- Visit a range of coastal communities, including charming cities, towns, and villages.
- Sail to the world-famous Geirangerfjord from June to August or to the Hjørundfjord from September to October
- Cross the Arctic Circle for an Arctic tour of Norway and hunt for the Northern Lights during winter voyages. During summer voyages, enjoy round-the-clock daylight under the Midnight Sun.
- Add more adventure to your voyage by choosing between up to six optional hikes and from up to 50 optional seasonal excursions.
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For the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, we sail this itinerary in the months of June, July, and August.
To visit Hjørundfjord, hidden away near the Sunnmøre Alps, book The Voyage North sometime in September or October.
As you cruise Norway’s coastline, chose from up to 50 optional seasonal excursions to enhance your experience and excitement.
DAY 1 : Bergen
Your voyage starts in Bergen, Norway’s second-largest city and a gateway to the fjords. Founded in 1070 A.D., Bergen boasts architecture influenced by the prosperous 14th-century German trading organization, the Hanseatic League.
If you have time before your ship departs, visit the UNESCO-listed wharfs in the colorful Bryggen district, now a neighborhood with artisan’s shops, complete with cobblestone streets. Just across the street is the famous fish market, which serves delicious seafood. The Fløibanen funicular can also whisk you up Mount Fløyen for lovely views of the city.
To get the most out of your visit to Norway, we can help you arrange tours before or after your voyage, such as the Norway in a Nutshell program.
Your voyage begins
Before boarding, relax in our comfortable guest lounge at the terminal. Once aboard, enjoy the first of many delicious meals made from fresh coastal produce as we depart Bergen and sail the old Viking route along the Hjeltefjord.
You’ll also meet your ship’s Coastal Experts, who will be your guides as we sail Norway’s coastline. They’ll organize lectures, onboard activities, and optional hikes.
TIME IN PORT:
- Bergen: 02:45 p.m. – 08:30 p.m.
- Want to know when the different ships are in port? See the complete sailing plan here
Hiking Pass (4 Hikes) – SummerWith long days, summer is the perfect time to go hiking in Norway. Embrace the Norwegian concept of ‘friluftsliv’ and set off into the beautiful wilderness.
Hiking Pass (4 Hikes) – WinterEnjoy hiking the stark beauty of Norway’s winter landscapes and experience what locals call ‘friluftsliv’, perhaps under the magical Northern Lights.
DAY 2 : Florø - Molde
Iconic architecture and fantastic fjords
Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord, near Torvik. Then we’ll sail past the West Cape for our approach to Ålesund.
Art Nouveau city
Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and Atlanterhavsparken, one of northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums. If you’re traveling with us in spring or winter, you’ll have most of the day to explore this picturesque town.
Into the fjords
In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing some of the most magnificent scenery in Norway. Once in the fjord, you may see the famous Seven Sisters waterfalls cascading down the cliffs.
In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord, hidden away in the Sunnmøre Alps. We’ll also call at the scenic village of Urke. Here, you can admire thousand-year-old farms, the fjord, and the lush mountainsides.
Mountains and roses
The last port of the day is Molde. In summer, there might just enough daylight to see the amazing view of the 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called the ‘Molde Panorama’.
And from mid-June to late August, the streets and gardens are adorned with roses of all shades and scents, all solidify Molde’s nickname as the ‘City of Roses’.
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 (11/01 to 05/31): 09:45 a.m. - 08:00 p.m.
- Ålesund (06/01 to 10/31): 09:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
- Geiranger (06/01 to 08/31): 02:25 p.m. - 02:45 p.m.
- Ålesund (06/01 to 08/31): 07:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
- Urke (09/01 to 10/31): 12:15 p.m. - 03:45 p.m.
- Ålesund (09/01 to 10/31): 06:00 p.m. - 08:00 p.m.
- Molde: 10:35 p.m. - 11:05 p.m.
Geiranger with Trollstigen PassA scenic bus journey from the village of Geiranger brings you to Eidsdalsvatnet Lake for a ferry ride. Rejoin the bus and travel to Gudbrands Gorge and down the winding Trollstigen Pass to Molde.
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.
Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount AkslaGet 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 (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.
A Taste of NorwayJoin us for an unforgettable journey through spectacular Norwegian nature, including a beautiful fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village.
Mountain Hike in the HjørundfjordAdmire the spectacular views of Hjørundfjord, the Sunnmøre Alps, Sæbø, and the village of Urke on this mountain hike. There’s even time for a coffee break midway through the hike and a beer at the end.
Hike with a Visit to a ShielingJoin us for a pleasant hike up from the fjord through lovely meadows to a summer grazing site at Haukås. Here, we’ll learn about traditional farming and taste local delicacies.
Hjørundfjord, Geiranger, and ÅlesundThis excursion takes you through Norangsdalen valley, on a ferry ride on UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, up steep Eagle Road, and then to the art nouveau city of Ålesund.
Kayaking in ÅlesundJoin us on a guided kayaking tour through the elegant town of Ålesund and learn more about its history and art nouveau influence.
Alnes LighthouseExplore the ancient islands of Giske and Godøy and enjoy fantastic coastal scenery at Alnes Lighthouse.
