chefs converge to give you an incredible culinary experience. At the Bergen Beer Festival you will experience a flourishing beer culture with a wonderful mix of tradition and innovation from over 40 microbreweries. Some Major Sporting Events Bergen City Marathon - a race in a beautiful and inspiring trail with start and finish at Bryggen - 7-mountain trip - a trip where you experience vast parts of the mountainous mountain world around Bergen, with stunning views of the city along large parts of the trail - Knarvikmila - a cultural and sporting event with many different races for elite and athletes - Stoltzekleiven Opp - the world’s steepest uphill race. Bergen International Film Festival - Biff Bergen International Film Festival presents more than 150 documentaries and fiction films each year, making it the biggest film festival in Norway. Den Nationale Scene and Ole Bull Scene Den Nationale Scene puts on a broad range of plays on its three stages. From classics to contemporary drama and comedies, for children and adults. Ole Bull Scene is Bergen’s largest private cabaret, theatre and music stage with a restaurant, bars, music and a wide selection of live entertainment. World’s Biggest Gingerbread Town & Bergen Christmas Market Every year, you can visit the World’s Biggest Gingerbread Town in Bergen! Miniature houses, trains, cars and ships, all made from gingerbread. Kindergartens, schools, businesses and thousands of people help to make a miniature version of Bergen – in gingerbread! You will find handmade, homemade and edible gifts at Bergen Christmas Market. There is also an own Christmas bazar with new stalls every day. Carousel and Ferris wheel.
Marstein Lighthouse. Photo: Johanne K Holm, Panorama Hotel & Resort
Storm watching Photo: Jon Steinar Midlang
Salmon Safari Cruise ©BTB/Johnny Mazzilli – visitBergen.com
The history of the coast The exhibition “Life along the coast” at the Coastal Museum in Øygarden shows how people have used the coast’s natural resources over thousands of years. From the first people who arrived just after the last Ice Age, via fisheries and small-scale farming, to modern times when oil and gas were discovered off the coast of Bergen. Bikes, canoes and rowing boat for hire. Walking, angling and bathing opportunities. Two daily guided tours to Øygarden Aquaculture Centre, where you can learn about farming and the production of Norwegian Salmon. kystmuseet.museumvest.no
GULATINGET – Viking parliament and court of law, 800-1300 The Vikings had a regional parliament called a “ting” which also served as a court of law. The Western part of Norway was governed by ”The Gula Ting”, one of the oldest and largest regional parliaments in the Nordic countries. It is thought to have been established by King Harald Fairhair (c 872-932). All free men had the right to assemble at the thing. They discussed political matters, formulated laws and passed judgement in cases. “The Gulating Code of Law” from 900 A.D is the oldest known and preserved code of law in the Nordic Countries. It is currently preserved in the Royal Library of Copenhagen, after Norway’s union with Denmark. Today we find Viking thing sites all around the North Sea where the Vikings settled. “The Allthing” in Iceland is modelled after “The Gulating”. gulatinget.no
> BERGEN CONTINUED THE BERGEN REGION The Bergen region has a lot to offer a visiting cruise tourist arriving the Port of Bergen. When the ice retreated some 10,000 years ago, it left behind thousands of islands like pearls on a string. From Marstein lighthouse south of Bergen to Hellisøy lighthouse in the north, you have a panoramic view of the ocean. The region is well known for fresh seafood and the wild lamb, “Strilalam”, which graze on the many islands along the ocean edge.
ATTRACTIONS & EXCURSIONS The Wool Route Nordhordland north of Bergen has been a core area for wool production for over a thousand years, and the traditions are very much kept alive today. The Wool Route takes you through the rural landscapes and fjords to the Norwegian Knitting Industry Museum in Salhus, the Hillesvåg Wool Factory, and the Heathland Centre in Lygra. Learn how the open heathland landscape was formed by sheep farming by the coast. And don’t miss out on getting a taste of the magnificent wild lamb at the Heathland Centre restaurant! Buy high quality fashion products made of wool at Oleana and Dale of Norway. You can also visit the factory and see the production. visitBergen.com/region Storm watching The Bergen coast is where fjords meet the powerful forces of the Atlantic Ocean. This is the kingdom of the sea eagle, the largest bird of prey in northern Europe. The islands are interconnected with bridges and offer great view of the ocean. Even in bad weather this scenery is spectacular as the waves crash on the shore. After a brisk walk in the open coastal landscape, what better way to finish a trip than with a nice hot meal with the best of what the sea has to offer on the menu. In Glesvær there is a restaurant in an original guesthouse dating back to 1688 AD. Glesvær cafe serves fresh fish and fish soup every day, year round. holmakaien.no Fedje – The village in the ocean Fedje is the village in the ocean. Accessible both by boat from Bergen or car ferry from Sæverøy. Travel time from Bergen is approx. 1 hour 30 minutes. Fedje is perfect for everyone who wants to explore the coast, with walking distances to all sights. The picturesque island is a former whaling station, and there many excellent fishing spots around the island. Nice restaurants serving delicious local food and shops are all located close to the harbour. Hiking in the costal landscape give a panoramic view of the ocean to the west and fjords and mountains to the east. A trip to the Hellisøy lighthouse from 1855 in the south on the island will give you a fantastic view of the ocean. Climb the stairs all the way to the top in the 33-m-high tower! visitBergen.com/region
Fjordfamily Klyvvikje – Visit an authentic family farm by the fjord! The Klyvvikje farm on Osterøy island only 50 minutes north of Bergen is situated by the fjord. Osterøy is Norway’s largest inland island, surrounded by the Osterfjord, the Veafjord and the Southfjord. From Bergen the trip to Klyvvikje offers great fjord scenery as you cross over the Osterøy bridge, and drive on the narrow road by the fjord to Bruvik. You have the possibility of visiting a local family and have a meal with local food. You will be given a guided tour of the farm, which also hosts a collection of historic buildings dating back to the 1700s. If you want to relax by the fjord or walk around and explore the area, you will experience the originality of the fjord farm. Klyvvikje farm in Bruvik is a traditional western fjord and mountain farm. The farm offers activities, petting the animals, a local museum, guiding and it serves great food for visiting groups. fjordfamily.com Marstein lighthouse – Lighthouse in Bergen Are you looking for a unique, magical, spectacular experience? These are the most mentioned adjectives that our guests use after a visit to Marstein lighthouse from 1877. The lighthouse is situated on an island just a few minutes boat trip off the coast of the Panorama Hotell & Resort. The boat trip from the hotel to the lighthouse offers great sightseeing. At the lighthouse refreshments can be served along with a guided tour. Marstein lighthouse is managed by Panorama Hotell & Resort. panoramahotell.no Salmon safari from Bergen to Nordhordland Enjoy the salmon safari cruise through the magnificent streams and islands in Nordhordland. Departure from Bryggen, the medieval harbour in Bergen. Explore the salmon and learn about salmon farming at the Skjærgårdsfisk Exhibition Centre in Radøy. Taste an exclusive Norwegian salmon dish at the idyllic guesthouse, Kilstraumen Brygge in Austrheim, dating back to 1610. Experience the beautiful inner coast line in calm waters from Kilstraumen to Bergen. kilstraumenbrygge.com
The Western Norway Emigration Centre The Western Norway Emigration Centre is located at Sletta in Radøy municipality, 50 minutes north of Bergen. The church was built by Norwegian immigrants who settled in North Dakota before and after the turn of the 20th century. The Emigrant Church came to Sletta from Brampton, North Dakota on June 22, 1996. The Emigration Centre covers both past and present migration and cultural encounters in a broader sense. muho.no/vestnorsk-utvandringssenter Unique small-scale farm 5 minutes from Bergen Welcome to Øvre-Eide Farm, a unique place nestled in historical surroundings five minutes from Bergen city centre. We are a family run farm with roots back to the 16th century which receives visitors from all over the world. Visiting Øvre-Eide Farm gives you an up-close and personal experience with small scale Norwegian agriculture. Small and large groups alike are welcome to visit the farm for a tour of the place and a taste of the local cuisine such as sour cream porridge, smoked salmon, hot chocolate, almond cakes etc. ovre-eide.no Bergen WWII route Bergen was of strategic importance to the Nazi regime that ruled most of Europe during World War II. From Spain to Kirkenes in the north of Norway Hitler built a defence line against an allied invasion called “Fortress Europe”. Walk through the exciting tunnels and the largest German defence fortifications in Norway at Fjell Fort. From the top of the cannon there is a panoramic view of the ocean and islands. The North Sea Traffic Museum tells the story of the illegal traffic between Norway and Shetland during WWII, and the Telavåg tragedy. At Herdla museum there was an important air field, see both a fighter aircraft from WWII and an intact torpedo battery from the Cold War. The Bjørn West Museum in Masfjorden tells the story of the resistance in the Norwegian mountains, and the last battles in WWII. museumvest.no
Familyfarm by the fjord - Klyvvikje Farm at Osterøy. Photo: Dagrun Stokke
The Gulating Viking Parliament
The Wool Route - Oleana Économusée
MAJOR EVENTS IN THE REGION
Utkant Festival in Skjerjehamn: Late July every year Skjerjehamn is packed with people enjoying great music. Both Norwegian and internationally well-known artists. utkant.com
Destination event calendar: visitBergen.com/whats-on
The Wool Week: The wool week is a celebration of Norwegian wool production from sheep to yarn, held every October in Nordhordland north of Bergen, see ulluken.no The Great Fjord Run: KnarvikMila is more than a sporting event held every first weekend in September. This is a week packed with both cultural and sporting events. Run three events and become a Fjord Viking! knarvikmila.no
PORT OF BERGEN Visiting address Nøstegaten 30 Mailing address P.O.B. 6040, NO-5892 Bergen Phone + 47 55 56 89 50 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.bergenhavn.no Maritime contact person Nils Møllerup E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person + 47 90 12 46 06 Distance from pilot station South: 25 nm North: 32 nm Pilot channel 13 GENERAL INFORMATION Turnaround facilities Yes Skolten Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes Shuttle bus Yes Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation: Yes Shopping Yes Currency exchange Yes Internet access in pier area Yes Distance to airport 16 km to Bergen Airport Flesland Distance to city centre 500 m Distance nearest hospital 2.5 km to Haukeland Hospital
The Coastal Heritage Weeks (Kystsogevekene): The Coastal Heritage Weeks in August and September are said to be the largest Coastal Heritage Gathering in Norway, consisting of approx. 200 different events, with around 50,000 visitors each year. kystsogevekene.no
EPI Yes ESI Yes Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water Yes Tugboats Yes Anchorage Yes, max 1500 GT Ship tender facilities No Tidal movement 1.2 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) Yes and 8 and 10m Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour Max 4 ships or 9000 pass Maximum ship length 350-360 m Maximum ship draft 11 m Maximum beam No limitation Maximum air draft 63.5 m Askøy bridge Bollard strength (certification) 200t-150t-100t Crew facilities Internet access, Bergen International Seamen`s Centre
TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Strandkaien 3, Distance from port Approx 500 m Mailing address Strandkaien 3, NO-5013 Bergen Phone +47 55 55 20 00 E-mail info@visitBergen.com Internet www.visitBergen.com
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size 15 000 GT Ship tenders allowed No Type of bottom Sand Depth 25 m
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Ship and Car LNG No
Quay Skoltegrunnskaien Bontelabo Festningskaien Jekteviken Dokken
Length 359 m 133 m 300 m 500 m 240 m
Draft 8.8 m 9.5 m 6.5 m 12.2-7.8 m 10.5 m
Airdraft 63,5 m -
BERGEN Hurtigrutekaien Jektevikterminalen
500 m SCALE
Vik seen from Storesvingen viewpoint. Photo: Terje Målsnes
At the heart of the Sognefjord Vik is an excellent starting point for excursions across the beautiful high mountain area from Vikafjellet to Voss and Flåm. Vik offers a variety of attractions, shops and cafes within walking distance from the port. Try the locally produced Gamalost cheese, its roots going back to the Viking Age. Vikøyri Cultural Walk tells you the story of the old Shore Dweller site. The Silver Ring Walk takes you to some of the most important attractions, such as Hopperstad Stave Church and the medieval Hove Church. Local excursions by bus or boat take you westwards into breathtaking scenery in Arnafjord or Finnafjord, or eastwards to the World Heritage landscape of Nærøyfjorden. Vik Ski Centre is only a 15-minute drive away from the pier. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Roundtrip Medieval Vik Distance: 35 km. Duration: 3 hours by bus. Capacity: 20-200 Visit the Fridtjov Park and the imposing statue of the Viking Fridtjov the Bold and get to know the legend about him. Guided tours at Hopperstad Stave Church and/or Hove Stone Church, both built in the 12th century. Fantastic view of Vik and the Sognefjord from Storesvingen viewpoint. Bicycle adventure Why not rent an electric bike or manual bike and bike along our magnificent fjords or even up to 1000 m altitude, only 13 km away from the pier? You will have a great view of Vik from our mountainsides. With an electric bike it will be an easy ride! Going back to the ship you can stop at Ostebaren for a taste of our local cheese speciality Gamalost, made nowhere else in the world! Gamalost is very healty having just 1% fat and 50% protein!
The Silver Ring - Cultural walk Distance: 4-5 km. Duration: 2-3 hours on foot. On your own or as a guided tour (Capacity: 10-30) The walk takes you through a lovely landscape with small rivers and green meadows to some of the most important cultural attractions in Vik, such as Hopperstad Stave Church from 1130, Hove Church from 1170 and the Moahaugane burial mounds from 300-500 AD. Notification in advance is necessary for local excursions. Hopperstad Stave Church Duration: 0.5-1 hour. Capacity: 70-80 per guided tour, max 240 per hour. Hopperstad Stave Church, built in 1130, is among the oldest of the 28 remaining stave churches in Norway. All vital parts are original. Hopperstad is the only stave church where the original narrow chancel opening is preserved, as well as a baldachin from approx. 1300 with beautiful paintings. The church stands today more or less as it did in the Middle Ages, with its unique woodcarving, tarred roof and dark interior.
Hove Church Duration: 0.5-1 hour. Capacity: 70-80 per guided tour, max 240 per hour Hove Church was built around 1170 as a private chapel. This small, yet monumental stone building has a wonderful setting, surrounded by green meadows and farmland. The woodcarving, the wrought iron and the wall paintings are of high quality, as well as the beautiful glass mosaics in the chancel windows. During the summer season there are organ concerts in the church. Fridtjov Park Duration: 15-20 min. In this lovely little park with its magnificent view over the Sognefjord stands the 26 m high statue of the Viking Fridtjov the Bold. Fridtjov fell in love with Ingebjørg, the daughter of King Bele from the other side of the fjord. But when they decided to marry, their kingdom was put at threat. The German Emperor Wilhelm II loved this Norwegian saga. In 1913, he gave the statue as a gift to the Norwegian people, in gratitude for the hospitality he met on his
Skiing at Vik Ski Centre in spring. Photo: D. Hauderowicz
The Fridtjov Park/statue of Fridtjov the Bold. Photo: Reisemål Vik i Sogn
Hopperstad Stave Church (1130). Photo: Reisemål Vik i Sogn
yearly summer holidays by the fjords of Norway. The Statue of Fridtjov the Bold celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2013.
Vikafjellet, Stølsheimen & Nærøyfjorden World Heritage Park Stølsheimen Nature Preserve protects an idyllic landscape with lakes, rivers & waterfalls characterized by mountain summer farming. Vikafjellet is the home of wild reindeer herds. Under normal conditions, snow beds in the mountains survive all summer. The road over the mountain pass reaches its highest point at approx. 1000 m above sea level. The Nærøyfjorden World Heritage Park stretches over parts of the mountain area between Vik and the Nærøyfjord, including the Fresvikbreen glacier and the Huldafossen waterfall. Guided hikes in the Heritage Park Tel. + 47 97 50 78 38 or email@example.com
Winter activities Hopperstad Stave Church / Hove Church,Cheese tasting at TINE Cheese Bar, Vik Ski Centre (Skiing, Try Biathlon! (cross-country skiing and rifle shooting) For more detailed information on all excursions and attractions visit www.sognefjord.no
Distance to airport Sogndal 66 km, Bergen 170 km Distance to city centre 300 m Distance nearest hospital Voss Hospital, +47 56 53 35 00, 69 km
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand, mud and in some places rock. Depth Approx. 70 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 200 – 300 m Tender Pier capacity 1 tender boat at a time
Vikøyri – the historical shore dweller site Duration: approx. 1 hour. Capacity per guided tour: 40 (divided into 2 groups) Experience Vikøyri, the historical quarter of Vik directly by the fjord with characteristic tiny wooden houses. The first settlers were impecunious farm labourers or maidservants who leased small plots of land in the first half of the 17th century. Many of these so-called shore dwellers later became tradesmen or craftsmen. Today, approximately half the remaining, nicely refurbished houses still serve as permanent residences. Many of them still tell us stories about life in pre-modern Vik.
PORT OF VIK Visiting address Vik kommune, Fjordavegen 1, NO-6893 Vik Mailing address Vik kommune, P.O.B. 134, NO-6891 Vik Phone +47 57 69 82 00 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett vik.kommune.no Maritime contact person Ole Petter Ramberg E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 993 12 372 Distance from pilot station 200 m TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Blix hotell, Sentrumsgata 44, NO-6893 Vik Mailing address Blix hotell, Sentrumsgata 44, NO-6893 Vik Phone +47 915 17 286 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.sognefjord.no Distance from port 300 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Sylvringen AS Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes Shuttle bus On request Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Yes Shopping 300 m Currency exchange 400 m Internet access in pier area Yes
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method N/A LNG No EPI No ESI No Supplies available No Waste No Grey water No Tugboats No Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement 1,5 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour No Maximum ship length Approx. 300 m Maximum ship draft No limitation Maximum beam No limitation Maximum air draft No limitation Bollard strength (certification) N/A (no bollard) Crew facilities No
Over the mountains to Voss and Flåm Distance: 120 km. Duration: 6-8 hours by bus. Capacity: 20-500 Visit Hopperstad Stave Church and the breathtaking viewpoint at Storesvingen. Travel across the beautiful Vikafjell mountains and via the amazing Tvindefossen Waterfall to Voss. Continue to Flåm by bus, including the famous Stalheimskleiva Road, or by train and the Flåm railway. Can also be combined with express boat on return from Flåm to Vik.
Quay 1: Tender quay Quay 2: Express boat quay
Quay Tender quay Express boat quay
Length 18.5 m 45 m
Draft 6m 6m
500 m SCALE
View of Aurlandsfjorden from Stegastein. Photo: Visitflam.com
The ultimate all year cruise destination The charming village of Flam with its 350 inhabitants is situated at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord. Centrally located in the fjord region, Flåm is surrounded by wild and dramatic nature with cascading waterfalls and picturesque landscape. Flam offers some of the most popular attractions in Norway. Flamsbana – the Flam Railway - is widely recognized as one of the steepest and most beautiful railways in the world. Flam is also home of the spectacular Nærøyfjord, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Future of the Fjords Flåm – Gudvangen – Flåm Duration 2,5 hrs (including one leg by bus) The design of this award winning fully electric vessel is spectacular and invites the guests to enjoy a magnificent and silent fjord experience through the UNESCO World Heritage area Nærøyfjord. Norway in a Nutshell Flam – Myrdal – Voss – Tvinde – Stalheim – Flam Duration: 6 hrs Highlights include the Flam Railway, Kjosfossen waterfall, Bergen Railway, the beautiful town of Voss, Tvindefossen waterfall, Stalheim viewpoint and Stalheimskleiva road. This road is one of the steepest stretches of road in Northern Europe, winding its way through 13 hairpin curves. The Flåm Railway & Vatnahalsen Flam – Vatnahalsen – Flam Duration: 3.5 hrs Highlights include the Flam Railway, Kjosfossen waterfall and home-made waffles at Vatnahalsen
Mountain Lodge. The Flam Railway is a masterpiece of engineering. With a height difference of 865 m, it is one of the world’s steepest adhesion-type railways on normal tracks. The journey provides a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most dramatic mountain scenery in Norway, including photo-stop at the mighty Kjosfossen waterfall. The Flåm Railway & hiking/biking Highlights include the Flam Railway, Kjosfossen waterfall, mountain farms and hiking/biking 10 km on the old navvies’ road in the Flamsdalen valley. This is a close to nature experience! Flåm Zip Line The longest (and maybe also the most scenic) Zipline in Scandinavia. With a span of 1381 m and a top speed of 100 km/h. The Zip Line starts at Vatnahalsen and ends up in Kårdal by ‘Rallarosa Cheese Farm’. Flåm Zipline can be perfectly combined with the Flåm Railway and other existing excursions.
Cruise on the Nærøyfjord Flam – Gudvangen – Stalheim – Flam Duration: 4 hrs Highlights include boat sightseeing on the Nærøyfjord, bus tour to Stalheim viewpoint and Stalheimskleiva road. The Nærøyfjord is rated as one of the best preserved UNESCO World Heritage Sites by National Geographic Traveler. The narrow fjord allows for some of the wildest and most dramatic scenery in Norway. Not to be missed! Borgund & Stegastein Viewpoint Flam – Lærdal – Borgund – Stegastein – Flam Duration: 4 hrs Highlights include driving through Lærdalstunnelen –the worlds longest tunnel, Borgund Stave Church, Aurlandsvegen mountain road, and Stegastein viewpoint. The viewpoint is a unique platform situated 650 m above sea level, overlooking the Aurlandsfjord.
The Flåm Railway. Photo: Visitflam.com
Kayak on the Nærøyfjord. Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik/Visitflam.com
Kjosfossen waterfall. Photo: visitflam.com
Fjord Safari Flåm – Nærøyfjord – Flåm Duration: 1.5 hrs or 2.5 hrs Guided RIB boat tour. Enjoy the amazing scenery and be on the lookout for wildlife while the local guide provides a unique insight into local history and culture of the area.
Leim Dairy Farm Mountain farm that produces its own goat cheese and invites you to interact with the animals. The farm overlooks the beautiful Aurlandsfjord.
Gondola – Voss Resort The new state of the art gondola in Voss (opening summer 19) will start at Voss Train Station (56 masl) and end at Hangurstoppen (820 masl). The gondola will have a capacity of 1069 passengers per hour. A brand-new restaurant with panoramic view and capacity of 450 guests is located at the end station. Snow guaranteed until end of May. For more information please contact us!
Østerbø & the Aurlandsdalen Valley Flam – Østerbø – Flam Duration: 3.5 hrs Highlights include bus sightseeing through the historical Aurlandsdalen Valley, traditional Norwegian cuisine at a mountain lodge at Østerbø, and scenic viewpoints towards the Aurlandsfjord.
The Aurland shoe The only remaining shoe factory in Norway producing the original Aurland Shoe or “Penny Loafer”. Experience artisans at work. The Aurland Shoe has inspired famous shoe designers across the globe and has become a fashion icon. Magic White Caves Walk to the inside of the mountain. An experience of light and sound, silence and darkness.
Undredal Undredal Visitor Centre gives an introduction to the process of making goat cheese, and offers a tasteful menu of locally produced food. Visit the smallest stave church in Scandinavia.
Viking Village “Njardarheimr” The Viking Experience presented in Gudvangen, is a living village as it could have been during the Viking era. A whole year attraction.
PORT OF FLÅM Visiting address A-Feltvegen 27, NO-5743 Flåm Mailing address Vangen 1, NO-5745 Aurland Phone +47 976 27 382 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.portofflam.com www.flamport.com Maritime contact person Jon Olav Stedje E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 976 27 382 Pilot channel VHF 12 TOURIST INFORMATION Mailing address POB. 86, NO-5742 Flåm Phone +47 57 63 14 00 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visitflam.com Distance from port 200 m
Distance to airport 167 km to Bergen International Airport, 80 km to Sogndal National Airport, Distance to city centre 200 m Distance nearest hospital Voss Hospital 65 km
GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes Shuttle bus N/A Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Yes Shopping 300 m Currency exchange No Internet access in pier area Yes
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION LNG By truck EPI From 2020 ESI Yes Supplies available Arranged by agent Waste Yes Grey water By Truck Tugboats No Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement 1,5 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour Max of 5000 pax per day/varies through the season/ Depending on ship size Max number of ships per day in port 3 No unnecessary use of ship’s horn and PA system No loud work on Sundays and holidays Maximum ship length No limitation Maximum ship draft 12 m Maximum beam No limitations
Kayak Kayak programmes are offered both in Flåm and in Gudvangen. Discover the Nærøyfjord up close and personal. Bike Rental Moutain/Terrain bikes and helmets are available. These bikes are the best choice when biking the Navy road and in the Flåm area.
