- Discover our entire original coastal route with 34 ports of call, sailing past more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains
- Cross the Arctic Circle and hunt the Northern Lights in winter, or enjoy 24 hours of daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer
- Spring and Autumn voyages showcase the brilliant colours, magical light and fascinating culture of Arctic Norway
- Wide choice of optional excursions and onboard Hurtigruten Guides who lead included activities and interpret the cultural and natural treasures on your voyage
Current offers on this cruise:
No single supplementHurtigruten makes Norway more affordable for solo travellers by reducing the single supplement to zero* on our classic voyages.See full offer details
Northern Lights PromiseThe beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. We know that no trip to the Arctic Circle is quite complete without experiencing this highlight at least once on your journey.See full offer details
If the Northern Lights do not appear on your voyage to Norway, we will give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE.
New SeasonYou can now book a departure along the Norwegian coast until May 2023.
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 : Bergen
Gateway to the Fjords
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
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.
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:
- Bergen: 14:45 - 20:30
- Want to know when the different ships are in port? See the complete sailing plan here
Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikesDuring summer, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in three optional ports along the coast– which gives you a unique possibility to really explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and being completely in the moment.
Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - Full PackageDuring summer, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in 7 ports along the coast– which gives you a unique possibility to explore even further on your journey. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors - feeling, smelling, listening and being completely in the moment.
Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikesDuring winter, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in ports along the coast – which gives you a great chance to explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and savoring each moment.
Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - Full PackageDuring winter, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in 8 ports along the coast– which gives you a unique possibility to really explore more. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors - feeling, smelling, listening and being completely in the moment.
DAY 2 : Florø - Molde
Architectural and Natural Masterpieces
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 (01.11-31.05): 09:45-20:00
- Ålesund (01.06-31.10): 09:45-10:00
- Geiranger (01.06-31.08): 14:25-14:45
- Ålesund (01.06-31.08): 19:00-20:00
- Urke (01.09-31.10): 12:15-15:45
- Ålesund (01.09-31.10): 18:00-20:00
- Molde: 22:35-23:05
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.
Mountain Hike In The HjørundfjordThe Hjørundfjord is one of the most distinctive and magnificent fjords in Norway. Experience one of the wildest and most beautiful mountain regions in western Norway from above.
Geiranger With Trollstigen PassExperience the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, a ferry ride across beautiful Norddalsfjorden, and an exciting drive down 11 hairpin turns on the famous Trollstigen (The Troll´s ladder) pass – all in one excursion.
Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund (2019/20)Explore the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, see some of Norway’s most dramatic landscapes and enjoy a visit to the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.
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.
Kayaking in Ålesund (2019/20)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 AkslaJoin 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.
Alnes LighthouseExplore the saga island of Giske and enjoy the fantastic view from the lighthouse.
Sunnmøre Open Air MuseumExperience the Art Nouveau town Ålesund and enjoy the view from Aksla viewpoint.
The Romsdal GondolaEnjoy a scenic sightseeing in beautiful fjord landscape.
DAY 3 : Kristiansund - Rørvik
History and Charm
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
From September to May, experience Trondheim with a unique carriage tour on the world’s northernmost tram line. You can also 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 that we head towards charming Rørvik.
TIME IN PORT
- Kristiansund: 02:45-03:00
- Trondheim: 09:45-12:45
- Rørvik: 21:40-22:00
Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve MuseumEncounter the majesty of Nidaros Cathedral, the only church in Norway built in the Gothic architectural style. We then journey through the history of music at Ringve Museum.
Trondheim With Nidaros CathedralDiscover Norway’s original capital, Trondheim, founded in 997.
Trondheim City WalkJoin us for a walking tour of this medieval city that has become a major modern academic and technology research centre.
Cycling In TrondheimJoin us for a leisurely paced bicycling tour through one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Norway – Trondheim.
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.
DAY 4 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Welcome to the Arctic!
Today we cross the Arctic Circle, marking your best chance to see Northern Lights in winter and experience the Midnight Sun in summer. 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. In summer, join us for a trip to the Svartisen Tourist Centre to admire this enigmatic world of ice, and visit a moose farm.
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.
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.
Hunting the Northern Lights
In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intensified hunt for the Northern Lights, and we present a multimedia show, ‘The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis’.
