Norwegian Discovery Cruise

11 days from Bergen to Kirkenes


Norway
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Duration: 11 days
Starts: Bergen, Norway
Ends: Trondheim, Norway
Language: English speaking voyage

All year, regular departures


Included
Optional


Cross the Arctic Circle under the Midnight Sun (summer) or Northern Lights (winter)
Enjoy local and authentic Norwegian food from our renowned Coastal Kitchen
Complete your journey in Trondheim, a bustling city boasting a rich culture and long history
Stay active and adventurous by joining our exciting sea and land based excursions

Itinerary

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DAY 1 : Bergen
Gateway to the Fjords
Your cruise starts in the lovely city of Bergen. Before departure, you may want to explore this colorful gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 A.D., and retains a great deal of its character, charm, and history. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with colorful wharfs dating back to the 14th century.
You may enjoy a stroll in the cobblestone alleyways, a bite at an outdoor café or restaurant, a trip on the Fløibanen funicular or a visit to the famous Fish Market.

Spoil your taste buds
Enjoy a tasty dinner buffet made from fresh coastal produce. We sail north from Bergen along the Viking route of Hjeltefjord. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes from the deck or in our Panorama lounge.

Time in port:
Bergen 2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Want to know when the different ships are in port? See the complete sailing plan here.

Optional Excursions
Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
During summer, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in three optional ports along the coast– which gives you a unique possibility to really explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and being completely in the moment.
Outdoor Activities and Hikes – Summer Season 2018/19
Experience what the Norwegians call 'friluftsliv' – Norwegian's desire for the 'outdoor life' – and enjoy the sensations of being outdoors: feeling, smelling, listening, and being completely in the moment.
Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
During winter, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in three optional ports along the coast – which gives you a great chance to explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and savoring each moment.
Outdoor Activities and Hikes – Winter Season 2018/19
Experience what the Norwegians call 'friluftsliv' – Norwegian's desire for the 'outdoor life' – and enjoy the sensations of being outdoors: feeling, smelling, listening, and being completely in the moment.

DAY 2 : Florø - Molde
Architectural and Natural Masterpieces
Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord - followed by a delicious breakfast. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to Ålesund.

Art Nouveau city
Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and famed Atlanterhavsparken aquarium. Our tour to the aquarium includes a visit to see resident penguins before we continue to nearby Mount Aksla for an amazing view.

Into the fjords
In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing sheer, 2,625 foot-high cliffs and dramatic waterfalls. In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord in the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. The fjord’s pristine natural landscape of steep rock walls, lush green meadows, lonely mountain farms, and tiny villages is unforgettable.

Mountains and roses
Molde is known as the ‘City of Roses’ because of its lovely municipal gardens. This attractive coastal town has an amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called ’the Molde Panorama.’

Time in port:
Florø: 02:45 a.m. -03:00 a.m.
Måløy: 05:15 a.m. -05:30 a.m.
Torvik: 08:20 a.m. -08:30 a.m.
Ålesund (01.11-31.05): 09:45 a.m. -08:00 p.m.
- Ålesund (01.06-31.10): 09:45 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
- Geiranger (01.06-31.08): 02:25 p.m. -02:45 p.m.
- Ålesund (01.06-31.08): 07:00 p.m. -08:00 p.m.
- Urke (01.09-31.10): 12:15 p.m. -03:45 p.m.
- Ålesund (01.09-31.10): 06:00 p.m. -08:00 p.m.
Molde: 10:35 p.m. -11:05 p.m.

Optional Excursions
A Taste of Norway
Join us for an unforgettable journey through Norwegian nature as we traverse a gorgeous fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village.
Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord
The Hjørundfjord is one of the most distinctive and magnificent fjords in all of Norway. Experience one of the wildest and most beautiful mountain regions in western Norway from above on this mountain hike.
Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
Experience the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, a ferry ride across the beautiful Norddalsfjord, and an exciting drive with 11 hairpin turns on the famous Trollstigen (The Troll's ladder) Pass – all on one excursion.
Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund
Explore the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, see some of Norway’s most dramatic landscapes and enjoy a visit to the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.
Hike with a Visit to a Shieling
Join a pleasant hike up from the fjord through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås, where we learn about farming in the past and taste local delicacies.
Kayaking in Ålesund
Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant city of Ålesund and hear colorful local stories, including why it is built in the Art Nouveau style.
Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
See what life is like under the sea and then get a bird's-eye view of the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.
Art Nouveau Walk
Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
Art Nouveau Walk
Dating back to the Viking Age, today Ålesund is best known for its modern Art Nouveau architecture. Join a walking tour to discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
Alnes Lighthouse
Explore Giske, known as ‘saga island’, and enjoy fantastic views from the lighthouse.
Sunnmøre Open Air Museum
Experience the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and enjoy views from Aksla viewpoint.
The Romsdal Gondola
Enjoy scenic sightseeing amidst a beautiful fjord landscape.

DAY 3 : Kristiansund - Rørvik
History and Charm
Charming Trondheim is home to great history and a rich cultural life.

Magical, medieval, and modern
Founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is a unique mix of the ancient and modern. Join our optional excursion to the soaring Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only Gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav. Marvel at the cathedral’s exquisite works of art, architectural details, and medieval statues.

In spring and summer, we continue to Ringve Museum of Musical History, where Norwegian music´s past is brought to life in a grand manor with a fantastic view.

Excursions for every taste
From September to May, experience Trondheim with a unique carriage tour on the world’s northernmost tram line. You can also explore Trondheim by kayak on the River Nid or experience the city by bicycle. Be sure to ride the world’s only bicycle lift, near the quaint Bakklandet neighborhood, from April to September. You can also join the Hurtigruten guides for a hike to discover more.

Back on board
In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjær lighthouse, islets, and rocky reefs. After that we head toward charming Rørvik.

Time in port:
Kristiansund: 02:45 a.m. -03:00 a.m.
Trondheim: 09:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Rørvik: 09:40 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Optional Excursions
Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum
See the majestic Nidaros Cathedral, the only church in Norway built in Gothic architectural style. Then journey through music history at Ringve Museum.
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Explore Norway’s original capital, Trondheim.
Trondheim City Walk
Join a walking tour through the medieval city of Trondehim, which has become a major modern academic and technology research center.
Cycling in Trondheim
Join us for a leisurely paced bicycle tour through one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Norway – Trondheim.
Kayaking On The River Nid
Discover a completely new perspective of Trondheim on an urban kayak expedition along the River Nid that winds it way through the historic city.
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral

DAY 4 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Welcome to the Arctic!
Today we cross the Arctic Circle, increasing your chances to see the northern lights in winter and experience the midnight sun in summer. We mark the occasion with a fun Arctic Circle ceremony on deck.

Forces of nature
Ørnes is the site of Norway’s second-largest glacier, Svartisen. In summer, join us for a trip to the Svartisen Tourist Center to admire this enigmatic world of ice, and visit a moose farm.
We then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bodø, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom, by small boat.

Majestic Lofoten
That afternoon, the 3,300 foot high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us toward majestic granite cliffs and white-sand beaches.

Meet the Vikings
At Stamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftain’s house for a real Viking feast.

Going organic
Between Stamsund and Svolvær, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofoten’s only craft brewery, in Svolvær.

Hunting the northern lights
In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intense hunt for the northern lights, and we present a multimedia show, “The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis.”
As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance to Trollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed.

Time in port:
Brønnøysund: 01:35 a.m. -01:45 a.m.
Sandnessjøen: 04:35 a.m. -04:50 a.m.
Nesna: 06:00 a.m. -06:10 a.m.
Ørnes: 10:00 a.m. -10:10 a.m.
Bodø: 01:05 p.m. -03:20 p.m.
Stamsund: 07:15 p.m. -07:40 p.m.
Svolvær: 09:20 p.m. -10:15 p.m.

Optional Excursions
Svartisen Glacier
Experience an up-close and personal visit to Svartisen, Norway’s second-largest glacier and the southernmost glacier in mainland Europe.
Arctic Coastal Walk
Join us for a guided walk along the coast in Bodø and learn why devotion to nature is integrated in the Norwegian culture.
RIB Safari to Saltstraumen
The giant maelstroms of Saltstraumen have captured the imagination of artists and authors for generations. Join a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) safari to witness these wondrous forces of nature.
Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
Join us for a coach tour of the second-largest city in Northern Norway, Bodø, and then see the world's largest tidal current, the legendary Saltstraumen.
Meet the Vikings
Travel back more than 1,000 years in time and experience how the Vikings lived at Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever found has been replicated.
Meet the Vikings – Summer
Join us on an authentic journey through Lofoten's ancient past at the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg.
Highlights of Lofoten
The Highlights of Lofoten excursion takes you to the Lofoten archipelago's many picturesque fishing villages and towns, surrounded by spectacular backdrops of sea and mountains.
Lofotpils Brewery
Meet local Svolvær brewmaster at Lofotpils Bryggeri (brewery), established in a fish-landing depot dating back to the 1930s along the waterfront in Svolvær.
Farm Visit in Lofoten
Experience life on a diverse working farm, Aalan Farm, in Lauvdalen, Lofoten, renowned for its herbs and organic cheeses.

DAY 5 : Stokmarknes - Skjervøy
In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes
We briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad, and Finnsnes in the morning.

Polar history and beer
We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Join our ’Polar History Walk’ in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer from the world’s second northernmost brewery.

Beyond your imagination
In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling dog sled ride, as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning views on the snowy plateaus. The only light during the polar night comes from our headlamps, the starry sky, and, if we’re lucky, the magical northern lights. Why not have some winter fun by joining a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure, or go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord? All year, you can join the Hurtigruten guides for hikes and discover more of the Tromsø area.

Get close to marine wildlife
Want to experience serenity on the sea? Join us for a kayaking excursion in summer along Tromsø’s coastline - a great way to get close to marine wildlife.
Sailing from Tromsø, we continue to search for the northern lights from September to March.

Time in port:
Stokmarknes: 01:30 a.m. -01:40 a.m.
Sortland: 02:55 a.m. -03:10 a.m.
Risøyhamn: 04:35 a.m. -04:50 a.m.
Harstad: 07:10 a.m. -07:45 a.m.
Finnsnes: 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Tromsø: 02:15 p.m. -06:15 p.m.
Skjervøy: 10:10 p.m. -10:25 p.m.

Optional Excursions
The Arctic Capital Tromsø
Join us for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Tromsø, the northernmost city in the world with a population over 50,000.
Dog Sledding
Join a mini-polar expedition across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya.
Scenery and Huskies
Experience North Norway's nature at its best on this excursion to the Tromsø Wilderness Center on Kvaløya Island.
Polar History Walk
Experience the same polar frontier environment as the famous Arctic explorers on this historic polar walk through Tromsø.
Kayaking
Ready for a little adventure? Join us as we kayak to the nearby island of Håkøya along the Tromsø area's coastline.
Cross-Country Skiing
Experience the thrill of gliding along in the snow on skis. This tour is a fantastic introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners.
Snowshoeing in Tromsø
Some coin this snowshoeing excursion in Tromsø 'childhood revisited' because it is so carefree and liberating.
Electric Cruising in Tromsø
Cruise around Tromsø island and explore life under the surface.

DAY 6 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg
Top of the World - North Cape
Enjoy magnificent landscapes as we sail to the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of reindeer and small camps of indigenous Sámi people in the area.

Experience the North Cape
After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havøysund. Join a small boat excursion here to see the North Cape from the sea, visit the world’s northernmost fishing village, and ride by bus to North Cape plateau.
The ship continues to Honningsvåg, from where you can join a birdwatching excursion to Gjesværstappan, home to millions of birds during nesting season.

Sailing north
The ship continues north into the heartland of the Sámi people. Visit Kjøllefjord, where you can learn about the Sámi way of life and hear traditional joiking (song).

