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  • 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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Itinerary

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

Welcome Aboard!

A flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water

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:

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.
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

Iconic architecture and fantastic fjords

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

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.
Optional Excursions
  • Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
    A 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 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 (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 Norway
    Join 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 Hjørundfjord
    Join 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.
  • Hike with a Visit to a Shieling
    Join 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alnes Lighthouse
    Explore the ancient islands of Giske and Godøy and enjoy fantastic coastal scenery at Alnes Lighthouse.
  • Sunnmøre Open-Air Museum
    Join 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 Gondola
    Enjoy 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

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

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.
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
    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.
  • Cycling in Trondheim
    This 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.
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

Into the Arctic

A small boat in a body of water

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.
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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Capital of the Arctic

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

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.
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

Norway’s Northern Frontier

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

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.

Sámi heartlands

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.

Continuing north

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.
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.
  • Sami Culture
    Encounter the Sámi people of far-northern Europe and learn about their remarkable culture.
  • Snowmobile Trip in the Arctic
    Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most exciting and extreme natural Arctic regions.
  • Sámi Autumn
    Learn about the mystical cultural practices and natural medicines of the indigenous Sámi people living in Europe's northernmost region.
  • 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.
  • 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 - Berlevåg

Where Norway Meets Russia

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

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.

Next-door neighbors

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.
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.

What's Included

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

Notes

  • 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.

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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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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Viewpoint overlooking Trollstigen, Norway Viewpoint overlooking Trollstigen, Norway

Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass

Norway

Duration

8 hours

Price per person

From $ 345

Booking Code

HR-AES2B

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Old houses in Ålesund, Norway Old houses in Ålesund, Norway

Art Nouveau Walk (Spring & Winter)

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 132

Booking Code

HR-AES2C

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Diver feeding fish at the Atlanterhavsparken aquarium with catfish surrounding him, Ålesund, Norway Diver feeding fish at the Atlanterhavsparken aquarium with catfish surrounding him, Ålesund, Norway

Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 132

Booking Code

HR-AES2D

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Art Nouveau Walk (Autumn)

Norway

Duration

1 hour, 30 min

Price per person

From $ 92

Booking Code

HR-AES2E

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A Taste of Norway

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 15 min

Price per person

From $ 185

Booking Code

HR-HJF2F

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Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 45 min

Price per person

From $ 172

Booking Code

HR-HJF2G

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Hike with a Visit to a Shieling

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 45 min

Price per person

From $ 167

Booking Code

HR-HJF2H

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Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund

Norway

Duration

7 hours

Price per person

From $ 372

Booking Code

HR-HJF2J

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A group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water A group of people riding on the back of a boat in the water

Kayaking in Ålesund

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 15 min

Price per person

From $ 172

Booking Code

HR-AES2K

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Alnes Lighthouse in summer, Godøy Island, Norway Flowers and green grass in front of the red and white lighthouse Alnes Lighthouse in summer, Godøy Island, Norway Flowers and green grass in front of the red and white lighthouse

Alnes Lighthouse

Norway

Duration

3 hours, 30 min

Price per person

From $ 225

Booking Code

HR-AES2L

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The open-air Sunnmøre Museum of Norway in summer The open-air Sunnmøre Museum of Norway in summer

Sunnmøre Open-Air Museum

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 199

Booking Code

HR-AES2M

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View from Mount Nesaksla from the Romsdal Gondola View from Mount Nesaksla from the Romsdal Gondola

The Romsdal Gondola

Norway

Duration

8 hours

Price per person

From $ 332

Booking Code

HR-AES2N

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Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 159

Booking Code

HR-TRD3A

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A large green tree in front of a church with Nidaros Cathedral in the background A large green tree in front of a church with Nidaros Cathedral in the background

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 $ 105

Booking Code

HR-TRD3D

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A small boat in a body of water with a city in the background A small boat in a body of water with a city in the background

