Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Oslo - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Travel information 16 days
Departures Winter Season, 2021-2023
Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Discover our entire original coastal route with 34 ports of call, sailing past more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains
  • Start off in Oslo and travel along the famous Norway in a Nutshell route to Bergen via Flam and Voss. Includes a ride on one of the worlds most scenic railway trips, The Flam Railway
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and hunt the Northern Lights
  • Wide choice of optional excursions and onboard Hurtigruten Guides who lead included activities and interpret the cultural and natural treasures on your voyage
Complete Norway | Arctic Winter & Northern Lights

Itinerary

Under the dancing skies of the Northern Lights, travel from the cosmopolitan capital, Oslo, to the top of Norway and Europe, The North Cape by rail, bus, ship and gondola! Journey along some of the world's most scenic and beautiful railways as you travel through the snow-covered countryside to Bergen via Flam and Voss. With a range of authentic Norwegian experiences, majestic fjords and friendly locals - discover this and so much more on this 16-day classic voyage.

DAY 5 : Bergen

Gateway to the Fjords

A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water

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 colorful wharfs 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. 

  • Want to know when the different ships are in port? See the complete sailing plan here.

Time in port:

  • Bergen 2:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. all year

 

A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water
MS Otto Sverdrup anchored against a winter backdrop of Ålesund, Norway
MS Otto Sverdrup anchored in Ålesund, Norway
Photo: Jan Hvizdal / Hurtigruten
A large body of water with buildings in the snow

DAY 6 : Florø - Molde

Architectural and Natural Masterpieces

MS Otto Sverdrup anchored against a winter backdrop of Ålesund, Norway
MS Otto Sverdrup anchored in Ålesund, Norway
Photo: Jan Hvizdal / Hurtigruten

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 a.m. –  3:40 a.m.
  • Måløy 5:40 a.m. –  5:50 a.m.
  • Torvik  8:30 a.m. –  8:40 a.m.
  • Ålesund (summer/autumn)  9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
  • Geiranger (summer) 2:15  p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
  • Hjørunfjorden/Urke autumn 12:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
  • Ålesund 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m./5:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.*
  • Molde 10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. **

* Ålesund winter and spring 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
** Molde winter and spring 4:15 p.m. –7:00 p.m.

Optional Excursions
  • Kayaking in Ålesund
    Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant town of Ålesund and learn more about its history and art nouveau influence.
  • Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
    Get a bird’s-eye view of the art nouveau town of Ålesund from a nearby mountain before visiting the expansive Atlanterhavsparken aquarium.
  • Art Nouveau Walk (Spring & Winter)
    Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover the history and culture of this elegant Art Nouveau town.
  • Art Nouveau Walk (Autumn)
    Ålesund is best known for its vibrant Art Nouveau architecture. Join us on a walking tour to discover the hidden charms of this Norwegian coastal town.

DAY 7 : Kristiansund - Rørvik

History and Charm

The river Nid in front of the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway on a nice winter day.
The river Nid in front of the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.
Photo: Hurtigruten

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 a.m. –  2:30 a.m. winter and spring 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m.
  • Trondheim 10:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
  • Rørvik 10:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Optional Excursions
  • Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
    Learn more about Trondheim by visiting one of its most famous landmarks, Nidaros Cathedral. Take in the whole city from the famous Utsikten viewpoint and enjoy a bus tour of the city.
  • Trondheim City Walk
    Explore Trondheim while learning about its history and culture from a local guide. See all the best sights of the city, from Stiftsgården to the bridge that locals have nicknamed ‘The Portal of Happiness’.
  • Kayaking on the River Nid
    See the city’s main attractions from water level inside a kayak. Paddle down Trondheim’s waterways while learning more about this exciting city.
The river Nid in front of the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway on a nice winter day.
The river Nid in front of the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway.
Photo: Hurtigruten
A small boat in a body of water

DAY 8 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær

Welcome to the Arctic!

A small boat in a body of water

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.

