Norway – Exploring Norway's Fjords and the North Cape
Duration: 15 days
Ship: MS Fridtjof Nansen
2020: Apr 1 / Apr 15 / Apr 29 / May 13 / May 27 / Jun 10
Price from: $ 4,948 per personCheck prices and availability Request a quote
- Discover the less-visited gems of the magnificent fjords with the experts
- Sail on our advanced hybrid-powered expedition ship
- See the highlights of our traditional coastal voyage
- Get the chance to visit North Cape
The second-largest city in Germany is one of the greenest urban areas in Europe – featuring large parks, botanical gardens and nature reserves. Before embarking on MS Fridtjof Nansen, spend some time and enjoy a harbor barge tour to explore some of the city´s canals.
Enjoy an idyllic day at sea as we head towards the beautiful Norwegian coast. Take in the panoramic views from lookout points around the ship, relax with a book or sit in on one of the onboard lectures.
Explore the historic harbor area, fronted by wooden houses of Bryggen dating back as far as the 1300s. Stroll through Bergen’s charming narrow alleyways or take a trip up to Mount Fløyen on the Fløibanen funicular, which reaches the top in just six minutes to enjoy amazing views over the city.
After crossing the Arctic Circle, we arrive in Bodø, a city surrounded by sea and fjord. Sailing over to Lofoten, we call on the picturesque town of Svolvær, where age-old maritime traditions prevail. We then cruise through Raftsundet Strait while keeping a sharp eye out for white-tailed sea eagles.
Tromsø is often described as the “Paris of the North,” and boasts friendly locals, wonderful shopping and great restaurants. The Arctic Cathedral is a highlight, as well as the Arctic Aquarium, the world’s northernmost botanical garden and the Fjellheisen cable car.
Hammerfest has gravesites dating back to the Stone Age and was an important fishing and Arctic hunting settlement long before it was given market town rights in 1789. The town is also home to the UNESCO-listed Struve Geodetic Arc – a chain of survey triangulations stretching to the Black Sea.
The pretty little fishing town, Brønnøysund, is rich in history and maritime atmosphere. Ambling through the marina, take in the fleet of small fishing boats and bustling sailing life. There will be an option to come close to iconic Torghatten, the famous mountain with a distinctive hole through the middle.
As we sail along the coast, you will see the importance of fishing to Norwegian coastal communities. Kristiansund’s location has steadily provided the town with a wealth of opportunities in the fishing, shipbuilding and oil industries. We continue to Molde, known as the “City of Roses.”
Værlandet is a small island group situated north of Sognefjorden. This unique place features excellent hiking possibilities for all levels of fitness. Maybe a jaunt up 1,200 ft high Mount Alden will tempt you. The view is stunning.
On our final day at sea, relax in our comfortable lounges or out on deck and be sure to join the expedition team for one of the many lectures during the day.
After breakfast, it’s time to disembark and leave your base for the past 15 days. Head ashore in Hamburg for a final bit of exploration before you make your way home.
Included in Your Expedition
- Hurtigruten expedition cruise in the cabin grade of your choice
EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE
- A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team
- Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in
- Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION
- In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
- Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
- Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
- Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
- Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
- Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers
- Destination-focused onboard library
- Port presentations providing destination insight
- A farewell event
PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT
- All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
- Coffee and tea included throughout the day
- Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Fredheim restaurant meals included
- A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
- Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
- Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
- Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- No gratuities expected
Not Included In Your Expedition
- International flights
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group adventures with our expedition team such as kayaking, long hikes (availability pending weather conditions and safety)
- Travel protection plan
- Luggage handling
MS Fridtjof Nansen
|Shipyard||Kleven Yards, Norway|
|Gross tonnage||20 889 T|
|Length||140 m / 459 ft|
|Beam||23.6 m / 77 ft|
MS Fridtjof Nansen is the latest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of custom-built ships – and represents the next generation of expedition ships. She will explore some of the most spectacular corners of the globe.