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, […]
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 […]
A Hurtigruten Tradition on Crossing the Arctic Circle: We reached the Arctic Circle this morning and as we pass the entrance of the Trollfjord, it is a tradition on a Hurtigruten cruise that you have a Trollfjord drink. Our invitation says to put on warm clothes and to be out on the deck at 23:30 […]
Hurtigruten Norwegian Cruise – Trondheim Visit, Norway: DAY 3: Trondheim – Rørvik. Arrive Trondheim at 6.00 a.m. Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city, founded by Olav Tryggvasson in 977 AD, has a strong academic flavour and can boast the country’s oldest school, first official theatre and one of the first national newspapers.. (B, L, D) 06:00 – […]
Hurtigruten Norwegian Cruise – Alesund and Molde Visits, Norway: DAY 2: Floro – Maloy – Torvik – Alesund – Molde – Kristiansund. Early arrival at Maloy at 06:45 The ship rounds the Cape of Stadt, Norway’s westernmost point. You will pass the bird rock of Runde where 32 species of birds are present during the […]
A fairytale town of towers, turrets and ornaments, Ålesund is Norway’s art nouveau town.
Norway is an expensive country for most visitors outside of the Scandinavian region, but the quality is good.