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Norway by Land and Coastal Steamer Hurtigruten Round Trip 2017 & 2018

Hurtigruten ship sailing past houses on slope

Axel M. Mosler Dortmund/Hurtigruten

Location:

Bergen, Norway

Starting Price:

$4,235

Number of Days:

16

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The suggested package below includes charming Bergen, the famous Norway in a Nutshell journey, and the 12-day round trip sailing on a Hurtigruten ship from Bergen to Kirkenes at the top of Norway. Known as the "world's most beautiful voyage," witness the rugged beauty of Norway's coastline aboard the comfortable vessels with many amenities.

You can also sail northbound on a 7-day voyage Bergen-Kirkenes or southbound on a 6-day voyage Kirkenes-Bergen.

Hurtigruten has many specials on their sailings right now, offering great discounts on select sailings - please contact us for more information.


2017 Departures:

September 1-October 31 - from $4,667 per person
November 1-December 31 - from $4,353 per person

2018 Departures:

January 1-March 31 - from $4,235 per person
April 1-May 30 - from $4,758 per person
June 1-August 31 - from $6,529 per person
September 1-October 31 - from $4,552 per person
November 1-December 31 - from $4,235 per person

Single Supplements on request, please inquire!

Some departure dates not available due to cancelled Hurtigruten sailing. For exact dates please inquire.

Itinerary Details

Bergen, Norway

Day 1  Departure from the US

Day 2  Arrival in Bergen, Norway

Arrive Bergen this afternoon and take the airport bus into downtown Bergen. Overnight in Bergen

Day 3  Norway in a Nutshell   B
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel. Experience Norway's stunning fjord scenery today. Travel by train and boat on Norway in a Nutshell to Myrdal, Flam, Gudvangen and Voss. Your travels include a 2-hour fjord cruise and the famous Flam railway. Return to Bergen by train this evening. Overnight in Bergen

Day 4  Depart Bergen on Norwegian Coastal Voyage   B D
Morning and afternoon at leisure to explore Bergen. Transfer from your hotel to the boat terminal and embark on your Norwegian cruise. As the ship starts its northbound journey you can enjoy the myriad views of islands, small fishing communities and fjords. Overnight on board

Day 5  Floro - Maloy - Torvik - Alesund - Molde   B L D
If you wake up early today you have the opportunity to see Hornelen before enjoying a delicious breakfast. On this day you will experience a rare venture into open ocean as you sail past the West Cape, where the Norwegian Sea opens up to the North Atlantic Ocean. Then set course toward what is often considered to be Norway's jewel in the crown, Geirangerfjord. This is the day for spectacular fjord experiences. In the summer months, you sail into Geirangerfjord, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, steep cliffs, and cascading waterfalls. In the fall, you explore the idyllic Hjorundfjord, where only Hurtigruten ships sail. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 6  Kristiansund - Trondheim - Rorvik   B L D
Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, was founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason back in 997 A.D. Trondheim's architecture and surroundings create a beautiful, almost mystical atmosphere for any outing. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 7  Bronnoysund - Sandnessjoen - Nesna - Ornes - Bodo - Stamsund - Svolvaer   B L D
On this day you cross the Arctic Circle. This invisible border at 66° 33' North marks where the Arctic begins. North of this line, you will see the midnight sun in summer and the magical northern lights in winter. Norway's second largest glacier, Svartisen, is located near Ornes, the old trading village and port of call. The journey continues along the beautiful Helgeland coast, considered by many to be just a spectacular as Lofoten. In the afternoon, you sail from Bodo across Vestfjord. Then the 3,280 ft high mountain of Lofotveggen will appear on the horizon, marking your arrival to Lofoten. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 8  Stokmarknes - Sortland - Risoyhamn - Harstad - Finnsnes - Tromso - Skjervoy   B L D
Today the Hurtigruten ship approaches Tromso, the unofficial capital of the Arctic. Get ready for a fun-filled day packed with exciting activities, no matter what time of year you travel. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 9  Oksfjord - Hammerfest - Havoysund - Honningsvag - Kjollefjord - Mehamn - Berlevag   B L D
Enjoy the magnificent landscape as you continue your journey toward the North Cape. You will then sail through the heart of the Sami homeland to the port of Kjollefjord, an area famous for its rich birdlife. Take in the sub-Arctic landscape as you cross the 71st parallel north, and be sure to take this opportunity to experience the North Cape - the northernmost point on the continent. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 10  Batsfjord - Vardo - Vadso - Kirkenes - Vardo - Batsfjord - Berlevag   B L D
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 turning point. You will notice that the landscape and sea along the coast of Finnmark become ever more dramatic the closer you get to Kirkenes, which is located just a few miles from the Russian border. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 11  Mehamn - Kjollefjord - Honningsvag - Havoysund - Hammerfest - Oksfjord - Skjervoy - Tromso   B L D 
You now bid Finnmark farewell, and along the journey you will see some of the world's northernmost fishing villages. Sailing past Fruholmen, you will see Europe's northernmost lighthouse. On Hjelmsoy, you will have a great view of Europe's largest colony of guillemots and razorbills. In short - you are far north, in a inhabited but also quite unspoiled part of Europe. Consider a hike up the Lyngen Alps, a popular destination for mountaineers from all over the world. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 12  Finnsnes - Harstad - Risoyhamn - Sortland - Stokmarknes - Svolvaer - Stamsund    B L D
The journey past the beautiful Vesteralen Islands toward the spectacular Lofoten Islands is the highlight of the trip for many passengers. Between Sortland and Stokmarknes, you can see the famous Moysalen mountain, which has inspired numerous artists over the years. As you sail south through Vesteralen, you seemingly head straight toward a mountain wall. As you approach you will see the small opening, Raftsundet, which leads to the bewitchingly-narrow Trollfjord. End the day with activities in Lofoten's principal city of Svolvaer. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 13  Bodo - Ornes - Nesna - Sandnessjoen - Bronnoysund - Rorvik   B L D
Even as you reluctantly tear yourself away from Lofoten, the rest of the journey will help to soothe your loss with more magnificent sights. In the morning, you cross the Arctic Circle before heading for the Helgeland coast with its abundance of islands, islets, reefs, and steep mountain walls. This is the home of the unique rock formations of Hestmannen; Torghatten, with its distinctive hole, and the spectacular Seven Sisters mountain range. All seven mountains are more than 2,950 ft high and according to local legend, the seven sisters were turned to stone because they forgot to hide from the sun. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 14  Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde - Alesund   B L D
After visiting Trondheim in the morning, the ship heads slowly out of the majestic Trondheimsfjord past Munkolmen, Hitra, and thousands of islands and islets before docking in Kristiansund, often referred to as Norway's "cured cod capital", because of its longtime export of the salted, dried fish. From Kristiansund, you cross the open sea on your way toward Molde. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 15  Torvik - Maloy - Floro - Bergen   B L
During the night the ship will call at Alesund, Torvik and Maloy, and on this day, the world's most beautiful voyage draws to a close. But before you dock in Bergen, there are still a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead, such as the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous glacier of Jostedalsbreen. Nordfjord stretches 56 miles 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 found inland. The lush orchards and glacier arms reach out toward sparkling lakes and cascading waterfalls. Be sure to make the most of the last hours on board and enjoy these beautiful sights. You disembark in Bergen, taking with you memories of a unique journey. Overnight in Bergen

