Norway | Lofoten, Helgeland and History

Tromsø to Trondheim

Tromsø to Trondheim

Norway | Lofoten, Helgeland and History

Tromsø to Trondheim

Tromsø to Trondheim

Travel information 3 days
Departures Regular departures, all year
  • Admire the landscapes of the Lofoten Islands and the Helgeland Coast
  • Chances of experiencing the Northern Lights in winter or the Midnight Sun in summer
  • Explore towns and cities like Svolvær and Brønnøysund
  • Stay active and adventurous by taking part in our exciting sea and land excursions.
Tromsø to Trondheim


You’ll pass the jagged peaks that characterise the Lofoten Islands and have the opportunity to visit several fishing villages. Head to the Coastal Express museum in Stokmarknes, go on an exciting optional excursion from Svolvær, and hang out by the pretty marina in Brønnøysund before arriving into Trondheim on the morning of Day 3.

DAY 2 : Bodø - Rørvik

A landscape fit for trolls

Northern Lights in Norway
Marvel at the mystical Northern Lights.

The ship will call at Bodø in the wee hours of the morning and then at Ørnes at 7 a.m. Then, we’ll cross over the Arctic Circle just after breakfast. We’ll commemorate the moment with the time-honored tradition of tasting a spoonful of cod liver oil.

Next, we’ll make a short stop at Nesna before sailing on to Sandnessjøen, the gateway to the magnificent Helgeland Coast.

Legend has it …

Admire the stunning landscape of the Seven Sisters mountain range, with peaks stretching up to 3,600 feet. According to legend, seven beautiful troll princesses were caught outside as the sun rose as they fled from an unwanted suitor. The sun turned them into the seven beautiful mountains you see today.

Don’t miss the distinctive hole passing straight through Torghatten Mountain! There is also a local legend as to how the mountain came to have such a hole. Make sure you ask your Coastal Expert about it!

We’ll reach Brønnøysund in mid-afternoon. Explore the bustling marina on a walk along Havnegata. In the center of town is Brønnøy Church, a Neo-Gothic style stone church dating back to 1870.

Our last stop of the day is the cozy fishing port of Rørvik in the picturesque Vikna Archipelago.

Optional Excursions
  • UNESCO-listed Vega Archipelago
    Take a boat tour of the UNESCO-protected Vega Islands and learn about the islands’ unique industry of eider duck down harvesting.
  • Visit the Salmon
    On this hands-on tour of the Norwegian Aquaculture Center, learn about the life cycle of salmon, as well as salmon fishing and farming.
  • Hike to Torghatten Mountain
    Walk up and through the hole in the legendary Torghatten Mountain and enjoy stunning panoramic views.
  • Visit Hildurs Urterarium
    Don’t miss this excursion to an herb farm, where the hosts proudly serve local food and welcome you to their home.
Northern Lights in Norway
Marvel at the mystical Northern Lights.
Meet the beautiful Seven Sisters mountain range.
Meet the beautiful Seven Sisters mountain range.
Experience authentic coastal life as it was and is.
Experience authentic coastal life as it was and is.
Photo: Espen Mills
Ride along the spectacular Atlantic Road.
Ride along the spectacular Atlantic Road.
Photo: Nancy Bundt
Cross an illuminated underground lake.
Cross an illuminated underground lake.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

DAY 3 : Trondheim - Ålesund

Gothic majesty and hidden lake

Ride along the spectacular Atlantic Road.
Ride along the spectacular Atlantic Road.
Photo: Nancy Bundt


Today you have a chance to explore the wooden city of history: Trondheim. Be sure to visit the majestic Nidaros Cathedral, built over the burial site of King Olav II who reigned from 1015 to 1028.

Spectacular scenery and life of the sea

As we sail along the coast, you will realize the importance of fishing to Norway’s coastal communities. 

Kristiansund is regarded as Norway’s ‘dried cod capital’ because of its long-time export of salted dry fish. Here you can join an excursion along the Atlantic Road, a National Scenic Route. The 8 km stretch of highway spans eight bridges, crosses picturesque landscapes and is surrounded by open sea. 

Another interesting excursion is to the Bergtatt marble mine, which takes you inside a mountain and across an illuminated subterranean lake before serving you a meal in the mine´s ‘Grand Hall’. 

Norwegian alps

Those who remain aboard at Kristiansund will experience the ship´s open sea crossing towards Molde - Norway´s ‘City of Roses’. From there, you can see the distant pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps across the fjord, called ‘the Molde panorama’.


  • Trondheim: 06:30 a.m. - 09:30 a.m.
  • Kristiansund: 4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
  • Molde: 9:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
Optional Excursions
  • Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
    Take a bus tour of Trondheim, an ancient city rich in history and culture, which also serves as one of Norway’s major academic and research centers.
  • The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral
    Explore secret chambers deep inside Trondheim’s ancient Nidaros Cathedral as part of this exclusive tour reserved for our Platinum-fare guests.
  • The Atlantic Road
    Enjoy one of the world’s most beautiful drives as we follow the scenic Atlantic Road on this relaxing journey along the majestic coastline.
  • Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine
    Journey down into Bergtatt, a marble and limestone mine deep inside the mountain. Then, take a raft ride on an illuminated subterranean lake.
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 The Hurtigruten Coastal Express is unique.

What's Included

Included in Your Expedition

  • Cruise with Hurtigruten in an unspecified cabin 
    Your cabin will be allocated when you check in

Not Included In Your Expedition

  • Travel and cancellation insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Flights and transport


  • Prices are per person in a double cabin in EUR.
  • Not all cabin categories are available for all departures.
  • Group prices available on request.
  • Hurtigruten has flexible pricing. Prices therefore change frequently depending on demand and cabin capacity. You will be offered the best possible price when you book.