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Cruises to Norway

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Norway Ports of Call


Alesund

Alesund is Norway's Art Nouveau town. Fire devastated the community in 1904, leaving 10,000 residents homeless in mid-winter, and giving rise to the folk saying, «I've never heard anything like it sin..

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Alta

For Finnmark standards, Alta is a lively town with a number of shops in the center. The Alta Museum has a lot of information on Alta and the Finnmark province. Right behind the museum starts a path th..

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Andalsnes

Andalsnes town, More og Romsdal co., W Norway, at the head of the Romsdalfjord. It is a popular tourist resort. In World War II, the town was heavily damaged when the Germans pushed back (1940) an All..

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Arendal

Arendal is a small town on the south coast of Norway. After the geographical boundaries were extended to include four surrounding communities in 1992, the town now is the tenth largest in Norway in te..

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Batsfjord

Batsfjord is norway`s largest fishing community in terms of landed quantities and export value, and also the country`s most modern fishing industry. A mecca for fishermen ,especially in the summer, wh..

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Bear Island

Bear island is seperated from the rest of Svalbard by a distance of 120 nautical miles northwards to Sørkapp on Spitsbergen. The island has almost the shape of a triangel with point southwards. T..

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Bergen

A city with its feet in the sea, its head in the skies and its heart in the right place... full of infectious enthusiasm, and happy to share it with visitors. Welcome to Bergen, the old city with a yo..

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Berlevag

Berlevag is a lively fishing community in the north west of the Varanger peninsula facing the powerful Arctic Ocean. Berlevag’s 1.122 km2 is mainly made up of untouched nature of an arctic character. ..

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Bodo

Bodo, is the administrative center of Nordland county. With its 43,000 residents it is the second largest town in Northern Norway, with excellent communications and fully modern facilities. The town i..

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Bronnoysund

Its beautiful and varied landscape makes Bronnoysund the perfect miniature Norway. To the west is a myriad of islands bearing the brunt of the North Sea's foaming waves while to the east majestic moun..

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Eidfjord

The beautiful village of Eidfjord is situated at the mouth of the Ejo River at the head of the Eifjord, an arm of the great Hardangerfjord. Behind the village there are gravel and sand terraces which ..

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Farsund

The town of Farsund was established as a municipality on 1 January 1838 (see formannskapsdistrikt), although already recognized as a trading center in 1795. The rural municipalities of Herad, Lista, a..

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Finnsnes

The little village of Finnsnes is located 50 miles south of Tromso on the northwest mainland coast of Norway sheltered by the island of Senja. Nearby are the towns of Lenvik and Malselv...

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Fjaerland

Fjærland is a village in the municipality of Sogndal, at the end of the Fjærlandsfjorden, in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The Fjærlandfjorden is a branch going north off the Sognefj..

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Flaam

Beautiful Flaam is situated in the innermost part of the Sognefjord surrounded by high mountains, in the heart of Fjord Norway. In Flaam you can experience the Flaam Railway, one of the world's most s..

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Flekkefjord

Flekkefjord was twinned with Burntisland in 1946. Flekkefjord is in the south west of Norway, West Agder Fylkeskommune and has 8,824 inhabitants. There are two airports: Stavanger Sola (79 miles) and ..

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Floro

Today Floro is a modern town, and the pride of those who live here. Along with the people in Bergen they regard themselves as the most “townproud» people in Norway. This is hardly surprising when we l..

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Fredrikstad

Fredrikstad is a city and municipality in Østfold county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the city of Fredrikstad. The city of Fredrikstad was founded in 1567 by King ..

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Froya

Frøya is the westernmost municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Fosen region and it consists of the island of Frøya which lies north of Hitra, as well seve..

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Geiranger

Geiranger is the crowing glory among Norway's fjord district's pearls of natural beauty. Majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, beautiful and wild waterfalls, lush, green vegetation and the deep blue ..

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Gjesvaerstappan Island

Gjesvaerstappan Island lies off the very northern coast of Norway near the North Cape. Look for the kittiwakes, puffins, and guillemots that make their summer homes here. Gjesvaerstappan is a bird san..

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Gravdal

Located 123 miles north of the Arctic Circle, the Lofotens are a craggy chain of six islands that a possess a wild, almost Alpine grandeur. They are also home to teeming bird life: sea eagles, auks, p..

