13-night Norway and Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten's Sportsman's Route

Cruise Line:
Hurtigruten
Ship:
MS Spitsbergen
Destination:
Bergen/Oslo
Departure Date:
4/23/2020
Length:
13
Offer ID:
1338604
from
$8596

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Itinerary

Destination
Arrival
Departure
Bergen
Suggested Private Excursion
4/23/2020
4/23/2020

With its spectacular setting among seven hills, Bergen is one of the most beautiful and enjoyable cities in Norway. Most sites are within an easy walk from the harbor. From fine surviving medieval buildings to a series of good museums such as Fishery Museum and Old Bergen open-air museum, Bergen offers a wide variety of attractions. Its scenic beauty can best be appreciated from Mt. Floyen and is captivating. Enjoy this lovely city by taking a stroll to the old part of town, passing impressive 12th-century Bergenhus fortress. Old Hanseatic Wharf, called Bryggen, is where reconstructed gabled buildings house workshops, boutiques and restaurants. St. Mary's Church is Bergen’s oldest building and one of the finest Norman churches in Norway. Rasmus Meyers Collection is a rambling townhouse featuring one of the best collections of Norwegian art, including an upper floor devoted almost entirely to Munch. Bergen boasts numerous historic buildings dating from medieval times: Bergenhus Fortress; Rosenkrantz Tower; Haakon’s Hall.

Suggested Private Excursions

Bergen Walking Tour - 3 hours

Bergen and its outskirts tour – 5 Hours

Vaerlandet
4/24/2020
4/24/2020

No information currently available.

Geiranger
4/25/2020
4/25/2020

Nestled at the edge of the Geiranger Fjord, this charming town offers you the opportunity to observe amazing panoramic views from its famed mountain peak, Mount Dalsnibba.

Alesund
Suggested Private Excursion
4/25/2020
4/25/2020

The region is famous for its beautiful scenery with high mountains and blue fjords, of which the Geiranger fjord is one of the most attractive tourist places in Norway. The climate is less severe than might be expected from its geographical location, with mild winters and cool summers. Ålesund, with its unique architecture, is the center of business and industry in Møre and Romsdal. As the sea, the woods and the mountains are easy accessible, the possibilities for outdoor and sports activities are excellent, both in the summer and winter season.

Suggested Private Excursions

Ålesund Walking Tour – 3 Hours

Ålesund City Tour – 4 Hours

Andalsnes
4/26/2020
4/26/2020

Andalsnes is a popular tourist resort surrounded by mountains. Andalsnes is the ending point for a ride on the Trollstigvein (troll's path), a zig-zag drive up mountains and over waterfalls that's out of this world! In World War II, the town was heavily damaged when the Germans pushed back (1940) an Allied landing.

Froya
4/27/2020
4/27/2020

No information currently available.

Vaeroy
4/28/2020
4/28/2020

No information currently available.

Reine
4/29/2020
4/29/2020

No information currently available.

Svolvaer
4/30/2020
4/30/2020

Svolvaer is the main town of the Lofoten Islands in northern Norway. It is on the southern coast of Ostvagoya, the easternmost island of the group. The rugged and bleak countryside around Svolvaer has attracted both tourists and artists, and the town has become something of an artists' colony.

Sommaroy
5/1/2020
5/1/2020

No information currently available.

Alta
5/2/2020
5/2/2020

The Rock carvings at Alta, dating from circa 4200 BC to 500 BC, are on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. In additon, the Komsa culture was named after the Komsa mountain in Alta municipality, where the first archeological remains were discovered.

In World War II, the German battleship Tirpitz used Altafjord as a harbor, and was damaged here by attacking allied warplanes.

Altasaken in 1979 made headlines for weeks, as many people (especially environmentalists) demonstrated and used civil disobedience to prevent the building of a dam in order to produce hydropower. The dam was built, however, and the river still offers good salmon fishing.

North Cape (Honningsvag)
5/3/2020
5/3/2020

Honningsvag/North Cape, Norway Welcome to the top of the world! The village
of Honningsvag is the northernmost community in Europe, set in a land of vast
forests, dramatic fjords and crashing waterfalls, bathed in the eerie light
of the Midnight Sun. Just up the coast is the North Cape, Europe's northernmost
point, with breathtaking views towards the Barents Sea and the polar north.

