7 days

Classic Voyage North

Price from
1193 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
7 days

Classic Voyage North

Price from
1193 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Discover countless fjords, mountains, islands and waterfalls
  • Cross the Arctic Circle to hunt the Northern Lights in winter, and enjoy around the clock daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer
  • Enjoy adventurous and exciting land and sea excursions
  • Learn from our Hurtigruten Guides as they lead lectures and activities both at sea and on shore

Our Classic Voyage North takes you on a 7-day exploration of Norway’s major coastal cities and remote villages, from Bergen and far beyond the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes. Encounter natural wonders with the chance to take part in exciting activities as you discover the best of Norway’s rugged coastline

Classic Voyage North
  • 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:

    Day 1
    Bergen

    Gateway to the Fjords

  • 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
    Day 2
    Florø - Molde

    Architectural and Natural Masterpieces

  • 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
    Day 3
    Kristiansund - Rørvik

    History and Charm

  • 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.

    We then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bodø, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom, by small boat. 

    Majestic Lofoten

    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. 

    Going organic

    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
    Day 4
    Brønnøysund - Svolvær

    Welcome to the Arctic!

  • Day 5
    Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

    In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes

    We briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes in the morning.

    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
    Day 5
    Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

    In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes

  • 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.

    Sailing north

    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 traditions

    '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
    Day 6
    Øksfjord - Berlevåg

    Top of the World - North Cape

  • Day 7
    Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

    Russian Border and Turning Point

    We arrive early today in Vadsø before docking in Kirkenes - the ship’s turning point for the return journey.

    Russian frontier

    There are a number of fascinating things to do and see in Kirkenes, which is located on the Russian border. You’ll notice the local road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

    There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier, depending on the season. You can take a bus year-round, and join a riverboat safari, canoing, border hikes or ATV/quad-bike adventure in summer.

    Classic activities

    Winter and spring provide you with a wide range of classic wintertime activities to choose from, including dog-sledging, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

    Like seafood? Join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

    You may want to spend some extra time exploring this unique region at the top of Europe before returning home. Either way, we hope you will take home lifetime memories of a fascinating northbound voyage along Norway’s coastline.

    Welcome aboard again soon!

    TIME IN PORT:

    • Båtsfjord: 00:00-00:30
    • Vardø: 03:30-03:45
    • Vadsø: 06:55-07:10
    • Kirkenes: 09:00-12:30
    Day 7
    Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

    Russian Border and Turning Point

Departures

Daily departures, all year

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What's included

Included in your voyage

  • 7-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 Hurtigruten 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
  • Excursion presentations
  • 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 our Hurtigruten Guides

Notes

  • Prices are in EUR per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
  • Not all 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

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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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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 September, and is part of our global expedition cruises during the rest of the year.

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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 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 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
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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

MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary. She cruises along the Norwegian coast from September to May, and becomes part of our global Expedition sailings during the rest of the year.

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