As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance to Trollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed.
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
Svartisen GlacierDiscover Svartisen - Norway’s second-largest glacier and the lowest glacier in mainland Europe - up close and personal.
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.
RIB Safari To SaltstraumenThe giant maelstroms of Saltstraumen have captured the imagination of artists and authors for generations. Join us on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) safari to witness these wondrous forces of nature.
Experience Bodø and SaltstraumenJoin 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.
Meet the vikings - winterExperience how the Vikings lived at Lofotr in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever discovered has been replicated.
Meet the vikings (summer)Join us on an authentic journey through Lofoten´s ancient past at the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg.
Highlights of LofotenThe Highlights of Lofoten excursion takes you to Lofoten's many picturesque fishing villages and towns, surrounded by a stunning backdrop of sea and mountains.
Lofotpils BreweryCome 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.
Farm visit in LofotenExperience life on a diverse working farm, Aalan Farm at Lauvdalen, Lofoten, renowned for its herbs and organic cheeses.
DAY 5 : Stokmarknes - Skjervøy
In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes
Polar history and beer
We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Join our `Polar History Walk´ in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery.
Beyond your imagination
In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling dog-sledge ride, as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning views of the snowy plateaus. The only light during the polar night comes from headlamps, the starry sky, and, if we’re lucky, the magical Northern Lights.
Why not have some winter fun by joining a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure, or go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord? 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.
Sailing from Tromsø, we continue to search for the Northern Lights from September to March.
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
The Arctic Capital TromsøJoin us for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Tromsø, the northernmost city in the world with a population over 50,000.
Dog Sledding (Tromsø)Join us on a mini polar expedition across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya.
Scenery & Huskies (Tromsø)Experience North Norwegian nature at its best on this excursion to the Tromsø Wilderness Centre on Kvaløya Island near Tromsø.
Polar History Walk (Tromsø)Experience the same polar frontier environment as the famous polar explorers on this historic polar walk through Tromsø.
Kayaking in TromsøReady for a little adventure? Join us as we head out to the nearby island of Håkøya for a sea kayak expedition along the Tromsø-area coastline.
Cross-Country Skiing (Tromsø)Experience the thrill of gliding along in the snow on skis. This tour is a fantastic introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners.
Snowshoeing In TromsøSome call this Tromsø excursion `childhood revisited´ because it is so carefree and liberating.
Electric Cruising in TromsøCruise around the Tromsø island and explore life under the surface.
DAY 6 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg
Top of the World - North Cape
Enjoy magnificent landscapes as we sail to the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of reindeer and small camps of indigenous Sámi people in the area.
Experience the North Cape
After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havøysund. Join a small boat excursion here to see the North Cape from the sea, visit the world’s northernmost fishing village and ride by bus to North Cape plateau.
The ship continues to Honningsvåg, from where you can join a bird-watching excursion to Gjesværstappan, home to millions of birds during nesting season.
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).
Adrenaline and Northern Lights
In winter, you can join an unforgettable snowmobile trip across snowy plains and perhaps spot the Northern Lights in the starry sky.
'Sámi Autumn' is a fall excursion to learn about the Arctic natural 'pantry and pharmacy', sampling dried-reindeer meat, crowberry juice, herbal tea (nettle) and roseroot tincture. You may also feel the presence of the Sámi shaman, Noaidi.
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
The North CapeEncounter magnificent landscapes as we cross the 71st parallel on a journey towards North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent.
The North Cape ExclusiveNorth 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.
Birdwatching SafariFascinated by multitudes of birdlife? Come join us on this excursion to see one of Norway´s largest and most impressive bird cliffs, near North Cape.
Fishing Village VisitJoin us on a tour to visit two small fishing villages and discover Christmas year round at the very top of Norway.
Sami CultureExperience the Sámi people of far-northern Europe and their remarkable native culture.
Sami AutumnLearn about the natural medicines and mystical cultural facets of the indigenous Sámi people living in far northern Europe.
Snowmobile Trip In The ArcticJoin us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural Arctic regions.
RIB Expedition on 71 degrees north (North Cape)Discover the North Cape like a true explorer and enjoy views from Europe's northernmost point.
DAY 7 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg
Russian Border and Turning Point
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
- ATV/quad-bike trek in summer
You can also join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.
