Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Complete Norway – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Complete Norway – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Complete Norway – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Complete Norway – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Travel information 16 days
Departures Summer Season, 2022-2023
Price from $ 4998
$ 4826
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
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  • 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 world's most scenic railway trips, The Flam Railway
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and bask in summer’s Midnight Sun
  • 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 – Fjords and Midnight Sun

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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
Flåm train station, Norway

DAY 2 : Flåm

Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm

Flåm train station, Norway

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

Picturesque houses at the harborside in Bergen
Photo: Jeannie Deckx Gielen - Guest image

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:

Picturesque houses at the harborside in Bergen
Photo: Jeannie Deckx Gielen - Guest image
Fresh seafood at the Bergen fish market
Fresh seafood at the fish market
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. 

Into the fjords

In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing sheer, 800 metre-high cliffs and dramatic waterfalls. In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord in the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. The fjord’s pristine natural landscape of steep rock walls, lush green meadows, lonely mountain farms and tiny villages is unforgettable.

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: 02.45 - 03.00
  • Måløy: 05.15 - 05.30
  • Torvik: 08.20 - 08.30
  • Ålesund: 09.45 - 10.00
  • The Geirangerfjord: 14:25 - 14:45
  • Ålesund: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Molde: 22:35 - 23:05
Optional excursions
  • Kayaking in Ålesund
    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.
  • A Taste Of Norway (Urke, Hjørundfjord)
    A beautiful fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, historic hotel and tiny village – join us for an unforgettable journey through amazing Norwegian nature.
  • Included
    Hjørundfjord /Urke - Fjord to Mountain Walk
    Join a guided walk through the fjord village of Urke and into a beautiful valley in the heart of the Sunnmøre Alps. As you walk, learn about the history and nature of this picturesque part of Norway.
  • Hike With A Visit To A Shieling (Urke, Hjørundfjord)
    Join us for a pleasant hike up from the fjord through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås where we learn about farming in the past and taste local delicacies.
  • Alnes Lighthouse
    Explore the saga island of Giske and enjoy the fantastic view from the lighthouse.
  • Sunnmøre Open Air Museum
    Experience the Art Nouveau town Ålesund and enjoy the view from Aksla viewpoint.
  • The Romsdal Gondola
    Enjoy a scenic sightseeing in beautiful fjord landscape.

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.

In spring and summer, we continue to Ringve Museum of Musical History, where Norwegian music´s past is brought to life in a grand manor with a fantastic view.

Excursions for every taste

Explore Trondheim by kayak on the River Nid or experience the city by bicycle. Be sure to ride the world’s only bicycle lift, near the quaint Bakklandet neighbourhood, from April to September. 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: 02.45 - 03.00

  • Trondheim: 09.45 - 12.45 

  • Rørvik:          21.40 - 22.00

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 experience the Midnight Sun. 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.

TIME IN PORT

  • Brønnøysund: 01.35 - 01.45                    
  • Sandnessjøen: 04.35 - 04.50                    
  • Nesna: 06.00 - 06.10         
  • Ørnes: 10.00 - 10.10         
  • Bodø: 13.05 - 15.20          
  • Stamsund: 19.15 - 19.40  
  • Svolvær: 21.20 – 22.15
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.
  • 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

Get close to nature in Tromsø
Get close to nature in Tromsø
Photo: North Experience

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. Here, you can taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery.

All year, you can join the Hurtigruten Guides for hikes and discover more of the Tromsø area.

 

Get close to marine wildlife

Want to experience serenity on the sea? Join us for a kayaking excursion in summer along Tromsø’s coastline - a great way to get close to marine wildlife.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Stokmarknes: 01.30 - 01.40
  • Sortland:      02.55 - 03.10
  • Risøyhamn:  04.35 - 04.50
  • Harstad:        07.10 - 07.45
  • Finnsnes:      11.00 - 11.30
  • Tromsø:        14.15 - 18.15
  • Skjervøy:      22.10 - 22.25
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.
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).

TIME IN PORT:

  • Øksfjord:      01.50 - 02.00
  • Hammerfest:                      05.05 - 05.45
  • Havøysund:  08.30 - 08.45
  • Honningsvåg:                     10.55 - 14.30
  • Kjøllefjord:   16.40 - 17.00
  • Mehamn:      18.55 - 19.15
  • Berlevåg:      22.00 - 22.10
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.

DAY 11 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

Russian Border and Turning Point

Savour delicious King crab
Taste delicious King crab
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
  • a riverboat safari
  • via canoe
  • hiking
  • ATV/quad-bike trek in summer

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

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.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Båtsfjord: 00.00 - 00.30
  • Vardø:           03.30 - 03.45
  • Vadsø:           06.55 - 07.10
  • Kirkenes: 09.00 - 12:30
  • Vardø:           16.05 - 17.00
  • Båtsfjord: 20.00 - 20.30    
  • Berlevåg: 22.25 - 22.35
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.
  • 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.
Savour delicious King crab
Taste delicious King crab
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
Where east meets west – Russian border in Kirkenes
Where east meets west – Russian border in Kirkenes
Photo: James Hawkins
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

North Cape breakfast

We again dock at Honningsvåg, where you can join an excursion that includes eating breakfast at North Cape. The ship continues 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.

