7 days

Bergen - Kirkenes – Classic Voyage North

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£ 851
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
7 days

Bergen - Kirkenes – Classic Voyage North

Price from
£ 851
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
Classic Voyage North
Departures Daily departures, all year
  • Discover countless fjords, mountains, islands and waterfalls
  • Cross the Arctic Circle to hunt the Northern Lights in winter, and enjoy around the clock daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer
  • Enjoy adventurous and exciting land and sea excursions
  • Learn from our Hurtigruten Guides as they lead lectures and activities both at sea and on shore

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Itinerary

Our Classic Voyage North takes you on a 7-day exploration of Norway’s major coastal cities and remote villages, from Bergen and far beyond the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes. Encounter natural wonders with the chance to take part in exciting activities as you discover the best of Norway’s rugged coastline
Day 1
Bergen
Gateway to the Fjords
A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water

Your voyage starts in the lovely city of Bergen. Before departure, you may want to explore this colourful gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 AD, and retains a great deal of its character, charm and history. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with colourful wharfs dating back to the 14th century.

You may enjoy a stroll in the cobblestone alleyways, a bite at an outdoor café or restaurant, a trip on the Fløibanen funicular or a visit to the famous fish market

Spoil your taste buds

After we depart, enjoy a tasty dinner buffet made from fresh coastal produce. We sail north from Bergen along the Viking route of Hjeltefjord. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes from the deck or in our panorama lounge. 

Seven of our ships along the Norwegian Coast have Hurtigruten Guides. You are welcome to join them on hikes during many of our port stays or enjoy onboard lectures and activities. 

Don´t forget that you can explore even more of Norway before your sea voyage starts with our pre- and post cruise programmes, like the famous Norway in a Nutshell

TIME IN PORT:

Optional excursions
  • Excursion packages
    Buy a Hurtigruten excursion package and get on-board credit to spend on the ship for food, drinks, snacks, merchandise, and even more 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 three optional 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
Architectural and Natural Masterpieces
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to Ålesund.

Art Nouveau city

Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and famed Atlanterhavsparken aquarium. Our tour to the aquarium includes a visit to see resident penguins before we continue to nearby Mount Aksla for an amazing view. 

Into the fjords

In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing sheer, 800 metre-high cliffs and dramatic waterfalls. In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord in the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. The fjord’s pristine natural landscape of steep rock walls, lush green meadows, lonely mountain farms and tiny villages is unforgettable. 

Mountains and roses

Molde is known as the ‘City of Roses’ because of its lovely municipal gardens. This attractive coastal town has an amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called ‘the Molde Panorama’.

TIME IN PORT

  • Florø: 03.30 – 03.40
  • Måløy: 05.40 – 05.50
  • Torvik: 08.30 – 08.40
  • Ålesund (summer/autumn): 09.45 – 10.15
  • Geiranger (summer): 14.15 – 14.30
  • Hjørunfjorden/Urke autumn: 12.15 – 15.45
  • Ålesund: 18.30 – 19.30/17.50 – 19.30*
  • Molde: 22.15 – 22.45** 
    *Ålesund winter and spring: 09.45 – 13.30
    **Molde winter and Spring: 16.15 – 19.00
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 (2019/20)
    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.
  • The Romsdal museum
    Visit the Romsdal Museum, situated a short bus ride from the pier in Molde.
Day 3
Kristiansund - Rørvik
History and Charm
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Photo: Ole Størksen

Charming Trondheim is home to great history and a rich cultural life.

Magical, medieval and modern

Founded by Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is a unique mix of the ancient and modern. Join our optional excursion to the soaring Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav (Tryggvason). Marvel at the cathedral’s exquisite works of art, architectural details and medieval statues.

In spring and summer, we continue to Ringve Museum of Musical History, where Norwegian music´s past is brought to life in a grand manor with a fantastic view.

Excursions for every taste

From September to May, experience Trondheim with a unique carriage tour on the world’s northernmost tram line. You can also explore Trondheim by kayak on the River Nid or experience the city by bicycle. Be sure to ride the world’s only bicycle lift, near the quaint Bakklandet neighbourhood, from April to September. You can also join the Hurtigruten Guides for a hike to discover more of the area.

Back on board

In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjær lighthouse, islets and rocky reefs. After sailing through the narrow channel of Stokksund, we head towards charming Rørvik.

