Classic Winter Voyages

A winter expedition cruise along the coast of Norway is a beautiful experience. The landscape is covered in pure white snow; the air is fresh, pure and crisp. Clusters of cosy houses glow on the shores like embers, and the stunning backdrop of snow-clad mountains reflects the polar twilight. Enjoy a 6, 7, 11 or 12 day Classic Voyage with us to experience this beautiful season.

If you'd like to book an entire 12 day flight package with our regional airport departures take a look at our Flight and Voyage Packages 

OUR OFFERS!

When booking this voyage you can get great savings when taking advantage of  our amazing offers. You can combine this voyage with our Northern Light Promise, a FREE North Cape Excursion, Children Travelling for FREE and No Single Supplement. For more details please see 'Highlights' below. 

  • 6, 7, 11 or 12 days
  • 1 Jan-31 March; 1 Nov-31 Dec
From £499 per person

Voyage Highlights

  • Cross the Arctic Circle and hopefully see the Northern Lights.
  • Explore the gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø.
  • Enjoy a wide selection of exciting and interesting excursions, like the Husky Adventure, Lofotr Viking Feast, dog sledging, Snow Hotel and Wilderness Adventure Camp.
  • As a part of our winter programme you can enjoy several on board actvities and excursions where the Arctic light is the main element.

Offers that apply for this voyage

  • The Northern Lights Promise- Take advantage of this great offer when booking the Classic Round Voyage before the 31 December 2014. If the lights don’t occur, we will give you another 6-7 day voyage for free. For a more detailed terms and conditions regarding this offer please visit the Northern Lights Promise page or look under ‘Booking Terms and Conditions’. Only valid for new bookings.
  • Free North Cape Excursion-Visit Europes northernmost point for free in 2014.This offer is only available for those travelling with Hurtigruten in the time period 1 October 2014 to 31 December 2014. Only valid for new bookings.
  • Children Travel for Free- If the third or fourth passenger is under 15 they will receive a free voyage with Hurtigruten.  The offer is only available for Norwegian coastal voyages when booking by 15 March 2015. Only valid for new bookings.
  • No single supplement-Travel on a Norwegian Coastal Voyage on selected dates between April and December 2014 to revive this offer. Also, the offer includes full board but is not valid for suites. Only valid for new bookings.

Days 1-7 Northbound voyage

Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen

Our journey starts in Bergen. As we make our way north, you have the chance to enjoy interesting presentations and activities. Many of these activities happen out on deck or on land, so you get the chance to feel the crisp and fresh air. Enjoy the relaxed ambience of life on board and the opportunity to meet fellow passengers as you take in the spectacular winter landscapes.

Day 2 Ålesund

We navigate through the skerries and islands further north before reaching the town renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, Ålesund. We recommend the excursion to Mount Aksla for a perfect winter panoramic view.

Excursions
 
2C ART NOUVEAU WALK
2D ATLANTERHAVSPARKEN AQUARIUM AND MOUNT AKSLA

Day 3 The Royal City of Trondheim

Trondheim was Norway’s first capital. The storehouses along the river built on wooden stilts are a colourful contrast to the pure white snow that covers the city during winter.

Excursions
 
3B TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL

Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands

As we cross the Arctic Circle the hunt for the Arctic light begins. This occasion is marked with an Arctic Circle baptism on deck. You have the chance to learn more about the Aurora Borealis and to experience an authentic Lofotr Viking Feast. Later we enter the dramatic and narrow Raftsund. If the weather and ice conditions allow it, we also sail to the entrance of the famous Trollfjord, where you can enjoy freshly made fish cakes on deck.

Excursions
 
4D RIB-SAFARI TO SALTSTRAUMEN
4E LOFOTR VIKING FEAST

Day 5 Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic

After a morning stop in Finnsnes, we continue to the Arctic capital Tromsø. Perhaps take part in a polar dog sledging excursion or a trip to Polaria. As we sail along the coast there is a chance of seeing the Northern Lights. We gather on deck to search for this breathtaking phenomenon.

Excursions
 
5E/5F WILDERNESS ADVENTURE CAMP
5A THE ARCTIC CAPITAL TROMSØ
5B DOG SLEDDING
5D POLAR HISTORY WALK

Day 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape

Honningsvåg is the nearest port to the North Cape. An excursion to this breathtaking site puts you at 71° 10’ 21” N, only 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole. Join the presentation of the Sámi culture and history in pictures, words and music. Later on we pass a rock formationthat is sacred to the Sámi people, Finnkirka. Enjoy the spectacular lighting on this famous rock. At the next port, Kjøllefjord you can join a snowmobile trip to Mehamn, where you might see the Northern Lights on a clear, starlit sky.

