Norway: Svolvær to Bergen
4 days

Norway Svolvær - Bergen

Price from
349 €
Breakfast included
Helgelandskysten, a hidden gem and highlight on the coastal cruise
Departures Daily, all year
  • Explore Lofoten before we set sail
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • Take in the beautiful Helgeland coastline
  • Visit many of the large towns and see small towns along the coast

Itinerary

Combine visits to several of our major coastal towns with a cruise along the beautiful Helgeland coastline and Western Norway’s coastline. From Svolvær to Bergen, you’ll have enough time to experience and explore many of the highlights along our coastline. Take in the beautiful nature, the comfortable surroundings on board and talks and activities with the expedition team along the way.
Day 1
Svolvær - Stamsund
Beautiful Lofoten
Lofoten's jagged mountain tops are perfect for great hikes and stunning views
Lofoten's jagged mountain tops are perfect for great hikes and stunning views

Lofoten is world famous for its nature and even we Norwegians are left speechless. Charming fishing villages are idyllically nestled in between huge mountains and white sandy beaches. You’ll rejoin the ship in the evening.

The first stop is Stamsund, and here you’ll have a fantastic view of the majestic mountain tops of Lofotveggen (the Lofot mountain wall). Then we leave Lofoten behind us, and set our course towards the mainland. We can promise you that the days that follow will also offer incredibly stunning nature.

Lofoten's jagged mountain tops are perfect for great hikes and stunning views
Lofoten's jagged mountain tops are perfect for great hikes and stunning views
Passengers photographing Torghatten from deck
Torghatten is near the port of call Brønnøysund
Photo: Ole H. Størksen
A fishing boat in front of the Seven Sisters mountain chain
In the legend of the Seven Sisters they were all turned into stone when the sun rose
Photo: Klaus Reichlmeier - Gästefoto
Day 2
Bodø - Rørvik
Dramatic views
Passengers photographing Torghatten from deck
Torghatten is near the port of call Brønnøysund
Photo: Ole H. Størksen

It’s worth getting up early to see the Helgeland coastline’s countless harbours, lush valleys and steep mountains. Then we cross the Arctic Circle at 66°33’N and this is celebrated during the day. From the deck, you’ll be able to see Viking Island with the Arctic Circle globe. Right before lunch, we go to the old trading port Nesna, and then the ship continues towards the Sandnessjøen islands. Then you’ll just need to find a seat in the panorama lounge or on deck; first we’ll sail by the Seven Sisters mountain range.

The mountains are between 900 to 1000 m tall. It’s easy to see why these “ladies” have inspired ancient legends. According to folklore, trolls turned into stone when they looked at the sun. This is what happened to these seven troll sisters, who were turned into beautiful mountains when they forgot to hide from the sun.

After visiting Brønnøysund, it’s time for even more enchanting views from the ship; Torghatten is known for the natural tunnel that goes right through the mountain. The hole, which is 160 metres long, 35 metres tall and 20 metres wide, was formed in the Ice Age. According to legend, it was an arrow shot by the troll Hestmannen (Horse man) that created the hole in Torghatten when he was courting. 

Day 3
Trondheim - Ålesund
Experience Trondheim
Trondheim Nidelven

After breakfast it’s time to explore Trondheim. You’ll have a hard time getting bored in this city! First and foremost, Trondheim is known for the Nidaros Cathedral, the impressive structure built over Olaf II’s grave. Other attractions include Munkholmen, Sverresborg’s Trondelag Folk Museum, Ringve music museum, Trondheim Science Museum and Rockheim.

The little town centre combined with interesting boutiques makes Trondheim a popular shopping destination. Bakklandet also has many charming shops, where you’ll find a wide variety of handmade and unique items. And if it’s your first visit to this area; by Gamle Bybro you’ll find Baklandet Skydsstation, which is one of Trondheim’s most idyllic and peaceful cafes. After a few hours in Trondheim, the ship continues its journey south. Kristiansund is the first stop, before the ship crosses the open sea. Then we arrive in Molde in the evening. Take the last evening on board to unwind and enjoy the view.

Trondheim Nidelven
Ride the Fløibanen to a great view of Bergen
Ride the Fløibanen to a great view of Bergen
Bryggen in winter
The historic Bryggen district date back to the 14th century
Photo: Klaus Peter Kappest
Day 4
Ålesund - Bergen
Enjoy your last hours on board
Ride the Fløibanen to a great view of Bergen
Ride the Fløibanen to a great view of Bergen

Before we dock in Bergen, there are still a few nautical miles to go with plenty of fascinating nature to see. Take in the views of the fjords, glaciers and lush coastal landscape. The ship will make a short stop in Florø, which is Norway’s westernmost town.

A few nautical miles south of Florø, we sail by the inlet to the beautiful Sogne Fjord. Then we pass by the magnificent archipelago from Fedje and pretty Øygarden in towards Bergen. Here our voyage ends. If you have time, there are plenty of opportunities to relax in Bergen before you travel back home.

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
  • Breakfast included
    You can upgrade to full board by contacting our customer service team

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

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 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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A small boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
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 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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A large ship in a body of water
A large ship in the water
Photo: Genna Roland / Hurtigruten

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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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 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
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
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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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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MS spitsbergen
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