We then 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 – 01:55
  • Sandnessjøen 04:35 – 04:45
  • Nesna 05:55 – 06:05
  • Ørnes 09:45 – 09:55
  • Bodø 12:40 – 15:00
  • Stamsund 19:00 – 19:30 
  • Svolvær 21:00 – 22:00
Optional Excursions
  • Arctic Coastal Walk
    Join us for a guided walk along the coast in Bodø and learn why devotion to nature is integral to Norwegian culture.
  • Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
    After a tour of the town of Bodø, visit the strongest tidal current in the world at the Saltstraumen maelstroms.
  • Meet the Vikings (Winter)
    Step back in time and experience life in the Viking Age at the Lofotr Viking Museum. Enjoy an authentic Viking meal and watch your hosts perform traditional rituals.
  • Lofotpils Brewery
    If you’re a beer enthusiast, don’t miss this tour of Lofoten’s first craft brewery. Meet the owner of Lofotpils and learn how they brew the perfect beer.

DAY 9 : Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

In the Footsteps of Polar Heroes

Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen

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 a.m. –  1:15 a.m.
  • Sortland  2:45 a.m. –  3:00 a.m.
  • Risøyhamn  4: 15 a.m. –  4:30 a.m.
  • Harstad  6:45 a.m. –  7:45 a.m.
  • Finnsnes 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
  • Tromsø 2:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Skjervøy 10:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m.
Optional Excursions
  • Tromsø, the Arctic Capital
    Tour the city’s top sites, from the Arctic Cathedral to the world’s northernmost aquarium, including taking a cable car to mountaintop views over Tromsø.
  • Dog Sledding (Tromsø)
    Join us on a mini polar expedition across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from Tromsø, on the island of Kvaløya.
  • Polar History Walk
    Take a guided walk through the city of Tromsø and learn about the Arctic capital’s fascinating history. Visit the Polar Museum and taste local beer at Tromsø’s oldest pub.
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    With fluffy, soft snow each winter, it’s no surprise that skiing is a popular pastime in Norway. Enjoy an introductory skiing lesson before going for a gentle cross-country skiing trip.
  • Snowshoeing in Tromsø
    Make your way across the snow on a pair of snowshoes and explore Tromsøya Island in a unique way. End the visit with a toboggan ride and a relaxing break by a bonfire.
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen
Husky Sledding through the snow, Tromso, Norway
Rudolf Rapp / Hurtigruten
Photo: Husky Sledding in the snow, Tromso, Norway
The plateau rises 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland
Photo: KLAUS-PETER KAPPEST
Hammerfest at night
Hammerfest at night
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

DAY 10 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg

Top of the World - North Cape

The plateau rises 307 meters above the Arctic Ocean, and marks the end point of the European mainland
Photo: KLAUS-PETER KAPPEST

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 birdwatching 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 a.m. –  2:15 a.m.
  • Hammerfest 5:15 a.m. – 6:00 a.m.
  • Havøysund  8:45 a.m. –  9:15 a.m.
  • Honningsvåg 11:15 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
  • Kjøllefjord 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
  • Mehamn 7:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Berlevåg 10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m.
Optional Excursions
  • The North Cape
    Cross the 71st parallel and visit North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent, marked by the photogenic globe monument.
  • The North Cape Exclusive
    This private tour of the North Cape with your own guide is an exclusive experience reserved for our Platinum Fare guests.
  • Fishing Village Visit
    Visit two colorful fishing villages and discover Christmas at the very top of Norway, whatever the time of year.
  • Snowmobile Trip in the Arctic
    Drive your own snowmobile through a beautiful winter landscape from one port to the next, hopefully under the Northern Lights.

DAY 11 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

Russian Border and Turning Point

View of the northern town of Kirkenes in the snow.
Top of Norway! Kirkenes in the snow
Photo: Eivind Lande / Hurtigruten

We arrive early today in Vadsø before docking in Kirkenes - the ship’s turning point for the return journey.

Streets with Russian names

The Russian border is a just few miles from Kirkenes and you’ll 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, or 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, such as dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and visiting an Arctic Ice Dome.

Southbound and down

As the ship starts its voyage south, remember that you’ve seen only half of what Norway’s coastline offers. The ports we visited by night on the northbound cruise are now seen during the day.

