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Hurtigruten Shore Excursions

In addition to your amazing scenic cruise along the Norwegian coast with Hurtigruten, they also offer a range of great optional shore excursions.

Here is a guide to some of the activities on offer. Some are seasonal, and are subject to availability.

 

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Available Hurtigruten Excursions

As the Hurtigruten ships will visit places at different times of the day depending on whether you are going south or north, there are different excursions available. Click on each one to find out more.

 

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Southbound Hurtigruten Excursions 2011

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Excursions are subject to availability and may be cancelled at short notice because of poor weather conditions or other factors.

Geiranger Panorama 1

This is the tour of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Geiranger fjord, the most amazing of the Norwegian fjords.

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Geiranger Panorama 2

A longer and more extensive tour of the breathtaking area around the Geiranger fjord.

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Art Nouveau Tour of Aalesund

A guided walk around the enchanting town of Aalesund, with its amazing art nouveau architecture.

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Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla Tour

Get close to some of the amazing marine life along the Norwegian coast at the Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium, and enjoy the view of Aalesund from Mount Aksla.

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Nidaros Cathedral and Ringve

Join a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral and the Ringve Museum of Musical History.

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Trondheim City Tour and Nidaros Cathedral

Take a guided bus tour of Trondheim, including a stop at a scenic viewpoint and a tour of the famous Nidaros Cathedral.

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Sverresborg – Trondelag Folk Museum

Lear more about Norwegian viking and medieval history at one of Norway's largest open-air museums.

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Trondheim City Walk

Join the guided walking tour of the historical city of Trondheim and learn about its journey from viking capital through to modern day student hub.

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Glacier Adventure on Svartisen

Get up close to Norway's second largest glacier, Svartisen, and watch out for sea eagles on this very special excursion.

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Saltstraumen RIB Bird Safari

See the world's most powerful tidal current and spot sea eagles onboard a sturdy rubber boat.

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Lofotr Viking Feast – Stamsund-Svolvaer

Enjoy a marvellous viking feast at the Lofotr Viking Museum, served up in the recreated Chieftain's house, the largest viking building ever found.

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Lofotr Viking Feast Summer

The summer version of the above excursion – feast in the Chieftain's house and learn more about the vikings at the Lofotr Museum.

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Tromso Tour – The Arctic Capital

Join the guided tour of the largest city in the North of Norway, visit the Polaria centre and the Arctic Cathedral.

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Dog Sleighing in Tromso

Enjoy a thrilling ride through wintery landscapes on a sled pulled by a team of huskies before warming up in the Sami tent with a hot drink.

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Huskies and Arctic Scenery in Tromso

Visit the husky camp in the summer months. Meet the puppies and dogs, learn about dog sledding and enjoy a hot drink in the Sami tent.

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Polar History City Walk in Tromso

Learn more about the Arctic history of Tromso on this guided walking tour of town, and visit to the oldest pub in town.

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The North Cape Plateau – Honningsvaag

This tour is a must for most visitors on Hurtigruten – a guided tour to the North Cape plateau.

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Birdwatching Safari – Honningsvaag

See kittiwakes, puffins, sea eagles and much much more on this great birdwatching safari in the nature reserve of Gjesvaerstappan.

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A Taste of Lapland

Visit a real working Sami camp in the mountains behind Kjollefjord. Learn about Sami traditions, history and life.

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Snowmobile Safari in Lapland – Kjollefjord-Mehamn

A thrilling snowmobile trip across snowy landscapes into the heart of Lapland, where you might spot the northern lights.

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Arctic Sea Fishing

Join professional Norwegian fishermen on a fishing trip in Arctic waters. Pull crab-pots and have a go at catching the 'big one' yourself.

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The Russian Border – Kirkenes

Enjoy a guided tour to the Norwegian-Russian border through scenic landscapes, and learn more about the history of the area.

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Riverboat Safari – Kirkenes

Join a scenic river boat tour up the remote Parsvik river, learn about Sami history and try some Norwegian specialities.

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Snowmobile Safari – Kirkenes

Experience a thrilling ride across a frozen fjord on a snowmobile and learn more about the area on this exciting excursion.

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Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Made entirely out of snow and ice, the Snow hotel is a fantastic sight. Enjoy a drink in Norway's largest ice bar after a tour of the hotel and its rooms.

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Quadbike Safari to the Russian Border – Kirkenes

The summer version on the snowmobile safari – Join the thrilling ride on a quadbike to the Norwegian-Russian border where you will be rewarded with coffee and muffins.

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Husky Adventure – Kirkenes

Enjoy the thrill of letting a band of huskies take you through the amazing frozen landscapes on this great adventure.

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Southbound Hurtigruten Shore Excursions

Snowmobile Safari in the Polar Night

Hunt for the northern lights in style on this nighttime snowmobile safari from Mehamn to Kjollefjord.

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Breakfast at the North Cape

What better way to enjoy breakfast than at 71 Degrees North on top of the North Cape plateau that stands 1,000ft above the Arctic ocean?

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Hammerfest Tour – The northernmost town in the world

Explore what is the northernmost town in the world together with an experienced guide.

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Arctic Energy – Hammerfest

The winter tour of Hammerfest, the city in Europe that first got electric street lighting and has been a trade and fishing hub for centuries.

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Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral -Tromso

Enjoy a fantastic late night concert in the famous Arctic Cathedral with its magnificent stained glass windows and fjord views.

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A Taste of Vesteraalen – Harstad-Sortland

Join a scenic bus tour of the Northern area of Lofoten & Vesteraalen, one of the most amazing areas in Norway.

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The Lofoten Islands Tour – Svolvaer

See the best of the scenic Lofoten Islands on this great guided bus tour, including a visit to a gallery of Norwegian artists.

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Sea Eagle Safari – Svolvaer

See the giant sea eagle and other sea birds from a smaller boat, going up the magnificent Trollfjord.

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RIB Boat Adventure in Lofoten

Speed around the amazing Lofoten Islands in a RIB(rigid-hulled inflatable boat), see the beaches, mountains and fjords in style.

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UNESCO Islands – Vega

See the UNESCO World Heritage listed Vega archipelago, where eider ducks and the island folk live in perfect harmony.

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The Atlantic Road – Kristiansund-Molde

See one of Norway's most visited destinations, the engineering wonder of the Atlantic road cutting through some of the most amazing scenery in the world.

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Bergen City Sightseeing

Enjoy a guided tour of this historical city, see the UNESCO listed Bryggen area and learn more about the history of this beautiful city.

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