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Cruise Itinerary

THE BEST OF THE WEST ATLANTIC Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Norway

Cruise Europe North – the Natural Alternative

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Cruise Itinerary

Explore Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Norway

Iceland

Enjoy the great variations in the natural wonders of the three different countries. Visit nine exciting destinations that all compliments each other and gives great planning flexibilities.

Isafjördur Akureyri Reykjavík

Norway Seydisfjördur

Reykjavik - Next door to Nature Isafjördur - Like a vision of a Fairytale Akureyri - The Jewel of the North Seydisfjördur - A delicate town in wild nature Tórshavn - ”The World’s best Islands”, National Geographic

The Faroe Islands

Ålesund - The Adventure Capital of the Fjords Geirangerfjord - Unesco World Heritage Fjord

Tórshavn Ålesund Geirangerfjord Olden, Nordfjord Bergen

Distances in nautical miles Reykjavik – Isafjördur

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177 Nautical Miles

Isafjördur – Akureyri

147 Nautical Miles

Akureyri – Seydisfjördur

210 Nautical Miles

Seydisfjördur – Tórshavn

288 Nautical Miles

Tórshavn – Ålesund

372 Nautical Miles

Ålesund – Geiranger

61 Nautical Miles

Geiranger – Olden

169 Nautical Miles

Olden – Bergen

167 Nautical Miles

Bergen – Tórshavn

382 Nautical Miles

Tórshavn – Reykjavik

505 Nautical Miles

Olden - Nordfjord - Gateway to the Glaciers Bergen - The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway - 3 different countries - 9 ports - 9 different experiences

The itinerary gives great planning flexibilities, and some of the ports can be exchanged on a relatively short notice if capacity problems in one of the ports.

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The best of the West Atlantic Iceland, The Faroe Islands, Norway

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Port of Tórshavn One of the world’s smallest capitals, Tórshavn, is the gateway to the beautiful and unspoilt Faroe Islands. Tórshavn’s central location within the islands allows for easy access to even the most remote areas, and each year the port hosts upwards of 40 cruise calls, with more than 45,000 passengers and crew. Tórshavn is home to 17,000 of the Faroe Islands’ 48,000 residents, who also share the islands with approximately 70,000 sheep! The picturesque city is a political and cultural centre which, more than 1,100 years ago, served as a meeting place for ancient Vikings.

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General information Pilot yes, not compulsory, recommended Tidal movement 0,3 m Maximum ship dimensions Length 320 m Draft up to 11 m Air draft no restrictions Beam no restrictions

Port facilities

Anchorage Available yes Pontoons no Tugboats available on request Port services Bunkers diesel by truck Supplies available Waste handling available on request Fresh water yes Transportation Shuttle services yes Excursion buses yes Taxis yes, Terminal Public transportation yes, Terminal Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers no Tourist information Terminal Shopping within walking distance, Sundays limited Restrooms Terminal Local currency DKK Currency exchange in city centre ATM yes, Terminal Internet access yes, in public library Guide service yes, on request City maps yes, Terminal Public telephones yes, Terminal Mailboxes yes, Terminal Distances City centre 0,5 km Airport 47 km

Attractions Kvívík and Kollafjördur A river runs through the village of Kvívík, where a Viking settlement has been excavated. In neigh­bour­ing Kollafjördur, a grass roof church is located beside a schoolhouse built from Faroese stone.

Vestmanna Seacliffs

A breathtaking boat trip. Sail through narrow straits, into deep grottos, and be amazed by sheer cliffs. See birds nesting on precarious ledges and sure-footed sheep, grazing on the steep slopes.

Saksun and Coastal Villages

The old grass roof church stands above the bay, solitary in the magnificent scenery. Above are farmhouses; now a museum. The surrounding mountains deprive the village of sun for three months in winter.

and activities Horseback Riding: Riding tours in the hills around Tórshavn. Sea Angling: Fishing trips in the fresh, clean Faroese waters. The Nordic House: Presents

Nordic culture inside an amazing feat of Scandinavian architecture.

The National Art Museum:

Diverse collection of contemporary and traditional Faroese art.

Cultural Village of Kirkjubö:

Medieval bishop’s residence and the ruins of St. Magnus’ Cathedral, dating from 1300 A.D.

