Norwegian Coast & Hurtigruten

Norwegian Coast by Tomasz Furmanek, Visit Norway

Norwegian coast – a truly unique coastline!

According to National Geographic, the coast of Norway may be the most complex land edge on the planet. If you put Norway’s 63 000 miles of fjords, bays, and island shores into a single line, it would circle the planet two and a half times!
Norway has 239 057 registered islands spread across the coastline of 83000 kilometres!
The main fjords of western Norway cut a long way inland

To really experience the Norwegian coast, you should definitely choose a cruise. Let us show you how to see amazing coastal highlights on our Norway cruise packages, starting & finishing in Norway.

Winter on Sognefjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Winter on the Sognefjord-Naeroyfjord

Norway's coast: the Fjords

The unique Norwegian Fjords were carved out by the ice during the Ice age. An uncountable number of fjords cut their way from the coast to the inland.

Sognefjord is Norway’s longest fjord, and the world’s second longest, stretching more than 200 km inland.
The fjord has several branches, like the narrow Unesco Naeroyfjord & the scenic Aurlandsfjord branch.

The Hardangerfjord & the Unesco Geirangerfjord are also main fjords in Norway.

Read about the Norwegian Fjords
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Colourful houses in Bergen by Sonia Arrepia, Visit Norway

See the UNESCO Bryggen wharf in Bergen!

Picturesque Bergen

Bergen, the doorway to the fjords, is a real “must see”, with its picturesque hillsides & the wooden UNESCO Bryggen wharf. Bergen is beautifully located by the Bergen fjord, surrounded by 7 mountains.
Bergen is the turning point for the Norwegian coastal cruises

Visit Bergen on this cruise trip:
The Exclusive Grand Tour of Norway

View of Alesund by Samuel Taipale, Visit Norway

Beautiful Alesund

Alesund, the beautifully located Art Nouveau town

Alesund – The doorway to the UNESCO Geirangerfjord – has the most dramatic history. This tiny, peaceful town has a lot of charm, surrounded by stunning scenery, islands and fjords. The Brosundet canal is a central feature in Alesund. The town is also called the Fishing capital of Norway.

Visit Alesund on this cruise trip:
Roros, Atlantic Ocean Road & Geirangerfjord

Atlantic Road by Jacek RóE

Spectacular Atlantic Ocean Road

The spectacular Atlantic Ocean Road

– An 8 km long road located on the western coast of Norway, south of the coastal town of Kristiansund. The road runs across an archipelago of islands and skerries. It consists of 8 bridges, with viewpoints and resting areas.
Enjoy the exciting excursion across the Atlantic Ocean road, available on the southbound cruises between Trondheim and Bergen.

See the Atlantic Ocean Road on:
Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights

Beautiful Trondheim by ka71, Foap,

Historic Trondheim

Historic Trondheim

Has the most unique areas with tiny wooden houses and narrow streets, the scenic Nidelven river and Norway’s national shrine, the medieval cathedral Nidarosdomen.
Trondheim is also home to the largest wooden buildings in Norway. Must see in Trondheim is the authentic Bakklandet area and the old wooden bridge Gamle Bybro.

See Trondheim on this cruise:
Highlights of the Norwegian Coast

Torghatten by Konrad Daurer, Hurtigruten

The Helgeland coast

The magic Helgeland coast

– With beautiful scenery, a vast number of scattered islands, mountain peaks, the 7 sisters mountain range, the picturesque, UNESCO Vega archipelago and views of the Svartisen glacier.
You can experience the Helgeland coast on the southbound cruises, between Lofoten Islands and Trondheim.

See the Helgeland coast on this cruise:
Cruise pacakge Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen

The spectacular Lofoten Islands. Photo by Christian Bothner, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Lofoten at sunset

The spectacular Lofoten Islands

– With the most stunning scenery, mountain peaks, tiny fishing settlements, the Lofotr Viking hall, the Rorbu (Fishermen’s cottages) and the stockfish.
Lofoten islands has a very high density of sea eagles and millions of other sea birds, among them the colourful puffin.
You can join beautiful and interesting excursions across these unforgettable islands during your Hurtigruten cruise.

Visit the Lofoten Islands on this cruise:
Lofoten Islands, Helgeland & Sognefjord

Hurtigruten MS Nordkapp In The Trollfjord. Photo By ToFoto, Hurtigruten

Cruise into Trollfjord

The Arctic Trollfjord

– A magic, narrow 2 km long fjord, with mountain peaks and steep mountain sides.
The amazing Trollfjord is located just north of the Lofoten Islands, by the amazing Vesteralen archipelago.
The entrance or mouth of the fjord is nearly invisible from a distance, as it is only 100 m wide. It is a wonder that a big ship is able to enter this fjord, and above all, turn around to get out again!
Sea eagles circling around the mountain peaks is a normal sight in the Trollfjord.

The ships make a spectacular detour to this fjord in the summer season, weather permitting.

Visit the Trollfjord on this cruise:
Cruise package Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen

Tromso by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beautifully located Tromso

Arctic Tromso

Is surrounded by magic Arctic scenery, mountain peaks, islands and fjords. Tromso is a beautiful destination for the Midnight sun during the summer months.
Tromso is ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone – hence it is also the perfect Northern Lights destination.

Visit Tromso on this cruise:
Arctic Coast, North Cape & Tromso

The North Cape. Photo by Beate Juliussen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy a visit to the North Cape!

The North Cape  - "the top of Europe"

is located on the Mageroya island, as far north as you can get in Norway. The North Cape is a steep, 307 m high cliff with a large flat plateau on top where visitors can stand and watch the views.
The North Cape is the point where the Norwegian Sea (part of the Atlantic Ocean) meets the Barents Sea (part of the Arctic Ocean). .

See the North Cape on this cruise:
Arctic Coast, North Cape & Tromso

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What our customers say:

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States