Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Complete Norway – Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Complete Norway – Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Travel information 16 days
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Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Discover our entire original coastal route with 34 ports of call, sailing past more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains
  • Start off in Oslo and travel along the famous Norway in a Nutshell route to Bergen via Flam and Voss. Includes a ride on one of the worlds most scenic railway trips, The Flam Railway
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and hunt the Northern Lights
  • Wide choice of optional excursions and onboard Hurtigruten Guides who lead included activities and interpret the cultural and natural treasures on your voyage
Complete Norway – Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Itinerary

Learn more about what you will experience on the Classic Roundtrip Voyage. The day-by-day programme will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

DAY 1 : Oslo

Arrive In Oslo

Oslo Opera house
Photo: Didrick Stenersen

Make your own way to the hotel and check-in for a one-night stay. Remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy everything that Oslo has to offer such as a visit to the Royal Palace, Vigeland Sculpture Park or Viking Ship Museum.

Overnight in Oslo

Oslo Opera house
Photo: Didrick Stenersen
A group of people sitting at a train station
Photo: Gjertrud Coutinho

DAY 2 : Flåm

Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm

A group of people sitting at a train station
Photo: Gjertrud Coutinho

After breakfast, make your own way to Oslo Central Railway Station to commence your ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ adventure by boarding the train to Myrdal.

Enjoy one of the world's most scenic rail journeys as you travel from Oslo through farmland, past forests and glacier­capped mountains. At Myrdal join the famous Flåm Railway - a marvel of railway engineering, descending more than 900 metres to the town of Flåm. Take a short stroll to the hotel and check in.  Remainder of day at leisure. You might wish to enjoy a visit to the local brewery or the Flåm railway museum.

Overnight in Flåm.

DAY 3 : Voss

Flåm - Gudvangen - Voss

Aurlandsfjorden

After breakfast, board the ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen, enjoy the spectacular views as you pass through the narrow Nærøyfjord. From Gudvangen the journey continues by bus. Waterfalls line the road as we weave our way through the valley to Voss. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.

Overnight in Voss.

Aurlandsfjorden
A castle with water in front of a mountain

DAY 4 : Bergen

Voss - Bergen

A castle with water in front of a mountain

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and explore Voss on your own. Later, take the train for the final rail sector through to Bergen. On arrival, take the Hurtigruten shuttle to your hotel and check-in. Remainder of the day at leisure. We recommend taking a self-guided walk around the beautiful city, you may wish to visit St Mary’s Church, Håkon’s Hall and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bryggen.

Overnight in Bergen.

DAY 5 : Bergen

Gateway to the Fjords

A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water

Your voyage starts in the lovely city of Bergen. Before departure, you may want to explore this colourful gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 AD, and retains a great deal of its character, charm and history. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with colourful wharfs dating back to the 14th century.

You may enjoy a stroll in the cobblestone alleyways, a bite at an outdoor café or restaurant, a trip on the Fløibanen funicular or a visit to the famous fish market

Spoil your taste buds

After we depart, enjoy a tasty dinner buffet made from fresh coastal produce. We sail north from Bergen along the Viking route of Hjeltefjord. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes from the deck or in our panorama lounge. 

Seven of our ships along the Norwegian Coast have Hurtigruten Guides. You are welcome to join them on hikes during many of our port stays or enjoy onboard lectures and activities. 

Don´t forget that you can explore even more of Norway before your sea voyage starts with our pre- and post cruise programmes, like the famous Norway in a Nutshell

TIME IN PORT:

Optional excursions
  • Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
    During winter, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in ports along the coast – which gives you a great chance to explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and savoring each moment.
  • Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - Full Package
    During winter, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in 8 ports along the coast– which gives you a unique possibility to really explore more. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors - feeling, smelling, listening and being completely in the moment.
A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water
Stroll Bergen´s historic wharf district, Bryggen
Stroll Bergen´s historic wharf district, Bryggen
A large body of water with buildings in the snow
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Art Nouveau beauty in Ålesund
Art Nouveau beauty in Ålesund
Photo: Helmut Hartung

DAY 6 : Florø - Molde

Architectural and Natural Masterpieces

Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to Ålesund.

Art Nouveau city

Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and famed Atlanterhavsparken aquarium. Our tour to the aquarium includes a visit to see resident penguins before we continue to nearby Mount Aksla for an amazing view. 

