We begin one of the most beautiful sea journeys in the world in Bergen, an ancient seaport and trading town where we will be passengers on Norway’s ‘Hurtigruten’.
The Bryggen district was founded by the German Hanseatic League and is one of Bergen’s most famous landmarks. The picturesque houses that once belonged to German traders make the charming historical district look more like an open air museum.
The Ms Nordnorge is one of a new generation of ships that belong to the famous Hurtigruten Fleet and can take 700 passengers.
At the mouth of the Nidelva, in the Trondheimsfjord, is the third largest city in Norway, Trondheim, an important trading and administrative centre. At the beginning of the 13th century, Trondheim was a city of great influence and was also where the Norwegian kings of medieval times were crowned. Although it gradually lost its political importance, it still contains several fascinating buildings.
From Trondheim the ship travels the century-old historic route north into Norway’s most remote regions.
Four and a half hours from Bodø, we arrive at the Lofoten Islands, a fairy-tale group of islands in the North Atlantic. When the weather is fine we relax on deck, take in the fresh sea air and sunbathe while the ship glides through the water.
A round trip through the historic town of Kirkenes marks the end of a wonderful journey through the fjords and coastal towns in the north of Norway.