Cruise with Hurtigruten along the winter clad coastline of Norway from Bergen to Tromsø, the Northern Lights capital of Norway. Experience the coastal landscape, hunt for the Northern Lights and choose from optional excursions and exotic winter activities like dog sledding and snowmobile safaris.
This tour can commence in: Bergen
Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary. We recommend combining this tour with our Discover Fjord Norway tour, taking you from Oslo to Bergen via the Bergen- & Flåm Railway and the Nærøyfjord. Your journey with Hurtigruten begins in the late evening from Bergen, heading north along the western coastline of Norway to Kirkenes. During the cruise you will experience everyday life along the coast. The mix of tourists, local travelers and transported goods make this a unique experience. Breakfast buffet and 3-course dinner are included during the trip, starting with evening buffet in Bergen and ending with breakfast before reaching Tromsø. You can also 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 information and prices). Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.
Morning cruise arrival in the city of Ålesund, where you will have three hours at leisure. Ålesund burnt down completely in 1904 and was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style. Most of these buildings are well preserved and make Ålesund unique in terms of architecture. Possibility to join a sightseeing tour before your cruise continues to the heart of Romsdalen with it’s dramatic Romsdal Alps. Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.
Today you will arrive in Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 BC, and occupies a special place in Norwegian culture and history. Trondheim was Norway’s first capital and continues to be the coronation city where Norway's Kings from Harald Hårfagre (10th century BC) to King Harald V (1991 -) have been crowned and blessed. During wintertime Hurtigruten will dock in Trondheim for six hours before continuing on its northbound journey along the Helgeland coastline. Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.
Early in the morning you will cross the Arctic Circle, entering the Land of the Northern Light. Thanks to the Gulf stream almost all of Norway's coast remain free of ice throughout the year. In Bodø you will have 3,5 hours at leisure before the journey continues across the Vestfjord to the Lofoten Islands. Lofoten stretches like a wall of mountains to the southwest in the sea. The archipelago consists of mountains and peaks, wide open ocean, sheltered inlets, stretches of seashore and large virgin areas. For centuries, catching cod and drying them has been a way of life and Lofoten’s largest industry. Two of the most recognizable sights are therefore the fishermen’s cabins and the Stockfish which is cod that has been hung to dry on a wooden frame. This evening you have the opportunity to join an optional Viking Feast on the Lofoten Islands. Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.
Your cruise will continue during the night and morning, passing Vesterålen Islands before arriving in Tromsø at 14:15 hrs. The arctic city of Tromsø is the world’s most northern university town and the largest city in the Nordic countries north of the Arctic Circle. It is also the undisputed Northern Lights capital of Norway. The city lies between the sharp craggy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and combines wild scenery with urban life. To increase your chances of Northern Lights observations we recommend joining an evening excursion which will take you away from the lights of the city. Accommodation in Tromsø.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to experience Tromsø, often referred to as Paris of the North due to its lively atmosphere. Sights of interest include the Gondola Lift, the Arctic Cathedral, Polaria, the Polar Museum and the Northern Light Planetarium. We also recommend joining one of the optional winter activities, i.e. dog sledding, snowmobile safari or reideer sledding. In the evening we recommend having dinner at one of Tromsø’s excellent restaurants. Accommodation in Tromsø.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary, or perhaps you would like to combine this tour with our Short Winter Cruise to Kirkenes where you can spend the night at the Snow Hotel?