Norwegian Coast and Spitsbergen Adventure

Spitsbergen - Norwegian Coast

For explorers who want to get a taste of Norway's beautiful northern coast and venture further north to Spitsbergen, high in the Arctic Circle, to experience the special sensation of the Polar Night, this voyage combines both.

  • Sail through the famous Lofoten Islands and admire the great architecture in places like Trondheim and Ålesund
  • Engage in exciting land and water-based excursions along the Norwegian Coast and on Spitsbergen
  • Travel through the Arctic Circle and experience the true Arctic in Spitsbergen
  • Be on the look out for whales, polar bears and much more wildlife in Spitsbergen


Spitsbergen is the largest island in the Norwegian Svalbard Archipelago. High up in the Arctic Circle, Spitsbergen is a land of ice and snow, and also the natural habitat of the mighty polar bear.

Experience the contrast of this rugged wildernesss with the beauty of the Norwegian coast. With these special packages, you can either sail the Norwegian coastal voyage from Bergen to Tromsø, then fly to Longyearbyen in Spitsbergen for a three-day adventure, or you can start the voyage in Longyearbyen, explore the area in a couple of days before flying to Tromsø for a coastal voyage down to Bergen.

By combining your cruise in Norway with a visit to Spitsbergen, you'll also have the opportunity to do a variety of excursions (at an additional cost) that are not available on our regular Spitsbergen voyages. 

8-day itinerary (Longyearbyen - Tromsø - Bergen) price includes: 

  • 3 nights in a hotel in Longyearbyen (Radisson Blu/Spitsbergen Hotel)
  • Transfer from hotel to airport in Longyearbyen
  • Economy class flight from Longyearbyen to Tromsø including current taxes and charges
  • Voyage Tromsø to Bergen in an unspecified cabin including breakfast or full board (depending on the chosen fare structure)

9 day itinerary (Bergen - Tromsø - Longyearbyen) price includes:

  • Voyage Bergen to Tromsø in an unspecified cabin including breakfast or full board (depending on the chosen fare structure)
  • 1 night in a centrally located hotel in Tromsø 
  • Transfers from city centre to airport in Tromsø
  • Economy class flight from Tromsø to Longyearbyen including current taxes and charges
  • Transfer from airport to hotel in Longyearbyen
  • 3 nights in a hotel in Longyearbyen including breakfast (Radisson Blu/Spitsbergen hotel)

Not included:

  • International flights to Longyearbyen or from Bergen
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions

Please note:

  • *If the voyage is during Christmas the price will be higher during Christmas stay in port
  • All prices are in EUR per person
  • 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.
  • Once a booking has been made online, there may be some components that are not yet confirmed with our providers. Please refer to those marked in your confirmation email and wait until you are contacted by our Reservations team. 
  • You can book an extended itinerary to add an extra night at the beginning or end of your trip in Spitsbergen (depending on the order of your trip) by contacting us.

The itinerary

Please note the below 8-day itinerary is from Spitsbergen-Norwegian coast. The reverse itinerary is 9 days from the Norwegian coast-Spitsbergen.

April 2017 - March 2018

Departs from Spitsbergen, Svalbard
Day 1
Photo: Linda Rayner Photo

The top of the world

Location: Spitsbergen

Your adventure begins with an overnight stay in Longyearbyen, a former coalmining town that is a prime destination for adventure travellers. Reminders of the history and heritage of early coal miners can be seen everywhere. 

Days 2-3
Photo: Hanne Feyling Photo

The adventure continues

Location: Spitsbergen

A number of optional excursions are available to enhance your experience in the high north. View them all here

Day 4
Tromsø_ ©Kristen Berndt_Day 12_1200x600.png
Photo: Kristen Berndt Photo

The Paris of the North

Location: Spitsbergen - Tromsø

After breakfast, you'll fly from Longyearbyen to Tromsø, where you are free to explore this city until you board your ship. In the late evening you'll head south through prime Arctic fishing territory towards Lofoten. 

Day 5
1200x600_UNESCO Vega Archipelago (Sandnessjøen), Neshavna_©Rita Johansen_Topaz_Day 10.png

Stunning scenery

Location: Lofoten and Vesterålen

For many, the fjords and scenery of Vesterålen and Lofoten represent quintessential Norway, with its stunning network of inlets and islands. You will also pass through the narrow Raftsund strait which affords incredible views. 

Day 6
1200x600_Kristiansund_©Maggie Strutt - Guest image_Day 3.png
Photo: Maggie Strutt / Guest Photo Photo

A date with the Seven Sisters

Location: Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters

Today you will leave the Arctic Circle passing the charming port of Sandnessjøen, and on the approach to Brønnøysund you can see the mythical Seven Sisters Mountain.

Day 7
Photo: Fotowan / Shutterstock Photo

Medieval buildings

Location: Trondheim

In Trondheim, you will have the chance to visit the Gothic style Nidaros Cathedral, or wander around the historic town and the charming Bakklandet district. You'll then sail towards Kristiansund. 

Day 8
Photo: Ingreen / Shutterstock Photo

The journey ends

Location: Bergen

You'll pass the rugged landscapes, cascading waterfalls and the fertile plains of Nordfjord and the Jostedalsbreen glacier. You disembark in Bergen, the city of the Seven Mountains where you can visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen wharf and the famous fish market. 

April 2017 - March 2018

Location Bergen, Norway
Your ship

Ships sailing along the Norwegian coast

Sail through narrow fjords and charming ports with our unique coastal ships, designed for true expeditions and personal encounters in arctic waters. Each of our ships have a different atmosphere, style and identity, so you can choose how you want to experience the Norwegian coast.

Young Explorers Programme

From 1 April 2017, kids aged 7-13 can partake in our complimentary Young Explorers Programme on three ships on select departures. From 1 April 2018, the programme will be offered year-round on MS Finnmarken. It is designed for children travelling with adults to magnificent destinations where the focus is on education, fun, and participation.

Things to see and do

Southbound Excursions

Challenge your inner explorer and experience everything that Norway has to offer with our diverse range of optional excursions on the southbound sailing between Tromsø and Bergen.

Spitsbergen Excursions

Gain greater insight into Spitsbergen's rugged landscapes and rich history during your stay before or after a Norwegian coastal voyage. Tailor your trip and embark on a range of exciting land and water-based excursions.


Learn more about the charming ports and cities you will visit on this voyage.


Learn more about the experience of sailing the beautiful Norwegian coast


Discover the natural wonders, ports and wildlife you may come across during your voyage to Norway.


Immerse yourself in the adventures you can experience on a voyage in Norway.

Extend your holiday

Getting you there

Please contact us if you wish to add on return flights and airport transfers to Longyearbyen and Bergen.