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Classic Voyage North: Bergen – Kirkenes

Resort:Classic Voyage North: Bergen - Kirkenes
Operator: Hurtigruten
Destination: Europe, Norway
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Our Classic Voyage North takes you on a 7-day exploration of Norways major coastal cities and remote villages, from Bergen and far beyond the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes. Encounter natural wonders with the chance to take part in exciting activities as you discover the best of Norways rugged coastline


Day 1 Bergen

Your voyage starts in the lovely city ofBergen. Before departure, you may want to explore this colourful gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 AD, and retains a great deal of its character, charm and history. Visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with colourful wharfs dating back to the 14thcentury. You may enjoy a stroll in the cobblestone alleyways, a bite at an outdoor caf or restaurant, a trip on the Flibanen funicular or a visit to the famous fish market. Spoil your taste buds After we depart, enjoy a tasty dinner buffet made from fresh coastal produce. We sail north from Bergen along the Viking route of Hjeltefjord. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes from the deck or in our panorama lounge. Seven of our ships along the Norwegian Coast haveHurtigruten Guides. You are welcome to join them on hikes during many of our port stays or enjoy onboard lectures and activities. Dont forget that you can explore even more of Norway before your sea voyage starts with our pre- and post cruise programmes, like the famousNorway in a Nutshell. TIME IN PORT: Bergen: 14.30 – 21.30 all year Want to know when the different ships are in port? See thecomplete sailing plan here

Day 2 Flor – Molde

Enjoy early morning in the breathtaking Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. We then sail past West Cape for our approach to lesund. Art Nouveau city lesundis renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and famed Atlanterhavsparken aquarium. Our tour to the aquarium includes a visit to see resident penguins before we continue to nearby Mount Aksla for an amazing view. Into the fjords In the summer, we set our course for the spectacular UNESCO-listedGeirangerfjord, passing sheer, 800 metre-high cliffs and dramatic waterfalls.In autumn, we exploreHjrundfjord in the majestic Sunnmre Alps. The fjords pristine natural landscape of steep rock walls, lush green meadows, lonely mountain farms and tiny villages is unforgettable. Mountains and roses Moldeis known as the City of Roses because of its lovely municipal gardens. This attractive coastal town has an amazing view of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord, called the Molde Panorama. TIME IN PORT Flor: 03.30 03.40 Mly: 05.40 05.50 Torvik: 08.30 08.40 lesund (summer/autumn): 09.45 10.15 Geiranger (summer): 14.15 14.30 Hjrunfjorden/Urke autumn: 12.15 15.45 lesund: 18.30 19.30/17.50 19.30* Molde: 22.15 22.45***lesund winter and spring: 09.45 13.30 **Molde winter and Spring: 16.15 19.00

Day 3 Kristiansund – Rrvik

Charming Trondheim is home to great history and a rich cultural life. Magical, medieval and modern Founded by Viking king Olav Tryggvason in 997, Trondheim today is a unique mix of the ancient and modern. Join our optional excursion to the soaringNidaros Cathedral, Norways only gothic cathedral and the burial place of St. Olav (Tryggvason). Marvel at the cathedrals exquisite works of art, architectural details and medieval statues. In spring and summer, we continue to Ringve Museum of Musical History, where Norwegian musics past is brought to life in a grand manor with a fantastic view. Excursions for every taste From September to May, experience Trondheim with a unique carriage tour on the worlds northernmost tram line. You can also explore Trondheim by kayak on the River Nid or experience the city by bicycle. Be sure to ride the worlds only bicycle lift, near the quaint Bakklandet neighbourhood, from April to September. You can also join theHurtigruten Guides for a hike to discover more of the area. Back on board In the afternoon, the ship sails northwest, passing the Kjeungskjr lighthouse, islets and rocky reefs.After sailing through the narrow channel of Stokksund, we head towards charmingRrvik. TIME IN PORT Kristiansund: 02.15 02.30 (winter & spring 22.30 01.30) Trondheim: 10.00 13.15 Rrvik: 22.15 22.30