Mountains and roses

Molde is known as the ‘City of Roses’ because of its lovely municipal gardens. This attractive coastal town has an amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called ‘the Molde Panorama’.

TIME IN PORT

  • Florø: 03.30 – 03.40
  • Måløy: 05.40 – 05.50
  • Torvik: 08.30 – 08.40
  • Ålesund: 18.30 – 19.30/17.50 – 19.30*
  • Molde: 22.15 – 22.45** 
    *Ålesund winter and spring: 09.45 – 13.30
    **Molde winter and Spring: 16.15 – 19.00
Optional excursions
  • Kayaking in Ålesund (2019/20)
    Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant city of Ålesund and hear colourful local stories, including why it is built in the Art Nouveau style.
  • Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium And Mount Aksla
    Join us to see what life is like under the sea and then get a bird´s eye view of the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.
  • Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)
    Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
  • Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)
    Dating back to the Viking Age, Ålesund is best known today for its modern Art Nouveau architecture. Join us on a walking tour to discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.

DAY 7 : Kristiansund - Rørvik

History and Charm

Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Photo: Ole Størksen

Charming Trondheim is home to great history and a rich cultural life.

Magical, medieval and modern

Founded by Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is a unique mix of the ancient and modern. Join our optional excursion to the soaring Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav (Tryggvason). Marvel at the cathedral’s exquisite works of art, architectural details and medieval statues.

Excursions for every taste

From September to May, experience Trondheim with a unique carriage tour on the world’s northernmost tram line. You can also explore Trondheim by kayak on the River Nid or experience the city by bicycle. You can also join the Hurtigruten Guides for a hike to discover more of the area.

Back on board

In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjær lighthouse, islets and rocky reefs. After sailing through the narrow channel of Stokksund, we head towards charming Rørvik.

TIME IN PORT

  • Kristiansund: 02.15 – 02.30 (winter & spring 22.30 – 01.30)
  • Trondheim: 10.00 – 13.15
  • Rørvik: 22.15 – 22.30
Optional excursions
  • Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral
    Discover Norway’s original capital, Trondheim, founded in 997.
  • Trondheim City Walk
    Join us for a walking tour of this medieval city that has become a major modern academic and technology research centre.
  • Kayaking On The River Nid (Trondheim)
    Discover a completely new perspective of Trondheim on an urban kayak expedition along the River Nid that wends its way through the historic city.
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Photo: Ole Størksen
Trondheim´s scenic Nid river
Trondheim´s scenic Nid river
The spectacular Saltstraumen maelstrom
The spectacular Saltstraumen maelstrom
A small boat in a body of water
Unforgettable scenery in Svolvær
Unforgettable scenery in Svolvær
Photo: Simon Vogele

DAY 8 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær

Welcome to the Arctic!

A small boat in a body of water

Today we cross the Arctic Circle, marking your best chance to see  Northern Lights. We mark the occasion with a fun Arctic Circle ceremony on deck. 

Forces of nature

Ørnes is the site of Norway’s second-largest glacier, Svartisen

We then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bodø, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom, by small boat. 

Majestic Lofoten

That afternoon, the 1,000 metre-high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us towards majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches.

Meet the Vikings

At Stamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftain’s house for a real Viking feast. 

Going organic

Between Stamsund and Svolvær, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofoten’s only craft brewery, in Svolvær.

Hunting the Northern Lights 

In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intensified hunt for the Northern Lights, and we present a multimedia show, ‘The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis’.

As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance to Trollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed.

TIME IN PORT

  • Brønnøysund: 01.45 – 01.55 
  • Sandnessjøen: 04.35 – 04.45
  • Nesna: 05.55 – 06.05
  • Ørnes: 09.45 – 09.55
  • Bodø: 12.40 – 15.00
  • Stamsund: 19.00 – 19.30
  • Svolvær: 21.00 – 22.00
Optional excursions
  • Arctic Coastal Walk (Bodø)
    Join us for a guided walk along the coast in Bodø and learn why devotion to nature is integrated in the Norwegian culture.
  • Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
    Join us for a coach tour of the second-largest city in northern Norway, Bodø, and then out to see the world´s largest tidal current, the legendary Saltstraumen.
  • Meet the vikings - winter
    Experience how the Vikings lived at Lofotr in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever discovered has been replicated.
  • Meet the vikings (summer)
    Join us on an authentic journey through Lofoten´s ancient past at the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg.
  • Lofotpils Brewery
    Come along and meet local Svolvær beer avatar Thorvardur at Lofotpils Bryggeri, which he established in a fish-landing depot dating back to the 1930s along the waterfront in Svolvær.

