Nordkapphallen, a Visitor Centre at the Edge of the World

Visiting the North Cape Hall or Nordkapphallen Day 6 of our Hurtigruten cruise and our coach from Honningsvåg drops us off at the North Cape Hall or Nordkapphallen, a visitor centre with very modern facilities. The North Cape Hall was built inside the mountain and from here you have a … [Read more...]

Svolvær – Capital of the Lofoten Islands

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 … [Read more...]

Hammerfest, Kingdom of the Polar Bears

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 … [Read more...]

Kirkenes – the End of the Journey for Some

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 … [Read more...]

Crossing the 71st Parallel to the North Cape

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 … [Read more...]

Cruising Norway’s Spectacular Coastline with Hurtigruten

A Spectacular Voyage along Norway's Coast: The 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.  Doing the cruise at Christmas time, … [Read more...]