From Arctic wilderness to UNESCO heritage city charm – think of your southbound Hurtigruten voyage as the ultimate journey. You begin in Kirkenes, gateway to the Barents region and close to the Russian border. As we head westward and turn south, you see some of the world´s most beautiful islands and coastal mountains travelling towards the milder fjord climate and cosy charm of Bergen.
What makes the Classic Voyage South a favourite among seasoned Hurtigruten travellers are the daytime sailings through magical Lofoten and along Helgeland´s magnificent coastline, as well as breakfasting atop North Cape. Highlights include:
The Norwegian coast is one of the most exciting and diverse adventure destinations in the world. The scenery is spectacular! Norway´s northern shores leave visitors speechless. Experience Finnmark’s wide plains, North Cape and the amazing Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, one of the most sought-after destinations in the world.
Sailing from Kirkenes to Bergen, you see this jaw-dropping scenery in daytime, a one of a kind experience. Crossing the polar circle southbound, the climate become milder and the landscapes gentler. You’ll see small towns with fewer than 200 inhabitants, and big cities buzzing with life. As we reach the last port of call, Bergen, you will have completed an iconic journey along Norway´s coast that has been running for the past 125 years. How’s that for authentic?
Take a brisk mountain hike in Hammerfest, see Lofoten on horseback, explore vast swathes of wilderness on a snowmobile or dog sled, enjoy a high-octane RIB adventure or discover cultural highlights.
Join complimentary on-board lectures and presentations hosted by our Expedition Teams, who will share their knowledge on relevant regional history, culture, geology, flora and fauna, and more. The Expedition Teams also lead many of our exciting on-board activities and shore excursions.
Any time is the right time to explore Norway´s beautiful coastline with Hurtigruten, but each season has its own distinct virtues. Pick your favourite season to sail. Spring, summer, autumn or winter – they´re like different acts in the same play starring a talented cast of natural wonders.
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Hurtigruten