DAY 9 : Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes

Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen

We briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes in the morning.

Polar history and beer

We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Join our `Polar History Walk´ in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery. 

Beyond your imagination

In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling dog-sledge ride, as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning views of the snowy plateaus. The only light during the polar night comes from headlamps, the starry sky, and, if we’re lucky, the magical Northern Lights.

Why not have some winter fun by joining a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure, or go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord? All year, you can join the Hurtigruten Guides for hikes and discover more of the Tromsø area. 

Sailing from Tromsø, we continue to search for the Northern Lights.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Stokmarknes: 01.00 – 01.15
  • Sortland: 02.45 – 03.00
  • Risøyhamn: 04.15 – 04.30
  • Harstad: 06.45 – 07.45
  • Finnsnes: 11.00 – 11.30
  • Tromsø: 14.15 – 18.30
  • Skjervøy: 22.30 – 22.45
Optional excursions
  • The Arctic Capital Tromsø
    Join us for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Tromsø, the northernmost city in the world with a population over 50,000.
  • Dog Sledding (Tromsø)
    Join us on a mini polar expedition across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya.
  • Polar History Walk (Tromsø)
    Experience the same polar frontier environment as the famous polar explorers on this historic polar walk through Tromsø.
  • Cross-Country Skiing (Tromsø)
    Experience the thrill of gliding along in the snow on skis. This tour is a fantastic introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners.
  • Snowshoeing In Tromsø
    Some call this Tromsø excursion `childhood revisited´ because it is so carefree and liberating.
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen
Get close to nature in Tromsø
Get close to nature in Tromsø
Photo: North Experience
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
Photo: Filip Hoel
Experience life in coastal towns like Hammerfest
Experience life in coastal towns like Hammerfest
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

DAY 10 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg

Top of the World - North Cape

The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
Photo: Filip Hoel

Enjoy magnificent landscapes as we sail to the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent.

Experience the North Cape

After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havøysund. Visit the world’s northernmost fishing village and ride by bus to North Cape plateau.

The ship continues to Honningsvåg.

Sailing north

The ship continues north into the heartland of the Sámi people. Visit Kjøllefjord, where you can learn about the Sámi way of life and hear traditional joiking (song).

Adrenaline and Northern Lights

In winter, you can join an unforgettable snowmobile trip across snowy plains and perhaps spot the Northern Lights in the starry sky.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Øksfjord: 02.00 – 02.15
  • Hammerfest: 05.15 – 06.00
  • Havøysund: 08.45 – 09.15
  • Honningsvåg: 11.15 – 14.45
  • Kjøllefjord: 17.00 – 17.15
  • Mehamn: 19.15 – 19.30
  • Berlevåg: 22.00 – 22.15
Optional excursions
  • The North Cape
    Encounter magnificent landscapes as we cross the 71st parallel on a journey towards North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent.
  • The North Cape Exclusive
    North Cape has drawn adventurous souls from around the world for centuries. Come along on this scenic three-hour tour and see why. Reserved only for our Platinum guests.
  • Fishing Village Visit
    Join us on a tour to visit two small fishing villages and discover Christmas year round at the very top of Norway.
  • Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic
    Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural Arctic regions.

DAY 11 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

Russian Border and Turning Point

Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

We arrive early today in Vadsø before docking in Kirkenes - the ship’s turning point for the return journey.

Streets with Russian names

The Russian border is a just few kilometers from Kirkenes and you’ll notice local road signs in both Norwegian and Russian. There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier:

  • year-round bus tours
  • via canoe
  • hiking

You can also join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

Winter wonder

Kirkenes offers a wide range of classic winter activities, like dog-sledging, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and visiting an Arctic Ice Dome.

Southbound and down

As the ship starts its voyage south, remember that you’ve seen only half of what Norway’s coastline offers. The ports we visited by night going north are now seen by day.