Excursions
 
6A THE NORTH CAPE
6D SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN LAPLAND
6E SAMI AUTUMN

Day 7 Kirkenes, the voyage turning

The turning point of our Coastal Voyage is just 10 kilometres from the Russian border. Kirkenes is home to the fantastic Snow Hotel and the base for several exciting excursions, including dog sledging and King Crab fishing. Kirkenes also boasts several fascinating small museums, recounting the history and heritage of this remote frontier. The polar nights extend from 21 November to 21 January. It is not completely dark during this time; the light and colour in the sky are amazing when the weather is favourable.

Excursions
 
7A THE RUSSIAN BORDER
7C SNOWMOBILE SAFARI
7D KIRKENES SNOW HOTEL
7F HUSKY SLEDGE ADVENTURE

Days 7-12 Southbound Voyage

Day 7 Kirkenes The voyage back south

As we turn south the northbound ports visited by night are now visited during the day. In the afternoon the ship docks in Vardø. Depending on the weather conditions, we invite you to take an ice-dip in the Arctic Ocean!

Excursions
 
7G ARCTIC BUSHCRAFT

Day 8 Hammerfest and Tromsø

Before stopping in Hammerfest, you can enjoy an “Energy coffee” and a short introduction to “Melkøya - The northern- most natural gas terminal” on board. Our next major stop will be Tromsø where you have the option to take part in a very special musical experience, the Arctic Cathedral Midnight Concert.

Excursions
 
8F SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN THE POLAR NIGHT
8B THE NORTHERNMOST TOWN IN THE WORLD
8C MIDNIGHT CONCERT AT THE ARCTIC CATHEDRAL

Day 9 Vesterålen and Lofoten islands

Enjoy the stunning views of sheltered bays and glorious mountain landscapes wrapped in the cloak of a polar winter. We stop at Stokmarknes – home to the Hurtigruten Museum, before continuing through the Raftsund, a picturesque and narrow channel between the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands. As a tribute to the fishing history in Lofoten, our chef shows how to fillet the catch of the day on deck.

Excursions
 
9A A TASTE OF VESTERÅLEN
9C SEA EAGLE SAFARI

Day 10 Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters

Enjoy a spectacular winter scenery of the picturesque Helgeland coast with its myriad islets and steep granite walls. As we cross the Arctic Circle again and sail past the famed peaks of the Seven Sisters we enter a world of legend and folklore.

Day 11 Trondheim and Kristiansund

Today you have the opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim again. Nidaros Cathedral, where three Queens and seven kings have been crowned, is Scandinavia’s largest medieval building. Later, on our way to kristiansund, you can see the steep, pointed and snow-covered peaks of the Romsdal Alps.

Excursions
 
11A TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL
11D TRONDHEIM CITY WALK

Day 12 Bergen, disembarkation

Today your journey with Hurtigruten has come to an end, but before we reach the finishing line there are still a few nautical miles of fascinating winter scenery ahead of us. 

Excursions
 
12A BERGEN CITY SIGHTSEEING

The Round Trip
Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen (12 days)

This is the ultimate voyage with Hurtigruten. You will get the opportunity to see and experience the fantastic winter nature that Norway has to offer. You visit 34 ports and cover over 2,500 nautical miles. 

This cruise covers the complete itinerary  

Norwegian Discovery
Bergen - Kirkenes - Trondheim (11 days)

This voyage combines many highlights of the Classic Round Voyage. Starting in Bergen, you will cross the Arctic Circle twice, pass the North Cape, visit the turning point at kirkenes and stop in the medieval city of Trondheim. 



This cruise will be days 1 - 11 of the itinerary 

The Voyage North
Bergen - Kirkenes (7 days)

This voyage sails the iconic Norwegian coastline’s sheltered waters from Bergen towards the border town of kirkenes. En route you will experience the wonders of the polar north. 

This cruise will be days 1 - 7 of the itinerary  

The Voyage South
Kirkenes - Bergen (6 days)

The winter highlights include the daylight sailing through the beautiful Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, the Seven Sisters mountain range and the legendary Torghatten mountain. 

This cruise will be days 7 - 12 of the itinerary  

2014 Season Pricing

Dates Prices  Cabin grades  
Inside . Outside Mini suites / Suites
I A J* L* N P U QJ* Q M MG MX

6 days – The Classic Voyage South (Kirkenes - Bergen)

1 Nov - 31 Dec Twin New Low Price From 499^ 619^
Price to 1081 1165 1165 1165 1215 1298 1381 1627 1729 1995 2357 3375

7 days – The Classic Voyage North (Bergen - Kirkenes)

1 Nov - 31 Dec Twin

New Low Price From

599^ 749^
Price to 1179 1271 1271 1271 1326 1418 1509 1779 1892 2185 2583 3702

11 days – The Classic Norwegian Discovery (Bergen - Kirkenes - Trondheim)

1 Nov - 31 Dec Twin New Low Price From 899^ 1149^
Price to 1642 1801 1801 1801 1895 2055 2212 2678 2873 3379 4066 6000

12 days – The Classic Round Voyage (Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen)

1 Nov - 31 Dec Twin

New Low Price From

999 1099 1099 1099 1199 1349 1459 1789 1979 2329 2789 4189
Price to 1726 1911 1911 1911 2020 2204 2386 2927 3152 3738 4534 6773
* Cabin types marked with an asterisk (*) have a limited view.

2015 Season pricing

Dates Prices Cabin grades
Inside . Outside Mini suites / Suites
I A J* L* N P U QJ* Q M MG MX

6 days – The Classic Voyage South (Kirkenes - Bergen)

01 Nov - 31 Dec
01 Jan - 31 Mar

Twin New Low Price From 499^ 619^
Prices to 1092 1167 1167 1167 1213 1293 1373 1613 1751 2008 2347 3377

7 days – The classic Voyage North (Bergen - Kirkenes)

01 Nov - 31 Dec
01 Jan - 31 Mar
Twin New Low Price From 599^ 749^
Prices to 1185 1273 1273 1273 1324 1412 1500 1764 1916 2199 2571 3704

11 days – The Classic Norwegian Discovery (Bergen - Kirkenes - Trondheim)

01 Nov - 31 Dec
01 Jan - 31 Mar
Twin New Low Price From 899^ 1149^
Prices to 1652 1796 1796 1796 1883 2036 2188 2644 2905 3395 4037 5995

12 days – The Classic Round Voyage (Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen)

01 Nov - 31 Dec
01 Jan - 31 Mar
Twin

New Low Price From

999 1099 1099 1099 1199 1349 1459 1789 1979 2329 2789 4189
Prices to 1732 1907 1907 1907 2007 2183 2360 2888 3191 3757 4500 6768
* Cabin types marked with an asterisk (*) have a limited view.

Pricing info:

Price includes:

  • Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • English speaking tour leader on board
  • Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten Museum (except on The Voyage North, due to the schedule)

Not included:

  • Flights and Transfers
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Please note:

  • All prices shown are in GBP (£) per person, based on double occupancy.
  • The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage.
  • Not all cabin grades are available on all ships.
  • ^ Pricing based on unspecified cabin rate

  • 2014/2015:

  • Cabin numbers will be assigned to passengers booking The Round Trip, The Norwegian Discovery, or a suite. For The Voyage North a fee of £86 applies, for The Voyage South the fee is £78. The fee is per cabin. 

    Single Supplement50%. Supplement for suites available on request. 


  • Days 1 - 7 Northbound Excursions

    2C ART NOUVEAU WALK

    1 Jan - 1 Jun, 2 Nov - 31 Dec
    Ports: Ålesund
    Duration: 2 hr Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
    Code: H-AES2C
    2014: £29
    2015: £33per person

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    2D ATLANTERHAVSPARKEN AQUARIUM AND MOUNT AKSLA

    1 Jan - 1 Jun, 2 Nov - 31 Dec
    Ports: Ålesund
    Duration: 2 hr Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
    Code: H-AES2D
    2014: £43
    2015: £47per person

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    3B TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL

    1 Jan - 2 Apr, 3 Sep - 31 Dec
    Ports: Trondheim
    Duration: 2 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-TRD3B
    2014: £40
    2015: £46per person

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    4E LOFOTR VIKING FEAST

    1 Jan - 31 Mar, 1 Oct - 31 Dec
    Ports: Stamsund
    Duration: 3 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-STU4E
    2014: £96
    2015: £101per person

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    5E/5F WILDERNESS ADVENTURE CAMP

    1 Jan - 15 Apr
    Ports: Finnsnes
    Duration: 6 hr 30 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
    Code: H-FNS5E/5F
    £257per person

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    5A THE ARCTIC CAPITAL TROMSØ

    1 Jan - 31 Dec
    Ports: Tromsø
    Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-TOS5A
    2014: £56
    2015: £58per person

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    5B DOG SLEDDING

    1 Jan - 30 Apr, 1 Nov - 31 Dec
    Ports: Tromsø
    Duration: 3 hr 30 min Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
    Code: H-TOS5B
    2014: £139
    2015: £149
    per person

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    5D POLAR HISTORY WALK

    1 Jan - 15 Apr, 15 Oct - 31 Dec
    Ports: Tromsø
    Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
    Code: H-TOS5D
    2014: £43
    2015: £45per person

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    6A THE NORTH CAPE

    1 Jan - 31 Dec
    Ports: Honningsvåg
    Duration: 3 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-HVG6A
    2014: £102
    2015: £118per person

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    6D SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN LAPLAND

    1 March - 10 May, 15 Dec - 31 Dec
    Ports: Kjøllefjord
    Duration: 2 hr 15 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
    Code: H-KJD6D
    2014: £237
    2015: £252per person

