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NORWAY - 12 DAY

Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Norway is well known for its beautiful and unspoiled nature. Visit ice-covered fjords with breathtaking mountain scenery and glaciers. Look closer and you will also find cosy villages clinging to the steep hillsides and lively modern cities. Join us for life-enriching sailings that go deep into the magnificent Norwegian fjords, the most spectacular fjords in the world. Enjoy Arctic Norway with Midnight Sun in the summer and Northern Lights in the winter.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover our entire original coastal route with 34 ports of call, sailing past more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains.
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and hunt the northern lights in winter, or enjoy 24 hours of daylight under the midnight sun in summer.
  • Spring and autumn cruises showcase the brilliant colors, magical light, and fascinating culture of Arctic Norway.
  • Wide choice of optional excursions and onboard Hurtigruten guides who lead included activities and interpret the cultural and natural treasures on your cruise.

DATES / RATES

Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
May 01, 2024May 31, 20241,740 1,850
Jun 01, 2024Jun 30, 20242,455 2,610
Jul 01, 2024Jul 31, 20242,114 2,248
Aug 01, 2024Aug 31, 20241,992 2,118
Sep 01, 2024Sep 30, 20241,841 1,957
Oct 01, 2024Oct 31, 20241,860 1,978
Nov 01, 2024Nov 30, 20241,579 1,679
Dec 01, 2024Dec 31, 20241,575 1,675
Jan 01, 2025Jan 31, 20251,703 1,811
Feb 01, 2025Feb 28, 20251,916 2,037
Mar 01, 2025Mar 31, 20251,996 2,122
Apr 01, 2025Apr 30, 20252,449 2,604
May 01, 2025May 31, 20252,909 3,093
Jun 01, 2025Jun 30, 20253,189 3,391
Jul 01, 2025Jul 31, 20253,189 3,391
Aug 01, 2025Aug 31, 20252,959 3,146
Sep 01, 2025Sep 30, 20252,739 2,912
Oct 01, 2025Oct 31, 20252,449 2,604
Nov 01, 2025Nov 30, 20251,909 2,030
Dec 01, 2025Dec 31, 20251,909 2,030
Jan 01, 2026Jan 31, 20262,289 2,434
Feb 01, 2026Feb 28, 20262,579 2,742
Mar 01, 2026Mar 31, 20262,689 2,859
// Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
May 01, 2024May 31, 20241,740 1,850
Jun 01, 2024Jun 30, 20242,455 2,610
Jul 01, 2024Jul 31, 20242,114 2,248
Aug 01, 2024Aug 31, 20241,992 2,118
Sep 01, 2024Sep 30, 20241,841 1,957
Oct 01, 2024Oct 31, 20241,860 1,978
Nov 01, 2024Nov 30, 20241,579 1,679
Dec 01, 2024Dec 31, 20241,575 1,675
Jan 01, 2025Jan 31, 20251,703 1,811
Feb 01, 2025Feb 28, 20251,916 2,037
Mar 01, 2025Mar 31, 20251,996 2,122
Apr 01, 2025Apr 30, 20252,449 2,604
May 01, 2025May 31, 20252,909 3,093
Jun 01, 2025Jun 30, 20253,189 3,391
Jul 01, 2025Jul 31, 20253,189 3,391
Aug 01, 2025Aug 31, 20252,959 3,146
Sep 01, 2025Sep 30, 20252,739 2,912
Oct 01, 2025Oct 31, 20252,449 2,604
Nov 01, 2025Nov 30, 20251,909 2,030
Dec 01, 2025Dec 31, 20251,909 2,030
Jan 01, 2026Jan 31, 20262,289 2,434
Feb 01, 2026Feb 28, 20262,579 2,742
Mar 01, 2026Mar 31, 20262,689 2,859


ITINERARY

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 8 Mehamn - Tromsø
Day 9 Tromsø - Stamsund
Day 10 Bodø - Rørvik
Day 11 Trondheim - Ålesund
Day 12 Ålesund - Bergen

Day 1
Bergen
Gateway to the Fjords

Your voyage starts in the lovely city of Bergen. Before departure, you may want to explore this colourful gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 AD, and retains a great deal of its character, charm and history. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with colourful 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.