Adrenaline and northern lights
In winter, you can join an unforgettable snowmobile trip across snowy plains and perhaps spot the northern lights in the starry sky.

Sámi traditions
’Sámi Autumn’ is a fall excursion to learn about the Arctic’s natural ’pantry and pharmacy,’ sampling dried-reindeer meat, crowberry juice, herbal tea (nettle), and roseroot tincture. You may also feel the presence of the Sámi shaman, Noaidi.

Time in port:
Øksfjord: 01:50 a.m. -02:00 a.m.
Hammerfest: 05:05 a.m. -05:45 a.m.
Havøysund: 08:30 a.m. -08:45 a.m.
Honningsvåg: 10:55 a.m. -02:30 p.m.
Kjøllefjord: 04:40 p.m. -07:00 p.m.
Mehamn: 06:55 p.m. -07:15 p.m.
Berlevåg: 10:00 p.m. -10:10 p.m.

Optional Excursions
The North Cape
Encounter magnificent landscapes as we cross the 71st parallel on a journey to North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent.
Birdwatching Safari
Fascinated by multitudes of birds? Come along on this excursion to see one of Norway's largest and most impressive bird cliffs, near the North Cape.
Fishing Village Visit
Join us on a fascinating tour of two small fishing villages and discover Christmas year round at the very top of Norway.
Sami Culture
Encounter the Sámi people of far-northern Europe and learn about their remarkable culture.
Sámi Autumn
Learn about the mystical cultural practices and natural medicines of the indigenous Sámi people living in Europe's northernmost region.
Snowmobile Trip in the Arctic
Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most exciting and extreme natural Arctic regions.
RIB Expedition on 71 degrees North
Journey to the North Cape like a true explorer - approach by RIB boat and hike up the mountainside to the famous plateau.

DAY 7 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg
Russian Border and Turning Point
We arrive early today in Vadsø before docking in Kirkenes - the ship’s turning point for the return journey.

Streets with Russian names
The Russian border is a just few miles from Kirkenes and you’ll notice local road signs in both Norwegian and Russian. There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier: year-round bus tours, a riverboat safari, via canoe, hiking, or ATV/quad-bike trek in summer. You can also join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

Winter wonder
Kirkenes offers a wide range of classic winter activities, such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and visiting an Arctic Ice Dome.

Southbound and down
As the ship starts its voyage south, remember that you’ve seen only half of what Norway’s coastline offers. The ports we visited by night on the northbound cruise are now seen during the day.

Ice dipping
Docking again at Vardø, we may invite you to swim in the icy Arctic Ocean in winter. We then cruise along Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord and Berlevåg, home to a famous male choir of local fishermen.

Time in port:
Båtsfjord: 12:00 a.m. -12:30 a.m.
Vardø: 03:30 a.m. -03:45 a.m.
Vadsø: 06:55 a.m. -07:10 a.m.
Kirkenes: 09:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Vardø: 04:05 p.m. -05:00 p.m.
Båtsfjord: 08:00 p.m. -08:30 p.m.
Berlevåg: 10:25 p.m. -10:35 p.m.

Optional Excursions
The Russian Border
East meets West at the far-northern Norwegian town of Kirkenes, a few short miles from the Russian border, and the turning point of your Hurtigruten voyage.
Riverboat to the Russian Border
Explore the river that divides Norway and Russia, two distinctly different, yet strangely similar, countries.
Snowmobile Safari
If you like the idea of racing a snowmobile across a vast snowy expanse and meeting people who live in this extreme region, then this excursion is for you.
Kirkenes Snow Hotel
Visit the coolest hotel in the world! Join a guided tour of the beautifully decorated snow suites, and Norway’s largest ice bar. Also, remember to greet the reindeers and huskies that live close to the hotel.
ATV/Quad Safari to the Russian Border
Discover Kirkenes and its surrounding nature, historical sights, and the Russian border on this motorized ATV (all terrain vehicle) quad bike adventure.
Husky Tour
Experience a thrilling dog-sledding adventure across the frozen Arctic wilderness.
King Crab Adventure Summer
Come and join us for a fantastic day on the water, where we will show you how to catch, prepare and most importantly eat these giants from the Barents Sea.
King Crab Adventure Winter
Join our expert fishermen who will help you to deliver your catch directly to your dinner table. Learn the history, anatomy and then how to prepare and cook this monster of the deep.

DAY 8 : Mehamn - Tromsø
Unmatched Arctic Scenery
Around midnight, we dock at Mehamn with the option to join in winter a snowmobile trip to hunt the aurora.

North Cape breakfast
We again dock at Honningsvåg, where you can join an excursion that includes eating breakfast at the North Cape. The ship continues to Hammerfest, where you can see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column. You can also join a mini-mountain expedition and learn about local polar hero Adolf Lindstrøm.
We continue south to Øksfjord with a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy.

Midnight adventures
We then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. You can also explore Tromsø under the midnight sun by boat in summer. You may want to drop by Ølhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.

Time in port:
Mehamn: 01:20 a.m. -01:30 a.m.
Kjøllefjord: 03:25 a.m. -03:35 a.m.
Honningsvåg: 05:45 a.m. -06:00 a.m.
Havøysund: 08:00 a.m. -08:15 a.m.
Hammerfest: 11:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Øksfjord: 03:50 p.m. -04:05 p.m.
Skjervøy: 07:30 p.m. -07:45 p.m.
Tromsø: 11:45 p.m. -01:30 a.m.