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Gudvangen

Gudvangen is the centre of the Nærøy area including the famous Naeroy Fjord, which is the most narrow fjord in the world, and the dramatic «canyon«-valley named Naeroy, leading up to «Stalhe..

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Hamaroy

Hamarøy (Lule Sami: Hábmer) is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the traditional district of Salten. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Op..

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Hammerfest

Hammerfest is the world's northernmost town, with a population of 9000. The town celebrated its 200th annivesary on the 17th of July 1987. It Covers an area of 884 square kilometres. Fishing has alway..

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Hardangerfjord

Hardanger is a name that Norwegians associate with blossom and fruit. In truth the orchard of Norway! Who would believe that you can grow apples, pears, plums and even cherries at 60° north? A mild an..

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Harstad

Harstad is in the heart of North Norway, on Norway’s largest island – Hinnoya. The town is a strategic centre for the entire region and the business centre for Sor-Troms and northern Nordland County. ..

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Haugesund

Haugesund is a young and vibrant town with roots dating back to Viking times. It was the Viking, Harald the Fair-haired, who united Norway as a kingdom. To commemorate his achievement, Norway’s nation..

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Havoysund

Havoysund is a very small village, in a very desolate area - mostly a main road, a harbor with shipping activity, perhaps some fishing activity, and a few homes and maybe a hotel, all clustered down b..

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Hellesylt

Hellesylt is a small village in the Stranda Municipality, which is a part of the Møre and Romsdal County in the western part of Norway. The site of the village on the mountain sides at the end of..

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Hjorundfjord

The Hjorundfjord is one of the most visually impressive fjords in Norway which has as a branch The Norangsfjord. From here you can visit the majestic Norangsdal valley...

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Holandsfjorden

Meløy is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Salten traditional region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Ørnes. Other villages include..

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Honningsvag

The village of Honningsvaag is just 1,200 miles from the North Pole, and you can stand on the 1,000 feet cliffs at Europe's northernmost point, the Northern Cape, to see the phenomenon known as the «M..

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Hornsund

Hornsund is the large southernmost fjord on Spitsbergen and divides Sorkappland to the south from the Wedel Jarlsbergland to the north. The fjord's mouth faces west to the Greenland Sea, and is 12 km ..

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Jan Mayen

This desolate, mountainous island was named after a Dutch whaling captain who indisputably discovered it in 1614 (earlier claims are inconclusive). Visited only occasionally by seal hunters and trappe..

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Jondal

Jondal is a municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. It is located on the Folgefonna peninsula in the Hardanger district, on the eastern shore of the Hardangerfjorden. The administrative centre of th..

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Kirkenes

Kirkenes is the center for the Sor-Varanger municipality. Kirkenes municipality forms the border between east and west. It is a cultural, biological, zoological and botanical border and these circumst..

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Kjerringoy

Kjerringøy is a village and former municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The administrative centre was the village Kjerringøy. The municipality encompassed the area north of the Mistfjord..

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Kjollefjord

The nature in this area has an abundance of mountain plateaus, valleys, and rich vegetation. After a 20 minute walk from Kjollefjord, one comes to the northernmost forest of the world. It is comprised..

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Kristiansand

Port of Kristiansand is the only Norwegian port with ferry connections to both Sweden and England. In addition about 1.5 million passengers travel to and from Denmark by ferry each year. Every year th..

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Kristiansund

Almost entirely destroyed by World War II, the coastal town of Kristiansund N is spread over three islands and has been rebuilt into a modern city. Today it's the main service base for oil activities ..

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Leknes

Leknes is the municipality's center of administration and trade, with about 1,600 inhabitants and well-developed services, including hotels, cafes, restaurants, auto repair shops, specialty shops, a p..

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Lillesand

Lillesand is a natural location from which to explore Southern Norway, especially its beloved vacation coastline. This is the sunniest part of Norway, and a traditional draw of summer vacationers from..

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Lofoten Islands

Lofoten is the archipelago to the west in the ocean, north of the Arctic Circle, at the 67th and 68th degree parallels. The principal islands are Austvagoy, Gimsoy, Vestvagoy, Flakstadoy, Moskenesoy, ..

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Longyearbyen

Longyearbyen, the largest community on Svalbard, has a population of about 1100 people and about as many snowmobiles. Located in the Advent fjord at the entrance of the Advent valley, this community h..

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Lyngseidet

Lyngseidet (also Northern Sami: Ivgumuotki, Kven: Yykeänmuotka) is the administrative centre of the municipality of Lyngen in Troms county, Norway. The village is located on an isthmus that is ab..