The ships along the Norwegian Coast have Hurtigruten Guides. You are welcome to join them on hikes during many of our port stays or enjoy onboard lectures and activities.

Don´t forget that you can explore even more of Norway before your sea voyage starts with our pre- and post cruise programmes, like the famous Norway in a Nutshell.

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, 800 metre-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’.

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 (Tryggvason). 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 neighbourhood, from April to September. You can also join the Hurtigruten Guides for a hike to discover more of the area.

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

Day 4
Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Welcome to the Arctic!

Today we cross the Arctic Circle, marking your best chance to see 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 Centre 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 1,000 metre-high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us towards majestic granite cliffs and white sandy 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 intensified 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.


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 northernmost brewery.

Beyond your imagination
In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling dog-sledge ride, as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning views of the snowy plateaus. The only light during the polar night comes from 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.


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 bird-watching 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 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.

 

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 kilometers 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
  • 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, like dog-sledging, 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 going north are now seen by 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.


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 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.


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, whereHurtigruten 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 1,000 metres from the sea.

Spectacular Trollfjord
We now reach spectacular Trollfjord, only 2 km long, 100 m 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, fast boat ride or a guided fishing village walk. We then proceed to Stamsund along the massive Lofoten wall.


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 centre. The opening is 160 m long, 35 m high and 20 m wide, and was created during the ice age. If the weather allows, join a hike with your guides up the mountain.

Myths and legends
We also sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range – with peaks up to 1,100 m 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 high street and marina. You can join an excursion to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre for an interesting tour and taste of fresh salmon from April throughout October.


Day 11
Trondheim - Ålesund
Rich History and Living Culture

We revisit Trondheim to further explore it´s colourful history. Join our excursion Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral to learn more.

Fishing, scenery and excursions
Next is Kristiansund, a city spread across four islands with an excellent harbour that has been active since the Stone Age. Today, it is Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’ because of its centuries-old export of dried fish.

Join an excursion to the renowned Atlantic Road - one of the most scenic routes in the world. Another interesting excursion is to Bergtatt marble mine, which includes going inside a mountain and sailing across an illuminated subterranean lake, before enjoying a meal in the mine´s ‘Grand Hall’.

Norwegian Alps
Those choosing to stay on board at Kristiansund will cross the open sea to Molde, known as Norway´s ‘City of Roses’. Along the way, you will take in the steep peaks of the Romsdal Alps on the horizon.

Day 12
Ålesund - Bergen
A Fjord Farewell

During the night, the ship calls at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy, as our voyage draws to a close. But before we dock in Bergen, there is some fascinating scenery ahead of us.

Glaciers and lush farmland
We sail through picturesque Nordfjord beneath Jostedal Glacier. This rugged coastal region features farms with fruit orchards and glacial fingers that stretch towards glistening lakes. In the morning, we call at Florø.

Back to Bergen
We navigate the mouth of the mighty Sognefjord and enjoy superb views of the island-studded coastline before you disembark in Bergen.

We hope you will take home memories of stunning nature, wildlife and fascinating culture, and we hope to see you on board again in the near future!

Enjoy even more of Norway
To see more of Norway, we highly recommend our excursion Bergen City Sightseeing (only sold on board) or join one of our Post-programes to experience more Norwegian cuisine, culture and scenery.


The day-by-day program 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.


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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WHAT'S INCLUDED

What’s included
  • Cabin category of your choice
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Norway's Coastal Kitchen
  • 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

Not Included
  • Flights & transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling
  • Hikes with our Hurtigruten Guides

Notes
  • 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.

 

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