Cruise from Bergen to Trondheim • Ports of call in Ålesund, Geiranger and Molde • Optional Shore Excursions Available
ITINERARY – 4 DAYS
DAY 1 Bergen – Coastal Voyage [D]
Day free in Bergen to join an optional sightseeing tour or visit Troldhaugen, home of the late Edvard Grieg. At 4:00pm, embarkation begins on Hurtigruten, “The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage.” Depart Bergen at 9:30pm for a cruise to Trondheim. Sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, the same route the Vikings once plied to the Shetland Islands and beyond. We are heading to the high north. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in our panorama lounges. Dinner and overnight on board ship in unspecified outside cabin.
DAY 2 Coastal Voyage [B,D]
If you wake up early the next day, you can enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. As we sail past the West Cape, we enter the open ocean before navigating through skerries and islands to reach Ålesund. Distinguished by its numerous spires, towers, and ornate buildings, Ålesund is renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. A devastating fire in 1904 burned a large proportion of the city to the ground, and it was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time: Art Nouveau. If you like marine life, join us on a visit to Atlanterhavsparken – one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums. The tour includes a visit to the open-air pool to see the resident penguins. After visiting Atlanterhavsparken, we continue onward and upward to Mount Aksla, where you get an amazing panorama view of the area. You also have the opportunity to explore this charming Art Nouveau city from a sea kayak. In the summer months, we set course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, passing steep, 2,500 ft cliffs and impressive waterfalls along the way. In autumn, we explore the Hjørundfjord, situated amid the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. Far from the tourist hustle and bustle, its seclusion and unspoiled natural landscape are what give this fjord its special character. We take our guests past steep rock walls that you can nearly reach out and touch, emerald-green meadows, lonely mountain farms, and small villages. Dinner and overnight on board ship in unspecified outside cabin.
DAY 3 Coastal Voyage – Trondheim [B]
Breakfast on board ship. Arrive in Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim, at 8:30am. Viking King Olav Tryggvason, founded this ancient city in 997. Disembark upon arrival. You may choose to join an optional excursion to Norway’s national shrine, Nidaros Cathedral, the country’s only Gothic-style cathedral, built over the burial place of St. Olav (Tryggvason), Norway’s patron saint. Here you can marvel at the cathedral’s incredible architectural details and exquisite artwork. Balance of day free. Overnight at the Scandic Nidelven Hotel, or similar.
DAY 4 Trondheim [B]
Tour ends following breakfast at hotel.
Itinerary can be reversed (Trondheim to Bergen).