Kirkenes offers a wide range of classic winter activities, like dog-sledging, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and visiting an Arctic Ice Dome.
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
The Russian BorderEast 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.
Riverboat To Russian BorderExplore Russia´s frontier with Norway along the river that divides the two distinctly different yet strangely similar countries.
Snowmobile SafariIf you fancy racing a snowmobile across a vast snowy expanse and meeting the people who live here then this excursion may be for you.
Kirkenes Snow HotelVisit the coolest hotel in the world! Join a guided tour of the beautifully decorated snow suites, and Norway’s largest ice bar. Also, remember to greet the reindeers and huskies that live close to the hotel.
ATV/Quad-Safari To The Russian BorderDiscover the town of Kirkenes, the surrounding nature, historical sights and the Russian border on this motorized quad bike adventure.
Husky TourWant to experience a thrilling dogsledding adventure across the frozen Arctic wilderness? Here is your chance.
Husky Tour ExclusiveTake part in an exclusive dog sledding adventure through the vast Arctic wilderness, reserved only for our Platinum guests.
King Crab Adventure SummerCome 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.
King Crab Adventure WinterJoin our expert fishermen who will help you to deliver your catch directly to your dinner table. Learn the history, anatomy and then how to prepare and cook this monster of the deep. December - April.
DAY 8 : Mehamn - Tromsø
Unmatched Arctic Scenery
Around midnight we dock at Mehamn with the option to join in winter a snowmobile trip to hunt the Aurora.
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 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
The Northernmost Town In The WorldJoin us on a coach tour that explores and explains the events that have shaped Hammerfest, a town at the top of Europe.
Snowmobile Trip Into The Polar NightJoin us on an unforgettable snowmobile tour into the polar night across one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural environments.
Breakfast At North CapeImagine 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 HammerfestJoin 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.
Into The Ice: Stories Of A Polar HeroGet 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.
Arctic Midnight Adventure in TromsøEnjoy a sightseeing tour of Tromsø’s famous sights from the seaside.
DAY 9 : Tromsø - Stamsund
Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes
We arrive in Harstad, where you can join the excursion A taste of Vesterålen.
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.
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.
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, including a sunset horseback ride on a beach, fast boat ride or a guided fishing village walk. 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
A Taste of VesterålenA 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 IslandsJoin us on a comfortable coach excursion through one of the most extraordinary landscapes on earth.
Sea Eagle SafariJoin us on an excursion into Norway’s spectacular Trollfjord and experience close encounters with magnificent sea eagles.
Vesterålen and Lofoten by ribJoin us for an exciting open boat ride ride through the enchantingly beautiful scenery of Vesterålen and Lofoten.
RIB-adventure in LofotenJoin us on this exciting sea excursion in open RIBs on the waters in and around the fantastic Lofoten archipelago.
Lofoten by horseLike 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 villageJoin us on a guided walking tour to the quaint old fishing village of Svinøya adjacent to the Lofoten town of Svolvær.
Electric cruising in LofotenExplore nature both above and below the surface and get closer to Lofoten’s epic landscapes on this cruise from Svolvær to Henningsvær.
DAY 10 : Bodø - Rørvik
Across the Arctic Circle
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.
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 from April throughout October.
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
UNESCO Vega archipelagoTake 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 the salmonFascinated by fish? Join us on a visit to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre near Brønnøysund for an informative tour and taste of fresh salmon.
Visit Hildurs UrterariumDon`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 11 : Trondheim - Ålesund
Rich History and Living Culture
We revisit Trondheim to further explore it´s colourful history. Join our excursion Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral to learn more.
Fishing, scenery and excursions
Next is Kristiansund, a city spread across four islands with an excellent harbour that has been active since the Stone Age. Today, it is Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’ because of its centuries-old export of dried fish.
Join an excursion to the renowned Atlantic Road - one of the most scenic routes in the world. Another interesting excursion is to Bergtatt marble mine, which includes going inside a mountain and sailing across an illuminated subterranean lake, before enjoying a meal in the mine´s ‘Grand Hall’.
Those choosing to stay on board at Kristiansund will cross the open sea to Molde, known as Norway´s ‘City of Roses’. Along the way, you will take in the steep peaks of the Romsdal Alps on the horizon.
