Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Norway In A Nutshell – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Norway In A Nutshell – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Norway In A Nutshell – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Norway In A Nutshell – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Travel information 16 days
Departures Summer Season, 2022-2023
Price from £ 3167
£ 3072
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
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  • Discover our entire original coastal route with 34 ports of call, sailing past more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains
  • Start off in Oslo and travel along the famous Norway in a Nutshell route to Bergen via Flam and Voss. Includes a ride on one of the world's most scenic railway trips, The Flam Railway
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and bask in summer’s Midnight Sun
  • Wide choice of optional excursions and onboard Hurtigruten Guides who lead included activities and interpret the cultural and natural treasures on your voyage
Norway In A Nutshell – Fjords and Midnight Sun

Itinerary

Learn more about what you will experience on the Classic Roundtrip Voyage. 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 : UK / Oslo

Arrive In Oslo

Oslo Opera house
Photo: Didrick Stenersen

Arriving in Oslo on your International flight, make your own way to your hotel and check-in for a one-night stay. Remainder of the day at leisure. Enjoy everything that Oslo has to offer such as a visit to the Royal Palace, Vigeland Sculpture Park or Viking Ship Museum.

Overnight in Oslo.

Oslo Opera house
Photo: Didrick Stenersen
Flåm train station, Norway

DAY 2 : Flåm

Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm

Flåm train station, Norway

After breakfast, make your own way to Oslo Central Railway Station to commence your ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ adventure by boarding the train to Myrdal.

Enjoy one of the world's most scenic rail journeys as you travel from Oslo through farmland, past forests and glacier­capped mountains. At Myrdal join the famous Flåm Railway - a marvel of railway engineering, descending more than 900 metres to the town of Flåm. Take a short stroll to the hotel and check in.  Remainder of day at leisure. You might wish to enjoy a visit to the local brewery or the Flåm railway museum.

Overnight in Flåm.

DAY 3 : Voss

Flåm - Gudvangen - Voss

Aurlandsfjorden

After breakfast, board the ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen, enjoy the spectacular views as you pass through the narrow Nærøyfjord. From Gudvangen the journey continues by bus. Waterfalls line the road as we weave our way through the valley to Voss. Upon arrival check-in at the hotel. Remainder of day at leisure.

 

Overnight in Voss.
Aurlandsfjorden
A castle with water in front of a mountain

DAY 4 : Bergen

Voss - Bergen

A castle with water in front of a mountain

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and explore Voss on your own. Later, take the train for the final rail sector through to Bergen. On arrival, take the Hurtigruten shuttle to your hotel and check-in. Remainder of the day at leisure. We recommend taking a self-guided walk around the beautiful city, you may wish to visit St Mary’s Church, Håkon’s Hall and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bryggen.

Overnight in Bergen.

DAY 5 : Bergen

Gateway to the Fjords

Picturesque houses at the harbourside in Bergen
Picturesque houses at the harbourside in Bergen
Photo: Jeannie Deckx Gielen - Guest image

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:

Picturesque houses at the harbourside in Bergen
Picturesque houses at the harbourside in Bergen
Photo: Jeannie Deckx Gielen - Guest image
Fresh seafood at the Bergen fish market
Fresh seafood at the fish market
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 6 : 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: 02.45 - 03.00
  • Måløy: 05.15 - 05.30
  • Torvik: 08.20 - 08.30
  • Ålesund: 09.45 - 10.00
  • The Geirangerfjord: 14:25 - 14:45
  • Ålesund: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Molde: 22:35 - 23:05
Optional excursions
  • Kayaking in Ålesund
    Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant town of Ålesund and learn more about its history and Art Nouveau influence.
  • Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
    Get a bird´s-eye-view of the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund from a nearby mountain before visiting the expansive saltwater Atlanterhavsparken aquarium.
  • Art Nouveau Walk (Spring & Winter)
    Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover the history and culture of this elegant Art Nouveau town.
  • 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.
  • A Taste of Norway
    A beautiful fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, historic hotel, and tiny village – join us for this highly popular journey through spectacular Norwegian nature.
  • Included
    Fjord to Mountain Walk
    Join a guided walk through the fjord village of Urke and into a beautiful valley in the heart of the Sunnmøre Alps. As you walk, learn about the history and nature of this picturesque part of Norway.
  • Hike with a Visit to a Shieling
    Join us for a pleasant hike up from the fjord through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås where we learn about traditional farming and taste local delicacies.
  • Alnes Lighthouse
    Explore the ancient islands of Giske and Godøy and enjoy the fantastic coastal scenery at Alnes Lighthouse.
  • Sunnmøre Open Air Museum
    Join us for a day of culture and history as we explore the town of Ålesund and its nearby mountain, before discovering the fascinating, open-air Sunnmøre Museum.
  • The Romsdal Gondola
    Enjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of this beautiful fjord landscape, from deep in the Romsdalen Valley to high up in Nesaksla Mountain.

DAY 7 : 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

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: 02.45 - 03.00

  • Trondheim: 09.45 - 12.45 

  • Rørvik:          21.40 - 22.00

Optional excursions
  • Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
    Learn more about Trondheim by visiting one of its most famous landmarks, Nidaros Cathedral. Take in the whole city from the famous Utsikten viewpoint and enjoy a bus tour of the city.
  • Trondheim City Walk
    Explore Trondheim while learning about its history and culture from a local guide. See all the best sights of the city, from Stiftsgården to the bridge that locals call “The Portal of Happiness”.
  • Kayaking on the River Nid
    See the city’s main attractions from water level inside a kayak. Paddle down Trondheim’s waterways and get some exercise while learning more about this exciting 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 8 : 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 experience the Midnight Sun. 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.

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.

TIME IN PORT

  • Brønnøysund: 01.35 - 01.45                    
  • Sandnessjøen: 04.35 - 04.50                    
  • Nesna: 06.00 - 06.10         
  • Ørnes: 10.00 - 10.10         
  • Bodø: 13.05 - 15.20          
  • Stamsund: 19.15 - 19.40  
  • Svolvær: 21.20 – 22.15
Optional excursions
  • Arctic Coastal Walk
    Join us for a guided walk along the coast in Bodø and learn why devotion to nature is integrated in the Norwegian culture.
  • Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
    After a tour of the town of Bodø, visit the strongest tidal current in the world at the Saltstraumen maelstroms.
  • Lofotpils Brewery
    If you’re a beer enthusiast, you won’t want to miss this tour of Lofoten’s first craft brewery. Meet the owner of Lofotpils and learn how they brew the perfect beer.

DAY 9 : Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes

Get close to nature in Tromsø
Get close to nature in Tromsø
Photo: North Experience

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. Here, you can taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery.

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.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Stokmarknes: 01.30 - 01.40
  • Sortland:      02.55 - 03.10
  • Risøyhamn:  04.35 - 04.50
  • Harstad:        07.10 - 07.45
  • Finnsnes:      11.00 - 11.30
  • Tromsø:        14.15 - 18.15
  • Skjervøy:      22.10 - 22.25
Optional excursions
  • The Arctic Capital Tromsø
    Tour the city’s best spots from the Arctic Cathedral to the world’s northernmost aquarium, including taking the cable car up for mountaintop views over Tromsø.
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 10 : 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.

Experience the North Cape

After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havøysund. Visit the world’s northernmost fishing village and ride by bus to North Cape plateau.

The ship continues to Honningsvåg.

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).

