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Type of Tour:

Scheduled departure cruise

Operates: Departs daily 1 April 2018 – 31 March 2019
Duration: 11 Nights / 12 Days
Visit:
  • Bergen                          
  • Floro 
  • Molde 
  • Kristiansund 
  • Rorvik 
  • Bronnoysund 
  • Svolvaer 
  • Skervoy 
  • Oksfjord 
  • Berlevag 
  • Batsfjord 
  • Kirkenes
  • Mehamn
  • Tromso 
  • Stamsund
  • Bodo 
  • Rorvik 
  • Trondheim
  • Allesund 
  • Bergen
Includes:
  • 11 nights’ cruise in cabin category of your choice
  • Meals as indicated in itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Excludes:
  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Extras on-board
  • Optional tours, activities & sightseeing
  • Travel insurance, visa cost and tips
Notes: Kindly note Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.  Prices may change at any time before departure date; the applicable price will be confirmed at the time of booking. 
Accommodation: Hurtigruten vessel

Full Itinerary

DAY 1:  BERGEN
Hurtigruten’s Classic Round Voyage lasts 12 days and starts in the southernmost port, Bergen. You should still have some time before the departure to explore one of Norway’s most beautiful and distinctive cities. Once the cruise gets underway the route north will take you along the Hjeltefjord which happens to be the same route the Vikings sailed to reach the Shetland Islands and beyond.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (D)

DAY 2:  FLORO – MOLDE
If you wake up early enough you should be able to see Mt. Hornelen (860m), the mountain which according to the saga was climbed by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason. After sailing past West Cape, the vessel will cross the open sea for the first time during the cruise. The ship will navigate its way through skerries and islands before reaching the Art Nouveau town of Alesund. In the summer months, the vessel will sail into was some consider to be the jewel in Norway’s crown, Geirangerfjord. The fjord is one of the most beautiful surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, steep cliffs and cascading waterfalls. In autumn, the vessel will instead explore the idyllic Hjørundfjord. This fjord is also a treat because only Hurtigruten ships sail into this gem of a fjord.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)
 

Optional Excursions:

2B – Geiranger with Trollstigen pass (available in: Summer)

2C – Art Nouveau Walk (available in: Winter, spring, autumn)

2D – Atlanterhavsparken aquarium and Mount Aksla (available in: Winter, spring)

2F – A taste of Norway (available in: Autumn)

2G – Mountain hike in the Hjørundfjord (available in: Autumn)

2H – Hike with a visit to a shieling (available in: Autumn)

DAY 3:  KRISTIANSUND – RORVIK
Trondheim, formerly called Nidaros, was founded in 997 A.D. and was Norway’s capital for almost 200 hundred years from 1030 – 1217. The city is home to Norway’s national shrine, Nidaros Cathedral, which has been a popular pilgrimage destination for nearly 1,000 years. Today it is a city of students, technology, culture, cycling and food. Trondheim’s architecture and surroundings create a beautiful, almost mystical atmosphere for any outing, whether you prefer a guided tour of Nidaros Cathedral, kayaking on the river Nid and into the city’s smaller channels, or a casual walk or bicycle ride among the beautifully restored wooden buildings in the Bakklandet district.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions:

3A – Nidaros Cathedral and Ringve Museum in Trondheim (available in: Spring, summer)

3B – Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral (available in: Autumn, winter)

3D – Trondheim city walk (available in: All year)

3G – Kayaking in on the River Nid (available in: Summer)

3H – Cycling in Trondheim (available in: Spring, summer)

DAY 4:  BRONNOYSUND – SVOLVAER
Today you will cross the Arctic Circle. This invisible border at 66 degrees 33 minutes north marks the southernmost point for the midnight sun, which shines 24 hours a day in the summer. The chances of catching the Northern Lights in winter are also higher above this line. This is where the Arctic begins. Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen, is located near the old trading village and port of call Ørnes. The journey continues along the beautiful Helgeland coast, considered by many to be just as spectacular as Lofoten. In the afternoon, the vessel makes its way from Bodø across Vestfjord, and the 1000 metres high mountain Lofotveggen will appear on the horizon which one can take as the sign that one is finally in Lofoten.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions

4A – Svartisen Glacier (available in: Winter)

4C – Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen (available in: All year)

4D – RIB safari to Saltstraumen (available in: Spring, summer, autumn)

4E/F – Meet the vikings (available in: All year)

4G – Highlights of Lofoten (available in: Spring, summer)

4H – Lofotpils Brewery (available in: All year)

4I – Farm visit in Lofoten (available in: Spring, summer, autumn)

DAY 5:  STOKMARKNES – SKJERVOY
The Hurtigruten ship will now be approaching Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic. Get ready for a fun-filled day packed with exciting activities, no matter what time of year you travel. You could join in whale watching, dog sledging, hiking, or learn about the country’s fascinating polar history. Or why not take part on a kayaking excursion which will allow you to admire this beautiful Arctic city from a waterborne point of view.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions:

5A – The Arctic capital Tromsø (available in: All year)

5B – Dog sledging (available in: Winter, spring)

5C – Scenery and Huskies (available in: Summer, spring, autumn)

5D – Polar History Tour (available in: Winter)

5G – Kayaking (available in: Spring, summer)

5K – Silent whale exploring (available in: Winter)

5M – Cross-country skiing (available in: Winter)

5N – Snowshoeing in Tromsø (available in: Winter)

5O – Sami adventure in Tromsø (available in: Winter)

DAY 6:  OKSFJORD – BERLEVAG
Enjoy the magnificent landscape as the journey continues towards the North Cape. In Honningsvåg, you can take a cultural walk through the town and let yourself be charmed by the colourful buildings. Then the cruise continues through the heart of the Sámi homeland to the port of Kjøllefjord. This area is also famous for its rich bird life. Enjoy the sub-Arctic landscape as the vessel crosses the 71st parallel north, and be sure to take the opportunity to experience the North Cape – the northernmost point on the continent.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions:

6A – The North Cape (available in: All year)

6B – Birdwatching safari (available in: Spring, summer)

6C – Sámi culture (available in: Spring, summer)

6D – Snowmobile trip in the Arctic (available in: Winter, spring)

6E – Sámi autumn (available in: Autumn)

6G – Our northernmost life (available in: Summer)

6H – Fishing village visit (available in: All year)

6I – Winter expedition in the Arctic wilderness (available in: Spring)

DAY 7:  BATSFJORD – KIRKENES – BERLEVAG
Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and is the gateway to the east. The town is also Hurtigruten’s easternmost port and the turning point for the 12-day voyage. You will notice that the landscape and sea along the coast of Finnmark become increasingly more dramatic the closer the vessel comes to Kirkenes, which is located just a few miles from the Russian border.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions:

7A – The Russian border (available in: All year)

7B – Riverboat to the Russian border (available in: Summer, autumn)

7C – Snowmobile safari (available in: Winter, spring)

7D – Kirkenes Snowhotel (available in: Winter, spring)

7E – ATV/Quad safari to the Russian border (available in: Spring, summer, autumn)

7F – Husky sledge adventure (available in: Winter, spring)

7H – King crab expedition (available in: Spring, summer, autumn)

7I – Mountain hike with huskies (available in: Summer)

DAY 8:  MEHAMN – TROMSO
Today the vessel bids farewell to the Finnmark region, as it makes its way southbound past Fruholmen and Europe’s northernmost lighthouse. On Hjelmsøy, you have a great view of Europe’s largest colony of guillemots and razorbills. A great way to start the day would be with an optional excursion in Honningsvag to have breakfast at the North Cape. Later in in Hammerfest you could join a mountain trek or a guided tour of the town. In spring the ship will make a detour into the Lyngenfjord giving you some really fantastic views of the Lyngen Alps.   
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions:

