International seafarer centres in Norwegian ports

Click the map to find where the seafarer centres are located in Norwegian Ports. 

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Seafarer Centres in Norwegian ports

 Åpning av ny stasjon i Honningsvåg februar 2020

Norway Seaman's Mission provides welfare service for international cruise ship crews in cooperation with the Norwegian Maritime Authority. The seaman's centres are located in ports we consider have the most need for it. The centres are open throughout the cruise season at following locations:

Stavanger - Bergelandsgata 38
Bergen - Skuteviken - Skuteviksbodene 10
Bergen - Jekteviken - Vestre muralmenning 15
Ålesund - Nedre Strandgt. 5
Honningsvåg - Storgata 28


All centres are located nearby, or a short walk away, from the respective ports. All the centres provides free Wi-Fi. You can have a cup of coffe and simpel serving on the house while chatting with your colleagues or the volunteer welfare workers. You can sit comfortably, lower your shoulders and relax without any demands of any kind. You can also access activities (sports), musical instruments and more, depending on the centres' capacity.

Norway Seaman's Mission is affiliated with The Inner Seamen's Mission (DISM). The organization has the same origins as the well-known Sjømannskirken - Norwegian Church Abroad, but serve as a social meeting place for seafarers and fishermen in Norwegian ports. The welfare stations are open to all seafarers and are visited by a large number of seafarers regardless of nationality and religious background.

Welfare stations for fishermen
DISM also operates welfare stations for fishermen on commercial fishing vessels These stations are important gathering places for fishermen during the seasonal fishing.

Havly Fiskarheim Stamsund - J M Johansens vei 46, Vestvågøy in Lofoten
Fiskarheimen Røst - Tysøyveien 3 på Røst
Fiskarheimen Vandsøyvågen - Sør Gjæslingan


Seamens's church and international culture- and welfare centre in Narvik

The welfare centre on Facebook 
Directions - Kongens gate 1

Opening hours

18:00-22:00 Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
Saturday closed.


The building is used as an international seamen's center and a cultural house for the municipality's inhabitants arranging concerts and other events.

Seafarers are offered free Wi-Fi and computers, telephone service, TV, biljard, table tennis, darts, café, souvenirs.

Relaxation from on board works - Photo: Anbu Ratnasingam, CEO the welfare center in Narvik

Narvik is the key infrastructural hub in North Norway, with international ice-free port status as "Motorways of the Sea" port in the EU system.

The welfare center is run by a foundation where Norwegian Maritime Authority, Narvik Municipality and the Norwegian Transport Workers' Union (ITF) are represented.

Bergen Cruise Championship i football

In the summer months, a football tournament is organized for crews on cruise chips. The matches will mostly be played at the Møhlenpris statdium in the centre of Bergen

NB! The annual tournament will unfortunately not be arranged this year either due to the corona pandemic.