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A winter expedition cruise along the coast of Norway is a beautiful experience. The landscape is covered in pure white snow; the air is fresh, pure and crisp. Clusters of cosy houses glow on the shores like embers, and the stunning backdrop of snow-clad mountains reflects the polar twilight. Enjoy a 6, 7, 11 or 12 day Classic Voyage with us to experience this beautiful season.

  • Dates1 Jan - 31 Mar, 1 Nov - 31 Dec
  • Duration6, 7, 11 or 12 days
  • Ports:34
  • FROM € 852.00
  • Ship NameHurtigruten Fleet
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VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and hopefully see the Northern Lights..
  • Explore the gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø.
  • Enjoy a wide selection of exciting and interesting excursions, like the Husky Adventure, Lofotr Viking Feast, dog sledging, Snow Hotel and wilderness Adventure Camp.
  • As a part of our winter programme you can enjoy several on board actvities and excursions where the Arctic light is the main element.

November - March
Departs From
Northbound Voyage

Day 1-7

The journey begins

Location: Northbound Voyage

Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen

Our journey starts in Bergen. As we make our way north, you have the chance to enjoy interesting presentations and activities. Many of these activities happen out on deck or on land, so you get the chance to feel the crisp and fresh air. Enjoy the relaxed ambience of life on board and the opportunity to meet fellow passengers as you take in the spectacular winter landscapes.

Day 2 Alesund

We navigate through the skerries and islands further north before reaching the town renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, Ålesund. We recommend the excursion to Mount Aksla for a perfect winter panoramic view.

Day 3 The Royal City of Trondheim

Trondheim was Norway’s first capital. The storehouses along the river built on wooden stilts are a colourful contrast to the pure white snow that covers the city during winter.

Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands

As we cross the Arctic Circle the hunt for the Arctic light begins. This occasion is marked with an Arctic Circle baptism on deck. You have the chance to learn more about the Aurora Borealis and to experience an authentic Lofotr Viking Feast. Later we enter the dramatic and narrow Raftsund. If the weather and ice conditions allow it, we also sail to the entrance of the famous Trollfjord, where you can enjoy freshly made fish cakes on deck.

Day 5 Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic

After a morning stop in Finnsnes, we continue to the Arctic capital Tromsø. Perhaps take part in a polar dog sledging excursion or a trip to Polaria. As we sail along the coast there is a chance of seeing the Northern Lights. We gather on deck to search for this breathtaking phenomenon.

Day 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape

Honningsvåg is the nearest port to the North Cape. An excursion to this breathtaking site puts you at 71° 10’ 21” N, only 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole. Join the presentation of the Sámi culture and history in pictures, words and music. Later on we pass a rock formationthat is sacred to the Sámi people, Finnkirka. Enjoy the spectacular lighting on this famous rock. At the next port, Kjøllefjord you can join a snowmobile trip to Mehamn (*Available from 1 March), where you might see the Northern Lights on a clear, starlit sky.

Day 7 Kirkenes, the voyage turning point

The turning point of our Coastal Voyage is just 10 kilometres from the Russian border. Kirkenes is home to the fantastic Snow Hotel and the base for several exciting excursions, including dog sledging and King Crab fishing. Kirkenes also boasts several fascinating small museums, recounting the history and heritage of this remote frontier. The polar nights extend from 21 November to 21 January. It is not completely dark during this time; the light and colour in the sky are amazing when the weather is favourable.

Explore

Location:Southbound Voyage

Day 7 Kirkenes, the voyage south begins

As we turn south the northbound ports visited by night are now visited during the day. In the afternoon the ship docks in Vardø. Depending on the weather conditions, we invite you to take an ice-dip in the Arctic Ocean!

Day 8 Hammerfest and Tromso

Before stopping in Hammerfest, you can enjoy an “Energy coffee” and a short introduction to “Melkøya - The northern- most natural gas terminal” on board. Our next major stop will be Tromsø where you have the option to take part in a very special musical experience, the Arctic Cathedral Midnight Concert.

Day 9 Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands

Enjoy the stunning views of sheltered bays and glorious mountain landscapes wrapped in the cloak of a polar winter. We stop at Stokmarknes – home to the Hurtigruten Museum, before continuing through the Raftsund, a picturesque and narrow channel between the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands. As a tribute to the fishing history in Lofoten, our chef shows how to fillet the catch of the day on deck.

