Hjorundfjord: a taste of Norway – Hurtigruten land excursion

Hjorundfjord. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nodic Life/Dest Alesund SunnmoreOn this trip you will get “a taste of Norway” and see places that have fascinated visitors for centuries, like the spectacular Hjorundfjord

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

The ship anchors outside the village Urke, where a tender boat takes you to shore. You continue by bus through what is often referred to as “Norway’s narrowest valley”, Norangsdalen. Because of the shape and location, this valley is often closed in winter. Along the way you will stop and look at some spectacular places, among them the Lyngstol Lake.

Here you can see sites of ancient settlements in the water that was naturally dammed in 1908 after a large landslide, a fascinating sight. You will also visit the historic Hotel Union Oye, which has played an important role in Norwegian history. Here you will be served local specialties and a drink. Next, the trip goes to the community Urke which can offer local history in various forms. We guarantee a different experience in magnificent scenery.

Practical info:

Hurtigruten in the Hjorundfjord. Photo by Simen Fangen, HurtigrutenDuration: 2 hours 15 min
Included: Taste of local specialties
Transportation: Boat and bus.
Please note:
Landing by tender boat,  so getting on and off the craft may be difficult for people with impaired mobility.
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothes
Available: September 2- November 1
Land excursion #2F

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:
Unesco Naeroyfjord & the unknown Hjorundfjord (included in the tour)
Norwegian coast, North Cape, Fjords & Flam Railway, 9 nights

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