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Roundtrip Bergen
11-night Classic Roundtrip Voyage
April 8, 2021
Hurtigruten: MS Spitsbergen
Roundtrip Bergen
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  • Voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis
  • English speaking Expedition Leader on board

Hurtigruten operates a fleet of custom-built, hybrid vessels combining the attributes of a small cruise ship with the daily duties of transportation for locals and freight. This combination creates a unique blend of travel experiences woven into the rhythms of daily Norwegian coastal life. All ships depart from Bergen, in the South, on a daily schedule and make the full roundtrip up to Kirkenes, in the North, and back again in 11-nights/12-days. Guests can book The Voyage North for 6-nights/7-days, The Voyage South for 5-nights/6-days, The Norwegian Discovery for 10-nights/11-days or The Roundtrip Voyage for 11-nights/12-days. While some stops to the 34 ports are short for loading and unloading vehicles, freight and locals, other visits allow for unique seasonal shore excursions and sightseeing for travelers. Norwegian chefs use locally-sourced and seasonal meats, fish, cheeses and produce supplied along the route. Guests may book accommodations ranging from Inside to Suite category cabins.

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  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Bergen

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Highlights of Bergen with optional hiking
Highlights:
  • Experience Bryggen – UNESCO heritage site
  • Hike up to the mountains surrounding Bergen and have a picnic with a view

Tour Duration: 8 h

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Lunch-picnic
  • Private car with private English speaking guide
Not Included:
  • Admission fees to the museums
  • Tips and gratuities 
Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen may perhaps be a relatively small city (population of 260,000) however it is overflowing with history (the first settlement here were over 900 years ago), culture, incredible nature, gourmet restaurants and cosy cafe’s
Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic Wharf, which is one of the best known European dwelling places from the Middle Ages, comprises a maze of characteristic wooden buildings with pointed gables facing the harbour.

This unique architectural gem is now listed by UNESCO as one of the world's most significant examples of the history and culture of a medieval settlement. Bryggen thrives today as a honeycomb of painter’s and craftsmen’s workshops, plus access to the interior of some of the buildings themselves where history has been preserved as it was originally. 

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen is a funicular cable car that takes you 320 metres above sea level. In just a few minutes you find yourself on top of a mountain with a perfect view of the city and its surroundings. You have not seen Bergen before you have taken Fløibanen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours



Experience the picturesque beauty and historical sights of Bergen during this leisurely 5 hour sightseeing excursion. 
We drive out of the city centre to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The home, an unassuming wooden house stands amongst the trees at the Hill of the Trolls (Troldhaugen). 
Then it is a short drive to the Fantoft Stave Church, originally built in Fortun Sogn in 1150, it was relocated to Fantoft in 1883 where it was rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire in 1992. In the Middle Ages there were approximately 800 stave churches throughout Norway, today only 30 are left standing. 
On return back to the city centre of Bergen, explore by foot the famous Bryggen harbour front - the colorful old Hanseatic merchant buildings from the middle Ages. Destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc, the area was rebuilt in 1702. Now a protected area and listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, the narrow alleyways that run between the rows of houses made for an enchanting stroll that will take you back in time.

Your next stop is the Mt. Fløien Funicular station. The Fløibanen funicular takes you up to a height of 320 meters above sea level. It is a short journey up, on exit of the funicular a magnificent panorama over the city of Bergen, the surrounding mountains and sea awaits you. Return back to the harbor front district by funicular. Some free time has been set aside for you to peruse the Fish and Flower market at the Marbour front.

 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class. 
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Fantoft Stave Church, Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Hike to Mount Fløien and lunch at Bergen´s Fish Market – 5 hours
You start this journey by meeting our guide and taking Bergen´s funicular, one of the trademarks of the city.
The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. The trip starts in the heart of the city and takes you 320 meters above sea level. In just 6 minutes, you will find yourself on top of Mount Fløyen. After enjoying a panoramic view of Bergen we will start our hike!
Our guide will take you through the beautiful surroundings, enjoying the views of the city, the fjords and mountains while discovering the local nature. You will do this hiking at your own pace.
You may walk down to the city center or take the funicular. The tour ends at Bergen´s Fish Market, a place that has a long history that dates to the 1200s. Since then, the market has been one of the most important places for trade between fishermen, farmers, and the inhabitants of the city. Here you will say goodbye to our guide and enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. You will be served a traditional fish platter that includes local delicacies such as king crab, lobster, langoustines, oysters, and creamy mussels.
 
