Itinerary + Map

DAY 1 Oslo
Welcome to Oslo! On arrival make your way to your hotel followed by the remainder of your day free to explore the Norwegian capital.
Stay: Comfort Hotel Borsparken (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Oslo (4 star)

DAY 2 Oslo – Myrdal – Flam

This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s breathtaking fjord and mountain scenery. The Flam Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of Norway, taking you from the mountain station of Myrdal to Flam, deep into the fjords, giving you views of the magnificent mountains and thundering waterfalls.

Stay: Flamsbrygga Hotel (3 star) or Fretheim Hotel (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 3 Flam – Gudvangen – Voss – Bergen
Today starts with a cruise along the Aurlandsfjord and the Naeroyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe, to Gudvangen. From Gudvangen take a drive up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva for wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls before arriving in Voss. Continue your journey by rail to Bergen. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel.

Stay: Augustin Hotel (3 star) or Bergen Bors Hotel (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 4 Bergen
Enjoy a full day to explore Bergen, the stunning capital of the fjords surrounded by its famed seven mountains. We recommend to explore the cosy, narrow cobblestone alleys and quaint old wooden houses of Bergen's famous Bryggen, the Hanseatic wharf. A ride on the Floibanen cable car will take you to the top of Mount Floyen for magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding mountains, for those feeling more energetic we recommend walking to the top of Mount Floyen.

This afternoon, please make your own way to the port to board your Havila Voyage. This evening as the ship sets sail, enjoy a tasty dinner based on the best ingredients from the coast. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you take in the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in the panorama lounges.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

DAY 5 Floro - Alesund - Molde
After the first night on board, you can start the day by waving to Havila Kystruten's head office near Torvik. In Ålesund, a rare harmonious Art Nouveau town awaits with beautiful brick houses and sea stalls, and in the summer season you can continue on to the world heritage fjord Geirangerfjorden with its steep mountain sides and wild waterfalls.
*Geiranger is visited 01.06-31.08 / **Hjørundfjorden/Urke is visited 01.09-31.10

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 6 Kristiansund - Trondheim - Rørvik
Today wake up near beautiful Trondheim, founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason over a thousand years ago. The landmark in the city is the Nidaros Cathedral; Norway's national shrine and one of Northern Europe's largest cathedrals. In the afternoon the ship heads out of the fjord into a teeming archipelago and towards northern Norway.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 7 Brønnøysund - Lofoten Islands
On this stretch, we mark that you cross the Arctic Circle and travel into the Arctic realm. That means summer with the midnight sun, while winter has night-black days - and evenings with the northern lights. Nature here is powerful with Northern Scandinavia's largest glacier, the world's strongest tidal current and encounters with the majesty of the air; the sea eagle. In the evening Lofoten awaits with fishing villages, steep mountains and Vikings.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 8 Stokmarknes - Tromso - Skjervøy
The voyage continues through narrow fjords and wild mountains to Tromsø, a city characterised by fishing culture, polar expeditions and daring. It is also the land of the Sami, Norway's indigenous people and blends with its modern status of the Paris of the North. Tromso has a range of restaurants and shopping, along with many natural and cultural attractions.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 9 Hammerfest - Honningsvag - Berlevag
After brief early stops in Hammerfest and Havøysund you will arrive in Honningsvåg, the gateway to the spectacular North Cape. There is lots of traffic in the harbour in Honningsvåg with fishermen who come here to deliver the catch, and tourists come to experience the North Cape. In the evening, pass the rock landmark Finnkirka ("The Finn Church") on the approach to Kjøllefjord, the innermost part of the fjord which has been a safe haven for fishermen, Sami and traders for the last 500 years.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 10 Batsfjord – Kirkenes
Early birds can see Vadsø and just after breakfast the ship arrives in Kirkenes, where your Essential Norway tour ends. Should you like to have some extra Arctic experiences while you are here, we offer several exciting tours, experiences and excursions in our pre and post programme.

Meals included: Breakfast

At every port there are shore excursions befitting the season of travel, that you may join. We recommend these experienecs which will enhance your coastal journey as you interact more closely with the culture, nature and people of Norway. Ask your consultant today for more information including pricing and pre booking your spot.