Day 4 Brnnysund – Svolvr

Today we cross the Arctic Circle, marking your best chance to see Northern Lights in winter and experience the Midnight Sun in summer. We mark the occasion with a fun Arctic Circle ceremony on deck. Forces of nature rnes is the site of Norways second-largest glacier, Svartisen. In summer, join us for a trip to the Svartisen Tourist Centre to admire this enigmatic world of ice, and visit a moose farm. We then sail along thebeautiful coast of Helgeland to Bod, where you can experience Saltstraumen, the worlds most powerful maelstrom, by small boat. Majestic Lofoten That afternoon, the 1,000 metre-highLofoten Walllooms on the horizon, ushering us towards majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Meet the Vikings AtStamsund, visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are welcomed into the chieftains house for a real Viking feast. Going organic Between Stamsund andSvolvr, you can experience life on an organic herb and cheese farm, or visit the Lofotens only craft brewery, in Svolvr. Hunting the Northern Lights In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle means an intensified hunt for theNorthern Lights, and we present a multimedia show, The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis. As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance toTrollfjord, a dramatic natural wonder that should not be missed. TIME IN PORT Brnnysund: 01.45 01.55 Sandnessjen: 04.35 04.45 Nesna: 05.55 06.05 rnes: 09.45 09.55 Bod: 12.40 15.00 Stamsund: 19.00 19.30 Svolvr: 21.00 22.00

Day 5 Stokmarknes – Skjervy

We briefly dock at Risyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes in the morning. Polar history and beer We then sail to the Arctic exploration capital ofTroms for a prolonged stay. Join our `Polar History Walk in winter to learn more about explorers and Arctic hunters, and taste beer fromthe worlds northernmost brewery. Beyond your imagination In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Troms with a thrilling dog-sledge ride, as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning views of the snowy plateaus. The only light during the polar night comes from headlamps, the starry sky, and, if were lucky, the magicalNorthern Lights. Why not have some winter fun by joining a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure, or go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord? All year, you can join theHurtigruten Guidesfor hikes and discover more of the Troms area. Get close to marine wildlife Want to experience serenity on the sea? Join us for a kayaking excursionin summer along Tromss coastline – a great way to get close to marine wildlife. Sailing from Troms, we continue to search for theNorthern Lights from September to March. TIME IN PORT: Stokmarknes: 01.00 01.15 Sortland: 02.45 03.00 Risyhamn: 04.15 04.30 Harstad: 06.45 07.45 Finnsnes: 11.00 11.30 Troms: 14.15 18.30 Skjervy: 22.30 22.45

Day 6 ksfjord – Berlevg

Enjoy magnificent landscapes as we sail to theNorth Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of reindeer and small camps of indigenous Smi people in the area. Experience the North Cape After a brief stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Havysund. Join a small boat excursion here to see the North Cape from the sea, visit the worlds northernmost fishing village and ride by bus to North Cape plateau. The ship continues toHonningsvg, from where you can join a bird-watching excursion to Gjesvrstappan, home to millions of birds during nesting season. Sailing north The ship continues north into the heartland of the Smi people. VisitKjllefjord, where you can learn about the Smi way of life and hear traditional joiking (song). Adrenaline and Northern Lights In winter, you can join anunforgettable snowmobile tripacross snowy plains and perhaps spot theNorthern Lightsin the starry sky. Smi traditions ‘Smi Autumn’ is a fall excursion to learn about the Arctic natural ‘pantry and pharmacy’, sampling dried-reindeer meat, crowberry juice, herbal tea (nettle) and roseroot tincture. You may also feel the presence of the Smi shaman, Noaidi. TIME IN PORT: ksfjord: 02.00 02.15 Hammerfest: 05.15 06.00 Havysund: 08.45 09.15 Honningsvg: 11.15 14.45 Kjllefjord: 17.00 17.15 Mehamn: 19.15 19.30 Berlevg: 22.00 22.15

Day 7 Btsfjord – Berlevg

We arrive early today in Vads before docking in Kirkenes – the ships turning point for the return journey. Russian frontier There are a number of fascinating things to do and see in Kirkenes, which is located on the Russian border. Youll notice the local road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian. There are many ways to visit the Russian frontier, depending on the season. You can take a bus year-round, and join a riverboat safari, canoing, border hikes or ATV/quad-bike adventure in summer. Classic activities Winter and spring provide you with a wide range of classic wintertime activities to choose from, including dog-sledging, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. Like seafood? Join an excursion to catch and eat giant king crabfrom the Barents Sea. You may want to spend some extra time exploring this unique region at the top of Europe before returning home. Either way, we hope you will take home lifetime memories of a fascinating northbound voyage along Norways coastline. Welcome aboard again soon! TIME IN PORT: Btsfjord: 24.00 00.15 Vard: 03.15 03.30 Vads: 06.45 07.15 Kirkenes: 09.00 12.30