Hurtigruten Classic 6 Day South Voyage

Our shortest classic voyage is the 6-day journey from Kirkenes to Bergen.  The highlights on this journey include the daytime sailing through the beautiful Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, seeing the Seven Sisters mountain range and the legendary "mountain with the hole," Torghatten.

 

 

 

Day 1 Kirkenes – the wild and beautiful northeast
Ports of call: Kirkenes, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg

As the ship starts its voyage south, you can first enjoy a delicious lunch followed by views of arctic wilderness from deck or the panorama lounge. In the afternoon the ship docks in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost port. We continue along the Varanger peninsula to Båtsfjord before reaching Berlevåg in the evening.

Day 2 Hammerfest and North Cape
Ports of call: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy, Tromsø

When we reach Honningsvåg early in the morning, you can start the day with an excursion to the North Cape and have breakfast 1,000 ft above the churning Atlantic Ocean, together with a visit to a Sami family.  Hammerfest, where signs of settlement dates back to the Stone Age, still pays an important role as a fishing settlement. Here you can also see the Meridian Column, erected in 1854 to commemorate the first precise measurement of the globe – an achievement so important it became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As we arrive in Tromsø you may choose to book a seat at the Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral. Or why not check out one of the town’s many friendly pubs and try the local brew, Mack’s Arctic Beer.

Day 3 Vesterålen, Trollfjord and Lofoten Islands
Ports of call: Tromsø, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risøyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Stamsund

The Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands are on today’s schedule. You’ll pass through the Risøyrenna, a channel constructed especially for Hurtigruten providing an “inside route” between Harstad and Sortland. In Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded, you will find the Hurtigruten museum. Entry is free for all passengers. Continuing through the narrow Raftsund, the captain may choose to take a detour into the spectacular Trollfjord where steep cliffs hug the ship’s sides. Then we continue to Svolvær, the main settlement on the Lofoten Islands. In addition to beautiful nature, Lofoten is known for cod fishing. The season starts in January and lasts through April. We leave the Lofoten Islands during the evening and set course for the mainland.

Day 4 Crossing the Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters
Ports of call: Bodø, Ørnes, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Rørvik

The Helgeland coast with hundreds of islets, fertile farmlands and steep mountains is worth getting up early to experience. Legends and myths are numerous along this part of the coast. Crossing the Arctic Circle again is another important “rite of passage”.  We celebrate this with a taste of our Arctic traditions out on deck. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Vega Islands, is close to our call in Sandnessjøen and can be visited on an optional excursion during summer.

Day 5 Trondheim and cities of the west coast
Ports of call:  Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund

Today gives you another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. Passing the islands of Munkholmen and Hitra we then cross the open sea to Molde, which is also known as the “city of roses” due to its lush Gulf Stream location. The town of Kristiansund is regarded as Norway’s “cured cod capital” and has long been the main export port for this popular salted dry fish.

Day 6 Fjords, glacier and Bergen
Ports of call: Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy, Florø, Bergen

Make the most of your final impressions of Norway as today we say goodbye. But before that, you still have a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead of you such as the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous Jostedal Glacier. A few nautical miles south of this we navigate the estuary of the mighty Sognefjord.  You also get the best views of the archipelago en route. You disembark in Bergen, taking with you memories of a unique journey.

Trip Details at a Glance

Duration:   6 days

2020 Departures:  Daily Departures

 *2020 Rates per person from:
Spring: $1170
Summer: $1718
Fall: $1115
Winter:  $1026

*Ask about early booking and group discounts!

2020 Seasons:
Spring:  April 1 – May 31
Summer:  June 1 – Aug 31
Fall: Sept 1 – Oct 31
Winter:  January 1 – March 31 and              Nov 1 – Dec  31

Included:
Voyage in Polar Inside cabin, double occupancy.
Full Board (B,L,D) while on board
English speaking tour leader on board
Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten Museum

Not Included:
Flights and transfers
Cabin Upgrades
Travel insurance
Optional excursions and trip extensions
Luggage handling and tips

 *Sample Excursions.
*Subject to availability

Lofoten Islands
Norway's most dramatic mountain landscape

Sea Eagle Safari
See the king of birds up close in their natural habitat.

UNESCO Vega Archipelago
Over 6,000 islands and islets with a unique coexistence between nature and islanders

Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Explore the highlights of this charming city, including a visit to Norway's largest medieval church.

 

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