Basis:  Private hiking/walking tour.
Duration:       5 hours (incl 4 hours for funicular and hike, plus time for lunch on your own).
Start / End:   City/Fish Market.
Inclusions: English-speaking guide, Other languages on request, Entrance to  Funicular, Lunch at the Fish Market (Luxury platter: King crab, lobster and langoustines in garlic butter, oysters and creamy mussels. Served with salad, bread, aioli and tarragon dip, tap water). Vegetarian option available (Filled spicy portobello mushroom covered in melted local cheese, served on a bed of vegetables and sweet potato purée.)
Not included
: Vehicle
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Moderate. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes.
 
Bergen Art & Design Walking Tour visiting KODE Art Museum and Arven silver factory – 4 hours
You start this walking tour with our guide, visiting two of the main attractions in Bergen for art and design lovers.
 
We will pay a visit to KODE 3 Museum, which The Rasmus Meyers Collection and a great compilation of works by Edvard Munch, one of the most renowned Norwegian painters.
Among the highlights of the collection are paintings from the Golden Age of Norwegian art, as well as historical interiors from the Bergen area. The presentation includes highlights from the careers of other famous Norwegian artists such as J.C. Dahl, Harriet Backer, Erik Werenskiold and Gerhard Munthe.
 
We continue our tour by visiting Arven´s workshops. In 1868 Theodor Olsen brought international expertise when he established his own sterling silversmithery and store and quickly became a leader in Bergen’s arts and crafts community. Following his death in 1890, the silver smithery and store continued under the name of Theodore Olsen managed by the Aase family for many generations until 2016 when it became Arven AS. Today, Arven is a modern and innovative factory which is constantly developing new and exciting products through bold design work in cooperation with contemporary designers but preserving traditional techniques and classic design.
During your private visit you will be greeted by your host offering you a special welcome with a drink and a taste of delicious Norwegian local produce cheese and snacks, all served using their beautiful cheese slices and knives we create.
Your visit continues with a presentation about the story of silversmithing in Bergen, about Arven, our history, our products, and our way of working. Afterwards there will time for your questions and participation to “show and tell” how each visitor can make their own stamped pendant!
You are then guided to our workshop and witness where our silver cutlery and jewelries are crafted. There will be a little “ceremony” in the workshop where each visitor gets their own Arven medal.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      4 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     KODE 3 Museum and Arven Silver Factory.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. The tour is not offered on Sunday and Monday.
 
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Floro
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Molde
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Kristiansund

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Kristiansund walking tour with Sundbåten ferry and Klipfish Museum– 4 hours
Kristiansund is situated on four islands at the ocean’s edge, what makes of this town one of Norway’s most unique seaports.
 
In this tour we will move around by foot, but we will also take the ’Sundbåten’ boat, trademark for Kristiansund. The Sundbåten boat has been in service since 1876 and it is the world’s oldest public transport service.
 
With a charming harbour and the colourful houses around it, Kristiansund is known as ’the capital of the klipfish industry’. For centuries, klipfish was the most important export item from Kristiansund. Cod was salted and dried on the smooth rocks along the coast and then consumed as a great delicacy in southern climes. We will visit the Norwegian Klipfish Museum to learn about this industry. The wharf has been built in stages and the oldest part was built by William Gordon in 1749. It shows the development of the klipfish industry in Norway from the 18th century up until the post-war period. Klipfish was produced there until very recently. The atmosphere inside the wharf is unique, with the odor of klipfish and salt hanging in the air.
 
We continue the tour in Kirkelandet island, passing by lake Vanndammen towards Varden Viewpoint where we willl enjoy a panoramic view of the city and the coastline with mountiains and fjords. Before ending out tour we will see the outisde of Kirkeland church, designed by the architect Odd Østby on the theme "Rock Crystals In Roses ". Consecrated in 1964, this is perhaps Norway's most daring church building: when light flows through the 320 colour glass windows in all shades of red and yellow, the 30-metre high chancel wall is transformed into a symphony of colours.
 
