Need to know Norway
* Cruises : Hurtigruten offers six cruises in Norway – The Voyage North, The Voyage South, The Round Trip, Taste of the Arctic, Voyage of Vikings and Astronomy Voyage.
The Voyage North :
(7 Days) Bergen – Kirkenes (All year round with daily departures)
The Voyage South :
(6 Days) Kirkenes – Bergen (All year round with daily departures)
The Round Trip :
(12 Days) Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen (All year round with daily departures)
Taste of the Arctic :
(5 or 6 Days) Bergen – Tromso or Tromso – Bergen (All year round with daily departures)
Voyage of Vikings :
(12 Days) Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen (Departure: September 14, 2015)
Voyage of Vikings will have special lectures on Vikings and Viking treasures
Astronomy Voyage :
(12 Days) Bergen – Kirkenes – Bergen (Departures: Jan 7, Feb 6 and 9, Mar 14, Oct 6 and 9, Nov 9, Dec 4, 2015). This voyage will have special lectures about the Northern Lights, the stars and the planets
Apart from the regular cruises along the Norway coastline, Hurtigruten also operates shorter cruises (2 to 3 nights) which can be customised according to season and duration of travel.
* Embarkation Points :
Bergen is the main port of embarkation while Kirkenes is the embarkation point for South-bound voyages. Since Bergen and Kirkenes are not serviced by international flights, both these cities are accessible via domestic flight from Oslo.
But we have an exciting alternative for visitors who start their voyage at Bergen. We recommend a scenic overland journey from Oslo to Bergen, by bus, train and ferry, through some of the most magnificent scenery in the region. This is a 9-hour journey across stunning fjords, rural idyll and the spectacular Flåm Mountain Railway, a masterpiece of modern engineering. This extraordinary train journey is one of Norway's most popular independent day trips and is available all year round.