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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Voyage South

Embark your ship in Kirkenes for a 5-night voyage along Norway's stunning coast, cruising through the beautiful Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands to Bergen

Cruise Only
5 nights from £926pp

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Bergen
  • Norwegian Fjord
  • Lofoten Islands

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Embark your ship in Kirkenes for a 5-night voyage along the stunning Norwegian coast.

This voyage is perfect for those in search of incredible scenery as it includes a daylight sailing through the idyllic, Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands as well as cruising past the Seven Sisters mountain range. Other highlights include crossing the Arctic Circle, visiting Hammerfest and exploring the Viking Capital, Trondheim with its magnificent Gothic Cathedral.

There is also a wide range of fascinating excursions available on this cruise, including a visit to the North Cape, the chance to enjoy a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromso or a RIB Safari in the Svolvaer.

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Voyage South Itinerary

Day 1 - Kirkenes

Embark your ship in Kirkenes and set sail, hugging the coast as it visits the remote settlements it continues to serve more than a century after the Hurtigruten was created to provide a vital link with the rest of the country, giving us the opportunity to see Norway as the Norwegians see it. Cruise the Varanger peninsula to Batsfjord before continuing to Berlevag.

Day 2 - Hammerfest - Tromso

Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town boldly claims to be the first in Europe to have electric street lighting. Starting point of Bill Bryson’s journey described in Neither Here Nor There, this is the first major call. Continuing south, our night stop at Tromsø offers the opportunity to enjoy the Midnight Sun summer concert in the Arctic Cathedral.

Day 3 - Lofoten Islands

The memorable sights of the Lofoten Islands will stay with us forever as the ship meanders gently through this stunning network of inlets and isles. Moving on we cruise through the narrow Raftsund and reach what is the highlight of the voyage for many, a detour into spectacular Trollfjord. As we venture into this dramatic fjord, we stand in awe of the Captain’s prowess and skills of navigation, for the sheer sides of the cliffs seem close enough to touch. Site of a famous battle between local fishermen and wealthy ship owners in 1890, and the echoes of this dramatic history seem to reverberate from Trollfjord’s gnarled rock stone walls. Sailing through the beautiful, mountainous island chains, rising to 1,000 metres in places, we can see fishermen’s cabins built on stilts along the waterfront, whilst in the air around us fly a wide variety of seabirds such as puffins, kittiwakes, cormorants and sea eagles. This remarkable day is completed with an evening return to Svolvær and a farewell to the islands at Stamsund.

Day 4 - Arctic Circle

There is further excitement today as the ship crosses the Arctic Circle. Sailing past the famed peaks of the dancing Seven Sisters mountain range, folklore merges with the facts of nature – look out for Torghatten, which still bears the hole made by Hestmannen’s arrow in one of Norway’s popular legends. Enjoy a short stop at Nesna before continuing to Sandnessjoen, gateway to the UNESCO-listed Vega Islands.

Day 5 - Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde - Alesund

We have an early arrival in the fascinating medieval city of Trondheim. The voyage continues out of the Trondheimsfjord past Hitra Island to make brief calls at Kristiansund and Molde, known as the City of Roses and surrounded by 87 snow-capped mountains, before the midnight call at Ålesund and a last night at sea.

Day 6 - Bergen

The landscape becomes increasingly beautiful as the journey weaves through the islets and beautiful Bergen comes into view again. Before long it's time to say good-bye to the ship and ‘på gjensyn’ (‘until we meet again’) to friends, fellow passengers and our crew, as we disembark from our magnificent journey.

Extra nights can be added at the end of this cruise. Cruise only prices also available. Please contact us for details. Please note: Itinerary is subject to change.

Price Includes

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    Basic Package Inclusions

    5 night full board cruise (cabin allocated on arrival)

    Select Package Inclusions

    As above plus:
    Choice of preferred dining time
    Complimentary tea and coffee
    Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Platinum Package Inclusions

    As above plus:
    Inclusive drinks package with dinner
    Dining with the captain
    Platinum a la carte breakfast
    Speciality dining in the A la Carte restaurant (not available on selected ships)
    Norway's Coastal Kitchen Welcome basket with Champagne
    Access to additional and exclusive shore excursions (payable extra)
    Activity outdoor clothing package
    Turn down service
    Private airport transfers in Bergen
    Priority embarking/disembarking
    Late check-out (check out at disembarking)
    Visit to the ship's bridge at the discretion of the captain
    Complimentary use of binoculars

Special Features

  • Cruise only prices are available - please contact us for details.

Departs Daily - April to September - From £926pp to £1663pp

Prices shown are based on Basic Inclusions, upgrades are available for Select and Platinum Inclusions (see price includes tab)

Flights and transfers can be arranged

Map for Voyage South