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 Hurtigruten Excursions 2012
 

Hurtigruten Excursions 2012

 

EXCURSIONSNorth Cape


 Hurtigruten’s extensive programme of excursions takes full advantage of local guides and the fact that our ships call at ports larger vessels cannot reach. Most excursions are pre-bookable and only remaining spaces may be booked on board, so we recommend that you book before you travel.


NORTHBOUND EXCURSIONS


2A GEIRANGER PANORAMA 1
Geiranger - Ålesund
Date: 16.04 - 31.05
Price from: £71pp

This excursion takes you by coach and boat from the UNESCO World Heritage Site Geiranger to the pretty town of Ålesund. A visit to the Geiranger Fjord Centre is included.


2B GEIRANGER PANORAMA 2
Geiranger - Molde
Date: 01.06 - 15.09
Price from: £125pp

Your day begins with a drive up Ørneveien, enjoying magnifi cent views of the Geiranger Fjord. One of the many highlights of  his trip is negotiating all of the 11 hairpin turns on the way down the winding Trollstigen pass.  You conclude with dinner in Molde.


2C ART NOUVEAU TOUR
Ålesund
Date: 01.01-15.04,16.09-31.12
Price from: £24pp

Rebuilt after a disastrous fi re in 1904, the town was recreated to refl ect the Art Nouveau trend of the age. This fascinating guided tour brings the town, its history and the symbolism of its architecture to life. A visit to the Art Nouveau Centre is included.


2D ATLANTERHAVSPARKEN AQUARIUM AND MOUNT AKSLA
Ålesund
Date: 01.01-15.04,16.09-31.12
Price from: £36pp

Enjoy a visit to Atlanterhavsparken, one of Northern Europe’s largest salt water aquariums, to enjoy the well known and spectacular diving show. Afterwards, you drive to the top of Mount Aksla where incredible views of Ålesund, your Hurtigruten ship and the surrounding countryside await.


3A NIDAROS CATHEDRAL & RINGVE MUSEUM
Trondheim
Date: 17.04 - 02.10
Price from: £44pp

This enchanting tour takes in the medieval Nidaros Cathedral and the Ringve Museum of Musical History, an absorbing collection of some 2,000 musical instruments housed in a beautiful manor house.

 

4F LOFOTR VIKING FEAST SUMMER
Stamsund - Svolvær
Date: 01.04-30.09
Price from: £82pp

Visit a re-creation of the largest Viking building ever found, an original chieftain house dating from around 500 AD. Joining a Viking feast you’ll learn more of the customs and legends of Viking life whilst enjoying  traditional food in an authentic setting.

 

5E/5F WILDERNESS ADVENTURE CAMP
Finnsnes – Tromsø
Date: 01.11-15.03
Price from: £235pp

Lyngsfjord Adventure and Camp Tamok offers you an extraordinary experience, with dog sledding, snowmobile safari and reindeer driving on the menu! 5E includes reindeer driving and dog sledding, and 5F includes snowmobile safari and reindeer driving.


5A THE ARCTIC CAPITAL TROMSØ
Tromsø
Date: 01.01-31.12
Price from: £45pp

Explore the gateway to the Arctic on this tour which takes in the modernistic Arctic Cathedral, whose eastern wall is a fabulous stained glass window, and visits Polaria, an interpretive centre about the Arctic.


5B DOG-SLEDDING
Tromsø
Date: 01.01-30.04, 01.11-31.12
Price from: £119pp
Join us on a miniature polar expedition.  Enjoy stunning views of the ocean, mountains and open plateaus while the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape.


5C SCENERY & HUSKIES
Tromsø
Date: 01.06-30.09
Price from: £45pp
Located 30 minutes outside Tromsø, Kvaløya is home to a rich variety of fl ora and fauna. Here you can meet more than 250 huskies and puppies, and learn more about the skills of dog sledding.


5D POLAR HISTORY WALK
Tromsø
Date: 01.01-15.04, 15.10-31.12
Price from: £37pp
Guided walking tour of Tromsø, highlighting the town and its vital links with polar exploration.  Visit the fascinating Polar Museum and ‘Ølhallen’, Tromsø’s oldest pub, where you can meet the locals and enjoy a taste of brew from the world’s northernmost brewery.



6A THE NORTH CAPE
Honningsvåg
Date: 01.01-31.12
Price from: £82pp

Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as you cross the 71st parallel on your journey towards the North Cape, the northernmost point of the continent. Visit the North Cape Hall where you can see an impressive 180° panoramic film about Finnmark and the North Cape.


6B BIRD WATCHING SAFARI
Honningsvåg
Date: 01.05-31.08
Price from: £108pp

Travel across the dramatic landscape of Magerøya Island to the tiny fishing village of Gjesvær. Here you board a boat to Gjesværstappan Nature Reserve, an archipelago of islands that is home to three million nesting birds.


6C A TASTE OF LAPLAND
Kjøllefjord
Date: 10.05-10.09
Price from: £67pp

A unique opportunity to meet a family of Sami reindeer herders and experience the rich history and fascinating nature of the area.


6D SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN LAPLAND
Kjøllefjord - Mehamn
Date: 01.01-10.05, 15.12-31.12
Price from: £217pp

Join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip to one of Europe’s most extreme and exciting natural areas. Experience the snow-clad valleys, the fresh winter air and perhaps the mesmerising Northern Lights in the clear, starry sky.


6E ARCTIC SEA FISHING
Kjøllefjord - Mehamn
Date: 15.05-01.08
Price from: £206pp

Join real fishermen at work. You will get an insight into the everyday life of professional fishermen working in the Arctic. Try pulling crab-pot, and fishing with your own fishing rod. Catch guaranteed!


7A THE RUSSIAN BORDER
Kirkenes
Date: 01.01-31.12
Price from: £36pp

The only town in Norway where East meets West, Kirkenes represents the turning point of the Hurtigruten voyage. You start with a short tour of the town, before the bus takes you deep into the surprisingly fertile landscape and finally making a stop at Storskog – the border station between Norway and Russia.


7B RIVER BOAT SAFARI
Kirkenes
Date: 01.06-30.09
Price from: £91pp

The river boats take you up the Pasvikelva, a river with a cultural history dating back thousands of years. See the rich animal- and plant life that strives in this area, and go ashore at the border between Norway and Russia.


7C SNOW MOBILE SAFARI
Kirkenes
Date: 01.01-05.05, 15.12-31.12
Price from: £124pp

Enjoy an invigorating ride by snowmobile across ice-covered fjords and the serene landscapes of Arctic winter. Guides will explain the fascinating history of the indigenous Sami people and welcome refreshments will be served in the warmth of the Lavvo.


7D KIRKENES SNOW HOTEL
Kirkenes
Date: 01.01-01.05, 15.12-31.12
Price from: £50pp

A short drive through Kirkenes brings you to the Gabba Reindeer Park where the Snow Hotel is situated. A guided tour of the beautifully decorated snow suites is followed by a drink in Norway’s largest ice bar and a visit to the reindeer.


SOUTHBOUND EXCURSIONS


9A A TASTE OF VESTERÅLEN
Harstad - Sortland
Date: 01.01-31.12
Price from: £57pp

On this trip from Harstad to Sortland you will experience history, beautiful scenery and a selection of breathtaking sights. One of the highlights is a visit to the Trondenes church.


9B LOFOTEN ISLANDS
Svolvær - Stamsund
Date: 01.04-08.09
Price from: £56pp

The sheltered bays and glorious mountain landscapes of the Lofoten Islands are home and workplace to generations of fishermen. In Henningsvær you visit a gallery which displays a collection of art and photographs that capture the very essence of life in these islands. 
 

9C SEA EAGLE SAFARI
Svolvær
Date: 01.04-15.10
Price from: £75pp

The area surrounding Trollfjord is the realm of the mighty Sea Eagle. You journey into this narrow, steep-sided fjord by RIB, watching ever sky-wards for a chance to spot one of these magnificent birds as they swoop from the sky.


9E RIB-ADVENTURE IN LOFOTEN
Svolvær
Date: 01.06-30.08
Price from: £78pp

Join us on a speed-fi lled excursion with RIBboats into the fantastic Lofoten archipelago.  There is a good chance to see Sea Eagles up close. You also visit the fishing village of Skrova.


10B UNESCO ISLANDS VEGA
Sandnessjøen - Brønnøysund
Date: 15.06 - 31.08
Price from: £119pp
The Vega archipelago consists of 6000 islands and islets, and was added to the UNESCO World heritage list in 2004. You visit the “E-house”, a museum about eider ducks and the tradition of keeping them as domestic birds.


11C THE ATLANTIC ROAD
Kristiansund - Molde
Date: 01.05-15.09
Price from: £80pp
8.2 km long, built on a total of 8 bridges and surrounded by picturesque landscape, The Atlantic Road is one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations. You visit Kvernes Stave Church, and have dinner at a local tavern.


12A BERGEN CITY SIGHTSEEING
Bergen
Date: 01.01-31.12
Price from: £32pp
Bergen is an international city with a small town charm, surrounded by seven imposing mountains. 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 sold on board.