Day 1 Bergen
Your voyage starts in the lovely city ofBergen. 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 14thcentury.
You may enjoy a stroll in the cobblestone alleyways, a bite at an outdoor caf or restaurant, a trip on the Flibanen 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.
Seven of our ships along the Norwegian Coast haveHurtigruten Guides. You are welcome to join them on hikes during many of our port stays or enjoy onboard lectures and activities.
Dont forget that you can explore even more of Norway before your sea voyage starts with our pre- and post cruise programmes, like the famousNorway in a Nutshell.
TIME IN PORT:
Bergen: 14.30 – 21.30 all year
Want to know when the different ships are in port? See thecomplete sailing plan here
Day 2 Flor – Molde
Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to lesund.
Art Nouveau city
lesundis 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-listedGeirangerfjord, passing sheer, 800 metre-high cliffs and dramatic waterfalls.In autumn, we exploreHjrundfjord in the majestic Sunnmre Alps. The fjords pristine natural landscape of steep rock walls, lush green meadows, lonely mountain farms and tiny villages is unforgettable.
Mountains and roses
Moldeis 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
Flor: 03.30 03.40
Mly: 05.40 05.50
Torvik: 08.30 08.40
lesund (summer/autumn): 09.45 10.15
Geiranger (summer): 14.15 14.30
Hjrunfjorden/Urke autumn: 12.15 15.45
lesund: 18.30 19.30/17.50 19.30*
Molde: 22.15 22.45***lesund winter and spring: 09.45 13.30 **Molde winter and Spring: 16.15 19.00
Day 3 Kristiansund – Rrvik
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 soaringNidaros Cathedral, Norways only gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav (Tryggvason). Marvel at the cathedrals exquisite works of art, architectural details and medieval statues.
In spring and summer, we continue to Ringve Museum of Musical History, where Norwegian musics 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 worlds 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 worlds only bicycle lift, near the quaint Bakklandet neighbourhood, from April to September. You can also join theHurtigruten Guides for a hike to discover more of the area.
Back on board
In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjr lighthouse, islets and rocky reefs.After sailing through the narrow channel of Stokksund, we head towards charmingRrvik.
TIME IN PORT
Kristiansund: 02.15 02.30 (winter & spring 22.30 01.30)
Trondheim: 10.00 13.15
Rrvik: 22.15 22.30
Day 4 Brnnysund – Svolvr
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
rnes is the site of Norways 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 thebeautiful coast of Helgeland to Bod, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the worlds most powerful maelstrom, by small boat.
That afternoon, the 1,000 metre-highLofoten Walllooms on the horizon, ushering us towards majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches.
Meet the Vikings
AtStamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftains house for a real Viking feast.
Between Stamsund andSvolvr, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofotens only craft brewery, in Svolvr.
Hunting the Northern Lights
In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intensified hunt for theNorthern Lights, and we present a multimedia show, The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis.
As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance toTrollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed.
TIME IN PORT
Brnnysund: 01.45 01.55
Sandnessjen: 04.35 04.45
Nesna: 05.55 06.05
rnes: 09.45 09.55
Bod: 12.40 15.00
Stamsund: 19.00 19.30
Svolvr: 21.00 22.00
Day 5 Stokmarknes – Skjervy
We briefly dock at Risyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes in the morning.
Polar history and beer
We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital ofTroms for a prolonged stay. Join our `Polar History Walk in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer fromthe worlds northernmost brewery.
Beyond your imagination
In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Troms 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 were lucky, the magicalNorthern 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 theHurtigruten Guidesfor hikes and discover more of the Troms area.
Get close to marine wildlife
Want to experience serenity on the sea? Join us for a kayaking excursionin summer along Tromss coastline – a great way to get close to marine wildlife.
Sailing from Troms, we continue to search for theNorthern Lights from September to March.
TIME IN PORT:
Stokmarknes: 01.00 01.15
Sortland: 02.45 03.00
Risyhamn: 04.15 04.30
Harstad: 06.45 07.45
Finnsnes: 11.00 11.30
Troms: 14.15 18.30
Skjervy: 22.30 22.45
Day 6 ksfjord – Berlevg
Enjoy magnificent landscapes as we sail to theNorth Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of reindeer and small camps of indigenous Smi people in the area.
Experience the North Cape
After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havysund. Join a small boat excursion here to see the North Cape from the sea, visit the worlds northernmost fishing village and ride by bus to North Cape plateau.
The ship continues toHonningsvg, from where you can join a bird-watching excursion to Gjesvrstappan, home to millions of birds during nesting season.