Maximum air draft No limitations Bollard strength (certification) Pier bollards (spring) 50t Land bollards (brest-headline) 100t 1 ex. mooring buoy (north of pier) 200t Crew facilities - Wifi access at the pier while docked. - Soccer and volleyball field - Beach and barbeque area - Hiking maps - Walking Trail by Fretheim Hotel. - Different benefits for crew. ANCHORAGE/TENDER: Max size No limitation Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand Depth 50 M Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier App. 600 m Tender Pier capacity Maximum two ships
Quay Quay 1
Length 110 m
Draft 12 m
Height 1.8 m Quay 1
500 m SCALE
Skjolden - at the end of Norway’s longest fjord. Photo: Ole Gudmund Bjørk
At the end of Norway’s longest fjord The charming village of Skjolden is called the gateway to the national parks due to the short distance to no less than three of the most important national parks - Jotunheimen, Breheimen and Jostedalsbreen. The village is also nestled between Northern Europe’s highest mountain pass, Sognefjellet (1434 m.a.s.l.), and the spectacular Jostedal Glacier – the largest glacier on the European mainland. Guests experience genuine Norwegian hospitality and nature beyond imagination. Skjolden is also home to Urnes Stave Church, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The approach is by the picturesque Lustrafjord, which is emerald green because of the melting water from the glaciers. Along both shores of the fjord there are beautiful villages and lush cultural landscapes where fruits and berries are grown on small, idyllic farms.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Jotunheimen National Park & Sognefjellet National Scenic Route Distance: 1 km - 80 km Norway’s first national scenic route, the Sognefjellet Mountain Road (Route 55) through Skjolden and the Jotunheimen National Park, is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe. Explore spectacular and wild mountain scenery on the “Roof of Norway”, including alpine tops, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, and view Scandinavia’s highest mountains at close range! Jostedalsbreen National Park, Jostedal Glacier & Nigardsbreen Glacier Distance: 65 km The impressive Nigardsbreen Glacier in Jostedalsbreen National Park can be viewed at close range in Jostedalen. This very spectacular branch of the
Jostedal glacier is one of the most accessible glacier arms where you also can join guided glacier walks for the whole family. You can also visit the National Park Centre, Breheimsenteret, to explore the exhibitions. UNESCO World Heritage – Urnes Stave Church Distance: 30 km Urnes Stave Church is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site, as well as Norway’s oldest stave church, and known for its unique architecture. It is located in an idyllic setting by the Lustrafjord at the end of the Romantic Road between Skjolden and Urnes. There is also a small cafè, deer farm, and visitors’ centre next to the church, and guided tours are offered every day during the summer season.
Breheimen National Park & Mørkrid Valley Distance: 10 km The nature in Breheimen National Park ranges from green valleys to powerful rivers and big glaciers. The area is essential in the protection of endangered species of certain birds and plants, and offers good opportunities for hiking, skiing and climbing. Mørkrid valley starts from Skjolden and leads you into Breheimen National Park. The road into the valley is 8,5 km and is ideal for a walk or a biking tour. Feigefossen Waterfall Distance: 16 km Feigefossen is one of Norway’s highest waterfalls, and the free fall of 218 m can be seen from the fjord, the Romantic Road and the National Tourist Rroute. There are also many other amazing waterfalls close to Skjolden, such as: Åsafossen Waterfall – 3 km from Skjolden Drivande Waterfall – 8 km from Skjolden.
Nigards Glacier. Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik, www.fjordnorway.com
UNESCO Urnes stave church. Photo: Terje Rakke Nordic Life AS
Jotunheimen National Park & Sognefjellet. Photo: Torunn Kjøk
Sengaberget Viewpoint Distance: 2,5 km Sengaberget is the name of Skjolden’s most visited viewpoint. It offers outstanding views of the fjord, the Eide lake and the village.
Wittgenstein’s cottage Distance: 3 km The Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889–1951) was one of the greatest philosophers of the 20th century. He had a cottage in Skjolden where he worked for several years. The cottage was rebuilt in 2018.
Safthuset - factory museum & village store Distance: 10 km Safthuset is the old, restored jam and juice factory at Sørheim where the famous jam and juice producing company, Lerum, started their production.
Helicopter flights Experience the fjord and the National Parks from the air. No other place in Norway can offer such a magnificent changing scenery in such a short time.
From authentic West to authentic East Distance: 83 km The Sognefjellet scenic route from Skjolden runs across the “roof of Norway” to the friendly village of Lom in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley, which is known for being an authentic and well preserved eastern Norwegian village.
RIB boat tours Distance: 0,7 km Experience the magnificent Lustrafjord, surrounded by steep mountains and waterfalls. The tours take you on an unforgettable guided expedition in a secure and rigid inflatable boat (RIB). Llama-safari Distance: 1,5 km Visit a Norwegian farm and take a guided Llamawalk in Skjolden. The farm grows raspberries and has large flocks of both llamas and sheep.
PORT OF SKJOLDEN Visiting address Skjolden port, NO-6876 Skjolden Mailing address Egge gård, NO-3514 Hønefoss Phone +47 91 80 30 25 / +47 900 90 458 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.sognefjordcruise.com Maritime contact person Oddvar Røysi E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person: +47 91 80 30 25 / +47 900 90 458 Distance from pilot station South: Fedje, 125 nm / 8 hrs North: Kvanhovden 125 nm / 7 hrs Pilot channel VHF 12 / 16 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Skjolden Hotel, NO-6876 Skjolden Mailing address Skjolden Hotel, NO-6876 Skjolden Phone +47 57 68 23 80 / +47 99 23 15 00 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.sognefjord.no Distance from port 1 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Norwegian and English. French and Spanish on request. Turnaround facilities Bergen Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes
The Ice Tunnel Distance: 76 km 50 m into the ice - 6000 years back in time. Learn about climate changes, wildlife and humans living in the highlands in this carved ice tunnel. The Heiberg Collections / Sogn Folk Museum Distance: 62 km This museum is one of the oldest and biggest folk museums in Norway. Enjoy the open-air museum with exhibitions, old houses, animals and traditional farming.
Shuttle bus No Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation (from the city centre) Yes, limited Shopping 1 km Currency exchange No Internet access in pier area Yes Distance to airport Sogndal Airport, 71 km Distance to city centre 1 km Distance nearest hospital Førde hospital, 165 km PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION LNG No EPI No ESI No Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water No Tugboats No Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement 1,5 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 meters) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Maximum ship length 340 m Maximum ship draft (and depth in sea) 13.5 m Maximum beam No
Bicycle, e-bike, kayak and SUP rentals Distance: 0,7 km Other amazing attractions • Kaupanger Stave Church (from 1150) • Dale Stone Church (from 1200) • Gaupne Old Church (part of old stave church) • Jostedal Power Station • Sogn Fjord Museum (boat collections) • Several art galleries and monuments • Fantastic viewpoints Skjolden can offer a huge variety of guided outdoor activities for the whole family. Professional guides give you the opportunity to experience glacier walks at all levels, as well as mountain hiking, kayaking among icebergs on glacier lakes, kayaking on the fjord, canyoning, rafting, boat trips and more. Also available in Skjolden is also beach volleyball, football field, climbing wall, souvenir shops, swimming pool and sauna.
Maximum air draft No Crew facilities WIFI in the terminal building, restrooms ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size N/A Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud Depth 30m. Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 250 m. Tender Pier capacity 3 tender boats at once.
SKJOLDEN Tender Pier Hydro Pier
Quay Skjolden Cruise Pier The Hydro Pier Tender Pier
Length 130 m 51 m 36 m
Draft 13 m 5m -
Airdraft 340 m 110 m -
Height 3.1 m LAT -
Skjolden Cruise Pier
400 m SCALE
Cable Car Loen Skylift above the Nordfjord. Photo: Lars Korvald, Loen Skylift
OLDENLOEN - NORDFJORD Gateway to the Glaciers
Olden and Loen are two small villages located at the inner end of the Nordfjord. The head of the Fjord is characterized by varied and dramatic scenery. Peaceful valleys and tidy farms lie in contrast to gleaming glaciers, foaming waterfalls and towering mountains. OldenLoen is the gateway to the Jostedal Glacier, the largest glacier on the European mainland. A tour to Briksdal, its most well-known glacier arm, is highly recommended. The destinations have long been known for tourism and industry, but are now also famous for contemporary design. OldenLoen is the main cruise destination in the Nordfjord, but cruise vessels are most welcome in all the Nordfjord ports: Måløy, Selje and Sandane; each hosting a range of interesting attractions and excursion possibilities.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Hoven Loen - a cable car from the fjord to Mt. Hoven 1011 m.a.s.l. Experience the Briksdal Glacier Duration: 4-5 hours Through the beautiful Olden Valley up to the frozen cascade of the spectacular Briksdal Glacier, the best known of the Jostedal Glacier’s many icy arms. From Briksdal Glacier Mountain Lodge to the glacier there is a choice between a hike or a ride in the popular Troll Cars. Loen Valley - Kjenndal Glacier Duration: 4-5 hours See the breathtaking Loen Valley by boat on the glassy, ice-green Loen Lake, and experience the wild Kjenndal Valley and Kjenndal Glacier.
Hoven Loen Duration: 1.5 - 7 hours A new spectacular attraction with cable car from the fjord to 1011 m.a.s.l. Enjoy the magnificent views of the fjord landscape from the restaurant table or while hiking in the mountains. Jostedal Glacier National Park Centre Duration: 3-5 hours Located on the banks of beautiful Lake Stryn. Experience the panorama glacier film, the interesting exhibitions of climate changes and wildlife, the outdoor park with rocks of Norway, natural herbs, the Sami tipi and the Viking settlements. Nordfjord Panorama Duration: 4.5 hours Panoramic views and culture on the northern banks of the Nordfjord.
Geirangerfjord Duration: 8-9 hours This tour gives a unique picture and a cross-section of the best that Norwegian nature has to offer, in short breathtaking variety and multiplicity. Fjærland Duration: 7-8 hours A visit to the Norwegian Glacier Museum, combined with a scenic tour. RIB Rafting on the fjord Duration: 15-20 min. on the fjord. High speed adventure tour on the Nordfjord. Kayaking on the Nordfjord Duration: 2 hours A relaxing paddle in steady double kayaks on the green water of Nordfjord.
Breng, Lodalen. Photo: Erik Hermansson
Briksdal Glacier. Photo: Bjarte Haugen
View Mt. Hoven. Photo: Espen Haagensen
Idyllic Yrineset Duration: 3 hours Get a few hours of peace and tranquility at this idyllic spot on the banks of Lake Olden.
Helicopter Duration: 15-20 min. in air Explore Nordfjord, glaciers and mountains from above.
Wild water rafting Downstream the many long and exciting rapids of River Jølstra, one of the best rafting rivers in Norway.
Hikes in Olden Duration: 2.5- 6 hours Refreshing hikes in Olden to Mt. Huaren close to the pier, or to the gleaming glaciers of Olden Valley.
Home of William Singer The Singerheimen was the home of the American artist and multimillionaire W. Singer, and consists of several buildings of cultural and historical interest – art and artifacts.
Briksdal Glacier Safari Duration: 4.5-6 hours Guided adventure paddling on the Briksdal Glacier Lake. Farm Visit Duration: 3-4 hours A taste of Norwegian nature, agriculture and local cuisine. Boat trip Olden Lake Duration: 2 hours Enjoy a relaxing boat trip between the majestic mountains rising high over the deep green Olden Lake. Skiing at Stryn Summer Ski Centre Duration: 8 hours Try the great slopes and the fantastic summer snow at one of Norway’s best summer skiing centres.
PORT OF OLDENLOEN Visiting address NO-6788 Olden,Stryn Mailing address P.O.B. 104 6701 Måløy, Norway Phone email@example.com Internett www.nordfjordhavn.com Maritime contact person Sølve Oldeide E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 5785 2626 Distance from pilot station 75 nm South Kvanhovden North Breisundet Pilot channel 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address NO-6788 Olden,Stryn Mailing address Perhusvegen 24. NO-6783, Stryn Phone +47 5787 4040 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.nordfjord.no Distance from port 700 meter during season (alt. 15 km) GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Available Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes Shuttle bus No Parking place for buses Yes
Fjord Fishing Duration: 2.5 hours Relaxing fishing trip on the famous Nordfjord on board the small vessel “Isabella”. The “Isabella” is equipped with all fishing equipment needed. Tystigen/Videseter Along scenic Stryn Lake to Videseter and the Summer Ski Centre at Tystigen/Mt. Stryn. High mountains and stunning views. Crayfishing in the fjord Combine an exciting RIB boat ride with crayfishing and a delicious meal from the catch on the banks of beautiful Nordfjord.
Public transportation No Shopping Yes Currency exchange Yes Internet access in pier area Yes Distance to airport 60 km - Sandane Distance to city centre 700 m Distance nearest hospital Eid/Førde (60 km/100 km) PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method By ship and/or by car EPI From 2020 ESI No Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water Yes (trucks) Tugboats Yes. If ordered in time Anchorage Several anchor positions Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement Approx. 1,5 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour No painting while alongside Maximum ship length No limitation Maximum ship draft 11 m Maximum beam No limitation Maximum air draft No limitation
Hike to Sigdestad Farm A hike to the abandoned and remote mountain farm Sigdestad – situated on a mountain shelf high above Lake Oppstryn. Via Ferrata Loen An airy experience for those who are seeking a different challenge. The Nordfjord Coast Duration: 4-5 hours Exciting attractions like the West Cape, Kråkenes Lighthouse, and Selja Monastery.
Bollard strength (certification) 2 Floating boya (200 t. / 170 t.) 1x200 t. bollard and 12x50 t.bollards Crew facilities Available from 2019 ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limitation Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Clay Depth From 20 m - 100 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier From 200 m and up to 1700 m Tender Pier capacity 2 tender jetties available
Quay Port of Olden
Length 121 m
Draft 11 m
Height 2.5 m
500 m SCALE
Geiranger. Photo: DGT, Terje Rakke
GEIRANGERFJORD CRUISE PORT
Geiranger – Hellesylt – Stranda The Geirangerfjord is a spectacular natural experience The Geirangerfjord’s scenery and landscapes are the area’s main attraction – and this picturesque landscape is what we need to protect to preserve. Nowhere else in the world will you find such a spectacular fjord landscape, a unique combination of deep fjords, steep mountainsides, thriving local communities and much more – providing a competitive edge that makes us one of the most attractive destinations in the world. Geirangerfjord cruise port is aware of the expectations from the rapidly growing cruise industry. Let us be your tour guide – local ports with local knowledge. Geiranger Port: a well-known tender port with SeaWalk. Hellesylt Port and Stranda Port: Both ports are gateways to the Geirangerfjord, offering a world of activities, exciting and scenic excursions. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Kayaking tours Starting from kayak base camp in Geiranger or Hellesylt. Explore the Geirangerfjord and paddle along the fjord on a guided tour or an individual rental. RIB boat tours Enjoy an adrenaline RIB tour starting either from Hellesylt or Geiranger. See all the famous waterfalls in the fjord. Get close to the waterfalls while hearing the history of the fjord. Fjord sightseeing 12 languages audio guide system. Cruise the Geirangerfjord and be overwhelmed by the stunning nature and storytelling. News from 2018 - a brand new sightseeing boat customized for the FJORD experiences.
Fjord cruise by boat Geiranger - Ålesund A brand-new journey connecting the coastal town of Ålesund and Geirangerfjord. In 3 hours -3 fjord landscapes. Listen to information and history of the areas and the local people. TASTE OF NORWAY Get a chance to sample the best tastes of local food and beer. Raise a glass of Geiranger beer ‘Friaren/Suitor’ as you cruise past its namesake waterfall. “TASTE of NORWAY” cruise is only booked on request as a charter tour. Biking tour – bike with a smile Healthily experience the fjord landscape. Book a bike excursion, or go on your own to the valley underneath Skywalk Geiranger Dalsnibba, Flofjellet or alpine biking in Mount Stranda Panorama. You have the options of either electric bike or regular bike.
Hiking tour Take a guided hike uphill and walk behind the Storseterfossen waterfall. Embrace some of the most superb and varied scenery at Mount Flofjellet, Mount Stranda Panorama or take 327 steps along the Geiranger waterfall. Alternative hike, -Nordic walking, using ski poles with storytelling from the guide. Geiranger Village walk The village with an exciting tourist history. A slow walk through the town with short stops at Geiranger Chocolate Factory, the Waterfall walk (327 steps ), the Norwegian Fjord Centre and the wooden church from 1842. Hellesylt village walk A slow walk through Hellesylt village, see old houses, a stone bridge, Sunnylven Church, Peer Gynt Art Gallery and the impressive waterfall.
Hellesylt cruise port. Photo: Arne Inge Tryggestad
Stranda Fjordview Gondola. Photo: strandafjellet.no
Geiranger Skywalk, Dalsnibba. Photo: dalsnibba.no
Bus excursions – all excursions can be combined.
Ljøen Mountain farm Start from Hellesylt cruise pier - experience an authentic sheepdog training by local trainers on the mountain farms while enjoying the magnificent view of the Geirangerfjord.
Geiranger excursions Geiranger Skywalk Dalsnibba Europe’s highest fjord view by road – 1500 masl. The view is spectacular and varied. The weather changes quickly and you can experience all four seasons in one day.
Hellesylt – Geiranger excursion Start from Geiranger or Hellesylt – Enjoy a unique picture of magnificent fjords, snowcapped mountains, ice-blue lakes, plunging waterfalls and glaciers. The excursion includes either the Old Strynefjell road, Briksdal glacier, Loen lake, Kjenndal glacier, Loen Skylift, Skywalk Geiranger, Dalsnibba or Flydalsjuvet Viewpoint. Mount Stranda panorama. A scenic bus ride from Hellesylt to Mount Stranda. Take a gondola lift up to 1066 masl to the most magnificent panorama view of the fjord landscape. Skywalk Geiranger Dalsnibba and Grotli. A round trip to Skywalk Geiranger Dalsnibba, Stryn Mountains and Grotli. See the beautiful and varied scenery of the glaciers and mountains. Herdal Mountain Farm A traditional summer farm with over 450 goats and other animals. Sample milk product from the farm. Have a stop at the beautiful scenic Eagle bend viewpoint.
GEIRANGERFJORD CRUISE PORT Visiting address Geirangervegen 2 Mailing address Øyna 13, NO-6200 Stranda Phone +47 46 41 11 13/31/34 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.stranda-hamnevesen.no Contact person Rita Berstad Maraak Pilot station 57 NM TOURIST INFORMATION Phone +47 70 26 30 99 E-mail email@example.com Internet www.geiranger.no Distance from port 50 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service All major languages Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes Shuttle bus Yes Bus Parking Yes Taxi Yes Rental cars Yes Public transportation Yes Shopping Yes ATM Yes Currency exchange Yes Tax Free Yes
Norangsdalen Valley and Ljøen Viewpoint – A feeling of National Romance A scenic ride through the wild and rugged Norang Valley, with a stop at Ljøen viewpoint. Get the feeling of being in a painting from the national romantic period 100 years ago. Lake Hornindalsvatn A trip through towering mountains, farmland and picturesque scenery leads to Lake Hornindal, the deepest lake in Europe. Nordfjord Panorama and the Norwegian Fjord Horse Centre A trip along the beautiful Nordfjord. Passing Europe`s deepest lake “Lake Hornindal.” At Nordfjordeid Horse Centre you will be presented to the stallions and catch a ride on a carriage.
Flydalsjuvet viewpoint Possibly the most popular postcard motif in Norway. A spectacular view of the Geirangerfjord, the village of Geiranger and the cruise ships. Ørnesvingen Viewpoint - 620 masl 11 hairpin bends ascend from the Geirangerfjord to the Ørnesvingen viewpoint. View Geiranger with its near-perpendicular mountainsides, the Seven Sisters waterfall, and the mountain farms in the fjord landscape.
WIFI Yes, free Distances–airport 122 km Distance to city centre 50 m Nearest hospital Ålesund 108 km
Pontoons 2 ex. 200T. Pos Seawalk/4B 3 ex. Buoys 300T Hellesylt cruise pier 2 ex 200T, 12 ex 100T, 1 ex mooring buoy 136T Crew facilities As for passengers
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers On request in Hellesylt port LNG Not available EPI Yes from 2020 ESI No Supplies available On request Waste On request in Hellesylt port Tugboats Available on 12 hr notice Anchorage Geiranger: 3 – 4 anchor positions Ship tender facilities Available Tidal movement 1.5 –2.0 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk available, 236 m long, 4.5 m wide steel, ADA compliant construction ISPS approved Geiranger port & Hellesylt port Maximum ship length Hellesylt cruise pier: No limit LOA: decided by Master/Pilot Maximum ship draft Hellesylt cruise pier: 10.52 m Geiranger quay: 4.3 – 9 m (not for cruise ships) Maximum beam No limit Maximum air draft No limit Bollard strength (certification) Yes. Geiranger
Restrictions in harbour Yes Environmental restrictions • Use of scrubber system: not accepted • Fuel sulphur content: max 0.1% • Use of Incinerator: prohibited • Black water and greywater in fjord: prohibited • Speed limit: 8 kn innerfjord and 3 kn Seawalk/ Geiranger cruise terminal area • Tender boat: must stop the engine at ship’s side and alongside the jetty. Thoughtful use of side thrusters • Permission is given to lower anchor, to lower painting raft, lifeboats, pontoon, diving and to conduct boat drills and bell ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size Unlimited Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand/clay Depth 40 m Distance from anchorage to tender pier 400 – 1000 m Tender pier capacity Yes, in Geiranger for 5 tender boats
Anchorage area deep 45 – 60 m
Quay Hellesylt cruise pier Geiranger
Length 143 m Anchor/ tender port Seawalk
Draft 10.5 m
Tender quay HELLESYLT Quay
GEIRANGER Anchor/ tender port
500 m SCALE
Port of Nordfjordeid. Illustration: Nordwest3D, Steinart
Explore the Saga, Enjoy the nature, Feel the magic Nordfjord is situated between the biggest glacier on mainland Europe and Norway`s wildest stretch of coast at Stad. Port of Nordfjordeid is in the heart of this area from ocean to glacier and Nordfjordeid is the complete cruise destination only 30 nautical miles in sailing distance from the coast. Nordfjordeid is an excellent starting point for round trips to some of Norway`s most popular tourist attractions, including the Briksdal Glacier and the famous overland excursions to Geiranger. Nordfjordeid is the small town with the glowing heart eager to present the full size replica of the Myklebust ship, Norway`s largest known Viking ship, more than 30 m long.
ATTRACTIONS/ EXCURSIONS The new attraction in Nordfjord, SAGASTAD, will open in 2019. This is a museum presenting The Myklebust Ship, Norway´s largest known Viking ship. Visit Sagastad and the gigantic vikingship Duration: 1 hour Just beside the seawalk pier you find SAGASTAD. The full size replica of the burned Viking ship from 876 and the modern exhibition presenting the story behind the Myklebust findings. Guided tour Sagatrial (Sagaløypa) Duration: 2 hours Explore Nordfjordeid at the heritage/historical trail. The tour takes you through Nordfjordeid´s cultural history.
Guided tour Sagastad and the Sagaroad to Bjørkedalen Duration 3-3,5 hours The starting point of this tour is at the Sagastad Centre, close to the seawalk pier. Get to know the largest known Viking ship in Norway more than 30 m long, and the modern exhibition showing the interesting story of the viking kings living at Nordfjordeid more than 1000 years ago. Follow the narrow road in Hjelmelandsdalen in unspoiled nature to Bjørkedalen. Guided tour Nordfjordeid Duration: 3 hours Feel the magic of the famous salmon river Eidselva. Enjoy the «old-town-like» street Eidsgata with white wooden houses, good shopping, exhibitions, restaurant, pub, the burial mounds, the saga trail and the church of Eid. Experience the amazing Opera House and a concert. Return by walking through
the nice Sagaparken with beach and picnic area and back to the ship along the edge of the fjord. Can be extended by a visit on Sagastad. (then 4 hours) Home visit Skårhaug Duration: 3 – 3,5 hours Enjoy the «old-town-like» street Eidsgata, the burial mounds, the church of Eid and the nice walk to Skårhaug. Learn about local baking traditions, be served coffee and cake along with the story of the beautiful house from 1840. Guided tour Norwegian Fjord Horse Centre Meet the fjord horse, Norway´s national symbol. Family friendly programme, duration 3 hours.
Street view from Tverrgata in Nordfjordeid. Photo: Steinar Engeland
Sagastad. Photo: Nordplan
Norwegian Fjord Horse. Photo: Steinar Engeland
Visit the red deer farms, with western Norway´s iconic wild animal, the red deer. Family friendly programme.
Loen Valley – Kjenndal Glacier Duration: 5.5-6.5 hrs. See the breathtaking Loen Valley by boat on the glassy, ice-green Loen Lake, and experience the wild Kjenndal Valley and Kjenndal Glacier. Nordfjord Panorama is included.
Guided hiking, Trollenyken (The Troll Hike) Duration: 3 hrs. Join the guided tour to Trollenykjen, 898 m, and be rewarded by beautiful views.
Nave Red Deer Farm at Bryggja Duration: 3-3.5 hrs. Ålfoten Red Deer Farm in Ålfoten close to the Ålfotbreen. Duration: 3-3.5 hrs. Nordfjord Panorama and Sagastad Duration: 3-3.5 hrs. Enjoy panoramic views and culture on the northern banks of the Nordfjord before returning to Nordfjordeid by the Hornindal Lake, Europe’s deepest lake. Back in Nordfjordeid you visit Sagastad. Nordfjord Panorama and Loen Skylift, Loen Duration: 3.5 hrs. This spectacular attraction with cable car from the fjord to 1011 m.a.s.l. is an amazing success. Enjoy the magnificent views of the fjord landscape from the restaurant table or while hiking in the mountains. Nordfjord Panorama is included.
