Norway: Kirkenes - Svolvær
Daily, all year
- See the wild and wonderful nature of Finnmark.
- Take in the magnificent Lyngen Fjord in spring and Troll Fjord (May – October)
- Sail through Lofoten and Vesterålen in daytime
- Experience the midnight sun in summer and get the chance to see the northern lights in winter
- Cruise with Hurtigruten in an unspecified cabin
Your cabin will be allocated when you check in
- Flights & transfers
- Travel insurance
- Optional excursions
- Luggage handling
- Prices are per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
- Not all cabin categories are available for all departures
- Single cabin pricing available on request
- Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
At the Russian border - Kirkenes - Berlevåg
Kirkenes lies right by the Russian border, and the town is worth exploring before you join us on board at Hurtigruten. When the ship starts to sail southward, you’ll be able to enjoy the arctic wilderness from the deck or the panorama lounge. In the afternoon we dock at Vardø. This is Norway’s easternmost town. Weather permitting, we’ll invite you along for an invigorating winter experience; ice bathing in the Barents Sea. We then continue on to Båtsfjord before we arrive at Berlevåg late in the evening.
The very north - Mehamn - Tromsø
We leave the beautiful Finnmark coastline behind us. When we arrive in Hammerfest, you can disembark and explore this little town yourself. We then continue south to Øksfjord. After crossing open sea, we dock in the old trading port of Skjervøy. In April and May, we sail further into the beautiful Lyngen Fjord. The views in the Lyngen Fjord are absolutely fantastic! Some of the tallest peaks in the Lyngsalpene mountains plunge right down into the sea. You will also see glaciers, valleys and narrow fjord arms.
Just before midnight we arrive in Tromsø, the town known as the Paris of the Nordics. Take an evening stroll on your own, or settle in at one of the many pubs and enjoy a locally-brewed beer. The ship sails from Tromsø at 1:30, and if you’re not too tired, we recommend you stay out on deck to see the midnight sun shining over the mountaintops round the town in summer. During the rest of the year, you’ll have a good chance of seeing the northern lights or the magical moonlight reflected in the sea (weather permitting).
Enchanting Vesterålen and Lofoten - Tromsø – Svolvær
After a stop in Harstad, we sail towards Risøyrenna [the Risøy channel]. This narrow passage is only 7 m deep and you can see the sandbanks in the clear, green water. And then all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the view, because now we reach Lofoten and Vesterålen, which may boast the most spectacular nature you’ll see on the trip.
The ship makes brief stops in Risøyhamn, Sortland and Stokmarknes. When we continue south, it will look like we’re sailing straight into the side of the mountain. But the captain finds an opening where we can navigate through the narrow Raftsundet sound. This 26 km stretch between Vesterålen and Lofoten is surrounded by mountains towering up to 1000 m above sea level, and is a spectacular sight! Troll Fjord is only 2 km long and 100 m wide, and is flanked by truly majestic mountains. If time and weather are on our side, the captain sometimes sails through the narrow fjord, where the mountainsides almost touch the sides of the ship.
Then we cruise through Lofoten. The landscape consists of sparkling mountain tops, deep fjords, large seabird colonies and long, white sandy beaches. In the evening, we arrive in Svolvær. Here you’ll find the largest quantities of cod in the whole world between January and April, and Lofoten fishing was the reason Svolvær was founded. But Svolvær is much more than just cod. In winter, artists visit from all over the world to experience the unique nature – but most of all to see the beautiful light. Here your voyage ends, and we recommend you explore Lofoten before you travel back home.