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List of ports - Norway

Å i Lofoten or shortly Å, whose name means something like creek is a place on the east side of the Lofoten island of Moskenesøy with about 100 residents. Accessible is Å at sea by a ferry from Moskenes to Bodø and overland via Sørvågenvia the Kong Olafvs veg opened in 1992.
The greatest part of the town and also the freshwater lake belong to the family of Johan B. Larsen and their descendants.
Alesund is the pier of the Hurtigruten. In summer, the ships heading north, stop twice. Alesund was built on three rock islands. There, you meet for the first time the skerry and fjord landscape. The Aksla Mountain reveals an unforgettable view onto the city, the off-shore islands and the Sunnmöre Mountains.
The commune Alstahaug with its 7379 residents is located at the foot of the famous mountain chain "The Seven Sisters". The hilly ridges have a mythologic evolutionary history. When the seven daughters of king Sulis fled from the Vagakalle towards the south, they were suprised by the dawn and turned into rocks.
Alta is a city in north-Norway. It belongs to the administrative district Finnmark and is with its 17,000 residents the largest city in this low populated area. The city is located at the estuary of the river Alta in the Alta fjord. Despite the northern location, there is a mild climate in Alta. The people live from fishing and the fish industry. Mining (copper) is especially important as well as the tourism. One of the most important branches of the economy in Alta is. The slate mining in Alta has a long tradition and is also an exclusive export article, which was used at the airport in Tokyo as well as at the border between Singapore and Malaysia. An important difference between the slate from Alta and the one from central Europe is the age. The slate of Alta is more then 600 million years old, while the slate in Germany is only approx. 300 million years old. There are no fossils found in the slate of Alta, because the eldest located fossils are only around 350 million years old.
Andalsnes troll stairs, high mountain road with waterfalls, green valley
Fishing place Andenes, lying in the north of Norway's most outstanding peak of Andøya, whale observation. In a pretty wooden house with carved porch the Polar Museum, a museum of natural history, fishery history - Hiskanul, the natural centre of Andenes' collections of contemporary art.
Andøya is the northernmost island of the Norwegian group of Vesterålen, an archipelago, 300 km north of the Arctic Circle located off the coast of Norway. Already in the stone age, archaeological finds attest, the island was permanently settled. Today, a military base as well as various research stations and a known rocket launching facility are located on Andøya.
The small town of Arendal has around 40,000 inhabitants and is located in the south of Norway in the North Sea. The port of the city was already of importance in the late Middle Ages for the wood and ore exportation. Later, the city relied heavily on culture so that soon a theater and a library arose.
The port is located in the beautiful Sognefjord.
The Sognefjord in Norway is the longest (204 km) fjord in Europe and the deepest (1,380 m) in the world. It is manifested in many smaller side arms, e.g. Aurlandsfjord, Lustrafjord or Nærøyfjord (the narrowest fjord in Europe).
Its western end lies at Sygnefest, its eastern end is Øvre Årdal (at Årdalsfjord). It is striking here how strongly the climate changes from west to east. If there is a typical sea climate in the west, it becomes more continental inland. In front of the mouth of the fjord there is a rocky underwater, which allows only the warm surface water of the North Sea to flow into the fjord. As a result, the climate as a whole is mild and allows extensive fruit cultivation, especially on the north bank.
The Norwegian Bear Island is famous due to the polar bear, the king of the Arctic region, which is often seen in these places. The vast tundra in Myggebugten is inhabited by primitive looking muskoxen and arctic wolves.
Barentsburg is a Russian Polar Station on Spitsbergen on the ice fjord. It is after Longyearbyen the second largest place on the island. The distance between the two settlements is about 55 kilometers. The two settlements are connected by no paved roads.
Båtsfjord is a municipality located in the northern Norwegian county of Finnmark, in a fjord on the Barents Sea. Archaeological finds show that the area of ​​the current village has been permanently inhabited since the Stone Age. The population today lives largely in a traditional way from fishing.
The 20 km-long Bellsund is located on the west coast of the island of Spitsbergen.It was first spotted in 1596, but only explored in 1610 by Jonas Poole, who named it after a nearby bell-shaped mountain. Further inland, the Bellsund divides into its two main branches, the Mijenfjord and the Van Keulenfjord.