PORT OF NORDFJORDEID Visiting address Osvegen 10, NO-6770 Nordfjordeid Phone +47 91795300 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.portofnordfjordeid.no Maritime contact person Harbour master Jostein Mykland E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 91795300 Distance from pilot station South, Kvannhovden Pilot St. approx. 53 nm North, Breisundet Pilot St. approx. 85 nm Pilot channel 12/16 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Eidsgata, NO-6770 Nordfjordeid Phone +47 57874040 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.nordfjord.no Distance from port 200 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service All major languages Turnaround facilities YES Terminal/Restrooms in pier area YES Shuttle bus YES Parking place for buses YES Public transportation YES
Experience the Briksdal Glacier Duration: 6.5-7 hrs. Through the beautiful Olden Valley up to the frozen cascade of the spectacular Briksdal Glacier, the best known of the Jostedal Glaicer´s many icy arms. From Briksdal Glacier Mountain Lodge to the glacier there is a choice between a hike or a ride in the popular Troll Cars. Nordfjord Panorama is included. Geirangerfjord Duration: 7.5-8 hrs. This tour gives a unique picture and a cross-section of the best that Norwegian nature has to offer, in short breathtaking variety and multiplicity. Includes Hornindal Lake, ferry to Geiranger, overland tour by Dalsnibba, Strynemountain, Stryn and the northern banks of the fjord back to Nordfjordeid.
Shopping YES Currency exchange YES Internet access in pier area YES Distance to airport Sandane 13 km Distance to city centre 50-300 m Distance nearest hospital 1 km PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method By boat 24 h. notice LNG NO EPI NO ESI NO Supplies Aavailable from local supermarkets Waste Max 10m3 Grey water Discharge to ship – 24 hrs. notice Tugboats 24 hrs. notice Anchorage YES Ship tender facilities One tender pier 25 m Tidal movement 1,5 – 2 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 meters) No, use of ships gangway Seawalk YES Pontoons: appr. 220 m long and 4,2 m wide steel, ADA compliant construction floating on 8 wave pontoons. 400 m between the two main buoys ISPS approved YES Restrictions in harbour NO Maximum ship length Max between main buoys
Guided hiking, Os-setra (The Huldra Hike) Duration: 2 hrs. Join the guided tour to Ossetra, 512 m. You climb steeply up through pine forest. At the top you find the charming summer farm by an idyllic lake. Selje Monastery Duration: 4.5 hrs. Drive through a contrasting landscape of mountains and ocean. A 15-minutes boat ride takes you to the Island of Selja, hosting the ruins of Selja Monastery, built by Benedictine monks in the early 12th century in memory of St. Sunniva. Enjoy the amazing nature and feel the magic on the island, St. Sunniva’s island. Includes a coffee break in Selje.
Maximum ship draft 15 m Maximum beam No limitations Maximum air draft One aerial cable Bollard strength (certification) Seawalk is a floating construction/pier. Bollard and fastening eye total three bollards and 6 fastening eyes. Space between bollards = 30 m Each bollard and fastening eyes, each 20 tons. Crew facilities Ordinary terminal. WIFI ANCHORAGE/TENDER Maximums size of ships No limitations Ship by anchor (ship no 2 in port) – tender pier is allowed Type of bottom Sandy Depth Lowest point is 71 m Closer to land on both sides 100 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 400-600 m Tender Pier capacity One tender boat
Eidsfjorden Seawalk NORDFJORDEID CENTRE Tender pier 25 m 1
500 m SCALE
View from Mount Aksla. Photo: Oddmund Olav Kjøsnes
Fairway to the Fjords and Northern Norway Ålesund has a spectacular setting across several islands stretching out into the sea, and is situated at the very entrance of the World Heritage listed Geirangerfjord. Destroyed by a catastrophic fire in 1904, the town was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style with a myriad of towers, turrets and medieval-romantic ornaments. The town can offer a wide variety of activities, attractions and excursions and is an excellent starting point for round trips to some of Norway’s most spectacular sights, like Geiranger, Trollstigen, Hjørundfjord and Runde Bird Sancturary. Cruise ships of all sizes can be docked at the ‘Cruise Terminal’ in the very centre of the town. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Hiking The Fjords Duration: 8 - 12 hours Sunnmøre is one of the world’s most beautiful areas for trekking. The Sunnmøre Alps are known for their secluded and untouched nature. Nowhere else in the world will you find such majestic mountains rising up from beautiful narrow fjords. Nature lovers will find a vast selection of shorter and longer hikes to be explored. The views are spectacular and truly an unforgettable memory for life. Hiking Sukkertoppen (Sugarloaf) Mountain Duration: 3 hours Admire the spectacular views from the peak of the Sugarloaf Mountain. An impressive bird’s eye perspective of the town with a never ending view of majestic snow-capped mountain ranges in the background. SKI the Fjords Duration: 8 - 12 hours Ski touring in the heart of Fjord Norway! The Sunnmøre Alps is a favourite among summit
enthusiasts from all over the world. The mountains rise straight out of the Fjord up to a height of 1700 m. The skiing season is from November and often ends in June. With well over 300 peaks above 1000 m, you will easily find fresh tracks on your trip. Fishing Trip in the Borgundfjord Duration: 2 hours Do not miss the famous fishing that attracts enthusiasts from all over the world. The myth has it that in the peak season there was so much fish that you could walk over the fjord without getting wet. Every spring for hundreds of years, Borgundfjord has offered spectacular fishing, usually from February to April. This when cod and herring gather in large quantities along the coast to spawn. The Spectacular Hjørundfjord Duration: 7 – 8 hours Explore the dramatic and remote Hjørundfjord on a roundtrip by bus & ferries. The fjord cuts its way through the Sunnmøre Alps, some of the wildest mountain ranges in Norway.
Wildlife Sea Safari Duration: 1 – 2 hours Enjoy a safari along the coastline outside Ålesund in a high-speed open RIB boat. The trip normally includes a visit to a small seal colony and Runde’s famous bird cliff. For calmer waters we can offer fjord rafting. The Bird Sanctuary Runde Island Duration: 3 – 5 hours Experience the fascinating bird life at Runde with more than half a million birds of about 230 different species. Excursion by boat, or in a combination of bus/boat. Sea Kayaking Tour Duration: 3 hours Paddle along the fjord and surrounding islands. High capacity. Helicopter Tours Duration: 15 - 30 minutes 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.
Photo: 62 nord
Photo: 62 nord
Johan Skytt, Godøya. Photo: Ports of Aalesund
Mount Aksla Enjoy the breathtaking view of Ålesund, the surrounding islands, the fjords and the Sunnmøre Alps from Mount Aksla. Ålesund’s main attraction is a must-see!
Ålesund Guided Walk & the Art Nouveau Centre Duration: 2 – 3 hours Experience a guided walk through Ålesund focusing on the Art Nouveau Style. The tour includes a visit to The Art Nouveau Centre, portraying the unique position the town has in Norwegian architectural history.
The saga islands Giske and Godøy Duration: 3 – 4 hours Explore the saga islands of Giske and visit the old Giske Marble Church. Taste the delicious homemade cakes at the lighthouse in the picturesque fishing village of Alnes.
Atlanterhavsparken (aquarium) Visit Atlanterhavsparken, an aquarium built into the natural landscape by the ocean. Enjoy watching the diver feeding the fish by hand in the large Atlantic Ocean tank, and the Seal Bay. The Geirangerfjord Duration: 9 hours Experience the beautiful Geirangerfjord. Rated the best preserved UNESCO World Heritage Site in the world by the National Geographic Traveler’s Magazine (round trip by bus/ferries). Trollstigen (The Troll’s Path) Duration: 8 – 9 hours Explore the district of trolls and fairytales. Experience wild mountains, roaring waterfalls and peaceful nature. National Tourist Road (round trip, no ferries).
PORT OF ÅLESUND Visiting address Skansekaia 3C, NO-6002 Ålesund Mailing address Skansekaia 3C, NO-6002 Ålesund Phone +47 70 16 34 00 E-mail email@example.com Internet www.alesund.havn.no Maritime contact person Synnøve Johnsen E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person + 47 922 11 088 Distance from pilot station 5,3 MILES Pilot channel 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address On the Pier/ Main Office at Skateﬂukaia (city centre) Mailing address Skateﬂukaia, NO-6002 Ålesund Phone +47 70 16 34 30 E-mail email@example.com Internet www.visitalesund.com Distance from port On the pier/Main Office 500 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service YES Turnaround facilities NO Terminal/Restrooms in pier area YES Shuttle bus NO - city centre 200 m from the pier Parking place for buses YES
Sunnmøre Open Air Museum Duration: 3 hours Experience the Art Nouveau town and the open air museum with its old farmhouses, special collection of old boats and replicas of Viking ships.
The Saga Islands Giske and Godøy & Atlanterhavsparken (aquarium) Duration: 4 hours Explore the saga islands of Giske with the old marble church, the picturesque Alnes lighthouse and the aquarium.
Shopping Ålesund Storsenter, 45 shops and restaurants in the hearth of Ålesund. Kremmergaarden Shopping with 19 shops only 200 m from the pier. Devold Outlet, 13 shops (Devold, Bergans, Norrøna, Helly Hansen, Le Creuset, Swims, Porsgrund), only 10 minutes by boat with a 30 – 70% discount all year.
Follow the Viking Trail to the Saga Island of Giske Duration: 3-4 hours The Viking Scene is beautifully located at Giske Amphi near the old Giske Marble Church (1150). Taste Viking food and listen to Viking stories from the Middle Ages. Participate in Viking games. Can also be operated in combination with sailing a Viking ship (one way).
Public transportation YES – 150 m from the pier Shopping YES - 100 m from the pier Currency exchange YES Internet access in pier area Free Internet Distances – airport 15 km Distance to city centre 200 m Nearest hospital Ålesund hospital 8 km/ Phone + 47 70 10 50 00 or 113
Maximum ship draft N/A Maximum beam N/A Maximum air draft N/A Bollard strength (certification) 250 - 150 Crew facilities Free internet access in pier area. Norwegian Church Abroad, Norwegian Seafarers’ Union Discount on Crew Entrance Fee at Atlanterhavsparken (aquarium). 10% discount at B. RONGVE AS. Hop on/off City sightseeing free ride 2 hours after ETA of the ship. Free coffee at “Kantina” and 30 – 70% discount at Devold Outlet shops. Toldboden (Skateflukaia), 0,4 beer 60,Coffee 10,- Mineral water 29,- Glass white/red wine 60,Food 10% discount. Free Wi Fi. Evergreens (Kiperviktorget) 10% discount on food and free coffee with every order. A. Oksnes AS yrkesklær og profil (Røysegata 2)- always fresh coffee and 15% discount. Wide selection of Captain’s-hats, uniforms with epaulettes, durable and comfortable styles, Nato sportwool polo, Nato pullover, troyers and jackets.
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method By truck or barge LNG NO EPI YES from 2020 ESI ESI score above 50 points earns a discount in harbour dues of 30% Supplies Available Waste YES Grey water/Black water YES Tugboats Available on demand Anchorage YES Ship tender facilities N/A Tidal movement 1.5 – 2 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 meters) NO Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES Restrictions in harbour None Maximum ship length 600 m
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size N/A Ship tenders allowed NO Type of bottom Mud and sand Depth 30 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier N/A Tender Pier capacity N/A
Skansekaia, 195m Valderhaugfjorden
Quay Cruise Terminal Stornespiren/ Prestebrygga
Length 570 m S 200 m N
Draft 11-29 m -
Height 2.2-2.5 m -
Cruise Terminal Aspevågen 1
500 m SCALE
Trollstigen. Photo: Roger Ellingsen, Statens Vegvesen
MOLDE, ÅNDALSNES & ERESFJORD Romdalsfjord – adventure between scenic roads
Journey through varied and dramatic landscape, from the open sea to deep valleys and tall mountains, into Romsdalsfjord with its three cruise destinations Molde, Åndalsnes and Eresfjord. Molde, the town of roses, with its view of 222 mountain peaks. The steep majestic mountains of Åndalsnes. The charming and secluded village of Eresfjord. Romsdalsfjord is the gateway to the Trolls’ Path and the Atlantic road. The ports of Romsdalsfjord offer a wide variety of attractions and excursions, and are also perfectly situated for outdoor adventures for smaller groups. Cruise ships dock in the town centres, great for independent exploration.
HIGHLIGHTS Trolls’ Path An exceptional driving experience along a route steeped in tradition, through scenery with deep fjords and lush valleys. The Trolls’ Path leads up a series of narrow hairpin bends, allowing a view of the dramatic mountain peaks surrounding it. Once on top of the plateau, the restaurant and viewpoints, with its modern Norwegian architecture, is a sight in itself. The view from the top is stunning! Stop at Trolls’ Path Gjestegård for lunch and visit the Trolls that reside there. The Trolls’ Path is one of the National Tourist Roads in Norway. Can be a roundtrip from Molde, with Gudbrandsjuvet Gorge, Valldal and Stordal included. Duration: 3.5 hours from Åndalsnes, 7 - 8 hours from Molde.
The Atlantic Road The Atlantic Road zigzags across bridges and islands, to the point where the land and the ocean meet the fjord. One of the National Tourist Roads in Norway. Amazing on a sunny day, and dramatic in stormy weather. Voted Norwegian Structure of the Century and the world’s most beautiful road trip! At Eldhusøya a suspended walkway offers visitors a chance to take a short stroll to enjoy the dramatic landscape. Great to combine with a stop at Håholmen Island, Bud Fishing village or the Marble Caves. The Atlantic road is open all year round, both summer and winter tours can be arranged. Duration: 3.5 hours from Molde, 7 hours from Åndalsnes.
Rauma Railway One of the most exciting railways in the world, built in 1924. The Rauma Railway is a must see when visiting Åndalsnes. Lonely Planet named it “the most scenic rail journey in Europe”. On its journey, the train passes several waterfalls, the salmon river Rauma, and spectacular peaks rising above the Romsdal valley, including the Troll Wall. On the way to Bjorli the train crosses 32 bridges, including Kylling Bridge. The change in altitude is 574 m. This is a great experience, in both the summer and winter season. The distance from the port of Åndalsnes to the train station is 100 m. Duration: 3.5 hours from Åndalsnes, 7 hours from Molde.
Romsdalsmuseet Bygata Krona
Atlantic Road. Photo: Jacek R/Visitnorway.com
Haholmen vikingship. Photo: Classic Norway
MOLDE ATTRACTIONS & EXCURSIONS
Bud fishing village/ Ergan Coastal Fort Visit the charming fishing village of Bud, situated by the coastline north of Molde. The Coastal Centre features the use of nature resources, such as gas and oil, on the coastline of Norway. The restored subterranean war memorial museum, Ergan, offers an insight into Norway’s WWII history. Duration: 5 hours.
Hike Mardalsfossen Mardalsfossen, one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in the world, is well worth the hike. The nature surrounding the waterfall is lush and the trail offers an easy hike. Coach back and forth. Duration: 5 – 6 hours (June 20-August 20).
Romsdal Museum Located in beautiful and peaceful surroundings, the open air museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway. The Romsdal Museum portrays buildings and interiors from the whole region. The museum has a folk dance group where local children dance the traditional dances wearing their national costumes. Duration: 2 hours. Krona - Romsdal Museum Exhibition The new extension to the Romsdal Museum offers an exhibition focusing on cultural history, as well as temporary exhibitions, a bunad workshop and cafe. The exhibitions are open all year. This is in addition to the open air museum with the traditional old buildings. Duration: 2,5 hours. The Marble Caves Explore the mystic Marble Caves at Naas. The caves are a result of mining operations and have been active since 1938. A boat ride into the caves offers a unique and peaceful experience. Combine this with a trip to the Atlantic Road, one of the world’s best road trips. Duration: 5,5 hours. Håholmen Viking Ship Sailing Sail on a Viking ship to the Norwegian adventurer Ragnar Thorseth’s island of Håholmen. Håholmen is an original fishing village from the 18th century, and the wharfs, traditional fishermen’s shacks and bakery remain. The island is located just off the Atlantic Road, the world’s most beautiful road trip! Duration: 5 hours. Sightseeing Town of Roses Sightseeing tour in the town of jazz and roses including Molde Cathedral, the rose gardens, Romsdal Museum and the Varden viewpoint, which offers a great view of the Molde panorama of 222 mountain peaks. Duration: 3 hours.
Trolls’ Path & Norwegian Mountaineering Centre Norwegian Mountaineering Centre in Åndalsnes is a modern visitors centre offering an insight into the Norwegian climbing and mountaineering history. The drive from Molde to Åndalsnes takes you through varied and dramatic terrain, including the Trolls’ Path. Duration: 5,5 hours. Rødven Stave Church Visit one of the oldest stave churches in Norway. Rødven Stave Church dates back to the 13th century and is one of few remaining stave churches in Norway. Duration: 3 hours.
ACTIVE STAY Hiking Varden Viewpoint The excursion goes by coach to the Varden viewpoint (407 m.a.s.l.), with the amazing view of the Molde Panorama and its 222 mountain peaks. The café on top serves coffee and ice-cream. The hike down leads through the woods to the Romsdals Museum, before continuing on to the town centre. Duration: 3 hours. Hike Trollkirka Hike to the famous limestone caves of Trollkirka (Troll Church 484 m.a.s.l.). The trip takes you through the forest, along the river and up a steep path. Once you have reached the top you can explore the mystical caves. Duration: 5 – 7 hours. E-bike Molde Mountains E bike to Varden viewpoint. The e-bike helps you climb the hills easily, so that you can focus on the scenery. This is a great family activity. Duration: 2 – 3 hours (May – October).
Hjertøya Island & Fishing Village A short 10 min boat ride from Molde harbour lies the idyllic Hjertøya island, home to the outdoor Fisheries Museum, portraying local coastal culture, working life and living conditions from around 1850. Duration: 3 hours (June – August).
Molde panorama. Photo: Einar Engdal
RIB safari to Veøya Enjoy a memorable RIB Safari to Norway’s first legally protected island, Veøya with a medieval church and rectory. The island was a strategic location for the coastal routes during the Viking Age. Duration: 2 hours. RIB safari to Ona Island Explore the coastline outside Molde in a highspeed RIB boat. This safari takes you to Norway’s southernmost still-functioning traditional fishing village with a permanent population of about 20-25 people. The trip includes a visit to the beautiful Lyngværet island to search for sea eagles and seals. Duration: 3 hours. Kayak Moldefjord Enjoy a peaceful kayak trip on the fjord. The tour starts at the cruise pier and takes you out to the nearby islands. Duration: 3 hours (May – September). Stand Up Paddlebord (SUP) Moldefjord Enjoy the tranquil waters on a stand up paddleboard (SUP). This is a great family activity, fun for both children and adults. Duration: 3 hours (May – September). Hike Jendemsfjellet Get close to nature on a hike to Jendemsfjellet mountain (633 m.a.s.l.). Enjoy the spectacular views from the top. Duration: 3 – 4 hours (April- November). Snowshoeing Molde mountains A fun and easy way to experience the Norwegian winter. This takes you up the mountainside in the snow safely and comfortably. Duration: 3 hours (January – April). Sledding Tusten Ski slope The skilift takes you up the hill. From there a fun filled ride back down awaits. Duration: 3 hours (January – April).
Rauma Railway. Photo: Leif J. Olestad
Trollveggen. Photo: Øyvind Heen
> MOLDE, ÅNDALSNES & ERESFJORD CONTINUED ÅNDALSNES ATTRACTIONS & EXCURSIONS Norwegian Mountaineering Centre Norwegian Mountaineering Centre is a modern visitors centre of the Norwegian climbing and mountaineering history, featuring modern and interactive exhibits, a one of a kind 3D movie theatre and a café / restaurant. The indoor climbing hall includes a bouldering cave for kids. Duration: 1 hour. The Golden Route to Geiranger Visit 3 famous highlights in one excursion: The Trolls’ Path, Trolls’ Wall mountain wall and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Geirangerfjord. Several amazing stops; the Gudbrandsjuvet ravine, the Eagle Road and lush villages along the route. Duration: 8 hours. The Rauma Railway to Dombås This scenic train excursion goes through the dramatic, changing landscape in Romsdalen, from steep mountainsides and plunging waterfalls to the open highland – home to the wild reindeer and the musk oxen. Can be combined with bus. Duration: 5 hours. Rødven Stave Church & Rosvang Manor Rødven Stave Church is one of the oldest stave churches in Norway. The history of this church dates back to the 14th century. A visit to Rosvang Gaard, where the hosts serves coffee and cake, and tell you what everyday farm life is in Norway. Duration: 3 hours. Lesja Museum & Church and Rauma Railway Enjoy the scenic drive through Romsdalen valley to Lesja open air Museum in Lesja. This is a historic site and cultural heritage, in the heart of Reinheimen National Park. Next to the museum is Lesja Church, famous for its beautiful wood carvings. Duration: 5 hours. Bøstølen Summer Farm Experience the mountain farm life and taste freshmade butter and sour cream, and traditional Norwegian food. Listen to cowbells and birds, pet the animals and participate in the cowshed. Duration: 3,5 hours. Tuen Vineyard A 10 min drive from Åndalsnes pier to the worlds northernmost vineyard! A guided tour through 11 cellars, wine tasting and an interesting talk on the process from harvesting to finished wine. Duration: 2-3 hours. Farm visit to Woldstad Gård This is a unique opportunity to visit a traditional Norwegian farm, and meet the locals who live there. A selection of the farm`s specialties and selected local produce will be served. The tasting is likely to include west-Norwegian pancakes with homemade marmalades. Duration: 3 hours.
Viewpoint Snøhetta – Musk Ox Safari Visit two Norwegian National Parks in one excursion, and see grazing Musk oxen in their natural environment in Dovrefjell National Park. Duration: 8,5 hours. Molde & the Romsdal museum Romsdal Museum is one of the largest and most comprehensive folk museums in Norway. The Museum was established in 1912 and portrays buildings and interesting interiors from the region. Duration: 4 hours. Troll Tour Join the hunt for the Trolls in the fairytale forest at the foot of the Trolls’ Path. Natural sites to find the Trolls will be the Trolls’ Path and the Trolls’ Wall. Duration: 3 hours. Romsdalen Highlights and Bjorli We recommend that this bus excursion should start with the film Trollfolk inside the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre. A sightseeing tour around the city of Åndalsnes. The beautiful drive up the Romsdalen valley goes between towering mountain peaks, to Bjorli. Enjoy the view to Kylling bridge and Slettafossen gorge. In Bjorli, a visit at OiiOii (local café and shop). Duration: 3,5 hours. The Marble Caves The bus tour goes along the Romsdalsfjord to Molde, then to Naas and the mystical Marble Caves. A boat ride into the caves is a unique and stunning experience. On the return, the ferry trip from Molde to Vestnes, crossing the Tresfjord on the new and modern Tresfjord Bridge. Duration: 5,5 hours. Ålesund – the art nouveau city The bus drive along the Romsdalsfjord goes to Ålesund, city sightseeing, and lunch at Mt. Aksla. Visit the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium before returning to Åndalsnes via Trollstigen. Duration: 6 hours. Bjorli winter experience This winter excursion starts with the film Trollfolk inside the Norwegian Mountaineering centre. The bus drives to the charming village of Bjorli, where winter can last for 8 months. Passing frozen waterfalls and steep mountainsides. OiiOii café offers a taste of local food and a warm drink. Take the ski lift to the top of the mountain and get a panoramic view of Reinheimen National Park. Duration: 4 hours. Sagelva Hydropower Centre Sagelva tells how water power has been exploited for more than 300 years, and shows three different water wheels. The power from the flowing water and the different methods used to exploit it impresses visitors and is a unique experience. Duration: 4 hours.
ACTIVE STAY SUP – Stand up paddling down river This paddling adventure is a peaceful activity that suits most people in normal good physical shape. Stand on the paddleboard in wetsuits on the emerald green river. Duration: 3 hours. Ville Verma A thrilling adventure with ziplines crossing the rushing river, a climbing net as the final challenge. A fun family excursion for children over 12 years. Duration: 3,5 hours. E-bike to Trollstigen Enjoy the dramatic scenery on the Troll’s Path from the e-bike, inhale the fresh air, listen to the birds singing. Local guides tell the story of Kløvstien, the old horse trail fishermen and farmers used to cross the mountain hundreds of years ago to get to the market. Duration: 3 hours. Hike Litlefjellet This is probably one of the easiest hikes in the area, and after a short hike from the bus the view is almost the same as professional mountaineers get from the highest mountains in the area. The Troll Wall rock face will be in front, on one side Mt Romsdalshorn, and the Vengetindene are the wild pinacles behind you. To the north are Åndalsnes town and the Romsdalsfjord. Duration: 3 hours. Airboard A different and exciting winter experience: Airboard is a fun and easy way to enjoy the Norwegian winter. From the startpoint in the ski lift you airboard down the slopes. Duration: 3,5 hours (November – April). Hike Kløvstien Kløvstien scenic hike climbs the old horse trail on the Trolls’ Path. Passing waterfalls, the streaming river, pine forests and stone steps made by Sherpas from Nepal. Duration: 3,5 hours. Romsdalsstigen Via Ferrata intro A perfect introduction to climbing! Romsdalsstigen via Ferrata requires no previous knowledge of climbing, but be in normal good physical shape. The view is breathtaking and will be an experience to remember. Duration: 3 hours. Rauma Golf This was the first golf court in Norway, and it opened 1905. English Lords arranged golf tournaments in 1905 when they came to Åndalsnes to fish for salmon in the river. Duration: 3 hours.