Ice dipping

Docking again at Vardø, we may invite you to swim in the icy Arctic Ocean in winter. We then cruise along Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord and Berlevåg, home to a famous male choir of local fishermen.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Båtsfjord: 24.00 – 00.15
  • Vardø: 03.15 – 03.30
  • Vadsø: 06.45 – 07.15
  • Kirkenes: 09.00 – 12.30
  • Vardø: 15.45 – 16.45
  • Båtsfjord: 19.45 – 20.15
  • Berlevåg: 21.45 – 22.00
Optional excursions
  • The Russian Border
    East meets West at the far-northern Norwegian town of Kirkenes, a few short miles from the Russian border, and the turning point of your Hurtigruten voyage.
  • Snowmobile Safari
    If you fancy racing a snowmobile across a vast snowy expanse and meeting the people who live here then this excursion may be for you.
  • Kirkenes Snow Hotel
    Visit the coolest hotel in the world! Join a guided tour of the beautifully decorated snow suites, and Norway’s largest ice bar. Also, remember to greet the reindeers and huskies that live close to the hotel.
  • Husky Tour
    Want to experience a thrilling dogsledding adventure across the frozen Arctic wilderness? Here is your chance.
  • Husky Tour Exclusive
    Take part in an exclusive dog sledding adventure through the vast Arctic wilderness, reserved only for our Platinum guests.
  • King Crab Adventure Summer
    Come and join us for a fantastic day on the water, where we will show you how to catch, prepare and most importantly eat these giants from the Barents Sea.
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
Savour delicious King crab
Taste delicious King crab
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
Join the Hurtigruten Guides for exciting excursions
Join the Hurtigruten Guides for exciting excursions
Photo: Espen Mills
Iconic pictures at the North Cape
Iconic pictures at the North Cape
Photo: Stefan Dall

DAY 12 : Mehamn - Tromsø

Unmatched Arctic Scenery

Join the Hurtigruten Guides for exciting excursions
Join the Hurtigruten Guides for exciting excursions
Photo: Espen Mills

Around midnight we dock at Mehamn with the option to join in winter a snowmobile trip to hunt the Aurora.

Meridian Column

We again dock at Honningsvåg. The ship continues then to Hammerfest, where you can see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column. You can also join a mini-mountain expedition and learn about local polar hero Adolf Lindstrøm.

Old Skjervøy

We continue south to Øksfjord with a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy

Midnight adventures

We then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. You may want to drop by Ølhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Mehamn: 00.45 – 01.00
  • Kjøllefjord: 02.45 – 03.00
  • Honningsvåg: 05.30 – 05.45
  • Havøysund: 07.45 – 08.00
  • Hammerfest: 10.45 – 12.45
  • Øksfjord: 15.30 – 15.45
  • Skjervøy: 19.15 – 19.45
  • Tromsø: 23.45 – 01.30
Optional excursions
  • The Northernmost Town In The World
    Join us on a coach tour that explores and explains the events that have shaped Hammerfest, a town at the top of Europe.
  • Snowmobile Trip Into The Polar Night
    Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile tour into the polar night across one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural environments.
  • Into The Ice: Stories Of A Polar Hero
    Get outdoors and discover one of the greatest figures in polar history on this excursion from Hammerfest to nearby Mount Salen.
  • Midnight Concert In The Arctic Cathedral (Tromsø)
    There is perhaps no more beautiful way to experience Tromsø than by attending a midnight concert at the city´s iconic Arctic Cathedral.

DAY 13 : Tromsø - Stamsund

Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes

Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord
Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord

We arrive in Harstad, where you can join the excursion A taste of Vesterålen.

Amazing scenery

The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning natural scenery of the entire voyage. Lofoten is renowned for its steep mountains, sandy beaches, wild nature and picturesque fishing villages.

Hurtigruten’s birthplace

We make a short stop at Risøyhamn, population 200, to deliver passengers, groceries and mail, and then continue to Stokmarknes, whereHurtigruten was founded more than 125 years ago.

Go ashore and visit the Hurtigruten Museum. Continuing south, we slip through a passage into the narrow Raftsund, past peaks rising 1,000 metres from the sea.

