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6 days - Classic Norwegian Coastal tour travelling South.

Classic Voyage South along the spectacular Norwegian coast. Travel with Hurtigruten along the beautiful coast of Norway from Kirkenes to Bergen, and get to experience the world's most scenic sea voyage. The 6 day voyage south calls at over 30 ports, clinging close to the coast as you weave through the legendary Lofoten Islands famous for stunning nature and idyllic fishing sites.

This trip suits a stay beforehand in the Kirkenes Showhotel. Likewise, arriving in Bergen at the end, you have numerous possibilities to extend your holiday to see more of this spectacular country.

Highlights include

  • Experience Norway's beautiful fjords, charming ports, and rare wildlife under the Midnight Sun or spectacular Northern Lights
  • Be accompanied by an expert Expedition Team. The Expedition teams are present on 9 of the 11 Hurtigruten ships along the Norwegian coast (all except MS Lofoten and MS Vesterålen), and are included in your voyage
  • Expedition with likeminded adventurers who value personal growth and exploring over luxury
Day 1
Step (or swim) into the Arctic - Kirkenes, voyage departure point
Day 2
Welcome to the extreme North - Hammerfest and Tromsø
Day 3
Lofoten and the Vesterålen Islands, majestic peaks and crystal clear waters.
Day 4
Bodø and The Vega Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 5
The medieval city of Trondheim and the Atlantic Road.
Day 6
Travel to Bergen and enjoy city walk.
Start Place
Kirkenes, Norway tours
End Place
Bergen, Norway tours
Country Visited
Norway tours
Duration
6 Days
Type
Cruising
Suitability
Easy
Code
CNCS01

Details

Transportation

Hurtigruten Coastal Ferry

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Included

All prices are for your voyage only, based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin cabin. Your voyage price includes: Voyage in a cabin grade of your choice including full board, 24-hour emergency service and taxes and service fees.

Full board includes buffet breakfasts & lunches and a 3 course sit down dinner in the evening. You are presented a menu when you check in. Visiting 34 ports, Hurtigruten have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers everyday. This means delicious new and fresh ingredients, both from coastal and inland areas.

We strongly recommend upgrading to an Arctic Superior U package which includes the water package, an amenity set, kettle, tea & coffee making facilities and a TV.

Rates fluctuate daily and we can often find discounts up to 25% depending on departure date and proximity to travel. Please ask us for a specific quote for your preferred dates.

Not Included

Flights, travel insurance, luggage handling & optional excursions.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Step (or swim) into the Arctic - Kirkenes, voyage departure point

Ports visited today: Båtsfjord, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes, Berlevåg.

Join your voyage in Kirkenes as the ship turns around to travel southbound. As the ship starts its voyage south, you can first enjoy lunch followed by views of the surrounding Arctic landscape on deck or from the panorama lounge.

In the afternoon, the ship again docks at Vardø, Norway’s easternmost port. Weather permitting, we may invite you to experience ice bathing in the Arctic Ocean. On board in spring, there is a presentation about shorebirds residing along the Nordic coastline. Heading south, we cruise along the Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord, before reaching Berlevåg in the evening. The latter town is home to one of Norway’s most famous male choirs, consisting mainly of local fishermen.

If you are wishing to add some activities before your voyage, please talk to us directly about what is available depending on the season of travel.

Meals
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hurtigruten Cabins

Day 2 - Welcome to the extreme North - Hammerfest and Tromsø

Ports visited today: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy, Tromsø.

In the middle of the night, dock at Mehamn, where it is possible to join an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe's most extreme and exciting natural areas during winter time. Experience snow-clad valleys, fresh winter air and perhaps the mesmerising Northern Lights in the clear, starry sky.

At Honningsvåg you can join an excursion that features breakfast at North Cape and the discovery of hidden parts of Finnmark along the way between May and October. Before stopping in Hammerfest, you can enjoy an 'energy coffee' and short introduction to Melkøya - the world´s northernmost natural gas terminal'. Hammerfest was founded in 1789, and over time became Norway's polar capital, serving as a base for hunting expeditions into the High Arctic. Here you can see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column, erected in 1854 to commemorate the first precise geographic measurement of the globe. In winter, you can also join a mini-mountain expedition to experience the Arctic outdoors and learn about local polar hero and cook, Adolf Henrik Lindstrøm.

We continue south to Øksfjord. After crossing open water, we make a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy. In spring, we sail through the beautiful Lyngenfjord, surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Lyngen Alps: Here, you might get a taste of fresh locally-caught prawns.