Nauste in Eresfjord. Photo: Bjørn Øverås
Mardalsfossen Eikesdalen. Photo: Oddgeir Visnes
ERESFJORD ATTRACTIONS & EXCURSIONS
Nauste village The idyllic walk through the village begins at the pier at Nauste and takes us through the old wooden house settlement. The centre of Eresfjord was located here at Nauste, with shops, bakeries and cafes. In the 1880s the tourist traffic in Eresfjord and Eikesdal was increasing. English nobility, the so-called “salmon lords”, had discovered the river Eira and hiking enthusiasts became familiar with the wonderful mountains. The village has kept its charming appearance. Duration: 2 hours.
Citytour Molde and Trollstigen Road This panoramic overland tour includes a visit to Varden viewpoint in Molde, Trollstigen Road and Trollveggen in Åndalsnes. Duration: 7 hours.
– Exclusively for smaller ships and luxury yachts Ferryboat ride to Mardalsfossen Waterfall Take a charming ferryboat ride on Lake Eikesdalsvannet and witness the spectacular Mardalsfossen waterfall. The waterfall plunges 297 m down into the valley and is the 4th highest waterfall in the world. Combination with bus possible. Duration: 3 hours. Mardalsfossen Waterfall and Nesset Vicarage Visit Eikesdal, a charming, picturesque village with around 80 inhabitants. A 30 min. easy hike will take you to the foot of the waterfall. Mardalsfossen is one of the highest free-falling waterfalls in the world. The water flows from 20/6-20/8, due to hydroelectric production. Includes a stop at the Nesset Vicarage, the childhood home of the Norwegian writer Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. Duration: 4 hours.
The Trolls’ Path and Åndalsnes A drive through Eresfjord towards Åndalsnes via the spectacular Vistdalsheia, which offers a stunning view of the mountains of Eikesdal and the lake Eikesdalsvatnet. The tour continues on to the spectacular Trolls’ Path and the Troll Wall, before returning to the ship in Åndalsnes. Duration: 4,5 hours.
PORT OF MOLDE, ÅNDALSNES & ERESFJORD Visiting address Hamnegata 8, NO-6413 Molde Mailing address Hamnegata 8, NO-6413 Molde Phone +47 71 19 16 20 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.molde-romsdalhavn.no Maritime contact person Jorid Søvik E-mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 46 41 86 88 South Molde: N62° 44, 06´ / Åndalsnes: N62° 34, 1´ North Molde: E 007° 09, 4´ / Åndalsnes: E 007° 41, 6´ Pilot channel 12-16
Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No terminal, restrooms available Shuttle bus Not necessary Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Molde: Taxi 100 m, bus terminal 600 m Åndalsnes: Taxi and bus terminal 200 m Shopping Molde 100 m / Åndalsnes 200 m ATM Molde 100 m / Åndalsnes 200 m / Eresfjord 2km Currency exchange Only in Molde Internet access in pier area YES Distance to airport Molde Airport - Molde 6 km / Åndalsnes 55 km Distance to city centre Molde 100 m / Åndalsnes 200 m Distance nearest hospital Molde Hospital: Molde 2 km / Åndalsnes 55 km / Eresfjord 65 km
Visit Northwest Phone +47 70 23 88 00 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.visitnorthwest.no
PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Truck and ship LNG No ESI Yes Supplies available Fresh water Waste Container Grey water No Tugboats Not compulsory. 1 hour from Aukra to Molde / 2.5 hours from Aukra to Åndalsnes Tidal movement 1.8-2.0 m
Visit Åndalsnes Phone + 47 71 22 16 22 E-mail email@example.com Internet www.visitromsdal.com Distance from port 200 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service All major languages Turnaround No
Gangway available Molde 10 m / Åndalsnes: No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour Molde 2-4 ships alongside / Åndalsnes 1 ship alongside Maximum ship length Molde: No limitations, Åndalsnes: 333 m Maximum ship draft Molde: Storkaia 9 m, Moldegaard 10.5-11 m / Åndalsnes 8.5-12 m Maximum beam No limitations Maximum air draft No limitations Bollard strength (certification) Molde: 50-200 t / Åndalsnes: 50-100 t Crew facilities Yes, in Molde ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limitations Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Clay and sand Depth No limitation Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier Molde/Åndalsnes/Eresfjord 500 m
Quay Storkaia, Molde Moldegård, Molde Tindekaia, Åndalsnes Eresfjord Tender Pier
Length 300 m 130 m 232 m -
Draft 9.11 m 10.5 m 8-15 m Anchorage
MOLDE city centre Moldegård
Height 3.76 m 3.56 m 3.65 m 0.6 m
500 m SCALE
500 m SCALE
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KRISTIANSUND The Atlantic Ocean Road
Kristiansund is the natural port of call for experiences of coast and ocean, culture and history. The nearby Atlantic Ocean Road has been ranked the world’s most scenic road trip. This amazing and unique stretch of road takes you right out to the ocean’s edge, running across an archipelago of small islands and islets. Beautiful on a calm and sunny day, dramatic in storm and rain, no matter what - an unforgettable experience! Kristiansund is known as the capital of clipfish and the opera town. An intimate, colourful and convivial town, spread out on four main islands at the edge of the ocean. The region is full of contrasts, with deep fjords, steep mountains, lovely villages and vibrant island communities – all within easy reach of Kristiansund.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS The Atlantic Ocean Road – combine with Håholmen Viking island, Kvernes Stave Church or The Marble Caves. Duration: 4-5 hrs. The Atlantic Ocean Road is a «must see» attraction, only 30 min. drive from the centre of Kristiansund. Ideal for combination with other nearby attractions: – The small island Håholmen, the Norwegian adventurer Ragnar Thorseth’s 18th century fishing village with original wharves and traditional fishermen’s shacks. Film of Thorseth’s world tour with a Viking ship and short trip with a replica. – The unique Kvernes Stave Church, dating from approx. 1300 AD, located with a magnificent view. – The magical and mystical Marble Caves at Naas. The fleet rides into the caves, on crystal clear water, accompanied by enchanting lighting and soft music, is truly amazing.
Grip island – unique and unforgettable Duration: 3,5 hrs. Boat trip to the tiny, beautiful island of Grip, located in the ocean 14 km outside of Kristiansund. Grip used to be an important fishing village. Once Norway’s smallest municipality – today a summer vacation paradise. Guided tour of the island with its narrow streets, colourful houses and a picturesque stave church dating back to 1470. You will be charmed by this island! The Highlights of Kristiansund – city tour by bus Duration: 2-3 hrs. Explore the history and architecture of this charming town. Kristiansund has been built up over the last 50-60 years, due to major bombing and devastation during the World War 2. The reconstructed town developed its own style with bright, colourful houses. Get a feeling of the old, distinctive character when visiting the older parts with buildings dating back to 1700-1800. Pass
or visit sights such as the Clipfish Museum, the Varden View Tower and Kirkelandet Church (1964), and get an insight into important industries of today, such as oil/gas, fisheries and aquaculture. Harbour sightseeing with iconic Sundbåten Duration: 1,5-2 hrs (with or without guide) A great way to experience Kristiansund! The passenger boat has been running between the four islands of Kristiansund since 1876 and is the world’s oldest public transport service in uninterrupted use. Explore different parts of the town and learn about its history. Departing only a few steps from the cruise pier. Recommended in combination with the Clipfish Museum. Walking tour in Maritime Kristiansund Duration: 2-2,5 hrs. Season: Winter. Capacity: 20. Explore the maritime history of Kristiansund. Visit the historical shipyard «Mellemværftet» – Norway’s only «living» shipbuilding museum with buildings from the
Bacalhau da Noruega. Photo: Odd Inge Teige
Håholmen. Photo: Classic Norway
Opera in Kristiansund. Photo: Ken Alvin Jenssen
late 1800s. See a blacksmith at work and visit the nearby museum’s café with its coffee roaster. Approx. 25 min. flat and easy walk from the cruise ship.
Kristiansund – the city of Clipfish Duration: 2 hrs The Norwegian Clipfish Museum is a large and well-preserved wharf dating back to 1749. The wharf was used for the production of clipfish (bacalhau, dried and salted cod), which became important in the development of Kristiansund from the 18th century and up to the postwar period. A visit here will challenge all your senses: see, hear, touch, smell and taste!
OTHER ACTIVITIES: Guided hiking tours or coastal walks Deep sea fishing Diving at the Atlantic Ocean Road Seal Safari at the Atlantic Ocean Road Sea Eagle Safari at Smøla Visit a salmon farm at Hitra Indoor ice skating with Glühwein Cruise on the Todal Fjord Nauståfossen waterfall and Svinviks’s arboretum
«Bacalhau da Noruega» – Listen, look, taste! Duration: 1 hr Let’s serve you some stories from our city – the city of clipfish! Photo exhibition with Odd Inge Teige’s revitalised edition of the hard-working «clipfish women» from the important period of Kristiansund’s history. Combine it with music and a taste of clipfish to make the experience complete!
Selected shore excursions on Smøla and Hitra (see next double page) are also available for ships calling at Kristiansund, please contact us for more information.
Shuttle bus Not needed Parking place for buses YES Public transportation YES Shopping YES, 50 m Currency exchange NO Internet access in pier area YES Distance to airport 8 km, Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget Distance to city centre 0 m Distance nearest hospital 600 m, Kristiansund Hospital
Restrictions in harbour NO Maximum ship length 300 m (at pier) Maximum ship draft 10,0 m Maximum beam No limit Maximum air draft No limit Bollard strength (certification) 100t, 50t and 30t. Crew facilities Easy access to shopping, attractions, cafés, cinema etc. Free wi-fi spots, library with computer station. Indoor swimming pool, recreation areas.
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method YES, by barge LNG NO EPI NO ESI YES, on request Supplies available YES Waste YES Grey water YES Tugboats YES, 24 hours’ notice (On urgent calls: 30 min if available) Anchorage YES, on request Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement 1,80 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) Can be arranged upon request Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limit Ship tenders allowed YES Type of bottom Sand and mud Depth Min. 70–90 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 1,5 nm Tender Pier capacity Maximum 1 tender boat at a time.
Opera/concert in Festiviteten Opera House Duration: 1,5-4 hrs Collect a musical souvenir from Kristiansund in the beautiful opera house, either as an informal concert or as a theme cruise with opera/concert ticket included. It can all be tailored according to your wishes and interests (operetta, ballet, classical music, dance). Kristiansund houses Norway’s oldest opera, established in 1928. The annual Opera Fest Week in February comprises around 50 performances and concerts.
PORT OF KRISTIANSUND & NORDMØRE – KRISTIANSUND Visiting address Nordmørsterminalen, Astrupsgate 9, NO-6509 Kristiansund N Mailing address Astrupsgate 9, NO-6509 Kristiansund N Phone +47 40 00 65 04 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.knhavn.no Maritime contact person Svein Skomsøy E-mail contact person Havnevakt@knhavn.no Phone contact person +47 992 99 120 (Port traffic service) Distance from pilot station South Breisundet/Ålesund 67 nm North Grip/Kristiansund 12 nm, approx. 1 hour Pilot channel 16/13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address At «Piren» (summer only) Mailing address N/A Phone +47 70 23 88 00 E-mail email@example.com Internet www.visitnorthwest.no Distance from port 100 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service YES Turnaround facilities YES Terminal/Restrooms in pier area NO
KRISTIANSUND city centre
Height Low 3.55 m High 2.30 m Low 3.55 m High 2.30 m
Draft 10 m
Length 300 m
Devoldholmen et d un rds No
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SMØLA & HITRA
Island gems of the Atlantic Ocean - New destinations Looking for new and exciting cruise destinations? The islands of Smøla and Hitra are ideal for smaller ships and expedition cruises with guests looking for unique experiences, nature-based activities and local produce. Also reachable as shore excursions for ships calling at Kristiansund. Imagine a ship sailing to Smøla, through the 5000 small islands in the archipelago, passing old fishing villages with the sun rising on the horizon. A truly beautiful experience and a destination to consider. Hitra, with its beautiful nature, island-rich archipelago and exciting culture, is a pearl that you will never forget. The island is known for first class local produce such as salmon, crab, deer and cheese. Smøla and Hitra – islands to explore and adore. Welcome! SMØLA - ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Brattværet Fishing Village Duration: 3 hrs Visit the old, genuine fishing village of Brattværet, just a short zodiac ride from the ship’s anchorage. Guided walk in the once a thriving fishing community with school, prayer house, wharfs and docks. Enjoy delicious Norwegian waffles and hear the history of Smøla, the fisheries and the Thule myth. Tour de Veiholmen Duration: 3,5 hrs Guided bus tour (30 min.) to the still active fishing community Veiholmen at the northernmost tip of Smøla, linked to the main island by a road that with its bridges, landfills and protective breakwaters is an adventure in itself. Guided walk in this small, but active and vibrant fishing community with local cafes and pubs, an exciting museum and coastal heritage idyll.
Hiking in Dyrnesdalen Duration: 3 hrs Guided hike (2-3 hrs, very moderate-medium difficulty) in the flat landscape of Dyrnesdalen and towards the windmill farm of Smøla, once Europe’s largest. Visit one of the highest peaks at Smøla (45 m), enjoy the fantastic landscape and maybe also the majestic sea eagle.
Cultural Smøla Duration: 3 hrs Short, guided bus ride to the beautifully located old church of western Smøla. Short and easy walk to enjoy the views from the nearby hillside before visiting the church and learn about its dramatic history. An intimate and special concert will be held for you, with local artists performing local music.
Sea Eagle Safari by boat Duration: 3 hrs Smøla has one of the densest populations of sea eagles in the world. Guided safari starting with a scenic and comfortable boat ride to the prime location for sea eagles, far off the beaten track. A RIB boat will take you even further into the land of sea eagles, with very good chances of a wild life encounter. Highly recommended for photographers.
Deep sea fishing Duration: 4 hrs Board a traditional fishing boat and head out for a few hours of angling with guide. Halibut, haddock, mackerel, plaice, tusk and cod are most likely to be hooked.
Other activities: Kayaking in the archipelago Smøla by bike Golfing at Dyrnesdalen (6 holes) Diving for old shipwrecks Aquaculture Visitor Centre
Hopsjø old trading centre, Hitra. Photo: Vindfang AS
Veiholmen, Smøla. Photo: Sindre Holberg
Visit a Deer Farm at Hitra
HITRA - ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS
Visit a Deer Farm* Duration: 2–3 hrs (10–45 pax) Hitra is renowned for its large and dense population of red deer. The farm DalPro (20 min. drive) is engaged in deer and wild sheep farming and has been awarded for its locally produced cured leg of mutton. Visit this farm and take part in hand feeding of the deer. Optional: Outdoor lunch based on local produce.
Hiking at Ulvøya – at the ocean’s edge* Duration: 4 hrs (10–45 pax) Ulvøystien hiking trail, 35 min. drive from the harbour, offers a magnificent view. Hike along the ocean on the bare rock-face, stony beaches and ravines, well secured in exposed places, and follow the coastal moor back (about 2,5 hrs round trip). Stop along the way to enjoy a Norwegian packed lunch with sandwich, drinks and fruit.
Hopsjø – old trading centre by the coast* Duration: 3,5–4,5 hrs (10–90 pax) Bus excursion (35 min. drive) to the old trading centre (est. 1730) with so many interesting stories to tell! Visit the old general store with a great collection of ancient artefacts, see the whaling exhibition in the old warehouse, join a short trip on an old, restored boat, once used for herring fishing. Optional: Locally produced lunch in the old warehouse restaurant.
The Coastal Museum Duration: 2 hrs (10–90 pax) Can also be combined with the above excursions. The museum displays an interesting exhibition portraying a typical 1920 family. Hear the story of the people and learn about the transition from the old coastal culture to the modern era.
GENERAL INFORMATION Guide service YES Turnaround facilities NO Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Smøla NO / Hitra YES Shuttle bus N/A Parking place for buses YES Public transportation YES Shopping Limited Currency exchange NO Internet access in pier area Smøla On request / Hitra YES Distance to airport Smøla Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget 1,5 hrs / Hitra Kristiansund Airport Kvernberget 3,5 hrs, Trondheim Airport Værnes 2,5 hrs Distance to city centre N/A Nearest hospital Smøla Kristiansund / Hitra Orkanger
Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement Approx. 2 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) Smøla N/A / Hitra On request Seawalk NO ISPS approved Smøla NO /Hitra YES Restrictions in harbour NO Maximum ship length Smøla 195 m / Hitra 170 m at berth, at anchor no limits Maximum ship draft Smøla 8 m / Hitra 12 m at berth, at anchor no limits Maximum beam No limit Maximum air draft No limit Bollard strength (certification) N/A Crew facilities N/A
*Group excursions with guide (also possible when calling Kristiansund, duration 8,5 hrs)
The Norwegian Salmon Island* Duration: 2–4,5 hrs (10–36 pax) Learn the story of the fish farming industry through an educational exhibition and an exciting visit to a salmon farm, where you also can take part in hand feeding of the fish. Optional: Salmon lunch and local beer at Terningen lighthouse (est. 1833) and/or visit a brand-new fish processing plant, the most modern of its kind in the world. Back to the Iron Age at Dolmsundet* Duration: 3,5 hrs (10–45 pax) Bus excursion (30 min. drive) to idyllic Dolmsundet with a reconstructed Iron Age longhouse. Enjoy a cup of mead and the magical atmosphere around the camp fire, just like the Vikings did… Visit the nearby Dolm medieval church and admire the stunning views from the Dolmsund bridge.
PORT OF KRISTIANSUND & NORDMØRE – SMØLA AND HITRA Visiting address Nordmørsterminalen, Astrupsgate 9, NO-6509 Kristiansund N Mailing address Astrupsgate 9, NO-6509 Kristiansund N Phone +47 40 00 65 04 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.knhavn.no Maritime contact person Svein Skomsøy E-mail contact person Havnevakt@knhavn.no Phone contact person +47 992 99 120 (Port traffic service) Distance from pilot station South Grip/Kristiansund Smøla 15 nm/1 hr / Hitra 40 nm North Kråkvågsfjorden/Flesa Smøla 55 nm/4 hrs / Hitra 11 nm/1 hrs Pilot channel 16/13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Smøla No local tourist service available, info via Visit Northwest / Hitra At the Coastal Museum, Fillan Mailing address Smøla N/A / Hitra Museumsplassen 1, NO-7240 Hitra Phone Smøla +47 70 23 88 00 / Hitra + 47 72 44 40 10 E-mail Smøla email@example.com / Hitra firstname.lastname@example.org Internet Smøla www.visitnorthwest.no / Hitra www.visithitra.com Distance from port Smøla N/A / Hitra 17 km
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method YES, by barge/boat LNG NO EPI NO ESI YES, on request Supplies available YES Waste Smøla NO / Hitra YES Grey water YES, by barge/truck Tugboats YES, on request Anchorage Smøla YES, only / Hitra YES
Tender quay (pier)
Length 170 m
Draft 12 m
Airdraft No limit
Beam No limit
Height Low 3.55 m High 2.30 m
Anchorage only Position: Smøla anker 1 Dyrnes N 63* 25,94` E 007* 49,25` Smøla anker 2 Lynghl. N 63* 28,5` E 007* 53,29` Hitra N 63* 31,26` E 009*09,02`
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limit Ship tenders allowed YES Type of bottom Sand and mud Depth Smøla 30–40 m / Hitra 21–60 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier Smøla 0,9 nm / Hitra 0,5–1,0 nm Tender Pier capacity No limit/regulated by ship size
2 km 500 m SCALE SCALE
Quay Hitra Kysthavn
Other activities: Eagle safari on an old, restored boat at Dolmsundet The Hitra crab – visit a crab factory Fishing Culinary tour and/or beer tasting
Tender quay (pier) Anchorage
The Atlantic Frøya. Photo:Road Petra- Sestak The World`s best Road Trip. Photo: Øyvnd Leren
The mighty archipelago on the coast of Trøndelag At the coast of Trøndelag in the intersection between the untouched and the modern, you find Hitra and Frøya, Trondheim’s archipelago, in the estuary of the deep Trondheim fjord. On the stunning archipelago of more than 5,400 islands and reefs, you will find fishing villages and genuine coastal heritage as well as many lighthouses among them the tallest in Norway at Titran towering over the village and casting a magic spell. The islands are home to the two biggest salmon factories in Norway - Salmar and Lerøy. Get behind the scenes in the salmon industry or learn about the entangled fate of soldiers and locals during WWII. Feed the tame deer at Hitra or experience wild sea eagles soaring. The charm and authenticity will create everlasting memories.
EXCURSIONS ON FRØYA Panorama Tour to Titran Duration: 3 hours The guided bus tour across the island of Frøya will bring you to Titran, formerly an important fishing village in the middle of Norway. You will visit Titran chapel and the monument in memory of the Titran accident in 1899, when 140 fishermen died in a violent storm. Additionally, we will visit the bunker remnants from WWII. You can also see the lighthouse Sletringen, which is northern Europe’s tallest lighthouseat a height of 45 m. At Gaustadbrygge Norwegian waffles and tea/coffee will be served before you return to the ship. Island Hopping Duration: 4 hours On the stunning archipelago of more than 5,400 islands and reefs, you will find fishing villages and genuine coastal heritage as well as many
lighthouses. The trip takes us by boat to some of these exotic and picturesque villages (Mausund, Bogøya and/or Sula). The pure genuineness of the people and places are memorable. Sea Eagle Safari Duration: 2.5 hours The boat picks you up from the ship and after a short trip we reach the islands where the wild sea eagles live. On this exciting tour you will see the eagles in their natural habitat! The best time to watch the eagles soar is in spring and autumn. Deep Sea Fishing Duration: 4 hours Join the fisherman in search of the big catch! An experienced fisherman will take you to the rich fishing grounds on Frohavet, where there have been large deposits of fish for many centuries. Here you are taught how to catch the fish and if you get one, we will cook it together back at the starting point.
A Taste of Frøya Duration: 2 hours Famous for their fresh fish and harbouring the two main salmon farms of Norway – Frøya is the cradle of local Norwegian food. In the restaurant Søvæst on top of the highest building in the town of Sistranda you will have an amazing view over the islets and the mountains on the mainland. Here you will get a taste of the local beer and local food such as deer, wild sheep and salmon. Stone Age Trail Duration: 2.5 hours This easy hike is packed with history and phenomenal nature. While strolling along the Stone Age Trail you will pass by remnants of ancient settlements. Contact: Stig Bremnes on line + 47 99 46 90 31 or at: email@example.com
Høpsjø Trading Centre. Photo: Explore Hitra
Salmon farm. Photo: Ruben Undheim
Seltringen Lighthouse. Photo: Stian Vatn
EXCURSIONS ON HITRA
Back to the iron age at Dolmsundet Duration: 3.5 hours This tour will take you all the way back to the Iron Age. At Dolmsundet you will learn about the way people lived during that time in an authentic longhouse. The location provides you with a fun way of remembering what you have learned at the “Iron Age Games”.
Under Occupation – the entangled life of the locals, soldiers and prisoners Duration: 3 hours What was life like for the locals living under the German occupation during WW2? Learn about the entangled lives of locals and soldiers as well as Russian prisoners on Hemnskjela.
Sail to the old trading centre at Hopsjø Duration: 3 hours Sail on a historic wooden boat to one of the biggest trading centres of its time – Hopsjø. Learn about the history and marvel at the beautiful landscape on the way. Visit a aalmon farm Duration: 3 hours Join this intensely exciting and educational trip to one of the salmon farms on the island. You cannot get any closer to the fish or more involved in the industry itself or its challenges than on this tour!
Feed the deer at Dalpro Duration: 3.5 hours At Hitra, you will find the most densely populated stock of deer in the region. When you arrive at Dalpro you will be invited to the farmhouse, where the local guides will tell you the story of Hitra and about the activities at Dalpro. Thereafter we meet outside to feed the deer. The deer are very tame and will eat right from your hands.
