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2012

The Original Coastal Voyage since 1893

NORWAY


the beneficial Hurtigruten membership programme

Our 1893 Ambassador Programme offers special privileges to our repeater guests

Hurtigruten would like to present its 1893 Ambassador Programme, and invite you to join and discover the variety of our unique destinations with special extras as an 1893 Ambassador member. This is a complimentary membership for all guests who have travelled with us for a minimum of three nights on a previous single journey. Benefits As an 1893 Ambassador member, you will receive special discounts and extra perks that are available only to members. 1893 benefits include: 10% 1893 Ambassador repeater discount on your next Norwegian Coastal Voyage with a minimum stay of three nights *, 5% 1893 Ambassador repeater discount on your next Explorer voyage *, 5% discount on selected excursions booked on board, three days free bicycle rental included with every Norwegian classic round voyage and a free quarterly member journal with background stories and insider tips. * Provided you have travelled with us for a minimum of 3 nights on a previous single journey. It can be used in conjunction with normal brochure prices, early booking prices and group prices that were booked in advance, exceptions apply.

Explore the world of Hurtigruten Regardless of where or when you go, travelling with Hurtigruten creates memories for life. With us, you can visit places that most people have never been able to reach and experience new cultures, landscapes and traditions. Hurtigruten is the best way to enjoy the Norwegian coast, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Antarctica or Europe. It is easy to become a member, simply register online at: www.hurtigruten.com/1893

Š Reinhard Kastner - Guest image

1893 ambassador


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from Kristiansund to   Trondheim from Trondheim from Rørvik

01.45 08.15 12.00 21.15

23.00 06.00 12.00 21.15

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from Brønnøysund from Sandnessjøen to Nesna from Ørnes to  Bodø from Bodø from Stamsund to  Svolvær from Svolvær

01.00 04.15 05.30 09.30 12.30 15.00 19.30 21.00 22.00

01.00 04.15 05.30 09.30 12.30 15.00 19.30 21.00 22.00

from Stokmarknes from Sortland from Risøyhamn to  Harstad from Harstad from Finnsnes to  Tromsø from Tromsø to  Skjervøy

01.00 03.00 04.30 06.45 08.00 11.45 14.30 18.30 22.45

01.00 03.00 04.30 06.45 08.00 11.45 14.30 18.30 22.45

from Øksfjord to  Hammerfest from Hammerfest from Havøysund to  Honningsvåg from Honningsvåg from Kjøllefjord from Mehamn from Berlevåg

02.15 05.15 06.45 09.45 11.45 15.15 17.45 20.00 22.45

02.15 05.15 06.45 09.45 11.45 15.15 17.45 20.00 22.45

from Båtsfjord to  Vardø from Vardø from Vadsø to  Kirkenes

01.00 04.00 04.15 08.00 09.45

01.00 04.00 04.15 08.00 09.45

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from Kirkenes from Vadsø to  Vardø from Vardø from Båtsfjord from Berlevåg

12.45 — 16.00 17.00 20.30 22.30

12.45 — 16.00 17.00 20.30 22.30

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from Mehamn from Kjøllefjord from Honningsvåg from Havøysund to  Hammerfest from Hammerfest from Øksfjord from Skjervøy to  Tromsø

01.15 03.30 06.15 08.30 11.15 12.45 15.45 19.45 23.45

01.15 03.30 06.15 08.30 11.15 12.45 15.45 19.45 23.45

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from Tromsø from Finnsnes to  Harstad from Harstad from Risøyhamn from Sortland from Stokmarknes to  Svolvær from Svolvær from Stamsund

01.30 04.45 08.00 08.30 11.00 13.00 15.15 18.30 20.00 22.00

01.30 04.45 08.00 08.30 11.00 13.00 15.15 18.30 20.00 22.00

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to  Bodø from Bodø from Ørnes from Nesna from Sandnessjøen from Brønnøysund from Rørvik

02.00 04.00 07.15 11.15 13.30 17.00 21.30

02.00 04.00 07.15 11.15 13.30 17.00 21.30

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to Trondheim from Trondheim from Kristiansund from Molde to   Ålesund

06.30 10.00 17.00 21.30 24.00

06.30 10.00 17.00 21.30 24.00

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from Ålesund from Torvik from Måløy from Florø to   Bergen

00.45 02.15 05.45 08.15 14.30

00.45 02.15 05.45 08.15 14.30

The coastal ships make stops at all the ports mentioned in our itineraries. In the larger towns and cities you may have several hours to spend ashore, or maybe take part in one of the excursions. At the smaller ports, the stops are brief, approximately 20 - 45 minutes. Please check on board to ensure that you return to the ship in time for departure. Hurtigruten reserves the right to make alterations to this timetable without prior notice. *At Geiranger embarkation/disembarkation is by small tender. Schedule per July 2011.


Welcome to Hurtigruten A Hurtigruten voyage is the best way to experience the authentic Norway. We sail along the coastline, deeper into the heart of this spectacular landscape than anyone else. We take you to fjords, waterways and ports that other ships can’t reach. Experience the Midnight Sun of summer and the changing seasons that set the rhythm of life for local people. There’s no better way to enjoy the truly Norwegian way of life than on the original Norwegian Coastal Voyage. The Norwegian coastline has been the home of Hurtigruten since our founder, Richard With, forged a route between Trondheim and Hammerfest back in 1893. Since then our ships have become a vital link between the cities, towns and hamlets, carrying local passengers, freight © Front page: Trym Ivar Bergsmo. © Back page: Main photo: Anke Timmerberg. Small photos, from left: Stoll/Spitsbergen Travel, Nina Helland and Marcel & Anne-Marie Sénéchal

and guests. This year our Classic Voyages are defined by the seasons allowing you to choose and experience the natural seasonal highlights of your voyage. Whenever you sail with us, you will be provided with an ever-changing backdrop to a journey of matchless wonder. Experience the Norwegian springtime when the sunlight rejuvenates life along the coastline or discover the perpetual daylight of Norway’s summer above the Arctic Circle. As the sun sinks lower towards the horizon, we sail into the vibrant colours of autumn before winter once again casts its magical spell on the landscape, bringing with it a choice of incredible activities and the opportunity to go in search of the magical Northern Lights. Let us take you on the voyage of a lifetime – a voyage through the calm, sheltered waters of Norway’s shores, closer to the country’s people, landscape and wildlife. Welcome on board

Early booking offer: Enjoy savings of up to 10 %* on selected voyages and dates when you book before 31 December 2011.

* Saving applies to price of the voyage only, excluding any additional costs such as flights, hotel accommodation, transfers or fuel surcharges.

Hurtigruten – The Original Coastal Voyage since 1893 see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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A voyage with Hurtigruten creates

memories for life

Experience four seasons in five days during spring. See page 20 4

Š Jan Lillehamre

Š Trym Ivar Bergsmo

Small fishing village in the Lofoten Islands

Join us on an unforgettable summer voyage. See page 26


© Wolf-Reimer Schmidt - Guest image

Contents

Contents 2-17 Welcome

1893 Ambassador Programme

50-55 Get closer to Norway

Map

50-53

Port to Port

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Welcome to Hurtigruten

54-55

Winter Short Breaks

4-5

Contents

6-7

We Take You Closer

56-63 excursions

8-9

Explore and Experience

58-61

Northbound

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Connecting the Communities

62-63

Southbound

11

Geotourism

12-13

119 Years of Coastal Voyages

14

Welcome on Board

64-71 pre & post voyage programmes

16-17

Enjoy the Atmosphere/

66-68

18-43 classic voyages 18-19

Pre and Post Excursions & Extensions

Food on Board 69

Transfers

70-71

Accommodation

The World’s Most

20-25

Spring

72-95 general information

26-31

Summer

72-74

Our Fleet

32-37

Autumn

75

Cabin Grades

38-43

Winter

76-86

Deck Plans

Beautiful Voyage

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Sailing Schedule

44-49 Theme voyages

88-89

On Board Information

44-45

Opera Under the Arctic Sky

90-91

Travel Information

46-47

Celebrate the First Dawn of

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Group Bookings

the Year

92-93

Booking Conditions

New Year’s Eve in Tromsø

94-95

Photo Competition

Enjoy the beautiful colours during autumn. See page 32

© Jan R. Olsen

© Trym Ivar Bergsmo

48-49

Explore the coastal winter wonderland. See page 38 see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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WE TAKE YOU CLOSER to Norway’s breathtaking coastline

© Jan Lillehamre

© Holger Schmidtke - Guest image

Unique views as we glide through some of the world’s most beautiful, untouched scenery

Enjoy fantastic views from our spacious decks 6

The weather is a part of the experience


© Trym Ivar Bergsmo

Go in search of the breathtaking Northern Lights

© Jelena Pavova - Guest image

© Petra Wöbke

Experience the natural, unspoilt beauty of Norway on an authentic Hurtigruten voyage. The Norwegian coastline offers spectacular scenery and captivating wildlife. Join us as we take you closer to this landscape, the fjords and waterways than anyone else. No one knows how to explore these waters better than Hurtigruten, and we guarantee you unique views and memories that will last a lifetime.

The Lofoten Islands are renowned for their outstanding beauty see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Explore and experience the life, culture and landscape

Hurtigruten is known as the world’s most beautiful voyage, a journey you can enrich further by taking part in our extensive excursion programme. Through our choice of enlightening and memorable adventures, the true diversity of the Norwegian landscape, history and culture reveals itself. Depending on your choice, your excursion may last anything from an hour up to an entire day! Highly qualified guides and modern transport make them both informative and comfortable. A wide range of pre-bookable excursions is available on both the northbound and southbound sailings. All of them are specially chosen to enhance the memories you will take with you from your Hurtigruten voyage along the Norwegian coast.

© Jan Lillehamre

© Gian-Rico Willy

See the majestic sea eagle up close

RIB safari in Saltstraumen 8

Svartisen, the second largest glacier in Norway


© Per Lillehagen © Simon Bottomley

© Camille Seaman

Learn more about the Sámi people and their culture

Join a dog sledging excursion see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Connecting the communities with 34 ports of call

We call at 34 ports, 365 days a year

Hurtigruten takes you closer to the real Norway. We visit 34 ports, some of which are home to just a few hundred inhabitants, delivering freight and of course, our intrepid passengers to places seldom seen by tourists. As with the scenery en route, it is the sheer variety of sights, sounds, scents and surprises that make the coastal voyage such a delight.

With Hurtigruten you can explore these

The inhabitants rely on the Hurtigruten

of the many excursions we offer,

remote communities, from the temperate

ships to bring essential groceries and

ensuring you get to experience the life,

waters of the south to the cooler seas

supplies or to take them to the nearest

culture and landscape of this spectacular

above the Arctic Circle.

town for shopping.

coastline.

The residents of our ports of call often

Other ports of call are long-established,

visit our open ships. As our guest, they

bustling towns, owing their prosperity to

will also consider you theirs, welcoming

the fishing, mining or shipbuilding

you ashore to take a closer look.

industries. At each port you can expect something different. Explore the smaller

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The Hurtigruten vessels have called at

ones on foot, by bike (available for hire

many of these ports since 1893 so their

from the ship) or stay on board and

arrival is still expected to be on schedule

watch as goods and passengers leave

every day, all year round. Many of our

and join.

ports of call along the way are little more

At larger ports or during longer stays at

than tranquil hamlets on tiny islands.

the quayside, you may wish to join one


© Wera Päseler - Guest image

© Frank Harms - Guest image

© Klaus-Peter Kappest

The village Mehamn in Finnmark has 704 inhabitants

Take the opportunity to visit and get to know each port of call

Geotourism and Hurtigruten Geotourism is tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place – its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage and the well-being of its residents. The cooperation between Hurtigruten and National Geographic’s Center for Sustainable Destinations (CSD) on geotourism aims to enhance, safeguard and develop Hurtigruten’s destinations and operations along the Norwegian coast. Hurtigruten makes a difference to each port’s ability to survive, to each local community and to each resident by representing a highly valued and reliable mode of transportation both for freight and for local passengers. In addition we annually transport, safely and comfortably, close to 100.000 tourists up and down the Norwegian coast. We urge all our guests to take the opportunity to visit and get to know each port. By signing the National Geographic CSD’s Geotourism Charter Hurtigruten commits to support the geotourism principles. In return we will benefit from the Center’s expertise and international network in the process of continuously improving our product, the guest experience and our geotourism performance. For Hurtigruten, adding value to and sustaining our destinations always was and remains today our mission for the future.

ABOUT GEOTOURISM Geotourism incorporates the concept of sustainable tourism – that destinations should remain unspoiled for future generations – allowing for ways to grow while protecting and developing a place’s distinctive character. As tourism provides steadily growing revenues and jobs for Norway’s economy, the cooperation with National Geographic and the focus on sustainability becomes paramount. ABOUT NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY CSD The Center for Sustainable Destinations (CSD) is dedicated to protecting the world’s distinctive places through wisely managed tourism and enlightened destination stewardship. The core strategy for achieving this mission is geotourism. Working with many allied organisations, both global and local, CSD helps develop and disseminate information for adopting the geotourism approach – by destination communities, by tourism professionals, and by travellers themselves. “National Geographic Society pinpoints what we understand as a unique character of Hurtigruten. In many ways Hurtigruten has a mission besides presenting the beautiful Norwegian coast to tourists. This mission is exercised in cooperation with our surroundings, our destinations and our

local partners. Hurtigruten both supports and depends on viable and sustainable destinations. We will always strive to improve our skills and performance on all fronts, thereby enhancing what makes Hurtigruten unique in the world.” Olav Fjell, CEO Hurtigruten ASA “Hurtigruten is unique in the world. With Hurtigruten you are really a part of Norway, part of a Norwegian tradition. The crew is Norwegian, the food and experience is Norwegian. Hurtigruten is uniquely identified with the country it operates in. That’s not true with conventional cruise liners.” Jonathan Tourtellot, CSD Founding Director Center for Sustainable Destinations, National Geographic Society

Hurtigruten and National Geographic are cooperating to promote and inspire sustainable travel along the Norwegian coast.

see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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119 years of Coastal voyages with Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten departing Svolvær, 1928

1893 The first Hurtigruten steamship, DS Vesteraalen, departed Trondheim for Hammerfest.

1898 The route expanded southward and included Bergen with three weekly departures.

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1900

1910

© Norsk Folkemuseum

1890

1897 Captain With built a hotel in Spitsbergen, and Hurtigruten started “Sportmans Route” from Hammerfest to Spitsbergen with DS Lofoten.

1908 Kirkenes, near the Russian border, became the northern turning point of the coastal voyage.

1920

1925 The first ship to feature running water in all cabins was added to the Hurtigruten fleet.

1936 Daily departures with Hurtigruten’s fleet of 14 ships began from Bergen.

1937 Hurtigruten equipped all ships with sonar, an electronic logbook and a radio-tracking transmitter.

1930

1940–1945 Several ships were put into transport services for the Norwegian government during World War II. 9 out of 15 vessels in the Hurtigruten fleet were lost.

1945 The rebuilding of Hurtigruten is high priority, new ships, now with diesel engines were built and the route is back on track.

1940

1950

1952 Seven new ships are added in 3 years. The entire rebuilt Hurtigruten fleet now features modern diesel engines. Hurtigruten carried 500,000 passengers annually.


© Norsk Folkemuseum. Anders Beer Wilse.

History

It all started with the rich fishing grounds along the Norwegian coast. As this important seaway was lined with perilous reefs, small islands and narrow inlets it was essential that a safe trade route be established to link the southern and northern regions of Norway. Maritime maps were unreliable at that time and there were only a few lighthouses north of Trondheim. When the Norwegian government decided to create a connection between the north and the south, Richard With and his friend Anders Holthe took on the challenge of thoroughly mapping the seas along the Norwegian coastline. In 1893, Captain Richard With’s steamer, DS Vesteraalen, was brought into regular service along the coast of Norway, and Hurtigruten was established. The service offered several weekly departures, first from Trondheim to Hammerfest and later from Bergen to Kirkenes in only seven days. He called this important connection the ‘hurtigruten’ (fast route). 119 years later, Hurtigruten still takes freight and passengers. Our captains use their extensive maritime expertise to ensure that guests and goods are safely carried from port to port. Today, as then, the Hurtigruten ships are a part of Norwegian coastal life. One of the fleet’s 11 ships departs Bergen daily, sailing to Kirkenes and back in 12 days at an average speed of 15 knots. When will we welcome you on board Hurtigruten?

2001 On May 30, the Norwegian government lists the MS Lofoten as a national historical monument.

2000

1982 The new MS Vesterålen, MS Midnatsol and MS Narvik replaced older vessels in the fleet.

1993 A new era began with the launch of the modern ship MS Kong Harald, 9 out of 11 ships were replaced by the end of 2003.

2002 Two new ships, MS Trollfjord and MS Finnmarken, were launched. Hurtigruten spent its first season in Antarctica.

2002

2003 The new MS Midnatsol was launched.

2006 The MS Nordstjernen turns 50. The OVDS and TFDS Hurtigruten shipping companies merge to form Hurtigruten ASA.

2004

2006

© Karsten Bidstrup

1969 Hurtigruten set up an express route to Spitsbergen in the summer months.

2007 The new expedition ship, MS Fram, started service. Hurtigruten debuts a new route to Greenland.

2008

2008 Hurtigruten celebrates its 115th birthday.

2010

2010 MS Fram adds Spitsbergen to its unique Explorer portfolio, now sailing in polar waters in Greenland, Antarctica and Svalbard.

see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com See

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Welcome on board and enjoy life along the coast

Our captains ensure that guests are safely carried from port to port 14

Š Nina Helland

Š Backpack Foto

Relaxing on deck, surrounded by stunning scenery

Enjoy the view from the panorama lounge


© Gian-Rico Willy

Welcome on board

With a fleet of 11 intimate and comfortable ships – built between 1956 and 2003 – we offer voyages that will exceed your expectations. Every generation of ship has a different style and something unique to offer. All ships include comfortable lounges and ample deck space affording perfect views as you glide through some of the world’s most beautiful and untouched scenery. Embark on any of our ships and join us on an adventure that is unmistakably Norwegian. Our vessels are built for one main purpose – to bring guests close to nature, wildlife, unforgettable experiences and to the real Norway. The on board atmosphere makes it easy to strike up friendships with your fellow guests. You will share stunning sights and take away memories that will last for a lifetime. On board, our ties to the coastal communities will be evident. Combining its role as both a coastal voyager and a means of transport for people and cargo, Hurtigruten has a special extra dimension. As you board your Hurtigruten ship you will be taking part in a long tradition. Pride in this tradition has made us an essential part of Norwegian life and coastal culture. Our welcoming and informal atmosphere, combined with a wide choice of cabins will ensure that you experience a

© Simon Bottomley

© Gian-Rico Willy

comfortable, scenic voyage.

Enjoy the fresh coastal air from out on deck

Observe the ever changing nature from the Jacuzzi see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Spitsbergen

Home of the King of the Arctic

Enjoy the atmosphere and the local cuisine from the coast Š Waltraud Haupt - Guest image

Š Backpack Foto

Our meals are always made from the freshest, finest local produce

Hurtigruten is also a treat for your taste buds 16

Our talented chefs will offer an array of dishes


© Pål Rødahl

Life on board

Norway’s culinary traditions have much in common with the scenery of our coastline; always fresh, distinctive and full of variety. Our on board cuisine is inspired by the traditional dishes available in the regions and ports we visit. Join us in savouring the best the Norwegian coastline has to offer. Fresh, seasonal ingredients and local produce will satisfy hearty appetites sharpened by the clean sea air. Our restaurants are fully licensed and the set dinner at your reserved table becomes an occasion to exchange your daily experiences. To accompany each meal, you can choose from our comprehensive selection of red and white wines, beer, aquavit and soft drinks. Afterwards you can enjoy fresh coffee in any of the lounges or a drink in one of the bars. A friendly and informal atmosphere From the moment you step on board, you will be treated to relaxing days, sublime cuisine and the warm company of like-minded adventurers. There is no need to dress up for dinner and no competing with other diners to sit at the captain’s table. Our friendly and attentive staff help to create a relaxed atmosphere between the crew and guests. It’s a

© Nina Helland

© Theme Media

journey unlike any other.

There is always something to experience along the Norwegian coast

Take part in the Polar Circle baptism see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Spitsbergen

Home of the King of the Arctic

The world’s most beautiful voyage whatever the season

Join us and explore the Arctic awakening on a spring journey 18

© Jan Lillehamre

© Stein Lillebo

The Raftsund is a wonderful part of the voyage passing between the Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands

The Midnight Sun provides 24 hours of daylight in summer


© Trym Ivar Bergsmo

Seasons

Discover the beauty of Norway’s coastline. Every season provides an ever-changing backdrop to a journey of matchless wonder. The Classic Round Voyage takes 12 days, but there are also shorter journeys. On the following pages you can learn more about our journeys during the different seasons. Spring The warmth and sunlight return to the shores of Norway rejuvenating life along the coastline. Rising higher and higher each day, the sun works overtime to thaw the frozen land. Summer The Land of the Midnight Sun truly lives up to its name during summer. The extended daylight, lasting 24 hours above the Arctic Circle, makes every Norwegian ‘night’ a joy to behold. Autumn As summer fades, watch the coastline shift from one season to another. Enjoy the clear air and the reds and yellows that fill the mountainsides, hilltops and woods. Winter A winter expedition along the coast of Norway is a refreshing experience. The landscape is covered in pure white snow and the air is fresh, pure and crisp. Winter is a special time to explore Norway’s northern reaches with Hurtigruten, when you can experience a magical winter wonderland and

© Trym Ivar Bergsmo

© John van Marcke - Guest image

hopefully see the mesmerising Aurora Borealis.

The clear air of autumn is loved by photographers

Northern Lights flickering across the Arctic sky in winter see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Spring

and The Arctic Awakening

The soft and silky flowers of Goat Willows 20

Š Nina Helland

Š Anders Gjengedal/www.visitnorway.com

See the snow-caps decorate the mountaintops while the colour returns to the landscape

Enjoy the company of like-minded travellers


© Trym Ivar Bergsmo

Spring

After a long winter, warmth returns to the shores of Norway and sunlight rejuvenates life along the coastline. The sun works overtime to thaw this frozen land, rising higher and higher each day. Join us in experiencing three seasons in five days, and the Arctic awakening of the Norwegian coastline. Every new day brings a marked increase in both daylight hours and the greenery of the fjords. Bare branches shoot, and colour gently returns to the landscape. At the higher latitudes of the Arctic region, winter struggles to maintain its grip. Eventually, it relents although snow-caps still decorate the mountaintops of the north until the early summer. This is a time of celebration and May brings the festivities of Norwegian National Day (17 May), when the coastal communities become a blaze of colour and tradition. All our ships take part in the parades and celebrations. The Arctic Awakening Hurtigruten’s new on board programme in spring, The Arctic Awakening, enriches the voyage with on board activities and exciting new land excursions. We take you closer to the teeming life in the ocean, the migratory birds and the inhabitants of small communities. These are the ingredients of a Hurtigruten spring voyage. The return of the Arctic summer is like an infusion of energy kick-starting the birds, plants and animals in their breeding, growing and feeding. Hurtigruten invites all our guests to take part in this spectacle and

©©Janne GianniFielitz Felix

© Jean Lalanne - Guest image

participate in The Arctic Awakening!

Torghatten is known for the characteristic hole through its centre

The 17th of May is celebrated all over Norway see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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© Bjørn Eide

Spring voyages

Spring 15 March - 31 May

Classic round voyages MS Richard With in the Trollfjord

Hurtigruten Classic Voyages offer 12, 11, 7 and 6-day options. The 12-day Classic Round Voyage with Hurtigruten, from the cultural centre of Bergen to Kirkenes and back again, is the ultimate journey. The ports visited by night on the northbound journey are revealed when visited in daylight on the southbound journey. In the larger towns and cities you will have plenty of time to go ashore or join one of our varied excursions. Below you can find the day to day itinerary, and on the next page, the highlights and prices. You can also use the map on the inside front cover to plot your daily schedule.

NORTHBOUND VOYAGE ITINERARY and available excursions DAY 1 Embarkation in Bergen Ports visited today: Bergen Take time to explore Bergen before you depart. In the evening, your Hurtigruten voyage sets sail through the Hjeltefjord, following in the wake of the Vikings who ventured from here to the Shetland Islands and beyond. DAY 2 Ålesund and Geirangerfjord* Ports visited today: Florø, Måløy, Torvik, Ålesund, Molde. Enjoy the nature of the coastline as you sail towards Ålesund. From mid-April, your next destination will be the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, where you will pass sheer, 800m cliffs and impressive waterfalls. The panoramic views of the Seven Sisters waterfall is a memory that will always stay with you. H-AES2A Geiranger Panorama 1 H-AES2C Art Nouveau tour, Ålesund H-AES2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

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DAY 3 The Royal City of Trondheim Ports visited today: Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik. In Trondheim, be sure to enjoy the views from the Gamle Bybrua (“Old Town Bridge”), which dates back to 1861. Nidaros Cathedral, built between 1070 and 1300, is Norway’s largest Gothic religious edifice. In the afternoon you set course for the northwest, passing the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous charming little islands and rocky outcrops.

H-ORS4A Glacier Adventure, Svartisen H-BOO4D RIB Safari, Saltstraumen H-STU4E Lofotr Viking Feast H-STU4F Lofotr Viking Feast Summer

H-TRD3A Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum

DAY 5 Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic Ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy. After a stop in Harstad you continue via Finnsnes to Tromsø for a longer stay. Many of the epic Arctic expeditions used Tromsø as a starting point. Why not join us on an exploring adventure by Kayak!

H-TRD3B Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

H-TOS5A The Arctic Capital Tromsø

H-TRD3C Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum

H-TOS5B Dog Sledging

H-TRD3D Trondheim City Walk

H-TOS5D Polar History Walk H-TOS5G Kayaking

DAY 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands Ports visited today: Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Svolvær. This morning you cross the Arctic Circle and by evening you reach the Lofoten Islands. These islands are renowned for their quaint, picturesque fishing villages surrounded by majestic mountains.

