Transfer to the port and embark your ship. Since 1893, Hurtigruten ships have provided vital links between cities, towns and hamlets on Norway’s shores, delivering post, local passengers, freight and today holidaymakers up and down the stunning Norwegian coast. When you sail with Hurtigruten, you are on an expedition with likeminded adventurers who value personal growth and exploration. On board, enjoy a casual and relaxed atmosphere, great food, and all the quality equipment you need to explore new destinations
If you wake up early, you have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nordford. The ship then navigates through skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund, renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. In the summer months, you’ll set course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerford passing sheer, 800 metre cliffs and impressive waterfalls en route. In autumn, you’ll explore Hjørundford, situated amidst the majestic Sunnmøre Alps
Few large cities have managed to preserve their intimacy as eff ectively as Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim, which you can also explore from sea level in a kayak along the River Nid×. During spring and summer, you continue to the Ringve Museum of Musical History, where the history of Norway’s music is brought to life. This beautiful manor house is surrounded by a wonderful botanical garden, and provides fantastic views of both the city and the ford. From September to May you can experience Trondheim in a vintage carriage on the world’s northernmost tram for a unique sightseeing tour
Today you’ll cross the Arctic Circle! In summer, this means 24-hour daylight – often referred to as the ‘Midnight Sun’. If you are sailing in Arctic waters for the fi rst time, you can participate in a daytime Arctic Circle ceremony on deck. Later this afternoon, the sight of the 1,000m high Lofoten Wall appears on the horizon. Tucked between majestic granite cliff s and white sandy beaches, Lofoten is an experience that is out of the ordinary.
Today, visit Tromsø, ‘Capital of the Arctic’. In spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling husky dog sledge ride. On this mini polar expedition, the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape while you enjoy stunning views of the ocean, mountains and open plateaus. In summer, join a kayaking excursion and paddle in the waters off the Tromsø coastline with the mountains as a stunning backdrop. Please note, excursions are available at a supplement.
Enjoy magnificent sub-Arctic landscapes as you cross the 71st parallel. In summer, you may see herds of grazing reindeer and small camps belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. From Honningsvåg, you can join an optional excursion to the North Cape, the northernmost point on the European continent – make sure you get a photo with the iconic globe sculpture. Excursion available at a supplement.
This morning, arrive in Kirkenes, the turning point for the return journey southwards. The ports previously visited by night are now seen by day. The Russian border is a just few miles away and depending on the season, there are many ways to visit the Russian frontier.
At Honningsvåg, you can join an excursion that features breakfast at the North Cape. In spring, you’ll sail through the beautiful Lyngenford, surrounded by the snowy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and where you may be visited by a local fisherman who shares a taste of fresh locally-caught prawns. You’ll then dock at Tromsø, just in time to enjoy a magical midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral. Experience the breathtaking acoustics and hear Norwegian folk songs and hymns performed by professional musicians. Excursions available at a supplement.
The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning scenery you will see during the entire coastal voyage. Later, reach the spectacular Trollford, only 2km long and 100m wide, surrounded by majestic mountains. Steep cliffs hug the ship’s sides and the dramatic landscape conjures fairy tale images of an imaginary land of trolls. Trollford is also the realm of the sea eagle.
Sail along the Helgeland coast, passing hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls rich in local lore. On deck, you can see the strange mountain Torghatten, famous for its distinctive hole right through the middle. Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. All seven mountains are between 900 and 1,100m high, and it is easy to understand how these ‘ladies’ influenced ancient myths.
Today, provides another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim. In Kristiansund, you can join an excursion to the renowned Atlantic Road, one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations. It is 8.2km long, built on a total of eight bridges and surrounded by picturesque landscapes and open sea. Excursion available at a supplement.
Transfer to the airport for your fl ight to London
* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.
Polar inside cabins I2 and I4are on decks 4, 6 and 7. All the 9-14m2 cabins have bathrooms with shower/WC. Most of the cabins have separate beds, with one doubling as a sofa. Others are equipped with upper and lower berths. All the cabins have individual specifications. Please note I4 cabin is located on deck 4 only.
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Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. These comfortable 10-14m2 outside cabins are for up to two people on the top/upper decks (decks 7 and 8). They have a private bathroom and double or separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV.All the cabins have individual specifications.
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Upper deck for 2 travellers. These comfortable 11-12m2 outside cabins for up to two people can be foundmid-ship on deck 7. They have private bathrooms and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view
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These comfortable 16m2 outside cabins areadapted for guests with disabilities. They have one bed and one sofa bed, table, kettle and TV. They have a private bathroom and double or separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities.All the cabins have individual specifications.
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Suite on upper deck. These elegant 23-23m2suites are on the upper deck with a seating area, bathroom, TV and minibar. Some have a private balcony.An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.
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Grand suite on upper deck. These exclusive 25-36m2suites have a seating area, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom and minibar. Some of the suites also have bathtubs, and a private balcony or bay window. An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.
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Owners suite on upper deck. These exclusive 44-45m2suites are situated on the upper decks. The suites have two rooms, a seating area and dining table, TV, kettle, tea/coffee, stereo, internet access, bathroom, minibar and private balcony. Travel the best way possible!An exciting welcome gift awaits all suite guests in their cabin.
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The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship, dedicated to the Norwegian summer, does just that. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. MS Midnatsol was put into service on 15 April 2003 and is the fourth Hurtigruten ship to bear this name. The ship has a strong environmental profile and a modern design, with Norwegian materials used extensively throughout its interiors. Together with her sister ship, MS Trollfjord, MS Midnatsol is among the newest in the fleet. What characterises both ships is the large, two-storey panorama lounge above the bow and the large glass expanses that allow natural light to enter as well as providing extraordinary views. There are also 23 beautifully appointed suites, some of which have a balcony.Ship info Deck plans