The ship continues north into the heartland of the Smi people. VisitKjllefjord, where you can learn about the Smi way of life and hear traditional joiking (song).
Adrenaline and Northern Lights
In winter, you can join anunforgettable snowmobile tripacross snowy plains and perhaps spot theNorthern Lightsin the starry sky.
‘Smi 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 Smi shaman, Noaidi.
TIME IN PORT:
ksfjord: 02.00 02.15
Hammerfest: 05.15 06.00
Havysund: 08.45 09.15
Honningsvg: 11.15 14.45
Kjllefjord: 17.00 17.15
Mehamn: 19.15 19.30
Berlevg: 22.00 22.15
Day 7 Btsfjord – Berlevg
We arrive early today in Vads before docking in Kirkenes – the ships turning point for the return journey.
Streets with Russian names
The Russian border is a just few kilometers from Kirkenes and youll 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
ATV/quad-bike trek in summer
You can also join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crabfrom the Barents Sea.
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 youve seen only half of what Norways coastline offers. The ports we visited by night going north are now seen by day.
Docking again at Vard, we may invite you to swim in the icy Arctic Ocean in winter. We then cruise along Varanger peninsula to Btsfjord and Berlevg, home to a famous male choir of local fishermen.
TIME IN PORT:
Btsfjord: 24.00 00.15
Vard: 03.15 03.30
Vads: 06.45 07.15
Kirkenes: 09.00 12.30
Vard: 15.45 16.45
Btsfjord: 19.45 20.15
Berlevg: 21.45 22.00
Day 8 Mehamn – Troms
Around midnight we dock atMehamn with the option to join in winter a snowmobile trip to hunt the Aurora.
North Cape breakfast
We again dock atHonningsvg, where you can join an excursion that includes eatingbreakfast 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 Lindstrm.
We continue south to ksfjord with a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervy. In spring, we sail through the beautiful Lyngenfjord, surrounded by the rugged Lyngen Alps.
We then dock atTroms, just in time to enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. You can also explore Troms under the Midnight Sun by boat in summer. You may want to drop by lhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.
TIME IN PORT:
Mehamn: 00.45 01.00
Kjllefjord: 02.45 03.00
Honningsvg: 05.30 05.45
Havysund: 07.45 08.00
Hammerfest: 10.45 12.45*
ksfjord: 15.30 15.45
Skjervy: 19.15 19.45
Troms: 23.45 01.30* 01.04. – 31.05. departure time from Hammerfest will be 11.45 due to diversion into Lyngen.
Day 9 Troms – Stamsund
We arrive inHarstad, where you can join the excursion A taste of Vesterlen.
The island groups ofLofoten and Vesterlenoffer 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.
We make a short stop at Risyhamn, population 200, to deliver passengers, groceries and mail, and then continue toStokmarknes, 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.
We now reach spectacularTrollfjord, 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
AtSvolvr, 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.
TIME IN PORT:
Troms: 23.45 01.30
Finnsnes: 04.15 04.45
Harstad: 07.45 08.30
Risyhamn: 10.45 11.00
Sortland: 12.30 13.00
Stokmarknes: 14.15 15.15
Svolvr: 18.30 20.30
Stamsund: 22.00 22.30
Day 10 Bod – Rrvik
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 theHelgeland coast, youll 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 theSeven 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.
We next make a short stop at Nesna, before moving on toSandnessjen. where you can join an optional excursion in summer to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Vega Islands.
Charming coastal town
Brnnysundis 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.
TIME IN PORT:
Bod: 02.30 03.45
rnes: 06.40 06.50
Nesna: 10.25 10.35
Sandnessjen: 11.45 12.15
Brnnysund: 15.00 17.30
Rrvik: 21.00 21.30
Day 11 Trondheim – lesund
We revisit Trondheim to further explore its colourful history. Join our excursion Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedralto 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 Norways cured cod capital because of its centuries-old export of dried fish.
Join an excursion to the renownedAtlantic 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 mines Grand Hall.
Those choosing to stay on board at Kristiansund will cross the open sea toMolde, known as Norways City of Roses. Along the way, you will take in the steep peaks of the Romsdal Alps on the horizon.
TIME IN PORT:
Trondheim: 06.30 09.45
Kristiansund: 16.30 17.00
Molde: 21.00 21.30
lesund: 00.30 01.00
Day 12 lesund – Bergen
During the night, the ship calls at lesund, Torvik and Mly, 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 atFlor.
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-programmesto experience more Norwegian cuisine, culture and scenery.
TIME IN PORT:
lesund: 00.30 01.00
Torvik: 02.15 02.30
Mly: 05.15 05.45
Flor: 07.45 08.15