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Havila Norwegian Coastal Voyage: Kirkenes to Bergen

from £1413 excluding flights

  • 7 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 sailing the Norwegian coast.

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Chance to visit North Cape, Europe's northernmost point

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Take an optional sea eagle safari in Trollfjorden (Mar-Sep)

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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This classic southbound cruise sails from Norway’s northernmost port of Kirkenes to the historic city of Bergen. You’ll spend 5 nights on board, with the chance to visit Lofoten’s many ports, sail between the myriad islands of the Helgeland coast, and have time to visit Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim and sample some of the city’s culinary delights.

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 the coastal route between Bergen and Kirkenes, Norway’s most significant coastal route 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 Kirkenes and transfer to Thon Hotel for an overnight stay. If time allows perhaps visit the Snowhotel where everything is made of ice and snow.

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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This morning make your way to the port and board the Havila Voyages ship, your home for the next 5 nights.

The polar landscape changes as you sail towards the west and south. The great expanses are replaced by steep peaks, and in the evening sail into Tromsø. You can take a stroll in the midnight sun or under the Northern Lights and explore the nightlife of the city dubbed “The Paris of the North”.

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The wild, idyllic Lofoten Islands: beneath the jagged mountains lie chalky white sandy beaches and fishing villages with a vibrant fishing industry. The locals use the coastal ships for everyday trips and transport. If the weather permits, you will enter the narrow Trollfjord. There is a strong possibility of spotting sea eagles here.

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Cross the Arctic Circle and sail away from the polar night and the sunlit nights. You can still see the northern lights in the winter, and it is never completely dark during the summer nights. Here you sail past a myriad of small islands, islets and skerries and past the special mountain, Torghatten, which has a hole in the middle.

Sail through the wide Trondheim fjord that is bounded by rolling farmland on both sides and return to the coast and the open sea. You can book an excursion to disembark in Kristiansund and be driven along the Atlantic Ocean Road, which has been called the world’s most beautiful drive. The road meanders along islets and skerries, and afterwards you can re-embark in Molde.

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The last day of the voyage takes you through a diverse coastal landscape of bare rocky mountains and a maze of sounds and waterways between many islands. The great fjords and glaciers are situated inland. Bergen awaits at the end of the voyage. 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.

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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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Make your way to the airport in time for your flight.


Price from £1413 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 Kirkenes with breakfast
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Bergen with breakfast
  • 5 nights shipboard accommodation
  • 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 £1,413 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.