2024 Classic Northern Lights Voyage

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Spot the Wildlife with the experts on board

FREE Voyage if the Northern Lights do not occur*

Onboard lectures & presentations*

Flights & overseas transfers Included*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 11 nights
  • Departs 25 Nov 2024
  • Sails from Bergen, Norway
  • Ship MS Kong Harald
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍2140653
  • Voyage code ‍HurtiCR

Your Itinerary

Fly from London

Fly from London to Bergen, Norway Mon 25 Nov 2024

Fly from London

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Bergen Cruises

Bergen, Norway Mon 25 Nov 2024

Bergen Cruises

Your voyage starts in the lovely city of Bergen. Before departure, you may want to explore this colourful gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 AD, and retains a great deal of its character, charm and history. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with colourful wharfs dating back to the 14th century.

Enjoy a tasty dinner buffet made from fresh coastal produce. Sail north from Bergen along the Viking route of Hjeltefjord. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes from the deck or the panorama lounge.

Floro, Norway

Florø - Molde, Norway Tue 26 Nov 2024

Floro, Norway

Navigate through beautiful skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund, famed for its well preserved Art Nouveau architecture.

Molde is known as the ‘City of Roses’ because of its lovely municipal gardens. This attractive coastal town has an amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called ‘the Molde Panorama’.

Kristiansund, Norway

Kristiansund - Rørvik, Norway Wed 27 Nov 2024

Kristiansund, Norway

Founded by Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is a unique mix of the ancient and modern. Join our optional excursion to the soaring Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav (Haraldsson). Marvel at the cathedral’s exquisite works of art, architectural details and medieval statues.

In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjær lighthouse, islets and rocky reefs. After that the ship heads towards charming Rørvik.

Panorama of Bronnoysund's coastline

Cross the Arctic Circle Brønnøysund - Svolvær, Norway Thu 28 Nov 2024

Panorama of Bronnoysund's coastline

Today you will cross the Arctic Circle, marking your best chance to see Northern Lights in winter and experience the Midnight Sun in summer. Hurtigruten mark the occasion with a fun Arctic Circle ceremony on deck.

A panoramic view of snowy Stokmarknes

Stokmarknes - Skjervøy, Norway Fri 29 Nov 2024

A panoramic view of snowy Stokmarknes

In the Arctic zone, you’ll have more chances to see the Northern Lights. There’s much to see as you navigate the narrow channels towards the stunning city of Tromsø, capital of the Arctic, where you can try your hand at husky dog sledding or snowmobiling (available at a supplement)

Oksfjord

Øksfjord - Berlevåg, Norway (for optional excursions to the North Cape) Sat 30 Nov 2024

Oksfjord

Enjoy magnificent sub-Arctic landscapes as you cross the 71st parallel on your journey towards the North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. An optional excursion to the North Cape plateau puts you at 71°10’21’N, only 2,000 km away from the geographic North Pole. Stop for a photo at the Globe Monument, then continue on through the homeland of the indigenous Sámi people up to Kjøllefjord.

Batsfjord, Norway

Båtsfjord - Kirkenes - Berlevåg, Norway Sun 01 Dec 2024

Batsfjord, Norway

Kirkenes offers a wide range of classic winter activities, like dog-sledging, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and visiting an Arctic Ice Dome.

Mehamn, Norway

Mehamn - Tromsø, Norway Mon 02 Dec 2024

Mehamn, Norway

On this polar stretch, you’ll visit Hammerfest, home to the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column. You arrive in Tromsø at night where you can enjoy a local night out or visit the Arctic Cathedral for a magical midnight concert (available at a supplement).

A wooden pier in Tromso

Tromsø - Stamsund, Norway Tue 03 Dec 2024

A wooden pier in Tromso

This stunning stretch of coastline past the beautiful Vesterålen islands towards Lofoten is a real highlight and offers some of the most beautiful scenery of the Norwegian Coast. As you enter the narrow Trollfjord strait at Raftsundet, you’ll be mesmerised by the steep mountains towering over you.

Aerial view of Saltstraumen in Bodo

Bodø - Rørvik, Norway Wed 04 Dec 2024

Aerial view of Saltstraumen in Bodo

As you sail along the Helgeland coast, you pass 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. Look out for the impressive Seven Sisters mountain range as well.

Sunset view over Trondheim

Trondheim - Ålesund, Norway Thu 05 Dec 2024

Sunset view over Trondheim

Spend the morning in Trondheim, then sail through the majestic Trondheimsfjord past thousands of islets and fishing boats to Kristiansund, Norway’s “cured cod capital”. As your ship crosses the open sea on your way to Molde, known as Norway’s ‘City of Roses’, you’ll see the steep, grey, pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps.

A panoramic view of Sognefjord

Ålesund - Bergen, Norway Fri 06 Dec 2024

A panoramic view of Sognefjord

You’ll have a chance to glimpse Nordfjord, under the enormous Jostedal Glacier, mainland Europe’s largest. The ship then docks at Florø in the morning where you can take in the harbour and marina.

