These Adventure Highlights have been handpicked by our overseas Travel Planners, based on their intimate knowledge of the destination and their conversations with our travelers.
Witness Norway’s incredible coastal beauty on a ship designed to voyage through the northern fjords
Tour Bergen and discover Bryggen Wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Enjoy picturesque cruising among the Vesterålen Islands and stop at a local trading post
Set out on a walking tour of medieval Trondheim, one of Norway's historic and religious cities
Explore Ålesund, a city completely rebuilt with art nouveau design following the 1904 fire
Delve into the unique architecture and cultural roots of Tromsø, the "Gateway to the Arctic," with a chance to see the Aurora Borealis
Embark on an illuminating excursion to the Russian border, followed by a tour of Andersgrotta
Enjoy onboard discussions with your Cruise Director and learn more about Norway at each port of call
While aboard your Hurtigruten ship, interact with Norwegians who use the ship for transportation
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Bergen: With its Viking roots and provincial charm, Bergen is indeed a Norwegian treasure. Established as a trade center in the 12th century, this city’s history is as rich as its wooden buildings are colorful. You’ll visit Bryggen Wharf, Bergen’s historic harbor district and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stroll by the serene harbors and savor the city’s modern cuisine, eclectic art scene, and bustling marketplaces.
Bask in nature’s scenic vistas on this unforgettable Norwegian cruise through 1,250 miles of pristine coastline. Depending on your departure date, you may revel in springtime's Arctic bloom, witness the midnight sun during the summer months, or watch the scenery come alive with autumn’s fiery color palette. No matter the season, Norway delivers exquisite natural beauty and cultural appeal. Choose your departure date based on the experiences you seek from this Scandinavian journey!
Seasonal Beauty: Since we offer departures spanning three seasons, you won’t miss a moment of the natural beauty for which this country is renowned.
Ålesund: With its undeniable beauty and artistic spirit, Ålesund is not to be missed. This charming seaport town is spread across several islands in Norway’s western fjord country. Witness its breathtaking views of glimmering ocean water, regal mountains, and glistening fjords.
At Sea: Check the Arctic Circle off your bucket list as you cross into northernmost Europe. Vivid skies stretch overhead as ice shimmers along the sea’s surface and the crisp air invigorates. Cruise past a variety of scenic landmarks, including the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands, the Grip and Hitra islands, and the remarkable Seven Sisters mountain chain.
During your Nordic cruise, your shipmates will be a mix of local and international travelers. This provides for a unique opportunity to make international connections at sea. Your Adventure Leader will also give presentations while aboard your Hurtigruten ship. Designed to illuminate this region’s unique culture and enrich your discoveries, you’ll enjoy learning about the following topics:
You’ll have additional opportunities to experience Norway’s art and culture while visiting these unique cities and towns:
The Hurtigruten’s onboard Expedition Team is comprised of specially trained experts to guide you through Norway’s natural wonders. Here is how they will enhance your adventures:
Good photography depends on light — and Norway has plenty of it! From 24 hours of sunshine during the summer months to the winter’s Northern Lights, here are a few ways to take the best photographs throughout your Norwegian adventure:
Birdwatching is a beloved pastime in Norway, as more than 300 bird species make their home here. Some of the birding opportunities you may enjoy include:
Your solo-friendly small ship cruise has been enhanced with special features catering to independent travelers, including:
Some of our top Concierge suggestions for this Norwegian adventure include: