Norway: The Cruise North

Discover the best of Norway’s rugged coastline as you encounter natural wonders and have the opportunity to take part in exciting activities


Norway
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This Classic Cruise North takes you on a seven-day exploration of Norway’s major coastal cities and remote villages, from Bergen and far beyond the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes.

Duration: 7 days
Starts: Bergen, Norway
Ends: Båstfjord, Kirkenes
Language: English speaking voyage


Included
Optional

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 After we depart, 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. - 9:30 p.m. all year

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 3:30 a.m. – 3:40 a.m.
Måløy 5:40 a.m. – 5:50 a.m.
Torvik 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Ålesund (summer/autumn) 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Geiranger (summer) 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hjørunfjorden/Urke autumn 12:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Ålesund 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m./5:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.*
Molde 10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. **

* Ålesund winter and spring 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
** Molde winter and spring 4:15 p.m. –7:00 p.m.


Optional Excursions
A Taste of Norway Discover a beautiful fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village – join us for an unforgettable journey through amazing Norwegian nature.
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.
The Romsdal museum Visit the Romsdal Museum, situated a short bus ride from the pier in Molde.

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

Magical, medieval, and modernFounded 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 sailing through the narrow channel of Stokksund, we head toward charming Rørvik.

Time in port:
Kristiansund 2:15 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. winter and spring 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Trondheim 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Rørvik 10:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Optional Excursions
Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum Encounter the majesty of Trondheim's medieval Nidaros Cathedral, Norway's only church built in the Gothic architectural style. Then explore the Norway's musical history at the Ringve Museum.
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral Explore Norway’s first capital, Trondheim, founded in 997 by Viking King Olav Tryggvason, who brought Christianity to Norway and gave Trondheim its original name: Nidaros.
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.
The Northernmost Tramride in the World Experience Trondheim in the vintage carriage of the northernmost tram in the world! Enjoy a spectacular view of the city’s colorful houses, before we take you to new highs at the ski jumping hill of Granåsen. The excursion ends in the city center of Trondheim with a photo stop at the marvelous Nidaros Cathedral.
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.

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 natureØrnes 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 01:45 – 01:55
Sandnessjøen 04:35 – 04:45
Nesna 05:55 – 06:05
Ørnes 09:45 – 09:55
Bodø 12:40 – 15:00
Stamsund 19:00 – 19:30
Svolvær 21:00 – 22:00


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 1:00 a.m. – 1:15 a.m.
Sortland 2:45 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Risøyhamn 4: 15 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Harstad 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Finnsnes 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tromsø 2:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Skjervøy 10:30 p.m. – 10:45 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.

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 2:00 a.m. – 2:15 a.m.
Hammerfest 5:15 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Havøysund 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Honningsvåg 11:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Kjøllefjord 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Mehamn 7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Berlevåg 10:00 p.m. – 10:15 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 - Kirkenes - Barents Region and Turning Point
We arrive early today in Vadsø, and just after breakfast, dock at Kirkenes. This is the ship’s turning point for the return journey southbound - and where we bid our Classic Cruise North guests farewell.

Russian frontier There are a number of fascinating things to do and see in Kirkenes, which is located near the Russian border. You’ll notice the local road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.
There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier, depending on the season. You can take a bus year round, or join a riverboat safari, canoing, border hikes, or ATV/quad-bike adventure in summer.
Classic activities Winter and spring provide you with a wide range of classic wintertime activities to choose from, including dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
Like seafood? Join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.
You may want to spend some extra time exploring this unique region at the top of Europe before returning home.
We hope you will take home lifetime memories of a fascinating northbound cruise along Norway’s coastline.

Welcome aboard again soon!

Time in port:
Båtsfjord 12:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Vardø 3:15 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Vadsø 6:45 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
Kirkenes 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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.

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 After we depart, 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. - 9:30 p.m. all year

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 3:30 a.m. – 3:40 a.m.
Måløy 5:40 a.m. – 5:50 a.m.
Torvik 8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
Ålesund (summer/autumn) 9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Geiranger (summer) 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hjørunfjorden/Urke autumn 12:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Ålesund 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m./5:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.*
Molde 10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. **

* Ålesund winter and spring 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
** Molde winter and spring 4:15 p.m. –7:00 p.m.