8A – Breakfast at The North Cape (available in: Spring, summer, autumn)

8B – The Northernmost Town in the World (available in: Most of the year)

8C – Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral (available in: All year)

8F – Snowmobile Trip in the polar night (available in: Winter, spring)

8G – Mountain Hike in Hammerfest (available in: Summer, autumn)

8H – Into the Ice – Stories of a polar hero (available in: Winter)

DAY 9:  TROMSO – STAMSUND
Make sure you do not oversleep today. The journey past the beautiful Vesterålen islands towards the equally spectacular Lofoten is for many the highlight of the trip. Between Sortland and Stokmarknes, you can see the famous mountain Møysalen, inspiring numerous artists over the years. As the vessel sails south through Vesterålen, it is seemingly heading straight for the mountain wall, but there is an opening there, the Raftsundet strait. From the strait one can get to the Trollfjord which unfortunately is only accessible during certain parts of the year. The day ends with a host of activities available in Svolvær, the capital of Lofoten.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions:

9A – A Taste of Vesterålen (available in: All year)

9B – Lofoten Islands (available in: Spring, summer)

9C – Sea Eagle Safari (available in: Spring, summer, autumn)

9D – Lofoten by horse (available in: All year)

9E – RIB adventure in Lofoten (available in: Summer)

9F – Fishing Village Walk (available in: Autumn)

9G – Fishing in Lofoten (available in: Winter, spring)

DAY 10:  BODO – RORVIK
The Lofoten area is so pretty that you will be sad to already be leaving but don’t despair as the Helgeland coast is hope to some equally magnificent sights. In the morning, the vessel crosses the Arctic Circle and heads for the Helgeland coast with its abundance of islands, islets, reefs, and steep mountain walls. This is the home of the unique rock formation Hestmannen, Torghatten with its distinctive hole, and the spectacular Seven Sisters mountain range. A short stop will be made in Nesna before the vessel continues to the ports of Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysundand Rørvik.
Overnight:  Hrutigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions:

10A – Brønnøysund village walk (available in: All year)

10B – UNESCO Vega Archipelago (available in: Summer)

10C – Visit the salmon (available in: Summer)

10D – The gateway to Helgeland (available in: Autumn, winter, spring)

DAY 11:  TRONDHEIM – ALESUND
After visiting Trondheim in the morning, the ship heads slowly out of the majestic Trondheimsfjord past the islands of Munkholmen, Hitra and thousands of smaller islets and skerries. The vessel’s next stop will be at Kristiansund. The city’s location has provided it with a wealth of opportunities in the fishing, ship building and oil industries. It is not regarded as Norway’s “cured cod capital” because of its long-time export of salted dried fish. From Kristiansund the vessel will cross the open sea and you can take in the view of the steep grey pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps from the deck as the ship makes its way towards Molde, known as the ‘city of roses’.
Overnight:  Hurtigruten vessel  (BLD)

Optional Excursions:

11A – Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral (available in: All year)

11C – The Atlantic Road (available in: Spring, summer, autumn)

11E – Bergtatt – magnificent marble mine (available in: Autumn, winter, spring)

11F – Husky safari (available in: Winter)

DAY 12:  ALESUND – BERGEN
The world’s most beautiful voyage is drawing to a close, and during the night the ship will call at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy. But before it docks in Bergen, there are still a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead, such as the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous glacier Jostedalsbreen. Nordfjord stretches 90 kilometres inland, all the way to the tiny villages of Loen and Olden. The rugged landscape at the mouth of the fjord is in stark contrast to the fertile landscape at the other end. The lush orchards and glacier arms reach out towards the sparkling lakes and cascading waterfalls. Enjoy this beautiful sight and be sure to make the most of the last hours on board.  (B)

Optional Excursions:

12A – Bergen City Sightseeing (available in: All year) (only bookable onboard)

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