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    12 days - Voyage along the Norwegian coast.

    Experience the amazing coast of Norway on a Round Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes return. Sailing from the magical fjord landscape in the west to the Arctic Ocean in the north is the ultimate way to experience peace as well as nature up close.

    The Round Voyage starts in the Hanseatic city of Bergen, continues its journey up north sailing through narrow fjords, cute towns, majestic mountains all the way to Kirkenes and then back again. All this whilst being comfortable in your large cabin, sitting in the jacuzzi or enjoying Norway's best local food in the restaurant.

    The 12-days Round Voyage can be done any time of the year, but your experience will no doubt change with the season and give you a completely different voyage if done in spring, summer, autumn or winter. From sitting on the deck watching the midnight sun in Lofoten Islands to sitting under the glass roof enjoying the spectacular Aurora borealis on your way to Tromsø you will not be disappointed.

    You can join a special Astronomy voyage to learn more about the Arctic night sky and the greatest lightshow on Earth, the Aurora Borealis. An expert lecturer is on board and a visit the Northern lights Planetarium is included on these particular voyages.

    Highlights include

    • Experience Norway's beautiful fjords, charming ports, and rare wildlife under the Midnight Sun or spectacular Northern Lights
    • Expedition with likeminded adventurers who value personal growth and exploring over luxury
    Day 1
    The Gateway to the Fjords - Embarkation in Bergen
    Day 2
    Art Nouveau, Ålesund and Geirangerfjord
    Day 3
    Trondheim - a Medieval city
    Day 4
    Welcome to the Arctic Circle and Lofoten
    Day 5
    Tromsø- The Arctic Capital
    Day 6
    Honningsvåg and the North Cape
    Day 7
    Step (or swim) into the Arctic - Kirkenes, the Voyage turning point
    Day 8
    Welcome to the extreme North - Hammerfest and Tromsø
    Day 9
    Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands
    Day 10
    A date with the Seven Sisters - Arctic Circle
    Day 11
    The old towns and the sea - Trondheim and Kristiansund
    Day 12
    Western Islands, then disembark in Bergen
    Start/End Place
    Bergen, Norway tours
    Country Visited
    Norway tours
    Duration
    12 Days
    Type
    Cruising
    Suitability
    Easy independent voyage suitable for singles & couples
    Code
    CNCF01

    Details

    Transportation

    Norwegian Ferry boat

    Click here to see the Hurtigruten fleet - Norwegian Coastal Voyages.

    Click here to see the Havila fleet - Norwegian Coastal Voyages.

    Included

    All prices are for your voyage only, FROM PRICES, based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin cabin. Your voyage price includes: Voyage in a cabin grade of your choice including full board.

    Rates fluctuate daily and we can often find discounts up to 25% depending on departure date and proximity to travel. Please ask us for a specific quote for your preferred dates.

    Not Included

    Flights, travel insurance, luggage handling & optional excursions.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - The Gateway to the Fjords - Embarkation in Bergen

    Ports visited today: Bergen

    Welcome to Bergen, once the bustling trading centre of the Hanseatic League in the North. Bergen is the perfect strolling town and a free detailed guide of Bergen is available from the Tourist Office centrally located on Fisketorget. As you explore the historical centre of Bergen you'll be transported back to a time when Bergen was the centre of political power and trade for the entire North Atlantic. It was the Capital of the Kingdom of Norway for a short period, before the capital was moved to Oslo in 1299, and the town grew to become the largest in Scandinavia. The Hanseatic League established itself here in 1350 and had a trade monopoly that lasted 200 years. While in Bergen you might wish to visit the UNESCO heritage listed historical area around the harbour known as the Bryggen district, and the home of Edvard Grieg, Troldhaugen, Norway's internationally famous composer. Be sure to visit the new Bergen Fish Market - a fantastic modern architectural designed building.

    Representative Service in Norway
    Hurtigruten's representative service in Norway in based in Bergen and may be contacted on +47 9094 6905
    24-Hour Emergency number +61 280 695 866

    Havila's representative service in Norway is based in Fosnavåg and can be contacted on 24 Hour emergency number

    Getting to your ship:
    Your ship will sail from the Hurtigruten Terminalen, located at Nostegarten 30, 5010 Bergen. Telephone +47 5554 3631. Please ask us about the transfer shuttle.

    Embarkation:
    The terminal is staffed from 13:00 (1pm) and is open from 15:00 (3pm) for baggage check- in. Embarkation takes place from 16:00 (4pm) and your cabin will be available from approximately 18:00 (6pm).

    Should you arrive early to the terminal, you are free to explore Bergen independently until embarkation time. Lockers are available in the terminal, however you will need local currently to access. Please note, you carry your own luggage onboard from the pier to your cabin.

