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Classic Voyage South: Kirkenes - Bergen Cruise

  • Departure DateSat 9th Apr 2022
  • Hurtigruten Coastal Express MS Vesterålen
  • 5 Night Cruise From Kirkenes
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Itinerary

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

Highlights

    • Tromso: Go on a tour in search of the spectacular Northern Lights, gaze in awe as the magnificent colours move across the Arctic sky. 
    • Alesund: Head to Fjellstua Viewpoint for sensational views over Alesund, admire the pretty houses and fjords in the distance. 
    • Bergen: Take a trip to Mount Floyen and enjoy incredible panoramic views of the city and the Fjord from the top. 

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Excellent customer service from Vickie Miah detailing the range of options available. I was kept up to date with my booking by both telephone and email. Can highly recommend and will be booking with this company again.

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Superb service from start to finish very friendly knowledgable staff who made the experience of booking very easy . They go above and beyond to help you with all of your needs. I highly recommend CruiseKings and use them every time I cruise

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Day 1 - Kirkenes

Arrive: Sat 09 April 2022 / Depart: Sat 09 April 2022

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: Sat 09 April 2022 / Depart: Sat 09 April 2022

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: Sun 10 April 2022 / Depart: Sun 10 April 2022

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: Sun 10 April 2022

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: Mon 11 April 2022

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: Mon 11 April 2022 / Depart: Mon 11 April 2022

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: Tue 12 April 2022 / Depart: Tue 12 April 2022

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: Tue 12 April 2022 / Depart: Tue 12 April 2022

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: Wed 13 April 2022 / Depart: Wed 13 April 2022

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: Wed 13 April 2022

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: Thu 14 April 2022

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, Norway

Arrive: Thu 14 April 2022 / Depart: Thu 14 April 2022

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 Vesterålen From Hurtigruten Coastal Express

MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship that sailed along Norway´s rugged coastline in 1893. She is one of our smaller boats and has an intimate on-board atmosphere. MS Vesterålen is named after the first Hurtigruten ship to sail along Norway’s rugged coastline in 1893. She is one of our smaller ships and has an intimate on-board atmosphere. MS Vesterålen will be refurbished at the end of 2019. All the common areas will get an upgrade, including the lounge and `Fyret´ bar. The refurbishment will take care to ensure that MS Vesterålen will continue to provide passengers with an authentic heritage experience. Authentic heritage MS Vesterålen provides passengers an authentic heritage experience. In its exciting programme you will learn more about the ship´s maritime operations, logistics and hotel operations. You will get an opportunity to get closer to the Hurtigruten operation and to learn more about the operation along the Norwegian coast. The programme includes the following: Different topics every second day, related to Hurtigruten´s operations. Evening talks hosted by the ship´s tour leader, including interviews with different crew members who share their insights about work and life on board. A short film and/or presentation during the evening talk programme about the engine room, bridge, galley, cargo deck, and more. Practical courses within relevant topics, including "Learn to read and use marine charts" and "Make the Norwegian traditional dinner Fårikål". Due to limited capacity, these courses are available for a fee and can be booked on board . Operational and historical `points of interest´/ fun facts presented on deck along the sailing route. Exhibition about Hurtigruten´s history, ship design and construction, route planning, navigational facts and operational development. A logbook of the entire journey available for purchase at the end of the trip. MS Vesterålen has bright, informal public areas and lounges throughout. The extensive on-board art collection adds an air of sophistication. The ship´s limited passenger capacity contributes to making a voyage aboard MS Vesterålen truly special. Special features: Panorama lounge Smaller lounges in the front and back of the ship Café Restaurant Shop Conference facilities Bar Children's play area Wi-Fi Fitness room Lift Car deck

Ship Cabins

Polar Inside

These comfortable, standard inside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have bunk beds.

Polar Outside

These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle deck have separate beds.

Polar Outside

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper or middle deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have limited or no view.

Polar Outside

These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

Polar Outside

These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the middle or lower decks have bunk beds.

Polar Outside

These cabins on the middle deck have one double bed and two bunk beds. These outside cabins for four travellers are ideal for families.

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    Platinum Trusted Service Award 2021

    Average Customer Rating: 4.9/5Independent Service Rating based on verified reviews.Read all reviews
    Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award

    Excellent customer service

    Excellent customer service from Vickie Miah detailing the range of options available. I was kept up to date with my booking by both telephone and email. Can highly recommend and will be booking with this company again.

    Mr Caughtry-Guest / November 2021

    Perfect experience

    Superb service from start to finish very friendly knowledgable staff who made the experience of booking very easy . They go above and beyond to help you with all of your needs. I highly recommend CruiseKings and use them every time I cruise

    Ms Stewart / November 2021

    Excellent service and always competent staff. Able to pull packages together at very competitive prices.

    Mr Kay / November 2021

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