Norway: Svolvær - Kirkenes
4 days

Norway Svolvær - Kirkenes

Price from
296 €
Breakfast included
A large body of water
Departures Daily, all year
  • Visit our northernmost harbours
  • Explore the beautiful and wild nature of the Arctic
  • Get the chance to see the northern lights in winter and the midnight sun in summer
  • Visit small fishing villages and lively Tromsø

Itinerary

Join us from the heart of Lofoten to the town that lies on the border with Russia. You’ll see lots of beautiful natural scenery, small fishing communities, visit Tromsø and enjoy your time and the comforts on board. Along the way, you can go to talks and take part in activities with our expedition team.
Day 1
Svolvær
Wild and wonderful nature
A body of water with a mountain in the background
Lofoten offers some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet.

Lofoten is world famous for its magnificent granite cliffs, white sandy beaches, the charming little fishing villages, fish flakes and fishermen’s cabins. In addition to the beautiful nature, Lofoten is known for the annual cod fisheries, which start in January and run until April. Svolvær is Lofoten’s largest dwelling and this is where your voyage begins. The ship sets its course northward in the evening. Find your spot on deck or in the panorama lounge and enjoy the view of some of the world’s most beautiful natural scenery.

A body of water with a mountain in the background
Lofoten offers some of the most breathtaking scenery on the planet.
A man standing on a bridge over a body of water
Sailing under the bridge in Risøyhamn.
Day 2
Stokmarknes – Skjervøy
North Cape and even further north
A man standing on a bridge over a body of water
Sailing under the bridge in Risøyhamn.

Through the night, the ship navigates through the narrow Raftsundet sound. After stopping in Harstad, the cruise continues via Finnsnes to Tromsø for a longer stay. This is a beautiful town located in a safe harbour between large islands and tall mountains. This is the largest city in Northern Norway and can rightfully be called the capital of the Arctic. Archaeological digs have shown that humans lived here 9000 years ago. At the end of the 9th century, the chieftain Ottar from Hålogaland was based here. He regarded himself as “the man who lived further north than any other Norwegian”. Many expeditions into the Arctic Ocean to the north set off from Tromsø.After exploring the town, you’ll join us on board again and the ship will continue northward.

Day 3
Øksfjord – Berlevåg
Visit small fishing villages in the Arctic
A person riding a horse
Learn about Sámi traditions and their way of life, and hear traditional Sámi joiking (song).

After a brief stop in Hammerfest and Havøysund, we arrive in Honningsvåg, the gateway to the North Cape. Here you can either explore Honningsvåg on your own, or take part in the expedition to the North Cape. Standing on top of the 307 metre high North Cape plateau feels like being right at the end of the world. This area is also teeming with birdlife. We sail through the heart of the land of the Sami people and pass their old sacrificial landmark, Finnkjerka, when we approach Kjøllefjord.

A person riding a horse
Learn about Sámi traditions and their way of life, and hear traditional Sámi joiking (song).
A close up of a dog
On our dog-sledge adventures, huskies eagerly transport you across the frozen Arctic landscape.
Day 4
Båtsfjord – Kirkenes
At the Russian border
A close up of a dog
On our dog-sledge adventures, huskies eagerly transport you across the frozen Arctic landscape.

The last port in this voyage northward is Kirkenes. Located at 30°E, you’ll now be further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. If you have time before you travel back home, we recommend you spend some time exploring Kirkenes.

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

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 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 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.
MS Trollfjord
Photo: Stein Bjørge

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 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

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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