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 can also explore Tromsø under the Midnight Sun by boat in summer. You may want to drop by Ølhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Mehamn: 01.20 - 01.30    
  • Kjøllefjord: 03.25 - 03.35  
  • Honningsvåg: 05.45 - 06.00                    
  • Havøysund: 08.00 - 08.15
  • Hammerfest: 11.00 - 12.45                    
  • Øksfjord: 15.50 - 16.05     
  • Skjervøy: 19.30 - 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.
  • 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.
  • Breakfast At North Cape
    Imagine having breakfast at the top of Europe. You enjoy breakfast and more on this scenic coach tour from the town of Honningsvåg to North Cape, one of the northernmost points in Europe.
  • Mountain Hike In Hammerfest
    Join a walking tour that follows a path through Hammerfest´s past and up to the top of nearby Mount Salen for magnificent views of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding islands.
  • Arctic Midnight Adventure in Tromsø
    Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tromsø’s famous sights from the seaside.

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, 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       04.20            04.40            
  • Harstad         08.00            08.30            
  • Risøyhamn   10.45            11.00            
  • Sortland        12.30            13.00            
  • Stokmarknes 14.15            15.15            
  • Svolvær        18.30            20.30            
  • Stamsund     22.15            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
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 - 03.30
  • Ørnes            06.25 - 06.35
  • Nesna           10.25 - 10.35
  • Sandnessjøen                    11.45 - 12.15
  • Brønnøysund                     15.00 - 17.25
  • 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.
  • UNESCO Vega archipelago
    Take a step back in time and see how the Norwegian islanders here developed a symbiotic relationship with the local duck population to cultivate a sustainable livelihood.
  • Visit Hildurs Urterarium
    Don`t miss out on this excursion to a unique food and herb farm, where the hosts proudly serves local food and welcome you to their private home.

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

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 - 01:20      
  • Torvik           02:35 - 02:45
  • Måløy           05:45 - 06:00
  • Florø             08:15 - 08:30
  • Bergen          14:45        
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
  • Included
    Kristiansund - The Atlantic Ocean Road
    Known as one of the world’s most beautiful drives, the Atlantic Ocean Road is an engineering marvel that zigzags across bridges, from island to island, along the ocean’s edge. This guided coach tour will give you the chance to leave the ship and explore the coast by land.
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.

What's included

Included in your voyage

  • 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

  • Flights & transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling
  • Hikes with the Hurtigruten Guides

Notes

  • Prices are 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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Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen/Hurtigruten

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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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 Nordkapp
Photo: Helge Grimsland - 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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MS Polarlys a beautiful winter day in Kirkenes
Photo: Ralph Griebenow - Guest image

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

Year built 1983
Year of refurbishment 2019
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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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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Kayaking in Ålesund

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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A Taste Of Norway (Urke, Hjørundfjord)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From $ 195

Booking code

HR-HJF2F

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Included
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Hjørundfjord /Urke - Fjord to Mountain Walk

Duration

2-3 hours

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-URK1

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Hike With A Visit To A Shieling (Urke, Hjørundfjord)

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 179

Booking code

HR-HJF2H

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Ålnes lighthouse Ålnes lighthouse

Alnes Lighthouse

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 253

Booking code

HR-AES2L

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Sunnmøre open air Museum Sunnmøre open air Museum

Sunnmøre Open Air Museum

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 224

Booking code

HR-AES2M

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The Romsdal Gondola The Romsdal Gondola

The Romsdal Gondola

Norway

Duration

8 hours

Price per person

From $ 374

Booking code

HR-AES2N

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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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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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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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The Russian Border

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 203

Booking code

HR-KKN7A

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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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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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Breakfast At North Cape

Norway

Duration

6 hours

Price per person

From $ 353

Booking code

HR-HVG8A

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Go on a mountain hike in Hammerfest Go on a mountain hike in Hammerfest

Mountain Hike In Hammerfest

Norway

Duration

1 hour 30 min

Price per person

From $ 164

Booking code

HR-HFT8G

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Arctic Midnight Adventure in Tromsø

Norway

Duration

1 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 248

Booking code

HR-TOS8I

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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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Visit the World Heritage Center in Vega Visit the World Heritage Center in Vega

UNESCO Vega archipelago

Norway

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From $ 449

Booking code

HR-SSJ10B

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Visit Hildurs Urterarium

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 194

Booking code

HR-BNN10E

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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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Included
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Kristiansund - The Atlantic Ocean Road

Duration

4-5 hours

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-KSU1

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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

Booking code

N1404KL2BOVOFL

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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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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

$ 257

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

See program
Visit Kirkenes Snow hotel Visit Kirkenes Snow hotel

Snowhotel – A Unique Winter Experience

Norway

From

Booking code

KKN1

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Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Gamme Cabins by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Norway

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking code

KKN2

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