    Your ship departs at 20:00 (8pm)

    An information meeting is usually held on the evening of departure from Bergen and includes details of safety onboard. There is an information folder in each cabin and safety procedures are illustrated on the back of your cabin door and in public areas. The Tour Leader on board will assist with general information and the shore excursion programme.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins

    Day 2 - Art Nouveau, Ålesund and Geirangerfjord

    Ports visited today: Florø, Måløy, Torvik, Ålesund, Molde.

    Your ship continues north past skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund. Enjoy examples of Art Nouveau style in the Apotekergate and Kongensgate pedestrian precinct. Make sure you see Ålesund from above, taking 418 steps to the top of Mount Aksla. The Atlantic Sea Park (Atlanterhavsparken)-one of the largest saltwater aquariums in Europe is also worth a visit.

    In the summer months you will enter the UNESCO protected Geirangerfjord. Surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, lush green vegetation and beautiful waterfalls, it is truly one of the most spectacular places in the world.
    At other times of the year you can experience Hjørlundsfjord amidst the magnificent Sunnmøre Alps. Its unspoiled nature and natural landscape are what gives this fjord its special character.

    Molde- known as the 'Town of Roses' is another exceptional place to catch beautiful views of 222 mountain peaks at the Molde Panorama.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    2B Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
    2C & 2E Ålesund Art Nouveau Walk
    2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
    2F A Taste of Norway in Hjørundfjord
    2G Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord
    2H Hike with a visit to a Shieling
    2J Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund
    2K Kayaking in Ålesund

    Day 3 - Trondheim - a Medieval city

    Ports visited today: Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik.

    When visiting the old royal city of Trondheim, be sure to get a good view from the Old Town Bridge (Gamle Bybrua). Dating from 1861, this neo-gothic wooden bridge used to be the only way into the town centre. Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300 is Norway's largest Gothic religious edifice. In the neighbouring Archbishop's Palace, the Norwegian Crown Jewels are kept. In the city of Trondheim, the Hanseatic, waterside storehouses built on wooden stilts are just as charming as Stiftsgården- the largest wooden building in Norway and residence for the Royal Family when visiting Trondheim.

    When leaving Trondheim you set course for the beautiful Kjerungskjær lighthouse and thousands of little islands and picturesque rocky outcrops. After passing through the narrow Stokksund, the ship will arrive at After passing through the narrow Stokksund, the ship will arrive at charismatic Rørvik.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    3A Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum
    3B Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
    3G Kayaking on the River Nid
    3H Cycling in Trondheim
    3D Trondheim City Walk
    3I The Northernmost tramride in the world

    Day 4 - Welcome to the Arctic Circle and Lofoten

    Ports visited today: Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Svolvær.

    This morning, between Nesna and Ørnes you will pass a globe on a small islet, which heralds your crossing of the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Circle marks the border to the Arctic region. In summer this means 24-hour daylight- often referred to as the Midnight Sun. During autumn and winter, being above this degree of latitude give you the best chance of experiencing the Northern Lights. Passengers sailing in Arctic waters for the first time are given an Arctic Circle Babtism by Njord, the ruler of the Seven Seas. This comes in the form of an ice cube down you front or back but is entirely optional and great fun to watch if you don't want to participate.

    Heading towards Bodø the ship sails along the Helgeland coast where you will pass the unique Torghatten mountain with its 30-metre-high, 25-metre-wide and 160-metre-deep hole through the middle.

    In the afternoon, your ship gradually closes in on the Lofoten wall mountains towering above the tiny and colourful fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands. This is an extraordinary place to disembark and take a stroll.

    These islands are renowned for their small, picturesque fishing villages with their bohemian atmosphere surrounded by majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Complete your visit with a stroll between the stockfish racks and 'rorbuer', the traditional red fisherman's residences.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    4A Svartisen Glacier in Ørnes
    4D Rib-Safari to Saltstraumen
    4E Meet the Vikings - Winter
    4F Meet the Vikings Summer
    4C Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
    4B Arctic Coastal Walk (Bodø)
    4G Highlights of Lofoten
    4H Lofotpils Brewery
    4I Farm visit in Lofoten

    Day 5 - Tromsø- The Arctic Capital

    Ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy.

    During the night the ship navigates the narrow Raftsund strait. After a stop in Harstad situated on the largest island of Norway- Hinnøya, you continue via Finnsnes to Tromsø for a extended stay.

    Many of the epic Arctic expeditions used Tromsø as a starting point- the famous explorer Roald Amundsen sourced both crew and suppliers here. With the presence of the Norwegian Polar Institute, the city has cemented its position as the Polar Capital of Norway.

