Norway's Coastal Kitchen

    Hurtigruten | Norway | Expedition Cruise | Offer Expires August 31, 2023

    Norway's Coastal Kitchen with Hurtigruten

    Price: $3,369USD Per Person

    (Price per person, based on double occupancy, cabin category Polar Inside I2.)

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    Photo: Hurtigruten | Norway| Biking Excursion

    Norway's Coastal Kitchen: A trip through the world’s finest pantry.

    A voyage along Norway’s coastline is more than just a cruise through fantastic nature. It’s also a culinary journey – one that’s not only delicious but sustainable too. Hurtigruten puts great emphasis on procuring and preparing locally farmed food. We work with local suppliers along the entire coast to bring you the freshest, tastiest ingredients possible.

    Experience Norway’s Coastal Kitchen on all of Hurtigruten’s coastal itineraries. 

    Cabin Guests: Enjoy an impressive range of included benefits when you choose from our selection of comfortable accommodation options: Polar Inside, Polar Outside and Arctic Superior cabins.

    Before your voyage

    • Transfers in Oslo (airport–hotel, hotel–ship) 
    • Two-night stay in a four-star hotel in the Oslo city center, including breakfast
    • Oslo panorama sightseeing tour

    Cabin on the ship

    • Accommodation in a comfortable cabin with ensuite bathroom 
    • Choice of preferred cabin type and location 

    Food and drink on board  

    • Full board with all-day dining in Flora and Árran 
    • Unlimited selected drinks at Flora, Árran, and the Panorama bar, served during restaurant and bar opening hours 
    • Unlimited mineral water, tea, and coffee  
    • Afternoon snack in the Panorama bar 
    • Culinary demonstrations and food tastings 

    Photo: Hurtigruten | Norway| Coastal Kitchen

    Life on board

    • Multi-lingual Coastal Experience Team  
    • Daily themed lectures, photography guidance, arts and crafts  
    • Access to fitness room, sauna, and Jacuzzis 
    • Movie nights, music entertainment, and library access 
    • Selection of equipment for outdoor activities 

    Suite guests: For the premium onboard affair, quartered in beautifully appointed luxury accommodations, the Expedition Suite experience is the choice for you. 

    Before your voyage 

    • Transfers in Oslo (airport–hotel, hotel–ship) 
    • Two-night stay in a four-star hotel in the Oslo city center, including breakfast
    • Oslo panorama sightseeing tour  

    Suite on the ship

    • Accommodation in a stylish, spacious suite with ensuite bathroom 
    • Choice of preferred cabin type and location 
    • Unlimited minibar 
    • Daily turn-down service 

    Food and drink on board 

    • Full board with all-day dining at Flora, Arran and fine dining à la carte restaurant Røst 
    • Unlimited selected drinks at Flora, Arran, Røst and the Panorama bar, served during restaurant and bar opening hours 
    • Unlimited mineral water, tea, and coffee  
    • Choice of restaurant dining times 
    • Exclusive Røst Afternoon Tea with sparkling wine 
    • Exclusive dinner with the ship’s senior officers 

    Life on board  

    • Fast track priority check-in including exclusive Espolin Johnson lounge access 
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi 
    • Multi-lingual Coastal Experience Team  
    • Access to fitness room, sauna, and Jacuzzis 
    • Daily themed lectures, photography guidance, arts and crafts activities 
    • Movie nights, music entertainment and library access 
    • Culinary demonstrations and food tastings 
    • Selection of equipment for outdoor activities  
    • Hurtigruten Collection clothing package including shell jacket, sweater and wool hat 
    • Two inclusive seasonal excursions of your choice

    Photo: Map of North Cape Express itinerary

    The North Cape Express - Full Voyage from Oslo to Bergen

    Day 1: Oslo: You’ve arrived

    Welcome to Norway! First stop: Norway’s thriving capital, Oslo. Take the transfer from the airport to your hotel, located in the heart of the city. The rest of the day or evening is spent at your leisure.

    Day 2: Oslo: Discovering Norway’s capital

    After breakfast at your hotel, we’ll take a tour to two of Oslo’s main attractions. Vigeland Sculpture Park is located at the center of splendid Frogner Park. The park features more than 200 visually striking sculptures in bronze, granite, and cast iron, created by prolific Norwegian artist Gustav Vigeland.

    Day 3: Oslo: All aboard

    Today, you’ll discover more of Oslo at your own pace before you board the ship. Oslo’s small size makes it an ideal city to explore on foot. Learn about the city’s history and culture from several museums, including the popular Fram Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum. A transfer will take you to the pier and your ship, MS Trollfjord, which will depart by early evening. Once we’ve welcomed you aboard and you’ve settled into your cabin or suite, you’ll meet your Coastal Experience Team. Meet each member of the team as they give lectures and organize onboard activities throughout your cruise.

    Day 4: Kristiansand and Farsund: City of lighthouses

    Sitting along the southern tip of the country, Kristiansand is Norway’s fifth-largest city, with a population of 112,000 people. We aim to call there in the early morning, giving you a few hours to explore.

    Enjoy a guided walk and notice that the city is built on a very uniform grid plan, with several straight roads running from the harbor all the way through the city. These roads show architecture from different eras, which reveal the extensive rebuilds the city had to endure after major fires in the 18th and 19th centuries, and even a World War II attack. In the late afternoon, we’ll continue to Farsund. There, you can hike the sandy beaches of Lista and see Lista Lighthouse. Guests who went to Lindesnes Lighthouse will catch up with the ship here.