Spectacular Trollfjord

We now reach spectacular Trollfjord, only 2 km long, 100 m wide and surrounded by majestic mountains. If possible, we sail inside, where the dramatic landscape inspires images of fairy tales and trolls. Just north, you can opt to see sea eagles up close by boat.

Heart of Lofoten

At Svolvær, you can select several excursion options. We then proceed to Stamsund along the massive Lofoten wall.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Tromsø: 23.45 – 01.30
  • Finnsnes: 04.15 – 04.45
  • Harstad: 07.45 – 08.30
  • Risøyhamn: 10.45 – 11.00
  • Sortland: 12.30 – 13.00
  • Stokmarknes: 14.15 – 15.15
  • Svolvær: 18.30 – 20.30
  • Stamsund: 22.00 – 22.30
Optional excursions
  • A Taste of Vesterålen
    A Taste of Vesterålen is one of the classics in our extensive Hurtigruten excursion programme. Come along and experience the history, beautiful scenery and a multitude of breathtaking sights.
  • Lofoten by horse
    Like the idea of horseback riding along a remote beach and terrain once inhabited by Vikings? Join us for this excursion along the shore of Gimsøy island on the open North Atlantic Ocean.
  • Discover a fishing village
    Join us on a guided walking tour to the quaint old fishing village of Svinøya adjacent to the Lofoten town of Svolvær.
Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord
Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord
Reine, Lofoten. Nothing can match the magic light of Arctic Norway
Reine, Lofoten. Nothing can match the magic light of Arctic Norway
The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter
The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter
Summer beauty under the Midnight Sun by Torghatten
Summer beauty under the Midnight Sun by Torghatten
Photo: Staib Heiner
Join a refreshing hike to discover more of Torghatten
Join a refreshing hike to discover more of Torghatten
Photo: Espen Mills

DAY 14 : Bodø - Rørvik

Across the Arctic Circle

Summer beauty under the Midnight Sun by Torghatten
Summer beauty under the Midnight Sun by Torghatten
Photo: Staib Heiner

Celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle with a `taste´ of Arctic tradition – a fun ceremony highlighted by a spoonful of cod liver oil.

Mountain with a hole

As we sail along the Helgeland coast, you’ll see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole in the centre. The opening is 160 m long, 35 m high and 20 m wide, and was created during the ice age. If the weather allows, join a hike with your guides up the mountain.

Myths and legends

We also sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range – with peaks up to 1,100 m high. The story goes that seven beautiful troll sisters got caught out at sunrise and turned to stone, thus the seven beautiful peaks.

UNESCO heritage

We next make a short stop at Nesna, before moving on to Sandnessjøen

Charming coastal town

Brønnøysund is a pretty little town that offers a charming high street and marina. You can join an excursion to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre for an interesting tour and taste of fresh salmon.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Bodø: 02.30 – 03.45
  • Ørnes: 06.40 – 06.50
  • Nesna: 10.25 – 10.35
  • Sandnessjøen: 11.45 – 12.15
  • Brønnøysund: 15.00 – 17.30
  • Rørvik: 21.00 – 21.30
Optional excursions
  • Visit the salmon
    Fascinated by fish? Join us on a visit to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre near Brønnøysund for an informative tour and taste of fresh salmon.

DAY 15 : Trondheim - Ålesund

Rich History and Living Culture

The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
Photo: Nancy Bundt

We revisit Trondheim to further explore it´s colourful history. Join our excursion Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral to learn more.

Fishing, scenery and excursions

Next is Kristiansund, a city spread across four islands with an excellent harbour that has been active since the Stone Age. Today, it is Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’ because of its centuries-old export of dried fish. 

Join an excursion to Bergtatt marble mine, which includes going inside a mountain and sailing across an illuminated subterranean lake, before enjoying a meal in the mine´s ‘Grand Hall’. 

