Cruise norway The Ultimate Natural Experience
A presentation of Norwegian destinations and cruise ports
Cruise Norway Manual 2011/2012
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Index Cruise Wonderful Norway Presenting Cruise Norway Five Reasons Why to Choose Norway Key Facts You Should Know About Norway Map of Norwegian Cruise Ports Distances in Nautical Miles Cruise Calendar Theme Experiences
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Destinations Fredrikstad Oslo Kristiansand Stavanger Eidfjord Ulvik Jondal/ Rosendal Bergen Vik Flåm Skjolden Florø Olden/Norfjord Geirangerfjord – Hellesylt/ Geiranger Geirangerfjord – Stranda Ålesund Molde/Åndalsnes Kristiansund Trondheim Brønnøysund Bodø Narvik Harstad Lofoten Vesterålen Tromsø Alta Hammerfest North Cape/Honningsvåg Svalbard/Longearbyen
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Cooperating Norwegian Attractions Hadeland Glassverk/ Oslo Aquarium/ Bergen Fløibanen/ Bergen Ulriken643/ Bergen The Rauma Line/ Åndalsnes Røros/ Trondheim
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Cooperating Operators/Ship Agencies European Cruise Service Nordic Cruise Service
Advertiser Geiranger, Hellesylt, Stranda/ Geirangerfjord T.R Shipping North Cape Tromsø turnaroundport
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Cover photo’s: The Pulpit Rock Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life
North Cape Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway
The Naeroey fjord Photo: Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway
The Norwegian Opera & Ballet Photo: Bjørn Eirik Østbakken/Innovation Norway
Skomvær Lighthouse, Lofoten Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
Cruise wonderful Norway The “Norway Cruise Manual” gives you an overview of Cruise Norway members, port and shore ex information in the Norwegian market. Our aim is to provide the cruise lines and travel agents with relevant and updated information regarding port and shore ex information in the Norwegian market. This presentation is edited as a geographical sequence: It starts in the South - and finishes in the North. The presentation of each cruise port gives concise information about the most important attractions, “day” and “halfday” excursions, and useful, practical information about harbour conditions. The information is limited due to space. More detailed information may be obtained at Cruise Norway’s www.cruise-norway.no or from the individual cruise ports and local tourist offices. The “Norway Cruise Manual” is the only comprehensive overview of Norwegian cruise ports and cooperating companies which have the international cruise market as their field of activity. The individual port authorities / companies are responsible for the information which appears in this presentation. To help the cruise lines plan their cruises to Norway in the long and short term, Cruise Norway has developed a cruise calendar. A calendar with an overview of cruise ships in Norwegian cruise ports 3 years ahead. Check out our cruise calendar on www.cruise-norway.no
Presenting Cruise Norway Cruise Norway is a marketing company established by Norwegian port authorities, transport companies and other suppliers. We concentrate our activities on the international cruise market, presenting information about Cruise Norway member ports, destinations, attractions and other services provided by cooperating companies. Cruise Norway wishes to provide knowledge about Norway and Svalbard to cruise operators and travel agents. The intention is to contribute to a simpler planning process. Our aim is to maintain and increase the number of cruise passengers to Norway in the years to come and to secure sustainable development of cruise tourism to Norway. We provide you with material about unique itineraries and attractions in Norway which will increase the competitiveness of your cruise programme and promote sales possibilities. Norway is unique in all seasons. For an extended cruise season we, and our partners in Norway, offer a number of exciting and exotic experiences. For example, opportunities such as those offered by Cruise To Norway “The Winter Wonderland”. Norway had its first winter cruise in 2009. Followed by 4 in 2010. We will see at least 6 winter cruises in Norwegian waters in 2011 and 2012 between the months December - March. We are offering you what is most precious to us, our nature, heritage and environment. We urge you, like us, to protect our natural surroundings. We all have an enormous responsibility and nobody profits from
destroying nature to make way for unsustainable tourism. Norway`s nature is unique. West Norwegian fjords are on Unesco’s World Heritage List.
Our photogallery on www.cruise-norway.no contains a large number of photographs from destinations in Norway.
For more information about Norwegian Unesco sites, see page 13.
Here you will find city scenes, landscapes, attractions, photographs of museums, and much more related to Norway. If you’re not a registered user, please send us an email to request user name and password.
Cruise Norway shall encourage its cooperating partners to engage in active product development. In cooperating with us, you will also influence developments according to your own interests and requirements.
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Cruise Norway has developed a certain number of quality guidelines related to: • • • • • •
Port Facilities Signs, Information Material & Service Service for Crew Excursions Guide Standard Environment & Traffic
For more information about Cruise Norway Quality Guidelines please see; www.cruisenorway.no/trade news.
Wenche Nygard Eeg Director Cruise Norway
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Here are five reasons why Norway should be your next cruise destination The ultimate natural cruise experience. 1. Creative, exciting itineraries Norway’s long coastline of 1300 nautical miles provides immense possibilities for creative, interesting itineraries. Today, cruise ships call at about 35 different Norwegian ports annually. The most popular cruise areas are the capital Oslo, Bergen the Gateway to the Fjords, the Fjords, the North Cape and the Arctic area.
3. Outdoor activities Taking a cruise is a good way to see Norway. From the many ports along the coast it is easy to launch into a wide range of exhilarating outdoor activities and a great variety of shore excursions. Experience mountain walks, fishing, golf under the midnight sun, killer whales, king crab safaris, polar expeditions, and much, much more.
2. Breathtaking waterfalls and fjords The Norwegian coastline includes more than 67,000 enticing islands, enabling cruise ships to sail in beautiful, sheltered waters. In 2006, Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord were rated as top, best cared-for UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
4. Cultural and historical attractions Norway offers a vast selection of shore excursions where visitors can disembark to experience the rich coastal culture and heritage - from architecture, museums, and literature to festivals and concerts.
Ørnesvingen, Geiranger Photo: C H/Innovation Norway
5. An inviting and safe destination Norway is an economically stable and hightech country situated in a calm corner of the world. Many tourists look upon Norway as a safe destination and discover how warm, engaging and welcoming Norwegians are. The Norwegian system of ISPS Security, pilot service and Coast Guard is internationally recognized.
East Norway Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
Stryn, Sogn og Fjordane Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
Key facts you should know about Norway Finnmark Photo: Johan Wildhagen/Innovation Norway
Cruise history The first commercial cruise to Norway took place in 1882 when P&O`s â€œSt. Sunnivaâ€? visited the Norwegian fjords and the North Cape and ever since Norway has been a popular destination for all the major cruise lines. Shopping - well organised VAT refund Norway might have an image of being an expensive country, but the well organised tax-free shopping for tourists keeps the prices down. VAT refunds are offered at most Norwegian ports. Typical Norwegian items like knitwear, fur products and local handicrafts are popular to bring home. All kinds of well known international trade marks are sold in Norway as well, and you might get a bargain buying high-profile items. Mild climate due to the Gulf Stream The Gulf Stream warms the Norwegian coast, keeping the climate mild, even this far north, and the Midnight Sun can be experienced north of the Arctic Circle. Even south of the Arctic Circle passengers can enjoy the magnificent natural surroundings in daylight - 20 hours a day.
South Norway Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway
Norway and the Norwegians Norway is a modern Western European democracy with a long history. The Norwegians are friendly and well educated and most people speak foreign languages. The 4.9 million Norwegians are proud of their country and their history, and they take pride in showing tourists the magnificent natural surroundings and the Norwegian way of life. The area of Norway is 323 758 square kilometres and on average each square kilometre has 14 inhabitants. Many National Parks have also been established since the early sixties.
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norwegian cruise ports Spitsbergen Svalbard
North Cape/ Honningsvåg
Hammerfest 1 Tromsø
Sortland Lofoten islands Leknes
Bodø Svartisen glacier Sandnessjøen 3 Brønnøysund
Ålesund Stranda Hellesylt 5 6
Sognefjord Vik Gudvangen Bergen 7
Geiranger/ Geirangerfjord Olden Jostedal glacier Skjolden Flåm
Hardangerjøkulen glacier Eidfjord Folgefonna glacier
Norwegian World Heritage Sites 1 The Struve Geodetic Arc 2 The Rock Art of Alta 3 The Vega Archipelago 4 Røros Mining Town 5 The West Norwegian Fjords 6 Urnes Stave Church 7 Bryggen in Bergen
Directorate for Cultural Heritage P.O.Box 8196 Dep. 0034 Oslo Tel: 22 94 04 00 - Fax: 22 94 04 04 www.ra.no
Vik i Sogn
1125 1102 1073 1055
1244 1221 1192 1174
1244 1221 1192 1174
Honningsvåg (North Cape)
1301 1278 1249 1231
1136 1096 1016 1013
1422 1396 1367 1349
1254 1214 1134 1131 1041 1036 1066 1066
1474 1443 1414 1396
1301 1261 1181 1178 1088 1083 1113 1113
950 1026 1032
Spitsbergen via Tromsø
1692 1669 1640 1622
1527 1487 1407 1404 1314 1309 1339 1339
1229 1255 1201 1176
192 1988 1148 1133 1151 1089 1060
Distances Honningsvåg - Longyearbyen 528 nautical miles. Fugløykalven - Longyearbyen. * Distance Eidfjord - Ulvik: 10 n.m. Distance Vardø - Murmansk: 109 n.m. Distance Vardø - Arkhangelsk: 487 n.m. Distances in nautical miles (Shortest fairway without calls to intermediate ports)
Honningsvåg (North Cape) Vardø
Vik i Sogn
Spitsbergen via Tromsø
distances in nautical miles
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Cruise Norway has developed a Cruise Calendar, with an overview of calls to Norwegian cruise ports. Cruise lines can search on certain dates, weeks and ports three years ahead. The Norwegian market is the first of its kind to develop a product of this kind, and one that has been requested by several cruise lines. Check out our cruise calendar at www.cruise-norway.no
Theme experiences Taking a cruise is the best way to see Norway. From the many ports along the long coastline it is easy to launch into a wide range of exhilarating experiences and outdoor activities. There is a great variety of shore excursions in all seasons. Experience mountain walks, fishing, golf under the midnight sun, killer whales, king crab safaris and polar expeditions. Don`t miss the local produced food, fruits, berries and seafood. Learn more about our Viking history and our Unesco World Heritage Sites. Welcome to Norway!
Finnmark Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
Lyngør Photo: Niels Jørgensen/Innovation Norway
Lofoten Golf Links Photo: Leif Engberg
Lånan island, Vega Photo: Sølvi Kristoffersen/ Destination Helgeland
The Oseberg ship Photo: Johan Berge/Innovation Norway
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Harstad Photo: Kurt Hamann/Innovation Norway
Lofotr Viking Museum Photo: ToFoto
Cod fishing Photo: Yngve Ask/Innovation Norway
golf Golf is a tremendously popular sport in Norway, and new golf courses are popping up many places throughout the country. Most golf courses are in the Oslo area and near the cities of Bergen, Stavanger and Trondheim, there are also some in smaller areas. In Lofoten,Bodø, Narvik,Harstad, Tromsø and Hammerfest you can play midnightsun golf 24 h./day from June to August. If you are looking for a unique golf experience, there are occasional golf competitions on ice or snow. Come and excperience more: destination Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Fredrikstad Oslo Oslo Oslo Oslo Oslo Kristiansand Stavanger Stavanger Stavanger Bergen Bergen Bergen Geiranger Ålesund Molde & Åndalsnes Trondheim Bodø Narvik Lofoten Harstad Tromsø Alta Hammerfest
attraction Onsøy Golf Club Kong Fredrik II Golfpark Huseby & Hankø Golf Club Asker Golf Club Losby Golf Club Aasgaard Golf Club Hauger Golf Club Oslo Golf Club Bogstad Bjaavann Golf Club/ Robert Trent Jones Jr. Sola Golf Club Sola Stranden Golf Club Stavanger Golf Club Bergen Golf Club Meland Golf Course Fana Golf Course Geirangerfjord Cruise Port – Stranda Golf Solnør Gaard Golf Course Åndalsnes Golf Club Trondheim Golf Club Bodø Golf Park Nyklebostad Skjomen Golf Park Lofoten Golf Links Harstad Golf Club Tromsø Golf Park Kvenvikmoen Hammerfest and Kvalsund Golf Club
distance from port 12 km 700 m 10 km 30 km 25 km 35 km 30 km 20 km 20 km 10 km 13 km 5 km 9 km 35 km 13 km 14 km 30 km 2 km 6 km 10 km 30 km 30 km 5 km 45km 15 km 60 km
holes 18 9/18 9 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 9 18 9 6 18 9 18 18 18/ Midnigthsun Golf 9/ Midnightsun Golf 9/ Midnightsun Golf 18+9/ Midnightsun Golf 9/ Midnigtsun Golf 6/ Midnightsun Golf
viking The Vikings built longships and raided Europe as traders and warriors. The Vikings came as pirates to plunder and kill. Their reputation spread horror along most of Europe’s coasts. But their posthumous reputation is not quite fair. They were not just ruthless warriors but also skilled traders and administrators. We date the end of the Viking age from the fall of Harald Hardråde, when he unsuccessfully tried to conquer England in 1066. destination Fredrikstad Oslo Oslo Sandefjord Sandefjord Stavanger Stavanger Eidfjord Bergen Vik Vik Vik Geiranger Ålesund Molde& Åndalsnes Molde& Åndalsnes Molde& Åndalsnes Kristiansund Trondheim Bodø Lofoten Harstad
attraction Viking Teathre and Meal The Museum of Cultural History Vikingship Museum Gokstad Mound Midgard Historical Centre Swords in Rock. Monument, the unification of Norway Archaeological Museum Viking Burial Mounds at Hereid Cultural Historical Museum Statue of Fridtjov the Bold and the Fridtjov Legend Hopperstad Stave Church Hove Stone Church Viking Camp Sunnmøre Museum Remmem Farm (authentic Viking house) Rødven Stave Church Hen Church Håholmen with Saga Siglar Viking Ship Stiklestad The Stone Age settlement Lofotr Viking Museum Trondenes Historical Centre
capacity (pers.) 10-250 No limit No limit No limit 60 No limit No limit No limit 20-30 10-240 10-240 10-240 20-30 200 30 100 250 40 50-100 100 200 150
wheelchair Accessible Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes
distance from port 700 m 300 m 3 km 2 km 42 km 6 km 800 m 2 km 700m 11 km 1.7 km 2.7 km By boat 45 min. 4 km 25 km 35km 7 km 35 km 100 km 45 km L: 15 km S: 45 km 3 km
LOCAL NORWEGIAN FOOD Do not miss out on the local food in Norway. The Arctic Circle Area offers traditional Sami food and local products of reindeer, cheese, fish and birds. Buy shrimps from a local fisherman down at the quayside in Ålesund. The Hardanger farmers are specialists in fruit and berries. Hardanger is Norway’s most prolific apple and cherry farming region. Many producers offer a wide range of local made and grown food. There are several places to visit alonge the coast. See, smell and taste. destination Stavanger Eidfjord Ulvik Bergen Flåm Flåm Florø Florø Olden Olden Olden Geirangerfjord Ålesund Molde & Åndalsnes Molde & Åndalsnes Molde & Åndalsnes Molde & Åndalsnes Kristiansund Brønnøysund Bodø Lofoten Lofoten Tromsø Hammerfest North Cape North Cape
attraction Taste of Stavanger Bake & Taste with Eidfjord Aktiv Hardanger Juice & Cider Factory Hansa Brewery Ægir Brewery and Pub Undredal Visitor Centre Svanøy Kalvåg Gloppen Hotel (national ganefart award 2010) Aabrekk Farm Hotel Alexandra i Loen Herdal Summer Farm Norwegian Food Festival end August Remmem Farm Devold Farm Wineyard Tuen Hotel Aak Norwegian Klipfish Museum Hildurs Herb Garden Skagen Farm Aalan Farm Lofoten Sea Products Mack Brewery – The Northern Most Brewery Mikkelgammen at Salen Corner Destination 71oN (by boat)
capacity (pers.) No limit 10 90 30 40 40 20-70 20-200 350 90 560 80-100 No limit 30 35 12 30 40 90 40 40 120 40 100 140 36
wheelchair Accessible Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No No No Yes No No
distance from port 300 m 300 m 3 km 6 km 0m 12 km 500 m 300 m 54 km 20 km 8 km 60 km 300 m 25 km 5 km 2 km 4km 3.5 km 6 km 50 km L: 22 km S: 56 km L: 10 km S: 71 km 1 km 3km 100 m 100 m
Type of food Local food and storytelling Local traditional bakery Local food juice and cider Local made beer Brewery & beer tasting Cheese products Local deer Fresh seafood Local food Local lfood / local gourmet Local food / local gourmet Farm products Local food Local food, local way Local food, local way Local wine from berries Local food, local way Taste klipfish dish Local food, local wine Local food Cheese products View fish farming Local made beer Sàmi culture and food King crab Catch and eat king krab
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Welcome to the winter wonderland Norway. Experience the spectacular fjords and take a walk on a glacier. Ski down a beautiful mountain or try dog sledging beneath the stars. Watch the magical Nordic Light from a Sami Camp – or how about spending the night at an ice hotel.
Karasjok Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
Finnmark Photo: Casper Tybjerg/Innovation Norway
destination Oslo Oslo Oslo Oslo Stavanger Bergen Bergen Bergen Flåm Olden Nordfjord Olden Nordfjord Stranda Molde & Åndalsnes Molde & Åndalsnes Molde & Åndalsnes Molde & Åndalsnes Kristiansund Trondheim Trondheim Bodø Bodø Bodø Bodø Narvik Narvik Lofoten Harstad Tromsø Tromsø Tromsø Alta Alta Alta Alta North Cape North Cape North Cape
attraction Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Ski Museum Chrismas market in the city centre Ice skating rink in the city centre Oslo Winter Park Tryvann/Alpine, crosscountry and tobogganing Christmastown in Egersund Bergen / Flåm railway Festival of Light in December Gingerbread City in December The Flåm Railway Briksdalsbreen Glacier Jostedalsbreen National Park Centre Strandafjellet Skiing Bjorli Snow Hotel Raumabanen railline Dog Sledge Romsdal Aktiv Alpine Skiing Opera Festival in February Christmas Market in December Røros Mining Town Northern Lights/ 360O Panoramic View Magic Ice Bar Horse Sleigh Ride through the city Visit a Sámi family and try dog sledding and snowmobile Polar Zoo Narvik Cable Car Trollfjord Cruise Harstad Villmarksenter Northern Lights at the Wilderness Centre Dog sledding Snowmobile safari Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Dog Sledge Maze – Sami Village – Sami Games Hunting for the Northern Lights North Cape Plateau King Crab Safari by bus Walking/ Kick-Sledge Tour in town of Honningsvåg
capacity (pers.) No limit No limit 50 No limit No limit
wheelchair Accessible Yes Yes No No Yes
No limit No limit 500 450 160 250-500 120 45 10 No limit 325 No limit No limit No limit No limit 20 100 300 Continuously 40 10-120 10-200 10-200 2-30 120 40 80 300 1-6000 1-60 150
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No
distance from port 15 km 200 m-3 km 200 m 20 km 77 km 1.5 km 500 m 500 m 20 m 20 km 40 km 3 km 50 km 100 m 7 km 10 km 750 m 1.5 km 150 km 17 km 2 km 0m 80 km 80 km 2 km 200 m 2.5 km 25 km 25 km 60 km 30 km 20 km 54 km 30-70 km 35 km 6 km 1 km
unesco world heritage World Heritage Norway is the name of the organisation representing all the six 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 irreplaceable source of knowledge, pleasure and inspiration for all peoples; and is our most important point of reference with regard to who we are, and where we come from. Work to increase understanding for the responsibilities, the duties and the opportunities that are linked to World Heritage.
destination Bergen Flåm Skjolden Geiranger Trondheim Brønnøysund Alta Hammerfest
attraction Bryggen The Nærøyfjord Urnes Stave Church Norwegian Fjord Centre/ World Heritage Center - Geiranger Røros Mining Town Vega Archipelago The Rock Art at Alta The Struve Geodetic Arc
capacity (pers.) No limit
wheelchair Accessible Yes
distance from port 300 m
90 100-150 50-100 25-90 120
No Yes No No Yes Yes
30 km 1.5 km 150 km 7 km 2 km
The Wharf, Bergen Photo: Sónia Arrepia Photography/Innovation Norway
bryggen - the hanseatic wharf in bergen 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.
The Wharf, Bergen Photo: CH/Innovation Norway
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the west norwegian fjords 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
The Naeroey fjord Photo: Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway
urnes stave church 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 stands in a beautiful situation 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.
Urnes Stave Church Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Fjord Norway
the vega archipelago Just south of the Arctic Circle you will find the UNESCO-protected Vega archipelago, with 6500 islands, holms, 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.
Tåvær island, Vega Photo: Inge Ove Tysnes
røros mining town and the circumference 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 our 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 good cafés and restaurants that offer local specialities made from the produce of the season.
Røros Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Innovation Norway
Røros Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life AS/Innovation Norway
the rock art at alta This group of petroglyphs in the Alta Fjord, north of the Arctic Circle, bears the traces of a settlement dating from c. 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 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”.
Alta Photo: Kurt Hamann/Innovation Norway
the meridian column The Meridian Column was erected by King Oscar II in 1854 in memory of the first international measurement of the Earth’s shape and size. This scientific collaboration between Russia, Sweden and Norway was completed in Hammerfest in 1852. The project was led by the Russian scientist, Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve. The Meridian Column was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2005. Located at Fuglenes.
Meridian Column Photo: Zenisk
Fredrikstad Cruise Port Events: Historical theatre, Norwegian National Day (May), Glomma music festival (July), Månefestivalen (July), Opera festival (July) Food festival (August) http://www.fredrikstad-hvaler.no www.fredrikstad-hvaler.no Cruise Season: All year Average temperature: 4 season with temp. from -10 to +30oC www.yr.no Useful links: Cruise Information: www.fredrikstad-hvaler.no Port Information: www.borg-havn.no
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Stone Art on the Hvaler Photo:
Fredrikstad - the urban and historic gateway to Norway Imagine a place that perfectly combines the fascination of a rich history with the attraction of stunning natural beauty. There is probably no other town in Norway that so completely meets those requirements as Fredrikstad. Because only Fredrikstad is situated at the estuary of Norway´s largest river. The lively downtown restaurants along the quayside have a great city pulse, but if it is ancient history and quaint streets you long for , The Fortified Town (Gamlebyen) is a short ferry ride away. This part of Fredrikstad is Northern Europe’s best preserved fortified town. Outside Fredrikstad, you will find the Hvaler Islands. Hvaler consists of 833 islands, islets and skerries, a coastal eldorado just waiting to be discovered.
Attractions/excursions Gamlebyen, the oldest fortified town in Scandinavia, is thriving with history and atmosphere. - The Fortified Town Of many extraordinary facts about the Fortified Town, none is more surprising than this apparent contradiction: It is one of Norway´s most popular tourist attractions, yet always quiet and sleepy! How is this possible? Guided walking tours in the Fortified Town. New attraction in the Fortified Town! “The Fortified Town Model Train Centre” opened on the 5th of September 2010, by the County Mayor Ole Haabeth and the Fredrikstad Big band. The new Model Train Centre has 3700 m of tracks, 110 locomotives, 600 railway carriages, 3000 buildings and 10 000 trees – all situated in an exiting scenery of both urban and rural areas including features such as mountains and waterfalls. Computer engineers, electricians and architects have all worked on this project. The centre is the largest of its kind in Northern Europe.
Kongsten Fortress The fort was inaugurated in 1685, as a forward defence outpost for the Citadel Town, built at the old execution site Galgeberg. Guided tours at the fortress. King Fredrik II Golf Course Located just outside the Fortified Town, is King Fredrik II golf course. The facilities comprise a driving range, a nine hole golf course and a short course. Official opening summer 2011. First at both poles The greatest polar explorer in history, Roald Amundsen, was born in Fredrikstad. His South Pole expedition in 1911 has been compared to Neil Armstrong´s moon landing, the two great achievements of the last century that demanded the utmost of endurance, leadership, ability and technology. In 2011 it is 100 years since Roald Amundsen led the first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole. Guided tours by bus to his birthplace.
The Solberg Tower - the new gateway to the county of Østfold heritage The Solberg Tower stands as a fitting gateway to this proud heritage, and the visitor will leave here better informed, with a sense of wonder, and a wish to explore further. It has been designed as a “living” meeting point which can serve as a centre for activities. Cultural heritage is integrated into the architecture and artistic expression. The tower has a lift to the panorama platform and accessibility has been imperative when designing the tower. At the peak of the Bronze Age the priests and rock-carvers of Begby transformed granite faces into tableaux depicting the journey of the soul to the sun and the stars. The ancient bronzesmiths of Hunn transfomed metal ore into ritual swords and axes.
The Stone Cross at the Hvaler Islands Photo: Toralf Seim
Roald Amundsen Photo: National Library
The adventure path from Fredrikstad to Hvaler and Outer Hvaler National Park This fantastic Outer Oslofjord road extends from island to island and ends up at the small and lively harbour Skjærhalden. You will experience great colours beyond the Puttesund bridge where sky and ocean blend beautifully and the maroon colour of the rocks creates the perfect frame. (On one of the islands you will find a community of trolls and sea trolls.) They have been here since the ice melted and the country was discovered, living off hunting and fishing. We will also visit the Coastal Museum and experience how life was in the old days. The road winds further and combines art and culture and ends up at King Neptune Throne at Skjærhalden. We will meet King Neptune and visit the National Park Centre and return by either boat or bus.
Outer Hvaler National Park Unique landscape above and below sea level The Hvaler – Fredrikstad archipelago boasts a rich diversity of species both on land and below sea level. The area is also attractive for outdoor pursuits typically linked with the coast. Most people enjoy it as a summer paradise, but its scenery and natural history also have much to offer the rest of the year. Most of the national park is below sea level and ranges from depths of 470 m to shallows where skerries pierce the surface on the Søsterøyene and Struten. Europe’s largest coastal coral reef is to be found near Tisler. The National Park Centre is located at Skjærhalden. The park is one of Norway’s 15 National Parks and the first Norwegian maritime park. The centre is open to everyone who wants more information about the surroundings and the amazing nature in the area. At the centre, you will find: Exhibitions, Slideshows, the Lilleputt Centre, with an outdoor aquarium, Presentations (on request).
Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 50 m Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Distances Airport: Oslo Airport Gardermoen: 120 km Moss Airport Rygge: 30 km Tollboden Port to City Centre: 1 km Gamlebyen Port to City Centre: 2 min. with ferry Øra Port to City Centre: 2 km Ferry from the Fortified Town to Tollboden Port (2 min crossing) and 10 min walk from Tollboden Port to City Centre. Øra Port to the Fortified Town: 1 km Tollboden Port to Old Town: 2 minutes with a ferry The ferry leaves every 15 minutes General information Tourist information: On pier, in City Center and in the Fortified Town Bus: 150 m Taxi: 150 m Rental cars: Yes, by order Public transportation: 150 m Guide Service: Yes, every major language Shopping: In the Fortified Town and the City Centre (see distances from different Ports above) Emergency: Medical emergency 113 Tax refund: No
Quay: Tollbod Quay Gamleby Quay Øra Quay
Length: 140m 75m 250m
Draft: 6m 5m 8.5m
Crew facilities Tourist Office in The Fortified Town: Wireless Internet, Computer access, Telephone Football fields, Golf, Explorer pass for Fredrikstad and Hvaler. Port Facilities Open: 24 hour ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes, until 140m L.O.A Pilot: Yes Tidal movement: 0.50 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitations Environmental limitations/restrictions: According to international regulations
Airdraft: 39m 39m -
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 2-3 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 1500 Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Bunker service by barge Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Yes with tanker Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: No Name & Contacts Port of Fredrikstad and Sarpsborg Borg havn IKS Port Manager Roar Bekkelund Visiting address: Øraveien 27 Øra Fredrikstad Phone: +47 69 35 89 00 Fax: +47 69 35 89 20 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Channel 12 Emergency: Channel 16 Medical emergency: tlf 113 Charts: Nowegian harbour chart no. 464 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.borg-havn.no
Height quayside: 2.0m 2.0m 2.0m
FREDRIKSTAD CRUISE HARBOUR
1 km SCALE
Oslo Cruise Port Cruise destination information: www.visitoslo.com/cruise Cruise season: All year Average temperature: Summer approx. 20°C (www.yr.no) Port information: www.oslohavn.no
| www.visitnorway.com | Page 18 Cruise ship in the city centre just next to the Akershus Fortress and Castle Photo: VisitOSLO, Normanns Kunstforlag- Terje Bakke Pettersen
OSLO - CAPITAL OF CULTURE AND NATURE Located at the end of the stunning Oslo Fjord, surrounded by forested hills and small picturesque islands, you’ll find one of Norway’s most popular cruise ports. Cruise vessels can dock at a great location in the city centre, right below the more than 700-year old Akershus Fortress, which is a highly recommended start to a tour of Oslo. A walk along the quay takes you to Aker Brygge, a popular meeting point with an array of shops and restaurants. From the port you can see the City Hall, the Opera and the Nobel Peace Center. A 10 minute ferry-boat ride will take you to the peninsula of Bygdøy where some of the city’s most famous tourist attractions are located. It’s perhaps this combination of stunning nature and capital city vibe with world class museums and attractions which makes Oslo such a unique cruise destination.
Attractions/excursions The Oslo Pass – an easy way to explore Oslo The Oslo Pass is valid for most museums and attractions in Oslo and entitles you to unlimited travel by metro, bus, tram, local trains and on the ferry boats to the museum peninsula Bygdøy and to the islands in the inner Oslo Fjord. Buy your Oslo Pass at the Tourist Information Centres (at the Cruise Terminal, by the City Hall or by the Central Station). Akershus Fortress contains dungeons, plush upper floors with banquet halls and staterooms and a chapel used for royal events. The chapel holds the crypts of King Haakon VII and King Olav V. The Defence Museum and the Resistance Museum are located in the same area. Nobel Peace Center puts focus on the Nobel Peace Prize laureates and their work, Alfred Nobel and problems related to war and conflict resolution. Changing and exciting displays, unique digital presentations as well as films and lectures, all help create this dynamic and magical venue. Vigeland Sculpture Park is the life work of the sculptor Gustav Vigeland (1869-1943) with more than 200 sculptures in bronze, granite and cast iron.
The park is open all year at all times and is a popular recreation area. The Norwegian Opera & Ballet is one of the world’s most spectacular buildings, with a fabulous location on the Oslo Fjord and is Norway’s largest stage for music, theatre and dance with three stages. The building highlights Norway as a nation of culture and The Norwegian Opera & Ballet’s significance in the Norwegian cultural environment. The Munch Museum contains paintings, drawings and prints by the famous Norwegian expressionist painter Edvard Munch. The museum’s programme also comprises film screenings, audio guides, concerts, guided tours and lectures. The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design consists of four separate museum departments: The Norwegian Museum of Architecture, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Museum of Decorative Arts and Design and The National Gallery. All the museum departments are centrally located in Oslo and within walking distance of one another.
The Historical Museum houses the University’s Museum of Antiquities, the University Ethnographical Museum and the Coin Cabinet. Hadeland Glassworks is located in picturesque surroundings on the edge of Lake Randsfjord, just an hour’s drive from the harbour of Oslo. In the factory, you can watch skilled glassblowers practice their age-old craft. The Art Gallery features interesting exhibitions during the summer, while the Glass Museum is open all year round. Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Ski Museum Norway’s most visited tourist attraction and one of the world’s most famous sporting arenas. The new Holmenkollen stands ready to provide you with spectacular experience, with and without skis on. The ski jump was officially opened in March 2010 and can boast the title of the world’s most modern ski jump. The start house soars around 60 metres above the ground and the construction comprises 100 tons of steel. The Ski Museum in Holmenkollen opened in 1923 and is the world’s oldest museum of skiing. Here you can experience 4000 years of exciting skiing history through an unforgettable show.
The Holmenkollen Ski Jump Photo: Marco Boella
The Viking Ship Museum Photo: VisitOSLO/Nancy Bundt
The Viking Ship Museum holds three original Viking ships which are about 1100 years old. These ships were part of large burial mounds excavated at the turn of the 20th century. On display is everything needed for a long journey including sleds and a wagon from the Oseberg grave.
The Norwegian Museum of Cultural History The Open-Air Museum features 155 authentic buildings from different national regions, including Gol Stave Church from the 13th century. The indoor collections feature traditional Norwegian Folk Dress, Sami Culture and much more.
The Polar Ship Fram is the strongest wooden ship ever built for the amazing Norwegian polar expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen and Roald Amundsen. Come into contact with their stories of hardships and triumphs, and learn how they managed to survive in the coldest and most dangerous places on earth - the North and the South Pole.
Icebar Oslo is built from 50 tons of pure Torne river ice and is situated in the heart of the city centre. As the only permanent icebar in Norway, everything inside - walls, chairs even glasses are carved from ice and the bar holds a constant temperature of minus five. Visitors are provided with warm clothes during their stay in this magnificent Arctic experience.
The Kon-Tiki Museum houses original boats and exhibits from Thor Heyerdahl’s world famous expeditions. The museum is home to permanent exhibitions about Ra, Tigris, Fatu-Hiva, Kon-Tiki, and Easter Island.
Mailboxes: Yes, on pier
Distances Airport: 50 Km City Centre: 400 m
Crew facilities The same as for passengers
Quay: Søndre Akershus Vippetangen Revierkaia Filipstad
Length: 302m 200m 300m 384m
Draft: 11m 8m 9m 11m
Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes Name & Contacts Oslo Cruise Network Participants/ Cruise Information: www.oslocruisenetwork.no Port of Oslo Visiting address: Skur 38, Vippetangen Mailing address: P.O.Box 230, Sentrum, 0103 Oslo Phone: +47 815 00 606 Fax: + 47 23 49 26 01 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norwegian chart 452 and 401 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.oslohavn.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Barge or truck Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Container or truck Tugboats: Yes
Airdraft: No limitation
Beam: No limitation
Height Quayside: 2.20m 1
Filipstad Pipervika Akershuskaia
1 km SCALE
O S LO c i t y c e n t re vika
Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes, if ordered in advance Parking place for buses and distance: On pier Terminal building for passenger: Yes. Restrooms, shops Tourist/city maps: Yes, on pier Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: On pier/ City centre 400 m ATM: Yes, on pier Internet access: Yes, on pier Public telephones: Yes, on pier
Port Facilities Open: 24 hrs ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Compulsary as to Norwegian pilot regulations Tidal movement: 0.30 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitations Environmental limitations/restrictions: According to Norwegian regulations Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: No limitation Maximum number of passengers per day in port: No limitation
Norwegian Maritime Museum The seafaring history of Norway is presented as well as coastal culture through a large collection of traditional vernacular vessels, fishing gear, boatbuilding and stockfish displays.
General information Tourist information: On pier Bus: On pier Taxi: On pier Rental cars: In city centre 400 m Public transportation: On pier and in the city centre Guide Service: Every major language, 200 certified city guides Shopping: On pier and in the city centre 400 m Emergency: 113 ambulance Tax refund: On pier
The Treegardens Christmas House and the official Christmas post office are located in the centre of Drøbak, a small, charming village about 35 km south of Oslo. The Christmas house has visitors all year round and sells all kinds of wonderful Christmas items which cannot be found elsewhere. People from all over the world write to “Julenissen” (Santa) and travel to Drøbak to visit the Christmas house. At the official post office, you can send letters and cards with the official Christmas stamp from Norway.
Kristiansand Cruise Port Events: See www.regionkristiansand.no. Cruise Season: All year Average Temperature: June 19, July 20, August 19. Useful link: www.regionkristiansand.no Cruise and port information: www.kristiansand-havn.no
| www.visitnorway.com | Page 20 Flekkerøy island and it’s beautiful archipelago Photo: Anders Martinsen
Kristiansand - the Capital of Southern Norway Founded in 1641, Kristiansand is a town steeped in maritime history. It was once the home to one of the world’s largest fleets of sailing ships. The town centre fits within one square kilometre and is Norway’s fifth largest town and the capital of Southern Norway. At the Fisherman’s Wharf one can find an exciting fish market, lively restaurants and small boat traffic. Kristiansand’s old town, Posebyen, can boast one of Northern Europe’s largest collection of low-rise, wall-to-wall wooden houses. From Kristiansand visitors have easy access to unspoilt nature and can see the region by foot or coach. Try the vintage railway trip through the narrow gorge inland or enjoy a glorious boat-trip along the island-speckled coast.
Attractions/excursions The Setesdalsbanen Vintage Railway Duration: 3 hours, 19 km. Capacity: 320 pers. Narrow-gauge (1067 mm) 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, lefse, can be offered in authentic historical surroundings. Vest Agder Museum, Kristiansand Duration: 3 hours, 6 km. Capacity: No limit. One of Norway’s largest museums featuring culture and history of Kristiansand and the county of Vest-Agder. Old town street with authentic houses. Well preserved farmyard houses.
The Archipelago Duration: 3.5 hours. Capacity: 290 pers. Explore the magic waterways outside Kristiansand, a passage protected from the open sea by an elongated archipelago of rocky islands. Enjoy a boat journey to the historic coastal town Lillesand. Posebyen – the old town of Kristiansand Duration 1-2 hours, 2 km. Capacity: No limit One of Northern Europe’s largest collections of low-rise, wall-to-wall wooden houses. Kristiansand Wildlife Park Duration 3-6 hours, 11 km. Capacity: No limit 150 acres of wild Nordic terrain, Nordic and other exotic animals. The Mineral Park Duration 3-4 hours, 60 km. Capacity: No limit More than 1000 exceptional minerals exhibited in underground tunnels.
Kristiansand Cannon Museum Duration 3 hours, 9 km. Capacity: 100 pers. at a time. The world’s largest land-based cannon (337 tons). Agder Natural History Museum & Botanical Garden Duration: 3 hours, 3 km. Capacity: No limit. South Norway’s natural history from the Ice Age to the present, geology, flora and fauna. The Fish market 100 meter from ship, on your own. Capacity: No limit. Lively restaurants, canals and small boat traffic, excellent fresh fish, prawns and other shellfish. Ravnedalen Valley and Baneheia Nature Park Duration 3 hours, 4 km Capacity: No limit, 25 persons per guide. Vigorous and “mystical” nature park, extending into Baneheia recreational area.
Posebyen - the old town of Kristiansand Photo: Pia Britton
Bronze Age Settlement Duration 3 hours, 13 km. Capacity: No limit. See how ancient Norwegians lived in the Bronze and Viking Age. Søgne Old Church Duration 3 hours, 18 km. Capacity: No limit. Norway’s oldest half-timber church, built in 1640.
Setesdalsbanen Vintage Railway Photo: Anders Martinsen
VIP - Tours Salmon fishing in River Otra Duration: 4-5 hours, 12 km. Capacity: Min. 4 and max 16 persons. Season from June 1st – September 15th. Optional fishing gear, full equipment and licences included. Voluntary catch and release.
Kilden Duration 1-2 hours. Capacity: No limit. The New Performing Arts Center in Kristiansand. At the cruise quay Silokaia. Guided tours all year and concerts on request. Opens January 2012 Helicopter Tours available.
Oddernes Church Duration 2 hours, 3 km. Capacity: No limit. Stone church, built approx. 1100-1150 AD. Runic stone in the porch.
Cooking Class in Hotel Norge Duration: 3- 4 hours, 500 m. Capacity: Max 20 persons. Learn how to cook exclusive Norwegian food: Filet of elk/moose with baked onions and potatoes, cloudberry cream and sweet biscuit.
Read more: www.regionkristiansand.no
Public telephones: No Mailboxes: No
No direct discharge to sewer system Delivered and treated in municipal system Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: If needed Other services: Fresh water. Garbage disposal, grey/black water
Distances Airport: Kjevik airport 17 km City Centre: 500 m General information Tourist information: 500 m, Rådhusgt. 6. City maps available at pier Bus: In city center Taxi: At pier upon request Rental cars: At pier upon request Public transportation: City Train Guide Service: 40 certified guides: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian Shopping: City center, 500 m Emergency: Sørlandet Hospital, 03738 Tax refund: Kjevik airport Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes, upon request Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, at pier Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 400 m to the nearest bank ATM: No Internet access: No
Quay: Silokaia/Odderøya Lagmanns quay Kongsgård
Length: 317m 268m abt. 160m
Draft: 7-9-14m 8.8m 14m
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Channel 13 and 16 Port Authoritys VHF Channel 12 / 16 Tidal movement: 0.20 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitation Environmental limitations/restrictions: No limitation Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 3 ( if Kongsgaard is used) Maximum number of passengers per day in port: Unlimited Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Truck / ex pipe / Barge (72 hrs notice ) Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Truck
Airdraft: No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions
Name & Contacts Port of Kristiansand Visiting address: Gravane 4 Mailing address: email@example.com Phone: +47 38 00 60 10 Fax: + 47 38 02 70 99 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13 and 16 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norwegian chart 9 and port no. 457 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.kristiansand-havn.no
Beam: No restrictions No restrictions No restrictions
500 m SCALE
Stavanger Cruise Port Close to fjords that wind inland between towering mountains. The largest scree in Northern Europe with boulders huge as houses. Heather-covered hills where the wind sings, grasses bending, the distinctive cry of the lapwing. Nothing is far away!
| www.visitnorway.com | Page 22 The Pulpit Rock Photo: Terje Rakke,Nordic Life, Region Stavanger
Stavanger - The 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 “Old Stavanger”, - the oldest part of the town. Just a short walk away is the lovely market place and the charming city centre with its cobbled pedestrian streets. The landscape varies between fjords and steep mountains, like the Lysefjord and the Pulpit Rock – just an hour’s boat trip away from the city centre. The Stavanger region has long claimed 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 Stavanger is one of the fastest growing ports of call for cruise ships in Europe, north of Gibraltar. Docking in the heart of the city, even short visits give guests lots of impressions. A wide variety of tailor made excursions is available. Very competent guides cover together over 20 languages. The standard of excursion buses and boats is excellent.The city centre is easy accessible also for people with reduced mobilty. City sightseeing and the Iron Age Farm Duration: 3 hours See the villas of the old bourgeoisie and the Swords in Rock monument on the way to a reconstructed Iron Age farmstead near the viewpoint at Ullandhaug Tower. After visiting the cathedral, - finally a stroll through Old Stavanger on the way back to the harbour. City walk: From oil to oil, full circle 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!
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 “Fantaholå”, and get to feed goats!
Utstein Monastery Duration: 3 - 4 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 to many Viking kings. Unique acoustics make it a favoured place both for concerts and recordings, as well as for ghosts!
A slice of Scenic Norway Duration: 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
NEW from 2011; A tour with a purpose Duration: 4 hours Join our guide on a tour to the open green landscape and beautiful beaches of Jæren. These beaches have been adjudged to be the finest of Norway. Here at the information centre you will learn more about this landscape and how it is protected. After a short coffee break we will go for a
City life Photo: Stavanger cruise Port
Stavanger Cruise Port Photo: Anders Bang-Andersen
stroll on the beach and take part in the work of preserving the sand dunes. The two flowers Rosa Rugosa and Lupinus are a great threat to the sand dunes, and you will contribute to the preservation by removing them. 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. A visit to The Norwegian Canning Museum is a highlight not to be missed.
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.
Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Distances Airport: 14 km City Centre: 100-400 m
Crew facilities WiFi Free computers a few hundred metres away Free city walks, by appointment Free access to all museums
General information Tourist information: 300-500m Bus: 300-500 m Taxi: 300 m Rental cars: 800 m Public transportation: 500 m Guide Service: 23 languages, 120 guides Shopping: 100-500 m Emergency: 113 Stavanger University Hospital Police: 110 Fire: 112 Tax refund: Yes, on board by appointment Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Not needed Parking place for buses and distance: Yes. 50-100 m Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 100-400 m ATM: Yes. 100-300 m Internet access: Yes
Port Facilities Open: 24/7 ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Yes Tidal movement: +/- 0.5m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Relevantly Maximum number of ships per day in port: 4 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 10000
Fascinating museums The Norwegian Canning Museum and The Norwegian Petroleum Museum are within easy walking distance from the port. So is the Maritime Museum and MUST, - the Museums’ Information Centre. The heart of the city centre This area consists mainly of shops in wooden houses and narrow, cobbled streets. Shops and shopping centres offer a wide variety of top quality products and famous brands. The price level is the same as in Norway in general. There is ample scope of Tax Free Shopping.
Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes Other services: All relevant services available by appointment Name & Contacts Port of Stavanger Visiting address: Nedre Strandgate 49/51 Mailing address: Nedre Strandgate 49/51, N-4005 Stavanger, Norway Phone: 51 50 12 01 Fax: 51 50 12 21 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norway 16 E-mail: email@example.com Internet: www.stavanger-havn.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Trucks Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Trucks
Draft: +/- 10m
Beam: 315 degrees
Height Quayside: 2.85m
315m 190m 300m apprx 140m
+/- 8.2m +/- 8.5m +/- 7.5m +/- 7.5m
None None None None
340 degress 327 degrees 345 degrees 260 degrees
2.53m 2.20m 2.20m 2.20m
Concert House Quay
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Quay: Concert House Quay (2012) Strand Quay Strand Quay Skagen Quay Skansen Quay
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.
Old Stavanger Photo: Terje Rakke, Nordic Life
Hardangerfjord - Eidfjord Cruise Port Events: National Day (May 17th), Outdoor theatre (May/June), Midsummer Night (June 23rd), Summer Festival (Aug), Minitriathlon (Aug), Norseman Xtreme Triathlon (Aug), Vøringfoss race (Sep), Food Festival (Oct) Cruise Season: All year. Day temperature: May – Sep: 17 – 22 ºC Cruise and Port Information: www.visiteidfjord.no, www.cruisehardangerfjord.com
| www.visitnorway.com | Page 24 Astor in Eidfjord Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
EIDFJORD - THE FJORD AND MOUNTAIN ADVENTURE 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 opened a new cruise port in 2005 and is able to handle ships up to 350 meters in length. Fjord, mountain & waterfalls – all within a 30 minute drive from Eidfjord.
Attractions/excursions Hardangervidda Nature Centre Eidfjord Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 1 hour stay) Distance: 7 km from port Capacity: 168 per half hour Hardangervidda Nature Centre Eidfjord is a modern and wildly exciting nature and cultural historic exhibit centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment. Live exhibitions on 3 floors, aquariums and interactive stations. View the great panoramic movie, produced by Ivo Caprino, on 5 large screens. You will experience an exciting trip by helicopter above high mountains, deep valleys, breathtaking waterfalls, wild reindeer and untouched glaciers - an experience for the whole family. Cafe/restaurant, gift shop and tourist information. Vøringsfossen Duration: 1,5 hours (incl. 45 minutes 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 view point at Fossli Hotel, which also houses a restaurant and a souvenir shop.
Sysendammen Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 30 minutes 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. Sima Power Plant Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 1 hour stay) Distance: 7 km from port Capacity: 50 (100 if coordinated) The power plant is one of the biggest hydroelectric power plants in Europe, 700m inside the mountain. The station hall is 200m long, 20m wide and 40m high. The guided tour includes a film about the construction of the power station as well as a visit to the station hall. Kjeåsen Duration: 1.25-2 hours (incl. 15-60 minutes 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.
“The most inaccessible mountain farm in Norway” has a spectacular view of the fjord. Please notice: 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 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. She will welcome you in her garden and play a CD that tells the story of Kjeåsen. FlatEarth Adventures Duration: 2.5-3 hours Distance: 7 km from port Capacity: 8-30 per activity The largest outdoor activity centre in Hardanger! Paddling instruction for beginners, sea kayak trips, rafting, climbing. All activities incl. instruction and guide. Mountainbike-/canoe rental. We’ll give you the best of Norwegian Nature! Eidfjord Aktiv Duration: 0.5-1 hour Distance: 30-300m from port (start at the tourist information) Capacity: 5-10 Ride with horse & carriage through the village of Eidfjord (0.5h) and enjoy “bake & taste” in the baking basement where you bake your own
Sea kayak on the fjord Photo: Flatearth Adventures
traditional cake and eat it too, served with home made accessories and coffee/tea (0,5h). Hardanger Active Duration: 1-3 hours Distance: 30-300m from port (start at the tourist information) Capacity: 1-15 pr. activity Geocaching - a great family activity! With geocaching you use a GPS. Using various coordination points, you’ll be looking for a hidden treasure or object. Geocaching is exciting, adventurous and a nice way to be active in the nature. We offer geocaching hikes for children and adults. Photo hike - take your ultimate photo with a professional photographer! The professional photographer gives you tips and explanations during the hike in Eidfjord in order to make your ultimate photo. By practising on the spot, you can directly experience the result.
Port information Distances Airport: Bergen Airport Flesland 150 km City Centre: 50-200 m General information Tourist information: 30 m Bus: 0 m Taxi: Available from 2011 Rental cars: 300 m Public transportation: 300 m Guide Service: 1-2 guides in English, German and Norwegian at the tourist information or contact Van der Tuuk Travel & Guide Service: firstname.lastname@example.org Shopping: 50-200 m Emergency: Odda hospital - 70 km from port Tax refund: Yes Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes, to be ordered in advance Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 0 m from pier Terminal building for passenger: No, but restrooms at the tourist information Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Yes, 200 m from pier
Quay: Cruise pier
Length: Draft: 120m 10.75m Max size ship 350m length
Sima Powerstation Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
Troll Train Duration: 1 hour Distance: 30m from port (start at the tourist information) Capacity: 90 (two trains) The train takes you for a 1 hour sightseeing tour in the centre of Eidfjord. Nice view of the fjord and the mountains, including a photo stop at the Viking burial ground and the old, mideavel stone church (the church is closed). Art Gallery N. Bergslien Duration: 0,5-1 hour Distance: 30m from port Capacity: 80 Free Entrance The newly built Quality Hotel & Resort Vøringfoss hosts a large, permanent exhibition of the well-known local artist Nils Bergslien (1853 - 1928). The gallery also stages various visiting exhibitions.
Lokal traditions, culture and buildings, historical hiking trails Duration: 0,5 - 2 hours Experience local traditions, culture and buildings at your own pace. Enjoy a walk on pleasant hiking trails, experience genuine viking history and a beautiful view. In walking distance from the cruise port: • Outdoor sculptures (June - August) • Local handycraft • Eidfjord New Church, built in 1981 • Eidfjord Old Church, a St James Church from 1309 (open for groups on request) • Farmyards • Stroll along the river • Viking burial ground, the largest area of burial mounds in Western Norway
ATM: Yes, 200 m from pier Internet access: Yes, at the tourist information Public telephones: Yes, 100 m from pier Mailboxes: Yes, at the tourist information
Maximum number of ships per day in port: 1 at pier + 2 at anchor Maximum number of passengers per day in port: No limitations
Crew facilities - Crew service center, with computers and wireless internet zone at the whole port area (on board included), free of charge! - Beach volleyball 30m from pier - Discounts on different attractions and activities in Eidfjord, contact the tourist information
Port Services Bunkers delivery: No Supplies: Yes, by agent Waste Handling: Yes, to be ordered 24h in advance Tugboats: No Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes Other services: Fresh water supply at pier
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Channel 16 / N59 2 E5 10 – Kvitsøy Tel. +47 51 73 53 97 Tidal movement: 1m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitations Environmental limitations/restrictions: Normal care of environment Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes
Name & Contacts Eidfjord Cruise Port Visiting address: Ostangvegen 1, N-5783 Eidfjord Mailing address: P.O. Box 74, N-5786 Eidfjord Phone: +47 53 67 34 00 / +47 47 25 01 20 Fax: +47 53 67 34 01 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 16 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: Odda Hospital, tel: 113 Charts: Norwegian Chart 118 Email: email@example.com or PFSO firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.visiteidfjord.no
Height Quayside: 2m n
EIDFJORD = anchorage
2 km SCALE
Hardangerfjord - Ulvik Cruise Port Events: National Day (17 May), Midsummer Night: Children´s Mock Wedding (23 June) Cruise Season: April - September Average temperature: (c) May:10, June:14,5, August:15, September:11 on a 24 hour basis Tourist Information: www.visitulvik.com. Cruise Information: www.brakanes-hotel.no. Port Information: (+47) 56 52 61 05
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ULVIK - THE PEARL OF HARDANGER In Ulvik tourism has been a permanent feature 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 variety of outdoor activities. Folklore performances, farm visits and excursions by coach and fjord cruisers are also included in our shorex menu. Ulvik and Hardanger, being the orchard of Norway, are famous for the fruit blossom in May. From July and 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 arts and crafts exhibitions. The tourist office is situated by the waterfront, where the Express Cruiser calls twice a day.
Attractions/excursions “A Taste of Hardangerfjord” a ½ day excursion from Port of Ulvik or Port of Eidfjord. 4 hrs. The guided tour by coach or combined with a fjord cruise to Hardanger Juice & Cider Factory offers a taste of cider, apple-juice and local food, including a guided introduction on how the cider and juice is made. Distance from port: 3 km Fjord Cruises with MS Lady Anne – max capacity: 100 passengers 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. Haugesenteret with its changing exhibitions and activities is situated at the waterfront in Ulvik. Skeiesmylna was originally built in Bergen and was moved to Ulvik in the 1890s. Grain from the entire Hardanger area was processed here. Today you’ll 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 species of apple. Osa and its two narrow mountain valleys and rivers are known for their unique flora and offer a unique experience to walkers, hikers and photographers. The Osa mountains, a 20 km drive (toll road) from Ulvik at an altitude of 1000-1250 m has a moonlike landscape of cliffs, rocks and snow. Hjadlane Gallery of Modern Art shows various exhibitions throughout the year, often based on a theme of nature or impressions from a journey or an event. Distance from port: 12 km
Hikes and walks Duration 1.5-5 hours Ulvik offers a wide range of guided 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 hillsides. Walking distance 1.5 – 7 km Concerts & Folklore programmes Duration: 0.5-1 hours Concerts and Folklore programmes featuring local musicians, singers and dancers can be arranged either onboard the vessel or on shore in the church or the Village Hall. Distance from port: 0.5 km Farm visits Duration: 1.5 hours Farm visits including coffee/tea and cakes can be booked at several farms in the area. At Hardanger Juice & Cider Factory you have the opportunity to taste apple juice and cider. Your host will tell you about the production and show you around the factory. Distance from port: 3 km.
