- Enjoy visiting a range of coastal communities, including a number of charming cities, towns, and villages
- Sail to world-famous Geirangerfjord in summer from June to August or to Hjørundfjord from September to October
- Cross the Arctic Circle for an Arctic tour of Norway to hunt for the Northern Lights in winter, and enjoy round-the-clock daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer
- Choose between four to six optional hikes and from up to 50 optional seasonal excursions to add more adventure to your voyage
Current offers on this cruise:
Book with ConfidenceOur popular Book with Confidence policy is back, giving you the peace of mind you want for your next holiday along the beautiful Norwegian coast.The benefits of the policy apply to any new bookings made between 1 July 2021 and 31 December 2021, for voyages departing on or before 30 June 2022.See Special Offer
No single supplement on selected departuresHurtigruten makes Norway more affordable for solo travellers by reducing the single supplement to zero* on our classic voyages.See Special Offer
For UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, sail this itinerary in the months of June, July, or August.
For Hjørundfjord hidden away near the Sunnmøre Alps, you’ll want to book your Classic Voyage North sometime in September or October.
As you cruise Norway’s coastline, you can also pick from up to 50 optional seasonal excursions to enhance your experience and excitement.
DAY 1 : Bergen
Your voyage starts in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway and gateway to the fjords. Founded in 1070 AD, Bergen boasts architecture influenced by prosperous 14th century German trading organisation, the Hanseatic League.
If you’ve time before your ship departs, visit the UNESCO-listed wharfs of the colourful Bryggen district, now an artisan quarter complete with cobblestone streets. Just across the street is the famous Fish Market which serves delicious seafood. There’s also the Fløibanen funicular which whisks you up Mount Fløyen for lovely views of the city.
To get the most out of your visit to Norway, don’t forget that we can also help you to arrange tours before or after your voyage, such as the Norway in a Nutshell programme.
Your voyage begins
Before boarding, you can relax in our comfortable guest lounge at the terminal. Once aboard, enjoy the first of many delicious meals made from fresh coastal produce as we depart Bergen and sail the old Viking route along Hjeltefjord.
You’ll also meet your ship’s Coastal Experts who will be your guides as we cruise Norway’s coastline, organising lectures, onboard activities, and optional hikes.
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
Iconic Architecture and Fantastic Fjords
Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord near Torvik. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to Ålesund.
Art Nouveau city
Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and Atlanterhavsparken, one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums. If you’re travelling with us in spring or winter, you’ll have most of the day to explore this picturesque town.
Into the fjords
In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing some of the most magnificent scenery Norway has to offer. Once in the fjord, you might get to see the famous Seven Sisters waterfalls cascading down the cliffs.
In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord, hidden away in the Sunnmøre Alps. There’ll also be a call at the scenic village of Urke to gaze at the view of thousand-year-old farms, the fjord, and the lush mountainsides.
Mountains and roses
The last port of the day is Molde. In summer, there might just be enough daylight to see the amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called ‘the Molde Panorama’.
From mid-June to late August, the streets and gardens here will be adorned with the sight and scent of roses of all shades, living up to Molde’s nickname as ‘The City of Roses’.
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 ÅlesundJoin 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
City of Kings and Palaces
This section of the voyage lets us enter the Trøndelag region of Norway, marked by crumpled hills, fields dotted with farmsteads, and low-loying coastal settlements.
Magical, medieval, and modern
Founded by Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is Norway’s third largest city and a mix of historic buildings and a buzzing student population.
You’ll have three hours to explore Trondheim and its array of highlights, either by yourself or on one of the optional excursions we offer.
A must-see site of the city is Nidaros Cathedral, nicknamed “Norway’s Notre Dame” for its Gothic style and considered the most sacred building in all of Norway. Next door to the cathedral is the Archbishop’s Palace where Norway’s crown jewels are on display.
Nearby, the old city bridge Gamle Bybro sits over Nid River, marking the entrance to the old Hanseatic district of Bakklandet. The neighbourhood’s colourful wooden wharves propped up on stilts by the river’s edge now house trendy eateries. Up from Bakklandet is Kristiansten Fort which affords beautiful panoramas of the city and fjord.
Back on board
In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the ochre-coloured 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
Into the Arctic
We cross the Arctic Circle early in the morning, beginning your Arctic tour of Norway. We mark the moment with a traditional ceremony that’s sure to wake you up!
Above the Arctic Circle, you can see the sun 24 hours a day in summer, while in winter, your chances of seeing the Northern Lights greatly improve.