Norwegian Alps

Those choosing to stay on board at Kristiansund will cross the open sea to Molde, known as Norway´s ‘City of Roses’. Along the way, you will take in the steep peaks of the Romsdal Alps on the horizon.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Trondheim: 06.30 – 09.45
  • Kristiansund: 16.30 – 17.00
  • Molde: 21.00 – 21.30
  • Ålesund: 00.30 – 01.00
Optional excursions
  • Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral
    Join us for a coach tour of this medieval city that has become a major modern academic and technological research centre.
  • The Hidden Rooms Of Nidaros Cathedral
    Explore hidden rooms and secret chambers deep inside Trondheim´s ancient Nidaros Cathedral, the national shrine of Norway. This excursion is reserved only for our Platinum guests.
  • Bergtatt - Magnificent Marble Mine
    Join us on a guided bus tour to Bergtatt, a working marble and limestone mine on the banks of an illuminated subterranean lake deep inside a mountain
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
Photo: Nancy Bundt
Discover an underground lake at Bergtatt mine
Discover an underground lake at Bergtatt mine
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
A farewell to the fjords – for now.
A farewell to the fjords – for now
Historic Bergenshus Festning
Historic Bergenshus Festning
Bergen´s historic beauty
Bergen´s historic beauty

DAY 16 : Ålesund - Bergen

A Fjord Farewell

Historic Bergenshus Festning
Historic Bergenshus Festning

During the night, the ship calls at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy, as our voyage draws to a close. But before we dock in Bergen, there is some fascinating scenery ahead of us.

Glaciers and lush farmland

We sail through picturesque Nordfjord beneath Jostedal Glacier. This rugged coastal region features farms with fruit orchards and glacial fingers that stretch towards glistening lakes. In the morning, we call at Florø.

Back to Bergen

We navigate the mouth of the mighty Sognefjord and enjoy superb views of the island-studded coastline before you disembark in Bergen.

We hope you will take home memories of stunning nature, wildlife and fascinating culture, and we hope to see you on board again in the near future!

Enjoy even more of Norway

To see more of Norway, we highly recommend our excursion Bergen City Sightseeing (only sold on board) or join one of our Post-programmes to experience more Norwegian cuisine, culture and scenery. 

TIME IN PORT:

  • Ålesund: 00.30 – 01.00
  • Torvik: 02.15 – 02.30
  • Måløy: 05.15 – 05.45
  • Florø: 07.45 – 08.15
  • Bergen: 14.30
The day-by-day programme will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage in Norway, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every voyage with Hurtigruten is unique.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

  • 4 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in 4 star hotels
  • Norway in a Nutshell combination ticket including seat reservations if required (train/bus/ferry Bergen-Myrdal-Flam-Gudvangen-Voss-Bergen)
  • Hurtigruten shuttle from Bergen railway station to hotel
  • Hurtigruten shuttle from Bergen hotel to ship
  • Hurtigruten Classic Round Trip voyage in cabin grade of your choice

Everything you need for an adventure (on board the ship only):

  • 12-day voyage in cabin category of your choice
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Norway's Coastal Kitchen
  • English-speaking Tour Leader on board
  • Engaging onboard activities and lectures:
  • Onboard lectures and presentations on history, biology, geography, geology and culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience  
  • Introductory photo presentations, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage
  • Opportunities to casually engage with the guides and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • Presentation of excursion programmes
  • Point of interest presentations out on deck
  • Loan of trekking poles, snow shoes, head lamps, ice-spikes needed for optional hikes depending on season and conditions
  • Captain’s dinner and a farewell event  

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights  
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling  
  • Hikes with Hurtigruten guides
  • Transfers other than those specified

Notes

  • During the land tour prior to the voyage only breakfast is included, once on board the ship all meals are included
  • The Oslo to Bergen (Norway in a Nutshell) sector of the trip is self-guided and does not have a tour escort. Once on board the ship you have access to our Tour Leaders.
  • Prices are in AUD per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
  • Not all cabin categories are available for all departures
  • Single cabin pricing available on request
  • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.

Ships

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MS Finnmarken

Year built 2002
Year of refurbishment 2020
Shipyard Kværner Kleven (N)
Passenger capacity 919
Beds 540
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 15,690
Length 138.5 m
Beam 21.5 m
Speed 15 knots

MS Finnmarken is designed for exciting, sustainable voyages along the Norwegian coastline.

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MS Kong Harald

Year built 1993
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Volkswerft (Germany)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 498
Gross tonnage 11,204
Length 121.8 m
Beam 19.2 m
Speed 17 knots

Norway's reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable vessel.

