Explore Norway’s fjords and coastline on this two-week cruise visiting stunning locations including Tromsø, Lofoten and Narvik

Watching the Northern Lights dance across the sky is an awesome experience, and on this 15-day expedition cruise you'll get the chance to gaze at the Aurora Borealis while sailing along Norway's coast and stunning fjords.

Visit historic fishing villages and bustling cities as you cruise majestic fjords, exploring up close and in comfort aboard expedition ship, MS Maud.

The highlight of this trip is five nights above the Arctic Circle. You'll sail into Alta, directly beneath the Auroral Oval. As long as the conditions are right, you'll be in for a dazzling show.

The Expedition Team will organise excursions, using their local knowledge to show you the most captivating and naturally beautiful locations.

There'll be lots of time between excursions to enjoy MS Maud's facilities. You could soak in the hot tub, do a workout in the gym, visit the Science Center or simply relax in the Explorer Lounge & Bar.

Hurtigruten's promise: If there is no recorded sighting of Northern Lights during your expedition, you will be given a free 6 or 7 day Classic Voyage the year after. Ts&Cs apply.

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Price includes

  • A 14 night cruise aboard MS Maud
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages* in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • English-speaking Expedition Team leading activities on board and ashore
  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • A range of shore activities including The Polar Museum, The Northern Light Cathedral, Bergen, Tromsø, Mount Fløyen funicular ride and a visit to Å - a beautiful traditional fishing village.
  • In-depth lectures and discussions hosted by experts on the Expedition Team
  • Full use of the Science Centre, extensive library and advanced biological and geological equipment
  • Citizen Science Programme where you can assist with ongoing scientific research
  • Photography tips and techniques for capturing landscape and wildlife from our onboard photographer
  • Use of the ship's hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym
  • Trekking poles, head lamps and walking poles
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Hurtigruten's promise: If there is no recorded sighting of Northern Lights during your expedition, you will be given a free 6 or 7 day Classic Voyage the year after. Ts&Cs apply.


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  1. Day
    Depart from London, Tilbury, UK
    Tilbury, United Kingdom

    Your Arctic expedition cruise to see the Northern Lights will start in Tilbury. Perched on the North shore of the Thames, with Essex to the North and Kent to the South, Tilbury has a long and proud seafaring history. If you have time, why not explore Tilbury's historic fortress that has defended the river since the 16th century.

    Soon it's time to board MS Maud, your home for the next 15 days. Pick up your complimentary expedition jacket, settle into your cabin, and meet your Expedition Team.

    Sail out of the mouth of the Thames as you head for your first stop in historic Harwich before settling in for your first night at sea.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Days
    At sea
    At Sea, Norway,

    Ease into your journey and relax on board before your Arctic adventure begins.

    The next two days at sea will give you plenty of time to enjoy the onboard facilities, such as the hot tubs, sauna and gym. You'll also dine on delicious seasonal produce in the ship's restaurants, Aune and Fredheim.

    The Expedition Team will begin the first in their series of lectures over at the Science Center. Each member of the Expedition Team is an expert in their field. They'll share fascinating insights about the places, history and nature you may encounter on your Norwegian coast adventure.

    Find out about the Citizen Science projects, where you can contribute to important scientific research. Or pick up pointers on improving your wildlife and landscape images from our expedition photographers.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    Nordfjord and views from Mount Hoven
    Nordfjordeid, Norway

    In the morning, you'll enter Nordfjord, passing Hornelen, Europe's highest sea cliff - look out for it if your cruise is passing in daylight - and head towards Jostedalsbreen, Europe's largest glacier.

    As you cruise past picturesque inlets, you'll spy old fishing communities dating back to pre-Viking times. One of these is Loen, where you'll land if conditions are right. There's a lot to discover in the shadow of this mighty glacier.