TIME IN PORT:

  • Øksfjord:      01.50 - 02.00
  • Hammerfest:                      05.05 - 05.45
  • Havøysund:  08.30 - 08.45
  • Honningsvåg:                     10.55 - 14.30
  • Kjøllefjord:   16.40 - 17.00
  • Mehamn:      18.55 - 19.15
  • Berlevåg:      22.00 - 22.10
Optional excursions
  • The North Cape
    Cross the 71st parallel and visit North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent, marked by the photogenic globe monument.
  • The North Cape Exclusive
    This private tour of the North Cape with your own guide is an exclusive experience reserved for our Platinum fare guests.
  • Fishing Village Visit
    Join us on a tour to visit two colourful fishing villages and discover Christmas, whatever the time of year, at the very top of Norway.

DAY 11 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

Russian Border and Turning Point

Savour delicious King crab
Taste delicious King crab
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

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

 

Streets with Russian names

The Russian border is a just few kilometers from Kirkenes and you’ll notice local road signs in both Norwegian and Russian. There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier:

  • year-round bus tours
  • a riverboat safari
  • via canoe
  • hiking
  • ATV/quad-bike trek in summer

You can also join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

Southbound and down

As the ship starts its voyage south, remember that you’ve seen only half of what Norway’s coastline offers. The ports we visited by night going north are now seen by day.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Båtsfjord: 00.00 - 00.30
  • Vardø:           03.30 - 03.45
  • Vadsø:           06.55 - 07.10
  • Kirkenes: 09.00 - 12:30
  • Vardø:           16.05 - 17.00
  • Båtsfjord: 20.00 - 20.30    
  • Berlevåg: 22.25 - 22.35
Optional excursions
  • The Russian Border
    Visit Storskog, the only border station between Russia and Norway and see views over the town of Kirkenes from Prestfjellet Mountain.
  • King Crab Adventure (Summer)
    Join fishermen out on the Barents Sea to see them catch king crabs. A chef will then prepare them for an all-you-can-eat king crab buffet.
Savour delicious King crab
Taste delicious King crab
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
Where east meets west – Russian border in Kirkenes
Where east meets west – Russian border in Kirkenes
Photo: James Hawkins
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
Join the Hurtigruten Guides for exciting excursions
Join the Hurtigruten Guides for exciting excursions
Photo: Espen Mills
Iconic pictures at the North Cape
Iconic pictures at the North Cape
Photo: Stefan Dall

DAY 12 : Mehamn - Tromsø

Unmatched Arctic Scenery

Join the Hurtigruten Guides for exciting excursions
Join the Hurtigruten Guides for exciting excursions
Photo: Espen Mills

North Cape breakfast

We again dock at Honningsvåg, where you can join an excursion that includes eating breakfast at North Cape. The ship continues to Hammerfest, where you can see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column. You can also join a mini-mountain expedition and learn about local polar hero Adolf Lindstrøm.

We continue south to Øksfjord with a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy.

Midnight adventures

We then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. You can also explore Tromsø under the Midnight Sun by boat in summer. You may want to drop by Ølhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Mehamn: 01.20 - 01.30    
  • Kjøllefjord: 03.25 - 03.35  
  • Honningsvåg: 05.45 - 06.00                    
  • Havøysund: 08.00 - 08.15
  • Hammerfest: 11.00 - 12.45                    
  • Øksfjord: 15.50 - 16.05     
  • Skjervøy: 19.30 - 19.45     
  • Tromsø: 23.45 - 01.30
Optional excursions
  • The Northernmost Town In The World
    Join us on a coach tour that explores and explains the events that have shaped Hammerfest, a town at the top of Europe.
  • Into The Ice: Stories Of A Polar Hero
    Get outdoors and discover one of the greatest figures in polar history on this excursion from Hammerfest to nearby Mount Salen.
  • Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral
    Step into the architecturally impressive modern Arctic Cathedral at midnight for a magical classical concert by candlelight.
  • Breakfast at the North Cape
    Imagine having breakfast at the top of Europe. You enjoy breakfast and more on this scenic coach tour from the town of Honningsvåg to North Cape, one of the northernmost points in Europe.
  • Mountain Hike In Hammerfest
    Enjoy an exhilarating hike up Mount Salen, passing through Hammerfest’s only forest on your way up to the peak for panoramic views.

