2 days

Norway Kirkenes - Tromsø

Price from £ 232
£ 174
2 days

Norway Kirkenes - Tromsø

Price from £ 232
£ 174
Norway: Kirkenes to Tromsø
Departures Daily, all year
  • Experience North Cape - the northernmost point on the continent
  • Stay active with our wide range of exciting sea- and land-based excursions
  • Experience the Midnight Sun in summer, and the Northern Lights in winter
  • Explore Tromsø - gateway to the Arctic and Paris of the North

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Itinerary

Explore the Arctic wilderness on a cruise from Kirkenes to Tromsø. Kirkenes is right by the Russian border - a great area for excursions year round. On your sailing south towards magnificent Tromsø, you'll experience both Hammerfest and North Cape.
Day 1
Kirkenes - Berlevåg
The Arctic adventure begins
The King Crabs are fantastic creatures.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

Your adventure starts in the city where Hurtigruten turns - Kirkenes. When the ship starts the trip south you can enjoy a delicious lunch followed by total relaxation and spectacular views from the deck or Panorama lounge. In the afternoon we will return to Norway's easternmost harbour, Vardø.

If the weather is good you will be invited to ice bathing in the Barents Sea. Lectures are held about birds along the coast in the spring, and in winter local divers come up on deck and tell more about life in the sea. Maybe they have a king crab you can greet? We continue the sailing along the Varanger Peninsula to Båtsfjord. In the evening we dock in Berlevåg, which is the hometown of Norway's most famous man's choir.

The King Crabs are fantastic creatures.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Hurtigruten in the Lyngenfjord
Hurtigruten in the Lyngenfjord
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Go for a hike in Hammerfest.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Blue Winter Light at the North Cape
Blue Winter Light at the North Cape
Photo: Elaine Smith - Gästefoto
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background
Arriving in Tromsø at night.
Day 2
Mehamn - Tromsø
The extreme North
Blue Winter Light at the North Cape
Blue Winter Light at the North Cape
Photo: Elaine Smith - Gästefoto

In the middle of the night we dock in Mehamn. Here you can enjoy an unforgettable snowmobile safari in the polar night of winter. During this thrilling safari to Kjøllefjord, we are chasing blazing Northern lights over the night sky.

At Honningsvåg you can start your day with breakfast at North Cape and experience the unknown parts of Finnmark. On the journey towards Hammerfest in the winter, we serve an "energy coffee" on deck and you get a quick introduction to Melkøya – the world's northernmost natural gas plant. In the autumn we invite you to taste dried reindeer meat on the deck.

Then Hammerfest is waiting, which was founded in 1798. In the old days this was Norway's polar capital, and a base for hunting expeditions in the Arctic. Here you can see the Meridian column which was erected in 1854 in memory of the Struve international land measurements of the earth. The column is on the Unesco Heritage list of cultural monuments. We continue south to Øksfjord. In winter, you can learn how to tie boat knots on deck.

After crossing the open sea, we dock at the old trading post Skjervøy. In spring we sail further into the beautiful Lyngenfjord, where you can enjoy the views of majestic mountains.  We encounter a local shrimp trawler, with crew that both tell about life along the coast and serve fresh shrimp on deck.

We come to Tromsø in time to enjoy the night life. It may not be as wild as the nature around the city – but exciting and entertaining as it holds!

The day-by-day programme will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage in Norway, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every voyage with Hurtigruten is unique.
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What's included

Included in your voyage

  • Cruise with Hurtigruten in an unspecified cabin
    Your cabin will be allocated when you check in

Not included in your voyage

  • Flights & transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
  • Not all cabin categories are available for all departures
  • Single cabin pricing available on request
  • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.

Ships

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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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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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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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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
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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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