Bergen - Kirkenes

Classic Voyage North

Classic Voyage North

Bergen - Kirkenes

Classic Voyage North

Classic Voyage North

Travel information 7 days
Departures Regular departures, all year
Price from
1040 €
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
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  • 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
Classic Voyage North

Current offers on this cruise:

  • Book with Confidence

    Our 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.
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  • No single supplement on selected departures

    Hurtigruten makes Norway more affordable for solo travellers by reducing the single supplement to zero* on our classic voyages.
    See Special Offer

Itinerary

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

All Aboard!

A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water

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:

Optional excursions
  • Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
    During 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 Package
    During 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 hikes
    During 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 Package
    During 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.
A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water
Stroll Bergen´s historic wharf district, Bryggen
Stroll Bergen´s historic wharf district, Bryggen
A large body of water with buildings in the snow
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Art Nouveau beauty in Ålesund
Art Nouveau beauty in Ålesund
Photo: Helmut Hartung

DAY 2 : Florø - Molde

Iconic Architecture and Fantastic Fjords

Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

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 
Optional excursions
  • 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 Hjørundfjord
    The 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 Pass
    Experience 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
    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 Aksla
    Join 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 Lighthouse
    Explore the saga island of Giske and enjoy the fantastic view from the lighthouse.
  • Sunnmøre Open Air Museum
    Experience the Art Nouveau town Ålesund and enjoy the view from Aksla viewpoint.
  • The Romsdal Gondola
    Enjoy a scenic sightseeing in beautiful fjord landscape.

DAY 3 : Kristiansund - Rørvik

City of Kings and Palaces

Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Photo: Ole Størksen

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
Optional excursions
  • Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum
    Encounter 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 Cathedral
    Discover Norway’s original capital, Trondheim, founded in 997.
  • Trondheim City Walk
    Join us for a walking tour of this medieval city that has become a major modern academic and technology research centre.
  • Cycling In Trondheim
    Join 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.
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Photo: Ole Størksen
Trondheim´s scenic Nid river
Trondheim´s scenic Nid river
The spectacular Saltstraumen maelstrom
The spectacular Saltstraumen maelstrom
A small boat in a body of water
Unforgettable scenery in Svolvær
Unforgettable scenery in Svolvær
Photo: Simon Vogele

DAY 4 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær

Into the Arctic

A small boat in a body of water

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
Optional excursions
  • Svartisen Glacier
    Discover 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 Saltstraumen
    The 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 Saltstraumen
    Join 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 - winter
    Experience 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 Lofoten
    The 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 Brewery
    Come 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 Lofoten
    Experience 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

Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen

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
Optional excursions
  • The Arctic Capital Tromsø
    Join 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 Tromsø
    Ready 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 Tromsø
    Some call this Tromsø excursion `childhood revisited´ because it is so carefree and liberating.
  • Electric Cruising in Tromsø
    Cruise around the Tromsø island and explore life under the surface.
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen
Get close to nature in Tromsø
Get close to nature in Tromsø
Photo: North Experience
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
Photo: Filip Hoel
Experience life in coastal towns like Hammerfest
Experience life in coastal towns like Hammerfest
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

DAY 6 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg

Norway’s Northern Frontier

The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
Photo: Filip Hoel

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.

Sámi heartlands

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.

Continuing north

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
Optional excursions
  • The North Cape
    Encounter magnificent landscapes as we cross the 71st parallel on a journey towards North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent.
  • The North Cape Exclusive
    North 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 Safari
    Fascinated 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 Visit
    Join us on a tour to visit two small fishing villages and discover Christmas year round at the very top of Norway.
  • Sami Culture
    Experience the Sámi people of far-northern Europe and their remarkable native culture.
  • Sami Autumn
    Learn about the natural medicines and mystical cultural facets of the indigenous Sámi people living in far northern Europe.
  • Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic
    Join 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

Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

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
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
Savour delicious King crab
Taste delicious King crab
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
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.

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
  • 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

A large ship in a body of water
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen/Hurtigruten

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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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 Nordkapp
Photo: Helge Grimsland - Guest Image
A small boat in a large body of water

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 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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A small boat in a large body of water
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 2019
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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Optional excursions

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 hikes and activities with Hurtigruten Summer hikes and activities with Hurtigruten

Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes

Norway

Duration

1-4 hours

Price per person

From 249 €

Booking code

HPSU18L

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Hikes in beautiful Norwegian landscape Hikes in beautiful Norwegian landscape

Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - Full Package

Norway

Duration

1-4 hours, depending on port

Price per person

From 525 €

Booking code

HPSU18

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Following the tracks of old polar heroes in Norway Following the tracks of old polar heroes in Norway

Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes

Norway

Duration

1-4 hours

Price per person

From 249 €

Booking code

HPWI18L

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Sliding in the Norwegian snow Sliding in the Norwegian snow

Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - Full Package

Norway

Duration

1- 4 hours depending on port

Price per person

From 599 €

Booking code

HPWI18

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A house with a mountain in the background A house with a mountain in the background

A Taste Of Norway (Urke, Hjørundfjord)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From 130 €

Booking code

HR-HJF2F

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A small boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background A small boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

