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  • Discover countless fjords, mountains, islands, and waterfalls.
  • Cross the Arctic Circle to hunt the northern lights in winter, and enjoy round-the-clock daylight under the midnight sun in summer.
  • Enjoy interesting and exciting land and sea excursions.
  • Learn from Hurtigruten guides as they lead lectures and activities both at sea and onshore.
The Cruise North

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Itinerary

Learn more about what you will experience on the Classic Voyage North. The day-by-day program will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage, but this itinerary is only an indication of what you can experience. This is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions vary, which is why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

DAY 1 : 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
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 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
  • Want to know when the different ships are in port? See the complete sailing plan here.

 

Optional Excursions
  • Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
    During summer, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in three optional ports along the coast– which gives you a unique possibility to really explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and being completely in the moment.
  • Outdoor Activities and Hikes – Summer Season 2018/19
    Experience what the Norwegians call 'friluftsliv' – Norwegian's desire for the 'outdoor life' – and enjoy the sensations of being outdoors: feeling, smelling, listening, and being completely in the moment.
  • Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes
    During winter, the Outdoor Activity Pass includes activities in three optional ports along the coast – which gives you a great chance to explore even further. Experience what the Norwegians call “friluftsliv”. Enjoy the sensation of being outdoors with all your senses and savoring each moment.
  • Outdoor Activities and Hikes – Winter Season 2018/19
    Experience what the Norwegians call 'friluftsliv' – Norwegian's desire for the 'outdoor life' – and enjoy the sensations of being outdoors: feeling, smelling, listening, and being completely in the moment.
A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water
Stroll Bergen´s historic wharf district, Bryggen
Stroll Bergen´s historic wharf district, Bryggen
A large body of water with buildings in the snow
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen
Art Nouveau beauty in Ålesund
Art Nouveau beauty in Ålesund
Photo: Helmut Hartung

DAY 2 : Florø - Molde

Architectural and Natural Masterpieces

Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Hjørundfjorden – like nowhere else on Earth
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

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: 02:45 a.m. -03:00 a.m. 
  • Måløy: 05:15 a.m. -05:30 a.m.
  • Torvik: 08:20 a.m. -08:30 a.m. 
  • Ålesund (01.11-31.05): 09:45 a.m. -08:00 p.m. 
    - Ålesund (01.06-31.10): 09:45 a.m. -10:00 a.m. 
    - Geiranger (01.06-31.08): 02:25 p.m. -02:45 p.m.
    - Ålesund (01.06-31.08): 07:00 p.m. -08:00 p.m. 
    - Urke (01.09-31.10): 12:15 p.m. -03:45 p.m.
    - Ålesund (01.09-31.10): 06:00 p.m. -08:00 p.m.
  • Molde: 10:35 p.m. -11:05 p.m. 
Optional Excursions
  • A Taste of Norway
    Join us for an unforgettable journey through Norwegian nature as we traverse a gorgeous fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village.
  • Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord
    The Hjørundfjord is one of the most distinctive and magnificent fjords in all of Norway. Experience one of the wildest and most beautiful mountain regions in western Norway from above on this mountain hike.
  • Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
    Experience the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, a ferry ride across the beautiful Norddalsfjord, and an exciting drive with 11 hairpin turns on the famous Trollstigen (The Troll's ladder) Pass – all on one excursion.
  • Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund
    Explore the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, see some of Norway’s most dramatic landscapes and enjoy a visit to the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.
  • Hike with a Visit to a Shieling
    Join a pleasant hike up from the fjord through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås, where we learn about farming in the past and taste local delicacies.
  • Kayaking in Ålesund
    Join us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant city of Ålesund and hear colorful local stories, including why it is built in the Art Nouveau style.
  • Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
    See what life is like under the sea and then get a bird's-eye view of the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund.
  • Art Nouveau Walk
    Join us on a guided walking tour through Ålesund and discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
  • Art Nouveau Walk
    Dating back to the Viking Age, today Ålesund is best known for its modern Art Nouveau architecture. Join a walking tour to discover both the overt and hidden charms of this lovely Norwegian coastal city.
  • Alnes Lighthouse
    Explore Giske, known as ‘saga island’, and enjoy fantastic views from the lighthouse.
  • Sunnmøre Open Air Museum
    Experience the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and enjoy views from Aksla viewpoint.
  • The Romsdal Gondola
    Enjoy scenic sightseeing amidst a beautiful fjord landscape.

DAY 3 : Kristiansund - Rørvik

History and Charm

Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Photo: Ole Størksen

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 that we head toward charming Rørvik.

Time in port:

  • Kristiansund: 02:45 a.m. -03:00 a.m.
  • Trondheim: 09:45 a.m. -12:45 p.m.
  • Rørvik: 09:40 p.m. -10:00 p.m.
Optional Excursions
  • Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum
    See the majestic Nidaros Cathedral, the only church in Norway built in Gothic architectural style. Then journey through music history at Ringve Museum.
  • Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
    Explore Norway’s original capital, Trondheim.
  • Trondheim City Walk
    Join a walking tour through the medieval city of Trondehim, which has become a major modern academic and technology research center.
  • Cycling in Trondheim
    Join us for a leisurely paced bicycle tour through one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Norway – Trondheim.
  • Kayaking On The River Nid
    Discover a completely new perspective of Trondheim on an urban kayak expedition along the River Nid that winds it way through the historic city.
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Gothic majesty at Nidaros Cathedral
Photo: Ole Størksen
Trondheim´s scenic Nid river
Trondheim´s scenic Nid river
The spectacular Saltstraumen maelstrom
The spectacular Saltstraumen maelstrom
A small boat in a body of water
Unforgettable scenery in Svolvær
Unforgettable scenery in Svolvær
Photo: Simon Vogele

DAY 4 : 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: 01:35 a.m. -01:45 a.m.
  • Sandnessjøen: 04:35 a.m. -04:50 a.m. 
  • Nesna: 06:00 a.m. -06:10 a.m. 
  • Ørnes: 10:00 a.m. -10:10 a.m. 
  • Bodø: 01:05 p.m. -03:20 p.m.
  • Stamsund: 07:15 p.m. -07:40 p.m. 
  • Svolvær: 09:20 p.m. -10:15 p.m. 
Optional Excursions
  • Svartisen Glacier
    Experience an up-close and personal visit to Svartisen, Norway’s second-largest glacier and the southernmost glacier in mainland Europe.
  • Arctic Coastal Walk
    Join us for a guided walk along the coast in Bodø and learn why devotion to nature is integrated in the Norwegian culture.
  • RIB Safari to Saltstraumen
    The giant maelstroms of Saltstraumen have captured the imagination of artists and authors for generations. Join a RIB (rigid inflatable boat) safari to witness these wondrous forces of nature.
  • Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
    Join us for a coach tour of the second-largest city in Northern Norway, Bodø, and then see the world's largest tidal current, the legendary Saltstraumen.
  • Meet the Vikings
    Travel back more than 1,000 years in time and experience how the Vikings lived at Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever found has been replicated.
  • Meet the Vikings – Summer
    Join us on an authentic journey through Lofoten's ancient past at the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg.
  • Highlights of Lofoten
    The Highlights of Lofoten excursion takes you to the Lofoten archipelago's many picturesque fishing villages and towns, surrounded by spectacular backdrops of sea and mountains.
  • Lofotpils Brewery
    Meet local Svolvær brewmaster at Lofotpils Bryggeri (brewery), established in a fish-landing depot dating back to the 1930s along the waterfront in Svolvær.
  • Farm Visit in Lofoten
    Experience life on a diverse working farm, Aalan Farm, in Lauvdalen, Lofoten, renowned for its herbs and organic cheeses.