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Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen/Hurtigruten
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MS Lofoten

Year built 1964 (Mod. 2003)
Shipyard Aker Mek. Verk. (N)
Passenger capacity 400
Beds 151
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 2,621
Length 87.4 m
Beam 13.26 m
Speed 16 knots

MS Lofoten - our old-time favourite - was launched in Oslo in 1964. The ship´s classic maritime style and informal atmosphere inspires genuine nostalgia in her passengers.

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MS Midnatsol

Year built 2003
Shipyard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
Passenger capacity 970 (500 in Antarctica)
Beds 632
Car capacity 32
Gross tonnage 16,151
Length 135.75 m
Beam 21.5 m
Speed 18 knots

The MS Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is dedicated to the wonders of Arctic summer. The ship sails along the Norwegian coast from May to December, and is part of our global Explorer sailings during the rest of the year.

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Photo: Genna Roland / Hurtigruten
MS Nordkapp
Photo: Helge Grimsland - Guest Image

MS Nordkapp

Year built 1996
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Kværner Kleven (N)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 480
Car capacity 24
Gross tonnage 11,386
Length 123.3 m
Beam 19.5
Speed 18 knots

MS Nordkapp is named after the northernmost point on mainland Europe: North Cape (71ºN) - one of the geographical highpoints you can visit on a Hurtigruten voyage.

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MS Polarlys

Year built 1996
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Ulstein Mek. Verk. (N)
Passenger capacity 619
Beds 503
Car capacity 26
Gross tonnage 11,341
Length 123 m
Beam 19.5 m
Speed 18 knots

Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter.

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MS Polarlys a beautiful winter day in Kirkenes
Photo: Ralph Griebenow - Guest image
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MS Nordlys

Year built 1994
Year of refurbishment 2019
Shipyard Volkswerft (D)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 471
Car capacity 24
Gross tonnage 11,204
Length 121.8 m
Beam 19.2 m
Speed 18 knots

Both the name and the interior design of this modern expedition ship are inspired by the spectacular Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).

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MS Nordnorge

Year built 1997
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Kværner Kleven (N)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 476
Car capacity 32
Gross tonnage 11,384
Length 123.3 m
Beam 19.5 m
Speed 18 knots

MS Nordnorge is aptly named for northern Norway, most of which lies above the Arctic Circle.

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After her refurbishment in November 2018, MS Richard With will have suites with large bay windows.

MS Richard With

Year built 1993
Year of refurbishment 2018
Shipyard Volkswerft (D)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 458
Car capacity 12
Gross tonnage 11,205
Length 121.8 m
Beam 19.2 m
Speed 18 knots

MS Richard With proudly carries the name of Hurtigruten's founder.

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MS Trollfjord

Year built 2002
Shipyard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
Passenger capacity 822
Beds 576
Car capacity 35
Gross tonnage 16,140
Length 135.75 m
Beam 21.5 m
Speed 18 knots

The ship is named after the spectacular Trollfjord in Vesterålen. Inside she provides spectacular comfort, modern facilities and interior design that makes extensive use of Norwegian wood and stone.

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MS Trollfjord
Photo: Stein Bjørge
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MS Vesterålen

Year built 1983
Year of refurbishment 1995
Shipyard Kaarbø Mek. Verk.
Passenger capacity 490
Beds 301
Car capacity 24
Gross tonnage 6,261
Length 108.55 m
Beam 16.5 m
Speed 17.5 knots

MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship that sailed along Norway´s rugged coastline in 1893. She is one of our smaller boats and has an intimate on-board atmosphere.

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MS Spitsbergen

Year built 2009
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR)
Passenger capacity 335
Beds 243
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 7,344
Length 100.54m
Beam 18m
Speed 14.5 knots

Our new ship, MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.

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Optional excursions

Find your favourite excursions and make your trip to Norway even more memorable. We recommend booking excursions in advance, but you can also book on board if there's still availability.

Please note that excursions vary by season and are subject to change.