Mountain Hike In The Hjørundfjord

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 109 €

Booking code

HR-HJF2G

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A path with trees on the side of a mountain A path with trees on the side of a mountain

Geiranger With Trollstigen Pass

Norway

Duration

8 hours

Price per person

From 260 €

Booking code

HR-AES2B

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Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund (2019/20)

Norway

Duration

6 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 260 €

Booking code

HR-HJF2J

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Hike With A Visit To A Shieling (Urke, Hjørundfjord)

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 119 €

Booking code

HR-HJF2H

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Kayaking in Ålesund

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From 139 €

Booking code

HR-AES2K

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Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium And Mount Aksla

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From 109 €

Booking code

HR-AES2D

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Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 109 €

Booking code

HR-AES2C

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Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)

Norway

Duration

1 hour 30 min

Price per person

From 69 €

Booking code

HR-AES2E

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Ålnes lighthouse Ålnes lighthouse

Alnes Lighthouse

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 169 €

Booking code

HR-AES2L

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Sunnmøre open air Museum Sunnmøre open air Museum

Sunnmøre Open Air Museum

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 149 €

Booking code

HR-AES2M

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The Romsdal Gondola

Norway

Duration

8 hours

Price per person

From 249 €

Booking code

HR-AES2N

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Ringve Museum, Trondheim Ringve Museum, Trondheim

Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 109 €

Booking code

HR-TRD3A

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Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From 109 €

Booking code

HR-TRD3B

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Trondheim City Walk

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 109 €

Booking code

HR-TRD3D

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Cycling In Trondheim

Norway

Duration

2 hours 45 min

Price per person

From 109 €

Booking code

HR-TRD3H

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Kayaking On The River Nid (Trondheim)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 139 €

Booking code

HR-TRD3G

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Svartisen Glacier

Norway

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From 309 €

Booking code

HR-ORS4A

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Arctic Coastal Walk (Bodø)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 10 min

Price per person

From 119 €

Booking code

HR-BOO4B

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RIB Safari To Saltstraumen

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From 179 €

Booking code

HR-BOO4D

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Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen

Norway

Duration

2 hours 10 min

Price per person

From 119 €

Booking code

HR-BOO4C

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Meet the vikings - winter

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 185 €

Booking code

HR-STU4E

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Meet the vikings (summer)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 185 €

Booking code

HR-STU4F

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Highlights of Lofoten

Norway

Duration

2 hours 40 min

Price per person

From 149 €

Booking code

HR-STU4G

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Lofotpils Brewery

Norway

Duration

40 min

Price per person

From 50 €

Booking code

HR-SVJ4H

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Farm visit in Lofoten

Norway

Duration

2 hours 40 min

Price per person

From 169 €

Booking code

HR-STU4I

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The Arctic Capital Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 175 €

Booking code

HR-TOS5A

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Dog Sledding (Tromsø)

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 309 €

Booking code

HR-TOS5B

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Scenery & Huskies (Tromsø)

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 119 €

Booking code

HR-TOS5C

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Polar History Walk (Tromsø)

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 109 €

Booking code

HR-TOS5D

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Kayaking in Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 219 €

Booking code

HR-TOS5G

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Cross-Country Skiing (Tromsø)

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 169 €

Booking code

HR-TOS5M

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Snowshoeing In Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 169 €

Booking code

HR-TOS5N

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Electric Cruising in Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 189 €

Booking code

HR-TOS5T

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The North Cape

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 195 €

Booking code

HR-HVG6A

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The North Cape Exclusive

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 339 €

Booking code

V-HVG6F

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Birdwatching Safari

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From 219 €

Booking code

HR-HVG6B

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Fishing Village Visit

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 135 €

Booking code

HR-HVG6H

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Sami Culture

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 129 €

Booking code

HR-KJD6C

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Sami Autumn

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From 129 €

Booking code

HR-KJD6E

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Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From 375 €

Booking code

HR-KJD6D

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RIB Expedition on 71 degrees north (North Cape)

Norway

Duration

6 hours

Price per person

From 499 €

Booking code

HR-HVS6J

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Norway In A Nutshell - three-day self-guided tour

Norway

Duration

3 Days

From

Booking code

N1404KL2BOVOFL

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Experience the breathtaking Nærøyfjord on this tour Experience the breathtaking Nærøyfjord on this tour

Norway in a Nutshell (1 day)

Norway

Duration

9 Hours

From

247 €

Booking code

N1400KL2

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Enjoy a seafood dinner at Cornelius Restaurant outside Bergen Enjoy a seafood dinner at Cornelius Restaurant outside Bergen

Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip from Bergen

Norway

Duration

5 Hours

From

171 €

Booking code

CENBG03

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Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

Norway

Duration

3 Hours

From

64 €

Booking code

CENBGO05

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Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway

Sognefjord in a Nutshell

Norway

Duration

10 Hours

From

270 €

Booking code

E1454KL2

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Visit Kirkenes Snow hotel Visit Kirkenes Snow hotel

Snowhotel – A Unique Winter Experience

Norway

From

Booking code

KKN1

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Gamme Cabins by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Norway

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking code

KKN2

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Oslo Panorama Tour

Norway

Duration

3 Hours

From

38 €

Booking code

CENOSL01

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