DAY 5 : 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: 01:30 a.m. -01:40 a.m.
  • Sortland: 02:55 a.m. -03:10 a.m. 
  • Risøyhamn: 04:35 a.m. -04:50 a.m. 
  • Harstad: 07:10 a.m. -07:45 a.m. 
  • Finnsnes: 11:00 a.m. -11:30 a.m. 
  • Tromsø: 02:15 p.m. -06:15 p.m. 
  • Skjervøy: 10:10 p.m. -10:25 p.m. 
Optional Excursions
  • The Arctic Capital Tromsø
    Join us for a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Tromsø, the northernmost city in the world with a population over 50,000.
  • Dog Sledding
    Join a mini-polar expedition across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya.
  • Scenery and Huskies
    Experience North Norway's nature at its best on this excursion to the Tromsø Wilderness Center on Kvaløya Island.
  • Polar History Walk
    Experience the same polar frontier environment as the famous Arctic explorers on this historic polar walk through Tromsø.
  • Kayaking
    Ready for a little adventure? Join us as we kayak to the nearby island of Håkøya along the Tromsø area's coastline.
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    Experience the thrill of gliding along in the snow on skis. This tour is a fantastic introduction to cross-country skiing for beginners.
  • Snowshoeing in Tromsø
    Some coin this snowshoeing excursion in Tromsø 'childhood revisited' because it is so carefree and liberating.
  • Electric Cruising in Tromsø
    Cruise around Tromsø island and explore life under the surface.
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Aurora, mountain and sea in spectacular Arctic Norway
Photo: Ole C Salomonsen
Get close to nature in Tromsø
Get close to nature in Tromsø
Photo: North Experience
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
Photo: Filip Hoel
Experience life in coastal towns like Hammerfest
Experience life in coastal towns like Hammerfest
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

DAY 6 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg

Top of the World - North Cape

The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
The vista towards the North Pole from North Cape
Photo: Filip Hoel

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: 01:50 a.m. -02:00 a.m. 
  • Hammerfest: 05:05 a.m. -05:45 a.m.
  • Havøysund: 08:30 a.m. -08:45 a.m. 
  • Honningsvåg: 10:55 a.m. -02:30 p.m.
  • Kjøllefjord: 04:40 p.m. -07:00 p.m. 
  • Mehamn: 06:55 p.m. -07:15 p.m. 
  • Berlevåg: 10:00 p.m. -10:10 p.m. 
Optional Excursions
  • The North Cape
    Encounter magnificent landscapes as we cross the 71st parallel on a journey to North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent.
  • Birdwatching Safari
    Fascinated by multitudes of birds? Come along on this excursion to see one of Norway's largest and most impressive bird cliffs, near the North Cape.
  • Fishing Village Visit
    Join us on a fascinating tour of two small fishing villages and discover Christmas year round at the very top of Norway.
  • Sami Culture
    Encounter the Sámi people of far-northern Europe and learn about their remarkable culture.
  • Sámi Autumn
    Learn about the mystical cultural practices and natural medicines of the indigenous Sámi people living in Europe's northernmost region.
  • Snowmobile Trip in the Arctic
    Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most exciting and extreme natural Arctic regions.
  • RIB Expedition on 71 degrees North
    Journey to the North Cape like a true explorer - approach by RIB boat and hike up the mountainside to the famous plateau.

DAY 7 : Båtsfjord - Kirkenes

Barents Region and Turning Point

Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon

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, canoing, 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 a.m. -12:30 a.m.
  • Vardø: 03:30 a.m. -03:45 a.m.
  • Vadsø: 06:55 a.m. -07:10 a.m.
  • Kirkenes: 09:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Optional Excursions
  • The Russian Border
    East meets West at the far-northern Norwegian town of Kirkenes, a few short miles from the Russian border, and the turning point of your Hurtigruten voyage.
  • Riverboat to the Russian Border
    Explore the river that divides Norway and Russia, two distinctly different, yet strangely similar, countries.
  • Snowmobile Safari
    If you like the idea of racing a snowmobile across a vast snowy expanse and meeting people who live in this extreme region, then this excursion is for you.
  • Kirkenes Snow Hotel
    Visit the coolest hotel in the world! Join a guided tour of the beautifully decorated snow suites, and Norway’s largest ice bar. Also, remember to greet the reindeers and huskies that live close to the hotel.
  • ATV/Quad Safari to the Russian Border
    Discover Kirkenes and its surrounding nature, historical sights, and the Russian border on this motorized ATV (all terrain vehicle) quad bike adventure.
  • Husky Tour
    Experience a thrilling dog-sledding adventure across the frozen Arctic wilderness.
  • King Crab Adventure Summer
    Come and join us for a fantastic day on the water, where we will show you how to catch, prepare and most importantly eat these giants from the Barents Sea.
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Discover the wilderness by dogsled
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
Savour delicious King crab
Taste delicious King crab
Photo: Agurtxane Concellon
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 Hurtigruten is unique.
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What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

