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Roundtrip Hamburg
14-night Hamburg - North Cape - Hamburg – Fjords and Arctic Summer Expedition
May 4, 2021
Hurtigruten: MS Otto Sverdrup
Roundtrip Hamburg
Vacation Offer ID 1411083
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Cruise Inclusions

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurant Aune and Fredheim
  • A la carte restaurant Lindstrom included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with very limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English and German-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library, biological and geological microscopes and samples
  • Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym, outdoor running track and gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings using our fleet of small expedition boats or local tender boats
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings
  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Hamburg

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!

Hamburg – Gem of the Elbe river
Highlights:
 
Meet your hand selected driver-guide to discuss your interests for the day before getting started into the famous 800 year old Hanseatic port city, the second largest port in Europe after Rotterdam
 
Pass the container and cargo terminals of the world’s largest ware house complex ‘Speicherstadt’ built in the late 19th century with gabled roofs and small towers
 
Drive along Inner Alster Lake and the main shopping and financial area before reaching the Outer Alster Lake, one of Hamburg's finest residential areas surrounded by lovely promenades and elegant villa gardens
 
See the impressive Elbphilharmonic hall, designed by the star architect team Herzog & de Meuron and inaugurated as Hamburg´s main concert hall in the year 2017
 
Continue touring the city center with its mixture of modern and historic architecture, the ruins of St. Nicolai, St. Peter's Church and the incredible old City Hall, built in Neo-Renaissance style, as well as the Reeperbahn of St. Pauli, one of the world's largest red-light district
 
Stop at the lively Fish Market and watch traders while enjoying a snack of fresh catch
 
Time permitting attend a short organ recital at 12:00 noon at the baroque St. Michael´s Church, the emblem and landmark of Hamburg
End of tour at the ship or at place of interest
 
You might want to visit Miniature Wunderland the model railway attraction, the largest of its kind in the world (we will gladly arrange timeslots for you)
 
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: All day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Touring with one of our excellent driver-guides
  • Transportation in luxury car
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Optional admissions
  • Tipping at your discretion

 
05/04/2021 05/04/2021
At Sea
05/05/2021 05/05/2021
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.
 
05/06/2021 05/06/2021
Molde
05/07/2021 05/07/2021
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.
05/07/2021 05/07/2021
Bronnoysund
05/08/2021 05/08/2021
Reine
05/09/2021 05/09/2021
Svolvaer
05/09/2021 05/09/2021
Tromso
05/10/2021 05/10/2021
Honningsvag

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!

Honningsvåg City Tour with visit to North Cape Hall, fishing villages and King Crab Safari - 6 hours



We start with a drive around Honningsvag and a visit to North Cape Hall where you will have the chance to explore the visitor centre on your own or follow our guide for a short tour of the facilities. For several hundred years, the North Cape, which is located at 71°10'21, has attracted people from every corner of the globe. The globe monument erected in 1978 has become the actual symbol for the North Cape. At present, Nordkapphall (North Cape Hall) is firmly ensconced on the massive cliff, 307 m above sea level, and marks the northernmost tip of Europe, representing the final frontier with the arctic sea.


In this tour you will also visit three fishing villages in Nordkapp municipality: Nordvågen, Skarsvåg and Gjesvær. Nordvågen is the largest one of the three, with a population of 500. Skarsvåg is the smallest of the three, with hardly 50 inhabitants, and it is also known as the northernmost fishing village in the world. During a short walk, our guide will tell a bit more about the history and life in a small fishing village. Gjesvær is known for its stunning view of Gjesværstappan, a well-known natural bird reserve, famous for its enormous colony of puffins. The road to Gjesvær provides stunning vistas of the Arctic tundra, and in some places even resembles a lunar landscape.

We end the day with a King Crab Safari. At our scenic fjord location in Sarnes, our guide will provide a presentation about the life, history, anatomy and industry of the king crab. You will have the chance to hold and photograph a live specimen, before we serve them a meal of freshly cooked king crab.
 

Basis Private tour
Duration 6 hours
Start / End City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle  1st class.
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request.  
Entrances North Cape Hall.
Meals King Crab Meal.
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

Honningsvåg ATV Excursion to Nordkapp - 4 hours



Take off on this scenic tour of Magerøya Island! Once everyone is suited up and your guide has given a short safety briefing on how to drive an ATV, we start our tour. We will make several stops sso you take home some incredible pictures. 

