This was our first cruise. We wanted to see Norway without frenetic travelling. It suited a couple who like the quieter things in life. It didn’t fail to please. Lectures and points of interest calls made for an interesting trip aboard a ship with helpful, friendly staff. Accommodation was in clean, adequate cabins and there was plenty of really delicious food.
The itinerary was amazing. The Norwegian coast is truly beautiful. The northbound trip allowed daytime trips to Trondheim, Tromsø and the North Cape, while an extra day spent in Bergen allowed us to take in the sights there too. All longer stops can be enjoyed as excursions or as we did, using local sources or just a map!
Hurtigruten operate a well-oiled machine. Clear information was forwarded prior to the trip. Transfers were included, including the optional extra day in Bergen. It allowed us to take a truly relaxing break.
Clean, comfortable space. Easy, foldaway beds transformed the cabin into a nice place to sit.
The compact showerroom was a good use of space; the heated floor and laundry hanging line allowed us to dry wet clothes after rainy day trip.
Used a local guide to tour this lovely city on the morning before we set sail. Took the cable car up Mount Fløyen on a very worthwhile trip watching MS Nordlys sail into harbour before we boarded.
The helpful staff of the tourist information centre gave us a walking route around the city, close to the harbour. We took in Nidaros Cathedral; the wooden old town bridge; wooden houses of the Bakklandet; Kristiansten Fortress and the bike lift before heading back onboard with time to spare.
A wander around this historical city with some interesting old buildings and history of polar adventure.
The North Cape is a must see. Used a local guide to visit Sami people, reindeer, northernmost fishing village and finally the North Cape itself, with visitor centre and breathtaking views.
This looked beautiful, but port time on the northbound cruise was too limited to take the time to have a walk around this beautiful-looking town