DAY 13 : Tromsø - Stamsund

Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes

Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord
Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord

We arrive in Harstad, where you can join the excursion, A taste of Vesterålen.

Amazing scenery

The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning natural scenery of the entire voyage. Lofoten is renowned for its steep mountains, sandy beaches, wild nature and picturesque fishing villages.

Hurtigruten’s birthplace

We make a short stop at Risøyhamn, population 200, to deliver passengers, groceries and mail, and then continue to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded more than 125 years ago.

Go ashore and visit the Hurtigruten Museum. Continuing south, we slip through a passage into the narrow Raftsund, past peaks rising 1,000 metres from the sea.

Spectacular Trollfjord

We now reach spectacular Trollfjord, only 2 km long, 100 m wide and surrounded by majestic mountains. If possible, we sail inside, where the dramatic landscape inspires images of fairy tales and trolls. Just north, you can opt to see sea eagles up close by boat.

Heart of Lofoten

At Svolvær, you can select several excursion options. We then proceed to Stamsund along the massive Lofoten wall.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Tromsø         23.45            01.30            
  • Finnsnes       04.20            04.40            
  • Harstad         08.00            08.30            
  • Risøyhamn   10.45            11.00            
  • Sortland        12.30            13.00            
  • Stokmarknes 14.15            15.15            
  • Svolvær        18.30            20.30            
  • Stamsund     22.15            22.30
Optional excursions
  • A Taste of Vesterålen
    This popular, classic excursion takes you on a sightseeing tour of Harstad and Trondenes. Top the day off with a hot drink and fresh cakes on Gullesfjord.
  • Lofoten by Horse
    Discover the coastline of Gimsøy on horseback. These Icelandic horses are suitable for beginners or experienced riders.
  • Discover a Fishing Village
    Join us on a guided walk through the fishing village of Svinøya. Visit an original rorbu hut to learn about life as a fisherman, and taste locally produced stockfish.
Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord
Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord
Reine, Lofoten. Nothing can match the magic light of Arctic Norway
Reine, Lofoten. Nothing can match the magic light of Arctic Norway
Summer beauty under the Midnight Sun by Torghatten
Summer beauty under the Midnight Sun by Torghatten
Photo: Staib Heiner
Join a refreshing hike to discover more of Torghatten
Join a refreshing hike to discover more of Torghatten
Photo: Espen Mills

DAY 14 : Bodø - Rørvik

Across the Arctic Circle

Summer beauty under the Midnight Sun by Torghatten
Summer beauty under the Midnight Sun by Torghatten
Photo: Staib Heiner

Celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle with a `taste´ of Arctic tradition – a fun ceremony highlighted by a spoonful of cod liver oil.

Mountain with a hole

As we sail along the Helgeland coast, you’ll see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole in the centre. The opening is 160 m long, 35 m high and 20 m wide, and was created during the ice age. If the weather allows, join a hike with your guides up the mountain.

Myths and legends

We also sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range – with peaks up to 1,100 m high. The story goes that seven beautiful troll sisters got caught out at sunrise and turned to stone, thus the seven beautiful peaks.

UNESCO heritage

We next make a short stop at Nesna, before moving on to Sandnessjøen.

Charming coastal town

Brønnøysund is a pretty little town that offers a charming high street and marina. You can join an excursion to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre for an interesting tour and taste of fresh salmon.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Bodø             02.30 - 03.30
  • Ørnes            06.25 - 06.35
  • Nesna           10.25 - 10.35
  • Sandnessjøen                    11.45 - 12.15
  • Brønnøysund                     15.00 - 17.25
  • Rørvik           21.00 - 21.30
Optional excursions
  • Visit the Salmon
    Learn about the salmon lifecycle, as well as salmon fishing and farming in this hands-on tour of the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre in Toft.
  • UNESCO Vega Archipelago
    Go on a boat tour of the UNESCO-protected Vega Islands and learn about the islands’ unique industry of eider duck down harvesting.

