Hurtigruten Cruises along the Norwegian Coast
12 days – The Ultimate Dream Cruise


12 days | 11 nights

Along the Norwegian coast, everything is a matter of light and darkness. In the northernmost regions, the polar nights last from early December to mid-January. When we speak about the blue light, we think of the middle of winter when the whole landscape seems to be bathed in a deep blue color. There is also a relaxing pastel glow, typical of the late summer nights, which is totally different to the blue light, as well as that of an orange fireball that never sets in the summer. The experienced captains onboard the Hurtigruten ships will bring you to the heart of the Norwegian fjords, meeting their inhabitants and getting to know their traditions and daily life. If you are looking for a journey marked by cultural authenticity and original flavors of the best local producers, you can stop searching.


As from 1 April 2019, we only sell Hurtigruten voyages as part of a comprehensive package tour.

from 850 €

Day 1 Départ de Bergen More information
Day 2 Florø – Måløy – Torvik – Ålesund – Molde – Kristiansund More information
Day 3 Trondheim – Rørvik More information
Day 4 Brønnøysund – Sandnessjøen – Nesna – Ørnes – Bodø – Stamsund – Svolvær More information
Day 5 Stokmarknes – Sortland – Risøyhamn – Harstad – Tromsø – Skjervøy More information
Day 6 Øksfjord – Hammerfest – Havøysund – Honningsvåg (Cap Nord) – Kjøllefjord – Mehamn – Berlevåg More information
Day 7 Kirkenes – Vadsø – Vardø – Båtsfjord – Berlevåg More information
Day 8 Mehamn – Kjøllefjord – Honningsvåg (Cap Nord) – Havøysund – Øksfjord – Skjervøy – Tromsø More information
Day 9 Finnsnes – Harstad – Risøyhamn – Sortland – Svolvær – Stamsund More information
Day 10 Bodø – Ørnes – Nesna – Sandnessjøen – Rørvik More information
Day 11 Trondheim – Kristiansund – Molde – Ålesund – Torvik More information
Day 12 Måløy – Florø – Bergen More information


Many fare options are available. Contact us for our best offers

Not included

Beverages (in some fare options)

Optional shore excursions

Flights to Norway

The price varies depending on the itinerary, the travelling dates, the choice of cabin and the availability on the day of the reservation. Contact us for more information.


January 1 – December 31

Photo by Andrea Seibert - Copyright Hurtigruten


Departure from Bergen

Bergen is the bustling capital of Norway’s fjord district. If you arrive a few hours before departure, stroll around the old wooden buildings in the Bryggen Wharf, remnants of its Hanseatic past. In travel’s early days, it was easier to get from Bergen to the Continent by sea than it was to get to Oslo-a fact apparent in this city’s architecture and culture. On this cruise, full board is included. Velkommen ombord! Welcome aboard!


Florø – Måløy – Torvik – Ålesund – Molde – Kristiansund

When you awake, the ship will be crossing the open Stadthavet and heading for Torvik. En route, you will stop in the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. Between June 1 and August 31, all ships call at Geiranger in the Geirangerfjord, a Unesco World Heritage site, to see the beautiful Brudesloret, Friaren, and the Seven Sisters waterfalls. Between September 1 and October 31, the ships sail via the beautiful Hjørund Fjord, a region famous for its autumn colours. After a call at Molde, a favorite vacation spot of Henrik Ibsen the ship will carefully navigate the Hustadvika, a belt of islets and skerries, before docking at Kristiansund.

Photo by Gian-Rico Willy - Copyright Hurtigruten

Photo by Martin Wattke - Copyright Hurtigruten


Trondheim – Rørvik

The ship arrives early this morning in ancient Trondheim, where you will have time to explore this jewel of a city, Norway’s first capital. Did you know that the first Viking sale of goods from “the new found land” took place here about 1000 AD? Timber from Leiv Eriksson’s Vinland estate was sold to a Bremen merchant. Walk the charming streets, sit by the peaceful harbor, or cross the old city bridge to see the restored wooden buildings in Bakklandet and the great gothic cathedral of Nidaros, where the new kings of old Norway once received their official blessing.


Brønnøysund – Sandnessjøen – Nesna – Ørnes – Bodø – Stamsund – Svolvær

Today you will cross the Arctic Circle. Of course you can’t actually see the line, but on your portside, the globe on the island of Vikingen serves as a marker. There are spectacular sites ahead: islands and skerries with majestic rock formations, whose origins are the stuff of legend. After Bodø, the ship heads out to open sea for the Lofoten Islands with their picturesque cabins on stilts and weathered wooden racks with drying cod. In the evening, she’ll navigate the narrow Raftsund Strait, passing the looming crags of the Trollfjord.

