Lofoten SLIDER

Norway - the ultimate nature-based cruise destination

Lofoten

Photo: Baard Loeken

Lofoten SVOLVÆR/ LEKNES Cruise Port

The worlds most beautiful islands

Voted by Nathional Geographic as one of the most appealing destinations in the world, Lofoten is an Arctic island group that has been a cruise destination since 1889. There are two main ports: Leknes (45%) and Svolvær (35%) with only 1 hour drive inbetween. The landscape is striking in its variety: wildly beautiful places of marsh and rock, green fields and still lakes, dramatic mountains and white sandy 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. Lofoten is ideal for all kinds of nature-based activities. On land there is hiking at all levels, road biking and rock-climbing for the adventure seeker. At sea you can go kayaking, diving, snorkelling, or try your luck with the fishing rod. Sea Eagle safaris by RIB, can be arranged from both Svolvær and Leknes. In the wintertime, you can experience the magical Aurora Borealis, go skiing or snowshoeing and horseback riding for example.

Attractions & Excursions

Magic Ice
Photo Magic Ice

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.Explore Northern Norwegian Coastal history through Crystal Clear ice against a backdrop of snow and Music. Ticket includes iced drink.
Lofoten Stockfish Museum

Lofoten Stockfish Museum

Stockfish is Norway’s oldest product for export. It has for thousands of years had a great deal of importance for Lofoten, also today. The Lofoten stock fish museum exhibits the production line from start to finish. We guide and teach about the Stockfish for large groups in 6 languages: Italian, French, German, English, Spanish and Norwegian.
Nusfjord Fishing Village

Nusfjord Fishing Village

Nusfjord is Norway`s oldest and best preserved fishing village. Nusfjord is surrounded by impressive mountains and crags. Here the small fishing village has stood firm against the elements for generations. Protected by its natural harbour; on a clear day you can see all the way to Bodø on the other side of the Vestfjord. Find shelter in your own newly restored rorbu or get warm with great food and drinks behind the panoramic windows of Restaurant Karoline.
Gallery Lofotens Hus

Gallery Lofotens Hus

Galleri Lofotens Hus is located in Henningsvær. The gallery has one of the largest collections of art from the so-called Golden Age of North Norwegian Painting, from the late 18th to the early 19th Century. You will also find an exhibition by one of Norway’s best-known contemporary artists, Karl Erik Harr. The second floor has an excellent exhibition of photographs taken during the Lofoten Fishery in the 1920s.
Fygle Museum
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Fygle Museum

The museum consists of the old School (1898), the shed (1950), Rorbu (Fisherman cabin) (1834) - probably one of the oldest rorbuer on the Lofoten island. The old school has a relatively complete interior from a class room, along with displays in the other rooms. Themes are to shoemaking, textiles, archeological finds from stone age, iron age and medieval ages, and a dentist´s office.
Rib offer from Lofoten Diving
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Rib offer from Lofoten Diving

Join us for an exciting RIB Sea Safari – a unique combination of the sea, bird life and coastal culture! We start in beautiful Buksnesfjorden and drive south to Ballstad one of the biggest active fishing villages, where cod liver oil is still produced. Following the inner coast we visit Nusfjord, which in 1975 become one of three pilot projects aimed at conserving Norway's building heritage. On our way to the outer coast you are invited to encounter sea eagles, see shimmering turquoise water and black frame of surrounding cliffs.

Port Facilities

Open
ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships S: No / L: Yes
Pilot Channel 13
Tidal movement S: 1.86 m average / L: 2 - 2.5 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum S: East only until 1800 / L: No restrictions
Maximum number of ships per day in port 3
Maximum number of passengers per day in port 4000
Environmental limitations/restrictions
Other

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length S: East 214 m. West: 122 m / L: 290 m
Draft S: East 6m. West 10 m / L: 10 m
Air draft No limit
Beam No limit

Anchorage

Available S: N68˚13.29. E014˚33.93 / L: Yes
Pontoons S: No / L: Yes.
Tugboat S: RS Stormbull, pulling strength 5.2t./ L: Yes, if ordered in advance

Port Services

Bunkers Yes, Tanker truck
Supplies Yes
Waste handling Yes
Fresh water Yes
Waste water method S: Truck / L: N/A
Other Bunkers delivery :Yes Bunkers method:Truck
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes

Port

Port of Svolvær (S) and (L) Leknes

Phone L: +47 76 05 60 65, +47 90 03 53 79,+47 76 05 59 20 /S: +47 76 06 79 90, +47 76 06 79 91
Contact person L: Ann-Helen Ernstsen /S: Audhild Rasmussen
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Mailing Address S: Fiskergata 23 / L: Storgata 37
Visiting Address S: Fiskergata 23 / L: Storgata 37
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Charts S: Number 462 / L: Number 72
Emergency channel (VHF) Channel 16
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel 13
Distance to nearest pilot station

Buses L: Yes / S: No
Taxi S: Yes / L: Yes
Shopping L: At pier and city centre 4 km /S: East 140 m, West 2.3 km
Tax refund No
Emergency
Distances - airport L: 5.4 km /S: East 6.2 km, West 7 km
Distance to city centre L: 4 km /S: East 140 m, West 2.2 km

TOURIST INFORMATION

Mailing Address S: Torget 18 / L: city center
Visiting Address S: POB. 210, NO-8301 Svolvær
Phone L: 76 08 75 53 /S: +47 76 07 05 75
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