Bergen is one of the most charming cities in Norway, not least due to its unique setting between seven hills. The 218,000-inhabitant city is the second largest city in the country and capital of "Fylke Hordaland". In 1070 the city of Bergen was conferred city rights by Bishop Olav Kyrre, in 1217 King Hakon IV declared the town the seat of government of Norway. Today, the oldest and most famous wooden houses of the city are located on the "Bryggen", the former landing dock of the Hanseatic. These unique buildings have been included as one of four properties in Norway in the list of UNESCO.
Berlevåg is a municipality with around 1,100 inhabitants, located in the northern Norwegian county of Finnmark. Since 1975 also Hurtigruten ships dock there depending on sea conditions. The residents of the town live largely on fishing.
Bjarkøy is a municipality with approximately 550 inhabitants, located in the northern Norwegian county of Troms. The municipality consists among other things of several small islands, including the eponymous island of Bjarkøy. Today's church dates back to a former Viking settlement wherefrom also the Tore Hund comes who in 1030 killed in batlle today's patron saint of Norway, King Olav the Holy.
The 40,000-inhabitant city Bodø is considered in northern Norway as one of the main ferry terminals, as it connects to the Lofoten Archipelago and to other seaports. Simultaneously Bodø is considered as a good starting point to watch the midnight sun in the summer between June 4 and July 18.
The main attraction in Bodø is the Aerospace Center with seaplanes and a converted "JU 52".
The Lofoten Islands are an archipelago of volcanic origin off the coast of Norway. They belong to the region (county) Nordland. The approximately 25,000 inhabitants live mainly from fishing and tourism.
Botnen is a small Norwegian town at the end of Fyksesund, a narrow fjord of the famous Hardangerfjord. The Fyksesund Landscape Park is located east of Bergen in the municipality of Kvam.
Brekstad with its approximately 1,890 inhabitants, is located at Fosen, a peninsula on the west coast of Norway, at the mouth of the Trondheimsfjord in Stjørnfjord. Through the maritime line of the Hurtigruten Brekstad is connected to some major Norwegian cities.
Brønnøysund is an idyllic small town, where land and sea meet. The church and fishing, trade and service companies have shaped Brönnöysund. The name of the city comes from the numerous springs and wells which served the sailors. The city was built around the turn of the century.
Bulandet is one of the lively fishing villages in the country. Unlike many other towns, the population development in recent years has a positive tendency. The 270 inhabitants with permanent residence live mainly from modern fisheries. The place offers many services, among others its own chiropractor and the westernmost ceramists in the country. In summer Bulandet is an attractive place for boaters and vacationers in cabins and fishermen's huts. The name Bulandet has its origins in the many fishing huts that existed here.
Dalen is a place with about 2,500 inhabitants, located on the banks of the Bandak Lake, in the southern Norwegian county of Telemark. Economic importance reached the city in the early 19th century when in the area around Dalen molybdenum deposits were discovered.
Drammen is a city of approximately 62,000 inhabitants in the Norwegian province Buskerud, located in the southeast of the country. Already more than 6,000 years ago, the area was settled by the current community of people. In the 14th century, they finally founded the two settlements that  in 1811 merged administratively under the name of Drammen.
Dyrdal is a small Norwegian village on the 17-km-long Nærøyfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord. Because of its spectacular scenery the fjord is quite frequently visited. At its narrowest point it is only 300 meters wide. In 2005 the fjord was included in the list of UNESCO world cultural heritage.
Spitsbergen is an archipelago that has a size of about 62.000km² and where about 3,300 people live. Almost half of the area belongs to the island Vestspitsbergen, where some fjords cut in so deeply that  it is divided almost several islands. Further east lie the islands Nordaustland, Barentsøya and Edgeøya
East of Bergen lies the Norwegian port of Eidfjord located on foothills of the Hardanger fjord. At the Eidfjorder candle factory handmade candles can be purchased.
The Eisfjord is a fjord in the east of Spitsbergen which extends very far inland.