    Day 5: Haugesund and Hardangerfjord: Viking history

    As we sail past the southern tip of Norway, we’ll begin heading north along the west coast. Just past Stavanger, we’ll reach Haugesund, the ‘Home of the Viking Kings’. After a short stop in Haugesund, rejoin the ship for some scenic cruising in Hardangerfjord. At 111 miles long, it is the second longest fjord in the country, and fifth longest in the world.

    Photo: Hurtigruten | Norway| Coastal Kitchen

    Day 6: Ålesund: A picturesque town

    After a hearty breakfast on the ship, we’ll dock mid-morning at a town that spreads out across a string of islands. With almost an entire day to explore, you’ll have plenty of time to see everything Ålesund has to offer.

    Day 7: Brønnøysund: Nordic nature like no other

    Surrounded by islands and water, Brønnøysund sits on a narrow peninsula that juts out from the mainland. Around 5,000 people live in this small town, many in colorful houses against a backdrop of gentle slopes and dramatic mountain peaks. You can also look forward to visiting the Vega Islands. This island chain is made up of over 6,500 islands, reefs, and skerries, and signs of inhabitance date back to the Stone Age. The archipelago received UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2004 in recognition of the sustainable lifestyle led by generations of islanders and their practice of farming eider down.

    Day 8: Svolvær and Stokmarknes: Lofoten islands and our historic birthplace

    Today, we explore Lofoten, a striking group of islands that rise out of the Norwegian Sea. As soon as you see the towering peaks around you with fishing villages clinging to their sides, you’ll understand why this island chain is so often praised as one of Norway’s most stunning locations.

    Day 9: Tromsø: The gateway to the Arctic

    Today, you can explore the Arctic Capital. Often called the ‘gateway to the Arctic’, Tromsø is Norway's northernmost university city and the ideal place to enjoy winter activities like dog sledding and snowshoeing.

    Day 10: Honningsvåg: Northernmost point

    Arriving early in the morning, you’ll have a full day in Honningsvåg. Honningsvåg is the northernmost city on the mainland, and its landscape is distinctive, with barely any trees or bushes. This far north, winters are long and the snowfall is high, so prepare for fantastic winter scenery and activities. The highlight of any trip to Honningsvåg is a visit to the North Cape. This is one of the northernmost points of mainland Europe. Since we’re visiting in winter, we can go there by snowmobile. It’s an unmatched experience to standing near the northern edge of Norway and look out over the Barents Sea under the polar night sky. Add the northern lights to the sky above and the moment will be unforgettable.

    Photo: Hurtigruten | Norway| North Cape Express

    Day 11: Alta: City of the Northern Lights

    Alta is one of the bigger coastal towns we visit, with a population of over 10,000 people. A particularly famous part of the town is Alta River, one of Norway’s best salmon rivers. Large salmon are regularly caught here, with some even weighing up to 53 lbs. You won’t regret trying fresh grilled salmon in one of the local restaurants.

    Day 12: Lødingen: Village life and the nature of the fjord

    Lødingen is a village and administrative center on the southwestern shore of Hinnøya, with a population of under 2,000. Our ships used to visit this port on one of our earlier coastal routes. Returning here is a kind of like a homecoming for us.

    The highlight of this visit is definitely the breathtaking fjords and mountains that have made the Norwegian coast so famous. Gullesfjord branches off of Andfjord and cuts into the north side of Hinnøya, bordered by pristine mountain ranges. The area is popular among campers, who stay on the campsite or in cabins and fish for cod in the fjord during winter.

    Day 13: Rørvik: Ancient fishing town

    Continuing south, we’ll leave the land of the polar night as we cross the Arctic Circle in the wee hours of the morning. The Vikna archipelago is a chain of around 6,000 islands, islets, and skerries. The largest of the chain, Inner-Vikna, is our next stop. We aim to dock at the port town of Rørvik around midday and stay there for a few hours. Return to the ship in the late afternoon for your second-to-last evening on board. Enjoy the ship’s facilities, such as the soothing panoramic sauna, or warm yourself up with some local aquavit in the top-deck bar.

    Day 14: Molde and Kristiansund: Perfect panoramas

    To round off our journey, we’ll visit Molde, the capital and commercial center of Romsdalen, sitting on the southern coast of the Romsdal Peninsula. We’ve stopped at this port many times on our Coastal Express route, but this time we’ll be making a much longer stop. You’ll have all the time you need to enjoy the town. Your Coastal Experience Team will organize a number of optional activities to enhance your Molde experience. Accessible nearby on an optional excursion is the Atlantic Road, an icon of the Norwegian coast that often features in Hollywood movies. Back on the ship, we’ll end our cruise on a high note with a farewell dinner. Use this chance to swap stories and show photos to your fellow travelers one last time.

    Day 15: Bergen: Norway's second-largest city

    From south to north and back down, reflect on your journey as you we approach Bergen, our last port of the cruise, in the early morning. Say goodbye to the crew before disembarking and ending of your travels with us. This marks the end of your trip on the North Cape Express, exploring Norway’s coastal cities and villages all the way to the top of the European continent.

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