Basis:  Private walking tour.
Duration:       4 hours.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:         Sundbåten Shuttle boat.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     Klipfish Museum (45 mins visit).
Meals: None.
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: no
Tour operates: morning and afternoon

Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
 
Kristiansund city tour and drive along the Atlantic road – 4 hours
The Atlantic Road is an absolute must see for those vising Kristiansund area. This unique section of road that takes you right out to the ocean’s edge and it is located only 30 mins away from Kristiansund. The road was voted Norway’s ’Engineering Feat of the Century’ and the British newspaper The Guardian called it ‘the world´s best road trip’.
The tour starts with a sightseeing tour of Kristiansund. You will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the city from Varden Viewpoint and pass by Vanndammen and Kirkeland church. The church was designed by the architect Odd Østby on the theme "Rock Crystals In Roses ". Consecrated in 1964, this is perhaps Norway's most daring church building: when light flows through the 320 colour glass windows in all shades of red and yellow, the 30-metre high chancel wall is transformed into a symphony of colours. 
 
The tour continues through the modern Atlantic tunnel to Averøy. Along the road you will see agricultural land and small villages on the lush island of Averøy before the landscape becomes more open as we approach the Atlantic Road. Once we get there, we will of course take our time to take photos and admire the dramatic scenery of the coast and the road.
We will also stop at Bud fishing village and see Kvernes stave church from the outside. Kvernes is one of Norway’s youngest stave churches, dating from the 14th century. This church is situated on a hill that offers great views of the Kvernesfjord.

Basis:  Private tour.
Duration:       4 hours.
Start / End:   City.
Inclusions 1st Class vehicle, English-speaking 
Guide, Other languages on request.
Not included
: entrances and meals.
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.

Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
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Rorvik
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Bronnoysund
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Svolvaer
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Stokmarknes
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Skjervoy
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Oksfjord
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Berlevag
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Batsfjord
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Kirkenes
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Berlevag
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Mehamn
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Tromso
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Finnsnes
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Stamsund
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Bodo
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Rorvik
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Trondheim

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Trondheim Walking Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral -3 hours



Experience Trondheim, strolling through the Old Town and passing by the Royal Residence, the main Square, the Old Town Bridge as well as the Historical Wharves. In this walking tour you will also visit Nidaros Cathedral, the world’s northernmost Gothic cathedral. Built from 1070 over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king who brought Christianity to Norway, the cathedral was completed around 1300. In the summer months, you can climb the 172 steps to the top of the tower and be rewarded with an unrivaled view of the city.

Basis Private tour
Duration 3 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle None
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.    
Entrances Nidaros Cathedral.
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Trondheim City Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral and Trøndelag Folk Museum - 4 hours


This is a tour around Trondheim centre and its outskirts. You'll pass by the main highligts of the city, the old town bridge, the Norwegian University of Science and Technologi (NTNU) at the Kristiansten Fort, the Royal Residence and many more. 

The tour continues with a visit to Nidaros Cathedral, the world’s northernmost Gothic cathedral. Built from 1070 over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king who brought Christianity to Norway, the cathedral was completed around 1300. In the summer months, you can climb the 172 steps to the top of the tower and be rewarded with an unrivaled view of the city.

You will also visit Trøndelag Open-Air Folk Museum, also known as “Sverresborg”. This is an open air museum with more than 80 historical buildings and several indoor exhibitions. The museum’s old town is comprised of buildings that were originally located in downtown Trondheim, and offers a charming representation of the wooden houses that have dominated the cityscape from the 18th century up until today. The museum’s rural department is located around the ruins of the castle, and consists of farmsteads and houses surrounded by picturesque nature. The houses are all originally from the Trøndelag region. In the rural department you will also find our Sami collection, the Haltdalen stave church, the Lo church and the old school.

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle 1st class.
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances Nidaros Cathedral and Trøndelag Open-Air Folk Museum
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.

Trondheim City Tour with visit to Nidaros Cathedral, Ringve Museum and Botanical Gardens - 4 hours



In this tour you will discover the Old Town and outskirts of Trondheim. We start in the city center, passing by the Royal Residence, the main Square, the Old Town Bridge as well as the Historical Wharves. In this first part of the tour you will visit Nidaros Cathedral, the world’s northernmost Gothic cathedral. Built from 1070 over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king who brought Christianity to Norway, the cathedral was completed around 1300. In the summer months, you can climb the 172 steps to the top of the tower and be rewarded with an unrivaled view of the city.

You will continue the tour with a visit to Ringve Music Museum and the botanical gardens. The instrument collection at Ringve Music Museum consists of about 2000 musical instruments from all over the world. One if the highlights is a large collection of Traditional Norwegian instruments, which includes Hardanger fiddles from the 17- and 1800s, Norwegian zithers (“langeleik”) from various parts of the country, and a varied selection of instruments used at the old mountain farms during hunts, sheperding, special ceremonies.

