Oslo – Tromsø

The North Cape Line - North

Price from

€1,732

Departure Dates

16 departures between Sep 2025 and Apr 2026

Duration

7 days

Ship

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The North Cape Line - North

Price from

€1,732

Voyage overview

See the stunning beauty of the Norwegian coast, from the seas of its southernmost point to Tromsø, 350 km north of the Arctic Circle. Join us as we sail from Norway’s capital on an autumn, winter, or spring trip you’ll never forget.

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

  • Enjoy an average of six hours in seven 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.

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Day 1

Discovering Norway’s capital

Oslo

Discovering Norway’s capital

Oslo

Welcome to Norway. First stop: Norway’s thriving capital, Oslo.

If you have time before you board your ship for the voyage ahead, you’ll want to explore the many charms this cosmopolitan capital has to offer. Make your way to the city centre, where you can take snaps of the architecturally distinct Rådhuset town hall, Royal Palace, and Oslo Cathedral.

As afternoon turns towards evening, board your ship, MS Trollfjord. Once we’ve welcomed you and you’ve settled into your cabin or suite, you’ll meet your Coastal Experience Team. You’ll get to know each member of the team as they give lectures and organise onboard activities throughout your voyage.

Meet your fellow guests in the ship’s two-storey panorama lounge and watch as the capital’s twinkling lights fade into the distance.

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Day 2

Settle in at sea

Settle in at sea

This is your chance to settle into your cabin, get a taste of Norway’s coastal cuisine in the ship’s three restaurants and bar, and start to get to know your fellow passengers.

You’ll have time to simply watch Norway’s spectacular southern coast glide by. Take it all in from the expansive Observation Deck, from the comfort of your ship’s two-storey lounge and bar, or as you sweat it out in the panoramic sauna.

As well as the views, this stretch of coast is home to more than its fair share of enthralling stories. Find out more about Norway’s coast and the voyage ahead in the lectures, presentations, and onboard activities planned for today.

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Day 3

Fjord views and city culture

Stavanger

Fjord views and city culture

Stavanger

Today, you’ll wake to views of the beautiful Lysefjord. The 42-km-long fjord is home to one of Norway’s most famous sights: Preikestolen (The Pulpit Rock), which towers 604 metres above the fjord’s shimmering waters.

Kjerag mountain, at the end of the fjord, reaches even higher. Along the way, watch for mountain goats, waterfalls, and the famous Kjeragbolten, a glacial boulder wedged high up in a crevasse.

You’ll spend much of the rest of the day in Stavanger, a colourful waterside city with an international ambience and a lively cultural scene. Discover the architectural relics of Gamle (Old) Stavanger, which includes Northern Europe’s best-preserved collection of wooden houses, and Norway’s oldest cathedral, dating from the 12th century.

You can also visit the Norwegian Petroleum Museum, pop into a local boutique shop, or simply enjoy a beer on the waterfront.

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Day 4

A picturesque town

Ålesund

A picturesque town

Ålesund

After breakfast on the ship, we’ll dock at a town that spreads out across a string of islands.

Many of the buildings here, from the bright colours to the rounded spires, were inspired by the Art Nouveau style, which was popular in the early 1900s. You can get impressive photos of the archipelago from the nearby Mount Aksla viewpoint.

You can also visit the Atlantic Sea Park, Norway’s first marine science centre. This is one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums, providing a home to seals, otters, and crabs, as well as many other kinds of marine life. You can even see Humboldt Penguins here, a species otherwise absent north of the equator.

Join an optional excursion to explore Ålesund on foot or by bus, as your guide reveals the town’s surprising secrets to you.

Rørvik, Norway

Day 5

An ancient fishing town

Rørvik - surrounded by thousands of islands

An ancient fishing town

Rørvik - surrounded by thousands of islands

The cosy fishing port of Rørvik in the picturesque Vikna archipelago may look small but it has a huge history that is told through both the landscape and the town’s collection of museums.

Here, you can join an optional excursion and time travel through the last 10,000 years and get a glimpse of the future, thanks to the Ice Age-carved landscape, carefully preserved 19th-century living rooms, and the ingenuity of Norwegian salmon production – each preserved and explained in three excellent museums.

In the afternoon, we’ll continue sailing north through the Vikna archipelago made up of 6,000 islands, islets and reefs. The local gardens bloom with plum and apple blossoms in the spring, even at 65°N, thanks to the maritime climate.

As we sail through the night, we’ll leave the Helgeland coast behind us as we cross the Arctic Circle.

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Day 6

Lofoten islands and our historic birthplace

Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten, Stokmarknes – the birthplace of Hurtigruten

Lofoten islands and our historic birthplace

Svolvær – at the heart of Lofoten, Stokmarknes – the birthplace of Hurtigruten

On the penultimate day of your voyage, we explore Lofoten. As soon as you see the towering peaks with fishing villages clinging to their sides, you’ll understand why this island chain is praised as one of Norway’s most stunning locations.

We’ll dock in the town of Svolvær mid-morning. Located on the island of Austvågøya in the heart of Lofoten, Svolvær is the biggest town of the archipelago, humming with shops, restaurants, galleries, and cafés to enjoy. You can also admire views of the Svolvær Goat, a nearby mountain named for resembling a goat and its horns.

A variety of optional excursions are available from Svolvær, including winter fishing, paddling along the coastline in a kayak, or embarking on a bus tour to learn more about Lofoten’s history.

We can’t visit the area without spending a couple of hours in Stokmarknes. It was here that the Original Coastal Express was founded in 1893 by shipping pioneer Richard With. On the waterfront, you’ll find our 1956 ship MS Finnmarken, encased in the Hurtigruten Museum’s glass building like a ship in a bottle.

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Day 7

The gateway to the Arctic

Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

The gateway to the Arctic

Tromsø – gateway to the Arctic

We sail into Tromsø mid-morning. This urban city 350 km north of the Arctic Circle is a great place to disembark. It buzzes with life, with everything from trendy restaurants and cafés to boutique shops selling local crafts and produce, and even high fashion. If you can, give yourself time to explore Tromsø before you go home.

You’ve sailed on The North Cape Line, getting to know Norway’s coastal cities and villages all the way from its capital to deep inside the Arctic Circle. 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 of The North Cape Line that you’ll take home with you. 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.