Island of Nólsöy: Experience the

laid-back pace of this picturesque village with numerous birds and sheep, but no cars!

National History Museum: Fine collection including traditional Faroese boats and open-air museum.

Adventure: Mountain trips with 4x4 ATV bikes. RIB Sea Safari exploring the fjords in high speed boats. Hiking in the beautiful mountains around the capital. Tinganes, The Old Town:

Historic buildings housing the government, as well as private dwellings.

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Port of

Tórshavn

From the moment visitors glimpse the traditional grass roof houses, painted in an array of vibrant colours, they know they are in for a unique experience. Upon docking, passengers are within walking distance of the city centre. Tórshavn is clean, safe and family-friendly, perfect for walks and for enjoying the unique atmosphere where the traditional blends with internationally acclaimed, avant-garde art and design.

Port of Tórshavn Mail address: P.O.Box 103, FO-110 Tórshavn, Faroe Islands Telephone: +298 311 762 Fax: +298 319 059 E-mail: port@torshavn.fo www.cruisetorshavn.fo Contact person: Jónsvein Lamhauge, Harbour Master 7 Contact e-mail: jonsvein@torshavn.fo


Port of Akureyri – The Jewel of the North Akureyri (population 17,000) is the administrative, transportation and commercial centre of northern Iceland. One of the most popular tourist destinations in Iceland, Akureyri lies at the bottom of Iceland’s longest fjord, the Eyjafjordur. It offers many cultural attractions such as a theatre, a symphony orchestra, and a bustling university. Visitors to Akureyri can ride on horseback through deserted valleys, fish in crystal-clear lakes and rivers, swim in geothermal pools, and navigate rugged mountain terrain. Other activities include golfing under the midnight sun, whale-watching, super jeep safari, or a tour of the northernmost botanical garden in the world.

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General information Pilot yes, compulsory Tidal movement 1,5 m Maximum ship dimensions Length 340 m Draft 10 m Air draft no restrictions Beam no restrictions

Port facilities

Anchorage Available yes Pontoons no Tugboats available Port services Bunkers available Supplies available Waste handling yes Fresh water yes Transportation Shuttle services available Excursion buses yes Taxis yes Public transportation yes Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers no Tourist information within walking distance Shopping within walking distance, 500 m Restrooms yes Local currency ISKR Currency exchange in city centre ATM in city centre Internet access in city centre Guide service yes City maps yes Public telephones yes Mailboxes yes Distances City centre 0,5 km Airport 4 km

Attractions Lake Myvatn - Jewels of the North

Take in the many scenic wonders of the North in one day: majestic waterfalls, amazing geological phenomena, bubbling pools of mud and other thermal features, and a lake that overflows with bird life . This fascinating tour has it all.

Nature, Folk & Flora

Experience Godafoss Waterfall, the Falls of the Gods, the unique Laufás Folk Museum and stroll through the Akureyri Botanical Gardens – a delightfully refreshing tour!

and activities The Botanical Garden: The

Botanical Garden is popular with the local popu­lation and visitors to Akureyri.

Hrísey, the Pearl of Eyjafjördur: A peaceful island

Polar Flight to Grímsey

Fly over the Artic Circle on your way to the charming island of Grímsey. See how the Icelanders have lived for centuries and get a taste of being “off the beaten track”, Icelandic style!

in the middle of Eyjafjördur; the second largest in Iceland. A wellknown paradise for bird watchers.

Akureyri Golf Club: Established in 1935. 18-hole golf course, par 36/35. Club facilities: changing rooms, restaurant, bar and pro shop.

Akureyri Museum: Collection, preservation, and study of objects and records relating to cultural history and industry.

Laufás: The old rectory at Laufás. The oldest part of the farm was built in 1840. The buildings are considered to be the prototype of Icelandic architecture. Horse Rental: ”Kátur” specia­lizes in tours along the banks of the river Eyjafjardará, and ”Pólarhestar” in tours of the countryside and mountains.

Nonnahús; Jón Sveinsson Memorial Museum: Probably

built in 1849, dedicated to the memory of writer and pastor Jón Sveinsson, Nonni (1857-1944).