Day 16  Departure from Bergen   B
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the US - or extend your stay in Scandinavia! 


PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Transatlantic air from JFK including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
    ancillary airline charges are NOT included 
  • Round trip airport-city center transfers in Bergen as per itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation as per itinerary
  • 12 day/11 night Hurtigruten Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage round trip from Bergen in Select Class inside double cabin 
    fuel surcharges are additional
  • Round trip city center-Hurtigruten transfers in Bergen as per itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • Norway in a Nutshell Bergen round trip
  • Fjord cruise on the Geirangerfjord or Hjorundfjord as per itinerary (Only from April 15-October 31)

NOTES:

  • Upgraded cruise accommodations in outside cabins or suites available for supplemental cost 
  • Optional shore excursions can be booked in advance for you to insure that the tours you want are available! 

OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS (at extra cost), subject to availability:
Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass • Art Nouveau Walk, Alesund • Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium & Mount Aksla • A Taste of Norway, Hjorundfjord • Mountain Hike in the Hjorundfjord • Hike with a Visit to a Shieling, Hjorundfjord • Nidaros Cathedral and Ringve Museum, Trondheim • Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral • Kayaking on the River Nid, Trondheim • Cycling in Trondheim • Svartisen Glacier, Ornes-Bodo • Experience Bodo and Saltstraumen • RIB Safari to Saltsraumen, Bodo • Meet the Vikings, Stamsund-Svolvaer • Highlights of Lofoten • Lofotpils Brewery • Farm Visit in Lofoten • The Arctic Capital Tromso • Dog Sledding, Tromso • Scenery and Huskies, Tromso • Polar History City Walk, Tromso • Kayaking, Tromso • Silent Whale Exploring, Tromso • Cross-Country Skiing, Tromso • Snowshoeing in Tromso • Sami Adventrue in Tromso • The North Cape, Honningsvag • Birdwatching Safari, Honningsvag • Sami Culture, Kjollefjord-Mehamn • Snowmobile Trip to the Arctic, Kjollefjord-Mehamn • Sami Autumn, Kjollefjord-Mehamn • Our Northernmost Life, Honningsvag • Fishing Village Visit from Honningsvag • Winter Expedition in the Arctic Wilderness, Berlevag • The Russian Border, Kirkenes • Riverboat to the Russian Border, Kirkenes • Snowmobile Safari, Kirkenes • Kirkenes Snow Hotel • ATV/Quad Safari to the Russian Border, Kirkenes • Husky Sled Adventure, Kirkenes • King Crab Expedition in Kirkenes • Mountain Hike with Husky, Kirkenes • Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night, Kjollefjord-Mehamn • Breakfast at the North Cape, Honningsvag-Hammerfest • The Northernmost Town in the World, Hammerfest • Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral, Tromso • Mountain Hike in Hammerfest • Into the Ice - Stories of a Polar Hero, Hammerfest • A Taste of Vesteralen, Harstad-Sortland • Lofoten Islands, Svolvaer-Stamsund • Sea Eagle Safari, Svolvaer • Lofoton by Horse, Svolvaer-Stamsund • RIB Adventure in Lofoten, Svolvaer • Fishing Village Walk, Svolvaer • Fishing in Lofoten • Bronnoysund Village Walk • UNESCO Vega Archipelago, Sandnessjoen-Bronnoysund • Visit the Salmon, Bronnoysund • The Gateway to Helgeland • Trondheim with Nidaros Catherdral • The Atlantic Road, Kristiansund-Molde • Bergatatt - A Magnificent Marble Mine, Kristiansund-Molde • Husky Sightseeing, Kristiansund • Bergen Sightseeing

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Package Attributes

Accommodation:

Hotel/Lodge

Cruise Partners:

Hurtigruten

Cruise Region:

Baltic/Scandinavia

Scandinavian Country:

Norway

Trip Duration:

15 + Days

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