Hurtigruten – Classic Coastal Voyage North, 7 days

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From $1,336 USD
January 1 - December 31, 2020
7 Days / 6 Nights

Hurtigruten, Norwegian Coastal Voyage, 7-day Northbound begins in Bergen, ends in Kirkenes. Visit many ports of call and enjoy optional shore excursions.

Overview

Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, is considered the "World's most Beautiful Sea Voyage". The 7-day northbound journey begins in Bergen and ends in Kirkenes. Visit many ports of call, from Ålesund, Trondheim to Bodø and the spectacular Lofoten Islands. Cruise through the narrow Raftsund Strait and the Trollfjord to Tromsø, the "Paris of the North". Enjoy optional shore excursions to Geirangerfjord, the Nidaros Cathedral, North Cape and more.

Operation

January 1 - December 31, 2020

Departure

daily, January 1 - December 31, 2020

Price

  • from $1,336 per person in double, PolarInside

Included

  • 6 nights Hurtigruten cruise northbound, Bergen-Kirkenes
  • Cabin category of choice
  • Full board during cruise
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Cruise taxes and port charges

Not Included

  • Transatlantic airfare
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Cruise fuel surcharges
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Optional shore excursions

Please note

  • All rates are in USD per person based on double occupancy.  Not all categories are available for all departures.
  • 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.
  • Single cabin pricing available on request.
  • 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.

Tour Options

  • Optional Shore Excursions
  • Additional nights in Bergen
  • Norway in a Nutshell Tour, Pre/Post Cruise:
    Oslo - Bergen / Bergen - Oslo

Practical information
On board information

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 - Kirkenes

Day 1 BERGEN

Gateway to the Fjords
Your cruise starts in the lovely city of Bergen. Before departure, you may want to explore this colorful gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 A.D., and retains a great deal of its character, charm, and history. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with the colorful wharf 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
After we depart, 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.

Time in Port:
Bergen 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm all year

Day 2 ÅLESUBND - FLORØ - MOLDE (B, L, D)

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, 2,625 foot-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'.

Time in Port:
Florø 3:30 am – 3:40 am
Måløy 5:40 am – 5:50 am
Torvik 8:30 am – 8:40 am
Ålesund (summer/autumn) 9:45 am – 10:15 am
Geiranger (summer) 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Hjørunfjorden/Urke autumn 12:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Ålesund 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm/5:50 pm – 7:30 pm*
Molde 10:15 pm – 10:45 pm **
* Ålesund winter and spring 9:45 am – 1:30 pm
** Molde winter and spring 4:15 pm –7:00 pm

Day 3 TRONDHEIM - RØRVIK (B, L, D)
Discover Medieval Spirit in the Old Capital

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. 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 neighborhood, from April to September. You can also join the Hurtigruten guides for a hike to discover more.

Back on board
In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjær lighthouse, islets, and rocky reefs. After sailing through the narrow channel of Stokksund, we head toward charming Rørvik.

Time in Port:
Kristiansund 2:15 am – 2:30 am winter and spring 10:30 pm – 1:30 am
Trondheim 10:00 am – 1:15 pm
Rørvik 10:15 pm – 10:30 pm

Day 4 ØRNES - BODØ - STAMSUND - SVOLVÆR (B, L, D)

Welcome to the Arctic!
Today we cross the Arctic Circle, increasing your chances to see the 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 Center to admire this enigmatic world of ice, and visit a moose farm.

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 3,300 foot high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us toward majestic granite cliffs and white-sand 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 intense 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.

Time in Port:
Brønnøysund 01:45 am – 01:55 am
Sandnessjøen 04:35 am – 04:45 am
Nesna 05:55 am – 06:05 am
Ørnes 09:45 am – 09:55 am
Bodø 12:40 pm – 15:00 pm
Stamsund 19:00 pm – 19:30 pm
Svolvær 21:00 pm – 22:00 pm

Day 5 STOKMARKNES - SKJERVØY (B, L, D)

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 second northernmost brewery.

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

Time in Port:
Stokmarknes 1:00 am – 1:15 am
Sortland 2:45 am – 3:00 am
Risøyhamn 4: 15 am – 4:30 am
Harstad 6:45 am – 7:45 am
Finnsnes 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Tromsø 2:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Skjervøy 10:30 pm – 10:45 pm

Day 6 ØKSFJORD - BERLEVÅG (B, L, D)

At the 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’s 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.

Time in Port:
Øksfjord 2:00 am – 2:15 am
Hammerfest 5:15 am – 6:00 am
Havøysund 8:45 am – 9:15 am
Honningsvåg 11:15 am – 2:45 pm
Kjøllefjord 5:00 pm – 5:15 pm
Mehamn 7:15 pm – 7:30 pm
Berlevåg 10:00 pm – 10:15 pm

7 HAMMERFEST - HONNINGSVÅG - BERLEVÅG - KIRKENES (B, L, D)

Barents Region and Turning Point
We arrive early today in Vadsø, and just after breakfast, dock at Kirkenes. This is the ship's turning point for the return journey southbound - and where we bid our Classic Cruise North guests farewell.

Russian frontier
There are a number of fascinating things to do and see in Kirkenes, which is located near the Russian border. You'll notice the local road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier, depending on the season. You can take a bus year round, or join a riverboat safari, canoeing, border hikes, or ATV/quad-bike adventure in summer.

Classic activities
Winter and spring provide you with a wide range of classic wintertime activities to choose from, including dog sledding, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.

Like seafood? Join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

You may want to spend some extra time exploring this unique region at the top of Europe before returning home.

We hope you will take home lifetime memories of a fascinating northbound cruise along Norway's coastline.

Welcome aboard again soon!

Time in Port:
Båtsfjord 12:00 am – 12:15 am
Vardø 3:15 am – 3:30 am
Vadsø 6:45 am – 7:15 am
Kirkenes 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

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