Espevær is a small fishing village in Bømlo, a commune in the Norwegian Hordaland County, in southwestern Norway. Already in the 17th century, many fishermen found here a fertile ground for herring fishing. From the middle of the 18th century Espevær was already the largest fishing village in the whole of Bømlo. Huge amounts of herring were salted here, in addition they built here in the years 1820 to 1860 thirty large salt storages of which the largest was partly owned by merchants from Bergen and Stavanger.
Evenes is a municipality in the northern Norwegian county of Nordland. Around 1,500 people live here. Evenes is located on the northern shore of the Ofotfjord.
The Eyafjörður is a 60-km-long fjord in northern Iceland, located in the eastern part of the peninsula Tröllaskagi. In the fjord lies the island Hrísey. This, it is believed, was also decisive for the naming of the fjord: Eyafjörður means "island fjord". The area around the fjord is very sparsely populated, making it a paradise for visitors seeking peace and solitude in the middle of impressive natural beauty.
Feda is a municipality in the southwest of Norway, close to Flekkefjord.
Court Finden with its goats and the Finnabotn place are a true pearl on the fjord.
Finnsnes is the capital of the municipality Lenvik in the province of Troms and has approximately 4,000 inhabitants.
Fjaerland has with the Jostedalbreen glacier the largest glacier on the European continent.
Flam is a small tourist resort with 450 inhabitants located in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord.
The landscape around the place is spectacular, in addition Flam is an important transport hub for tourists.Large cruise ships can dock on the pier. The port is called at each year by approximately 110 cruise ships and is thus one of the most visited cruise ports in Norway.
Well worth seeing is the Flekkefjord Church, an octagonal wooden church from 1833 with 650 seats, the Flekkefjord Museum and the Flekkefjord City Museum located in the oldest house of the city (1724) as well as the historical district Hollenderbyen with its typically old wooden houses. The Sand Bakkens Medisinkse Museum holds a small medical museum on the Kirgegata. Flekkefjord is also referred to as the city of eight corners as very many buildings and fountains have the form of an octagon.
Floro is only indicated for a visit in summer.
Fredrikstad is the oldest fortress town in Norway.
Frøya is a Norwegian island with about 4,200 residents, located in the North Sea, near the mouth of Trondheimsfjord. Most of the island is now part of the  nature reserve Froan officially established in 1979.
The city lies in the west of Norway, at the eastern end of the Geirangerfjord. Sights: the viewpoints "Flydalsjuvet" and "Dalsnibba", the waterfalls "Bridal veil", "The Suitor" and "The Seven Sisters", the geological park, the church and the "royal" farmstead "Skageflå". An adventure centre shows the history of the life and work of the Fjord people - of everyday life and festive days in a unique cultural environment.
The sights in Gildeskal include the old church Gildeskål (1130), the Place in oblivion (a sculpture landscape), the bird island with puffins among other birds, as well as the many rare orchids.
In the midst of the conglomeration of many small islands arises the impressive, cleft rock front of the Lofotes. You can make use of the time by travelling to Henningsvaer where Lofotenhaus is located, a picturesque fishing village also called the "Venice of the North". The city has been connected to the mainland only since 1983 by two bridges. Gravdal is the most spectacular harbour of the Lofotes Islands. Interesting for visitors is the Busknes kirke, a wooden construction built 1905 in stave church style, lying east of the city on a peninsula in Buksnesfjorden and blazingly painted in red and white.
Grimstad is a town of about 20,000 inhabitants in southwester Norway. The former fishing place received city rights in 1816. Because of its good weather and its location in the archipelago, Grimstad is a popular tourist destination today. The Norwegian writer Henrik Ibsen described the town in 1862 in his famous poem Terje Vigen. Also Knut Hamsun, one of the greatest Norwegian writers of the early 20th century, once lived there. So Grimstad rightly bears today the nickname "city of poets".
The completely special highlight in Gudvangen is a ferry ride through the Nærofjord. It is the narrowest fjord of Europe with minimum widths of around 250m and up to 1800 m rising cliffs on the left and on the right, innumerable waterfalls precipitate into the fjord.