Leaving Florø, you’ll spot Stabben Lighthouse, a favourite subject for photographers. There’s also stunning views to enjoy as we cross the mouth of Sognefjord, the longest and widest fjord in the whole of Norway. As you reach the final port in the afternoon, the ship will navigate through the last islands and skerries of our Norway scenic route, and sail down Hjeltefjord to arrive into Bergen.

Disembark in Bergen.

Fly to London

Transfer to the airport for your flight to London Fri 06 Dec 2024

Fly to London

(regional and premium class flights may be available on request)

Arrive in London

Arrive in London Fri 06 Dec 2024

Arrive in London

What's included *

  • FREE voyage if the Northern Lights do not occur
  • Return flights from London (regional and premium class flights may be available on request) and all overseas transfers
  • 11 NIGHTS full board cruising on board a Hurtigruten Coastal ship, including:
  • Full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) from Norway's Coastal Kitchen
  • English-speaking tour leader on board
  • On board lectures and presentations on history, biology, geography, geology and culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
  • Introductory photo presentations, camera adjustment and tips & tricks, photo and film footage from the voyage
  • Opportunities to casually engage with the guides and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Presentation of excursion programmes
  • Point of interest presentations out on deck
  • Captain's dinner and a farewell event
  • Explore the Arctic with a range of shore excursions (available at a supplement)
  • Discover Norway's entire coastal route with 34 ports of call, sailing past more than 100 fjords & 1,000 mountains
  • A truly unique experience in a wonderfully care-free and relaxed environment
  • Locally sourced cuisine in a stylish restaurant
  • A truly unique experience in a wonderfully carefree and relaxed environment
  • All overseas transfers to and from your Hurtigruten ship

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The Ship - MS Kong Harald

  • Occupancy590
  • Tonnage11,204 tons
  • Length399 ft (121.62 m)
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The present king of Norway, himself a seasoned sailor, gives his name to MS Kong Harald. The ship features a series of luxuriously decorated public rooms, each named after a Norwegian explorer and showcasing some fine examples of Norwegian art.

What’s onboard: Brygga, Fitness Room, Hospital, Kompass, Kysten, Laundry, Lecture Hall, Multe, Observation Deck, Outdoor Explorer Deck, Outdoor Hot Tub Deck, Outdoor Walking Deck, Sauna, Seating Area, Tender Lobby, Torget, Vestibule and much, much more.

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Hurtigruten FAQs

Which languages are spoken onboard a Hurtigruten cruise?

The official languages on board are Norwegian and English, though some service crew also speak German. The majority of shore excursions are guided in 2 or 3 languages.


When can I book shore excursions with Hurtigruten?

Hurtigruten Coastal Express recommends pre-booking shore excursions. This can be done up to 4 weeks prior to departure (2 weeks if paid by credit card) at the rates presented. Shore excursions are also available to book onboard but spaces may be limited. Please note: all excursions booked onboard will be charged in Norwegian Kroner.


What is the dress code onboard a Hurtigruten Coastal Cruise?

There is no official dress code onboard but some guests choose to change to casual wear 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.


What currency is used onboard a Hurtigruten Coastal Cruise?

Norwegian Kroner is the onboard currency.


How do I pay for onboard purchases with Hurtigruten?

Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Card are all accepted as payment options onboard.


Do I need to pay for gratuities on board a Hurtigruten Coastal Cruise?

It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten Coastal Express ships. If you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.


Does Hurtigruten Coastal Express cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

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.


Can I access the internet while onboard a Hurtigruten Coastal Cruise?

Yes, Wi–Fi is available onboard for a small fee, unless already included in your Select or Platinum fare.


Hurtigruten and Reader Offers Limited Package Holiday booking conditions apply. Prices are per person based on two adults sharing, except single cabins, may increase or be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to new bookings only. Ports may require a tender. Savings is based on two adults sharing. Tours may be at a supplement and are subject to change. Expedition activities are optional and pre-bookable excursions are at a supplement and must be booked at least 28 days prior to departure. Baggage restrictions will apply. Please ask for more details. Please note this voyage may not be suitable for guests with mobility restrictions. Weather, wind and ice conditions have a great influence on the programme and schedule. Safety is always the first priority and the ship’s Captain will decide the final sailing schedule. Therefore, itinerary is subject to change. Star ratings are ROL Cruise classified. Regional and premium class flights will incur supplementary costs and may require an additional overnight stay. Flights may be indirect. Please note, Hurtigruten ships are working ships. Cabins can be based on fixed double or twin bed configuration with upper and lower berths. Cabins are on a guarantee basis. Tours are at a supplement and may not be applicable for all departures. Northern Lights Promise terms and conditions apply. Some cabins have limited / no views. Northern light sightings are not guaranteed. Cruise Miles T&Cs apply. E&OE

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