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Summer in Western Norway, Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten - Classic voyage north

7-day tailor-made cruise from £580 pp

Summary

Short description

A weeklong voyage of discovery along Norway's spectacular west coast

About

Recommended for:
Exploration cruise | Midnight Sun | Natural world | Spring | Summer | Winter

Keep your eye out for the varied marine life that frequents the clean coastal waters of this spectacular part of northern Scandinavia and make the most of your time in the Midnight Sun with a full range of superb optional excursions. This cruise also departs during the winter months and offers the chance to experience first hand the magic and mystery of the Northern Lights.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Bergen

During the 12th century, Bergen was an outpost of the Hanseatic League of Baltic merchants and its wharf-side district - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - is the only surviving collection of the gabled wooden buildings that spread across northern Europe at the height of Hanseatic power. Take time to explore before setting sail this evening.

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise

Meals: D

Day 2
Ålesund & Geirangerfjord

From mid-April to mid-September, your ship will sail from Ålesund into spectacular Geirangerfjord, a slice of deep blue carved into crystalline rock walls and sheathed in tumbling waterfalls.

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise

Please note: Geirangerfjord is only visited during June – August. In September, you will visit Hjørundfjord.

Meals: B L D

Day 3
Trondheim

Home to Nidaros Cathedral, the country's largest gothic cathedral, Trondheim is also home to the Norwegian crown jewels, giving the town a real touch of glamour.

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise

Meals: B L D

Day 4
The Lofoten Islands

Cross the Arctic Circle en route to Svolvær, the largest settlement on the spectacular Lofoten Islands. Take a stroll between the stock-fish racks and traditional red rorbu (cabins) for which the islands are famous.

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise

Meals: B L D

Day 5
Tromsø

The beautiful city of Tromsø is Norway's Arctic capital and a fascinating stop sporting Viking and Hanseatic history. Make the most of one of Hurtigruten's summer excursions to explore this picturesque Arctic city.

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise

Meals: B L D

Day 6
North Cape

Embark on an optional excursion to the spectacular North Cape, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, where – as an Italian pilgrim put it in 1664 – it feels as if you're about to "fall off the world's very end".

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise

Meals: B L D

Day 7
Kirkenes

Your final stop, Kirkenes, is just a few miles from the Russian border and the Sami communities of northern Scandinavia.

Meals: B

Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Superior

7-day tailor-made cruise from £580

Standard

Includes:

  • 6 night northbound cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes in chosen cabin grade
  • Full-board meals
  • English-speaking tour leader onboard

Please note: flights are not included, but we are able to arrange flights for you

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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