Sunnmøre Open-Air MuseumJoin us for a day of culture and history as we explore the town of Ålesund and its nearby mountain, before discovering the fascinating open-air Sunnmøre Museum.
The Romsdal GondolaEnjoy a scenic sightseeing tour of this beautiful fjord landscape, from deep in the Romsdalen Valley to high up in the Nesaksla Mountain.
DAY 3 : Kristiansund - Rørvik
City of Kings and Palaces
This section of the voyage brings us to the Trøndelag region of Norway, marked by crumpled hills, fields dotted with farmsteads, and low-lying coastal settlements.
Magical, medieval, and modern
Trondheim was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 A.D. and is now Norway’s third-largest city. It features a mix of historic buildings and a lively student population.
You’ll have three hours to explore Trondheim and its various highlights, either on your own or on one of our optional excursions.
A must-see site of the city is Nidaros Cathedral, nicknamed ‘Norway’s Notre Dame’ for its Gothic architectural style. It is considered the most sacred building in all of Norway. Next door to the cathedral is the Archbishop’s Palace, where Norway’s crown jewels are on display.
Nearby, the old city bridge Gamle Bybro sits over Nid River, marking the entrance to the old Hanseatic district of Bakklandet. The neighborhood’s colorful wooden wharves, which are propped up on stilts by the river’s edge, now house trendy restaurants. Up from Bakklandet is Kristiansten Fort, which features beautiful panoramic views of the city and fjord.
Back on board
In the afternoon, the ship will sail northwest, passing the ochre-colored Kjeungskjær Lighthouse, islets, and rocky reefs. After that, we’ll head towards 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.
Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve MuseumSee 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 CathedralLearn 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 WalkExplore 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 NidSee the city’s main attractions from water level inside a kayak. Paddle down Trondheim’s waterways while learning more about this exciting city.
Cycling in TrondheimThis is Norway’s most bike-friendly city, so it’s time to go for a bike ride! Enjoy the fresh air as you cycle through the city, taking in the sights and the beautiful scenery.
DAY 4 : Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Into the Arctic
We cross the Arctic Circle early in the morning, beginning your Arctic tour of Norway. We mark the moment with a traditional ceremony that’s sure to wake you up!
Above the Arctic Circle in summer, you can enjoy the sun 24 hours a day, while in winter, your chances of seeing the Northern Lights greatly improve.
Forces of nature
At 10 a.m., we’ll dock in Ørnes, near Norway’s second-largest glacier, Svartisen. The pier here is popular for the ‘Love Bench’, where sweethearts declare their lasting romance with a padlock.
Then we’ll sail to Bodø, Northern Norway’s second-largest city, overlooked by the Børvass peaks. Admire fabulous street art or join an optional boat excursion to Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom.
Welcome to Lofoten
The ship enters the Lofoten Archipelago in the afternoon. The Lofoten Wall, standing over 3,200 feet tall, is a stunning sight on the horizon.
Stamsund is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the islands, which is busiest between January and April, when the Arctic cod—known locally as skrei—swim from the Barents Sea in the north down to Vestfjord to spawn.
This evening, you’ll know you’ve arrived in the pretty harbor of Svolvær when you see rows of traditional fisherman’s huts on stilts, known as rorbuer. This is the main town of the Lofoten Islands.
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.
Svartisen GlacierEnjoy a bus and boat ride to the visitor center for Norway’s second-largest glacier: Svartisen. Look out for sea eagles and pass the world’s strongest tidal current.
Arctic Coastal WalkJoin us for a guided walk along the coast in Bodø and learn why devotion to nature is integral to Norwegian culture.
Experience Bodø and SaltstraumenAfter a tour of the town of Bodø, visit the strongest tidal current in the world at the Saltstraumen maelstroms.
RIB Safari to SaltstraumenJourney by boat to Saltstraumen, home to the world’s strongest tidal current. Learn more about the history and geology of this fascinating area during the boat ride.
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.
Meet the Vikings (Summer)See how the Vikings lived at Lofotr in Borg, Lofoten, where the largest Viking building ever discovered has been replicated.
Highlights of LofotenThis excursion takes you to see several of Lofoten's many picturesque fishing villages and towns, all the while surrounded by a stunning backdrop of sea and mountains.
Farm Visit in LofotenExperience life on Aalan Farm, a diverse working farm in Lauvdalen, Lofoten, renowned for its herbs and organic cheeses.
DAY 5 : Stokmarknes - Skjervøy
Capital of the Arctic
We dock in Harstad just after 7 a.m. Feel free to have a peaceful early morning stroll around town.
The ship will then continue to Finnsnes, which connects the beautiful island of Senja via the impressive Gisund Bridge.
Keep your eyes peeled for a variety of seabirds, including puffins, as there are several colonies nearby. You may also spot whales in the waters here, especially during the winter season.
Gateway to the Arctic
Then we’ll sail to the historic Arctic exploration capital of Tromsø, where you’ll have four hours to explore the city or join an optional excursion.
