Norway

Norway: Kirkenes to Tromsø

Norway: Kirkenes to Tromsø

Norway

Norway: Kirkenes to Tromsø

Norway: Kirkenes to Tromsø

Travel information 2 days
Departures Daily, all year
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  • Experience North Cape - the northernmost point on the continent
  • Stay active with our wide range of exciting sea- and land-based excursions
  • Experience the Midnight Sun in summer, and the Northern Lights in winter
  • Explore Tromsø - gateway to the Arctic and Paris of the North
Norway: Kirkenes to Tromsø

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Itinerary

Learn more about what you will experience on the sailing from Kirkenes to Tromsø. 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 : Kirkenes

The Arctic adventure begins

The King Crabs are fantastic creatures.
The King Crabs are fantastic creatures.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

Your adventure starts in the city where Hurtigruten turns - Kirkenes. When the ship starts the trip south you can enjoy a delicious lunch followed by total relaxation and spectacular views from the deck or Panorama lounge. In the afternoon we will return to Norway's easternmost harbour, Vardø.

If the weather is good you will be invited to ice bathing in the Barents Sea. Lectures are held about birds along the coast in the spring, and in winter local divers come up on deck and tell more about life in the sea. Maybe they have a king crab you can greet? We continue the sailing along the Varanger Peninsula to Båtsfjord. In the evening we dock in Berlevåg, which is the hometown of Norway's most famous man's choir.

The King Crabs are fantastic creatures.
The King Crabs are fantastic creatures.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Hurtigruten in the Lyngenfjord
Hurtigruten in the Lyngenfjord
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Go for a hike in Hammerfest.
Go for a hike in Hammerfest.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Blue Winter Light at the North Cape
Blue Winter Light at the North Cape
Photo: Elaine Smith - Gästefoto
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
Arriving in Tromsø at night.

DAY 2 : Tromsø

The extreme North

Blue Winter Light at the North Cape
Blue Winter Light at the North Cape
Photo: Elaine Smith - Gästefoto

In the middle of the night we dock in Mehamn. Here you can enjoy an unforgettable snowmobile safari in the polar night of winter. During this thrilling safari to Kjøllefjord, we are chasing blazing Northern lights over the night sky.

At Honningsvåg you can start your day with breakfast at North Cape and experience the unknown parts of Finnmark. On the journey towards Hammerfest in the winter, we serve an "energy coffee" on deck and you get a quick introduction to Melkøya – the world's northernmost natural gas plant. In the autumn we invite you to taste dried reindeer meat on the deck.

Then Hammerfest is waiting, which was founded in 1798. In the old days this was Norway's polar capital, and a base for hunting expeditions in the Arctic. Here you can see the Meridian column which was erected in 1854 in memory of the Struve international land measurements of the earth. The column is on the Unesco Heritage list of cultural monuments. We continue south to Øksfjord. 

We come to Tromsø in time to enjoy the night life. It may not be as wild as the nature around the city – but exciting and entertaining as it holds!

The day-by-day programme will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage in Norway, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every voyage with Hurtigruten is unique.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

  • Cruise with Hurtigruten in an unspecified cabin
    Your cabin will be allocated when you check in

Not included in your voyage

  • Flights & transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
  • Not all cabin categories are available for all departures
  • Single cabin pricing available on request
  • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.

Ships

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
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 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
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 Richard With

Year built 1993
Year of refurbishment 2018
Shipyard Volkswerft (D)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 458
Car capacity 12
Gross tonnage 11,205
Length 121.8 m
Beam 19.2 m
Speed 18 knots

MS Richard With proudly carries the name of Hurtigruten's founder.

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After her refurbishment in November 2018, MS Richard With will have suites with large bay windows.
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

MS Vesterålen

Year built 1983
Year of refurbishment 1995
Shipyard Kaarbø Mek. Verk.
Passenger capacity 490
Beds 301
Car capacity 24
Gross tonnage 6,261
Length 108.55 m
Beam 16.5 m
Speed 17.5 knots

MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship that sailed along Norway´s rugged coastline in 1893. She is one of our smaller boats and has an intimate on-board atmosphere.

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