DAY 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape Ports visited today: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg. Our day starts by sailing through Magerøysund before an early stop in Hammerfest. After a brief stop in Havøysund you arrive in Honningsvåg, the gateway


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Enjoy fresh shrimps straight from the sea

Learn how to fillet a fish on board

to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape. Visiting the North Cape Plateau in an optional excursion, you get an eerie sense of being at the end of the world. Besides it being continental Europe’s northernmost point this area is also known for its birdlife and springtime is when the birds return. H-HVG6A The North Cape H-HVG6B Bird-watching Safari H-KJD6C A Taste of Lapland H-KJD6D Snowmobile Trip in Lapland

DAY 7 Kirkenes, the voyage turning point Ports visited today: Båtsfjord, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes. The last port of the northbound voyage is Kirkenes. And at longitude 30° E, you are actually further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. In spring you may still be able to participate in our winter activities and excursions. H-KKN7A The Russian Border H-KKN7C Snowmobile Safari H-KKN7D Kirkenes Snow Hotel H-KKN7E ATV/Quad-Safari to the Russian Border H-KKN7F Husky Adventure

SouTHBOUND VOYAGE ITINERARY and available excursions DAY 7 Kirkenes, the voyage south begins Ports visited today: Kirkenes, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg. As we turn south, the northbound ports previously visited at night can now be seen in daylight. In the afternoon the ship docks in Vardø, Norway’s easternmost port. Depending on the

You may spot the rare Steller’s eider in Varanger

weather conditions, we may invite you to experience ice bathing in the Barents Sea! DAY 8 Hammerfest and Tromsø Ports visited today: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy, Tromsø. Enjoy an excursion and breakfast at the North Cape and discover hidden parts of Finnmark during an optional excursion. Our next stop, Hammerfest, was founded in 1789, and in its time was Norway’s polar capital, acting as a base for hunting expeditions to the high Arctic. Our next stop will be Tromsø, where you can enjoy the Arctic Cathedral whilst attending a midnight concert. H-MEH8F Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night H-HVG8A Breakfast at the North Cape H-TOS8C Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral

DAY 9 Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands Ports visited today: Tromsø, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risøyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Stamsund. The Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands are amongst today’s highlights. To start, you pass through Risøyrenna, a channel that was specially constructed for Hurtigruten. You continue through the narrow Raftsund, the picturesque narrow channel between the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, where, time and weather permitting, you’ll take a detour into the spectacular Trollfjord where steep cliffs hug the ship’s sides. Here you can join our spectacular Sea Eagle Safari.

DAY 10 Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters Ports visited today: Bodø, Ørnes, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Rørvik. The Helgeland coast with its hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and steep granite walls is rich in local lore. Legends include that of the Seven Sisters - a row of mountain peaks, and of how the arrow from Hestmannen’s bow formed the hole in Torghatten mountain Day 11 Trondheim and Kristiansund Ports visited today: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund. Leaving Trondheim in the morning, passing the islands of Munkholmen and Hitra, you stop at Kristiansund, then cross the open sea to Molde, known as the ‘city of roses’ with its unusually rich, lush plant life due to its Gulf Stream location. H-TRD11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral H-TRD11B Sverresborg, Trøndelag folk museum H-KSU11C The Atlantic Road H-TRD11D Trondheim City Walk

DAY 12 BERGEN, disembarkation Ports visited today: Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy, Florø, Bergen. This morning, you still have a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead. We sail through the Bergen archipelago before arriving in Bergen, which has given its visitors a warm welcome for more than 900 years. H-BGO12A Bergen City Sightseeing

H-HRD9A A Taste of Vesterålen H-SVJ9B Lofoten Islands H-SKN9C Sea Eagle Safari

* from April 15th see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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6, 7, 11 or 12 days spring Voyage

6, 7, 11 or 12 days spring voyage

FIND YOUR voyage The increasing sunlight melts the snow

In spring the sun returns to rejuvenate the Norwegian shores and temperatures begin rising as life returns to the land. Days become longer and springtime colours infuse the landscape as the Arctic grip recedes. At this time, interesting presentations will be held and activities arranged both on board and on land. You can see prices on the next page and choose between a 6, 7, 11 and 12-day spring voyage.

The Classic Round Voyage (Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen, 12 days) This spring journey is the ultimate voyage with Hurtigruten. You will get the opportunity to see and experience the fantastic spring nature that Norway has to offer. You visit 34 ports and cover over 2,500 nautical miles. The Classic Voyage South (Kirkenes - Bergen, 6 days) Spring’s highlights include the daylight sailing through the beautiful Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, the Seven Sisters mountain range and the legendary Torghatten mountain. See days 7-12 for full itinerary. The Classic Voyage North (Bergen - Kirkenes, 7 days) This voyage sails the iconic Norwegian coastline’s sheltered waters from Bergen towards the border town of Kirkenes. En route you will stop at 34 ports and experience the wonders of the polar north and see the Arctic awakening. See days 1-7 for full itinerary. The Classic Norwegian Discovery Voyage (Bergen - Kirkenes - Trondheim, 11 days) This spring journey combines many 24

highlights of the Classic Round Voyage. Starting in Bergen, you will cross the Arctic Circle twice, pass the North Cape, visit the turning point at Kirkenes and stop in the medieval city of Trondheim. See days 1-10 for full itinerary.

• Kirkenes, close to the Russian border where you can visit the snow hotel (until approx. end of April).

spring Highlights

• The bird-life that is unique at this time of the year.

• See the beautiful UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord (departures from 15 April) and Trollfjord • Visit Norway’s former capital, Trondheim. • Cross the Arctic Circle and and enjoy the return of the Midnight Sun from 15 May. • Norway’s National Day, 17 May, is celebrated with children’s parades and festivities throughout the country. • Experience three seasons in one journey, and the contrasts between northern and southern Norway. • Sail through the incredible Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands.

• Explore the Gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø and take part in a dog-sledging excursion.

• NEW: The Arctic Awakening programme A number of lectures, on board activities and new excursions have been added to the regular programme (some subject to extra costs). As part of The Arctic Awakening experience, listen to and meet the saxophonist Tore Kjøkel, who plays on deck from 15 March to 31 May. Relayed through loudspeakers his haunting music can be heard over long distances across the water. • Enjoy a wide selection of pre-bookable, exciting and interesting excursions. Highlights vary according to your chosen voyage.


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EARLY BOOKING PRICES and savings are subject to availability and must be booked by 31 Dec 2011. YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis English speaking tour leader on board Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten museum (except on the Classic Voyage North, due to the schedule) Current fuel supplement of €6 per person per night NOT INCLUDED Transfers (please see page 69 for available options) Travel insurance Optional excursions (please see pages 58-63 for details) Luggage handling For Classic Voyages in Summer see pages 26-31 For Classic Voyages in Autumn see pages 32-37 For Classic Voyages in Winter see pages 38-43 * Cabin grades J, QJ and some L grades have a limited view. All prices are in €s per person, voyage only. Please note that the ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Other cabin grades are available depending on the ship you travel on, please refer to our website for details.

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Spitsbergen Summer

Home and theofMidnight the King Sun of the Arctic

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MS Kong Harald heading towards the Raftsund, passing the Vesterålen Islands on its way south

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Rørvik is a small port town in the Vikna archipelago


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Summer

Come summer, the Land of the Midnight Sun truly lives up to its name. The intense 24-hour daylight above the Arctic Circle, makes every Norwegian ‘night’ a joy to behold. In fact, you may have to force yourself to go to bed.

Take time to enjoy the wonder of Norway’s Midnight Sun on board a Hurtigruten ship. This is a natural phenomenon found in latitudes north of the Arctic Circle where the sun is visible at midnight local time. Brilliant sunshine through the clear Arctic air bathes the shores, fjords, mountains and bays in fire reds, soft pinks and golden yellows complemented by the deep, soft greens of pine and hardwood forests. Bask at your leisure in the setting sun – you have all the time in the world. Spending time on deck day and night is the norm as going to bed is, for once, not necessarily the preferred activity in the small hours. 24-hour daylight provides energy to the flora and fauna along the coast. Even the Norwegians themselves appear to be revitalised, and this is likely to rub off on you as well. So, why not use this new found energy to experience Hurtigruten’s exclusive

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summertime shore excursions and activities.

Enjoy the stunning scenery from deck

Relaxation on a sunny morning after leaving Ålesund see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Summer voyages

Summer, 01 June - 14 September

Classic voyages

The Midnight Sun radiates energy to people and nature

A Classic Round Voyage with Hurtigruten is a spectacular summer journey examining the inseparable links between Norway’s rich heritage and the sea, and exploring how both have shaped the modern life of its coastal communities. The complete voyage takes 12 days with the ports visited by night on the journey northbound visited by day on the journey south. There are also shorter alternatives such as Bergen – Kirkenes – Trondheim (11 days) or just northbound Bergen – Kirkenes (7 days) or southbound Kirkenes – Bergen (6 days). Use the map inside the front cover to plot your daily journey. Below you’ll find the day-to-day itinerary and on the following page, the highlights and prices.

NORTHBOUND VOYAGE ITINERARY and available excursions DAY 1 Embarkation in Bergen Ports visited today: Bergen Before sailing from Bergen, you may wish to explore this cultural gateway to the fjords. Spend some time in one of the outdoor cafés and restaurants in the Bryggen district, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site. Other attractions in Bergen include the Fløibanen Funicular, the Fish Market, and Fantoft Stave Church. DAY 2 Ålesund and Geirangerfjord Ports visited today: Florø, Måløy, Torvik, Ålesund, Molde. We sail further north to Ålesund, a beautiful town and a perfect example of the Art Nouveau style. Then we will sail into the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord where you can enjoy a scenic excursion including a spectacular drive down the winding Trollstigen Pass. H-AES2B Geiranger Panorama 2 28

DAY 3 The Royal City of Trondheim Ports visited today: Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik. The architecture and surroundings in Trondheim create a beautiful setting for any outing, should you prefer a guided tour in Nidaros Cathedral or a casual stroll through Bakklandet. In the evening we continue towards the land of the Midnight Sun.

Islands. These islands are renowned for their small fishing villages with their bohemian atmosphere surrounded by majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Complete your visit with a stroll between the stock-fish racks and ‘rorbuer’, the traditional, red fishermen’s residences. H-ORS4A Glacier Adventure, Svartisen H-BOO4D RIB Safari, Saltstraumen H-STU4F Lofotr Viking Feast Summer

H-TRD3A Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum H-TRD3C Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum H-TRD3D Trondheim City Walk

DAY 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands Ports visited today: Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Svolvær. Crossing the Arctic Circle is one of the highlights before we arrive in Ørnes. The Arctic Circle marks the southern extremity of the polar, 24-hour sunlit day often referred to as the “Midnight Sun”. In the evening we reach Svolvær, the administrative centre of the Lofoten

DAY 5 Tromsø, Gateway to the Arctic Ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy. During the night we pass the magnificent Trollfjord and sail through the spectacular and narrow Raftsund strait. Here, you can admire the rugged mountainous landscape jutting up against the horizon under the endless sun. We continue to Tromsø, a city with many lively restaurants and cafés. H-TOS5A The Arctic Capital Tromsø H-TOS5C Scenery & Huskies


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Enjoy the magnificent scenery

Midnight Sun while sailing from the Raftsund to the Lofoten Islands

DAY 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape Ports visited today: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg. Today we arrive in Honningsvåg, the starting point of our excursion to the spectacular North Cape, the northernmost point of mainland Europe. From the fishing village of Kjøllefjord you can get a “Taste of Lapland”, meeting a real Sámi family. H-HVG6A The North Cape H-HVG6B Bird-watching Safari H-KJD6C A Taste of Lapland

DAY 7 Kirkenes, the voyage turning point Ports visited today: Båtsfjord, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes. The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as we approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometres from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Scandinavia. H-KKN7A The Russian Border H-KKN7B Riverboat Safari H-KKN7E ATV/Quad-Safari to the Russian Border

SouTHBOUND VOYAGE ITINERARY and available excursions DAY 7 Kirkenes, the voyage back south Ports visited today: Kirkenes, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg. Summer in Kirkenes is superb with 30°C temperatures at its hottest. The town is known as the capital of the Barents Region and the gateway to the east, with people here speaking Norwegian, Sámi, Finnish and Russian. As we turn south, the

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse north of Trondheim

northbound ports previously visited by night are now seen by day. DAY 8 Hammerfest and Tromsø Ports visited today: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy, Tromsø. Start the day with a summer breakfast at the North Cape Hall (optional excursion), which is firmly perched on the massive cliff marking the northernmost tip of mainland Europe. From here we make a stop in Hammerfest before our next major port of call, Tromsø, where you can take part in a very special musical experience, the Arctic Cathedral Midnight Concert. H-HVG8A Breakfast at the North Cape H-HFT8B The Northernmost Town in the World, Hammerfest H-TOS8C Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral

DAY 9 Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands Ports visited today: Tromsø, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risøyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Stamsund. Passing through the Lofoten Islands the ship negotiates a stunning network of inlets and isles, before moving on to what is the highlight of the voyage for many, a possible detour into the spectacular and dramatic Trollfjord. Join us on a fantastic safari by RIB-boat through the Lofoten archipelago under the Midnight Sun!

DAY 10 Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters Ports visited today: Bodø, Ørnes, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Rørvik. As we sail past the Helgeland coast you can enjoy views of the hundreds of islets, fertile farmland and lush meadows. Today will also be our last one north of the Arctic Circle. The Vega Archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is close to our call in Sandnessjøen. H-SSJ10B UNESCO Islands Vega

Day 11 Trondheim and Kristiansund Ports visited today: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund. We arrive in Trondheim in the early morning. Nidaros Cathedral, in which three Queens and seven Kings have been crowned, is Scandinavia’s largest medieval building and worth a visit. The town of Kristiansund, located on the scenic Atlantic Road, holds the rather obscure title of Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’ owing to the nature of its main export. H-TRD11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral H-TRD11B Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk museum H-TRD11D Trondheim City Walk H-KSU11C The Atlantic Road

H-HRD9A A Taste of Vesterålen

DAY 12 Bergen, disembarkation Ports visited today: Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy, Florø, Bergen. Our arrival in Bergen sees the end of this magnificent summer journey.

H-SVJ9B Lofoten Islands

H-BGO12A Bergen City Sightseeing

H-SKN9C Sea Eagle Safari H-SVJ9E RIB-Adventure in Lofoten

see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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6, 7, 11 or 12 days summer Voyage

6, 7, 11 or 12 days summer voyage

FIND YOUR voyage

Enjoy 24 hours of reading light with the Midnight Sun

Summer is perhaps the most magical time to explore Norway’s northern reaches with Hurtigruten. All northbound sailings include a visit to Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO-listed site. Choose between a 6, 7, 11 and 12-day summer voyage, and let the Arctic adventure of your dreams come true.

The Classic Round Voyage (Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen, 12 days) This is the ultimate voyage with Hurtigruten. You will get the opportunity to experience all 34 ports and cover over 2,500 nautical miles. The Classic Voyage South (Kirkenes - Bergen, 6 days) The summer highlights include the daylight sailing through the beautiful Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, the Seven Sisters mountain range and the legendary Torghatten mountain. The Classic Voyage North (Bergen - Kirkenes, 7 days) sails the iconic Norwegian coastline’s sheltered waters from Bergen towards the border town of Kirkenes. The sailing into Geirangerfjord ia a highlight. En route you will stop at 34 ports and experience the wonders of the polar north. The Classic Norwegian Discovery (Bergen Kirkenes - Trondheim, 11 days) Starting in Bergen, you will cross the Arctic Circle twice, pass the North Cape, visit the turning point at Kirkenes and stop in the medieval city of Trondheim.

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Summer Highlights • Enter the Arctic Circle where we have the Midnight Sun and 24 hours of daylight until the end of July. Please see the table to the right for dates. • Sightsee in the colourful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund.

• See Svartisen, the second largest glacier in Norway (optional excursion). • Enjoy a wide selection of pre-bookable, exciting and interesting excursions. • See the UNESCO listed sites in Bergen, Geiranger, Hammerfest and the Vega Islands Highlights vary according to your chosen voyage.

• The UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord and the Trollfjord, to name a few of the Norwegian fjords, are at their most beautiful at this time of year. • Spend time in the world’s most northerly town, Hammerfest.

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Dates when the Midnight Sun turns night into day.

• Pose for a photo at Europe’s northernmost point, North Cape (optional excursion).

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• Visit Kirkenes, close to the Russian border.

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• Sail through the incredible Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands.

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• Explore the Gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø.

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EARLY BOOKING PRICES and savings are subject to availability and must be booked by 31 Dec 2011. YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis English speaking tour leader on board Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten museum (except on the Classic Voyage North, due to the schedule) Current fuel supplement of €6 per person per night NOT INCLUDED Transfers (please see page 69 for available options) Travel insurance Optional excursions (please see pages 58-63 for details) Luggage handling For Classic Voyages in Spring see pages 20-25 For Classic Voyages in Autumn see pages 32-37 For Classic Voyages in Winter see pages 38-43 * Cabin grades J, QJ and some L grades have a limited view. All prices are in €s per person, voyage only. Please note that the ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Other cabin grades are available depending on the ship you travel on, please refer to our website for details.

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Spitsbergen

Home of the King of the Arctic

ALL OF AUTUMN’S BRIGHT COLOURS © Dennis Price - Guest image

© Trym Ivar Bergsmo

Autumn colours filling the mountainsides, hilltops and woods in the Raftsund

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MS Trollfjord on the way to Sortland


© Trym Ivar Bergsmo

Autumn

As summer fades, the coastline shifts from one season to the next. Along Norway’s shores the sharp, clear air strengthens the reds, yellows and oranges, that fill the mountainsides, hilltops and woods. And if you are very lucky the Northern Lights might appear and provide a touch of magic. Hurtigruten sails on, into the season of clear colours. The first cool evenings summon the colours of autumn, as vivid shades of russet, ochre and rouge creep into the leaves of broadleafed trees. From the deck, framed by an icy blue sky, you can see a sprinkling of early snow on the peaks and there’s a sense of expectation in the air. The darkness comes gradually and the sun sets earlier and earlier. The range of berries and mushrooms in Norway is one of the largest in Europe, and with a little luck you might just find yellow carpets of chanterelles or cloudberries. The temperature drops slowly through September but people still trek outdoors as the summer climate recedes. Outside in the fresh air,

© Hans-Peter Andresen © - Guest Gianniimage Felix

© Margot Schnepel - Guest image

there are plenty of activities to embark upon.

Risøyhamn, a village on the island of Andøya

The Saltstraumen near Bodø see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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© Simon Vögele – Guest image

Autumn voyages

Autumn, 15 September - 31 October

Classic voyages

Svolvær is the capital of the Lofoten Islands

A Classic Round Voyage with Hurtigruten takes 12 days, and goes from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again. There are also shorter alternatives such as Bergen – Kirkenes – Trondheim that take 11 days. Guests with less time available may choose to experience a one-way voyage: the 7-day northbound journey embarking in Bergen and ending in Kirkenes for instance, or the 6-day southbound return from Kirkenes to Bergen. You can use the map inside the front cover to plot your daily journey, below you’ll find the day-to-day itinerary, and on the next page, you can review the highlights and prices.

NORTHBOUND VOYAGE ITINERARY and available excursions DAY 1 Embarkation in Bergen Ports visited today: Bergen Our starting point, Bergen, is a harbour town established by the Viking King Olav Haraldsson lll more than nine hundred years ago. Today it is a central point for Norwegian travel, yet has retained a great deal of local character and history. As you walk along the Bryggen quay side you will discover buildings with seaward-facing gables dating back to the fourteenth century.

DAY 3 The Royal City of Trondheim Ports visited today: Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik. Trondheim, Norway’s first capital, is a jewel of a city that you’ll have time to explore. Discover its secrets by strolling through its charming streets, sitting by the peaceful harbour, or crossing the old city bridge to see the restored wooden buildings of Bakklandet. H-TRD3A Nidaros Cathedral & Ringve Museum H-TRD3B Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral H-TRD3C Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum H-TRD3D Trondheim City Walk

H-ORS4A Glacier Adventure, Svartisen H-BOO4D RIB Safari, Saltstraumen H-STU4E Lofotr Viking Feast H-STU4F Lofotr Viking Feast Summer

DAY 5 Tromsø, Gateway to the Arctic Ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy. Today you can enjoy the view of a diverse countryside of farmland, pine trees and magnificent peaks. In the early afternoon we arrive for a longer stay in Tromsø, known as the Gateway to the Arctic. H-TOS5A The Arctic Capital Tromsø

DAY 2 Ålesund Ports visited today: Florø, Måløy, Torvik, Ålesund, Molde. Wake up to the breathtaking beauty of Norway in its autumn colours as we cross the open west cape and head for Torvik. After a call at the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund, we continue to Molde with its magnificent views of the Romsdal Alps probably covered by the year’s first snow. H-AES2C Art Nouveau tour, Ålesund H-AES2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla 34

DAY 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands Ports visited today: Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Svolvær. This morning we cross the Arctic Circle. Passengers sailing in Arctic waters for the first time are given an Arctic Circle baptism. In the evening we reach Svolvær, the main settlement on the Lofoten Islands. Step back into history at an authentic Lofotr Viking Feast (optional excursion) which takes place in an impressive reconstruction of the largest Viking house ever found.

H-TOS5C Scenery & Huskies H-TOS5D Polar History Walk

DAY 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape Ports visited today: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg. Breathe in the crisp, clean air while watching a landscape that is austere in its beauty. After an early stop in Hammerfest, we arrive in Honningsvåg. This is the gateway to the spectacular North Cape which rises 300 m from the ocean, and


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Autumn light between Harstad and Svolvær

Vesterålen, Lofoten

Stained Glass in Nidaros Cathedral

at 71° 10’ 21” N puts you a mere 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole. In the evening we will pass a rock formation that is sacred to the indigenous Sámi people, Finnkirka.

DAY 8 Hammerfest and Tromsø Ports visited today: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy, Tromsø. Start the day with breakfast at the North Cape (optional excursion). After calling at Honningsvåg and Havøysund, we stop in Hammerfest, the world’s northernmost town. We continue south to Øksfjord, where a glacier calves directly into the sea, and after crossing open water, we will stop at the old trading post of Skjervøy. We dock in Tromsø just in time to savour its nightlife.

H-HVG6A The North Cape

DAY 7 Kirkenes, the voyage turning point Ports visited today: Båtsfjord, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes. The last port on the northbound voyage is Kirkenes, and at 30° E you are actually further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. Due to its location close to the border with Russia and Finland this little town is quite lively. H-KKN7A The Russian Border H-KKN7B Riverboat Safari H-KKN7E ATV/Quad-Safari to the Russian Border

SouTHBOUND VOYAGE ITINERARY and available excursions DAY 7 Kirkenes, the voyage south begins Ports visited today: Kirkenes, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg. This is when your ship starts its southbound voyage, revealing ports during the daytime that we passed at night on our northern journey. After crossing Varangerfjord we arrive in Vardø, the easternmost point of the country. In the evening, we call at Båtsfjord, as well as Berlevåg.

H-HVG8A Breakfast at the North Cape H-TOS8C Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral

DAY 9 Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands Ports visited today: Tromsø, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risøyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Stamsund. The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning scenery you will see during your coastal voyage. Enjoy the shallow waters of the Risøyrenna Channel where sand banks are visible through the clear, green water. The ship will then negotiate the narrow Raftsund. If time and weather permit it, we’ll take a detour into the spectacular Trollfjord where sheer cliffs hug the ship’s sides, before heading on to Svolvær. H-HRD9A A Taste of Vesterålen H-SKN9C Sea Eagle Safari

There is always a lot to see from deck

waters framed by a landscape that is preparing for winter. Crossing the Arctic Circle once more, we pass the charming port of Sandnessjøen, and on the approach to Brønnøysund you can see the mythical Seven Sisters Mountains. Day 11 Trondheim and Kristiansund Ports visited today: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund. Today gives you another opportunity to see the sights of Trondheim including the Nidaros Cathedral, Scandinavia’s largest medieval building. As we cross the open sea to Molde, known as the ‘city of roses,’ you will notice the steep, grey, pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps glinting in the sun. H-TRD11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral H-TRD11B Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum H-TRD11D Trondheim City Walk

DAY 12 BERGEN, disembarkation Ports visited today: Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy, Florø, Bergen. During the night, the ship will call at Torvik, Maløy, and Florø as the ‘world’s most beautiful voyage’ starts to draw to a close. Yet, ahead we still have plenty of west Norway’s spectacular scenery to enjoy. You will disembark from your Norwegian Coastal Voyage in Bergen, taking with you memories of a unique autumn journey. H-BGO12A Bergen City Sightseeing

DAY 10 Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters Ports visited today: Bodø, Ørnes, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Rørvik. From Ørnes we sail through crystalline see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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© Manfred Horender/NSA

6, 7, 11 or 12 days autumn Voyage

6, 7, 11 or 12 days autumn voyage

FIND YOUR voyage

Enjoy the shifting lights and colours along the coast

When the Norwegian coastline shifts from one beautiful season to the next, the russet, ochre and rouge of autumn creep across the landscape as we witness nature’s preparation for the long winter ahead. The birds migrate after a hectic summer, and the days become shorter. During this time the temperatures remain pleasant, and with fewer passengers on board the atmosphere is tranquil as you enjoy the almost ethereal light playing over the first frosts. See prices on the next page and choose between a 6, 7, 11 and 12-day autumn voyage.

The Classic Round Voyage (Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen, 12 days) is the ultimate voyage with Hurtigruten. You will enjoy the opportunity to see and experience the fantastic natural environment that Norway has to offer in autumn, as you visit 34 ports and cover over 2,500 nautical miles. The Classic Voyage South (Kirkenes - Bergen, 6 days) The autumn highlights include the daylight sailing through the beautiful Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, the Seven Sisters mountain range and the legendary Torghatten mountain.

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cross the Arctic Circle twice, pass the North Cape, visit the turning point at Kirkenes and stop in the medieval city of Trondheim.

• Sail through the incredible Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands.

Autumn Highlights

• Explore the Gateway to the Arctic,Tromsø. • See the historic harbour of Bergen.

• Sightsee in the colourful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund.

• Enjoy a wide selection of pre-bookable, exciting and interesting excursions.

• Visit Norway’s former capital, Trondheim.

Highlights vary according to your chosen voyage.

• North of the Arctic Circle look out for the Northern Lights, they may already make an appearance.

The Classic Voyage North (Bergen - Kirkenes, 7 days) sails the iconic Norwegian coastline’s sheltered waters from Bergen towards the border town of Kirkenes. En route you will experience the wonders of the polar north.

• Enjoy various seasons in one journey with mild temperatures in the south, whilst snow might have arrived early in the north.

The Classic Norwegian Discovery (Bergen Kirkenes - Trondheim, 11 days) combines many highlights of the Classic Round Voyage. Starting in Bergen, you will

• Pose for a photo at Europe’s northernmost point, North Cape (optional excursion).

• Spend time in the world’s most northerly town, Hammerfest.

• Visit Kirkenes, close to the Russian border.