Once we reach the North Cape, we will walk (or drive) up to the North Cape globe to take the traditional picture at northern Norway’s most famous landmark. The globe monument erected in 1978 has become the actual symbol for the North Cape. 

Afterwards it is time to visit the North Cape hall. Your guide can offer you a short tour around the facilities or you can take the time to discover the place on your own. For several hundred years, the North Cape, which is located at 71°10'21, has attracted people from every corner of the globe. At present, Nordkapphall (North Cape Hall) is firmly ensconced on the massive cliff, 307 m above sea level, and marks the northernmost tip of Europe, representing the final frontier with the arctic sea.

After our visit we drive back to Honningsva?g, having a few more photo stops along the way.

Basis Private tour
Duration 4 hours
Start / End City center meeting point, walking distance form piers and hotels.
Vehicle ATV
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request. 
Entrances North Cape Hall.
Others Clothing and safety equipment are included in this tour.
For all ATV-drivers, driver license for car required.
Meals None
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.


 

Honningsvåg King Crab Safari - 3,5 hours


Join us on an unforgettable King Crab safari in the area around NorthCape. We take you deepsea rafting to Sarnesfjorden, where you will stop and check what`s inside the traps down in the deep. The cing crab can measure up to 2 meters between its claws, and weigh as much as 10 kilos. However we are most likely to catch "small" crabs that weight between 3 to 7 kilos. The trip continues to our lavvocamp, where you will go ashore and prepare the catch of the day. 

Basis: Private tour.

Duration: 3,5 hours.

Start / End: City center meeting point, walking distance form piers and hotels.

Vehicle: Boat Safari.

Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.    

Entrances: None.

Others: Clothing and safety equipment included in this tour.

Meals: King Crab Meal.

Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.

 

Basis Private tour
Duration  3,5 hours
Start / End City center meeting point, walking distance form piers and hotels.
Vehicle Boat Safari.
Guide English-speaking. Other languages on request. 
Entrances None
Others Clothing and safety equipment included in this tour.
Meals King Crab Meal.
Difficulty Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
 
Notes

Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

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North Cape (Honningsvag)
05/11/2021 05/11/2021
Finnsnes
05/12/2021 05/12/2021
Bodo
05/13/2021 05/13/2021
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.
05/14/2021 05/14/2021
Urke
05/15/2021 05/15/2021
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.

 
05/15/2021 05/15/2021
Stavanger

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!

Stavanger City Tour with Norwegian Oil Museum– 4 hours


Explore Norway's past and present during this picturesque 4 hour sightseeing tour that highlights historic Stavanger.
Stavanger, now known as the Oil Capital of Norway has since evolved into a prosperous modern city. Today journey starts with a scenic drive past the harbor area's quaint fish and farmer's market and residential areas. On route you will note how the city has retained its centuries-old roots through the preservation and renovation of its old architecture and infrastructure. Following on the tour takes you out of the city centre to Ullandhaug hill, a hilltop vantage point that commands a sweeping view of Stavanger and beyond to the sparkling Hafrsfjord.

After taking in the panoramic sights, we journey to the little beach at “Moellebukta” where you will see the impressive monument that was raised in commemoration of the battle that unified Norway. The monument, three 30 ft. high swords have been forced into the ground, symbolizing peace, unity and freedom.

It is now time to commence the journey back to the city center where the old residential section of Stavanger will be reached. Here we begin a leisurely walking tour which takes us through some of the narrow lanes that house Northern Europe's best-preserved wooden houses, dating from the late 17th and early 18th-century. The walking tour ends at the small lake where the Stavanger Cathedral is situated; one of a few cathedrals in Scandinavia that has kept its original features.
Join your awaiting vehicle for the transfer to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. During this part of the tour you will discover how oil and gas are created and extracted and how petroleum influences Norwegian society.
 
Basis: Private Tour.
Duration: 4 hours.
Start/End: City center Hotel or address.
Vehicle: 1st Class.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.
Entrances: Norwegian Petroleum Museum.
Meals: None.
Difficulty: Grade Easy. Walking required over uneven surfaces.
Notes: Tour program may be reversed for logistic / planning purposes.

