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Harstad

Harstad is a city and municipality located in the northern part of Norway. It is the largest city in the region of Troms og Finnmark, and is one of the most northerly cities in the world. It is located on the island of Hinnøya, just off the coast of Norway.

Harstad is the administrative center of the municipality and is home to a population of approximately 24,000 people. The city is known for its picturesque views of the nearby mountains and fjords. The city is also home to a number of cultural attractions, such as the Harstad Museum, which is dedicated to the history of the area, and the Polar Zoo, which is home to a wide variety of animals from the Arctic region.

Harstad has a long history, with archaeological evidence suggesting that the area was inhabited as far back as the Stone Age. In the Middle Ages, the city was an important trading center and port, and was home to a number of influential merchants and shipbuilders. In the 19th century, the city was a major center of the Norwegian whaling industry, and it was also an important base for the Royal Norwegian Navy during World War II.

Harstad is a popular tourist destination, and is home to a number of unique attractions, including the world’s northernmost lighthouse, the Trondenes Church, and the world’s northernmost university, the University of Tromsø. The city is also a great starting point for exploring the nearby islands, fjords, and mountains.

Excursion tips for a day in Harstad

Harstad is a beautiful coastal city in Northern Norway, perfect for a day of exploration and adventure. Here are some activities you can do as a tourist in Harstad on a day:

1. Visit the Harstad War Memorial, which commemorates the Battle of Narvik in 1940.
2. Enjoy the stunning views of the Vågsfjord at the Harstad Harbor.
3. Take a boat trip to explore the islands around Harstad, such as Trondenes and Håkøya.
4. Try your hand at fishing in the waters around Harstad.
5. Explore the city’s cultural heritage at the Harstad Museum.
6. Take a hike to the top of the nearby mountain, Harstadsfjellet.
7. Visit the nearby Trondenes Church, the northernmost medieval church in Norway.
8. Spend the day at the beach, soaking up some sun at the popular Sandtorg beach.
9. Take a stroll through the charming streets of Harstad and explore the local shops and restaurants.
10. Visit the nearby Trondenes Historical Centre, which offers a unique insight into the history of the area.

Experience Harstad with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Harstad. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Harstad

Harstad in Norway has a relatively mild climate with temperatures ranging from -5°C (23°F) in winter to 20°C (68°F) in summer. In the spring months, temperatures range from 0°C (32°F) to 10°C (50°F) and in autumn from 5°C (41°F) to 15°C (59°F). In winter, there is usually snowfall and temperatures can drop below 0°C (32°F). In summer, the days are long and sunny with temperatures reaching up to 20°C (68°F). The climate in Harstad is generally mild, with the temperatures varying throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Harstad

Our weather forecast for Harstad helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 16.1 °C
min: 12.4 °C
8.3 m/s
23.4 m/s
96.5 %
23.0 m
85.6 %
1,011 hPa
02:05:30
23:47:34
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 22.0 °C
min: 14.1 °C
9.4 m/s
33.1 m/s
38.3 %
21.6 m
72.5 %
1,005 hPa
02:14:09
23:39:40
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 18.5 °C
min: 10.7 °C
9.7 m/s
30.6 m/s
87.9 %
16.8 m
84.7 %
1,008 hPa
02:22:03
23:32:18
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 10.7 °C
9.0 m/s
11.5 m/s
77.6 %
21.5 m
84.4 %
1,012 hPa
02:29:25
23:25:19
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 12.6 °C
min: 9.6 °C
45.0 m/s
62.3 m/s
100.0 %
9.0 m
93.2 %
999 hPa
02:36:21
23:18:40
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 11.4 °C
min: 9.7 °C
28.6 m/s
49.6 m/s
97.5 %
19.2 m
84.3 %
1,011 hPa
02:42:57
23:12:17
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 13.7 °C
min: 8.6 °C
11.9 m/s
15.5 m/s
86.5 %
22.5 m
86.8 %
1,016 hPa
02:49:16
23:06:06
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 14.4 °C
min: 9.9 °C
18.0 m/s
23.8 m/s
68.6 %
21.0 m
83.5 %
1,009 hPa
02:55:21
23:00:06
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 17.4 °C
min: 9.8 °C
9.7 m/s
9.4 m/s
56.4 %
24.1 m
69.9 %
1,003 hPa
03:01:14
22:54:16
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 14.9 °C
min: 10.2 °C
16.9 m/s
24.5 m/s
89.0 %
18.8 m
85.4 %
1,001 hPa
03:06:56
22:48:33
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 13.8 °C
min: 9.7 °C
29.5 m/s
46.8 m/s
72.9 %
24.1 m
76.6 %
1,003 hPa
03:12:29
22:42:58
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 14.1 °C
min: 10.1 °C
14.4 m/s
20.5 m/s
78.1 %
24.1 m
76.4 %
1,009 hPa
03:17:54
22:37:29
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 11.7 °C
min: 10.1 °C
7.8 m/s
9.0 m/s
97.3 %
21.0 m
90.1 %
1,008 hPa
03:23:11
22:32:06

Cruises to Harstad

Would you like to travel to Harstad on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Harstad.

Scheduled ship calls in Harstad, Norway
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 Vasco da Gama 02:00 pm 10:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 MS Marina 09:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 4th 2024 Monday, 4th of Nov. 2024 LE COMMANDANT CHARCOT 08:00 am 01:00 pm
Jun. 24th 2025 Tuesday, 24th of Jun. 2025 Azamara Journey 10:00 am 07:00 pm
Jul. 5th 2025 Saturday, 5th of Jul. 2025 Vasco da Gama 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2025 Friday, 18th of Jul. 2025 Seven Seas Voyager 09:00 am 05:30 pm
Jul. 25th 2025 Friday, 25th of Jul. 2025 MS Artania 09:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2025 Wednesday, 6th of Aug. 2025 Azamara Journey 10:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2025 Friday, 5th of Sep. 2025 MS Sirena 09:00 am 04:00 pm

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