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Norway Kirkenes - Svolvær

Price from $ 507
$ 380
3 days

Norway Kirkenes - Svolvær

Price from $ 507
$ 380
Norway: Kirkenes - Svolvær
Departures Daily, all year
  • See the wild and wonderful nature of Finnmark.
  • Take in the magnificent Lyngen Fjord in spring and Troll Fjord (May – October)
  • Sail through Lofoten and Vesterålen in daytime
  • Experience the midnight sun in summer and get the chance to see the northern lights in winter
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Itinerary

Savour the view of the arctic wild in Finnmark before visiting Honningsvåg, Hammerfest and Tromsø. Then you can enjoy the daytime voyage through Vesterålen and Lofoten, which is regarded as the most beautiful stretch by many of our guests. Along the way, you can go along to talks and take part in activities with our expedition team.
Day 1
Kirkenes - Berlevåg
At the Russian border
A close up of a dog

Kirkenes lies right by the Russian border, and the town is worth exploring before you join us on board at Hurtigruten. When the ship starts to sail southward, you’ll be able to enjoy the arctic wilderness from the deck or the panorama lounge. In the afternoon we dock at Vardø. This is Norway’s easternmost town. Weather permitting, we’ll invite you along for an invigorating winter experience; ice bathing in the Barents Sea. We then continue on to Båtsfjord before we arrive at Berlevåg late in the evening.

A close up of a dog
Tromso - Hurtigruten MS Trollfjord
Photo: Øystein Knoph
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
Day 2
Mehamn - Tromsø
The very north
Tromso - Hurtigruten MS Trollfjord
Photo: Øystein Knoph

We leave the beautiful Finnmark coastline behind us. When we arrive in Hammerfest, you can disembark and explore this little town yourself. We then continue south to Øksfjord. After crossing open sea, we dock in the old trading port of Skjervøy. In April and May, we sail further into the beautiful Lyngen Fjord. The views in the Lyngen Fjord are absolutely fantastic! Some of the tallest peaks in the Lyngsalpene mountains plunge right down into the sea. You will also see glaciers, valleys and narrow fjord arms.

Just before midnight we arrive in Tromsø, the town known as the Paris of the Nordics. Take an evening stroll on your own, or settle in at one of the many pubs and enjoy a locally-brewed beer. The ship sails from Tromsø at 1:30, and if you’re not too tired, we recommend you stay out on deck to see the midnight sun shining over the mountaintops round the town in summer. During the rest of the year, you’ll have a good chance of seeing the northern lights or the magical moonlight reflected in the sea (weather permitting).

Day 3
Tromsø – Svolvær
Enchanting Vesterålen and Lofoten
A bridge over a body of water

After a stop in Harstad, we sail towards Risøyrenna [the Risøy channel]. This narrow passage is only 7 m deep and you can see the sandbanks in the clear, green water. And then all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the view, because now we reach Lofoten and Vesterålen, which may boast the most spectacular nature you’ll see on the trip.

The ship makes brief stops in Risøyhamn, Sortland and Stokmarknes. When we continue south, it will look like we’re sailing straight into the side of the mountain. But the captain finds an opening where we can navigate through the narrow Raftsundet sound. This 26 km stretch between Vesterålen and Lofoten is surrounded by mountains towering up to 1000 m above sea level, and is a spectacular sight! Troll Fjord is only 2 km long and 100 m wide, and is flanked by truly majestic mountains. If time and weather are on our side, the captain sometimes sails through the narrow fjord, where the mountainsides almost touch the sides of the ship.

Then we cruise through Lofoten. The landscape consists of sparkling mountain tops, deep fjords, large seabird colonies and long, white sandy beaches. In the evening, we arrive in Svolvær. Here you’ll find the largest quantities of cod in the whole world between January and April, and Lofoten fishing was the reason Svolvær was founded. But Svolvær is much more than just cod. In winter, artists visit from all over the world to experience the unique nature – but most of all to see the beautiful light. Here your voyage ends, and we recommend you explore Lofoten before you travel back home.

A bridge over a body of water
A view of a snow covered mountain
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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  • Cruise with Hurtigruten in an unspecified cabin
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  • Flights & transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

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

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 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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A small boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
A large ship in a body of water
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 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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A large ship in a body of water
A large ship in the water
Photo: Genna Roland / Hurtigruten

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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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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A small boat in a large body of water
A small boat in a large body of water

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

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
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
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

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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A large ship in the water
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