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A taste of Vesteralen – Hurtigruten land excursion

Vesteralen. Photo by Baard Loeken www.nordnorge.comHarstad to Sortland in the Vesteralen Islands is one of the real classics in Hurtigruten’s excursion programme

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

You will experience history, beautiful scenery and a selection of breath-taking sights. You begin with a short sightseeing through the streets of Harstad, before moving on to the Trondenes peninsula. Here, you visit the white medieval church, which is one of our premier cultural heritage sites from the late Middle Ages. You are truly on historic ground and in Trondenes Historical Centre, you’ll find an exciting exhibition complete with sounds, smells and original objects from the region throughout history; from the Viking and Middle Ages, to the present day.

The bus then takes you across Hinnoya Island, where you can enjoy a view of beautiful fjords, steep mountains and large fertile agricultural areas. Moving on, you will cross the Gullesfjord by ferry, which will give you a chance to enjoy a hot drink and some freshly baked cakes. The tour then continues along the Sigerfjord to Sortland where you rejoin the ship. This excursion is a beautiful experience in all seasons; idyllic in the summer, but just as picture perfect in winter.

Practical info:

The Arctic coast. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

The Arctic coast

Duration: 4 hours 15 min
Included: Coffee/tea and cakes
Transportation: Bus and ferry
Available: All year
Land excursion #9A

Available on the following Hurtigruten Cruise packages:
Arctic Fjords & Coastal Highlights, 7 nights
Oslo-Kirkenes-Bergen cruise package, 8 nights
Norwegian coast Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen, 11 nights

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