Optional Excursions
The Northernmost Town in the World
Join a bus tour to explore Hammerfest and learn about the events that have shaped this unique town at the top of Europe.
Snowmobile Trip into the Polar Night
Join an unforgettable snowmobile journey into the polar night, and across one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural environments.
Breakfast at North Cape
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and more on this scenic coach tour from the town of Honningsvåg to North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent.
Mountain Hike in Hammerfest
Join a walking tour that follows a path through Hammerfest's past and up to the top of nearby Mount Salen for magnificent views of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding islands.
Into the Ice – Stories of a Polar Hero
Go on a 'mini-expedition' and discover one of the greatest figures in polar history during this excursion from Hammerfest to nearby Mount Salen.
Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral
There is perhaps no more beautiful way to experience Tromsø than by attending a midnight concert at the city's iconic Arctic Cathedral.
Arctic Midnight Adventure in Tromsø
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tromsø’s famous sights from the seaside.

DAY 9 : Tromsø - Stamsund
Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes
We arrive in Harstad, where you can join the excursion, ‘A Taste of Vesterålen.’

Amazing scenery
The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning natural scenery of the entire voyage. Lofoten is renowned for its steep mountains, sandy beaches, wild nature, and picturesque fishing villages.

Hurtigruten’s birthplace
We make a short stop at Risøyhamn, population 200, to deliver passengers, groceries, and mail, and then continue to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded more than 125 years ago. Go ashore and visit the Hurtigruten Museum. Continuing south, we slip through a passage into the narrow Raftsund, past peaks rising more than 3,000 feet from the sea.

Spectacular Trollfjord
We now reach spectacular Trollfjord, only one-mile long, 330 feet wide, and surrounded by majestic mountains. If possible, we sail inside, where the dramatic landscape inspires images of fairy tales and trolls. Just north, you can opt to see sea eagles up close by boat.

Heart of Lofoten
At Svolvær, you can select several excursion options, including a sunset horseback ride on a beach, an exhilarating boat ride, or a guided fishing village walk. We then proceed to Stamsund along the massive Lofoten wall.

Time in port:
Tromsø: 11:45 p.m. -01:30 a.m.
Finnsnes: 04:20 a.m. -04:40 a.m.
Harstad: 08:00 a.m. -08:30 a.m.
Risøyhamn: 10:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Sortland: 12:30 p.m. -01:00 p.m.
Stokmarknes: 02:15 p.m. -03:15 p.m.
Svolvær: 06:30 p.m. -08:30 p.m.
Stamsund: 10:15 p.m. -10:30 p.m.

Optional Excursions
A Taste of Vesterålen
A Taste of Vesterålen is one of the classics in our extensive Hurtigruten excursion program. Come along and experience its history, beautiful scenery, and many breathtaking sights.
Lofoten Islands
Join us on a comfortable coach excursion through one of the most extraordinary landscapes on Earth.
Sea Eagle Safari
Join us on an excursion into Norway’s spectacular Trollfjord and experience close encounters with magnificent sea eagles.
RIB Adventure in Lofoten
Join us on this exciting sea excursion in open RIBs on the waters of the fantastic Lofoten archipelago.
Lofoten by Horse
Imagine horseback riding along a remote beach and terrain once inhabited by Vikings. Join us for this excursion along the shoreline of Gimsøy on the open Norwegian Sea.
Discover a Fishing Village
Join us on a guided walking tour to the quaint old fishing village of Svinøya adjacent to the Lofoten town of Svolvær.
Electric cruising in Lofoten
Explore nature above and below the surface and experience Lofoten’s epic landscapes on this cruise from Svolvær to Henningsvær.
Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord
Reine, Lofoten. Nothing can match the magic light of Arctic Norway

DAY 10 : Bodø - Rørvik
Across the Arctic Circle
Celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle with a ’taste’ of Arctic tradition – a fun ceremony highlighted by a spoonful of cod liver oil.

Mountain with a hole
As we sail along the Helgeland coast, you’ll see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole in the center. The opening is 525 feet long, 115 feet high and 66 feet wide, and was created during the ice age. If the weather allows, join a hike with your Hurtigruten guides up the mountain.

Myths and legends
We also sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range – with peaks up to 3,600 feet high. The story goes that seven beautiful troll sisters got caught out at sunrise and turned to stone, thus the seven beautiful peaks.

UNESCO heritage
We next make a short stop at Nesna before moving on to Sandnessjøen, where you can join an optional excursion in summer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vega Islands.

Charming coastal town
Brønnøysund is a pretty little town that offers a charming main street and marina. You can join an excursion to the Norwegian Aquaculture Center for an interesting tour and taste of fresh salmon from April throughout October.

Time in port:
Bodø: 02:30 a.m. -03:30 a.m.
Ørnes: 06:25 a.m. -06:35 a.m.
Nesna: 10:25 a.m. -10:35 a.m.
Sandnessjøen: 11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Brønnøysund: 03:00 p.m. -05:25 p.m.
Rørvik: 09:00 p.m. -09:30 p.m.

Optional Excursions
UNESCO Vega Archipelago
Take a step back in time and see how the Norwegian islanders here developed a symbiotic relationship with the local eider duck population to cultivate a sustainable livelihood.
Visit the Salmon
Fascinated by fish? Join us on a visit to the Norwegian Aquaculture Center near Brønnøysund for an informative tour and taste of fresh salmon.
Visit Hildurs Urterarium
Don’t miss this excursion to a quirky food and herb farm, where the hosts proudly serve local food and welcome you to their private home.

DAY 11 : Trondheim
In Cod We Trust
Few large cities have managed to preserve their intimacy as effectively as Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim. Viking King Olav Tryggvason, founded this ancient city in 997. Today provides another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. You leave the ship early in the morning, with plenty of time to discover this medieval city.

Today, the city has a number of historical and modern highlights to see. Marvel at the incredible architectural details and exquisite artwork of Nidaros Cathedral, the country’s only Gothic-style cathedral, built over the burial place of St. Olav (Tryggvason), Norway’s patron saint. If you're visiting in spring and summer, be sure to make a stop at Ringve Museum of Musical History, where the history of Norway’s music is brought to life. This beautiful manor house is surrounded by a wonderful botanical garden, and provides fantastic views of both the city and the fjord.

Trondheim is also home to the wrold's northernmost cable car and the world's first bicycle lift.

Time in port
Trondheim: 06:30 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.

