Harstad is a city and municipality in Norway, located approximately 250 km (150 mi) north of the Arctic Circle. It is the second largest city in the county of Troms, and the fourth largest in North Norway, by population. It is situated on the island of Hinnøya, and the town is surrounded by some of the most beautiful skerries and adventures in Norway.
Harstad is a beautiful coastal town, surrounded by stunning alpine scenery. The town has a thriving cultural scene, and is the host of the annual Northern Norwegian Festival of Culture. The region offers maritime adventures at sea and on lakes, fantastic outdoor adventures, a variety of cultural activities and historical buildings.
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 355 km²
Population – 24,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47
Port Location – The port of Harstad is located in the downtown area of Harstad.
Travel Links – The closest airport is Harstad/Narvik Airport, Evenes, 45 km (28 miles) by road, located on the mainland.
Every morning a northbound and a southbound Coastal Express ship meet in Harstad.
Express boats are going between Harstad and Tromsø, Finnsnes, Senja and other places.