Hardanger Cider Photo: Reinhold Kager
Brakanes Hotel Photo: Bergens Tidende
Cultural performances and VIP tours Please contact Ulvik Tourist Information for further details and tailor made programs. Hardanger Flightseeing Experience the fjords, mountains and glaciers from the air, while the helicopter pilot explains the area to you! There is no other way to see so much of Hardanger in such a short time. Duration 15 minutes. Osa and the Osa mountains. “Valleys and Rivers” Time: 3-4 hours Leave Ulvik by coach passing through the green fields and orchards of Ulvik, including a stop at Hjeltnes Horticultural College. The journey continues along Osafjorden, a wild and narrow branch of the Hardangerfjord, to Osa. Time to visit the Austdalen
Port information Distances Airport: Bergen Airport Flesland- 160 km City Centre: 100 m General information Tourist information: 200 m Bus: 100 m Taxi: 100 m Rental cars: N/A Public transportation: 100 m Guide Service: Yes – every major language Shopping: 100 m Emergency: Local surgery + 47 – 56 52 70 40 Tax refund: No Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: No Parking place for buses and distance: Yes 100 m Terminal building for passengers: Restrooms etc. at Brakanes Hotel Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Bank – 100 m ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes – open wi-fi at Brakanes Hotel Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Length: 91m / 300 f.
Draft: Tonnage: 4200
river and Hjadlane Gallery before driving up the winding mountain road to the Osa mountains. Return to Ulvik along the same route. Distance from port: 20 km (Osa mountains) 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. Furthermore the Voss stone church from 1100. Coffee stop might be included. Return to Ulvik by coach. Duration 4-5 hours Distance from port: 50 km (Voss)
Port Facilities Open: 24 h. ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: No Pilot: Kvitsøy + 47 – 51 73 53 97 Fedje + 47 56 16 45 50 Tidal movement: 0.5-1,0 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limits Environmental limitations/restrictions: No Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: No limits - NB! Tender Pier Maximum number of passengers per day in port: No limits - NB! Tender Pier
Cruise Ship in Ulvik
Photo: Reinhold Kager
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 Hardangervidda mountain plateau, Norway’s largest national park, to Eidfjord. Duration 8-10 hours Distance from port 110 km (Geilo-Ulvik)
Name & Contacts Hardangerfjord-Ulvik Cruise Port Visiting address: Brakanes Hotel – 5730 Ulvik Mailing address: PO Box 100 5731 Ulvik Phone: + 47 – 56 52 61 05 Fax: + 47 – 56 52 64 10 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Fedje + 47 56 16 45 50 Kvitsøy + 47 51 73 52 97 Emergency: Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norwegian Charts 117 - 118 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.brakanes-hotel.no / www.cruisehardangerfjord.com
Port Services Bunkers delivery: No Supplies: No Waste Handling: No Tugboats: No Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: No
U LV I K centre Express Boat
Ulvikpollen 25 m
Hjeltnes 43 m
400 m SCALE
Hardangerfjord - Rosendal and Jondal Cruise Port Hardangerfjord - Rosendal and Jondal Cruise season: May – September Average temperature: www.met.no Useful links: Rosendal: www.visitsunnhordland.no Jondal: www.hardangerfjord.com, www.visitjondal.no
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Rosendal and Jondal - villages underneath the 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. Jondal is situated by the Hardanger fjord, surrounded by dramatic and beautiful mountains and waterfalls. Jondal is architecturally different, and at the same time cosy and warm with several attractions within walking distance from the village centre. You can also visit the Folgefonna glacier by bus, driving though magnificent landscape with spectacular views over the Hardanger Fjord. Attractions/excursions Rosendal: Sundal and Bondhusbrea Glacier Duration 3 hrs Dist. 60 km Capacity 300 This is a popular trip on which local coffee and cakes can be tasted at Olaløo farm restaurant, a short trip by foot made to a panoramic viewpoint of the Bondhus icefall, and a photo-stop at a fantastic roadside waterfall on the way. Rosendal by foot Duration 2 hrs Dist. 3 km Capacity 25 pers. pr guide A walking trip from the ship, including a guided tour of the manor, Barony Rosendal, from 1665, a walk through its gardens and a guided visit at the Kvinnherad Church from the twelfth century. Rosendal by horse and carriage Duration 1 hr Capacity 20 Enjoy this nostalgic trip by horse and carriage on old roads in the village of Rosendal. This is also a good opportunity to see the fjord horse!
Flightseeing Folgefonna glacier Duration 20 min Capacity 4 Minimum 20 participants Take the opportunity to see the Hardangerfjord and Folgefonna Glacier from the air!
distinctive windows, characteristic of this style. In the village centre you will also find the tourist information, beaches, grocery stores, and hire bikes, canoes and GPS-devices which are programmed with the local hiking possibilities.
The great waterfall tour Duration 8-9 hrs Dist.154 km Capacity 200 This is a day-trip on which one sees Langfoss in the Åkra fjord, Låtefoss in the Odda valley and Furebergfoss in the Mauranger fjord in addition to a splendid lunch with locally produced food from the Åkra fjord.
Viketunet Duration: approx. 40-90 mins, capacity: 100 A three minute walk from the dock you’ll find an old Bailiff’s farm with 7 houses, the oldest dating from about 1611. Old and new handicrafts are exhibited, and coffee and cakes are for sale. Guided tours for groups.
Jondal: Jondal centre Duration: Individual. Capacity: Unlimited By the fjord in Jondal centre, just a few metres from the port, you can wander the streets to see the Swiss style houses, dating from the 1800s and 1900s. There are gravel paths from where you can see the grand flagstone or slate roofs, the unique “lace” decorations under the eaves, and the
Folgefonna National Park Duration: approx. 2 hours, capacity: unlimited (subject to bus availability) From the dock, you can go by bus or car to the glacier, through 19 km of magnificent and breathtaking landscape. There is free parking at Folgefonna Summer Ski Center, where you can ski in the middle of summer, or just enjoy watching snowboarders and skiers while finding a viewpoint down to the fjord from about 1200m above sea level. Folgefonna Breførarlag offers spectacular guided
Bondhusbrea Photo: Gro Røhne Andersen
walks on the glacier where you can, amongst other things, experience the blue ice of the Juklavass glacier. Jondal Church Jondal Church is the biggest in Hardanger, and is therefore often called ”the Hardanger Cathedral”. It was built in 1888, and seats approximately 500. The altarpiece was painted by Hardanger artist Nils Bergslien, while the frame was carved by Ingebrigt Vik, also a well known artist from the region. The old church bells from the 1200s have been preserved and can be seen on the guided tour.
Port information R=Rosendal J=Jondal General information Open: 24 hours Pilot: No info ISPS approved: R: Yes J: No Tidal movement: 1.5 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum / maximum: No limitation Maximum ship dimensions Length: No Draft: No Air Draft: None Beam: No Anchorage Available: Yes Pontoons: No Tugboats: No Port Services Bunkers: No Supplies: No Waste Handling: No Fresh Water: No Transportation Shuttle service: No
Quay: Jondal/Rosendal Tenderhamn
Cruise in Jondal Photo: Jan Petter Svendal
Olaløo Farm restaurant Photo: HP Jacobsen
Herand Duration: approx. 2 hours, capacity: unlimited. The village of Herand, 13 km from Jondal, has an especially well preserved cultural landscape, both in the village itself and in the mountain farms. The whole history of Norway can be found here, from the 9000-year old dwelling site from the Stone Age to modern fish farming. The cultural trail and the exhibitions at the Herand Cultural History Center can be highly recommended.
Excursion buses: Yes Parking place for buses: Yes Taxis: Available Public transportation: Yes
Distances Airport: Bergen Airport Flesland R: 90 km from port. J: 88 km from port Seaplane / helicopter airbase: R: in the village J: No
Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist information: Yes Tourist/city maps: Yes Shopping: Yes Restrooms: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Yes ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes, at the tourist information Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes Crew facilities: No
Names & Contacts Hardangerfjord Cruise Port Rosendal Address: Kvinnherad Tourist information, Rådhuset, N-5470 ROSENDAL, Norway Phone: (+47) 53 48 42 80 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.visitsunnhordland.no Emergency: 113 (ambulance) (+47) 53 47 33 00 (local surgery) Rosendal Port: (+47) 46 93 20 12
Public information Tourist Information: In the village centre, on pier J: In the village centre Bus: Modern sightseeing buses Taxi: Available Shopping: R: In village centre 100 m from pier J: In village centre 20 m from pier Emergency: R: Odda Hospital – 48 km from port, J: Odda hospital – 77 km from port. 24h emergency services in local surgery. Tax refund: Not available
Hardangerfjord Cruise Port Jondal Address: Jondal Tourist Information, Juklafjord, NO 5627 Jondal. Phone: (+47) 53 66 85 31 E-mail: email@example.com Internet: www.visitjondal.no Emergency: 113 (ambulance) (+47) 53 67 53 80 (local surgery) Rosendal port (+47) 53 66 95 00 + Internat. Access code: 00 Kvitsøy (+47) 51 73 53 97 Fedje (+47) 56 16 45 50
Rosendal quay ROSENDAL city center
400 m SCALE
Port of Bergen Events: Bergen International Festival (May-June), Night Jazz - Jazz Festival (May-June) Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra (all year) Cruise Season: March-October Average temperature: www.met.no Useful links: www.bergenhavn.no, www.visitBergen.com/cruise
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BERGEN - GATEWAY TO THE FJORDS OF NORWAY The city of Bergen was founded on an old Viking settlement in the year 1070, and has a proud history and many interesting cultural monuments. Today Bergen has more than 250,000 inhabitants. The city is famous for its exciting mixture of old and new architecture, its charm and atmosphere. Bergen is surrounded by one of the world’s most spectacular tourist attractions - the Norwegian Fjords, which is included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Bryggen (the Wharf) in Bergen is also listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the city is a designated World Heritage City. Bergen is a popular cruise destination and the leading cruise port in Norway, with around 250 cruise ship calls bringing more than 300,000 cruise passengers per year. Attractions/excursions Bryggen - The World Heritage Site Walking distance from the port: 300 m The very first buildings in Bergen were alongside the harbour called Bryggen, dating back to the 11th century. This Hanseatic Wharf, a maze of wooden buildings, attracts visitors from all over the world and acts as as landmark in the city centre. Mount Fløyen - A Higlight in your Tour Programme Walking distance from the port: 500 m A ride on the Fløibanen Funicular is a thrilling experience in itself. The 7-minute ride taking visitors 320 metres above sea level, to the top of Mount Fløyen. Here you can experience a breathtaking panoramic view of Bergen from the spacious plateau on the edge of the mountain top. Beautiful scenery and fresh nature - perfect for short and long walks on marked paths, and well suited for outdoor activities, such as hiking, jogging and mountain biking.
“Walk like a Norwegian” – a 1.5 hour guided walk: This tour is a soft adventure experience which is suitable for almost everyone. During the walk, the guide takes you through woods with small lakes, viewpoints and all the time along well marked paths and mountain roads. On the walk, you learn about local history, trolls, Norwegian fairytales and Norwegians’ love of walking. www.floibanen.no Edvard Grieg Museum - Troldhaugen Duration: 2 hours Distance from the port: 8 km south of Bergen Built in 1885, Troldhaugen was the home of Norway’s most famous composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907). He lived here for 22 years and composed many of his best-known works in the little garden hut. The garden now includes a modern concert hall – Troldsalen – which accommodates 200 and is a venue for the performance of chamber music.
The Ulriken 643 Panorama tour Take the Ulriken cable car to the summit of Mount Ulriken, the highest of Bergen’s 7 mountains, 643 metres above sea level. From there, you can enjoy magnificent views of the city, the sea, the island archipelago, fjords and mountains. A double-decker bus takes you to Ulriken from near by the Fish Market. www.ulriken643.no Bergen Aquarium Experience seals and penguins, at close hand, and watch them being trained and fed. Inside, the tanks show life in the ocean and fjords, rivers and lakes. The tropical section has snakes and crocodiles. Watch the sharks at close range in the shark tunnel. www.akvariet.no Fish Market The picturesque and lively Fish Market in Bergen is one of Norway’s most visited outdoor markets and has a charming location in the heart of the city between the fjords and Bergen’s 7 mountains. The Fish Market also sells fruit, vegetables, flowers, handicrafts and souvenirs.
Ulriken Photo: Bergen Base Camp
The Funicular Photo: Pål Hoff
VilVite – Bergen Science Centre This science centre is a discovery centre for the promotion of science and technology among children and young people of all ages. Her you can explore 75 interactive installations, machines and experiments. Bergen’s Art Street Bergen has an impressive collection of unique Norwegian and international art treasures ranging from the classical to the contemporary. The collections are housed in a row of galleries lining the picturesque Lille Lungegårdsvann lake in the heart of city. Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene One of the oldest and best preserved wooden buildings in Bergen, and the only one with original interiors from the Hanseatic period. Schøtstuene show the assembly rooms and kitchen of the Hanseatic merchants.
Port information Distances Airport: 16 km City Centre: In city centre (300-500 m) General information Tourist information: 500 m Bus: Modern coaches From Jekteviken/Dokken area. Shuttle bus free of charge to the city centre, available from the ship’s arrivel to departure time. Taxi: Available on request Rental cars: Available on request Public transportation: From Skoltegrunnskaien approx 50 m Guide Service: Every major language - certified guides Shopping: Several shppping centres within walking distance Emergency: Bergen Casuality Unit, Bergen Legevakt 24-hour service (+47 55 56 87 60 or dial 113) Tax refund: Onboard Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes, in the Jekteviken/Dokken area Parking place for buses: Yes, on the pier Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes, available on the pier
Quay: Skoltegrunnskaien Bontelabo Festningskaien Jekteviken Dokkeskjærskaien
Length: 664m 331m 300m 500m 450m
Draft: 9.2-7m 9.2-7.2m 6-5m 12.2-8.7m 10-5.7m
Bryggens Museum A museum based on the findings of the archeological excavations of Bryggen (1955-1972). The foundations of the oldest buildings in Bergen (12th c.) as well as finds of European ceramics, runic inscriptions etc, illustrating commerce, shipping, cultural activities and daily life in the Middle Ages. Old Bergen Museum An open air museum comprising some 40 characteristic wooden houses placed on squares, streets and alleys. The interiors show town life as it was in the 18th and 19th centuries, for instance a bakery, dentist’s, photographer’s. jeweller’s, shopkeeper’s etc.
Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: In the city centre, within walking distance, 500 m ATM: In the city centre Internet access: Yes, at the pier Public telephones: Yes, at the pier Mailboxes: Yes, at the pier Crew facilities Internet access Port Facilities Open: 24 hrs ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Yes Tidal movement: 1.2 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitation Environmental limitations/restrictions: Reception facilities for grey water and sewage Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes, as far as possible Maximum number of ships per day in port: 5-6 of medium size Maximum number of passengers per day in port: No limit
Airdraft: Max 63m
Bergen Aquarium Photo: Thor Brødreskift
Ole Bull - Lysøen Island Violin virtuoso Ole Bull’s summer residence, built in 1873. Sport and leisure activities The fact that Bergen is located in one of the world’s most scenic areas means that there is a wide range of activities for adults and children alike, for instance fishing, golfing, hiking, biking, rafting, ocean kayaking and climbing. And if you prefer an indoor life, there is plenty to do indoors as well. The choice is yours!
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: By car/boat Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: By car - to be ordered by the shipping agent Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes Other services: Shuttle buses from Jekteviken/Dokken area free of charge Name & Contacts Port of Bergen Visiting address: Nøstegaten 30, 5010 Bergen Mailing address: P.O.Box 6040, 5892 Bergen, Norway Phone: 55 56 89 50 Fax: 55 56 89 86 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13, 16 Emergency: Police 112, Fire Brigade 110 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: 21, 23, 460 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.bergenhavn.no
Height Quayside: 1.20-1.50m
BERGEN Hurtigrutekaien Jektevikterminalen
500 m SCALE
Vik Cruise Port Events: National Day May 17, Gamalostfestival (Cheese Festival) end of May Cruise Season: All year Average temperatures: (°C): December & January 2, February 1, March 2, April 7, May 10, June 14, July 16, August 15, September 12, October 8, November 5 Usefull links: www.vik.no, http://vikjavev.no, www.sognafoto.no Port information: www.vik.kommune.no
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Vik - at the heart of the Sognefjord Situated on the south bank of the “King of Fjords”, Vik is a well known starting point for excursions across beautiful Vikafjellet to Voss and Flåm. The town of Vik offers a variety of attractions within walking distance from the port. Shopping: Fjord silver workshop, Christmas workshop & gallery, Kristar Design Fashion, etc. Cafés & restaurants: TINE Cheese Bar, Hos Naboen, Dampen pub & restaurant. 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 quay.
Attractions/excursions 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 waterfall Tvindefossen to Voss. Continue to Flåm by bus, or by train and the Flåm railway. Can also be combined with express boat on return from Flåm to Vik Roundtrip Medieval Vik Distance 35 km. Duration: 3 hours by bus. Capacity 20-140 Visit 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. From the viewpoint Storevingen you can enjoy a fantastic view of Vik village centre and the Sognefjord.
Fjord Cruise to Finnafjorden Distance 50 km. Duration: 2-3 hours. Capacity 10-60 Fjord cruise to Finnabotn and Finden, two farms with a spectacular location in a narrow side arm to the main fjord. No roads reach into this wonderful inlet where a few families make their living by farming and tourism. Try one of their delicious home made local food specialities! 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 many of the cultural attractions in Vik: The historical Shore Dweller Site Vikøyri, the old officer’s farm building Borgstova, Hopperstad stave church from 1130, the burial mounds from 300-500 AD, Hove Stone Church from 1170, Kristianhus Engine & Boat Museum. Notification in advance is necessary for local excursions.
Hove Church Hove Church was built around 1170 as a private chapel, most likely by a man of considerable wealth and power. This small, yet monumental building has a wonderful setting, surrounded by green meadows and farmland. In the 1880s the church was restored and the interior decorated with motifs from medieval and pre-Christian times. 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. Vikøyri – the historical shore dweller site Vikøyri is the name of a densely built area by the fjord with characteristic tiny wooden houses. The first settlers were impecunious farm labourers or maidservants who leased small plots of land, keeping a few sheep in the cellar and fishing in the fjord. Many of these so called shore dwellers later became tradesmen or craftsmen. The development of the shore dweller site started in the first half of the 17th century. In 1900, 464 people lived here. Today, approximately half the remaining, nicely refurbished houses still serve as permanent
Hopperstad Stave Church Photo Darek Hauderowicz
residences. Many of them can still tell us a lot about life in pre-modern Vik. Hopperstad Stave Church Hopperstad stave church, built 1130, is among the oldest of all the 28 remaining stave churches in Norway. Technology from the building of Viking ships was used in the advanced 100% wooden constructions. All vital parts are original, close to 900 years old. Hopperstad is the only stave church where the original narrow chancel opening is preserved. Another highlight is the baldachin from approx. 1300 with its beautiful paintings. After its restoration in the 1880s, the church stands today more or less as it did in the Middle Ages, with its unique woodcarving, tarred roof and dark interior.
Port information Distances Airport: Sogndal 70 km, Bergen 170 km City Centre: 270 m General information Tourist information: 20 m Bus: 20 m Taxi: 20 m, on demand Public transportation: 300 m Guide Service: Reisemål Vik i Sogn (tel +47 97 50 78 38), 3 guides, languages: Norwegian, English, German, Spanish, French (on demand) Shopping: 300 m Emergency: 113 (ambulance), +47 57 69 87 00 (local surgery), 57 69 80 80 (local police station) Tax refund: No Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: No Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 20 m Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Bank 600 m
Quay: Tender quay Express boat quay
Length: 18.5m 45m
Draft: 6m 6m
The Fridtjov statue Photo Darek Hauderowicz
Vik in winter Photo: Darek Hauderowicz
Fridtjov Park In this lovely little park in Vangsnes with its magnificent view over the Sognefjord, stands the 26 m high statue of the Norwegian saga hero and Viking Fridtjov the Bold. The saga was most likely written down in Iceland in the 14th century. Fridtjov was the son of Torstein from Vangsnes. On the other side of the fjord lived his friend, King Bele, with his two sons and his beautiful daughter Ingebjørg. Torstein and King Bele died, and when Ingebjørg and Fridtjov decided to marry, they had her two brothers against them, who wanted her to become the wife of King Ring, who threatened their Kingdom... The German Emperor Wilhelm II loved this saga. In 1913, he gave the statue as a gift to the Norwegian people, in gratitude for the hospitality the Emperor met on his yearly summer holidays by the fjords of Norway.
Vikafjellet & Stølsheimen mountain areas Stølsheimen Nature Preserve protects an idyllic landscape with lakes, rivers & waterfalls characterised by mountain summer farming. The mountain areas Stølsheimen and Vikafjellet provide good opportunities for hiking and cross country skiing and are also the home of wild reindeer herds. In normal years, snow beds in the mountains survive all summer. The road over the mountain pass reaches its highest point at approx. 1000 m asl.
ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes (tourist office) Public telephones: Yes, 270 m at town hall Mailboxes: Yes, 50 m Other: Free internet access, souvenir shop, toilets (tourist office), taxi/mini bus on demand (Midlang taxi, tel. +47 95 95 61 27)
Tugboats: No Anchorage: No Pontoons: Yes
Port Facilities Open: All year, 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: No Pilot: No Tidal movement: 0.8 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitations Environmental limitations/restrictions: None Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: Not specified Maximum number of passengers per day in port: Not specified
Winter activities • Stave Church/Stone Church • Skiing • Try Biathlon! (cross-country skiing and rifle shooting)
Name & Contacts Port of Vik i Sogn Visiting address: Vik kommune, 6893 Vik i Sogn Mailing address: Vik kommune, Kommunalteknisk avdeling, P.O.Box 134, 6891 Vik i Sogn Phone: 57 69 82 21 or 90 76 31 32 or 57 69 82 00 Fax: 57 69 82 02 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Channel 13 & 16 Emergency: Channel 16 Medical emergency: Phone 113 (ambulance), Phone 57 69 87 00 (local surgery) Charts: Norwegian Chart no. 252 Email: Per.Martin.Berglund@vik.kommune.no Internet: www.vik.kommune.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: No Supplies: No Waste Handling: No
Quay 1: Tender quay Quay 2: Express boat quay
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Flåm Cruise Port Events: Norwegian National Day (17th May), Midsummer Night (June), Viking Market (July). Cruise season: All year. Temperature: March - September from 8 to 22 C. Cruise and Port information: www.aurlandhavn.no www.flaam-cruise.com Tourist Information: www.alr.no
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FLÅM - THE ULTIMATE CRUISE DESTINATION Beautiful Flåm with its 500 inhabitants is situated at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the world’s longest and deepest fjord - the Sognefjord. Surrounded by steep mountainsides and roaring waterfalls, Flåm offers wild and dramatic nature at its best. Flåm is the starting point of the unique Flåm Railway, widely recognized as one of the steepest and most beautiful railways in the world. Flåm Cruise Port is one of four harbours who welcome cruise ships to Aurland Harbour Authority. This area is the home of the spectacular Nærøyfjord, preserved for the future as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Attractions/excursions Starting point for all excursions located max. 200m from the pier. Norway in a Nutshell Duration: 6-7 hrs The most popular overland tour in Flåm. Experience the breathtaking Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal. Change trains at Myrdal and continue onwards to Voss on the Oslo – Bergen Line. Return to Flåm by bus, stopping at Tvindefossen waterfall and Stalheim viewpoint. The Stalheimskleiva road is one of the steepest stretches of road in Northern Europe, winding its way through 13 hairpin curves. The Flåm Railway & Vatnahalsen Duration: 3,5 hrs Experience the world-famous Flåm Railway from Flåm up to the mountain station Vatnahalsen. The train journey is a masterpiece of engineering, and is one of the 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.
Enjoy home-made waffles and coffee at the inviting Vatnahalsen Mountain Lodge, before joining the Flåm Railway again for the descent back to Flåm. NEW! Information system with LCD screens onboard the Flåm Railway.
Aurlandsfjord. See rivers cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down steep mountainsides, and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. The distance from Berekvam to Flåm is 10 km, and involves a descent of 340 metres.
The Flåm Railway & Hiking Duration: 4 hrs Starting with the Flåm Railway to Vatnahalsen. Walk the old navies road Rallarvegen, with 21 sharp curves down from Vatnahalsen. Guided walk through the upper part of the Flåmsdalen Valley, down to Blomheller (9 km) or Berekvam (11 km), undertaking a height difference of 460 metres. Experience a scenic and diverse landscape, and interact with the many goats at the mountain farm Kårdal. A close to nature experience! Return to Flåm by train.
Cruise on the Nærøyfjord – UNESCO World Heritage Site Duration: 4 hrs Enjoy a memorable cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen on the spectacular Nærøyfjord. This famous tributary of the Sognefjord is rated as one of the best preserved UNESCO World Heritage Sites by National Geographic Traveler. From Gudvangen by bus to picturesque Stalheim and Stalheimskleiva. Return to Flåm by bus.
The Flåm Railway & Biking Duration: 3 hrs The Flåm Railway to the end station Myrdal, 866 metres above sea level. Return by train to Berekvam. Guided biking tour through the lower part of the Flåmsdalen Valley, down to Flåm by the
The Nærøyfjord, Lærdal & Stegastein Viewpoint Duration: 6-7 hrs Fjord cruise from Gudvangen on the Nærøyfjord, continuing onwards to Lærdal. Visit the Norwegian Salmon Centre and Borgund Stave Church. Return to Flåm by bus on the steep mountain road Aurlandsvegen, from Lærdal to Aurland. Stop at Stegastein viewpoint, a unique platform situated
Stegastein viewpoint Photo: Morten Rakke
The Nærøyfjord Photo: Morten Rakke
650 metres above sea level, overlooking the Aurlandsfjord. Fjord Safari & Ægir Brewery Duration: 4 hrs Join Fjord Safari RIB boats on an action packed journey into the UNESCO World Heritage Area. Guided tour at Ægir Brewery and pub in Flåm, introducing the art of brewing. Enjoy beer tasting and a selection of food based on local ingredients and traditions. The unique design of Ægir Brewery is based on a union of Old Norse and local tradition with modern architecture. Østerbø and the Aurlandsdalen Valley Duration: 3-4 hrs Excursion by bus from Flåm through the historical Aurlandsdalen Valley. The road winds its way up the steep mountainside, allowing fantastic views toward
Port information Distances Airport: Sogndal Airport Haukåsen, 70 km. Bergen Airport Flesland, 165 km. City Centre: 200 m
Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: No Parking place for buses and distance: 100 m Terminal building for passenger: 200 m Tourist/city maps: City- and hiking map Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 200 m
Quay: Quay 1
Excursions for smaller groups:
Sogn school of organic agriculture and horticulture Organic farming with the goal being to produce healthy food without jeopardizing the soil’s ability to serve future generations.
Aurlandskoen Économusée Aurland shoe factory is the only surviving shoe factory in Norway, and produces the characteristic Aurland Shoe. Allows visitors to discover the artists at work.
Undredal Visitor Centre & Undredal Stave Church 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.
Holo Farmyard Farm overlooking the Flåmsdalen Valley, 470 metres above sea level. Offering locally produced food in a beautiful setting.
Otternes Farmyard Consisting of 27 houses in a cluster from the 18th century with an impressive view of the Aurlandsfjord. Serving locally produced food.
ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes Other: Restrooms, shopping, restaurants, local brewery and pub, a wide range of activities
Port Services Bunkers delivery: n/a Bunkers method: n/a Supplies: no Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: n/a Tugboats: n/a Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes Other services: Fresh water
the Aurlandsfjord. Stop at one of the mountain lodges at Østerbø for traditional Norwegian cuisine in a beautiful setting, before returning to Flåm.
