Known as the "Gateway to the World", Hamburg is the ideal port for us to start our adventurous voyage up the stunning Norwegian coast. Hamburg, the second largest city in Germany, is a place of strong contrasts, with lush parks, historic buildings and sleek modern architecture.
Norwegian coastal towns
Our first stop is Bergen, which is also the starting point of the classic Hurtigruten coastal voyage. Enjoy the city´s marvellous, well-preserved historic buildings before re-joining the ship and heading north. We sail into the magnificent Geirangerfjord, where you can disembark and join an overland trip to Ålesund. This road journey enables you to enjoy the UNESCO- listed Geirgangerfjord, with amazing views and photo stops along the way. We continue along the route of the coastal voyage as we make our way to Trondheim, Bodø and the Lofoten Archipelago towns of Reine and Svolvær. Subject to weather conditions, the Captain will sail into the narrow Trollfjorden, with mountain ranges towering on either side.
Stopping at Hammerfest and Honningsvåg affords you the opportunity to visit both Norway´s northernmost town as well as the capital of the North Cape – both of which have plenty for you to explore.
We also stop at Kirkenes to explore this intriguing port with strong Russian ties, before we turn around and make our way south.
Our final morning brings us into the capital of the Arctic – Tromsø, a delightful town well worth exploring before heading home.