Enjoy a panoramic view of ever-changing, breathtaking scenery from the comfort of a deck chair or a chair in the lounge. There is always something happening... without much really happening at all. The ships travel at 16 knots, which means that you always have time to enjoy the journey, to make new friends and to relax and take in the wonders of this wonderful journey.
'The World's Most Beautiful Voyage' is not just a phrase someone invented. They were just stating a fact. We can't say what you'll do on your 12 days aboard the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, but we can tell you a little about all the things you'll see and do on your voyage. The day-to-day overview gives
a brief summary of the many ports you'll visit as well as the attractions you'll see along the different stretches of the voyage. Welcome aboard for 12 unique days, and an unforgettable treasure
trove of scenery, sights and sounds.
Day 1 BERGEN
Bergen is the charming and busy capital of Norway's fjord district. If you arrive a few hours before departure, we recommend a stroll around the Bryggen Wharf area and the fish market. In days gone by, it was easier to travel from Bergen to the Continent by sea than it was to get to Oslo, and you can see this clearly in the city's architecture and culture. Your trip aboard the Norwegian Coastal Voyage will begin in the evening from Bergen
Day 2* MALØY - TORVIK - ÅLESUND - MOLDE - KRISTIANSUND
When you awake, the ship will be crossing Stadthavet and heading for Torvik. You'll have time to stroll around the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. After a short stop at the Jazz Festival town of Molde, you'll cross Hustadvika before docking at Kristiansund.
*Between April 1-September 30, all ships call at Geiranger in the spectacular Geiranger Fjord on day 2, giving you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Brudesloret, Friaren, and the Seven Sisters waterfalls.
Day 3 TRONDHEIM - RORVIK
You'll arrive in Trondheim early this morning, where you'll have ample free time to explore this historic and colorful town. Take a stroll through the streets, past the charming harbor, or cross the old city bridge to see the restored wooden buildings in Bakklandet. From Trondheim the ship will sail past many islands and skerries before arriving in Rorvik, where the southbound and northbound Coastal ships meet.
Day 4 ORNES - BODØ - STAMSUND - SVOLVÆR
You'll have passed the Arctic Circle before you are fully awake. Now in the land of the Midnight Sun, the ship will follow the mighty Borvass Mountains on its way into Bodø. Then you'll sail out to sea, crossing Vestfjord in the direction of the dramatic Lofoten Islands before reaching Stamsund and Svolvær in the evening. Later in the evening, the ship will continue north through the beautiful, narrow Raftsund Strait, passing the majestic Trollfjord on the port side.
Day 5 HARSTAD - FINNSNES - TROMSØ - SKJERVØY
The ship will call at Harstad at breakfast time. It will then continue through Vagsfjord and Malangen before starting its approach to Tromsø. You'll have three hours for shopping and sightseeing in the capital of Arctic Norway before you leave to cross Lopphavet. Tomorrow, you'll wake up in Hammerfest.
Day 6-7 HAMMERFEST - HAVØYSUND - HONNINGSVÅG - KJOLLEFJORD - MEHAMN - BERLEVÅG - KIRKENES
In the Finnmark region, nature has created an austere, more dramatic landscape. You'll see both fishing villages from days gone by and lively fishing ports bustling with activity. The ship will head for Havøysund and Honningsvåg, before turning east across Austhavet toward the well-known fishing villages of Kjollefjord, Mehamn, and Berlevåg. On the morning of the seventh day you'll arrive at Kirkenes, the journey's northern terminus.
Day 7 KIRKENES -VARDØ - BATSFJORD - BERLEVÅG
After a few hours docked at Kirkenes, the ship will depart once again to start the second half of its voyage. On the southbound journey, it will be daylight when it was night on the trip northward. Crossing Varangerfjord, you'll arrive in Vardø, the easternmost point in Norway. Leaving Vardø, the ship will circumnavigate the Varanger Peninsula before arriving in Batsfjord and Berlevåg in the evening. The journey will then continue along the coast of the Finnmark region.
Day 8 HONNINGSVÅG - HAVØYSUND - HAMMERFEST - OKSFJORD - SKJERVØY - TROMSØ
You'll arrive at Honningsvåg in the early hours of the morning. After calling at Havøysund, the ship will stop for two hours in Hammerfest. It will then head south across Sorøysund to Oksfjord. Once again, you'll cross Lopphavet, arriving at Skjervøy in the evening. You'll dock in Tromsø shortly before midnight, just in time to enjoy the nightlife of this city, which is known as "the Paris of the North."
Day 9 HARSTAD- RISØYHAMN - SORTLAND - STOKMARKNES - SVOLVÆR - STAMSUND
The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen are believed by many to be the most beautiful scenery on the journey. Before you reach the islands, you'll see the captain carefully maneuver the ship through the shallow waters of the Risøyrenna Channel, where shallow sand banks are visible through the clear green water on both sides of the channel. You'll pass through the dramatic narrow Raftsund Strait leading into the breathtaking Trollfjord before arriving in Svolvær and Stamsund. In the evening, the ship heads east across Vestfjord toward Bodø.
Day 10 ORNES - NESNA - SANDNESSJOEN - BRONNØYSUND - RORVIK
After leaving Ornes, you'll travel through exciting and colorful waters, sailing through narrow straits bordered by lush agricultural land. Nearly every peak of the towering mountains in the background is associated with a local legend. Crossing the Arctic Circle once again, you'll pass both Nesna and Sandnessjoen. On the approach to Bronnøysund, which you'll reach in the afternoon, you'll pass the spectacular, mythical Seven Sisters Mountains. Make sure you're on deck when the ship leaves Bronnøysund and you'll see why the captain needs a steady hand! The last port of call for today will be Rorvik.
Day 11 TRONDHEIM - KRISTIANSUND - MOLDE
You arrive in Trondheim early, and you can use the morning to visit Norway's largest medieval church, Nidaros Cathedral, and the newly restored Archbishop's Residence. The ship will then continue its journey, sailing out through the beautiful Trondheimsfjord, past the islands of Grip and Hitra, with its large flocks of deer. It will then pass Smola before arriving in Kristiansund, a town famous for the local salted cod. At the end of the day, you call at Molde, before arriving in Ålesund late in the evening with just enough time for a quick stroll on shore.
Day 12 FLORØ - BERGEN
During the night, the ship will call at Torvik, Maløy, and Florø. The World's Most Beautiful Voyage is drawing to a close. But don't say good-bye just yet . . . ahead of you lies mile after mile of spectacular west Norway scenery: holly trees on Svanøy, the mouth of Sognefjord, and the beautiful archipelago on the approach to Bergen.
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