PORT OF FRØYA Visiting address Skippergata 14, NO-7042 Trondheim Mailing address P.O.B. 1234 Torgarden, NO-7046 Trondheim Phone +47 73 99 17 06 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.trondheimhavn.no Maritime contact person Svein Olav Fagerdal E- mail contact person Fagerdal@trondheimhavn.no Phone contact person +47/ 952 63 018 Distance from pilot station 14 nm (Hestvika) Pilot channel 16 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Hotell Frøya, Rådhusgata 10, NO-7260 Sistranda Mailing address Opplev Frøya, P.O.B. 113, NO-7261 Sistranda Phone +47 994 69 031 E-mail email@example.com Internet opplevfroya.no Distance from port 2.6 km
Shopping Yes, 2 km Currency exchange No Internet access in pier area No Distance to airport Airstrip: 6 km, Trondheim Værnes Airport: 182 km Distance to city centre 2 km Distance nearest hospital St. Olavs Hospital (153 km)
GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier are: No Shuttle bus Yes, if ordered Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Yes, 2 km
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Yes, if ordered (by truck/barge) LNG Yes, if ordered (by truck) EPI Yes ESI Yes, on 30 or higher score Supplies available Yes, if ordered Waste Yes, if ordered Grey water Yes, if ordered (by truck/barge) Tugboats Yes, if ordered Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Siholmen guest harbour Tidal movement Between 1.5-2 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) Yes, if ordered (6 m, 8 m, 10 m, 12 m and repos) Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour None Maximum ship length 180 m Maximum ship draft 10 m Maximum beam No limitations
Hiking to Brannhaugen Duration: 2 hours Climb the top of Brannhaugen to take in the view of the islands along the coastline of Trøndelag. You have now reached about 63° north! Contact: Explore Hitra | post@explorehitra. no | +47 95 13 94 85| www.explorehitra.no
Maximum air draft No limitations Bollard strength (certification) 50 t Crew facilities None ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limitations Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud Depth 40 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 500 m Tender Pier capacity 100 pax at the same time
Quay Nordhammarvik quay
Length 70 m
Draft 10 m
Airdraft Beam Height No limitations No limitations -
500 m SCALE
Bakklandet the Old Town. Photo: Bernartwood trondelag.com
The Royal Capital of Norway Trondheim is the 3rd largest city in Norway – vivid and lively, with everything a big city can offer, but still with the friendliness of small towns. Located in the very heart of Norway it is the access point to visit the UNESCO World Heritage town of Røros or get close to the Muskox in their only wild habitat in Europe. Still the city of Trondheim remains a popular pilgrimage site, due to the famous Nidaros Cathedral – the benediction church of the Norwegian Kings. While medieval times still have their mark on the centre, innovation and modernity shape it. Discover a variety of museums, historical sights, activities accompanied by hospitable locals and get proof to having visited Norway’s food capital. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Nidaros Cathedral and Archbishops Palace Distance from the cruise quay: 2 km Nidaros Cathedral is the National Sanctuary of Norway, built over the grave of St. Olav. Work began in 1070, but the oldest parts of today’s cathedral date from the middle of the twelfth century. It is the most northerly Gothic cathedral in the world. A tour of the Nidaros Cathedral can be combined with a visit to the Archbishop’s Palace and the Crown Jewels. Ringve Music Museum, Norway’s National Music Museum Distance from the cruise quay: 3 km Take part in a guided tour that includes live music played on period instruments by our talented guides. The beautiful Ringve estate has buildings from four different centuries surrounded by the lush Ringve Botanical Garden. Explore a variety of musical instruments. See, touch and play the instruments - and enjoy the traditional music of Norway.
Sverresborg, Trøndelag Open Air Museum Distance from the cruise quay: 4 km Enjoy the spectacular view over Trondheim City from the ruins of King Sverre in the heart of the open air museum. Over 90 historical buildings from Trøndelag, including Haltdalen Stave Church from the 12th century and a rebuilt city centre are filled with exhibitions and activities for all ages. Rockheim, National Museum of Popular Music Distance from the cruise quay: 200 m Music has no borders! Come visit Rockheim and explore 70 years of Norwegian pop and rock history. A visit to Rockheim – the National Museum of Popular Music - is a digital, interactive and high tech experience.
Trondheim Maritime Museum Distance from the cruise quay: 800 m Visit Trondheim Maritime Museum and experience the history of Trondheim’s trading tradition and sailing ship era from the 17th century to the present time. Vintage Trolley and Ski Jump Duration: 2.5 hours Sit back and relax in the vintage trolley of the northernmost tramline in the world as it heads out of the city and into the natural reserve of Bymarka giving you the chance to get an overview of the whole city. Afterwards the coach swings by the Ski Jump arena where you can watch the athletes jump, even in summertime. Old Timer Railway and Historical Mine Duration: 4.5 - 8 hours Thamshavn Railway was built as the first electrical railway to transport ore from the copper mines at Løkken. The one kilometre route inside the mine takes you through narrow corridors and large caves. Its founder, Christian Thams, was also the
Thamshavn Railway. Photo: Stine Aasløkk Orkla Industriemuseum
Nidaros cathedral. Photo: Jan Ove Iversen - overpari.no trondelag.com
Norways Food Capital. Photo: Marius Rua trondelag.com
architect of the returned stave church like pavilion that represented Norway at the World Exhibition in Chicago. The Historical train stops right outside Thams self designed manor and the returned pavilion.
Segway or Cycle Duration: 2-3 hours Fancy some other kind of transportation? Explore the city by Segway or bicycle and swing by the only bicycle lift in the world in Bakklandet.
Hiking in Bymarka or along the coastline of Lade Duration: 3 hours This is an opportunity to head away from the city centre and explore Norwegian nature with all your senses. Choose between the highest peak in Bymarka (522 m) or the trail along the coast as close as possible to the fjord.
Local Farm Visit Duration: 3 hours Leave the city and absorb the charm of the life on a local farm. Guests at the farm are encouraged to ask and learn about the way of life on the farm and the animals there. Taste of Trøndelag Duration: 2 hours In his urban central home from 1860 Bjørn welcomes you to share local food, songs and stories with him. As an artist, painter and musician his wish is to create new and unforgettable memories for all your senses.
PORT OF TRONDHEIM Visiting address Skippergata 14, NO-7042 Trondheim Mailing address P.O.B. 1234 Torgarden, NO-7046 Trondheim Phone +47 73 99 17 06 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.trondheimhavn.no Maritime contact person Svein Olav Fagerdal E- mail contact person Fagerdal@trondheimhavn.no Phone contact person +47 952 63 018 Distance from pilot station 42 nautical miles Pilot channel 16 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Nordre gate 11, NO-7011 Trondheim Mailing address Nordre gate 11, NO-7011 Trondheim Phone +47 73 80 76 60 E-mail email@example.com Internet www.visittrondheim.no Distance from port 1.1 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities Yes, hotel or Pirsenter, no terminal Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No Shuttle bus Yes, if ordered Parking place for buses Yes, up to 20 Public transportation Yes, buses and taxis
Urban Kayaking – by day and night Duration: 2 hours Kayak adventures are not solely for the wilderness. On this kayaking adventure you’ll experience Trondheim’s architecture and nature from water level and paddle along the famous wharves down the river Nidelven. From Fast to Slow Duration: 3-4 hours In a fast moving RIB you will get an adrenaline rush, before you can enjoy the tranquil island of Tautra with monastery ruins from 1251, also a birdwatcher’s paradise. On this peaceful island the local farm serves homemade refreshments and you might even visit the monastery with its soap-making nuns.
Shopping Yes, 800 m Currency exchange Yes, 600 m Internet access in pier area Yes, at Pirsenter Distances to airport 35 km/ Værnes Airport Distance to city centre 800 m Distance to nearest hospital St. Olavs Hospital (3.1 km) PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Yes, if ordered (by truck/barge) LNG Yes, if ordered (by truck) EPI Yes ESI Yes, on 30 and higher score Supplies available Yes, if ordered Waste Yes, if ordered Grey water Yes, if ordered (by truck/barge) Tugboats Yes, if ordered Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes, floating dock at Skansen guest harbour Tidal movement Between 2-3 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) Yes (6 m, 8 m, 10 m and 12 m and repos) Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour None Maximum ship length Quay 68: 360 m Quay 30: 280 m Quay 31: 200 m
City of Kings Duration: 3-4 hours Trondheim was once the capital, but still houses the benediction church of the Norwegian Kings. Visit the Crown Jewels and the Royal Residence Stiftsgården (1.6.-18.8.) as well, to cover the full spectre of Royalty.
Maximum ship draft and depth in sea Quay 68: 13 m Quay 30: 8 m Quay 31: 10.6 m Maximum beam Quay 68: no limitations Quay 30: 55 m Quay 31: no limitations Maximum ship air draft No limitations Bollard strength (certification) Between 100 t and 200 t Crew facilities Reduction on ticket for swimming pool; 50kr for ticket to Rockheim Museum including WIFI password and reduction on food and drinks in the restaurant, 10% off shopping in city centre as well as 20% off a souvenirs in two main souvenir stores ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limitations Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud Depth 30 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 1000 m Tender Pier capacity 100 pax on floating dock at the same time
TRONDHEIM Tourist ship quay
Quay Quay 68 Quay 30 Quay 31
Length 96 m 280 m 132 m
Draft 13 m 8m 10,6 m
Airdraft Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Beam Unlimited 55 m Unlimited
Height 4m 4m 4m 1
400 m SCALE
Torghatten. Photo; Ronny Lien
In the centre of Norway, among thousands of islands Brønnøysund welcomes you to embark on an exploration of fascinating coastal history as well as a tour in a unique and ancient geological landscape. The area has 10,045 islands and more than 10,000 years of history to share. The mythical Torghatten Mountain, with the hole straight through it, is our most wellknown landmark among many in the region. The Vega Archipelago World Heritage Site gives an insight into the hard, but interesting life of the Islanders throughout centuries. Brønnøysund bridge gives a beautiful panoramic view and there are easy hiking routes within walking distance from the town centre. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Mythic Mountain Torghatten Duration: Approx.3 hours. Torghatten is one of Norway’s most iconic tourist attractions, known for its spectacular hole through the mountain. People feel small as they wander through the cathedral like hole, with a length of 160 m, height of 35 m and width of 15-20 m. The mountain, like many along the Helgeland Coast, is the subject of myths and legends and it is a place which visitors simply must visit when they come to Brønnøysund. The bus tour starts with sightseeing through the town, before crossing the Brønnøysund Bridge and continuing to the foot of Torghatten. We follow a natural path up the mountain, and after around 30 minutes we reach the entrance. From here, we can enjoy the fantastic view and walk through the hole itself before following the same path down again. Good shoes are recommended! Easy to medium hike in nature. Velfjord Open Air Museum and Nøstvik Church Duration: Approx. 4,5 hours Velfjord Open Air Museum has an idyllic location in
Velfjord, a fjord with seven distinct arms. The museum comprises a large collection of buildings and artifacts from the 16th and 17th centuries, presented to illustrate the daily life during this period with a full range of tools for a variety of crafts. Velfjord Mmuseum also features an exhibition of Saami articles of everyday use. Nøstvik Church is a log-built cruciform church dating from 1674. It is one of the oldest wooden churches in northern Norway and features some historical content, including an altarpiece and church bell gifted to the church in 1758. Easy walks. Nevernes Havn Duration: Approx. 4 hours. Nevernes Havn, with an idyllic location overlooking the Velfjorden, is a centre for coastal heritage at 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 artifacts are exhibited. Brattås House is a farm house from 1850 with inventory, metal and wooden
tools. There is also an exhibition of carpentry and shoe making, along with a blacksmith’s cabin. In the main house you will find a permanent exhibition of naturalistic paintings by local artist Even Ulving. The art gallery features changing summer exhibitions by different artists, occasionally modern art. Nevernes Gaard features an exceptional collection of war memorabilia from World War II, with displays of Norwegian and European uniforms, personal effects, equipment and small firearms. Easy walk. EXPLORE Visten National Park Velfjord and the Tetting waterfall Duration: from 3 hours when starting in Velfjord, 5 hours when starting in Brønnøysund Max 15 persons per guide A rare nature experience awaits you! The goal of the hike is the amazing “Tettingfossen” which lies at the edge of the National Park boundary. The 75 m high waterfall slopes down a steep edge, making it an amazing view. The area around the waterfall consists exclusively of limestone, and the water drops from the waterfall provide rich conditions for everything that grows. This hike is heavy and for about 1,5 hours
Unesco Island Vega. Photo: Rita Johansen
Norwegian Aquaculture Centre. Photo: Torhild Haugen
Hildurs Herb Garden. Photo: Olav T. Søla
we follow an old forest road. Elg are often seen in this area, as well as many forest birds. On rare occasions you might get e glimpse of a bear, or a wolf or one of the lynx that live in this area. Distance is 1,8 km one way and 197 m above sea level. Medium to hard hike in nature.
observe different orchids and other plants thriving on the shoreline can also be arranged. Easy walk.
You are invited to the Sagastua lounge where you can enjoy a meal flavoured by the herbs from the garden and seasonal ingredients, usually produced in the local region. In the old living room, with antique furniture and artifacts, you will get a glimpse of the farm’s old history, as you enjoy your coffee and cake. The herb garden, with approx. 200 plants, roses and perennials, is a picturesque sight offering peace of mind. The small farm shop stocks local products including herbs, tea and spices, which are produced on the farm. Easy walk
UNESCO Island Vega Duration: Approx. 4 hours. The Vega archipelago was inscribed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 2004. The Vega islands gained their world heritage status mainly due to the unique interaction between the eider ducks and generations of fisher/farmer islanders. A trip to the Vega archipelago offers an exciting insight into the traditions of egg and down collection. The E-House, a museum and documentation centre focused on eider ducks, display the tradition of keeping eider ducks as domestic animals. At the World heritage exhibition (new centre opens 2019), you may will an insight into Vega’s world heritage traditions and the way of life on Vega today. You can also experience the landscape of Holandsosen nature reserve, known for its calcareous bedrock, wetlands and rich birdlife. A botanic hike to Guristraumen to
PORT OF BRØNNØYSUND Visiting address Havnegata 44, NO-8900 Brønnøysund Mailing address P.O.B. 65, NO-8901 Brønnøysund Phone +47 75 01 20 70, + 47 95 92 00 20 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.bronnoyhavn.no Maritime contact person Sølvi Kristoffersen E-mail contact person Tove Nordås Phone contact person Sølvi Kristoffersen Distance from pilot station South: Grinna, 4 hours North: Åsværet, 4 hours Pilot channel 12 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Sømnaveien 92, NO-8900 Brønnøysund Mailing address Sømnaveien 92, NO-8900 Brønnøysund Phone +47 41 45 64 67 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visithelgeland.com Distance from port 2 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service 3 main languages or at request Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No Shuttle bus Yes, to be ordered at the tourist office
Norwegian Aquaculture Centre Duration: 2,5 – 3,5 hours. Capacity: 25-90. The sea and fishing traditions have for thousands of years, been the primary source of food for the people on the coast of Norway. The Norwegian Aquaculture Centre invites you to get an insight into modern aquaculture and fish farming, which is the second largest export product from Norway. In the beautiful surroundings along the Toftsundet strait, you visit a real fish farm and get a close up understanding the salmon fish farming process. At the end of the tour you are of course welcome to taste the end product. The centre also has an indoor exhibition that consists of aquariums, a section which highlights the history of the Norwegian fish farming industry, as well as the local history. The centre has a small shop and a café. Easy walk. Hildur’s Herb Garden Duration: Approx. 2,5 hours. Capacity: 25-50. Hildur’s Herb garden you will get a sincere and warm welcome from the excellent hosts and experience a tasteful lunch in their private home.
Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation No Shopping Yes, 2 km Currency exchange No Internet access in pier area Yes Distance to airport Brønnøysund Airport 3 km Distance to city centre From Northern Port 2 km, Central port 50 m Distance nearest hospital Brønnøysund Medical Centre, phone +47 75 01 24 00, 3 km
RIB/ZODIAC In the Islands of the North Duration: 1,5 hours The fast going boat takes you out and close to some of the thousands of islands along the Helgeland coast. Narrow straits, white beaches and small houses characterize this archipelago. We go ashore on one of these deserted islands, close to the open sea to the west. Because of all the migratory birds, the islands are very fertile and gives the islands an exciting flora. You will get to know more about the landscape, the geology and the life of the people that have lived out here for thousands of years.
Maximum beam None Maximum air draft Northern Port none, Central port: 35m Bollard strength (certification) 100 Crew facilities No ANCHORAGE/TENDER Ship tenders allowed On request
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method By truck LNG No Supplies Available Waste Yes Grey water Yes, on request Tugboats Yes, on request Anchorage Yes, on request Ship tender facilities On request Tidal movement 2,5 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 meters) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour None Maximum ship length 300 m Maximum ship draft Northern Port 25 m, Central port 6.2 m
Northern Port Gårdsøya
Quay Central port Northern port
Length 200 m 100 m
Draft 6.2 m 25 m
Airdraft 30 m -
Height BRØNNØYSUND 1
500 m SCALE
Central Port in town center
Arctic Circle Rana. Photo: www.visithelgeland.com, Rana
MO I RANA
The Arctic Circle City Mo i Rana is the city in Norway that is located closest to the Arctic Circle. The town is surrounded by beautiful nature, fjords and mountains, Scandinavias second largest glacier, wonderous caves and one of the largest national parks in Norway. As a cruise port, Mo i Rana has a variety of attractions to offer cruise passengers, both summer and winter. In the wintertime you can watch the Northern Lights and in the summer the Midnight Sun. Visiting the Arctic Circle Centre, The Salmon History Museum, trips to the caves and the «Svartisen» glacier are popular among tourists, as well as enjoying the culinary attractions such as reindeer and the freshest seafood. The 300-m-long cruise pier has an minimum depth of 8 m and has good availability.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS The Arctic Circle and Sami Culture Duration 5-6 hours The Arctic Circle is situated about one hour from Mo i Rana, and is the boundary between Saltfjellet and Svartisen National Park. We also pay a visit to a Sami family at Saltfjellet. Capacity: 25-200 pax. Grønligrotta and Sætergrotta Duration: 3 hours The caves are the most popular and most visited limestone caves of the last century. The caves have been formed by water and ice over a period of 700,000 years. Come and see the earth’s inner core. Grønligrotta & Sætergrotta are two of the biggest caves out of the 200 that are found in the district of Mo i Rana. This excursion is by bus. Capacity: 25-100 pax.
Historical walk and marvel at nature Duration: 5-6 hours Mosjøen, “the historical town”, where history remains alive today. The old, 19th century buildings are well preserved, forming a colourful backdrop to the little town’s urban life. This tour also includes a serving of lunch and history in the oldest hotel in North Norway: Fru Haugan’s Hotel. We also take a drive through the magnificent nearby natural landscape. This excursion is by bus or bus and train. Capacity: 25-100 pax. City Sightseeing in Mo i Rana Duration: 2 hours Moholmen, the old part of Mo i Rana, is like an oasis in the city centre. A stroll around the district is like a trip back in time, away from the modern hustle and bustle. The oldest buildings in Moholmen date back to the 17th century, and the area is a living museum of the era before industry arrived in the town. Mo i Rana’s past also goes back to the end of the 16th century, when the iron ore industry started, and it is now home to
the most modern industrial area in Norway. This excursion is by bus and features a walking tour. Capacity: 25-200 pax. Spectacular outer island of Lovund On this tour we visit the island of Salmon, Lovund. This island, formed like a hat, is one of our most visited tourist areas where the main industry is the export of salmon to the whole world. This is the island where people want’s to stay and live their lives. This excursion is by coach and local charter boat. Capacity: 20- 100 pax. Duration: 8 hours
Nordfjorden. Photo: Mo i Rana Havn KF
Cave. Photo: CH, Helgeland Reiseliv
Skillevollen Idrettspark (Activity Park) Duration: 2-3 hours Skillevollen Idrettspark is an activity park open all year round. In winter, it offers skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, igloo building and ice-skating. In summer, roller blading, biking and hiking in a variety of terrains are the order of the day, as well as much, much more. This excursion is by bus. CAPACITY: 25-100 pax.
The BEST of Helgeland Whales, glacier, fjords, waterfalls and mountain viewpoints! All this can be experienced in this marvelous tour where we also cross into the Arctic Circle at the island Vikingen, which we are taken to by local boat. Lunch is at the boat and we use coach to get to the fjord and sea. Capacity: 40-100 pax. Duration: 6 hours
Two countries in one excursion, Norway and Sweden Duration: 6 hours Starting in Mo i Rana, you will take a bus to Hemavan / Tärnaby in Sweden, an extremely popular winter destination. Summertime offers the chance to view the area’s vast botanical treasures and local culture. Lunch will be served at one of the restaurants in Hemavan, where you will also hear the story of Swedish downhill champions Ingemar Stenmark and Anja Persson. This excursion is by bus. Capacity: 20-200 pax.
PORT OF MO I RANA Visiting address Midtre gate 23 Mailing address P.O.B. 185, NO-8601 Mo I Rana Phone +47 75 13 47 06 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.moiranahavn.no Maritime contact person Mr. Øystein Lorentzen E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 91313693 Distance from pilot station 45 nm Pilot channel 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address O.T.Olsens gate 1, Mailing address O.T.Olsens gate 1, NO-8622 Mo I Rana Phone +47 750 18000 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.visithelgeland.com Distance from port 1 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No Shuttle bus Yes Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Yes Shopping Yes
Sjøgata. Photo: Visit Helgeland
Hike like a local at Båsmofjellet with a visit to Stenneset Open Air Museum Stenneset is an open air museum just outside the town centre. Here we find local history, food and activities. Here we also include a short local walking tour. This excursion is by bus. Capacity: 25-150 pax. Duration: 3 hours
Currency exchange No Internet access in pier area Yes Distance to airport 15 km Distance to city centre 0,5 km Distance nearest hospital 3 km
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size 100 m Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud Depth 50 m
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION MGO by truck Yes LNG N/A EPI N/A ESI N/A Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water No Tugboats Yes Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities No Tidal movement 2.43 m tidal difference Gangway available No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour No Maximum ship length 300 m Maximum ship draft 8 m/ 11 m Maximum beam 40 m Maximum air draft 60 m Bollard strength 50 t Crew facilities No
MO I RANA
200 m SCALE
Bodø. Photo: mittnordland
Your first port of call north of the Arctic Circle Bodø is a vibrant city on the edge of nature, with dazzling Midnight Sun and magical Northern Lights, music festivals and concerts throughout the year. An urban city centre with restaurants and shops, central berths and memorable excursions. We recommend Saltstraumen -the world’s strongest maelstrom, Kjerringøy Island - a historic trading post, the National Norwegian Aviation Museum, Sea Egle Safari by RIB, Fishing trips, Arctic Rail, Stone Age heritage and hikes. During the winter enjoy snowshoeing, walking tours and spectacular Northern Lights excursions. With a one-stop connection to the major airport hubs of Europe, Bodø is the perfect turnaround port.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS NATURAL PHENOMENONS AND OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES SALTSTRAUMEN Visit the world’s strongest tidal current where the largest whirlpools are 12 m in diameter and 5 m deep. See one of the wonders of the world at close quarters, as an onlooker on the shore, on a Sea Eagle Safari by RIB or over a stone age cultural meal. Learn about the historical adventures of the world’s strongest tidal current. Enjoy refreshments and an educational multimedia film which explains the phenomenon occurring every 6 hours when almost 400 million cubic metres of water pass through the 3 km long and 150 m wide strait between the Saltenfjord and the Skjerstadfjord at speeds of up to 20 knots. Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 400
THE ARCTIC CIRCLE The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. The region north of the circle is known as the Arctic. A trip to the Arctic Circle includes a ceremony where you get a diploma for passing the Circle. It also includes a meet-up with a Sami family and a traditional Sami lunch. The trip goes through scenic surroundings. Duration: 7 hours. Capacity 40. HIKING AND WALKS Bodø is a find for those who love nature, and the view from Mt Keiservarden is magnificent. A coach will bring you to the foot of the mountain within a 10-minute drive. Bodø is a peninsula surrounded by ocean and fjords, but also by scenic countryside on the outskirts of the city. Mountainous Bodø offers wonderful hiking opportunities with its 120 peaks surrounding the city. You can choose between easy coastal walks, snowshoeing and mountain climbing - all year round. Duration: 1-3 hours. Capacity: 120
SVARTISEN GLACIER Norway’s second largest glacier, underground caves, marble formations, steep peaks, waterfalls and a beautiful lake are all located in the beautiful National Park. You might like to try biking, dog sledding, mindful walking, kissing a Moose, a guided glacier tour or taking in the view from the café. Duration: 8 hours by coach. Capacity 120. MUSEUMS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES NEWTON FLIGHT ACADEMY Newton Flight Academy offers flight simulator sessions for beginners or advanced flyers. In the full-motion two-seat simulators, you are the captain, in full control of the aircraft from take off to landing. With highly qualified flight instructors ready to give you a fun and safe flying experience, where you’ll get to see the unique beauty of the Norwegian fjords and coastline. No experience is required.
Saltstraumen. Photo: Tom Melby
Snowshoeing. Photo: Jiri Kacor, www.nordnorge.com
Visit Newton Flight Academy. Photo: Marte Antonsen
KJERRINGØY OLD TRADING POST Kjerringøy Trading Post is situated in an idyllic setting at beautiful Kjerringøy, a pearl on northern Norway’s coast. A picturesque, coastal-alpine landscape sheltered from the ocean by a garland of small islands, islets and rocks. Kjerringøy is a 45-minute drive from Bodø and has 15 authentic buildings at this traditional, north Norwegian trading post which are exceptionally well-preserved. Follow the 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. A Multimedia show recounts the history of the trading post. Duration: 5 hours. Capacity: 250.
NORWEGIAN AVIATION MUSEUM The National 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 spy plane at close quarters. Duration: 3 hours Capacity: 900.
the panoramic vistas from Ronvikfjellet mountain. Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 100.