At Sea
5/4/2020
5/4/2020

No information currently available.

Bjornoya
5/5/2020
5/5/2020

There are polar fox and polar bear on the island. Probably known to Norsemen in the 12th cent., it was rediscovered by Willem Barentz, the Dutch navigator, in 1596, and was formally annexed by Norway in 1915. It is also known as Bear Island.

Longyearbyen
5/6/2020
5/6/2020

Known for its stark mountain peaks and spectacular glaciers, Longyearbyen was named for the American John Monroe Longyear, who established a mining operation here in 1906. In the summer season, many species of birds can be found nesting in the steep cliffs while the seaside harbors a number of marine animals from white whales, seals and walruses. In the small town, are museums, local shops and restaurants to explore at a leisurely pace.

Cruise Ends (Debarkation)
5/6/2020
5/6/2020

No information currently available.

Land Tour: Oslo
Suggested Private Excursion
5/6/2020
5/6/2020

Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, is encircled by wooded hills and snowcapped peaks. The city displays a mixture of several architectural styles. A full range of activities includes art galleries, museums, restaurants, theaters and nightclubs. Other points of interest include Royal Palace; Frogner Park, known for its famous Vigeland sculptures; Holmenkollen, where international skiing events take place; imposing Åkershus Castle; and Bygdøy Peninsula, home to some of Oslo’s most important museums. Many attractions can be explored on foot. Oslo's City Hall ranks as the most distinctive part of Oslo’s waterfront. The art portrays the country's different historical and domestic phases. Munch Museum, which is dedicated to the life work of Norway’s famous painter, contains more than 5,000 drawings and paintings. National Gallery has the nation’s largest collection of Norwegian art and some of Munch’s best-known works. Åkershus Fortress & Castle, transformed into a Renaissance palace in the 17th century, houses Norway’s Resistance Museum.

Suggested Private Excursions

Oslo City Tour - 4 hours

Tour to Drøbak - 5 hours

Itinerary subject to change without notice. Please confirm itinerary at time of booking.

Departure Date:
4/23/2020
Number of Nights
13
Cruise Inclusions:
  • Hurtigruten expeditioncruise in the cabin grade of your choice
  • Transfer ship to airport in Longyearbyen
  • Coach-class flight from Longyearbyen to Oslo

EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR AN ADVENTURE

  • A rich program of included activities on all voyages designed to immerse you in the destinations you visit, including onshore exploration with the expedition team
  • Professional English-speaking expedition team - an international handpicked team of highly educated experts in various academic fields with profound knowledge of the region we sail in
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Loan of boots, trekking poles, and equipment needed for optional and included activities

ENGAGING ONBOARD ACTIVITIES AND EDUCATION

  • In-depth lectures on science, history, biology, geography, geology or culture that provide context to your voyage and help you understand the destinations you will experience
  • Explorer Science program, with educational and Citizen Science activities that let you learn about the sights you’ll see while contributing to research
  • Introductory photo lecture, including camera adjustments and tips and tricks
  • Photos and film/video footage from the voyage shared in the Expedition Logbook
  • Casual opportunities to engage with the expedition team and other guests, including a welcome event, daily gatherings to recap the day and prepare for the day to come
  • Opportunities to dine and interact with the expedition team and officers
  • Destination-focused onboard library
  • Port presentations providing destination insight
  • A farewell event

PREMIUM ONBOARD COMFORT

  • All meals including beverages (beer and wine, sodas and mineral water in all ship restaurants)
  • Coffee and tea included throughout the day
  • Early riser and afternoon treat offered in addition to breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Gym, outdoor hot tubs and sauna with windows
  • Free Wi-fi onboard for all guests. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • No gratuities expected
Remarks:

All rates are per person, based on double occupancy, valid for North American residents only and are subject to availability and change without notice and voyage only. The ship departure date determines the price of your voyage. Itinerary and port orde

All prices per person and in USD unless otherwise stated.

Offer ID:
1338604

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