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YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis English speaking tour leader on board Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten museum (except on the Classic Voyage North, due to the schedule) Current fuel supplement of €6 per person per night NOT INCLUDED Transfers (please see page 69 for available options) Travel insurance Optional excursions (please see pages 58-63 for details) Luggage handling For Classic Voyages in Spring see pages 20-25 For Classic Voyages in Summer see pages 26-31 For Classic Voyages in Winter see pages 38-43 * Cabin grades J, QJ and some L grades have a limited view. All prices are in €s per person, voyage only. Please note that the ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Other cabin grades are available depending on the ship you travel on, please refer to our website for details.

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Spitsbergen Winter

Home and hunting of the King the light of the Arctic

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© Gianni Felix

© Meegan Parkee

Northern Lights, Skjervøy

A Snowmobile safari in Lapland is a spectacular adventure


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Winter

A winter expedition along the coast of Norway is a beautiful experience. The landscape is covered in pure white snow, the air is fresh, pure and crisp. Clusters of cosy houses glow on the shores like embers. The stunning backdrop of snowclad mountains reflects the polar twilight to bathe the landscape in eerie shades amid the shadows. In the winter, the sun is low on the horizon and, north of the Arctic circle, can even be below the horizon for some weeks. This natural phenomenon creates a fascinating light. You can never know when the Aurora Borealis, the Northern Lights, will appear, but sailing with Hurtigruten gives you the best chance to experience this magical colour show, from light green to dark purple, flickering across the Arctic sky. EXPLORE THE ARCTIC SCENERY Unlock the wonders of the Arctic north with special shore excursions. Spend an unforgettable night in a snow hotel, embark on a snowmobile safari in Lapland or thrill to the action of dog sledging on the island of Kvaløya. Whatever the activity, you will be in the middle of spectacular winter scenery. HUNTING THE LIGHT The term “Hunting the Light” originates from one of our captains. He had observed guests out on deck chasing the most magical of all natural phenomena, the Northern Lights. “Hunting the Light” is a signature of Hurtigruten’s winter voyages, hunting and experiencing the many and beautiful

©© Theme GianniMedia Felix

© Trym Ivar Bergsmo

types of light visible during the winter months.

Blue, purple and yellow light above the horizon

MS Richard With in the Raftsund see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Winter, 01 January - 14 March & 01 November - 31 December

Classic voyages

© Jon - Guest image

Winter voyages

Explore the Norwegian winter wonderland

The Classic Round Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back is a refreshing experience that provides the perfect opportunity to explore the Norwegian winter wonderland. Our classic voyages offer 12, 11, 7 and 6-day options. The ports that are visited by night on the northbound journey are visited by day on the journey southbound. In larger towns and cities you will have plenty of time to stroll ashore or join one of our varied shore excursions. Here you will find the day to day itinerary, and on the next pages, the voyage highlights and prices. Use the map inside the front cover to plot your daily journey.

NORTHBOUND VOYAGE ITINERARY and available excursions DAY 1 Embarkation in Bergen Ports visited today: Bergen Our journey starts in Bergen. As we make our way north, you have the chance to enjoy interesting presentations and activities. Many of these activities happen out on deck or on land, so you get the chance to feel the crisp and fresh air. Enjoy the relaxed ambience of life on board and the opportunity to meet fellow passengers as you take in the spectacular winter landscapes.

H-TRD3B Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral H-TRD3D Trondheim City Walk

H-AES2C Art Nouveau tour, Ålesund

DAY 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands Ports visited today: Brønnøysund, Sandnessjøen, Nesna, Ørnes, Bodø, Stamsund, Svolvær. As we cross the Arctic Circle the hunt for the Arctic light begins. This occasion is marked with an Arctic Circle baptism on deck. You have the chance to learn more about the Aurora Borealis and to experience an authentic Lofotr Viking Feast. Later we enter the dramatic and narrow Raftsund. If the weather and ice conditions allow it, we also sail to the entrance of the famous Trollfjord, where you can enjoy freshly made fish cakes on deck.

H-AES2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and

H-STU4E Lofotr Viking Feast

DAY 2 Ålesund Ports visited today: Florø, Måløy, Torvik, Ålesund, Molde. We navigate through the skerries and islands further north before reaching the town renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, Ålesund. We recommend the excursion to Mount Aksla for a perfect winter panoramic view.

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DAY 3 The Royal City of Trondheim Ports visited today: Kristiansund, Trondheim, Rørvik. Trondheim was Norway’s first capital. The storehouses along the river built on wooden stilts are a colourful contrast to the pure white snow that covers the city during winter.

DAY 5 Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic Ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risøyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Tromsø, Skjervøy. After a morning stop in Finnsnes, we continue to the Arctic capital Tromsø. Perhaps take part in a polar dog sledging excursion or a trip to Polaria. As we sail along the coast there is a chance of seeing the Northern Lights. We gather on deck to search for this breathtaking phenomenon. H-TOS5A The Arctic Capital Tromsø H-TOS5B Dog Sledging H-TOS5D Polar History Walk H-FNS5E/5F Wilderness Adventure Camp

DAY 6 Honningsvåg and the North Cape Ports visited today: Øksfjord, Hammerfest, Havøysund, Honningsvåg, Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, Berlevåg. Honningsvåg is the nearest port to the North Cape. An excursion to this breathtaking site puts you at 71° 10’ 21” N, only 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole. Join the presentation of the Sámi culture and history in pictures, words and music. Later on we pass a rock formation


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© Nina Helland

Winter

© Alfred und Astrid Held

A winter voyage is a refreshing experience

Ålesund is distinguished by spires, towers and highly detailed ornamentation

that is sacred to the Sámi people, Finnkirka. Enjoy the spectacular lighting on this famous rock. At the next port, Kjøllefjord you can join a snowmobile trip to Mehamn, where you might see the Northern Lights on a clear, starlit sky. H-HVG6A The North Cape H-KJD6D Snowmobile Trip in Lapland

DAY 7 Kirkenes, the voyage turning point Ports visited today: Båtsfjord, Vardø, Vadsø, Kirkenes. The turning point of our Coastal Voyage is just 10 kilometres from the Russian border. Kirkenes is home to the fantastic Snow Hotel and the base for several exciting excursions, including dog sledging and King Crab fishing. Kirkenes also boasts several fascinating small museums, recounting the history and heritage of this remote frontier. The polar nights extend from 21 November to 21 January. It is not completely dark during this time; the light and colour in the sky are amazing when the weather is favourable. H-KKN7A The Russian Border H-KKN7C Snowmobile Safari H-KKN7D Kirkenes Snow Hotel H-KKN7F Husky Adventure

SouTHBOUND VOYAGE ITINERARY and available excursions DAY 7 Kirkenes, the voyage back south Ports visited today: Kirkenes, Vardø, Båtsfjord, Berlevåg. As we turn south the northbound ports visited by night are now seen by day. In

Join an exhilarating husky-sleigh excursion

the afternoon the ship docks in Vardø. Depending on the weather conditions, we invite you to an ice-dipping in the Barents Sea. DAY 8 Hammerfest and Tromsø Ports visited today: Mehamn, Kjøllefjord, Honningsvåg, Havøysund, Hammerfest, Øksfjord, Skjervøy, Tromsø. Before stopping in Hammerfest, you can enjoy an “Energy coffee” and a short introduction to “Melkøya - The northernmost natural gas terminal” on board. Our next major stop will be Tromsø where you have the option to take part in a very special musical experience, the Arctic Cathedral Midnight Concert.

Enjoy a spectacular winter scenery of the picturesque Helgeland coast with its myriad islets and steep granite walls. As we cross the Arctic Circle again and sail past the famed peaks of the Seven Sisters we enter a world of legend and folklore.

H-HFT8E Arctic Energy

Day 11 Trondheim and Kristiansund Ports visited today: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Ålesund. Today you have the opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim again. Nidaros Cathedral, where three Queens and seven Kings have been crowned, is Scandinavia’s largest medieval building. Later, on our way to Kristiansund, you can see the steep, pointed and snow covered peaks of the Romsdal Alps.

H-TOS8C Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral

H-TRD11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

H-MEH8F Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night

H-TRD11D Trondheim City Walk

DAY 9 Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands Ports visited today: Tromsø, Finnsnes, Harstad, Risøyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes, Svolvær, Stamsund. Enjoy the stunning views of sheltered bays and glorious mountain landscapes wrapped in the cloak of a polar winter. We stop at Stokmarknes, before continuing through the Raftsund, a picturesque and narrow channel between the Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands. As a tribute to the fishing history in Lofoten, our chef shows how to fillet the catch of the day on deck.

DAY 12 Bergen, disembarkation Ports visited today: Ålesund, Torvik, Måløy, Florø, Bergen. Today your journey with Hurtigruten has come to an end, but before we reach Bergen there are still a few nautical miles of fascinating winter scenery ahead of us as we slowly sail towards Bergen. H-BGO12A Bergen City Sightseeing

H-HRD9A A Taste of Vesterålen

DAY 10 Arctic Circle, Seven sisters Ports visited today: Bodø, Ørnes, Nesna, Sandnessjøen, Brønnøysund, Rørvik. see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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6, 7, 11 or 12 days winter Voyage

6, 7, 11 or 12 days winter voyage

FIND YOUR voyage

MS Nordnorge exiting the Raftsund

Winter is perhaps the most special time to explore Norway’s northern reaches with Hurtigruten. Several interesting presentations will be held and activities will be arranged both on board and on land. See prices on the next page and choose between a 6, 7, 11 and 12-day winter voyage. Let the Arctic adventure of your dreams come true.

The Classic Round Voyage (Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen, 12 days) is the ultimate voyage with Hurtigruten. You will get the opportunity to see and experience the fantastic winter nature that Norway has to offer. You visit 34 ports and cover over 2,500 nautical miles. The Classic Voyage South (Kirkenes - Bergen, 6 days) The winter highlights include the daylight sailing through the beautiful Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, the Seven Sisters mountain range and the legendary Torghatten mountain. The Classic Voyage North (Bergen - Kirkenes, 7 days) sails the iconic Norwegian coastline’s sheltered waters from Bergen towards the border town of Kirkenes. En route you will experience the wonders of the polar north. The Classic Norwegian Discovery (Bergen - Kirkenes - Trondheim, 11 days) combines many highlights of the Classic Round Voyage. Starting in Bergen, you will cross the Arctic Circle twice, pass the North Cape, visit the turning point at Kirkenes and stop in the medieval city of Trondheim. 42

Winter Highlights • Sightsee in the colourful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. • Visit Norway’s former capital, Trondheim. • Spend time in the world’s most northerly town, Hammerfest.

• Look out for the Northern Lights especially whilst you are above the Arctic Circle. • Take part in our “Hunting the Light” programme and enjoy lectures and presentations on board as well as additional optional activities on shore. Highlights vary according to your chosen voyage.

• Take an excursion to the North Cape which opens exclusively for Hurtigruten in the winter month. • Visit the amazing snow hotel in Kirkenes where you can enjoy a drink in the ice bar (optional excursion).

Polar Nights

• Sail through the incredible Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands.

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EARLY BOOKING PRICES and savings are subject to availability and must be booked by 31 Dec 2011. YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis English speaking tour leader on board Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten museum (except on the Classic Voyage North, due to the schedule) Current fuel supplement of €6 per person per night NOT INCLUDED Transfers (please see page 69 for available options) Travel insurance Optional excursions (please see pages 58-63 for details) Luggage handling For Classic Voyages in Spring see pages 20-25 For Classic Voyages in Summer see pages 26-31 For Classic Voyages in Autumn see pages 32-37 * Cabin grades J, QJ and some L grades have a limited view. All prices are in €s per person, voyage only. Please note that the ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Other cabin grades are available depending on the ship you travel on, please refer to our website for details.

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Opera voyage

opera UNDER THE ARCTIC SKY Combine breathtaking nature with beautiful music

For the fifth year in a row Hurtigruten offers a themed opera voyage along the Norwegian coast, featuring soloists and musicians from the National Norwegian Opera. This unforgettable voyage provides an extra dimension to our winter sailings and is always popular with music lovers. Guests can look forward to an exciting programme with musicians performing a selection of popular pieces. Our versatile programme on board MS Trollfjord includes classics from well-known operas, operettas and musicals. Some of the concerts are held on board, with the beautiful Norwegian scenery providing a spectacular setting for “the world’s most beautiful voyage”. Concerts held in impressive arenas such as the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø, the North Cape Plateau and the Lofoten Cathedral make this opera voyage a magical and memorable journey. Voyage itinerary Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen You start the voyage with a welcome concert in the panorama lounge. Day 2 Today there is an opera matinée after you depart from Ålesund. Enjoy an evening concert while sailing to the coastal opera capital, Kristiansund.

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Day 3 There will be opera music in the bar while you sail through the Trondheimsfjord. A concert will also take place in the evening. Day 4 Enjoy musical gems from Nordland as you continue towards Bodø. The afternoon concert will be held while you cross the Vestfjord. Day 5 Start the day with songs from famous musicals after breakfast, in the afternoon you have the option to join a concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø. Day 6 Experience a concert in the North Cape Hall, during the North Cape excursion (optional) at 71° N, and later an evening concert under the Arctic sky. Day 7 Listen to wonderful music, with the Norwegian winter landscape as a

backdrop, during today’s evening concert under the polar sky. Day 8 Today you can look forward to the New Year’s concert at the Tromsø Kulturhus (optional). Day 9 Svolvær in Lofoten is surrounded by spectacular natural scenery, and today’s concert will be held here (optional). Day 10 Enjoy musical gems from Nordland whilst we sail along the picturesque coast of Helgeland. Day 11 This voyage ends with more opera in the bar as we leave the Trondheimsfjord, and you can also enjoy a farewell concert. DAY 12 Bergen, disembarkation Enjoy the last few hours of your voyage along the Norwegian coast before arriving and disembarking in Bergen.


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A versatile programme for all music lovers

Soloists and musicians from the National Norwegian Opera

Opera voyage with MS Trollfjord

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Location Price Excursion Code Tromsø (Northbound) 50 OCTOSA North Cape (Northbound) 99 H-HVG6A Tromsø (Southbound) 50 OCTOSB Svolvær (Southbound) 50 OCSVJA All four concerts will be a mixture of soloists and musicians from the National Norwegian Opera and local artists.

YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis English speaking tour leader on board Entrance fee to the Current fuel surcharge of €6 per person per night Hurtigruten museum Flights Travel insurance Optional excursions (please see pages 58-63 for details) Luggage handling Activities and concerts on shore NOT INCLUDED * Cabin grades J, QJ and some L grades have a limited view. All prices are in €s per person, voyage only.

see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Northern Lights festival

Celebrate the first dawn of the year

The first sunrise over Tromsø is a beautiful sight

When the sun returns after two months of polar nights there is an international music festival in Tromsø, known as the Northern Lights Festival, this eventful cultural programme is a fitting prelude to the eagerly anticipated arrival of the sun and accompanies your northbound journey, along the beautiful Norwegian coast. Over the last 25 years, the festival has played host to a variety of famous international artists. Last year one of the world’s greatest ballet ensembles, The Mariinsky Ballet from St. Petersburg, was one of the festival’s highlights. This year the Northern Lights Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary, and audiences from all over the world can look forward to a fun-filled cultural event. There is a contagious excitement around the festival, as music fans soak up Tromsø’s special atmosphere. Artists from around the world join Norwegian musicians in producing a lively programme, with a wide range of music – from symphonic to soul. The Tromsø Concert Hall, the Arctic Cathedral and even your ship will be among the many venues playing host to a variety of events.

The cultural programme starts on board MS Nordnorge, with concerts taking place every day. Performers from the Norwegian state opera will join students from the music conservatory of Tromsø University to perform a varied programme from opera to folk and jazz. If you are lucky, the spectacular Northern Lights, which have inspired countless painters, poets, musicians, choreographers and dancers, will provide nature’s own contribution to the festivities. Keen photographers may have opportunities to capture the unique spectacle of the musicians and the Northern Lights. Voyage itinerary Day 1 Embarkation in Bergen

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Day 2 Ålesund You arrive at the Art Nouveau town of

Ålesund, where you have the option to explore this picturesque town with a short stroll.

Day 3 Trondheim Continuing north you head for the medieval city of Trondheim with its colourful history and charming architecture.

Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands Today you cross the Arctic Circle and continue to the modern town of Bodø, before sailing to the beautiful Lofoten Islands.

Day 5 Tromsø You arrive in Tromsø where a number of concerts takes place during the next few days at various venues. We recommend a stay here so that you can join some of them. For more information about the Northern Lights Festival visit www.nordlysfestivalen.no. For hotels, please see page 71.


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YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES Voyage Bergen to Tromsø in unspecified cabin (no meals included) On board concert programme. Flights Travel insuranc Optional excursions (please see pages 58-63 for details) Luggage handling NOT INCLUDED

Current fuel supplement of €27

Ambassador discount not valid on this voyage * Cabin grades J, QJ and some L grades have a limited view. All prices are in €s per person.

see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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New Year’s Eve Voyage

NEW YEAR’s eve in tromsø Enjoy New Year’s Eve in the Arctic

Celebrate the dawn of 2013 in style by joining our unique New Year departure. Sailing from Bergen, this one-off itinerary on board MS Midnatsol offers an exclusive chance to see in the New Year in Tromsø, the ‘Paris of the North’, also known as the gateway to the Arctic.

Take part in the traditional New Year festivities, experiencing the renowned spectacle of the mountain fireworks that create a colourful and magical atmosphere in the midnight polar sky. To start the evening you can enjoy a special service in the Arctic Cathedral, one of the most famous landmarks in Tromsø.

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Afterwards you stay on board as your ship continues its regular sailing schedule. The on board entertainment with classical musicians from Tromsø to North Cape (Honningsvåg) includes a programme of classical concerts, available for all guests. This is a Classic Round Voyage from Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen, that takes 12 days. For full details of the daily itinerary see pages 22 and 23.

After the celebrations, you sail north to Honningsvåg, where you begin the New Year with an optional special excursion to mainland Europe’s northernmost point, the North Cape. This is possibly one of the most breathtaking places in the world to welcome in a new year. Our visit concludes with a stunning New Year concert in the North Cape caves.

• Visit Norway’s former capital, Trondheim.

Join us for a joyous New Year celebration that you will remember for years to come.

• Look out for the Northern Lights especially whilst you are above the Arctic Circle.

Winter Highlights

• Enjoy a special trip to the North Cape including a concert, drinks and canapés, for full details please see the price panel.

• Visit the amazing snow hotel in Kirkenes where you can enjoy a drink in the ice bar (optional excursion). • Take part in our “Hunting the Light” programme and enjoy lectures and presentations on board as well as additional optional activities on shore. • Spend time in the world’s most northerly town, Hammerfest. • Sail through the incredible Lofoten and Vesterålen Islands. • Explore the Gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø, and Celebrate New Year’s Eve here • Enjoy a wide selection of pre-bookable, exciting and interesting excursions.


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Welcome the new year at 71° 10’ 21” N

Experience the spectacular and renowned mountain fireworks

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Guide on board the bus Entrance North Cape Hall, Film Classical Concert in the North Cape Hall North Cape certificate Sparkling wine and canapés in the North Cape Hall

YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis English speaking tour leader on board Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten museum Current fuel surcharge of €6 per person per night Flights Travel insurance) Optional excursions (please see pages 58-63 for details) Luggage handling NOT INCLUDED * Cabin grades J, QJ and some L grades have a limited view. All prices are in €s per person, voyage only.

see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Spitsbergen

Home of the King of the Arctic

34 ports of call

Get closer to Norway

Passengers embarking MS Trollfjord 50

© Walter Schneider - Guest image

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Get a taste of what a complete trip with Hurtigruten has to offer by travelling from port to port

Colourful houses in Kjøllefjord


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Port to port

Do you dream of experiencing the Midnight Sun or watching the Northern Lights dance across the sky? Would you like to explore Norway’s famous fjords or the beautiful Lofoten Islands, but don’t have time for one of our Classic Voyages? If so, one of the many unique services that Hurtigruten can offer is the ability to tailor-make a ‘Port to Port’ voyage of your choice. You can even bring your car, enabling you to explore the beautiful scenery as part of a road-trip! With 34 ports-of call to choose from, a tailor-made voyage with Hurtigruten is entirely flexible. Between Bergen and Kirkenes, each port (with the exception of Vadsø and Geiranger) is visited twice a day by one of our comfortable and welcoming ships, one northbound and one southbound. Simply tell us when and where you wish to travel and we’ll do the rest. Perhaps you’d prefer to drive between certain points to explore the scenery, or you just prefer to spend longer in a certain port. Travelling from Port to Port gives you a teasing taste of what a complete Hurtigruten voyage has to offer. If you have already travelled with us, perhaps you have a favourite stretch of picturesque coastline that you would love to sail again. Whatever the reason for your voyage, we can offer the perfect solution including flights from and to selected airports and a choice of exciting excursions and hotels. For further information and to book please visit:

© Marcel Uding - Guest image

© Christian Horn

www.hurtigruten.com or email book@hurtigruten.com.

Øksfjord is a small village in Finnmark

Join us for a short voyage see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Local and regional journeys

Port to port

With 34 ports of call there are plenty of possibilities

Hurtigruten is a year-round, scheduled service with daily departures from all 34 ports of call. A port to port voyage gives you a taste of what a complete Hurtigruten round trip has to offer. Below you will find some suggested routes with prices and on pages 66-67 we have chosen a selection of our most popular short voyages in winter. Suggested port to port trips Weekend breaks Hurtigruten is perfect for shorter breaks including weekend trips. Imagine a relaxing few days spending your time on deck or in the panorama lounge admiring the stunning scenery as you sail gently along the Norwegian coastline. With airports at most of the bigger cities and ports - and 34 ports of call available, there are plenty of potential combinations. Suggested trips for weekend breaks: Spring Bergen to Trondheim and explore the beautiful Geirangerfjord (sailings from mid April - mid September): Price per person from €260

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Summer Trondheim to Tromsø to experience the Lofoten Islands and the Midnight Sun: Price per person from €373 Autumn Ålesund to Bodø to experience Trondheim and crossing the Arctic Circle: Price per person from €325 Winter Bodø to Kirkenes where you can join us in search of the Northern Lights: Price per person from €296 Bring your car With Hurtigruten you have the opportunity to combine a coastal voyage with a road trip. Or if you want to take a break from driving and are thinking of booking hotel accommodation, Hurtigruten makes an excellent alternative.

Suggested sections for combined car trips: Spring Drive from Oslo to Trondheim; sail with Hurtigruten from Trondheim to Bergen and then drive back to Oslo again. This is a great way to explore the highlights of Southern Norway. Summer Drive from Oslo to Kirkenes, and then take the southbound journey from Kirkenes to Bergen with Hurtigruten for the ultimate Norwegian experience. Autumn Drive from Oslo to Bergen; sail with Hurtigruten from Bergen to Trondheim and then drive back to Oslo again to see all of the Norwegian winter wonders.


© Terje Rakke/Nordic life/www.visitnorway.com

© Sonja Bahr - Guest image

© Gian-Rico Willy

A voyage with Hurtigruten is perfect for shorter breaks

With Hurtigruten you can combine a coastal voyage with a road trip

Winter Join Hurtigruten in Bergen, sail to Ålesund and then drive back to Oslo over the beautiful mountains.

Spring Tromsø to Trondheim to see the beautiful coast of Helgeland: Price per person from €325

Autumn Trondheim to Bergen combining beautiful nature with exciting cities: Price per person from €195

Festive occasions Why not celebrate a birthday, anniversary or wedding with the nature of Norway as a beautiful backdrop? It’s the ideal way to make a special occasion even more special!

Summer Bergen to Bodø to explore the matchless wonder of Fjord-Norway and the Midnight Sun: Price per person from €559

Winter Kirkenes to Honningsvåg and enjoy the opportunity of having breakfast at the North Cape: Price per person from €99 For complete and up-to-date prices, please visit www.hurtigruten.com

Price per day Season

Dates

Price from

Spring

15 Apr - 14 May

130

Summer

15 May - 14 Aug

Autumn Winter

Meals In the restaurant

Vehicles

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Vehicles

approximate time

Price pp

Breakfast

07.30- 10.00

17

Bike

186

Lunch

12.00- 14.30

37

Motorbike

24

15 Aug. - 14 Sep

130

Dinner

18.30- 21.00

49

Car

47

01 Jan - 14 Apr, 15 Sep - 31 Dec

99

Bergen Buffet

18.00- 22.00

49

Prices shown are in €s. Only one vehicle per passenger. Prices apply only if the driver joins the ship as an ordinary passenger. If the driver does not join the ship as an ordinary passenger, freight will be charged in accordance with the goods freight regulations. For car capacity per ship please see information on deck plans, pages 76-86.

Prices shown are in €s per person in an inside, twin cabin based on two people sharing. Meals are not included. Includes current fuel supplement. Ambassador discount is not available for port to port journeys.

Prices shown are in €s per person. Depending on the number of passengers on board there may be several sittings at dinner. A wide variety of light meals and snacks are available from our on board cafeteria.

Price from

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6 days Bergen – Tromsø

There is a buzz of anticipation as you venture north into the Arctic, sailing along the beautifully remote Norwegian coast from Bergen to Tromsø, gateways to the fjords and Arctic respectively. From

a taste of the arctic Departure 5, 12, 16, 23, 27 November, 3, 9, 14 December 2011

Your voyage into the Arctic Circle starts in the UNESCO-listed town of Bergen with its famous, Hanseatic wharf district (Bryggen). Sailing north you will visit tiny fishing ports and bustling cities whilst sailing through some of the most incredible scenery imaginable. On the morning of day 4 you cross the Arctic Circle and enter the realm of the Northern Lights. Up here, you’ll be miles from artificial light and hopefully beneath an incredible, pitch-black sky – the perfect conditions for spotting the Aurora Borealis. After visits to Ålesund, Trondheim, Bodø and Svolvær, your 21st and final port of call will be Tromsø. © Simon Bottomley

A taste of the Arctic

€527pp

Occupancy

Inside from

Outside from

Twin

527

642

Single supp

133

158

Twin

963

1078

Single supp

146

164

Twin

569

684

Single supp

146

164

23 December* 2011

4, 7, 11, 15, 23, 29 January; 11, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 28 February; 4, 6, 13, 17 March 2012

*This departure includes a 24 hour stay in port on 24 December (7 days/6 nights) Prices are in €s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin/room. Voyage in an unspecified twin cabin including half board Your holiday price includes: 1 night at a centrally located hotel in Tromsø including breakfast Transfer from quay to Fuel supplement of €27 per person. hotel in Tromsø Not included: Flights Optional excursions.

