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    7 days - Kystruten voyage up the coast of Norway

    From the fjords to the high Arctic - The essence of Norway’s appeal is remarkably simple: this is one of the most beautiful countries on earth.

    This 7-day voyage begins in Bergen and calls at all 34 ports as you make your fascinating journey north. After crossing the Arctic Circle, you'll notice the landscape change to suit the cooler climate before reaching your final destination, Kirkenes, a remote outpost of Northern Europe next to the Russian border. With daily departures from Bergen year round and eleven vessels to choose from there will be a Norwegian Coastal cruise to suit your taste, ensuring a unique and memorable experience.

    Highlights include

    • Experience Norwegian nature - beautiful fjords, mountains, glaciers, islands and wildlife.
    • Enjoy natural phenomena - Northern Lights or Midnight Sun.
    • Learn about Norway and its history by visiting museums, viewpoints and churches.
    • Discover local Norwegian cuisine.
    • Guided excursions as well as activities on your own.
    Day 1
    Embarkation in Bergen
    Day 2
    Ålesund and Geirangerfjord
    Day 3
    Be enlightened by the Medieval Spirit - The Royal City of Trondheim
    Day 4
    Discover your inner explorer - Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
    Day 5
    Excitement in the Arctic - Husky dogsledding, mountain hiking & kayaking.
    Day 6
    Explore the Northern Soul & Cape - Honningsvåg and the North Cape
    Day 7
    Disembark in Kirkenes
    Start Place
    Bergen, Norway
    End Place
    Kirkenes, Norway
    Country Visited
    7 Days
    Start Date
    Travel Style
    Carbon Footprint
    750Kg of CO₂e Average carbon footprint per person?

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.



    Norwegian Coastal Voyage

    Click here to see the Hurtigruten fleet - Norwegian Coastal Voyages

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    Click here to see the Havila fleet - Deckplans and sailing schedule


    All prices are for your voyage only, based on two people travelling together and sharing a twin cabin. Your Voyage Price Includes: Voyage in a cabin grade of your choice including all meals.

    Rates fluctuate daily and we can often find discounts up to 25% depending on departure date and proximity to travel. Please ask us for a specific quote for your preferred dates.

    Not Included

    Flights, travel insurance, luggage handling and optional excursions.


    Day 1 - Embarkation in Bergen

    Welcome to Bergen, once the bustling trading centre of the Hanseatic League in the North. Bergen is the perfect strolling town and a free detailed guide of Bergen is available from the Tourist Office centrally located on Fisketorget. As you explore the historical centre of Bergen you'll be transported back to a time when Bergen was the centre of political power and trade for the entire North Atlantic. It was the Capital of the Kingdom of Norway for a short period, before the capital was moved to Oslo in 1299, and the town grew to become the largest in Scandinavia. The Hanseatic League established itself here in 1350 and had a trade monopoly that lasted 200 years.

    While in Bergen you might want to explore the historical area around the harbour known as the Bryggen district and Troldhaugen- the home of famous composer Edvard Grieg as well as a trip on the Fløibanen funicular. Be sure to also visit the new Bergen Fish Market- a fantastic modern architecturally designed building.

    Representative Service in Norway
    Hurtigruten's representative service in Norway in based in Bergen and may be contacted on +47 9094 6905
    24-Hour Emergency number +61 280 695 866

    Havila's representative service in Norway is based in Fosnavåg and can be contacted on their 24 Hour emergency number

    Getting to your ship:
    Your ship will sail from the Hurtigruten Terminalen, located at Nostegarten 30, 5010 Bergen. Telephone +47 5554 3631. Please ask us about the transfer shuttle.

    The terminal is staffed from 13:00 (1pm) and is open from 15:00 (3pm) for baggage check- in. Embarkation takes place from 16:00 (4pm) and your cabin will be available from approximately 18:00 (6pm).

    Should you arrive early to the terminal, you are free to explore Bergen independently until embarkation time. Lockers are available in the terminal, however you will need local currency to access. Please note, you carry your own luggage onboard from the pier to your cabin.

    Your ship departs at 20:00 (8pm).

    An information meeting is usually held on the evening of departure from Bergen and includes details of safety onboard. There is an information folder in each cabin and safety procedures are illustrated on the back of your cabin door and in public areas. The Tour Leader on board will assist with general information and the shore excursion programme.

    1 Dinner
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    12A Bergen City Sightseeing

    Day 2 - Ålesund and Geirangerfjord

    Ports visited today: Florø, Måløy, Torvik, Ålesund, Molde.

