Norway’s Classic Coastal Voyages
The Classic round-trip Norwegian Coastal Voyage, labelled “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage” by Lonely Planet, takes you from Bergen to Kirkenes and back in 12 days. Or, you can cruise one-way either northbound or southbound and fly the other direction. Shorter sailings or port to port trips can also be arranged and combined with airfare or self-drives. Any time of year, for any length of time, sailing along the Norwegian coast is a voyage like no other!
- The drama of the scenery and the wildlife will stir the explorer in you
- Visit 34 fascinating and scenic ports of call – 22 of them north of the polar circle
- Join excursions tailor-made to match your exploration level
- All excursions can be enjoyed in one direction
- Cross the 71st parallel on the journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent
The 12-day Classic Roundtrip Voyage starts in Bergen, a city surrounded by seven mountains. Before your departure, you may wish to explore this cultural gateway to the fjords. Sail north from Bergen to begin your coastal voyage.
What you don’t see on the northbound sailing during nighttime, you are able to see in daylight on the southbound sailing. In other words: On this round-trip voyage, you will have an opportunity to explore every inch of the coastal magic Norway has to offer.
Extend your trip: Add on some time in Oslo or Bergen before or after your cruise, take a train ride through the stunning interior of Norway or do a self-drive. No matter where you go or what you do, this country is sure to delight!
We continue north to Ålesund, a beautiful town filled with perfect examples of Art Nouveau architecture. If you travel in summer or fall there, is a fjord experience to behold. During the winter, we fascinate you with our expert-led lectures about the aurora borealis, the northern lights.
The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful and almost-mythical setting, whether you are exploring the city by foot, bike, or boat. Kayak on the river Nid and into the city’s smaller channels, or take a guided tour to discover the city’s most striking features.
The Arctic Circle marks the border of the Arctic region. In summer this means 24-hour daylight – often referred to as the ‘midnight sun.’ During fall and winter, being above this degree of latitude gives you the best chance of experiencing the northern lights.
Get ready for a day full of exciting activities, whatever the season! Visiting Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, and the capital of the Arctic, Tromsø, you can join several excursions such as whale watching, Husky dog sledding, polar history walks, mountain hikes, and kayaking.
Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as we cross the 71st parallel on our journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent. In summer, you might see herds of reindeer and campsites belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. In winter, experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air, and your best chances to see the mesmerizing northern lights.
The vistas become more dramatic as we approach Kirkenes, just a few miles from the Russian border. This is Hurtigruten’s turning point. Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents region and the gateway to the east.
If you are doing the voyage as a one-way, northbound trip your journey ends in Kirkenes. We can arrange accommodation for you here, giving you more time to explore, or airfare if you wish to depart today.
The one-way, southbound trip begins in Kirkenes. We will arrange an airfare for you to arrive in time to join the ship – an overnight may be required the previous night, depending on the ship’s schedule on your chosen date of travel.
In the middle of the night we dock at Mehamn, where it is possible to join an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas. Experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air, and a chance to witness the mesmerizing northern lights in the clear, starry sky.
The daylight sailing through the Lofoten Islands is a highlight for many Hurtigruten guests. The Lofoten region is renowned for its natural beauty with steep mountains, wild nature, and small, picturesque fishing villages. This day also offers several exciting excursions that will make you feel like a natural-born explorer.
The Helgeland coast, with its hundreds of islets, fertile farmland, and steep granite walls, is rich in local lore. Legends include how an arrow fired by the Hestmannen troll formed the hole in Torghatten Mountain.
Today gives you another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. Passing the islands of Munkholmen, Hitra, and thousands of islets and skerries, we stop in Kristiansund and then cross the open sea on our way to Molde.
- Voyage in Cabin Grade of your choice on a full board basis
- English speaking tour leader on board
- Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten museum (on most voyages)
- Current fuel supplement of $8 per person per night
- Flights to/from Bergen
- Transfers from airport to pier in Bergen and vice versa
- Meal and drink plans
- Optional Shore excursions
- Luggage Handling
- Travel insurance
- Passport and visa fees, vaccinations as required
- Items of a personal nature
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