    After a short boat ride to the floating jetty, you'll take the Loen Skylift to enjoy spectacular views from the summit of Mount Hoven. Afterwards, you'll have the chance to try exhilarating activities such as snowshoeing, sledding or winter kayaking.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    Cruising towards the Arctic
    At Sea, Norway,

    Enjoy a restful day at sea and cross the Arctic Circle.

    Relax in the ship's Explorer Lounge or enjoy the scenery out on deck as you sail through Helgeland county, home to the Seven Sisters mountain range, and cross the Arctic Circle.

    The Expedition Team continues its onboard lecture series and you can ask the Expedition Photographer for tips on how to capture the best Northern Lights images.

    You'll experience the Polar Night above the Arctic Circle. Here, instead of total darkness, the skies will change to an ethereal shade of cobalt blue, bathing the fjords and mountains in an otherworldly hue. It's known as the 'blue hour' and is caused by an extended twilight when the winter sun glows just below the horizon.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    Lofoten Islands
    Lofoten Islands, Norway

    The islands of Lofoten and Vesteralen are among the most beautiful in Norway.

    Optional activities: explore Vesteralen's medieval past

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    Alta - On the lookout for the Northern Lights
    Alta, Norway

    Welcome to Alta, one of the northernmost towns in the world.

    Dubbed 'The Northern Lights City', Alta is the turning point of your expedition and one of the northernmost towns in the world. It's wonderful to stroll around, swathed in twinkling Christmas lights and blanketed in snow.

    Lying 70º north of the Arctic Circle, Alta sits directly beneath the Auroral Oval, a zone known for consistent Northern Lights activity. If the conditions are right, you could be in for a show.

    Learn more about the Aurora on a visit to Alta's Northern Lights Cathedral, with its striking Aurora-inspired architecture, and fascinating interactive exhibition on Northern Lights research.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    Tromsø - Gateway to the Arctic
    Tromsø, Norway

    Today you'll discover the rich history and culture of Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic. You'll spend your day learning about its fascinating history, culture and admiring its bold architecture.

    The Arctic Cathedral is one of the most striking landmarks in Tromsø, especially when lit up at night. Visit the Polar Museum to learn about Tromsø's fabled explorer history and join the friendly locals in the town's many pubs. Don't miss Ølhallen, Tromsø's oldest pub, with around 70 Norwegian beers on tap.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    Historic Narvik
    Narvik, Norway

    Sitting 150 miles inside the Arctic Circle and surrounded by three fjords, Narvik enjoys a spectacular setting as one of the world's most northerly towns.

    Developed as an all-year port for the Swedish iron mines, Narvik was a strategic target for Germany during World War II. Today, you can browse the local galleries, shops, and restaurants specialising in local seafood and reindeer meat.

    If conditions allow, ride the cable car to the top of Mount Narvik for breathtaking views. Or go hiking, snowshoeing or kayaking on the fjord.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Days
    Nordic expedition
    At Sea, Norway,

    The plan for the next two days is that there isn't one! In true expedition style, you'll spend the time getting off the beaten track and exploring more of this spectacular part of the world. Activities and any landings will be picked at the discretion of the Expedition Team, and they'll draw on their in-depth knowledge of the area to bring you to the most exhilarating and naturally beautiful locations.

    There are many islands and fjords to discover in this region, and you'll be sailing in to get a closer look at some of them. Expedition boats will take you ashore where you'll be on the lookout for the local wildlife in stunning surroundings. Weather conditions will also play a part in deciding where you explore. All we can say is expect the unexpected!

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    Beautiful Bergen
    Bergen, Norway

    Welcome to Bergen, known as The City of Seven Mountains. This is one of Norway's most picturesque cities and is perfect for exploring on foot. It was once Norway's capital and you'll see that the city has retained a great deal of its local character, heritage and charm.

    You'll take a funicular ride to the top of Mount Fløyen. At the summit, breathe in the stunning views over the city, surrounded by seven mountains and the sea.

