- Discover countless fjords, mountains, islands, and waterfalls.
- Cross the Arctic Circle to hunt the northern lights in winter, and enjoy round-the-clock daylight under the midnight sun in summer.
- Enjoy interesting and exciting land and sea excursions.
- Learn from Hurtigruten guides as they lead lectures and activities both at sea and onshore.
DATES / RATES
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||Polar Inside||Polar Outside||Arctic Superior||Expedition Suites|
|Jan 01, 2024||Jan 31, 2024||1,226||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Feb 01, 2024||Feb 29, 2024||1,376||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mar 01, 2024||Mar 31, 2024||1,463||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Apr 01, 2024||Apr 30, 2024||1,454||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|May 01, 2024||May 31, 2024||1,750||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Jun 01, 2024||Jun 30, 2024||2,280||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Jul 01, 2024||Jul 31, 2024||2,042||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Aug 01, 2024||Aug 31, 2024||1,859||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Sep 01, 2024||Sep 30, 2024||1,651||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Oct 01, 2024||Oct 31, 2024||1,376||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Nov 01, 2024||Nov 30, 2024||1,155||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Dec 01, 2024||Dec 31, 2024||1,071||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Jan 01, 2025||Jan 31, 2025||1,286||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Feb 01, 2025||Feb 28, 2025||1,448||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Mar 01, 2025||Mar 31, 2025||1,507||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Rates are listed per person in USD
|Start Date||End Date||(Starting from)|
|Jan 01, 2024||Jan 31, 2024||1,226||N/A||N/A|
|Feb 01, 2024||Feb 29, 2024||1,376||N/A||N/A|
|Mar 01, 2024||Mar 31, 2024||1,463||N/A||N/A|
|Apr 01, 2024||Apr 30, 2024||1,454||N/A||N/A|
|May 01, 2024||May 31, 2024||1,750||N/A||N/A|
|Jun 01, 2024||Jun 30, 2024||2,280||N/A||N/A|
|Jul 01, 2024||Jul 31, 2024||2,042||N/A||N/A|
|Aug 01, 2024||Aug 31, 2024||1,859||N/A||N/A|
|Sep 01, 2024||Sep 30, 2024||1,651||N/A||N/A|
|Oct 01, 2024||Oct 31, 2024||1,376||N/A||N/A|
|Nov 01, 2024||Nov 30, 2024||1,155||N/A||N/A|
|Dec 01, 2024||Dec 31, 2024||1,071||N/A||N/A|
|Jan 01, 2025||Jan 31, 2025||1,286||N/A||N/A|
|Feb 01, 2025||Feb 28, 2025||1,448||N/A||N/A|
|Mar 01, 2025||Mar 31, 2025||1,507||N/A||N/A|
As we follow our scenic route and cruise Norway’s coastline,
most of the ports we visit by night northbound are revisited by day
southbound, allowing you to discover majestic fjords, mountains,
cosmopolitan cities, market towns, and isolated hamlets.
Remember you also have our wide range ofoptional seasonal excursions to
tailor each day of your journey the way you want.
Day 1 Bergen
Day 2 Florø - Molde
Day 3 Kristiansund - Rørvik
Day 4 Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Day 5 Stokmarknes - Skjervøy
Day 6 Øksfjord - Berlevåg
Day 7 Båtsfjord - Berlevåg
DAY 1 : Bergen
Your voyage starts in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway and
gateway to the fjords. Founded in 1070 AD, Bergen boasts architecture
influenced by prosperous 14th century German trading organisation, the
If you’ve time before your ship departs, visit the
UNESCO-listed wharfs of the colourful Bryggen district, now an artisan
quarter complete with cobblestone streets. Just across the street is
the famous Fish Market which serves delicious seafood.
There’s also the Fløibanen funicular which whisks
you up Mount Fløyen for lovely views of the city.
To get the most out of your visit to Norway, don’t forget
that we can also help you to arrange tours before or after your voyage,
such as the Norway in a Nutshell programme.
Your voyage begins
Before boarding, you can relax in our comfortable guest lounge at the
terminal. Once aboard, enjoy the first of many delicious meals made
from fresh coastal produce as we depart Bergen and sail the old Viking
route along Hjeltefjord.
You’ll also meet your ship’s Coastal Experts who
will be your guides as we cruise Norway’s coastline,
organising lectures, onboard activities, and optional hikes.
