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The Classic Winter Voyage North

7 days with Hurtigruten   Rating: First Class

Itinerary
Click for Dates and Prices Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen
Our journey starts in Bergen. As we make our way north, you have the chance to enjoy interesting presentations and activities. Many of these activities happen out on deck or on land, so you get the chance to feel the crisp and fresh air. Enjoy the relaxed ambience of life on board and the opportunity to meet fellow passengers as you take in the spectacular winter landscapes.

Day 2 Ålesund
We navigate through the skerries and islands further north before reaching the town renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, Ålesund. We recommend the excursion to Mount Aksla for a perfect winter panoramic view.

Day 3 The Royal City of Trondheim
Trondheim was Norway’s first capital. The storehouses along the river built on wooden stilts are a colourful contrast to the pure white snow that covers the city during winter.

Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
As we cross the Arctic Circle the hunt for the Arctic light begins. This occasion is marked with an Arctic Circle baptism on deck. You have the chance to learn more about the Aurora Borealis and to experience an authentic Lofotr Viking Feast. Later we enter the dramatic and narrow Raftsund. If the weather and ice conditions allow it, we also sail to the entrance of the famous Trollfjord, where you can enjoy freshly made fish cakes on deck.

Day 5 Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic
After a morning stop in Finnsnes, we continue to the Arctic capital Tromsø. Perhaps take part in a polar dog sledging excursion or a trip to Polaria. As we sail along the coast there is a chance of seeing the Northern Lights. We gather on deck to search for this breathtaking phenomenon.

Day 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape
Honningsvåg is the nearest port to the North Cape. An excursion to this breathtaking site puts you at 71° 10’ 21” N, only 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole. Join the presentation of the Sámi culture and history in pictures, words and music. Later on we pass a rock formationthat is sacred to the Sámi people, Finnkirka. Enjoy the spectacular lighting on this famous rock. At the next port, Kjøllefjord you can join a snowmobile trip to Mehamn, where you might see the Northern Lights on a clear, starlit sky.

Day 7 Kirkenes
The turning point of our Coastal Voyage is just 10 kilometres from the Russian border. Kirkenes is home to the fantastic Snow Hotel and the base for several exciting excursions, including dog sledging and King Crab fishing. Kirkenes also boasts several fascinating small museums, recounting the history and heritage of this remote frontier. The polar nights extend from 21 November to 21 January. It is not completely dark during this time; the light and colour in the sky are amazing when the weather is favourable.
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All This Included
The Classic Voyage with Hurtigruten in autumn is a relaxing cruise. As summer fades, watch the coastline change from one season to the next and enjoy the shifting lights and colours. In the larger towns and cities you will have plenty of time to go ashore or join our varied excursions.
  • Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • English speaking Expedition Leader on board
  • Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten Museum (except on The Voyage North, due to the schedule)
Not Included: Transfers, optional excursions and luggage handling
Highlights
  • Cross the Arctic Circle and hopefully see the Northern Lights.
  • Explore the gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø.
  • Enjoy a wide selection of exciting and interesting excursions, like the Husky Adventure, Lofotr Viking Feast, dog sledging, Snow Hotel and wilderness Adventure Camp.
  • As a part of our winter program you can enjoy several on board activities and excursions where the Arctic light is the main element.
Accommodations
Category I cabin onboard Nordkapp, Trollfjord, Finnmarken, Polarys, Richard With, Nordnorge, Kong Harald, Vesteralen, Lofoten, Midnatsol, Nordlys or Spitsbergen
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades available.
  • Rates are in USD per person, based on double occupancy, voyage-only and may change without notice. Valid for North American residents only. Subject to availability.
  • The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage.
  • Not all cabin grades are available on every ship. Rates for cabin grade D are on request.
  • For voyages 9 nights or longer, cabin assignments are complimentary. For reservations less than 9 nights, guests may reserve specific cabins: $150 per cabin for northbound and $125 per cabin for southbound voyages.
  • Single Supplement = 50% of the cruise fare. Supplement for suites and mini suites = 100% of the cruise fare.
  • Christmas Sailings: All Norway Coastal voyages from December 13 – 24, which includes December 24, will have an additional cruise night. All Hurtigruten ships will stay overnight in their respective ports on December 24 and resume sailing on December 25. The rate increases due to the extra cruise night not being reflected in the pricing tables and will be confirmed at the time of booking and included in your invoice.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions
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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines.