Norway

Norway: Bergen - Svolvær

Norway: Bergen - Svolvær

Norway

Norway: Bergen - Svolvær

Norway: Bergen - Svolvær

Travel information 4 days
Departures Daily, all year
Price from
434 €
  • Experience the Geirangerfjord in summer and the Hjørundfjord in the autumn
  • Attend talks and take part in activities with our expedition team along the way
  • Visit some of the towns along the coast
  • Spend some time exploring Lofoten after the voyage
Norway: Bergen - Svolvær

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Itinerary

From Bergen, you’ll sail northwards along the fjords. Ålesund is known for its art nouveau architecture. Then we’ll sail into the Geirangerfjord (summer) or Hjørundfjord (autumn). Trondheim is an exciting town with a whole host of attractions. Then you’ll have the beautiful Helgeland coastline to enjoy. On the last day, you’ll cross the Arctic Circle before disembarking in Svolvær.

DAY 1 : Bergen

Charming Bergen

Bryggen in winter
The historic Bryggen district date back to the 14th century
Photo: Klaus Peter Kappest

Bergen was founded in 1070, with Bryggen as the embarkation point. Until the 1830s Bergen was actually the largest city in Norway. It still bears many of these characteristics, although you’ll also find plenty of small-town charm.

Spend some time exploring Bergen before your voyage. In the afternoon you’ll board Hurtigruten, and the ship will set sail to the Hjeltefjord. Take the evening to relax, either out on deck or in the panorama lounge, while we slowly cruise by the coastal and fjord landscape.

Bryggen in winter
The historic Bryggen district date back to the 14th century
Photo: Klaus Peter Kappest
A small boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
Experience Geirangerfjorden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

DAY 2 : Florø - Molde

Architectural pearls and fjords

A small boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
Experience Geirangerfjorden, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

If you get up early you’ll have a chance to take in the magnificent view of the idyllic Nordfjord. After sailing by West Cape we are out into open sea. And then we dock at Ålesund. The town is best known for its art nouveau architecture, which is characterised by an abundance of spires, towers and elaborate ornaments.

In summer, we sail into the Geirangerfjord, and on the way in we pass cliffs towering 800 metres high with impressive waterfalls. In the autumn, we explore the hidden natural wonder that is the Hjørundfjord, which is surrounded by the Sunnmørsalpene mountain range’s wild and majestic peaks. Here you’ll find unspoiled nature, steep mountain sides, green meadows, secluded mountain farms and tiny hamlets waiting to be discovered.

The next stop is “Rosenes by” [Town of Roses], Molde. The view over the Romsdal Fjord and Romsdal mountaintops has made the town famous. In winter and in spring, we dock long enough for you to explore the town on your own. In the evening, you can see Kvitholmen’s lighthouse to the west and the impressive Atlantic Road to the east.

DAY 3 : Kristiandsund - Rørvik

Medieval Trondheim

A house in the middle of a body of water
Trondheim is full of history.

Trondheim is an incredibly beautiful city. It was Norway’s first capital and was founded by the Viking king Olav Tryggvason in the year 997. The architecture is special and the atmosphere mythical. The narrow medieval passageways are still in place, and create a stark contrast to the broad streets. Explore the city’s secrets on your own by taking a walking tour through the charming streets.

Take in the view from Gamle Bybro, which was built in 1861, and the charming wooden houses in Bakklandet. Nidaros Cathedral is also well worth a visit. Work on the cathedral began in 1070 and it is built on the site of Olaf II’s grave. Today it is Norway’s largest gothic building. You’ll be enthralled by the incredible, richly-detailed dome and the fantastic works of art.

When you’re back on board we’ll sail out through the Trondheim Fjord. From the deck you’ll see Munkholmen, Kjeungskjær lighthouse and countless islets and islands. After cruising through the narrow Stokksund sound, we cross open sea while sailing towards Vikna, where over 6000 islets, small islands and skerries dot the route. After dinner, we dock in the charming town of Rørvik, where we meet one of the southbound Hurtigruten ships.

A house in the middle of a body of water
Trondheim is full of history.
A body of water with a mountain in the background
Lofoten offers some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet.

DAY 4 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær

Arctic Circle and Lofoten

A body of water with a mountain in the background
Lofoten offers some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet.

If you’re an early bird you should be out on deck around 7 am. This is when we cross the Arctic Circle which is at 66°33’N and marks the invisible border of the Arctic. The waters north of the circle have 24-hour daylight in the summer.

In the winter you have a much greater chance of seeing the magical northern lights north of this latitude. When we pass the little island Vikingen, you’ll see the arctic circle globe. The crew will ensure the event is marked with an informal arctic circle christening out on deck later in the day. Before we arrive in Ørnes, you may see Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen, glittering to the east.

The view over Saltfjord, just south of Bodø, is nothing less than spectacular. Here you’ll also see Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful tidal current. You’ll have some time to explore Bodø before we cross the sea to Lofoten. The voyage ends in Svolvær, Lofoten’s capital. We hope you’ll take some time to explore Lofoten’s beautiful coastal gems before the return journey.

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

  • 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 m
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 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 small boat in a large body of water

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.
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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