Hurtigruten: Norwegian Fjords

Daily departures all year

More than 40 percent off Hurtigruten cruises!

Take a 12-day roundtrip Bergen voyage, a 7-day Bergen-Kirkenes voyage or a 6-day Kirkenes-Bergen voyage on Hurtigruten which offers daily departures from Bergen and Kirkenes. Each voyage both northbound and southbound calls at 34 ports! The ports visited during the day on the northbound voyage is called at during the night on the southbound cruise, and vice versa. The 12-day roundtrip Bergen voyage covers the 1,250-mile fjord coast of Norway.

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Itinerary (daily departures all year):

Below is a brief description of the summer itinerary. To view the daily sailing schedule listing ports, arrival and departure times throughout the year, click here to open pdf file.

Day 1: Bergen
Bergen is the bustling capital of Norway’s fjord district. If you arrive a few hours before departure, stroll around the old wooden buildings in the Bryggen Wharf, remnants of its Hanseatic past. Your journey begins in Bergen, a harbor town established by the Viking King Olav more than nine hundred years ago. It quickly became the center of Norway’s vibrant commercial trade, especially in dried cod, with northern Europe and the British Isles. By the late Middle Ages, the Hanseatic League had set up a trading post on the Bryggen waterfront. Some of those buildings with seaward-facing gables you’ll see along the wharf date back to the fourteenth century! You board the Hurtigruten this evening.

Day 2: Maloy–Torvik–Alesund–Molde–Kristiansund
When you awake, the ship will be crossing the open Stadthavet and heading for Torvik. En route, you’ll stop in the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Alesund. (Between April 15 and September 14, all ships call at Geiranger in the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to see the beautiful Brudesloret, Friaren, and the Seven Sisters waterfalls.) After a call at Molde—its magnificent view of the Romsdal Alps made it a favorite vacation spot of Henrik Ibsen—the ship will carefully navigate the Hustadvika, a belt of islets and skerries, before docking at Kristiansund. Optional shore excursions available.

Day 3: Trondheim–Rorvik
The ship arrives early this morning in ancient Trondheim, where you’ll have time to explore this jewel of a city, Norway’s first capital. Did you know that the first Viking sale of goods from “the new found land” took place here about 1000 AD? Timber from Liev Eriksson’s Vinland estate was sold to a Bremen merchant. Walk the charming streets, sit by the peaceful harbor, or cross the old city bridge to see the restored wooden buildings in Bakklandet and the great gothic cathedral of Nidaros, where the new kings of old Norway once received their official blessing. From Trondheim, the ship sails on to Rorvik, where the southbound and northbound coastal ships meet. Optional shore excursions available.

Day 4: Ornes–Bodo–Stamsund–Svolvaer
Today you’ll cross the Arctic Circle. Of course you can’t actually see the line, but on your portside, the globe on the island of Vikingen serves as a marker. There are spectacular sites ahead: islands and skerries with majestic rock formations, whose origins are the stuff of legend. After Bodo, the ship heads out to open sea for the Lofoten Islands with their picturesque cabins on stilts and weathered wooden racks with drying cod. In the evening, she’ll navigate the narrow Raftsund Strait, passing the looming crags of the Trollfjord. Optional shore excursions available.

Day 5: Harstad–Finnsnes–Tromso–Skjervoy
This morning you’ll pass the medieval Trondenes church before calling at Harstad for breakfast. Afterward, you’ll sail across the Vagsfjord past the great island of Senja with its diverse countryside of farmland, pine trees, and plunging peaks. Later you’ll stop at Tromso, the “Paris of the North.” In the 19th century, Russian, British, Dutch, and German ships called here before heading off on Arctic expeditions for hunting whales, walruses and seals. Optional shore excursions available.

Days 6–7: Hammerfest–Havoysund– Honningsvag–Kjollefjord–Mehamn– Berlevag–Kirkenes
Finnmark’s landscape is austere in its beauty, teeming with wildlife. Watch for rookeries ofpuffins and gannets along the cliffs and pods of orca hunting for herring. After calling at Honningsvag, the capital of the North Cape, the ship heads east toward the pretty fishing villages of Kjollefjord, Mehamn, and Berlevag. On the seventh day, you’ll arrive at Kirkenes, the journey’s northern terminus and turning point. Optional shore excursions available for both days.

Day 7: Kirkenes–Vardo–Batsfjord–Berlevag
After a few hours docked at Kirkenes, the ship will depart upon the southbound half of her voyage, calling during the day at ports passed at night on the trip northward. Crossing Varangerfjord, Norway’s only east-facing fjord and a fabled bird-watching site, you’ll arrive in Vardo, the easternmost point of the country. Next the ship will round the Varanger peninsula, where archaeologists excavated a community believed to date from 9000 BC. In the evening, the ship calls at Batsfjord, which also boasts the remains of a Stone Age settlement, and Berlevag. Look out for the Tanahorn mountain, which long ago was a Sami sacrifice site.