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    7A THE RUSSIAN BORDER

    1 Jan - 31 Dec
    Ports: Kirkenes
    Duration: 2 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-KKN7A
    2014: £43
    2015: £51per person

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    7C SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

    15 Dec - 31 Dec
    Ports: Kirkenes
    Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
    Code: H-KKN7C
    2014: £148
    2015: £156per person

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    7D KIRKENES SNOW HOTEL

    1 Jan - 1 May, 20 Dec - 31 Dec
    Ports: Kirkenes
    Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-KKN7D
    2014: £55
    2015: £61per person

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    7F HUSKY SLEDGE ADVENTURE

    1 Jan - 1 May, 1 Dec - 31 Dec
    Ports: Kirkenes
    Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
    Code: H-KKN7F
    2014: £129
    2015: £149
    per person

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    Days 7 - 12 Southbound Excursions

    8F SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN THE POLAR NIGHT

    1 March - 10 May, 15 Dec - 31 Dec
    Ports: Mehamn
    Duration: 2 h 30min Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
    Code: H-MEH8F
    2014: £288
    2015: £302per person

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    8B THE NORTHERNMOST TOWN IN THE WORLD

    1 Jan - 15 Mar, 1 May - 15 Sep, 1 Nov - 31 Dec
    Ports: Hammerfest
    Duration: 1 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-HFT8B
    2014: £29
    2015: £30per person

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    8C MIDNIGHT CONCERT AT THE ARCTIC CATHEDRAL

    1 Jan - 31 Dec
    Ports: Tromsø
    Duration: 1 hr 15 mins Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-TOS8c
    2014: £49
    2015: £51per person

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    9A A TASTE OF VESTERÅLEN

    1 Jan - 31 Dec
    Ports: Harstad
    Duration: 4 hr 15 mins Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-HRD9A
    2014: £71
    2015: £78per person

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    11A TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL

    1 Jan - 31 Dec
    Ports: Trondheim
    Duration: 2 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
    Code: H-TRD11A
    2014: £40
    2015: £44per person

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    11D TRONDHEIM CITY WALK

    1 Jan - 31 Dec
    Ports: Trondheim
    Duration: 2 hr 15 mins Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
    Code: H-TRD11D
    2014: £27
    2015: £32per person

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    12A BERGEN CITY SIGHTSEEING

    1 Jan - 31 Dec
    Ports: Bergen
    Duration: 2 hr Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
    Code: H-BGO12A
    2014: £35
    2015: £37per person

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    Recommended hotels Trondheim

    Recommended hotels Kirkenes

    Important information

    **If you're travelling in 2013 you can receive 650 NOK (approximately £72 depending on exchange rates) if you book the Hunting the Light Excursion Package
    -Book all four of the following excursions together to receive your on board credit to enjoy during your voyage:
    --The North Cape (6A)
    --Lofotr Viking Feast (4E)
    --Polar Historic Walk (5D)
    --Dog Sledging (7F)

    • All guests must have a valid passport or government ID card on board.
    • We recommend taking a small amount of Norwegian Kroner (NOK) in cash, but all major credit cards are accepted on board.
    • You must provide your own travel insurance. Please provide us with the name and contact details of your insurer.
    • We recommend you take only hand luggage you can carry with you. Please pack any medications, passports, and other essentials in your hand luggage at all times.
    • There are no safety deposit boxes on board and Hurtigruten cannot accept liability for any loss. You may check in valuable at reception to be held in the ship's safe.
    • 220v AC, 2 pin Continental type electricity is used on board. Please bring your own adaptor if needed.
    • We want your voyage to be as pleasant as possible. Hygiene is an essential part of this. Please be especially careful with hand hygiene during your voyage. Anti bacterial hand gel is available throughout the ship.
    • There is an Internet cafe on board (except MS Lofoten) but the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent. Wifi is also available in most public areas on board.
    • Laundry rooms are available on all ships.
    • It is safe to drink tap water on board.
    • There is no doctor or pharmacy on board and medical assistance is availabl at ports, or in an emergency, by helicopter. The ships are rarely far from land.

    Useful information

    Maritime Expressions

    • Stern - Rear of the ship
    • Bow - Front of the ship
    • Starboard - Right side of the ship
    • Port - Left side of the ship
    • Bridge - The area from which the ship is navigated
    • Cruise card - Onboard payment card
    • Gangway - Walkway between land and sea
    • Knot - Speed of the ship, nautical mile (1.852km)
    • Stabilisers - Ship equipment to counteract roll caused by wind or waves

    What to bring

    • Informal clothing
    • Water and windproof jacket
    • Comfortable walking shoes
    • Cap/hat
    • Scarf
    • Gloves
    • Swimsuit
    • Backpack
    • Sun glasses
    • Binoculars