Norwegian Coast and Spitsbergen Adventure

Spitsbergen - Norwegian Coast

Enjoy the combination of the world's most beautiful voyage in Norway and the crown of the Arctic, Spitsbergen

  • Sail through the famous Lofoten Islands and admire the great architecture in places like Trondheim and Ålesund
  • Engage in exciting land and water-based excursions along the Norwegian Coast and on Spitsbergen
  • Travel through the Arctic Circle and experience the true Arctic in Spitsbergen
  • Be on the look out for whales, polar bears and much more wildlife in Spitsbergen


Spitsbergen is the largest island in the Norwegian Svalbard Archipelago. High up in the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is a land of ice and snow, and also the natural habitat of the mighty polar bear.

Experience the contrast of this rugged wildernesss with the beauty of the Norwegian coast. With these special packages, you can either sail the Norwegian coastal voyage from Bergen to Tromsø, then fly to Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen for a three-day adventure, or you can start the voyage in Longyearbyen, explore the area in a couple of days before flying to Tromsø for a coastal voyage down to Bergen.

By combining your cruise in Norway with a visit to Spitsbergen, you'll also have the opportunity to do a variety of excursions that are not available on our regular Spitsbergen voyages. 

8-day itinerary price includes: 

  • 3 nights in a hotel in Longyearbyen including breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Longyearbyen
  • Economy class flight from Longyearbyen to Tromsø including current taxes and charges
  • Voyage Tromsø to Bergen in an unspecified cabin including breakfast
  • Select excursions in Spitsbergen in 2016

9 day itinerary price includes:

  • Voyage Bergen to Tromsø in an unspecified cabin including breakfast
  • 1 night in a centrally located hotel in Tromsø including breakfast
  • Transfers from city centre to airport in Tromsø
  • Economy class flight from Tromsø to Longyearbyen including current taxes and charges
  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Longyearbyen
  • 3 nights in a hotel in Longyearbyen including breakfast
  • Select excursions in Spitsbergen in 2016

Included excursions in Spitsbergen in 2016 only (both itineraries):

  • 1 Jan - 29 Feb/1 Dec - 31 Dec - Husky dog sledging, Northern Lights safari with snowmobile
  • 1 Mar - 14 May - Husky dog sledging, ice cave tour 
  • 15 May - 30 Sept - Isfjordsafari, sightseeing Longyearbean
  • 1 Oct - 30 Nov - Snowshoe tour, sightseeing Longyearbean

Not included:

  • International flights to Longyearbyen or from Bergen
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions (except those included in the 2016 season)

Please note:

  • *If the voyage is during Christmas the price will be higher during Christmas stay in port
  • All prices are in GBP per person
  • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
  • Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.
  • Driving license required for snowmobile safari excursions
  • All planned activities are subject to weather conditions
  • Once a booking has been made online, there may be some components that are not yet confirmed with our providers. Please refer to those marked in your confirmation email and wait until you are contacted by our Reservations team. 
  • Book an extended itinerary to add an extra night at the beginning or end of your trip in Spitsbergen (depending on the order of your trip) by contacting us on 02036037112.

The itinerary

Please note the below 8-day itinerary is from Spitsbergen-Norwegian coast. The reverse itinerary is 9 days from the Norwegian coast-Spitsbergen.

Departure port Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Day 1
Photo: Linda Rayner Photo

The top of the world

Location: Spitsbergen

Spitsbergen is the largest island of Svalbard, a remote archipelago with a unique natural environment. Here, at the top of the world, you can immerse yourself in a beautiful, pristine environment, with activities such as a dog sledge tour, snowmobile safari and a visit to the Ice cave. You can also enjoy a boat trip on the Isfjord, or explore Longyearbyen.

Days 2-3
Photo: Hanne Feyling Photo

The adventure continues

Location: Spitsbergen

Continue your exploration of Spitsbergen.

Day 4
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Photo: Kristen Berndt Photo

The Paris of the North

Location: Tromsø

Arriving in Tromsø, you are free to explore this city until your ship leaves. 

Day 5
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Stunning scenery

Location: Lofoten and Vesterålen

The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning scenery you will see during your coastal voyage. 

Enjoy the shallow waters of the Risøyrenna Channel where sand banks are visible through the clear, green water. The ship will then negotiate the narrow Raftsund. 

Day 6
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Photo: Maggie Strutt / Guest Photo Photo

A date with the Seven Sisters

Location: Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters

Today you will leave the Arctic Circle passing the charming port of Sandnessjøen, and on the approach to Brønnøysund you can see the mythical Seven Sisters Mountain.

Day 7
Photo: Fotowan / Shutterstock Photo

Medieval buildings

Location: Trondheim

Arriving in Trondheim, you can visit Nidaros Cathedral - Scandinavia’s largest medieval building.

Day 8
Photo: Ingreen / Shutterstock Photo

The journey ends

Location: Bergen

Explore the cities of the west coast and enjoy the spectacular landscape
before your journey ends in Bergen.

Location Bergen, Norway
Your ship

Ships sailing along the Norwegian coast

Sail through narrow fjords and charming ports with our unique coastal ships, designed for true expeditions and personal encounters in arctic waters. Each of our ships have a different atmosphere, style and identity, so you can choose how you want to experience the Norwegian coast.

Young Explorers Programme

From 1 April 2017, kids aged 7-13 can partake in our complimentary Young Explorers Programme. It is designed for children travelling with adults to magnificent destinations where the focus is on education, fun, and participation.

Things to see and do

Southbound Excursions

Challenge your inner explorer and experience everything that Norway has to offer with our diverse range of optional excursions on the southbound sailing between Tromsø and Bergen.

Spitsbergen Excursions

Gain greater insight into Spitsbergen's rugged landscapes and rich history during your stay before or after a Norwegian coastal voyage. Tailor your trip and embark on a range of exciting land and water-based excursions.


Learn more about the charming ports and cities you will visit on this voyage.


Learn more about the experience of sailing the beautiful Norwegian coast


Discover the natural wonders, ports and wildlife you may come across during your voyage to Norway.


Immerse yourself in the adventures you can experience on a voyage in Norway.

Extend your holiday

Getting you there

Please contact us if you wish to add on return flights and airport transfers to Longyearbyen and Bergen.