An Arctic Adventure with Fjords and Polar Bears

An Arctic Adventure with Fjords and Polar Bears

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See the spectacular fjords and scenery along the Norwegian coast, before exploring Spitsbergen.

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  • Experience the Norwegian fjords and a Spitsbergen adventure.
  • Cross 80° N and opportunity see polar bears
  • Sail into the beautiful Magdalenefjord
  • Take a voyage on the beautiful MS Nordstjernen and enjoy its exquisite food
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From Bergen, on the way up to the North Cape, you will visit a variety of ports and fjords. First is beautiful Flåm, surrounded by steep mountains, roaring waterfalls, and deep valleys. Try the Flåm Railway, a train journey that provides some of Norway’s wildest and most magnificent scenery. Nærøyfjord offers views of the steep mountains covered with snow, wild waterfalls, and landscapes where tiny farms cling to the mountainsides

Several of the highlights of the Norwegian coast

The Geirangerfjord is called the most beautiful fjord in the world, and the scenery will leave you breathless. After Ålesund’s beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, Trondheim's Nidaros Cathedral, and a traditional fishing village in Lofoten, it is time to visit Tromsø, the 'Gateway to the Arctic'. Then we sail around Europe’s northernmost point, the North Cape, heading for Svalbard.

An amazing Spitsbergen experience

We spend a day crossing the Barents Sea to get to Spitsbergen. Here we will explore the three mos tinteresting settlements: Longyearbyen, Barentsburg, and Ny-Ålesund. You will also have ample time to enjoy the Arctic wilderness along the west coast. See magnificent fjords, majestic mountains, and impressive wilderness only inhabited by birds, seals, walrus, and polar bears. Two of the highlights are Magdalenefjord and Moffen at 80° North.

Voyage Itinerary

This is an expedition where the elements rule, and the weather, wind and ice conditions will determine our schedule. Safety is paramount and the captain will decide the final sailing itinerary during the voyage. Hence, this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience and why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

Day 1:Bergen

The voyage starts in Bergen in the afternoon. Enjoy the day in this international city with small-town charm, and surrounded by seven mountains, before embarking MS Nordstjernen.

Day 2:Flåm, Nærøyfjord and Gudvangen

Beautiful Flåm is surrounded by steep mountains, roaring waterfalls, and deep valleys. We recommend you experience the Flåm Railway. The train journey provides some of Norway’s wildest and most magnificent scenery. In Gudvangen in Nærøyfjord you will enjoy the view of the mountains covered with snow, wild waterfalls, and landscapes where tiny farms cling to the mountainsides. 

Day 3:Geirangerfjord and Ålesund

The Geirangerfjord is called the most beautiful fjord in the world, and the scenery will leave you breathless. Ålesund’s beautiful Art Nouveau architecture is known for the myriad of turrets, spires, and beautiful ornamentation that give the town its distinctive character.

Day 4:Trondheim

Trondheim was the first capital of Norway and is still the city where new kings receive their ceremonial blessing. The well-known Nidaros Cathedral is only one of many sights worth visiting here. 

Day 5:Lofoten and Trollfjorden

We start the day with a visit to Reine, a traditional fishing village, and Lofoten’s capital, Svolvær. Continuing north, we take a detour into the magnificent Trollfjord before exploring the Vesterålen region.

Day 6:Bjarkøy and Tromsø

We arrive at Bjarkøy, just outside Harstad. The natural surroundings vary from great mountains to hills, woods, and bare-rock faces. Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic, is a lively, colorful town rich in Arctic history.

Day 7:Honningsvåg

Close to Honningsvåg you’ll find Europe’s northernmost point, the North Cape. We sail around the cape, leaving the Norwegian coast, heading for Svalbard.

Day 8:At Sea

Enjoy a relaxing day at sea.

Day 9:Longyearbyen and Barentsburg

The history of Longyearbyen coincides with the history of coal mining, and remnants from the first mining can be seen everywhere. In the Russian settlement of Barentsburg there will be opportunities to visit the Pomor Museum and see a lively folklore show. 

Day 10:Magdalenefjord & Moffen

This area is known as the North West Corner. Magdalenefjord is one of the fjords that we aim to visit. Here you’ll experience a very important part of cultural legacy: A whaling site from the 16th century, including a graveyard of whalers who died during their first ‘oil adventure.’ We aim to reach Moffen, at 80 degrees North. The island is probably the most important resting spot for the walrus in Svalbard, and considered the 'home of the walrus.'

Day 11:Ny-Ålesund

In the heroic age of exploration, Ny-Ålesund was the starting point for numerous expeditions toward the North Pole. Today several countries run their own national research stations here and activity is high during summer.  

Day 12:Longyearbyen

We arrive at Longyearbyen early this morning and disembark to head home.