The plants in the botanical garden are living collections used for research, educational purposes, and conservation of endangered species. The garden is around 32 acres and opened as part of the university, NTNU, in 1973.

Basis Private tour 
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle 1st class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request. 
Entrances Nidaros Cathedral and Ringve Museum.
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.


 

Trondheim City tour with Nidaros Cathedral and a hike to Gråkahallen Hill - 5 hours



During the first part of the tour (2 hs) you will experience Trondheim, strolling through the Old Town and passing by the main sights of the city: the Royal Residence, the Main Square and Nidaros Cathedral, the Old Town Bridge as well as the Historical Wharves. 

The tour includes the visit of Nidaros Cathedral, the world’s northernmost Gothic cathedral. Built from 1070 over the tomb of St. Olav, the Viking king who brought Christianity to Norway, the cathedral was completed around 1300. The 172 steps to the top of the tower are dark and narrow, but the climb is well worth it because you will be rewarded with an unrivaled view of the city centre. You can visit the tower only in the summer season.

In the second part of the tour you will take a hike to Gråkahallen Hill. You will walk between 5-6 km, during 3 hs (including breaks) and enjoy great views of the landscape. This is suitable for people in fairly good shape, as you will walk uphill and downhill which requires some physical effort.

Basis Private tour
Duration 5 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle 1st class
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.  
Entrances Nidaros Cathedral.
Meals  None
Difficulty Moderate. Walking required over uneven surfaces, uphill and down hill is required.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
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Molde
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Alesund

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Ålesund Walking Tour – 3 Hours


Ålesund differs from most other Norwegian cities with its large concentration of buildings in the Jugend style of architecture. The explanation for this is simple; the town burned to the ground during the Great Fire of 1904. Rebuilding the city took a full three years, aided by numerous local contributions and large donations from the German Kaiser Wilhelm II.
The city planners agreed on consistently using the contemporary style of architecture, Jugend style (also known as Art Nouveau). It is a style characterized by artistic playfulness, fetching inspiration from organic forms and shapes in nature.
This combination of fjords, mountains and a town centre built in so-called art nouveau-style are some of the factors that resulted in Ålesund pinching first place in a survey by the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagbladet. Larger cities like Bergen (second place) and Trondheim (fourth place) – perhaps more famous for their beauty – were not considered to be as scenic as Ålesund when the Norwegians themselves cast their votes.
Walking tour through the winding old city streets, you will learn about the town's historic past. The tour takes in the Art Nouveau houses in the town itself, taking a stroll in the magnificent central district that displays beautiful houses with numerous and elaborate towers, spears and ornaments.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: None.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Ålesund City Tour – 4 Hours

Experience the splendid beauty and history of Ålesund during this picturesque 4 hour excursion through the city and its surroundings, via private vehicle, driver and local English Speaking Guide. Ålesund, a city built in an Art Nouveau style following a catastrophic fire in 1904. One of a few Art Nouveau towns in the world (Jugend style), Ålesund is home to an atmospheric distinct character that is warmly embraced by the locals.
Drive towards the Art Nouveau center of the town, marvel at the amazing decorations and colourful facades. A brief walking tour through the winding old city streets follows where you will learn about the town's historic past. A stop is made on route to the Art Nouveau Centre for a fascinating insight into Art Nouveau through authentic interiors and objects, as well as a captivating multimedia program called “From Ashes to Art Nouveau”. Here you can experience the devastating 1904 fire via film together with photographs and impressive sound and light effects.
Board your vehicle for the journey out of town towards Borgund, the largest trading centre in Sunnmøre during the Viking Era. Here you will view the picturesque Borgund Church followed by a visit to the inviting Sunnmøre Open Air Folk Museum, focusing on Norwegian coastal culture. Enjoy a stroll between the picturesque houses and the indoor exhibitions and get an insight into the cultural and architectural history of Sunnmøre and the Norwegian coastal culture. Heading back towards the city center, we detour with a drive up Mount Aksla. From this location, a panoramic view of the archipelago, the beautiful town center of Ålesund lying quietly below and the spectacular Sunnmøre Alps opens up in front of you. Return journey back to the city center.
 