Itinerary

DAY 1 : Bergen
Gateway to the Fjords
Your cruise starts in the lovely city of Bergen. Before departure, you may want to explore this colorful gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 A.D., and retains a great deal of its character, charm, and history. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with colorful wharfs dating back to the 14th century.
You may enjoy a stroll in the cobblestone alleyways, a bite at an outdoor café or restaurant, a trip on the Fløibanen funicular or a visit to the famous Fish Market.

Spoil your taste buds
Enjoy a tasty dinner buffet made from fresh coastal produce. We sail north from Bergen along the Viking route of Hjeltefjord. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes from the deck or in our Panorama lounge.

Time in port:
Bergen 2:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Want to know when the different ships are in port? See the complete sailing plan here.

Optional Excursions
Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
During summer, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in three optional ports along the coast– which gives you a unique possibility to really explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and being completely in the moment.
Outdoor Activities and Hikes – Summer Season 2018/19
Experience what the Norwegians call 'friluftsliv' – Norwegian's desire for the 'outdoor life' – and enjoy the sensations of being outdoors: feeling, smelling, listening, and being completely in the moment.
Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
During winter, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in three optional ports along the coast – which gives you a great chance to explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and savoring each moment.
Outdoor Activities and Hikes – Winter Season 2018/19
Experience what the Norwegians call 'friluftsliv' – Norwegian's desire for the 'outdoor life' – and enjoy the sensations of being outdoors: feeling, smelling, listening, and being completely in the moment.

DAY 2 : Florø - Molde
Architectural and Natural Masterpieces
Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord - followed by a delicious breakfast. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to Ålesund.

Art Nouveau city
Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and famed Atlanterhavsparken aquarium. Our tour to the aquarium includes a visit to see resident penguins before we continue to nearby Mount Aksla for an amazing view.

Into the fjords
In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing sheer, 2,625 foot-high cliffs and dramatic waterfalls. In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord in the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. The fjord’s pristine natural landscape of steep rock walls, lush green meadows, lonely mountain farms, and tiny villages is unforgettable.

Mountains and roses
Molde is known as the ‘City of Roses’ because of its lovely municipal gardens. This attractive coastal town has an amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called ’the Molde Panorama.’

Time in port:
Florø: 02:45 a.m. -03:00 a.m.
Måløy: 05:15 a.m. -05:30 a.m.
Torvik: 08:20 a.m. -08:30 a.m.
Ålesund (01.11-31.05): 09:45 a.m. -08:00 p.m.
- Ålesund (01.06-31.10): 09:45 a.m. -10:00 a.m.
- Geiranger (01.06-31.08): 02:25 p.m. -02:45 p.m.
- Ålesund (01.06-31.08): 07:00 p.m. -08:00 p.m.
- Urke (01.09-31.10): 12:15 p.m. -03:45 p.m.
- Ålesund (01.09-31.10): 06:00 p.m. -08:00 p.m.
Molde: 10:35 p.m. -11:05 p.m.

Optional Excursions
A Taste of Norway
Join us for an unforgettable journey through Norwegian nature as we traverse a gorgeous fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village.
Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord
The Hjørundfjord is one of the most distinctive and magnificent fjords in all of Norway. Experience one of the wildest and most beautiful mountain regions in western Norway from above on this mountain hike.
Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
Experience the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, a ferry ride across the beautiful Norddalsfjord, and an exciting drive with 11 hairpin turns on the famous Trollstigen (The Troll's ladder) Pass – all on one excursion.
Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund
Explore the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, see some of Norway’s most dramatic landscapes and enjoy a visit to the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.
Hike with a Visit to a Shieling
Join a pleasant hike up from the fjord through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås, where we learn about farming in the past and taste local delicacies.
Kayaking in Ålesund
Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant city of Ålesund and hear colorful local stories, including why it is built in the Art Nouveau style.
Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
See what life is like under the sea and then get a bird's-eye view of the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.
Art Nouveau Walk
Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
Art Nouveau Walk
Dating back to the Viking Age, today Ålesund is best known for its modern Art Nouveau architecture. Join a walking tour to discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
Alnes Lighthouse
Explore Giske, known as ‘saga island’, and enjoy fantastic views from the lighthouse.
Sunnmøre Open Air Museum
Experience the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and enjoy views from Aksla viewpoint.
The Romsdal Gondola
Enjoy scenic sightseeing amidst a beautiful fjord landscape.

DAY 3 : Kristiansund - Rørvik
History and Charm
Charming Trondheim is home to great history and a rich cultural life.

Magical, medieval, and modern
Founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is a unique mix of the ancient and modern. Join our optional excursion to the soaring Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only Gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav. Marvel at the cathedral’s exquisite works of art, architectural details, and medieval statues.

In spring and summer, we continue to Ringve Museum of Musical History, where Norwegian music´s past is brought to life in a grand manor with a fantastic view.

Excursions for every taste
From September to May, experience Trondheim with a unique carriage tour on the world’s northernmost tram line. You can also explore Trondheim by kayak on the River Nid or experience the city by bicycle. Be sure to ride the world’s only bicycle lift, near the quaint Bakklandet neighborhood, from April to September. You can also join the Hurtigruten guides for a hike to discover more.

Back on board
In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjær lighthouse, islets, and rocky reefs. After that we head toward charming Rørvik.

Time in port:
Kristiansund: 02:45 a.m. -03:00 a.m.
Trondheim: 09:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Rørvik: 09:40 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Optional Excursions
Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum
See the majestic Nidaros Cathedral, the only church in Norway built in Gothic architectural style. Then journey through music history at Ringve Museum.
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Explore Norway’s original capital, Trondheim.
Trondheim City Walk
Join a walking tour through the medieval city of Trondehim, which has become a major modern academic and technology research center.
Cycling in Trondheim
Join us for a leisurely paced bicycle tour through one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Norway – Trondheim.
Kayaking On The River Nid
Discover a completely new perspective of Trondheim on an urban kayak expedition along the River Nid that winds it way through the historic city.
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral

DAY 4 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Welcome to the Arctic!
Today we cross the Arctic Circle, increasing your chances to see the northern lights in winter and experience the midnight sun in summer. We mark the occasion with a fun Arctic Circle ceremony on deck.

