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15 days - Hurtigruten's MS Maud along the Norwegian Coast
Join Hurtigruten on a beautiful coastal voyage aboard their new hybrid powered expedition ship. See the best of the magnificent fjords as you cruise remote beauty and stop in charming towns along the way. On board, MS Maud offers premium comfort and the expert guidance of our Expedition Team to ensure an unforgettable holiday.
- Discover the less-visited gems of the magnificent fjords with the experts
- Sail on the cutting edge – hybrid powered expedition ship
- See the highlights of our traditional Coastal voyage
- Chance to visit the North Cape
- Day 1
- Depart Dover
- Day 2
- At sea, towards the Norwegian Coast
- Day 3
- BERGEN: Explore the historic Bergen harbour area
- Day 4
- GEIRANGER & ÅLESUND: Fjords and Art Nouveau Highlights
- Day 5
- TRONDHEIM: The Viking City
- Day 6
- BODØ & SVOLVÆR: North of the Arctic Circle
- Day 7
- TROMSØ: Gateway to the Arctic
- Day 8
- HONNINGSVÅG: Top of the World
- Day 9
- HAMMERFEST: The Northernmost Town in the World
- Day 10
- REINE: A true gem of Lofoten
- Day 11
- BRØNNØYSUND: Closer to Torghatten
- Day 12
- KRISTIANSUND & MOLDE: From Bacalao to Roses
- Day 13
- VÆRLANDET: To the West
- Day 14
- At Sea
- Day 15
- Return to Dover
- Start Place
- Bergen, Norway tours
- End Place
- Country Visited
- Norway tours
- 15 Days
- Group Size
MS Maud are designed for exciting, sustainable expedition cruises along the Norwegian coastline.
- A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the Expedition Team
- Professional English-speaking Expedition Team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts of various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in
- Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
- Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities
- In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
- Explorer Science programme, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
- Introduction photo lecture, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage shared in an Expedition Logbook
- Casual opportunities to engage with the Expedition Team and other guests, including awelcome event, daily gatheringsto recap the day and prepare for the day to come
- Opportunities to dine and interact with the Expedition Team and officers
- Destination-focused onboard library
- Port presentations providing destination insight
- A farewell event
- All meals including beverages (ship beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all restaurants)
- Coffee and tea included throughout the day
- Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Fredheim restaurant meals included
- A la carte restaurant (only for suite guests)
- Gym, hot tubs and panoramic sauna
- Rejuvenating wellness areas with separate treatment rooms, infinity pool, outdoor gym, running track
- Free Wi-fi on board for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
- No gratuities expected
- International flights
- Optional shore excursions with our local partners
- Optional small-group adventures with our Expedition Team such as kayaking, long hikes (availability pending weather conditions and safety)
- Travel insurance
- Luggage handling
Day 1 - Depart Dover
Estimated time of departure is 16:30
Your comfortable expedition ship MS Maud will be ready and waiting for you in the port of Dover. Once you board the ship and check-in, you’ll receive your complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket which may come in handy with the unpredictable weather. There’ll be time to settle into your cabin and explore a bit of the ship before attending a mandatory pre-departure safety drill.
And with that, we’ll be away! MS Maud will set sail due north from Dover, bound for summer adventure along miles and miles of stunning Norwegian coastline. We’ll pass through the Dover Strait, with the white cliffs of Dover receding into the distance, and head out to the North Sea. Stretch your newly-found sea legs out on deck and get to know the different areas of the ship, your new home away from home for the next two weeks.
Day 2 - At sea, towards the Norwegian Coast
Enjoy an idyllic day at sea as we head towards the beautiful Norwegian coast. Take in the panoramic views from viewpoints around the ship, relax with a book or join one of the lectures onboard. There will be a short technical stop in Denmark.
Day 3 - BERGEN: Explore the historic Bergen harbour area
Explore the historic Bergen harbour area, fronted by wooden houses dating back as far as the 1300’s. Stroll through the alleyways or take a trip up to Mount Fløyen. The Fløibanen Funicular takes you to the top in just six minutes to enjoy amazing views over the city.
Docked - Half day
Day 4 - GEIRANGER & ÅLESUND: Fjords and Art Nouveau Highlights
We sail into the UNESCO-listed beauty of Geirangerfjord for an unforgettable morning.
Our afternoon is spent in Ålesund, an Art Nouveau town which seems to have been taken right out of a fairy tale. Visit the Art Nouveau Centre or take a walk up the 418 steps to Aksla Mountain - well worth it for the panoramic views!
Day 5 - TRONDHEIM: The Viking City
Trondheim was founded by the Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997 and today boasts a rich cultural life. There is plenty to take in as you wander through this historic city, enjoying the architecture and surroundings which create a beautiful, almost mystical atmosphere.
Docked - Half day
Day 6 - BODØ & SVOLVÆR: North of the Arctic Circle
After crossing the Arctic Circle, we arrive in Bodø, a city surrounded by sea and fjord. In the heart of Lofoten, we call on the picturesque town of Svolvær, where age-old seagoing traditions are still being practiced. From here, we sail through the Raftsundet Strait while keeping a sharp eye open for white-tailed sea eagles.
Day 7 - TROMSØ: Gateway to the Arctic
Tromsø is often described as the Paris of the North, and boasts friendly locals, wonderful shopping and great restaurants. The Arctic Cathedral is a highlight, as well as the Arctic Aquarium, the world’s northernmost Botanical Garden and the Fjellheisen Cable Car.
Docked - Full day
Day 8 - HONNINGSVÅG: Top of the World
Honningsvåg is the gateway to the spectacular North Cape. An optional excursion to the North Cape plateau puts you at 71°10’21´N, only 2,000 km away from the Geographic North Pole.
Docked - Full day
Day 9 - HAMMERFEST: The Northernmost Town in the World
Hammerfest has gravesites dating back to the Stone Age and was an important fishing and Arctic hunting settlement long before it was given market town rights in 1789. The town is also home to the UNESCO listed Struve Geodetic Arc – a chain of survey triangulations stretching to the Black Sea.
Docked - Half day
Day 10 - REINE: A true gem of Lofoten
A true gem of Lofoten, Reine´s beauty inspired artists like Gunnar Berg since the 1880´s. Red and white traditional fisherman’s cottages - known as Rorbuer - perch on stilts over the water’s edge with a background of granite spires jutting skywards. Take your time here to truly soak in the deep serenity of this place.
Docked - Half day
Day 11 - BRØNNØYSUND: Closer to Torghatten
This pretty little fishing town is rich in history and maritime atmosphere. Ambling through the marina, take in the fleet of small fishing boats and bustling sailing life. There will be an option to come close to iconic Mount Torghatten, the famous formation with a distinctive hole right through it.
Day 12 - KRISTIANSUND & MOLDE: From Bacalao to Roses
As we sail along the coast, you will see 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. We continue to Molde, known as the “Town of Roses”.
Day 13 - VÆRLANDET: To the West
Værlandet is a small island group situated north of Sognefjorden. This unique place hosts hiking possibilities for all levels of fitness. Maybe jaunt up 481-meter high Mount Alden 481 will tempt you. The view is stunning.
Anchored - Full day
Day 14 - At Sea
On our final day at sea, relax in our comfortable lounges or out on deck and be sure to join the Expedition Team for one of the many lectures during the day.
Day 15 - Return to Dover
After breakfast, it’s time to disembark and leave your base for the past 15 days. Head ashore in Hamburg for a final bit of exploration before you make your way home.
Price per person, twin share. Price varies depending on if you are boarding in Hamburg or Dover.
13 Jun 2022
Voyages depart from either Hamburg, Germany or Dover, UK.