Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Travel information 16 days
Departures Winter Season, 2022-2023 and 2023-2024
Price from $ 4255
$ 4115
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

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Itinerary

Under the dancing skies of the Northern Lights, travel from the cosmopolitan capital, Oslo, to the top of Norway and Europe, The North Cape by rail, bus, ship and gondola! Journey along some of the world's most scenic and beautiful railways as you travel through the snow-covered countryside to Bergen via Flam and Voss. With a range of authentic Norwegian experiences, majestic fjords and friendly locals - discover this and so much more on this 16-day classic voyage.

DAY 1 : Oslo

Arrive In Oslo

The Holmenkollen ski jump in the snow Oslo, Norway.
The Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway.
Photo: Hurtigruten

Arrive in Oslo and spend the day exploring the historical and beautiful Norwegian capital.

Its compact size makes it ideal to discover and experience the best, the city has to offer. For the cultural lovers, the Bydgdøy peninsula is home to several museums like the outdoor museum, Folkemuseet and the Viking ship museum. Downtown Oslo, is bustling with trendy restaurants, bars, cafes and open spaces such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park and Ekeberg Park.

At the heart of the city is the Royal Palace, home to the Norwegian Royal family since work began in 1814. 

The Holmenkollen ski jump in the snow Oslo, Norway.
The Holmenkollen ski jump in Oslo, Norway.
Photo: Hurtigruten
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 snow-covered forests and glacial peaks.

At Myrdal join the famous Flåm Railway - a marvel of railway engineering, descending more than 900 metres to the town of Flåm. Take time to explore at your the town and even a visit to the local brewery or the Flåm railway museum.

 

DAY 3 : Voss

Flåm - Gudvangen - Voss

On board the Flåm Railway in the snow. Norway
Onboard the Flåm Railway, Norway
Photo: Steffi Wiegand / Hurtigruten

After breakfast, board the ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen, enjoying the spectacular views as you pass through the narrow Nærøyfjord. Known for its snow-capped mountain peaks, deep valleys, fast-flowing rivers and thunderous waterfalls, the journey along the valley from Gudvangen to Voss is as beautiful as it sounds. 

For those wanting a view to remember, take the Voss Gondola to the summit of Mount Hanguren (820 metres above sea level). The panoramic views of the snow covered valley and surrounding areas are more than worth the journey. 

On board the Flåm Railway in the snow. Norway
Onboard the Flåm Railway, Norway
Photo: Steffi Wiegand / Hurtigruten
A castle with water in front of a mountain

DAY 4 : Bergen

Voss - Bergen

A castle with water in front of a mountain

Spend the morning exploring Voss, before taking the train for the last bit of your journey to Bergen.  Once you arrive in Bergen, take the afternoon 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

 

DAY 5 : Bergen

Gateway to the Fjords

A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water

Following breakfast and another chance to explore this picturesque city, join the ship at the port to begin your voyage towards the Arctic circle and the Northern Lights.

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. 

TIME IN PORT:

A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water
MS Otto Sverdrup anchored against a winter backdrop of Ålesund, Norway
MS Otto Sverdrup anchored in Ålesund, Norway
Photo: Jan Hvizdal / Hurtigruten
A large body of water with buildings in the snow

DAY 6 : Florø - Molde

Architectural and Natural Masterpieces

MS Otto Sverdrup anchored against a winter backdrop of Ålesund, Norway
MS Otto Sverdrup anchored in Ålesund, Norway
Photo: Jan Hvizdal / Hurtigruten

Enjoy the 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
    Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant town of Ålesund and learn more about its history and Art Nouveau influence.
  • Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
    Get a bird´s-eye-view of the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund from a nearby mountain before visiting the expansive saltwater Atlanterhavsparken aquarium.
  • Art Nouveau Walk (Spring & Winter)
    Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover the history and culture of this elegant Art Nouveau town.
  • Art Nouveau Walk (Autumn)
    Ålesund is best known for its vibrant Art Nouveau architecture. Join us on a walking tour to discover the hidden charms of this Norwegian coastal town.

DAY 7 : Kristiansund - Rørvik

History and Charm

The river Nid in front of the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway on a nice winter day.
The river Nid in front of the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.
Photo: Hurtigruten

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
    Learn more about Trondheim by visiting one of its most famous landmarks, Nidaros Cathedral. Take in the whole city from the famous Utsikten viewpoint and enjoy a bus tour of the city.
  • Trondheim City Walk
    Explore Trondheim while learning about its history and culture from a local guide. See all the best sights of the city, from Stiftsgården to the bridge that locals call “The Portal of Happiness”.
  • Kayaking on the River Nid
    See the city’s main attractions from water level inside a kayak. Paddle down Trondheim’s waterways and get some exercise while learning more about this exciting city.
The river Nid in front of the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway on a nice winter day.
The river Nid in front of the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.
Photo: Hurtigruten
MS Polarlys sailing in the Arctic Circle
MS Polarlys sailing in the Arctic Circle

DAY 8 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær

Welcome to the Arctic!

MS Polarlys sailing in the Arctic Circle
MS Polarlys sailing in the Arctic Circle

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.

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
    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
    After a tour of the town of Bodø, visit the strongest tidal current in the world at the Saltstraumen maelstroms.
  • Meet the Vikings (Winter)
    Step back in time and experience life in the Viking Age at the Lofotr Viking Museum. Enjoy an authentic Viking meal and watch your hosts perform traditional rituals.
  • Lofotpils Brewery
    If you’re a beer enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this tour of Lofoten’s first craft brewery. Meet the owner of Lofotpils and learn how they brew the perfect beer.