    Ishavskatedralen, the Arctic Cathedral is a unique landmark well worth visiting. Experience Tromsø's best views by taking the Fjellheisen cable car to the top of the mountain ledge Storsteinen and maybe enjoy a beer from the worlds northernmost brewery.

    After Tromsø we continue our northbound journey into the area along the coast where you have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights (if you travel between September and March) Gather on deck or under the glass roof to search for this breathtaking phenomenon.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    5A The Arctic Capital Tromsø
    5B Dog Sledding
    5C Tromsø Scenery and Huskies
    5D Polar History Walk
    5G Kayaking in Tromsø
    5K Silent Whale Watching
    5M Cross-Country Skiing (Tromsø)
    5N - Snowshoeing In Tromsø
    5Q Fishing in Tromsø

    Day 6 - Honningsvåg and the North Cape

    Ports visited today: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg.

    Today you sail through Magerøysund and after an early stop in Hammerfest, you arrive in Honningsvåg. This small port is the gateway to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape, which rises 300m from the ocean, and at 71° 10' 21" north ocean puts you a mere 2,000 km from the Geographical North Pole. Standing atop the North Cape Plateau you will feel like you are at the end of the world.

    This area is also known for its birdlife, and Gjesværstappen, a bird sanctuary with up to 250,000 seabirds is home to some High Arctic species that can only be observed here on the Norwegian mainland, including the gorgeous puffins.

    In summer you might see herds of reindeer and campsites belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. In winter and spring, sometimes local fishermen from the village of Kjøllefjord visit us to share their catch of the day- Cod and King Crab. And make sure as you approach Kjøllefjord you take note of the prominent and sacred to indigenous Sámi people, Finnkirka rock formation.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Optional Add Ons
    6A The North Cape, Honningsvåg
    6B Birdwatching Safari in Honningsvåg
    6C Sami Culture
    6D Snowmobile Trip in Lapland
    6E Sami Autumn
    Hurtigruten Platinum Optional Excursions
    6J Expedition to the North Cape - The Historical Route

    Day 7 - Step (or swim) into the Arctic - Kirkenes, the Voyage turning point

    Ports visited today: Båtsfjord, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes, Berlevåg.

    You will arrive in Vadsø early in the morning. Located in the Varanger region this is one of the most attractive and popular bird-watching areas in the Arctic due to it being directly in the path of the birds migrating from east to west.

    The last port on the Voyage North is Kirkenes. The well policed Russian border and the Kola peninsula are close by which explains why the road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

    Depending on the season, there are several ways to make a visit to the Russian border. You can either go by bus, enjoy a river boat safari or an action filled trip on a ATV/Quad bike.

    Make sure you experience a King Crab Safari where you get up close to the fascinating king crab that inhabit the Northern Norwegian coast whilst in Kirkenes.

    As you turn south, northbound ports visited at night will now be seen during the day offering a new and different impression.

    In the afternoon, the ship docks again at Vardø, Norway's easternmost port. Weather permitting, you may be invited to experience ice bathing in the Arctic Ocean during the winter season before heading to Berlevåg- a small active fishing village.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    7H King Crab Expedition
    7A The Russian Border
    7B Riverboat to the Russian Border
    7C Snowmobile Safari
    7D Kirkenes Snow Hotel
    7E ATV/Quad Safari to the Russian Border
    7F Husky Sledge Adventure
    Hurtigruten Platinum Optional Excursions
    7I Mountain hike with husky

    Day 8 - Welcome to the extreme North - Hammerfest and Tromsø

    Ports visited today: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy, Tromsø.

    In the middle of the night we dock at Mehamn- a small fishing village that had the biggest whaling statin in all of Finnmark in the past.

    Next stop is Hammerfest which was a settlement dating back to the Stone Age and is still playing an important role as a fishing port. Founded in 1789 to develop trade with Russia, Hammerfest reconfirmed its position as Norway's Polar capital of its time, acting as a base for hunting expeditions in the High Arctic.

    Make sure you visit the The Meridian Column, erected in 1854- now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As early as 1891, wave energy provided power to the first electric street lighting in Northern Europe and energy innovation is still a signature for Hammerfest with its large Liquid Gas Plant just outside town.

    As you continue south from Øksfjord after crossing open water we have a quick stop at Skjervøy before sailing through Lyngenfjord- surrounded by the gorgeous Lyngen Alps.

    From here we head to Tromsø yet again, but this time at night. If you have a chance, the Arctic Cathedral Midnight in Ishavskatedralen is a wonderful experience not to be missed.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    8B The Northernmost Town in the World
    8C Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral
    8A Breakfast at the North Cape
    8F Snowmobile trip in the Polar Night
    8G Hiking in Hammerfest
    8H Into the Ice - Stories of a Polar Hero

    Day 9 - Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands

    Ports visited today: Tromsø, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risøyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Stamsund.

