From $1,514 USD
January 1 - December 31, 2017
12 Days / 11 Nights
Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Steamer cruise along the west coast of Norway. Sail from Bergen to Kirkenes round trip or one way northbound or southbound.
Hurtigruten, Norwegian Coastal Voyage, links Norway's rich heritage and the sea. Discover the beauty of Norway's coastline where every season provides an ever-changing backdrop to a journey of matchless wonder. Experience the changing seasons that set the rhythm of life for local people. The round trip voyage stops at 35 uniquely picturesque ports all with their own charming characteristics. The World's most Beautiful Voyage - whatever the season.
January 1 - December 31, 2017
Daily, from January 1 - December 31, 2017
- from $1,514 per person, Polar Inside, MS Lofoten
- 11 nights Hurtigruten cruise Bergen to Kirkenes
- Voyage in cabin grade of your choice
- Full board (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
- Sightseeing as per itinerary
- Transportation as per itinerary
- Cruise taxes and port charges
- International flights / taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Optional Shore Excursions
- Luggage Handling
- Transfers to/from ship
- Alcoholic beverages
- $25 handling fee
- All above rates are in USD per person based on double occupancy. Rates include cruise transportation, stateroom accommodations, three meals daily, cruise taxes, and port charges.
- Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
- The Single Supplement is the additional amount that must be added to the double occupancy rates for single occupancy of a double cabin. Hurtigruten reserves the right to decline the sale of a cabin for less than its stated occupancy. All prices are subject to availability and change without notice.
- Optional Shore Excursions
- Additional nights in Bergen
- Norway in a Nutshell Tour, Oslo - Bergen / Bergen - Oslo
Day 1 BERGEN
Ports visited today: Bergen
Before sailing from Bergen, you may wish to explore this cultural gateway to the fjords. Spend some time in one of the outdoor cafes and restaurants in the Bryggen district, a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions in Bergen include the Floibanen Funicular, the Fish Market, and Fantoft Stave Church.
Day 2 ALESUND - GEIRANGERFJORD
Ports visited today: Floro, Maloy, Torvik, Alesund, Molde
We sail further north to Alesund, a beautiful town and a perfect example of the Art Nouveau style. Then we will sail into the spectacular UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord where you can enjoy a scenic excursion including a spectacular drive down the winding Trollstigen Pass.
Day 3 THE ROYAL CITY OF TRONDHEIM
Ports visited today: Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rorvik.
The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful setting for any outing, should you prefer a guided tour in Nidaros Cathedral or a casual stroll through Bakklandet. In the evening we continue towards the land of the Midnight Sun.
Day 4 ARCTIC CIRCLE - LOFOTEN ISLANDS
Ports visited today: Bronnoysund, Sandnessjoen, Nesna, Ornes, Bodo, Stamsund, Svolvaer.
Crossing the Arctic Circle is one of the highlights before we arrive in Ornes. The Arctic Circle marks the southern extremity of the polar, 24-hour sunlit day - often referred to as the "Midnight Sun". In the evening we reach Svolvaer, the administrative center of the Lofoten Islands. These islands are renowned for their small fishing villages with their bohemian atmosphere surrounded by majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Complete your visit with a stroll between the stock-fish racks and 'rorbuer', the traditional, red fishermen's residences.
Day 5 TROMSO - GATEWAY TO THE ARCTIC
Ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risoyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromso, Skjervoy.
During the night we pass the magnificent Trollfjord and sail through the spectacular and narrow Raftsund strait. Here, you can admire the rugged mountainous landscape jutting up against the horizon under the endless sun. We continue to Tromso, a city with many lively restaurants and cafés.
Day 6 HONNINGSVAG - NORTH CAPE
Ports visited today: Oksfjord, Hammerfest, Havoysund, Honningsvag, Kjollefjord, Mehamn, Berlevag.
Today we arrive in Honningsvag, the starting point of our excursion to the spectacular North Cape, the northernmost point of mainland Europe. From the fishing village of Kjollefjord you can get a "Taste of Lapland", meeting a real Sami family.
Day 7 KIRKENES - VOYAGE TURNING POINT
Ports visited today: Batsfjord, Vardo, Vadso, Kirkenes.
The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as we approach Kirkenes, just a few miles from the Russian border and the Sami communities of northern Scandinavia.
Day 7 KIRKENES - SOUTHBOUND VOYAGE BEGINS
Ports visited today: Kirkenes, Vardo, Batsfjord, Berlevag.
Summer in Kirkenes is superb with 86°F degree temperatures at its hottest. The town is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the east, with people here speaking Norwegian, Sami, Finnish and Russian. As we turn south, the northbound ports previously visited by night are now seen by day.
Day 8 HAMMERFEST - TROMSO
Ports visited today: Mehamn, Kjollefjord, Honningsvag, Havoysund, Hammerfest, Oksfjord, Skjervoy, Tromso.
Start the day with a summer breakfast at the North Cape Hall (optional excursion), which is firmly perched on the massive cliff marking the northernmost tip of mainland Europe. From here we make a stop in Hammerfest before our next major port of call, Tromso, where you can take part in a very special musical experience, the Arctic Cathedral Midnight Concert.
Day 9 VESTERALEN - LOFOTEN ISLANDS
Ports visited today: Tromso, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risoyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvaer, Stamsund.
Passing through the Lofoten Islands the ship negotiates a stunning network of inlets and isles, before moving on to what is the highlight of the voyage for many, a possible detour into the spectacular and dramatic Trollfjord. Join us on a fantastic safari by RIB- boat through the Lofoten archipelago under the Midnight Sun!
Day 10 ARCTIC CIRCLE - SEVEN SISTERS
Ports visited today: Bodo, Ornes, Nesna, Sandnessjoen, Bronnoysund, Rorvik.
As we sail past the Helgeland coast you can enjoy views of the hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and lush meadows. Today will also be our last one north of the Arctic Circle. The Vega Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is close to our call in Sandnessjoen.
Day 11 TRONDHEIM - KRISTIANSUND
Ports visited today: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Alesund.
We arrive in Trondheim in the early morning. Nidaros Cathedral, in which three Queens and seven Kings have been crowned, is Scandinavia's largest medieval building and worth a visit. The town of Kristiansund, located on the scenic Atlantic Road, holds the rather obscure title of Norway's 'cured cod capital' owing to the nature of its main export.
Day 12 BERGEN DISEMBARKATION
Ports visited today: Alesund, Torvik, Maloy, Floro, Bergen.
Our arrival in Bergen sees the end of this magnificent summer journey.