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

Throughout the winter, complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling dog-sledding 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
    Tour the city’s best spots from the Arctic Cathedral to the world’s northernmost aquarium, including taking the cable car up for mountaintop views over Tromsø.
  • 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
    Go on this guided walk through the city of Tromsø and learn about the Arctic capital’s fascinating history. Visit the Polar Museum and taste local beer at Tromsø’s oldest pub.
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    With fluffy, soft snow each winter, it’s no surprise that skiing is a popular pastime in Norway. Enjoy an introductory skiing lesson, before going for a gentle cross-country skiing trip.
  • Snowshoeing In Tromsø
    Make your way across the snow on a pair of snowshoes, exploring Tromsøya Island in a unique way. End the visit with a toboggan ride and a relaxing break by the bonfire.
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen
Husky Sledding through the snow, Tromso, Norway
Rudolf Rapp / Hurtigruten
Photo: Husky Sledding in the snow, Tromso, Norway
The plateau rises 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland
The plateau rises 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland
Photo: KLAUS-PETER KAPPEST
Hammerfest at night
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

DAY 10 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg

Top of the World - North Cape

The plateau rises 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland
The plateau rises 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland
Photo: KLAUS-PETER KAPPEST

Experience the North Cape

After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havøysund the world’s northernmost fishing village. One of the most popular excursions is a visit to the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent marked by the photogenic globe monument.

Sailing north and Northern Lights

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).

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
    Cross the 71st parallel and visit North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent, marked by the photogenic globe monument.
  • The North Cape Exclusive
    This private tour of the North Cape with your own guide is an exclusive experience reserved for our Platinum fare guests.
  • Fishing Village Visit
    Join us on a tour to visit two colourful fishing villages and discover Christmas, whatever the time of year, at the very top of Norway.
  • Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic
    Drive your own snowmobile through a beautiful winter landscape from one port to the next, hopefully under the Northern Lights.

DAY 11 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

Russian Border and Turning Point

View of the northern town of Kirkenes in the snow.
Top of Norway! Kirkenes in the snow
Photo: Eivind Lande / Hurtigruten

We arrive early into 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 kilometres from Kirkenes and you’ll notice local road signs in both Norwegian and Russian. There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier: canoeing, hiking or bus. 

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 Norwegian Border
    Explore the area around Storskog, a border station located on Norway’s easternmost edge, and enjoy views over the town of Kirkenes from Prestfjellet Mountain.
  • Snowmobile Safari
    Start your engines and ride your own snowmobile across the icy fjord landscape and deep into the snow-covered wilderness.
  • Kirkenes Snow Hotel
    Explore the beautifully decorated Snowhotel and Norway’s largest ice bar. Greet the reindeers and huskies that live close by.
  • Husky Tour
    Be immersed in the Arctic wilderness on a three-hour husky sled ride that brings you through forests, across plains, and over frozen lakes.
View of the northern town of Kirkenes in the snow.
Top of Norway! Kirkenes in the snow
Photo: Eivind Lande / Hurtigruten
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø

DAY 12 : Mehamn - Tromsø

Unmatched Arctic Scenery

The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø

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

Meridian Column

Following a stop 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

With a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy, we return to 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 in 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
    Step into the architecturally impressive modern Arctic Cathedral at midnight for a magical classical concert by candlelight.

DAY 13 : Tromsø - Stamsund

Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes

Visiting the snow-covered Trollfjord in winter, Norway
Visiting the Trollfjord, Norway
Photo: Jean Gray / Hurtigruten

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, to deliver passengers, groceries and mail, and then continue to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten 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
    This popular, classic excursion takes you on a sightseeing tour of Harstad and Trondenes. Top the day off with a hot drink and fresh cakes on Gullesfjord.
  • Lofoten by Horse
    Discover the coastline of Gimsøy on horseback. These Icelandic horses are suitable for beginners or experienced riders.
  • Discover a Fishing Village
    Join us on a guided walk through the fishing village of Svinøya. Visit an original rorbu hut to learn about life as a fisherman, and taste locally produced stockfish.
Visiting the snow-covered Trollfjord in winter, Norway
Visiting the Trollfjord, Norway
Photo: Jean Gray / Hurtigruten
Beautiful Reine, Lofoten in the winter snow
Beautiful Reine, Lofoten in the winter snow
Photo: Sheridan Conor / Hurtigruten
The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter
The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter

DAY 14 : Bodø - Rørvik

Across the Arctic Circle

The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter
The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter

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
    Learn about the salmon lifecycle, as well as salmon fishing and farming in this hands-on tour of the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre in Toft.

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! Be sure to join our excursion Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral to learn more about one of the most sacred buildings in all of Norway.

Fishing, scenery and excursions

From there we call at 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. Be sure to 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
    Take a bus tour of Trondheim, an ancient city rich in history and culture that also serves as one of Norway’s major academic and research centres
  • The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral
    Explore secret chambers deep inside Trondheim´s ancient Nidaros Cathedral as part of this exclusive tour reserved for our Platinum fare guests.
  • Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine
    Journey down into Bergtatt, a marble and limestone mine deep inside the mountain and take a raft ride onto the illuminated subterranean lake.
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
A farewell to the fjords – for now.
A farewell to the fjords – for now
Bergen´s historic beauty
Bergen´s historic beauty

DAY 16 : Ålesund - Bergen

A Fjord Farewell

A farewell to the fjords – for now.
A farewell to the fjords – for now

During the night, the ship calls at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy, 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 onboard 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 The Hurtigruten Coastal Express is unique.

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.