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Lysebotn

Lysebotn is a village of the municipality of Forsand at the end of the Lysefjord in Rogaland county in the southwest of Norway. It's a destination for over 100,000 tourists yearly, and a BASE jumping ..

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Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock

Lysefjord in Ryfylke is one of the most spectacular fjords in Norway. All Norwegian fjords are different in character, but with the surrounding mountains plunging straight into the fjord, the Lysefjor..

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Magdelena Fjord

Magdalenefjorden, one of the most popular spots for cruises on the island. Being there (even in rather cloudy weather), it's easy to see why. Glaciers coming into the fjord from all directions, provid..

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Maloy

Maloy is one of the coastal towns located on hilly Vagsoy Island at the entrance to the Nordfjord. Maloy is the premier fishing port on the western coast, and lies close to the important fishing groun..

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Moffen Island

Moffen is a small, low island north of the mouth of Wijdefjorden, on the northern coast of Spitsbergen, the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago. The island lies just north of 80° so has become ..

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Molde

Molde - the Town of Roses - is facing south on the beautiful fjord Moldefjord. From the top of the viewpoint Varden, you can see the famous Molde Panorama. You can also see Norway's most modern footba..

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Moldefjord

Western Norway's Moldefjord is home to a town of the same name, which was established during the 15th century. Much of what visitors see today are modern structures, though some old wooden Romsdal hou..

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Namsos

Namsos (help·info) is a municipality in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Namdalen region. The administrative centre of the municipality is the town of Namsos. Other villages in th..

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Narvik

Narvik is a Northern Norwegian town with a population of 19,000. It is located at the head of Vestfjorden/Ofotfjorden, close to the Swedish border. Narvik celebrated it’s centenary in 2002. It was fou..

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Nauste

Nauste, Norway..

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Nesna

Nesna is a small village with 1200 inhabitants, located near the opening of Ranafjorden which stretches 70 kilometres inland to the town of 'Mo i Rana'. In Nesna you find a rural museum and an old vic..

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Nordfjord

Nordfjord is a traditional district of Norway. The region is located in the northern part of Sogn og Fjordane county in Western Norway. It centers on the Nordfjorden and it comprises the municipalitie..

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Ny-Alesund

Ny Alesund is a town, on Kongsfjorden, NW Spitsbergen island, Svalbard. It is a coal-mining settlement. Ny-Alesund was (1926) the base of polar flights by Richard Byrd, in an airplane, and by Roald Am..

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Oksfjord

The remote town of Oksfjord has a sheltered location on the northern coast of Norway. It is south of Soroya Island and 50 miles southwest of Hammerfest. Oksfjord is a small town, with 800 inhabitants...

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Olden

On the shores of the Nordfjord, little Olden is a gateway to a spectacular ice wilderness of stunning dimensions. Climb an amazing zig-zag road past towering cliffs and tumbling waterfalls to the gian..

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Ornes

This is a beautiful city with a charming harbor, and it is very popular with Swedish tourists who go there to go fishing for weeks at a time in the summer. Many of the homes and other buildings are wo..

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Oslo

Situated at the head of the Oslofjord, Oslo is the oldest Scandinavian capital, and features a charming mix of old and new architecture, together with acclaimed museums, parks and monuments, making it..

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Reine

Reine is a fishing village and the administrative centre of the municipality of Moskenes in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Moskenesøya in the Lofoten archipelago, above t..

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Risoyhamn

The port serving the island of Andoya is Risoyhamn, on the southern end of the island, approximately 50 km south of Andenes...

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Rorvik

The busy fishing community of Rorvik lies at the centre of a group of 6000 islands, islets and skerries known as Vikna. Situated on on the Namdal coast of Nothern Trondelag on the north west coast of ..

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Runde

Runde is the southernmost of the big Norwegian bird islands. With its 160 inhabitants the island belongs to the bridge- and fishery municipality Heroy. Runde has an exceptional variety of species - in..

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Sandnessjoen

The scenic town of Sandnessjoen is overlooking the Seven Sisters mountain peaks. From a distance, you'll see the Alstahaug Church, which dates back to the eleventh century...

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Skarsvag

Skarsvag it's the most northerly village in the world where it's possible to fish all the year round. It's just 14 kilometres away from the North Cape and has 120 inhabitants. Most of them are involve..