TIME IN PORT

  • Kristiansund: 02.15 – 02.30 (winter & spring 22.30 – 01.30)
  • Trondheim: 10.00 – 13.15
  • Rørvik: 22.15 – 22.30
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 first capital, Trondheim, founded in 997 by Viking king, Olav Tryggvason, who gave Norway Christianity and Trondheim its original name, Nidaros.
  • 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.
  • The Northernmost tramride in the world
    Experience Trondheim in the vintage carriage of the northernmost tram in the world! Enjoy a spectacular view of the city’s colourful houses, before we take you to new highs at the ski jumping hill of Granåsen. The excursion ends in the city centre of Trondheim with a photo stop at the marvelous Nidaros Cathedral.
  • 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
Welcome to the Arctic!
A small boat in a body of water

Today we cross the Arctic Circle, marking your best chance to see  Northern Lights in winter and experience the Midnight Sun in summer. We mark the occasion with a fun Arctic Circle ceremony on deck. 

Forces of nature

Ørnes is the site of Norway’s second-largest glacier, Svartisen. In summer, join us for a trip to the Svartisen Tourist Centre to admire this enigmatic world of ice, and visit a moose farm.

We then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bodø, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom, by small boat. 

Majestic Lofoten

That afternoon, the 1,000 metre-high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us towards majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches.

Meet the Vikings

At Stamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftain’s house for a real Viking feast. 

Going organic

Between Stamsund and Svolvær, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofoten’s only craft brewery, in Svolvær.

Hunting the Northern Lights 

In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intensified hunt for the Northern Lights, and we present a multimedia show, ‘The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis’.

As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance to Trollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed.

TIME IN PORT

  • Brønnøysund: 01.45 – 01.55 
  • Sandnessjøen: 04.35 – 04.45
  • Nesna: 05.55 – 06.05
  • Ørnes: 09.45 – 09.55
  • Bodø: 12.40 – 15.00
  • Stamsund: 19.00 – 19.30
  • Svolvær: 21.00 – 22.00
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
In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen

We briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes in the morning.

Polar history and beer

We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Join our `Polar History Walk´ in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery. 

Beyond your imagination

In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling dog-sledge ride, as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning views of the snowy plateaus. The only light during the polar night comes from headlamps, the starry sky, and, if we’re lucky, the magical Northern Lights.

Why not have some winter fun by joining a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure, or go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord? All year, you can join the Hurtigruten Guides for hikes and discover more of the Tromsø area. 

Get close to marine wildlife

Want to experience serenity on the sea? Join us for a kayaking excursion in summer along Tromsø’s coastline - a great way to get close to marine wildlife.

Sailing from Tromsø, we continue to search for the Northern Lights from September to March.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Stokmarknes: 01.00 – 01.15
  • Sortland: 02.45 – 03.00
  • Risøyhamn: 04.15 – 04.30
  • Harstad: 06.45 – 07.45
  • Finnsnes: 11.00 – 11.30
  • Tromsø: 14.15 – 18.30
  • Skjervøy: 22.30 – 22.45
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.
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
Top of the World - North Cape
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
Photo: Filip Hoel

Enjoy magnificent landscapes as we sail to the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of reindeer and small camps of indigenous Sámi people in the area.

Experience the North Cape

After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havøysund. Join a small boat excursion here to see the North Cape from the sea, visit the world’s northernmost fishing village and ride by bus to North Cape plateau.

The ship continues to Honningsvåg, from where you can join a bird-watching excursion to Gjesværstappan, home to millions of birds during nesting season.

Sailing north

The ship continues north into the heartland of the Sámi people. Visit Kjøllefjord, where you can learn about the Sámi way of life and hear traditional joiking (song).

Adrenaline and Northern Lights

In winter, you can join an unforgettable snowmobile trip across snowy plains and perhaps spot the Northern Lights in the starry sky.

Sámi traditions

'Sámi Autumn' is a fall excursion to learn about the Arctic natural 'pantry and pharmacy', sampling dried-reindeer meat, crowberry juice, herbal tea (nettle) and roseroot tincture. You may also feel the presence of the Sámi shaman, Noaidi.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Øksfjord: 02.00 – 02.15
  • Hammerfest: 05.15 – 06.00
  • Havøysund: 08.45 – 09.15
  • Honningsvåg: 11.15 – 14.45
  • Kjøllefjord: 17.00 – 17.15
  • Mehamn: 19.15 – 19.30
  • Berlevåg: 22.00 – 22.15
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
Russian Border and Turning Point
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

We arrive early today in Vadsø before docking in Kirkenes - the ship’s turning point for the return journey.

Russian frontier

There are a number of fascinating things to do and see in Kirkenes, which is located on the Russian border. You’ll notice the local road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier, depending on the season. You can take a bus year-round, and join a riverboat safari, canoing, border hikes or ATV/quad-bike adventure in summer.

Classic activities

Winter and spring provide you with a wide range of classic wintertime activities to choose from, including dog-sledging, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.

Like seafood? Join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

You may want to spend some extra time exploring this unique region at the top of Europe before returning home. Either way, we hope you will take home lifetime memories of a fascinating northbound voyage along Norway’s coastline.

