Port information

Leknes Port Panorama (c) Lofote Havn


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. Recent years have seen an annual average of 100 cruise calls as well as expansion into a winter cruise season. The landscape is striking in its variety: wildly beautiful places of marsh and rock, green fields and still lakes, dramatic mountains and white sand beaches.
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. Various national and international publications have named different places in Lofoten “the most beautiful beach in Norway”, “the most beautiful islands in the world” and “the most beautiful view in the world”

Web: www.lofoten.havn.no

Port attractions

  1.  Lofotr Vikingmuseum

    Enter the largest longhouse found from the Viking Age - throughout the world. Feel the smell of tar and bonfire. Study beautiful crafts and architecture.
  2.  Mountain Trips

    Lofoten has, as known, countless numbers of mountains to offer. There are also a number of providers who offer guided mountain tours - whether you want to go for the view or a challenge.
  3.  Water Activities

    Fishing tours, boat trips, sightseeing, kayaking, SUP, rib safaris, rafting, jetski, scuba diving, water skiing, surfing - There are a number of providers of these activities in the area.
  4.  Beautiful white beaches

    As many know, Lofoten is filled with long, exotic white beaches. There is even one just a few meters from the pier! Haukland, Uttakleiv, Kvalvika, Bunes and Buksnesfjord and many more.
  5.  Norwegian fishing village museum

    A comprehensive fishing village museum displaying 150 year old coastal building environments.
  6.  Aalan Farm

    On Aalan gård you will find the true and natural Lofoten experience, where you as a tourist can actively experience a diverse farm with cheese production, herb garden and many different animals.

Port views

Costa pacifica at Leknes harbour
Leknes harbour
Aidasol & Norwegian Jade at Leknes harbour
Astor at Leknes cruiseport
View from leknes cruiseport
Thomson celebration at leknes cruiseport
Souvenir shop at Leknes port
Leknes Harbour
Viking-welcome at Leknes pier
Tendring at Leknes harbour
View from leknes pier - Winter sunset
Tendring in Leknes Harbour
Leknes harbour
AIDAvita Leknes cruiseport
Winter-view Lofoten
Lofotens white beaches
Leknes tenderdock
Leknes tenderdock winter
Tendring Leknes harbour
Leknes harbour panorama
Leknes tenderdoc winter

Port facts

Nautical information

Max. Length For Berth, M:
Max. Draught, M:
More Info Draught:
N/L at anchorposition
Max. Air Draught, M:
More Info Air Draught:
No. Of Quays:
Quay Length Total, M:
Quay Depth, M:
7,5 - 14
Anchorage Available:
Anchorage Compulsory:
Passenger Terminal:
Pilotage Compulsary:
Tugs Available:
Tidal Movement/range, M:
2 - 2,2
Ships Tenders Allowed:
Garbage Disposal:
Airport Distance, Km:
City Centre Distance, Km:


Are ships allowed burn HFO using:
On-shore power supply to cruise vessels:
LNG bunkering supply to cruise vessels:
Supplying alternative fuels:
Reception Facilities for Contaminated Ballast Water:
Reception Facilities for Waste Oils:
Passengers by Source in 2023
Calls 2023

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
Additional requirements for first-time connectio/max. duration between connections before process reapplies
Connection Time
Connection time from all fast to full operational SSE (Shore Side Electricity)
Disconnection time
Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
Restrictions / Penalties / Insurance
Weather conditions/restrictions/other limitations for safe use of SSE
Penalties in case of failure to connect by the ship: weather/itinerary changes/technical issues
Insurance covering any potential damage caused by the SSE
Port Fees
Utility standard/usage fees in addition to kWh rate
Tax/duty fees applicable
Other fees related to shore power
Useful Information
Discounts/incentives linked to shore power usage
Berthing policy linked to shore power usage
Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA

Port contacts


Kjell Jakobsen, Harbour Master
Storgata 37
8370 Leknes
+47 416 55 920

Page last updated: 2022-10-07 14:35


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