DAY 15 : Trondheim - Ålesund

Rich History and Living Culture

The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
Photo: Nancy Bundt

During the night, the ship calls at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy, as our voyage draws to a close. But before we dock in Bergen, there is some fascinating scenery ahead of us.

Glaciers and lush farmland

We sail through picturesque Nordfjord beneath Jostedal Glacier. This rugged coastal region features farms with fruit orchards and glacial fingers that stretch towards glistening lakes. In the morning, we call at Florø.

Back to Bergen

We navigate the mouth of the mighty Sognefjord and enjoy superb views of the island-studded coastline before you disembark in Bergen.

We hope you will take home memories of stunning nature, wildlife and fascinating culture, and we hope to see you on board again in the near future!

Enjoy even more of Norway

To see more of Norway, we highly recommend our excursion Bergen City Sightseeing (only sold on board) or join one of our Post-programmes to experience more Norwegian cuisine, culture and scenery.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Ålesund 00:30 - 01:20      
  • Torvik           02:35 - 02:45
  • Måløy           05:45 - 06:00
  • Florø             08:15 - 08:30
  • Bergen          14:45        
Optional excursions
  • Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral
    Take a bus tour of Trondheim, an ancient city rich in history and culture that also serves as one of Norway’s major academic and research centres
  • The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral
    Explore secret chambers deep inside Trondheim´s ancient Nidaros Cathedral as part of this exclusive tour reserved for our Platinum fare guests.
  • Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine
    Journey down into Bergtatt, a marble and limestone mine deep inside the mountain and take a raft ride onto the illuminated subterranean lake.
  • Included
    Kristiansund - The Atlantic Ocean Road
    Known as one of the world’s most beautiful drives, the Atlantic Ocean Road is an engineering marvel that zigzags across bridges, from island to island, along the ocean’s edge. This guided coach tour will give you the chance to leave the ship and explore the coast by land.
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
Photo: Nancy Bundt
Discover an underground lake at Bergtatt mine
Discover an underground lake at Bergtatt mine
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
A farewell to the fjords – for now.
A farewell to the fjords – for now
Historic Bergenshus Festning
Historic Bergenshus Festning
Bergen´s historic beauty
Bergen´s historic beauty

DAY 16 : Ålesund - Bergen / UK

A Fjord Farewell

Historic Bergenshus Festning
Historic Bergenshus Festning

During the night, the ship calls at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy, as our voyage draws to a close. But before we dock in Bergen, there is some fascinating scenery ahead of us.

Glaciers and lush farmland

We sail through picturesque Nordfjord beneath Jostedal Glacier. This rugged coastal region features farms with fruit orchards and glacial fingers that stretch towards glistening lakes. In the morning, we call at Florø.

Back to Bergen

We navigate the mouth of the mighty Sognefjord and enjoy superb views of the island-studded coastline before you disembark in Bergen.

We hope you will take home memories of stunning nature, wildlife and fascinating culture, and we hope to see you on board again in the near future!

Transfer to airport for your flight home.

TIME IN PORT:

  • Ålesund: 00.30 – 01.00
  • Torvik: 02.15 – 02.30
  • Måløy: 05.15 – 05.45
  • Florø: 07.45 – 08.15
  • Bergen: 14.30
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.

What's included

Included in your voyage

  • International flights from London (Regional Flights available at a supplement)
  • Transfer from pier to airport in Bergen
  • 12-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 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
  • Presentation of excursion programmes
  • 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

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling
  • Hikes with the Hurtigruten Guides

Notes

  • Regional flights available from the following airports for a supplement from £120 per person: Aberdeen, Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Southampton and Teesside. Regional flights are subject to availability.
  • 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
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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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 Nordkapp
Photo: Helge Grimsland - 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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MS Polarlys a beautiful winter day in Kirkenes
Photo: Ralph Griebenow - Guest image

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 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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After her refurbishment in November 2018, MS Richard With will have suites with large bay windows.
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MS Vesterålen

Year built 1983
Year of refurbishment 2019
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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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.