Godafoss Falls and Leisurely Akureyri: Enjoy the hot spots the “Falls of the Gods” and glorious Botanical Gardens at a laid-back pace.

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Port of

Akureyri

The nearby island of Grímsey allows visitors to cross the Arctic Circle. Also worth a trip are the geothermal area of Lake Mývatn, the Godafoss Waterfall, and Dettifoss, the most powerful waterfall in Iceland.

Port of Akureyri Mail address: Port of Akureyri, P.O. Box 407, IS 600 Akureyri, Iceland Telephone: +354 460 4200 Fax: +354 460 4209 E-mail: port@port.is Contact person: Petur Olafsson Contact e-mail: petur@port.is

www.visitakureyri.is www.port.is

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Port of Isafjördur – Like a vision of a Fairytale The approach to the Icelandic town of Isafjördur is like a vision from a fairytale, an unforgettable journey of approximately 80 km. through the Isafjardardjup Bay. Visitors sail past numerous fjords; mysterious places where the landscape seems to swallow the sea and ships are left seemingly powerless by the call of the unknown. Isafjördur is located in the midst of a fjord, with mountains towering above on three sides. It is connected to the rest of the island by a long, unpaved road. Despite having only about 4,000 residents, Isafjördur is a dynamic city and the hub of the Westfjords. Featuring cultural events year-round, Isafjördur is a dynamic, bohemian community. Its tidy town centre boasts a pleasant atmosphere and big-town ambience, and is well-suited for exploration by foot.

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General information Pilot compulsory Tidal movement 2.3 m Maximum ship dimensions Length 225 m Draft 7,8 m Air draft no Beam no restrictions

Port facilities

Anchorage Available yes Pontoons yes, 40 m, can use both sides Tugboats available 12, 5 ton pull power Port services Bunkers available by trucks Supplies available Waste handling yes Fresh water yes, 40 m tr/ton pr. hour Transportation Shuttle services yes, upon request Excursion buses yes Taxis yes Public transportation yes Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers no Tourist information yes Shopping within walking distance open 7 days Restrooms yes Local currency ISKR Currency exchange yes, in banks open 5 days a week ATM yes, in town area all days Internet access yes Guide service yes City maps yes Public telephones yes Mailboxes yes Distances City centre 0, 2 km Airport 5 km, domestic flights, only to Reykjavik

Attractions

Vigur Island

Explore the bird wildlife of Vigur, the Paradise Island. Boat tour and refreshments; tour of the island, home to Puffin nests and large Eider duck populations.

Life and Culture

Bus tour around Isafjördur and vicinity. Also ”Mountains and Fjords” bus tour around the Alps of Westfjords.

and activities Isafjördur Village Streets:

Meander through the historic old town of Isafjördur. Guides available upon request; maps for self-guided walks available at the Tourist Information Office.

Calm Fjord Kayaking:

Paddle on the peaceful fjords sourrounding Isafjordur.

An abandoned village

Visit Hesteyri, a hamlet abandoned in the 1950´s and is now the gate to the Hornstrandir nature reseve.

Art Galleries: Exhibits at the Isafjördur Culture House (“Old Hospital”) and Edinborg Culture House.

Nature Walks: Variety of walking and hiking opportunities; choose from short and leisurely strolls or more challenging hikes. Golf: Play a round at the

Isafjördur Golf Club, in the beautiful Tungudalur Valley.

Walking Tour of Isafjördur

Walk the back streets of Isafjördur on an enjoyable stroll around the picturesque town.

Horseback Riding: Indoor or outdoor riding on the Icelandic horse, for all ability levels. Maritime Museums: Two of Iceland’s most acclaimed maritime museums: the Isafjördur Maritime Museum, a seven minutes’ walk from the pier; and the Osvor Museum, near the village of Bolungarvik. Bike Rental: Bike through Isafjördur and its surroundings.

Contact information

Port of

Isafjördur

Isafjördur is home to some of the oldest houses in Iceland, dating from the 1700’s, a fascinating Maritime Museum and a good selection of cafés, restaurants, and shops offering original gifts and souvenirs.