Basis:  Private tour
Duration: 4 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Art Nouveau Centre, Sunnmøre Open Air Folk Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

 
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Bergen

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Highlights of Bergen with optional hiking
Highlights:
  • Experience Bryggen – UNESCO heritage site
  • Hike up to the mountains surrounding Bergen and have a picnic with a view

Tour Duration: 8 h

Tour can operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: No

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Lunch-picnic
  • Private car with private English speaking guide
Not Included:
  • Admission fees to the museums
  • Tips and gratuities 
Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen may perhaps be a relatively small city (population of 260,000) however it is overflowing with history (the first settlement here were over 900 years ago), culture, incredible nature, gourmet restaurants and cosy cafe’s
Bryggen, the ancient Hanseatic Wharf, which is one of the best known European dwelling places from the Middle Ages, comprises a maze of characteristic wooden buildings with pointed gables facing the harbour.

This unique architectural gem is now listed by UNESCO as one of the world's most significant examples of the history and culture of a medieval settlement. Bryggen thrives today as a honeycomb of painter’s and craftsmen’s workshops, plus access to the interior of some of the buildings themselves where history has been preserved as it was originally. 

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway's best-known attractions. Fløibanen can be found in the heart of Bergen. Fløibanen is a funicular cable car that takes you 320 metres above sea level. In just a few minutes you find yourself on top of a mountain with a perfect view of the city and its surroundings. You have not seen Bergen before you have taken Fløibanen.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 3 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 01st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours



Experience the picturesque beauty and historical sights of Bergen during this leisurely 5 hour sightseeing excursion. 
We drive out of the city centre to Troldhaugen, the home of the famous Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg. The home, an unassuming wooden house stands amongst the trees at the Hill of the Trolls (Troldhaugen). 
Then it is a short drive to the Fantoft Stave Church, originally built in Fortun Sogn in 1150, it was relocated to Fantoft in 1883 where it was rebuilt after it was destroyed in a fire in 1992. In the Middle Ages there were approximately 800 stave churches throughout Norway, today only 30 are left standing. 
On return back to the city centre of Bergen, explore by foot the famous Bryggen harbour front - the colorful old Hanseatic merchant buildings from the middle Ages. Destroyed by a large fire that wreaked havoc, the area was rebuilt in 1702. Now a protected area and listed on the Unesco World Heritage List, the narrow alleyways that run between the rows of houses made for an enchanting stroll that will take you back in time.

Your next stop is the Mt. Fløien Funicular station. The Fløibanen funicular takes you up to a height of 320 meters above sea level. It is a short journey up, on exit of the funicular a magnificent panorama over the city of Bergen, the surrounding mountains and sea awaits you. Return back to the harbor front district by funicular. Some free time has been set aside for you to peruse the Fish and Flower market at the Marbour front.

 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration: 5 hours.
Start / End: City center Hotel, address or Pier.
Vehicle: 01st Class. 
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen, Fantoft Stave Church, Fløibanen funicular.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.
Hike to Mount Fløien and lunch at Bergen´s Fish Market – 5 hours
You start this journey by meeting our guide and taking Bergen´s funicular, one of the trademarks of the city.
The funicular railway is one of Norway's most famous attractions. The trip starts in the heart of the city and takes you 320 meters above sea level. In just 6 minutes, you will find yourself on top of Mount Fløyen. After enjoying a panoramic view of Bergen we will start our hike!
Our guide will take you through the beautiful surroundings, enjoying the views of the city, the fjords and mountains while discovering the local nature. You will do this hiking at your own pace.
You may walk down to the city center or take the funicular. The tour ends at Bergen´s Fish Market, a place that has a long history that dates to the 1200s. Since then, the market has been one of the most important places for trade between fishermen, farmers, and the inhabitants of the city. Here you will say goodbye to our guide and enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. You will be served a traditional fish platter that includes local delicacies such as king crab, lobster, langoustines, oysters, and creamy mussels.
 
Basis:  Private hiking/walking tour.
Duration:       5 hours (incl 4 hours for funicular and hike, plus time for lunch on your own).
Start / End:   City/Fish Market.
Inclusions: English-speaking guide, Other languages on request, Entrance to  Funicular, Lunch at the Fish Market (Luxury platter: King crab, lobster and langoustines in garlic butter, oysters and creamy mussels. Served with salad, bread, aioli and tarragon dip, tap water). Vegetarian option available (Filled spicy portobello mushroom covered in melted local cheese, served on a bed of vegetables and sweet potato purée.)
Not included
: Vehicle
Physical Activity Level:      Grade Moderate. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Tour can operate: afternoon/evening
Wheelchair Accessible: No
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. Bring appropriate clothing and shoes.
 
