Norway Tromsø - Kirkenes

Duration: 3 days

Departures: Daily, all year
Price from :
£ 196 per person
Breakfast included on board
  • See the midnight sun in summer and possibly the northern lights in winter
  • Explore the beautiful and wild nature of the coastline in Troms and Finnmark
  • Attend talks or take part in activities with our expedition team along the way
  • See the 13 northernmost harbours
Photo: Sandra Prater
Norway
Photo: Øystein Knoph
Photo: Maria Moltzau

Itinerary

On this voyage, you stay north of the Arctic Circle the entire trip. This means you can experience the midnight sun in summer, or have the chance to see the northern lights from September to March. Join us in exploring the beautiful Arctic landscape that is rarely seen by tourists.
Day 1
Tromsø – Skjervøy
Wild and wonderful nature
Tromso - Arctic Cathedral
Photo: Stefan Dall

After arriving in Tromsø you can spend some time exploring this lively town. Since Tromsø has been the set-off point for so many Arctic expeditions, and because the Norwegian Polar Institute is located in the town, Tromsø is without a doubt Norway’s Polar city. The Arctic Cathedral (Tromsdalen Church), with its beautiful glass mosaics, is the best known landmark, and was named after its distinctive architecture; the bright sides and shape itself reminiscent of icebergs. The world’s northernmost university, as well as all the visitors who come here, give Tromsø a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The restaurants and cafes are always full of people and life. The ship sets sail late in the afternoon.

Tromso - Arctic Cathedral
Photo: Stefan Dall
Pay a visit to the iconic North Cape plateau
Pay a visit to the iconic North Cape plateau
Day 2
Øksfjord - Berlevåg
North Cape and even further north
Pay a visit to the iconic North Cape plateau
Pay a visit to the iconic North Cape plateau

The ship sails through the Magerøysund sound and after an early stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Honningsvåg. From here, you can join an excursion to the spectacular North Cape, which rises up above the sea at 71°10’21”N, and which is only 2000 km from the geographic North Pole. The ship continues northward along the coast of Lappland. When we approach Kjøllefjord, we pass by the old sacrificial site of the Sami people, the Finnkjerka rock formation.

Day 3
Båtsfjord - Kirkenes
Next to the Russian border
Kirkenes, not far from the Russian border.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

The last port in this voyage northward is Kirkenes. Located at 30°E, you’ll now be further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. The Russian border is close by, and all signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

In the centre of Kirkenes you’ll find the Russia monument and the Wartime Mothers monument, which were erected after the Second World War. Kirkenes has a rich history and you’ll learn much of it by visiting the The Borderland Museum and the Savio Museum. If you have time before you travel back home, we recommend you spend some time exploring Kirkenes.

Kirkenes, not far from the Russian border.
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
Explore the small Norwegian city of Kirkenes - further east than Istanbul.
Explore the small Norwegian city of Kirkenes - further east than Istanbul.
Photo: Toma Babovic
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
  • Breakfast included
    You can upgrade to full board by contacting our customer service team

Not included in your voyage

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

Notes

  • Prices are in GBP 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

MS Nordkapp
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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 Finnmarken

Year built 2002
Year of refurbishment 2020
Ship yard Kværner Kleven (N)
Passenger capacity 919
Beds 617
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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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 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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A large ship in the water
Photo: Genna Roland / Hurtigruten

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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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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A small boat in a large body of water

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

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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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. It is aptly designed and built in classic maritime style.

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MS Trollfjord

Year built 2002
Ship yard Fosen Mek. Verk. (N)
Passenger capacity 822
Beds 638
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 Lofoten. Inside she provides spectacular comfort, modern facilities and interior design that makes extensive use of Norwegian wood and stone.

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

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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MS Spitsbergen

Year built 2009
Year of refurbishment 2016
Ship yard Estaleiro Navais de Viana do Castelo (POR)
Passenger capacity 335
Beds 243
Car capacity 0
Gross tonnage 7,344
Length 100.54m
Beam 18m
Speed 14.5 knots

Our new ship, MS Spitsbergen will take you on a voyage beyond the ordinary.

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