TIME IN PORT:
- Trondheim: 06:30-09:30
- Kristiansund: 16:30-17:30
- Molde: 21:15-21:45
Trondheim With Nidaros CathedralJoin 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 CathedralExplore 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.
The Atlantic RoadRide along on what The Guardian ranked as the world´s best road trip, and was awarded the “Engineering Feat of the Century” prize in 2005.
Bergtatt - Magnificent Marble MineJoin 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
DAY 12 : Ålesund - Bergen
A Fjord Farewell
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
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
- Prices are in EUR 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.
MS Kong Harald
|Year of refurbishment||2016|
Norway's reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable vessel.
|Year of refurbishment||2016|
|Shipyard||Kværner Kleven (N)|
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.
|Year of refurbishment||2016|
|Shipyard||Kværner Kleven (N)|
MS Nordnorge is aptly named for northern Norway, most of which lies above the Arctic Circle.
|Year of refurbishment||2019|
Both the name and the interior design of this modern expedition ship are inspired by the spectacular Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).
|Year of refurbishment||2016|
|Shipyard||Ulstein Mek. Verk. (N)|
Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter.
MS Richard With
|Year of refurbishment||2018|
MS Richard With proudly carries the name of Hurtigruten's founder.
|Year of refurbishment||1995|
|Shipyard||Kaarbø Mek. Verk.|
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.
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.
Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - Full Package
Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - Full Package
A Taste Of Norway (Urke, Hjørundfjord)
Mountain Hike In The Hjørundfjord
Geiranger With Trollstigen Pass
Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund (2019/20)
Hike With A Visit To A Shieling (Urke, Hjørundfjord)
Kayaking in Ålesund (2019/20)
Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium And Mount Aksla
Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)
Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)
Sunnmøre Open Air Museum
The Romsdal Gondola
Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum
Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral
Trondheim City Walk
Cycling In Trondheim
Kayaking On The River Nid (Trondheim)
Arctic Coastal Walk (Bodø)
RIB Safari To Saltstraumen
Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
Meet the vikings - winter
Meet the vikings (summer)
Highlights of Lofoten
Farm visit in Lofoten
The Arctic Capital Tromsø
Dog Sledding (Tromsø)
Scenery & Huskies (Tromsø)
Polar History Walk (Tromsø)
Kayaking in Tromsø
Cross-Country Skiing (Tromsø)
Snowshoeing In Tromsø
Electric Cruising in Tromsø
The North Cape
The North Cape Exclusive
Fishing Village Visit
Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic
RIB Expedition on 71 degrees north (North Cape)
The Russian Border
Riverboat To Russian Border
Kirkenes Snow Hotel
ATV/Quad-Safari To The Russian Border
Husky Tour Exclusive
King Crab Adventure Summer
King Crab Adventure Winter
The Northernmost Town In The World
Snowmobile Trip Into The Polar Night
Breakfast At North Cape
Mountain Hike In Hammerfest
Into The Ice: Stories Of A Polar Hero
Midnight Concert In The Arctic Cathedral (Tromsø)
Arctic Midnight Adventure in Tromsø
A Taste of Vesterålen
Sea Eagle Safari
Vesterålen and Lofoten by rib
RIB-adventure in Lofoten
Lofoten by horse
Discover a fishing village
Electric cruising in Lofoten
UNESCO Vega archipelago
Visit the salmon
Visit Hildurs Urterarium
Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral
The Hidden Rooms Of Nidaros Cathedral
The Atlantic Road
Bergtatt - Magnificent Marble Mine
Extend your cruise
Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.
Norway In A Nutshell - three-day self-guided tour
Norway in a Nutshell (1 day)
Hiking Mount Fløien in Bergen
Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip from Bergen
Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen
Oslo Panorama Tour
Sognefjord in a Nutshell
Life on board
- Hosts of the coast – our Expedition Teams
- Young Explorers’ Programme: Bring your kids on board
- Onboard activities and lectures along the Norwegian Coast
- Norway's Coastal Kitchen: A trip through the world’s finest pantry
- Vegan on a cruise? Hurtigruten goes vegan!
- À la Carte Menu
- Travel Information for The Coastal Express
- Frequently Asked Questions: Hurtigruten Cruises
- What to pack for Norwegian coastal voyages
- Flight Information
- Excursion packages
- Safer together