Day 8: Honningsvag–Havoysund– Hammerfest–Oksfjord–Skjervoy–Tromso
The ship arrives at Honningsvag in the early morning. After calling at Havoysund, she will stop for 1 1/2 hours in Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town. Despite its remote location, it was the first Norwegian town to have electric street lighting and its own power station. She then heads south to Oksfjord, whose glacier calves directly into the sea. After crossing open water, the ship calls at the old trading post of Skjervoy. You’ll dock in Tromso just in time to savor its nightlife. Optional shore excursions available.

Day 9: Harstad–Risoyhamn–Sortland– Stokmarknes–Svolvaer–Stamsund
The island groups of Lofoten and Vesteralen have some of the most stunning scenery on this journey. Before your arrival, you’ll see the captain skillfully maneuver the ship through the shallow waters of the Risoyrenna Channel, where sand banks are visible through the green water on both sides of the channel. The ship will negotiate the narrow Raftsund Strait leading into the breathtaking Trollfjord, before arriving in Svolvaer and Stamsund. Later, the ship heads east across Vestfjord toward Bodo. Optional shore excursions available.

Day 10: Ornes–Nesna–Sandnessjoen– Bronnoysund–Rorvik
From Ornes, you’ll travel through crystalline waters, filled with spawning cod from January to April, and go by lush agricultural fields. Nearly every towering peak you’ll see is associated with a local legend. Crossing the Arctic Circle once again, you’ll pass the idyllic island of Sandnessjoen. On the approach to Bronnoysund, which you reach this afternoon, you’ll spy the mythical Seven Sisters Mountains. Make sure you’re on deck when the ship departs Bronnoysund—you’ll be impressed by the captain’s steady hand! Today’s last port of call will be Rorvik.

Day 11: Trondheim–Kristiansund–Molde
Arrive in Trondheim early, with time to visit Norway’s largest medieval church, Nidaros Cathedral, and the restored Archbishop’s Residence. You’ll then sail out through the beautiful Trondheimsfjord, past Hitra, island of deer, and lonely Grip. At day’s end, you’ll call at Molde, before arriving in Alesund late in the evening in time for a stroll on shore. Optional shore excursion available.

Day 12: Torvik–Maloy–Floro–Bergen
During the night, the ship will call at Torvik, Maloy, and Floro. The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage is drawing to a close. Yet still ahead lies mile after mile of spectacular west Norway scenery: holly trees on Svanoy, the mouth of Sognefjord, and the beautiful archipelago on the approach to Bergen.

We offer more than 40 percent discount on select Hurtigruten sailings! Contact us for dates and fares. Sample fares below.

April: Norwegian Fjords more than 40 percent off select April Hurtigruten cruises. Please inquire.

May 14, 2014: MS Richard With, 7-days from $958 per person.

June 05, 2014: MS Richard With, 12-days from $1724 per person.

July 08, 2014: MS Richard With, 7-days from $1,159 per person, 12-days ocean view from $2,178 per person.

August 11, 2014: MS Nordnorge, 7-days ocean view cabin from $1,319 per person, 12-days ocean view cabin from $2,041 per person.

September 18, 2014: MS Nordlys, 7-days from $929 per person

October 17, 2014: MS Trollfjord, 7-days from $1,306 per person

November 20, 2014: Norwegian Fjords 7-days from $1,104 per person

December 21, 2014: Norwegian Fjords Holiday Special: 12-day voyages over Christmas and New Year’s from $2,045 per person

Please inquire about other sailing dates and fares.

Additional Discounts:

Child discount: 25 percent

3/4 berth discount: 15 percent

Hurtigruten’s Ambassador repeater discount: 5 percent. Cruise Norway will give you an additional discount above and beyond Hurtigruten’s repeater discount!

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The Seasons

In spring the warmth returns to the shores of Norway and sunlight rejuvenates life along the coastline. Rising higher and higher each day, the sun works overtime to thaw the frozen land.The Land of the Midnight Sun truly lives up to its name during summer. The extended daylight, lasting 24 hours a day above the Arctic Circle, makes every Norwegian ‘night’ a joy to behold.As summer fades and changes to autumn, watch the coastline shift colours from one season to another. Along the Norwegian shores the clear air strengthens the reds and yellows which fill the mountain sides, hilltops and woods. Autumn is a tranquil time on board Hurtigruten, and you get the time to enjoy the bright colors, the fresh air and the beautiful scenery we pass.A winter expedition along the coast of Norway is a refreshing experience. The landscape is covered in pure white snow and the air is fresh, pure and crisp. This is a special time to explore Norway’s northern reaches with Hurtigruten, when you can experience a magical winter wonderland and hopefully see the mesmerizing Aurora Borealis.

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To view a daily sailing schedule listing ports, arrival and departure times, click here (pdf file)

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