Hammerfest is a 7,000-inhabitant port city on the Norwegian island Kvalöy in West Finnmark. For a long time it was considered the northernmost city in the world until in the 1990s it yielded the position to Honningsvag. The city foundation goes back to the year 1789.In 1819 began here the exact measurement of the world of which still remembers the Meridian Column at the harbor. The port is, thanks to its ideal sheltered location, ice-free all year-round The most important branch is the fishing industry, particularly whale catching.
Harstad is a Norwegian port town with about 24,000 residents. It is located on the island Hinnøy, the southernmost island of Vesterålen. In 1904 Harstad received city rights. The port city lives mainly from trade, the local shipyards, military industry and administration and is today the center of oil production in the area.
The young commercial city with around 30,000 inhabitants is located on Norway's southwestern coast between Bergen and Stavanger, and is an important trade center with a catchment area of about 200,000 people. Haugesund lies at Karmsund and on Norvegen which gave the country its name. The city was founded in the late 19th century with the booming herring fishery, in 1854 it receive city rights. received her town charter. Its arms shows three seagulls on a blue background.
Havøysund ("straight at the sea island") is the administrative center of the northern Norwegian municipality Måsøy, located in the administration district of Finnmark. The village is located on the island Havøya ("Sea Island"). Havøysund was first mentioned in 1668 on a tax list. Today the place has about 1,200 inhabitants. Since time immemorial, people here live mainly from fishing, which has gained national importance, especially since World War II. Since 1988 Havøysund is connected to the mainland by a bridge.
Hellesylt is a small 680-inhabitant village at the start of the Geirangerfjord in Norway. Already in the second half of the 19th century Hellesylt became known as a travel destination, in 1875 the first hotel was built here. The only 15-km-long Geirangerfjord (also known as "the most beautiful fjord in the world") was included in the list of world cultural heritage in 2005.
Henningsvær, the "Venice of the North", is a small island of Lofoten. Lofoten is a 170-km-long chain of islands, located off the coast of Norway in the Atlantic. In winter, the small village around the port is the center of the largest cod fishery in the world.
Herand is a picturesque village with 230 inhabitants at the Hardanger Fjord, a 170-km-long fjord of the southwest Atlantic coast of Norway. In 2008 Herand won the Landscape Culture Award.
Honningsvåg is located on the southern coast of the North Cape island of Magerøy in northern Norway. Since 1999, the ferry is no longer the only way to get to the island. Today, an underwater tunnel from the mainland carries you across.
Hornsund is a fjord on the west side of the extreme southern tip of Spitsbergen. Hundreds of kilometers away from the island capital, Longyearbyen, it can only be reached by helicopter or boat. Far and wide there is only one inhabited settlement: the Polish Polar Station founded in 1957.
Hornsund is a fjord on the west side of the extreme southern tip of Spitsbergen. Hundreds of kilometers away from the island capital, Longyearbyen, it can only be reached by helicopter or boat. Far and wide there is only one inhabited settlement: the Polish Polar Station founded in 1957.
The icefjord is with a length of over 100 km is the largest fjord of Spitsbergen. Its landscape is very varied, its history long and varied. In Isfjord  are also the most settlements Spitsbergen.
The Norwegian Runde Island is the bird island per se There are numerous seabird colonies, as the island is quite far in the Atlantic.
Two towns are there on the island: Round and Goksøyr with together nearly 200 residents. At the port in Runde there is a small café.
Jan Mayen is an island in the Norwegian Sea, between Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard. Politically, the island is since 1930 an extraterritorial area of Norway. Henry Hudson discovered the island in 1607 during his first of the four trips through the Arctic Ocean to find a shorter sea route to China (Northeast Passage). The island got its name in 1614 after the Dutch whale hunting captain Jan Jacobs May van Schellinkhout. In 1921 the first meteorological station was built on Jan Mayen..
The Jökelfjord is a small fjord in northern Norway in Troms County, about 100 km from Alta. A natural wonder is also the glacier in the middle of the fjord which offers an impressive image from the sea.
Jondal is a municipality in the Norwegian province Hordaland. It lies on the Folgefonna Peninsula, on the south side of the Hardangerfjord. Around 1,100 people live here.