Crew facilities Free wireless internet access, Free use of soccer- and beach volleyball field Beach and barbeque area, Free hiking maps
General information Tourist information: 200 m Bus: 200 m Taxi: On request, 100 m Rental cars: 400 m Public transportation: Train/bus 200 m Guide Service: All languages and unlimited number of guides Shopping: 200 m Emergency: Aurland Emergency Ward +47 57 63 20 00 Lærdal Hospital +47 57 64 00 00 Tax refund: On request onboard, when last Norwegian port of call
The Flåm Railway Photo: Morten Rakke
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: According to Norwegian pilot regulations Tidal movement: Max 1.5 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitations Environmental limitations/restrictions: No limitations Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships/passengers per day in port: Depending on season
Height Quayside: 1.8m
Name & Contacts Port of Flåm Address: PO Box 80, N-5742 Flåm, Norway Phone: +47 57 63 14 02 Fax: +47 57 63 23 50 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 12 and 16 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: n/a Email: email@example.com Internet: www.aurlandhavn.no www.flaam-cruise.com www.visitflam.com
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Skjolden – Sognefjord Cruise Port Cruise Season: May - September Average temperature: May 15, June 20, July 22, August 20, September 16 Useful links: www.sognefjordcruise.com, www.sognefjord.no and for the village: www.skjolden.com Cruise Information: www.sognefjordcruise.com Port Information: www.sognefjordcruise.com
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Photo: Harald Vatne
skjolden - THE HEART OF THE FJORDS Skjolden is the innermost cruise port of Norway, located at the head of Norway’s longest and deepest fjord - Sognefjord - and at the foot of Norway’s highest mountains and largest glacier. The approach is via the picturesque Lusterfjord, which is emerald green because of the melt 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. Skjolden opened a brand new cruise pier with terminal building in 2010, and in addition there is a good pier for tender boats.
Attractions/excursions The area around Skjolden is a Norway in miniature, where you can enjoy major Norwegian attractions, such as: 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 at the roof of Norway, including alpine tops, glaciers, lakes and waterfalls, and view Norway’s highest mountains at close range! UNESCO World Heritage – Urnes Stave Church Distance: 30 km The Urnes Stave Church is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and Norway’s oldest stave church. The stave church is located in an idyllic setting by the Lusterfjord at the end of the Romantic Road between Skjolden and Urnes. There is a small visitor centre next to the church too. These two main attractions can of course be
combined with other attractions in and around Skjolden, such as:
the national tourist route. There are also many other beautiful waterfalls in this area.
Jostedalsbreen National Park & 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 Jostedalsbreen Glacier is one of the most accessible glaciers, where you also can join guided glacier walks for the whole family. Visit also the National Park Centre - Breheimsenteret.
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 a very authentic and well preserved eastern village, with small, brown wooden houses, many museums, a stave church, restaurants serving local food etc.
Breheimsenteret National Park Centre Distance: 60 km Breheimsenteret is the visitor’s centre for the Jostedalsbreen Glacier National Park. Enjoy the spectacular view from the restaurant!
The Heiberg Collections / Sogn Folkemuseum Distance: 62 km This museum at Kaupanger is one of the oldest and biggest folk museums in Norway. Enjoy the open-air museum with exhibitions, old houses, animals and traditional farming etc.
Feigumfossen Waterfall Distance: 15 km Feigumfossen is one of Norway`s highest waterfalls, and the free fall of 218 m can be seen both from the fjord, the Romantic Road and from
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
First ship alongside in Skjolden - Sognefjord 2010 Photo: Harald Vatne
production. You can visit the factory museum and the old village store museum. Munthehuset - artist’s villa Distance: 21 km Munthehuset is a romantic villa that numerous well-known Norwegian artists, like Tidemand, Gude, Fearnley, J.C. Dahl, used to visit in the old days, to get inspired by the unique scenery. Urnes Deer Farm Distance: 30 km Visit the Urnes Farm next to the Urnes Stave Church and meet these majestic animals at close hand. Sognefjord by Air Helicopter sightseeing is an unique opportunity to see the longest fjord, the largest glacier and the highest mountains in just a few minutes! The tour is normally
organized with flights from Gaupne, 26 km from Skjolden, and combined with a visit to the Gaupne Old Church. Other amazing attractions Kaupanger Stave Church (from 1150), Dale Stone Church (from 1200), Gaupne Old Church (part of old stave church), Jostedal Power Station, Anestølen Goat Farm, Sogn Fjord Museum (boat collections etc), several art galleries, monuments, fantastic viewpoints etc. Outdoor activities for everyone! No other cruise destination can offer such a huge variety of guided outdoor activities for the whole family! Professional local guides give you the opportunity to experience glacier walks of all different levels, Nordic Walking, mountain hiking, kayaking among icebergs on glacier lakes, kayaking on the
Crew facilities Free wireless internet zones in the terminal building and onboard visiting ships, restrooms, beach volleyball (on request).
Port information Distances Airport: 75 km City Centre: 900 m General information Tourist information: 900 m Bus: 900 m Taxi: On site on request Rental cars: On request Public transportation: 900 m Guide Service: Approximately 30 guides/ 3 languages Shopping: 900 m Emergency: 112 (police), 110 (fire), 113 (ambulance) Tax refund: No Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: On request Parking place for buses and distance: Yes / 10 m Terminal building for passenger: Yes / restrooms Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK ATM: No Internet access: Yes Public telephones: No Mailboxes: No
Quay: Skjolden Cruise Pier
Length: 130m (ship length unlimited)
Port Facilities Open: On ship calls ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Yes (Fedje pilot station) Tidal movement: 1.5 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: Min 5 hours Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes
Photo: Luster Reiselivslag
fjord, canyoning, rafting, horseback riding beneath the glacier, boat trips and much more. Skjolden also offers sit on top kayaks, bikes, beach volleyball, climbing wall, swimming pool, sauna and library. A WORLD CLASS CRUISE DESTINATION - New wooden cruise pier can take ships of any size - Three national parks - UNESCO World Heritage site - Inland Europe’s largest glacier - Norway’s best glacier destination - Northern Europe’s highest mountain pass - Norway’s first National Scenic Route - Norway’s highest mountains - One of Norway’s highest waterfalls - At the head of Norway’s longest and deepest fjord - Emerald green fjord due to glacial melt water
Name & Contacts Port of Skjolden - Sognefjord Visiting address: Skjolden Cruise Pier Mailing address: Pyramiden Kontorfellesskap, N-6868 Gaupne Phone: 97 60 04 43 International Access code: +47 Pilot: 10 Emergency: 10 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norwegian Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.sognefjordcruise.com
Port Services Bunkers delivery: No Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Tugboats: No (can be ordered 36 h in advance) Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes
Beam: Height Quayside: No restrictions 3.1m at LAT SKJOLDEN
Skjolden Cruise Pier 2010
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Florø Cruise Port Events: Football Flora, The world’s longest Herring table, Kinnaspelet - spectacular outdoor historical play. Cruise Season: April – September. Visit our website www.cruiseport-floro.no
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Cruiseport Florø - Authentic Fjord Coast Adventures Travel off the beaten track and be prepared for a surprise! Cruiseport Florø offers unique experiences, hospitality and exciting excursions. You can experience nature in all kinds of weather, from brilliant sunshine to storm waves breaking against the walls of the lighthouses. Cruiseport Florø gives you access to some of the most real and pure experiences Norway has to offer. We call these gems “our little secrets” and are more than happy to share them with you! The Cruise Terminal is located in the very centre of Florø. The passengers from the cruise ships can go for a stroll in the charming town or they can participate on one of the various excursions to some of the most beautiful sights in Fjord Norway. Cruiseport Florø offers fascinating coastal life, beautiful fjords, glaciers, steep mountains and waterfalls – a true fairy tale adventure! Attractions/excursions Kinn: a highlight on the coast 300m from quay side by boat Duration: 3 1/2 hrs Capacity: 11 – 98 / Operated by: Boat This tour requires good physical condition. 2 km walk on Kinn Island. Far out in the sea lies the beautiful and green Kinn Island. The Island is a wonderful place for great nature and cultural experiences. Kinn is well known for its medieval church and the characteristic mountain cleft Kinnaklova. We offer a guided experience in the legendary Kinn church which was built in a Romanesque style, and is one of the oldest in Norway. We guarantee an impressive and moving experience with narration and music. Concerts in the church for up to 120 people can be arranged. The 360 Summit: Florø and surroundings. A popular tour! Distance: 28 km Duration: 2 ½ hrs Capacity: 29 – 102 / Operated by: Coach A very popular half day trip which provides local knowledge and history, a visit to the interesting coastal museum and a fantastic 360 degree view!
The heart of Norway: Explore Sunnfjord Distance: 310 km Duration: 8 hrs Capacity: 16 – 300 / Operated by: Coach A wonderful tour through scenic landscapes from the coast to the inner parts of Sunnfjord. We stop at waterfalls, museums and Norway biggest souvenir shop. This tour cuts through the very heart of Norway - past, present, future. Coastal life: Kalvåg 300 m from quayside by boat Duration: 3 -4 hrs Capacity: 11- 94 / Operated by: Boat Kalvåg is one of the best preserved fishing villages in Western Norway. Visit the local galleries, and have a look at the art and crafts you can find in Kalvåg. A wonderful place to spend free time!
Coastal Contrasts: A great blend of Sunnfjord Best selling tour! Distance: 132 km Duration: 4 hrs Capacity: 16 -50 / Operated: by Coach In Naustdal we stop at The Black Friday Museum, established in memory of that black Friday in February 1945 when the biggest dogfight was fought out in the sky over Norway during World War II. A light local lunch can be included on this tour. On the return the tour follows the scenic fjord road to Florø and stops at one of Norway’s most interesting rock carving sites Ausevika. The Scenic Route: Florø–Bremanger Distance: 220 km Duration: 8 hrs Capacity: 16 – 200 / Operated by: Ferry and coach This tour includes highlights such as the village of Kalvåg and the wonderful beach Grotlesanden. A scenic roundtrip packed with historical highlights.
Smørhamn Handelsstad Photo: H. Nygård
Vetvika Photo: Kåre O. Svarstad
Venice of the north: Bulandet and Værlandet 300m from quayside by boat Duration: 6 -7 hrs Capacity: 11 -94 / Operated by: Boat and coach Værlandet and Bulandet are the westernmost inhabited island communities in Norway. It has a unique landscape with its special crags combined with marshland and lakes. Bulandet has 365 islands and is referred to as “Venice of the north”. Lighthouse Safari 300m from quayside by boat Duration: 3 hrs Capacity: 14- 28 / Operated by: RIB This tour requires good physical condition. Join us on a thrilling and exotic Lighthouse Safari, taking in 3 of the county’s most westerly lighthouses and going ashore at one of them. We stop at a seal
Port information Distances Airport: 2 km City Centre: 700 m General information Tourist information: 700 m Bus: 400 m Taxi: 900 m Rental cars: 400 m Public transportation: 400 m Guide Service: 2/15 Shopping: 500 Emergency: Sunnfjord Medical Centre 5775 8000 Tax refund: No Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: No Parking place for buses and distance: Yes Terminal building for passengers: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 700 m ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Quay: Fuglæskjerskaia west Fugleskjærskaia Mid. Fugleskjerskaia east.
Length: 140m 140m 185m
Draft: 11m 11m 6m
colony and the nest of a sea eagle and hopefully experience these great examples of the fauna in our region. We pass the island of Kinn and learn about the myths and history of the island Florø – Guided Town Walk From the pier Duration: 2 ½ hrs Capacity: 30 per group / Operated by: Foot This tour requires a good physical condition. Follow our guide through a historical walk in our town, Florø. Storeåsen Viewpoint, an absolute highlight, is included in the tour.
Stabben Light House Photo: Visit FjordKysten
Torches are included on the tour. Join Florø’s History Club on this intriguing guided tour through tunnels and bunkers of the Second World War. Florø was then used by the Germans as a base to defend their occupied territories on the European mainland from attacks by the Allied Forces. Continue your journey to the cannons which are still standing.
The Trail of WWII – get close to history From the pier Duration 2 ½ hrs Capacity: 25-50 / Operated by: Coach and by foot This tour requires good physical condition.
Medieval experience. NEW! 300m from quayside by boat Duration: 4 hrs Capacity: 11- 35 / Operated by: Boat and coach Welcome to a journey back to the medieval time at Sunnfjord Geo Center. They connect past and present through the history of geology. The nature and rock formations in the area have a very interesting history. We visit the Wine Cellar where you will be brought back to the medieval time through the atmosphere, food and drink. Highly recommended!
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Cannel 13 Tidal movement: 1.5 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No restrictions Environmental limitations/restrictions: No restrictions Maximum number of ships per day in port: 1 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 1000
Names & Contacts Florø Port Authority Visiting address: Fugleskjærskaia, 6900 Florø Mailing address: P.O. Box 17, 6901 Florø Phone: 57 75 67 40 Fax: 57 74 09 16 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: +47 57 75 80 00 Charts: Admiralty chart no 3037 Norw. No 479 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.florahamn.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Diesel Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Not customary Pontoons: No
Height Quayside: 2.95m Lat 2.95m Lat 2.95m Lat Fugleskjærskaia
FLORØ city centre
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Olden Cruise Port - Nordfjord Events: Olden Days (July), Stryn Summer Festival (June – August), Summer Shopping in Nordfjordeid (June - Aug), Nordfjord Walking Festival (August) Glaciers: Yes. Cruise Season: April - September Average temperature: May 15, June 19, July 20, August 20, September 15. Cruise Information: www.nordfjord.no/cruise Port Information: www.nordfjord.no/cruise Tourist information: www.nordfjord.no
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Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Gateway to the Glaciers Olden is a pleasant little village 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. Olden 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 village of Olden and the Stryn region are vigorous and active, with blooming trade and businesses. They have long been known for tourism and industry, but are now also famous for contemporary design. Olden is the main cruise destination in the Nordfjord, but cruise vessels are most welcome in all the Nordfjord ports: Måløy, Selje, Nordfjordeid, and Sandane; each hosting a range of interesting attractions and excursion possibilities.
Attractions/excursions Experience the Briksdal Glacier Duration: 4-5 hours Journey 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. 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. Jostedal Glacier National Park Centre Duration: 3-5 hours Located on the banks of beautiful Lake Stryn, learn about the park through film and exhibits. Geirangerfjord Duration: 8-9 hours This tour gives a unique picture and a cross-section of the best Norwegian nature has to offer, in short breathtaking variety and multiplicity.
Culture & Cuisine of Nordfjord Duration: 6-7 hours A round-trip of the Nordfjord with a visit to the Nordfjord Folk Museum at Sandane. Local cuisine at Gloppen Hotel. 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. Nordfjord Panorama Duration: 4.5 hours Panoramic views and culture at the northern banks of the Nordfjord. Glacier Trekking on Bødal Glacier Duration: 6.5 hours The intense blue ice, close at hand.
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. The Nordfjord Coast Duration: 4-5 hours Exciting attractions like the West Cape, Kråkenes Lighthouse, and Selje Monastery.
Briksdal Glacier Photo: Thomas Bickhardt/BickFoto
West Cape Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
Helicopter Duration: 15 – 20 min in air Explore Nordfjord, glaciers and mountains from above. Hikes in Olden Duration: 2.5 – 6 hours Refreshing hikes in Olden to i.e. Mt. Huaren close to the pier, or to the gleaming glaciers of Olden Valley. 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.
General information Tourist information: On pier Bus: 80 modern sightseeing coaches on pier Taxi: Available Rental cars: At the pier Public transportation: Sightseeing ”train” and public buses 100 m from pier Guide Service: 80 local guides – every major language Shopping: Yes – on pier and in city centre 700 m from pier. Five factory outlets in the village. Emergency: Police: 112. Fire: 110. Medical assistance: 113 Tax refund: At the pier Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: On request Parking place for buses and distance: At the pier Terminal building for passengers: Yes - kiosk/restroom Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Available at terminal
Crayfishing in the fjord Combine an exciting Rib boat ride with crayfishing and a delicious meal of the catch on the banks of beautiful Nordfjord. Wild water rafting Downstream the many long and exciting rapids of River Jølstra, one of the best rafting rivers in Norway.
ATM: Yes – in Olden 10 min. walk Internet access: Yes – at the terminal Public telephones: Yes – at the terminal Mailboxes: Yes – at the terminal Car and bicycle rental: Yes – at the terminal
Distances Airport: Sandane Airport 70 km City Centre: 700 m
Quay: Port of Olden
Tystigen/Videseter Along scenic Stryn Lake to Videseter and the Summer Ski Centre at Tystigen/Mt. Stryn. High mountains and stunning views.
Crew facilities: Bicycles for hire Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Kvitsøy Losformidling Tel. +47 5173 53 97 Tidal movement: Approx. 1.2 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitation Environmental limitations/restrictions: No painting of hull Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 3 at same time Maximum number of passengers per day in port: Approx. 8000
Glacier Walk Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Fjord Norway
The Home of William Singer The Singerheimen was the home of the American artis and multimillionaire W. Singer, and consists of several buildings of cultural and historical interest – art and artefacts. Hike to farm Sigdestad A hike to the abandoned and remote mountain farm Sigdestad – situated on a mountain shelf high above Lake Stryn.
Port Services Bunkers delivery: No Bunkers method: NA Supplies: Smaller quantity via local agent. Fresh water available from shore side. Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Only in emergency (use of truck) Tugboats: Available with 6 hours’ notice Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes, 45 m long Other services: Download port manual from www.nordfjord.no/cruise Name & Contacts Port of Olden - Nordfjord Visiting address: Nordfjord Havn IKS – Torget - Måløy Mailing address: Nordfjord Havn IKS – Box 104 – NO - 6701 Måløy Phone: +47 5785 2620 Fax: +47 5785 2621 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Channel 13 Emergency: Channel 16 Charts: Chart No. 253 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.nordfjordhavn.no / www.nordfjord.no/cruise
Height Quayside: 2.5m above MSL
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Geirangerfjord Cruise Port Geiranger/Hellesylt Cruise season: April - September Average temperature: (C) May 15, June 19, July 20, August 20, September 15 Useful links: www.geiranger.no, www.visitalesund-geiranger.com, www.verdsarvfjord.no Shorexcursion/booking: www.geirangerfjord.no Port information: www.stranda-hamnevesen.no
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WORLD NATURAL HERITAGE SITE GEIRANGERFJORD - DRAMATIC NORWEGIAN NATURE Geirangerfjord – rated as the best cared for Unesco World Heritage Site by National Geographic Traveler. Quote: “The float into the Geirangerfjord is an astonishingly complete natural experience – steep, lush and rocky walls, endless waterfalls, a snow-capped background and inconceivably deep, emerald green water. There is a wealth of farms, now largely abandoned along the Geirangerfjord’s banks, one of which is only accessed by climbing a flimsy rope ladder which spans hundreds of meters from the water, along the cliff face, to the farm plateau.” The scenery is the main attraction of the area, and can best be seen on an excursion: Attractions/excursions Mount Dalsnibba ( 1500 m.a.s.l.) Duration: 2- 3 h/42 km An easily accessed high mountain experience, one of the highest peaks you can experience by car in Norway. An incredible viewpoint to the surrounding mountains and the fjord in the distance. During the 45 min drive you will experience rich flora and fauna, ice blue lakes, geology, glaciers and the incredible peak itself. A must see on your visit to Geiranger. Flydal Gorge Duration: 45 min/6 km One of Norway’s most photographed viewpoints! From the top of an 80 m deep gorge is the famous view back to Geirangerfjord and the cruiseship. Eagle Road/Bend Duration: 45 min/11 km Drive up 11 hairpin bends and enjoy the spectacular panorama stretching from Geiranger township back over the fjord and to the 7 sister’s waterfall.
Overland Excursion/daytrip Duration: 6-8 h/130 km Including Mount Dalsnibba, Old Stryn Mountain Road (built in 1894) and Hellesylt, this full day overland tour embraces some of the most superb and varied scenery in Norway. Encompassing magnificent fjords, snow capped mountains, ice blue lakes, plunging waterfalls and unspoiled valleys. Norwegian Fjord Centre/ World Heritage Centre Our centre brings the story of the fjords and its people to life through a unique multimedia exhibition, art installations and panoramic film. Open year round! Working in conjunction with UNESCO, we dedicate ourselves to developing expertise in protection, conservation and education about the West Norwegian Fjords. NEW: The Dance of the Trolls – A spectacular outdoor performance. Meet the three charming Trolls – Stein, Sol and Sjarm. This 18-minute long performance is a fascinating new attraction that combines adventure with scenic views, music and dramatic dance on
selected outdoor arenas. The above attractions can be combined to tailor tours to suit your client’s needs. NEW: Guided local walk incl. Norwegian Fjord Centre Duration: 2-3 h Join our guide on a stroll through the village, past the boat houses built by fjordfarmers in the charming small shopping street, and up to the local church where you can enjoy a great view back over the harbour and the ship. On the way we will make a stop at the local chocolate factory to taste some of the unique flavours. We continue along the waterfall to visit the Norwegian Fjord Centre, before returning to town via the spectacular new waterfall walkway. Herdal Summer Farm Duration: 4-5h/60km Drive along the stunning Eagle Road, past waterfalls and into the valley of Herdalen to an authentic summer goat farm. Herdal Summer Farm is a family-run mountain farm overlooked by majestic peaks. Here the farm hands will give you a taste of old fashioned farm life, and a chance to sample the farm’s own goat cheese products.
Geirangerfjord Photo: Terje Rakke
Port of Hellesylt Photo: Arne Inge Tryggestad
Outdoor activites Hiking: Storsæter Waterfall – Westerås Farm Duration: 4-5 hours Distance: 15 min by bus – walking: 3km slope uphill We begin the trip by following the old farm path leading up to the waterfall . Here you can experience the power of nature by walking behind the waterfall. The home made waffles at the Westerås farm house are our next highlight, before we enjoy the spectacular view of Geiranger 250 m below. NEW: Nordic Walking Duration: 2 – 3 hours Join us on an invigorating walk using ski poles. We have a variety of trails to suit all abilities from walking on the flat to gentle inclines, to more challenging trails. A fun and healthy way to experience the fjord.
Port information Distances Airport: Ålesund, Vigra – 130 km City Centre: Hellesylt Village: 100 m Geiranger Village: 50 m General information Tourist information: 100 m/ 50 m Bus and minibus: 100 m Taxi and limousine: 100 m Rental cars: Not available in Hellesylt Geiranger: Yes Public transportation: 100 m Guide Service: All major languages Shopping: Close to the pier Emergency: Phone 113. Ålesund Hospital, Ålesund Tax refund: Yes at the pier Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Not necessary Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, close to the pier Restroom for passenger: Yes Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Yes ATM: Yes, city centre Internet access: Yes
Quay: Hellesylt Kai Geiranger
Length: 100m Anchor/ tender port
Sea Kayaking Duration: 2.5 – 3 hours On this excursion you will glide beside steep mountain walls where sunshine reflects an incomparable beauty. Using stable tandem sea kayaks, we paddle the jade green waters of Geiranger fjord to the viewpoint of the famous Seven Sisters Waterfall. On this excursion previous sea kayaking experience is not required; it is suitable for all abilities.
Sightseeingboat/MS Geirangerfjord Duration: 1.5 hours Enjoy a coffee and freshly baked waffle while cruising slowly along the fjord and listening to the stories of life once upon a time on the fjordfarms. Get close to wildlife in their natural habitat, including the chance of seeing Porpoise play alongside your boat. A classic Geirangerfjord experience.
RIB Boat/ Fjord Rafting Duration: 1-1.5 hours FjordSafari! Experience the magnificent Geirangerfjord in a safe and comfortable open RIB boat (rigid inflatable boat). Highlights include stops at the Seven Sister Waterfall and famous Fjordfarms along the fjord. We take you right up to the plunging waterfalls. Remember your camera!
Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes Crew facilities Shopping, wi-fi internett, a variety of trails from walking on the flat to challenging trails. To hire: kayak, RIB-boat, bike rental Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: According to Norwegian pilot regulations Tidal movement: 1.5 – 2.0 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes – local tenderboat available (195 passengers) Tender distance: 400 – 1000 m Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitation Environmental limitations/restrictions: Stop all engines possible/ stop tender engines when alongside ship og pontoons Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 2 - 5 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 5000
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Available from 2012 Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Not available Tugboats: Available with hours’ notice Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Hellesylt – 2, Geiranger - 3 Other services: Mooring boat at service. Depth anchoring: 40 – 70 m Name & Contacts Geirangerfjord Cruise Port – Geiranger/ Hellesylt Visiting address: Geiranger Mailing address: Box 264, N-6201 Stranda Phone: + 47 46 41 11 13 Fax: + 47 70 26 080 01 International Access code: +47 Pilot: 13 Emergency: 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norwegian Seachart nr. 127 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.stranda-hamnevesen.no
Anchorage area deep 45 – 60 m
GEIRANGER Anchor/ tender port
500 m SCALE
Geirangerfjord Cruise Port Stranda Cruise Season: Summer and winter Averange temperature: July 13oC - March 2,6oC
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Strandafjellet 430 m
New chairlift and restaurant Roalden, 1042 m.a.s. Photo: Ege KJxles
STRANDA - A DESTINATION FOR SUMMER AND WINTER CRUISES Stranda .indd 1
A central cruise ship quay in the town of Stranda will enable Geirangerfjorden Cruise Port to make a new and attractive offer to ships and passengers. Stranda lies at the entrance to the Geiranger Fjord and is a well-known winter sports venue. Summer is now in focus and with chairlifts and gondolas (in 2011) guests will be transported quickly up to the mountain tops with spectacular views over the town, the fjord and the surrounding mountains. Refreshments, a good lunch or a snack are on offer in our lively restaurants at the lift top stations.
Attractions/excursions Discover Stranda Experience the alpine world surrounding the village of Stranda, with panoramic views of the fjord. Exciting trips with chairlifts, lunch or coffee break at the Pavilions, Roalden (1042 m.a.s.) suitable for 160 persons. The Pavilion on the south side – 65 persons. Buses from quay, 10 min. drive. Suggested duration: minimum 2 hours. Stranda – Discover Stranda on your own Get to know a small Norwegian town, go shopping, take a walk along the salmon river, visit our church. Join organized walks with local quide telling the story of Stranda, the rise of industry from 1920, daily life, and how, where and what we do for a living.
Go hiking in Stranda with local guides Ljøbrekka is an impressive part of the old postal road between Trondheim and Bergen. A spellbinding and amazing view over fjord and mountains. Old summer farms along the path. (Requires normal good condition.) a) Bus to the starting point and return to Stranda. Duration: 5 - 6 hours. b) Bus from Stranda, hiking across Ljøbrekka, bus to Hellesylt and sightseeing boat across the fjord to Geiranger. This tour can also start in Geiranger. Duration: 6 - 8 hours
THE CLASSIC OVERLAND TOUR Stranda – Hellesylt - Stryn – Tourist Route Rv258 to Grotli – Dalsnibba – Geiranger Magnificent fjord landscapes, valleys, lakes, glaciers and snowcapped mountains, green hills and a salmon river, in short, the best we can offer. Duration 8 – 9 hours including many photo stops and 90 min lunchstop. Short stop for coffee or tea in the morning or afternoon is possible if desired. Duration: 1 hour less if driving RV15 instead of the tourist route R258. Stranda – Liabygda – The Eagle Road – Geiranger Crossing the fjord with ferries, beautiful photo stops and time for coffee stop or lunch. A short but very impressive tour. Duration: 3 hours including coffee stop.
