Cruise ships

Luleå welcomes cruise ships throughout the year! Our port is always open to visits from the rest of the world, and thanks to our state-owned icebreakers with Luleå as their home port we can receive cruise ships in both summer and winter, in thick ice as well as open water.

Svartön Quay

Svartön Quay is adapted and open to cruise ships up to 220 metres in length, 30 metres in beam and with a maximum draught of 10.70 metres (water depth 11.60 metres). Special examination takes place for vessels exceeding any of these dimensions.

The quay close to the city is open all year, in both summer and winter, with mooring next to the state-owned icebreakers that have Luleå as their home port. Central Luleå is just a few minutes away by bus or taxi from Svartön Quay.

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Södra Hamn

Södra Hamn is adapted and open to cruise ships up to 180 metres in length, 30 metres in beam and with a maximum draught of 7.0 metres (water depth 8.0 metres). Special examination takes place for vessels exceeding any of these dimensions.

At the historic and pretty Södra Hamn, the cruise ship moors in central Luleå a short walk from Luleå city centre with its shops, hotels, restaurants, cultural facilities and entertainment. The quay at the Södra Hamn is open to cruise ships during the ice-free part of the year.

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Wild Water

Services

  • Solid waste should be placed in the containers set out for each call.

  • Liquid waste such as sludge, bilge and septic waste is collected by tanker. Note that there is limited capacity to receive septic waste.

  • Freshwater is supplied by tanker at Södra Hamn and by water connection at Svartön Quay (water connection 10 cubic metres/h/7 bar)

  • No electrical connection is available.

  • There is good provision for bus connections at both quays.

Birka Cruiser

Before the call

Ship notification and notification of need to deliver waste, bunker and other services should be made in good time to the Port of Luleå. Mooring personnel are booked by the Port of Luleå.

Other

Always note darkness restrictions and other piloting provisions.

The tug provisions of the Port of Luleå apply to tug assistance.

Birka Cruiser Port

Planned cruise ship calls at and departures from Luleå

Arriving Departing Vessel Terminal Arr. from Dep. for
2023-12-27,
08:00
2023-12-27,
18:00
Hanseatic nature Svartön Quay Kemi Umeå
2024-02-10,
07:00
2024-02-11,
19:00
Hanseatic nature Svartön Quay Sundsvall Kemi
2024-03-11,
07:00
2024-03-12,
19:00
Hanseatic nature Svartön Quay Sundsvall Kemi

Contact

For quotations, booking and further information, please contact the Port of Luleå port facility security officer on +46(0)920-45 68 04 or lulea.hamn@portlulea.com

For information about Luleå as a tourist destination, for example visitor attractions, restaurants, events and arrangements in connection with the port call and your visit to Luleå, contact the Luleå Municipality tourist centre on +46(0)920-45 70 00.