Norwegian Discovery

Visit 34 fascinating ports, many above the Arctic Circle, on this superb voyage along the Norwegian coast, with an extensive excursion programme and the opportunity to take the beautiful Dovre Railway from Trondheim to Oslo. Includes return flights from the UK

Fly Cruise
10 nights

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This voyage is the perfect way to explore the breathtaking Norwegian fjords and the dramatic wilderness of the Arctic, with the opportunity to take the Dovre Railway from Trondheim to Oslo.

Discover remote ports and well-known towns as you cruise along the beautiful Norwegian coastline. With local knowledge and years of experience, the Hurtigruten ships can sail closer to land and through narrows and straits, giving you the opportunity to witness more of the breathtaking Norwegian scenery.

Highlights of this voyage include the picturesque Lofoten Islands with their traditional fishing villages, the Arctic capital of Tromso, and beautiful Honningsvag, gateway to the dramatic North Cape. There is the opportunity to extend your holiday by taking a ride on the beautiful Dovre Railway from Trondheim through stunning scenery to Oslo, followed by an overnight hotel stay.

A superb choice of optional excursions, from kayaking to whale watching, enhance your holiday and give you a fascinating insight into Norwegian history, culture and traditions.

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Norwegian Discovery Itineray

Day 1 - UK - Bergen (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Bergen, the cultural gateway to the fjords. Perhaps explore this fascinating city before your ship departs. Cruise north along the Hjeltefjord, the route the Vikings once sailed to the Shetlands Islands and beyond.

Day 2 - Alesund

Those who wake up early will have the opportunity to admire the stunning scenery of Nordfjord, followed by breakfast. Your ship continues past the West Cape where we venture into open sea. Navigate through skerries and islands before arriving in Alesund. In the summer, we head for the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. In the autumn, we explore Hjorundfjord located amidst the breathtaking Sunnmore Alps. In winter, you may be lucky enough to see the magical Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis.

Day 3 - Trondheim

Wake up in Trondheim. Perhaps take the optional excursion to Nidaros Cathedral, go kayaking on the River Nid or enjoy a bicycle ride through the Bakkland district. In autumn, there is an optional trip to Munkholmen, formerly a fortress and prison. This afternoon, the ship passes the beautiful Kjeungskjaer lighthouse and rocky outcrops. After navigating the narrow Stoksund, your ship arrives in Rorvik.

Day 4 - Arctic Circle - Lofoten Islands

The Arctic Circle marks the entry into the Arctic region. In summer, this means 24 hours of daylight, known as the Midnight Sun. In autumn and winter, this degree of latitude gives you the best chance of witnessing the magical Northern Lights. The ship cruises along the coast of Helgeland up to Bodo, before continuing to the beautiful Lofoten Islands with their traditional fishing villages. In winter, there will be a presentation on board about the Aurora Borealis. Later, cruise through the narrow Raftsund and stop at the entrance to Trollfjord. Learn about the battle of Trollfjord and enjoy fish cakes out on deck.

Day 5 - Tromso

In summer, there is an optional whale-watching excursion in Risoyhamn. The ship then continues to Tromso. In winter and spring, there is the opportunity to enjoy an optional husky dog sledge ride. During the summer months, you can take part in a kayaking excursion or join a guided hike on one of the mountains. After an exciting day in Tromso, the ship continues cruising north. This area is where you have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights between September and March.

Day 6 - Honningsvag

The ship cruises the 71st parallel on our journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent. After brief stops in Hammerfest and Havoysund, the ship arrives in Honningsvag, gateway to the North Cape. During the spring and summer months, you can join the optional bird-watching safari to Gjesvaerstappan, one of the world's most exciting nature reserves. The ship then continues north into the heartland of the indigenous Sami people. Pass the sacred Finnkirka en route to the fishing village of Kjollefjord. In winter, there is the opportunity to join an optional snowmobile trip.

Day 7 - Kirkenes

The ship arrives in Kirkenes after breakfast. Depending on the season, there are several ways to visit the Russian border. During the winter months, perhaps join the snowmobile excursion, take part in the husky sledge adventure or visit the Snow Hotel. In the autumn, there is an Arctic bush craft excursion. The ship begins its voyage south. The ports visited during the night on the northbound journey are now visited during the day. This afternoon, the ship stops in Vardo, before continuing along the Varanger peninsula to Batsfjord and Berlevag.

Day 8 - Mehamn - Hammerfest - Tromso

We dock at Mehamn during the night. From here, you can join the unforgettable snowmobile trip. Continue to Honningsvag, where there is an optional excursion to the North Cape and hidden gems of Finnmark. En route to Hammerfest, enjoy the short introduction to Melkoya, the northernmost natural gas terminal. On arrival in Hammerfest, there is a choice of excursions, from a mountain hike to a guided city tour visiting the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column. The ship them continues south to Oksfjord. Make a brief stop at the old trading post of Skjervoy before continuing to Tromso, the capital of the Arctic, just in time to enjoy the optional midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral.

Day 9 - Harstad - Svolvaer - Stamsund

This morning, we arrive at Harstad, where there is the opportunity to participate in the Taste of Vesteralen excursion. Continue to the small village of Risoyhamn where the ship stops to deliver groceries and mail. In the winter, you can join a whale watching excursion from here. The ship then continues via Sortland to Stokmarknes and on through the narrow Raftsund to the spectacular Trollfjord. Perhaps take the sea eagle excursion. Continue to Svolvaer where there is several options available. Arrive in Stamsund where the majestic peaks of the Lofoten wall can be seen. The ship leaves the islands this evening and sets course for the mainland.

Day 10 - Nesna - Sandnessjoen - Bronnoysund

The ship crosses the Arctic Circle, which is celebrated with Arctic traditions on deck. Another of today's highlights is cruising past the Seven Sisters mountain range which has inspired ancient myths. After a brief stop at the old trading port of Nesna, continue to Sandnessjoen, close to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Vega Islands which can be visited on an optional excursion during the summer months. Arrive in Bronnoysund where there is an optional excursion to the Norwegian Aquaculture Centre.

Day 11 - Trondheim

Passengers on the 10-night voyage disembark this morning and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK. Passengers on the 11-night voyage also disembark but take the Dovre Railway to Oslo, before transferring to a hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 12 - Oslo - UK

Check-out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Itinerary is subject to change.

2017 Departure Dates

2017 Departure DatesFare Category10-night voyage from11-night voyage from
1 Apr - 14 AprBasic£1465£1669
15 Apr - 30 AprBasic£1599£1799
1 May - 14 MayBasic£1815£2019
15 May - 31 MayBasic£2169£2369
1 Jun - 30 JunBasic£2329£2529
1 Jul - 31 JulBasic£2199£2399
1 Aug - 14 AugBasic£2099£2299
15 Aug - 31 AugBasic£2025£2225
1 Sept - 14 SeptBasic£1885£2085
15 Sept - 30 SeptBasic£1645£1845
1 Oct - 14 OctBasic£1485£1685
15 Oct - 31 OctBasic£1399£1599
1 Nov - 14 DecBasic£1299£1499
15 Dec - 31 DecBasic£1645£1845
Prices above are based on two passengers sharing a cabin and include all discounts. 
Cruise only prices are available on request - please contact us for details

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