Port of Isafjördur Mail address: Harbour building, Asgeirsbakki, 400 Isafjördur, Iceland Telephone: +354 450 8080 Fax: +354 456 4523 E-mail: port@isafjordur.is Contact person: Gudmundur M Kristjansson, Harbour Master

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Reykjavík - next door to nature Reykjavik, the capital of Iceland, is the leading cruise port in the North Atlantic receiving around 100.000 cruise guests during the season. Cruise ships typically spend 8 - 36 hours in the Capital and offer shore excursions to unique natural attractions within easy reach of the city, and sightseeing and entertainment in the modern city itself. City attractions include open-air swimming in pools heated to 26 – 28°C by naturally hot geothermal springs, late-night golf in the summer midnight sun, whale watching, and rides on the hardy Icelandic horse, a pedigree breed used by the Vikings. A new dimension was added 2011 when the waterfront Concert Hall was inaugurated and taken in use - right beside the old harbour.

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General information Pilot yes, compulsory Tidal movement 4 metres Maximum ship dimensions Length 450 metres Draft 12 metres Air draft no restrictions Beam no restrictions

Port facilities

Anchorage Available yes Pontoons no Tugboats available Port services Bunkers available Supplies available Waste handling yes Fresh water yes Transportation Shuttle services yes, for Skarfabakki Excursion buses yes Taxis yes Public transportation yes Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers Cruise Welcome Centre Tourist information yes Shopping down town, open 7 days a week Restrooms yes Local currency ISKR Currency exchange yes ATM yes Internet access yes Guide service yes City maps yes Public telephones yes Mailboxes yes Distances City centre 10 minutes by bus Airport 45 km to international, domestic 5 km

Attractions

Golden Circle

An eight-hour excursion to the world famous geothermal area of the spouting hot spring Geysir and the majestic Gullfoss Waterfall.

Blue Lagoon

Only a half-hour drive from Reykjavík, the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa attracts thousands of guests each year. A most family-friendly attraction.

and activities Botanical Garden: Visitors can see the Icelandic flora together with a variety of foreign plants. Bike Reykjavík: Make use of organised bicycle tours in the city and neighbouring areas. Reykjavík Swimming Pool:

Glacier Langjökull

An adventure excursion, by snow scooters and superjeep, on top of the Glacier Langjökull. A full-day tour with packed lunch.

Outdoor thermal pool and health spa. This pool buzzes with life, regardless of weather, ideal for children and grown-ups alike.

Árbær Museum: Open-air museum that gives a sense of the architecture and way of life in Reykjavík. Staff are dressed in period costume and the museum organises many events and exhibits.

Golf: Several 18-hole golf courses are located in Reykjavík and its vicinity, in a landscape of rolling hills and rocky terrain.

The Culture House: Displaying Icelandic history and cultural heritage, including original manuscripts of the Icelandic Sagas.

Reykjavík Settlement Exhibition: Displays a Viking-age longhouse from around 930 A.D., found in an archaeological excavation in the centre of Reykjvík.

Horse Riding: One of the most popular sports in Iceland. The good-tempered Icelandic horse is manageable by both children and adults. Short or long excursions are offered.

www.visitreykjavik.is

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Port of

Reykjavík

Half an hour´s drive from Reykjavik is the renowned Blue Lagoon geothermal spa, set in the middle of a lava field and filled with mineral-rich geothermal brine. Among longer day trips are The Golden Circle, including the spouting hot spring Geysir, glacier safaris by superjeep and snow scooters, and flights to spend a couple of hours in Kulusuk, Greenland.

Port of Reykajvik Mail address: 17 Tryggvagata, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland Telephone: +354 525 8900 Fax: +354 525 8990 E-mail: hofnin@faxaports.is Contact person: Agust Agustsson Contact e-mail: agag@faxaports.is

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Port of Seydisfjördur

- A delicate town in wild nature

Seydisfjördur harbour provides an ideal destination for cruise ships. The peaceful village, shaped by Norwegian entrepreneurs over a century ago, lies sheltered by dramatic snow-flecked mountains. The colourful, Norwegian-style wooden houses render this village unique in Iceland, and walking trails around town, out along the coast, or by the Fjardará River allow for many pleasurable and relaxing experiences. Seydisfjördur is distinguished by its close proximity to wild nature - some might even consider it on the verge of the uninhabitable. The climate and its harsh tendencies have shaped those living here. Seydisfjördur is home to approximately 700 residents, who have traditionally lived off fishing. In recent years, however, tourism has grown rapidly.

