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Norwegian Coast Spring Round Voyage

In Spring, experience 3 seasons in a single 11-night voyage, from the gentle greenery of the south to the melting snow of the north. With winter struggling to maintain its grip, days lengthen and the sunlight thaws the frozen land, bringing waterfalls to dramatic life

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Every new day brings a marked increase in both daylight hours and the greenery of the fjords. Bare branches shoot, and colour gently returns to the landscape.

Molde, Norway

At the higher latitudes of the Arctic region, winter struggles to maintain its grip. Eventually, it relents although snow-caps still decorate the mountaintops of the north until the early summer. This is a time of celebration and May brings the festivities of National Norwegian Day (May 17), when coastal communities become a blaze of colour and tradition.

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Raftsund, Norway in spring

Alesund, Norway in spring

N355: Norwegian Coast Spring Round Voyage £ price per person
2 for 1 prices on April 1, 12, 23 and May 4, 15, 26 2014 departures!
Flight inclusive full board package now from just £857pp.
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The price includes
  • 11 night Classic Round Voyage including full board
  • The package price includes International flights between UK and Bergen and airport transfers

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Itinerary
Day 1
UK - Bergen (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Bergen and transfer to your ship for embarkation. Enjoy the relaxed ambience of life on board and an opportunity to meet fellow passengers as you take in the spectacular landscapes.

Day 2
Alesund

Enjoy the nature of the coastline as you sail towards Alesund. From mid-April, your next destination will be the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, where you will pass sheer, 800m cliffs and impressive waterfalls.

Ports visited: Florø, Måløy, Torvik, Ålesund, Molde

Day 3
Trondheim

In Trondheim, be sure to enjoy the views from the Gamle Bybrua ("Old Town Bridge"), which dates back to 1861. Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300, is Norway's largest Gothic religious edifice. In the afternoon you set course for the northwest, passing the beautiful Kjeungskjaer lighthouse and numerous charming little islannds and rocky outcrops.

Ports visited: Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik

Day 4
Arctic Circle - Lofoten Islands

This morning you cross the Arctic Circle and by evening you reach the Lofoten Islands. These islands are renowned for their quaint, picturesque fishing villages surrounded by majestic mountains.

Ports visited: Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Slovaer

Day 5
Tromso

After a stop in Harstad you continue via Finnsnes to Tromso for a longer stay. Many of the epic Arctic expeditions used Tromso as a starting point. You can even enjoy an exploring adventure by Kayak!

Ports visited: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy

Day 6
Honningsvag - the North Cape

Our day starts by sailing through Mageroysund before an early stop in Hammerfest. After a brief stop in Havoysund you arrive in Honningsvag, the gateway to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape. Visit the North Cape Plateau in an optional excursion, you get an eerie sense of being at the end of the world. Besides it being continental Europe's northernmost point this area is also known for its birdlife - and springtime is when the birds return.

Ports visited: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllerfjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg

Day 7
Kirkenes

The last port of the northbound voyage is Kirkenes. At longitude 30° E, you are actually further east than Istanbul and St Petersburg. In spring you may still be able to participate in our winter activities and excursions. As you turn South, the northbound ports previously visited at night can now be seen in daylight. In the afternoon, the ship docks in Vardo, Norway's easternmost port. Depending on weather conditions, you might be able to experience ice bathing in the Barents Sea!

Ports visited: Båtsfjord, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes

Day 8
Hammerfest - Tromso

Enjoy an excursion and breakfast at the North Cape and discover hidden parts of Finnmark during an optional excursion. Our next stop, Hammerfest, was founded in 1789, and in its time was Norway's polar capital, acting as a base for hunting expeditions to the high Arctic. Our next stop will be Tromsø, where you can enjoy the Arctic Cathedral whilst attending a midnight concert.

Ports visited: Mehamn, Kjøllerfjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy, Tromsø

Day 9
Vesteralen - Lofoten Islands

The Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands are amongst today's highlights. To start, you pass through Risøyrenna, a channel that was specially constructed for Hurtigruten. You continue through the narrow Raftsund, the picturesque narrow channel between the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, where, time and weather permitting, you'll take a detour into the spectacular Trollfjord where steep cliffs hug the ship's sides. Here you can join our spectacular Sea Eagle Safari.

Ports visited: Tromsø, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risøyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvaer, Stamsund

Day 10
Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters

The Helgeland coast with its hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls is rich in local lore. Legends include that of the Seven Sisters - a row of mountain peaks, and of how the arrow from Hestmannen's bow formed the hole in Torghatten mountain

Ports visited: Bodø, Ørnes, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Rørvik

Day 11
Trondheim - Kristiansund

Leaving Trondheim in the morning, passing the islands of Munkholmen and Hitra, you stop at Kristiansund, then cross the open sea to Molde, known as the 'city of roses' with its unusually rich, lush plant life due to its Gulf Stream location.

Ports visited: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund

Day 12
Bergen - UK

This morning, you still have a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead. We sail through the Bergen archipelago before arriving in Bergen, which has given its visitors a warm welcome for more than 900 years. Transfer to Bergen airport for your return flight.

Extra nights can be added to the start or the end of this voyage, please contact us for details
The price does not include
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  • Travel insurance
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