We then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a magical midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. In summer, you can join a midnight excursion, under the Midnight Sun, to explore Tromsø by sea in a RIB boat. Alternatively, a walk around the town provides you the chance to enjoy a local brew at one of the city´s many friendly pubs.

Optional Excursions depending on the season: Snowmobile trip in the Polar Night, Breakfast at the North Cape, the Northernmost Town in the world Hammerfest, Into the Ice - Stories of a Polar Hero, Mountain Hike in Hammerfest and Midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hurtigruten Cabins
Optional Add Ons
8B The Northernmost Town in the World
8C Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral
8F Snowmobile trip in the Polar Night
8G Hiking in Hammerfest
8A Breakfast at the North Cape
8H Into the Ice - Stories of a Polar Hero

Day 3 - Lofoten and the Vesterålen Islands, majestic peaks and crystal clear waters.

Ports visited today: Tromsø, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risøyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Stamsund.

The daylight sailing through the Lofoten Islands is a highlight for many Hurtigruten guests. The Lofoten region is renowned for its natural beauty with steep mountains, wild nature and small, picturesque fishing villages.

Before you reach them, you pass through Risøyrenna, a channel that was specially constructed for Hurtigruten, providing the vessels an ‘inside route’ between Harstad and Sortland. Risøyhamn is a small village with only 200 inhabitants and the ship stops here briefly to deliver groceries and mail. You then continue onto Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded, is the location of the Hurtigruten Museum.

Continuing south it looks as if you are sailing straight through the mountain wall but you wail through an opening in the narrow Raftsund, the picturesque narrow channel between the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, where, time and weather permitting, you’ll take a detour into the spectacular Trollfjord where steep cliffs hug the ship’s sides, home to the majestic sea eagles.

Then it’s on to Svolvær, the main settlement on the Lofoten Islands followed by Stamsund where the majestic peaks of the huge Lofoten Wall can be viewed. You leave the islands during the evening and set course for the mainland.

Optional Excursions depending on the season: A Taste of Vesterålen,Lofoten Islands, Lofoten Islands Horse Riding, Sea Eagle Safari, Fishing Village Walk, Fishing in Lofoten and Rib-Adventure in Lofoten.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hurtigruten Cabins
Optional Add Ons
9A A taste of Vesterålen
9G Fishing in Lofoten
9B Lofoten Islands
9C Sea Eagle Safari
9D Lofoten by Horse
9E Rib Adventure in Lofoten
9F Fishing village walk
9I Vesterålen and Lofoten by rib

Day 4 - Bodø and The Vega Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ports visited today: Bodø, Ørnes, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Rørvik.

Crossing the Arctic Circle at 66°33’N is an important ‘rite of passage’. Today we celebrate the event out on deck with a `taste´ of Arctic tradition – a spoonful of cod liver oil. As we sail along the Helgeland coast, you pass hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls rich in local lore. On deck you can see the strange mountain Torghatten (rising 258 m above sea level), famous for its distinctive hole right through the middle. The hole is 160 m long, 35 m high and 20 m wide, and was created during the ice age.

Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. All seven mountains are between 900 and 1,100 m high, and it is easy to understand how these ‘ladies’ influenced ancient myths. The story goes that there were seven troll sisters, the daughters of King Sulis, who kept them under strict control. One night, when the king fell into a deep sleep, the seven maidens sneaked out. Vågekallen, who was eager for a wife, was lying in wait. He pursued the sisters, who fled southwards down the coast. Several other trolls joined the chase to either capture or rescue them. When night turned to morning, the troll sisters and their pursuers were petrified as the sun turns all trolls to stone. They all became the rocks and mountains that today make the Helgeland coastline one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Next we make a short stop at Nesna, an idyllic old trading post before moving on to Sandnessjøen. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vega Islands is close to Sandnessjøen and can be visited on an optional excursion during summer. This unique cultural landscape consists of dozens of islands. The UNESCO designation was awarded due to the unique interaction between the eider duck and island population. Learn how the fishermen and farmers have cultivated a centuries-old symbiotic relationship with the ducks, and how it continues to contribute to a livelihood of eiderdown harvesting and making down-filled duvets.

As we arrive in Brønnøysund, you can join the excursion to visit to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre near Brønnøysund for an informative tour and taste of fresh salmon from April throughout October.

Optional Activities depending on the season: UNESCO Islands Vega and Visit a Salmon Farm.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hurtigruten Cabins
Optional Add Ons
10C Visit the Salmon
Hurtigruten Platinum Optional Excursions
UNESCO Vega archipelago

Day 5 - The medieval city of Trondheim and the Atlantic Road.