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General information Pilot yes, not compulsory Tidal movement 1,6 m Maximum ship dimensions Length 230 m Draft 10 m Air draft no restriction Beam no restriction

Port facilities

Anchorage Available yes Pontoons yes Tugboats available Port services Bunkers available Supplies available Waste handling yes Fresh water yes Transportation Shuttle services yes Excursion buses yes Taxis yes Public transportation no Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers yes Tourist information yes Shopping yes, closed on Sundays Restrooms yes Local currency ISKR Currency exchange within walking distance, not Sat.-Sund. ATM within walking distance Internet access yes, wireless in the harbour terminal Guide service yes City maps yes Public telephones yes Mailboxes yes Distances City centre 0,40 km Airport 26 km

Attractions

Mt. Bjólfur

A trip onto the uppermost mountain slopes, offering a fantastic view of the Fjord and a stop at a beautiful waterfall. 1½ -2 hours by coach.

Town and Nature

Stroll around the historical town of Seydisfördur, including a visit to the Technical Museum. Walking tours with local guides or on your own. Kayak or mountain bike tours, sightseeing by boat or deep sea fishing for small groups.

and activities Skálanes:

Nature and heritage site; a paradise for bird lovers.

Magnificent East Iceland Highlands

Dimmugljúfur Canyon, Snæfell Mountain, and Brúarjokull Glacier. This full-day tour gives you a taste of Iceland. The only place to see wild reindeer in Iceland; home to thousands of geese as well. Advance reservations required.

Skaftfell:

Centre for the visual arts, exhibitions year-round.

Lagarfljót Lake:

Sightseeing tour around the lake.

Vestdalseyri/Vestdalur:

Experience nature and local history on a walk through this nature and heritage site.

Fjardará River & Fjardarsel Museum: Walk along the river

and visit this historical electric utility.

Eastern Borga Fjord (Borgafjordur):

Coach tour to the Fjord, half or full day.

Hengifoss Waterfall:

Tour and walk.

www.visitseydisfjordur.com

Contact information

Port of

Seydisfjördur

During the summer, Seydisfjördur has a thriving arts scene, with visiting artists and a growing community of artists-inresidence. The Skaftfell Cultural Centre contains works by some of these, including the Swiss-German artist and former Seydisfjördur resident, Dieter Roth (1930-1998).

Port of Seydisfjördur Mail address: Hafnargata 44, 710 Seydisfjördur Mobile +354 861 7789 Telephone: +354 470 2308 Fax: +354 472 1588 E-mail: alla@seydisfjordurport.is Contact person: Adalheidur Borgthorsdottir Contact e-mail: 15 alla@seydisfjordurport.is


Ålesund – The Adventure Capital of the Fjords Ålesund - recently voted the most beautiful town in Norway - has a spectacular setting across several islands stretching out into the sea, and is situated at the very entrance to the World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord. The town offers a wide variety of attractions and excursions, and is an excellent starting point for round trips to some of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions. Above all, Ålesund is internationally renowned for its unique architecture in the Art Nouveau style. The town was devastated by fire during a winter night in 1904, destroying 850 houses and leaving 10,000 people homeless. The new Ålesund rose like the Phoenix from the ashes with a unique architectural style and a myriad of turrets, spires, and medieval ornamentation. Each year, more than 100 cruiseships visit this popular port with its well-known attractions. The access to the port is excellent, due to a wide and deep trench, leading all the way from the open sea into the port. Cruise ships of all sizes can be docked at a cruise terminal in the centre of the picturesque town.

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General information Pilot yes, compulsory Tidal movement 1,5 - 2m Maximum ship dimensions Length no restrictions Draft no restrictions Air draft no restrictions Beam no restrictions

Port facilities

Anchorage Available yes Pontoons no Tugboats available Port services Bunkers gas oil Supplies available Waste handling yes Fresh water yes Transportation Shuttle services cruiseterminal within walking distance Excursion buses yes Taxis yes, has to be ordered Public transportation yes Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers no Tourist information yes Shopping within walking distance, Sundays closed Restrooms in city centre Local currency NOK Currency exchange in city centre ATM in city centre Internet access in city centre Guide service yes City maps yes Public telephones in city centre Mailboxes in city centre Distances City centre 200 m Airport 15 km

Attractions Mount Aksla & Fjellstua Mount Aksla, with the Fjellstua vantagepoint, is one of Ålesund’s main attractions. The breath­­taking view of the town, islands, Sunnmøre Alps and the fjords is a must-see!