Day 10 Arctic Circle, Seven sisters

Enjoy a spectacular winter scenery of the picturesque Helgeland coast with its myriad islets and steep granite walls. As we cross the Arctic Circle again and sail past the famed peaks of the Seven Sisters we enter a world of legend and folklore.

Day 11 Trondheim and Kristiansund

Today you have the opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim again. Nidaros Cathedral, where three Queens and seven kings have been crowned, is Scandinavia’s largest medieval building. Later, on our way to kristiansund, you can see the steep, pointed and snow-covered peaks of the Romsdal Alps.

Day 12 Bergen, disembarkation

Today your journey with Hurtigruten has come to an end, but before we reach the finishing line there are still a few nautical miles of fascinating winter scenery ahead of us.

Day 7-12

Location
Southbound Voyage

Pricing Info

Price includes
  • Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • English speaking tour leader on board
  • Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten Museum (except on The Voyage North, due to the schedule)
Not included
  • Transfers
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Please note

  • All prices shown are in EUR (€) per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin, voyage only
  • The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage
  • Not all cabin grades are available on all ships. Prices for cabin grade D on request.
  • Cabin numbers will be assigned to passengers booking The Round Trip, The Norwegian Discovery, or a suite. For The Voyage North a fee of €104 applies, for The Voyage South the fee is €94. The fee is per cabin.
  • Single Supplement: 50%. Supplement for suites available on request.

Days 1-7 NORTHBOUND EXCURSIONS

2C ART NOUVEAU WALK

1 Jan - 1 Jun, 2 Nov - 31 Dec

Ports: Alesund

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort

Code: H-AES2C

€ 44.00 per person

2D ATLANTER HAVSPARKEN AQUARIUM & MOUNT AKSLA

1 Jan - 1 Jun, 2 Nov - 31 Dec

Ports: Alesund

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort

Code: H-AES2D

€ 61.00 per person

3B TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL

1 Jan - 2 Apr, 3 Sep - 31 Dec

Ports: Trondheim

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-TRD3B

€ 60.00 per person

3F WINTER GAMES

1 Jan - 2 Apr, 3 Sep - 31 Dec

Ports:

Duration: 2 hr 30 min

Level: III - For guests in good physical condition

Code: H-TRD3F

€ 81.00 per person

4D RIB-SAFARI TO SALTSTRAUMEN

15 Mar - 3 Nov

Ports: Bodo

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition

Code: H-BOO4D

€ 144.00 per person

4E LOFOTR VIKING FEAST

1 Jan - 31 Mar, 1 Oct - 31 Dec

Ports: Stamsund

Duration: 3 hr

Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-STU4E

€ 135.00 per person

5A THE ARCTIC CAPITAL TROMSO

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: TromsO

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins

Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-TOS5A

€ 81.00 per person

5B DOG SLEDDING

1 Jan - 30 Apr, 1 Nov - 31 Dec

Ports: Tromso

Duration: 3 hr 30 min

Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition

Code: H-TOS5B

€ 199.00 per person

5D POLAR HISTORY WALK

1 Jan - 15 Apr, 15 Oct - 31 Dec

Ports: Tromso

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins

Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort

Code: H-TOS5D

€ 61.00 per person

6A THE NORTH CAPE

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: Honningsvag

Duration: 3 hr

Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-HVG6A

€ 155.00 per person

6D SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN LAPLAND

1 March - 10 May, 15 Dec - 31 Dec

Ports: Kjollefjord

Duration: 2 hr 15 mins

Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition

Code: H-KJD6D

€ 324.00 per person

6H FISHING VILLAGE VISIT

01 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: Honningsvag

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins

Level:

Code: H-HVG6H

€ 94.00

7A THE RUSSIAN BORDER

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: Kirkenes

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-KKN7A

€ 74.00 per person

7C SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

1 Jan - 5 May, 15 Dec - 31 Dec

Ports: Kirkenes

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins

Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition

Code: H-KKN7C

€ 199.00 per person

7D KIRKENES SNOW HOTEL

1 Jan - 15 April, 15 Dec - 31 Dec

Ports: Kirkenes

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins

Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-KKN7D

€ 79.00 per person

7F HUSKY SLEDGE ADVENTURE

1 Jan - 15 April, 1 Dec - 31 Dec

Ports: Kirkenes

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins

Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition

Code: H-KKN7F

€ 211.00 per person

Days 7-12 SOUTHBOUND EXCURSIONS

11A TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: Trondheim

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-TRD11A

€ 60.00 per person

11D TRONDHEIM CITY WALK

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: Trondheim

Duration: 2 hr 15 mins

Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort

Code: H-TRD11D

€ 49.00 per person

12A BERGEN CITY SIGHTSEEING

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: Bergen

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort

Code: H-BGO12A

€ 49.00 per person

8B THE NORTHERNMOST TOWN IN THE WORLD

1 Jan - 15 Mar, 1 Jun - 15 Sep

1 Nov - 31 Dec

Ports: Hammerfest

Duration: 1 hr

Level: Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-HFT8B

€ 49.00 per person

8C MIDNIGHT CONCERT AT THE ARCTIC CATHEDRAL

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: Tromso

Duration: 1 hr 15 mins

Level: Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-TOS8c

€ 69.00 per person

8F SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN THE POLAR NIGHT

Jan � 17 May, 08 Dec � 31 Dec

Ports: Mehamn

Duration: 2 hr 30 mins

Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition

Code: H-MEH8F

€ 388.00 per person

8H INTO THE ICE - STORIES OF A POLAR HERO

8 Nov 14 - 22 March 15 8 Nov - 31 Dec 15

Ports: Hammerfest

Duration: 1 hr 45 mins

Level: IV - For guests with very good physical mobility

Code: H-HFT8H

€ 91.00 per person

9A A TASTE OF VESTERALEN

1 Jan - 31 Dec

Ports: Harstad

Duration: 4 hr 15 mins

Level: 1 - For everyone

Code: H-HRD9A

€ 103.00 per person

9C SEA EAGLE SAFARI

24 Mar - 15 Oct

Ports: Svolvaer

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort

Code: H-SKN9C

€ 136.00 per person

9F FISHING VILLAGE WALK

Nov 1 - Mar 31

Ports: Svolvaer

Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Level: 4 - For guests with very good physical mobility

Code: H-SVJ9F

€ 62.00 per person

9I WHALE WATCHING WINTER

01 Jan � 22 Mar, 08 Nov � 31 Dec

Ports: RIS�YHAMN � STOKMARKNES

Duration: 2 hr

Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition

Code: H-RIN9I

€ 281.00 per person

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • Planned landings will depend on weather and ice conditions.
  • We reserve the right to change the scheduled program and itinerary.
  • Some activities and excursion trips will only be sold on board.
  • The rental of rubber boots is available on board.
  • We recommend purchasing travel and cancellation insurance
  • Medical questionnaire is mandatory
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USEFUL INFORMATION

  • Wind and water-resistant jacket
  • Landings with Polarcirkel boats and activities onboard and ashore
  • Professional English speaking Expedition team that gives lectures as well as accompany landings and activities
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Suites include a range of additional complimentary amenities such as drinks with meals and a welcome gift.

Our Captains take pride in route planning that minimises the load of the engines and reduces emissions. We never dump waste in the sea and we ask you not to leave any waste when you are on shore excursions. We ask you to respect the saying: 'Leave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures.'

What to bring

  • Informal Clothing
  • Water and Wind proof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cap/hat
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Swim suit
  • Backpack
  • Sunglasses
Activities on board

As a part of the travel -experience, we offer some interesting on board activities, demonstrations and presentations during your voyage. The activities, which take place inside the vessels and outside on deck, are related to the seasons and areas we are sailing in. We invite you to join in all these activities, which we will announce in the day-to-day programmes or on board.

À la carte menu

Our à la carte menu is a dining experience out of the ordinary - a dinner made from ultra-premium produce from our local suppliers. For those who are taking a classic voyage, full board is included in the price, and you can upgrade to our à la carte option for a small fee. Even if you don’t have full board, you are still welcome to order our à la carte menu.