Ice dipping

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

Time in port:

  • Båtsfjord: 24:00 – 00:15 
  • Vardø: 03:15 – 03:30 
  • Vadsø: 06:45 – 07:15 
  • Kirkenes: 09:00 – 12:30
  • Vardø: 15:45 – 16:45 
  • Båtsfjord: 19:45 – 20:15 
  • Berlevåg: 21:45 – 22:00

 

Optional Excursions
  • The Norwegian Border
    Explore the area around Storskog, a border station located on Norway’s easternmost edge, and enjoy the views over the town of Kirkenes from Prestfjellet Mountain.
  • Snowmobile Safari
    Start your engines and ride your own snowmobile across the icy fjord landscape and deep into the snowy wilderness.
  • Snowhotel Kirkenes
    Explore the beautifully decorated Snowhotel, featuring Norway’s largest ice bar. Greet the reindeers and huskies that live nearby.
  • Husky Tour
    Immerse yourself in the Arctic wilderness on a three-hour husky sled ride through forests, plains, and over frozen lakes.
View of the northern town of Kirkenes in the snow.
Top of Norway! Kirkenes in the snow
Photo: Eivind Lande / Hurtigruten
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø

DAY 12 : Mehamn - Tromsø

Unmatched Arctic Scenery

The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø
The modern Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø

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 Honningsvåg, where you can join an excursion that includes eating breakfast at the 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 Lindstrøm.

Amazing Lyngenfjord

We continue south to Øksfjord with a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy. In spring, we sail through the beautiful Lyngenfjord, surrounded by the rugged Lyngen Alps.

Midnight adventures

We then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. You can also explore Tromsø under the midnight sun by boat in summer. You may want to drop by Ølhallen, a classic pub for a friendly beer.

Time in port:

  • Mehamn 12:45 a.m. –  1:00 a.m.
  • Kjøllefjord  2:45 a.m. –  3:00 a.m.
  • Honningsvåg  5:30 a.m. –  5:45 a.m.
  • Havøysund  7:45 a.m. –  8:00 a.m.
  • Hammerfest 10:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.*
  • Øksfjord 3:30 p.m. –  3:45 p.m.
  • Skjervøy 7:15 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
  • Tromsø 11:45 p.m. –  1:30 a.m.

*April 1 –  May 31 departure time from Hammerfest will be 11:45 a.m. due to a diversion into Lyngen.

Optional Excursions
  • The Northernmost Town in the World
    Join us on a bus tour to explore Hammerfest and learn about the events that have shaped the town at the top of Europe.
  • Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night
    Take an unforgettable tour into the Polar Night on a snowmobile across one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural environments.
  • Into the Ice: Stories of a Polar Hero
    Get outdoors and discover one of the greatest figures in polar history on this excursion from Hammerfest to nearby Mount Salen.
  • Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral
    Step into the architecturally impressive, modern Arctic Cathedral at midnight for a magical classical music concert by candlelight.

DAY 13 : Tromsø - Stamsund

Lofoten, Where Nature Amazes

Visiting the snow-covered Trollfjord in winter, Norway
Visiting the Trollfjord, Norway
Photo: Jean Gray / Hurtigruten

We arrive in Harstad, where you can join the excursion, ‘A Taste of Vesterålen.’

Amazing scenery

The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen 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.

Hurtigruten’s birthplace

We make a short stop at Risøyhamn, 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 more than 3,000 feet from the sea.

Spectacular Trollfjord

We now reach spectacular Trollfjord, only one-mile long, 330 feet 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 Svolvær, you can select several excursion options, including a sunset horseback ride on a beach, an exhilarating boat ride, or a guided fishing village walk. We then proceed to Stamsund along the massive Lofoten wall.

Time in port: 

  • Tromsø 11:45 p.m. –  1:30 a.m.
  • Finnsnes  4: a.m. –  4:45 a.m.
  • Harstad  7:45 a.m. –  8:30 a.m.
  • Risøyhamn 10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
  • Sortland 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Stokmarknes 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
  • Svolvær 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Stamsund 10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Optional Excursions
  • A Taste of Vesterålen
    This classic excursion takes you on a sightseeing tour of Harstad and Trondenes. Top the day off with a hot drink and fresh cakes on the Gullesfjord.
  • Lofoten by Horseback
    Discover the coastline of Gimsøy on horseback. These Icelandic horses are suitable for beginners and experienced riders alike.
  • Discover a Fishing Village
    Join us on a guided walk through the fishing village of Svinøya. Visit an original rorbu hut to learn about life as a fisherman and taste locally produced stockfish.
Visiting the snow-covered Trollfjord in winter, Norway
Visiting the Trollfjord, Norway
Photo: Jean Gray / Hurtigruten
Beautiful Reine, Lofoten in the winter snow
Beautiful Reine, Lofoten in the winter snow
Photo: Sheridan Conor / Hurtigruten
The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter
The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter

DAY 14 : Bodø - Rørvik

Across the Arctic Circle

The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter
The Seven Sisters and dramatic contrasts in winter

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, you’ll see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole in the center. The opening is 525 feet long, 115 feet high and 66 feet wide, and was created during the ice age. If the weather allows, join a hike with your Hurtigruten guides up the mountain.