Photo by Kastner Reinhard - Copyright Hurtigruten

Photo by Ronny Kvande - Copyright Hurtigruten


Stokmarknes – Sortland – Risøyhamn – Harstad – Tromsø – Skjervøy

This morning you will pass the medieval Trondenes church before calling at Harstad for breakfast. Afterward, you will sail across the Vagsfjord past the great island of Senja with its diverse countryside of farmland, pine trees, and plunging peaks. Later you will stop at Tromsø, the “Paris of the North”. In the 19th century, Russian, British, Dutch, and German ships called here before heading off on Arctic expeditions for hunting whales, walruses and seals.


Øksfjord – Hammerfest – Havøysund – Honningsvåg (Cap Nord) – Kjøllefjord – Mehamn – Berlevåg

The landscape in the Finnmark region is austere in its beauty, teeming with wildlife. Watch for rookeries of puffins and gannets along the cliffs and pods of orca hunting for herring. After calling at Honningsvåg, the capital of the North Cape, the ship heads east toward the pretty fishing villages of Kjøllefjord, Mehamn and Berlevåg.

Photo by Ørjan Bertelsen - Copyright Hurtigruten

Photo by Ørjan Bertelsen - Copyright Hurtigruten


Kirkenes – Vadsø – Vardø – Båtsfjord – Berlevåg

You will arrive at Kirkenes, the northern terminus and turning point of the voyage, at 9.45 AM. We recommend an excursion to the Russian border. After a few hours docked at Kirkenes, the ship will depart upon the southbound half of her voyage, calling during the day at ports passed at night on the trip northward. Crossing Varangerfjord, Norway’s only east-facing fjord and a fabled bird-watching site, you will arrive in Vardø, the easternmost point of the country. Next the ship will round the Varanger peninsula, where archaeologists excavated a community believed to date from 9000 BC.


Mehamn – Kjøllefjord – Honningsvåg (Cap Nord) – Havøysund – Øksfjord – Skjervøy – Tromsø

The ship arrives at Honningsvåg in the early morning, when you have a second possibility of visiting the North Cape. After calling at Havøysund, she will stop in Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town. Despite its remote location, it was the first Norwegian town to have electric street lighting and its own power station. She then heads south to Øksfjord, whose glacier calves directly into the sea. You will dock in Tromsø just in time to savor its nightlife.

Photo by Ørjan Bertelsen - Copyright Hurtigruten

Photo by Christiane Spinnewyn - Copyright Hurtigruten


Finnsnes – Harstad – Risøyhamn – Sortland – Svolvær – Stamsund

The island groups of Lofoten and Vesteralen have some of the most stunning scenery on this journey. Before your arrival, you will see the captain skillfully maneuver the ship through the shallow waters of the Risoyrenna Channel, where sand banks are visible through the green water on both sides of the channel. The ship will negotiate the narrow Raftsund Strait leading into the breathtaking Trollfjord, before arriving in Svolvær and Stamsund. Later, the ship heads east across Vestfjord toward Bodø.

DAY 10

Bodø – Ørnes – Nesna – Sandnessjøen – Rørvik

From Ørnes, you will travel through crystalline waters, filled with spawning cod from January to April, and go by lush agricultural fields. Nearly every towering peak you will see is associated with a local legend. Crossing the Arctic Circle once again, you will pass the idyllic island of Sandnessjøen. On the approach to Brønnøysund, which you reach this afternoon, you will spy the mythical Seven Sisters Mountains. Make sure you’re on deck when the ship departs Brønnøysund, and you will be impressed by the captain’s steady hand! Today’s last port of call will be Rørvik.

Photo by Ørjan Bertelsen - Copyright Hurtigruten

Kristiansund - Photo by Maggie Strutt - Copyright Hurtigruten

DAY 11- Trondheim – Kristiansund – Molde – Ålesund – Torvik

We arrive early in Trondheim, with plenty of time to visit Norway’s largest medieval church, Nidaros Cathedral, and the restored Archbishop’s Residence. You will then sail out through the beautiful Trondheimsfjord, past Hitra, island of deer, and lonely Grip. At day’s end, you will call at Molde, before arriving in Ålesund late in the evening in time for a stroll on shore.

DAY 12

Måløy – Florø – Bergen

During the night, the ship will call at Torvik, Måløy and Florø. The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage is drawing to a close. Yet still ahead lies mile after mile of spectacular west Norway scenery: holly trees on Svanøy, the mouth of Sognefjord, and the beautiful archipelago on the approach to Bergen.

Photo by Ørjan Bertelsen - Copyright Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten Cruises
along the Norwegian Coast

12 days | 11 nights

from 850 €