On most of our ships, the à la carte menu will be served in separate areas of the restaurants. However, on board MS Midnatsol, MS Trollfjord and MS Finnmarken we reserve separate dining rooms exclusively for our à la carte guests. Enjoy two-, three, four- or five-course dinners, and choose from four different starters, five main courses, four desserts and our famous cheese, Additional wine and drinks packages are also available. You can only book the à la carte menu when you are on board.

MS Lofoten has its own dinner concept featuring a menu from the 1960s and MS Vesterålen does not offer the à la carte menu.

Cabins

For our Bergen-Bergen voyage, Bergen-Kirkenes-Trondheim voyage, and all suite bookings, you can choose the specific number of the cabin that you wish to stay in, at no extra charge (subject to availability).

If you are taking other voyages of five nights or longer, you can choose a cabin number, for a fee and depending on availability. Please see the applicable price panel for details of the fees.

For all other voyages, and if you decide not to pay the separate fee, we will assign you a cabin number when you board the ship.

Please note that passengers walking by may sometimes obstruct the view from cabins that are on decks with open access to outside areas. Please ask our reservations team for advice on the best cabin location for you.

Cafeteria

You can buy hot and cold drinks and snacks in the cafeteria on board, which is usually open 24 hours a day. During the winter, opening hours may vary - these are displayed on board.

Changes to itinerary and excursions

The weather along the Norwegian Coast is unpredictable and might affect the itinerary or excursions. Our excursions may also be subject to a minimum or maximum limit in the number of participants. As Christmas approaches, itineraries may change, in order for ships to host dinners and celebrations for local communities.

Check in/out of cabins

Guest must check out of their cabins by 12:00, except at our major ports, which are listed below.

What languages are spoken onboard ?

Ship announcements on board are made in several languages. Norwegian and English are the official languages on board and spoken by all staff. Some of the crew also speak German as well as the Tour Leader.

What time do i need to check out of cabin ?

Check out times change according to the ship’s timetable and may vary from day to day. If you are travelling in a suite, different check out times may apply. Please contact reception for more information.

What facilities will be in my cabin ?

Facilities vary between ships and cabin grades. Towels and shower gel/liquid soap are provided. All cabins (except on MS Lofoten and some cabins on MS Vesterålen) also have a hairdryer. Tea/coffee making facilities are available in suites only.

What do you provide for children on board ?

There are cots available to hire on board; a limited number can be pre-booked. Please note that cots will not fit in all cabins. There is a play area for children on board (except MS Lofoten).

Is there access for wheelchairs / disabled passengers?

With the exception of MS Lofoten, all our ships have elevators and at least one wheelchair accessible cabin. Please contact our reservations department for further information and advise us at the time of booking if special transfers need to be arranged. Passengers in wheelchairs must travel with a companion who can assist them.

What entertainment is there on board ?

There is usually live music in the bar area during the evening and occasional visits by local choirs and musicians, but there is no organized entertainment program.

Are gratuities expected by the staff ?

It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships in Norway. If you feel that a crew member should be rewarded for exceptional service, this is entirely at your discretion

Does the ship stop at night ?

Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service. They carry goods, vehicles and passengers between ports night and day. Some ports are arrived at in the middle of the night and you can expect some noise and vibration in some cabins during loading of goods. This varies depending on the location of your cabin and the type of ship. Please ask our reservation team’s advice on the best cabin for you.

What times are meals served ?

Usual meal times are:

-Breakfast from 7:30 – 10:00 (open seating)

-Lunch from 12:00/13:00 (open seating)

-Dinner from 18:30/19:00 (assigned seating)

During high season there may be two meal sittings.

The food is Norwegian and breakfast is buffet style. Lunch is the famous Cold Table with a choice of fish, cold meats, salads and also a selection of hot dishes. Dinner is a three-course set meal.

Should I book excursion in advance ?

Pre-booking excursions, where possible, is recommended as only remaining places will be sold on board. Excursions booked on board are payable in Norwegian Kroner (NOK) and the price may vary as a result of exchange rate fluctuations. You can pre-book up to four weeks before departure, or by credit card up to two weeks before departure.

Can I smoke on board ?

Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on the outside decks. It is not permitted when the ships are in port. Throwing cigarette ends overboard is strictly prohibited, please use the ashtrays provided. Smoking in the cabins is prohibited and subject to a fine of NOK 1500

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