TIME IN PORT:
Bergen: 14:45 - 20:30
DAY 2 : Florø
Iconic Architecture and Fantastic Fjords
Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord near Torvik. We then
sail past West Cape for our approach to Ålesund.
Art Nouveau city
Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau
architecture and Atlanterhavsparken, one of Northern Europe’s
largest saltwater aquariums. If you’re travelling with us in
spring or winter, you’ll have most of the day to explore this
Into the fjords
In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed
Geirangerfjord, passing some of the most magnificent scenery Norway has
to offer. Once in the fjord, you might get to see the famous Seven
Sisters waterfalls cascading down the cliffs.
In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord, hidden away in the
Sunnmøre Alps. There’ll also be a call at the
scenic village of Urke to gaze at the view of thousand-year-old farms,
the fjord, and the lush mountainsides.
Mountains and roses
The last port of the day is Molde. In summer, there might just be
enough daylight to see the amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across
the fjord, called ‘the Molde Panorama’.
From mid-June to late August, the streets and gardens here will be
adorned with the sight and scent of roses of all shades, living up to
Molde’s nickname as ‘The City of Roses’.
TIME IN PORT
Florø: 02:45 - 03:00
Måløy: 05:15 - 05:30
Torvik: 08:20 - 08:30
Ålesund (01.11-31.05): 09:45 - 20:00
Ålesund (01.06-31.10): 09:45 - 10:00
Geiranger (01.06-31.08): 14:25 - 14:45
Ålesund (01.06-31.08): 19:00 - 20:00
Urke (01.09-31.10): 12:15 - 15:45
Ålesund (01.09-31.10): 18:00 - 20:00
Molde: 22:35 - 23:05
• Geiranger With Trollstigen
Pass - A scenic bus journey from Geiranger village brings you to
Eidsdalsvatnet Lake for a ferry ride. We rejoin the bus and travel to
Gudbrands Gorge and down the winding Trollstigen Pass to Molde.
• Art Nouveau Walk (Spring
& Winter) - Join us on a guided walking tour through
Ålesund and discover the history and culture of this elegant
Art Nouveau town.
• Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium
and Mount Aksla - Get a bird´s-eye-view of the Art Nouveau
town of Ålesund from a nearby mountain before visiting the
expansive saltwater Atlanterhavsparken aquarium.
• Art Nouveau Walk (Autumn) -
Ålesund is best known for its vibrant Art Nouveau
architecture. Join us on a walking tour to discover the hidden charms
of this Norwegian coastal town.
• A Taste of Norway -A beautiful
fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, historic hotel, and tiny
village – join us for this highly popular journey through
spectacular Norwegian nature.
• Mountain Hike in the
Hjørundfjord - Admire spectacular views of
Hjørundfjord, the Sunnmøre Alps,
Sæbø and Urke villages on this mountain hike.
There’s even time for a coffee break midway and a beer at the
• Hike with a Visit to a
Shieling -Join us for a pleasant hike up from the fjord
through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås
where we learn about traditional farming and taste local delicacies.
Geiranger, and Ålesund - This excursion takes you through
Norangsdalen valley, on a ferry ride on UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord,
up steep Eagle Road, and then to the Art Nouveau city of
• Kayaking in Ålesund
- Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant town of
Ålesund and learn more about its history and Art Nouveau
• Alnes Lighthouse -Explore the
ancient islands of Giske and Godøy and enjoy the fantastic
coastal scenery at Alnes Lighthouse.
• Sunnmøre Open Air
Museum - Join us for a day of culture and history as we explore the
town of Ålesund and its nearby mountain, before discovering
the fascinating, open-air Sunnmøre Museum.
• The Romsdal Gondola - Enjoy a
scenic sightseeing tour of this beautiful fjord landscape, from deep in
the Romsdalen Valley to high up in Nesaksla Mountain.
DAY 3 : Kristiansund -
City of Kings and Palaces
This section of the voyage lets us enter the Trøndelag
region of Norway, marked by crumpled hills, fields dotted with
farmsteads, and low-loying coastal settlements.
Magical, medieval, and modern
Founded by Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is
Norway’s third largest city and a mix of historic buildings
and a buzzing student population.
You’ll have three hours to explore Trondheim and its array of
highlights, either by yourself or on one of the optional excursions we
A must-see site of the city is Nidaros Cathedral, nicknamed
“Norway’s Notre Dame” for its Gothic
style and considered the most sacred building in all of Norway. Next
door to the cathedral is the Archbishop’s Palace where
Norway’s crown jewels are on display.