Ports visited today: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund.

Today provides another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. Back on board, the ship heads out into the majestic Trondheimsfjord, which is 170 km long and up to 25 km wide. Like all other Norwegian fjords, it is deep, plunging to 577 m.

As we sail along the coast, you realise the importance of fish to Norwegian coastal communities. Kristiansund’s location has steadily provided the town with a wealth of opportunities in the fishing, shipbuilding and oil industries. Kristiansund is today regarded as Norway’s ‘dried cod capital’ because of its long-time export of salted dry fish. Here you can join an excursion to the renowned Atlantic Road, one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations. It is 8.2 km long, built on a total of eight bridges and surrounded by picturesque landscapes and open sea.

Another interesting excursion is to the Bergtatt marble mine, which includes entering a mountain and sailing across an illuminated subterranean lake, before enjoying a meal in the mine´s ‘Grand Hall’. Those choosing to stay on board at Kristiansund will experience the ship´s crossing the open sea on our way to Molde, known as Norway´s ‘City of Roses’. Along the way you see see the steep, grey, pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps.

Optional Excursions depending on the season: The Atlantic Road, Marble Mine tour, The hidden rooms of Nidaros Cathedral and Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Lunch
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Hurtigruten Cabins
Optional Add Ons
11C The Atlantic Road
11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Hurtigruten Platinum Optional Excursions
11E Bergatt Magnificent Marble Mine

Day 6 - Travel to Bergen and enjoy city walk.

Ports visited today: Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy, Florø, Bergen.

During the night, the ship calleds at Ålesund, Torvik & Måløy, as the world's most beautiful voyage draws to an end.

Today, your Hurtigruten voyage will come to an end when you arrive in the City of Seven Mountains, Bergen. But before that, you still have a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead of you such as the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous Jostedalsbreen glacier, Norway’s longest fjord - the mighty Sognefjord and the picturesque Bergen Archipelago. Take home your memories of the world’s most beautiful voyage and the many seafaring companions and friends you’ve made along the way.

Enjoy an optional city walk in Bergen.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Optional Add Ons
12A Bergen City Sightseeing
Dates & Prices

A NOTE ABOUT PRICES

Please note the below prices are indicative only, and are the from prices, per person. Hurtigruten prices may fluctuate daily, so please contact us for any specials, early booking rates and/or specific prices for your preferred date of travel.

Our Scandinavian staff offer expert advice on ships, cabins and routing, as well as the best time to travel.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
Price
Status
Accommodation
1 May 2019
31 May 2019
1 May 2019
31 May 2019
AUD 1,772
On request
Inside (No Window)
1 May 2019
31 May 2019
1 May 2019
31 May 2019
AUD 2,037
On request
Standard
1 May 2019
31 May 2019
1 May 2019
31 May 2019
AUD 2,640
On request
Superior
1 May 2019
31 May 2019
1 May 2019
31 May 2019
AUD 5,161
On request
Suite
1 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
1 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
AUD 1,867
On request
Inside (No Window)
1 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
1 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
AUD 2,244
On request
Standard
1 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
1 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
AUD 2,662
On request
Superior
1 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
1 Jun 2019
31 Aug 2019
AUD 4,897
On request
Suite
1 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
1 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
AUD 1,363
On request
Inside (No Window)
1 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
1 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
AUD 1,566
On request
Standard
1 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
1 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
AUD 2,098
On request
Superior
1 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
1 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
AUD 4,342
On request
Suite
1 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
1 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
AUD 995
On request
Inside (No Window)
1 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
1 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
AUD 1,144
On request
Standard
1 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
1 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
AUD 1,532
On request
Superior
1 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
1 Oct 2019
20 Dec 2019
AUD 2,642
On request
Suite
1 Jan 2020
30 Apr 2020
1 Jan 2020
30 Apr 2020
AUD 1,106
On request
Inside (No Window)
1 Jan 2020
30 Apr 2020
1 Jan 2020
30 Apr 2020
AUD 1,345
On request
Standard

Important Information

When securing your cabin with us, please take note of the dimensions of the cabin to ensure that you are satisfied with it's size. There is additional storage room available on board if you wish and you just need to contact staff to request it when you are on board.

Alcohol can be expensive on board due to taxes imposed. You can only bring on board a similar amount to what you can bring through customs.

You can pre-book your optional excursions with us. However, you can also wait until you are onboard and do it then - however, there is a maximum number and they can book out. It is not possible to pre-book within 2 weeks prior to departure. Excursions and their contents are subject to maximum/minimum numbers and weather/local conditions.

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