  • Cruise in the cabin category of your choice, on a full-board basis
  • English-speaking Tour Leader on board

Engaging onboard activities and lectures:

  • On-board 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, as well as photo and film footage from the voyage
  • Opportunities to casually engage with Hurtigruten guides and other guests, including a welcome event, and daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • Excursion presentations
  • Point of interest presentations out on deck
  • Loan of trekking poles, snowshoes, head lamps, and crampons needed for optional hikes depending on season and conditions
  • Captain’s dinner and a farewell event  

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • International flights  
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Hikes with the Hurtigruten guides
  • Travel protection plan
  • Luggage handling  

Notes

  • Prices are in USD  per person based on an inside cabin, double occupancy
  • 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.

Sailing Plan

Ships

A large ship in a body of water
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen/Hurtigruten

MS Kong Harald

Year built 1993
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Volkswerft (Germany)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 498
Gross tonnage 11,204
Length 121.8 m / 400 ft
Beam 19.2 m / 63 ft
Speed 18 knots

Norway's reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable vessel. King Harald is not the only famous name you'll find on the ship.

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MS Nordkapp

Year built 1996
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Kværner Kleven (N)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 480
Car capacity 24
Gross tonnage 11,386
Length 123.3 m / 404.5 ft
Beam 19.5 ft / 64 ft
Speed 18 knots

MS Nordkapp is named after the northernmost point on mainland Europe: North Cape (71ºN) - one of the geographical highpoints you can visit on a Hurtigruten voyage.

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MS Nordkapp
Photo: Helge Grimsland - Guest Image
A small boat in a large body of water

MS Nordnorge

Year built 1997
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Kværner Kleven (N)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 476
Car capacity 32
Gross tonnage 11,384
Length 123.3 m/ 405 ft
Beam 19.5 m/ 64 ft
Speed 15 knots

MS Nordnorge is aptly named for northern Norway, most of which lies above the Arctic Circle.

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MS Nordlys

Year built 1994
Year of refurbishment 2019
Shipyard Volkswerft (D)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 471
Car capacity 24
Gross tonnage 11,204
Length 121.8 m/ 400 ft
Beam 19.2 m/ 63 ft
Speed 18 knots

Both the name and the interior design of MS Nordlys are inspired by the spectacular northern lights (Aurora Borealis).

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A small boat in a large body of water
MS Polarlys a beautiful winter day in Kirkenes
Photo: Ralph Griebenow - Guest image

MS Polarlys

Year built 1996
Year of refurbishment 2016
Shipyard Ulstein Mek. Verk. (N)
Passenger capacity 619
Beds 503
Car capacity 26
Gross tonnage 11,341
Length 123.0 m / 404 ft
Beam 19.5 m / 64 ft
Speed 18 knots

Polarlys is Norwegian for 'polar light', the Arctic's special natural radiance that we pursue during winter.

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MS Richard With

Year built 1993
Year of refurbishment 2018
Shipyard Volkswerft (D)
Passenger capacity 590
Beds 458
Car capacity 12
Gross tonnage 11,205
Length 121.8 m/ 400 ft
Beam 19.2 m/ 63 ft
Speed 18 knots

MS Richard With proudly bears the name of Hurtigruten's founder.

