3 days

Norway Tromsø - Trondheim

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$ 509
3 days

Norway Tromsø - Trondheim

Price from
$ 509
Norway: Tromsø to Trondheim
Departures Daily departures, all year round
  • Experience Raftsundet and Trollfjorden
  • Experience the magical Lofoten in daytime
  • See the spectactular Helgeland coastline in daytime
  • Stay active and adventurous by taking part in our exciting sea and land excursions.
The wingspan of the white-tailed sea eagle can reach up to 2.7 m

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Itinerary

The trip from Tromsø to Trondheim is probably the most beautiful and best known of our routes. Experience the many highlights and natural gems, such as Vesterålen, Lofoten and the Helgeland coast.
Day 1
Tromsø
Nordens Paris
The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø
Photo: Utflytter - Shutterstock

Try to get an early flight so you have the whole day to enjoy Tromsø before boarding the ship at 11:45 p.m. Visit one of the city’s many cafes, go on a treasure hunt among the retro shops in Smørtorget, take a trip up to Tromsdalstinden or just go for a stroll around beautiful Tromsø. Before you leave, we recommend you check whether there’s anything special happening on the day you’re arriving – there’s so much to enjoy here, from one of the city’s many festivals to theatre performances and concerts.

 

The Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø
Photo: Utflytter - Shutterstock
Svolvær
Photo: Jelena Pavova - Gästefoto
Day 2
Tromsø – Stamsund
Welcome to Lofoten
Svolvær
Photo: Jelena Pavova - Gästefoto

We arrive in Harstad in the morning. Join us on one of our classic excursions, “A taste of Vesterålen”. The narrow channel Risøyrenna is only 7 m deep. It was built especially for Hurtigruten so the ships could sail between Harstad and Vesterålen. You can see the sand banks through the clear, green water.

The islands in Lofoten and Vesterålen may have the most spectacular nature you’ll see in the entire voyage. Risøyhamn is a small hamlet with only 200 inhabitants. Here we make a brief stop to deliver passengers, goods and post. As homage to Lofoten’s fishing history, the chefs will give a demonstration of how to fillet fish on deck in spring.

We then continue via Sortland to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded more than 120 years ago. When we continue south, it will look like we’re sailing straight into the side of the mountain. But don’t worry, the captain will find an opening where we can navigate through the narrow Raftsundet sound. This 26 km stretch between Vesterålen and Lofoten is surrounded by mountains rising 1000 m above sea level. Trollfjord is the sea eagles’ domain – and the next stop on the voyage. This tiny fjord is only 2 km long and 100 m wide, and is flanked by truly majestic mountains.

The captain often does a tour of the narrow fjord, where the mountainsides are almost within touching distance of the sides of the ship. Here you’ll get a chance to go on a sea eagle safari to see Northern Europe’s largest bird of prey up close. When we arrive in Svolvær you’ll get the chance to participate in excursions such as an RIB (rigid-inflatable boat) adventure, going hiking, fishing trips, fishing village walks or going horse riding. From Svolvær we continue to Stamsund, where Lofotveggen’s peaks tower above us. We then leave this beautiful archipelago during the evening and set our course across Vestfjorden to the mainland.

Day 3
Bodø - Rørvik
Across the Arctic Circle
tThe fishery harbour at Nes
Photo: Rita Johansen

Crossing the Arctic Circle at 66°33’N is one of the highlights of the day. The event is marked with a taste of Arctic traditions on deck. Another highlight on this day is when we sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range, which are between 900 and 1000 m tall. It’s easy to see why these “ladies” have inspired ancient legends. We take a quick tour around Nesna, an idyllic old trading port, before sailing on to Sandnessjøen.

The Vega islands are one of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites and are located right next to Sandnessjøen. In spring/summer you can visit them to take in the cultural landscape and the islands’ history. It’s also worth experiencing the islanders’ unique tradition of keeping wild eider ducks as pets. In Brønnøysund you can visit the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre and learn more about fish farming, the environment surrounding the fisk farms and modern aquaculture.

tThe fishery harbour at Nes
Photo: Rita Johansen
View of Trondheim from a high elevation
Vue de Trondheim
Photo: Ole H. Størksen
Day 4
Trondheim
Magical Trondheim
View of Trondheim from a high elevation
Vue de Trondheim
Photo: Ole H. Størksen

After a delicious breakfast on board, it’s time to leave the ship to experience the magnificent Trondheim. Perhaps you’d like to take it easy and just stroll around the shops and cafes on Bakklandet? Or maybe sampling the beer at the Microbrewery followed by a trip to the Student Union and a burger at Sesam sounds more tempting? If you like shopping there are plenty of options; from Nordre gate in the centre to the city’s many shopping centres. In winter, there’s also an opportunity to go skiing in Bymarka - you won’t find it easy to get bored in Trondheim!

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

  • Cruise with Hurtigruten in an unspecified cabin 
    Your cabin will be allocated when you check in

Not included in your voyage

  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Flights and transport

Notes

  • Prices are per person in a double cabin in EUR.
  • Not all cabin categories are available for all departures.
  • Group prices available on request.
  • Hurtigruten has flexible pricing. Prices therefore change frequently depending on demand and cabin capacity. You will be offered the best possible price when you book.

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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A large ship in a body of water
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen/Hurtigruten
A large ship in a body of water

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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A large ship in the water
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
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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