Hurtigruten’s Sportsman’s Route

Hurtigruten’s Sportsman’s Route

USD $4255 starting price
Join us for a very special spring voyage! See Norway’s iconic fjords, learn about coastal culture and visit colorful fishing villages on our way north to the Arctic on our classic Sportsman’s Route. Get close to nature and experience genuine Norwegian “friluftsliv” (outdoor life) adventures.

Ship: MS SPITSBERGEN
Duration: 14 days

14-days Hurtigruten’s Sportsman’s Route
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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sail on an epic cruise from Norway’s spectacular fjords to Arctic Svalbard
  • Visit places far off the beaten track
  • Experience Norwegian spring in the south and winter in the north
  • Explore coastal communities few others visit
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Day 1

Beautiful Bergen

Bergen – Embarkation

Explore Bergen’s historic harbor area, fronted by wooden houses of Bryggen dating back as far as the 1300s. Stroll through the port city’s narrow alleyways or take a funicular ride to the summit of Mount Fløyen before boarding MS Spitsbergen..

Day 2

Værlandet

Værlandet – Full Day

Værlandet is a small island group north of Sognefjorden and home to a robust fishing community. You’ll get the chance to experience  Norwegian “friluftsliv” (outdoor life) here, with many hikiing options. Perhaps you’d like to climb 1,578 ft high Mt. Alden for the stunning view.

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Day 3

Geiranger & Art Nouveau Ålesund

Geiranger & Ålesund

Take in the scenery of surrealistically beautiful Geirangerfjord as we sail this through this UNESCO World Heritage site.

We then spend the afternoon in lovley Ålesund, rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style after a disastrous fire in 1904. Visit the Art Nouveau Center or walk up Aksla Mountain (for unforgettable views!).

Day 4

Åndalsnes

Åndalsnes – Full Day

We will spend a full day in Åndalsnes, set at the foot of spectacular mountains. The Trollstigen mountain road and Vermafossen waterfall are both popular attractions here.

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Day 5

Life in Remote Beauty

Frøya – Half Day

Located off the coast of Trøndelag, the Frøya Islands are home to around 4,200 people who are proud of the fantastic outdoor life of their islands as well as their thriving coastal culture.

Day 6

Further West

Værøy – Full Day

Værøy is a small island in the western part of Lofoten with only 780 inhabitants, nearly half of whom work in the fishing industry. Take a walk around this very special island rich in history and scenic views.

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Day 7

Idyllic Reine

Reine – Full Day

A true gem of Lofoten, Reine is the iconic Norwegian fishing village. Its beauty has inspired artists since the 1880s. Traditional fisherman’s cottages (rorbuer) perch on stilts above the water’s edge with a backdrop of steep granite peaks. Take your time here to soak in the serenity.

Day 8

The Capital of Lofoten

Svolvær – Full Day

At the heart of Lofoten is the picturesque town of Svolvær – a fishing village where age-old maritime traditions are still practiced.  The harbor area is a great place to stroll around and admire the fishing boats, or maybe take a hike into the nearby mountains.

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Day 9

An Arctic Paradise

Sommarøy – Full Day

Sommarøy is a group of small islands with lovely white sand beaches and a lively fishing village. Browse the small shops for handicrafts and note the “Kaillkråa” (gentlemen’s corner) where the husbands of busy wives are parked on shopping days.

Day 10

Rock Carvings

Alta – Full Day

Alta’s history dates back more than 5,200 years, based on the UNESCO-listed rock carvings found nearby. We recommend walking up to the top of Komsafjellet – 700 ft above sea level – for a spectacular view over the town and fjord.

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Day 11

North Cape Cliff

Hornvika, Skarsvåg & Gjesvær

Early in the morning, we sail past the famous North Cape cliff. You can choose from two optional activities here – a hike up the steep path from Hornvika, or bus trip from Skarsvåg to the top of the cape. The ship continues to Gjesvær, where the excursion participants re-board.

Day 12

Towards Svalbard

At sea

Spend this day at sea preparing yourself before the last part of our adventure, Svalbard. The expedition team will present lectures in the Science Center, or you can just relax by the window with a book and enjoy being at sea.

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Day 13

Isolated Habitat

Bjørnøya – Full Day

This isolated island hosts arguably the largest concentration of sea birds in the Northern Hemisphere. Weather conditions will determine if we can attempt to go ashore on this ruggedly beautiful island.

Day 14

End of the Expedition

Longyearbyen – Disembarkation

Our adventure ends in the Arctic frontier town of Longyearbyen, where we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Oslo.

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Price includes

  • Hurtigruten expedition in the cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Coach-class flights between Longyearbyen and Oslo
  • One overnight hotel stay in Longyearbyen before the cruise, including breakfast and lunch
  • All transfers in Longyearbyen, including an excursion before the cruise
  • Wind-and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with small boats and activities on board and ashore
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompanies landings and activities
  • Complimentary tea and coffee

Not included

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional Excursions and Gratuities

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Itinerary: Hurtigruten's Sportsman's Route
Duration: 14 Days
Ship: MS Spitsbergen

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