The port of Skjolden - Sognefjord
Welcome to the heart of the Norwegian Fjords. Skjolden is the innermost cruiseport of Norway, located at the head of the longest navigable fjord in the world - Sognefjorden. The approach is via the picturesque Lusterfjord, close to Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the European mainland and ends at the foot of the highest mountains in Norway - the Jotunheimen National Park. The fjord is surrounded by several of Norway's major attractions – accessible on short transits!
NB! This is a official web site for the port authorities in Skjolden, providing information for cruise lines and agents. If you are a tourist and need information on the area, please visit www.sognefjord.com or www.skjolden.com
News from Skjolden
Skjolden, which inaugurated its cruise pier in May 2010 and will soon become the world’s first port to install a SeaWalk floating pier—enabling it to dock two ships simultaneously—is drawing new lines and ever bigger vessels.
Skjolden - the most improved destination
The Cruise Destination Skjolden – Sognefjord was awarded the prize of “Most Improved Destination” by the renown cruise magazine Dream World Magazine. The prize was presented to Port Director and Tourism Manager Iren Vatne during the Seatrade Miami conference in March by the editor himself Christopher Ashcroft.
The first ship to dock in Skjolden
Marco Polo became the first ship to go alongside the new pier in Sognefjord, May 20, 2010! Dear cruise lines, crew on board the ships, agents, our own "crew" and friends in Skjolden: We are very much looking forward to a fantastic summer in Skjolden at the new pier!
- See photoes of the construction work of the new pier in Skjolden here
Several of Norway's major attractions
Sognefjord Guide Service
Sognefjord Guideservice has professional and knowledgeable guides for the Sognefjord area and offer specialized guides for cruise ship excursions.
Download the prices for Sognefjord Guide Service here.
New ship to arrive in Skjolden in 2013
The 158,000gt Independence of the Seas will become the largest cruise ship to call at Norway’s emerging port of Skjolden. The vessel will visit in 2013.