Airport transfers

Travel insurance

Luggage handling

Ambassador discount not valid on this voyage

Winter landscape

Arctic Adventure 5 days Tromsø – Kirkenes – Tromsø

This Arctic adventure begins at the same latitude as Siberia and Alaska, but due to the influence of the Gulf Stream this part of the Norwegian coast has the longest ice-free coast above the Arctic Circle.

Departure 10, 16, 20, 24 November 1, 7, 12 December 2011

€521pp

Occupancy

Inside from

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521

642

Single supp

139

158

Twin

703

824

Single supp

158

170

Twin

564

685

Single supp

139

158

© Jenni Mitchell

From

arctic adventure

With the entire duration of your voyage spent inside the Arctic Circle, you’ll increase your chances of seeing the magical Aurora Borealis. This voyage starts in Tromsø, the starting point of many historic polar expeditions. A museum on the quayside is dedicated to the brave people who ventured north in the name of science and adventure. Your own Arctic voyage will take you via the stunning North Cape to Kirkenes where the ship turns around and returns to Tromsø. When you’re this far north you’re hugely increasing your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. There is also an excellent choice of winter excursions for you to take part in.

23 December* 2011

5, 11, 13, 19 January; 29 February; 6, 8, 11, 14, 16, 21 March 2012

*This departure includes a 24 hour stay in port on 24 December (6 days/5 nights) Prices are in €s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin/room. Your holiday price includes: Voyage in an unspecified twin cabin including half board 1 night at a centrally located hotel in Tromsø including breakfast Transfer from quay to Fuel supplement of €24 per person. hotel in Tromsø Not included: Flights Optional excursions.

Airport transfers

Travel insurance

Luggage handling

Ambassador discount not valid on this voyage

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winter short breaks

northern explorer

Explore the most northern parts of Arctic Norway high above the Arctic Circle giving you a great chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis. Travel from Tromsø northbound to Kirkenes. Your voyage then heads south, calling at 34 ports of call including Trondheim, Norway’s Viking capital before reaching Bergen, gateway to the fjords and Edvard Grieg’s birthplace.

9 days Tromsø – Kirkenes – Bergen

From

northern explorer Departure 7, 13, 20, 27 November, 5, 12, 19*, 21* & 28 December 2011 8, 15, 19, 22, 26, 27 January; 6, 10, 19, 24, 29 Feb; 5, 8 March 2012

€1006pp

Occupancy

Inside from

Outside from 1176

Twin

1006

Single supp

49

49

Twin

1085

1242

Single supp

176

200

* These departures include a 24 hour stay in port on 24 December (10 days/9 nights). Prices are in €s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin/room. Voyage in an unspecified twin cabin including half board Your holiday price includes: 1 night at a centrally located hotel in Bergen including breakfast transfer from quay to fuel supplement of €42 per person. hotel in Bergen airport transfers

travel insurance

luggage handling

Ambassador discount not valid on this voyage

Learn about the Northern Lights from our onboard Astronomers

ARCTIC WONDERS

This Arctic adventure of a lifetime includes the unique experience of a night in a snow suite at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel plus the chance to add some exciting winter activities. Starting in Bergen and travelling north on board your comfortable Hurtigruten ship look out for the magical Aurora Borealis as you sail through sheltered waters towards Kirkenes high above the Arctic Circle.

8 days Bergen – Kirkenes

From

ARCTIC WONDERS Departure 20*, 27 December 2011

13, 18, 20, 24, 31 January; 8, 13, 15, 17, 19, 24, 28 February; 1, 7, 12 March 2012

© Klaus-Peter Kappest

Not included: Flights optional excursions.

€1061pp

Occupancy

Inside from

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1061

1206

Single supp

0

0

Twin

1121

1242

Single supp

115

133

* These departures include a 24 hour stay in port on 24 December (10 days/9 nights). Prices are in €s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin/room. Voyage in an unspecified twin cabin including half board Your holiday price includes: 1 night at Kirkenes Snow Hotel including dinner and breakfast Transfer from quay to hotel Fuel supplement of €36 per person. in Kirkenes airport transfers

travel insurance

luggage handling

Ambassador discount not valid on this voyage

Kirkenes Snow Hotel

ASTRONOMY VOYAGE

Join this popular voyage to learn more about the Arctic night sky with the renowned Astronomer Dr John Mason or Ian Ridpath, Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy. Through a series of lectures and a guided tour of the stars from the deck of the ship, your lecturer will bring the night sky closer whilst keeping a constant vigil for the potential star of the show, the incredible Northern Lights.

11 days Bergen – Kirkenes – Trondheim

From

ASTRONOMY VOYAGE Departure 20 January 2012

22 February 2012

15 March 2012

© Jenni Mitchell

Not included: Flights optional excursions.

€1327pp

Occupancy

Inside from

Outside from

Twin

1327

1491

Single supp

158

176

Twin

1327

1491

Single supp

158

176

Twin

1497

1661

Single supp

297

333

Prices are in €s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin/room. Your holiday price includes: Tour manager and lectures Not included: Flights optional excursions.

Voyage in an unspecified twin cabin including half board Fuel supplement of €60 per person. airport transfers

Ambassador discount not valid on this voyage

travel insurance

luggage handling

Ålesund is one of the many coastal towns you will encounter see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Spitsbergen

Home of the King of the Arctic

OUR EXCURSIONS

take you closer to the real Norway © Trym Ivar Bergsmo/Finnmark Tourist Board

© Karl Appel - Guest image

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The North Cape, 2000 km from the North Pole


© Holger Agyris - Guest image

Excursions

Throughout our voyages there is an exciting range of adventures available: we offer a wide selection of excursions on both the northbound and southbound sailings. All are designed to give you the opportunity to experience the best the various destinations have to offer. Our programme gives you the choice between informative city tours, visits to cultural sites, bird watching trips or more active adventures such as dog sledding and snowmobiling ensuring there is something on offer for everyone. Our team of highly qualified guides and modern modes of transport create high standards throughout. We recommend that you pre-book excursions as this gives you the opportunity to secure space on your chosen excursions, only remaining places will be sold on board.

© Gian-Rico Willy

© Werner Hölscher - Guest image

Please note that all excursion duration times are approximate.

Join a RIB adventure in Lofoten

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© Reinhard Kastner - Guest image

Northbound Excursions © Leslie A. Kelly

© Thomas Lorenz - Guest image

Geiranger Panorama

2A GEIRANGER PANORAMA 1 Geiranger - Ålesund Code: H-AES2A Date: 16.04. - 31.05. Level 1 Duration: 4 h 30 min Price from: €86pp Welcome to one of the world’s most beautiful travel destinations, Geirangerfjord, officially praised by National Geographic and placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites. At the Norwegian Fjord Centre you will be given an informative introductory presentation taking you through all four seasons of Geiranger. This is followed by a drive up Ørneveien (Eagle Road) and a stop at Ørnesvingen (Eagle Bend), where a breathtaking panorama of the fjord, the magnificent mountains and Syv Søstre (Seven Sisters) waterfall affords you an incredible photo opportunity. The tour continues to Ålesund, a distinctive town known for its unique Art Nouveau architecture. An afternoon here is best enjoyed from the town’s highest point, Mount Aksla. Your excursion will conclude with a short sightseeing trip around Ålesund before heading back to the Hurtigruten pier.

2B GEIRANGER PANORAMA 2 Geiranger - Molde Code: H-AES2B Date: 01.06. - 15.09. Level 1 Duration: 7 h 30 min Price from: €151pp As with Geiranger Panorama 1 (see above), this excursion gets you closer to the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. Your day begins with a drive up Ørneveien (Eagle Road), enjoying magnificent views of Geirangerfjord en route to the beautiful Eidsdalsvatnet Lake. From there you Level 1 For everyone 58

© Martin Wattke - Guest image

The Geirangerfjord is placed on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites

Ålesund

Nidaros Cathedral

take a picturesque ferry ride from Eidsdal to Linge through Gudbrandsjuvet Gorge, heading for the stark, wild high alpine areas. Back on dry land, one of the many highlights of this trip is the series of 11 hairpin bends down the winding Trollstigen Pass. Once you’ve reached the bottom, it’s time for a hot drink and a bite to eat before you continue on to the gentler landscape of the Romsdalsfjord. You conclude with dinner in Molde before meeting the Hurtigruten ship again.

2D ATLANTERHAVSPARKEN AQUARIUM AND MOUNT AKSLA

2C ART NOUVEAU TOUR, ÅLESUND Ålesund Code: H-AES2C Date: 01.01. - 15.04.,16.09. - 31.12. Level 2 Duration: 2 h Price from: €29pp Distinguished by its numerous spires, towers and highly detailed ornamentation, Ålesund is a town renowned across the world for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. It owes this to the devastating fire which burned a large proportion of the city to the ground in 1904, following which the entire town was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, Art Nouveau. Your guide will take you on an informative walk through the streets of this enchanting town. Along the way you will pass the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet, the special Apotekertorget square and the beautifully decorated main street. You will also visit Jugendstilsenteret, which is the national centre for Art Nouveau. The museum offers everything from modern multimedia presentations to original interiors and provides a fascinating insight into the history of Art Nouveau.

Level 2 For most guests, requires some physical effort

Ålesund Code: H-AES2D Date: 01.01. - 15.04.,16.09. - 31.12. Level 2 Duration: 2 h Price from: €44pp Atlanterhavsparken is one of Northern Europe’s largest salt-water aquariums and offers an opportunity to enjoy close encounters with some of the marine life that can be found in and around the coastal waters of Norway. The tour to the Aquarium includes a spectacular diving show in Norway’s largest aquarium tank, where the fish can be seen being hand-fed by the divers, and a visit to the open-air pool to see the resident penguins. After the visit to Atlanterhavsparken you continue onwards and upwards to Aksla where you can admire the view of Ålesund below.

3A NIDAROS CATHEDRAL & RINGVE Museum Trondheim Code: H-TRD3A Date: 17.04. - 02.10. Level 2 Duration: 3 h Price from: €54pp Few large cities have managed to preserve their intimacy as effectively as Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim. An ancient city, it was founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason circa 997. Your tour starts from the pier and takes you to Norway’s national shrine, Nidarosdomen (Nidaros Cathedral) – Norway’s only Gothic style cathedral, built over the burial place of St. Olav, Norway’s patron saint. From Nidaros Cathedral, the bus then takes

Level 3 For guests in good physical condition


© Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium

Excursions Theme

Trondheim

Sverresborg, Trøndelag Folk Museum

you directly to the Ringve Museum of Musical History, where your enthusiastic tour guide will bring the history of world and local music to life.

your journey through history at Haltdalen stave church, built back in 1170, when Norway was a Catholic country. You will be able to view the ruins of the medieval Castle Zion, built by King Sverre in the winter of 1182-1183, with its panoramic views across Trondheim’s Fjord. You will then be shown a working farmyard before continuing to the Old Town which features buildings that used to proudly stand in the very centre of Trondheim. Finally, you enter the visitors’ centre and the ‘Life Pictures’ exhibition, showing you what life was like in the 1900s.

3B TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL Trondheim Code: H-TRD3B Date: 01.01. - 16.04., 03.10. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 2 h Price from: €46pp Trondheim is a large city by Norwegian standards, though it has still managed to preserve many of the charms and intimacy of a small town. It is also a city full of contrasts, with modern buildings standing side-by-side with monastery ruins, impressive wooden buildings and colourful wharves. You will hear all about the city’s many features as the bus takes you through Trondheim’s streets and boroughs, including a short stop at Utsikten (The View) to admire the city from up on high. As no sightseeing trip to Trondheim is complete without visiting one of its premier cultural treasures, we will of course make time to take in the impressive Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral. Built over the burial place of St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway, this enormous building, with its countless details and decorations, dates back to around 1070.

3C SVERRESBORG, TRØNDELAG FOLK MUSEUM Trondheim Code: H-TRD3C Date: 01.05. - 30.09. Level 2 Duration: 2 h Price from: €37pp Sverresborg Trøndelag Folk Museum is one of Norway’s largest open-air museums. You begin

3D TRONDHEIM CITY WALK Trondheim Code: H-TRD3D Date: 01.01. - 31.12. Level 2 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €23pp A walk through Trondheim is a journey through its 1,000-year history. The harbour was developed during the second half of the 19th century, and you start your walk here at the quay. You walk up to Stiftsgården, the royal residence in Trondheim, and continue to the market square to take a closer look at the statue of the city’s founder, the Viking King Olav Tryggvason, which towers over this busy square. From here, you continue to Nidaros Cathedral, the national monument of Norway. You cross the old city bridge with its red gateway, known to the locals as “the portal of happiness”, and enter the area of the city called Bakklandet, which has managed to preserve its charming wooden architecture. Originally this was the industrial part of the city, but now the old factories have been renovated into desirable housing surrounded by boutique shops and gourmet restaurants. And it’s here that you find the world’s one and only bicycle lift which has to be seen to be believed!

© Gian-Rico Willy

© Ros Hewett - Guest image

© Nina Helland

Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium is one of the biggest salt-water aquariums in Northern Europe

Glacier Adventure, Svartisen

4A GLACIER ADVENTURE, SVARTISEN Ørnes - Bodø Code: H-ORS4A Date: 01.05. - 30.09. Level 2 Duration: 6 h Price from: €149pp Situated near Ørnes, Svartisen is Norway’s second largest glacier. Your ship will make a stop to allow you and your tour guide to transfer to another smaller boat for the excursion. This boat will then sail between islets and skerries whilst the guide tells you all about the area and the scenery – an impressive view best enjoyed out on the deck. It’s important not to forget your camera because you will now be in the realm of the sea eagle, Europe’s largest predatory bird. Once we move on to the Svartisen Tourist Centre, you will be able to admire the beauty of this enigmatic ice world whilst enjoying a warm drink and a varied buffet of delicious cakes.

4D RIB SAFARI, SALTSTRAUMEN Bodø Code: H-BOO4D Date: 01.04. - 31.10. Level 3 Duration: 2 h Price from: €112pp This excursion takes you to Saltstraumen, where you will witness the world’s most powerful tidal current. On our exciting journey through this wild landscape there is a good chance we will be able to observe sea eagles whilst also taking in the awesome scenery and observing parts of the Caledonian Fold Belt, a range of mountains dating back over 250 million years. While we sit safely in sturdy rubber boats, operated by highly experienced pilots, you can enjoy a day of rare adventure in harmony with nature, eagles and the deep blue sea.

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4E LOFOTR VIKING FEAST Stamsund - Svolvær Code: H-STU4E Date: 01.01. - 31.03., 01.10. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 3 h Price from: €99pp At the Lofotr Viking Museum the largest Viking building ever found has been recreated. The original Chieftain’s house was established in about 500 AD and was inhabited until around 900 AD, and the rebuilt version exhibits finds from this era. The Chieftain and the Lady of the house invite you to join them for a real Viking feast in the banquet hall. Experience the magic and excitement as they make sacrifices to the Gods, praying that the sun will return to avoid Armageddon. After the Viking feast, served with home-brewed mead, you will travel by bus to Svolvær and re-join your ship.

4F LOFOTR VIKING FEAST SUMMER Stamsund - Svolvær Code: H-STU4F Date: 01.04. - 30.09. Level 1 Duration: 3 h Price from: €99pp Join us on a historical journey from Stamsund to Borg and on to the Lofotr Viking Museum. On this trip to Lofotr the guide will tell you how life was for the Vikings who lived here. Upon arrival we are invited in to experience the Chieftain’s house, which has been recreated in full size and features exhibits of finds dating back to the Viking age. The Chieftain and the lady of the house welcome us to join them for a real Viking feast in the banquet hall; a taste of the Viking age, with traditional food, costumes, singing and dancing. After the feast, served with home-brewed mead, you travel by bus to Svolvær, learning more about the history of Lofoten along the way before re-joining the ship.

5E/5F WILDERNESS ADVENTURE CAMP Finnsnes - Tromsø Code: H-FNS5E/5F Date: 01.01. - 15.03., 01.11.- 31.12. Level 3 Duration: 6 h 30 min Price from: €284pp Lyngsfjord Adventure and Camp Tamok offers you an extraordinary experience, with dog sledding, a snowmobile safari and reindeer driving among your choice of activities! Departing from the harbour of Finnsnes, you will be able to enjoy a multimedia presentation about the area’s history and cultural heritage during your coach transfer to the camp. On arrival in the valley of Tamok, you will receive all necessary winter clothing, shoes and instructions for the adventures. Here we welcome you to Camp Tamok, your gateway to a thrilling wilderness adventure! Level 1 For everyone 60

Wilderness Adventure Camp Choose between two different packages: 5E includes reindeer driving and dog sledding 5F includes snowmobile safari and reindeer driving.

5A THE ARCTIC CAPITAL TROMSØ Tromsø Code: H-TOS5A Date: 01.01. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €54pp Tromsø is the largest town inside the Arctic Circle, and it has a unique history that includes hunting in the Arctic for walrus and polar bears, polar exploration as well as the Pomor trade, coal mining and sealing. During your excursion here, you will visit Polaria, a centre housing a museum, aquarium and much more. Here you’ll be able to watch the movie ‘Svalbard – Arctic Wilderness’, which will take you on a fantastic journey through Svalbard’s spectacular scenery. Your tour also includes a stop at the iconic Arctic Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece and town landmark.

Kayaking

5D POLAR HISTORY WALK Tromsø Code: H-TOS5D Date: 01.01. - 15.04., 15.10. - 31.12. Level 2 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €44pp Tromsø is not just the largest town in northern Norway; it’s also a town brimming with history. First, your guide will take you to the Polar Museum. On the way there you will pass the statue of Roald Amundsen, the hunting monument and the market square, where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Arctic Cathedral. The Polar Museum features exhibits from Norway’s proud polar history. You will also see a film of the polar region made by the Arctic hunters. The tour continues to the Beer Hall (Ølhallen), Tromsø’s oldest pub, which was a popular meeting place for fishermen, hunters and polar explorers. Here, you can taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery, Mack, whilst one of the locals tells stories about the old days.

5G Kayaking

5B DOG SLEDDING Tromsø Code: H-TOS5B Date: 01.01. - 30.04., 01.11. - 31.12. Level 3 Duration: 3 h 30 min Price from: €144pp Complete your winter holiday experience with a thrilling husky dog sledge ride! Your tour begins with a drive to the island of Kvaløya where we change clothes and footwear, before hopping on board the sledges and letting the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape; enjoying stunning views of the ocean, mountains and open plateaus. If you’re lucky, you will see the magical Northern Lights. Afterwards you are invited into a traditional Sámi lavvo (tent) where an open fire and a hot drink await you.

5C SCENERY & HUSKIES Tromsø Code: H-TOS5C Date: 01.06. - 30.09. Level 2 Duration: 3 h 30 min Price from: €54pp On this excursion you head to the Tromsø Wilderness Centre on Kvaløya Island, a scenic area with views of the ocean and mountains. Here you will meet more than 250 huskies and puppies, receive an introduction to dog sledge driving and learn about the world’s longest dog sledge race, the Iditarod, presented through pictures and film footage. It’s important to wear good footwear if you want to join the Wilderness Centre’s guide in exploring the plant and bird life around the centre, before meeting back in the traditional Sámi lavvo (tent) for a hot drink and a slice of cake.

Level 2 For most guests, requires some physical effort

© Stein Lillebo

© Sweet Film

© Simen G. Fangel

Lofotr Viking Feast

Tromsø Code: H-TOS5G Date: 01.05. - 31.08. Level 3+ Duration: 3 h 30 min Price from: €156pp Enjoy a fascinating and exciting excursion by kayak in Tromsø’s calm and picturesque waters. Together with your experienced guide you will paddle the waters that lap Tromsø’s shores whilst enjoying the stunning mountain backdrop. This is a great way to travel silently through these pristine waters and get close to the marine wildlife. We use stable, double sea kayaks and no experience is needed to join in. The guide will give you all the instructions you’ll need and support you along the way.

6A THE NORTH CAPE Honningsvåg Code: H-HVG6A Date: 01.01. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 3 h Price from: €99pp Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as you cross the 71st parallel on our journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point on the continent. In summer, you might come across herds of grazing reindeer and a small Sámi camp. The North Cape plateau itself rises 307 metres almost vertically from the Arctic Ocean. Stand and wonder at the view, but don’t forget to get some photographic evidence of this amazing place. The tour includes a visit to the North Cape Hall where you can see an impressive 180° panoramic film about Finnmark and the North Cape, buy souvenirs, send postcards or relax whilst enjoying a bite to eat.

Level 3 For guests in good physical condition


A taste of Lapland

© Matthias Hultsch

© Barents Safari

© Alexander Eriksen

Northbound Excursions

Riverboat Safari

Husky Adventure

6B BIRDWATCHING SAFARI

7A THE RUSSIAN BORDER

7D KIRKENES SNOW HOTEL

Honningsvåg Code: H-HVG6B Date: 01.05. - 31.08. Level 2 Duration: 3 h Price from: €131pp

Kirkenes Code: H-KKN7A Date: 01.01. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 2 h Price from: €43pp

Kirkenes Code: H-KKN7D Date: 01.01. - 01.05., 15.12. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €61pp

On this tour you travel to the small fishing village of Gjesvær. Along the way you will receive an introduction to the local flora and fauna, before visiting one of the world’s most exciting nature reserves, Gjesværstappan. From the vessel you can study Finnmark’s largest flock of puffins, together with large numbers of kittiwakes. During the nesting season this area teems with life as mighty sea eagles hover above in search of prey. Meanwhile guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, Arctic skuas, northern fulmars, Brünnich’s guillemots, and the large northern gannet fill the air with a cacophony of shrieks and screeches. In the autumn you can also catch a glimpse of Europe’s smallest seabird, the British storm-petrel.

6C A TASTE OF LAPLAND Kjøllefjord - Mehamn Code: H-KJD6C Date: 10.05. - 10.09. Level 1 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €81pp Today’s excursion starts with a drive through the fishing village of Kjøllefjord, where you can stop to take pictures. Afterwards you continue into the mountains, where you’ll head to a Sámi camp and meet the Utsi family, who will welcome you into their lavvo dressed in traditional costumes. You will hear about the traditions and the Sámi people’s way of life, and will also get to hear traditional Sámi joik (song). You then go out to see the reindeer where you can try your hand at lassoing. The trip continues up to the Finnmark plateau, 300 metres above sea level, where you might also see reindeer in their natural habitat.

6D SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN LAPLAND Kjøllefjord - Mehamn Code: H-KJD6D Date: 01.01. - 10.05., 15.12. - 31.12. Level 3 Duration: 2 h 15 min Price from: €263pp Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip to one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas. During this excursion you will travel from Kjøllefjord over the mountains to Mehamn. The guides will tell you about the Sámi people, what life is like on the Finnmark coast, and how the local population utilise nature during summer and winter. Some of Norway’s best instructors will ensure that proper training is given before you hop onto your own snowmobile for this once in a lifetime trip through fascinating scenery. Experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air and perhaps the mesmerising Northern Lights in the clear, starry sky. Valid driver’s licence required.

The only town in Norway where east meets west, Kirkenes represents the turning point of your Hurtigruten voyage. We start with a short tour of the town, before the bus takes us deep into the surprisingly fertile landscape. The region has experienced an exciting and at times dramatic history, so this also promises to be an educational morning. We make our first stop at Storskog, the border station between Norway and Russia. Unfortunately we cannot cross the border itself, but you are permitted to take pictures. From here we travel to the small mining community of Bjørnevatn, before heading towards Pasvikdalen. It’s worth remembering that this area is known to have Norway’s largest population of brown bears. Back in Kirkenes we make a stop at the impressive Prestfjellet Mountain, which overlooks both the town and your Hurtigruten ship.

7B RIVERBOAT SAFARI Kirkenes Code: H-KKN7B Date: 01.06. - 30.09. Level 2 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €110pp By the time you reach the jetty, the river boats will be ready and waiting to take you up the Pasvikelva, a river with a cultural history dating back thousands of years. This is the place to hear about the history of the Sámi people, the sacred Princes Boris and Gleb, St. Trifon of the Pechenga Monastery and to see the rich animal and plant life that thrives in this area. At the border we go ashore and learn a little bit more about Norway’s relationship with its neighbour to the east, Russia, before being served a hot drink complemented by cloudberries with cream.

7C SNOWMOBILE SAFARI Kirkenes Code: H-KKN7C Date: 01.01. - 05.05., 15.12. - 31.12. Level 3 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €150pp On a frozen fjord you will drive snowmobiles, two people per vehicle, across the beautiful landscape in the height of the Arctic winter. During the trip your guides will tell you about the history of the Sámi people, the extreme Arctic climate and the unique wildlife that inhabits the area. After the journey you can enjoy a hot drink and sample some dried reindeer meat in a well-heated Sámi lavvo (tent). You will receive thorough instructions on snowmobiling safety before your experience begins. Valid driver’s licence required.

Kirkenes Snow Hotel is set in idyllic surroundings next to Gabba Reindeer Park. Your adventure here begins with a stroll up to the hotel and into Norway’s largest ice bar. The guide will show you around the Snow Hotel, including some of the magnificent suites. After the tour it is time to meet the reindeer. This is an excellent photo opportunity so don’t forget to bring your camera! You can also visit Gabba Kennel and see some of the many Huskies who live there. At the Gabba restaurant you will receive a snack before returning to Kirkenes where we make a brief stop at Prestfjellet Mountain to enjoy its magnificent views.

7E ATV/QUAD-SAFARI TO THE RUSSIAN BORDER Kirkenes Code: H-KKN7E Date: 01.05. - 30.09. Level 3 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €124pp You guide will meet you at the quay and take you through today’s programme. You start with a test drive in a low traffic area, before going up to the Kjerringstupet viewpoint, overlooking Kirkenes. You then drive along the road through the town centre and stop at a viewpoint overlooking the Sydvaranger mines. From here you will continue to the old Norwegian-Russian border where your guide will tell you about the history and culture of the area before making a stop at the current border station to have coffee/tea and muffins. Finally we return to Kirkenes where you make a brief stop at Prestfjellet Mountain to enjoy its magnificent views. Valid driver’s licence required.