Relax in Stranda Photo:
The Dance of the Trolls Photo: Gro Marita Valdal
Stranda – Liabygda – The Eagle Road – Dalsnibba (1500 above sea level) – Flydalsjuvet – Geiranger Tour as above but including the Geiranger Road and the famous viewpoints Flydalsjuvet and Dalsnibba. Lunch or coffee break in Norddal or Valldal. Duration 6 hours Stranda – Liabygda – Trollstig plateau – Geiranger When combining the Trollstig plateau or Trollstigen road and the famous Eagle Road you will experience the most spectacular scenery we can offer. Lunch stop in Valldal. Duration 7 – 9 hours. All the suggested excursions above can start or end in Geiranger or Stranda.
Port information Distances Airport: Ålesund, Vigra – 130 km City Centre: Stranda Village – 200 m General information Tourist information: No Bus and minibus: 200 m Taxi: 200 m Rental cars: Not available Public transportation: 200 m Guide Service: All major languages Shopping: Close to the pier Emergency: Phone 113. Ålesund Hospital, Ålesund Tax refund: Yes, at the pier Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Not necessary Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, close to the pier Restroom for passengers: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Yes ATM: Yes, city centre Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Quay: Stranda Kai
Top of range winter activities in Stranda The sight of the fjord scenery combined with mighty alpine mountains is enough to take anyone’s breath away. “Incredibly beautiful and challenging” say people who have seen alpine complexes all around the world. “Action to the extreme”, is one comment, “Paradise on earth”, is another, - “with the fjord glistening far below you, it gives skiing pleasure a totally new dimension”, wrote another. A completely new attraction is “the Dance of the Trolls” – an open-air music and dance performance. Performances last 18 minutes. The dance of the trolls also has an environmental message. The music has been specially commissioned. Performances by arrangement.
Crew facilities Shopping, wi-fi internett, a variety of trails from walking on the flat to challenging trails Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: In accordance with Norwegian pilot regulations Tidal movement: 1.5 – 2.0 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes – local tenderboat available (195 passengers) Tender distance: 400 – 1000 m Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitation Environmental limitations/restrictions: Stop al engines possible/ stop tender engines when alongside ship and pontoons Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 1 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 3500
Height Quayside: Tidal movement: 1.5 - 2m
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Available from 2012 Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Not available Tugboats: Available with 12 hours’ notice Anchorage: Possible Other services: Mooring boat ser vice Name & Contacts Geirangerfjord Cruise Port – Stranda Visiting address: Geiranger Mailing address: Box 264, N-6201 Stranda Phone: + 47 46 41 11 13 Fax: + 4770 26 080 01 International Access code: +47 Pilot: 13 Emergency: 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norwegian Seachart nr. 127 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.stranda-hamnevesen.no Information on Stranda: Strandafjellet KF, Box 264 N 6200 Stranda Phone: +47 40 55 59 40 Email: email@example.com
GEIRANGER Anchor/ tender port
Ålesund Cruise Port Events: Midsummerjazz (June), Boat Festival (July), Summer Party (July), Viking Play (July), Norwegian Food Festival (August), Jugendfest (August) Cruise Season: All Year Average temperature: www.yr.no Useful links: www.alesund.havn.no, www.visitalesund.com
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Ålesund - The Adventure Capital of the Fjords 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, dragons, human faces, folkloric and medieval-romantic ornaments. Ålesund was recently voted the most beautiful town in Norway (Dagbladet). 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 Geirangerfjord, Hjørundfjord, Trollstigen (Trolls’ Path Road) and Runde Bird Sanctuary. Cruise ships of all sizes can be docked at the ‘Cruise Terminal’ in the very centre of the town.
Attractions/excursions Mount Aksla & Fjellstua Enjoy the breathtaking view of Ålesund, the surrounding islands, the fjords and the Sunnmøre Alps from Mount Aksla/Fjellstua vantage point. Ålesund’s main attraction is a must-see! Ålesund Guided Walk Duration: 2 hours A stroll through Ålesund reveals a town full of colourful and charming architecture. Enjoy walking along the Brosundet canal in the picturesque fishing harbour and experience the detailed ornaments at close hand. Ålesund Guided Walk & the Art Nouveau Centre Duration: 2.5 – 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. Discover the Yoogon Trolls of Ålesund Duration: 2 hours (children & families) Take an exciting discovery tour to find the little fable
creatures on the facades of the Art Nouveau buildings. We call them the Yoogon trolls. A small booklet with the Yoogon trolls’ pictures and names is included. Ålesund Panoramic & Sunnmøre Open Air Museum Duration: 3 hours Experience the Art Nouveau town and the breath-taking panoramic view from Mount Aksla/ Fjellstua. Explore the open air museum with its old farmhouses, special collection of old boats and replicas of Viking ships. Ålesund Panoramic & the Atlantic Sea Park Duration: 3 hours Visit The Atlantic Sea-Park, one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe. Enjoy watching the diver feeding the fish by hand in the large Atlantic Ocean tank. The tour includes city sightseeing and view point at Mount Aksla. The saga islands Giske and Godøy Duration: 3 – 4 hours Explore the saga islands of Giske and visit the old marble Giske Church. Taste the delicious
homemade cakes at the lighthouse in the picturesque fishing village of Alnes and enjoy the view from Mount Aksla. The Saga Islands Giske and Godøy & the Atlantic Sea Park Duration: 4 hours Explore the saga islands of Giske with the old marble church and the picturesque Alnes lighthouse. Enjoy the aquarium and the breathtaking view from Mount Aksla. The Geirangerfjord Duration: 9 hours Experience the beautiful Geirangerfjord, included on the UNESCO World Heritage List and rated the best preserved World Heritage Site in the world by the National Geographic Traveller’s Magazine (round trip by bus/ferries). The Trolls’ Path Road Duration: 8 – 9 hours Explore the district of trolls and fairytales! Experience wild mountains, roaring waterfalls and peaceful nature on this round trip (no ferries).
Alnes Lighthouse Photo: Terje Borud/ Innovation Norway
Hjørundfjord Cruise Duration: 4 hours Enjoy the dramatic Hjørundfjord on this combination tour with a catamaran on the fjord as well as a bus trip to Mount Aksla/Fjellstua view point (bus & boat). 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 some of the wildest mountain ranges in Norway, the Sunnmøre Alps. The Bird Sanctuary Runde Island Duration: 3 – 5 hours Experience the fascinating bird life on Runde with more than half a million birds of about 230 different species! Excursion by boat – or in a combination of bus/boat.
The fishing hamlet of Ona Duration: 4 hours Travel by catamaran and visit the picturesque fishing hamlet of Ona situated right out in the open sea. Hiking the Sukkertoppen Mountain Duration: 3 hours Admire the spectacular views from the peak of the Sukkertoppen (Sugerlump) Mountain. An impressive sight of the town with a never ending range of majestic snow-capped mountain ranges in the background. 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.
Public telephones: 100 m Mailboxes: 100 m
Distances Airport: 15 Km City Centre: 200 m General information Tourist information: On Pier and in City Centre 500 m Bus: 60 m Taxi: 60 m Rental cars: 200 m Public transportation: 60 m Guide Service: Every major language/ 100 certified guides Shopping: 80 m Emergency: Ålesund Hospital, +47 70 10 50 00 or dial 113 Tax refund: Onboard the ship Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Cruise pier within walking distance Parking place for buses and distance: Yes/20 m Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 200 m ATM: 150 m Internet access: No
Quay: Cruise Terminal * Skansekaia Flatholmen (containerterm.)
Atlantic Sea-Park Photo: Roger Engvik
Length: 373m 195m 300m
Draft: 11- 16m 10 –13m 12m
Crew facilities Fishing trips Rib-boat/ deep sea rafting tours Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes - (Cruise Terminal only) Tidal movement: 1.5 m on neap and 2.4 m on spring high-water Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limit Environmental limitations/restrictions: N/A Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 2- 3 ships Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 8000
Brosundet Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life
Fishing Adventure Duration: 3 hours Go fishing on a small local fishing boat on the waters around Ålesund. The catch can include fish like cod, haddock, pollack and saithe. Home Visits Duration: 2 hours Take the opportunity to learn more about the Norwegian way of life. Visit a private home and hear about their daily life while you are being treated with homemade waffles & coffee/tea. Helicopter Tours Duration: 15 - 30 minutes An excellent way to experience the spectacular views of the fjords, mountains and islands with the town of Ålesund beautifully situated in the midst of it all!
Waste water method: Shore connection or by truck Tugboats: Yes – on request Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: N/A Name & Contacts Port of Alesund Visiting address: Skansekaia, 6002 Ålesund Mailing address: Ålesundregionens havnevesen, Skansekaia, Phone: +47 70 16 34 00 Fax: +47 70 16 34 01 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13 Emergency: No. 110 or port control channel 12 Medical emergency: No. 113 or port control channel 12 Charts: Norwegian Chart No. 31 and 456 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.alesund.havn.no / www.visitalesund.com
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes – marine gasoil only Bunkers method: By barge or by truck Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes
Airdraft: No limit No limit No limit
Beam: No limit No limit No limit
Height Quayside: 2.2m 2.4m 2.4m
* 200 m expansion in progress - to be completed ultimo 2012 Aspøya Prestebrygga
Cruise Terminal Aspevågen 1
500 m SCALE
Molde & Åndalsnes Cruise Port Events: 17th of May: Norways National Day. Week 28: Norwegian Mountain Festival. Week 29: Molde International Jazz Festival. August: Bjørnson Literary Festival, Rauma Rock Festival Cruise Season: All year. Average temperature: May: 14, June 17, July 19, August 17, September 14 Cruise/Port Information: www.molde-romsdalhavn.no Tourist Information: www.visitmolde.com / www.visitandalsnes.com
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TROLLSTIGEN & ATLANTIC ROAD - NORWAY’S MOST FANTASTIC SCENIC ROADS The ports of Molde and Åndalsnes are situated by the beautiful Romsdalsfjord, and have been visited by cruise ships since 1882. The city of Molde, known for its roses and International Jazz Festival, faces the fjord and is famous for its panoramic view of 222 mountain peaks. The famous Atlantic Road - labelled the world’s best road trip and Norways best bike tour, is a short distance from Molde. The town of Åndalsnes has a unique setting beside the Romsdal Alps, the starting point for the wild and beautiful Rauma Line, the Troll Wall and the world famous winding road of Trollstigen. Cruise ships dock in the town centres, perfect for independent exploration. The ships stay at both harbours for a combined fee, perfect for excursions to some of Norway’s most popular sights in one day. Attractions/excursions TOP 3 excursions Trollstigen/Trollveggen (Molde or Åndalsnes) Duration: 8 hours. Distance: 135 km Full day tour through idyllic villages and wild landscape. The magnificent Trollstigen, the most visited road in Norway, leads down 11 narrow hairpin turns and features the dramatic mountain peaks of Trollwall, the highest vertical drop in northern Europe. The Atlantic Road (Molde) Duration: 3.5 - 8 hours. Distance: 120 km The Atlantic Road zigzags across bridges and between small islands, to the point where the land ends and the ocean meets the fjord. Amazing on sunny days, and fantastically dramatic in stormy weather. Voted Norwegian Structure of the Century and the world`s most beautiful road trip!
The Rauma Line (Åndalsnes) Time: 3.5 hours. One of the most exciting railways in the world, built in 1924. Passes waterfalls, salmon fishing along the Rauma River, and the spectacular peaks rising above the Romsdal valley, including the Trollwall. The change in altitude is 570 m. www.nsb.no/raumabanen Other excursions Molde town with folk dance (Molde) Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 5 km The Varden Viewpoint, Molde panorama of 222 mountain peaks. The Molde Cathedral, the Rose Garden and the children`s folk dance group at the Romsdal Museum
Hjertøya Island (Molde) Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 2 km 10 min. by boat from the centre, a small fishing village with a Fisheries Museum. Hiking the Varden Viewpoint (Molde) Duration: 3.5 hours. Distance: 3 km By coach to the Varden viewpoint, with the amazing view of the Molde Panorama. A scenic trail / walking path leads down through the wood to the Romsdals Museum. Skaret Natural Park (Molde) Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 30 km A scenic stroll around the Skaret lake before exploring traditional handcraft as well as a chandlery.
The Rauma Railway Photo: Leif J Olestad
Atlantic Road Photo: Øivind Leren
Naas limestone quarry Duration: 3-5 hours. Distance: 70 -130 km A fascinating voyage into the depth of the Norwegian mountain, sit in rafts on lakes, into caves of limestone and marble. A perfect combination with an Atlantic Road excursion. Bud fishing village/ Ergan Fort (Molde) Duration: 4–5 hours. Distance: 114 km A small fishing village which houses a restored subterranean war memorial museum from WW II.
Håholmen Viking Ship Sailing (Molde) Duration: 5 hours. Distance: 110 km Sail with Viking ship to the adventurer Ragnar Thorseth`s island and fishing community from the 18th century.
Trollstigen-Trollveggen (Åndalsnes) Duration: 3.5 hours. Distance: 70 km Trollstigen (1936) takes you through 11 hairpin bends. An amazing stone bridge crosses the Stigfossen waterfall. The Trollwall has the highest vertical drop in northern Europe
The Mardal Waterfall (Molde or Åndalsnes) Duration: 8 hours. Distance: 210 km Experience the magnificent Mardalsfossen, northern Europe`s highest free-falling waterfall. Majestic scenery and small Norwegian farms.
Rødven Stave church (Åndalsnes) Duration: 3 hours. Distance: 33 km The stave church was erected in 1050, one of the oldest stave churches in Norway.
Geirangerfjord (Molde) Duration: 8 hours. Distance: 145 km Explore 3 famous sights in one! The Trollwall, the dramatic Trollstigen and the Geirangerfjord.
Crew facilities Phones, restroom at the pier, shopping, free internet at the tourist information/library, bicycle rent, golf, bowling, boat trips etc.
Port information Distances Airport: 3 km City Centre: 0 m General information Tourist information: 150 m from pier Bus: 200 m from pier, main bus station Taxi: 100 m from pier Rental cars: Available Public transportation: 200 m Guide Service: All major languages / 100 guides Shopping: 10 m Emergency: Molde Hospital, tel: 112 Tax refund: Upon request Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Not needed Parking place for buses and distance: 10 m Terminal building for passenger: Kiosk /restrooms Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: At 150 m ATM: At 150 m Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Quay: M: Storkaia M: Moldegård M: Moldegård Å: East quay Å: Pontoon
Walking Little Mountain (Åndalsnes) Duration: 2.5 hours. Distance: 15 km The Venge Valley, overlooked by majestic peaks. Gives you a unforgettable view of the Trollwall
Length: 300m 130m 100m 158m 48m
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Channel 13 & 16 Tidal movement: 0.5 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes/No Ships stay minimum/maximum: No min/max stay Environmental limitations/restrictions: No limitations / restrictions Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: No limitation Maximum number of passengers per day in port: No limitation
Name & Contacts Molde & Åndalsnes Cruise Port Molde & Romsdal havn IKS Visiting address: Hamnegata 8, Molde, Norway Mailing address: P.O.Box 282, N-6401 Molde, Norway Phone: (+47) 71 19 16 20 Fax: (+47) 71 19 16 21 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Channel 13 & 16 Emergency: Channel 13 & 16 Medical emergency: Channel 16 Charts: Norwegian chart 484 and 34 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.molde-romsdalhavn.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes, by port authority Tugboats: Yes, to order min 5 hours in advance Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes
Draft: 8.5-10m 11m 6m 9-14m 8.5-12m
MOLDE city centre Moldegård
Ferry Storkaia East Storkaia West New quai Light house
500 m SCALE
500 m SCALE
Kristiansund Cruise Port Events: Kristiansund Opera Festival (February), Nordic Light International Festival of Photography (May), Opera-musical “Donna Bacalao” (September) Cruise Season: All year Useful links/cruise information: www.visitkristiansund.com, www.knhavn.no
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The world´s best road trip One of Norway´s most distinctive towns The Atlantic Road takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. The road is known as “The world’s best road trip” (by the British newspaper The Guardian) and voted “Norway’s engineering Feat of the Century”. Kristiansund, one of Norway’s most distinctive towns, oozes of charm and bustle. The seaport is in a beautiful setting on four islands with colourful houses that surround the intimate harbour of Kristiansund. The klipfish, a salt matured, dried cod, has for centuries been the main export article of the town, and Kristiansund is world famous for its quality klipfish. Also recognized as Norway’s opera town, Kristiansund stages more than 100 opera performances every year. Renowned for its high quality, the Nordic Light International Festival of Photography is held every spring. Attractions/excursions The Atlantic Road / Håholmen – Viking heritage tour Duration: 4 hrs. Distance 32 km, 40 min by bus. Capacity: 120 The world’s best road trip starts in Kristiansund. Underwater tunnel to the island of Averøy, continue to the famous Atlantic Road. Board a replica Viking ship and head to the island Håholmen, a former fishing village. Film of the Norwegian adventurer Thorseth’s world tour on a Viking ship. Kvernes Stave Church and Averøy island – Norway in miniature Duration 3.5 hrs. Distance: 80-90 min by bus Capacity: Unlimited The island of Averøy is a miniature Norway, with mountains, valleys, farms and fishing villages. Learn about the Stave Church at Kvernes (built around 1300 AD) and the island’s history. Also the rural museum of Kvernes may be visited, along with visits to local food producers.
Grip – a tiny island with a spectacular history Duration 2-3 hrs. Distance: 14 km by boat Capacity: 93 persons per sailing 14 km out in the open sea, Grip was earlier one of the most important fishing villages on the western coast. Today, Grip serves as a summer holiday paradise. Narrow streets, colourful houses and a picturesque Stave Church – you will be charmed by this island! Sundbåten harbour sightseeing in Kristiansund Duration 1 hrs. Distance: 3-6 km by boat. Capacity: 50 per sailing. The Sundbåten harbour ferry has been operating for more than 130 years. A guided tour between the 4 islands of Kristiansund is a great way to learn more of the town history and the economic and cultural growth of Kristiansund with its opera and international photo festival. Recommended combination: visit at the Norwegian Klipfish Museum.
Bergtatt Marble caves – inside the mountain Duration: 4 hours. Distance: 115 km by bus Capacity: Unlimited A short bus ride from the Atlantic Road you can see a new attraction - the Marble Caves of Naas “Bergtatt” (which literally means mesmerized) and visit to the old lime and marble mines, - truly a unique experience. Entering the caves, a beautiful lake takes you on a tranquil boat ride across the crystal clear water. Passing through several hidden halls within these walls on a guided trip the visitors will be told the history of the mountain. Historic Kristiansund - the Norwegian Klipfish Museum Duration: 1-1 ½ hrs. Distance: 10 km by bus or the Sundbåten harbour boat. Capacity: Unlimited Learn the history of the town by the sea and visit the Norwegian Klipfish Museum, located in the unique atmosphere inside the authentic klipfish wharf. You also have an opportunity to sample the famous Kristiansund dish “Bacalao”.
Kristiansund, the colourful harbour Photo: Terje Rakke Nordic Life AS
Modern Kristiansund - Mid Norways Supply Centre for Oil and Gas / Industrial visit Duration: 2.5 hours. Distance: 10 km with bus Capacity: Unlimited Start this excursion with a guided tour of the Petroleum Centre. Children and adults can learn about the oil activities off the coast of Norway from models of platforms, supply boats, drill bits and films. Thirty minutes later, the tour continues by bus to the town’s fisheries base with information provided from the bus. The tour then concludes at Norway’s largest oil base, where there is a guided tour that tells you about Norway’s largest and most important industry. The Guri Centre Exhibition – “Meeting with the wind” Duration: 3-4 hrs. Distance: 30 min one way by express bus. Capacity: 90 Guided tour and information at the Guri Centre.
Distances Airport: 7 km City Centre: 0m General information Tourist information: 100 m Bus: Buss Station Taxi: At the pier if ordered Public transportation: Bus station 150 m Guide service: Every major language Shopping: 20 m Storkaia Brygge Emergency: Kristiansund Hospital 113 Tax refund: Onboard the ship Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 10 m Terminal building for passengers: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 200m Dnb Nor ATM: Yes, nearby pier Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes, nearby pier Mailboxes: Yes, nearby pier
Devoldholmenkai no. 12 205m
Activities Walks in Kristiansund at all levels with guide: Mount Kvernberget – 10 min by bus from the city centre, 205 metres, easy walk, beautiful view: panoramic view of the town. Mount Freikollen - 20 min by bus from the city centre, 629 metres, advanced level, spectacular view.
Draft: 9.5m 10.2m
Other activities - Diving along the Atlantic Road - Explore the town by kayak - Sea Eagle Safari at Smøla - Town jog Worth a visit/Special attractions Arnulf Øverland Art Gallery & The Old Town, Mellemværftet shipyard, the Fire Museum, the modern church of Kristiansund. Varden viewpoint, Vanndamman ponds and Kringsjå park in the centre of the town, The Klipfish Wife sculpture and many other sculptures by well known artists.
Fishing trip Duration: 3 - 4 hrs. Start from the pier. Capacity: 10 – 30 persons Big fish and plenty of fish - try your luck in the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby fjords.
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: In accordance with Norwegian pilot regulations Tidal movement: 1.5 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limit Environmental limitations/restrictions: No Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 2 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: No restrictions
Quay: Storkaien nr. 8
With the wind as narrator, visitors are taken on a journey through history and learn about mythology, the change in religious faith, wind power and lifestyle. Pleasant café. The Centre also has a large outdoor amphitheatre. Edøy is known for its beautifully situated stone church from 1190. The church is within walking distance of the Guri Centre.
Grip island Photo: Paolookaville Johan Wildhagen
Name & Contacts Kristiansund og Nordmøre Havn IKS Visiting address: Astrupsgt 9 Mailing address: Astrupsgt 9, 6509 Kristiansund Phone: 400 06 504 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13 and 16 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: 36 and 454 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.knhavn.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Bunker boat Supplies: Yes Waste handling: Yes Waste water method: By truck Tugboats: Yes, if ordered in advance Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: No
Airdraft: Beam: Height Quayside: No restrictions No restrictions Low water 3.55m High water 2.30m No restrictions Low water 3.55m High water 2.30m
KRISTIANSUND city centre
Devoldholmen et d un rds No
Trondheim Cruise Port Events: Trondheim Jazz Festival (June) www.jazzfest.no , St. Olavs Festival (July/August) www.olavsfestdagene.no, Trondheim Food Festival (August) www.tronderskmatfestival.no. Cruise season: May – September. Tourist Information: www.visit-trondheim.com
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TRONDHEIM - HISTORY, Culture AND CREATIVITY Trondheim was founded in 997, and holds a special place in Norwegian history and culture. It is the third largest city in Norway, with more than 170000 inhabitants. Trondheim is surrounded by lovely forested hills, and the Nidelven River winds through the city. The charming old streets at Bakklandet bring you back to architectural traditions and the atmosphere of days gone by. It has been, and still is, a popular pilgrimage site, due to the famous Nidaros Cathedral which is incorporated in the official European Cultural Routes on the same terms as Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Most of the museums are within walking distance. Trondheim has excellent hotels and restaurants, many attractive shops, historical attractions and activities.
Attractions/excursions Nidaros Cathedral Duration: 1-2 hours Distance from Trondheim Harbour: 1.5 km The Nidaros Cathedral is the most northerly gothic cathedral in the world. Building began in 1070 over the tomb of St. Olav. Open for guided tours all year. Museum shop and cafeteria. Ringve Museum Duration: 2-3 hours Distance from Trondheim Harbour: 2.5 km Norway’s national museum of music and musical instruments with collections from all over the world. Situated at Ringve Gård, one of the distinguished mansions just outside the city centre. Rockheim Duration: 2 hours Distance from Trondheim Harbour: 0 km Trondheims new national museum of Norwegian pop and rock history. Here you can take an active part at the museum when you pass through the decades from the 1950s up until today.
Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum Duration: 2-3 hours Distance from Trondheim Harbour: 3.5 km Museum of cultural history around the ruins of King Sverres medieval castle. Large open air museum with buildings from Trondheim and the Trøndelag area, including a stave church from the 12th century. National Museum of Decorative Arts Duration: 1-2 hours Distance from Trondheim Harbour: 1.5 km The museum has three stories filled with historic and modern collections of craftsmanship and design through the centuries. Glass, silver, textiles, furniture and ceramics. High quality art and design can be bought in the museum shop.
Stiftsgården, the Royal Residence Duration: 1-2 hours Distance from Trondheim Harbour: 1.5 km Wooden palace built as a private residence when the city flourished at the end of the 18th century. Guided tours include the royal interiors from the 19th and 20th centuries. HH MM’s the King and Queen usually stays here when they visit Trondheim. Golf with a view over the city Duration: 3-4 hours Distance from Trondheim Harbour: 3.5 km A game at Sommersætra is more than just a game of golf. It gives you a unique chance to experience nature and wild life, just minutes the city centre.
Trondheim Photo: Johan Berge/Innovation Norway
Nidaros Cathedral Photo: Terje Rakke, Nordic Life
Guided tour of the city Daily at 12.00 from 30.05 – 28.08. Languages: Norwegian, English and German Duration: 2 hours, start from the market square. Capacity; 50 persons. Tickets are sold at the Tourist Information Office. A tour of Trondheim and its outskirts. We visit Haltdalen Stave Church at the Folk Museum, pass the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Kristiansten Fort, the Royal Residence and the Cathedral. A brief stop at the viewpoints for photography.
Guided city walk Daily at 14.00 from 27.06 – 21.08. Languages; Norwegian and English. Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours Start from Tourist Information Office. Tickets are sold at the Tourist Information Office. Join us for a walk through the streets of Trondheim, and sense the city’s history that stretches from the Middle Ages to our own high-tech society!
World Heritage Site Røros Distance from Trondheim Harbour: 160 km The town of Røros is one of the oldest towns of wooden buildings in Europe, and also one of the few mining towns in the world that has been found worthy a place at UNESCO’S World Heritage List. The town centre boasts a rare collection of large and well preserved wooden buildings, made all the more real and authentic by the fact that the people of today live and work in them. www.rorosinfo.com
Mailboxes: Yes Guide service: Yes Excursion buses.