Forces of nature
Ørnes is the site of Norway’s second-largest glacier, Svartisen. In summer, join us for a trip to the Svartisen Tourist Center to admire this enigmatic world of ice, and visit a moose farm.
We then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bodø, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom, by small boat.

Majestic Lofoten
That afternoon, the 3,300 foot high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us toward majestic granite cliffs and white-sand beaches.

Meet the Vikings
At Stamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftain’s house for a real Viking feast.

Going organic
Between Stamsund and Svolvær, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofoten’s only craft brewery, in Svolvær.

Hunting the northern lights
In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intense hunt for the northern lights, and we present a multimedia show, “The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis.”
As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance to Trollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed.

Time in port:
Brønnøysund: 01:35 a.m. -01:45 a.m.
Sandnessjøen: 04:35 a.m. -04:50 a.m.
Nesna: 06:00 a.m. -06:10 a.m.
Ørnes: 10:00 a.m. -10:10 a.m.
Bodø: 01:05 p.m. -03:20 p.m.
Stamsund: 07:15 p.m. -07:40 p.m.
Svolvær: 09:20 p.m. -10:15 p.m.

Optional Excursions
Svartisen Glacier
Experience an up-close and personal visit to Svartisen, Norway’s second-largest glacier and the southernmost glacier in mainland Europe.
Arctic Coastal Walk
Join us for a guided walk along the coast in Bodø and learn why devotion to nature is integrated in the Norwegian culture.
RIB Safari to Saltstraumen
The giant maelstroms of Saltstraumen have captured the imagination of artists and authors for generations. Join a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) safari to witness these wondrous forces of nature.
Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
Join us for a coach tour of the second-largest city in Northern Norway, Bodø, and then see the world's largest tidal current, the legendary Saltstraumen.
Meet the Vikings
Travel back more than 1,000 years in time and experience how the Vikings lived at Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever found has been replicated.
Meet the Vikings – Summer
Join us on an authentic journey through Lofoten's ancient past at the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg.
Highlights of Lofoten
The Highlights of Lofoten excursion takes you to the Lofoten archipelago's many picturesque fishing villages and towns, surrounded by spectacular backdrops of sea and mountains.
Lofotpils Brewery
Meet local Svolvær brewmaster at Lofotpils Bryggeri (brewery), established in a fish-landing depot dating back to the 1930s along the waterfront in Svolvær.
Farm Visit in Lofoten
Experience life on a diverse working farm, Aalan Farm, in Lauvdalen, Lofoten, renowned for its herbs and organic cheeses.

DAY 5 : Stokmarknes - Skjervøy
In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes
We briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad, and Finnsnes in the morning.

Polar history and beer
We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Join our ’Polar History Walk’ in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer from the world’s second northernmost brewery.

Beyond your imagination
In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling dog sled ride, as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning views on the snowy plateaus. The only light during the polar night comes from our headlamps, the starry sky, and, if we’re lucky, the magical northern lights. Why not have some winter fun by joining a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure, or go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord? All year, you can join the Hurtigruten guides for hikes and discover more of the Tromsø area.

Get close to marine wildlife
Want to experience serenity on the sea? Join us for a kayaking excursion in summer along Tromsø’s coastline - a great way to get close to marine wildlife.
Sailing from Tromsø, we continue to search for the northern lights from September to March.

Time in port:
Stokmarknes: 01:30 a.m. -01:40 a.m.
Sortland: 02:55 a.m. -03:10 a.m.
Risøyhamn: 04:35 a.m. -04:50 a.m.
Harstad: 07:10 a.m. -07:45 a.m.
Finnsnes: 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m.
Tromsø: 02:15 p.m. -06:15 p.m.
Skjervøy: 10:10 p.m. -10:25 p.m.

Optional Excursions
The Arctic Capital Tromsø
Join us for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Tromsø, the northernmost city in the world with a population over 50,000.
Dog Sledding
Join a mini-polar expedition across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya.
Scenery and Huskies
Experience North Norway's nature at its best on this excursion to the Tromsø Wilderness Center on Kvaløya Island.
Polar History Walk
Experience the same polar frontier environment as the famous Arctic explorers on this historic polar walk through Tromsø.
Kayaking
Ready for a little adventure? Join us as we kayak to the nearby island of Håkøya along the Tromsø area's coastline.
Cross-Country Skiing
Experience the thrill of gliding along in the snow on skis. This tour is a fantastic introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners.
Snowshoeing in Tromsø
Some coin this snowshoeing excursion in Tromsø 'childhood revisited' because it is so carefree and liberating.
Electric Cruising in Tromsø
Cruise around Tromsø island and explore life under the surface.

DAY 6 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg
Top of the World - North Cape
Enjoy magnificent landscapes as we sail to the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of reindeer and small camps of indigenous Sámi people in the area.

Experience the North Cape
After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havøysund. Join a small boat excursion here to see the North Cape from the sea, visit the world’s northernmost fishing village, and ride by bus to North Cape plateau.
The ship continues to Honningsvåg, from where you can join a birdwatching excursion to Gjesværstappan, home to millions of birds during nesting season.

Sailing north
The ship continues north into the heartland of the Sámi people. Visit Kjøllefjord, where you can learn about the Sámi way of life and hear traditional joiking (song).

Adrenaline and northern lights
In winter, you can join an unforgettable snowmobile trip across snowy plains and perhaps spot the northern lights in the starry sky.

Sámi traditions
’Sámi Autumn’ is a fall excursion to learn about the Arctic’s natural ’pantry and pharmacy,’ sampling dried-reindeer meat, crowberry juice, herbal tea (nettle), and roseroot tincture. You may also feel the presence of the Sámi shaman, Noaidi.