Kayaking on the River Nid

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 min

Price per person

From $ 212

Booking Code

HR-TRD3G

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Cycling in Trondheim

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 45 min

Price per person

From $ 105

Booking Code

HR-TRD3H

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Man holding his camera taking a photo of Svartisen Glazier Man holding his camera taking a photo of Svartisen Glazier

Svartisen Glacier

Norway

Duration

5 hours

Price per person

From $ 425

Booking Code

HR-ORS4A

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Arctic Coastal Walk

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 15 minutes

Price per person

From $ 145

Booking Code

HR-BOO4B

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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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RIB Safari to Saltstraumen

Norway

Duration

2 hours

Price per person

From $ 239

Booking Code

HR-BOO4D

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Meet the Vikings

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 265

Booking Code

HR-STU4E

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Meet the Vikings – Summer

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 265

Booking Code

HR-STU4F

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View from Reinebringen, Reine, Lofoten in Norway View from Reinebringen, Reine, Lofoten in Norway

Highlights of Lofoten

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 185

Booking Code

HR-STU4G

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Man and woman standing in the brewery, by a iron barrel full of beer Man and woman standing in the brewery, by a iron barrel full of beer

Lofotpils Brewery

Norway

Duration

40 min

Price per person

From $ 79

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 $ 239

Booking Code

HR-TOS5A

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A person riding a horse in the snow A person riding a horse in the snow

Dog Sledding

Norway

Duration

3 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 439

Booking Code

HR-TOS5B

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A group of sheep standing on top of a dirt field A group of sheep standing on top of a dirt field

Scenery and Huskies

Norway

Duration

3 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 212

Booking Code

HR-TOS5C

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Polar History Walk

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 159

Booking Code

HR-TOS5D

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A group of people in a boat on a body of water A group of people in a boat on a body of water

Kayaking

Norway

Duration

3 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 292

Booking Code

HR-TOS5G

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

Cross-Country Skiing

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 239

Booking Code

HR-TOS5M

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A man riding a snowboard down a snow covered slope A man riding a snowboard down a snow covered slope

Snowshoeing in Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 239

Booking Code

HR-TOS5N

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Electric cruising in Tromsø Electric cruising in Tromsø

Electric Cruising in Tromsø

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 252

Booking Code

HR-TOS5T

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A group of clouds in the sky over a body of water A group of clouds in the sky over a body of water

The North Cape

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 252

Booking Code

HR-HVG6A

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A bird sitting on a rock next to a body of water A bird sitting on a rock next to a body of water

Birdwatching Safari

Norway

Duration

3 hours

Price per person

From $ 319

Booking Code

HR-HVG6B

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A person wearing a red hat A person wearing a red hat

Sami Culture

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 185

Booking Code

HR-KJD6C

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A man riding a motorcycle next to a body of water A man riding a motorcycle next to a body of water

Snowmobile Trip in the Arctic

Norway

Duration

2 hours, 30 minutes

Price per person

From $ 532

Booking Code

HR-KJD6D

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Sámi Autumn

Norway

Duration

2 hours 15 min

Price per person

From $ 185

Booking Code

HR-KJD6E

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Two fishing boats at dock in Skarsvåg Two fishing boats at dock in Skarsvåg

Fishing Village Visit

Norway

Duration

2 hours 30 min

Price per person

From $ 185

Booking Code

HR-HVG6H

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A RIB with 10 people speeding in Norway A RIB with 10 people speeding in Norway

RIB Expedition on 71 degrees North

Norway

Duration

6 hours

Price per person

From $ 665

Booking Code

HR-HVS6J

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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.

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

Norway in a Nutshell (1 day)

Norway

Duration

1 Day

From

$ 329

Booking Code

N1404KL2

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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

E1452KL2

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Snow Hotel in Kirkenes Snow Hotel in Kirkenes

Snowhotel – A Unique Winter Experience

Norway

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking Code

KKN1

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Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel Visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Gamme Cabins by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Norway

Duration

2 Days

From

Booking Code

KKN2

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Oslo Panorama Tour (2019/20)

Norway

Duration

3 Hours

From

$ 50

Booking Code

CENOSL01

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