CONCERT IN BODØ CATHEDRAL Enjoy a magical performance in Bodø Cathedral, just a short walk from your ship. The organist will give an introduction to the city, Bodø Cathedral and it´s pride and joy, one of the largest organs with 5200 pipes. Sit back and enjoy the beautiful concert by the local youth choir dressed in their national costumes. Duration: 1 hours. Capacity: 900
PORT OF BODØ Visiting address Bodøterminalen, Terminalveien Mailing address P.O.B. 138, NO-8001 Bodø Phone +47 75 55 10 80/90 E-mail email@example.com Internet www.bodohavn.no Maritime contact person Joanna Skowron E-mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 908 98 020 Distance to pilot station South: 1 nm, 1 hour North: 1 nm, 1 hour Pilot channel Channel 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Tollbugata 13, NO-8006 Bodø Mailing address P.O.B. 514, NO-8001 Bodø Phone +47 75 54 80 00 E-mail email@example.com Internet www.visitbodo.com Distance from port 500 m GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service YES Turnaround facilities YES Terminal/Restrooms in pier area YES
NORDLAND MUSEUM BODØ This is the oldest museum in Nordland County, established in 1888. In one of Bodø’s oldest buildings (from 1904) you can see the exhibition entitled “Our City”, which portrays the city’s history. The museum also has a 1000-year-old silver treasure on display. Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 50.
WINTER Located in the Northern Lights belt just north of the Arctic Circle, Bodø offers excellent chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Its mild coastal climate, the Aurora Borealis and fantastic Arctic twilight makes for an excellent winter destination. Enjoy activities like: winter RIB safari, snowshoeing, coastal walks, drinking hot cocoa in the urban city centre or enjoying a concert in the town Cathedral.
SIGHTSEEING From quayside, by bus or walking. Enjoy a sightseeing tour with a visit to the local church, the charming city centre with its local handcrafts, cafes, museums and modern shops. Followed by
Maximum beam Unlimited Maximum air draft Draft above 58 m must be reported to port authorities Bollard strength (certification) 150 t Crew facilities Free wifi, hiking maps, walking trail.
Shuttle bus NO Parking place for buses YES Taxi YES Rental cars YES Public transportation YES, 200 m Shopping 500 m Currency exchange NO Internet access in pier area YES Distances to airport 3 km BODØ AIRPORT Distance to city centre 500 m Nearest hospital 750 m, Nordland Hospital, phone +47 75 53 40 00
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size On request Ship tenders allowed On request Type of bottom On request Depth On request Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier On request Tender Pier capacity On request
PORT SERVICES / FACILITIES & INFORMATION LNG YES, by car EPI NO ESI YES Waste handling YES Grey water YES Tugboats YES, on prior request Anchorage YES, on prior request Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement MLWS 0.4 m MHWS 2.8 m Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES Maximum ship length 320 m (8.5 m draft)
NIN TUR IN BAS
O PENING 220 M ETER S
Quay Town square quay Terminal quay south Terminal quay
Length 120 m 200 m 320 m
Draft 7.0 m 8.4 m 8.5 m
Airdraft Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Beam Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Height +4.5 (LAT) +4.5 (LAT) +4.5 (LAT)
TERMINAL QUAY SOUTH
TOWN SQUARE QUAY
O PENING 19 0 METERS
ANCHORAGE AREA LARGER SHIPS
CI T Y CENT RE
The region of contrasts Welcome to Narvik - A peninsula surrounded by fjords and mountains. Narvik is so much more than just beautiful nature! It is the home of the Ofoten railway, the navvies, Polar Park and its unique war history. It is also the official Norwegian candidate in the bid to host the 2027 World Championships in alpine skiing. With its unique location and varied tour programme, Narvik welcomes small and large ships. We have volume tours and boutique excursions and is an ideal location for turnaround operations (one of Norway’s three wide-body airports). Narvik was the first industrial town in Northern Norway as the construction of the Ofoten Railway was completed. Its unique culture was, and still is, influenced by Swedish navvies, British engineers and sailors from across the world.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Polar Park The world’s northernmost wildlife park and one of Northern Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. With its 114 acres of natural habitat it houses Arctic animals such as wolves, brown bear, lynx, wolverine, moose, reindeer, musk oxen and fox. Enjoy a guided tour of the park. They also offer activities such as zip-lines, fishing and lavvu dinners. Why not try a different kind of visit? • Wolf Camp We give you the unique opportunity to meet the wolves at Polar Park inside the enclosure! Meet this mythical animal and discover the actual truth about wolves. The Ofoten Railway The Ofoten Railway extends for 42 km from Narvik to the Swedish border and winds its way through steep, rugged, mountainous terrain north of the Arctic Circle. The journey is a tourist attraction in itself. The line
was once described as the 8th Wonder of the World and was the northernmost, coldest and harshest railway construction project the world had ever seen. The Navvy Trek In a rich and wild nature setting the Navvy Trail Winds its way down from the mountain to the fjord. The framework for this picturesque walk is nature itself with vibrant colours, brilliant light and unique sounds. The Navvy Trail has been branded a cultural Heritage trail. This combines the train, the trek, boat past a war shipwreck and bus. A must for those who enjoy the outdoors. Narvikfjellet – Cable Car Take the cable car to one of the most famous viewpoints in Northern Norway - the mountain restaurant 656 m above sea level. Enjoy the spectacular view, the Midnight Sun or the Northern lights. With the cable car as a start you can combine many activities such as; walking tours, sled rides down the mountain, snow shoeing and skiing.
War History & Memorial Museum Narvik’s dramatic history from World War II is told through pictures, displays and interactive animations at the war museum. For two months a bitter battle for Narvik took place, and it was here that the first major victory gained by the Allies during World War II was achieved. Njalasouka Sami Siida Visit the Sami Siida and have an amazing time meeting some of our reindeers and find out about the Sami people. Help us feed the reindeers and learn about these beautiful animals. We also invite you to our warm and cozy Sami lavvu, where you can sit around the crackling bonfire with a hot cup of coffee. Maybe you will barbeque your own delicious reindeer sausage while sitting by the fire and let us teach you about our Sami way of life and introduce you to some old Sami handicrafts.
Narvik. Photo: Pål Jakobsen
The Ofoten Railway
Lights at the lodge. Photo: Pål Jakobsen
Gratangen – Norwegian Coastal History in a nutshell Norwegian coastal history goes back thousands of years, and in the picturesque village of Gratangen you can learn how this has evolved. Visit the boat museum which hosts one of Northern Europe’s largest collection of traditional Nordland boats (Fembøring – 10-oared boats) and then continue to Foldvik which is historically known for fishing, Foldvik Market and salmon farming – giving you an understanding of life along the coast.
• A day at the cottage Go for a day out and experience how the cottage culture is part of our life. This is an activity tour combining snowmobile, cottage life, ice-fishing, snow shoeing and a cosy bonfire. • Dog sledding Glide across the blanket of snow to the sound of the runners and the panting of the dogs. • Snowmobile excursions Go on an adventure and experience the wild mountains on one of our environmentally friendly snowmobiles.
Panoramic Skjomen (summer only) Skjomen is known for its scenic and volcanic terrain with high, steep mountains, and clear water.. The Frostisen glacier, which is one of the larger plateau glaciers in Norway, is located just west of the fjord. Skjomen is also home to an 18-hole golf course where you can enjoy a round of golf, go to the driving range and just play around for fun.
Winter fun • Aurora Hunting The Aurora Borealis, also called the Northern Lights, is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere in the period from September to April. However, the best time is from October till February. We can offer several excursions where we go looking for these incredible phenomena, hopefully leaving you with memories of a lifetime.
PORT OF NARVIK Visiting address Fagernesveien 2, NO-8514 Narvik Mailing address Fagernesveien 2, NO-8514 Narvik Phone +47 769 50370 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.narvikhavn.no Maritime contact person Øistein Kaarbø E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 919 18871 Distance from pilot station 35 nm Pilot channel NO 142 and 461 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Kongens gt 41-43, NO-8514 Narvik Mailing address P.O.B. 338, NO-8505 Narvik Phone +47 769 65600 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.visitnarvik.com Distance from port 1.7 km (from Autumn 2019 700 m) GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities Yes Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No Shuttle bus Required until Autumn 2019 Parking place for buses Yes
Hiking As a peninsula Narvik offers plenty of terrain for treks ranging from short to long, easy to hard. Enjoy nature the Norwegian way with a thermos flask and a packed lunch. Pick berries or mushrooms or just enjoy the stillness.
Public transportation Yes Shopping Yes, Narvik Storsenter and Amfi Currency exchange Yes for some currencies Internet access in pier area Yes Distance to airport 50 km Harstad Narvik Evenes Airport Distance to city centre 1.7 km (from Autumn 2019 700 m) Distance nearest hospital 2.5 km (from Autumn 2019 1,5 km) PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Yes - Truck/ship LNG No, but might be coming EPI No ESI No Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water Yes Tugboats Yes, 3 in port Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement Average 2 m (max 3.8 m) Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) Yes, 1x12 m and 1x8 m Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Maximum ship length 350 m Maximum ship draft 12-15 m Maximum beam No limit
• The Fishing Experience Why not be a fisherman and enjoy a tour on an original Norwegian fishing boat. The thrill of a catch is hard to beat and if you are lucky you will have enough to make lunch onboard. • RIB Moving in and out of the fjords on a RIB will give you the opportunity to experience that adrenaline rush you’ve always been looking for!
Maximum air draft No limit Bollard strength (certification) 150 tons and 100 tons on pier, 3x75 ton quick release hooks on dolphins Crew facilities From 2020 ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limit Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud Depth 25 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 1000 m (Innes anchorage) 3000 m (outer anchorage)
NARVIK city centre
Quay Fagernes Central Harbour
Length 280 m 140 m
Draft 15 m 8.3/5.3 m
Beam 60 m
Height 3.9 m MW 3.7 m MW
Fagernes Quay Fagernes
1 km SCALE
Reine in Lofoten. Photo: Alex Conu
The most beautiful islands in the world Voted by National Geographic as one of the most appealing destinations 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 only separated by a 1-hour drive. This rare wilderness offers a landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords and beautful beaches. Due to this diversity, Lofoten is perfect for nature based activities. You find hiking at all levels, as well as kayaking, diving, and snorkelling. Or maybe try your luck with the fishing rod. In the wintertime you can experience the magical Aurora Borealis, go skiing or snowshoeing. Horseback riding under the Arctic light is a must. You will also encounter long rich fishing traditions, Viking history and a rich art and handcraft culture.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Wild Seas offers fantastic boatrips from Svolvær to Trollfjord. Experience the exotic island of Skrova, Lofoten’s little Hawaii by adding a short hike or kayaking and a nice lunch. 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. RIB-Lofoten can for example take you from Svolvær the the famous Trollfjord, Skrova, Kabelvåg or maybe Henningsvær with guides who have local knowledge of our culture and history. From Leknes Port they can take you to Ballstad, where the fishing industry is still of great importance for the people living there.
The SKREI Experience Centre is a complete experience for the whole family, located at Storvågan, Kabelvåg. The Lofoten Aquarium presents the northern Norwegian sea life. The Lofoten Museum tells the history of the Lofoten fisheries from the Middle Ages up until modern times, and Gallery Espolin shows paintings with captivating scenes from Lofoten. Nyvågar Rorbuhotell next door has a great restaurant for lunch. Gallery Lofotens Hus is located in the charming fishing village of Henningsvær. Described as Northern Norway’s answer to the National Gallery, you can gain an insight into paintings and an understanding of how important cod was to the shaping of Norway as a nation.
Full Steam is a private museum with a special collection of items connected to Lofoten’s long fishing traditions. It used to be a cod liver oil factory and the production is shown in a historical perspective. Having lunch in this authentic atmosphere is an experience not to be missed. Lofoten Links at Hov, offers a quality 18-hole championship golf course in a spectacular setting beside the sea, facing north and the Midnight Sun. Next to the golf course is Hov Gård which offers riding trips on Icelandic horses both summer and winter. Lunch available at Låven Restaurant. Aalan Gård welcomes you to their farm and the authentic and natural Lofoten feeling with their cheese production, herb garden and farm shop. Home dining is also a popular experience here.
Lofotr Viking Museum, Storvik. Photo: Kjell Ove
Horseriding at Hov. Photo: Kristin Folsland Olsen
Kayaking at Reinefjorden, Lofoten. Photo: Tomasz Furmanek, visitnorway.com
Northern Explorer offers kayaking tours, hiking with rapelling, and different kinds of Northern Lights activities. They are flexible on where to offer these trips for cruise passengers.
Lofoten Gaver & Brukskunst offers the widest selection of souvenirs and gifts in Leknes, ranging from traditional souvenirs to locally produced marmalade and knitted products. Lofoten Gaver og Brukskunst accepts foreign currency and all major credit cards. The store is a Global Blue retailer which offers tax free shopping.
The Blacksmith in Sund is famous for his sculptures of cormorants, as well as a fishing boat engine museum.
Meet the Vikings! The biggest house in the world of the Vikings was found in Lofoten and reconstructed in full size. At Lofotr Viking Museum at Borg you can travel 1000 years back in time and see the Vikings demonstrating handcrafts, and study art and crafts. Film and exhibition hails with unique artefacts. Viking-style food and drinks. Vestvågøy Museum is located in the old schoolhouse and displays items from many areas of daily life in Lofoten’s past. There is also a fisherman’s cabin on the grounds.
PORT OF LEKNES (L) AND SVOLVÆR (S) IN LOFOTEN Visiting address L: Leknes havn, NO-8370 Leknes / S: Fiskgergata 23, Havneterminalen. NO-8300 Svolvær Mailing address L: Storgata 37, NO-8376 Leknes v/havn / S: Vågan Havnevesen KF, P.O.B. 121, NO-8301 Svolvær Phone L: +47 76 05 61 17 / +47 76 05 61 16 / S: +47 76 07 05 75 E-mail L: email@example.com / S: firstname.lastname@example.org Internett L: www.lofoten.havn.no /S: www.vaganhavn.no Maritime contact person L: Kjell Jakobsen /S: Ole Osland E-mail contact person L: email@example.com / S: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person L: +47 951 96 357 / S: +47 76 06 79 90 Distance from pilot station L: 3 nm/1 hour Pilot channel L: Channel 12/16 /S: Channel 12/16 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address L: Storgata 25, NO-8370 Leknes / S: Torget 18, Svolvær Mailing address L: Storgata 27, Leknes city centre / S: Torget 18, Svolvær Phone L: +47 76 05 69 63 /S: +47 76 07 05 75 E-mail L: email@example.com /S: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lofoten Seafood Centre offers a variety of experiences; get acquainted with a salmon farm, visit our Stockfishhouse with thousands of stockfish and learn about the world greatest cod fisheries. Enjoy the sea view from our restaurant while experiencing the delicious taste of our locally produced seafood prepared by our Chef.
Norwegian Fishing Village Museum at Å boasts the oldest working cod liver oil refinery in the world. The historic buildings house displays focused on Lofoten’s fishing history. Lofoten Cuisine is famous for its award winning lamb, the Barents cod (skrei) and a wide vaviety of excellent seafood available all year round. Many of the local restaurants specialize in cuisine based on produce sourced locally and from the Arctic region in general.
Flakstad Church is the second oldest church in Lofotne. This picturesque red church with its distinctive onion dome is set idyllically by the sea.
At Glasshytta, Vikten, you will find a magnificent scenery – but also glassblowers. The guests can bring home beautiful local artefacts from the first place in Norway where glassblowing started.
Internett L: www.lofoten.info/lofoten-cruise Distance from port L: 3 km /S: East 140 m, West 2.2 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service L & S: YES Terminal/Restrooms in pier area L & S: Yes Shuttle bus L: Yes /S: No Parking place for buses L: 100 m from gangway /S: Yes Public transportation L: 1 km from pier /S: Yes Shopping L: At pier, city centre and Gravdal centre (ca 3 km) S: East 140 m, West 2.3 km Currency exchange L: Yes /S: No Internet access in pier area L: Yes /S: No Distance to airport L: 4 km /S: East 6.2 km, West 7 km Distance to city centre L: 3 km /S: East 140 m, West 2.2 km Distance nearest hospital L: 2.6 km /S: 73 km
Ship tender facilities L: 40 m concrete tenderdock, 0.95 m freeboard /: Yes Tidal movement L: 2 – 2.2 m /S: 1.86 m average Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) L: Ship’s gangway to be used ISPS approved L & S: Yes Maximum ship length L: 230 m /S: East: 214 m. West: 124 m Maximum ship draft L: 7.5 - 14 m at pier / S: East 5-6 m. West 10 m Maximum beam L & S: N/L Maximum air draft L & S: N/L Bollard strength (certification) L: 50 T
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method L: Tanker truck and bunker ship / S: Tanker truck Supplies available L & S: Yes Waste L & S: Yes Grey water L: Yes, vacuum truck Tugboats L: DNV – pulling strength 20t S: Stormbull, pulling strength 5.2t Anchorage L: Position agreed with pilot
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size L: N/L Ship tenders allowed L & S: Yes Type of bottom L: Sand Depth L: 35-80 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier L: ca 0.75 nm Tender Pier capacity L: Max 4 tender ships
Svolvær West (ISPS)
Quay Leknes Svolvær East Svolvær West Svolvær industrial quay East
Length 230 m 214 m 124 m 80 m
Draft 7.5-14 m 5-6 m 10 m 9m
500 m SCALE
Svolvær East (ISPS)
Kingdom of the whales The Vesteraalen archipelago is a magnificent set of islands with the most stunning natural surroundings. This is a place that really brings you back in time to what life was like hundreds of years ago. There are still people living on small little islands where the boat is the only means of transport to schools, shops and communal services. This is a true representation of how to live off the land. Fishing is by far the largest industry. Due to the rich supply of fish this is also where you will find the magnificent whales. The Vesteraalen islands are home to whales all year round. The Northern Lights appear with the advent of the dark season and as we approach summer the Midnight Sun graces us with its presence.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS WHALE SAFARI Vesterålen is located on the edge of the continental shelf, where the nutrient-rich ocean is a primary feeding ground for whales. This geographical privilege makes the area perfect for whale safaris. Here one can experience some of the world’s largest sea mammals at close range. ANDØYA SPACE CENTRE – SPACESHIP AURORA At Spaceship Aurora you will get a virtual trip into space. Here you will visit the Northern Lights and see their origin and effect on our planet, both naturally and culturally. You will take part in experiments, launch probes and see what day to day life is like at a Space Centre. This is a favourite among families. ALVELAND – According to old legends, Andøya was a place for elves. It is where the magic happened. Alveland soap factory, shop and café
is a gem. Take part in making soaps, look through the homemade products and nick-knack in the shop, hear the story and enjoy home baking. NORDTUN FARM A traditional Norwegian farm with a prizewinning cheese production. This is a genuine local culinary experience. It is a fully operational farm with chickens and cattle, but it also has friendly lamas and is well suited for a family visit. PUFFIN & SEA EAGLE SAFARI Board a genuine fishing boat and head for Bleiksøya bird rock, only 10 minutes away. Between April and September this is their breeding ground and the activity is high. Another majestic bird aware of this activity is the sea eagle. For them this is hunting ground. You are guaranteed some excellent photos.
INGA SAMI SIIDA Our guests are welcome to experience the exotic native Sami culture. We tell you the stories about our Sami culture, myths and magic, herding reindeer, and the daily life of the Arctic reindeer and their exciting properties. You will experience Joik (the traditional song of the Sami people) while seated around the warm, cozy fireplace inside our lavvu, enjoying the special atmosphere. NYKSUND Nyksund is a former fishing village which was abandoned for many years, but today it is one of the most important tourist attractions in Vesterålen. Nyksund is now a vibrant little village, but you can still see and experience how people lived 100 years ago.
ISLAND HOPPING – through time From Skjærfjorden we take a boat trip among the most spectacular islands visiting Skipnes and Tinden on our way. At Skipnes we make a stop for refreshments and visit “Anna from Vinje” to learn the story of what it was like to be a fisherman’s wife in hard times. To top it off - the most jawdropping view of Vesterålen. Tinden was the most important trading post in the region. SCENIC EIDSFJORD Our main goal for this tour is Eidsfjorden. Here we learn about the rich herring fisheries during the late 1800’s and the typical Northern Norwegian combination of farming and fisheries, The Fisherman Farmer. In its glory days Eidsfjord had a population of 10 000, but today only about 100 people live here. HURTIGRUTEN MUSEUM We will visit the museum and learn about how one man started a steamboat company which changed the lives of thousands of people along the Norwegian coast. After visiting the museum,
PORT OF VESTERÅLEN (SORTLAND) Visiting address Havnegata 7, NO-8406 SORTLAND Mailing address Havnegata 7, NO-8406 SORTLAND Phone +47 755 77 100 E-mail email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.sortland-havn.no Maritime contact person Einar Glad Hansen E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 905 89 308 Distance from pilot station South Pilot boarding 20 nm TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Rådhusgata 11, NO-8401 SORTLAND Mailing address Rådhusgata 11, NO-8401 SORTLAND Phone +47 76 11 14 80 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett visitvesteralen.com Distance from port 300 m
we will have time to explore one of the older boats which lies just in front of the museum.
dramatic. And we can almost guarantee a close sighting of the magnificent Sea Eagle!
MINI CONCERT IN THE NEPTUNE TANK A unique concert in the old fish container tank. The sound carries for more than 23 seconds, surrounding you totally and creating sounds no technical equipment can make. We combine this concert, which lasts for about 25 minutes, with other activities on Hadsel Island.
VISIT A REAL FISH FARM! Norway is the world’s largest producer of Atlantic salmon, and around 14 million people around the world enjoy Norwegian salmon every day! Along with fishery, aquaculture is the main industry in Vesterålen, providing valuable opportunities for employment and settlement along the coast.
SOLLUND FARM A scenic tour throught beautiful Øksnes displaying all aspects of Norwegian life. We visit Myre, a truly modern fishing village but with a long history. Following the rugged coastline we then move inland and meet the farming community. We stop at Sollund Fam for refreshments and a close encounter with the animals. You really don’t want to leave. TROLLFJORD CRUISE AND SEA EAGLE SAFARI - Few fiords can compete with Trollfjord. It is 3 km long, with a 70 m wide opening and is surrounded by steep mountainsides. Nature here is terrifyingly
GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service YES Shuttle bus On request Parking place for buses Yes, at the pier Public transportation Yes Shopping 300 m Currency exchange NO Internet access in pier area YES Distance to airport Harstad/Narvik: 110 km Stokmarknes: 22 km Distance to city centre 200 m Distance nearest hospital Stokmarknes, 25 km
Anchorage N/A Ship tender facilities N/A Tidal movement 1.6m – 2.4m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) NO Seawalk NO ISPS approved YES (NOSLX-0002) Maximum ship length 300 m (+) Maximum ship draft 9 m Maximum beam No limitation Maximum air draft No limitation Bollard strength (certification) 50 tonn Crew facilities Free wifi
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method On request (ship and car) EPI On request ESI On request Supplies available YES Waste On request Grey water On request Tugboats On request
Quay Sortland Terminal Quay
Length 450 m
Draft 7.5-12 m
Height SORTLAND city centre
Keipen. Photo: Visit Harstad
Food, culture and nature adventures! Situated in the middle of northern Norway, Harstad is strategically placed at the gatewayto Vesterålen and Lofoten. With its 24 000 inhabitants Harstad is one of the largest cities of northern Norway. This region offers it all, from ancient history and stunning nature experiences to high-end dining and excellent cultural festivals. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS The Trondenes Peninsula Duration: 3,5 Hours Capacity: 10 – 300 Pax The Trondenes Peninsula is historically important; it was once the seat of a Viking chieftain and later it was occupied by the Germans during World War II. Visit the world’s northernmost stone church dating back to the late middle ages (1250), Trondenes Church. A short walk from the church you will find Trondenes Historical Centre, where the exhibition takes us from the Viking ages to the present day. Further up the hill lies the Adolf Gun, which is one of the world’s largest land-based cannons with a barrel measuring 40.6 cm in diameter. Trondenes Peninsula with medieval farm Duration: 3 Hours Capacity: 15 – 120 In Trondenes the 12th century farm is inhabited by the girl Magnhild, her parents, Asbjørg and Hallvard, grandfather Brage and some other family members. At the farm there is always a lot of work to do, so they all help with taking care of the animals and the land, mending the fences and cooking the food. As you arrive at the farm you meet Asbjørg who welcomes you with tales and a taste of the Middle Ages. On this tour you also hear the tale of Harstad city, the medieval church of Trondenes and the history of the peninsula as told in Trondenes Historical Centre.
The green community – Kvæfjord Duration: 5 Hours Capacity: 10 – 120 We visit Hemmestad Wharf, which is a former trading post where time has stood still for almost 200 years. In Kvæfjord we will also find Trastad Collections, an authentic residential and care facility for disabled people dating back to 1966. Today the institution is a museum with a unique collection of art created by people with mental disabilities. The only one of its kind in northern Europe. We also stop for a snack at the beautiful Røkenes Farm, dating back to 1750, before returning to your ship. Guided day trip to the Lofoten Islands Duration: 8 Hours Capacity: 15-200 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 we enter “LOFAST”- the mainland connection of Lofoten. From here we drive towards Fiskebøl and Svolvær. The natural surroundings here are dramatic and wild as we approach one of Norway`s most important fishing ports, Svolvær, and here we pay the “Magic Ice» ice bar and the gallery a visit. After lunch we head back towards Harstad, and you get another chance to enjoy the magnificent nature of the Lofoten Islands.