7F HUSKY ADVENTURE Kirkenes Code: H-KKN7F Date: 01.01. - 01.05., 01.12. - 31.12. Level 3 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €131pp You start with a short drive to the Snow Hotel, situated next to Gabba Reindeer Park where you will be kitted out with warm outdoor clothing – snow overalls, shoes, gloves and hats all provided for you. Then it’s time to meet the dogs! The huskies are harnessed to your sledge, eagerly waiting to transport you across the frozen landscape. There will be two passengers per sledge, with each sledge travelling with its own “musher” (guide). You can have a go at driving the sledge yourself, or if you’d prefer, you can simply sit back and enjoy the ride. The track is just over 5 km long, and is set in the most picturesque of landscapes. Experience the real feeling of the Arctic wilderness! Afterwards, you have the option to visit the Snow Hotel or the reindeer enclosure.

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Southbound Excursions

Breakfast at the North Cape

8F SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN THE POLAR NIGHT Mehamn - Kjøllefjord Code: H-MEH8F Date: 01.01. - 10.05., 15.12. - 31.12. Level 3 Duration: 2 h 30 min Price from: €322pp Join us on an exciting polar night safari by snowmobile from Mehamn to Kjøllefjord, hunting for the Northern Lights in the polar night sky. You will enjoy several stops on the way, hoping to admire this Arctic light phenomenon. Before embarking on this exciting and different experience through “the white desert”, our guides give you thorough instructions on snowmobiling safety. En route, you will make a pit-stop at a real Sámi lavvo (tent) for some hot drinks by the campfire. The remainder of the journey down to Kjøllefjord is made by bus, whilst the guide tells you about life on the coast. In Kjøllefjord you rejoin your ship. Valid driver’s licence required.

8A BREAKFAST AT THE NORTH CAPE Honningsvåg-Hammerfest Code: H-HVG8A Date: 08.05. - 07.10. Level 1 Duration: 6 h Price from: €131pp On this excursion you can experience the windswept North Cape as well as large parts of West Finnmark. The North Cape Level 1 For everyone 62

Hammerfest

Midnight concert

plateau lies 307 metres (1,000 feet) above the churning Arctic Ocean. Here, at the very top of Europe, you will enjoy a hearty breakfast and see an impressive 180° panoramic film about the North Cape region through the four seasons. On your return you make a short stop to visit a Sámi family. From Honningsvåg, we drive through an underwater tunnel that connects the town with the mainland. The bus will then travel south along the majestic Porsangerfjord before heading back towards the coast to Hammerfest, the world’s northernmost town, where you’ll re-join your ship.

8B THE NORTHERNMOST TOWN IN THE WORLD, HAMMERFEST Hammerfest Code: H-HFT8B Date: 01.06. - 15.09. Level 1 Duration: 1 h Price from: €31pp Established in 1789, Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world. On arrival here, the bus takes you to the UNESCOlisted Meridian Monument. From here you also have a spectacular view of Melkøya and the Snøhvit field. As you head up Mount Salen, you will learn more about Hammerfest’s fascinating past, whilst also getting an insight into both Sámi history and culture, and Europe’s first LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) factory. Once at the top of Salen, you can enjoy great views over the town and your waiting ship.

Level 2 For most guests, requires some physical effort

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A taste of Vesterålen

8E ARCTIC ENERGY Hammerfest Code: H-HFT8E Date: 01.01. - 15.03., 15.11. - 31.12. Level 2 Duration: 1 h Price from: €41pp Hammerfest is not only the northernmost town in the world (70”39’48”N), but also the oldest in the north of Norway, and the first town in northern Europe to get electric street lighting produced entirely from waterpower (1891). The town was an important trading post with the Russians for the 100 years preceding the Russian Revolution. It has been burnt down twice and was the only Norwegian town attacked during the Napoleonic War of 1809. Hammerfest is the place from which the great polar explorers started their Arctic expeditions, and where Struve concluded his measurements of the Earth in 1856. The Meridian Column is a symbol of this and in 2005 the monument was included on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites.

8C MIDNIGHT CONCERT IN THE ARCTIC CATHEDRAL Tromsø Code: H-TOS8C Date: 01.01. - 15.03., 22.04.-30.09., 31.10. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 1 h 15 min Price from: €50pp With its exquisite stained-glass window, there is perhaps no more beautiful way to experience the Arctic Cathedral than by attending a midnight

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Southbound Excursions

9A A TASTE OF VESTERÅLEN Harstad - Sortland Code: H-HRD9A Date: 01.01. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 4 h 15 min Price from: €69pp Today you will not only experience history, but also beautiful scenery and a selection of breathtaking sights. You begin with a short sightseeing trip through Harstad before moving on to the Trondenes peninsula. Here, you visit Trondenes’ white medieval church, one of Norway’s premier cultural heritage sites from the late Middle Ages (short ecumenical worship services are often held for visitors here). In Trondenes Historical Centre, you will find an exciting exhibition of original objects from throughout the region’s history. The bus then takes us across Hinnøya Island, where you can enjoy a view of beautiful fjords, steep mountains and large fertile agricultural areas. Moving on, you will cross the Gullesfjord by ferry, giving you a chance to enjoy a hot drink and some freshly baked cakes before continuing to Sortland where you rejoin your Hurtigruten ship.

9B LOFOTEN ISLANDS Svolvær - Stamsund Code: H-SVJ9B Date: 01.04. - 31.08. Level 1 Duration: 3 h Price from: €68pp Many people associate the Lofoten Islands with precipitous, dramatic and often fabled mountains and picturesque fishing villages, but Lofoten is so much more. You’ll find quiet bays, white sandy beaches, sheltered fjords and, perhaps surprisingly, large green agricultural areas. It is said that the light in Lofoten is unlike anywhere else in the world, which is why artists from Norway and abroad have always come here for inspiration. In Henningsvær, you will visit a gallery where the work of many Norwegian artists portrays the beauty of the archipelago and where you will also see a slide show that captures the area’s unique atmosphere.

9C SEA EAGLE SAFARI Svolvær Code: H-SKN9C Date: 24.03. - 15.10. Level 2 Duration: 2 h Price from: €91pp

of the king of the birds. First you accompany the Hurtigruten ship into the Trollfjord where you will see it turning around in the narrowest of spaces, a magnificent sight alone! The eagle safari begins in earnest when you leave Trollfjord, starting with the gulls, that dive for fish right from your hand. You then pass through a narrow seaway flanked by a range of steep mountains. This is where the sea eagles dwell and can be viewed as they come flying in to get a share of the banquet. From here you set your course for Svolvær and are left with the memorable experience of seeing the King of Birds close and in his natural habitat – two hours that will stay with you long after you return home.

9E RIB-adventure in Lofoten Svolvær Code: H-SVJ9E Date: 01.06. - 30.08. Level 3 Duration: 1 h 30 min Price from: €95pp Join us on a high-octane excursion by RIB (rigid-hulled inflatable boat) into the fantastic Lofoten archipelago. Our experienced skippers take you to a lagoon with white sandy beaches surrounded by small islands and skerries that protect it from the mighty ocean outside. There is a good chance you will get a good view of sea eagles, Europe’s largest bird of prey. After a short photo stop, you continue to the fishing village of Skrova where you stop for a snack and to learn about the village, known for exporting salmon all over the world. The statue of the “Fisherman’s Wife” will greet you when you return to the harbour in Svolvær to re-join your ship.

10B UNESCO ISLANDS VEGA Sandnessjøen - Brønnøysund Code: H-SSJ10B Date: 15.06. - 31.08. Level 2 Duration: 4 h Price from: €144pp The Vega Archipelago was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2004, a status gained due to the unique coexistence between the eider ducks and the islanders. Your tour around these islands will give you an insight into local village life as you journey towards the fishing village of Nes, situated on Vega, the main island. Here, you make a stop to visit the “E-house”, a museum and documentation centre dedicated to eider ducks. At Nes, there is also a café and a World Heritage exhibit, all situated within a well-kept architectural environment. Afterwards, you return to Brønnøysund where you board your ship again.

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Sea Eagle Safari

Trondheim Code: H-TRD11A Date: 01.01. - 31.12. Level 1 Duration: 2 h Price from: €46pp Excursion description: see 3B

11B SVERRESBORG, TRØNDELAG FOLK MUSEUM Trondheim Code: H-TRD11B Date: 01.05. - 30.09. Level 2 Duration: 2 h Price from: €37pp Excursion description: see 3C

11D TRONDHEIM CITY WALK Trondheim Code: H-TRD11D Date: 01.01. - 31.12. Level 2 Duration: 2 h 15 min Price from: €23pp Excursion description: see 3D

11C THE ATLANTIC ROAD Kristiansund - Molde Date: 01.05. - 15.09. Duration: 4 h 30 min

Code: H-KSU11C Level 1 Price from: €98pp

8.2 km long, built on a total of 8 bridges and surrounded by picturesque landscapes, the Atlantic Road is one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations and won the “Engineering Feat of the Century” title in 2005. Today, you start with a short sightseeing tour of Kristiansund before continuing to Averøy where you visit the beautiful Kvernes Stave Church. Afterwards, you go to the Bjartmars Favorittkro tavern, where you are served the speciality of the house, Bacalao, before continuing along the Atlantic Road and finishing with a short sightseeing tour of Molde.

12A BERGEN CITY SIGHTSEEING Bergen Code: H-BGO12A Date: 01.01. - 31.12. Level 2 Duration: 2 h Price from: €39pp Bergen is an international city with small town charm surrounded by seven imposing mountains. Enjoy a guided tour past the picturesque alleys and well-known locations such as Nordnes peninsula, Håkon’s Hall and the Rosenkrantz Tower, Maria Church, Bergen harbour and the famous fish market. In addition to seeing all this, our well-informed guides will also take you on a short walk through the UNESCO-listed old buildings in the Bryggen district. During this trip you will receive a good insight into the city’s history and development, from its founding in 1070, right up to the present day. Only bookable on board.

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Just north of the Trollfjord is the realm of the sea eagle and it is here that a smaller vessel lies ready to take you out to get a closer view

11A TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL

RIB-adventure in Lofoten

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concert. As the candle lights flicker, this elegant church is filled with the sounds of the most beautiful Norwegian folk songs, as well as some wonderfully powerful classical and sacred hymns. This incredible musical experience is enhanced by the Arctic Cathedral’s fantastic acoustics.

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Spitsbergen

Home of the King of the Arctic

Pre and post voyage programmes

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Flåm Mountain Railway

View from the Opera House in Oslo


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Pre and post programmes

Take the opportunity to explore more of Norway’s scenery by adding a few extra nights before or after your voyage with Hurtigruten. Before or after your voyage you may wish to explore the spectacular and dramatic Norwegian fjords and mountains, or experience life in the Norwegian capital, Oslo, or in Bergen. If you’re visiting during winter, why not stay overnight in a hotel made entirely from snow and ice or enjoy tasting the king crab, one of the largest crabs in the world. We can offer many exciting options that can be easily added to your voyage. These extra experiences will complete your holiday in Norway, making it a memory for life. We offer a wide range of hotels allowing you to spend more time in Norway before or after your voyage with us. We’re also offering breathtaking experiences with our pre and post excursion programme, such as ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ or ‘Sognefjord in a Nutshell’. Over the following pages, you can see the itineraries, pre and

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post excursion options and a list of our recommended hotels.

Aurlandsfjord is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world

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pre and post excursions and extensions

A stay at Kirkenes snow hotel is a special and refreshing experience

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See breathtaking fjords, explore the steep mountain landscape or take an extraordinary train journey. Experience the magic of the Sognefjord, enjoy life in the Norwegian capital, stay in a hotel made of snow and ice; and dine on one of the world’s largest crabs – the King Crab! This can all be done via our pre/post cruise programmes offering the opportunity to extend your cruise into a total Norwegian holiday you will never forget.

The king crab can span 2 metres and weigh up to 15 kilos


extensions A bestseller for years, this tour can be combined with all our classic voyages, before or after. It includes overnight stays in Oslo and/or Bergen, depending on the itinerary, and also takes in the famous “Across the Roof of Norway” rail journey between Oslo and Bergen.

across the roof of norway

Itinerary Oslo to Bergen Day 1 Arrive in Oslo for an overnight stay. Take time to explore Norway’s bustling capital. Day 2 Board the train to Bergen, sit back and relax and watch the scenery pass by, arrive in Bergen in the afternoon and transfer to the quay for embarkation. (B)

Travelling between Bergen and Oslo on this scenic rail journey From

across the roof of norway Oslo to Bergen Season

Contents

All year

Land only

Twin from

€243pp

Single from 243

291

Your extension price includes: Transfer from Oslo airport to central bus station One night in Oslo Train journey Oslo to Bergen in standard class incl. seat reservation on bed and breakfast basis Transfer train station to the quay in Bergen.

From

across the roof of norway Bergen to Oslo Season

Contents

All year

Land only

Twin from

€376pp

Single from 376

Itinerary Bergen to Oslo: Day 1 Arrive in Bergen and disembark, transfer to your centrally located hotel for an overnight stay. You have the afternoon to explore Bergen. Day 2 After breakfast, board the train to Oslo which will take you across the Hardanger plateau, Europe’s highest mountain plateau and past lakes and streams, arrive Oslo in the afternoon for another nights’ stay. (B) Day 3 Explore the sights of Oslo before continuing your journey. (B)

479

Your extension price includes: One night each in Bergen and Oslo on bed and breakfast basis Transfers in Bergen from the quay to the hotel and the hotel to the train station Rail journey in standard Transfer from Oslo central bus station to the airport. class Bergen to Oslo including seat reservation

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All above prices are per person in €s

tale of two capitals

Oslo From

Tale of two capitals Trondheim to Oslo Season

Contents

All year

Land only

Twin from

€443pp

Single from 443

594

Your extension price includes: Transfer Trondheim quay to hotel One night in Trondheim and two nights in Oslo on a bed and breakfast basis Rail journey Trondheim to Oslo in standard class incl. seat Transfer from Oslo central bus station to the airport reservation

Why not extend your stay in Norway and enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in Northern Europe? Our popular Tale of Two Capitals extension can be combined with the Classic Norwegian Discovery voyage and takes in a stay in Trondheim, Norway’s Viking capital. This is followed by the train journey to Oslo where you have two nights to take in some of the many sights of the city. Oslo is home to many museums, galleries, the Vigeland sculpture park as well as the new Holmenkollen ski-jump. Itinerary: Day 1 Arrive in Trondheim and disembark. Transfer to your centrally located hotel for one night. Day 2 After breakfast, board your train in Trondheim for the journey to Oslo. It will take you past mountains and lakes before pulling into Oslo in the afternoon. Stay here for two nights and explore the sights of Oslo. (B) Day 4 Explore the sights of Oslo before individual departure or flying home. (B)

All above prices are per person in €s

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Excursions Kirkenes

Kirkenes

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Bergen

Norway in a Nutshell

Winter King Crab Safari

One of Norway’s most popular independent day trips, this comprehensive journey takes you by bus, train and ferry through some of the most magnificent scenery in the area, traversing a landscape of breathtaking fjords, rural idyll and the spectacular Flåm Mountain Railway. A masterpiece of engineering, this extraordinary train journey is one of the highlights of any visit to the region. This excursion is also available from Bergen to Oslo, please ask for details and prices.

This excursion offers a unique winter experience beginning with a snowmobile-drawn sleigh ride from a traditional fisherman´s home to a frozen fjord. Through a hole in the ice, you will set about trying to catch a magnificent king crab. These incredible crustaceans can span two metres and weigh up to 15 kilos. They will be prepared and cooked for you when you return to the fisherman´s house – a rewarding meal at the end of a fabulous excursion. Tour code

CENkkn010

Tour code

CENN1400

Season

20.12. 2011 - 20.4.2012

Season

01.01. - 31.12.2012

Price per person in €

161

Price per person in €

140

Your excursion price includes: Transfers, equipment, King crab meal, English-speaking guide. Daily departures 13.00 hrs, duration approx. 4 hrs. Min. participant number is 2 passengers.

The Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. This king among fjords lies in the middle of Norway’s fjord area and stretches more than 200 kilometres towards the foot of the Jotunheimen Mountain. Those who visit this dramatic landscape claim it to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. This independent day trip combines a beautiful boat journey on the Sognefjord with a spectacular train journey on the Flåm Railway. This excursion is also available from Bergen to Oslo, please ask for details and prices. Tour code

CENE1454

Season

01.05. - 30.09.2012

Price per person in €

168

CENKKN001

Season

20.12.2011 - 20.4.2012

Price per person in €

284

Your tour price includes: 1 overnight at the Snow Hotel incl. equipment. Transfer from/to Rica Hotels or Thon Hotel. Dinner and breakfast. Daily departures.

Summer King Crab Fishing Enjoy an unforgettable king crab fishing tour in Kirkenes. You’ll leave the harbour by boat and head for the best fishing area in the Barents Sea. Here you will pull up huge cages with magnificent king crabs inside. In a cosy local fisherman’s house (or a local sea restaurant) your own catch will be served for lunch. Enjoy the delicacy of the succulent meat that has a mild and sweet taste. Tour code

CENkkn012

Season

10.05. - 20.10.2012

Price per person in €

161

Your excursion price includes: Transfers, equipment, boat excursion, king crab meal, English-speaking guide. Daily departures at 08.30 hrs & 13.00 hrs, duration approx. 3 hrs. Min. participant number is 2 passengers.

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Your excursion price includes: Ticket for boat and train Daily departures, duration approx. 10 hrs.

Tour code

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Sognefjord in a Nutshell

Enjoy a special Arctic experience at the Snow Hotel. The structure is built entirely from snow and ice each year and has spacious, illuminated snow suites decorated with snow sculptures and an Arctic ice bar for celebrations and cool drinks. Dinner and breakfast are served at the cosy Gabba restaurant next door to the snow hotel. To complete your stay you can book optional excursions with choices to go snow-shoeing, snowmobiling or dog sledging.

Your excursion price includes: Ticket for bus, boat and train. Seat reservation Myrdal-Bergen. Daily departures, duration approx. 9 hrs.

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Transfers

Transfers In Bergen, Oslo, Kirkenes and Trondheim transfers are included if you have booked our arrival and departure package. Please find an outline below of all possible transfers including timings. If your booking doesn’t include any transfers you are still able to pre-book some of the transfers, book on board or pay the bus driver. Please ask our reservations team for details. Arrival Transfers Oslo Pre-booking: Price in EUR pp†

Timing

Price when booked locally: Price in NOK pp†

From

To

Period

Airport (Flytoget)

Train station

01.01.-31.12.2012

Airport (SAS Flybussen)

Central Bus Terminal

01.01.-31.12.2012

From

To

Period

Timing

Airport

Hurtigruten quay/hotel

01.01.-31.12.2012

13:00, 15:00, 16:30, 18:30 hrs*

21

170

Hotel

Hurtigruten quay

01.01.-31.12.2012

From 16:55 hrs*

10

80

Train station

Hurtigruten quay/hotel

01.01.-31.12.2012

18:00 hrs*

10

80

Train leaves approx. every 10 minutes Bus leaves approx. every 20 minutes

26

210

20

160

Bergen Pre-booking: Price in EUR pp†

Price when booked locally: Price in NOK pp†

*In the period from 01.01.-14.04./15.09.-31.12.2012 the transfers are only available to customers who have pre-booked them prior to commencing their tour.

Kirkenes Pre-booking: Price in EUR pp†

Price when booked locally: Price in NOK pp†

From

To

Period

Timing

Airport

Hurtigruten quay/hotel

01.01.-31.12.2012

After flight arrival, latest departure approx. 20:30 hrs

13

100

Hotel

Hurtigruten quay

01.01.-31.12.2012

Approx. 11:00 hrs

6

45

Timing

Departure Transfers Oslo Pre-booking: Price in EUR pp†

From

To

Period

Train Station

Airport (Flytoget)

01.01.-31.12.2012

Central Bus Terminal

Airport (SAS Flybussen)

01.01.-31.12.2012

From

To

Period

Timing

Hurtigruten quay

Hotel/Train Station 01.01.-31.12.2012

After arrival of vessel

Train leaves approx. every 10 minutes Train leaves approx. every 20 minutes

Price when booked locally: Price in NOK pp†

26

210

20

160

Bergen Pre-booking: Price in EUR pp†

Airport Hotel

Train Station

01.01.-31.12.2012

Approx. 09:25, 11:55, 14:55 hrs*

Price when booked locally: Price in NOK pp†

10

80

21

170

10

80

*In the period from 01.01.-14.04./15.09.-31.12.2012 the transfers are only available to customers who have pre-booked them prior to commencing their tour.

Trondheim Pre-booking: Price in EUR pp†

From

To

Period

Timing

Hurtigruten Quay

Hotel/Train Station

01.01.-31.12.2012

On demand at 07.30 hrs

Hurtigruten Quay

Airport 01.01.-31.12.2012

08:45 hrs

Train Station Hotel

Train Station

01.01.-31.12.2012

On demand at 07:30 hrs

To

Period

Timing

01.01.-31.12.2012

After arrival of vessel

Price when booked locally: Price in NOK pp†

8

60

13

100

8

60

8

60

Kirkenes From

Pre-booking: Price in EUR pp†

Hotel Hurtigruten Quay Airport Hotel

Airport

01.01.-31.12.2012

Approx. 1.30 hrs prior to your flight

A  ll information listed above is subject to change. Please check your travel documents for final transfer schedule.

† Price

Price when booked locally: Price in NOK pp†

6

45

13

100

13

100

per person.

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Accommodation

comfortable hotels when you are not on board To complete your Norwegian experience we are pleased to be able to offer a selection of hotels throughout the country. We highly recommend staying for a couple of nights in one of the featured cities. Here we have descriptions of some of our most popular hotels. All accommodation has been specially selected to offer the best location and value for money. Our reservations team will be happy to assist you with your booking. oslo hotels Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania

Rica Oslo Hotel

Thon Hotel Opera

The hotel is situated only 100 metres from the Central Station. With a solid history of blending style and tradition, this full-service hotel is a highly modern and sophisticated hotel. It offers smartly decorated rooms with hairdryer, TV with international channels, telephones, desk and chairs.

As well as the hotel’s central location (it is only two minutes’ walk to Oslo central station) Rica Oslo Hotel has its own special character - with works of art by many famous artists being exhibited. All rooms are of a high international standard, equipped with TV, minibar, trouser press and hairdryer.

Thon Hotel Opera is located at Oslo Central Station. The hotel offers fabulous views of the Oslo Fjord and the new opera house. Thon Hotel Opera has 434 well-equipped rooms in various sizes and with free wireless internet access, phone, minibar and flatscreen TV.

Season Season

Twin from Single from

88

01.01. - 31.12.2012

139

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel

Twin from

Single from

01.01.-14.06./ 16.08.-31.12.2012

101

166

Season

15.06.-15.08.2012

85

136

01.01.-31.12.2012

Twin from

Single from

82

124

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Hotel Continental

Trondheim hotel Rica Nidelven Hotel

Located in the heart of Oslo, the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel is within walking distance of most tourist attractions and business districts. The hotel offers 488 rooms with a variety of interior designs. All rooms offer bathtub, TV, minibar, hairdryer, safe and trouser press.

This historical hotel enjoys a central location. It is a member of the Leading Hotels of the World and each of the 155 rooms and suites has its own unique character. This gives our guests plenty to feast their eyes on and enjoy the cosmopolitan atmosphere that has always been Hotel Continental’s trademark. Season

Season

Days

01.01.-28.03./ 10.04.-20.06./ 14.08.-12.12.2012

TueWed Mon, ThuSun

29.03.-09.04./21.06.13.08./13.12.31.12.2012

All days

Twin from Single from

110

204

79

147

74

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

70

137

01.01.-03.04./ 10.04.-30.06./ 07.08.- 22.12.2012

04.04.-09.04./ 01.07.-06.08.2012

Days

Twin from Single from

MonThu

120

171

FriSun

91

138

All days

91

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

138

Rica Nidelven Hotel is one of Trondheim’s most modern and well-equipped hotels. The hotel is located in the centre and extends 17 metres out into the river. Each room is equipped with TV, minibar, desk and a good armchair to relax in. There is free internet access from every room.

Season

Twin from

Single from

01.01.-14.06./ 16.08. - 31.12.2012

97

160

15.06.-15.08.2012

80

131

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast


Accommodation Bergen hotels Clarion Hotel Admiral

First Hotel Marin

Radisson Blu Hotel Norge

The Clarion Hotel Admiral is a non-smoking hotel, housed in a magnificent old packhouse building that dates back to 1906. It is the only waterside hotel in Bergen with the best view to Bryggen, Vågen and Fløien. The hotel offers 211 unique rooms, equipped with minibar, TV and hairdryer.

First Hotel Marin is centrally located in Bergen’s UNESCO-listed heritage district. All rooms have bathrooms with bathtub and/ or shower. Amenities include cable TV with Pay-TV, a trouser press, a mini-bar, free WLAN internet access for all guests.

Located in the heart of Bergen the Radisson Blu Hotel Norge is within walking distance of historical sites and the shopping area. The hotel offers 345 newly renovated rooms in different categories, all designed in a modern and urban style equipped with minibar, TV and free high speed internet access.

Season

Season

Season

Twin from

Single from

01.01.-30.04./ 01.10.-31.12.2012

93

144

01.05.-30.09.2012

99

150

Twin from

Single from

01.01.-06.05./ 01.10.-31.12.2012

77

131

07.05.-30.09.2012

99

156

Twin from

Single from

01.01.-01.05./ 04.10.-31.12.2012

89

149

02.05.-03.10.2012

110

170

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Scandic Neptun Hotel

Scandic Strand Hotel

trOMSø hotel Rica Ishavshotel

At the Scandic Neptun Hotel, situated in downtown Bergen, you can enjoy one of Bergen’s largest collections of modern art. Visit the renowned Restaurant Lucullus that offers an exquisite meal or the more informal bistro, Pascal Mat & Vin. Relax in the comfortable rooms equipped with TV, minibar and hairdryer.

The Scandic Strand Hotel has a wonderful location in Bergen. From the rooftop terrace you can see the famous Fish Market, Bryggen, the inner harbour and Mount Fløien. The hotel is a modern hotel with excellent conference rooms and free wireless broadband throughout the hotel.

Season

Season

Twin from

Single from

01.01.-20.05./ 01.10.-31.12.2012

89

146

01.01.-20.05./ 01.10.-31.12.2012

21.05. - 30.09.2012

99

158

21.05. - 30.09.2012

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Twin from

Single from

80

123

92

139

This hotel is centrally located in Tromsø. With its unique location on the quay, and magnificent views of the harbour, the Arctic Cathedral and Tromsdalen. The hotel’s rooms are of a high international standard equipped with shower, hairdryer, phone, TV and internet access. Season 01.01.-14.06./16.08.31.12.2012 15.06.-15.08.2012

Twin from

Single from

103

172

95

150

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

Rica Arctic Hotel

Rica Hotel

Thon Hotel

The Rica Arctic Hotel is located in the centre of Kirkenes. The hotel offers a range of rooms, all equipped with cable-TV, radio, minibar, telephone and hair-dryer. The “Arctic Restaurant & Bar” offers an à la carte menu with local and international dishes.  