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Skjervoy

Skjervoy is the main place of a little island commune in North-Troms. Even wider inhabited and uninhabited islands are part of the commune. The main island is connected by a bridge and a tunnel with t..

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Skjolden

Skjolden is a small regional centre on the Lusterfjord, the innermost branch of Sognefjord...

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Sognefjord

The Sognefjord or Sognefjorden is the largest and most well known fjord in Norway and the third longest in the world (behind the Scoresby Sund and Greely Fiord). Because the other two fjords are often..

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Sortland

Sortland is the capital of the district of Vesteralen, Northern Norway. It is located in the Vesteralen district just outside Lofoten. It is referred to as the Blue City of the North. The inspiration ..

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Spitsbergen

Located only 600 miles from the North Pole, Spitsbergen is the largest island of the Svalbard archipelago, administered by Norway. The island has rugged mountains, sweeping tundra, ice caps and glacie..

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Stamsund

Situated on the western coast of the island of Vestvigry, Stamsund is a well-known fishing village, and the population of approximately 1500 makes it one of the largest villages in the municipality of..

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Stavanger

Stavanger, the oil capital of Norway, is actually a medieval city. Although it didn't gain city status until 1125 when construction of the beautiful medieval cathedral began, the area has been populat..

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Stokmarknes

If you take the Coastal Express from Svolvaer to Vesteralen, you can enjoy a part of the world's most beautiful sea journey on your way to Stokmarknes (Vesteralen). Here we recommend you to visit The ..

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Storfjord

Storfjord (Northern Sami: Omasvuotna; Kven: Omasvuono) is a municipality in Troms county, Norway. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Hatteng. Other villages in Storfjord i..

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Svalbard

Svalbard is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean. Situated north of mainland Europe, it is about midway between continental Norway and the North Pole. The islands of the group range from 74° to..

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Svolvaer

Svolvaer. Lofoten's capital is an important junction for the whole area with approx. 4000 inhabitants. The centre of administration for Vagan county council. Svolvaer belonged to the crown until 1760...

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Torghatten Island

Torghatten Island lies off the west coast of Norway. Explore this island's remarkable geological features, including an immense hole eroded through the mountain's rock face. According to legend, it wa..

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Torvik

The village of Torvik lies on the north side of Romsdalfjord opposite to Andalsnesamid spectacular mountain surroundings. Torvikbukt or Torvika as locals like to call it, is the district where you fin..

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Trollfjord

The narrow fjord is one of the better known stops on this mountainous country's «main road» the last four to eight thousand years. These days, the fjord is famous for its steep hillsides that seem to ..

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Tromso

Tromso, town in northern Norway, capital of Troms County. Tromsø is located on the island of Tromsoy off the northwestern coast of mainland Norway, in the Norwegian Sea. It is the largest Norwegi..

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Trondheim

Trondheim, or Nidaros as it used to be called, was the first capital of Norway. The Sagas tell us how King Olav Tryggvason of Viking fame founded the city by the mouth of the River Nidelva in 997. Tod..

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Ulvik

Nestling beside the Osafjord in Western Norway is the quiet resort town of Ulvik . In reality, Ulvik never had a railway. Peco track and Seep point motors are used. The confined track layout may produ..

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Vadso

Vadso is located on the northern shore of Varangerfjorden at the very northeastern tip of Norway on the Barents Sea. It is one of the ports for the Norwegian part of Lapland and almost one-half of the..

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Vaerlandet

Værlandet is an island in Askvoll Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The 9-square-kilometre (3.5 sq mi) island lies immediately east of the Bulandet island group. The island of Alde..

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Vardo

The town of Vardo is situated on the island of Vardoya in the Arctic Ocean, near the entrance to the Varangerfjord. It is an ice-free port and has fish-processing plants. The northernmost fortress in ..

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Vega Archipelago

Vegaøyan (Norwegian), or the Vega Archipelago (English), is a group of islands in the Norwegian Sea corresponding roughly to the municipality of Vega. Since 2004, it has been a UNESCO World Herit..

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Vesteralen

Vesterålen is a district and archipelago in Nordland county, Norway. It is located just north of the Lofoten district and archipelago and west of the city of Harstad. It is the northernmost part ..

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Vik

The district of Vik is situated on the southern side of Sognefjorden, the longest fjord in the world. Many roadslead to Vik, classified road 13 over Vikafjellet from Bergen and Oslo. The ferry connect..

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