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in your chosen category
  • 6 night Norwegian Coastal Cruise in cabin of your choice (Bergen-Kirkenes)
  • 2nd class rail: Oslo – Myrdal, Voss – Bergen
  • Flam Railway (Flamsbana): Myrdal – Flam
  • Fjord cruise: Flam – Gudvangen
  • Coach: Gudvangen – Voss
  • Porter Service: Oslo to Bergen
  • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner (all categories except Junior Suite and Lighthouse Suite)
  • Full-board meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner PLUS Havila Gold Package* (only in Junior Suite and Lighthouse Suite)

*Havila Gold Package
Welcome package in your cabin upon arrival
Welcome drink and snacks in the Havblikk Bar & Lounge
Havila Gold’s exclusive extra meal choices for breakfast and dinner
Optional, free upgrade to our five-course signature dinner-menu in the Hildring fine dining restaurant (one evening)
Non-alcoholic beverage package with a free choice of mineral water, soft drinks, and cold pressed juices from all serving points on board (total of 15 units)
A rich selection of premium coffee choices such as Café Latte, Espresso, Cappuccino etc. from all serving points on board
20% discount on all Havila profile-products in the Havila Shop
Service charge included when using the self-ordering QR while at your cabin

Pricing

10 days Essential Norway: $4,410* per person

Pricing for this cruise-tour is “dynamic”, this means it varies depending on availability aboard the coastal voyage at the time of booking along with your exact departure date, your chosen cabin category and your choice of hotel category.
For this cruise-tour you can choose between a Seaview Cabin or an Interior Cabin aboard Havila Voyages, and you have a choice of either 3- or 4-star hotel accommodation for the land portion.

Please contact us for a quote, the team will be happy to provide you with further details. To accurately quote kindly advise your preferred departure date, hotel category and cabin category.

Prices are subject to availability on booking, once your booking is confirmed a deposit will be due to secure the services and guarantee the price.

*From price quoted above is per person, twin or double share, based on a DEC 2024 departure, in a sea-view superior cabin with 3-star hotel accommodation and is subject to availability on booking.

Departures
2024
May 2, 4, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 26, 29
Jun 1, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23, 26, 28
Jul 1, 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 23, 26, 29, 31
Aug 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 17, 20, 22, 25, 28, 31
Sep 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 30
Oct 3, 5, 8, 11, 14, 16, 19, 22, 25, 27, 30
Nov 2, 5, 10, 13, 16, 18, 21, 24, 27, 29
Dec 2, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21, 24, 27, 30

2025
Jan 1, 4, 7, 10, 12, 15, 18, 21, 23, 26, 29
Feb 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23, 25, 28
Mar 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 30
Apr 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 16, 19, 21, 24, 27, 30
May 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 16, 19, 22, 24, 27, 30
Jun 2, 4, 7, 10, 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 26, 29
Jul 2, 5, 7, 10, 13, 16, 18, 21, 24, 27, 29
Aug 1, 4, 7, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 23, 26, 29, 31
Sep 3, 6, 9, 11, 14, 17, 20, 22, 25, 28
Oct 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, 17, 20, 23, 28, 31

Ship Information

Boat 1: Havila: The Coastal Journey Ships

  • Launched: 2021
  • Length: 124.1m
  • Breadth: 22m
  • Speed: 28km/h
  • Crew: 100
  • Passengers: 350 (sleeping passengers)
  • Cabins: 179
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Promenade deck and viewpoint
  • Observation lounge with recliners under a glass roof, perfect for hunting the Northern Lights whilst staying warm
  • Havblikk bar and lounge
  • Havrand Restaurant
  • Hildring Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Havly Cafe
  • Conference hall
  • Lift
  • 2 fitness rooms
  • Outdoor deck with jacuzzies
  • Sauna
  • Gift Shop / Boutique
  • Reception
  • Laundry room with washers, dryers and ironing facilities
Deck Cabin Description Bedding Size (sqm) Window / Balcony To Open
8 Lighthouse Suite Twin/Double 45 Balcony Yes
7 Junior Suite Twin/Double 22-24 Balcony Yes
7 Balcony Deluxe Twin/Double 21.5 Balcony Yes
7 Panoramic Deluxe Twin/Double 30 Floor to ceiling window No
7 Panoramic Superior Twin/Double 30 Floor to ceiling window No
5, 7 Seaview Deluxe Twin/Double 20 Window No
4, 5 Seaview Superior Twin/Double 15 Window
4, 5, 7 Interior 1 lower single and 1 upper berth 10 No Window No