    Your ship navigates the skerries and islands further north before reaching Ålesund. Marvel at the inspiring architecture in the Apotekergate and Kongensgate pedestrian precinct, perfect examples of the Art Nouveau style. Don’t miss out on the view from Mount Aksla but beware, there are 418 steps to the top! In the summer months, the next destination will be the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. En route to the end of this beautiful fjord you pass sheer, 800m cliffs and impressive waterfalls.

    In Autumn, you will explore the Hjørundfjord, amidst the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. Its seclusion and unspoiled natural landscape are what give this fjord its special character.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass
    Ålesund Art Nouveau Walk
    Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla
    A Taste of Norway in Hjørundfjord
    Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord
    Hike with a visit to a Shieling
    Hjørundfjorden, Geiranger and Ålesund
    Kayaking in Ålesund

    Day 3 - Be enlightened by the Medieval Spirit - The Royal City of Trondheim

    Ports visited today: Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik.

    When visiting the old royal city of Trondheim, be sure to get a good view from the Gamle Bybrua (“Old Town Bridge”). Dating from 1861, this neo-gothic wooden bridge used to be the only way into the town centre. Nidaros Cathedral, built between1070 and 1300, is Norway’s largest Gothic religious edifice. In the neighbouring Archbishop’s Palace, the Norwegian Crown Jewels are kept. In Trondheim itself, the Hanseatic, waterside storehouses built on wooden stilts are just as charming as the Rococo-style Stiftsgården, the largest wooden building in Norway and residence for the Royal Family when visiting Trondheim.

    You then set a course for the northwest, past the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and thousands of little islands and picturesque rocky outcrops. In autumn, you will learn more about navigation and lighthouses along the Norwegian coast during the Captain's talk. After passing through the narrow Stokksund, the ship will arrive at charming Rørvik.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum
    Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
    Munkholmen in Trondheim
    Kayaking on the River Nid
    Cycling in Trondheim
    Trondheim City Walk
    The Northernmost tramride in the world

    Day 4 - Discover your inner explorer - Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands

    Ports visited today: Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Svolvær.

    This morning, between Nesna and Ørnes, you pass a globe on a small islet, which heralds your crossing of the Arctic Circle. The Arctic Circle marks the border of the the Arctic reiong. In summer this means 24-hour daylight - often referred to as the 'Midnight Sun'. During autumn and winter, being above this degree of latitude gives you the best chance of experiencing the Northern Lights.

    Passengers sailing in Arctic waters for the first time are given an Arctic Circle baptism by Njord, the ruler of the Seven Seas. This comes in the form of an ice cube down your front or back, but is entirely optional. This ceremony is tremendous fun to watch on the deck.

    In the afternoon, your ship gradually closes in on the 3,280 feet high Lofoten Wall towering above the tiny and colourful fishing villages of the Lofoten Islands. This is an extraordinary place to disembark and take a stroll.

    These islands are renowned for their small, picturesque fishing villages with their bohemian atmosphere surrounded by majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Complete your visit with a stroll between the stockfish racks and ‘rorbuer’, the traditional, red fishermen’s residences. The Lofoten Islands are a truly extraordinary experience.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    Svartisen Glacier in Ørnes
    Rib-Safari to Saltstraumen
    Meet the Vikings - Winter
    Meet the Vikings Summer
    Arctic Coastal Walk (Bodø)
    Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen
    Highlights of Lofoten
    Lofotpils Brewery
    Farm visit in Lofoten

    Day 5 - Excitement in the Arctic - Husky dogsledding, mountain hiking & kayaking.

    Ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy.

    During the night the ship navigates the narrow Raftsund strait. After a stop in Harstad, situated on the largest island of Norway, Hinnøya, you continue via Finnsnes to Tromsø for a prolonged stay. Many of the epic Arctic expeditions used Tromsø as a starting point; the famous explorer Roald Amundsen sourced both crew and supplies here. With the presence of the Norwegian Polar Institute, the city has cemented its position as the Polar Capital of Norway.

    Ishavskatedralen, the Arctic Cathedral, is the most famous landmark with its modern design and extraordinary stained glass window. Tromsø is also home to the world’s northernmost university and the large number of people arriving here has created a vibrant cultural scene with numerous restaurants and cafes constantly teeming with life.

    After Tromsø, we continue our northbound journey. In winter the Captain invites guests to taste stockfish on deck. The ship now sails inot the area along the coast where you have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights between September and March, and we gather on deck to search for this breathtaking phenomenon.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    The Arctic Capital Tromsø
    Dog Sledding
    Tromsø Scenery and Huskies
    Polar History Walk
    Hiking in Tromsø
    Kayaking in Tromsø
    Whale Watching from Risøyhamn
    Silent Whale Watching
    Cross-Country Skiing (Tromsø)
    Snowshoeing In Tromsø

    Day 6 - Explore the Northern Soul & Cape - Honningsvåg and the North Cape

    Ports visited today: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg.