Myths and legends

We also sail past the Seven Sisters mountain range with peaks up to 3,600 feet 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 Sandnessjøen, where you can join an optional excursion in summer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vega Islands.

Charming coastal town

Brønnøysund is a pretty little town that offers a charming main street and marina. You can join an excursion to the Norwegian Aquaculture Center for an interesting tour and taste of fresh salmon from April throughout October.

Optional Excursions
  • Visit the Salmon
    On this hands-on tour of the Norwegian Aquaculture Center, learn about the life cycle of salmon, as well as salmon fishing and farming.

DAY 15 : Trondheim - Ålesund

Rich History and Living Culture

The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
Photo: Nancy Bundt

We revisit Trondheim to further explore it´s colorful 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 harbor that has been active since the Stone Age. Today, it is Norway’s ’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 the Bergtatt marble mine, which includes going inside a mountain and sailing across an illuminated subterranean lake, before enjoying a meal in the mine´s ’Grand Hall.’ 

Norwegian Alps

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

Time in port:

  • Trondheim  6:30 a.m. –  9:45 a.m.
  • Kristiansund 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Molde 9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
  • Ålesund 12:30 a.m. –  1:00 a.m.
Optional Excursions
  • Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
    Take a bus tour of Trondheim, an ancient city rich in history and culture, which also serves as one of Norway’s major academic and research centers.
  • The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral
    Explore secret chambers deep inside Trondheim’s ancient Nidaros Cathedral as part of this exclusive tour reserved for our Platinum-fare guests.
  • Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine
    Journey down into Bergtatt, a marble and limestone mine deep inside the mountain. Then, take a raft ride on an illuminated subterranean lake.
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
The Atlantic Road – one of the world´s most scenic byways
Photo: Nancy Bundt
A farewell to the fjords – for now.
A farewell to the fjords – for now
Bergen´s historic beauty
Bergen´s historic beauty

DAY 16 : Ålesund - Bergen

A Fjord Farewell

A farewell to the fjords – for now.
A farewell to the fjords – for now

During the night, the ship calls at Ålesund, Torvik, and Måløy, as our cruise 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 the Jostedal Glacier. This rugged coastal region features farms with fruit orchards and glacial fingers that stretch toward glistening lakes. In the morning, we call at Florø.

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 bookable on board) or join one of our post-cruise Land Adventures to experience more Norwegian cuisine, culture, and scenery. Read more about our pre- and post-cruise Land Excursions.

Time in port:

  • Ålesund 12:30 a.m. –  1:00 a.m.
  • Torvik 2:15 a.m. – 2:30 a.m.
  • Måløy  5:15 a.m. –  5:45 a.m.
  • Florø  7:45 a.m. –  8:15 a.m.
  • Bergen 2:30 p.m.
The day-by-day programme will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage in Norway, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every voyage with The Hurtigruten Coastal Express is unique.

What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

  • 4 nights’ accommodation including breakfast in 4 star hotels
  • Norway in a Nutshell combination ticket including seat reservations if required (train/bus/ferry Bergen-Myrdal-Flam-Gudvangen-Voss-Bergen)
  • Hurtigruten shuttle from Bergen railway station to hotel
  • Hurtigruten shuttle from Bergen hotel to ship
  • Hurtigruten Classic Round Trip voyage in cabin grade of your choice

Everything you need for an adventure (on board the ship only):

  • 12-day voyage in cabin category of your choice
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Norway's Coastal Kitchen
  • English-speaking Tour Leader on board
  • 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, snow shoes, head lamps, ice-spikes needed for optional hikes depending on season and conditions
  • Captain’s dinner and a farewell event  

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights  
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling  
  • Hikes with Hurtigruten guides
  • Transfers other than those specified

Notes

  • During the land tour prior to the voyage only breakfast is included, once on board the ship all meals are included
  • The Oslo to Bergen (Norway in a Nutshell) sector of the trip is self-guided and does not have a tour escort. Once on board the ship you have access to our Tour Leaders.
  • Prices are in AUD per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
  • Not all cabin 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.