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Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes

Norway

Duration

1-4 hours

Price per person

From $ 374

Booking code

HPWI18L

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Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - Full Package

Norway

Duration

1- 4 hours depending on port

Price per person

From $ 899

Booking code

HPWI18

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Kayaking in Ålesund (2019/20)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From $ 209

Booking code

HR-AES2K

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Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium And Mount Aksla

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 164

Booking code

HR-AES2D

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Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 164

Booking code

HR-AES2C

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Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)

Norway

Duration

1 hour 30 min

Price per person

From $ 104

Booking code

HR-AES2E

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Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 164

Booking code

HR-TRD3B

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Trondheim City Walk

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 164

Booking code

HR-TRD3D

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Kayaking On The River Nid (Trondheim)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 209

Booking code

HR-TRD3G

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Arctic Coastal Walk (Bodø)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 10 min

Price per person

From $ 179

Booking code

HR-BOO4B

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Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen

Norway

Duration

2 hours 10 min

Price per person

From $ 179

Booking code

HR-BOO4C

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Meet the vikings - winter

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 278

Booking code

HR-STU4E

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Meet the vikings (summer)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 278

Booking code

HR-STU4F

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Lofotpils Brewery

Norway

Duration

40 min

Price per person

From $ 75

Booking code

HR-SVJ4H

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The Arctic Capital Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 263

Booking code

HR-TOS5A

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Dog Sledding (Tromsø)

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 464

Booking code

HR-TOS5B

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Polar History Walk (Tromsø)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 164

Booking code

HR-TOS5D

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Cross-Country Skiing (Tromsø)

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 254

Booking code

HR-TOS5M

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Snowshoeing In Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 254

Booking code

HR-TOS5N

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The North Cape

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 293

Booking code

HR-HVG6A

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The North Cape Exclusive

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 509

Booking code

V-HVG6F

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Fishing Village Visit

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 203

Booking code

HR-HVG6H

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Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 563

Booking code

HR-KJD6D

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The Russian Border

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 203

Booking code

HR-KKN7A

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Snowmobile Safari

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 359

Booking code

HR-KKN7C

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Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 194

Booking code

HR-KKN7D

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Husky Tour, Kirkenes. Husky Tour, Kirkenes.

Husky Tour

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 389

Booking code

HR-KKN7F

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Husky Tour Exclusive

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 644

Booking code

V-KKN7J

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King Crab Adventure Summer

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 308

Booking code

HR-KKN7H

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The Northernmost Town In The World

Norway

Duration

1 hour 45 min

Price per person

From $ 149

Booking code

HR-HFT8B

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Snowmobile Trip Into The Polar Night

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From $ 659

Booking code

HR-MEH8F

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Into The Ice: Stories Of A Polar Hero

Norway

Duration

1 hour 45 min

Price per person

From $ 194

Booking code

HR-HFT8H

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Midnight Concert In The Arctic Cathedral (Tromsø)

Norway

Duration

1 hour 15 min

Price per person

From $ 149

Booking code

HR-TOS8C

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A Taste of Vesterålen

Norway

Duration

4 hours 15 min

Price per person

From $ 209

Booking code

HR-HRD9A

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Lofoten by horse

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 293

Booking code

HR-SVJ9D

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Discover a fishing village

Norway

Duration

1 hour 30 min

Price per person

From $ 158

Booking code

HR-SVJ9F

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Visit the salmon

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 188

Booking code

HR-BNN10C

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Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 164

Booking code

HR-TRD11A

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The Hidden Rooms Of Nidaros Cathedral

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 323

Booking code

V-TRD11B

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Bergtatt - Magnificent Marble Mine

Norway

Duration

4 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 323

Booking code

HR-KSU11E

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

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Norway In A Nutshell - three-day self-guided tour

Norway

Duration

3 Days

From

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Experience the breathtaking Nærøyfjord on this tour Experience the breathtaking Nærøyfjord on this tour

Norway in a Nutshell - one day

Norway

Duration

9 Hours

From

$ 370

Booking code

N1400KL2

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Hiking Mount Fløien in Bergen

Norway

Duration

2 Hours

From

$ 105

Booking code

CENBG01

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Enjoy a seafood dinner at Cornelius Restaurant outside Bergen Enjoy a seafood dinner at Cornelius Restaurant outside Bergen

Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip from Bergen

Norway

Duration

5 Hours

From

$ 210

Booking code

CENBG03

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Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

Norway

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 96

Booking code

CENBGO05

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Oslo Panorama Tour

Norway

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 56

Booking code

CENOSL01

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Sognefjord in a Nutshell

Norway

Duration

10 Hours

From

$ 405

Booking code

E1454KL2

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