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Cruise Overview

  • Duration 5 nights
  • Departs 29 Dec 2025
  • Sails from Kirkenes
  • Ship MS Richard With
  • Flights and transfersNo
  • Cruise code ‍2159948
  • Voyage code ‍KKN-BGO-1-

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Kirkenes

Kirkenes Mon 29 Dec 2025

Kirkenes

Kirkenes is located in the extreme northeastern part of Norway on the Bøkfjord, a branch of the Varangerfjord, near the Russian border. We're about 400 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle and actually as far east as St. Petersburg. Most of the approximately 7,000 inhabitants are of Norwegian background, while a minority is Sami. Others originate from Finland and some 500 immigrants have recently arrived from Russia.

Berlevag

Berlevag Mon 29 Dec 2025

Berlevag

With 1,000 inhabitants, Berlevåg is one of the largest fishing villages in Finnmark County. Several fish processing plants encircle its large harbour. The film “Cool and Crazy” (Heftig og begeistret) from 2001 made Berlevåg well-known worldwide. The documentary on the local male choir touched hearts, and both the film and the choir were invited to events all around the world. The Berlevåg Harbour Museum documents the coastal culture and the amazing story of the 70-year process of building the breakwaters in Berlevåg. Before roads came to Berlevåg in 1959, a safe harbour was a life necessity for the community. The story of the breakwater is a testimony of the strong will and ability to survive in this little fishing village. The breakwater also offers an inspiring walk - whether you want to experience the roaring ocean, the midnight sun or the northern lights.

Mehamn, Norway

Mehamm Tue 30 Dec 2025

Mehamn, Norway

This intimate community is located on the small Vedvik peninsula, a part of the greater Nordkinn Peninsula. While small, Mehamn is active and growing and has a long heritage. Every year, several festivals and cultural events are hosted here. The settlement also has a vibrant nightlife, including a nightclub, with frequent live music performances. It offers several accommodation establishments; a hotel, a guesthouse and a hostel as well as a campsite for RVs/coaches. The primary industry in Mehamn has always been fishing, and the area was originally settled because of its natural harbour and proximity to the fishing grounds. The town is a traditional fishing settlement with about 800 inhabitants, and is the transport hub of the Nordkyn Peninsula. It is also the northernmost port of Hurtigruten. In addition to boats and ships, the preferred means of transport is the snowmobile.

A wooden pier in Tromso

Tromsø Tue 30 Dec 2025

A wooden pier in Tromso

Tromsø, often dubbed the Gateway to the Arctic, beckons visitors with its enchanting blend of urban sophistication and untouched wilderness.

Stamsund, Norway

Stamsund Wed 31 Dec 2025

Stamsund, Norway

This charming fishing village is located on the south side of the island of Vestvågøy in the Lofoten archipelago, along the Vestfjord. With a population of 1,000, Stamsund is an important fishing port and the largest base for Lofoten trawl fishing. Gradually, more and more tourists discover Lofoten, with its marvelous scenery, enhanced by the midnight sun in the summer and the northern lights in the winter. Lofoten’s legendary seasonal fishery takes place from January to April, with bustling activity on land and sea. The waters off Stamsund offer excellent opportunities for fishing, especially in March. The surrounding mountains offer ample opportunities for hiking.

Aerial view of Saltstraumen in Bodo

Bodo Thu 01 Jan 2026

Aerial view of Saltstraumen in Bodo

Situated on a beautiful stretch of coastline in Northern Norway, Bodø offers a truly remarkable experience.

Rorvik

Rorvik Thu 01 Jan 2026

Rorvik

Rørvik is a port village in the municipality of Nærøysund in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is on the eastern side of the Vikna archipelago on the island of Inner-Vikna. The 1.82-square-kilometre village has a population of 3,129 and a population density of 1,719 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Sunset view over Trondheim

Trondheim Fri 02 Jan 2026

Sunset view over Trondheim

Trondheim, a historical gem in Norway's heartland, seamlessly melds its Viking roots with contemporary vibes.

Alesund Cruises

Alesund Fri 02 Jan 2026

Alesund Cruises

Norway’s enchanting port town of Ålesund offers a quintessentially Norwegian experience with its rugged mountains and captivating fjords.

Bergen Cruises

Bergen Sat 03 Jan 2026

Bergen Cruises

On the west coast of Norway, amidst rolling mountains and striking fjords, sits vibrant Bergen.

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  • 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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Polar Inside

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These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the lower, middle or upper decks have separate beds (one of which converts into a sofa) or bunk beds.

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Arctic Superior

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Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people on top deck. This spacious cabin has a wider door, accessible WC and double bed. 15 - 20 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed

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Polar Outside

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Outside cabin for up to three people, with a single bed/sofa and pullman beds. The cabin comes with a TV, fridge, and window with a full view. 7 - 13 m2 Window Bathroom TV 1 bed/1 couch

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Polar Outside - Wheelchair accessible

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Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people with wider door and accessible WC. These comfortable, outside cabins for two people on the middle deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. (We have a limited number of wheelchair accessible cabins, so we ask that they are booked by guests who require these cabins.

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Expedition Suite

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Mini suite on upper deck for up to 4 people. The suite comes with a double bed and sofa bed, full view, fridge and TV. Please note that we have wheelchair accessible cabins within this category, please contact us to book one of these cabins. 15 - 20 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed

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Expedition Suite

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Refurbished expedition suite for up to 4 people on the upper decks. These cabins have a double bed (and sofa beds), with extra chair, TV, fridge, and full view. 28 - 30 m2 Window Bathroom TV Double bed

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The Ship - MS Richard With

  • Occupancy590
  • Tonnage11,205 tons
  • Length396 ft (120.70 m)
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MS Richard With is proudly named after Hurtigruten’s founder, Captain Richard With, who established the Norwegian Coastal Express in 1893. Connecting villages, towns and cities, his line had an incredible impact on life along the Norwegian coast. On board, you can expect a relaxed and informal atmosphere as well as the promise of stunning scenery and frequent wildlife sightings.

What’s onboard: Activity Center, Brygga, Explorer Lounge & Panorama Bar, Fitness Room, Hot Tub, Kompass, Kysten, Lecture Hall, Multe, Observation Deck, Outdoor Walking Deck, Sauna, Seating Area, Torget and much, much more.

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  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.9/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
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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.


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