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Bunkers boat Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Tank Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes
Distances Airport: 32 km City Centre: 1 km General information Tourist information: 1.6 km Bus: 400 m Taxi: 180 m Rental cars: 900 m Public transportation: 1.2 km (train) Guide Service: Norwegian, English, German and French. Other languages by inqury - 50 guides Shopping: 1 km Emergency: 24/7 medical clinic, St. Olavs Hospital, tel: + 47 73 52 25 00 Tax refund: Yes Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 0 m Terminal building for passenger: Yes Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: City Centre ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes
Quay: Quay 68 Turistskipskaia (Tourist ship quay) Quay 30
Crew facilities No facilities dedicated for crew Port Facilities Open: 24 hrs ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Yes Tidal movement: 2.5 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: Unlimited Environmental limitations/restrictions: None Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 5 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: Unlimited
Height Quayside: 4m
Name & Contacts Port of Trondheim Visiting address: P.O. Box 1234 Sluppen, N- 7462 TRONDHIEM Phone: +47 73 99 17 00 Fax: +47 73 99 17 17 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Channel 16 Emergency: Channel 16 Medical emergency: +47 73 52 25 00 Charts: 458 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.tih.no
Max. Ship dimensions: M/S Queen Mary 2 at quay 68. Tourist ship quay
400 m SCALE
Brønnøysund Cruise Port Events: Norwegian National Day, Norwegian Coast Festival, Nordland Boat regatta, Brass Music Festival, Village Festivals Cruise Season: April - September Average temperature: May 8, June 12, July 15, August 15, September 10 Useful links: www.visithelgeland.com Cruise Information: www.visithelgeland.com Port Information: www.cruiseportbronnoysund.no, www.bronnoyhavn.no
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brønnøysund - BELOW THE ARCTIC CIRCLE Southern Helgeland is home to the famous mythic mountain Torghatten, with its distinctive hole through its middle and the Vega Archipelago World Heritage Site - places which simply have to be experienced. These attractions and Southern Helgeland are accessible via the Cruise Port of Brønnøysund. Brønnøysund is a coastal town with a distinctive character and its attractive town centre offers a wide variety of services. The town centre is a popular place for visitors and residents alike. A walk in the town will introduce you to the local population and coastal heritage, where a pleasant environment and cheerful atmosphere create a frame for your experience.
Attractions/excursions Shore excursions Mythic Mountain Torghatten Duration: approx. 2.5 hours Capacity: 25-180 The famous mountain with its distinctive hole right through its middle is a place visitors simply must experience. People feel small as they wander through the hole, with a length of 160 m, height of 35 m high and width of 15-20 m, which resulted from sea erosion thousands of years ago. The mountain, like many along the Helgeland Coast, is the subject of many myths and legends. We walk a well-prepared path up to the hole, where we enjoy the fantastic view and walk through the hole. UNESCO Island Vega Duration: approx. 4 hours Capacity: 25-90 The Vega Archipelago was inscribed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 2004. The Vega Archipelago gained world heritage status mainly due to the unique interaction between eider ducks and generations of fishermen/farmers. A trip to the Vega Archipelago offers an exciting insight into the traditions of egg and down collection. At Vega we visit the E-House, a museum
and documentation centre about eider ducks. The museum documents the tradition of keeping eider ducks as domestic animals. You can experience the landscape of the eider duck with its exciting and colourful nesting architecture. Hildurs Herb Garden Duration: approx. 1.5 – 2 hours Capacity: 20 - 90 Don’t miss Northern Norway’s only winery and herb garden - Hildurs Urterarium. You will be extremely well received by the excellent hosts and experience their private home. The Sagastua lounge features copies of local artefacts from the Viking Age. The herb garden, with more than 200 plants, roses and perennials, is a gorgeous sight offering peace of mind. The farm has its own art gallery featuring various exhibitions. We taste their wine products and local food. Velfjord Open Air Museum and Nøstvik Church Duration: approx. 4.5 hours Capacity; 25 - 90 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 artefacts from the 16th and 17th
centuries, which combine to illustrate the daily life on a farm during this time, along with the full range of tools for a variety of crafts. The museum features an exhibition of Saami articles of everyday use. Nøstvik Church is a log-built cruciform church dating from 1674. The church features some historical contents, including an alterpiece and church bell gifted to the church in 1758. Nevernes Havn Duration: 4 hours Capacity: 25 - 90 With its idyllic location overlooking Velfjorden, Nevernes Havn gives a fascinating insight into the coastal heritage of southern Helgeland from the 16th century to the present day. See several new and old buildings featuring interesting exhibits including the Brattås House, which dates from 1850 and displays many metal and wooden tools. Also admire the glass, ceramics, textiles exhibitions, and paintings of Lomsdalen-Visten, an area proposed as a national park, in the Art Gallery. Finally, you have the opportunity to see an exceptional collection of war memorabilia from World War II at Naevernes Gaard where uniforms, personal effects, equipment and firearms are on display.
UNESCO Island Vega Photo: Terje Rakke Nordic Life DH
Skarsåsen Fort Duration: 2 hours Capacity: 25 - 90 German coastal fort from World War II. A system of trenches and tunnels centres on the four large gun emplacements. Furthermore, there are defensive positions and the remarks of 11 German barracks on the site. Sømna Open Air Museum Duration: Approx. 3 hours Capacity: min. 25 – max. 90 The rural museum is beautifully situated at the Church in Vik and has 12 old and restored buildings. The museum provides unique insight into the earlier fishfarmers daily life, and by allowing visitors to see old tools and artifacts. Demonstration of baking bread in the traditional style.
Port information Distances Airport: Brønnøysund Airport 2 Km City Centre: 50 m or 2 km, depend which harbor are preferred General information Tourist information: 50 m from pier - in centre of Brønnøysund Bus: 20 m from pier Taxi: 20 m from pier Rental cars: 2 km from pier Public transportation: 20 m from pier Guide Service: 3 main languages or at request 20 guides Shopping: 50 m from pier Emergency: Brønnøy Medical Centre, tel. 75 01 24 00 (daytime), tel. 75 02 05 00 (evening/week-end) Tax refund: No
Norwegian Aquaculture Centre Photo: Erlend Haarberg
The Outlying Village of Lånan Island - Exclusive Group size: 8 Duration: approx. 5 hours Seson: May - June The outlying village of Lånan is the largest egg and down village – and the one farthest out to sea. It is located in the Vega Archipelago, which is on UNESCO’s list of world heritage. The Vega Archipelago gained world heritage status mainly due to the unique interaction between eider ducks and generations of fishermen/farmers, and we will see this unique daily life of the bird guardians. When the ducks take their young and vacate the nest – they leave down as a gift to the guardians of the nest.
Norwegian Aquaculture Centre Duration: Approx. 2.5 hours Capacity: min. 25 – max. 90 Most of Norway is ocean, and utilising the resources of the sea has been, and still is, one of the most important businesses for Norwegians. At the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre you can get a glimpse of the life in the sea, and learn about modern aquaculture, from fish-egg to ready products of high quality. The Centre offers underwater cameras, feeding of fish, information films and professional guiding. The groups will be served fresh, grilled salmon.
Currency exchange: 10 m from pier ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: by truck Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: by truck Tugboats: Yes, on request Anchorage: Yes, on request Pontoons: No
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Pilot Station at Kystverket – Lødingen Tidal movement: 2.5 m Ship tenders allowed: No Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limit Environmental limitations/restrictions: None Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 2 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 2000
Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 10 m Terminal building for passenger: No, but kiosk / restroom on pier in centre of Brønnøysund Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK
Quay: Central Port in town centre Northern Port Gårdsøya
Airdraft: Bridge 30m
Name & Contacts Port of Brønnøysund Visiting address: Brønnøy Havn KF, Havnegata Mailing address: Box 65, N- 8901 Brønnøysund Phone: 75 01 20 70/ 97 54 05 18 (24 hrs) Fax: 75 01 20 71 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: Phone 113 Charts: Norwegian charts NO 488 and 53 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Internet: www.cruiseportbronnoysund.no
Northern Port Gårdsøya
500 m SCALE
Central Port in town center
Bodø Cruise Port Events: August - Nordland Music Festival Cruise Season: All year Normal temperature range: (C) Winter: -10 /+5 Summer +10 / +20 Useful links: www.visitbodo.com Cruise Information: www.portofbodo.com; www.top-of-europe.no, Port Information: www.portofbodo.com
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BODØ - YOUR FIRST PORT OF CALL NORTH OF THE ARCTIC CIRCLE Bodø is an exciting cruise destination eager to be rediscovered. Although a major port of call for the Norwegian Coastal Steamer, Bodø has not pursued the cruise industry for the last decade. However we are now thrilled to be able to relaunch and present Bodø as a cruise destination once again. We can accommodate virtually all cruise ships and offer a great variety of shore ex for all ages, all group sizes and all activity levels. Among shore ex highlights are the world famous Saltstraumen - the world’s strongest maelstrom; the Norwegian Aviation Museum –Scandinavia’s largest and most modern; Kjerringøy – picturesque historic trading post; Svartisen - the Black Ice Glacier is Norway’s second largest. Welcome to Bodø! Attractions/excursions Sightseeing to Saltstraumen Distance: 32 km. / 30 min. by bus Duration: 4 hours. Capacity: 12-40. Saltstraumen, the world’s strongest tidal current, rises every six hours when enormous masses of salt water pass at speeds of up to 20 knots through a 3-kilometer long, 150 meter wide sound. Saltstraumen is famous for its abundance of fish, including cod, saithe, wolf fish and halibut. Traces of 10 000 year old human habitations have been found here. Kjerringøy trading post Distance: 40 km. / 60 min. by bus and car-ferry Duration: 3-4 hours. Capacity: 10-350. A trip to Kjerringøy through magnificent nature! A unique insight into the coastal culture of northern Norway. Experience how both masters and servants lived in a late 17th century commercial spot. Experience Svartisen – the Black Ice Glacier Distance: 175 km. / 180 min. by bus Duration: 5-8 hours. Capacity: 40. Walk on Norway’s second largest glacier or simply watch it up close and personal. An incredible experience and sight.
Norwegian Aviation Museum Distance: 2 km. / 5 min. by bus Duration: 1-2 hours. Capacity: 1000. One of Europe’s most marvellous exhibitions, split into a a civil and a military wing. Military aircraft like the Spitfire, CF-104 Starfighter, Ju 88 and the spy plane U-2. Sloggers and passenger planes like the Ju 52, Twin Otter and F28. Visiting a Sami Camp by helicopter Distance: 2 km. / 5 min. bus to airport Duration: 3-4 hours. Capacity: 10. Helicopter lift to the glacier Svartisen and onwards to a reindeer herd on Saltfjellet where you learn about a Sami families everyday life, struggles, herd moving etc.
Sightseeing From quayside, by bus or walking Duration: 1-2 hours. Capacity: 10-100. A tour around the city by bus. Includes most sights. Fishing trip and visit to Landegode Lighthouse From quayside, by boat Duration: 4-5 hours. Capacity: 10-60. An original lighthouse placed right in the mouth of the fjord. Golf in the Midnight Sun Distance: 12 km. / 12 min. by bus Duration: 4 hours. Capacity: 40. This 18 hole golf course stretches all the way into the beach just north of the Arctic Circle.
Deep Sea rafting From quayside, by boat Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 12-100. An amazing adventure on board a giant, highspeed rubber boat. Experience the sea eagle at close range.
Wandering / City sightseeing with guide By bus or walking Duration: 2 hours. Capacity: 30-60. Wandering in the city area, explanation of architectural principles and development in Bodø.
“Stone age trip” to Tuvsjyen Distance: 35 km. / 40 min. by bus Duration: 4 hours. Capacity: 40. A “breath” from the Stone Age. Get a sense of history around the bonfire in the lavvu.
Guided gallery visit From quayside, walking Duration: 2 hours Capacity: 30-60. A visit to some of the many galleries and art exhibitions in Bodø.
Kjerringøy island Photo: Nadia Nordskott
Saltstraumen Photo: Nadia Nordskott
Sea eagle safari From quayside, by boat Duration: 2-4 hours. Capacity: 10-100. An excursion in RIB which combines action, spectacular nature, adventure and sightseeing with a sea eagle safari Keiservarden – a guided tour to one of Bodø’s most famous observation points Distance: 6 km. / 25 min. by bus Duration: 1-2 hours. Capacity: 10-100. Keiservarden, the Emperor’s Peak. A phenomenal 360° panoramic view of the mountains surrounding the city and the Lofoten Islands.
Port information Two cruise terminals: 1) City centre 2) Ronvik Distances Airport: 1) 1 500 and 2) 2500m City Centre: 1) 5 and 2) 450m
Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 30m Terminal building for passenger: Yes; kiosk, souvenir shop, restrooms and sitting area Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK
Length: 100m 130m 350m 35m
Diving trip to Saltstraumen From quayside, by boat Duration: 5 hours. Capacity: 20. The National Geographic has placed Saltstraumen on its top-10 list of diving destinations. In other words, on of the best diving spots in the world!
Draft: 7m 7m 8m 9m
Cave trip Distance: 40 km. / 60 min. by bus Duration: 3-6 hours. Capacity 5-80. An unusual and exciting experience of silence and darkness. Hang gliding and paragliding above the Arctic Circle Distance: 5 km. / 20 min. by bus Duration: 2-4 hours. Capacity: 1-5. Fly with an instructor in a tandem paraglider from Keiservarden (Emperor’s Peak) to a beachside landing at Løp. Sometimes a Sea Eagle will soar along the mountains with you.
Guided tour of Nyholmen Skanse Distance: 4 km. / 10 min. by bus Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 40-150. The 200-year old Nyholmen Skanse lies in the approach to Bodø, strategically placed to guard the city from battleships during the Napoleonic wars.
It is possible to combine different excursions. All the trips include necessary equipment for instance warm suits, hats and gloves.
Currency exchange: 50m ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: By truck or bunkers terminal Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Tank trucks Tugboats: Yes, on prior request Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes, but for tenders only Other services: Electronic, mechanical, supplies, repair services etc. available
Crew facilities: - Mooring in City Centre provides very easy access to numerous types of shopping, attractions cafes etc. Free internet access available.
General information Tourist information: At the quayside Bus: 30m Taxi: 25m Rental cars: 530m Public transportation: 70m Guide Service: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian Shopping: 15 – 530m Emergency: Nordland Regional Hospital Emergency number 113 Tax refund: Yes, Bodø Airport
Quay: Dampskips quay Østbrekken/Torg quay Terminal quay Klossen
Tour the mines and visit the Mine Museum In Sulitjelma Distance: 100 km. / 95 min. by bus Duration: 6-7 hours. Capacity: 10-100. Visit the kingdom of the mountain man in the visitors’ mine. Dress in miners’ clothing and follow the mine engine 0.9 miles into the mountain.
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Yes, In accordance with Norwegian pilot regulations Tidal movement: MLWS, 0.4m; MHWS, 2.8m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitations Environmental limitations/restrictions: No Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 4 ships (small to medium size) Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 3000
Airdraft: Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Beam: Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Height Quayside: +4.5m (LAT) +4.5m (LAT) +4.5m (LAT) +4.5m (LAT)
Name & Contacts Port of Bodø Visiting address: Terminalveien, 8006 Bodø, Norway Mailing address: PO Box 138, N-8001 Bodø, Norway Phone: +47 75 55 10 80 Fax: +47 75 55 10 90 International Access code: +47 Bodø Port Control: channel 16/12. Phone: +47 908 98020 (24 h.) Pilot: Channel 16 Emergency: Channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norwegian chart Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.portofbodo.com
1 2. Ronvik
1. City Center
Bodø Intl. Lufthavn
500 m SCALE
Narvik Cruise Port Narvik – Norway in miniature. Midnight Sun and Northern Lights. A peninsula surrounded by fjords and mountains. Cruise Season: All year. Average temperature: Winter: -15oC /+10oC, Summer +12oC / +25oC Information and footage of Narvik: www.destinationnarvik.com
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NARVIK - Wild, Beautiful and Historical Narvik is so much more than just beautiful nature! It was the first industrial town in Northern Norway and was given town status in 1902 as the construction of the Ofoten Railway was completed. A town centre was formed and its unique culture was, and still is, influenced by Swedish Navvies, British engineers and sailors from across the world. Due to the iron-ore that is transported from the mines in Kiruna (Sweden) to the shipping port in Narvik - Narvik is the only place north of Fauske with a railway connection. The iron-ore, needed for the weapons industry, was the reason the Germans invaded Narvik on April 9th 1940. The heritage from the days of railway construction, navvy life and war time history is something you as a visitor may take part in.
Attractions/excursions Here is a selection of activities that can be undertaken when visiting Narvik. Some are organized trips others you can explore on your own – summer or winter. Experience Narvik’s unforgettable view. One of the most famous viewpoints in Northern Norway is the plateau at the mountain restaurant in Narvikfjellet. From here, you can experience a view with dramatic changes from midnight sun and blue skies to powerful cloud formations encompassing the Ofot fjord. The majestic mountains provide an atmosphere you will find difficult to forget. On a fine day the view can be so fresh and clear that you can see the mountain ranges in Lofoten. War Memorial Museum Narvik’s dramatic history from World War II. In April 1940 Narvik became the focus of the world’s attention. After half a year of uneventful war Hitler attacked Denmark and Norway. For two months a bitter battle for Narvik and the iron-ore raged between the invading German forces and the French, Polish and Norwegian troops on land, and a considerable British flotilla at sea.
Get close to the local Wildlife Meet the wolves, brown bears, lynx, wolverines, arctic foxes, elks and other animals from the polar fauna. Welcome to the world’s northernmost wildlife safari park. Polar Zoo 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 total experience of visiting Polar Zoo. Located 65 km from Narvik.
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, with a variety of contrasting scenery – from the fertile slopes bordering the fjords to the barren mountain plateau. The journey is a tourist attraction in itself. For Narvik and the surrounding region, the line is a direct route to Sweden and onwards to the Continent.
Golfing 24 hours a day at Skjomen Golf Park Despite the fact that the golf course is located at 68ON, just 2420 kilometres from the North Pole, 200 kilometres above the Arctic Circle - the climate is good for golf. During the summer months you can tee-off 24 hours a day. An unbeatable experience for golf enthusiasts.
Skiing in Narvik One of Northern Europe’s most spectacular skiing locations. In recent years, Narvik has become world famous for its unique skiing facilities and its breathtaking views of fjords and mountains. In Narvik we take for granted having a fantastic ski resort of such a dimension “in the middle of the town centre”. The slopes are professionally prepared and maintained to a high standard. Ski lifts bring you quickly and efficiently to the next level without much of a queue. In order to reach the top of Scandinavia’s most exciting ski slope 1000 metres above sea level there are chair lifts.
War Museum Photo: Andrija Vilrijevic
Polar Zoo Photo: Nicola Mulryan, Destination Narvik
View from Fargernes Mountain Photo: Per Jakkobsen
LKAB iron-ore transhipment complex in Narvik The Swedish iron-ore company LKAB chose Narvik as one of their main harbours for the export of iron-ore. LKAB’s products are transported from Kiruna in Northern Sweden and shipped via Narvik to the rest of the world. The harbour is strategically a very important part of the process (supply) chain and even more important for Narvik’s existence and its dramatic and unique history.
The Northern Lights A magical experience in Ofoten. The Aurora Borealis is also called the Northern lights since it is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere. The Aurora Borealis most often occurs in the Ofoten area usually from September to April. To see the Northern Lights, you must have dark clear skies.
Museum Nord – Narvik The Museum is set in beautiful natural surroundings close to the town centre of Narvik. It is located in the old railway administration building that dates back to 1902 which in itself can be considered a museum exhibit. Ofoten Museum focuses on the local cultural history and theme exhibitions as well as an audio-visual show and films. One of the films reviews the history of the iron-ore company LKAB – past and present. Another great exhibition is The Rock Carvings in the Narvik area which date back approx. 5 000 years and were made in the Younger Stone Age. At Brennholtet in Narvik, close to the town centre you can see the carving of an Elk.
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Yes, Lødingen pilot station Tidal movement: 2.82 m average tide MHW Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No restrictions Environmental limitations/restrictions: None Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 2 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 2000
Name & Contacts Port of Narvik Visiting address: Fagernesveien Mailing address: PO Box 627, 8508 Narvik Phone: +47 769 50370 Fax: +47 769 50384 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Lødingen Pilot Station, Channel 13/16, Tel. +47 76986810 Emergency: VHF Channel 14/16 Medical emergency: 113 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.narvikhavn.no
Distances Airport: 80 km City Centre: 1 km General information Tourist information: 1.2 km Bus: 400 m Taxi: 1 km Rental cars: 1 km Public transportation: 400 m Guide Service: 4 languages/ 20 guides Shopping: 1 km Emergency: Narvik Hospital + 47 76943000 Tax refund: No Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes, On request Parking place for buses and distance: Yes 20 m Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 1 km ATM: Yes, in town centre Internet access: Yes, in town centre Public telephones: Yes, in town centre Mailboxes: Yes, in town centre
Quay: Fagernes Central Harbour
Length: 280m 140m
Draft: 15m 8.3/5.3m
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes, can be ordered in advance Bunkers method: Oil barge, smaller amount by local tank lorry Supplies: Yes from Harstad / Tromsø Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Pumped into tank lorry Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: No
Airdraft: No limit No limit
Beam: No limit 60m
Height Quayside: 3.9m at MW 3.7m at MW
NARVIK city centre
Bulk Pier Pier 1
Fagernes Quay Fagernes
1 km SCALE
Harstad Cruise Port Events: Garden Fair (June), North Norwegian Cultural Festival(June), International Sea Fishing Competition and North Norwegian Beer Festival Cruise season: All year. Average temperature ( C ): January 2.8, July 12.6. Port Information: www.harstadhavn.no Usful links: www.destinationharstad.no
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Harstad - Culture, history and coastal adventures! Harstad is the culture capital of North Norway. With its population of 23200, it is situated on the largest island in Norway; Hinnøya, in one of the most beautiful coastal areas with skerries and islands. Commercial and shipping industries are economically important, and the borough is also a base for the oil industry of the north. Harstad is a communication centre in a densely populated region with Lofoten to the west, Narvik to the east, Tromsø to the north and Bodø to the south. During summer, the town is teeming with people along the quayside. Around Midsummer Eve, with the North Norwegian Cultural Festival, there is music in the streets, in the square, in the pubs, concert hall and churches. Leisuretime activities are many and varied, and boating is a favourite pastime. Attractions/excursions The Trondenes Peninsula – guided excursion Duration all attractions: 3.5 hours Season: All year This is the seat of historical events during the Viking period with Asbjørn Selsbane and Tore Hund in the Snorre saga and their connection to the peninsula. The beautiful Trondenes Church from 1250 and the lake “Laugen” where the first Christians of North Norway were baptized. The Adolfgun Not far from this beautiful and tranquil building, you will find the remains of a very painful part of our history: a fortress built by the Germans during WW2. The fortress comprises, amongst other things, one of the largest land based gun in the world: the Adolfgun. Today, the gun has been completely restored, and you will be given an extensive guided tour of the tower and the bunker where the soldiers lived and worked. The guide will give a comprehensive description of both these attractions: one proof of human greatness, the other of human madness.
Trondenes Historical Centre Get a multi-sense experience of the history and riddles connected with the church and the peninsula. Visit the exhibitions giving you an insight into the fascinating history of North Norway through unique original exhibits, pictures, music, smells and sounds. The exhibition spans many centuries: from the Viking Age to medieval times and up to WW2 and today’s urban society. Distance from pier 3 km.
Røkenes Farm and Guesthouse Duration: 1.5 - 2 hours Season: All year Røkenes Farm is an old trading centre and guesthouse dating from 1750. Traditional farm with restored buildings, gallery and restaurant with exclusive and high quality home-made meals using raw materials from the area around surrounding area. Distance from pier 5 km.
The Farming Community of Kvæfjord Duration: 3 – 4 hours Season: All year We offer a guided tour to the countryside community of Kvæfjord and its agricultural tradition. Visit the northernmost school of horticulture in the world, with its many plants specially adapted to the Arctic climate. See a large collection of art created by mentally disabled artists at Trastad Collections. We recommend lunch at Røkenes Farm and Guesthouse on your way back to the boat. Distance from pier 17 km.
Sea Fishing Duration: 3- 6 hours Season All year A wonderful opportunity to go sea fishing with a local skipper with excellent knowledge of fishing grounds in the fjords just outside Harstad. Enjoy the beautiful scenery of our many islands while you are trying for the biggest catch. Departure: close to cruise pier. Sea Eagle Safari Duration:2-4 hours Season: All year From quayside, by boat. An excursion in RIB which combines action, spectacular nature, adventure and sightseeing with a sea eagle safari.
Hiking to Keipen Photo: Liv-Hege Heill
Trondenes Church Photo: Sør-Troms Museum
Adolfgun Photo: Øyvind Arvola
Hiking to Keipen (Aunfjellet) – breathtaking view. Duration: 3 – 4 hours This is an easy and comfortable walk suitable for all ages. The guide will make an open fire and make real Norwegian “fire coffee” and offer a bite to eat. No equipment necessary – clothing and footwear for the season. Aunfjellet is a great hiking area where you quickly can reach the top and enjoy the magnificent views from steep slopes. Distance: 15 minutes by bus – Walking: 2km easy slope
Vilgesvárre - Sami Settlement Duration: 6 -7 hours Season: All year Restored Sami settlement in very beautiful surroundings, abandoned in 1958. Sale of Sami food. Activities such as trout fishing, canoeing, archery, lassoing, nature trail, berry and mushroom picking, exploring a cave and old sacrificial site. Culture information. Winter activities. Welcome to a unique adventure with Sami culture and traditions!
Arts Festival of North Norway Duration: 18-25 June 2011 and 23-30 June 2012 Join us for the biggest North Norwegian cultural festival and choose among 150 performances including music, theatre, dance, exhibitions, and children’s festival. The Arts Festival of North Norway is in many ways an upper shelf musical venue, featuring some of the best musical artists and acts in the world. But it is also a true festival of the arts, presenting a selection of music, stage performances and visual arts.
Crew facilities No facilities dedicated for crew
Name & Contacts Port of Harstad Mailing address: P.O. Box 193, 9482 Harstad, Norway Phone: +47 77 00 12 10 Fax: +47 77 00 12 13 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Channel 12 Emergency: Channel 16 Medical emergency: +47 77 06 30 00 Charts: Norwegian sea chart 79, 80 Harbour chart 487 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: www.harstadhavn.no
Distances Airport: 40 Km City Centre: 50 m General information Tourist information: 50 m Bus: 50 m Taxi: 50 m Rental cars: 100 m Public transportation: 50 m Guide Service: Major languages. Certified city guides. English, French, German Shopping: 50 m Emergency: Harstad Hospital Tax refund: No Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 15 m Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 150 m ATM: 50 m Internet access: Tourist information office, 50 m Public telephones: 50 m Mailboxes: 50 m
Quay: Larsneset Terminal Stangnes Terminal
Length: 215m 210m
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Harstad Terminal 1 and Stangnes Terminal Pilot: As Norwegian pilot regulations Tidal movement: Average difference 2 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Environmental limitations/restrictions: None Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Fresh water delivery: 2.5m3/min Bunkers method: By car or docking at refuling facility Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Delivery to car Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes
Draft: 7-13m 12m
H A R S TA D city centre
500 m SCALE
Lofoten Cruise Port Events: World Cod Fishing Championship (March), Lofoten Chamber Festival (July), Viking Festival (August) Cruise Season: February - September Average temperature: May: 9, June: 10, July and August: 12. Useful links: www.lofoten.info Cruise and Port Information: Leknes: www.vestvagoy.kommune.no/cruise, Svolvær: www.vaganhavn.no
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Lofoten - Magical Islands Voted by National Geographic as one of the three most appealing destinations in the world, Lofoten is an Arctic island group that has been a cruise ship destination since 1889. Recent years have seen an annual average of 80 cruise calls as well as expansion into a winter cruise season. There are two main ports: Leknes ( 70%) and Svolvær (15%). The landscape is striking in its variety: wildly beautiful places of marsh and rock, green fields and still lakes, dramatic mountains and white sand beaches by jade seas. Lofoten is dotted with picturesque villages and fish-drying racks, as stockfish – dried cod – has been the main export since the Middle Ages. The five main islands are linked by road and you can easily cross all five and return in a day. Passengers can also disembark at one port and rejoin the ship at another.