    Once back in the centre of Bergen, stroll around the historic Bryggen district, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its distinctive wooden wharves. Explore the many boutiques, cafés and galleries along its cobbled streets and alleys.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    Egersund, Norway

    You'll love Egersund, with its magical, cosy atmosphere. This well-preserved town is famous for its brightly coloured, wooden houses - a real departure from the white-painted dwellings of many of Norway's towns, and a welcome sight as you approach the harbour.

    People have lived around the area of Egersund since the Stone Age. There are several places around the town where you'll find ruins of settlements dating back to the early migrations around 400 - 600 BCE, and ancient runes have been found carved into rocks nearby. It's also one of the best natural harbours in Norway, and it used to be the largest in the country when measured by the quantity of fish landed each year. 

    Enjoy exploring the enchanting town centre, which has preserved some of the best examples of wooden houses - a few even dating back 160 years. The varied landscape surrounding the town is great for walking.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    Heading home
    At Sea, Norway,

    Make the most of your last full day on board MS Maud. You may want to soak in the hot tub, work out in the gym, spend time in the Science Center, or simply relax in the Explorer Lounge & Bar and edit the photos from your trip.

    Join the Expedition Team as they review the highlights of your memorable expedition cruise to the fjords of Norway. Reflect on all the wonderful experiences you've had, like the sensation of standing in awe under the Northern Lights, or the spectacular scenery of the Lofoten Islands.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  13. Day
    Return to England
    Tilbury, United Kingdom

    Today you'll complete your voyage across the islands of the North Atlantic and arrive back in Tilbury, where your adventure comes to an end.

    Meals - Breakfast


MS Maud is designed to take you on a cruise in maximum comfort, with newly designed cabins, wonderful food, insightful lectures, amazing excursions programme - and thanks to its biofuel technology, it is a more sustainable way to travel.

Style & Character

The interior of the ship features natural Scandinavian materials like granite, oak, birch and wool, to create a relaxed and stylish atmosphere. On deck 5, you can visit our Science Center, which is packed with state-of-the-art technology and interactive learning tools.

On deck 9, you can enjoy the spectacular views from the outdoor Observation deck, workout in the outdoor gym and soak in one of the hot tubs. And there´s no better way to enjoy the view than with a refreshment in the Explorer lounge & bar.


Norway´s stunning scenery is reflected in the ship´s interior design, while its facilties are equally impressive.

  • Science Centre
  • Laundry
  • Gym
  • Hot tubs
  • Library
  • Observation lounge
  • Outdoor decks
  • Restaurant and cuisine
  • Room service
  • Shop
  • Artworks
  • Entertainment
  • Equipment rentals
  • Expedition Team
  • Lectures
  • Resident photographers
  • Wifi (browsing only)
  • Potable water


Comfortable cabins and suites feature natural Scandinavian materials, such as granite, oak, birch and wool.
Expedition Suites (20-45m2 / Deck 6-8): 4 categories ranging from mini suites to owners' suite, these luxurious, spacious cabins include TV, seating area, balcony (not mini suite) coffee making facilities and minibar.
Arctic Superior (10-17m2 / Upper and Middle Decks) all have bathrooms with shower, WC, TV and kettle and double/twin beds
Polar outside (10-12m2 / Middle & Lower Decks) All have bathrooms with shower/WC/Kettle & TV and double/twin beds
Polar inside (9-15m2) / Decks 4,6,7) All have bathrooms with shower/WC/Kettle & TV and double/twin beds

Food & Drink

Welcome onboard to a culinary journey and our award-winning food sourcing program - Norway's Coastal Kitchen.

You will find ingredients from our local suppliers along the coast in all three restaurants. Restaurant Aune - our main dining room; Fredheim - with casual fast food and plant based alternatives; and our fine dining restaurant Lindstrøm, named after Polar Hero and Amundsen Chef Adolf Lindstrøm. Take a deep breath, relax and enjoy.

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