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Hurtigruten Southbound Cruise - 6 days

Scandinavian Cruises, Start in Kirkenes

Hurtigruten - the world's most beautiful sea voyage. Start in Kirkenes and cruise along the coast of Norway to Bergen. The Southbound cruise is the "nature" cruise, allowing more time for scenic experiences. Why not combine the cruise with one of our fjord tours from Bergen.

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2018 Early booking discount

Book before October 30 2017 to secure the best possible rates for the Hurtigruten voyages with travel date in 2018. In addition you will get a price reduction of EUR 185,- per person on the best possible rates. The offer is valid for Hurtigruten cruises with a minimum of 5 nights on board and does not apply for existing bookings or for any other services relating to the cruise booking.

Kindly observe that Hurtigruten uses dynamic pricing; instead of offering set prices Hurtigruten will decide the price for the cruise based on the capacity level on board each ship/departure at the time of booking. When booking early you should be able to secure the best possible price, which is 25% below the full price. The prices specified on our website under price details are according to Hurtigruten’s best possible rates.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Kirkenes

Day 01: Kirkenes - cruise departure

  • Arrival in Kirkenes according to your own itinerary.
  • Hurtigruten cruise departure:
    • The ship arrives in Kirkenes at 09:00 hrs
    • Embarkation possible from 09:30 hrs
    • Departure from Kirkenes at 12:30 hrs
  • Attractions along the coast:
    • Vardø, Norway’s most easterly town.
    • Vardøhus Fortification
  • Optional Shore Excursions:
    • None
  • Lunch buffet & dinner onboard.
  • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

Day 02: Cruise to North Cape & Tromsø

  • Hurtigruten Cruise.
  • Attractions along the coast:
    • The North Cape (only on shore excursion)
    • Hammerfest
    • Tromsø by night
  • Optional Shore Excursions:
    • Snow mobile trip in the Polar Night
    • Breakfast at the North Cape
    • Hammerfest, the Northernmost town in the world
    • Midnight Concert at Arctic Cathedral
  • Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet & dinner onboard.
  • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

Day 03: Cruise via Vesterålen to Lofoten Islands

  • Hurtigruten Cruise.
  • Attractions along the coast:
    • Trollfjord (from April, depending on ice/snow)
    • Risøyrenna, narrow channel
    • Vesterålen and Raftsundet sound
    • Hurtigruten Museum in Stokmarknes
    • Lofoten Wall (mountain chain)
    • Vestfjorden
  • Optional Shore Excursions:
    • A Taste of Vesterålen
    • Sea Eagle Safari
    • Lofoten Islands
    • Lofoten by horse
    • RIB Adventure Lofoten
    • Fishing village walk
    • Fishing in Lofoten
  • Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet & dinner onboard.
  • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

Day 04: Cruise along the Helgeland Coast

  • Hurtigruten Cruise.
  • Attractions along the coast:
    • The Arctic Circle
    • The Helgeland coast during daytime
    • Torghatten, the mountain with a cave/hole
    • The Seven Sisters, mountain formation
    • The coastal museum in Nord-Trøndelag
  • Optional Shore Excursions:
    • UNESCO Vega Archipelago
    • Visit the salmon
  • Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet & dinner onboard.
  • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

Day 05: Cruise to Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde

  • Hurtigruten Cruise.
  • Attractions along the coast:
    • Trondheim
    • Hitra and Hustadvika
    • The Romsdal Alps
  • Optional Shore Excursions:
    • Trondheim & Nidaros Cathedral
    • The Atlantic Ocean Road
    • Trondheim city walk
  • Breakfast buffet, lunch buffet & dinner onboard.
  • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

Day 06: Cruise arrival in Bergen

  • Hurtigruten Cruise.
  • Breakfast buffet & lunch buffet onboard.
  • Attractions along the coast:
    • The archipelago and entrance to Bergen
    • Bergen
  • Arrival in Bergen at 14:30 hrs
  • Optional Shore Excursions:
    • Bergen City Sightseeing (only sold onboard)
  • Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.
  • Day 01: Kirkenes - cruise departure

    Arrival in Kirkenes according to your own itinerary. Departure with Hurtigruten around noon. The southbound journey will bring you from Kirkenes and along the western coastline of Norway to Bergen in 6 days. During the cruise you will experience everyday life along the coast, and the mix of tourists, local travelers and transported goods make this a unique experience. All meals are included, and served at set times in the dining room. During the cruise with Hurtigruten you can choose between a wide selection of optional shore excursions, which can be booked in advance or onboard the ship. Please see Add-ons for further details.

    Day 02: Cruise to North Cape & Tromsø

    Arrival in Hammerfest, the first town in Norway to have electric street lighting. As early as 1891, residents could enjoy fully lit streets during the winter darkness. The journey continues south-west towards Tromsø, where you arrive late in the evening.

    Day 03: Cruise via Vesterålen to Lofoten Islands

    Morning arrival in Harstad before cruising along Vesterålen Islands to Lofoten Islands. Arrival in Svolvær before dinnertime. Svolvær, the undisputed capital of the Lofoten Islands, is easily identified by the towering Svolværgeita Mountain. Spend the hour-long stop exploring the quays. Our last stop for the day is Stamsund, a fishing station built into the rock, almost in defiance of nature. It is now one of the largest fishing stations in Lofoten.

    Day 04: Cruise along the Helgeland Coast

    Cruise along the Helgeland coastline. Numerous legends and stories are associated with this coastline. One such story is about the Seven Sisters and Torghatten Mountain and how they came to be such unusual shapes. A myth about the beautiful sisters tells of how they ran away from their father, King Sulis, and danced naked in the waters of the fjord. Unfortunately, the sisters forgot that when the sun rose they would all be turned into stone. Now they stand there, all in a row, as captivating and lovely as ever before.

    Day 05: Cruise to Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde

    Early morning arrival in Trondheim. Time at leisure until departure at 10 o’clock. Enjoy a little of the city’s culture, architecture and history. Departure through the Trondheimfjord and along Trondheimsleia channel, before continuing southwards to Kristiansund and Molde. Kristiansund is the home of dried fish production while Molde is known for its breathtaking location with panoramic views of the 222 partly snow-clad mountain peaks (Romsdal Alps).

    Day 06: Cruise arrival in Bergen

    The last part of the cruise includes magnificent fjord- and archipelago scenery, before the ship arrives in Bergen. Bergen is called the Gateway to the Fjords, and it is the world's only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary. As an alternative we recommend combining the cruise with one of our fjord tours from Bergen, i.e. Discover Fjord Norway or Sognefjord Adventure.

    Hurtigruten Southbound Cruise

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