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After her refurbishment in November 2018, MS Richard With will have suites with large bay windows.
A large boat in a body of water with a mountain in the background

MS Vesterålen

Year built 1983
Year of refurbishment 2019
Shipyard Kaarbø Mek. Verk.
Passenger capacity 490
Beds 301
Car capacity 24
Gross tonnage 6,261
Length 108.55 m/ 356 ft
Beam 16.5 m/ 54 ft
Speed 18 knots

MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship to sail along Norway´s rugged coastline in 1893. She is one of our smaller boats and has an intimate onboard atmosphere.

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Optional Excursions

Find your favourite excursions and make your trip to Norway even more memorable. We recommend booking excursions in advance, but you can also book on board if there's still availability.

Please note that excursions vary by season and are subject to change.

Summer hikes and activities with Hurtigruten Summer hikes and activities with Hurtigruten

Summer Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes

Norway

Duration

1-4 hours

Price per person

From $ 332

Booking Code

HPSU18L

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Hikes in beautiful Norwegian landscape Hikes in beautiful Norwegian landscape

Outdoor Activities and Hikes – Summer Season 2018/19

Norway

Duration

Duration: 1- 4 hours, depending on the port

Price per person

From $ 700

Booking Code

HPSU18

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Following the tracks of old polar heroes in Norway Following the tracks of old polar heroes in Norway

Winter Outdoor Activity Pass - with 4 hikes

Norway

Duration

1-4 hours

Price per person

From $ 332

Booking Code

HPWI18L

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Sliding in the Norwegian snow Sliding in the Norwegian snow

Outdoor Activities and Hikes – Winter Season 2018/19

Norway

Duration

Duration: 1- 4 hours, depending on the port

Price per person

From $ 799

Booking Code

HPWI18

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A Taste of Norway

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From $ 173

Booking Code

HR-HJF2F

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Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 45 minutes

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-HJF2G

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Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass

Norway

Duration

8 hours

Price per person

From $ 347

Booking Code

HR-AES2B

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Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund

Norway

Duration

7 hours

Price per person

From $ 347

Booking Code

HR-HJF2J

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Hike with a Visit to a Shieling

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 45 minutes

Price per person

From $ 159

Booking Code

HR-HJF2H

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Kayaking in Ålesund

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 15 min

Price per person

From $ 185

Booking Code

HR-AES2K

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Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-AES2D

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Art Nouveau Walk

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-AES2C

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Art Nouveau Walk

Norway

Duration

1 hour, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 92

Booking Code

HR-AES2E

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Ålnes lighthouse Ålnes lighthouse

Alnes Lighthouse

Norway

Duration

3 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 225

Booking Code

HR-AES2L

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Sunnmøre open air Museum Sunnmøre open air Museum

Sunnmøre Open Air Museum

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 199

Booking Code

HR-AES2M

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The Romsdal Gondola The Romsdal Gondola

The Romsdal Gondola

Norway

Duration

8 hours

Price per person

From $ 332

Booking Code

HR-AES2N

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Ringve Museum, Trondheim Ringve Museum, Trondheim

Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-TRD3A

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Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-TRD3B

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Trondheim City Walk

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-TRD3D

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Cycling in Trondheim

Norway

Duration

2 hours 45 min

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-TRD3H

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Kayaking On The River Nid

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 185

Booking Code

HR-TRD3G

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Svartisen Glacier

Norway

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From $ 412

Booking Code

HR-ORS4A

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Arctic Coastal Walk

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 15 minutes

Price per person

From $ 159

Booking Code

HR-BOO4B

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RIB Safari to Saltstraumen

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 239

Booking Code

HR-BOO4D

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Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen

Norway

Duration

2 hours 10 min

Price per person

From $ 159

Booking Code

HR-BOO4C

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Meet the Vikings

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 247

Booking Code

HR-STU4E

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Meet the Vikings – Summer

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 247

Booking Code

HR-STU4F

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Highlights of Lofoten

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 199

Booking Code

HR-STU4G

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Lofotpils Brewery

Norway

Duration

40 min

Price per person

From $ 67

Booking Code

HR-SVJ4H

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Farm Visit in Lofoten

Norway

Duration

2 hrs 40 min

Price per person

From $ 225

Booking Code

HR-STU4I

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View of Tromsø under the midnight sun View of Tromsø under the midnight sun

