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Sandnessjoen Norway Cruise Port Guide


There are two quays available for cruise calls: Horvnes 1 and 2, each being 80m in length and 20m in depth. In addition Holmen quay (50m-long, 18m-deep quay) is located in the centre of town but is not yet ISPS regulated.



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Sandnessjøen is a picturesque coastal town located in the Nordland county of Norway. It is situated on the island of Alsta in the Alstahaug municipality and offers a unique blend of stunning natural beauty, historical sites, and outdoor activities.

Tours Excursions Transportation:

Petter Dass Museum: Start your visit by exploring the Petter Dass Museum, dedicated to the famous 17th-century Norwegian poet and priest Petter Dass. Learn about his life and works through exhibits and interactive displays.

Alstahaug Church: Visit the iconic Alstahaug Church, which dates back to the 12th century. The church is known for its medieval architecture and beautiful surroundings. It is also the burial place of Petter Dass.

Nearby Places:

Vega Archipelago: Take a boat tour to the nearby Vega Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This stunning group of islands is renowned for its unique cultural landscape, with fishing huts and eider duck colonies. Enjoy birdwatching, hiking, and immersing yourself in the local way of life.

Lovund Island: Another worthwhile excursion is a trip to Lovund Island, known for its puffin colony. Take a ferry to the island and observe these charming birds up close. Lovund is also home to a vibrant fishing community and offers beautiful coastal landscapes.


Shopping and Food

Sjøgata Street: Take a stroll along Sjøgata Street in Sandnessjøen, where you'll find charming wooden houses dating back to the 19th century. Many of these buildings house shops, cafés, and restaurants, making it a great place to explore and grab a bite to eat.



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