The End of the World’s Most Beautiful Voyage

Hurtigruten - Richard With

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage: The Last Leg of a Thoroughly Enjoyable Journey: Day 13: Ålesund – Torvik – Måloy – Florø – Bergen.The final day on board. Past Ålesund , Torvik, Måloy and Florø the ship patiently weaves its way through the skerries of the West Coast and by lunch, glides towards Bergen, the city […]

Back in Trondheim on Boxing Day

Bryggen, Trondheim

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyage: Stranded in Trondheim… but for Three Hours Only: Day 12: Trondheim – Kristiansund – Molde – Ålesund. At 6.30 a.m. the ship arrives into Trondheim where you are able to visit the 12th Century Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s largest medieval church. After a few hours in Trondheim the ship will depart Trondheim […]

Merry Christmas from Norway – God Jul

Christmas in Norway

Christmas in Norway: It is a White Christmas: Day 11: Sandnessjøen – Brønnøysund – Rørvik. Today, you have the option to go on an excursion to the Petter Dass Museum and Alstahaug. Please see your cruise director to book if you are interested. Enjoy a special Christmas Day Brunch served in the restaurant during the […]

Christmas Eve in Sandnessjøen

Christmas in Norway

Stopping in Sandnessjøen for Christmas Eve Celebrations: Day 10: Bodø – Ørnes – Nesna – Sandnessjøen. After leaving Ørnes, the voyage continues through exciting and colourful waters, sailing through narrow straits bordered by lush farmland along the shores of Helgeland. Nearly every peak of the towering mountains in the background is associated with a local […]

Svolvær – Capital of the Lofoten Islands

Hurtigruten Boat at Port

A Gateway for Tourism on the Lofoten Islands: Day 9: Tromsø – Finnsnes – Harstad – Risoyhamn – Sortland – Stokmarknes – Svolvær – Stamsund. Today traditional Norwegian “Julegrot” – Christmas porridge will be served and in the bar. Find the almond in the porridge and you win a prize! Together with fellow passengers and […]

Hammerfest, Kingdom of the Polar Bears

Hammerfest Town

Hurtigruten Norwegian Cruise – Southbound Journey: Day 8: Mehamn – Kjøllefjord – Honningsvåg – Havøysund – Hammerfest – Øksfjord – Skjervøy – Tromsø. A brief call is made in Havøysund before arriving in Hammerfest at 11.15 a.m. You are now in the northernmost town in the world – Hammerfest is the first town in Norway […]

Kirkenes – the End of the Journey for Some

Kirkenes Reindeer Farm

Kirkenes, a Town Near the Russian Border: Day 7: Båtsfjord – Vardø – Vadsø – Kirkenes – Vardø – Båtsfjord – Berlevåg. The ship sails into Kirkenes where you will have the opportunity to go ashore. You may wish to participate in a shore excursion from Kirkenes to Storskog the Norwegian/Russian border station or you […]

Crossing the 71st Parallel to the North Cape

Nordkapp Road in Winter

Making it to Nordkapp or the North Cape: Day 6:  Øksfjord – Hammerfest – Havøysund – Honningsvåg – Kjøllefjord – Mehamn – Berlevåg. In Finnmark, icebergs, wind and weather have created a harsher, more dramatic landscape. You will see both abandoned fishing stations and lively fishing ports bustling with activity.Havøysund is the next port of […]

Tromsø – Capital of Arctic Norway

Tromso Ishavskatendralen Cathedral

This Gateway to the Arctic is also known as the “Paris of the North”: DAY 5: Stokmarknes – Sortland – Risøyhamn – Harstad – Finnsnes – Tromsø – Skjervøy. You awake to find the ship sailing between Norway’s two largest islands, Hinnoya and Senja. Or perhaps, earlier still, in Harstad. Finnsnes is reached late morning, […]

Making it to the Arctic Circle!

Arctic Coastline

Hurtigruten Norwegian Cruise – Arctic Circle, Norway: DAY 4: Brønøysund – Sandnessjøen – Nesna – Ørnes – Bodø – Stamsund – Svolvaer. You will have passed the Arctic Circle before the whole ship is fully awake.  The ship will follow the mighty Borvasstindene Mountains before arriving into Bodo, North Norway’s second largest city at 12.30 […]