Classic Round Voyage

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The Classic Round Voyage – Bergen, Kirkenes, Bergen

12 days from £1595pp

The coast of Norway is often rated as one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Discover the full range of this natural treasure on our 12-day round trip voyage. Call on 34 ports, sail world-famous fjords and encounter unforgettable scenery along the way. Learn from complementary lectures and onboard activities from our Hurtigruten Guides and choose from 90 exciting optional excursions.

* Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included within the price

* English-speaking Tour Leader on board

* Discover our entire original coastal route with 34 ports of call, sailing past more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains

* Cross the Arctic Circle and hunt the Northern Lights in winter, or enjoy 24 hours of daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer

* Spring and Autumn voyages showcase the brilliant colours, magical light and fascinating culture of Arctic Norway

* Wide choice of optional excursions and onboard Hurtigruten Guides who lead included activities and interpret the cultural and natural treasures on your voyage

Full Itinerary

Bergen

Gateway to the Fjords

Your voyage starts in the lovely city of Bergen. 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 wharves dating back to the 14th century.

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

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.

Our ships along the Norwegian Coast have Hurtigruten 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 famous Norway in a Nutshell.

Floro – Molde

Architectural and Natural Masterpieces

Enjoy an early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to Alesund.

Art Nouveau city

Alesund 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, 800 metre-high cliffs and dramatic waterfalls. In autumn, we explore Hjorundfjord in the majestic Sunnmore Alps. The fjords 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.

Kristiansund – Rorvik

History and Charm

Charming Trondheim is home to a great history and 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, 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 music’s past is brought to life in a grand manner 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 the Hurtigruten Guides for a hike to discover more of the area.

Back on board

In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjaer lighthouse, islets and rocky reefs. After that, we head towards charming Rorvik.

Bronnoysund – Svolvaer

Welcome to the Arctic!

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

Ornes 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 the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bod, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the worlds most powerful maelstrom, by small boat.

Majestic Lofoten

That afternoon, the 1,000 metre-high Lofoten Wall looms on the horizon, ushering us towards majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches.

Meet the Vikings

At Stamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftains house for a real Viking feast.

Going organic

Between Stamsund and Svolvaer, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofotens only craft brewery, in Svolvaer.

Hunting the Northern Lights

In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intensified 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.

Stokmarknes – Skjervoy

In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes

We briefly dock at Risoyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes in the morning.

Polar history and beer

We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital of Tromso for a prolonged stay. Join our `Polar History Walk in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer from the worlds northernmost brewery.

Beyond your imagination

In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromso 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 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 Tromso area.

Get close to marine wildlife

Want to experience serenity on the sea? Join us for a kayaking excursion in summer along Tromss coastline – a great way to get close to marine wildlife. Sailing from Tromso, we continue to search for the Northern Lights from September to March.

Oksfjord – Berlevag

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 Sami 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 to Honningsvag, from where you can join a bird-watching excursion to Gjesvaerstappan, home to millions of birds during nesting season.

Sailing north

The ship continues north into the heartland of the Sami people. Visit Kjollefjord, where you can learn about the Sami 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.

Sami traditions

‘Sami 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 Sami shaman, Noaidi.

Batsfjord – Berlevag

Russian Border and Turning Point

We arrive early today in Vadso before docking in Kirkenes – the ships turning point for the return journey.

Streets with Russian names

The Russian border is a just few kilometres 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
– via canoe
– hiking
– ATV/quad-bike trek in summer

You can also join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea.

Winter wonder

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.

Ice dipping

Docking again at Vardo, we may invite you to swim in the icy Arctic Ocean in winter. We then cruise along Varanger peninsula to Batsfjord and Berlevag, home to a famous male choir of local fishermen.

Mehamn – Tromso

Unmatched Arctic Scenery

Around midnight we dock at Mehamn with the option to join in winter a snowmobile trip to hunt the Aurora.

North Cape breakfast

We again dock at Honningsvag, where you can join an excursion that includes eating breakfast 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 Lindstrom.

We continue south to Oksfjord with a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervoy.

Midnight adventures

We then dock at Tromso, 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 Olhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.

Tromso – Stamsund

Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes

We arrive in Harstad, where you can join the excursion A taste of Vesteralen.

Amazing scenery

The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterlen offer 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.

Hurtigrutens birthplace

We make a short stop at Risyhamn, population 200, to deliver passengers, groceries and mail, and then continue to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten 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.

Spectacular Trollfjord

We now reach spectacular Trollfjord, 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

At Svolvaer, 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.

Bodo – Rorvik

Across the Arctic Circle

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 the Helgeland 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 the Seven 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.

UNESCO heritage

We next make a short stop at Nesna, before moving on to Sandnessjen. where you can join an optional excursion in summer to the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Vega Islands.

Charming coastal town

Bronnoysund is 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 through October.

Trondheim – Alesund

Rich History and Living Culture

We revisit Trondheim to further explore its colourful history. Join our excursion Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral to 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 renowned Atlantic 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.

Norwegian Alps

Those choosing to stay on board at Kristiansund will cross the open sea to Molde, known as Norways City of Roses. Along the way, you will take in the steep peaks of the Romsdal Alps on the horizon.

Alesund – Bergen

A Fjord Farewell

During the night, the ship calls at Alesund, Torvik and Maloy, 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 at Floro.

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 onboard 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 onboard) or join one of our Post-programmes to experience more Norwegian cuisine, culture and scenery.

Additional Notes

Prices are in GBP per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin

Not all categories are available for all departures

Single cabin pricing available on request

Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.

Not included in your trip:

Flights & transfers

Travel insurance

Optional excursions

Luggage handling

Hikes with the Hurtigruten Guides

Engaging onboard activities and lectures:

Onboard lectures and presentations on history, biology, geography, geology and culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience

Introductory photo presentations, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage

Opportunities to casually engage with the guides and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come

Port presentations providing destination insight

Presentation of excursion programmes

Point of interest presentations out on deck

Loan of trekking poles, snowshoes, headlamps, ice-spikes needed for optional hikes depending on season and conditions

Captains dinner and a farewell event

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