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 to […]

Shopping On Your Tromsø Travel

Tromso's Famous Sweater Shop

Where to Shop in Tromsø Town Centre: Storgata is Tromsø’s main pedestrian street and its downtown shopping precinct. Along this street are many shops selling local and international products. You’ll find boutiques and fashion shops, gifts and souvenir stores, bookshops,chemists and most other shops that a modern city would have, including electronics and cellphones. If […]

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, […]

Cruising Norway’s Spectacular Coastline with Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten's Richard With

Hurtigruten 12-day Norwegian Coastal Voyage from Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen is a spectacular voyage showcasing Norway’s scenic coastline, its rich sea heritage and the life of communities along the coastal stretch.