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Voyage South

Enjoy an overnight stay in Norway's capital Oslo before flying to Kirkenes to join a 5-night voyage along Norway's stunning coast, cruising through the beautiful Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands to Bergen. Includes flights from the UK and all overseas transfers

Fly Cruise
6 nights from £1175pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Bergen
  • Norwegian Fjord
  • Traditional Norway

Call us on 01756 706500 (+44 1756 706500) to discuss this holiday

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Flash Sale - second passenger cruises from just £199! Second passenger cruise only just £199 on Apr and May 2019 departures, or £399 on Jun - Sep 2019 departures. Applies to Basic fare and is not combinable with any other offer. Prices shown do not include offer. Book by 28 Feb 2019

No single supplement! Applies to selected daily departures between Apr and Jul 2019. Subject to availability

Voyage South Special Offer

Spend a night in Norway's capital, Oslo before flying to Kirkenes for a 5-night voyage along the stunning Norwegian coast.

This voyage is perfect for those in search of incredible scenery as it includes a daylight sailing through the idyllic, Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands as well as cruising past the Seven Sisters mountain range. Other highlights include crossing the Arctic Circle, visiting Hammerfest and exploring the Viking Capital, Trondheim with its magnificent Gothic Cathedral.

There is also a wide range of fascinating excursions available on this cruise, including a visit to the North Cape, the chance to enjoy a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromso or a RIB Safari in the Svolvaer.

N353 Operated by Hurtigruten

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Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Oslo (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Norway's capital, Oslo, where an overnight stay allows plenty of time to explore this lively city.

Day 2 - Oslo - Kirkenes

This morning fly from Oslo to Kirkenes where where you will embark your ship in Kirkenes in . Your ship sets sail, hugging the coast as it visits the remote settlements it continues to serve more than a century after the Hurtigruten was created to provide a vital link with the rest of the country, giving us the opportunity to see Norway as the Norwegians see it. Cruise the Varanger peninsula to Batsfjord before continuing to Berlevag.

Day 3 - Hammerfest - Tromso

Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town boldly claims to be the first in Europe to have electric street lighting. Starting point of Bill Bryson’s journey described in Neither Here Nor There, this is the first major call. Continuing south, our night stop at Tromsø offers the opportunity to enjoy the Midnight Sun summer concert in the Arctic Cathedral.

Day 4 - Lofoten Islands

The memorable sights of the Lofoten Islands will stay with us forever as the ship meanders gently through this stunning network of inlets and isles. Moving on we cruise through the narrow Raftsund and reach what is the highlight of the voyage for many, a detour into spectacular Trollfjord. As we venture into this dramatic fjord, we stand in awe of the Captain’s prowess and skills of navigation, for the sheer sides of the cliffs seem close enough to touch. Site of a famous battle between local fishermen and wealthy ship owners in 1890, and the echoes of this dramatic history seem to reverberate from Trollfjord’s gnarled rock stone walls. Sailing through the beautiful, mountainous island chains, rising to 1,000 metres in places, we can see fishermen’s cabins built on stilts along the waterfront, whilst in the air around us fly a wide variety of seabirds such as puffins, kittiwakes, cormorants and sea eagles. This remarkable day is completed with an evening return to Svolvær and a farewell to the islands at Stamsund.

Day 5 - Arctic Circle

There is further excitement today as the ship crosses the Arctic Circle. Sailing past the famed peaks of the dancing Seven Sisters mountain range, folklore merges with the facts of nature – look out for Torghatten, which still bears the hole made by Hestmannen’s arrow in one of Norway’s popular legends. Enjoy a short stop at Nesna before continuing to Sandnessjoen, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Vega Islands.

Day 6 - Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde - Alesund

We have an early arrival in the fascinating medieval city of Trondheim. The voyage continues out of the Trondheimsfjord past Hitra Island to make brief calls at Kristiansund and Molde, known as the City of Roses and surrounded by 87 snow-capped mountains, before the midnight call at Ålesund and a last night at sea.

Day 7 - Bergen - UK

The landscape becomes increasingly beautiful as the journey weaves through the islets and beautiful Bergen comes into view again. Before long it's time to say good-bye to the ship and ‘på gjensyn’ (‘until we meet again’) to friends, fellow passengers and our crew, as we disembark from our magnificent journey on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage and fly back to the UK.

Extra nights can be added at the end of this cruise. Cruise only prices also available. Please contact us for details. Please note: Itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes


  • Basic Package Inclusions

    5 night full board cruise (cabin allocated on arrival)
    Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
    1-night hotel stay in Oslo on bed and breakfast basis

    Select Package Inclusions

    As above plus:
    Choice of preferred dining time
    Complimentary tea and coffee
    Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Platinum Package Inclusions

    As above plus:
    Inclusive drinks package with dinner
    Dining with the captain (2018 only)
    Platinum a la carte breakfast (2018 only)
    Speciality dining in the A la Carte restaurant (not available on selected ships)
    Complimentary water in cabin (2017 only)
    Norway's Coastal Kitchen Welcome basket with Champagne
    Access to additional and exclusive shore excursions (payable extra)
    Activity outdoor clothing package (2018 only)
    Turn down service (2018 only)
    Private airport transfers in Bergen
    Priority embarking/disembarking (2018 only)
    Late check-out (check out at disembarking) (2018 only)
    Visit to the ship's bridge at the discretion of the captain
    Complimentary use of binoculars

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel insurance

Special Features

  • Cruise only prices are available - please contact us for details.
Departure Dates Fare Category Exclusive Blue Water
Price From
1 Aug - 14 Aug 2018 Basic £1570
Select £1719
Platinum £4106
15 Aug - 31 Aug 2018 Basic £1541
Select £1687
Platinum £3801
1 Sept - 14 Sept 2018 Basic £1417
Select £1546
Platinum £3437
15 Sept - 30 Sept 2018 Basic £1254
Select £1436
Platinum £3104
1 Apr - 14 Apr 2019 Basic £1175
Select £1349
Platinum £2869
15 Apr - 30 Apr 2019 Basic £1295
Select £1499
Platinum £3195
1 May - 14 May 2019 Basic £1405
Select £1635
Platinum £3655
15 May - 31 May 2019 Basic £1565
Select £1835
Platinum £4195
1 Jun - 14 Jun 2019 Basic £1715
Select £1850
Platinum £4245
15 Jun - 30 Jun 2019 Basic £1775
Select £1949
Platinum £4515
1 Jul - 31 Jul 2019 Basic £1685
Select £1850
Platinum £4245
1 Aug - 14 Aug 2019 Basic £1485
Select £1775
Platinum £4045
15 Aug - 31 Aug 2019 Basic £1595
Select £1745
Platinum £3949
1 Sept - 14 Sept 2019 Basic £1485
Select £1619
Platinum £3609
15 Sept - 30 Sept 2019 Basic £1325
Select £1535
Platinum £3375
1 Apr - 14 Apr 2020 Basic £1195
Select £1375
Platinum £2926
15 Apr - 30 Apr 2020 Basic £1325
Select £1535
Platinum £3375
1 May - 14 May 2020 Basic £1445
Select £1689
Platinum £3795
15 May - 31 May 2020 Basic £1575
Select £1850
Platinum £4245
Prices are per person based on two passengers sharing a cabin, and based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
Cruise only prices available on request - please contact us for details
This cruise departs daily, all year round

 

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