Time in port:
Øksfjord: 01:50 a.m. -02:00 a.m.
Hammerfest: 05:05 a.m. -05:45 a.m.
Havøysund: 08:30 a.m. -08:45 a.m.
Honningsvåg: 10:55 a.m. -02:30 p.m.
Kjøllefjord: 04:40 p.m. -07:00 p.m.
Mehamn: 06:55 p.m. -07:15 p.m.
Berlevåg: 10:00 p.m. -10:10 p.m.

Optional Excursions
The North Cape
Encounter magnificent landscapes as we cross the 71st parallel on a journey to North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent.
Birdwatching Safari
Fascinated by multitudes of birds? Come along on this excursion to see one of Norway's largest and most impressive bird cliffs, near the North Cape.
Fishing Village Visit
Join us on a fascinating tour of two small fishing villages and discover Christmas year round at the very top of Norway.
Sami Culture
Encounter the Sámi people of far-northern Europe and learn about their remarkable culture.
Sámi Autumn
Learn about the mystical cultural practices and natural medicines of the indigenous Sámi people living in Europe's northernmost region.
Snowmobile Trip in the Arctic
Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most exciting and extreme natural Arctic regions.
RIB Expedition on 71 degrees North
Journey to the North Cape like a true explorer - approach by RIB boat and hike up the mountainside to the famous plateau.

DAY 7 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg
Russian Border and Turning Point
We arrive early today in Vadsø before docking in Kirkenes - the ship’s turning point for the return journey.

Streets with Russian names
The Russian border is a just few miles from Kirkenes and you’ll notice local road signs in both Norwegian and Russian. There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier: year-round bus tours, a riverboat safari, via canoe, hiking, or ATV/quad-bike trek in summer. You can also join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

Winter wonder
Kirkenes offers a wide range of classic winter activities, such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and visiting an Arctic Ice Dome.

Southbound and down
As the ship starts its voyage south, remember that you’ve seen only half of what Norway’s coastline offers. The ports we visited by night on the northbound cruise are now seen during the day.

Ice dipping
Docking again at Vardø, we may invite you to swim in the icy Arctic Ocean in winter. We then cruise along Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord and Berlevåg, home to a famous male choir of local fishermen.

Time in port:
Båtsfjord: 12:00 a.m. -12:30 a.m.
Vardø: 03:30 a.m. -03:45 a.m.
Vadsø: 06:55 a.m. -07:10 a.m.
Kirkenes: 09:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Vardø: 04:05 p.m. -05:00 p.m.
Båtsfjord: 08:00 p.m. -08:30 p.m.
Berlevåg: 10:25 p.m. -10:35 p.m.

Optional Excursions
The Russian Border
East meets West at the far-northern Norwegian town of Kirkenes, a few short miles from the Russian border, and the turning point of your Hurtigruten voyage.
Riverboat to the Russian Border
Explore the river that divides Norway and Russia, two distinctly different, yet strangely similar, countries.
Snowmobile Safari
If you like the idea of racing a snowmobile across a vast snowy expanse and meeting people who live in this extreme region, then this excursion is for you.
Kirkenes Snow Hotel
Visit the coolest hotel in the world! Join a guided tour of the beautifully decorated snow suites, and Norway’s largest ice bar. Also, remember to greet the reindeers and huskies that live close to the hotel.
ATV/Quad Safari to the Russian Border
Discover Kirkenes and its surrounding nature, historical sights, and the Russian border on this motorized ATV (all terrain vehicle) quad bike adventure.
Husky Tour
Experience a thrilling dog-sledding adventure across the frozen Arctic wilderness.
King Crab Adventure Summer
Come and join us for a fantastic day on the water, where we will show you how to catch, prepare and most importantly eat these giants from the Barents Sea.
King Crab Adventure Winter
Join our expert fishermen who will help you to deliver your catch directly to your dinner table. Learn the history, anatomy and then how to prepare and cook this monster of the deep.

DAY 8 : Mehamn - Tromsø
Unmatched Arctic Scenery
Around midnight, we dock at Mehamn with the option to join in winter a snowmobile trip to hunt the aurora.

North Cape breakfast
We again dock at Honningsvåg, where you can join an excursion that includes eating breakfast at the North Cape. The ship continues to Hammerfest, where you can see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column. You can also join a mini-mountain expedition and learn about local polar hero Adolf Lindstrøm.
We continue south to Øksfjord with a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy.

Midnight adventures
We then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. You can also explore Tromsø under the midnight sun by boat in summer. You may want to drop by Ølhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.

Time in port:
Mehamn: 01:20 a.m. -01:30 a.m.
Kjøllefjord: 03:25 a.m. -03:35 a.m.
Honningsvåg: 05:45 a.m. -06:00 a.m.
Havøysund: 08:00 a.m. -08:15 a.m.
Hammerfest: 11:00 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
Øksfjord: 03:50 p.m. -04:05 p.m.
Skjervøy: 07:30 p.m. -07:45 p.m.
Tromsø: 11:45 p.m. -01:30 a.m.

Optional Excursions
The Northernmost Town in the World
Join a bus tour to explore Hammerfest and learn about the events that have shaped this unique town at the top of Europe.
Snowmobile Trip into the Polar Night
Join an unforgettable snowmobile journey into the polar night, and across one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural environments.
Breakfast at North Cape
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and more on this scenic coach tour from the town of Honningsvåg to North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent.
Mountain Hike in Hammerfest
Join a walking tour that follows a path through Hammerfest's past and up to the top of nearby Mount Salen for magnificent views of the Arctic Ocean and surrounding islands.
Into the Ice – Stories of a Polar Hero
Go on a 'mini-expedition' and discover one of the greatest figures in polar history during this excursion from Hammerfest to nearby Mount Salen.
Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral
There is perhaps no more beautiful way to experience Tromsø than by attending a midnight concert at the city's iconic Arctic Cathedral.
Arctic Midnight Adventure in Tromsø
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Tromsø’s famous sights from the seaside.

