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Classic Voyage North with Hurtigruten

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6 nights
26 Nov 24 to 02 Dec 24
Book by 30 Jun 24
Take a breathtaking cruise along Norway's stunning coastline with Hurtigruten from Bergen to Kirkenes. Experience the magic of the Arctic Circle, with unparalleled opportunities for adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion, a 7-day Hurtigruten cruise promises an unforgettable voyage through Norway's rugged beauty.

Includes

  • 6 Nights accommodation onboard MS Vesteralen in a Polar Inside Stateroom
  • All meals onboard
  • Port charges

Excludes

  • Flights
  • Arrival/ departure transfers
  • Visas
  • Travel Insurance
  • Beverages
  • Laundry
  • Beauty & spa treatments
  • Shore excursions while in port
  • Spending money and items of a personal nature
  • Gratuities (payable upon embarkation)

Highlights

  • 6 Nights onboard MS Vesteralen
  • All meals onboard

Itinerary

Day 1: Bergen

Bergen is located on the south-western coast of Norway, in the county of Hordaland, in between a group of mountains known as De syv fjell ("the Seven Mountains"). It is recognized as the unofficial capital of the region known as West Norway, and also recognized and marketed as the gateway city to the world famous fjords of Norway. The oldest part of the city is on the north side of the bay of Vågen. Here you find Bryggen, a number of old, wooden houses dating from the early 18th century. A popular tourist attraction is the open air fishmarket on the harbour. Further down you find the main shopping area, rebuilt after a fire in 1916 in art nouveau and functionalism, around the main square Torgalmenningen. Several old quarters of white, wooden houses surround the centre, notably Nordnes, Marken and Sandviken. Visitors should not miss the ride with the funicular up to Mount Fløyen, where one is rewarded with a splendid view over the city and the fabled seven mountains. Things to See & Do * Hanseatic Museum * Rosenkrantz Tower * Bergen Aquarium * Torget fish market * Bryggen Hanseatic wharf

Day 2: Floro - Molde

Molde is a city and municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is part of the Romsdal region. The city is located on the northern shore of the Romsdalsfjord on the Romsdal Peninsula. The Molde area is known for the Trollstigen Mountain Road, the Atlantic Road, Molde Jazz Festival and the 222 mountain peaks of Molde Panorama. It is also a popular location for adventure activities including climbing, diving, fishing, cycling, kayaking etc. Things to See & Do * Trollstigen Mountain Road * Trollveggen - famous big wall * Mardalsfossen - fourth highest waterfall in the world * Romsdalsfjord * Varden viewpoint - the Molde Panorama

Day 3: Kristiansund

Kristiansund is a city and municipality, and the capital of the county of Vest-Agder, Norway and of the geographical region (landsdel) of Southern Norway, the Skagerrak coast of southern Norway consisting of the two counties Vest-Agder and Aust-Agder. Kristiansand is a popular tourist destination in the summer months. It hosts a big music festival - Quart Festival, and offers great salmon fishing, hunting, sailing, boat tours, helicopter tours and many other attractions. Kristiansand is also home to a great picturesque fish market called 'Fiskebrygga'. Here you can enjoy some fresh seafood at 5 different restaurants or directly from the market. Things to See & Do * Fiskebrygga (Fish market) * Kristiansand Dyrepark (Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park) * Posebyen (Kristiansand's old town) * Ravnedalen (Ravens' Valley) - a lovely park * Kristiansand Cannon Museum

Day 4: Bronnoysund - Svolvaer

Bronnoysund is a town and former municipality, and centre of Brønnøy municipality, Nordland county, Norway. Located on the river, it is a small town where everyone knows each other. Bronnoysund is renowned for Torghatten mountain, which has a huge 35 metre hole through its middle. Another attraction is Hildur's Herb Garden, which is the only herbarium and vineyard in Northern Norway, situated 6 km north of Brønnøysund. Things to See & Do * Torghatten mountain * Hildur’s herb garden * Waterfront area

Day 5: Stokmarknes - Skjervoy

Stokmarknes is a town and the administrative centre of Hadsel Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the northern coast of the island of Hadseloya and on the small, neighboring island of Boroya. In 2000, Stokmarknes received "town status".

Day 6: Oksfjord - Berlevag

Øksfjord is a port of call in the county of Finnmark. At above 70° you find yourself in the true high north. To the southeast you can glimpse Norway’s fifth largest glacier, Øksfjordjøkulen (1,204 metres above sea level). This is the only glacier on mainland Norway to ‘calve’ directly into the sea, a uniquely arctic phenomenon. The district has a population of 500 and Øksfjord is the administrative centre for the municipality of Loppa. Fish processing plants and a shipyard tell us about an area dependent on outcome from the sea. In winter and spring Kirkenes is the home of a fantastic snow hotel, and activities like snowmobiling and dogsledging are popular. Activities in summer include boat trips, hiking, fishing, canoeing, climbing and diving.

Day 7: Batsfjord - Kirkenes

Båtsfjord is situated on the north coast of the Varanger peninsula. Previously, there were several villages along this barren coast, but today everyone lives in the town of Båtsfjord, sheltered at the end of the Båtsfjord inlet. The municipality has a population of 2,000. Båtsfjord is one of the major centres for the Norwegian fishing industry, and has several fish processing factories, a freezing plant, a filleting factory and ship repair yards. The church dates from 1971. At 241.8 m, the TV mast is the highest in Norway. The most interesting attraction is Hamningberg, an abandoned fishing village on the outer coast, now used for summer stays. With well-preserved 19th century wooden houses, it is a unique example of old architecture in a county so devastated by World War II.

Ship info

MS Vesteralen
Following its refresh in 2019 and 2022, MS Vesterålen boasts bright, casual public spaces and lounges. The recent upgrades included enhancing 32 outside cabins to Arctic Superior standard, converting 4 cabins into 2 mini-suites, and updating the restaurant, café, reception area, and gym. The Trollfjord lounge received a fresh look and ambiance.

Terms & conditions

Prices are per person twin share, include discounts, capacity controlled and are subject to availability and rate of exchange changes. Offers above are a guide only and will vary depending on departure date, our guide price is based on the cheapest departure within the stipulated season and availability is correct at time of loading. Visas may be necessary and insurance is essential. Pentravel and Tour Operator terms and conditions apply, and may be found on our website. Cruise lines reserve the right to increase fares and end promotional offers without prior notice. Offer can be removed at any time. Pricing varies pending departure date. Excludes flights, pre-and post cruise accommodation, gratuities (payable upon embarkation). All savings / discounts mentioned have already been included in the advertised price. At time of loading this may not be a definite departure. Bookable between 16-31 May 2024 for travel between 01 June 2024 and 28 February 2025 on specific departures. Packages exclude flights, pre-and post cruise accommodation. Hurtigruten cruise advertised above is based on 28 November 2024 departure. Gratuities are not included on cruise packages (payable upon embarkation). This cruise is based on dynamic pricing and can change at any time. These packages are based on CASH price. E&OE;

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Stay
6 nights
Dates
26 Nov 24 to 02 Dec 24
Book by
30 June 24
Experience ID
216
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