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Classic Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen Cruise

  • Departure DateFri 29th Mar 2024
  • Hurtigruten Coastal Express MS Polarlys
  • 5 Night Cruise From Kirkenes
  • Cruise Only From £1,239 pp

Itinerary

  • Kirkenes
  • Berlevag
  • Mehamm
  • Tromso, Norway
  • Stamsund
  • Bodo
  • Rorvik
  • Trondheim
  • Alesund
  • Bergen

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Voyage Code: KKN-BGO-1-

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Day 1 - Kirkenes

Arrive: Fri 29 March 2024 / Depart: Fri 29 March 2024

Kirkenes is located in the extreme northeastern part of Norway on the Bøkfjord, a branch of the Varangerfjord, near the Russian border. We're about 400 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle and actually as far east as St. Petersburg. Most of the approximately 7,000 inhabitants are of Norwegian background, while a minority is Sami. Others originate from Finland and some 500 immigrants have recently arrived from Russia.

Day 1 - Berlevag

Arrive: Fri 29 March 2024 / Depart: Fri 29 March 2024

With 1,000 inhabitants, Berlevåg is one of the largest fishing villages in Finnmark County. Several fish processing plants encircle its large harbour. The film “Cool and Crazy” (Heftig og begeistret) from 2001 made Berlevåg well-known worldwide. The documentary on the local male choir touched hearts, and both the film and the choir were invited to events all around the world. The Berlevåg Harbour Museum documents the coastal culture and the amazing story of the 70-year process of building the breakwaters in Berlevåg. Before roads came to Berlevåg in 1959, a safe harbour was a life necessity for the community. The story of the breakwater is a testimony of the strong will and ability to survive in this little fishing village. The breakwater also offers an inspiring walk - whether you want to experience the roaring ocean, the midnight sun or the northern lights.

Day 2 - Mehamm

Arrive: Sat 30 March 2024 / Depart: Sat 30 March 2024

This intimate community is located on the small Vedvik peninsula, a part of the greater Nordkinn Peninsula. While small, Mehamn is active and growing and has a long heritage. Every year, several festivals and cultural events are hosted here. The settlement also has a vibrant nightlife, including a nightclub, with frequent live music performances. It offers several accommodation establishments; a hotel, a guesthouse and a hostel as well as a campsite for RVs/coaches. The primary industry in Mehamn has always been fishing, and the area was originally settled because of its natural harbour and proximity to the fishing grounds. The town is a traditional fishing settlement with about 800 inhabitants, and is the transport hub of the Nordkyn Peninsula. It is also the northernmost port of Hurtigruten. In addition to boats and ships, the preferred means of transport is the snowmobile.

Day 2 - Tromso, Norway

Arrive: Sat 30 March 2024

Tromsø’s numerous attractions include wildlife and impressive vistas, as well as history, culture and daring architecture. Often described as the Paris of the north, Tromsø offers a lively nightlife, friendly locals and a range of restaurants specializing in the fresh produce of the region. The city centre offers great shopping - from locally made specialties to Nordic and international brands.

Day 3 - Tromso, Norway

Depart: Sun 31 March 2024

Tromsø’s numerous attractions include wildlife and impressive vistas, as well as history, culture and daring architecture. Often described as the Paris of the north, Tromsø offers a lively nightlife, friendly locals and a range of restaurants specializing in the fresh produce of the region. The city centre offers great shopping - from locally made specialties to Nordic and international brands.

Day 3 - Stamsund

Arrive: Sun 31 March 2024 / Depart: Sun 31 March 2024

This charming fishing village is located on the south side of the island of Vestvågøy in the Lofoten archipelago, along the Vestfjord. With a population of 1,000, Stamsund is an important fishing port and the largest base for Lofoten trawl fishing. Gradually, more and more tourists discover Lofoten, with its marvelous scenery, enhanced by the midnight sun in the summer and the northern lights in the winter. Lofoten’s legendary seasonal fishery takes place from January to April, with bustling activity on land and sea. The waters off Stamsund offer excellent opportunities for fishing, especially in March. The surrounding mountains offer ample opportunities for hiking.

Day 4 - Bodo

Arrive: Mon 01 April 2024 / Depart: Mon 01 April 2024

Surrounded by sea and fjord, the light in Bodø constantly shifts with the wind and weather. And then there’s the exotic fact that both the midnight sun and northern lights can be seen from here. Bodø is the capital of Nordland county and lies just north of the Arctic Circle where the midnight sun is visible from 2 June to 10 July. Due to atmospheric refraction, there is no true polar night in Bodø, but because of the mountains south of Bodø, the sun is not visible from the city from early December to early January. Monthly average number of sun hours in Bodø peaks in June with 221 hours.

Day 4 - Rorvik

Arrive: Mon 01 April 2024 / Depart: Mon 01 April 2024

Rørvik is a port village in the municipality of Nærøysund in Trøndelag county, Norway. It is on the eastern side of the Vikna archipelago on the island of Inner-Vikna. The 1.82-square-kilometre village has a population of 3,129 and a population density of 1,719 inhabitants per square kilometre.