Nearby, the old city bridge Gamle Bybro sits over Nid River, marking
the entrance to the old Hanseatic district of Bakklandet. The
neighbourhood’s colourful wooden wharves propped up on stilts
by the river’s edge now house trendy eateries. Up from
Bakklandet is Kristiansten Fort which affords beautiful panoramas of
the city and fjord.
Back on board:
In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the ochre-coloured
Kjeungskjær Lighthouse, islets, and rocky reefs. After that,
we head towards charming Rørvik.
TIME IN PORT
Kristiansund: 02:45 - 03:00
Trondheim: 09:45 - 12:45
Rørvik: 21:40 - 22:00
• Nidaros Cathedral &
Ringve Museum - Encounter the majesty of Nidaros Cathedral, the only
church in Norway built in the Gothic architectural style. We then
journey through the history of music at Ringve Museum.
• Trondheim with Nidaros
Cathedral - Learn more about Trondheim by visiting one of its most
famous landmarks, Nidaros Cathedral. Take in the whole city from the
famous Utsikten viewpoint and enjoy a bus tour of the city.
• Trondheim City Walk - Explore
Trondheim while learning about its history and culture from a local
guide. See all the best sights of the city, from Stiftsgården
to the bridge that locals call “The Portal of
• Kayaking on the River Nid -
See the city’s main attractions from water level inside a
kayak. Paddle down Trondheim’s waterways and get some
exercise while learning more about this exciting city.
• Cycling In Trondheim - This is
Norway’s most bike-friendly city, so it’s time to
go for a bike ride! Enjoy the fresh air as you cycle through the city,
taking in the sights and the beautiful scenery.
DAY 4 :
Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Into the Arctic
We cross the Arctic Circle early in the morning, beginning your Arctic
tour of Norway. We mark the moment with a traditional ceremony
that’s sure to wake you up!
Above the Arctic Circle, you can see the sun 24 hours a day in summer,
while in winter, your chances of seeing the Northern Lights greatly
Forces of nature
At 10am, we call into Ørnes, near to Norway’s
second-largest glacier, Svartisen. The pier here is popular for the
Love Bench where sweethearts have declared their lasting romance with a
We then sail to Bodø, the second largest city in Northern
Norway, overlooked by the Børvass peaks. Admire fabulous
street art or join an optional boat excursion to Saltstraumen, the
world’s most powerful maelstrom.
Welcome to Lofoten
That afternoon, the ship enters the Lofoten archipelago. The 1,000
metre-high Lofoten Wall is a stunning sight on the horizon, as if there
to welcome us.
Stamsund is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the islands
and busiest between January and April when Arctic cod, known locally as
skrei, swim from the Barents Sea in the north down to Vestfjord to
Come evening, when you see rows of traditional fisherman’s
huts on stilts, known as rorbuer, you’ve arrived in the
pretty harbour of Svolvær, the main town of the Lofoten
TIME IN PORT
Brønnøysund: 01:35 - 01:45
Sandnessjøen: 04:35 - 04:50
Nesna: 06:00 - 06:10
Ørnes: 10:00 - 10:10
Bodø: 13:05 - 15:20
Stamsund: 19:15 - 19:40
Svolvær: 21:20 - 22:15
• Svartisen Glacier - Enjoy a
bus and boat ride to the visitor centre for Norway’s
second-largest glacier: Svartisen. Look out for sea eagles and pass the
world’s strongest tidal current.
• 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.
• Experience Bodø and
Saltstraumen - After a tour of the town of Bodø, visit the
strongest tidal current in the world at the Saltstraumen maelstroms.
• RIB Safari To Saltstraumen -
Journey by boat to Saltstraumen, home to the world’s
strongest tidal current. Learn more about the history and geology of
this fascinating area during the boat ride.
• Meet the Vikings (Winter) -
Step back in time and experience life in the Viking Age at the Lofotr
Viking Museum. Enjoy an authentic Viking meal and watch your hosts
perform traditional rituals.
• Meet the Vikings (Summer) -
See how the Vikings lived at Lofotr in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest
Viking building ever discovered has been replicated.
• Highlights of Lofoten - This
excursion takes you to see several of Lofoten's many picturesque
fishing villages and towns, all the while surrounded by a stunning
backdrop of sea and mountains.