The Arctic Capital Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 233

Booking Code

HR-TOS5A

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Dog Sledding

Norway

Duration

3 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 412

Booking Code

HR-TOS5B

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Scenery and Huskies

Norway

Duration

3 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 159

Booking Code

HR-TOS5C

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Polar History Walk

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-TOS5D

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Kayaking

Norway

Duration

3 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 292

Booking Code

HR-TOS5G

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Cross-Country Skiing

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 225

Booking Code

HR-TOS5M

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Snowshoeing in Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 225

Booking Code

HR-TOS5N

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Electric Cruising in Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 252

Booking Code

HR-TOS5T

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The North Cape

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 260

Booking Code

HR-HVG6A

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Birdwatching Safari

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 292

Booking Code

HR-HVG6B

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Fishing Village Visit

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 180

Booking Code

HR-HVG6H

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Sami Culture

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 172

Booking Code

HR-KJD6C

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Sámi Autumn

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From $ 172

Booking Code

HR-KJD6E

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Snowmobile Trip in the Arctic

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 500

Booking Code

HR-KJD6D

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Approach the North Cape by RIB boat Approach the North Cape by RIB boat

RIB Expedition on 71 degrees North

Norway

Duration

6 hours

Price per person

From $ 665

Booking Code

HR-HVS6J

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A group of people cross country skiing in the snow A group of people cross country skiing in the snow

The Russian Border

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 180

Booking Code

HR-KKN7A

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Riverboat to the Russian Border

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 225

Booking Code

HR-KKN7B

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Snowmobile Safari

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 319

Booking Code

HR-KKN7C

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Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 172

Booking Code

HR-KKN7D

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ATV/Quad Safari to the Russian Border

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 252

Booking Code

HR-KKN7E

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Husky Tour, Kirkenes. Husky Tour, Kirkenes.

Husky Tour

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 345

Booking Code

HR-KKN7F

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King Crab Adventure Summer

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 273

Booking Code

HR-KKN7H

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Extend Your Cruise

Get more out of your journey by adding a Pre- or Post-Program before or after your expedition cruise.

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Norway In A Nutshell - three-day self-guided tour

Norway

Duration

3 Days

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Experience the breathtaking Nærøyfjord on this tour Experience the breathtaking Nærøyfjord on this tour

Norway in a Nutshell (1 day)

Norway

Duration

9 Hours

From

$ 329

Booking Code

N1400KL2

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Hiking Mount Fløien in Bergen

Norway

Duration

2 Hours

From

$ 93

Booking Code

CENBG01

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Enjoy a seafood dinner at Cornelius Restaurant outside Bergen Enjoy a seafood dinner at Cornelius Restaurant outside Bergen

Island Seafood Dinner & Boat Trip from Bergen

Norway

Duration

5 Hours

From

$ 228

Booking Code

CENBG03

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Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen (2019/20)

Norway

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 86

Booking Code

CENBGO05

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Sognefjord, Norway Sognefjord, Norway

Sognefjord in a Nutshell

Norway

Duration

10 Hours

From

$ 360

Booking Code

E1454KL2

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King crab experience by boat

Norway

From

$ 399

Booking Code

KNN1

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Evening tour to Aurora Camp

Norway

From

$ 266

Booking Code

KKN3

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Snowmobile tour

Norway

From

$ 383

Booking Code

KKN4

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Dogsledding tour

Norway

From

$ 433

Booking Code

KKN5

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Dogsledding tour under the northern lights

Norway

From

$ 516

Booking Code

KKN6

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Hunt the northern lights on a snowmobile adventure

Norway

From

$ 433

Booking Code

KKN9

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Artic Ice Dome

Norway

From

$ 158

Booking Code

KKN10

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Catch a night in the artic light

Norway

From

$ 1,516

Booking Code

KKN11

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Artic spa under the stars

Norway

From

$ 83

Booking Code

KNN12

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King crab experience

Norway

From

$ 199

Booking Code

KKN14

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Oslo Panorama Tour (2019/20)

Norway

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 50

Booking Code

CENOSL01

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