Hurtigruten is the name of the world-famous shipping route between Bergen and Kirkenes and has been described as the ‘world’s most beautiful sea voyage’. The Hurtigruten ships trace the dramatic Norwegian coastline from Bergen and the southern fjords, up across the Arctic Circle, all the way to Lofoten and the top end of Europe to Kirkenes, before heading south back to Bergen on a spectacular 12 day round trip. Operating all year the voyage provides different experiences, with ample opportunities for spotting the spectacular northern lights in the winter season..
- Stunning fjord, mountain and Arctic scenery
- The Northern Lights Promise
- Northern lights 'alert system' onboard (Sep-Apr)
- Good choice of optional onshore excursions throughout
- Comfortable accommodation and spacious communal areas onboard
- Hurtigruten voyage with an unspecified inside cabin
- All meals on board
- Accommodation in cabin with private bathroom
- Return flights from UK regional airports available
Hurtigruten Coastal Voyages operate year round and in the winter, as well as offering a variety of daytime activities (through shore excursions) and sights, the northern lights prove a big attraction - huge sweeping vistas provide the canvas for often spectacular displays of the aurora.
Hurtigruten ships are working vessels which call in at different ports throughout the day and night, transporting goods and passengers. More than just a means of travel for the locals between remote ports, this route and the ships that sail up and down it year round, have become a popular way for visitors to explore the region. One of the draws of travelling this route is that you are always in eye shot of the remarkable scenery of coastal Norway.
The voyage takes you from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again in 12 days , calling at 34 ports and covering over 2,500 nautical miles, which allows you to explore every inch of the coastal magic Norway has to offer. Any time of year, this voyage is like no other!
The drama of the scenery and wildlife is simply breathtaking. Twenty two of the ports lie north of the Arctic Circle - and you have the opportunity to join optional excursions. Whatever you may miss on the northbound sailing during the night, you are able to see in daylight on the southbound sailing.
Prices & Dates
|Departs||Duration||Itinerary||Twin Price (pp)|
|Oct 2018 - Apr 2019||11 nights||Classic Round Voyage - Bergen to Kirkenes||£1,398|
|Apr 2019 - Sept 2019||11 nights||Classic Round Voyage - Bergen to Kirkenes||£1,056|
|Oct 2019 - Apr 2020||11 nights||Classic Round Voyage - Bergen to Kirkenes||£1,289|
The prices above are a guideline only. Hurtigruten has adopted a dynamic pricing policy which means that the price may change according to time of booking and popularity of the voyage - early booking is therefore recommended. And to ensure you always receive the best value, special offers promoted directly by Hurtigruten are also available when you book your voyage through us. Your final price will be confirmed at the time of booking. During the winter season (October to April) there are flights available from 9 regional airports on direct exclusive charter flights, subject to availability on specific set dates. During the summer season (April to September), flights are based form London, with supplements applicable from regional airports if available.
- Hurtigruten voyage with an unspecified inside cabin on a full board basis (supplements apply for cabin upgrades)
- All meals
- Accommodation in cabins with private bathroom
- Return flights (regional supplements may apply)
- English speaking tour leader on board
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
- Full financial protection »
- For the Classic Voyage Bergen to Bergen and Voyage of Discovery Bergen to Kirkenes and Trondheim voyages and all suite bookings you may be able to choose a cabin number at no extra charge (subject to availability). For all other voyages 5 nights or longer you have the option to choose a cabin number for a fee subject to availability. For all other voyages and if you decide not to pay the fee, your cabin number will be assigned upon embarkation. Specific cabins and any relevant fee are on request basis upon booking.
- It is possible to extend your stay at the beginning and / or at the end of each voyage or book shorter port to port journeys – simply call us to discuss your options
- Some outside cabins on certain vessels may have a porthole closed during winter
Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
Classic Round Voyage (11 nights)
Fly to Bergen, join Hurtigruten sailing at 22:30.
Travel through Floro, Maloy and Torvik before arriving in Alesund at midday. Time to explore this beautiful Art Nouveau town at your leisure, or perhaps join one of the organised excursions with Hurtigruten. At 15:00 the ship continues to Molde and Kristiansund.
Early morning arrival in Trondeim and time to explore this former capital of Norway, either at your leisure, or join one of the Hurtigruten excursions. Depart Trondheim at midday and continue to Rorvik, where the ship arrives in the evening.
Sail through the night and make brief stops at Bronnoysund, Sandnessjoen, Nesna, Ornes and then cross the Arctic Circle just before reaching Bodo around midday, with some time to explore this charming town. Continue to the Lofoten Islands and enjoy the dramatic scenery before making a brief visit to Svolvaer, where you will have enough time for a brief evening walk around the colourful town.
Early morning arrival in Harstad, where there is time to experience the mix of contemporary and old architecture which, in combination with its waterfront location, provides a welcoming atmosphere. Time to explore Tromso - the ship departs at 18:30.
Sail overnight through Skjervoy and Oksfjord. Early morning arrival in Hammerfest. Continue to Havoysund and a midday arrival in Honningsvag, from where you have the opportunity to visit the famous North Cape (Nordkapp) before returning to the ship. Once back onboard, head to Kjollefjord, Mehamn and Berlevag.
Overnight sailing through Batsfjord and Vardo. Reach Vadso early morning before arrival in Kirkenes at 09:45. Time to explore Kirkenes, or perhaps take an optional excursion to visit the Snowhotel and have a short husky sledge trip. Return to the ship by 12:30, ready for the sailing at 12:45. The next port of call is Vardo, where you will have some time on shore before continuing to Batsfjord and Berlevag.
Overnight sailing through Mehamn, Kjollefjord, Honningsvag and Havoysund before mid-morning arrival in Hammerfest, where you will have a short time go ashore. Continue through Oksfjord and Skjervoy for a late evening arrival in Tromso at 22:45.
Depart Tromso at 01:30 and sail overnight through Finnsnes before a morning arrival in Harstad, where the ship stops for just half an hour. Enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Lofoten sailing through Risoyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes before an evening arrival in Svolvaer, where you will have some time to go ashore to explore this traditional fishing town.
Overnight sailing through Bodo. The first port of call this morning is Ornes and the ship then continues to Nesna, Sandnessjoen, Bronnoysund and Rorvik. It is not possible to disembark the ship at these ports.
Early morning arrival in the historic city of Trondheim. Time at leisure, or perhaps take an excursion to the famous Nidaros Cathedral. Continue to Kristiansund, Molde and Alesund.
Sail through the night to Torvik, Maloy and Floro, arriving in Bergen at 14:30. Make your way to the airport for your return flight or perhaps extend your stay in Bergen.
Shorter Classic Round Voyages
Alternatively you can choose from either of the shorter voyages:
Classic Voyage South (5 nights) | Kirkenes - Bergen - from £682 per person
See days 7-12 of Classic Round Voyage
Classic Voyage North (6 nights) | Bergen - Kirkenes - from £743 per person
See days 1-7 of Classic Round Voyage
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