You’ll find Polaria (the world’s northernmost aquarium) and the nice waterfront. Pop in to one of the many shops and restaurants in the city center, including Mack Brewery and the Ølhallen pub, a favorite local watering hole. There are also trendy cafés offering delicious cinnamon buns and where baristas create innovative coffee-foam art. Across the fjord from where the ship docks, check out the iconic Arctic Cathedral, with its beautiful stained-glass mosaic.
Leaving Tromsø in the early evening, we’ll head north for the trading post of Skjervøy, founded in 1622. On our way, we’ll pass the Lyngen Alps, which rise majestically from the sea.
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: 2:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
- Skjervøy: 10:10 p.m. - 10:25 p.m.
Tromsø, the Arctic CapitalTour 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.
Scenery & HuskiesGet close to huskies and their puppies during this visit to the Tromsø Wilderness Center. Go on a guided nature walk and learn about the sport of dog-sled racing.
Polar History WalkTake 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 SkiingWith 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 TromsøMake 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.
Electric-boat Cruising in TromsøCruise Tromsø’s coast in a silent electric boat. Explore the waters depths with an underwater drone and sample Arctic foods as you listen to local guides.
DAY 6 : Øksfjord - Berlevåg
Norway’s Northern Frontier
The ship reaches the town of Hammerfest on the island of Kvaløya early in the morning. In the summer, herds of reindeer migrate to the island by the thousands.
You’ll know we’ve reached Havøysund when you see the wind turbines of the landmark Havøygavlen wind farm, which produces enough electricity to power 6,000 local homes.
At the top of Europe
In the mid-morning, we’ll arrive at Honningsvåg, the portal to the North Cape, where a globe monument marks the top of continental Europe. The optional excursion up to the dramatic promontory is very popular, so you’ll want to book early.
Near the entrance of the Kjøllefjord village, look out for the striking, building-like rock formation Finnkirka, an ancient sacrificial site once used by the indigenous Sámi. You can join an optional excursion to meet local Sámi, learn about their reindeer-herding life, and listen to joik folk songs.
We’ll reach our northernmost port of call, Mehamn, in the evening. If you’re visiting during the months of February and March, you might spot cod drying on outdoor wooden racks, called hjell, mainly destined for export.
The ship then sets off for Berlevåg. On the way, we’ll pass the tall Slettnes Lighthouse, the planet’s northernmost mainland lighthouse.
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. – 05:00 p.m.
- Mehamn: 06:55 p.m. - 07:15 p.m.
- Berlevåg: 10:00 p.m. - 10:10 p.m.
The North CapeCross the 71st parallel and visit North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent, marked by the photogenic globe monument.
Birdwatching SafariJoin us on this excursion to the Gjesværstappan Islands to see one of Norway’s largest and most impressive bird cliffs.
Sámi CultureMeet an Indigenous Sámi family in their traditional lavvo tent to learn about their way of life and remarkable culture.
Snowmobile Trip in the ArcticDrive your own snowmobile through a beautiful winter landscape from one port to the next, hopefully under the Northern Lights.
Sámi AutumnHear tales about the Sámi Shaman, discover Sámi culinary traditions, and learn about the restorative powers of local medicinal herbs.
The North Cape ExclusiveThis private tour of the North Cape with your own guide is an exclusive experience reserved for our Platinum Fare guests.
Fishing Village VisitVisit two colorful fishing villages and discover Christmas at the very top of Norway, whatever the time of year.
RIB Expedition at 71 Degrees NorthTake a thrilling boat ride to the North Cape and see the rugged coastline of Troms and Finnmark County from water level.
DAY 7 : Båtsfjord - Berlevåg
Where Norway Meets Russia
During the night, we’ll have called at Båtsfjord and Vardø before docking at Vadsø early in the morning.
Look to the skies
The area around Vadsø is one of the most scenic and popular birdwatching spots in the Arctic, lying directly under the migration path of birds flying from east to west. Watch for Hooded Crows and Sea Eagles.
Kirkenes is just a few miles from the Russian border. This neighbor has had many influences on Norway, from road signs in both Norwegian and Russian to a monthly Russian market and the World War II Russian Monument.
This is where your Norwegian Coastal Express voyage ends—you’ll have traveled farther east than St. Petersburg and Istanbul! We look forward to seeing you again, perhaps next time for the southbound voyage!
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: 9:00 a.m.
Included in Your Expedition
- 7-day voyage in the 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 better understand the destinations you visit.
- Introductory photo presentations, camera adjustment, and photography tips and tricks, and photo and film footage from the voyage.
- Opportunities to casually engage with the Hurtigruten Guides, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day, and preparations for the day to come.
- Port presentations providing destination insight
- Excursion presentations
- Point of interest presentations on deck
- Captain’s dinner and a farewell event
Not Included In Your Expedition
- Flights & transfers
- Travel protection
- Optional excursions
- Baggage handling
- Hikes with our Hurtigruten Guides
- Prices are in USD, per person, double occupancy.
- Not all categories are available for all departures
- Single cabin pricing is available on request
- Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
Life on board
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- Norway’s Coastal Kitchen
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- Practical Information for The Coastal Express Voyages
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Packing Tips for Norwegian Coastal Voyages
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- Excursion packages
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