The Arctic adventure begins
Your adventure starts at the turning point of Hurtigruten. As the ship begins its voyage south, you can first enjoy a wonderful lunch followed by views of arctic wilderness from deck or the panorama lounge. There will be a presentation on Pomor trade history in the winter season. In the afternoon the ship docks in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost port. Weather permitting, we may invite you to experience ice bathing in the Arctic Ocean during winter season. On board there will also be a presentation of "Life in the sea" in spring. In winter, local Arctic divers will bring displays and give a lecture out on deck about life in the ocean. We continue along the Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord before reaching Berlevåg in the evening.
- Presentation on board: The witch process in Vardø.
- Hear more about points of interest on deck, and enjoy a taste of the specialties from the area.
Cultural package (optional)
- Morning concert in the “Andersgrotta” cave.
- Excursion to the Witch Monument in Vardø