Rica Hotel Kirkenes is located in beautiful surroundings only 900 metres from the city centre. Refurbished in January 2006 it now presents itself as a modern hotel with attractive rooms and public areas. All rooms are equipped with hairdryer, TV, shower and bathroom with underfloor heating.

Thon Hotel Kirkenes opened in May 2010 and is located on the quay in the town centre, with a view of the fjord and a short distance from the Hurtigruten quay. All rooms have a private bathroom, with shower and/or bathtub, hairdryer and toiletries, free wireless internet access, phone, mini-bar and TV with a variety of channels.

Season

Season

Season

Kirkenes hotels

01.01.-31.12.2012

Twin from

Single from

83

125

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

01.01.-31.12.2012

Twin from

Single from

83

125

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

01.01. - 31.12.2012

Twin from

Single from

83

125

Price in €s per person/night incl. breakfast

see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Comfortable ships with an intimate atmosphere Š Hurtigruten ASA

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Meeting northbound Hurtigruten ship MS Midnatsol off the northernmost tip of the Lyngen Peninsula

MS Trollfjord 72

MS Nordlys


© Jørn Henriksen

Our ships

All of the Hurtigruten ships vary depending on their size and age from the MS Midnatsol built in 2003, to the traditional vessel MS Nordstjernen (1956), still a favourite for many repeat guests. Each ship has a different style and design, from the on board art to the ship’s colours and interiors. Despite their differences, they provide the same intimate travel experience, with their own informal Hurtigruten atmosphere. On board our ships, large, comfortable lounges provide panoramic views as you glide silently and slowly through some of the world’s most beautiful and untouched scenery. All the ships, except for the older, smaller, vessels have a small library where you can immerse yourself in a good book, and a café serving snacks 24 hours a day. Some of the newer ships have Jacuzzis and a fitness room. You will find a casual atmosphere on board. Our aim is to transport you in complete comfort through the everchanging environment. Open seating for the buffets at breakfast and lunchtime creates a relaxed setting in which to contemplate the

© Chopin © - Guest Gianniimage Felix

© Karlheinz Arnau

sights you have already seen and anticipate those still to come.

MS Vesterålen

MS Lofoten see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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© Göran Freiholtz

Our ships

your home on the water

Relaxed days on board our comfortable ships

All of our 11 ships have a wide range of comfortable cabins. They vary in size and location, sometimes within the same grade. As a general rule, outside cabins on the higher decks have a picture window while the ones on the lower decks have portholes. SUITES Choose from our wide range of comfortable cabins. Suites are graded QJ, Q, M, MG, and MX and have a seating area with TV. They have a shower/wc and most have a double bed* (this may be two single mattresses set in a double frame which cannot be separated). Our sales consultants will be pleased to give advice if you would prefer a bath. STANDARD AND SUPERIOR CABINS Cabin grades I, L, J, N, P and U all have private facilities and twin beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa. Grades A, D and some I, J and N have upper and lower berths and D grades on MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen have a wash basin only.

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SPECIAL CABINS With the exception of MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen, all our ships have at least one specially equipped cabin for disabled passengers. Please contact our reservations department for further information. Prices for cabins which can accommodate three or four people are available on request and inter-connecting cabins are available on some of our ships. *Cabins QJ 736 and QJ 640 onboard MS Midnatsol and MS Trollfjord have separate beds. GENERAL INFORMATION For your guidance we have indicated those grades where a few outside cabins have a restricted or no view, as lifeboats or safety equipment may obstruct the view or portholes may be small or ‘tunnelled’. Please note that for safety reasons, cabins on the two lower decks of MS Lofoten, MS Nordstjernen and MS Vesterålen may have closed portholes during the winter period.


© Lars Svenkerud

© Øyvind Grønbech

Cabins

© Hurtigruten ASA

MS Nordnorge mini suite, category Q

© Øyvind Grønbech

MS Nordkapp outside cabin, category L

© Øyvind Grønbech

MS Trollfjord outside cabin, category U

MS Nordlys inside cabin, category I

MS Midnatsol, owner’s suite category MX

MX

Owner’s suite

43 – 45 m2

Two rooms, seating area and dining table, TV, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, private balcony.

MG

Grand suite

35 – 37 m2

One or two rooms, seating area, TV, stereo, Internet access, mini-bar, some with bathtub, most with private balcony or bay window.

M

Suite

28 – 30 m2

One or two rooms, seating area, TV, mini-bar, some with private balcony.

Q

Mini suite

18 – 20 m

2

Seating area, TV, mini-bar.

QJ

Mini suite

18 – 20 m

2

With limited view / no view, seating area, TV, mini-bar.

U

Outside cabin

8 – 13 m

P

Outside cabin

8 – 13 m2

Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Upper and middle decks.

N

Outside cabin

7 – 13 m2

Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa (some with upper / lower berths). Middle / lower decks.

J

Outside cabin

7 – 13 m2

With limited / no view, separate beds, one bed can be turned in to a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths.

L

Outside cabin

7 – 13 m2

With portholes, separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with limited / no view.

A

Outside cabin

6–8m

Upper and lower berths.

I

Inside cabin

6 – 10 m

D

Inside or outside cabin

5–7m

H

Outside cabin

16-20 m

2

2

2

2

2

Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa, table. Upper decks.

Separate beds, one bed can be turned into a sofa. Some with upper / lower berths. Upper and lower berths, wash basin only. Separate beds for disabled use. Priced as cabin category N.

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Panorama lounge

Outside cabin*

* Cabin 614, 616, 619 and 625 are for disabled use. Category J and QJ and some L grade cabins have limited or no view. Subject to change.

Library deck 8

N2-438 N2-436 N2-434

N2-444 N2-442 N2-440

N2-450 N2-448 N2-446

LUGGAGE

I2-412

Deck 3

CAR DECK

Grand Suite MG L2-401

L2-405 L2-403

L2-413 L2-409

N2-419 N2-415

WC

P2-644 P2-642

P2-648 P2-646

P2-654 P2-652 P2-650

P2-656

P2-660 P2-658

P2-662

P2-671

Q2-602

P2-606 P2-604

P2-612 P2-610 P2-608

H3-614

H3-616

I2-617 I2-613 I2-609

Q2-601

P2-603

P2-605

P2-611 P2-607

P2-615

H3-619

H3-625

J3-629 J3-627

J3-633 J3-631

J3-637 J3-635

J3-641 J3-639

I2-623 I2-621

J3-620 J3-618

J3-622

J3-624

J3-628 J3-626

J3-630

J3-632

J3-636 J3-634

J3-638

QJ-640

J3-645 J3-643

P2-649

P2-651

P2-653

P2-655

P2-659

P2-663

P2-667

J3-647

I2-657

I2-665 I2-661

I2-669

P2-675

I2-673

I2-677

P2-679

P2-683

I2-685 I2-681

P2-687

Q2-691

U2-706

Q2-701

U2-703

U2-713 U2-709 U2-707

U2-705

J3-715

J3-717

J3-721 J3-719

J3-723

J3-725

I2-714 I2-711 I2-708

J3-718

J3-720

J3-724 J3-722

J3-726

J2-728

J2-732 J2-730

J2-734

U2-735 U2-733

U2-739 U2-737

U2-747 U2-743

U2-755 U2-751

U2-771 U2-767 U2-763 U2-759

MG-775

J3-731 J3-729 J3-727

I2-746 I2-741

I2-754 I2-749 I2-750 I2-745

I2-762 I2-757 I2-758 I2-753

I2-770 I2-765 I2-766 I2-761

I2-778 I2-773 I2-774 I2-769

QJ-736

U2-704 Q2-702

U2-716 U2-712 U2-710

U2-740 U2-738

U2-744 U2-742

U2-752 U2-748

U2-760 U2-756

U2-776 U2-772 U2-768 U2-764

MG-780

U2-802

U2-804

U2-806

U2-808

U2-810

U2-812

U2-814

MG-816

MG-818

MG-820

MG-822

MG-824

MX826

WC

BALCONY

U2-801

U2-803

U2-805

U2-807

U2-809

U2-811

U2-813

MG-815

MG-817

MG-819

MG-821

MG-823

MX-825

WC

TRIM FITNESS

ms midnatsol

L2-402

I2-411

L2-404

I2-410

L2-406

L2-416 L2-414

I2-426 I2-423 I2-420 I2-417

LIFT

I2-428 I2-425

LIFT

N2-422 N2-418

N2-424

WC

PLAYROOM

N2-429 N2-427 N2-421

GANGWAY

N2-445 N2-443

N2-449 N2-447

N2-451

WC

N2-432 N2-430

RECEPTION

I2-437 I2-435 I2-433 I2-431

N2-459 N2-455 CAFÉ

L2-302

H I2-457 I2-453

CAFÉ

L2-304

Outside cabin LIFT

L2-306

Inside cabin I4-439

PARADIS BAR

L2-308

I LIFT

L2-310

Mini suite LIFT

LIFT

L2-312

QJ BAR

L2-314

Outside cabin

JACUZZI

L2-316

L MYSTERIER BAR

L2-318

Mini suite SAUNA

L2-320

Q LAUNDRY

N2-454 N2-452 MIDTSOMMER CAFÉ

L2-322

Outside cabin SUN DECK

L2-324

Outside cabin WC BABY

L2-326

N LIFT

L2-328

Grand suite THE HAMSUN ROOM

L2-330

MG LIFT

INFO

L2-332

Outside cabin LIFT

L2-334

J SUN DECK

L2-336

P LIBRARY

L2-338

Suite

L2-340

U

M

L2-342

15 knots LIFT

CARLIFT

Service speed: WC

I2-441

45 RESTAURANT MIDNATSOL

N2-458 N2-456

Car capacity:

CARLIFT

21,5 m

N2-463 N2-461

135,75 m

Beam:

N2-466 N2-464 N2-462 N2-460

Overall length:

N2-467 N2-465

644

N2-473 N2-471 N2-469

Beds:

N2-475

1000

N2-476 N2-474 N2-472 N2-470 N2-468

16 151

Passengers: I2-689

Gross tonnage:

N2-483 N2-477

Owners suite N2-499 N2-493 N2-491 N2-485

2003

N2-482 N2-480 N2-478

MX

I2-497 I2-495 I2-489 I2-487 I2-481 I2-479

Year of construction:

N2-490 N2-488 N2-486 N2-484

Norway

Q2-664

Fosen Mek. Verk., (N)

Flag:

N2-494 N2-492

Ship yard: BALCONY

The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship, dedicated to the Norwegian summer, does just that. The interior’s bright, colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display. MS Midnatsol was put into service on 15 April 2003 and is the fourth Hurtigruten ship to bear this name. The ship has a strong environmental profile and a modern design, with Norwegian materials used extensively throughout its interiors. Together with her sister ship, MS Trollfjord, MS Midnatsol is among the newest in the fleet. What characterises both ships is the large, two-storey panorama lounge above the bow and the large glass expanses that allow natural light to enter as well as providing extraordinary views. There are also 23 beautifully appointed suites, some of which have a balcony. M2-782

DECK 9

DECK 8

DECK 7

DECK 6

DECK 5

DECK 4

DECK 3

DECK 2

DECK 1

Deck 9 HORISONTHALL HORISONT GALLERY

Deck 8

INTERNET PANORAMA LOUNGE

Deck 7

LIFT

Deck 6

I2-600

Deck 5 CONF. ROOM STJERNE

SHOP MÅNE AMFI

CONF. ROOM SOL

Deck 4

I2-407

I2-408


DECK 9 DECK 8 DECK 7 DECK 6 DECK 5 DECK 4 DECK 3 DECK 2 DECK 1

Deck 9 JACUZZI

TROLLHALL

POLAR BAR SUN DECK

HORISONT GALLERY

LIFT

TRIM FITNESS

SUN DECK

SAUNA

FJORD BAR

WC

U2-801

U2-803

U2-805

U2-811

U2-807

U2-809

U2-813

MG-815

MG-817

MG-819

MG-821

MG-823

BALCONY

MX-825

Deck 8 ESPOLIN JOHNSON ROOM

PANORAMA LOUNGE

LIFT FJORDHALL

LIBRARY

INFORMATION

WC

U2-802

U2-804

INTERNET

U2-806

U2-808

U2-810

U2-812

U2-814

MG-816

MG-818

MG-820

MG-822

MX-826

MG-824

LIFT

SAGA FJORD

U2-705 U2-703

Q2-701

U2-713 U2-709 U2-707 J3-715

U2-706 U2-704 Q2-702

U2-740 U2-738

U2-744 U2-742

The ship is named after the famous Trollfjord, situated between the Vesterålen and the Lofoten Islands. Trollfjord is one of the highlights of the voyage south, and is famous locally for “The battle of the Trollfjord” which took place here in the winter of 1890. The ship has a comfortable interior, with an extensive use of Norwegian wood and stone. MS Trollfjord´s maiden voyage was in 2002 and she is one of the newest ships in the Hurtigruten fleet. Being MS Midnatsol´s sister ship, they share many of the same characteristics, such as the beautiful panorama lounge and suites. On board the ship you will discover original paintings by the Lofoten artist Kaare Espolin Johnsen, paintings that were originally on board the old Hurtigruten ship MS Harald Jarl.

LIFT

U2-716 U2-712 U2-710

LIFT

J3-726 J3-724 J3-722 J3-720 J3-718

I2-714 I2-711 I2-708

J3-717

J3-721 J3-719

J3-723

J3-734 J3-732 J3-730 J3-728

QJ-736

I2-746 I2-741

J3-727 J3-725

U3-731 U3-729

U2-735 U2-733

I2-754 I2-749 I2-750 I2-745

U2-752 U2-748

U2-760 U2-756

I2-762 I2-757 I2-758 I2-753

U2-739 U2-737

U2-747 U2-743

I2-770 I2-765 I2-766 I2-761

U2-755 U2-751

U2-771 U2-767 U2-763 U2-759

MG 780

I2-778 I2-773 I2-774 I2-769

M2 782

P2-606 P2-604

Norway

Year of construction:

2002

Gross tonnage:

16 140

Passengers:

822

Beds:

646

Overall length:

135,75 m

Beam:

21,5 m

Car capacity:

45

Service speed:

15 knots

Q2-602

Fosen Mek. Verk., (N)

Flag:

P2-608

P2-612 P2-610

H3-614

Q2-601

P2-611

P2-615

P2-607 P2-605 P2-603

Ship yard:

I2-617 I2-613 I2-609

H3-619

H3-625 H3-616

J3-620

J3-618

J3-626

J3-622

J3-624

J3-628

J3-634

J3-632 J3-630

J3-636

J3-638

QJ-640

P2-642

P2-650 P2-648 P2-646 P2-644

LIFT LIFT

I2-600

I2-623 I2-621

J3-629 J3-627

J3-633

J3-631

J3-647

J3-637 J3-635

J3-645 J3-643 J3-641 J3-639

P2-649

P2-651

P2-653

P2-655

P2-659

P2-667 P2-663

I2-665 I2-661 I2-657

P2-671

P2-679 P2-675

P2-683

I2-685 I2-681 I2-677 I2-673 I2-669

Q2-664

P2-662 P2-660 P2-658 P2-656 P2-654 P2-652

I2-689

Q2-691

P2-687

Deck 6

PROMENADE DECK

Deck 5

VIKING CAFÉ

RESTAURANT SAGA HALL

LIFT

VIKING MARKET

VALHALL AMFI

LIFT

VIKING MARKET SHOP WC BABY

WC

CONF. ROOM NORDLYS

WC

CAFÉ VIKING SAFARI

WC

CONF. ROOM POLARLYS

WC

CAFÉ VIKING SAGA

L2-401 L2-402

L2-404

L2-416 L2-414

N2-422 N2-418

N2-424

LUGGAGE

I2-407 I2-408 L2-406

I2-411

I2-412

L2-403

L2-413 L2-409 L2-405

N2-419 N2-415

I2-410

N2-430

N2-432

N2-438 N2-436 N2-434

N2-427 N2-421

I2-426 I2-423 I2-420 I2-417

I2-428 I2-425

N2-429

GANGWAY RECEPTION

N2-445 N2-443

I2-433

LIFT

N2-444 N2-442 N2-440

I2-437 I2-435

N2-449 N2-447

N2-451

I2-439

N2-450 N2-448 N2-446

I2-457 I2-453

N2-459 N2-455

N2-466 N2-464 N2-462 N2-460

N2-468

N2-476 N2-474 N2-472 N2-470

N2-482 N2-480 N2-478

N2-484

N2-490 N2-488 N2-486

LIFT

N2-458 N2-456

I2-441

LAUNDRY

N2-454 N2-452

CAR LIFT

N2-463 N2-461

N2-467 N2-465

N2-473 N2-471 N2-469

N2-475

N2-483 N2-477

N2-485

I2-497 I2-495 I2-489 I2-487 I2-481 I2-479

N2-499 N2-493 N2-491

Deck 4

Deck 3 307 305 303 301

CAR LIFT

MX

Owners suite

P

Outside cabin

MG

Grand suite

N

Outside cabin

M

Suite

J

Outside cabin

Q

Mini suite

L

Outside cabin

QJ

Mini suite

I

Inside cabin

Outside cabin

H

Outside cabin*

U

Espolin Johnson artwork

L2-302

L2-304

L2-306

L2-308

L2-310

L2-312

L2-314

L2-316

L2-318

L2-320

L2-322

L2-324

L2-326

L2-328

L2-330

L2-332

L2-334

L2-336

L2-338

L2-340

CAR DECK

L2-342

N2-494 N2-492

BALCONY

MG 775

U2-776 U2-772 U2-768 U2-764

Deck 7

ms trollfjord

Grand Suite MG

* Cabin 614, 616, 619 and 625 are for disabled use. Category J and QJ and some L grade cabins have limited or no view. Subject to change.

Panorama lounge see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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DECK 8

ms nordnorge

DECK 7

DECK 6

DECK 6

DECK 5

DECK 5

DECK 4

DECK 4 DECK 3

DECK 3

DECK 2

DECK 2

DECK 1

DECK 1

Deck 7 WC

OBSERVATION LOUNGE VESTFJORDEN

WC

SUN DECK

LIFT

WC WC

LIFT

PANORAMA LOUNGE TORGHATTEN

WC

J2-631 J2-629 J2-627 J2-625 J2-623 J2-621 J2-619 LIFT

QJ-615

Q2-609

J2-626 J2-624 J2-622 J2-620

Deck 6

JACUZZI

Nord-Norge means the northern part of Norway, mostly situated inside the Arctic Circle. MS Nordnorge was built in Norway in 1997 and is the second ship in Hurtigruten to have this name. Between 2002-2007 MS Nordnorge gave her guests memorable experiences in Antarctica. On board MS Nordnorge guests can admire the work of artists such as Johanne Marie Hansen-Krone, Ellen Lenvik and Dagfinn Bakke. The interior décor very much reflects an Art Nouveau and Art Deco influence.

DECK 7

QJ-616

Q2-610

LIFT

Deck 5

LIFT LIFT

Ship yard:

Kværner Kleven, (N)

Flag:

Norway

Year of construction:

1997

Gross tonnage:

11 384

Passengers:

623

Deck 4 INFO

VÅGAR CAFÉ

LIBRARY CONF. ROOM KAPP HORN

LIFT WC

WC

WC

SHOP

RESTAURANT HÅLOGALAND

BABY

LIFT PLAYROOM

STELLA POLARIS BAR

WC

INTERNET

CONF. ROOM NORDKAPP

WC

ARCADE

Beds:

457

Overall length:

123,3 m

Beam:

19,5 m

Car capacity:

45

Service speed:

15 knots

L2-311 L2-309

TEL. LUGGAGE

GANGWAY

LAUNDRY

CARLIFT

Deck 3

LIFT RECEPTION

LOBBY

Q

Mini suite

J

Outside cabin

QJ

Mini Suite

L

Outside cabin

U

Outside cabin

i

Inside cabin

P

Outside cabin

H

Outside cabin*

Deck 2

CAR DECK

* Cabin 331, 333 and 335 are for disabled use. Category J and QJ and some L grade cabins have limited or no view. Subject to change.

Cabin category U 78

LIFT

TRIM FITNESS

Outside cabin

LUGGAGE

N

HOSPITAL

Suite

CARLIFT

M

L2-312 L2-310

LIFT

WC

WC SAUNA

SAUNA

TEL.

Panorama lounge

Suite category M


DECK 8 DECK 7

DECK 7

DECK 6

DECK 6

DECK 5

DECK 5

DECK 4

DECK 4

DECK 3

DECK 3

DECK 1

DECK 1

ms nordkapp

DECK 2

DECK 2

Deck 7 WC

SVALBARD LOUNGE

LIFT

WC

SUN DECK

WC

PANORAMA LOUNGE POLARSIRKELEN

WC

LIFT

TEL.

WC

LIFT

J2-610 J2-609

J2-631 J2-629 J2-627 J2-625 J2-623 J2-621 J2-619 J2-618 J2-617

J2-626 J2-624 J2-622 J2-620

JACUZZI

Deck 6

LIFT

MS Nordkapp is named after one of the highlights of the Hurtigruten voyage, the northermost point of mainland Europe, the North Cape (71º N). It has attracted explorers since it was named by Richard Chancellor who was passing the cape in 1553 while searching for a Northeast passage. The ship was built in 1996, and on board you are surrounded by artworks from the renowned Norwegian artist, Karl Erik Harr. MS Nordkapp is part of the ship class built in the 1990s and has been upgraded with junior suites and Jacuzzis. The godmother of MS Nordkapp is Norway’s Queen Sonja.

Deck 5

LIFT

J2-524 J2-522

TEL. LIFT

Deck 4

LIFT WC WC WC

PLAYROOM

SHOP

LIFT BABY

RESTAURANT NESSEKONGEN

LIBRARY FEMBØRINGEN LOUNGE

INFO

UTRØST CAFÉ

WC

INTERNET

CONF. ROOM AMUNDSEN

CONF. ROOM NANSEN

WC

ARCADE

RECEPTION

L2-311 L2-309

TEL.

GANGWAY

LAUNDRY

CARLIFT

Deck 3

Ship yard:

Kværner Kleven, (N)

Flag:

Norway

Year of construction:

1996

Gross tonnage:

11 386

Passengers:

622

Beds:

464

Overall length:

123,3 m

Beam:

19,5 m

Car capacity:

45

Service speed:

15 knots

LOBBY LIFT

LUGGAGE

L2-312 L2-310

LIFT

SAUNA

SAUNA

TEL. POST

CAR DECK

LIFT

TRIM FITNESS

HOSPITAL

CARLIFT

Deck 2

Restaurant

Cabin category L

M

Suite

J

Outside cabin

Q

Mini suite

L

Outside cabin

U

Outside cabin

I

Inside cabin

P

Outside cabin

H

Outside cabin*

N

Outside cabin

* Cabin 331, 333 and 335 are for disabled use. Category J and QJ and some L grade cabins have limited or no view. Subject to change.

Cabin category Q see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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DECK 8 DECK 7 DECK 6 DECK 5

ms polarlys

DECK 6 DECK 5 DECK 4

DECK 3

DECK 3

DECK 2 DECK 1

DECK 2 DECK 1

Deck 7 WC

PANORAMA LOUNGE WC LIFT

OBSERVATION LOUNGE

LIFT

WC

SUN DECK LIFT

LIBRARY

BAR

WC

LIFT

P2-610 P2-608 U2-606 U2-604

Q2 636

M2 601

LIFT

J2-620 J2-618 J2-616 U2-614 J2-612

LIFT

U2-658 U2-654 U2-652 U2-650 U2-648 U2-646 U2-644 U2-642 U2-640 U2-638

P2-609 P2-607 U2-605 U2-603

J2-633 J2-631 J2-629 J2-627 J2-625 J2-623 J2-621 J2-619 J2-617 J2-615 P2-613 J2-611 J2-634 J2-632 J2-630 J2-628

U2-659 U2-657 U2-653 U2-649 U2-647 U2-645 U2-643 U2-641 U2-639 U2-637

Deck 6 Q2 635

I2-660 I2-656 I2-655 I2-651

MS Polarlys was built in 1996, and she is the third ship in Hurtigruten to have this name. Polarlys is the Norwegian word for polar light, a name given to the special Arctic phenomenon we chase in our winter programme “Hunting the Light”. MS Polarlys is a stylish ship, furnished with mahogany panelling, polished brass, and a choice selection of Norwegian contemporary art. Together with the extensive use of wood in the public areas, this has created a unique maritime atmosphere.

DECK 7

DECK 4

M2 602

Ulstein Mek. Verk., (N)

Flag:

Norway

Year of construction:

1996

Gross tonnage:

11 341

WC

LIFT BABY

PLAYROOM

123 m

Beam:

19,5 m

Car capacity:

35

Service speed:

15 knots

N2-521 N2-519 P2-517 P2-515 P2-513 P2-511 P2-509 P2-507 P2-505 P2-503 P2-501 INFO

CONFERENCE ROOMS LOPPA VESTFOLDA FJORDEN

CAFÉ LOKALEN

LIFT

WC BAR WC

FJORDEN

Overall length:

CAFÉ

ARCADE

CLUB BAR MIDNATTSOL

L

Outside cabin

U

Outside cabin

I

Inside cabin

P

Outside cabin

H

Outside cabin*

N

Outside cabin

Suite category M

N2-319 N2-317 L2-311 L2-309 L2-307 L2-305 L2-303 L2-301

GANGWAY

H2-323

H2-321

H2-325

Deck 2

LIFT

* Cabin 321, 323, and 325 are for disabled use. Category J and QJ and some L grade cabins have limited or no view. Subject to change.

