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Norwegian coast Hurtigruten cruise - 11 days

Experience amazing highlights such as the Geirangerfjord*, the Arctic circle, the spectacular Lofoten Islands, the narrow Raftsund & the dramatic Trollfjord*, the North Cape, the Arctic towns Bodo & Tromso and the picturesque coastal towns Bergen, Alesund & Trondheim.

Hurtigruten offers a fascinating mixture of first-class passenger vessels and local working ships. Hurtigruten has been part of the country’s very lifeline for over a century. Calling at 34 ports, most never visited by commercial cruise liners, the ships deliver freight, post and passengers to remote communities, some of which are home to just a few hundred people. Sailing along this beautiful coastline, through magical fjords to enchanted islands, you will enjoy a genuine, friendly and unpretentious voyage which is truly Norwegian.

Duration 11 nights. Starting & finishing in Bergen. You can add exciting land excursions en route. *Summer season only. Read more:

Bergen Bryggen wharf. Photo Per Nybo, Bergen Tourist Board

Day 1 - Bergen, evening departure

Check-in from 18:00. We recommend early arrival to Bergen, allowing you time to explore the charming Hanseatic town before the cruise departure at 20:00 (22:30 winter season).

 

Funicular, Bergen. Photo erje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation orway

You can leave your luggage at the Hurtigruten terminal, a short walk from the city centre.

 

All meals are included during the cruise; buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3 course dinner (food only)

Geirangerfjord. Photo Union Hotel

Day 2 - Alesund-Geirangerfjord*     

Morning arrival to the Art Nouveau town of Alesund. Enjoy a full day cruise to the famous Geirangerfjord (*June 02 to Sept 01), with the "Seven Sisters" waterfalls. During the winter season you can enjoy 3 hours at leisure in Alesund, in September and October a full day cruise to Hjorundfjord.
Land excursions

Bakklandet Trondheim. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway

Day 3 - Trondheim-Rorvik

Through the wide Trondheim fjord to the picturesque, historic city of Trondheim. Spend 4 hours at leisure in the city, or take an optional sightseeing tour.
Highlights: areas with tiny well preserved wooden houses, the old bridge "Gamle Bybro" & the Nidaros Cathedral. Land excursions

Lofoten Islands. Photo Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway

Day 4 - Bodo-Lofoten Islands

Crossing the Arctic Circle to Bodo, with a few hours to explore the city. Then across the Vestfjord to the spectacular Lofoten Islands with the famous Lofotwall rock formation. Calls at the fishing villages of Stamsund & Svolvaer.
Land excursions

Midnight Sun Norway. Photo Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway

Day 5 - Vesteralen Islands-Tromso

Into a magnificent archipelago to the north, then on to the university town of Tromso, also known as the 'Paris of the North'. Spend 4 hours at leisure in the city.
Land excursions

 

 North Cape cliff. Photo Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway 

Day 6 - Honningsvag-North Cape

Main port Honningsvag, then cruise along Finnmark's barren coast, passing the Svaerholdtklubben Bird Colony and the unbelievable rock formation of Finnkjerkja. From Honningsvag you can join an optional excursion to the North Cape plateau.
Land excursions

 Kirkenes. Photo Trym Ivar Bergsmo/Finnmark Tourist board 

Day 7 - Batsfjord-Kirkenes

Around the north and east coast of the barren Finnmark coast before the ship continues to the south-east into the Bokfjord and on to Kirkenes, close to the Russian border and the journey's turning point.
Land excursions

 Finnmark coast. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway 

Day 7 - Kirkenes-Berlevag

Optional activities in Kirkenes, like riverboat safari to the Russian border. Then cruise to Vardo, Norway's easternmost town, with the enchanting Vardohus Fortress. Cruise along the Varanger peninsula before a late evening arrival at Batsfjord.

 Tromso. Photo Frithjof Fure/Innovation Norway 

Day 8 - Mehamn-Tromso

Cruise via Hammerfest, across Soroysund to Oksfjord. The course is set via Lopphavet open sea and the ship finds quiet waters towards Skjervoy and the Arctic town of Tromso.
Optional Midnight concert in the Arctic cathedral  Land excursions

 Trollfjord. Photo Rita de Lange / Fjord Travel Norway 

Day 9 - Tromso-Stamsund

Through narrow Risoyrenna channel after leaving Harstad. Stokmarknes with the Norwegian Coastal Voyage Museum then on to Vesteralen and the spectacular Lofoten islands. Depending on the weather conditions, the ship will take a detour to the breathtaking, narrow Trollfjord (summer season)
Land excursions

 Early morning at Helgeland coast. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway

Day 10 - Helgeland-Rorvik

The ship sails along the beautiful and fabled Helgeland Coast, with the impressive Seven Sisters mountain range and the Vega islands. Make sure to get up early for the call at Ornes, surrounded by a magnificent scenery with views of the Svartisen glacier
Land excursions

 Nidaros Cathedral Trondheim. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway

Day 11 - Trondheim-Alesund

The tiny historic island of Munkholmen leads the way to the historic town of Trondheim, with picturesque areas of tiny, wooden houses (Bakklandet) and Norway's only cathedral. Then passing the beautiful island of Hitra and the open sea of Hustadvika before approaching the city of Molde.
Land excursions

 Alesund view. Photo Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Day 12 - Alesund-Bergen

Magnificent West Norway scenery with mouths of fjords and a lush, beautiful archipelago, including the island kingdom of Oygarden, before the ship approaches Bergen. Arrival to Bergen at 14:30
Land excursions

 

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