Viking chieftain Tore Hund’s empire Duration 3-5 hours Capacity: 8 – 24 Season: all year, weather permitting A RIB takes you from Harstad via Sundsvoll strait to Bjarkøy. Learn about the area’s geography, nature and history. An example being Tore Hund’s chieftain seat 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! Day trip to Polar Park Duration: 6 hours Capacity: 15 -250 Season: all year Polar Park Arctic Wildlife Centre - The world’s northernmost animal park and home to Norway’s large predators such as bears, wolves, and lynx as well as deer, moose, reindeer and muskox. Polar Park is a great day out for everybody. Located in Salangsdalen valley in Bardu the park covers an area of around 275 acres of wild and breathtaking nature which serves as a part of the animal enclosures and the total experience of visiting Polar Park. Drive by bus from Harstad with a local guide, with a visit to the park, light lunch included.
Kayak. Photo: Visit Harstad
Trondenes Church and Historical Centre. Photo: Visit Harstad
Cook&Eat. Photo: Visit Harstad
Hiking trip to Keipen Duration: 3 hours Capacity: 15 - 80 We drive from the pier to Mt. Aune approximately 8 km northwest of Harstad. The hike towards Keipen on the top of Mt. Aune – 490 m above sea level is about 3km, and the trail to the top is good with some rolling birch ground – a little marshy at the start. As we arrive at Keipen pond, just below the top, the bonfire coffee is waiting for us, and coffee is served together with a traditional snack. The trail to the top continues to the right of the lake, and at the next plateau you find a steep escarpment descending into the sea. Fantastic views to the west! Good hiking boots and wind-stopping clothes are necessary!
we enjoy a coffee and lunch by an open fire. After a well-deserved break return on the same trail back to the coach for a short drive back to the pier.
Cook & Eat Duration:2-3 hours Capacity: 8-15 Join us for a session with some of the best chefs, and the best produce, of the region. Together as a team we prepare a delicious meal in the professional kitchen. We learn about the local ingredients, where it comes from and how it is produced. The session is completed with a perfectly balanced meal.
Hiking tour to Gangsåstoppen Duration: 3 hours Capacity: 15 – 80 This tour starts with a drive from the pier to Gangsås, approximately 10 minutes from Harstad. From the parking place and to the top, it takes approximately 20-25 minutes to walk on the path. The view from the top is beautiful, and there are even binoculars and a country shelter! If your ship is docked in the city centre, it can be seen from the top. At the top
PORT OF HARSTAD Visiting address Richard Kaarbøs gt 2. Mailing address Harstad Havn KF c/o postmottak, P.O.B. 1000, NO-9479 Harstad Phone +47 77 00 12 10 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.harstadhavn.no Maritime contact person Ivar Frans Hagenlund E- mail contact person Ivar.Hagenlund@harstad.kommune.no Phone contact person +47 909 69 805 Distance from pilot station 35 nm, 3 hour Lødingen pilot station Pilot channel 16 TOURIST INFORMATION Mailing address Visit Harstad, P.O.B. 654, NO-9486 Harstad Phone +47 77 01 89 89 E-mail visitharstad.no Internett www.visitharstad.com GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Most major languages Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No Shuttle bus Larsneset – No / Stangnes - Yes Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Yes Shopping 250 m
Culinary feast at Elgsnes Farm Duration: approximately 3.5 hours Capacity: 10 - 36 Season: all year Welcome to a unique experience – in the worlds northernmost inhabited archipelago! We go by bus to Elgsnes, a white sandy beach situated approximately 20 km outside Harstad city centre. There was a settlement here in the early Stone Age, and one of the richest graves in Scandinavia from the Viking Age was found here. The main building today is from 1723 and was already in use as a guesthouse in 1798. The area is surrounded by the fjord, mountains, green meadows and a rich bird and wildlife. At the beach you will be greeted by your chef with an aperitif, before moving in to the restored boathouse to enjoy a three-course dinner. Come join us for a culinary experience in historical surroundings.
Hunting for the northern lights Duration: 2 hours Capacity: 10 – 40 Equipment: Camera We drive by bus from Harstad to Elgsnes beach to hunt for the beautiful Northern Lights. In the bus, the guide will tell and learn you about the fantastic aurora borealis – the Northern Lights! At Elgsnes beach we will take pictures of the Northern Lights and you will hear some history relating to the old Elgsnes farmhouse. In these historical surroundings you will be able to relax and have a warm drink under the open sky. A professional photographer will join the tour, and advise you on how best to take pictures of the Northern Lights with your camera.
Currency exchange Yes – 300 m Internet access in pier area No Distance to airport 45 km/ Harstad-Narvik EVE Airport Distance to city centre Larneset – 250 m / Stangnes – 4.5 km Distance nearest hospital UNN Harstad – 1.5 km
Maximum ship length 260 m Maximum ship draft 10 m Maximum beam None Maximum air draft None Bollard strength (certification) 50/None Crew facilities None
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION LNG By car ESI Vessels that in the pre-arrival information have declared that they have a valid ESI certificate, will be granted the following discounts on the harbour dues: 20% for vessels with ESI score between 25-50 50% and for vessels with a higher ESI score than 50 40% discounts Supplies available By car Waste Containers Grey water By car Tugboats from Tromsø Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement 2 m
Larsneset (city centre) Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour None Maximum ship length 260 m Maximum ship draft 6.5 m Maximum beam None Maximum air draft None Bollard strength (certification) None Crew facilities None
Stangnes kai 2 Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour None
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size 300/350 Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand/gravel Depth 60m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 200 m Tender Pier capacity 2 boats
Larsneset HARSTAD CITY CENTRE Seljestad Quay Larsneset Terminal Seljestad Terminal Stangnes Terminal
Length 220 m 200 m 120 m
Draft 7.5-13 m 7.5 m 11.5 m
Height 3.74 m 1
500 m SCALE
Aurora night in Tromsø. Photo: Truls Tiller
Where your Arctic Adventure begins For those of us fortunate enough to call the Arctic Capital home, there is no better place to live. With the pure Arctic air filling our lungs every day, we thrive where most people might think it is near impossible to exist – nearly 70 degrees north, in Northern Norway’s largest city. In Tromsø we are blessed with two wonders of nature which light up our lives; the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. A population of around 76,000 and 15,000 students lives here on the edge of the Arctic. Tromsø host the world’s northernmost university, beer brewery, cathedral and botanical garden. The town has a great variety of busy cafés, restaurants serving world-class food, an active cultural life, captivating museums, art galleries, a wide range of attractions, spectacular activities and nearby experiences. Tromsø is the destination in Norway with most activities to offer all year round. There is something to suit everyone.
ACTIVE STAY IN TROMSØ Tromsø is the activity capital of Norway and a wide range of activities for individuals and groups are offered all year round. Most of the activities are for smaller groups and have a high degree of personal touch. SUMMER ACTIVITIES The Arctic light in summertime makes most activities possible both day and night. • Guided City Walk • Scenic Excursions (by bus, helicopter, boat or plane) • Midnight Sun Tours and Midnight Sun Photographic Tour • Scenic Fjord Tours • Fjord and Photographic Tours • Deep Sea Fishing Tours • RiB tours and kayaking • Horseback riding and hiking with dogs • Mountain Hike and mountaineering • Glacier Hike • Guided Cycle Trips (city, terrain or mountain)
WINTER ACTIVITIES Tromsø with its exhilarating, safe and well planned activities takes you into the Arctic winter landscapes to experience the Polar Night, snow and Northern Lights. • Guided City Walk • Scenic Excursions (by bus, helicopter, boat or plane) • Whale Watching (Nov-Jan) • Dog Sledding • Reindeer sledding • Snowmobile Tours • Snowshoeing • Cross-Country Skiing • Ice Fishing • Fishing Trips • Northern Lights Chase tours • Northern Lights Experience tours For more information see www.visittromso.no
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS The Arctic Cathedral The Arctic Cathedral is the iconic symbol of Tromsø. An impressive glass mosaic wall with “The Return of Christ” dominates the interior. To top the experience an evocative concert in the Cathedral is recommended. Concerts can be booked all year round at preferred times. A captured moment! Tromsø Domkirke The world’s northernmost Protestant cathedral from 1861 is Norway’s only wooden Cathedral. During the summer varied concerts are held during daytime every Monday-Friday. Polaria Arctic experience centre of knowledge and fascination. Enjoy an Arctic walk and aquariums with fish and bearded seals. A five screen theatre showing two different films. The Science Centre of Northern Norway Experiment, have fun and learn about regional and universal phenomena on more than 80 interactive installations suitable for all ages. Experience
For more information see www.visittromso.no
Cable Car. Photo: Gunnar Magne Berg / Visit Tromsø
Chris og Sylvi. Photo: Therese Norman Andersen / Visit Tromsø
Tromsø sentrum- Photo: Gunnar Magne Berg / Visit Tromsø
the spectacular Northern Lights in Norway’s largest 360º fully digitalized planetarium.
Tromsø University Museum Northern Norway’s most comprehensive museum presents in-depth knowledge about the people of the Arctic and their history as well as the Northern Lights.
Tromsø Gallery of Contemporary Art Changing exhibitions covering Norwegian and international contemporary art in a classical building centrally placed in Tromsø.
Polar Museum Located in an 1830 wharf house, the Polar Museum tells the exciting story of risky Arctic trapping and courageous polar expeditions.
Arctic Alpine Botanical Garden The world’s northernmost botanic garden is ranked among the top five botanical gardens in the world by BBC’s garden expert Monty Don.
Perspektivet Museum Stories from Tromsø’s past and present are displayed. Challenging exhibits in a magnificent 1838 neoclassical estate.
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 Cable Car Take the cable car up to Mount Storsteinen (421 m) for a fantastic view over 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 kinds of people. Everyone enjoys a visit to the dog farm, cuddling the puppies or a hike with one of the 300 friendly Alaskan huskies. Kayaking, hikes, glacier hikes, snow shoeing or skiing tours are also offered. Mack Brewery, The Beer Hall 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. The Beer Hall has 50 beer taps serving 67 different types of Norwegian beer. Tromsø Outdoor Centre Sea sightseeing with a historical twist. RiB tour to Rystraumen and Håkøya, the site of the Tirpitz battleship.
PORT OF TROMSØ Visiting address Samuel Arnesensgt. 5, Prostneset Mailing address P.O.B. 392, N0-9254 Tromso, Norway Phone +47 77 66 18 50 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.tromso.havn.no Maritime contact person Tom-Eirik Nordstrand / Port Control E- mail contact person email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 77 66 18 50 / +47 911 07 444 Distance from pilot station Several pilot stations can be used. Pls refer to Norwegian Pilot publications / charts Pilot channel 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Samuel Arnesensgt. 5, Prostneset Port Terminal Mailing address P.O.B. 311, NO-9253 Tromsø Phone +47 77 61 00 00 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visittromso.no Distance from port 200 m
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. 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. BLÅST – the world’s northernmost glass hut! BLÅST is an open workshop where you can get a demonstration of how glass is made. Like magic, glass is formed into fantastic products that make great gifts.
GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Arctic GuideService, Farout, Nordic Gate Handling Turnaround facilities Tent for rental Terminal/Restrooms in pier area In the city centre Shuttle bus On request Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation Yes Shopping In the city centre Currency exchange In the city centre Internet access in pier area In the city centre Distance to airport 4 km Distance to city centre 0 km from Prostneset, 4 km from Breivika Port Distance nearest hospital 4 km from Prostneset, 500m from Breivika PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Yes, depot or by ship/truck LNG By truck EPI No ESI Yes Supplies available Yes Waste Yes
Sommarøy With beaches reminiscent of the Riviera, fantastic views and vibrant fishing villages, Sommarøy is a beautiful destination for a scenic tour from Tromsø. Magic Ice Bar & Gallery Magic Ice is a fairytale adventure with the wondrous surroundings of snow and ice. The exhibit follows the footsteps of Arctic explorers such as Fridtjof Nansen, Roald Amundsen and others. A magical ice wonderland! www.magicice.no
Grey water Yes Tugboats Yes Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Yes, but not specific for this purpose Tidal movement Up to 3.8 m on extreme occations. Normally about 2.0 m. Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour No Maximum ship length Depending on several factors. Largest ship handled is 344 m Loa / 167.000Gt Maximum ship draft 10.5 m Maximum beam Unlimited Maximum air draft Unlimited Bollard strength (certification) 250t/80t/75t/50t Crew facilities Non-specific ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size Unlimited Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand/mud Depth 30 m+ Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier Approx. 1-1.5 nm Tender Pier capacity Low
Tromsø Aiport Breivika
Quay Prostneset no. 7 Prostneset no. 8 Breivika no. 24 Breivika no. 25 Sandnessund Bridge Tromsø Bridge
Length 200 m 300 m 410 m 150 m
Draft 8.5 m 7.4 m 10.4 m 12.0 m
41.0 m 36.5 m
Beam Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Height 2.7 m 2.7 m 2.4 m 2.4 m
1 km SCALE
Prostneset Coastal steamer
Alta Canyon. Photo: Roger Johansen Photography
The City of the Northern Lights
For thousands of years, people have lived in this sheltered area at the end of the 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, and Alta has been a favoured spot for scientists and tourists alike to observe them for over a hundred years. In the summer, the Midnight Sun lights the way for outdoor tours, adventures and exploration. dogsleds, reindeer, riverboats, Stone Age carvings, Sami culture and more... it’s no wonder people come from around the world to visit. ATTRACTIONS/ EXCURSIONS Alta Museum Duration: 2 hours This award-winning museum sits amid thousands of Stone Age rock carvings, visible in summer. Indoor exhibits year-round. It also has one of the best views of Altafjord, no matter what the weather. Hunting for the Aurora Borealis Duration: 3-4 hours Join your guides out under the winter night sky to search for the elusive and beautiful Northern Lights. Enjoy the quiet of the Arctic wilderness as you search, and let the guides help you set up your camera just right. King Crab Safari Duration: 4 hours Travel to the fjord coast outside of Alta to the tiny fishing village of Storekorsnes. You’ll have a chance to see king crab in the dockside aquarium, learn more about them, and then sample the delicious crab in a nearby grillhouse.
Alta Canyon (Sautso) and Dam Duration: 4 hours Sautso, northern Europe’s biggest canyon, lies 45 km outside Alta. In summer, journey to the canyon, stop for photos, and tour the 110-metre-tall dam that is part of Norway’s power generation system. Riverboat Tours Duration: 2 hours The area’s old-style wooden riverboats are still very much in use during the summer. Join an experienced pilot and cruise along the river through often shallow and white water. Boat trips can be arranged lasting from 20 minutes to 2 hours. Dogsled Riding, Driver or Passenger Duration: 3 hours Drive your own dogsled, or take the passenger seat and just enjoy the ride. In summer, use a wheeled cart instead of the sled. Learn about the sport and raising huskies from a veteran dog musher.
Pæskatun Duration: 2 hours Slate quarry in the rugged hills near Alta. The hosts demonstrate old and new techniques for producing slate, and tell the history of the rough and difficult 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! Home Visit With Local Artisans Duration: 2 hours Visit with a local knitting or sewing expert in their home studio. Learn about traditional Norwegian handicrafts and compare notes with local artisans over coffee or tea. Maze and Cavzo Safari Duration: 4-5 hours A genuine Sami village on the high plateau south of Alta. In summer, take riverboats to a nearby old church, or farther up to the Alta Dam in Sautso. In winter, take part in “Sami Games” to learn about the old ways.
Alta Museum. Photo: Marianne Knutsen
Northern Lights Cathedral. Photo: jp-foto Alta
Reindeer Sledding NEW! Duration: 4-5 hours Take a journey into the interior of Finnmark county. Meet a Sami family, learn about their history and traditions, and go for a peaceful ride on a reindeerpulled sled along a frozen river.
Snowmobile Tours Duration: 4 hours In winter, try driving your own snowmobile. A 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 and BorealisAlta Duration: 1.5 hours Tour Alta’s best-known landmark, the Northern Lights Cathedral. Learn about the construction and symbolism both inside and out at this unique architectural gem. Then, visit BorealisAlta inside the church building, a fun an interactive Northern Lights exhibition that will help bring the science and history of the aurora borealis to life.
Hiking in Alta Alta has extraordinary nature. Winter and summer, hikes and tours that range from moderate to 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.
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 your own hand at making an ice sculpture.
PORT OF ALTA Visiting address Havneveien 24, NO-9515 Alta Mailing address Havneveien 24, NO-9515 Alta Phone +47 78 44 69 10 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.altahavn.no Maritime contact person Arnt Nilsen E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 78 44 69 10 Pilot channel None TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Bjørn Wirkolas vei 11, NO-9510 Alta Mailing address Bjørn Wirkolas vei 11, NO-9510 Alta, Norway Phone +47 991 00 022 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.visitalta.no Distance from port 4 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service North Adventure AS, +47 78 44 50 50, email@example.com Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No Shuttle bus Provided when contracted by ships Parking place for buses Outside of ISPS area Public transportation Bus stop 500 m from pier
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.
Shopping In city centre, 4 km from ship Currency exchange None Internet access in pier area No Distance to airport < 1 km Distance to city centre 4 km Distance nearest hospital Hammerfest, 2-hour drive PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION LNG None Supplies available Yes, depending on what is needed Waste Removed by container and truck Grey water Yes, by truck Tugboats Hammerfest, 48 hours advance notice, price includes transit time Anchorage In Bukta harbour, just off the pier Ship tender facilities Alta Havn pier, ca 500 m from terminal quay and anchorage Tidal movement 2.43 m tidal difference Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour No Maximum ship length 275m Maximum ship draft Harbour depth 30-45 m Maximum beam 40 m Maximum air draft 60 m Crew facilities None
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
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Sand Depth 30-45 m in harbour, 8.4 m alongside pier Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier ca 300-500 m
Quay Terminalkaia Marinekaia
Length 169 m 59 m
Draft 9.5 m 10.5 m
Beam 40 m -
Height 3m 2.5 m
500 m SCALE
Sápmi. Photo: Frisk Bris Studio
PORT OF LAKSELV/ TURNAROUND The Gateway to the land of the Midnight Sun & Sápmi
The Arctic Porsanger fjord is the 4th longest fjord in Norway and consists of numerous small islands and exciting attractions. Often called “the world’s northernmost archipelago.” Here is the northernmost canyon and the world’s northernmost pine forest. A large dolomite belt that creates amazing formations and rare plant life. Very good opportunities for bird watching in nature reserves. Three salmon rivers as well as over 4000 lakes. Thus, a true nature gem to discover in the land of the Midnight Sun! North Cape International Airport is only 10 minutes away from the harbour, with very few restrictions. An obvious starting point for exploring the region. Especially with the main Sámi Way of life and culture only a short drive away.
ATTRACTIONS/ EXCURSIONS “The Sámi’s 8 seasons” Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 20-40 At Stabbursnes Naturhus & Museum you will get a look into the Sámi’s 8 seasons through a fantastic film which gives you an insight into Sámi traditions during a year. The exhibition at the national park centre displays the interaction between nature and culture in the area. In our lavvo, you will get a flavour of our traditions. Fossestrand Farm and Handcraft Shop Duration: 30 min - 1 hour. Capacity: 20-40 Produces Sámi handcrafts as well as products made from local herbs and berries. Here you can also meet the sheep and lamas. Hot drinks are served on request.
Trollholmsund – Hiking Tour Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 20-40 On a visit to Trollholmsund – an area of some beautiful stone dolomite formations – you will hear about an old Sámi legend, which tells of a group of wandering trolls and how they were turned into stone. A marked trail passes through an agricultural landscape, with an incredible wealth of biodiversity and interesting sights. ATV Safaris to Caskil Duration: 3.5 hours. Capacity: 20 For all ATV-drivers: a car driving license is required. From the port in Hamnbukt the drive goes up to the Caskil viewpoint. Several photostops along the road, including a visit to Fossestrand Farm and the handcraft shop. Hot drinks can be included. The tour ends at Hamnbukt.
Sápmi Park - in the Sámi village of Karasjok Duration: 4 hours. Capasity: 60-200 The cultural park presents the Sámi culture and history in an enthralling, informative and entertaining way. Watch reindeer up close, enjoy a magic film about Sámi culture, try lassoing, visit a Sámi camp or buy authentic Sámi handicraft. Sápmi Park also offers the option of delicious Sámi food in “Storgammen” Restaurant.
Seawalk. Photo: Frisk Bris Studio
Midnight Sun against Trollholmsund. Photo: Nordkappregionen Havn IKS
Riverboat in Karasjok. Photo: Samipath.com
Engholm Husky Farm - outside the Sámi village of Karasjok Duration: 3-4 hours. Capacity: 20-40 Share the wonderful enthusiasm of the Alaskan Husky and come to understand the special relationship between musher and dog. Visit the puppy-yard and linger with the friendly adult racing dogs. You don´t need to be a passionate dog-lover to gain respect and admiration for these hardworking dogs and their qualities.
The Norwegian Sámi Parliament in the Sámi village of Karasjok Duration: 3-4 hours. Capacity: 20-40 The Norwegian Sámi Parliament is an elected institution for the Sámi population in Norway. It’s shaped like a semicircle on two floors. At the end of the semicircle is the Sámi Parliament’s plenary hall in the form of a teepee style Amphitheatre for meetings of the Sámi Parliament. The building stands primarily as a concrete symbol of the political and legal status of the Sámi as a people.
Riverboat excursion Duration: 4 hours. Capacity: 40-60 You will take part in a rare experience that is not to be found many places on the northern hemisphere. Join a trip on a riverboat! In Karasjok, this is still a vibrant part of the culture! In the boat on the way you can stretch out your hand over the gunwale and touch the water. How cool is that!
Genuine Sámi Handcraft – in the Sámi village of Karasjok Duration: 30 min. Capacity: 20-40 Local family has been making Sámi knives for six generations. The Norwegian army buys them. Don´t leave Karasjok without a visit here.
PORT OF LAKSELV Visiting address Hambukt, NO-9700 Lakselv Mailing address P.O.B. 444, NO-9751 Honningsvåg Phone +47 78 47 64 50 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.nordkapphavn.no Maritime contact person Øyvind Larssen E- mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 957 86 129 Distance from pilot station N/A South N/A North N/A Pilot channel 12 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address At the pier (during calls & turnaround operations only) Mailing address Tourist information in Porsanger, NO-9712 Lakselv Phone +47 406 33 386 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internet www.porsanger.com Distance from port 50 m (or 8 km into the centre) GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service YES Turnaround facilities YES
Sightseeing in the Sámi village of Karasjok Duration: 30 min – 1 hour. Capacity: 20–200 Combine with all the visits and activities, where you will get the up-close view of some of the attractions and learn something about Karasjok history.
Terminal/Restrooms in pier area NO/YES Shuttle bus YES, between pier and airport (during turnaround operations). To town centre on request. Parking place for buses YES, 20 m Public transportation NO Shopping YES, 8 km Currency exchange YES, 8 km (in the ATMs) Internet access in pier area NO Distance to airport 8 km Distance to city centre 8 km Distance nearest hospital Doctors & Emergency Room, 8 km/ +47 78 46 00 40 PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method In Honningsvåg LNG Yes, by car Supplies available YES Waste Private company can be requested Grey water NO Tugboats NO Anchorage Designated area Ship tender facilities YES Tidal movement Approx. 2.5-3.3 m Gangway availible NO Seawalk YES ISPS approved YES Restrictions in harbour NO
Sámi Experience Duration: 3- 4 hours. Capacity: 45 Watch the reindeer up close and learn about the history of the Sámi people and how they live in today´s society.