DAY 9 : Tromsø - Stamsund
Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes
We arrive in Harstad, where you can join the excursion, ‘A Taste of Vesterålen.’

Amazing scenery
The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning natural scenery of the entire voyage. Lofoten is renowned for its steep mountains, sandy beaches, wild nature, and picturesque fishing villages.

Hurtigruten’s birthplace
We make a short stop at Risøyhamn, population 200, to deliver passengers, groceries, and mail, and then continue to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded more than 125 years ago. Go ashore and visit the Hurtigruten Museum. Continuing south, we slip through a passage into the narrow Raftsund, past peaks rising more than 3,000 feet from the sea.

Spectacular Trollfjord
We now reach spectacular Trollfjord, only one-mile long, 330 feet wide, and surrounded by majestic mountains. If possible, we sail inside, where the dramatic landscape inspires images of fairy tales and trolls. Just north, you can opt to see sea eagles up close by boat.

Heart of Lofoten
At Svolvær, you can select several excursion options, including a sunset horseback ride on a beach, an exhilarating boat ride, or a guided fishing village walk. We then proceed to Stamsund along the massive Lofoten wall.

Time in port:
Tromsø: 11:45 p.m. -01:30 a.m.
Finnsnes: 04:20 a.m. -04:40 a.m.
Harstad: 08:00 a.m. -08:30 a.m.
Risøyhamn: 10:45 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Sortland: 12:30 p.m. -01:00 p.m.
Stokmarknes: 02:15 p.m. -03:15 p.m.
Svolvær: 06:30 p.m. -08:30 p.m.
Stamsund: 10:15 p.m. -10:30 p.m.

Optional Excursions
A Taste of Vesterålen
A Taste of Vesterålen is one of the classics in our extensive Hurtigruten excursion program. Come along and experience its history, beautiful scenery, and many breathtaking sights.
Lofoten Islands
Join us on a comfortable coach excursion through one of the most extraordinary landscapes on Earth.
Sea Eagle Safari
Join us on an excursion into Norway’s spectacular Trollfjord and experience close encounters with magnificent sea eagles.
RIB Adventure in Lofoten
Join us on this exciting sea excursion in open RIBs on the waters of the fantastic Lofoten archipelago.
Lofoten by Horse
Imagine horseback riding along a remote beach and terrain once inhabited by Vikings. Join us for this excursion along the shoreline of Gimsøy on the open Norwegian Sea.
Discover a Fishing Village
Join us on a guided walking tour to the quaint old fishing village of Svinøya adjacent to the Lofoten town of Svolvær.
Electric cruising in Lofoten
Explore nature above and below the surface and experience Lofoten’s epic landscapes on this cruise from Svolvær to Henningsvær.
Explore narrow fjords and bays like Trollfjord
Reine, Lofoten. Nothing can match the magic light of Arctic Norway

DAY 10 : Bodø - Rørvik
Across the Arctic Circle
Celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle with a ’taste’ of Arctic tradition – a fun ceremony highlighted by a spoonful of cod liver oil.

Mountain with a hole
As we sail along the Helgeland coast, you’ll see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole in the center. The opening is 525 feet long, 115 feet high and 66 feet wide, and was created during the ice age. If the weather allows, join a hike with your Hurtigruten guides up the mountain.

Myths and legends
We also sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range – with peaks up to 3,600 feet high. The story goes that seven beautiful troll sisters got caught out at sunrise and turned to stone, thus the seven beautiful peaks.

UNESCO heritage
We next make a short stop at Nesna before moving on to Sandnessjøen, where you can join an optional excursion in summer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vega Islands.

Charming coastal town
Brønnøysund is a pretty little town that offers a charming main street and marina. You can join an excursion to the Norwegian Aquaculture Center for an interesting tour and taste of fresh salmon from April throughout October.

Time in port:
Bodø: 02:30 a.m. -03:30 a.m.
Ørnes: 06:25 a.m. -06:35 a.m.
Nesna: 10:25 a.m. -10:35 a.m.
Sandnessjøen: 11:45 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
Brønnøysund: 03:00 p.m. -05:25 p.m.
Rørvik: 09:00 p.m. -09:30 p.m.

Optional Excursions
UNESCO Vega Archipelago
Take a step back in time and see how the Norwegian islanders here developed a symbiotic relationship with the local eider duck population to cultivate a sustainable livelihood.
Visit the Salmon
Fascinated by fish? Join us on a visit to the Norwegian Aquaculture Center near Brønnøysund for an informative tour and taste of fresh salmon.
Visit Hildurs Urterarium
Don’t miss this excursion to a quirky food and herb farm, where the hosts proudly serve local food and welcome you to their private home.

DAY 11 : Trondheim
In Cod We Trust
Few large cities have managed to preserve their intimacy as effectively as Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim. Viking King Olav Tryggvason, founded this ancient city in 997. Today provides another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. You leave the ship early in the morning, with plenty of time to discover this medieval city.

Today, the city has a number of historical and modern highlights to see. Marvel at the incredible architectural details and exquisite artwork of Nidaros Cathedral, the country’s only Gothic-style cathedral, built over the burial place of St. Olav (Tryggvason), Norway’s patron saint. If you're visiting in spring and summer, be sure to make a stop at Ringve Museum of Musical History, where the history of Norway’s music is brought to life. This beautiful manor house is surrounded by a wonderful botanical garden, and provides fantastic views of both the city and the fjord.

Trondheim is also home to the wrold's northernmost cable car and the world's first bicycle lift.

Time in port
Trondheim: 06:30 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.


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Optional excursions
Luggage handling


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NOTE: Embracing the unexpected is part of the legacy—and excitement—of expedition travel. When traveling in extremely remote regions, your expedition staff must allow the sea, the ice and the weather to guide route and itinerary details. This itinerary is a tentative outline of what you’ll experience on this voyage; please be aware that no specific itinerary can be guaranteed.

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WhatsApp: +1 (786) 705-2241
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