    Today you will pass through Risøyrenna, a channel providing vessels an 'inside route' between Harstad and Sortland. Coming into Sortland- the blue city, local artist Bjørn Elvenes came up with the idea of turning the city into a three-dimensional artwork using a blue colour palette. You then continue onto Stokmarknes, where you will see the MS Finnmarken as a monument as you come into port. You can also learn about Norway's coastal history at the Hurtigruten museum.

    Continuing south from Stokmarknes it looks as if you are sailing straight through the mountain wall, but you wail through an opening in the narrow Raftsundet, a picturesque narrow channel between the Vesterålen and Lofoten islands. If time and weather permits, you will take a detour into the spectactular Trollfjord where steep cliffs hug the ship's sides, home to the majestic sea eagles. The daylight sailing through the Lofoten Islands is a highlight for many as the Lofoten region is renowned for its natural beauty with steep mountains, fishing villages and beautiful scenery.

    Svolvær is the main settlement on the Lofoten Island followed by Stamsund where the majestic peaks of the huge Lofoten Wall can be viewed.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    9B Lofoten Islands
    9C Sea Eagle Safari
    9D Lofoten by Horse
    9E Rib Adventure in Lofoten
    9F Fishing village walk
    9I Vesterålen and Lofoten by rib
    9A A taste of Vesterålen
    9G Fishing in Lofoten
    Hurtigruten Platinum Optional Excursions

    Day 10 - A date with the Seven Sisters - Arctic Circle

    Ports visited today: Bodø, Ørnes, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Rørvik.

    The Helgeland coast with hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls is worth getting up early to experience. Today will also be the last one north of the Arctic Circle as you cross it between Ørnes and Nesna. This part of the coast is rich in local lore with stories including the legend of the Seven Sisters, a picturesque row of peaks, and the myth about how the arrow formed the hole in Torghatten mountain.

    On our way from Sandessjøen to Brønnøysund, the Vega Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is on the list due to the unique interaction between man and nature as the local population have protected the eider duck nests in return for the highly valuable down from the birds.

    Brønnøysund is a vibrant and pretty little town- nice for a stroll through Havnegata looking at the small boats and bustling life of the archipelago.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    10C Visit the Salmon
    UNESCO Vega archipelago

    Day 11 - The old towns and the sea - Trondheim and Kristiansund

    Ports visited today: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund.

    Today gives you another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. Nidaros Cathedral is Scandinavia's largest medieval building and three Queens, and seven Kings have been crowned here.
    The town of Kristiansund, located on the scenic Atlantic Road, holds the rather obscure title of Norway's klipfisk (dry and salted cod) capital because of the nature of its main export. Whilst in Kristiansund you can visit the Atlantic Road, one of Norway's most picturesque and frequently visited tourist destinations.

    Passing the islands of Munkholmen and Hitra you cross the open sea to Molde, known as the 'city of roses' due to its lush Gulf Stream locations. When leaving Molde you can see the pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    11C The Atlantic Road
    11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
    Hurtigruten Platinum Optional Excursions
    11E Bergatt Magnificent Marble Mine

    Day 12 - Western Islands, then disembark in Bergen

    Ports visited today: Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy, Florø, Bergen.

    As your voyage comes towards the end, you pass Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy during the night and in the morning you might want to enjoy the last leg of your journey seeing the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous Jostedalsbreen glacier, Norway's longest fjord- the mighty Sognefjord and the gorgeous Bergen Archipelago.

    As you disembark in Bergen we hope you have made friends along the way and created memories that you will cherish forever.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Optional Add Ons
    12A Bergen City Sightseeing
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    A NOTE ABOUT PRICES

    Please note the below prices are indicative only, and are the from prices, per person. Prices may fluctuate daily, so please contact us for any specials, early booking rates and/or specific prices for your preferred date of travel.

    Our Scandinavian staff offer expert advice on ships, cabins and routing, as well as the best time to travel.

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    1 Jan 2020
    31 Dec 2020
    1 Jan 2020
    31 Dec 2020
    USD 1,212
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    1 Jan 2021
    31 Dec 2021
    1 Jan 2021
    31 Dec 2021
    USD 1,269
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    Inside (No Window)

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    When securing your cabin with us, please take note of the dimensions of the cabin to ensure that you are satisfied with it's size. There is additional storage room available on board if you wish and you just need to contact staff to request it when you are on board.

    Alcohol can be expensive on board due to taxes imposed. You can only bring on board a similar amount to what you can bring through customs.

    You can pre-book your optional excursions with us. However, you can also wait until you are onboard and do it then - however, there is a maximum number and they can book out. It is not possible to pre-book within 2 weeks prior to departure. Excursions and their contents are subject to maximum/minimum numbers and weather/local conditions.

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