Forces of nature
At 10am, we call into Ørnes, near to Norway’s second-largest glacier, Svartisen. The pier here is popular for the Love Bench where sweethearts have declared their lasting romance with a padlock.
We then sail to Bodø, the second largest city in Northern Norway, overlooked by the Børvass peaks. Admire fabulous street art or join an optional boat excursion to Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom.
Welcome to Lofoten
That afternoon, the ship enters the Lofoten archipelago. The 1,000 metre-high Lofoten Wall is a stunning sight on the horizon, as if there to welcome us.
Stamsund is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the islands and busiest between January and April when Arctic cod, known locally as skrei, swim from the Barents Sea in the north down to Vestfjord to spawn.
Come evening, when you see rows of traditional fisherman’s huts on stilts, known as rorbuer, you’ve arrived in the pretty harbour of Svolvær, the main town of the Lofoten Islands.
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
Capital of the Arctic
We dock into Harstad just after 7am. You can go for a peaceful early morning stroll around town.
The ship will then continue to Finnsnes which connects the beautiful island of Senja via the impressive Gisund Bridge.
Keep on the lookout for a variety of seabirds with several colonies nearby, including puffins. Whales can also be spotted in the waters here, especially during the winter season.
Gateway to the Arctic
We then sail to the historic Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø where you’ll have four hours to explore the city or join an optional excursion.
You’ll find Polaria, the world’s northernmost aquarium, o the waterfront. Take your pick from the many shops and restaurants in the city centre, including Mack Brewery and favourite local watering hole Ølhallen pub. There are also trendy cafés plying delicious cinnamon buns and where baristas create innovative coffee art. Across the fjord from where the ship docks, you should be able to see the iconic Arctic Cathedral with its beautiful stained-glass mosaic.
Leaving Tromsø in the early evening, we head north for the trading post of Skjervøy, founded in 1622. On our way, we’ll pass the Lyngen Alps which rise majestically from the sea.
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
Norway’s Northern Frontier
The ship reaches the town of Hammerfest on the island of Kvaløya early in the morning. In summer, the island has herds of reindeer migrating here in their thousands.
You’ll know we’ve reached Havøysund when you see the wind turbines of the landmark Havøyglaven wind farm which produces enough electricity to power 6,000 local homes.
At the top of Europe
We arrive at Honningsvåg mid-morning, portal to the North Cape where a globe monument marks the top of continental Europe. The optional excursion up to the dramatic promontory is very popular, so you’ll want to book early.
Near the entrance of Kjøllefjord village, look out for the striking, building-like rock formation Finnkirka, an ancient sacrificial site once used by the indigenous Sámi. You can join an optional excursion to meet local Sámi, learn about their life reindeer herding, and listen to joik folk songs.
We reach our northernmost port of call, Mehamn, in the evening. If visiting in the months of February and March, you might spot tons of cod drying on outdoor wooden racks called hjell, mainly destined for export.
The ship then sets off for Berlevåg. On the way, we pass the tall Slettnes Lighthouse, the northernmost mainland lighthouse on Earth.
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
Where Norway Meets Russia
We call at Båtsfjord and Vardø in the night, before docking at Vadsø early in the morning.
Looking to the skies
The area around Vadsø is one of the most scenic and popular birdwatching spots in the Arctic, lying directly under the migration path of birds flying from east to west. Watch for hooded crows and sea eagles.
Next door neighbours
Kirkenes is just a few miles from the Russian border and has many influences from Norway’s neighbour; from road signs in both Norwegian and Russian, a monthly Russian market, or the WWII Russian Monument.
This is where your Norwegian coastal cruise ends and you’ll have travelled further east than St. Petersburg and Istanbul. We look forward to seeing you again, maybe for the Classic Voyage South next time!
TIME IN PORT
- Båtsfjord: 00:00 - 00:30
- Vardø: 03:30 - 03:45
- Vadsø: 06:55 - 07:10
- Kirkenes: 09:00
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
- 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
- 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.
MS Kong Harald
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Norway's reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable vessel.
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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 Nordnorge is aptly named for northern Norway, most of which lies above the Arctic Circle.
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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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Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter.
MS Richard With
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MS Richard With proudly carries the name of Hurtigruten's founder.
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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
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)
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)
Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip from Bergen
Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen
Sognefjord in a Nutshell
Snowhotel – A Unique Winter Experience
Gamme Cabins by Kirkenes Snowhotel
Oslo Panorama Tour
Life on board
- Step into Our Office
- Young Explorers
- Onboard activities and lectures along the Norwegian Coast
- Norway’s Coastal Kitchen
- 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
- Safer together