    Following the scenic sailing through Magerøysund and after an early stop in Hammerfest, you arrive in Honningsvåg. This small port is the gateway to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape which rises 300m from the ocean, and at 71° 10’ 21” north it puts you a mere 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole.

    Standing atop the North Cape Plateau you’ll get the eerie feeling of being at the end of the world. The area is also known for its birdlife, and Gjesværstappan, a bird sanctuary with up to 250,000 seabirds is home to some High Arctic species that can only be observed here on the Norwegian mainland, including the ever cute puffins. In summer, you might see herds of reindeer and campsites belonging to the indigenous Sami people. In winter, experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air and your best chances to see the mesmerizing Northern Lights.

    During winter and spring, if you are lucky, local fishermen from the village of Kjøllefjord visit us to share their catch of the day (King Crab & cod).

    This evening, as you approach Kjøllefjord, you pass a rock formation that is sacred to the indigenous Sámi people, Finnkjerka.

    1 Breakfast
    1 Lunch
    1 Dinner
    Hurtigruten Cabins
    Optional Add Ons
    The North Cape, Honningsvåg
    Birdwatching Safari in Honningsvåg
    Sami Culture
    Snowmobile Trip in Lapland
    Sami Autumn
    Cultural Walk in Honningsvåg
    Honningsvåg: Fishing Village Visit
    Expedition to the North Cape - The Historical Route

    Day 7 - Disembark in Kirkenes

    Ports visited today: Båtsfjord, Berlevåg, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes.

    The last port on the Voyage North is Kirkenes. And at longitude 30 east, you are actually further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. The well-policed Russian border and the Kola peninsula are close by which explains why the road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.

    There are regular flights connecting Kirkenes to most major cities in Norway. Be sure to consider a longer stay in Kirkenes with a King Crab safari and a visit to the informative war museum.

    Information regarding your disembarkation this morning will be provided to you onboard during your voyage. You will be kindly asked to vacate your cabin and check-out no later than 9:00am. On arrival you carry your own luggage ashore with you. Once ashore in Kirkenes there may be a number of buses and other transport on the pier.

    If you have a transfer arranged, please take a moment to orientate yourself and ensure you locate the correct vehicle. Taxis are also readily available to get you to your next destination.

    Arriving into Kirkenes, after sailing Bokfjorden, perhaps the first sight you’ll notice are the Russian ships moored at quayside, which is a sign of the most important commercial basis of the area – shipyard services and other commercial trade with North West Russia. Kirkenes and the surrounding settlements is home to approx. 5,000 inhabitants. A short 15 minutes away from the town centre is the Russian border, and only 40kms away you could take a train on the Russian Railway network, where you could journey all the way to Vladivostok on the Northern Pacific coast. It is less than 2km from the ship into downtown Kirkenes. Kirkenes airport is 14km outside of town.

    This trip can be combined with the Arctic Snowfun in Northern Norway during the Winter, staying at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes.

    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    The Coastal Cruise price fluctuates daily depending on demand and so this price can only be indicative as we will need to price based on your day of travel. PLEASE NOTE: This is a FROM price and will not apply during the high season (May to September). Any available cruise discounts will be applied to your personal request.

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    1 Jan 2024
    31 Dec 2025
    1 Jan 2024
    31 Dec 2025
    NZD 2,942
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    Important Information

    When securing your cabin with us, please take note of the dimensions of the cabin to ensure that you are satisfied with it's size. There is additional storage room available on board if you wish and you just need to contact staff to request it when you are on board.

    You can pre-book your optional excursions with us. However, you can also wait until you are onboard and do it then - however, there is a maximum number and they can book out. It is not possible to pre-book within 2 weeks prior to departure. Excursions and their contents are subject to maximum/minimum numbers and weather/local conditions.

    Just remember that when you are travelling along the coast of Norway doing the "Kystruten Route", you are joining a piece of history and practical everyday life in terms of the boats still operating to support the local vicinities they visit: locals bringing their cars home, post being delivered and supplies being dropped off and collected. When the boats stop for a few hours it is not just to let you have a stroll around the local World Heritage Site.

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    Havila Voyage Handy Hints

    Our 'helpful hints' guide to your Norwegian Coastal Voyage with Havila. Many of our Scandinavian staff have travelled on a coastal voyage and offer detailed explanations to how it works on-board.

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    Hurtigruten Handy Hints

    Our 'helpful hints' guide to your Norwegian Coastal Voyage with Hurtigruten. Many of our Scandinavian staff have travelled on a coastal voyage and offer detailed explanations to how it works on-board.

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    Land of the midnight sun

    See the warm and magical light of the midnight sun north of the Arctic Circle. It allows you to go sailing, cruising or hiking no matter how late or early it is.

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