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 or



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.


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 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

Explore the Roof of Norway

Jotunheimen National Park is characterized by high mountains, glaciers and deep lakes. There are more than 200 mountain peaks rising above 2000 m (6560 ft) in Jotunheimen, and these are the highest mountains in Norway.

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Explore the blue ice world

In the Jostedalsbreen National Park, where glacier arms stretch down into green valleys, you can view the largest glacier in mainland Europe at close range, and join experienced guides on thrilling walks on the blue glacier ice.

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Sognefjord Culture and History

Experience true Norwegian culture first hand! Unique museums, art galleries, heritage sites and churches can be enjoyed throughout the region. Urnes Stave Church is the oldest stave church in Norway and features on the World Heritage List.

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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.

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In the heart of Norway