Maximum ship length 300 m Maximum ship draft 12 m Maximum beam No limitation Maximum air draft No limitation Bollard strength (certification) N/A Crew facilities As for passengers ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limit Ship tenders allowed NO Type of bottom Clay, silt over rock Depth Approx. 15 m or deeper when moored to the “Seawalk” Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier Approx. 800-1500 m Tender Pier capacity N/A
Hydro Pier Hamnbukt
Quay Hamnbukt Concrete wharf (240 m2)
Length 20 m 300 m
Draft 12 m 270 m
Airdraft 12 m 210 m
Height 4m 2m
Lakselv airport 1
500 m SCALE
Zigzag-Path Hammerfest. Photo: Zbigniew Wantuch
The northernmost town in the world Welcome to Hammerfest, the northernmost town in the world! In Hammerfest, this micro metropolis in the Arctic, tradition meets modern spirit. The town is a typical reconstruction town, where contemporary architecture is replacing post-WWII reconstruction buildings. Visitors can experience Hammerfest by strolling through the city or visiting its museums. From the early “Pomor” trade with Russia, to a town completely lost in flames, a rich tradition of Arctic hunting and fishing; and, more recently, industrial development in energy and gas: Hammerfest bears a unique and exciting history. ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Mikkelgammen Sami Camp Panoramic drive with photostops at Mikkelgammen (with tastings) and Salen viewpoint. At Salen, you have a fantastic view over Hammerfest. Mikkelgammen is situated on Mount Salen. Here we meet a Sami herding family and learn about their history, culture and everyday life. Samples of Sami food will be served: reindeer meat, smoked fish and cloudberries. Duration: 2 hours Level: Easy Capacity: 90 Hammerfest & Beyond The fishing village of Forsøl is located on the other side of the island of Kvaløya, only a 20-minute drive away from Hammerfest. Ever since the first humans settled here more than 10,000 years ago, the livelihood of this community was fishing. The village used to be a site for archaeological excavations in which traces of the early settlers in west Finnmark were found. Close to the leftover foundations of different periods, there is a scenic natural sandy beach. After the visit in Forsøl, this tour is completed by a visit to Mount Salen in Hammerfest, with its beautiful viewpoint and a stop at
the Polar Bear Society, which is the best place to learn about the town’s old traditions of fishing and hunting. Duration: 2 hours Level: Easy Capacity: 90 Historic sights of Hammerfest The exhibition at the Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and northern Troms aims to convey the poignancy of the dramatic events of WWII: the forced evacuation, the scorched-earth tactics and the reconstruction of Finnmark and northern Troms. Never before had a war had such dire consequences for our country. The Polar Bear Society has an exhibition showing the town’s proud traditions of hunting and fishing, trade and exploration in Arctic areas. You can round off your visit by signing up for membership at the Society, to help preserve the local history of Hammerfest. The Meridian Column marks the northernmost measure point of the “Struve Geodetic Arc”, a scientific project from the 19th century to determine the size and shape of the earth. This project is on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites since 2005. Duration: 2 hours Level: Easy Capacity: 45 pax per bus
Havøysund and the Norwegian Scenic Route On this shore excursion, you can experience the beauty of Arctic nature. We depart from the cruise pier in Hammerfest by coach. On the way to the fishing village of Havøysund, we will drive along the northernmost Norwegian Scenic Route, which is highly frequented by tourists year-round due to its amazing scenic views. After a stop at the viewpoint on Havøya, we visit Havøysund Hotel to have lunch. After a 250 m-walk to the speedboat pier, we head back to Hammerfest. The 1.5-hour trip leads through scenic sounds as you pass the islands of west Finnmark. Duration: 7 hours Level: Easy Capacity: 70 Hiking Tour on Gammelveien We start off in the centre, passing through the town and by the church before we walk up Gammelveien (The Old Trail). There is a steep climb up the mountain. As we reach the top, we walk through a small forrest and end up at the viewing point on Mount Salen. The guide will provide a typical Norwegian hiking snack during the short breaks on the hike. The tour then continues down Sikk-sakkveien (The Zig-zag trail) and back to the ship.
Mikkelgammen Sami Camp. Photo: Zbigniew Wantuch
Reconstruction Museum for Finnmark and Northern Troms, Photo: Zbigniew Wantuch
Polar Heroes. Photo: Zbigniew Wantuch
Duration: 2 hours Level: Experienced hikers Capacity: 80 Footwear & clothing: Sturdy, comfortable shoes and warm clothes
E-Bike Tour Hammerfest is electrifying – we take that literally! Experience Hammerfest by a guided tour with electric bikes. With this El-Bike fun is guaranteed. The first stop is 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 Level: Easy tour Capacity: 12 Footwear & clothing: Sturdy, comfortable shoes and warm clothes
view towards Melkøya, the modern energy plant that has greatly changed the town in the last few years. Duration: 2 hours Level: Easy Capacity: 45 pax per bus
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 portrays 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, dating back to the olden days of Arctic hunting and fishing in Hammerfest, by visiting the Polar Bear Society. Duration: 2 hours Level: Easy tour Capacity: 80 Footwear & clothing: Sturdy, comfortable shoes and warm clothes
PORT OF HAMMERFEST Visiting address Hamnegata, NO-9600 Hammerfest, Norway Mailing address P.O.B 123, NO-9615 Hammerfest, Norway Phone +47 78 40 74 00 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.hammerfesthavn.no Maritime contact person Ola Johannesen E- mail contact person firstname.lastname@example.org Phone contact person +47 78 40 74 00 Distance from pilot station 7 nm Pilot channel 12 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Hamnegata 3, NO-9600 Hammerfest, Norway Mailing address Hamnegata 3, NO-9600 Hammerfest, Norway Phone +47 78 41 21 85 E-mail email@example.com Internett www.visithammerfest.no Distance from port Pier 1 = 10 m / Pier 9 = 3 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Hammerfest Turist AS Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Pier 1 Yes / Pier 9 No Shuttle bus Yes, mandatory at pier 9 Parking place for buses Pier 1 = 20 m / Pier 9 = 500 m Public transportation Yes
Energy Town Hammerfest Hammerfest was the first place in northern Europe to introduce electrical streetlights in 1891. The Energy House is situated on the site of the town’s first power plant, that produced hydroelectricity for these streetlights. Here you find an exhibition outlining the energy history of Hammerfest, with a focus on the recent development of the oil and gas industry. While visiting the viewpoint on the Mt. Salen, we have a great
Shopping 1 = 100 m / Pier 9 = 3 km Currency exchange No Internet access in pier area Pier 1 = Yes / Pier 9 = No Distance to airport Pier 1 = 4 km / Pier 9 = 1 km Distance to city centre Pier 1 = in city centre / Pier 9 = 3 km Distance nearest hospital Pier 1 = 3 km / Pier 9 = 500 m PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION LNG By car Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water Truck Tugboats Yes (Equinor Hammerfest LNG) Anchorage Yes (Godgrunnen, Dødmannsgrunnen) Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement Average 2.3 – 2.7 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) Seawalk NA ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour 5 knots Maximum ship length Pier 1 = 230 m / Pier 9 = 330 m Maximum ship draft Pier 1 = 8 m / Pier 9 = 11 m Maximum beam 800 m Maximum air draft NA Bollard strength (certification) 50 t Crew facilities No facilities dedicated for crew
Polar Heroes 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 cheerful 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) Level: Experienced hikers Capacity: 20 Footwear & clothing: Very warm clothes and sturdy shoes
ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size 70 m Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud and sand Depth 20 -24 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 1 nm Tender Pier capacity Dependent on size of tender ships
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Length 170 m 75 m 142 m 140 m
Draft 8.5-10 m 7.5-10 m 11 m 7.3 m
Beam 220 m 110 m 280 m -
Height 4.5 m 4.5 m 4.2 m -
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HAMMERFEST city centre
North Cape in Northern Lights. Photo: Sveinung Svendsen
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 want an experience of a lifetime, come visit North Cape in the wintertime! A few hours of daylight. Perhaps a glimpse of sunlight on the horizon and spectacular Northern Lights dancing over the polar sky. Fascinating sights, excursions and activities.
ATTRACTIONS/EXCURSIONS Hornvika – the North Cape Classic Duration: 4 hours. Capacity: 4-40. Season: JuneSept. Conquer the North Cape the original way. Hike to the top of Europe as adventurers and royalty did in the past. Boat from Skarsvåg, historical exhibition, sampling of local food, entrance the North Cape Hall and champagne to celebrate. The North Cape Duration: 3-4 hours. Capacity: 6000. Season: All year. The North Cape is known as Europe´s northernmost point located at a latitude of 71°10´21. Here you can visit the North Cape Hall, a tourist centre with a host of facilities: Exhibitions, souvenir shop, cafeteria and restaurant, restrooms and the Super Videographer where you can enjoy a beautiful film from the local area.
Bird Safari Duration: 3.5- 4 hours. Capacity: 147. Season: April-Aug. Experience one of Europe´s greatest and most accessible sanctuaries for Atlantic seabirds. Be dazzled by millions of birds breeding and living at the Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve. King Crab Safari Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 40-60. Season: All year. Learn about the history of this famous creature and how to prepare it. Enjoy a king crab safari by bus or deep-sea rafting. The North Cape Café Theatre Duration: 35 min. Capacity: 65. Season: June-Aug. How on earth can you settle down and enjoy life at 71 ̊ North? A group of local young artists give you the surprising answer. The show takes place at Perleporten Culture House.
Artico Ice Bar Duration: 30-60 min. Capacity: 50. Season: May-Sept. A bar made of ice from the lakes of Magerøya Island.
ATV Safari Duration: 1.5-3 hours. Capacity: 4-20. Season: All year. Experience the Magerøya Island´s unique nature, with many stops for photos at stunning viewpoints over the island and Honningsvåg. Guided Fishing Village Tour Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 400. Season: All year. Enjoy an excursion to nearby fishing villages. Experience daily life and fishing activities in the local community. Visit the gallery “East of the Sun” and “Christmas & Winter House”. North Cape by Helicopter Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 3. Season: May-Sept. The Ultimate way to explore the North Cape. Be amazed by taking in spectacular views of the ocean, the cliff coast and landmarks from above.
North Cape. Photo: Kjell Bendik Pedersen
King Crab Safari. Photo: 71-nord.no
Birdsafari in Gjesvær. Photo: Kjell Bendik Pedersen
Walking Tour in the town of Honningsvåg Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 15 per guide. Season: All year. Here the main theme is life in Honningsvåg – in a historical and a current perspective. Includes a visit to Honningsvåg Church.
Northern Lights Excursion to the North Cape Duration: 5 hours. Capacity: 15. Experience the Northern Lights at the northern most point of Europe, on the plateau of the North Cape itself. To get here you will be going with an evening convoy through rugged Arctic scenery. Stand next to the globe, a famous landmark, overlook the endless ocean, looking north, in search of the Aurora.
Photo Safari Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 25 per guide. Season: May- August. Let a guide take you on a tour and show you hidden treasures and take you off the beaten track. Nature Safari by boat Duration: 3 hours. Capacity: 11. Season: May- August. A guided tour – watch the North Cape by sea and search the fjords for wild life. We might see whales!
Midnight expedition to the North Cape Duration: 17 hours. Capacity: 20. Conquer the northernmost reaches of Europe by snowmobile. Spend the night at the North Cape and enjoy the stunning scenery and the Arctic lights. This is a once in a lifetime adventure! Snowshoe tour Duration: 2-3 hours. Capacity: 10-18. Even on a thick layer of snow it is easy to climb the snow-covered hills with high-performance lightweight snowshoes. Snowshoeing safaris are an excellent and safe way to exercise and spend time outdoors. Including hot beverage and a light snack. Can be combined with ice fishing.
MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES The North Cape Museum Honningsvåg Church The Gallery “East of the Sun” and “West of the Moon” North Cape Christmas and Winter House.
Snowmobile Safari Duration: 5 hours. Capacity: 10. The expedition goes through rugged scenery on snowmobiles. Discover a beautiful scenic landscape with fjords, plains and snowy scenery. Join us on a day tour or evening tour where we chase the Northern Lights.
PORT OF NORDKAPP Visiting address Holmen 2, NO-9750 Honningsvåg Mailing address P.O.B. 444 9751 Phone +47 78 47 68 50 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.nordkapphavn.no Maritime contact person Øyvind Larssen E-mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person +47 957 86 129 Distance from pilot station South 7,5 nm North 7,5 nm Pilot channel 12 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Fiskeriveien 4D Mailing address P.O.B. 34, NO-9751 Honningsvåg Phone +47 78 47 70 30 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.nordkapp.no Distance from port In the port
Shuttle bus Yes Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation In the port area Shopping In the port area/ 150 m from port Currency exchange Yes - in the port area Internet access in pier area Free WIFI in the port area Distance to airport 4 km – Avinor Honningsvåg Airport, Valan Distance to city centre 150 m Distance nearest hospital Doctors & Emergency Room 3 km
GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities No Terminal/Restrooms in pier area No
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION LNG Yes, by car Supplies available Yes, by agent Waste Yes, by agent Grey water No Tugboats No Anchorage Yes Ship tender facilities Floating tender pier Tidal movement 173 cm Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) No Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Restrictions in harbour No restriction Maximum ship length 380 m Maximum ship draft 12 m
Northern Lights Polar Camp Duration: 2.5 hours. Capacity: 24. Get close to the Arctic and experience the polar environment in a safe and exciting way. Learn about the Arctic in the wilderness and hunt for the Northern lights. Together we will enjoy a snack and an Arctic meal by a bonfire. For more information about the tours please contact: email@example.com / www.nordkapp.no
Maximum beam No limit Maximum air draft No limit Bollard strength (certification) 300 t Crew facilities NO ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limit Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Mud Depth 60 – 70 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 1 nm Tender Pier capacity 4 tender boats
Quay North (New) Quay 1 1
Quay 2 Quay 3
Quay Quay North Quay 1 Quay 2 Quay 3 Quay West Quay South Quay East
Length 100 m 155 m 65 m 120 m 115 m 80 m 80 m
Draft 12 m 7m 7m 10 m 5m 8m 6m
Quay South Inner Harbour
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Polar Circle Boat. Photo: Photo: Hurtigruten Svalbard / Firbeint film
Slow Cruise Isfjord & Longyearbyen in the High Arctic wilderness One of the world’s largest areas of untouched wilderness awaits you in the High Arctic. During the summer Svalbard comes alive with calving glaciers, teeming bird cliffs, unique Polar wildlife and hardy flowers, all set against a backdrop of majestic mountain ranges and endless Arctic tundra. During your call you can enjoy a range of excursions, suitable for all ages and interests. We also recommend spending a day slow cruising in the magnificent Isfjord, where a wide variety of landscapes, wildlife and cultural heritage sites are on display.
ATTRACTIONS Galleri Svalbard - showcases works by artists who have been inspired by Svalbard. The gallery’s permanent collection houses works by the Norwegian Kåre Tveter, historical maps, books and local currency in the Svalbard Collection. Svalbard Museum - was lauded by the Council of Europe as the European museum of the year in 2008. It features a collection of artefacts covering the 400 years of human activity here, and a display of the area’s flora and fauna. The gift shop stocks a large selection of Polar literature. North Pole Expedition Museum - tells the stories of the early North Pole explorers, and the airships that they constructed. The exhibition includes original expedition films, photos, maps, models, original artefacts and clothes. The museum also offers a gift shop.
Svalbard Church The world’s northernmost church, Svalbard Kirke, is always open. Visitors are welcome to explore it, and the many local artworks and historical items housed there. The church holds regular Lutheran services on Sundays and religious festivals, as well as many local activities. Galleri Storø The blue light of Svalbard’s nature creates unique scenery. Painter Olaf Storø fell in love with the landscape, the nature and the light. His studio by the seaside, including a lithographic press is open on request. Kunsthall Svalbard - is a dedicated exhibition arena in Longyearbyen for historical and contemporary art and run by Northern Norway Art Museum offering an annual programme of exhibitions, workshops, guided tours and other art events.
Svalbard Brewery Six years of efforts to change the law from 1928, which prohibited the production of alcohol on Svalbard, ended with success. Taste locally produced beer containing 2000 year-old glacial water from Boge glacier on Svalbard. Wildphoto Gallery Award winning photographers Ole Jørgen Liodden and Roy Mangersnes present 30 of their best images from Svalbard. Slow Cruising Isfjorden The huge Isfjord almost divides the island of Spitsbergen in two as it stretches from west to east. This fjord offers magnificent possibilities for slow cruising, experiencing untouched Arctic wilderness, massive glacier systems and historical sites. You may also include a visit to the Russian settlements: the mining town Barentsburg and the ghost town Pyramiden.
Polar bear. Photo: Visit Svalbard, Roy Mangersnes
Cableway central. Photo: Visit Svalbard, Marcela Cardenas
Dog yard in Longyearbyen. Photo: Visit Svalbard, Jarle Røssland
Kayaking You can experience the Adventfjord in a sturdy kayak, accompanied by an experienced guide and wearing a warm and modern dry suit. Some kayaking trips include a guided walk to the abandoned settlement of Hiorthamn and a hot lunch on the beach, while others include a mountain hike.
when starting their day in Coal Mine no. 3. With your headlamp, you can peak around corners and look for forgotten memories in this living monument of the mining history in Spitsbergen.
Sightseeing by bus An excellent introduction to this fascinating area and the exciting history of the archipelago. Sightseeing trips range from one to four hours, and can include guided visits to museums, a coalmine and/or dog yards. Summer dog sledding Experience dog sledding in summertime, drive your own sled and meet our friendly polar dogs. The huskies love to be active, and their eager barks will welcome you on arrival, before you head off on a fascinating trip in the specially made wheeled sleds.
Wandering and hiking Explore the area by foot joining a walking trip. Whether it be a relaxed wandering through the open Polar tundra looking for fossils, or a series off-trail mountain hikes, Longyearbyen offers a myriad of options for every guest to stretch their legs after a day at sea.
Boat trips A variety of trips is available, from open boats that take you speeding towards the bird cliffs, to larger, comfortable boats with half or whole day trips to the Russian settlements or the glaciers of the Isfjord.
Taste of Svalbard Enjoy a culinary adventure and learn about both the historic and modern traditions in Longyearbyen. Local restaurants and wine cellars and Svalbard Brewery can be included on this tour. Life of a miner Change into miners’ clothes, put on a helmet and sign yourself in, just as the miners did
PORT OF LONGYEARBYEN Visiting address Bykaia, Port of Longyearbyen Mailing address P.O.B. 350, NO–9171 LONGYEARBYEN Phone +47 911 22 300 / +47 7902 2150 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.portlongyear.no Maritime contact person harbour master E-mail contact person email@example.com Phone contact person + 47 911 22 300 / +47 7902 2150 Distance from pilot station 4 nm Pilot channel VHF 13 TOURIST INFORMATION Visiting address Visit Svalbard, Vei 221.1. Mailing address P.O.B. 323, NO-9171 LONGYEARBYEN Phone +47 7902 5550 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Internett www.visitsvalbard.com Distance from port 1,5 km GENERAL INFORMATION Guide Service Yes Turnaround facilities Yes Terminal/Restrooms in pier area Yes Shuttle bus Can be ordered Parking place for buses Yes Public transportation No
Local life & living Meet the locals for a brisk walk through town, a home visit or a hike to the mountain tops surrounding Longyearbyen. We would love to tell you about our life close to the North Pole. Training Work out with a local PT in the cultural historic surroundings of Longyearbyen. Join us in unique training experiences in the mine, by the cableway central or other outdoor historical sites. Tax-free shopping Longyearbyen offers a variety of shops stocking everything from food, sports and leisure equipment to gifts and souvenirs like jewellery and handicrafts. Svalbard is not subject to customs and VAT regulation. Check out https://en.visitsvalbard.com/cruise for ideas for tailormade tours and special arrangements.
Shopping Terminal in port, 1,5 km to town centre Currency exchange No Internet access in pier area Yes Distance to airport 2 km Distance to city centre 1,5 km Distance nearest hospital 1,5 km
Maximum ship draft Bykaia draft 9 m Maximum beam No limitation Maximum air draft No limitation Bollard strength (certification) Pier 50 tons/shore 150 tons Crew facilities WiFi, toilet, shower
PORT SERVICE/FACILITIES & INFORMATION Bunkers delivery /method Yes / by truck LNG No EPI No ESI No Supplies available Yes Waste Yes Grey water Not available Tugboats No Anchorage Yes* Ship tender facilities Yes Tidal movement Max. 2 m Gangway available (8 /10 /12 m) 10 m Seawalk No ISPS approved Yes Maximum ship length Bykaia 330 m, Turistkaia floating pier 65 m, Gammelkaia 100 m and Kullkaia 150 m, all weather dependent
*ANCHORAGE/TENDER Max size No limitation Ship tenders allowed Yes Type of bottom Clay Depth 30 – 100 m Distance from anchorage to Tender Pier 400 - 800 m Tender Pier capacity Max. 2 tenders at the pier
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Quay Bykaia Turistkaia floating pier Gammelkaia Kullkaia
Length 84 m 220 m 50 m 70 m
Draft 9m 6m 5m 8m
Airdraft No limit No limit No limit No limit
Beam 16 m 5m -
Height 2.5 m 1.2 m 2.5 m 2.5 m
LONGYE ARBYEN city centre
Foto: Ole Walter Jacobsen
Foto: Leif Jonny Olestad
Foto: Leif Jonny Olestad
Europ’s most spectacular train journeys
The Rauma Railway – The most beautiful train journey Åndalsnes - Bjorli - Åndalsnes The Rauma Railway is a breathtaking railway journey under steep mountain walls and along beautiful flourishing hillsides that stretch up to great plateaus, and extend to the pristine national park. A trip on the Rauma Railway offers a unique opportunity to experience at close hand some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer. Distance from the port to train station is 100 m. From 1st May to 30th September the train has an electronic guiding system that provides information on the scenic sights along the route. Comfortably installed onboard, passengers can enjoy the view through the train’s windows. At famous attractions such as Trollveggen and Kylling Bru, the train will make photo stops in this period. Infomercial on the Rauma Railway The nsb.no/agents site contains an infomercial presenting the route, the travel experience, the main attractions, the train and more.
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Welcome to the highest part of Bergen city! Highland nature, mountain hikes, local food and lots of family fun. Enjoy a spectacular ride with our cable cars in breathtaking scenery, try our many activities and treat yourself to a unique dining experience in our panorama restaurant, Sky:skraperen. Our highland kitchen is based on local produce and traditions, and in the evening a part of the restaurant transforms into a gourmet restaurant with a modern and exciting menu concept.
Activities Activities for both kids and grown ups
Sky:skraperen Small dishes, snacks and gourmet restaurant
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13,0 km Mountain trails for everyone
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BRYGGENS MUSEUM We have used the last thirty years of archaeological and historical research to tell the story of medieval life in Bergen with new depth and understanding. The new exhibit includes over a thousand artefacts which has never before been displayed to the public! Located at Bryggen in Bergen, in the middle of the city centre.
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Meet a typical Bergen type... The cod, your classic Bergen hipster. Independent and liberal, with an arty beard and dressed in warm, earthy colours. Like most people in Bergen, the cod likes to hold loud discussions but is a fairlyfriendly little character when you get to know it. At the Aquarium, you’ll meet more than 400 bearded, artistic, ice-cold, acrobatic and colourful characters. Or, in other words – just completely ordinary Bergen types. You could make friends for life when you visit the Aquarium. Welcome!
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THE SOUND OF NORWAY
a concert experience at Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen
The Troldsalen concert hall is situated right next to Grieg’s villa Troldhaugen and is constructed particularly with chamber music in mind. In the concert hall you can listen to Edvard Grieg’s music while enjoying the very scenery that once inspired him in his work. Through the large window that adorns the stage you can see the little cabin where many of Grieg’s pieces were composed. The concert includes a visit to Edvard and Nina Grieg’s beautiful villa from 1885.
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Duration of concert: 30 minutes Capacity: 189 pax Accessible with wheel chair
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USEFUL FACTS: PRACTICAL: OPEN ALL YEAR. Exhibition halls: audio guide system, 6 languages. Museum gift shop. Museum café June, July, August. Activities: daily 01.06 – 31.08, and on request. Viking meals: snacks, drinks, lunch, Viking feasts/dinner on request. Recommended time use: 60 – 100 min (extra when optional activities/meals). Drop off zone for buses, nearby entrance. Location: Central, 15 km from harbour Leknes, 50 km from harbour Svolvær. Capasity: high.
Travel more than 1000 years back in time VISIT THE LARGEST Viking longhouse in the world, found and reconstructed at Borg in Lofoten. Impressive 83 meters, the longhouse is filled with arts, crafts and interior decorations, showing the life of the Vikings. The smell of tar and smoke greets you upon entering the house.
Try the delicious Viking food, sail the Viking ship, learn valuable Viking skills. Modern exhibition halls with unique, archaeological artifacts on display. Grand Viking Festival every August: 5 days of market, theathre, music, fight shows, craftswork, games, competition and more in authentic surroundings.
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Northern Norway & Svalbard Northern Norway and Svalbard offer ultimate cruise opportunities. Our region is powered by breathtaking nature and offers a host of unique opportunities based on nature, culture and activities.
On our website cnns.no you will find information about our shorex project, turnaround opportunities, winter cruise and port information. In addition, you will be able to read news and browse through our extensive photo gallery.
At Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard (CNNS) we will do our utmost to facilitate the cruise lines and agents to provide an outstanding service for passengers who visit our cruise region.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to discuss joint opportunities in Northern Norway and Svalbard. We will do our outmost to offer your cruise line or agency the best shore excursion opportunities and infrastructure in our cruise region to create unforgettable adventures for your passengers
We strongly believe that our future success will depend on our ability to constantly improve existing shore excursions and develop new ones. CNNS also considers that turnaround operations in the northernmost part of Europe are the key to success.
Harriet Willassen Jan-Erik Kristoffersen Chair of the Board
Erik Joachimsen Managing Director
New Viking Age Exhibition Opens Winter 2019 The Historical Museum www.khm.uio.no
OSLO BY HORSE-CARRIAGE Experience Downtown • Distanse from port: 0 – 30 minutes • Capacity: 30 people 45minutes ride • Season: All year • Flexible opening hours
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Cruise Norway AS Phone: (+47) 55 31 80 21 E-mail: email@example.com Internet: www.cuise-norway.no
PHOTO CREDITS: 1. Terje Rakke – Nordic Life AS / 2. Mattias Fredriksson – Fjord Norway / 3. Marit Vetaas Karlsen – Cruise Norway AS / 4. Wungenz – Visitnorway / 5. Pete Oswald – Visitnorway / 6. Marit Vetaas Karlsen – Cruise Norway AS / 7. Mattias Fredriksson – Fjord Norway /
8. Paul Edmundson / 9. Paul Smit – MAGO / 10. Pete Oswald – Visitnorway / 11. Visitnorway / 12. Robin Strand – Visitbergen / 13. Vidar Askeland – Visitnorway / 14. Bjarne Riesto – Visitnorway / 15. Per Eide – Visitnorway / 16. Marit Vetaas Karlsen – Cruise Norway AS
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