Hammerfest Cruises

View of Hammerfest, norway
View of Hammerfest, norway

Laying claim to being the world’s most northerly ‘town’, Hammerfest in Norway is also one of the country’s oldest, but has undergone extensive modernisation, resulting in a colourful town on the island of Kvaløya.[ReadMoreMob] Thanks to its location within the Arctic Circle, Hammerfest experiences the ‘midnight sun’ phenomenon between May and July, during which the sun never sinks below the horizon. These long days throughout summer provide the perfect opportunity to explore the region’s rugged landscape, with hiking and fishing popular activities to enjoy.

The town itself has some interesting sights, including The Museum of Reconstruction for Finnmark and Northern Troms, which details the town’s colourful history, and The Polar Bear Society, which, in addition to housing stuffed polar bears, provides information on the town’s early life. Hammerfest is also home to one of 10 monuments that form the Struve Geodetic Arc, a chain of markers that stretch from Norway down to the Black Sea. These UNESCO-recognised monuments helped astronomers Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve to work out the size and shape of the planet.

Cruises to Hammerfest

Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Islands of Northern Norway with the Midnight Sun

Departs: Liverpool • Thu 03 Jun 2021
12 nights • Borealis • S2112

  • With chances to uncover rugged waterways and archipelagos, and experience the magic of the Midnight Sun, immerse yourself in Northern Norway’s unrivalled drama and beauty.
  • Enjoy unforgettable scenic cruising into spectacular Sortlandsundet and by beautiful Reine; and explore ashore amongst Lofoten and Vesterålen’s astonishing scenery.
  • Take in the attractions of Tromsø, including the iconic Arctic Cathedral and Mount Storsteinen; visit breathtaking Harstad and enjoy a rare opportunity to explore colourful Hammerfest.

From £1,899pp

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Discovering Norway's North Cape

Discovering Norway's North Cape

Departs: Southampton • Fri 16 Jul 2021
13 nights • Braemar • M2117

  • Within the Arctic Circle, a discovery of Norway’s spectacular north will provide spellbinding experiences and create memories that will last forever.
  • Explore the rugged landscapes of the iconic North Cape plateau, on your from Honningsvåg; immerse yourself in the eerie midnight sun; and visit Tromsø, as well as lesser-known Hammerfest.
  • Diverting into the fjordland too, small ship Braemar will navigate the remarkably narrow Trollfjord; by the Torghatten and Seven Sisters mountains; visit picturesque Ålesund – overlooked by Mount Aksla; and more.

From £1,899pp

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Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun

Exploring the Arctic with the Midnight Sun

Departs: Dover • Sat 14 Aug 2021
28 nights • Bolette • T2121

  • Take advantage of a rare opportunity to witness the eerie Midnight Sun in Norway and search for a glimmer of the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis in Iceland.
  • Be mesmerised by small ship scenic cruising, including a glide along glorious Prins Christiansund; an up-close view of the astonishing Tuna Glacier; and a glimpse of volcanic Jan Mayen Island.
  • Make memories ashore, with chances to explore the Qooroq Ice Fjord; see Longyearbyen’s wild landscapes; tour Iceland’s Golden Circle; and much more.

From £4,499pp

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In Search of the Aurora Borealis

In Search of the Aurora Borealis

Departs: Liverpool • Tue 16 Nov 2021
16 nights • Borealis • S2126

  • Revel in the early winter wonders of Northern Norway – awaiting you are dramatic landscapes, exhilarating adventures, and chances to seek-out the spectacular Aurora Borealis.
  • Arctic Norway is one of the best places to see the Northern Lights; with luck on your side, you might get to witness this colourful natural phenomena illuminate clear night skies.
  • Enjoy an overnight stay in attraction-packed Tromso too; immerse yourself in Alta’s Sami heritage; go husky sledding into the wilderness surrounding Narvik; and even encounter native Arctic wildlife.

From £1,999pp

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