Norway

Norway: Tromsø - Bergen

Norway: Tromsø - Bergen

Norway

Norway: Tromsø - Bergen

Norway: Tromsø - Bergen

Travel information 4 days
Departures Daily, all year
Price from
500 €
  • Cross the Arctic Circle
  • See the beautiful Lofoten, Vesterålen and Helgeland coastline in daytime
  • Experience Troll Fjord between May and October
  • Visit exciting cities and see many of the highlights along our coastline
Norway: Tromsø - Bergen

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Itinerary

This is a tour full of highlights. You’ll start in the Arctic town of Tromsø. And then all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the view, because we’ll sail through Lofoten and Vesterålen, which apparently has the most spectacular nature you’ll see during your trip. The Helgeland coastline is also strikingly beautiful. The voyage ends with a cruise through fjord country to Bergen.

DAY 1 : Tromsø – Stamsund

One day packed with highlights

Raftsundet MS Kong Harald Norway
Photo: Stian Klo

The ship sails from Tromsø at 1:30, and if you’re not too tired, we recommend you stay out on deck to see the midnight sun shining over the mountaintops round the town in summer. During the rest of the year, you’ll have a good chance of seeing the northern lights or the magical moonlight reflected in the sea. Early in the morning, the ship stops in Harstad, before it sails on towards the Risøy channel. This narrow passage is only 7 m deep. It was built especially for Hurtigruten so the ships could sail between Harstad and Vesterålen. Troll Fjord is only 2 km long and 100 m wide, and is flanked by truly majestic mountains. If time and weather are on our side, the captain sometimes sails through the narrow fjord, where the mountain sides almost touch the sides of the ship.

Then we sail through Lofoten. The landscape consists of sparkling mountain tops, deep fjords, large seabird colonies and long, white sandy beaches. Even the travel magazine Lonely Planet could not contain its enthusiasm and wrote: “This place is quite simply inexpressibly beautiful”. Well, now you can see it with your own eyes.

Raftsundet MS Kong Harald Norway
Photo: Stian Klo
A view of a snow covered mountain
Raftsundet. This 20-km passage between Lofoten and Vesterålen takes you through mountains soaring 1,000 metres directly out of the sea.
A large body of water with a mountain in the background
Sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range.

DAY 2 : Bodø - Rørvik

The Arctic Circle and Helgeland coastline

A large body of water with a mountain in the background
Sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range.

Crossing the Arctic Circle at 66°33’N is one of the highlights of the day. Stand on deck when we pass by Viking Island and see the Arctic Circle globe. We mark the event with a taste of Arctic traditions on deck. We take a quick tour around Nesna, an idyllic old trading port, before sailing on to Sandnessjøen. Another highlight on this day is when we sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range.

When we arrive in Brønnøysund, you’ll have enough time to disembark and explore this little town. Then we sail past Torghatten, which is famous for its natural hole 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.

DAY 3 : Trondheim – Ålesund

See coastal towns steeped in history

A plant with water in the background
Enjoy the Norwegian nature from deck as our journey continues.

Trondheim is a relatively large city, but still retains its small town charm. Some of the streets date back to the Middle Ages and you can still walk along them today. The town boasts many attractive wooden buildings which were built all the way back in the 17th century. Back on the ship, we sail out through the beautiful Trondheim Fjord. Later in the afternoon, the ship docks at Kristiansund, which is known as Norway’s clip fish capital due to the export of salted cod. When we cross the open sea on our way to the “Town of Roses”, Molde, you will see the pointed peaks of the Romsdalsalpe mountains on the horizon. Sink into the comfortable seats in the panorama lounge, or out on deck. Enjoy the silence as you watch the landscape pass by slowly, and feel the soft swells of the waves beneath you.

A plant with water in the background
Enjoy the Norwegian nature from deck as our journey continues.
A large building with a mountain in the background

DAY 4 : Ålesund – Bergen

Enjoy your last hours on board

A large building with a mountain in the background

Before we dock in Bergen, there are still a few nautical miles to go with plenty of fascinating landscape to see. Behold the sight of the Nord Fjord below the mighty Jostedalsbreen glacier. The fjord winds out towards the east and continues for 90 km inland to Loen and Olden. The harsh coastal landscape stands in stark contrast to the inner fjord areas where there is less wind and rain. Lush orchards and glaciers stretch out towards glittering lakes and stunning waterfalls. Despite the differences, the landscapes have a charm of their own, and both should be experienced. The ship also makes a short stop in Florø, which is Norway’s westernmost town. A few nautical miles south of Florø, we sail past the inlet to the beautiful Sogne Fjord, and then the magnificent archipelago from Fedje and stunning Øygarden in towards Bergen.

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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  • Flights & transfers
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  • Optional excursions
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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 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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Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen/Hurtigruten
A small boat in a large body of water

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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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.
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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