Welcome aboard again soon!

TIME IN PORT:

  • Båtsfjord: 24.00 – 00.15
  • Vardø: 03.15 – 03.30
  • Vadsø: 06.45 – 07.15
  • Kirkenes: 09.00 – 12.30
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.
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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
  • Loan of trekking poles, snow shoes, head lamps, ice-spikes needed for optional hikes depending on season and conditions
  • 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 GBP 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 small boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

MS Finnmarken

Year built 2002
Year of refurbishment 2020
Ship yard Kværner Kleven (N)
Passenger capacity 919
Beds 540
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 15,690
Length 138.5 m
Beam 21.5 m
Speed 18 knots

On board MS Finnmarken you find Hurtigruten´s relaxed style combined with a bit of luxury.

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MS Kong Harald

Year built 1993
Year of refurbishment 2016
Ship yard 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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A large ship in a body of water
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen/Hurtigruten
A large ship in a body of water

MS Lofoten

Year built 1964 (Mod. 2003)
Ship yard 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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MS Midnatsol

Year built 2003
Ship yard 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 Explorer sailings during the rest of the year.

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A large ship in the water
Photo: Genna Roland / Hurtigruten
MS Nordkapp
Photo: Helge Grimsland - Guest Image

MS Nordkapp

Year built 1996
Year of refurbishment 2016
Ship yard 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 Polarlys

Year built 1996
Year of refurbishment 2016
Ship yard 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
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MS Nordlys

Year built 1994
Year of refurbishment 2019
Ship yard 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
Ship yard 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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A small boat in a large body of water
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
Ship yard 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
Ship yard 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 Hurtigruten
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
Ship yard 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
Ship yard 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

Our new ship, MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.

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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.

Riverboat to the russian border Riverboat to the russian border

★ Excursion packages

Duration

depending on excursions

Price per person

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Summer hikes and activities with Hurtigruten Summer hikes and activities with Hurtigruten

Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes

Norwegian coast

Duration

1-4 hours

Price per person

From £ 205

Booking code

HPSU18L

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Hikes in beautiful Norwegian landscape Hikes in beautiful Norwegian landscape

Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - Full Package

Norwegian coast

Duration

from 1- 4 hours depending on port

Price per person

From £ 433

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

Norwegian coast

Duration

1-4 hours

Price per person

From £ 205

Booking code

HPWI18L

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Sliding in the Norwegian snow Sliding in the Norwegian snow

Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - Full Package

Norwegian coast

Duration

from 1- 4 hours depending on port

Price per person

From £ 494

Booking code

HPWI18

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A Taste Of Norway

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From £ 107

Booking code

HR-HJF2F

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Mountain Hike In The Hjørundfjord

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-HJF2G

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Geiranger With Trollstigen Pass

Norwegian coast

Duration

7 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 214

Booking code

HR-AES2B

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Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund

Norwegian coast

Duration

7 hours

Price per person

From £ 214

Booking code

HR-HJF2J

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Hike With A Visit To A Shieling

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 98

Booking code

HR-HJF2H

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Kayaking in Ålesund (2019/20)

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 15 mins

Price per person

From £ 115

Booking code

HR-AES2K

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Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium And Mount Aksla

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-AES2D

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Art Nouveau Walk

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-AES2C

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Art Nouveau Walk

Norwegian coast

Duration

1 hour 30 min

Price per person

From £ 57

Booking code

HR-AES2E

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Molde - The Romsdal museum

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 92

Booking code

HR-MOL2L

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Ringve Museum, Trondheim Ringve Museum, Trondheim

Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-TRD3A

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Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-TRD3B

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Trondheim City Walk

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-TRD3D

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Cycling In Trondheim

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 45 min

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-TRD3H

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The Northernmost tramride in the world

Norwegian coast

Duration

2h 30 mins

Price per person

From £ 111

Booking code

HR-TRD3I

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Kayaking On The River Nid

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 115

Booking code

HR-TRD3G

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Svartisen Glacier

Norwegian coast

Duration

5 hours 30 mins

Price per person

From £ 255

Booking code

HR-ORS4A

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Arctic Coastal Walk

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 10 min

Price per person

From £ 98

Booking code

HR-BOO4B

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Rib Safari To Saltstraumen

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 148

Booking code

HR-BOO4D

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Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 10 mins

Price per person

From £ 98

Booking code

HR-BOO4C

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Meet the vikings - winter

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 153

Booking code

HR-STU4E

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Meet the vikings - summer

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 153

Booking code

HR-STU4F

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Highlights of Lofoten

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 40 mins

Price per person

From £ 123

Booking code

HR-STU4G

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Lofotpils Brewery

Norwegian coast

Duration

40 mins

Price per person

From £ 41

Booking code

HR-SVJ4H

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Farm visit in Lofoten

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 139

Booking code

HR-STU4I

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View of Tromsø under the midnight sun View of Tromsø under the midnight sun