I2-315 I2-313 I2-316 I1-314

CAR DECK

LIFT

Lounge

SAUNA

Mini suite

RECEPTION

N2-330 N2-328 N2-326 N2-324 N2-322 N2-320 N2-318 L2-312 L2-310 L2-308 L2-306 L2-304 L2-302

Q

CARLIFT

Outside cabin

LIFT

L2-220 L2-223 L3-218 L2-221 L3-216 L3-219 L3-214 L3-217 L3-212 L3-215 L3-210 HOSPITAL L3-213 L2-208 L2-211 L3-206 L3-204 L3-209 L3-202 L3-207 L2-205 TRIM L2-203 FITNESS L2-201 SAUNA

J

LIFT LIFT

LUGGAGE

I2-392 I2-388 I2-384 I2-380 I2-376 I2-372

Suite

LOBBY

I2-345

N3-394 N3-390 N3-386 N3-382 N3-378 N3-374 N3-370 N3-368 N3-366 N3-364 N3-362 N3-360 N3-358 N3-356 N2-354 N2-352 N2-350 N2-348 N2-346 N2-344 N2-342 N2-340 N2-338 N2-336 N2-334 N2-332

M

LAUNDRY

CARLIFT

N2-357 N2-355 N2-353 N2-351 N2-347 N2-343 N2-341 N2-339 N2-337 N2-335 N2-333 N2-331 N2-329 N2-327

Deck 3

I2-359 I2-349

80

STAD

LIFT

RESTAURANT POLARLYSET WC

479

N2-522 N2-520 P2-518 P2-516 P2-514 P2-512 P2-510 P2-508 P2-506 P2-504 P2-502

Deck 4 SHOP

619

Beds:

LIFT

J2-532 J2-530 J2-528 P2-526 P2-524

LIFT

INTERNET

Passengers:

Q2 548

P2-546 P2-544 P2-542 P2-540

LIFT

P2-570 P2-566 P2-564 P2-562 P2-560 P2-558 P2-556 P2-554 P2-552 P2-550

Ship yard:

N2-545 N2-543 J2-541 N2-539 N2-537 N2-535 N2-533 J2-531 J2-529 J2-527 J2-525 J2-523

Q2 547

I2-572 I2-568 I2-567 I2-563

P2-571 J2-569 P2-565 P2-561 P2-559 P2-557 P2-555 P2-553 P2-551 P2-549

Deck 5

Panorama lounge


DECK 8 DECK 7

DECK 7

DECK 6

DECK 6

DECK 5

DECK 5

DECK 4

DECK 4

DECK 3

ms nordlys

DECK 3

DECK 2

DECK 2 DECK 1

DECK 1

WC

Deck 7

BAR

LIFT

WC WC

LIFT

PANORAMA LOUNGE ORION

WC LIFT

OBSERVATION LOUNGE SIRIUS

SUN DECK

WC

Q2 605 U2-603 U2-601

J2-631 J2-629 J2-627 J2-625 J2-623 J2-621 J2-619 J2-617 P2-615 P2-613 P2-611 J2-609 LIFT

LIFT

Q2 606 U2-604 U2-602

U2-656 U2-654 U2-652 U2-650 U2-648 U2-646 U2-644 U2-642 U2-640 U2-638 P2-636 P2-634

LIFT

J2-618 U2-616 U2-614 U2-612 J2-610

J2-632 J2-630 J2-628 J2-626

I2-660 I2-658 I2-659 I2-657

U3-655 U3-653 U3-651 U3-649 U3-647 U3-645 U3-643 U3-641 U3-639 U2-637 U2-635 P2-633

Deck 6

MS Nordlys is named after the spectacular natural phenomena visible in these waters between October and March. Nordlys, meaning the Northern Lights (or Aurora Borealis), which appear in the sky of the Northern Hemisphere as green and sometimes red flaming “waves” and will leave you with memories that will last forever. MS Nordlys was built in 1994 and its art, décor and colours are all inspired by the Northern Lights phenomenon. With her light and delicate interior, Norwegian artists have created a unique and distinct environment on board. Passengers are encouraged to relax in the ship’s elegant maritime atmosphere, countless lounges and comfortable reclining chairs.

P2-515 P2-513 P2-511 P2-509 P2-507 P2-505 P2-503

Q2 517 N2-543 N2-541 N2-539 N2-537 N2-535 N2-533 N2-531 N2-529 N2-527 N2-525 N2-523 J2-521

P2-516 P2-514 P2-512 P2-510 P2-508 P2-506 P2-504

Q2 518

LIFT

LIFT

P2-530 P2-528 P2-526 P2-524 J2-522

P2-568 P2-566 P2-564 P2-562 P2-560 P2-558 P2-556 P2-554 P2-552 P2-550 N2-548 N2-546

LIFT

P2-544 P2-542 P2-540 P2-538

I2-572 I2-570 I2-571 I2-569

P2-567 P2-565 P2-563 P2-561 P2-559 P2-557 P2-555 P2-553 P2-551 P2-549 P2-547 N2-545

Deck 5 M2 501 M2 502

Deck 4 INFO

SHOP

CONF. ROOM ROSA

CONF. ROOM BENONI

WC

LIFT WC

BABY

LIFT

RESTAURANT STJERNESALEN

PLAYROOM

CAFÉ AURORA

LIFT

LIBRARY KNUT HAMSUN

WC BAR

INTERNET

WC

BAR SIRILUND

ARCADE

I2-369 I2-367 I2-365

N2-325 N2-323 N2-321 N2-319 N2-317 N2-315 N2-313 L2-311 L2-309 L2-307 L2-305 L2-303 L2-301

GANGWAY

H2-331

H2-333

H2-335

LAUNDRY

CARLIFT

N2-363 N2-361 N2-359 N2-357 N2-355 N2-353 N2-351 N2-349 N2-347 N2-345 L2-343 N2-341 N2-339 N2-337

Deck 3

N2-326 N2-324 N2-322 N2-320 N2-318 N2-316 N2-314 L2-312 L2-310 L2-308 L2-306 L2-304 L2-302

LUGGAGE

N3-382 N3-380 N3-378 N3-376 N3-374 N3-372 N3-370 N3-368 N3-366 N3-364 N3-362 N3-360 N3-358 N3-356 L2-354 N2-352 N2-350 N2-348 N2-346 N2-344 N2-342 N2-340 N2-338 N2-336 N2-334 N2-332

I2-394 I2-392 I2-390 I2-388 I2-386 I2-384

RECEPTION

LIFT

L3-207 L2-205 L2-203 L2-201 TRIM FITNESS

LIFT

Cabin category P

Norway

Year of construction:

1994

Gross tonnage:

11 204

Passengers:

622

Beds:

475

Overall length:

121,8 m

Beam:

19,2 m

Car capacity:

45

Service speed:

15 knots

M

Suite

J

Outside cabin

Q

Mini suite

L

Outside cabin

U

Outside cabin

I

Inside cabin

P

Outside cabin

H

Outside cabin*

N

Outside cabin

SAUNA SAUNA

L2-220 L2-218 L2-216 L2-214 L2-212 L2-210 L2-208 L2-206 L2-204 L2-202

LIFT

HOSPITAL

L3-221 L3-219 L3-217 L3-215 L3-213

CARLIFT

Deck 2

CAR DECK

Volkswerft (D)

Flag:

I2-329 I2-327 I2-330 I2-328

LIFT LIFT

Ship yard:

Restaurant

* Cabin 331, 333 and 335 are for disabled use. Category J and QJ and some L grade cabins have limited or no view. Subject to change.

Cabin category Q see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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DECK 8

RICHARD WITH

DECK 7

DECK 7

DECK 6

DECK 6

DECK 5

ms richard with

DECK 4

DECK 3

DECK 3 DECK 2

DECK 2

DECK 1

DECK 1

Deck 7 WC

WC

OBSERVATION LOUNGE SYVSTJERNEN

TEL.

WC WC

LIFT

PANORAMA LOUNGE HORISONT

LIFT

SUN DECK

WC

LIFT

J2-610 J2-609

J2-626 J2-624 J2-622 J2-620

J2-631 J2-629 J2-627 J2-625 J2-623 J2-621 J2-619 J2-618 J2-617

Deck 6

JACUZZI

MS Richard With is named after the founder of Hurtigruten, Captain Richard With. His establishment of the Norwegian Coastal Express back in 1893 had an enormous impact on life along the Norwegian coast. This ship was delivered to us in 1993, 100 years after our founder completed his first ever Hurtigruten voyage. On board there is beautiful art by the famous Harr family. The panorama lounges, Horisont and Syvstjernen, treat you to unforgettable views of the surrounding scenery. There are also Jacuzzis and eight junior suites on board.

DECK 5

DECK 4

LIFT

J2-545

Deck 5

LIFT

J2-546

LIFT

Ship yard:

Volkswerft (D)

Flag:

Norway

Year of construction:

1993 POLAR RESTAURANT

11 205

Passengers:

623

Beds:

466

Overall length:

121,8 m

Beam:

19,2 m

Car capacity:

45

Service speed:

15 knots

INFO

SHOP

LIFT WC WC WC

BABY

CONF. ROOM HAMMERFEST LIBRARY STOKMARKNES

LIFT

LOS HOLTES CAFÉ

PLAYROOM

CONF. ROOM TRONDHEIM

WC

INTERNET

WC

DRAUGEN TROLL BAR

ARCADE

CONF. ROOM RAFTSUNDET

Deck 3 TEL. RECEPTION

LOBBY

L2-311 L2-309

LAUNDRY

GANGWAY

Gross tonnage:

Deck 4

LIFT

Suite

J

Outside cabin

Q

Mini suite

L

Outside cabin

U

Outside cabin

I

Inside cabin

P

Outside cabin

H

Outside cabin*

N

Outside cabin

LUGGAGE

M

Restaurant

Suite category M

SAUNA

SAUNA

LIFT FITNESS

* Cabin 331, 333 and 335 are for disabled use. Category J and QJ and some L grade cabins have limited or no view. Subject to change.

HOSPITAL

CARLIFT

Deck 2

CAR DECK

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L2-312 L2-310

LIFT

Cabin category N


DECK 8 DECK 7

DECK 7

DECK 6 DECK 5

DECK 6 DECK 5

DECK 4

DECK 4

DECK 3 DECK 2

DECK 3 DECK 2 DECK 1

DECK 1

WC

Deck 7

LIFT

SUN DECK WC WC

LIFT

OTTAR VIKING PANORAMA LOUNGE

WC

OBSERVATION LOUNGE LEIV EIRIKSSON BAR

FITNESS

WC

P2-607 P2-605 U2-603 U2-601

J2-631 J2-629 J2-627 J2-625 J2-623 J2-621 J2-619 J2-617 J2-615 P2-613 J2-611 J2-609

P2-608 P2-606 U2-604 U2-602

U2-656 U2-654 U2-652 U2-650 U2-648 U2-646 U2-644 U2-642 U2-640 U2-638 P2-636 P2-634

LIFT

Although this ship is named after today’s King of Norway, Harald, you will find other famous Norwegians on board as well: The bar is named after Nobel Peace Laureate, the Norwegian polar pioneer Fridtjof Nansen and the café is named after explorer Roald Amundsen. As with MS Richard With, MS Kong Harald was launched in 1993 to mark Hurtigruten´s centenary. In the ship’s interior you will see decorative details of the King’s Crown emblem.

LIFT

J2-618 U2-616 U2-614 J2-612 J2-610

J2-632 J2-630 J2-628 J2-626

I2-660 I2-658 I2-659 I2-657

U3-655 U3-653 U3-651 U3-649 U3-647 U3-645 U3-643 U3-641 U3-639 U2-637 U2-635 P2-633

Deck 6

ms kong harald

N2-519 N2-517 P2-515 P2-513 P2-511 P2-509 P2-507 P2-505 P2-503

N2-543 N2-541 N2-539 N2-537 N2-535 N2-533 N2-531 N2-529 N2-527 N2-525 J2-523 J2-521

LIFT

N2-520 N2-518 P2-516 P2-514 P2-512 P2-510 P2-508 P2-506 P2-504

P2-530 P2-528 P2-526 J2-524 P2-522

P2-568 P2-566 P2-564 P2-562 P2-560 P2-558 P2-556 P2-554 P2-552 P2-550 N2-548 N2-546

LIFT

P2-544 P2-542 P2-540 P2-538

I2-572 I2-570 I2-571 I2-569

P2-567 P2-565 P2-563 P2-561 P2-559 P2-557 P2-555 P2-553 P2-551 P2-549 P2-547 N2-545

Deck 5 M2 501 M2 502

Deck 4 INFO

SHOP

CONF. ROOM HELMER HANSSEN

CONF. ROOM TORE HUND

LIBRARY SNORRE STURLASON

LIFT

RESTAURANT MÄRTHA-SALEN

LIFT WC

WC WC

CAFÉ BABY PLAYROOM

WC

ROALD AMUNDSEN

INTERNET

WC

BAR FRIDTJOF NANSEN

ARCADE

LIFT

FITNESS

L3-207 L2-205 L2-203 L2-201 HOSPITAL

LIFT

Suite category M

LUGGAGE

1993

Gross tonnage:

11 204

Passengers:

622

Beds:

483

Overall length:

121,8 m

Beam:

19,2 m

Car capacity:

45

Service speed:

15 knots

SAUNA

M

Suite

J

Outside cabin

U

Outside cabin

L

Outside cabin

P

Outside cabin

I

Inside cabin

N

Outside cabin

H

Outside cabin*

SAUNA

*C  abin 331, 333 and 335 are for disabled use. Category J and QJ and some L grade cabins have limited or no view. Subject to change.

L2-220 L2-218 L2-216 L2-214 L2-212 L2-210 L2-208 L2-206 L2-204 L2-202

LIFT

Norway

Year of construction:

N2-326 N2-324 N2-322 N2-320 N2-318 N2-316 N2-314 N2-312 N2-310 L2-308 L2-306 L2-304 L2-302

L3-221 L3-219 L3-217 L3-215 L3-213

CARLIFT

Deck 2

CAR DECK

Volkswerft (D)

Flag:

I2-329 I2-327 I2-330 I2-328

RECEPTION

LIFT

N3-382 N3-380 N3-378 N3-376 N3-374 N3-372 N3-370 N3-368 N3-366 N3-364 N3-362 N3-360 N3-358 N3-356 J2-354 N2-352 N2-350 N2-348 N2-346 N2-344 N2-342 N2-340 N2-338 N2-336 N2-334 N2-332

I2-394 I2-392 I2-390 I2-388 I2-386 I2-384

I2-369 I2-367 I2-365

N2-325 N2-323 N2-321 N2-319 N2-317 N2-315 N2-313 N2-311 N2-309 L2-307 L2-305 L2-303 L2-301

LOBBY

GANGWAY

H2-331

H2-333

H2-335

LAUNDRY

CARLIFT

N2-363 N2-361 N2-359 N2-357 N2-355 N2-353 N2-351 N2-349 N2-347 N2-345 N2-343 N2-341 N2-339 N2-337

Deck 3

Ship yard:

Restaurant

Panorama lounge see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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ms vesterålen

DECK G

DECK F

DECK F

DECK E

DECK E

DECK D

DECK D

DECK C

DECK C

DECK B

DECK B

DECK A

DECK A

Deck G

PANORAMA LOUNGE FYRET

LIFT

Deck F

SUN DECK

P2-539 P2-535 P2-531 P2-529 P2-527 P2-525 P2-521 P2-519 P2-513 P2-511 P2-509 P2-505 P2-501

Deck E

LOUNGE TROLLFJORDEN

WC LIFT

I1-523 I2-517 I2-515 I2-507 J2-503 I1-516 I2-514 I2-512 I2-508 J2-504 P2-510 P2-506 P2-502

P2-537 I2-533 P2-530 I2-526

P2-532 P2-528 P2-524 P2-522 P2-520 P2-518

MS Vesterålen was built in 1983 and is named after the first Hurtigruten ship to sail in 1893, DS Vesterålen. Vesterålen is also the name of the area in which Hurtigruten’s first home port, Stokmarknes, is situated. Vesterålen lies just north of Lofoten and is home to some of the most beautiful scenery of the coastal voyage. The ship is one of the smallest ships in the fleet. She was upgraded both in 1988 and 1995, and is characterised by her bright, cheerful public areas and lounges. Throughout your voyage you will enjoy views from the panorama lounge and notice the extensive art collection on board. With the limited passenger capacity, a voyage on MS Vesterålen is truly something special.

DECK G

CONF. ROOM

N2-421 N2-419 N2-415 N2-411 N2-409 N2-405 N2-401

Deck D RESTAURANT PLAYROOM

WC I2-417 I2-413 I2-407 I2-403

Year of construction:

1983 (Mod. 88/95)

Gross tonnage:

6 261

Passengers:

516

Beds:

299

Overall length:

108 m

Beam:

16,5 m

Car capacity:

35

Service speed:

15 knots

Deck C H3 317

RECEPTION

Outside cabin

N

Outside cabin

I

Inside cabin

J

Outside cabin

H

Outside cabin*

A4-211

A3-207 A2-205 A2-203 A1-201 A2-212 A2-208 I2-210 A2-204 I2-206 A1-202

Deck A I2 I2 105 103 I2-101

I2-124 I2-120 I2-116 I2-112 I2-110

A

A4-220

I2-222 I2-218

A3-217 A3-215 A3-213

CARLIFT

A2-230 A2-228 A2-226 A2-224

Outside cabin

LIFT

I3-119 I3-117 I2-115 I2-113 I2-111 I2-109 I2-107

P

LIFT

I2-130 I2-128 I2-126 I2-122 I2-118

* Cabin 317 is for disabled use. Category J: cabins with limited/no view. Some cabins with upper and lower berths. Subject to change.

Cabin category A

LIFT

Deck B

CAR DECK

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TEL. INFO

LOBBY

Norway

WC

LUGGAGE

Kaarbø Mek. Verk., (N)

Flag:

CAFÉ

I2-356 I2-335 I2-354 I2-333 I2-352 I2-331 I2-350 I2-329 J2-348 J2-327 J2-346 J2-325 J2-344 J2-323 J2-342 I2-321 A2-340 A2-338 A2-336 A2-334 A2-332 LAUNDRY A2-330 A2-328 WC A2-326 A2-324 LUGGAGE A2-322 A2-320 HOSPITAL A2-318 N2-315 A2-316 N2-313 A2-314 N2-311 A2-312 N2-309 A2-310 N2-307 A2-308 N2-305 A2-306 N2-303 A2-304 A2-302 N2-301

Ship yard:

SHOP INTERNET

N2-410 N2-406 N2-402

WC I2-414 I2-412 I2-408 I2-404 VESTERÅLSTUEN CONF. LOUNGE ROOM

WC LIFT WC

Cabin category P

I2 I2 I2-102 I3 I2 106 104 114 108

Restaurant


BOAT DECK SALOON DECK

MS LOFOTEN

DECK A DECK B DECK C

PANORAMA LOUNGE

Boat deck

N1 501 SUN DECK

N2 500

Saloon deck CAFÉ

SHOP WC

BAR

RESTAURANT

HALL

LOUNGE WC

A2 406

A2 404

A2 402

A2 400

MS Lofoten, our old time favourite, was launched in Oslo in 1964, and provides you a voyage of real nostalgia and intimate informal atmosphere. The ship is named after the Lofoten Islands just north of the Arctic Circle, famous for their dramatic scenery and often described as ‘a masterpiece’. MS Lofoten is the second Hurtigruten ship to carry this name. She was refurbished and refitted in 2003, but most of the original style and atmosphere are preserved. With unique lounges and panoramic decks, this ‘old lady’ is simply incomparable. The cabins are plain, but very cosy.

Deck A

LUGGAGE

WC

RECEPTION HALL

WC

WC SHOWER

LUGGAGE

D2 D2 D2 306 308 310

D1 D2 305 303 J2 301

N2 304

D1 302 J2 300

Deck B

D1 251 D1 248

D1 247 D1 244

D2 241

D1 243 D1 240

D1 D1 250 246 D1 242

A2 239

D2 238

A2 237

A2 235

A2 233 WC WC WC WC

D1 D1 D1 253 249 245

WC

SHOWER

WC WC SHOWER

WC WC

LAUNDRY

D2 236

D1-227 A2 225

A2 223

D1 D1 231 229 D1 D1 226 224

D2 D2 D2 234 232 230 D2-228 D1-222

A2 219

A2 A2 A2 A2 215 209 207 205

I2-221 I2-217 I2 211 I2-214 A2 220

A2 218

A2 216

A2 201

I2 203 I2-206 I2 202

A2 A2 A2 A2 212 210 208 204

A2 200

WC WC

Deck C D1 D2 D2 D1 D2 123 121 115 113 107

D2 105 D2 D4 D2 D1-109 103 117 111 D1-101

D4 D2 D1-100 114 108 SHOWER D2 102 D1 D2 D4 D1 D2 D4 122 118 112 110 106 104

Aker Mek. Verk., (N)

Flag:

Norway

Year of construction:

1964 (Mod. 2003)

Gross tonnage:

2 621

Passengers:

400

Beds:

155

Overall length:

87,4 m

Beam:

13,2 m

Car capacity:

0

Service speed:

15 knots

WC WC

D1-120

Ship yard:

N

Outside cabin

I

Inside cabin

J

Outside cabin

D

Outside/inside cabin

A

Outside cabin

* Category J: cabins with limited/no view. Some cabins with upper and lower berths. Subject to change.

Cabin category N

Old style wooden interior

Homely restaurant

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SALOON DECK DECK C

MS NORDSTJERNEN

DECK A

Saloon deck CAFÉ

RESTAURANT

SUN DECK HALL LOUNGE

BAR

RESTAURANT

A2 350

J1 355

A1 357

J3 353 J2 352

I1 302 HOSPITAL

D4 D2 283 275 D1 D1 277 279

I2-287 I2-286

D2 D2 276 278

D4 274

D2 285

D4 282

D2 284

D3 D2 D2 D2 A1 A2 293 205 207 209 211 215

A2 217

A2 219

A2 A2 A2 221 223 225

WC

I2-237

WC

I3-236

D2 D2 D2 D2 A1 A2 A2 292 204 206 208 210 212 214

A2 A2 216 218

A2 A2 A2 220 222 224

Deck A

Bloom und Voss, (D) Norway

Year of construction:

1956 (Mod. 2000)

Gross tonnage:

2 191

Passengers:

400

Beds:

151

Overall length:

80,77 m

Beam:

12,6 m

Car capacity:

0

Service speed:

15 knots

N

Outside cabin

I

Inside cabin

J

Outside cabin

D

Outside/inside cabin

A

Outside cabin

D2 105 D2 107 D2 106 D2 108

D2 114 D2 112 D2 110

* Category J: cabins with limited/no view. Some cabins with upper and lower berths. Please note the following cabins are only bookable on board: D1-272, D1-270, D1-271, D2-105, D2-107, D2-114, D2-112, D2-110, D2-106 and D2-108. Subject to change.

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N3 306

I1 303 N2 304

Deck B

D2 272

Flag:

N3 301

RECEPTION

LUGGAGE

N2 351

D1 271 D1 270

Ship yard:

LOUNGE

Deck C

SHOWER

MS Nordstjernen is named after the North Star, Polar Star or Stella Polaris, famous for helping ships to navigate north for centuries, even back to the age of the Vikings. The ship was built for the Coastal Voyage fleet in 1956 and extensively modernised in 2000 for exclusive arctic sailing. Despite this she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship and comes equipped with a dining room and bar, a café, a panorama lounge and a library. Inside you’ll find cosy interior and exterior cabins, the majority of which have upper and lower berths. And all rooms and deck surfaces have that old, beautiful wood, which creates an extraordinary atmosphere. MS Nordstjernen still has all of her original art on board.

DECK B

Cabin category N

Lounge

A2 A2 227 229

A2 A2 231 233 I2-239

I2-238 A2 A2 226 228

A2 A2 230 232

A2 235


Sailing schedule

Sailing Schedule 2012 The tables below show departures for the individual ships from Bergen and Kirkenes.

departures from KIRKENES 2012

departures from BERGEN 2012 Ship JANUARY

NK NN

PL 2

NL

1 12

13

22 23*

24

14 25

11

x

RW NX 5 4

TF

KH

LO

MS

VA

6

7

9 20

10 21

31

15

16

x

18

8 19

26

27

x

29

x

Ship

JANUARY

1 FEBRUARY

MARCH

APRIL

2

x

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

x

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29 2

3

4

5

13

14

15

16

FEBRUARY

NK NN

PL

NL

RW NX

TF

KH

LO

MS

x

2

3

4

5

11

12

13

15

22

x

24

14 25

16 27

6

7

8

x

17

18

19

20

28

x

30

31 1

2

x

4

x

6

7

8

x

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

x

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

21

22

10 21

6

7

8

9

10*

11

12

13

14

15

x

17

20

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

23

24

25

26

27

28

18 29

19

17

30

31

28

29

30

31

1

2

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

20

21

22

23

24

MARCH

APRIL

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

14

15

16

17

18

19

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

25

26

27

28

29

30 1

2

3

4

5

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

28

29

30

31 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

24

25

26

27

28

29

30 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

27

28

29

30

31 1

2

3

4

MAY

1 JUNE

JULY

AUGUST

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Ship

26

1 12

30 MAY

VA

JUNE

30 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

26

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

5

6

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

21

22

23

JULY

1 AUGUST

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

29

30

31

1

2

3

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

x

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28

29

30

31

NK NN

PL

NL

RW NX

TF

KH

LO

MS

VA

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

x

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30 1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

NK NN

PL

NL

RW NX

TF

KH

LO

MS

VA

SEPTEMBER

OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

Ship

Abbreviations for HURTIGRUTEN ShipS TF = MS TROLLFJORD

NK = MS NORDKAPP

NN = MS Nordnorge

PL = MS POLARLYS

MS = MS MIDNATSOL

NL = MS NORDLYS

RW = MS RICHARD WITH

KH = M  S KONG HARALD

VA = MS VESTERÅLEN LO = MS LOFOTEN NX = MS NORDSTJERNEN

X = No departure * = Diversion 15 Apr – 14 Sep.12 Geirangerfjord incl. Dec 24.12 No departure from Bergen. On 24 Dec.12 all ships stay in port for 24 hours. We reserve the right to make changes.

Dec 25.12 No departure from Kirkenes.

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on board information the essentials

MS Richard With, sailing to Bodø

Bicycles for rent on board We are now offering 4 bikes for rent on all ships. Price is NOK 100 (approx. ÂŁ10) per bike/port. Cabin Numbers We will usually advise your cabin number when you make your booking. Exceptions are Port to Port bookings, our winter short breaks and special offers where we will only confirm a cabin type (inside/outside) at the time of booking. 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 is used for payment for extras and settled at the end of your voyage. On board MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen currently only Visa and Mastercard are accepted. This may be subject to change. Entertainment The emphasis on board is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment which is so often a part of conventional cruises. Our aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers. Musical entertainment on some stretches of the voyage may be offered in the bar area but there is no organised programme. 88

on board information

Information There will be an information and safety meeting on board on the evening of departure from Bergen and Kirkenes. You will also receive an information pack. A daily bulletin will keep you informed during your journey. Internet There is complimentary internet access on board all ships except MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen. Laundry Laundry rooms with washing machines, tumble dryers and irons are available on most ships. Tokens can be purchased at reception. On board MS Lofoten arrangements for laundry can be made with the crew. Dietary Requests Special diets, e.g. vegetarian can be catered for if requested in good time. Passengers on strict diets, e.g. vegans, may find that there is a limited choice. Porterage Luggage handling is not included in the cost of your holiday. Smoking Smoking is not permitted inside the ships or on deck when the ships are in port. Otherwise it is only allowed to smoke on deck.

