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Norwegian Discovery Voyage

Example 11 Day Cruise aboard MS Spitsbergen
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Visit 34 ports, where 22 are north of the Arctic Circle, see unparalleled natural wonders, and experience what fresh food from local suppliers tastes like on this 11-day adventure aboard the MS Spitsbergen. You can take part in an extensive excursion program, including kayaking, mountain hiking, whale watching, a Viking feast, an RIB safari, and a sea eagle safari. Or go on one of the three dedicated coastal expedition ships for an even more active journey.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Bergen | Embark
Day 2 : Florø | Molde
Day 3 : Kristiansund | Rørvik
Day 4 : Brønnøysund | Svolvær
Day 5 : Stokmarknes | Skjervøy
Day 6 : Øksfjord | Berlevåg
Day 7 : Båtsfjord | Kirkenes | Berlevåg
Day 8 : Mehamn | Tromsø
Day 9 : Tromsø | Stamsund
Day 10 : Bodø | Rørvik
Day 11 : Disembark in Trondheim

Highlights

  • Visit Ålesund, a beautiful town filled with Art Nouveau architecture
  • Kayak on the River Nid in Trondheim
  • Choose between optional excursions, such as kayaking and husky dog sledding
  • Cross the 71st parallel on the journey towards the North Cape
  • Join an unforgettable snowmobile trip at Mehamn
  • Enjoy the local lore of the Helgeland coast

Ship

MS Spitsbergen

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Easy Active

Trip Snapshots

Qassiuarsuk dwelling Alesund Mehamn Norway landscape Scattered houses of Tromso

Day 1 Bergen | Embark

Your voyage starts in Bergen, a city surrounded by seven mountains. Before your departure, you may wish to explore this cultural gateway to the fjords.

Day 2 Florø | Molde

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Continue north to Ålesund, a beautiful town filled with perfect examples of Art Nouveau architecture. If you travel in summer or fall there is a fjord experience to behold. During the winter, enjoy expert-led lectures about the aurora borealis, the northern lights.

Day 3 Kristiansund | Rørvik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful and almost-mythical setting, whether you are exploring the city by foot, bike, or boat. Kayak on the river Nid and into the city’s smaller channels, or take a guided tour to discover the city’s most striking features.

Day 4 Brønnøysund | Svolvær

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Arctic Circle marks the border of the Arctic region. In summer this means 24-hour daylight - often referred to as the ‘midnight sun.’ During fall and winter, being above this degree of latitude gives you the best chance of experiencing the northern lights.

Day 5 Stokmarknes | Skjervøy

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Get ready for a day full of exciting activities, whatever the season! Visiting Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, and the capital of the Arctic, Tromsø, you can join several excursions such as whale watching, husky dog sledding, polar history walks, mountain hikes, and kayaking.

Day 6 Øksfjord | Berlevåg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as you cross the 71st parallel on your journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent. In summer, you might see herds of reindeer and campsites belonging to the indigenous Sámi people. In winter, experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air, and your best chances to see the mesmerizing northern lights.

Day 7 Båtsfjord | Kirkenes | Berlevåg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The vistas become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few miles from the Russian border. This is Hurtigruten’s turning point. Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents region and the gateway to the east.

Day 8 Mehamn | Tromsø

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the middle of the night, dock at Mehamn, where it is possible to join an unforgettable snowmobile trip through one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas. Experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air, and a chance to witness the mesmerizing northern lights in the clear, starry sky.

Day 9 Tromsø | Stamsund

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The daylight sailing through the Lofoten Islands is a highlight for many travelers. The Lofoten region is renowned for its natural beauty with steep mountains, wild nature, and small, picturesque fishing villages. This day also offers several exciting excursions that make you feel like a natural-born explorer.

Day 10 Bodø | Rørvik

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
The Helgeland coast, with its hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls, is rich in local lore. Legends include how an arrow fired by the Hestmannen troll formed the hole in Torghatten Mountain.

Day 11 Disembark in Trondheim

Today gives you another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim as you finish your Discovery Voyage.

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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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