• Farm Visit in Lofoten -
Experience life on a diverse working farm, Aalan Farm at Lauvdalen,
Lofoten, renowned for its herbs and organic cheeses.
DAY 5 : Stokmarknes -
Capital of the Arctic
We dock into Harstad just after 7am. You can go for a peaceful early
morning stroll around town.
The ship will then continue to Finnsnes which connects the beautiful
island of Senja via the impressive Gisund Bridge.
Keep on the lookout for a variety of seabirds with several colonies
nearby, including puffins. Whales can also be spotted in the waters
here, especially during the winter season.
Gateway to the Arctic
We then sail to the historic Arctic exploration capital of
Tromsø where you’ll have four hours to explore the
city or join an optional excursion.
You’ll find Polaria, the world’s northernmost
aquarium, o the waterfront. Take your pick from the many shops and
restaurants in the city centre, including Mack Brewery and favourite
local watering hole Ølhallen pub. There are also trendy
cafés plying delicious cinnamon buns and where baristas
create innovative coffee art. Across the fjord from where the ship
docks, you should be able to see the iconic Arctic Cathedral with its
beautiful stained-glass mosaic.
Leaving Tromsø in the early evening, we head north for the
trading post of Skjervøy, founded in 1622. On our way,
we’ll pass the Lyngen Alps which rise majestically from the
TIME IN PORT:
Stokmarknes: 01:30 - 01:40
Sortland: 02:55 - 03:10
Risøyhamn: 04:35 - 04:50
Harstad: 07:10 - 07:45
Finnsnes: 11:00 - 11:30
Tromsø: 14:15 - 18:15
Skjervøy: 22:10 - 22:25
The Arctic Capital Tromsø - Tour the
city’s best spots from the Arctic Cathedral to the
world’s northernmost aquarium, including taking the cable car
up for mountaintop views over Tromsø.
Dog Sledding (Tromsø) - Join us on a mini polar expedition
across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from
Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya.
Scenery & Huskies - Get close to huskies and their
pups during this visit to the Tromsø Wilderness Centre. Go
on a guided nature walk and learn about the sport of dog sled racing.
Polar History Walk - Go on this guided walk through the city of
Tromsø and learn about the Arctic capital’s
fascinating history. Visit the Polar Museum and taste local beer at
Tromsø’s oldest pub.
Cross-Country Skiing - With fluffy, soft snow each winter,
it’s no surprise that skiing is a popular pastime in Norway.
Enjoy an introductory skiing lesson, before going for a gentle
cross-country skiing trip.
Snowshoeing In Tromsø - Make your way across the snow on a
pair of snowshoes, exploring Tromsøya Island in a unique
way. End the visit with a toboggan ride and a relaxing break by the
Electric Cruising in Tromsø - Cruise
Tromsø’s coast in a silent, electric boat. Explore
the depths with an underwater drone and sample Arctic food as you
listen to local guides.
DAY 6 :
Øksfjord - Berlevåg
Norway’s Northern Frontier
The ship reaches the town of Hammerfest on the island of
Kvaløya early in the morning. In summer, the island has
herds of reindeer migrating here in their thousands.
You’ll know we’ve reached Havøysund when
you see the wind turbines of the landmark Havøyglaven wind
farm which produces enough electricity to power 6,000 local homes.
At the top of Europe
We arrive at Honningsvåg mid-morning, portal to the North
Cape where a globe monument marks the top of continental Europe. The
optional excursion up to the dramatic promontory is very popular, so
you’ll want to book early.
Near the entrance of Kjøllefjord village, look out for the
striking, building-like rock formation Finnkirka, an ancient
sacrificial site once used by the indigenous Sámi. You can
join an optional excursion to meet local Sámi, learn about
their life reindeer herding, and listen to joik folk songs.
We reach our northernmost port of call, Mehamn, in the evening. If
visiting in the months of February and March, you might spot tons of
cod drying on outdoor wooden racks called hjell, mainly destined for
The ship then sets off for Berlevåg. On the way, we pass the
tall Slettnes Lighthouse, the northernmost mainland lighthouse on Earth.
TIME IN PORT:
Øksfjord: 01:50 - 02:00
Hammerfest: 05:05 - 05:45
Havøysund: 08:30 - 08:45
Honningsvåg: 10:55 - 14:30
Kjøllefjord: 16:40 - 17:00
Mehamn: 18:55 - 19:15
Berlevåg: 22:00 - 22:10
• The North Cape - Cross the
71st parallel and visit North Cape, the northernmost point on the
European continent, marked by the photogenic globe monument.