A group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water A group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water

Kayaking in Ålesund

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From £ 106

Booking code

HR-AES2K

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Diver feeding fish in the aquarium. Catfish is surrounding him Diver feeding fish in the aquarium. Catfish is surrounding him

Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 82

Booking code

HR-AES2D

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Old houses in Ålesund Old houses in Ålesund

Art Nouveau Walk (Spring & Winter)

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 82

Booking code

HR-AES2C

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Art Nouveau Walk (Ålesund)

Norwegian coast

Duration

1 hour 30 min

Price per person

From £ 57

Booking code

HR-AES2E

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A house with a mountain in the background A house with a mountain in the background

A Taste of Norway

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From £ 115

Booking code

HR-HJF2F

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Included
A view of a lake with a mountain in the background A view of a lake with a mountain in the background

Fjord to Mountain Walk

Norwegian coast

Duration

2-3 hours

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-URK1

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A group of people standing next to a tree A group of people standing next to a tree

Hike with a Visit to a Shieling

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 45 minutes

Price per person

From £ 103

Booking code

HR-HJF2H

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Alnes Light house in summer. There is flowers and green grass in front of the red and white light house Alnes Light house in summer. There is flowers and green grass in front of the red and white light house

Alnes Lighthouse

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 139

Booking code

HR-AES2L

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Sunnmøre museum in summer Sunnmøre museum in summer

Sunnmøre Open Air Museum

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 123

Booking code

HR-AES2M

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View from Mount Nesaksla - top of the romsdal gondola View from Mount Nesaksla - top of the romsdal gondola

The Romsdal Gondola

Norwegian coast

Duration

8 hours

Price per person

From £ 205

Booking code

HR-AES2N

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A large green tree in front of a church with Nidaros Cathedral in the background A large green tree in front of a church with Nidaros Cathedral in the background

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 £ 65

Booking code

HR-TRD3D

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A small boat in a body of water with a city in the background A small boat in a body of water with a city in the background

Kayaking on the River Nid

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 131

Booking code

HR-TRD3G

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Arctic Coastal Walk

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 10 min

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-BOO4B

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Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 10 min

Price per person

From £ 98

Booking code

HR-BOO4C

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Man and woman standing in the brewery, by a iron barrel full of beer Man and woman standing in the brewery, by a iron barrel full of beer

Lofotpils Brewery

Norwegian coast

Duration

40 min

Price per person

From £ 49

Booking code

HR-SVJ4H

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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 min

Price per person

From £ 148

Booking code

HR-TOS5A

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The North Cape

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 156

Booking code

HR-HVG6A

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The North Cape The North Cape

The North Cape Exclusive

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 304

Booking code

V-HVG6F

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Two fishing boats at dock in Skarsvåg Two fishing boats at dock in Skarsvåg

Fishing Village Visit

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours, 55min

Price per person

From £ 115

Booking code

HR-HVG6H

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A group of people cross country skiing in the snow A group of people cross country skiing in the snow

The Russian Border

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 115

Booking code

HR-KKN7A

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King Crab Adventure (Summer)

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From £ 205

Booking code

HR-KKN7H

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It's sunset and four people are walking in the hillside. Below they you can see the town of Hammerfest It's sunset and four people are walking in the hillside. Below they you can see the town of Hammerfest

The Northernmost Town In The World

Norwegian coast

Duration

1 hour 45 min

Price per person

From £ 98

Booking code

HR-HFT8B

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A man standing on a rocky hill A man standing on a rocky hill

