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Hurtigruten Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen cruise

Midnight sun at the Arctic coast of Norway. Photo by Tofoto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Hurtigruten cruise – 11 nights N/A

Hurtigruten Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen cruise – the classic, authentic Hurtigruten cruise along the spectacular Norwegian coast, passing the Arctic circle and along the breathtaking Arctic coast to Kirkenes – the turning point of the cruise, with amazing Cruise highlights. Available all year

Highlights: The Geirangerfjord (summer), Alesund, the historic city of Trondheim, the Helgeland coast, the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten Islands, the Trollfjord (summer), the Arctic towns of Bodo & Tromso, the North Cape (optional excursion)

In 2015 we don’t offer the entire cruise, but you an enjoy the entire northbound Bergen to Kirkenes cruise on our Bergen-Kirkenes-Oslo cruise package, or the entire southbound cruise from Kirkenes to Bergen on our Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen cruise package

Bergen Norway photo; the UNESCO Bryggen wharf. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Bergen Bryggen waterfront

DAY 1 – Cruise departure from Bergen
Check-in from 18:00. We recommend early arrival to Bergen, allowing you time to explore the charming Hanseatic town before the cruise departure
Read about Bergen

View of the Geirangerfjord. Photo by Fred Jonny Hammero/More og Romsdal fylke

Geirangerfjord view

DAY 2 – Cruise Alesund & Geirangerfjord*
Morning arrival to the Art Nouveau town of Alesund. Enjoy a full day cruise to the famous Geirangerfjord (*June 02 to Sept 01), with the “Seven Sisters” waterfalls. During the winter season you can enjoy 3 hours at leisure in Alesund, in September and October a full day cruise to Hjorundfjord
Read about the UNESCO Geirangerfjord

Bakklandet area, Trondheim Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Trondheim, wooden houses

DAY 3 – Cruise & historic Trondheim
Through the wide Trondheim fjord to the picturesque, historic city of Trondheim. Spend 4 hours at leisure in the city, or take an optional sightseeing tour.
Make sure to visit the authentic areas with tiny well preserved wooden houses at Bakklandet, the old bridge “Gamle Bybro” & the Nidaros Cathedral. Continue along the scenic Troendelag coast
Read about historic Trondheim

Saltstraumen Bodo. Photo by Roger Johansen,  Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Saltstraumen current Bodo

DAY 4 – Cruise, Arctic Bodo & Lofoten Islands
Passing the Arctic circle before the call at the beautifully located Arctic town of Bodo, surrounded by mountain peaks. Time to visit the town before the ship continues across the Vestfjord towards the impressive Lofoten wall & the Lofoten Islands
Read about the Lofoten Islands

Tromso Panorama. Photo by Bard Loken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Tromso Panorama

DAY 5 – Arctic coast & Tromso
Along the spectacular Arctic coast and through a marvelous archipelago before the arrival to Tromso – Europe’s northernmost University town. Time to visit the town before the cruise sets off towards the north

North Cape area. Photo by Bjarne Riesto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

North Cape area

DAY 6 – Arctic coast & North Cape
Main port Honningsvag, then cruise along Finnmark’s barren coast, passing the Svaerholdtklubben Bird Colony and the unbelievable rock formation of Finnkjerkja. From Honningsvag you can join an optional excursion to the North Cape plateau

Varanger peninsula Norway. Photo by Bjarne Riesto, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Varanger peninsula

DAY 7 – Finnmark coast & Kirkenes
Cruise along the barren Finnmark coast before the ship continues to the south-east into the Bokfjord and on to Kirkenes, close to the Russian border and the journey’s turning point. Optional excursions in Kirkenes. Then cruise to Vardo, Norway’s easternmost town, with the enchanting Vardohus Fortress. Continue along the Varanger peninsula before a late evening arrival at Batsfjord.

Arctic coast Norway. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Arctic coast

DAY 8 – Arctic coast – Tromso
Cruise via Hammerfest, across Soroysund to Oksfjord. The course is set via Lopphavet open sea and the ship finds quiet waters towards Skjervoy island and the Arctic town of Tromso; late evening arrival.
Optional Midnight concert in the Arctic cathedral

Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway. Photo by Christian Bothner. Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beautiful Lofoten Islands

DAY 9 – Vesteralen islands, Trollfjord & Lofoten
Through the narrow Risoyrenna channel after leaving Harstad. Stokmarknes with the Hurtigruten Museum, then on to Vesteralen islands & the spectacular Lofoten islands. Depending on the weather conditions, the ship will take a detour to the breathtaking, narrow Trollfjord (summer season)
Read about the Trollfjord

Helgeland coast. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Helgeland coast

DAY 10 – The magic Helgeland coast
The ship sails along the beautiful and fabled Helgeland Coast, with the impressive Seven Sisters mountain range and the Vega islands. Make sure to get up early for the call at Ornes, surrounded by a magnificent scenery with views of the Svartisen glacier
Read about the Helgeland coast

Norway, the historic Munkholmen island outside Trondheim. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Munkholmen island

DAY 11 – Trondheim, Molde & Alesund
The tiny historic island of Munkholmen leads the way to the historic town of Trondheim, with picturesque areas of tiny, wooden houses (Bakklandet) and Norway’s only cathedral. Then passing the beautiful island of Hitra and the open sea of Hustadvika before approaching the town of Molde & Alesund towards midnight

Bergen Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The heart of Bergen

DAY 12 – Western coast to Bergen
Magnificent West Norway scenery with mouths of fjords and a lush, beautiful archipelago, including the island kingdom of Oygarden, before the ship approaches Bergen. Arrival to Bergen at 14:30


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