 
Stavanger Food Tour – 3 hours
A plate of food

Description automatically generated with medium confidenceIndulge in 200 years of Norwegian food culture with tastings throughout Stavanger. We will discover the old town and its cobblestone streets, winding along the many well-preserved 18th- to early 20th-century buildings.
 
Your guide will mix tales of the city’s rich history with explanations of how Norwegians’ eating habits have evolved over the centuries. You will make stops along the way to savor the aromas and taste several different food items that have played a significant role in the development of Stavanger.
 
Start the tour passing by the Cathedral and market square before getting to the Norwegian Canning Museum where you will get a taste of canning smoked sardines and “flatbrød” bread. This culinary walk continues with a visit to one of the most popular eateries in the very heart of the city center - famous for their local specialties and unique house. Here you will taste a selection of Norwegian waffles and homemade specialties, a” must eat” if you are a foodie visiting Norway. The last stop will be to a local chocolatier in a narrow charming street. Here you will learn and see how chocolate is made while you enjoy a confectionary and a cup of warm chocolate topped with chili and whipped cream.
 
Many of Stavanger’s chefs are ranked among the best in Europe, and Stavanger is considered a premier culinary destination. If you want to combine sightseeing with a gastronomical experience, this is the right tour for you!
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      Approx. 3 hours
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     Norwegian Canning Museum.
Meals: Tastings.
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. Veggie option may be possible upon request. The tour is not offered on public holidays.
 
Cruise in the Lysefjord with walking tour and traditional lunch in Stavanger– 6 hours
Start this tour at the pier and get on board of a brand new and full electric boat. This boat will take you on an unforgettable sailing tour in the Lysefjord.
Once on board you will enjoy a striking scenery from the comfort of our boat’s sheltered cabin with panoramic windows all around. However, we strongly recommend you venture out on the spacious sundeck.
During the tour you will have majestic views of one of the most famous attractions in Norway, the Preikestolen or “Pulpit Rock”. The boat will also pass by the Vagabond’s Cave, and you will hear more about the legend of this mysterious opening in the mountain. Our captain will carefully nudge the boat’s bow up the Hengjane Falls to feel the spray of mountain water.
Once the boat tour is over, you will walk a few hundred meters to the local restaurant where you will enjoy a delicious and traditional Norwegian lunch. After lunch you will meet your guide to have a 2 hours walking tour. Our guide will take you around the main spots of the city, walking the cobblestone streets of the old Stavanger. You will pass by the market square, the Cathedral of the 12th century, the harbor bay and statue of Alexander Kielland, former mayor of Stavanger and well-known writer. You will discover the typical wooden houses of the old town and much more!
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      Approx.6 hours (3 hours cruise + 1 hour for lunch at Local Restaurant on your own + 2 hours walking tour).
Start / End:   Pier/ City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     3 hours cruise.
Meals: Traditional Lunch at local restaurant (Catch of the day or Fish Soup or Caesar Salad or Veggie dish).
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 Sundays and Public Holidays.
 
Stavanger City Walk– 2 hours
In this 2 our walking tour you will discover Stavanger´s old town, with its cobblestone streets and small wooden houses.
 
Our guide will introduce you to some of the city’s main icons and personalities and their influence on today’s living standards. You will pass by the market square, the Cathedral of the 12th century and the harbor bay and statue of Alexander Kielland, former mayor of Stavanger and well-known writer.
 
Basis: Private tour.
Duration:      2 hours.
Start / End:   City.
Vehicle:        None.
Guide: English-speaking. Other languages on request.   
Entrances:     None.
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.
05/16/2021 05/16/2021
At Sea
05/17/2021 05/17/2021
Hamburg

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!

