Get an overview of five destinations not to miss on your Hurtigruten journey: Ålesund, Lofoten and Vesterålen, the North Cape, Tromsø and Trondheim.
Intrepid explorers, incredible landscapes, great restaurants and a whole host of activities and sights – the lively city of Tromsø has it all.
Known as the capital of the Arctic, the city has been the starting point for many epic Arctic expeditions and during a stay here, you will hear all about the rich history of explorers and hunters who used this northern city as a base before heading off into the unknown.
As you approach the city by ship, it is hard to miss the modern Arctic cathedral - a very imposing piece of architecture, which dominates the skyline. If you are taking the Hurtigruten voyage south, or are embarking or disembarking in Tromsø, then listening a midnight concert in the cathedral is not to be missed. From autumn until the spring, you may even be lucky enough to be sitting in its majestic surroundings, listening to local folk music, while watching the northern lights put on a show through the large glass windows. The city is directly under the aurora oval, the epicentre of the action, so if you are searching for the infamous light show, Tromsø is a good place to start. Bookings can be made by phone on tel 0203 411 8114.