1/4 Leaving Havøysund Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo Photo 2/4 Havøysund, watching reindeer Photo: Bente Fossum Silsand - Guest image Photo 3/4 Colourful houses in Havøysund Photo: Roman Sceibler Photo 4/4 Windmills at Havøysund Photo: Marianne Geber - Guest image Photo Previous Next Next departures Northbound 09/12/2016 09:15 MS Spitsbergen Southbound 09/12/2016 08:00 MS Kong Harald Departure times are given in local Norwegian time. View sailing plan View in map Havøysund – enjoy the Arctic view A colourful small fishing village on an Arctic archipelago in the Barents Sea Published 04/08/2015 Havøysund is a small fishing village of 1,000 inhabitants, with fish processing factories and a boat yard as key economic pillars. You will be struck by the varied and charming architecture, with post-war houses in different colours livening up the shoreline. The Måsøy Museum was established in a building originally built as a rectory. The collection of items consists of 19th century fishing tools and equipment. In addition there are several fixed exhibitions such as a kitchen, living room, school building and line-baiting booth. Norsk Hydro has built a windmill park on the island, which has become a landmark for people at sea. The 15 windmills are located at Gavlen, where the viewpoint and the cafe provide a stunning view to the Barents Sea and the surroundings. Havøysund is an important cargo loading port for Hurtigruten, making it a hectic port and a quite entertaining view from deck. Hjelmsøystauren, just off the coast of Havøysund, is a well-known bird mountain. It boasts the highest number of different bird species gathered on a bird mountain in all of Europe. Kittiwakes, common guillemots and razorbills are among the species nesting here. Port address Strandgt. 85 A, 9690 Havøysund View in map Telephone +47 78 42 30 00 History The oldest finds of permanent settlement in Havøysund is from the Neolithic Age. From the late Middle Ages the municipality is known to have included a number of fishing villages. This was also a key area for the Pomor trade with Russia. Virtually all the older buildings in the area were lost during the German forced evacuation of Finnmark in 1944.