Most walks on this tour are easy to moderate, with short coach rides for sightseeing at places of interest. As there are busy markets, narrow cobbled streets, and some steps, this program is not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties or wheelchairs.
Your Norwegian cruise tips the hat to land-lubbers, too, with plenty of onshore activities, like bicycling. Bergen is the beginning of a famous cycle route to scenic Voss. For a shorter, more leisurely ride, you can also cycle all around the historic Bryggen harbor area. Ask your Adventure Leader for ideas.
View the Biking Route Map: Bergen
Let Us Entertain You
Nature, with its ever-changing pageantry of sea, sky, coast, and island, is the real entertainment on this voyage. Your Hurtigruten ship is a local vessel, used by Norwegians for travel up and down the coast, and as such, does not have regular entertainment. However, entertainment is featured in the lounge on occasion. Check with your Adventure Leader for specifics. And, during your stay at the Superior First-Class Clarion Collection® Hotel Havnekontoret in Bergen — before and after your cruise — you can sit back and relax with a good book in the hotel's library or enjoy a drink in the lounge.
During the cruise portion, Active Adventure Optional Tours are available at extra cost from Hurtigruten, depending on the season. Activities include RIB Safari, wnowmobiling, Sea Eagle Safari, Kayaking, horseback riding, reindeer sledding, king crab fishing, 3hale watching, and husky dog sledding. Hurtigruten Hiking Passes are also available onboard at extra cost. The Hiking Pass gives access to special hikes accompanied by the Expedition Team. Depending on the route, hikes can last between 1.5 to 4 hours. Most of the hikes are level 4 hikes and require a good standard of fitness.
Enjoy Vantage-exclusive Shore Excursions
Your Norwegian adventure itinerary provides you with “up close and personal” encounters with the Nordic people, as well as exclusive sightseeing tours, adding up to the most comprehensive Nordic experience on the market including sites such as:
- Trondheim: Norway’s Historic & Religious Capital
Norway’s original capital, Trondheim, was founded as early as 997 by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason, who gave the town its name, Nidaros. During your tour, you’ll see the city’s wooden buildings, red-painted city bridge, and charming streets and boroughs. Make a short stop at Utsikten (“The View”) to admire the city from up high. You’ll also pass by the impressive Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral, which many visitors describe as the most beautiful church in Norway.
- Tromso: Gateway to the Arctic
Located beside the mighty Arctic Ocean, Tromso is surrounded by towering mountains and is the largest town north of the Arctic Circle. During your tour, you will visit Tromso University Museum and learn about the Sami people, their traditional culture, and recent history.
- Kirkenes & The Russian Border
Explore the small town of Kirkenes, land of Sami and reindeer and your turnaround point on your Norwegian cruise. We'll embark on an illuminating excursion to the Russian border, followed by a tour of Andersgrotta or a visit to the enchanting Snow Hotel (dependent on season.)