Alnes Lighthouse

Explore the saga islands of Giske and the marble Giske Church. Visit the picturesque fishing village at Alnes on the island of Godøy, and enjoy homemade cakes in the cafè at Alnes Lighthouse!

Trollstigen

Explore the land of trolls and fairytales! Experience wild mountains, roaring waterfalls and stunning views on the Trolls’ Path Road (Trollstigen). Admire the Troll Wall, Europe’s highest vertical mountain face.

and activities Atlantic Sea Park, Aquarium:

Interactive aquarium. Daily diving shows, penguins, and activity pool for children. www.atlanterhavsparken.no

Sunnmøre Open-Air Museum:

Folk Museum with coastal culture; large collection of old houses and boats. www.sunnmore.museum.no

Art Nouveau Centre: A time

machine takes you back to the Great Town Fire of 1904! Multimedia shows, exhibitions, interiors. www.jugendstilsenteret.no

Aalesunds Museum:

Exhibits on fishing history, World War II and the Great Town Fire. www.aalesunds.museum.no

Fishing Trips: Enjoy an exciting

fishing trip by boat. Catches can include: cod, pollack, haddock, saithe. www.visitalesund.com

Geirangerfjord: Enjoy a day

excursion to the magnificent World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord. www.visitgeirangerfjorden.com

Hjørundfjord: Remote, but easily accessible fjord. One of Norway’s hidden gems! Runde Bird Sanctuary: Every year this bird cliff is inhabited by more than 500,000 birds – including the popular Puffins. Wildlife Sea Safari: Exciting adventures! Sea rafting, bird watching. www.62.no The Yoogons: Discover the Yoogon Trolls of Ålesund (families & children).

Contact information

Port of

Ålesund

A new 200 meter long expansion of the cruise pier will be operative from June 2012. The total lenght of the pier will be 570 meters, and the expansion will enable Ålesund to accommodate two mega size ships at the same time.

Port of Ålesund Mail address: Skansekaia, 6002 Ålesund, Norway Telephone: +47 70 16 34 00 Fax: +47 70 16 34 01 E-mail: post@alesund.havn.no Contact person: Anders Bjørdal Contact e-mail: anders.bjordal@alesund.havn.no 17

www.alesund.havn.no


City of Bergen - The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway The city of Bergen is the leading cruise port in Norway. Bergen is a unique city, not only because of its magnificent location and world famous surroundings. Seven magnificent mountains and beautiful fjords form the backdrop to an international, yet distinctive atmosphere that leaves no visitor to the city unaffected. No wonder it is one of the most popular destinations in Norway. Each year, Bergen welcomes more than 300 cruise calls with near 500.000 passengers. Compared to the city’s own 260,000 residents, that is quite an impressive number.

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General information Pilot yes, compulsory Tidal movement 0,8 m Maximum ship dimensions Length no restrictions Draft 12,2 m Air draft 63 Beam no restrictions

Port facilities

Anchorage Available yes Pontoons no Tugboats available Port services Bunkers available Supplies available Waste handling yes, & reception facilities for grey water/sewage Fresh water yes Transportation Shuttle services yes, free of charge from Dokken area Excursion buses yes Taxis yes, has to be ordered Public transportation yes Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers no Tourist information within walking distance Shopping within walking distance Restrooms no Local currency NOK Currency exchange within walking distance ATM no Internet access no Guide service yes City maps yes Public telephones yes Mailboxes yes Distances City centre approx 0,4 km Airport approx 16 km

Attractions Mount Fløyen Enjoy a seven-minute ride from the city centre to the top of Mount Fløyen on the Fløibanen funicular. Many lovely walks to choose from. Restaurant and café. Bryggen - The Wharf The most famous ‘relic’ from the Hansas, who settled in Bergen in the 13th century. The charming wooden houses are still a vibrant part of the city environment. On UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Edvard Grieg Museum – Troldhaugen Built in 1885, the home of the Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. Here he composed several of his most famous works. Concert hall seating 200. Restaurant.

and activities Bergen Aquarium: Fish, seals, penguins, cinema, and restaurant. Tropical section with snakes and crocodiles. www.akvariet.no

The Ulriken 643 Panorama Tour: The tour starts with a

bus ride from the Fish Market. The Ulriken 643 cable car takes you to the highest of ”the 7 mountains”. www.ulriken43.no

Haakon’s Hall, Rosenkrantz Tower:

Medieval fort and castle.

Hanseatic Museum, Schøtstuene: One of the oldest

wooden buildings in Bergen.

Lysøen Island: Violin virtuoso Ole Bull´s summer residence, built in 1873. Old Bergen: A miniature

museum city of wooden houses from the 18th and 19th centuries.

VILVITE Science Centre:

Science discovery centre; 75 interactive installations.

Art Gallery Street: Several

art museums and galleries in a row, dating from medieval to modern times.

Outdoor activities:

Fishing, hiking, biking, rafting, ocean kayaking, climbing and mountaineering - the choice is yours!

www.visitBergen.com/traveltrade

Contact information

Port of

Bergen

Bergen is more than 900 years old, and bears a proud history dating back to Viking settlements in 1070. The city is not large by European standards, but it is packed with attractions for the interested traveller. The great variety of things to do in Bergen makes the city impossible to categorise. Tradition and history blend with a vibrant cultural scene. The legacy of the Hanseatic period goes hand-in-hand with Bergen’s present status as a European cultural city - both of which are highly visible during a stroll around the city.

Port of Bergen Mail address: PO Box 6040, NO-5892 Bergen, Norway Telephone: +47 55 56 89 50 Fax: +47 55 56 89 86 E-mail: bergen.havn@bergen.kommune.no Contact person: Helen Hovland 19 Contact e-mail: helen.hovland@bergen.kommune.no


Geirangerfjord Cruise Port - World natural heritage site Geirangerfjord is inscribed on the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites, and is one of Norway’s most attractive cruise destinations. Experience one of the longest, narrowest and most beautiful fjords in the world. The cultural heritage and natural beauty has been captivating visitors for over one hundred years! Geirangerfjord Cruise Port works continually to quality-assure our offerings to the highest standard, to protect the environment and to invest in new facilities and services. We look forward to a good business relationship, and to fostering mutual understanding and a shared focus on maintaining a clean environment into the future.

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General information Pilot yes, compulsory Tidal movement 1,5 m Maximum ship dimensions Length 300 m Draft 9m Air draft no restrictions Beam no restrictions

Port facilities

Anchorage Available good anchoring ground in Geiranger Pontoons 3 ex in Geiranger Tugboats on request, 12 hrs. notice Port services Bunkers available Supplies available Waste handling available Fresh water no Transportation Shuttle services yes Excursion buses yes Taxis yes Public transportation yes Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers no Tourist information yes Shopping yes Restrooms yes Local currency NOK Currency exchange yes ATM yes Internet access yes Guide service yes, has to be ordered City maps yes Public telephones yes Mailboxes yes Distances City centre 100 m Airport 130 km

Attractions Overland Excursion/ daytrip from Hellesylt

Including Mount Dalsnibba, Old Stryn Mountain Road and Hellesylt, this full day overland tour embraces some of the most superb and varied scenery in Norway. Magnificent fjords, snow capped mountains, ice blue lakes, plunging waterfalls and unspoiled valleys. www.nordfjord.no

Mount Dalsnibba (1500)

A 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. www.geirangerfjord.no

Herdal Summer Farm

Drive along the Eagle Road and into the valley of Herdalen to an authentic summer goat farm. Here the farm mates will give you a taste of old fashioned farm life. www.herdalssetra.no

and activities World Heritage Center:

Working in conjunction with UNESCO, we dedicate ourselves to developing expertise in protection, conservation and education about the West Norwegian Fjords.

Hike to WesterĂĽs/Storseterfossen: The impressive Storseter-

fossen Waterfall combined with breathtaking views over Geiranger.

The Dance of the Trolls: A

scenic roundtrip on the roof of Norway.