Attractions/excursions Magic Ice, Svolvær, is the world’s first ice gallery and bar. Ice sculptures representing different aspects of Arctic life, especially in Lofoten, are dramatically lit and soundtracked. Vågan Church – known as “the Lofoten Cathedral” because of its size – was originally built in 1898 and has been recently restored. Lofoten Aquarium, Lofoten Museum, and Gallery Espolin Jonsson are situated just outside Svolvær. The aquarium shows the islands’ fascinating sea life and includes both seal and otter dams. At mealtimes, the seals perform for their food. The museum is dedicated to Lofoten’s past. Espolin Jonsson made Lofoten his home for many years, and the gallery is modelled on his grandfather’s Icelandic farm. The attractions can be booked separately or collectively. Gallery Lofotens Hus is in the charming fishing village of Henningsvær. As well as paintings by North Norwegian artists past and present, the gallery shows the multi-media work Magic Island Kingdom, a loving portrait of Lofoten through the year.
Lofoten Golf Links is a 9-hole course by a white sand beach. Surrounded by stunning landscape, it is possible to play 24 hours a day in the summer and enjoy magnificent views of the Midnight Sun. Dining is available either in the 70-person capacity restaurant or the 160-capacity lavvo, a traditional Sami tent. Lofotr Viking Museum is a living museum housed in a reconstruction of the biggest Viking longhouse ever found. It is possible to row on a replica of the Gokstad, and the Chieftain is available for banquets. New exhibition and Viking film in 2011. Vestvågøy Museum is in the old schoolhouse and displays items from many areas of daily life in Lofoten’s past. There is also a fisherman’s cabin in the grounds. Hauklandstranda, with its turquoise waters, white sand and backdrop of green mountains was voted “the most beautiful beach in Norway”. Unstad Viewpoint gives a breath-taking panorama over the fishing village of Unstad, just a few houses nestled in a classic U-shaped glacial valley on Lofoten’s wild north coast.
Buksnes Church was built in 1905 in the so-called “dragon-style”. Its interior is filled with light and decorated with motifs from Norway’s Viking past. Lofoten Sjøprodukter is a fish-processing plant where visitors can not only learn about the production of both stockfish and salmon but also taste them. Nusfjord is Norway’s best preserved fishing village. The centre is the harbour, surrounded by fishermen’s cabins, some over 100 years old. As well as a variety of historic buildings, there is a café, a pub, a shop, a silversmith, and a bird cliff. Vikten has an attractive beach with some extraordinary rocks sculpted by time and the elements. It is home to a glassblower and a ceramicist, with workshops open to the public. Flakstad Church is the second oldest in Lofoten. This picturesque red church with its distinctive onion dome is set idyllically by the sea.
Aurora Borealis Photo: Rodolp Escher
Mountain hiking Svolvær Photo: Chris Craggs
Flakstadstranda and Rambergstranda are two stunning white sand beaches on the north coast of Flakstad Island. Both make ideal photo-stops. Sund is home to a blacksmith, famous for his steel cormorants, as well as a fishing boat motor museum and souvenir shop with refreshments.
Å Fishing Village Museum boasts the oldest working cod-liver oil refinery in the world. The historic buildings house displays focused on Lofoten’s fishing past. Å Stockfish Museum specializes in educating visitors about stockfish, or dried cod, the islands’ main export.
Outdoor Activities Lofoten is ideal for all kinds of nature-based activities. On land there is hiking, cycling and mountain-climbing. Sea Eagle and fishing safaris by RIB can be arranged, as well as deep sea fishing and kayaking. All attractions and activities are available in both summer and winter
Reine was voted “the most picturesque village in Norway” by a national paper, while Time Magazine called the view of the mountain-lined fjord beyond “the most beautiful view in the world”. Also in Reine is Galleri Eva Harr.
Lofoten Cuisine As well as the wide variety of excellent seafood available all year round, Lofoten is famous for its award-winning lamb. There are also many restaurants specialising in cuisine based on produce sourced locally and from the Arctic region in general.
Port information Leknes = L / Svolvær = S
Terminal building for passenger: Leknes and Svolvær East: Souvenir shop /restroom Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: L 3 km / S East: 140 m / S West: 1.8 km ATM: L: No / S: Yes Internet access: L: Yes / S: No Public telephones: L: Yes / S: No Mailboxes: Yes
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Truck Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: L: N/A /Svolvær: Truck Tugboats: Yes, if ordered in advance Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: L: Yes / S: No
Port Facilities Open: L: 24 hours / S: 0730 – 1600, 1700 - 2230 ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Lødingen Pilot Station Tidal movement: L: 2 – 2.5 m / S: 1.86 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: L: No restrictions / S East: Only until 1800 Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 3 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 4000
Name & Contacts Port of Leknes Visiting address: L: Storgata 37, LEKNES S: Fiskergata 23, SVOLVÆR Phone: L: +47 7605 6000 / S: +47 7606 7990 Fax: L: +47 7605 6001 / S: +47 7606 7991 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Channel 13 Emergency: Channel 16 Charts: L: Number 72 Email: L: email@example.com S: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: L: www.vestvagoy.kommune.no / S: www.vagnhavn.no
Distances Airport: L: 4 km / S East: 6.3 km / S West: 7.3 km City Centre: L: 3 km / S East: 140 m / S West: 2.2 km General information Tourist information: L 3 km / S East: 140 m / S West: 2.3 km Bus: S East: 50 m / S West: 1.3 km Taxi: Taxi and minibus available Rental cars: L: Can be booked at the pier / S East: 60 m / S West: 2.3 km Public transportation: L: Nearest public bus access, 1 km / S: 50 m Guide Service: Number of guides and languages as required Shopping: L: Souvenir shop at pier / S East: 300 m / S West: 1.8 km Emergency: Lofoten Hospital: tel. 113 Tax refund: Available at last port in Norway Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: L: By arrangement / S: Not required Parking place for buses and distance: L: Yes, maximum 100 m / S: Yes, 50 m
Quay: Leknes Stamsund Svolvær East Svolvær West
Length: 191m 170m 214m 122m
Draft: 8m 7m 6m 10m
Airdraft: No limit No limit No limit No limit
Beam: No limit No limit No limit No limit
500 m SCALE
B u k s n e s f j o rd e n
Nordkaia East Coastal Steamer East
Transport quay East
Vesterålen Cruise Port Tour coaches are lined up on the quay near the gangway. The distance from the quayside to the main shopping street is only 100 m. Here you will find, banks, post office, hotels, restaurants, and cafés – everything you need to make your visit complete.
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The World’s Most Beautiful Island Kingdom Vesteralen is the archipelago north of Lofoten, now introducing herself as a new cruise destination. The Vesterålen islands comprise Andøy, Hadsel , the western portion of Hinnøy and the northern portion of Austvågøy – with a combined area of 3268 square kilometres. The Vesteralen area offers breathtakingly unique and varied natural surroundings, a diverse abundance of fauna and birdlife, bird rocks, outdoor activities, boating, deep sea fishing, whale safaris, thriving local villages and bustling fishing communities, historical journeys and cultural monuments, ancient grave mounds, artscape sculptures, museums, galleries, and last but not least - a hospitable and friendly population that keeps alive a vibrant coastal culture. Attractions/excursions Welcome to Sortland -the Blue City by the Sea! The cruise ship doks at the new harbour terminal – City centre is only a short stroll away. The BlueCity Sortland municipality’s millennium celebration was marked by a resolution to paint the facades of city centre blue. The innovation has attracted attention even outside of Norway. It is about 250 shops and service businesses in the city of Sortland. Writing on a Field of Blue Versesadorning many of the blue facades - like an outdoor book of poetry. The Artist`Residence: Andøy Friluftssenter is 30 minutes from Sortland. The centre offers experiences of nature in the wilderness, featuring hiking trails to fishing lakes. Two large Sami tents accommodate 70 pax. Guests enjoy a good drink while they watch their meal (specialities include whale meat, moose, wild deer, Norwegian feral lamb –Villsau) being prepared over the hearth. This facility has been awarded a prize for being one of Norway’s most innovative places for fine dining.
Andenes is 90 min from Sortland. The Whale Centre: Here one may enjoy a multi-media show and exhibit on whales and whale research, as well as a guided tour of the centre. The Northern Lights Centre: Exhibits on the northern lights phenomenon and activities at the Andøya Rocket Range. The Polar Museum A local museum featuring the history of trapping and fishing, with primary focus on trapper Hilmar Nøis and his long winter sojourns on Svalbard island. The Lighthouse: Built in 1859, the tower stands 40 metres high. Its 148 stairs may be climbed to the top by groups of up to 8 persons at a time. Alsvåg Is 45 min from Sortland. Øksnes Museum, the Alsvåg Manor and the Old General Store. The museum recount the history of fishing from the Stone Age and up until to day.
Nykvåg Is a 90 minutes from Sortland. The majestic bird rock Bufjellet is the item of interest here. The bird rock is located nearby the village, and here you will be able to study the screeching kittiwakes and the voracious white-tailed sea eagles, who prey hungrily on kittiwake chicks. Hovden Hovden is 60 min from Sortland, is one of the oldest fishing villages in the Vesterålen islands. On the outermost shoreline is the sculptural installation RÆK III, made from driftwood found on the beach. It is a tribute to the Gulf Stream. Hovden Fishing Industry AS does its dried fish sorting in the dry fish storehouse. Fish drying racks are seen on the lower end of the sandy beach facing to the north Nyksund Is 90 min from Sortland. Nyksund – a very special fishing village that was abandoned for many years but has come to life again in a modern age. Suggested activities: Guided tour around Nyksund, visit Sigrid Setzu`s studio.
Bø in Vesterålen Photo: Hugo Næss
Trollfjorden Photo: Tor I. Bergsmo
Stokmarknes Is 30 minutes from Sortland. Here you find The Coastal Express museum exhibits portions of the coastal express’s history spanning more than a century. The venerable coastal express MS Finnmarken, dating from 1956, is a landmounted part of the museum exhibit. Hadsel Churtch Hadsel Church was built in 1824.The octagonal church is built of cog-jointed logs. The impressive altarpiece was made in Utrecht in about 1520. Stø Is 60 min from Sortland. Stø is a working fishing village year around. A visit to Langnes Church, Vesterålen`s oldest preserved church building.
Port information Distances Airport: 120 km to Harsstad/Narvik Lufthavn 16 km to Stokmarknes Lufthavn City Centre: 50 m General information Tourist information: 150 m Bus: 300 m Taxi: 300 m Rental cars: 300 m Public transportation: 300 m Guide Service: Every major language Shopping: 100 m Emergency: Nordlandsykehuset – Stokmarknes Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: No Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, buses can park on the pier Terminal building for passenger: Yes Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 200 m ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: No Mailboxes: Yes, Sortland post office
Quay: Sortland Terminalkai
Whale watching Vesterålen is close to the continental shelf, where the sea is rich in nutrients and the whale feeding. This makes the area a perfect base for whale watching. Here you can experience some of the world’s largest marine mammals up close! In summer, the large whales from the Mexican Gulf to Vesterålen to eat up on squid. From May to September, whale watching from Andenes and Stø on the far side of Vesterålen. These are boat trips out to the edge, where the 20 meter long and 70-ton sperm sets graze in some summer months, before they return to warmer water.
Whale Centre, Andenes Whale Center was established in 1988 in an old fishing dock at the quayside. Whale Center offers a unique combination of tourism, learning and research. Tourists who visit the Whale Center, or attending a hvalsafaritur, are also invited to visit the Whale Centre’s museum displays whale, whale biology, research on whales and whaling. A multi-media program about whales and their environment appear several times per day. Research on live whales have been an important part of the Whale Centre’s activities since its inception in 1988, the center offers researchers from different universities the opportunity to stay at the center and to avail themselves of the center’s facilities. Biology Students from Europe serve as naturalists on board the Whale watching boats and get in the way exercise in practical training and research.
Crew facilities: Shopping in Sortland. Cross country Sports Swimmingpool
Tugboats: If ordered in advance Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Lødingen pilot station Tidal movement: 0,75 – 2,00 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitation Environmental limitations/restrictions: No limitation Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: Depending on season Maximum number of passengers per day in port: Depending on season
Name & Contacts Port of .Sortland Visiting address: Havnegata 7, Postboks 144, 8400 Sortland Mailing address: email@example.com Phone: 76 10 82 60 Fax: 76 10 82 61 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 12 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Sortland no 76 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Internet: http://sortland-havn.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Hose, 80m3/hour Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Waste disponal car
Draft: 7.5 til 12m
Airdraft: No limitation
Beam: No limitation
Height Quayside: No limitation 1
SORTLAND city centre
Tromsø Cruise Port Events: Tromsø International Film Festival (Jan), Northern Lights Festival (Jan), Midnight Sun Marathon (June), Bukta Festival (July) Tromsø Beer Festival, Døgnvillfestivalen (Aug) Cruising seasons: All year Average temp (C): www.met.no Midnight sun: May 21 – July 23 Northern lights: September – April Useful links: tromso.havn.no, visittromso.no
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Photo: Bård Løken
Tromsø - Gateway to the Arctic Above the Arctic Circle, at 69ºN, midway between the Lofoten Islands and the North Cape is Tromsø, an experienced and well-functioning cruise destination. Amid some of Norway’s most fascinating coast and fjord landscapes, it constitutes one of the most awe-inspiring cruise ports. The number of attractions offered in Tromsø prevents congestion, and the compactness and good infrastructure of the city allows for flexibility when organizing shore excursions. When calling at Tromsø, guests and staff feel welcome and in good hands. Attractions/excursions The Arctic Cathedral Distance: 2 km from of city centre Duration: 25 min. Capacity: 200 North Norwegian nature, culture and faith inspired this cathedral built in 1965, with its architecture resembling ice and snow. The Arctic Cathedral is the iconic symbol of Tromsø. Midnight Sun Concert in the Arctic Cathedral Distance: 2 km from of city centre Duration: 30 min. Capacity: 200 Evocative Midnight Sun Concert in the Arctic Cathedral (Ishavskatedralen) every evening from 11:30 pm until midnight. Polaria Distance: In the city centre Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 200 National information and adventure centre focusing on the Polar Regions. Experience the panorama film from Spitsbergen, polar travel, aquarium with Arctic sea mammals, including live seals and exhibitions on polar research. The Cable Car Distance: 10 min by bus from the city centre Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 27 per ride Take the cable car up to Mount Storsteinen (421 m) for a fantastic view. The Tromsø Island and surrounding waterways and mountains leaves you breathless.
Tromsø Wilderness Centre Distance: 30 min drive from Tromsø Duration: 1-2 hours. Capacity: 200 Enjoy a walk with one of 300 friendly Alaskan huskies in the beautiful countryside just outside Tromsø. Mack Brewery Distance: In the city centre Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 50 “You haven’t been in Tromsø if you haven’t been to Ølhallen!” Enjoy a guided tour and a pint at the northernmost brewery in the world. Tromsø University Museum Distance: 3 km from city centre Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 200 The museum presents in-depth knowledge about the peoples of the Arctic and their history as well as the Northern Lights. Polar Museum Distance: In the city centre Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 100 The museum tells the tale of fascinating Arctic exploration and daring hunting in the ice, all in an 1830 wooden wharf building. Architecture in Tromsø - Perspektivet Museum Distance: In the city centre
Duration: 45 min. Capacity: 20 Take a guided walk of Tromsø’s architecture through those stylistic periods which have shaped the city’s visual expressions we see today. The walk finishes at the Perspektivet Museum. Tromsø Military Museum Distance: 10 min drive from Tromsø Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 50 Display of military history at former German naval cannon battery. Exhibition on “Tirpitz” – the German battleship sunk by the Allies, at Håkøya, in Nov. 1944. The Art Museum of Northern Norway Distance: In the city centre Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: Unlimited Art about and from Northern Norway, along with national art history and temporary exhibitions. The museum has a special responsibility for the art of Northern Norway. Blåst – world’s northern most glass hut! Distance: In the city centre Duration: 1 hour. Capacity: 20 Blåst is an open workshop where you can get a glimpse of how glass is made. Like magic, glass is formed into fantastic products that make great gifts, or as a reminder to yourself.
Arctic Cathedral Photo: Bård Løken
Tromsø Wilderness Centre Photo: Bård Løken
Tromsø Golfpark Distance: 1 hour drive from Tromsø Duration: as long as you want. Capacity: Large The world’s northern-most 18-hole golf course. Open 24 hours a day during the summer months, with an 18-hole course, par-3 nine-hour course, practice areas, driving range, and clubhouse with café and pro shop. Sámi culture Distance: 30 min drive from Tromsø Duration: 1-2 hours. Capacity: 100 Get a glimpse of Sámi and local culture and history.
A Taste of Tromsø Distance: In the city centre Duration: 90 min. Capacity: 12 guests per guide A must do activity loaded with tips that will enhance your Tromsø experience! Our passionate local guides take you on a walk through the city centre. You will leave Tromsø with a better understanding of the history, culture and lifestyle of our chilly slice of paradise. Sommarøy Sommarøy is a fishing village 60 km west of Tromsø and is set in beautiful coastal landscapes.
Botanical Garden Distance: 5 min walk from Breivika Duration: As long as wanted. Capacity: Unlimited The worlds Northernmost Botanic garden features, Arctic, Antarctic and alpine plants from all continents, along with perennials and herbs of traditional use.
Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes Other: In the city centre all the cities facilities are available
Distances Airport: 4 km City Centre: P 0 km / B 4 km General information Tourist information: Yes Bus: Yes Taxi: Yes Rental cars: Yes Public transportation: Yes Guide Service: Number of guides in the major languages Shopping: Yes Emergency: Northern Norway University Hospital +47 77 62 60 00 / +47 113 Tax refund: Yes, Several shops offer tax refunds Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes, Breivika Parking place for buses and distance: Yes at the pier Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: Banks in the city centre ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes
Quay: Prostneset no. 7 Prostneset no. 8 Breivika no. 20 Breivika no. 21 Breivika no. 22 Breivika no. 23 Breivika no. 24 Breivika no. 25 Sandnessund Bridge Tromso Bridge
Length: 200m 300m 194m 102m 102m 102m 104m 150m
Draft: 8.5m 8.5m 7.5m 10.4m 10.4m 11.0m 11.5m 11.5m
Crew facilities Public telephones at the pier. Grocery stores close to the port. Good shopping facilities in the city centre and at shopping centres. Port Facilities Open: 24 h ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: No Pilot: Compulsory as to Norwegian regulations Tidal movement: 1.8 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limitations Environmental limitations/restrictions: No Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 4 ships at the same period. Maximum number of passengers per day in port: Approx. 5000 passengers in the same period
Beam: Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Polaria Photo: Ola Røed
Into the Wild For guests with a taste for the extraordinary, Tromsø offers some unique activities. - RiB boat trips to the remote, north-western islands - Kayaking in sheltered waters or on the open Atlantic - Glaciers walks in the Lyngen Alps - Easy trekking closer to the city. Tromsø has a mountain for any physical level. - Off-road biking in demanding terrain - Deep sea fishing in the world’s richest waters Winter activities Tromsø with its exhilarating, safe and well planned activities take you into the Arctic winter landscapes. - Dog sledging - Sami culture and Reindeer Sledging - Snowmobile Rides - Fishing I sheltered waters - Ice fishing - Skiing - Searching the Northern Lights
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: By ship/truck Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Truck Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes Other services: The Port of Tromsø has a number of other port services Name & Contacts Port of Tromsø Visiting address: Kirkegt. 1 Mailing address: P.O.Box 392, N-9254 Tromso, Norway Phone: +47 77 66 18 50 Fax: +47 77 66 18 51 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.tromso.havn.no International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 13 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Police: +47 77 69 85 00 / 112 Charts: Norwegian chart no 466
Height Quayside: 2.7m 2.7m 2.5m 2.5m 2.5m 2.5m 2.4m 2.4m
Tromsø Aiport Breivika
1 km SCALE
Prostneset Coastal steamer
Alta Cruise Port Events: Alta Soul & Blues Festival, May, - Borealis Winter Festival & Finnmark’s Dog Sled Race, March Midnight Sun: 16 Mai – 26 July. Northern lights: September - April. Dark season: 24 November – 18 January. Useful links: www.northadventure.no, www.altahavn.no
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ALTA - City of the Northern Lights The majority of the inhabitants live in the borough centre on the innermost banks of the Altafjord. The airport and harbour are both centrally located in the town. Alta has been home to a centre for observation of the Northern Lights. For thousands of years people have been attracted to this community at the head of the Alta Fjord. Beautiful scenery, a friendly population and accessibility make it a good place to visit. Alta is also a perfect place for a winter cruise. Here you feel like you are in the middle of a Winter Wonderland.
Attractions/excursions It is possible to combine different excursions. Alta Museum Duration; 2 hours. The pride of the community. Opened in 1991 and in 1993 it won the prize as the best museum in Europe. The museum is situated next to the famous rock carvings - on UNESCO’S “World Heritage List”. Pæskatun Duration; 2 hours A slate quarry, up one of the slopes of the Alta Valley. In the production hall, our hosts proudly introduce us to present-day slate industry from a historical perspective. Canyon Huskies Duration; 2 hours Dog-sledge kennel. Roger Dahl, a former competitor in the world’s longest sled dog race, the Alaskan Iditarod. He takes us with him to visit his huskies, which love being spoiled and petted by visitors!
Sorrisniva Igloo Hotel Duration; 2 hours (January – April) An amazing building of ice and snow, with suites, bar and several lounges. There is also an ice chapel and ice gallery. Alta Canyon – Sautso Duration; 4 hours Northern Europe’s biggest canyon – Sautso – is located 46 km from Alta. You can visit the Alta Water Power Plants from 1987. Walk on the 110-metre high dam. River Boat Duration; 2 hours The traditional riverboats are steered by experienced guides that ensuring a comfortable and safe trip through the white waters of the river. The tours last from 20 min to 2 hours. Boazo Sami Siida Duration; 2 hours A model of the ancient form of Sami settlement, the siida. Your reindeer herding hosts will be the Eira and Sara families. They will welcome you and
tell you about the Sami culture and way of life. On a tour through the siida, you will be treated to an experience of the traditional and modern way of reindeer herding, looking at equipment and utensils used by reindeer herders in the last century. Live reindeer are central in the siida experience. Dog-Sledging Duration; 3-4 hours (January – April) Drive your own dog-sledge or take the passenger seat. Join the huskies and experience the special winter light. (Summer) Feel how it is to go dog-sledging in the winter – with a summer sledge. Campfire’s burning Duration; 4 hours Delight in the total silence while sipping from a cup of hot coffee or tea around an open campfire at Gargia Fjellstue. Join us on a trip out into the forest, and sample our traditional life in the great outdoors. Let the silence relax your mind. If we are lucky, we may catch sight of the Northern Lights over the treetops.
Alta, Northern lights Photo: Ole Magnus Rapp
Hunting for the Aurora Borealis Duration; 3 - 4 hours (January – April) Follow your guide that will help you hunt for the Northern Lights. Enjoy the silence, and learn how to get a good photo of the Northern Lights. Hiking in Alta Alta has an extraordinary nature. Try one of all the hiking possibilities. Here you can fine Hiking trips that takes 30 min to longer trips that takes more than 2 hours.
Alta Igloo Hotel Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
of living, and there story. Bidos ( sami traditional food) is served in the lavvo.In the winter you can take part in the “Sami Games” Overland excursion Duration; 7 - 10 hours To Hammerfest – Northernmost city in the world. To Kautokeino. Visit Juhl`s Silver Gallery. To Karasjok. Visit the Sapmi theme Park To The Northcape – Visit the northernmost point. With a guide that can tell you all the good stories.
Maze and Cavzo Safari Duration; 4-5 hours A genuine Sami village. Here you can get one unique nature experiences in the river boats to the Alta Dam, or a smaller trip over to the old church. In Maze you will also get the sami experience in Maze, where the local host is telling you about the sami way
Snowmobile Tour Duration; 4 hours (January – April) Try to drive you own snowmobile. A Professional, experienced guides take care of your comfort and safety throughout the entire trip. Good winter equipment to keep you warm and good.
Port Facilities Open: 0600-2400 ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Yes Tidal movement: 2.46 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 2 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 4000
Distances Airport: 2 Km City Centre: 4 km General information Tourist information: 5 km Bus: 1 km Taxi: 2 km Rental cars: 5 km Public transportation: 1 km Guide Service: 49 guider, 8 languages Shopping: 4 km Emergency: Alta Legesenter 7845 5555./ 113 Tax refund: No Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, 20 m Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: 5 km ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes Mailboxes: Yes
Quay: Terminalkaia Marinekaia
Length: 169m 69m
Draft: 10.5m 12m
Tirpitz Museum Duration; 2 hours A small, but interesting museum with its collection from the 2 world war, and the ship Tirpitz. Here you can also se a film from the 2 world war. Alta Ski and Alpine centre Duration; 3 - 6 hours Here you will find the perfect conditions for a fun and active winter day. Snowboard, telemark, downhill and cross-country. Possibility to rent skis and alpine equipment. Café with refreshments. Operated by Alta ski- og alpinsenter For The Children Tour Fairy tale hour in the troll woods, and other fun trips.
Name & Contacts Alta Havn KF Contact: Arnt Trygve Nilsen Visiting address: Havneveien 24, 9515 Alta Mailing address: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: +47 90 63 45 18 Fax: +47 78 44 69 11 International Access code: +47 Pilot: Channel 16 Emergency: Channel 113
Port Services Bunkers delivery: No Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: No Tugboats: No Anchorage: No Pontoons: No Fresh water delivery: Yes
Airdraft: 20m 20m
Beam: 40m 15m
Height Quayside: 3m 2.5m
500 m SCALE
Hammerfest Cruise Port Events: Hammerfest Days (July) Cruise Season: March - September Average temperature: March - 3.6 – May 3.3 - July 11.5 – Sept 6.7 Useful links: www.yr.no (weather service) Cruise Information: www.hammerfest-turist.no / www.hammerfesthavn.no
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Hammerfest - The Northernmost town in the world Hammerfest welcomes you to the northernmost towns in the world! Hammerfest is a dynamic city, where contemporary architecture is replacing post-WWII reconstruction buildings. Visitors can experience Hammerfest with a stroll through the city or a visit to its museums. From the early “Pomor” trade with Russia, to a city completely lost in flames, a rich tradition of Arctic hunting and fishing; and, more recently, industrial development in energy and gas: Hammerfest has a unique and fascinating history. Attractions/excursions Hammerfest Sami Camp Duration: 2 hours Driving distance: 4-5 km Level: Less walking – easy tour Capacity: 90 pax Panoramic drive with stops/photo stops at Forsøl, Mikkelgammen and Salen viewpoint. At Salen, you have a fantastic view of Hammerfest. Mikkelgammen is situated on the mountain 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. Finnmark Panoramic Duration: 3 hours Driving distance: 120 km Level: Less walking – easy tour Capacity: 90 pax The excursion starts at the pier in Hammerfest. take a tour of Hammerfest and make a stop at the mountain Salen, with its beautiful view of Hammerfest. On this excursion you will experience the Arctic nature and a beautiful coastal landscape. You will learn more about our history and the way of
life up here. We will have coffee/tee at Skaidi before we return to Hammerfest. Hammerfest History & the Polar Bear Society Duration: 2 hours Driving distance: 4-5 km Level: Less walking – easy tour Capacity: 90 pax Sightseeing through Hammerfest with entrances to the Polar Bear Society and a photo stop at the UNESCO Meridian Monument. The Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society has an exhibition showing the town’s proud traditions of hunting and fishing in Arctic areas. When you have experienced some of this Arctic life and the kingdom of the polar bears, you can consider yourself a worthy member of the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society. The Museum of Reconstruction Duration: 2 hours Driving distance: 4-5 km Level: Less walking – easy tour Capacity: 90 pax Sightseeing through Hammerfest with entrances
to the museum of reconstruction and a photo stop at the UNESCO Meridian Monument. The exhibition aims to convey the poignancy of the dramatic events of WWII: the forced evacuation, the conflagration and the restoration. Never before has any war had such dire consequences for the people of our country. Akkarfjord boat trip Duration: 3 hours Transport: Boat Level: No walking – easy tour Capacity: 126 pax Historically, the population of the islands around Hammerfest was scattered. Today more people are moving to the centers. A catamaran will take you in the direction of the island Sørøya. The scenery on this trip is spectacular, and the captain usually makes a few photo stops for you to enjoy the view in peace.