Into The Ice: Stories Of A Polar Hero

Norwegian coast

Duration

1 hour 45 min

Price per person

From £ 106

Booking code

HR-HFT8H

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The Arctic Cathedral seen from Tromsøya. Its dark and the bridge and cathedral is lighting up the dark night The Arctic Cathedral seen from Tromsøya. Its dark and the bridge and cathedral is lighting up the dark night

Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral

Norwegian coast

Duration

1 hour 15 min

Price per person

From £ 78

Booking code

HR-TOS8C

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A sunset over a body of water A sunset over a body of water

Breakfast at the North Cape

Norwegian coast

Duration

6 hours

Price per person

From £ 197

Booking code

HR-HVG8A

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Three adults and a child on a hike in Hammerfest Three adults and a child on a hike in Hammerfest

Mountain Hike In Hammerfest

Norwegian coast

Duration

1 hour 30 min

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-HFT8G

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A Taste of Vesterålen

Norwegian coast

Duration

4 hours 15 min

Price per person

From £ 115

Booking code

HR-HRD9A

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horseback riding in Lofoten. Four horses on a beach . horseback riding in Lofoten. Four horses on a beach .

Lofoten by Horse

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 205

Booking code

HR-SVJ9D

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Discover a Fishing Village

Norwegian coast

Duration

1 hour 30 min

Price per person

From £ 90

Booking code

HR-SVJ9F

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Man standing in the dock with a salmon in his hands Man standing in the dock with a salmon in his hands

Visit the Salmon

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 106

Booking code

HR-BNN10C

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Nesna harbour in the islands of Vega. Small wooden cottages by the sea, all read. In the background the great mountains of Vega is seen. Nesna harbour in the islands of Vega. Small wooden cottages by the sea, all read. In the background the great mountains of Vega is seen.

UNESCO Vega Archipelago

Norwegian coast

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From £ 304

Booking code

HR-SSJ10B

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A large green tree in front of a church with Nidaros Cathedral in the background A large green tree in front of a church with Nidaros Cathedral in the background

Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 82

Booking code

HR-TRD11A

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The hidden rooms of Nidaros Cathedral. The picture shows a cross and two lit candles inside Nidaros Cathedral The hidden rooms of Nidaros Cathedral. The picture shows a cross and two lit candles inside Nidaros Cathedral

The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From £ 177

Booking code

V-TRD11B

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A person riding a wave on top of a body of water A person riding a wave on top of a body of water

Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine

Norwegian coast

Duration

4 hours 30 min

Price per person

From £ 156

Booking code

HR-KSU11E

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Included
Northern lights over the Atlantic Ocean Road Northern lights over the Atlantic Ocean Road

Kristiansund - The Atlantic Ocean Road

Duration

4-5 hours

Price per person

Free – please reserve

Booking code

INCL-KSU1

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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.

Visit Kirkenes Snow hotel Visit Kirkenes Snow hotel

Snowhotel – A Unique Winter Experience

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking code

KKN1

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Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Gamme Cabins at the Snowhotel

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking code

KKN2

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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 | 1 day

Norwegian coast

Duration

1 Day

From

£ 203

Booking code

N1404KL2

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Norway in a Nutshell | Overnight Voss

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking code

N1404KL2OBVOSS

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Norway scenery tour waterfall mountains vegetation Norway scenery tour waterfall mountains vegetation

Norway in a Nutshell | Overnight Flåm

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking code

N1404KL2OBFLAM

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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 | 1 day

Norwegian coast

Duration

10 Hours

From

£ 222

Booking code

E1452KL2

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

Sognefjord in a Nutshell | 2 days

Norwegian coast

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking code

E1452KL2OBBAL

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A close up of a bridge A close up of a bridge

Oslo Panorama Tour

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 Hours

From

£ 31

Booking code

CENOSL01

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A body of water with a mountain in the background A body of water with a mountain in the background

Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

Norwegian coast

Duration

3 Hours

From

£ 53

Booking code

CENBGO05

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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

Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip from Bergen

Norwegian coast

Duration

5 Hours

From

£ 141

Booking code

CENBG03

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