Stabilisers With the exception of MS Nordstjernen and MS Lofoten our vessels are equipped with stabilisers. On the Norwegian coast the ships enter the open sea, for a few hours, on only a few occasions during the whole voyage. The majority of the time the ships sail between mainland Norway and the coastal islands where the sea is generally calmer. Tea/Coffee Except for the suites (Classic voyages only) cabins do not have tea/coffee making facilities but tea/coffee are available free of charge in the restaurant/bar after lunch and dinner and available for purchase around the clock. Telephone All ships have pay phones and phone cards can be purchased from reception. Private mobile telephones may be used on board although reception may vary. Tipping Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Voyages has a non-tipping policy. However, if you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service this is entirely at your discretion.


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Valuables Cabins are not equipped with a safety deposit box. Valuables may be handed in at the reception for safe-keeping in the ship’s safe. Hurtigruten cannot accept liability for the loss of valuables. Voltage This is 220 volts A.C. You will require a continental 2-pin adaptor. What to Wear On board dress is informal. Although some passengers choose to change for dinner the dress code is casual rather than formal. The weather in most destinations can vary during the course of each voyage or even during the day. To cater for these variations we recommend the layered dress approach that enables you to adapt to changes in temperature, wind and precipitation conditions easily. For all voyages we advise you to take breathable rain and windproof clothing. A warm hat, gloves, scarf and thermal clothing can be useful, together with thermal underwear, during the winter months. On land where it may be icy, sturdy shoes are important for shore excursions and a walking stick/trekking pole may be useful. You should pack a pair of UV protective sunglasses, even during the winter as the reflections of snow and ice can be harmful to the unprotected eye. Many ships offer a Jacuzzi on board, so take your swimsuit.

Suite service We are pleased to offer a range of extras if you book a suite on board one of our ships. They include a welcome present, tea/coffee making facilities in your cabin, an invitation to visit the bridge, complimentary free tea/coffee on board throughout your voyage and late check out. For a fee you also have the option to have breakfast served in your cabin and the use of a minibar. Meals The usual meal times are: breakfast from 07.30 to 10.00 hours (open sitting); lunch from 12.00 hours (open sitting); dinner from 18.30 hours (set seating). During high season, there may be several sittings, the times of which will be shown on board. Full board begins with a buffet dinner on departure from Bergen and ends with brunch on the arrival day back in Bergen. The food is Norwegian and breakfast is buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit. Lunch is the famous cold table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Dinner is a three-course set meal; there is not usually a choice of menu. Occasionally a cold table may be served in the evening and the set meal at lunch time. All vessels are fully licensed; the prices on board are the same as in mainland Norway.

Shopping There is a shop on board all but the traditional ships. They sell souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries. On MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen this service is handled by the coffee shop. Shore Excursions Pre booking excursions, where possible, is recommended as only remaining places will be sold on board. Excursions booked on board will be payable in Norwegian Kroner and the price may vary as a result of exchange rate fluctuations. It is not possible to pre-book within 4 weeks prior to departure (2 weeks if paid by credit card). Excursions and their contents are subject to maximum/minimum numbers and weather/local conditions. Working Ships Our ships function as working ships calling at ports around the clock. You may expect some noise and vibration in some cabins during docking and loading of goods. This varies depending on the location of your cabin and the type of ship. Also, noise affects people differently and what may be a problem for one person may not be a problem for others. Please note that cabins on decks with passenger access to outside areas may sometimes have an obstructed view due to other passengers walking past. Please ask our reservations team for advice on the best cabin location for you.

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Travel information Passengers waiting for MS Richard With at Florø harbour

CORRESPONDENCE If you make your booking through a travel agent all communication between you and Hurtigruten must be via that agent. If you book your holiday direct with us all correspondence will be sent to the Lead Passenger. Please quote your booking reference number in all communications. When you or your agent contact us we will usually confirm your holiday at the earliest opportunity and advise current flight times, prices, including any applicable supplements or extras, etc. For high season dates, when demand is greater, or if you book within eight weeks of departure, we may have to request your cabin, flight or hotel space and it may take slightly longer to confirm your holiday. An invoice will be sent to confirm your arrangement. If you are travelling with friends but would each like to receive separate documents please advise us at the time of booking. Travel documents are generally sent approximately 7–14 days prior to departure. SPECIAL REQUESTS If you have any special requests (e.g. dietary or medical), please inform us at the time of booking. We will do our best to meet such requests but cannot guarantee to do so and in no circumstances will any 90

such request be accepted by us so as to form part of our contractual agreement. MOBILITY We are happy to welcome passengers who are not fully mobile and all ships (except MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen) have at least one cabin equipped for travellers using a wheelchair. Our sales consultants will also try to book appropriate hotel rooms. Passengers who use a wheelchair must bring their own, standard size, foldable chair and travel with a companion who is able to assist them. In mainland Norwegian ports there is a ramp for embarkation/disembarkation. Excursions have not been adapted specifically for passengers with walking difficulties. It is essential you advise us of special requirements at the time of booking to enable us to make the necessary arrangements to ensure a trouble-free holiday. CHANGES TO THE ITINERARY AND EXCURSIONS All routes and excursions are provisional and subject to change – weather, sea and ice conditions may affect the itinerary. Excursions may also be subject to minimum/maximum numbers. The operators reserve the right to change the content of excursions without prior notice.

MINIMUM NUMBERS Some holidays are subject to a minimum number of participants to enable them to take place. Should the minimum not be reached we will advise you at least 8 weeks prior to your departure, when we reserve the right to cancel the holiday and refund all monies paid to us. Alternatively, you may choose another holiday with us but if the alternative arrangement is at an additional cost, the difference will be payable by you. BEFORE YOU GO Passport and visas All guests travelling on board our ships have to present a valid Passport or government approved ID Card. Passengers need to contact their relevant embassy, consulate or travel agent regarding any necessary visas. Vaccinations At the time of printing there are no compulsory vaccinations or health requirements for travelling to Norway. It is however the responsibility of all passengers to ensure they comply with any health requirements at the time of travel. We suggest you contact your doctor or relevant health authorities about any


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precautions you should take with regard to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). GENERAL Brochure Accuracy The information and descriptions contained in this brochure have been checked by our staff and/or local agents to ensure they are correct. However, changes may occur after the date of publication and there may be occasions when Hurtigruten or local suppliers may withdraw some facilities. Should we become aware of any significant change which may be considered to have an effect on the enjoyment of your holiday we will do our utmost to advise you. Public holidays and religious festivals may also affect the availability of resort and hotel facilities. Tourist offices can provide details of such events. Some areas we visit are very remote, affected by prolonged cold weather or difficult terrain. Provision of facilities will be subject to local conditions, and customs and lifestyles may differ from those to which you are accustomed. Hotel Accommodation The standard of the hotels we use is equivalent to 3 or 4-star. There is no official hotel rating system in Norway. All rooms have private facilities (except the

Kirkenes Snow Hotel). Single rooms may be smaller and less conveniently situated and may be double rooms for sole occupancy or purpose built single rooms. Hotels may charge for some facilities e.g. saunas. Tour Arrangements The voyages and tours in this brochure are based on independent travel, however all ships and many of our featured hotels have information staff who will advise you on excursions and offer general assistance. Some of our holidays are part escorted.

Transfers Transfers are included as shown and are usually unaccompanied. They may be operated by private coach, scheduled airport coach or train, minibus or taxi. Full details will be forwarded with your travel documents. Wildlife The brochure includes pictures and descriptions of wildlife which may be seen from the ships and during excursions, but there is no guarantee of sightings.

Average daytime temperatures in °C Month

Oslo

Bergen

Trondheim

Bodø

Tromsø

January

-2.3

2.7

-1.6

-1.3

-3.8

February

-1.3

3

-0.7

-0.9

-3.1

March

2.4

4.9

2.1

-1

-1

April

7.3

8

5.1

3.8

1.7 6.1

May

14

12.9

10.5

8.5

June

17.6

15.1

13.2

11.8

11

July

19.9

16.6

15.3

14.1

13.7

August

18.7

16.3

14.9

13.8

12.5

September

13.7

13.3

11.3

10.7

8.4

October

8.1

9.8

6.7

6

3.3

November

2.3

5.8

1.8

1.7

-1

December

-1.4

3.3

-1.1

-0.5

-3

Source: Meteorologisk institutt

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savings of up to 35% off the standard

throughout the booking process to

To discuss your group requirements in more detail and to book call our Groups Team on 020 8846 2633 or email uk.groups@hurtigruten.co.uk

brochure price plus free places on

provide expert knowledge and all the

Please note that the groups discount cannot be used

selected dates for groups of more than 10

information you need to ensure your

in conjunction with any other offer and is subject to

(Jan - Apr & Sep - Dec) or 15 (May - Aug).

group enjoys a voyage of a lifetime.

availability and the free place is on a voyage only basis.

booking conditions These are the terms and conditions which apply to your holiday and/or sea passage; please read them and the information on pages 88 to 93 carefully as you will be bound by them. 1. YOUR CONTRACT Your contract is with Hurtigruten Ltd., a company wholly owned by Hurtigruten ASA, on the basis of these conditions and the information contained in the brochure, and shall be governed by English law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. When you book an air package holiday or sailing with us the contract between us will exist as soon as you or your travel agent asks us to confirm your booking. We then become responsible to provide you with the voyage arrangements or air package holiday you have booked and you become responsible to pay for them, in each case subject to these terms and conditions. You will also become responsible to pay for any additional arrangements made by us on your behalf including International Flights not included in any air package, optional excursions, travel insurance or other arrangements requested by you and booked. When you make a booking you guarantee you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions and accept responsibility for making all payments to us for all members of the party. We are unable to accept provisional or conditional bookings. We will send all documents and other information to you and you will be responsible for ensuring that all other members of the party are kept fully informed. A confirmation invoice which you should check as soon as you receive it will be sent on receipt of your deposit. If you wish to change or cancel any arrangements later you may have to pay an amendment or cancellation charge and additional costs (see below) which may be as much as the whole of the original price of your arrangements. Only one invoice and one set of documents will be issued. No verbal amendments may be made by either party to these written booking conditions; any change must be in writing signed by the Chief Executive of Hurtigruten ASA. If you book your holiday through a travel agent all communication must be through that agent. Please quote your booking reference number in all communications. All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by the travel agent on our behalf at all times. You are responsible for complying with any Visa or other entry requirements for you or any of your party who are not full European Union Passport Holders. 2. PAYMENT Once you have asked us to confirm your booking the total price of the arrangements you have booked is due and is payable as follows: (i) If you book more than 8 weeks before your scheduled departure date a non-refundable deposit of 20%. The balance is due 8 weeks before your scheduled departure date. No second invoice will be sent. Travel documents will be issued 7 to 14 days prior to departure.

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(ii) If you book less than 8 weeks before your scheduled departure date the full price is payable when you book. Our preferred method of deposit payment is by bank debit card or credit card. Balance payment may be made by cash, bank debit card, credit card or cheque (providing there is time to clear it to meet the payment schedule shown above – you should allow 5 working days for clearance from the time we receive it). Online Bookings Bookings made online that cost less than €900 or made within 8 weeks of departure require full payment at the time of booking and no refund is made if cancelled. Credit Card Charges No charge will be made for deposits or balances paid by Debit Card/Switch/Delta. In line with most major operators we will make a charge of 2% for deposits and balances paid by credit card. Your booking may be cancelled if you do not make payment on time (we will not normally send reminders) and cancellation charges as set out under “If You Cancel” (see below) will be payable by you. 3.A PRICES All Voyage prices shown in this brochure are in Euro’s and are per person based on full occupancy of the cabin accommodation unless otherwise stated. Single/Sole occupancy of cabins with more than one berth is at our discretion as single/sole use of multiple berth cabins will be limited. The price of your voyage or air package holiday arrangements was calculated using exchange rates quoted in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies on 01.02.2011, Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 9.25; Euros 1.17. We reserve the right to change any of the prices quoted in this brochure although there will be no change within 30 days of your departure date. You will be advised of the current price of the voyage or air package holiday you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. We reserve the right to increase or decrease prices in line with any change in VAT, local and UK taxes, embarkation/disembarkation fees, fuel surcharges, exchange rates, security charges or any fees chargeable for the services included in the cost of your holiday. Should it be necessary to make any surcharges we will notify you of the relevant adjustments by issuing a new invoice. In any event we will absorb all such increases where they form less than 2% of the total cost of your voyage or air package holiday (excluding any cancellation or amendment charges). Only amounts in excess of 2% will be invoiced to you, together with an administration charge of €1.00 per person together with an amount to cover agent’s commission. In the event that any surcharge means you paying in excess of 10% more on the original cost of your voyage or air package holiday, you will be entitled to cancel your trip with a full refund of all monies paid (except amendment fees). Should you wish to cancel under these

circumstances you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the date of the invoice we send you showing the increase. Should the price of your voyage or air package holiday go down due to changes above by more than 2% of your holiday cost then any refund due will be paid to you. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual or other protection in place. 3.B Voyage and Air Package Holiday Prices Do Not Include • Travel Insurance • Luggage Handling • International Flights except where included in the Air Package Holiday Price • Optional Excursions • Gratuities Optional Excursions booked before you travel or local excursions or other activities that you may choose to book and pay for whilst on holiday are not part of your voyage or air package holiday arrangements provided by us nor are we agents for the provider of the service. For any excursion or other activity you book before departure or with which you are assisted in arranging whilst on holiday, your contract will solely be with the supplier of the excursion or activity and not with Hurtigruten. We are not responsible for the provision of your excursion or activity or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the supplier. 4. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING If you wish to change your travel arrangements after they have been confirmed we will do our utmost to help but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing by the person who made the booking or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of €50 per person and any further cost we incur in making this alteration. Costs may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. For example, the transfer within 56 days of departure of arrangements involving a scheduled flight will mean the cancellation and re-booking of this flight and a significant additional charge. If you change the number of people in your party, the price of the arrangements will be recalculated for the new party size e.g. this may mean that accommodation is under-occupied and each member of the party may have to pay an increased price. Any increase in price caused by changes you have requested is not a cancellation charge even though it may arise because a member of your party has cancelled. Any change by you to your confirmed arrangements after departure is in all cases subject to availability and any relevant costs.

5. IF YOU CANCEL You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent must be received at our offices. We recommend ‘Recorded Delivery’. Cancellation takes effect the day we receive your letter or email. Since we incur costs in relation to your arrangements from the time we confirm your booking you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges as shown in the table below (which also applies if we cancel because you have failed to make payments on time - see “Payment” section) together with the cost of any air fare for which we have had to pay at the time of the booking and will be payable immediately on cancellation. When the Charges as a % of the cancellation letter is total holiday cost received by us (excl. insurance before departure premiums) 60 or more days Retention of deposit 42–59 days 30% 28–41 days 60% 14–27 days 90% Less than 14 days 100% If you have to cancel for a reason covered by your travel insurance you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges, less applicable excess. Insurance premiums are not refundable. 6. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING We reserve the right to change any of the details, and correct any errors in this brochure or invoices at any time. If changes are made before you have made your booking we will advise you before we confirm your arrangements. We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements (for example if a minimum number of participants for a particular travel arrangement is not reached, we may have to cancel it) and to change airline, aircraft types, vessels and itineraries without liability for any subsequent loss. Even after we have confirmed your booking we may have to make alterations but we will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 8 weeks before your departure except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance in full. Most alterations will be minor and while we will do our best to notify you or your travel agent of any changes as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure, we will have no other liability to you. Occasionally we may have to make a significant change to your confirmed arrangements. If we have to make a significant change we will notify you as soon as possible and you may either: (a) accept the change and the contract between us will then be varied to incorporate the change; or


(c) withdraw from the booking completely in which case we will as soon as possible, refund all money paid to us. Passengers must give notice of their decision as soon as reasonably possible and not later than 7 days of being informed of the alteration. If you choose (a) or (b) above, you will receive as compensation a credit towards the cost of your arrangements, or any alternative selected, the amount shown in Scale A below. If you choose (c) we will pay you compensation shown in Scale B below. In all cases we will have no liability for any other or greater compensation or for expenses or losses incurred. Period before departure date notification given by us

Credit/Compensation per fare paying passenger (excluding infants)* Scale A Scale B 0–7 days €60 €30 8–14 days €50 €25 15–28 days €35 €17 29–42 days €20 €11 43–56 days €11 €6 More than 56 days €6 Nil *The compensation shown above applies to full fare paying adults only. Children or others travelling at concessionary rates will receive compensation pro rata based on the concessionary price against the full adult price as shown on the confirmation. The above rates do not apply when we are forced to make changes which cause you to withdraw or cancel your arrangements, by reason of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and which we could not have avoided by the exercise of all due care and our only liability will be to refund, as soon as possible, all money paid to us by you. We are unable to accept liability or pay compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligation is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances amounting to “force majeure” i.e. any event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) could not, even with due care foresee or avoid. Such events may include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war or civil commotions, riots, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather, fire, flood, drought, government action, airport and port regulations and closures, technical transportation problems, maintenance to vessels, scheduling of transport and similar events outside our control. A flight or ship delay does not constitute a change to holiday arrangements. 7. COMPLAINT PROCEDURE If you have a problem during your holiday concerning any service we have confirmed you must inform the local supplier, e.g. your hotelier, or our local representative or agent immediately to enable them to try to resolve the matter. You are also obliged to act in a way so as to minimise any loss. If the issue is not resolved locally it is essential you notify our head office in writing, quoting the booking reference number, at the earliest opportunity and no later than 28 days after your return, to enable any complaint to be investigated. It is strongly recommended that you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services in question without delay and obtain a written report. If you fail to follow this procedure we will have been deprived of the

opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint at the time and this may affect your rights under this contract. Any accident resulting in personal injury, loss of, or damage to luggage must be reported to a ship’s officer or airline official immediately and written confirmation obtained. We are unable to accept liability for the contents of literature, DVDs, videos or websites produced by our suppliers/hoteliers. 8. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU We accept liability for any damage caused to you or any person in your party by the failure to perform, or the improper performance of, the voyage or air package holiday arrangements when your booking is confirmed (subject to any changes subsequently agreed between us) (but excluding any additional arrangements or extras whether or not purchased at the same time as defined in paragraph 4B) unless: (a) the failures which occur in the performance of the contract are attributable to you or some other person in your party; (b) such failures in performance are attributable to a third party unconnected with the provision of the services contracted for and are unforeseeable and unavoidable or; (c) such failures are due to: (i) unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the consequences of which could not have been avoided even if all due care had been exercised; or (ii) an event which we, or the supplier of the services could not foresee or forestall even with all due care. Our liability, shall in any event be limited to: i) the maximum of twice the cost of your travel arrangements, or ii) the minimum amount payable in accordance with and/or in an identical manner to: (a) the contractual terms of the companies that provide the transportation and accommodation for your travel arrangements, which are expressly incorporated into the contract and also form the terms and conditions of separate contracts between you and the carrier. (b) any relevant international conventions, including the Warsaw Convention 1929, whether as amended by the Hague Protocol 1955 or the Montreal Protocol 1999, or otherwise, or the Montreal Convention 1999. Carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea is governed by the Athens Convention 1974, and in respect of carriage by rail by the Berne Convention and in respect of provision of accommodation by the Paris Convention. Any action arising out of carriage by air or sea must be commenced within the two year time limit prescribed by the Warsaw and Montreal Conventions or the Athens Convention as applicable. Legal proceedings for all claims for which time bars are not stated in international conventions or are stated in the Norwegian Maritime Code must be made within one year from the date on which disembarkation did, or should have, taken place. The transport of passengers, baggage and vehicles is subject to the provisions of the Act. no. 39 of 24 June 1994 Norwegian Maritime Code, as amended, (“Norwegian Maritime Code”) and package tours are subject to the provisions of the Act no. 57 of 25 August 1995 Relating to Package Tours (“The Package Tours Act). We are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these, or any other conventions, including

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© Gian-Rico Willy (b) take alternative arrangements altogether (subject to availability). If the alternative arrangements selected are a lower price than those originally confirmed the difference will (if already paid) be refunded to you.

claims for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage. You may ask for copies of the transport companies’ contractual terms or the international conventions from our offices at Bedford House, 69-79 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JW. Under EU law (Regulation 261/2004) you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights, for which you must pursue the airline. Reimbursement in such cases will not automatically entitle you to a refund of any part of your holiday cost from us. Also, where a delay may result in entitlement to cancel a flight this does not automatically entitle you to cancel or receive a refund for any other arrangements, even though they may have been made in conjunction with your flight. 9. INDEMNITY When you book arrangements with us you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of yourself and your party. If your actions or omissions cause damage to any property in the provision of the contracted arrangements, or cause delay or diversion to any flight or other means of transportation, you agree to fully indemnify us against any claim (including professional fees and legal costs) made against us by or on behalf of the owner of such property or the operator of the flight or other means of transportation. The Captain of an aircraft or Master of a ship has authority over the aircraft/ship and passengers at all times when they are boarding or on board. There will be no liability on our part, or that of any supplier, for any refund, compensation, or costs thus incurred. Additionally, we will have the right to recover full costs resulting from the incident from the passenger. At any port or place we may refuse to embark or may disembark any passenger who, in the opinion of the ship’s authorized personnel, might be excluded from landing at further destinations by local authorities or who may be suffering from any contagious or infectious disease, or whose presence may be detrimental to the wellbeing of passengers or crew. In cases of quarantine of the ship, or individual passengers (passengers may be required to remain in their cabin or as instructed by authorised personnel on board if they or any other occupant of the accommodation presents any symptoms or may be considered to put other passengers at risk) we will not be liable for expenses thus caused and in such cases as above there will be no entitlement to any refund or compensation and we will have no liability for costs incurred as a result. Each passenger warrants that they are fit to travel. Hurtigruten reserves the right to require any passenger to produce evidence of the same and cannot accept liability for any situation arising out of a failure to disclose any pre-existing condition or disability. Passengers with physical or mental disabilities or other conditions which may require special assistance, e.g. use of a wheelchair or scooter, or service animal, must advise us in writing before a booking is made. Passengers who use wheelchairs or who may require special assistance must be accompanied by someone who is able to assist them on shore and at sea. Your specific passport and visa requirements and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept responsibility if you cannot

travel because you have not complied with the latest requirements. If you have made independent travel arrangements you accept responsibility for joining the ship in good time, regardless of any change to the sailing time or date, or to the itinerary. We are not able to refund monies paid to us, or any third party acting on our or your behalf, or make compensation or other payments where, for whatever reason, you fail to join the ship. Passengers going ashore are responsible for re-boarding the ship prior to departure from port. 10. INSURANCE It is a condition of the contract with us that every member of the booking has travel insurance in force for the entire duration of the holiday, covering at least the cancellation of the booking and providing medical cover for illness or injury and repatriation while overseas. Please provide us with the name of your insurer, together with their 24-hour emergency number when you book or as soon as possible. 11. BROCHURE VALIDITY This brochure was published in September 2011 and the details and prices contained in it are valid from September 2011 to December 2012 but may be superseded by subsequent brochures. 12. DATA PROTECTION In order to process your booking and ensure your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements we, Hurtigruten Ltd, need to use the information you provide such as name, address, any special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, ships, hotels, transport companies etc. The information may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not pass any information on to any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons.) Please note that where information is also held by your travel agent, this is subject to your agent’s own data protection policy. Hurtigruten is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other companies. If you wish to obtain a copy of the personal information held about you, please write to the above address. Hurtigruten Ltd may make a small charge for supplying this information as permitted by law. Hurtigruten Ltd. may wish to contact you by post, e-mail and/or telephone with news, information and offers on its voyages and other holidays we may have available and for market research purposes. If you prefer not to be contacted for the purposes set out above please contact the Customer Data Controller, Marketing Department, Hurtigruten Ltd, Bedford House, 69-79 Fulham High Street, London SW6 3JW.

see your local travel agent • www.hurtigruten.com

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Sea eagle safari © Eve Spamer

Departing Brønnøysund © Hilda Hol Ellingsen

In 2011, Hurtigruten continued its yearly photo competition for our passengers. We asked that they capture and share pictures of favourite memories from their trips. We received a huge number of excellent photos. Hurtigruten would like to thank all who participated in the competition! To take part in the competition, please send your favourite photo from your Hurtigruten voyage to www.hurtigruten.com/photocompetition

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Uummannaq, Greenland © Jörg Herrmann

Dogsledging in Kirkenes © Gabriele Bauer

Landego Lighthouse © Dave Derbis

Chinstrap penguin in Antarctica © Friedrich Stucke

A SELECTION OF OUR PASSENGERS’ BEST PHOTOS


Tromsø © Michael Russell

Sunset between Kristiansund and Molde © Paul James Bannerman

The North Cape at noon on Christmas Eve © Lutz Schmügg

Taking pictures from deck © Inga Herrmann

Polar bears in the Midnight Sun, Greenland © Ilga Krimmelbein

Early morning light near Torvik © Martin Wattke


Real experiences in unique waters

Sail south to Antarctica on a voyage of discovery to meet some of its charming inquisitive inhabitants

2012/2013

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Get to meet the local Inuit in Greenland

Join Hurtigruten’s European voyages

Join us and explore the ends of the Earth Following in a long tradition of Norwegian exploration, Hurtigruten also explore and sail seas far beyond our own horizon. Travel to the Kingdom of the Polar Bear, Spitsbergen - an untouched wilderness with incredible wildlife and beautiful scenery. Enjoy an Explorer voyage to Greenland with its towering icebergs, calving glaciers and welcoming Inuit population. Or travel in the wake of Amundsen and Shackleton to a land of truly awesome grandeur and inquisitive fauna, Antarctica. Start your voyage of a lifetime at www.hurtigruten.com

Go in search of the Northern Lights Enjoy one of our winter voyages to Norway and go in search of the Northern Lights. Make it a real Arctic adventure by adding one or more of our exciting winter excursions, including husky dog sledging, snowmobiling, and the famous King Crab Safari.

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Κρουαζιέρες στα Φιόρδ και στην Αρκτική με πλοία της Hurtigruten. Main Catalogue 2012  

Κρουαζιέρες στα Φιόρδ και στην Αρκτική με πλοία της Hurtigruten. Main Catalogue 2012