Excursions aboard the Hurtigruten Coastal Steamers


Make your trip even more memorable by taking advantage of the shore excursions

The Norwegian Coastal Voyage has an exciting range of excursions on offer designed to make your voyage even more entertaining and memorable. These trips are organised when the weather permits and the number of participants is sufficient. The excursions are many and varied with some operating all year round and some being dependent on the seasons. Since the excursion programme is under review, we reserve the right to make changes. Ask your travel agent which excursions are currently available when booking The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage!

Shore Excursion 1 Molde – Kristiansund  (Northbound - Day 2)

While the ship continues across Hustadvika, we travel by coach from Molde to Kristiansund. The excursion begins in Molde, the Town of Roses, before continuing along the coast to the idyllic fishing station of Bud, where we’ll make a brief stop. We travel along Hustadvika to Storholmen, where we stop for dinner. We’ll then continue along the Atlanterhavsveien (Atlantic Ocean Road), one of the most spectacular stretches of road in Norway, before ending the trip with a short ferry crossing between Averøy and Kristiansund.

Normally operates mid – April – August. Duration: approx. 5 hours.

Shore Excursion 2 Ringve Museum (Northbound – Day 3)

While the ship is docked at Trondheim on the northbound sailing, we’ll visit the unique Museum of Musical History at Ringve Manor, just outside the centre of Trondheim. You’ll get a chance to both see and hear the museum’s marvellous collection of musical instruments. Coffee and waffles will be served at the end of the guided tour.

Normally operates May – September. Duration: approx. 2 hours and 15 mins.

Shore Excursion 3 Svartisen Glacier  (Northbound – Day 4)

At Grønøy, we board a smaller boat which takes us through the narrow sound, past small islands and skerries to Holandsfjord. Here, we disembark for a look at Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier. The excursion concludes with a coach trip theough a fascinating landscape. If time allows, we’ll make a short stop at Saltsraumen, Norway’s strongest maelstrom, before continuing on to Bodo where we rejoin the Coastal ship.

Normally operates April – September. Duration: approx. 6 hours.

Shore Excursion 4 Tromso, City Sightseeing (Northbound – Day 5)

Join us for a guided coach tour around the Arctic city of Tromso and it’s many sights. We’ll visit a number of attractions including Tromso Museum and the Arctic Cathedral which houses Europe’s largest stained glass window.

Normally operates all year round. Duration: approx. 2 hours and 15 mins.

Shore Excursion 5 North Cape  (Northbound – Day 6)

From Honningsvag, the coach will take us to the North Cape Plateau, 307m above sea level. En route, we’ll enjoy the arctic scenery of the island Mageroya, which provides summer grazing for 4-5,000 reindeer. In the cinema at the North Cape Hall we’ll see Ivo Caprino’s beautiful portrayal of the North Cape and Finnmark. After the film, you will have about an hour at your disposal, with plenty to see both indoors and outdoors.

Normally operates May – September. Duration: approx. 3 hours and 45 mins.

Shore Excursion 6 Kirkenes, Russian Border Trip (Northbound – Day 7)

Shortly after our arrival at Kirkenes, the coach will depart for Storskog and the border with Russia. We’ll cross Pasvikelven River which marks the border between Norway and Russia. You will catch a glimpse of the Russian Orthodox chapel in Boris Gleb. After a 20-minute stay, we’ll return to the Coastal ship.

Normally operates all year round. Duration: approx. 2 hours.

Shore Excursion 7 Honningsvag – North Cape - Hammerfest   (Southbound – Day 8)

If you’re an early bird, you can join the coach trip from Honningsvag to the North Cape and on to Hammerfest. This is a fascinating excursion through dramatic scenery. After breakfast on the North Cape Plateau, we’ll return to Honningsvag and continue by ferry across Mageroysund to Kafjord (tunnel under the strait expected to be open June 1999). From here, we continue our journey to Hammerfest by coach before rejoining the Coastal ship.

Normally operates June - August. Duration: approx. 6 hours and 45 mins.

Shore Excursion 8 Tromso Cable Car (Southbound – Day 8)

Weather permitting, (and ofcourse depending on time of year) we should be able to see the Midnight Sun, best viewed from the top of the mountain overlooking Tromso. We’ll travel by coach across Tromsobro bridge to the base station of the cable car. From there, the car will take us up to the summit and the breathtaking view of the town and its surroundings.

Normally operates all year round. Duration: approx. 2 hours.

Shore Excursion 9 Harstad - Sortland (Southbound – Day 9)

This excursion offers an amazing variety of beautiful scenery and time to sit back and enjoy the view. After a brief sightseeing tour of Harstad, we’ll make our way to Trondenes church, the northernmost medieval church in the world, and the historic centre of Trondenes itself. From here, we drive to Refsnes and take the ferry to Flesnes. Coffee and cakes will be served on the ferry. We’ll continue by coach to Sortland, where we’ll rejoin the coastal ship.

Normally operates all year round. Duration: approx. 4 hours.

Shore Excursion 10 Svolvær – Henningsvær - Stamsund (Southbound – Day 9)

The trip from Svolvær via the fishing station of Henningsvær to Stamsund will give us plenty of time to marvel at Lofoten’s fantastic scenery. Our first stop is Henningsvær, where we’ll pay a visit to Lofoten Safari/Galleri Karl Erik Harr. There will be a slide show on Lofoten and a chance to admire the many paintings of the sea. The subsequent coach trip to Stamsund will allow you to see the other side of the Lofoten mountains with the many farm buildings and beautiful scenery.

Normally operates mid-April – August. Duration approx. 3 hours.

Shore excursion 11    Trondheim, city sightseeing   (Southbound – Day 11)

A bus and local guide will be waiting for us in Trondheim, ready to take us on a guided tour of this beautiful and historically important city. We will visit a number if attractions, including Norway’s largest medieval church, Nidaros Cathedral. Work began in 1070, but the oldest parts in existence today date back from the 12th century.

Normally operates all year round. Duration: approx. 2 hours.

Excursions included in packages may be purchased in advance:

Package 1 only applies for Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen

It includes excursions 1, 2, 4, 5, 9, 10 and 11. The package is on sale in advance for trips departing Bergen between 15 May – 31 August.

Package 2 only applies for Bergen – Kirkenes

It includes excursions 1, 2, 4 and 5. The package is on sale in advance for trips departing Bergen between 15 May – 31 August.

Package 3A is valid only for Kirkenes – Bergen

It includes excursions 7, 9, 10 and 11. The package is on sale in advance for trips departing Bergen between 30 May – 31 August. On sale on all ships except for the MS Harald Jarl and the MS Lofoten.

Package 3B is valid only for Kirkenes – Bergen

It includes excursions 9, 10 and 11. The package is on sale in advance for trips departing Bergen between 15 May and 31 August and applies only to southbound sailings. Available only on the MS Harald Jarl and the MS Lofoten.

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