Experience Norway’s spectacular fjord-studded coastline on this round-trip Hurtigruten voyage. Enjoy two included excursions and landscapes from traditional villages to magnificent mountain scenery, plus the chance to see the mesmerising Northern Lights.
Northbound ports of call on winter route (the ship will then call at these ports in reverse order on the journey back south; destinations visited and routes taken during the night on the way north will be visited during the day on the southern voyage):
Day 1 Bergen
Begin your adventure in Bergen, a historic city surrounded by mountains and fjords. Head to the colourful UNESCO-listed Bryggen district, browse outdoor cafés or go on the Fløibanen Funicular. Soak up the views on deck or in the panorama lounges before a tasty dinner buffet.
Day 2 Florø to Molde
Wake early to views over Nordfjord before a hearty breakfast. You’ll sail past the West Cape on open sea, heading for the art nouveau town of Ålesund. In autumn you’ll sail to the secluded Hjørundfjord – an exclusive Hurtigruten destination which cuts 22 miles into the Sunnmøre Alps mountains.
Day 3 Kristiansund to Rørvik
Visit Trondheim and book a guided tour of Norway’s national shrine, Nidaros Cathedral; explore by cycling, walking or kayaking on the river. In the afternoon you’ll see the red-brick Kjeungskjær lighthouse, before sailing up to Rørvik.
Day 4 Brønnøysund to Svolvær
Today you cross the Arctic Circle, the border to the Arctic Region. Here there’s 24-hour daylight (or ‘midnight sun’) in summer and a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights in late autumn, winter and early spring. Hop off at Stamsund for a banquet meal at the Viking Museum Lofotr. Spot Sea Eagles on a trip to Lofoten before passing Trollfjord.
Day 5 Stokmarknes to Skjervøy
Dock briefly in the morning before a day in Tromsø, the Arctic Capital. For an experience of a lifetime, glide across the snow on a dog sledding excursion (included for November-March departures only). Alternative optional winter excursions include whale exploring and a Polar History Walk, where you can try beer from the world’s northern-most brewery.
Day 6 Øksfjord to Berlevåg
Arrive at Honningsvåg, gateway to the spectacular North Cape – enjoy an included excursion here and stand at the summit for an end-of-the-earth feeling. Further north is the heartland of the indigenous Sámi people. Their fishing village Kjøllefjord is one of the later stops – discover the local way of life and traditional joiking (singing). In winter, enjoy an amazing snowmobile trip and the chance to spot the Northern Lights along the way.
Day 7 Båtsfjord to Kirkenes to Berlevåg
Arrive early at Vadsø, then just after breakfast at Kirkenes – the turning point on your voyage. It has a few small museums and the Russian border is near; head there by bus, riverboat safari, or on quad-bikes. Heading southbound, get off at Vardø for the chance to go ice bathing in the Arctic Ocean.
Day 8 Mehamn to Tromsø
After docking at Mehamn in the night, wrap up and head out for a snowmobile ride. In spring you could have the chance to try fresh prawns at Lyngenfjord, surrounded by snowy peaks in the Lyngen Alps. Dock at Tromsø in the evening this time for a midnight concert at the unique Arctic Cathedral.
Day 9 Tromsø to Stamsund
Today’s all about the Vesterålen and Lofoten islands, only 12 miles apart. Enjoy an excursion, A Taste of Vesterålen, at Harstad for the late-Middle Age Trondenes Church. Visit the Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarknes before sailing past granite cliffs and traditional fishermen’s huts at Lofoten.
Day 10 Bodø to Rørvik
Cross back over the Arctic Circle in the morning with a spoonful of cod liver oil, an Arctic tradition. Pass hundreds of islets along the beautiful Helgeland coast and the imposing Seven Sisters mountain range before a visit to The Vega Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 11 Trondheim to Ålesund
See Trondheim again and the majestic Trondheimsfjord. Stop at ‘cod capital’, Kristiansund, to visit the five-mile-long Atlantic Road, built on eight bridges, or have a meal in the ‘Grand Hall’ at Bergtatt marble mine.
Day 12 Bergen
Following disembarkation, transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.
Is this for you?
Discover Norway’s superb landscapes on this coastline-hugging voyage. Modern and comfortable ships stop at towns, villages and fjords. You’ll have a generous full-board package, including two selected excursions with on-board expedition teams. Seeing the Northern Lights (mid-September to mid-April) could make it extra special. If you don’t see them during your 12-day voyage, Hurtigruten’s Northern Lights Promise guarantees you another free half board 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage (Ts & Cs apply).
Outside Cabins have good views, and many have double beds, kettles and TVs. Suites depend on your ship but are comfortable and more spacious.
Good to know
• Tipping is not expected
• Itineraries are subject to change
• Any suggested itineraries or excursions are subject to extra charge
• Some excursions operate seasonally – speak to a Personal Travel Expert for more details.
2018 & 2019 This cruise departs regularly. Call or speak to a Personal Travel Expert for details.
Included in price
• Full-board cruise
• Two specific shore excursions
• All specified flights.
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