Hiking in Hammerfest Photo: HT
Midnight Sun Hammerfest Photo: H. Rønning
Gallery Syvstjerna Duration: 1.5 hours Driving distance: 3 km Level: Less walking – easy tour Capacity: 20 pax Exhibition of paintings by Finnmark painter Eva Arnesen. She was Nobel painter of the year 1997 with two striking Northern Lights motifs. Eva is a marvellous colourist, reflecting the shifting light and colours that are so unique to Finnmark. This excursion is aimed especially at those interested in purchasing works of art. Minibus or taxi transfer accompanied by Knut Arnesen (no guide) to the gallery to meet Eva and watch her work and hear her talk about her paintings. The Energy House Duration: 1.5 hours Transport: Bus or Maxi Taxi
Crew facilities No facilities dedicated for crew
General information Tourist information: 5 meters from pier no 1 and 2.5 km from pier 9 Bus: 20-30m from pier Taxi: 20-30m from pier Rental cars: 20-30m from pier Public transportation: 20-40m from pier Guide Service: English, German, Norwegian / 10 to 15 guides Shopping: 100m from pier no 1 and 2, - 2.5 km from pier no 9 Emergency: Hammerfest Hospital or call 113 Tax refund: No Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes / 20m Terminal building for passenger: Yes - kiosk Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: No
Length: 170m 75m 142m
Hiking Tour Duration: 2 hours Capacity: 20 Clothing: Sturdy comfortable shoes and warm cloths. This is a walk for the experienced hiker. We start off in the centre, passing through the city and the church before we walk up Gammelveien (The Old Trail). There is a steep climb up the mountain. As we reach the top of Salen we walk through a small
ATM: Yes Internet access: No Public telephones: No Mailboxes: Yes
Distances Airport: 3 km from pier no 1 and 2, - 1.5 km from pier no 9 City Centre: 0 km from pier no 1 and 2, - 2.5 km from pier no 9
Quay: 1 2 9
Level: Less walking – easy tour Capacity: 20 pax In beautiful surroundings on the site of the first power station in Northern Europe (1891), where hydroelectricity for the street lights was produced, stands the Energy House. In this new and interactive centre, you will have the opportunity of experiencing technology for the production of different energy sources like wind, tidal water and LNG (gas).
Draft: 8.5 – 10m 7.5 – 10m 11m
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: 3 Pilot: Yes compulsory Tidal movement: Average 2.2 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limit Environmental limitations/restrictions: According Norwegian and international regulations: ISPS approved terminals for cruise Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: 2 – 3 according to the staying time and size Maximum number of passengers per day in port: 5000
Meridian Column Photo: Zenisk
forrest and end up in the café Turistua. Here we stop for some refreshments and enjoy a spectacular view of Hammerfest. North Cape Duration: 4 or 8 hours Transport: Bus Level: Less walking – easy tour Capacity: 90 pax On this trip from Hammerfest to the North Cape you will experience Arctic nature at the coastline and inland. Our guide will tell you what life is like in this area. We will pass some bridges and tunnels and see some areas where the reindeer are passing on the way to the coast. It can be a full day tour or a half day tour. Possible to make stop at Skaidi for a small meal.
Bunkers method: Hose from station on berth Supplies: Available Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Truck Tugboats: Yes, but not compulsory Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: No Name & Contacts Port of Hammerfest Visiting address: Havnegata 1, 9600 Hammerfest Mailing address: Po.box 123, NO-9615 Hammerfest, Norway Phone: +47 78 40 74 00 Fax: +47 78 40 74 01 International Access code: 0047 Pilot: VHF Ch. 12 / 16 Emergency: Channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 Charts: Norwegian Chart no. 98, 101 and 489 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.hammerfesthavn.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: available, only marine diesel/ gasoil
Beam: 220m 110m 280m
Height Quayside: 4.5m 4.5m 4.2m
Quay nr. 1
500 m SCALE
Quay nr. 2
HAMMERFEST city centre
North Cape Cruise Port Events: North Cape Festival, June/North Cape Film Festival, September Midnight Sun: May 11 – July 31. Cruise season: all year, main season May – September Useful links: www.nordkapp.no Cruise Information: www.portofnorthcape.com Port information: www.portofnorthcape.com
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Port of North Cape - The Northernmost point North Cape - standing on this gigantic cliff with panoramic views over the Arctic Ocean, you have reached one of the world’s most famous tourist attractions. North Cape is famous for its location with daylight around the clock in summer. North Cape is also a major fishing municipality with many active fishing villages. Honningsvåg is the administrative centre of the municipality and the port of Honningsvåg is the largest cruise port in Northern Norway and the gateway to North Cape. The Arctic winter climate makes it especially challenging, at the same time very exciting, to visit Europe’s northernmost point at this time of the year. The Northern Lights, this spectacular phenomenon of dancing mystic lights on the dark winter sky, is to be seen from this point.
Attractions/excursions North Cape Duration: 3- 4 hours/Capacity 1– 6000 North Cape is known as Europe’s northernmost point, located at 71°10’21” latitude. On the massive cliff you can visit North Cape Hall, a tourist centre with a host of facilities, representing the final frontier with the Arctic Sea. In the hall you find exhibitions, souvenir store, cafeteria and restaurant, restrooms and much more. You can also enjoy a beautiful film from the local area, shown in the supervideograf. BirdSafari a/s – The Number Two Attraction at North Cape Duration: 3.5– 4 hours/Capacity 10– 147 Take advantage of your moment in the north to experience one of Europe’s greatest and most accessible sanctuaries of Atlantic birds. Be dazzled by millions of individual birds breeding and living at Gjesværsstappan Nature Reserve. King Crab Safari by bus Duration: 2.5 hours/Capacity 1 – 60 We welcome you to experience King Crab live at our lavvocamp in Sarnes. Learn about the life of these famous creatures and how to prepare them.
King Crab Safari by boat Duration: 3 hours/Capacity 4– 40 Enjoy deep sea rafting in Sarnesfjord and participate in catching your own King Crab. Learn about the history of this famous creature and how to prepare it. ATV Safari Duration: 1.5 hours/Capacity 4– 10 Driver licence for car required for drivers. Experience the Magerøya Island’s unique nature with many stops for photos at stunning viewpoints over the island and Honningsvåg. Artico Ice Bar Duration: 30– 60 min/Capacity 1– 50 By the harbor. A bar made of ice from the lakes of Magerøya Island. Walls, tables, igloo, seats, and the screen where we show images of the Arctic. Enjoy the polar winter in summer! The North Cape Museum Duration: 30– 60 min/Capacity 1– 100. By the harbor. Presentation of Arctic fisheries and local history of the North Cape area.
Honningsvåg Church Duration: 30– 60 min/Capacity 1– 100. Walking distance from the harbor. Only building left after Second World War. The Gallery “East of the Sun” Capacity 1– 50 The cosy gallery is situated in the fishing village Kamøyvær and exhibits beautiful art and handicrafts from the surrounding district made by the artist Eva Schmutterer. North Cape Christmas and Winter House Capacity 1– 50 A house decorated with handmade crafts, all genuine Norwegian products. Stories from life in Northern Norway. Excursions by Arctic Guide Service AS Arctic Guide Service AS provides guide service and agents in your native language. Beside our main tours to North Cape, Birdsafari to Gjesværsstappan and King Crab Safari, we provide the following tours on the island of Magerøya:
Arctic weather Photo: Bjarne Riesto
Northcape Photo: Destinasjon 71 Nord
Guided Fishing Village Tour Duration: 3 hours/Capacity 1– 400 Enjoy an excursion to nearby fishing villages. Experience daily life and fishing activities in the local community, and learn about the island of Magerøya in general. Visit in local gallery and Christmas House, among others.
Visit to a Sami Camp “Siida” Duration: 2– 4 hours/Capacity: 1– 100 On the excursion to Nordkapp one will also visit a Sámi “siida” (camp) and meet up with a Sámi Family. The guide will provide knowledge of local and Sámi history, traditions and lifestyle. Optionals services can be arranged.
Tracking tours by Arctic Guide Service AS Kirkeporten, Knivskjellodden or Hornvika. Duration: 2.5 hours, 7 hours or 4 hours / Capacity: 1– 15 pr. guide.
Walking Tour in the town of Honningsvåg Duration: 2 hours/Capacity 1– 15 pr. guide Here the main theme is the life in Honningsvåg – in both historical and today’s perspective. Including a visit to the Honningsvåg Church.
Photo safari Duration: 3 hours/Capacity: 1- 50 The Photo Safari gives you more than through-thebus-window shooting opportunities, it will help you discover hidden treasures, and take you off the beaten track. The itinerary will be adapted for each tour, to make the most of the weather and time of day. There will also be a few opportunities for unconventional shots… maybe walking underneath a giant stockfish rack, or capturing a reindeer emerging from the fog.
NEW QUAY The new pier will be ready for cruise season 2011 – we have named it Quay North. It will not only help us to take along bigger cruise ships, but also to be able to handle ships safely in rough weather conditions.
Distances Airport: Honningsvåg Airport, 3 km City Centre: Walking distance
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: Honningsvåg pilot station Tidal movement: 2.8 m tidal differences Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No limit Environmental limitations/restrictions: No limitations Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: About 5 Maximum number of passengers per day in port: No limit
Name & Contacts Port Nordkapp og Porsanger Havn IKS Visiting address: Holmen 2 A Mailing address: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 78 47 64 50/ 91 73 31 43 Fax: 78 47 21 95 International Access code: +47 Pilot: channel 12 Emergency: channel 16 Medical emergency: 113 and local agency Email: email@example.com Internet: www.portofnorthcape.com
General information Tourist information: Walking distance Bus: In the quay area Taxi: Near the quay Rental cars: 1 km Public transportation: On the quay Guide Service: All major languages Shopping: Walking distance Emergency: Nordkapp Cottage Hospital (+47 7847 6660) Tax refund: No
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Tank or vessel Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Local Tugboats: Yes Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes
Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: No Parking place for buses and distance: Yes, in the quay area Terminal building for passenger: No Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: In the quay area ATM: Yes Internet access: Yes Public telephones: Yes
Quay: Quay North, NEW Quay 1 Quay 2 Quay 3 Quay West Quay South Quay East
Length: 100m 150m 70m 125m 115m 80m 80m
For more information of the tours please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Draft: 12m 10m 10m 10m 10m 10m 10m
Quay North (New) Quay 1 1
Quay 2 Quay 3
Quay West Quay South Inner Harbour
H O N N I N G S V ÅG city centre Klubben
250 m SCALE
Longyearbyen Cruise Port Events: Polar Jazz (January/February), Sunfest Week (March), Svalbard Ski Marathon (April/May), Spitsbergen Marathon (June), Dark Season Blues (October), Midnight Sun ( April-August), Cruise Season (June-September). Average temperature: 6 degrees Celcius. Usefull links: www.svalbard.net, www.portlongyear.no
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SPITSBERGEN - THE HIGH ARCTIC One of the world’s largest areas of untouched nature awaits you. During the summer, beautiful colours and contrasts provide the framework for dramatic glaciers, majestic mountain formations, buzzing bird mountains and endless Arctic tundra with its diverse flora and fauna. Welcome to Longyearbyen. During your stay you have various alternative excursions and sights. Pick up by the per to all the excursions.
Attractions/excursions Tax-free shopping Longyearbyen has shops selling everything from food, to sports and leisure equipment, gifts and souvenirs like gold and handcrafts. Svalbard is not subject to customs and VAT regulation. The prices will therefore be cheaper than on the mainland. Gallery Svalbard Gallery Svalbard presents work by artists inspired by the nature of Svalbard. The gallery’s permanent collection houses paintings by the Norwegian painter Kåre Tveter, historical maps, books, and payments notes in the Svalbard Collection, and lithographs in the Recherche Collection. Svalbard Museum In 2008 the Svalbard Museum was designated as European Museum of the year. It is located in the Gateway to Svalbard (Svalbardporten). The exhibition presents fragments of Svalbard’s 400 years history and describes activities taking place at Svalbard. The museum shop offers big variety of polar and Svalbard literature.
Atelier Aino In Longyearbyen Aino has her workshop and gallery close to Gallery Svalbard. The workshop is open to the public which gives her regular contact with both local residents and visitors from the big world outside. The Arctic year with one 4-month long day and one 3-months long night is fascinating and so are the animals, not just the polar bears but also the birds in the mountains, the seals on the ice and the reindeer, which grace outside her windows. The church In addition to the regularly scheduled church service, Svalbard church is also used for a number of activities. A large and cosy fireplace lounge in the church is open a couple of evenings a week, so that you can drop by for a cup of coffee or tea and some waffles.
Dog sledding on wheels Duration: 3 hours Join us for a fascinating trip through Svalbard’s summer scenery. This is as close as you can get to dog sledding in summertime. This is an amazing experience where you get close to nature and our strong, and friendly polar dogs. Visit Dog Farm Duration: 2 hours At the dogs farm you get a briefing about the importance of polar dogs for research activities in polar areas; different dog races are presented and you may even get a chance to pet some of the puppies. Sightseeing Duration: 2 hours Sightseeing by car or bus in Longyearbyen. Well informed guides tell you everything you need to know about Svalbard’s history and modern-day society.
Trapper station Photo: Anna Klitgaard
Dog sledding on wheels Photo: Svalbard Villmarkssenter
Hikes to Varden Duration: 3 hours Local guides will ensure your safety as well as make the trip informative. On the top of Varden you will get a beautiful view over Longyearbyen and areas around. Good hiking boots are required. Hiking to Plateau Mountain Duration: 3-4 hours The trip will start at the funicular station in Longyearbyen. You may see the flora, reindeer and lots of birds. On the top you will get a beautiful view of Isfjorden and Longyearbyen. We recommend warm windproof clothing and good hiking boots. This tour is only suitable for people who are fit and healthy as it involves rough ground and steep slopes.
Fossil Hunting Duration: 2-3 hours We beging the trip by walking through a big moraine landscape leading up to the Longyear glacier. On the way we will stop to look for 60 million year old plant fossils, which we may take home. We recommend hiking or rubber boots. Longyearbyen & Trapper’s Station Duration:2.5 hours The trip will take you into Longyearbyen, Advent Valley, stop at the Svalbard Museum, visit the trapper station and dog farm. Coffee, tea and special Svalbard snacks served at the Trapper’s stations, while you will be informed about the history of the trapper life Kayaking Duration 6 hours In double kayaks we paddle to Hiorthamn, across the
Distances Airport: 6 Km City Centre: From port 1.5 km
Crew facilities Phone/Wi-fi accsess
General information Tourist information: Approx. 1.5 km Bus: Usually there are busses at the harbor side Taxi: Call 79 02 13 05 or 79 02 13 75 Rental cars: Svalbard Auto 700 mtrs / Svalbard Snøscooterutleie around 2 Km Public transportation: None Guide Service: English/German/French/ Shopping: See city centre Emergency: Longyearbyen Hospital tlf 79 02 42 00 Tax refund: Taxfree zone Passenger facilities in port area Shuttle service: Yes Parking place for buses and distance: Yes Terminal building for passenger: Yes restroom Tourist/city maps: Yes Local currency: NOK Currency exchange: From port around 1.5 km ATM: Yes/ Bank building city centre Internet access: A lot of wireless places amongst them Fruene/Lompensenter Public telephones: Yes
Quay: Bykaia Gammelkaia Kullkaia Turistkaia
Length: 84m 48m 32m + 12m 42m
Draft: 9m 5m 8m 4m
fjord from Longyearbyen. The route is over shallow sandbanks close to the Advent Valley delta. Quietly we glide along, close to different sea birds, over cold waters in safe and warm dry suits. In kayaks you get close to the elements, birds and seals without polluting or disturbing the surroundings. We make a landing on the beach in front of the majestic Hiorthamn mountain. We go for a walk to the old wooden houses from the mining period just after 1900. Up in the hillside we find a nice spot and get something warm to eat and drink. The guide takes you for a walk in Hiorthamn that is packed with cultural memories. The kayaks are easy to balance, but still gliding nicely through the water without too much effort. The trip suits everyone with normal health also for those experiencing kayaking for the first time. Age limits: From 12 to 65 years of age.
Anchorage: Yes Pontoons: Yes Other services: Mooring services
Port Facilities Open: 24 hours ISPS approved: Yes Designated quays for cruise ships: Yes Pilot: No Tidal movement: Max 2 m Ship tenders allowed: Yes Ships stay minimum/maximum: No Limit Environmental limitations/restrictions: No Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway’s quality guidelines: Yes Maximum number of ships per day in port: No Limit Maximum number of passengers per day in port: No Limit
Name & Contacts Port of Longyearbyen Visiting address: Bykaia, Port of Longyearbyen Mailing address: PB 350, 9171 Longyearbyen Phone: 91 12 23 00 Fax: 79 02 13 15 International Access code: +47 Pilot: No Pilot Emergency: VHF 12(16) Medical emergency: 113 Email: email@example.com Internet: www.portlongyear.no
Port Services Bunkers delivery: Yes Bunkers method: Bykaia/Kullkaia /Turistkaia: Truck Gammelkaia: From depot Supplies: Yes Waste Handling: Yes Waste water method: Not available Tugboats: No
Airdraft: No limit No limit No limit No limit
Beam: 16m 2.5m
Height Quayside: 2.5m 2.5m 2.5m 1.0m
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LONGYE ARBYEN city centre
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Ringebu Photo: Svein Petter Aagård/Innovation Norway
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Hadeland Glassverk One of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions Since 1762 Hadeland Glassverk has been situated in idyllic surroundings on the south bank of Lake Randsfjord, only one hour’s drive from Oslo and Drammen harbours. With us you will enjoy Norwegian traditions, history and culture and see the latest trends and designs. We offer a range of activities for all age groups. Live Glassblowing In the Glass Factory you can watch master glassblowers turn molten glass as hot as lava into beautiful bowls, vases, wine glasses and other beautiful objects. 3UNNDALSRA /PPDAL Other Attractions ¿NDALSNES RSTA • 250 years of glass history in the3NHETTA Glass Museum
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The highlight of Bergen! From Fløyen there’s a spectacular panoramic view of Bergen and its beautiful surrounding scenery of fjords and mountains. Fløibanen is the only cable car of its kind in Scandinavia, and one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. In case Fløibanen is not included in the shore excursion programme, there are numerous reasons to do so:
• The two funiculars climb the hillside, 26° at its steepest, through an approximately 7-minute-long, comfortable ride, taking you to the top of Mt. Fløyen (320m asl).
• Mt. Fløyen is a perfect starting point for hiking tours in wonderful surroundings. Guided hiking tours are available for both individuals and for groups.
• Our new, spacious plateau by the upper station offers every visitor, small and tall, a chance to relax and admire the breathtaking view.
• The eventful upper station area offers a multiple of enjoyable facilities: Restaurant, café, kiosk, souvenir shop and a playground for children.
• Two funiculars, each with a capacity of 100 enthusiastic passengers, are in continuous and daily operation from early morning until midnight (23.00 in the low season).
• Fløibanen´s lower station is located only 150 meters from the famous Fish Market. The area is easily accessible to tour coaches.
www.floibanen.no Vetrlidsallmenningen 21, N-5014 Bergen Tel: (+47) 55 33 68 00 Fax: (+47) 55 33 68 01 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org - Visit us on Facebook
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Visit the highest of the 7 mountains that surround Bergen. Take the cable car up to the viewing point, 643 metres above the Fish Market. From there, you can enjoy magniﬁcent views of the sea, the island archipelago, fjords and mountains. Mountain experiences in the heart of the city At the sky:skraper panoramic restaurant, you can enjoy local Norwegian food based on nature’s ﬁnest ingredients. All ﬂavoured with fresh mountain air and fantastic views. The Ulriken643 panorama tour is a unique way of experiencing the Norwegian mountains. You can climb towards the heavens from the city centre – up to wild
nature, mountain shopping, paragliding and other exciting activities that you can either take part in or just watch. You haven’t really been in Bergen until you’ve been up Mount Ulriken! www.ulriken643.no email@example.com
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 28th May to 28th August the train has an electronic guiding system that provides information on the scenic sights along the route. Comfortably installed onboard, passengers can enjoy the vista through the train’s panoramic 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. Information and booking for tour operators: nsb.no/agents NSB.Bergen@nsb.no +47 55 96 60 56
RØROS - WORLD HERITAGE SITE NORWAY
cultural life, wild and untouched nature, a dramatic history and locally produced food of the most outstanding quality. • 2 hours by car from Trondheim
DESTINATION RØROS T F E W
+ 47 72 41 00 00 + 47 72 41 02 08 firstname.lastname@example.org www.roros.no
Photo: Tom Gustavsen
In the middle of Destination Røros, you will find the picturesque World Heritage Town of Røros, one of Europe’s oldest preserved wooden towns. The region offers a sparkling
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The colourful, charming streets of the mountain settlement … Wild and unspoilt, yet friendly nature … Where noble culinary craft meets local produce …
Magic moments … Ålesund
Strandafjellet 430 m
Geirangerfjord Cruise ports: Geiranger – Hellesylt – Stranda
The Geirangerfjord is globally unique and is inscribed on the UNESCO List of Natural World Heritage Sites. One of Norway’s largest and most attractive cruise-ship destinations, Geirangerfjord. Stranda Port Authority works continually to quality-assure our offerings to the highest standard, to protect the environment and to invest in new facilities and services. Geiranger Port: A well-known and well-functioning tender port with 3–4 anchor positions depending on the size of ship. Hellesylt Port: Currently a tender port used in combination with Geiranger, but with a new, 100-metre cruise pier, which will become fully operational in 2012. Stranda Port: A new facility, with one of Europe’s finest ski centres. A new cruise pier, 100-metre, at Stranda will be fully operational in 2012. Stranda can be combined, uniquely, with Geiranger and Hellesylt. Stranda Port Authority looks forward to a good business relationship, and to fostering mutual understanding and a shared focus on maintaining a clean environment into the future.
Contacts: Tel: + 47 46 41 11 13 email@example.com www.stranda-hamnevesen.no
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VISIT NORWAY Nordic Cruise Services has for more than 30 years provided shore excursion services for cruise ships visiting Norway. Throughout this period we have built up extensive knowlegde of the ports we operate. Nordic Cruise Services is a subsidiary company of Tide Reiser. Tide Reiser is a service provider in tourism offering a variety of quality products for groups and individuals. Tide Reiser also supplies coaches and boats of all size for charters. Nordic Cruise Services’ expertise within the cruise industry, combined with Tide Reiser’s ability to deliver transportation services, makes our company a strong partner to cooperate with in the Norwegian shore excursion market. Nordic Cruise Services Tel: +47 22 83 50 55 Fax: +47 22 83 50 56 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nordiccruise.no
T.R. Shipping Norway offers a broad range of services within both port agency services and cruise related services. The company has specialized in providing high-quality and effective service. The concept is to undertake all types of tasks varying from simple ship agency tasks to complex logistic problems occurring in the business. These include all types of shipping operations, distribution services and cruise related matters. T.R. Shipping Norway is represented in all major Norwegian ports and in the Baltic Sea region. We welcome all clients regardless of type of vessel, missions or need for services. T.R. Shipping Norway ensures high quality throughout the broad range of services. T.R. Shipping Norway AS, Rosenkrantzgt 7, 0159 Oslo, Norway Tel: +47 22 47 70 00 Fax: +47 22 47 70 09 E-mail: email@example.com Web: www.trshipping.no
«Your first port of call in Norway»
Welcome to the northernmost point of Europe and enjoy all our facilities at the North Cape Hall
New panoramic film portraying the four seasons at North Cape Exhibition from the North Cape´s long history as a travellers’ destination Chapel of St John – the most northerly ecumenical chapel in the world an exciting gift and souvernir shop with a rich varity of beautiful items restaurant with local food on the meny and a fantastic panoramic view of the arctic Ocean Northernmost post office with the special Nordkapp postmark
ContaCt us for more information Tel +47 78 47 68 60 E-post: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rica-hotels.com/Hoteller/Nordkapphallen/
TURNAROUND AT 690 NORTH Tromsø – where your Arctic adventure begins Tromsø is situated amid fantastic fjords and coastal landscapes. The sheltered port enjoys stable weather conditions and is Northern Norway’s major transport, industry and service hub. The city offers captivating sights, a colourful, lively city centre and exhilarating activities: • Travel by cable car for a welcome champagne at dizzy heights • Arctic deep-sea fishing right outside Tromsø • Midnight concerts at the Arctic Cathedral • Visit Mack – the world’s northernmost brewery
Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation
Photo: Per Eliassen/
Port of Tromsø
Winter adventures • Enjoy reindeer and dog sledding or a snowmobile safari through beautiful and breathtaking landscapes • The majestic Northern Lights, weather permitting
Numerous possibilities for pre and post cruise tours in Northern Norway • The Lyngen Alps with peaks up to 1800 m above sea level • Whale safaris departing from Andenes • The World Heritage rock art in Alta dating from c. 4200 to 500 BC • King crab safaris departing from Kirkenes
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ARKHANGELSK TRONDHEIM OLDEN
GEIRANGER BERGEN OSLO
Tromsø - Arkhangelsk - Tromsø
Tromsø - Spitsbergen - Hamburg
Dover - Tromsø (Lofoten)
Tromsø is the perfect starting point for cruises and expeditions to the White Sea and the Russian ports of Murmansk, Arkhangelsk and the Solovets Islands. The long distances require a 10-day cruise, and you can visit the North Cape in either direction. Please note that in the Solovets Islands the ship’s tenders will have to be used.
Leaving Tromsø, this 11 day route includes North Cape, Spitsbergen and the most famous fjords of Southern Norway. A rather long sea stretch from Spitsbergen is justified by the beauty and splendour of Norway’s most famous fjord port, Geiranger.
We suggest a stop en route for festivities when crossing the Arctic Circle to issue Polar Certificates etc. and in the Lofoten Islands, offering a variety of half and full day tours.
www.visitnorthernnorway.com | www.tromso.havn.no | www.visittromso.no
Bergen Photo: Bergen Tourist Board / Willy Haraldsen
Kautokeino Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
Kirkenes Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
RĂ¸ros Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/Innovation Norway
Cruise Norway AS is not responsible for the accuracy of information provided in this catalogue.
Cruise Norway AS P.O. Box 169 Sandviken N-5812 Bergen Visiting address: Slottsgaten 3 Phone: (+47) 55 31 80 21 Fax: (+47) 55 31 80 24 E-mail: email@example.com Internet: www.cruise-norway.no
TrĂ¸ndelag Photo: Terje Rakke/Nordic life/Innovation Norway