Day 5 - Trondheim

Arrive: Tue 02 April 2024 / Depart: Tue 02 April 2024

This attractive city was Norways first capital, between 997 and 1380, it was here that the new Kings of old Norway recieved their ceremonial blessing. Rebuilt in the 17th century, this cosmopolitan city boasts wide streets lined with brightly coloured houses and gabled warehouses.

Day 5 - Alesund

Arrive: Tue 02 April 2024

Ålesund is mostly known for its unique Art Nouveau architecture, which was in fact the result of a disaster. In 1904, the larger part of Ålesund was destroyed in a devastating fire. In an act of excellent foresight, it was decided to rebuild the town entirely in Art Nouveau, the fashionable style of the time. Most of this beauty has been preserved. If you look up as you explore the town, you will be enchanted by the rounded towers, sinuous lines and foliate forms typical of Art Nouveau.

Day 6 - Alesund

Depart: Wed 03 April 2024

Ålesund is mostly known for its unique Art Nouveau architecture, which was in fact the result of a disaster. In 1904, the larger part of Ålesund was destroyed in a devastating fire. In an act of excellent foresight, it was decided to rebuild the town entirely in Art Nouveau, the fashionable style of the time. Most of this beauty has been preserved. If you look up as you explore the town, you will be enchanted by the rounded towers, sinuous lines and foliate forms typical of Art Nouveau.

Day 6 - Bergen

Arrive: Wed 03 April 2024 / Depart: Wed 03 April 2024

Bergen is surrounded by seven mountains, and one of the most popular attractions of the world: the fjords. The city offers the ideal combination of nature, culture, history and exhilarating city life. What has made Bergen famous is its unique charm, which is something you have to experience for yourself. Enjoy strolling around the old streets and alleyways where people have lived for centuries. Walking through UNESCO-listed Bryggen’s narrow alleyways, made even darker and more mysterious by overhanging balconies, feels like stepping back in time. Bryggen is not a museum but part of the cultural heritage that is still in use - a living historical area of the city. The Fløibanen Funicular is a very popular attraction, running from the city centre to the top of Mount Fløyen in about 7 minutes. From the viewing platform you can admire spectacular views of the city, mountains and fjords. In addition to the wide range of hikes, you'll find a restaurant, café, souvenir shop and playground.

MS Polarlys From Hurtigruten Coastal Express

Polarlys is Norwegian for `polar light´, and refers to the natural Arctic phenomenon we pursue in winter. MS Polarlys was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of our two hot tubs. We have a comfortable bar at the front of the ship where you can enjoy a nice traditional drink. The vessel also has a large compass area where you find the reception, the expedition team, conference room and shop. Expedition team on board MS Polarlys has her own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ship make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team will host a lecture and presentation programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast. In addition, the Expedition Team will introduce you to the uniquely Norwegian notion of `friluftsliv´, and encourage you take part in `friluftsliv´ hikes and activities during the journey. The dedicated Expedition Team has one mission: to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. Read more about our Expedition Teams here. Special features: Expedition Team Refurbished in 2016 Three restaurants Multe bakery and ice cream bar Explorer bar lounge Wi-Fi Sauna Fitness room Lift Conference room Car deck Hot tub

Ship Cabins

Inside - Guaranteed

Inside - Guaranteed

Polar Inside

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for one person on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Polar inside

These superior inside cabins for up to three people on the upper deck are newly refurbished and have bathrooms with shower/WC. The cabins have TV and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth.

Polar inside

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Unspecified Inside Cabin

Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa

Arctic Superior

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper decks have bunk beds.

Arctic Superior

These comfortable, newly refurbished cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have double beds.

Outside - Guaranteed

Outside - Guaranteed

Polar Outside

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have portholes, some with limited or no view.

Polar Outside

These standard outside cabins for up to three people on the middle decks have bunk beds and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower/WC.

Polar Outside

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the upper or middle decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The third bed is an upper berth. The cabins have limited or no view.

Polar Outside

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the middle/lower decks have bathroom with shower/WC, and single beds, one of which converts into a sofa

Polar Outside

These comfortable, outside cabins for up to three people on the middle/upper decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa

Polar Outside

These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower/WC.

Polar Outside

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper or middle decks have bathrooms with shower/WC, and double beds. The cabins have limited or no view.

Polar Outside

Polar Outside

Polar Outside

Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people with wider door and accessible WC. Standard outside cabins with bunk beds, one of which converts into a sofa, and bathrooms with shower/WC.

Unspecified Arctic Superior

Unspecified Arctic Superior

Expedition Mini Suite

These comfortable suites for up to two people on the upper deck have double beds, and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, Wi-Fi, and great view.

Expedition Mini Suite

These comfortable suites for up to four people on the upper deck have double beds, and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have a TV, Wi-Fi, and great view.

Expedition Suite

These elegant suites on the upper deck have one or two rooms and a seating area. The suites also have a TV, Wi-Fi, and a great view.
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