Description
Full Itinerary
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Description

Departs daily.

 
Package includes:
  • Train Oslo – Bergen
  • 1 night’s hotel accommodation in Bergen sharing twin room
  • 11 nights’ accommodation on Hurtigruten coastal vessel, sharing a twin cabin
  • Flight Bergen – Oslo
  • Meals as shown (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Package excludes:
  • All international airfares and airport taxes.
  • Any optional sightseeing tours.
  • Extras at hotels and meals not mentioned.
  • Immediate check-in on arrival, late check-out on departure (if this is required, please ask us for a re-quote).
  • Travel insurance, visa cost and tips

Full Itinerary

Towns and ports visited at night on the northbound voyage are visited by day on the southbound voyage.

DAY 1:  OSLO – BERGEN
Depart Oslo by train and travel through deep valleys and over dramatic highland plateaus. Arrive Bergen; make your way to your hotel. 
Overnight: Bergen

DAY 2:  BERGEN
In the evening, make your way to the Hurtigruten quay for embarkation.  Settle into the gentle rhythm of life on board as the ship glides along the unspoilt coast.  
Overnight:  Hurtigruten  (BD)

DAY 3:  ÅLESUND – GEIRANGERFJORD (summer ony) – MOLDE
An early arrival at the enchanting Art Nouveau town of Ålesund, which is situated across several islands at the entrance to Geirangerfjord. On departures between 15 April and 14 September, the ship will sail into the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geirangerfjord, where tumbling waterfalls, rugged cliffs and majestic mountains are mirrored in the deep, still water. After a call at Molde, the ship will carefully navigate the Hustadvika, a belt of islets and skerries, before docking at Kristiansund. (Optional excursions:  2A, 2B, 2C)  
Overnight:  Hurtigruten  (BLD)

DAY 4:  TRONDHEIM
Continuing north, the medieval city of Trondheim is today’s highlight. Standing proud against the natural backdrop, its colourful history is reflected in handsome civic architecture.  While we sleep the ship plies its trade along the coast and enters the land of the Midnight Sun.  (Optional excursions:  3A, 3B)  
Overnight:  Hurtigruten (BLD)

DAY 5: ARCTIC CIRCLE – BODO – LOFOTEN ISLANDS
In the early hours, we experience the thrill of crossing the Arctic Circle as the voyage continues to the town of Bodø.  The ship heads out to open sea for the glorious Lofoten Islands with their picturesque cabins on stilts and weathered wooden racks with drying cod.  (Optional excursions:  4A, 4D, 4E, 4F)  
Overnight:  Hurtigruten   (BLD)

DAY 6: TROMSØ
A relaxing morning at sea before arriving in Tromsø, the capital of Arctic Norway. Weather permitting, experience the never ending bright nights and the Midnight Sun during summer (end May to July) and the spectacular Northern Lights in winter (Oct to April).  (Optional excursions:  5A, 5B, 5C, 5D)
Overnight:  Hurtigruten  (BLD)

DAY 7:  HAMMERFEST – HONNINGSVÅG – NORTH CAPE
After an early call at Hammerfest, we continue to Honningsvåg.  Join an optional excursion to the North Cape, mainland Europe’s northernmost point at 71º north.  The North Cape plateau rises more than a thousand feet, almost vertically, from the icy cold Arctic Ocean.  Return to the ship and continue north.  
Overnight:  Hurtigruten (BLD)

DAY 8:  KIRKENES
Soon we reach Kirkenes; the border with Russia is only a few kilometres away. Here the ship bids farewell to passengers travelling northbound only and welcomes those joining the southbound voyage.  (Optional excursions:  7A, 7B, 7C, 7D, 7E, 7F)  From Kirkenes, the ship hugs the coast as it visits the remote settlements it continues to serve more than a century after the Hurtigruten was created.  
Overnight: Hurtigruten (D)

DAY 9:  HONNINGSVÅG – HAMMERFEST – TROMSØ
Early morning arrival in Honningsvåg, continue to Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town.   After crossing open water, the ship calls at the old trading post of Skjervøy before arriving in Tromsø for the night.  (Optional excursion:  8C)  
Overnight: Hurtigruten  (BLD)

DAY 10:  LOFOTEN ISLANDS – TROLLFJORD
Passing through the legendary Lofoten Islands, the ship meanders gently through this stunning network of inlets of isles.  We reach the highlight of the voyage for many, a possible detour into the spectacular Trollfjord.  This remarkable day is completed with an evening return to Svolvær and a farewell to the islands at Stamsund.  (Optional excursions:  9A, 9B, 9C, 9D, 9E) 
Overnight: Hurtigruten (BLD)

DAY 11:  ARCTIC CIRCLE
There is further excitement today as the ship crosses the Arctic Circle. Sailing past the famed peaks of the dancing Seven Sisters mountain range, folklore merges with the facts of nature – look out for Torghatten, which still bears the hole made by Hestmannen’s arrow in one of Norway’s popular legends. (Optional excursion:  10B)  
Overnight: Hurtigruten (BLD)

DAY 12:  TRONDHEIM – KRISTIANSUND – MOLDE
An early arrival in the fascinating medieval city of Trondheim. The voyage continues out of the Trondheimsfjord, past Hitra Island, with brief calls at Kristiansund and Molde, known as the City of Roses and surrounded by 87 snow-capped mountains, before the midnight call at Ålesund.  (Optional excursions: 11A, 11B, 11C)  
Overnight:  Hurtigruten  (BLD)

DAY 13:  BERGEN – OSLO
The landscape becomes increasingly lush as the journey weaves through the islets and beautiful Bergen comes into view.  Disembark in Bergen and make your way to Bergen Airport for your flight to Oslo.  (BL)

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