Tromsø – Oslo

The North Cape Line - South

Price from

£1,931

Departure Dates

16 departures between Oct 2025 and Apr 2026

Duration

9 days

Ship

The northern lights above Tromsø

The North Cape Line - South

Price from

£1,931

Voyage overview

See the stunning beauty of the Norwegian coast, from its northernmost point to its southernmost point. Join us as we sail from Tromsø, ‘Gateway to the Arctic’, to Norway’s capital you’ll never forget.

  • Sail from the Arctic capital of Tromsø down to Norway’s capital Oslo, in search of the magical Northern Lights

  • Enjoy an average of six hours in eight incredible destinations and join optional seasonal excursions

  • Enjoy exceptional all-inclusive food and drink and enhanced onboard activities aboard a small ship

Itinerary

The day-by-day programme will give you some ideas about what you can see during your voyage, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary.

MS Trollfjord, Tromsø, Norway

Day 1

Gateway to the Arctic

Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Gateway to the Arctic

Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

Welcome to Tromsø and the start of your voyage!

Before you get settled into your cabin on MS Trollfjord, give yourself plenty of time to explore Tromsø. This urban city 350 km north of the Arctic Circle is buzzing with life, with everything from trendy restaurants and cafés to boutique shops selling local crafts and produce, and even high fashion. You can visit the Polar Museum, which chronicles the city’s legacy of Arctic hunting and trade. Head to the Polaria centre, an aquarium home to a variety of Arctic marine species, including seals. Across the water from Polaria, you’ll find the Arctic Cathedral, standing out in the cityscape due to its striking design and impressive stained-glass window.

In the evening, you’ll begin your voyage, leaving Tromsø behind to sail around the northernmost point of mainland Europe.

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Day 2

The northernmost point

Honningsvåg – gateway to the North Cape

The northernmost point

Honningsvåg – gateway to the North Cape

Arriving early in the morning, you’ll have a full day in Honningsvåg. This far north, winters are long and snowfall is high, so get ready for some fantastic winter scenery and activities.

Feel the snow crunching under your snowshoes as you hike across the plains with your Coastal Experience Team. On optional excursions, you could try your hand at ice fishing, a beloved winter tradition in the far north. Get a taste of the local delicacy, king crab, which is caught in the waters around Honningsvåg and served year-round.

The highlight of any trip to Honningsvåg is a visit to the North Cape which looks out over the Barents Sea, also available as an optional excursion. This is one of the northernmost points of mainland Europe, and as we’re visiting in winter, you can even choose to get there by snowmobile.

Having reached the northernmost point of our voyage, we’ll turn around and begin going south as we sail away in the evening.

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Day 3

The city of Northern Lights

Alta

The city of Northern Lights

Alta

At 70 degrees north, this town is far above the Arctic Circle. The area is known for particularly good Northern Lights visibility, so keep your camera ready.

On an optional excursion, you can find out more about day-to-day life in Alta, see prehistoric rock art and visit the Northern Lights Cathedral, which has an exhibition showing how Alta became the epicentre for ground-breaking research of the Aurora Borealis between the 19th and 20th centuries.

Increased snowfall in the winter allows for some truly authentic Arctic excursions, like dogsledding. You can try this on wheels if you’re here when there’s no snow on the ground! The snow and climate of Alta also create the perfect conditions to build and maintain the Igloo Hotel. Located on the banks of river Alta, the world’s northernmost ice hotel.

Alternatively, join your Coastal Experience Team on a hike to Mount Komsa. The views are mesmerising.

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Day 4

Arctic beauty awaits

Narvik

Arctic beauty awaits

Narvik

Narvik was originally developed as a year-round, ice-free port for the nearby iron ore mines. Nowadays, it’s known for its World War II heritage and as a gateway to active pursuits such as skiing, dog sledding and hiking.

On optional excursions, you can dive into Narvik's intriguing past at the Narvik War Museum, where the town's World War II history comes to life with engaging exhibits and narratives.

For a journey through the heart of the region, hop aboard the Arctic Train and journey along the iconic Ofoten Railway, treating yourself to panoramic views of majestic mountains. For panoramic views of Narvik from above, ride the cable car to the top of Narvikfjellet.

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Day 5

Cruise the inner coastal route

Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

Cruise the inner coastal route

Brønnøysund – coastal charm right in the middle of Norway

After Narvik, we head south along the enchanting Norwegian coast. You’ll be in awe of windswept islands, sheltered bays, and some of the most beautiful fjords in the world. It’s also inhabited by a wide range of wildlife, such as majestic Sea Eagles.

When we started sailing north of the Trøndelag region in 1893, much was still unknown about the coastline. But, over the years, we’ve become experts in these waters. Today, we are among the few with the maritime knowledge and skill to take you through the many skerries, islets and hidden fjords that characterise this stretch of coast.

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Day 6

Alpine village by the fjord

Åndalsnes

Alpine village by the fjord

Åndalsnes

After docking in the town centre in the morning, you have the chance to explore Åndalsnes, a picturesque coastal town located along Isfjord at the end of Romsdalsfjord.

The literal highlights of Åndalsnes are the mountains that tower over the town. They are the reason the town has become Norway’s go-to destination for hikers, climbers, skiers, and more. The Troll Wall, a 1,000 metre vertical cliff along the Romsdalen valley also attracts adrenaline seekers the world over.

Take in the sights with a city walk and a relaxing ride on the Romsdal Gondola, or, if you’re visiting in spring or autumn, take the train along The Golden Route, named by Lonely Planet as ‘the most scenic train journey in Europe’.

Whichever activities you choose, today brings you the best views of Isfjord and Romsdalsfjord, and the surrounding peaks.

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Day 7

Beautiful Bergen

Bergen – gateway to the fjords

Beautiful Bergen

Bergen – gateway to the fjords

Surrounded by seven mountains and the sea, the old capital of Bergen is one of Norway’s most picturesque and historic cities, as well as being its second largest.

Stroll through the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district and discover its colourful wooden wharfs dating back to the 14th century. Bergen’s famous fish market is worth a visit, too. It promises to be a feast for the senses with the sights, sounds, and smells of bountiful, fresh seafood which can be cooked there and then for you.

One of the best-known attractions in Bergen is the Fløibanen funicular, which brings you to the top of Mount Fløyen. The summit has a wonderful view over the city, the nearby fjord, and the other surrounding peaks.

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Day 8

The city of lighthouses

Kristiansand

The city of lighthouses

Kristiansand

We spend the last afternoon of your voyage in Kristiansand, Norway’s fifth largest city, sitting along the southern tip of the country,

Kristiansand is on a mission to become the most sustainable port in Europe. Find out more about this admirable quest on an optional excursion that includes a visit to Odderøya Island.

Or delve into Kristiansand’s 20th-century military past on an optional excursion to Batterie Vara. Originally built as a German fort in World War II, it features the world’s second largest cannon ever to be mounted on land.

Back on the boat, we’ll end our voyage on a high note with an end-of-trip farewell dinner. Take this opportunity to trade photo highlights and experiences with your fellow travellers one last time.

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Day 9

Norway’s thriving capital

Oslo

Norway’s thriving capital

Oslo

You’ve sailed on The North Cape Line, getting to know Norway’s coastal cities and villages all the way to the top of the European continent.

During the journey, you’ll have experienced Norway’s varied climate, seen majestic mountains and fjords, and maybe gazed up in awe at the Northern Lights once or several times.

We hope you’ll cherish each of the memories you’ve made on The North Cape Line. Come sail with us again soon, on another iconic voyage of our spectacular home: the Norwegian coast.

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About your trip

What's included

For guests in cabins  

Enjoy an impressive range of included benefits when you choose from our selection of comfortable options: Polar Inside, Polar Outside, and Arctic Superior cabins.  

Accommodation  

  • Choice of cabin type  

  • Accommodation in a comfortable cabin with ensuite bathroom  

Read more about the cabins on MS Trollfjord

Food and drink  

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the ship’s main restaurant, Flora  

  • Daily lunch and dinner in Brasserie Árran 

  • Unlimited selected drinks in Flora, Brasserie Árran, and 1893 Bar during opening hours  

  • Unlimited selected tea and coffee  

  • Afternoon snack in the bar  

  • Culinary demonstrations and food tastings  

Read more about the restaurants on board

Life on board  

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship and in your cabin 

  • Multi-lingual Coastal Experience Team  

  • Daily themed lectures, photography guidance, arts and crafts sessions  

  • Access to the fitness room and sauna  

  • Music entertainment and library access  

  • Selection of equipment for outdoor activities off ship 

Read more about your onboard experience

Upgrade your voyage with: 

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner in award-winning fine-dining restaurant, Røst  

  • Unlimited selected drinks in Røst during opening hours with an upgraded wine selection  

  • Unlimited handcrafted cocktails in the bar during opening hours  

  • Afternoon tea with sparkling wine 

  • Hurtigruten clothing package, including shell jacket, wool sweater, wool hat  

  • Camera equipment and binoculars rental  

  • Wide range of optional seasonal excursions and guided hikes 

For guests in suites  

For the absolute best in onboard comfort, cuisine, service, and beautifully appointed rooms, choose our Signature voyages suite experience.  

 Accommodation  

  • Choice of suite type  

  • Fast track, priority check-in  

  • Accommodation in a stylish, spacious suite with ensuite bathroom  

  • No charge on any items in your suite’s minibar 

  • Daily minibar refill  

  • King-size beds  

  • Daily turndown service   

Read more about the suites on MS Trollfjord

Food and drink  

  • Choice of dining times during restaurant opening hours  

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the ship’s main restaurant, Flora 

  • Daily lunch and dinner in Brasserie Árran 

  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner in award-winning fine-dining restaurant, Røst  

  • Exclusive dinner with the ship’s officers  

  • Unlimited selected drinks in Flora, Brasserie Árran, and 1893 Bar during opening hours  

  • Unlimited selected drinks in Røst during opening hours  

  • Unlimited cocktails in the bar during opening hours  

  • Unlimited tea and coffee (selected types offered) 

  • Culinary demonstrations and food tastings  

  • Occasional afternoon tea with cakes and sparkling wine 

Read more about the restaurants on board

 Life on board  

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship and in your suite 

  • Multi-lingual Coastal Experience Team  

  • Access to the fitness room and sauna  

  • Daily themed lectures, photography guidance, arts and crafts sessions  

  • Music entertainment and library access  

  • Selection of equipment for outdoor activities off ship  

  • Visit to the bridge when in port – at the Captain’s discretion  

  • Complimentary use of binoculars  

Read more about your onboard experience

Upgrade your voyage with: 

  • Camera equipment rental  

Know before you go

Optional Excursions

Explore your destination even further with our wide range of exciting excursions. The excursion programme presented is an indication of some of the excursions that may be available during your voyage.