Hurtigruten - Classic Cruise North
From $1284 Per Person
Independent, 7 Days/6 Nights
Dates: Daily, year round
Enjoy the atmosphere and culture in cities like Bergen, Alesund and Tromso – all filled with coastal history. We sail from Bergen to Kirkenes on this seven day trip, where you will see one landscape more dramatic than the other. This adventure will give you spectacular experiences you will never forget!
No matter which season or what time of year you choose, a trip with Hurtigruten from south or north will create memories for life, you will be surrounded by beautiful nature wherever you turn and you will most definitely long back for this adventure.
Travel Dates: Daily. Inquire about dates and availability.
Call us at 1 844 402 0219, or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
For 6 and 12-day sailing itineraries, see below for links.
Day 1: Arrival in Bergen The journey begins
After arrival in Bergen, transfer by bus to the city. Your 7-day expedition to the high north starts in Bergen, a city surrounded by its famed seven mountains. Before departure you may wish to explore this cultural gateway to the fjords. After embarkation you are invited to enjoy our tasty dinner buffet, based on the best ingredients from the coast. You sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, the same route the Vikings once sailed to the Shetland Islands and beyond – you are heading to the high north. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you take in the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in our panorama lounges.
Day 2: Floro - Molde A day for masterpieces
If you wake up early you’ll have the opportunity to see Hornelen before enjoying a delicious breakfast. Rising 2,820 ft. high to the west, this is the mountain which, according to the ancient Norse saga, was climbed by Viking King Olav Tryggvason. On this day you will experience a rare venture into open ocean as we sail past the West Cape, where the Norwegian Sea opens up to the North Atlantic Ocean. You 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 will sail into Geirangerfjord, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, steep cliffs and cascading waterfalls. In the fall, you will explore the idyllic Hjorundfjord, where only Hurtigruten ships sail.
Today’s suggested excursions (not included/inquire): Summer: Geiranger Fjord with Trollstigen Pass. Fall: Art Nouveau Walk in Alesund OR Taste of Norway
Day 3: Kristiansund - Trondheim - Rorvik In the footsteps of the Vikings
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. Whether you prefer a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral, kayaking on the river Nid and the city’s smaller channels, or a casual walk or bicycle ride among the beautifully restored wooden buildings in the Bakklandet district, you are sure to make memories to last a lifetime. Today’s suggested excursions (not included/inquire): Spring/Summer: Nidaros Cathedral & Ringves Museum in Trondheim. Fall/winter: Trondheim & Nidaros Cathedrals
Day 4: Bronnoysund - Svolvar Welcome to the Arctic!
Today you cross the Arctic Circle. This invisible border at 66° 33’ North marks the southernmost point for the midnight sun, which shines 24 hours a day in the summer. North of this line, you will see the midnight sun in summer and the magical northern lights in winter. This is where the Arctic begins. 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 as 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 our arrival to Lofoten. Today’s suggested excursions (not included/inquire): All year: Meet the Vikings. Spring/Summer/Fall: RIB Safari to Saltstraumen.
Day 5: Stokmarknes - Skjervoy Into the Wild
Today, the Hurtigruten ship approaches Tromso, the capital of the Arctic. Get ready for a fun-filled day packed with exciting activities, no matter what time of year you travel. Join in whale watching, dog sledding, hiking and learn about the country’s fascinating polar history. Or join a kayaking excursion, where you can admire this beautiful Arctic city from a different perspective. Today’s suggested excursions (not included/inquire): All year: The Arctic Capital of Tromso. Summer: Whale watching.
Day 6: Oksfjord - Berlevag Northern Lights/Midnight Sun and the North Cape
Enjoy the magnificent landscape as we continue our journey toward the North Cape. In Honningsvag, you can join a cultural walk through the town and be charmed by the colorful buildings. You will then sail through the heart of the Sami homeland to the port of Kjollefjord, an area famous for its rich birdlife. Enjoy the sub-Arctic landscape as we cross the 71st parallel north, and be sure to take this opportunity to experience the North Cape - the northernmost point on the continent.
Today’s suggested excursions (not included/inquire): All year: The North Cape in Honningsvag. Spring/Summer: Bird watching safari from Honningsvag.
Day 7: Kirkenes The extreme North
Early birds can see Vadso and just after breakfast we arrive in Kirkenes, putting us at 30° East, further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. This is where your voyage ends. Should you decide to stay in Kirkenes to have some extra Arctic experiences while you are here, we offer several exciting tours to add on before returning home. Transfer to airport.
Or inquire to extend your vacation.
Your Trip Includes the following:
- Voyage in cabin category of your choice (from price above; unspecified polar inside, double occupancy)
- Full board; breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- English-speaking Tour Leader on board
Trip from price per person is based on 2 persons in polar inside - double occupancy, based on May 2019 rates. Other dates and cabin types will have different rates.
See the details on the 12-day round trip.
See details on the 6-day southbound trip.
To have a sailing priced for you, please inquire at 1-844-402-0219, or email us at: email@example.com for details.
Single cabin: On request
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.