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Havila Norwegian Coastal Voyage: Bergen to Kirkenes

from £1624 excluding flights

  • 8 nights
  • Year round
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Great potential to see the northern lights (Sep-Apr)

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Sail on the newest and most environmentally-friendly ships along the Norwegian coast

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Visit Bergen, Alesund and Trondheim

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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geirangerfjord (summer)

Why this trip...

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How you travel

This holiday features transport that is an integral part of the overall experience

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Well-researched route

We've put our years of experience into creating this well-paced itinerary that includes the places we know you'll enjoy


This classic northbound cruise departs from the city of Bergen, gateway to the fjords, and sails to the northernmost port of Kirkenes high above the Arctic Circle. You’ll spend 6 nights on board, visiting some of the world’s most beautiful fjords, crossing the Arctic Circle and sailing around the North Cape plateau at the very top of Europe.

From October to March keep an eye on the night skies for the elusive aurora borealis – head out on deck or enjoy the comfort of the observation lounge. During the voyage you’ll also have time to head ashore on one of the many excursions available.

2023 celebrated the 130th anniversary of this famed coastal route, known for transporting goods, mail and passengers the length of the country. Many shipping companies have operated the route over the years; Havila Kystruten began their operation in 2022 with the brand new Havila Capella and Castor, the most environmentally friendly ships sailing the Norwegian coast.


Arrive in Bergen and overnight in a hotel in the city. Explore the iconic wharf of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take a ride on the Floibanen funicular to the summit of Mount Floyen for views of the Bergen Peninsula.

Thon Hotel Bristol Bergen

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Thon Hotel Bristol is located in the heart of Bergen, only a short distance to Torgalmenningen Square, the Bryggen waterfront and the fish market.

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Morning free in Bergen. This afternoon make your way to the port and check in for the voyage.

After the first night on board, you can start your day by waving to the Havila Voyages headquarters just off Torvik. Ålesund, is renowned for its art nouveau architecture with beautiful brick houses and warehouses. In the summer the ship continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geirangerfjord, which has steep mountainsides and dramatic waterfalls. In the winter months opt for a small boat cruise into Geirangerfjord from Alesund.

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This morning you’ll dock in the historic city of Trondheim, which was founded over a thousand years ago. Nidaros Cathedral is the landmark of the city; it is Norway’s national shrine and one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe. The voyage continues out into the fjord, into an abundant archipelago and heads for northern Norway.

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Mark crossing the Arctic Circle with a ceremony and continue onward into the Arctic regions. It means midnight sun in the summer, while winter days are merely a shade less dark than night-time and, possibly, Northern Lights in the evenings. Nature is powerful with northern Scandinavia’s largest glacier, the world’s strongest tidal current and encounters with the majestic sea eagle. In the evening, Lofoten’s fishing villages, steep mountains and Vikings await.

The voyage continues on through narrow fjords and past wild mountains to Tromsø, a city characterised by hunting and fishing, polar expeditions and courage. Now you have also reached the land of the Sami, Norway’s indigenous people.

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As far north as you can get – by land and sea. For many, the visit to the North Cape is a high point and a goal for voyages along the Norwegian coast. Up here in the polar landscape, nature is at its harshest and most desolate, but between bare plains and rugged cliffs people cling on and reap nature’s bounty.

You are now as far east on your voyage as you can go. The border with Russia is only a few kilometres away, and the road signs in Kirkenes are in Norwegian and Russian. Disembark and make your way to your hotel, or choose one of the available excursions.

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Thon Hotel Kirkenes

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The 144-room Thon Hotel Kirkenes is found in the centre of town, resting on the quay and presenting marvellous views over the fjord.

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Make your way to Kirkenes Airport in time to check in for your flight.


Price from £1624 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £280 per person (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Bergen with breakfast
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Kirkenes with breakfast
  • 6 nights shipboard accommodation in a Seaview Superior cabin.
  • All breakfasts, lunches & dinners on board
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

This itinerary starts from around £1,624 per person, based on 2 sharing a Seaview Superior twin cabin with private bathroom.

The prices above are a guideline only. Prices may vary depending on departure date and booking date, as well as any changes to the included components. The final cost of a tailored holiday will be based on the style of cabin, included activities, travel season, and how far in advance it is booked – early booking is strongly recommended to secure the best available prices. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and inclusions.

Beverage packages

  • Non-alcoholic beverage package, includes access to a rich selection of non-alcoholic beverages such as mineral water, soft drinks, cold-pressed juice, premium coffee, non-alcoholic cocktails, non-alcoholic wine and beer available at all sales points on board. Available in 30, 40 or 50 units.
  • Beverage package, includes a large selection of beers (both tap and bottled), quality wine; red, white, sparkling and dessert wines, and variety of cocktails and alcoholic drinks in Havblikk Bar & Lounge and in Havrand and Hildring Fine Dining restaurants. Beer and wine is also served in the cafe Havly. Available in 50, 70 and 100 units.

Please contact your travel specialist for more details.

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To mark our 40th anniversary, we've launched our Education Bursary Fund to help disadvantaged school children experience the wonders of travel. A percentage of revenue from every holiday booked will go into the bursary fund to pay for at least 40 students to join one of our school trips abroad.