If you were given the opportunity to visit the edge of the world, would you? The world’s northernmost settlement — Norway’s Longyearbyen — and the North Cape are the surreal destinations for two voyages on board cruise line Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express’ MS Trollfjord.
Here, we explore the highlights of the North Cape Express.
A two-storey observation lounge is the prime position to take in uninhibited views of some of Norway’s most stunning landscapes. Plus, there’s a panoramic sauna, fitness room, and sleeping options to meet all needs — from comfortable cabins through to exceptional suites with private balconies and ensuite bathtubs.
Enjoy daily excursions to remarkable destinations. On the North Cape Express, visit the northernmost point of mainland Europe — the North Cape — and peer out over the Barents Sea under the polar night sky.
Travel to an array of charming coastal villages, from the ancient fishing town of Rørvik to Hinnøya island. Experience local traditions in secluded villages with UNESCO World Heritage status, and then soak up the vibrant energy in Bergen, Norway’s cultural and artistic hotspot.
For wildlife lovers, there are excursions to spot the unique animals that inhabit the remote Norwegian Coast, such as sea eagles, puffins and reindeer. And for those with a taste for adventure, there are opportunities to hike across ice plains, go dog sledding, ice fishing or snowmobiling.
On land, there’s a variety of experiences for those who travel to eat. Visit the fish market in the city centre of Bergen, swing by a local brewery or tour a modern salmon farm and discover the Norwegian aquaculture industry that supplies the world with Nordic salmon. Don’t forget to order some fresh cod cakes, a local delicacy.
No trip to this pristine country is complete without witnessing the ethereal aurora borealis — Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. For travellers on the North Cape Express, Hurtigruten’s ‘Northern Lights Promise’ means you’re guaranteed a six or seven-day Classic Voyage for free if the lights are not recorded during your journey. After weeks of exploring the beautiful Norwegian coastline and unwinding on board the MS Trollfjord, add the northern lights dancing in the sky above and you’ve got a trip you’ll never forget.