Norway: Tromsø to Kirkenes
Daily, all year
- See the midnight sun in summer and possibly the northern lights in winter
- Explore the beautiful and wild nature of the coastline in Troms and Finnmark
- Attend talks or take part in activities with our expedition team along the way
- See the 13 northernmost harbours
- Cruise with Hurtigruten in an unspecified cabin
Your cabin will be allocated when you check in
- Flights & transfers
- Travel insurance
- Optional excursions
- Luggage handling
- Prices are per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
- Not all cabin categories are available for all departures
- Single cabin pricing available on request
- Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
Wild and wonderful nature - Tromsø - Skjervøy
After arriving in Tromsø you can spend some time exploring this lively town. Since Tromsø has been the set-off point for so many Arctic expeditions, and because the Norwegian Polar Institute is located in the town, Tromsø is without a doubt Norway’s Polar city.
The Arctic Cathedral (Tromsdalen Church), with its beautiful glass mosaics, is the best known landmark, and was named after its distinctive architecture; the bright sides and shape itself reminiscent of icebergs. The world’s northernmost university, as well as all the visitors who come here, give Tromsø a lively and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The restaurants and cafes are always full of people and life. The ship sets sail late in the afternoon.
North Cape and even further north - Øksfjord - Berlevåg
The ship sails through the Magerøysund sound and after an early stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Honningsvåg.
From here, you can join an excursion to the spectacular North Cape, which rises up above the sea at 71°10’21”N, and which is only 2000 km from the geographic North Pole. The ship continues northward along the coast of Lappland. When we approach Kjøllefjord, we pass by the old sacrificial site of the Sami people, the Finnkjerka rock formation.
Next to the Russian border - Båtsfjord – Kirkenes
The last port in this voyage northward is Kirkenes. Located at 30°E, you’ll now be further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. The Russian border is close by, and all signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian.
In the centre of Kirkenes you’ll find the Russia monument and the Wartime Mothers monument, which were erected after the Second World War. Kirkenes has a rich history and you’ll learn much of it by visiting the The Borderland Museum and the Savio Museum. If you have time before you travel back home, we recommend you spend some time exploring Kirkenes.