Hamburg – Gem of the Elbe river
Highlights:
 
Meet your hand selected driver-guide to discuss your interests for the day before getting started into the famous 800 year old Hanseatic port city, the second largest port in Europe after Rotterdam
 
Pass the container and cargo terminals of the world’s largest ware house complex ‘Speicherstadt’ built in the late 19th century with gabled roofs and small towers
 
Drive along Inner Alster Lake and the main shopping and financial area before reaching the Outer Alster Lake, one of Hamburg's finest residential areas surrounded by lovely promenades and elegant villa gardens
 
See the impressive Elbphilharmonic hall, designed by the star architect team Herzog & de Meuron and inaugurated as Hamburg´s main concert hall in the year 2017
 
Continue touring the city center with its mixture of modern and historic architecture, the ruins of St. Nicolai, St. Peter's Church and the incredible old City Hall, built in Neo-Renaissance style, as well as the Reeperbahn of St. Pauli, one of the world's largest red-light district
 
Stop at the lively Fish Market and watch traders while enjoying a snack of fresh catch
 
Time permitting attend a short organ recital at 12:00 noon at the baroque St. Michael´s Church, the emblem and landmark of Hamburg
End of tour at the ship or at place of interest
 
You might want to visit Miniature Wunderland the model railway attraction, the largest of its kind in the world (we will gladly arrange timeslots for you)
 
Tour Duration: 4 hours
Tour can operate: All day
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Physical Activity Level: Light

Inclusions:
  • Touring with one of our excellent driver-guides
  • Transportation in luxury car
  • All taxes
Not Included:
  • Meals
  • Optional admissions
  • Tipping at your discretion

 
05/18/2021 05/18/2021
Hurtigruten: MS Otto Sverdrup
MS Otto Sverdrup is designed for exciting, sustainable expedition cruises along the Norwegian coastline

MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken) is named after a great Norwegian polar hero. Sverdrup was the first person to ski across Greenland, was a key member of polar expeditions and was the captain of the legendary Arctic ship “Fram”. He also served as a Hurtigruten captain between expeditions.

The re-designed MS Otto Sverdrup is an ice class 1C ship. It's equipped with advanced maritime technology that makes her exceptionally well suited for expedition cruises in Norway.
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2002
Year Refurbished
2021
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
15530
Guests (Lowers)
1266
Total Guests
1000
Passenger Decks
7
Number of Crew
100
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
263
Suites
23
Balconies
–
Ocean/River View
208
Interior
32
Accessible
6

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of December 2019. 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 (U2) Limited Availability
  • Category: U2
  • Deck 7
  • Deck 6
Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (SD) Limited Availability
Polar Outside - Outside Cabin
  • Category: SD
  • Deck 3
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2) Limited Availability
  • Category: P2
  • Deck 5
Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (O2) Limited Availability
  • Category: O2
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 3
Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (N2) Limited Availability
  • Category: N2
  • Deck 3

Obstructed View

Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ) Limited Availability
Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin
  • Category: QJ
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (J2) Limited Availability
  • Category: J2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5

Mini-Suite

Expedition Suite - Mini-Suite (Q2) Limited Availability
  • Category: Q2
  • Deck 5

Suite

Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG) Limited Availability
Expedition Suite - Grand Suite
  • Category: MG
  • Deck 8
  • Deck 6
Expedition Suite - Suite (M4) Limited Availability
  • Category: M4
  • Deck 6
Expedition Suite - Suite (M2) Limited Availability
  • Category: M2
  • Deck 6

Porthole

Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (L2) Limited Availability
  • Category: L2
  • Deck 3
  • Deck 2

Inside

Polar Inside - Inside Cabin (I2) Limited Availability
  • Category: I2
  • Deck 6
  • Deck 5
  • Deck 3

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.

Deck 8

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M2)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M4)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini-Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (SD)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (L2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Inside - Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 7

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M2)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M4)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini-Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (SD)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (L2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Inside - Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 6

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M2)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M4)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini-Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (SD)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (L2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Inside - Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 5

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M2)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M4)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini-Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (SD)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (L2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Inside - Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 4

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M2)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M4)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini-Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (SD)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (L2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Inside - Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 3

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M2)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M4)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini-Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (SD)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (L2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Inside - Inside Cabin (I2)
Deck 2

Stateroom Key

  • Expedition Suite - Grand Suite (MG)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M2)
  • Expedition Suite - Suite (M4)
  • Expedition Suite - Mini-Suite (Q2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (P2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (U2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (O2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (SD)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (N2)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (L2)
  • Arctic Superior - Outside Cabin (QJ)
  • Polar Outside - Outside Cabin (J2)
  • Polar Inside - Inside Cabin (I2)