The Arctic Capital Tromsø

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours 30 mins

Price per person

From £ 144

Booking code

HR-TOS5A

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Dog Sledding (Tromsø)

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 255

Booking code

HR-TOS5B

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Scenery & Huskies

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 98

Booking code

HR-TOS5C

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Polar History Walk

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-TOS5D

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Kayaking (Tromsø)

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 181

Booking code

HR-TOS5G

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Cross-Country Skiing

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 139

Booking code

HR-TOS5M

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Snowshoeing In Tromsø

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 139

Booking code

HR-TOS5N

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The North Cape

Norwegian coast

Duration

Duration: 3 hours

Price per person

From £ 161

Booking code

HR-HVG6A

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The North Cape Exclusive

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 280

Booking code

V-HVG6F

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A bird sitting on a branch A bird sitting on a branch

Birdwatching Safari

Norwegian coast

Duration

Duration: 3 hours

Price per person

From £ 181

Booking code

HR-HVG6B

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Fishing Village Visit

Norwegian coast

Duration

Duration: 2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 111

Booking code

HR-HVG6H

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Sami Culture

Norwegian coast

Duration

Duration: 2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 106

Booking code

HR-KJD6C

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Sami Autumn

Norwegian coast

Duration

Duration: 2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From £ 106

Booking code

HR-KJD6E

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Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic

Norwegian coast

Duration

Duration: 2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From £ 309

Booking code

HR-KJD6D

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Approach the North Cape by RIB boat Approach the North Cape by RIB boat

RIB Expedition on 71 degrees north (North Cape)

Norwegian coast

Duration

6 hours

Price per person

From £ 412

Booking code

HR-HVS6J

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Extend your cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-programme before or after your expedition cruise.

Ride the Fløibanen funicular to Mount Fløien and discover Bergen’s mountains Ride the Fløibanen funicular to Mount Fløien and discover Bergen’s mountains

Bergen - Hiking Mount Fløien

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 Hours

From

£ 58

Booking code

CENBG01

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Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip in Bergen during a Hurtigruten voyage Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip in Bergen during a Hurtigruten voyage

Bergen - Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip

Norwegian coast

Duration

5 Hours

From

£ 115

Booking code

CENBG03

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Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen (2019/20)

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 Hours

From

£ 53

Booking code

CENBGO05

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Complement your Hurtigruten cruise with Norway in a Nutshell tour featuring Naeroyfjord Complement your Hurtigruten cruise with Norway in a Nutshell tour featuring Naeroyfjord

Norway in a Nutshell

Norwegian coast

Duration

9 Hours

From

£ 203

Booking code

N1400KL2

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A group of people riding skis down a snow covered slope A group of people riding skis down a snow covered slope

Overnight at the Snowhotel

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 Days

From

£ 1154

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Sognefjord, the spectacular longest and deepest fjord in Norway Sognefjord, the spectacular longest and deepest fjord in Norway

Sognefjord in a Nutshell

Norwegian coast

Duration

10 Hours

From

£ 222

Booking code

E1454KL2

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Kirkenes - King crab experience by boat

Norwegian coast

From

£ 247

Booking code

KNN1

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Kirkenes - Evening tour to aurora camp

Norwegian coast

From

£ 164

Booking code

KKN3

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Kirkenes - Snowmobile tour

Norwegian coast

From

£ 237

Booking code

KKN4

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A dog running in the snow A dog running in the snow

Kirkenes - Dogsledding tour

Norwegian coast

From

£ 268

Booking code

KKN5

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A dog sitting in the snow A dog sitting in the snow

Kirkenes - Dogsledding tour under the northern lights

Norwegian coast

From

£ 319

Booking code

KKN6

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Three snowmobiles and drivers looking up at the northern lights. Three snowmobiles and drivers looking up at the northern lights.

Krikenes - Hunt the northern lights on a snowmobile adventure

Norwegian coast

From

£ 268

Booking code

KKN9

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Kirkenes - Artic Ice Dome

Norwegian coast

From

£ 98

Booking code

KKN10

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Kirkenes - Catch a night in the artic light

Norwegian coast

From

£ 938

Booking code

KKN11

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A bedroom with a mountain in the background A bedroom with a mountain in the background

Kirkenes - Artic spa under the stars

Norwegian coast

From

£ 51

Booking code

KNN12

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Kirkenes - King crab experience

Norwegian coast

From

£ 123

Booking code

KKN14

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Oslo Panorama Tour

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 Hours

From

£ 31

Booking code

CENOSL01

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Highlights of Oslo - Post

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 Days

From

£ 970

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Highlights of Oslo - Pre

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 Days

From

£ 970

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