Norwegian Coastal Express Northbound

The MS Nordlys expedition ship passes between green hills on the Norwegian Voyage Northbound - Hurtigruten Norway

This tour has multiple departures

Slow travel to Bergen

Embark on an extraordinary voyage – take the Norwegian Coastal Express Northbound from Bergen, where history echoes in the cobbled streets influenced by the 14th-century Hanseatic League. Explore UNESCO-listed Bryggen’s vibrant wharves and savor seafood delights at the renowned fish market. Sail along the Hjeltefjord, tracing the old Viking route, indulging in coastal produce. Meet the Coastal Experience Team, orchestrating lectures and optional hikes. Journey through Nordfjord to Ålesund’s Art Nouveau charm. Summer unveils the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord’s paradise, while spring and fall explore Hjørundfjord and Molde’s enchanting ‘Molde Panorama.’ Traverse to Trondheim’s Viking history, cross the Arctic Circle, and delve into Lofoten’s fishing heritage before reaching Kirkenes, concluding a voyage of Arctic wonders.

Expedition Ship Itinerary

For UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, sail our Norwegian Coastal Express Northbound itinerary in June, July, or August. For Hjørundfjord, hidden away near the Sunnmøre Alps, you’ll want to book your Classic Voyage North sometime in April and May* or September and October. As you cruise Norway’s coastline, you can also pick from a range of optional seasonal excursions to enhance your experience and excitement.

  • Enjoy visiting a range of coastal communities, including a number of charming cities, towns, and villages
  • Sail to the world-famous Geirangerfjord in summer or to Hjørundfjord in spring and fall
  • Cross the Arctic Circle for an Arctic tour of Norway to hunt for the Northern Lights in winter, and enjoy round-the-clock daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer
  • Join optional hikes and the full list of available optional seasonal excursions to enhance your coastal experience

*Applicable for 2025-26 departures only

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