From September 1. 2013, the Hurtigruten Norwegian Classic cruise will add a new destination to it's route.
At first it was a question whether to keep Geirangerfjorden or to choose Hjørundfjorden instead, but at least for 2013 it will be both.
The last trip to Geiranger for the season 2013 will be on the voyage that starts in Bergen on August 31. The first trip to Hjørundfjord will be September 1. 2013 and the last trip will be on October 31. The Hurtigruten has an "autumn concept" called "Autumn Gold", and the Hjørundfjorden trips will be part of that. From it's journey from Bergen to Kirkenes, the ship arrives Ålesund in the morning, and at 09.30 it starts the Hjørundfjorden Tour. At 11.30 it arrives Urke in Hjørundfjord, and will remain there until 15.00. The ship will be back in Ålesund at 17.30 to continue the Northbound voyage to Kirkenes.
Use some time to follow the Hurtigruten route along the Norwegian coast. We believe this map will be helpful.
The Hurtigruten Norwegian Cruise
The Hurtigruten Norwegian Cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes, is one of the most amazing and beautiful voyages in the World.
The Hurtigruten History
Main Harbours Today
The second largest city in Norway, and for almost a thousand years, one of the most important harbours for travellers from all around the world.
Ålesund is probably the most beautiful town in Norway. As the result of a huge city fire in 1904, most of the city was rebuild in Jugend style, which is unique in Norway.
With a history way back in the age of the vikings, Trondheim today is a modern city, and a centre for high technological research and education.
One of the most popular tourist attractions in Norway, and since 2005 the Geirangerfjord has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List.