Thursday, June 15, 2017

Hurtigruten Midnight Sun Cruise

Below review with pictures and videos from our trip with the Hurtigruten M/S Kong Harald, three nights from Bodø to Kirkenes, June 10 to 13, 2017. 
The picture to the left is taken at 01 am with sun right north.

At the tabs above in the menu more information about Hurtigruten, M/S Kong Harald with video tour of the ship and detailed reviews of the excursions as well as a 'dinner restaurant' video.

Hurtigruten ("Express Route" or Norwegian Coastal Express) is a Norwegian, ferry and cruise operator. Hurtigruten sails from Bergen to Kirkenes - a 6 day trip north bound and 5 days south bound. In total there are more than 35 stops during the voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes. The majority of stops are for 15 to 30 minutes and also many during nights.
Ships are 'working ships' and can be considered expedition ships rather than ordinary cruise ships.

- we had chosen the northernmost part of the trip from Bodø to Kirkenes for 3 nights in order to experience the Midnight Sun. We had 20 stops during our voyage, most stops were only 15 to 30 minutes. In Tromsø and Honningvåg we stayed at 4 and 3 hours respectively.
We were on two excursions: 'Highlights in Lofoten from Stamsund to Svolvær' and 'Bird Safari in Honningvåg'. 

Read about the trip and see the pictures and videos below. The first day is the furthest down. 
Link to page with 12 videos - highlights from the cruise.

I have also included a post with a link to an ordinary cruise I did in 2013 including Bergen, Ålesund, Geiranger and Flåm.

Below my VLOG from the cruise - a Tour of the Ship' and video from the route:

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