Bergen Art & Design Walking Tour visiting KODE Art Museum and Arven silver factory – 4 hours
You start this walking tour with our guide, visiting two of the main attractions in Bergen for art and design lovers.
 
We will pay a visit to KODE 3 Museum, which The Rasmus Meyers Collection and a great compilation of works by Edvard Munch, one of the most renowned Norwegian painters.
Among the highlights of the collection are paintings from the Golden Age of Norwegian art, as well as historical interiors from the Bergen area. The presentation includes highlights from the careers of other famous Norwegian artists such as J.C. Dahl, Harriet Backer, Erik Werenskiold and Gerhard Munthe.
 
We continue our tour by visiting Arven´s workshops. In 1868 Theodor Olsen brought international expertise when he established his own sterling silversmithery and store and quickly became a leader in Bergen’s arts and crafts community. Following his death in 1890, the silver smithery and store continued under the name of Theodore Olsen managed by the Aase family for many generations until 2016 when it became Arven AS. Today, Arven is a modern and innovative factory which is constantly developing new and exciting products through bold design work in cooperation with contemporary designers but preserving traditional techniques and classic design.
During your private visit you will be greeted by your host offering you a special welcome with a drink and a taste of delicious Norwegian local produce cheese and snacks, all served using their beautiful cheese slices and knives we create.
Your visit continues with a presentation about the story of silversmithing in Bergen, about Arven, our history, our products, and our way of working. Afterwards there will time for your questions and participation to “show and tell” how each visitor can make their own stamped pendant!
You are then guided to our workshop and witness where our silver cutlery and jewelries are crafted. There will be a little “ceremony” in the workshop where each visitor gets their own Arven medal.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      4 hours walking tour.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     KODE 3 Museum and Arven Silver Factory.
Meals: None.
Physical activity level:      Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Wheelchair accessible: NO
Tour operates: morning, afternoon.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes. The tour is not offered on Sunday and Monday.
 
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Hurtigruten: MS Spitsbergen
Ms Spitsbergen will operate as an Expedition Ship, with a full expedition team and educational program onboard, including expert lecturers and daily discussions and access to specialty hikes with the expedition team. You'll feel like an explorer in the Arctic wilderness, without disturbing the fragile wildlife and nature found here.
Dining
On board MS Spitsbergen you can look forward to tasting food from Norway’s Coastal Kitchen, where the food is always fresh, distinctive, and full of variety. While visiting 27 ports, guests have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers every day. It's a truly unique and authentic culinary experience.
Life On Board
From the moment you embark, you will notice the atmosphere on board. And what's more, you will notice something in yourself. As the peace and tranquility of the scenery and relaxed pace takes hold, you will find your senses enhanced to everything around you.
Excursions
The true variety of Norwegian landscape, history, and culture reveals itself through Hurtigruten's enlightening and memorable excursions. Join in on action-filled adventures on land or water, enjoy authentic Norwegian traditions and culture, or experience beautiful wildlife, nature, and coastal highlights. Each season brings with it the opportunity to participate in new excursions.
Common Spaces and Amenities
  • Sun Deck
  • Bar
  • Lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Bistro
  • Reception
  • Fitness Room
  • Jacuzzi
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2009
Year Refurbished
2016
Year Entered Present Fleet
2016
Previous Name
Norway Explorer
Country of Registry
Norway
Tonnage (GRT)
7025
Guests (Lowers)
408
Total Guests
320
Passenger Decks
6
Number of Crew
35
Officers' Nationality
Norwegian
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Norwegian
Total Rooms
85
Suites
9
Balconies
–
Ocean/River View
67
Interior
9
Accessible
–
Each Hurtigruten ship has something unique to offer. Despite their differences, they all provide the same intimate travel experience, with their own informal atmosphere. Comfortable lounges and ample deck space afford perfect views as you glide through some of the world's most beautiful and untouched coastal scenery.
Tipping Policy
Gratuities for captain, officers, staff, and crew are included in the voyage fare.
Shipboard Policies
  • Currency
    Norwegian currency is used on board. Most major currencies may be exchanged. Visa, American Express, MasterCard, and Diners Card are all accepted. A cruise card can be obtained and used for payment for extras and settled at the end of your voyage. This may be subject to change.