Mount Dalsnibba and Eagle Road: Two fantastic views of

Valldal Rafting: Ride one of the best rafting rivers in Norway, at Valldal Wilderness Camp.

Nordic Walking: Join us on an

From Sky to Fjord: Downhill mountain biking from Djupvasshytta to Geiranger, via Flydal Gorge.

Geiranger and the fjord: from Mount Dalsnibba and Eagle Bend. invigorating walk using ski poles. We have a variety of trails. A fun and healthy way to experience the fjord.

RIB Boat/ Fjord Rafting:

Experience the magnificent Geirangerfjord in a safe and comfortable open RIB boat. Including stop at the highlights along the fjord.

Hellesylt: Village with an impressive waterfall in the town centre and unique woodcarvings at the Peer Gynt Gallery. www.hellesylt.no

Contact information

Port of

Geirangerfjord

New cruisepier opens at Hellesylt 1st May 2012.

Geirangerfjord Cruise Port Mail address: Stranda Port Authority KF, Box 264, 6291 Stranda Visiting address: 6216 Geiranger, Telephone: +47 46 41 11 13 Contact person: Rita Berstad Maraak E-mail: rima@stranda.kommune.no Port information: www.stranda-hamnevesen.no 21 Destination information: www.visitgeirangerfjorden.com


Olden – Nordfjord Cruise Port

– 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.

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General information Pilot yes, compulsory Tidal movement 1,2 m Maximum ship dimensions Length no restrictions Draft 12 m Air draft no restrictions Beam no restrictions

Port facilities

Anchorage Available good anchoring ground Pontoons yes Tugboats on request (6 hrs. notice) Port services Bunkers not available Supplies available Waste handling yes Fresh water yes Transportation Shuttle services no Excursion buses yes Taxis yes Public transportation no Passenger facilities in pier area Terminal building for passengers yes Tourist information yes Shopping yes Restrooms yes Local currency NOK Currency exchange yes ATM yes, in Olden - 10 min. walk Internet access yes Guide service yes City maps yes Public telephones yes Mailboxes yes Distances City centre 0,7 km Airport 70 km

Attractions Briksdal Glacier and Olden Valley

Journey through the beautiful Olden Valley up to the frozen cascade of the Briksdal Glacier, the best known of the Jostedal Glacier’s many icy arms. www.briksdalsbre.no

Kjenndal Glacier and Loen Valley

See the breathtaking Loen Valley by boat on the glassy, ice-green Loen Lake, and experience the wild Kjenndal Valley and Kjenndal Glacier. www.kjenndalstova.no

Jostedalsbreen National Park Center and Stryn Valley

Located on the banks of beautiful Lake Stryn, learn about the park through film and exhibits. www.jostedalsbre.no

and activities Via Ferrata Loen: Try your skills as a mountain climber. Airy experiences in stunning views.

A relaxing trip on scenic Lake Olden on the MB Olden. www.oldencruise.no

Briksdal Adventure Park: A

Nordfjord Panorama:

wide range of challenging and exciting activities. www.briksdal-adventure.com

Glacier Safari: Guided adventure paddling on the glacier lake. www.briksdal-adventure.com Fjærland: A visit to the Norwegian Glacier Museum. www.bre.museum.no

Boat Trip on Lake Olden:

Panoramic views and culture at the northern banks of the Nordfjord. www.nordfjordpanorama.no

Culture and history of the Nordfjord: A round-trip of

the Nordfjord with a visit to the Nordfjord Folk Museum at Sandane. www.nordfjord.no

Farm Visit: A taste of Norwegian nature, agriculture, and local cuisine. Geiranger: Visit to the charming village and the famous fjord. RIB Rafting: High speed ride on the fjord - the wig lift! The Nordfjord Coast:

Attractions like the West Cape, Kråkenes Lighthouse, and Selje Monastery. www.nordfjord.no

Contact information

Port of

Olden - Nordfjord

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.

Port of Olden - Nordfjord Mail address: Boks 104, 6701 Måløy, Norway Telephone: +47 57 85 26 20 Fax: +47 57 85 26 21 E-mail: post@nordfjordhavn.no Contact person: Sølve Oldeide Contact e-mail: solve.oldeide@nordfjordhavn.no 23


– the Natural Alternative

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