Optional Excursions
A Taste of Norway Discover a beautiful fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village – join us for an unforgettable journey through amazing Norwegian nature.
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.
The Romsdal museum Visit the Romsdal Museum, situated a short bus ride from the pier in Molde.

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

Magical, medieval, and modernFounded 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 sailing through the narrow channel of Stokksund, we head toward charming Rørvik.

Time in port:
Kristiansund 2:15 a.m. – 2:30 a.m. winter and spring 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
Trondheim 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Rørvik 10:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.


Optional Excursions
Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum Encounter the majesty of Trondheim's medieval Nidaros Cathedral, Norway's only church built in the Gothic architectural style. Then explore the Norway's musical history at the Ringve Museum.
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral Explore Norway’s first capital, Trondheim, founded in 997 by Viking King Olav Tryggvason, who brought Christianity to Norway and gave Trondheim its original name: Nidaros.
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.
The Northernmost Tramride in the World Experience Trondheim in the vintage carriage of the northernmost tram in the world! Enjoy a spectacular view of the city’s colorful houses, before we take you to new highs at the ski jumping hill of Granåsen. The excursion ends in the city center of Trondheim with a photo stop at the marvelous Nidaros Cathedral.
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.

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 natureØrnes 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 01:45 – 01:55
Sandnessjøen 04:35 – 04:45
Nesna 05:55 – 06:05
Ørnes 09:45 – 09:55
Bodø 12:40 – 15:00
Stamsund 19:00 – 19:30
Svolvær 21:00 – 22:00


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 1:00 a.m. – 1:15 a.m.
Sortland 2:45 a.m. – 3:00 a.m.
Risøyhamn 4: 15 a.m. – 4:30 a.m.
Harstad 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.
Finnsnes 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Tromsø 2:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Skjervøy 10:30 p.m. – 10:45 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.

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 2:00 a.m. – 2:15 a.m.
Hammerfest 5:15 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
Havøysund 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Honningsvåg 11:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Kjøllefjord 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Mehamn 7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Berlevåg 10:00 p.m. – 10:15 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 - Kirkenes - Barents Region and Turning Point
We arrive early today in Vadsø, and just after breakfast, dock at Kirkenes. This is the ship’s turning point for the return journey southbound - and where we bid our Classic Cruise North guests farewell.

Russian frontier There are a number of fascinating things to do and see in Kirkenes, which is located near the Russian border. You’ll notice the local road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.
There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier, depending on the season. You can take a bus year round, or join a riverboat safari, canoing, border hikes, or ATV/quad-bike adventure in summer.
Classic activities Winter and spring provide you with a wide range of classic wintertime activities to choose from, including dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
Like seafood? Join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.
You may want to spend some extra time exploring this unique region at the top of Europe before returning home.
We hope you will take home lifetime memories of a fascinating northbound cruise along Norway’s coastline.

Welcome aboard again soon!

Time in port:
Båtsfjord 12:00 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Vardø 3:15 a.m. – 3:30 a.m.
Vadsø 6:45 a.m. – 7:15 a.m.
Kirkenes 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


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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INCLUSIONS

Cruise in the cabin category of your choice, on a full-board basis
English-speaking Tour Leader on board

Engaging onboard activities and lectures:
On-board lectures and presentations on history, biology, geography, geology, and culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
Introductory photo presentations, camera adjustment, and tips & tricks, as well as photo and film footage from the voyage
Opportunities to casually engage with Hurtigruten guides and other guests, including a welcome event, and daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
Port presentations providing destination insight
Excursion presentations
Point of interest presentations out on deck
Loan of trekking poles, snowshoes, head lamps, and crampons needed for optional hikes depending on season and conditions
Captain’s dinner and a farewell event

EXCLUSIONS

International flights
Optional shore excursions with our local partners
Hikes with the Hurtigruten guides
Travel protection plan
Luggage handling


* The prices are per person expressed in US Dollars.
** All prices will be re-confirmed by email at the time of booking.
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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