  • Electrical
    Electrical outlets on the vessel are 220v AC. – 2 pin Continental-type, for which an adapter is required. Guests needing an adapter/converter, must bring their own.

  • Internet Access
    There is an internet café onboard. Wireless access is available in most public areas for use with guests' laptops or mobile devices. Please note that the bandwidth is narrow and reception intermittent.

  • Language
    Norwegian and English are the official onboard languages. The personnel at the reception and some of the service crew may also speak German. Tour Leaders speak Norwegian, English, and German.

  • Medical Emergencies
    While a doctor or medical personnel may be on board the ship, these individuals are not agents or employees of Hurtigruten, but are independent contractors. Hurtigruten shall not be liable for any aspect of medical treatment provided to the customer, including, but not limited to, the consequences of any examination, advice, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis or other services that such doctor or medical personnel may furnish the customer.

Public Rooms
  • Bar(s)/Lounge(s)
Entertainment
  • Educational/Enrichment Programs
    The Expedition Team will give interesting lectures on topics pertaining to the places you'll sail, so you can learn more about natural phenomena, fishing traditions, polar history, Viking history, geology, glaciology, culture, and climate – to mention only a few. The Expedition Team will deepen your memories and facilitate the adventures that will last a lifetime.

  • Evening Entertainment
    The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. Hurtigruten's aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers.
Dining
  • Meals Onboard
    On board MS Spitsbergen guests can look forward to tasting food from Norway's Coastal Kitchen, where the food is always fresh, distinctive, and full of variety. While visiting 27 ports, guests have an exceptional opportunity to get fresh produce from local suppliers every day. It is a truly unique and authentic culinary experience.
Sports, Health and Fitness
  • Fitness Center
  • Whirlpool(s)
All Hurtigruten ships have a wide range of comfortable cabins onboard. From the moment you embark your Hurtigruten coastal ship, you will notice the atmosphere on board. This is your relaxed home on the coast.

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of March 2020. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

Oceanview

Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (YA) Limited Availability
  • Category: YA
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2) Limited Availability
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin
  • Category: U2
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ) Limited Availability
  • Category: QJ
  • Deck 6
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2) Limited Availability
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin
  • Category: P2
  • Deck 7
Polar Outside Cabin (O2) Limited Availability
Polar Outside Cabin
  • Category: O2
  • Deck 4
Polar Outside Cabin (N2) Limited Availability
Polar Outside Cabin
  • Category: N2
  • Deck 4
Polar Outside Cabin (J2) Limited Availability
Polar Outside Cabin
  • Category: J2
  • Deck 7
Polar Outside Cabin (AJ) Limited Availability
  • Category: AJ
  • Deck 6
Polar Outside Cabin (A2) Limited Availability
Polar Outside Cabin
  • Category: A2
  • Deck 4

Mini-Suite

Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2) Limited Availability
Expedition Suite - Mini Suite
  • Category: Q2
  • Deck 4

Suite

Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite (MX) Limited Availability
  • Category: MX
  • Deck 6
Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG) Limited Availability
  • Category: MG
  • Deck 6

Inside

Polar Inside Cabin (K2) Limited Availability
Polar Inside Cabin
  • Category: K2
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
Polar Inside Cabin (I2) Limited Availability
Polar Inside Cabin
  • Category: I2
  • Deck 4
Polar Inside Cabin (B2) Limited Availability
  • Category: B2

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Not all cabin grades are available on all ships. Prices for cabin grade D on request.

For voyages 9 nights or longer, cabin assignments are complimentary. For reservations less than 9 nights, guests may reserve specific cabins: $150 per cabin for northbound and $125 per cabin southbound voyages.

Single Supplement: applies and varies based on desired travel date.

Price Does Not Include:

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Travel Protection Plan
  • Optional Excursions
  • Optional Beverage Packages
  • Luggage handling

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Deckplan Overview
Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite (MX)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (AJ)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (A2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (YA)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (K2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (B2)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite (MX)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (AJ)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (A2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (YA)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (K2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (B2)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite (MX)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (AJ)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (A2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (YA)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (K2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (B2)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite (MX)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (AJ)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (A2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (YA)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (K2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (B2)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite (MX)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (AJ)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (A2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (YA)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (K2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (B2)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Owner's Suite (MX)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (AJ)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Outside Cabin (A2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (YA)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (I2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (K2)
  • Polar Inside Cabin (B2)