Embark MS Maud and depart Dover for your 21 night No-Fly Norway in Autumn Expedition
Meet your Expedition Team who will prepare you for exciting adventures ahead
Explore the historic Bergen harbour area, fronted by wooden houses dating back as far as the 1300’s. Your included excursion to Mount Fløyen will be a highlight. Journey on the Fløibanen Funicular railway which takes you to the top in just six minutes to enjoy amazing views over the city
Come ashore to one of the best kept secrets of the Norwegian coast. No other expedition ships visit Kalvåg so you’ll experience an authentic slice-of-life community who will likely be thrilled to have visitors. Admire an open air exhibition and walk around Kalvåg’s collection of old waterfront buildings, from restored wooden wharfs to herring salting warehouses
Today you will get to explore the area around Mid-Norway windswept islands outside the coast of Trøndelag. Frøya is one of the possible islands you will explore this day. It’s a resting, nesting and wintering area for many kinds of seabirds, like seagulls, cormorants, ducks and sea eagles. If you get to go ashore, you may also see seals, mink, otter, hare and deer.
In the morning, sail along the coast of Helgeland with nothing but sky and sea ahead. In the distance, you can see mountains rise from the horizon. This is Træna, an archipelago of over 400 islands and islets right on the Arctic Circle. Enjoy a scenic walk around the village of Husøya where most of Træna’s 454 inhabitants live.
Today land in the picture perfect fishing village of Reine, in the Lofoten Islands. This is where red-painted, snow-covered rorbuer cling to a string of islands beneath sharp, dark grey granite mountain ranges. The 450-metre tall Reinebringen is one of the most distinctive peaks, particularly dramatic when layered with snow. From Reine, sail to Trollfjord, a narrow waterway where vertical mountain walls loom above you. you might get to experience the ship ‘threading the needle’ as it sails into the fjord so close to the cliff walls that you’ll feel you could reach out and brush them.
Tromsø is often described as the Paris of the North, and boasts friendly locals, wonderful shopping and great restaurants. Enjoy an included visit to the Polar Museum where you’ll enjoy exhibitions that cover the city’s heritage
Start the day by arriving at the small town of Skarsvåg. You’ll now visit one of the northernmost points in Europe as part of an included excursion
About midway between the Norwegian mainland and Spitsbergen, you arrive at Bjørnøya, or Bear Island in English. Don’t get too excited about its name though. The island is more renown for the birdlife that flock here over summer rather than any sightings of polar bears.
Today you will get to explore the wonderfully varied landscape and geology of Hornsund, which is a part of the South Spitsbergen National Park.
Get into explorer mode, because today you sail into the remarkable Isfjord, the second-longest fjord in Svalbard. Leading out to many smaller fjords, it forms a lush and beautiful system rich in wildlife and vegetation. Prepare to see immense U-shaped valleys which were carved out of the mountains by giant glaciers some ten thousand years ago.
Not to be confused with its narrower cousin, the fjord, Bellsund is a 20 km long sound. Sounds tend to be wider than fjords and are usually formed by the flooding of river valleys.
Seeing the sound’s snow-capped mountains, glaciers and striking geological formations, you’d be forgiven to think that the name ‘Bellsund’ means ‘beautiful sound’. However, Bellsund actually borrows its name from the bell-shaped mountain Klokkefjellet at the mouth of the sound.
Spend your time unwinding in the Explorer Lounge & Bar, soaking in the hot tub or enjoy the vastness of the never-ending horizon
Today, dock at Senja, one of the most ruggedly beautiful and less-visited islands in Norway. You’ll be awestruck by the scenery on display here and understand why it made CNN travel’s list for ’10 of the world’s most beautiful islands’.
Today sail the Holandsfjord off the Helgeland Coast today and will arrive at Svartisen. Covering 370 square kilometres, it has 60 glacier tongues and is Norway’s second largest glacier after Jostedalsbreen.
Today dock at Kristiansund which is one of the most densely populated cities in Norway. Its urban area is spread across four islands with bustling waterfronts, scenic marinas and distinctive architecture, decorated in shades of red, yellow and green.
Like famous Geirangerfjord next door, Hjørundfjord is part of the UNESCO designated Fjords Norway area which is notable for “exceptional natural beauty”. Surrounded by the Sunnmøre Alps with peaks soaring 1,700 metres straight up from the sea, it is one of the most scenic fjords in all of Norway and still undiscovered by most other cruise lines.
In the morning we sail into Sognefjorden, nicknamed the ‘King of the Fjords’, as it is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. Stretching 205 kilometres inland from the coast, we plan to cruise deep into the fjord to the tiny hamlet of Fjærland.
Early in the morning we reach the Stavanger area and the highlight of the day, Lysefjord. It is 40 km long, up to 422 metres deep and boasts some of the most striking vertical cliffs of all the Norwegian fjords. Sailing as deep as possible into imposing Lysefjord towards the iconic viewpoint at Preikestolen. Preikestolen, also known as Pulpit Rock, is perhaps the most famous tourist attraction in Norway and the popular subject of many social media posts.
Enjoy your last day at sea as your adventure is drawing to a close. Cross the North Sea, you may spot seabirds and dolphins that like to follow the ship.
After breakfast, disembark the ship, as you head home, you’ll take with you the unforgettable memories of Svalbard and Norway’s magnificent fjords along the west coast
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Cabins on decks 6 that sleeps up to two people, with a double bed or a flexible sleeping arrangement, kettle and TV. These cabins are adapted for guests with disabilities. 16 - 17 m2 Window Bathroom TV Varied bed types
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MS Maud has been designed to take you on an expedition of the Norwegian coast in maximum comfort, equipped for a sustainable and memorable expedition. She is an ice-class 1C ship equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway.
Hurtigruten recommends pre-booking shore excursions. This can be done up to four weeks prior to departure (two weeks if paid by credit card) at the rates presented. Shore excursions are also available to book on board but spaces may be limited. Please note: all excursions booked on board will be charged in Norwegian Kroner.
There is no official dress code on board but some guests choose to change to casualwear for dinner. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage (or even during the day!) so we recommend reading our climate zone packing guide to ensure you’re ready for every possibility.
Norwegian cuisine is served on board. Chefs use only the very best locally sourced, seasonal ingredients which are collected from port each day and used to prepare a range of delicious dishes.
Specific diets can be catered for if requested in good time. Passengers on strict diets may find that there is limited choice. A 3-course vegan menu is available in the evenings on voyages of 12-days.
Most Hurtigruten ships along the Norwegian coast have an Expedition Team who undertake special activities on board such as lectures and presentations, on-deck guiding as well as hikes and outdoor activities in many ports. The majority of activities take place both inside the ships and out on deck and are designed around the season you’re sailing in. Hurtigruten aims to get guests closer to unique environments.
Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Card are all accepted as payment options on board. Norwegian Kroner (NOK) is the on board currency.
Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers and irons are available on all ships. Tokens can be purchased at reception.
The official languages on board are Norwegian and English, though some service crew also speak German. The majority of shore excursions are guided in two or three languages.
Yes, wireless internet is available on board for a small fee, unless already included in your Select or Platinum fare.
It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage. If you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.
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