• Birdwatching Safari - Join us
on this excursion to see one of Norway´s largest and most
impressive bird cliffs in the Gjesværstappan islands.
• Sámi Culture - Meet
an indigenous Sámi family in their traditional lavvo tent to
learn more from them about their way of life and their remarkable
• Snowmobile Trip In The Arctic
- Drive your own snowmobile through a beautiful winter landscape from
one port to the next, hopefully under the Northern Lights.
• Sami Autumn - Hear tales about
the Sámi Shaman, discover Sámi culinary
traditions, and learn about the restorative powers of local medicinal
• The North Cape Exclusive -
This private tour of the North Cape with your own guide is an exclusive
experience reserved for our Platinum fare guests.
• Fishing Village Visit - Join
us on a tour to visit two colorful fishing villages and discover
Christmas, whatever the time of year, at the very top of Norway.
DAY 7 :
Båtsfjord - Berlevåg
Norway's Eastern Edge
We call at Båtsfjord and Vardø in the night,
before docking at Vadsø early in the morning.
Looking to the skies
The area around Vadsø is one of the most scenic and popular
birdwatching spots in the Arctic, lying directly under the migration
path of birds flying from east to west. Watch for hooded crows and sea
Next door neighbors
By the time we reach Kirkenes after breakfast, you’ll have
travelled further east than St. Petersburg and Istanbul.
You’ll have a choice of optional excursions to explore the
Located just a few miles from the Russian border, Kirkenes has many
influences from Norway’s neighbour; from road signs in both
Norwegian and Russian, a monthly Russian market, and the WWII Russian
Journey’s turning point
Kirkenes is where your Norwegian coastal cruise changes direction and
the ship heads south. Several of the places we sailed to during the
night we’ll now see during the day.
Back in Vardø, you can visit the solemn Witches’
Monument and the star-shaped Vardøhus Fortress, built in
1737. The northernmost fortification of any kind, it remains a part of
the military to this day.
We return to the small, bustling port of Båtsfjord and then
make for Berlevåg for late evening, crossing paths with the
TIME IN PORT:
Båtsfjord: 00:00 - 00:30
Vardø: 03:30 - 03:45
Vadsø: 06:55 - 07:10
Kirkenes: 09:00 - 12:30
• The Norwegian Border
- Explore the area around Storskog, a border station located on
Norway’s easternmost edge, and enjoy views over the town of
Kirkenes from Prestfjellet Mountain.
• Riverboat to the Norwegian
Border (Kirkenes) - Explore the Russian-Norwegian frontier by
travelling a part of Pasvik River, which acts as a natural border for
the neighboring countries.
• Snowmobile Safari - Start your
engines and ride your own snowmobile across the icy fjord landscape and
deep into the snow-covered wilderness.
• Kirkenes Snow Hotel -Explore
the beautifully decorated Snowhotel and Norway’s largest ice
bar. Greet the reindeers and huskies that live close by.
• ATV/Quad-safari to the
Norwegian border (Kirkenes) - Jump onto a quadbike ride and ride off to
explore the area around Kirkenes and peer across the Russian border.
• Husky Tour - Be immersed in
the Arctic wilderness on a three-hour husky sled ride that brings you
through forests, across plains, and over frozen lakes.
• King Crab Adventure (Summer) -
Join fishermen out on the Barents Sea to see them catch king crabs. A
chef will then prepare them for an all-you-can-eat king crab buffet.
• King Crab Adventure (Winter) -
Accompany a Norwegian fisherman for the day and learn how they catch
king crab in winter and then feast on the day’s catch at a
Hurtigruten Ships (Expedition, 590-guests)
Hurtigruten has a fleet of coastal ships that have their own onboard Expedition Team and serve as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ships make it an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters the ships sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture and presentation program and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast.
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- Cabin category of your choice
- Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Norway's
- English-speaking Tour Leader on board
- Engaging on-board activities and lectures
- 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, photo and film footage from the voyage
- Opportunities to casually engage with the Hurtigruten
Guides and other guests, including a welcome event, 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
- Captain’s dinner and a farewell event
- Flights & transfers
- Travel insurance
- Optional excursions
- Luggage handling
- Hikes with our Hurtigruten Guides
- Not all categories are available for all departures
- Single cabin pricing available on request
- Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices
are capacity controlled and subject to availability.