Sail Back in Time - Vintage Era Voyages Along the Norwegian Coast

Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Take a journey with the beautiful MS Lofoten. This ship is the oldest in our fleet, and you can experience its fully restored splendor and charm while traveling along the Norwegian coast. To make these voyages true to the roaring 1960s, you’ll have alternative activities, excursions and scenery not offered on other Hurtigruten vessels. While MS Lofoten will visit the same 34 ports as on our Classic Voyages, because it is smaller, it will also visit otherwise inaccessible places.

  • Travel with our classic ship, MS Lofoten, fully restored to reflect her prime in the roaring 1960s
  • Enjoy an old style menu inspired by the 60s with fresh food from local suppliers
  • Stay active and adventurous by joining our exciting sea and land based excursions
  • Discover Norway's entire coastal route with 34 ports, more than 100 fjords and 1000 mountains


Take a journey with the beautiful MS Lofoten. This ‘grand lady’ is the oldest in our fleet, and you can experience her fully-restored splendour and charm while travelling along the Norwegian coast. To make these voyages true to the roaring 1960's, you’ll have alternative activities and excursions and scenery not offered on other Hurtigruten vessels. While MS Lofoten will visit the same 34 ports as on our Classic Voyages, because she is smaller, she will also visit otherwise inaccessible places.

Unique old world charm and ambiance

MS Lofoten was launched in Oslo in 1964. Now she is fully restored to reflect her prime in the roaring 1960's, with the nostalgic atmosphere to reflect the era. With unique lounges and a separate panorama deck, she is simply incomparable. The cabins on board are simple, but they are equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay. She is still a favorite for many of our returning guests. Enjoy the proximity to the coast, other guests and crew and a stronger feeling of authenticity.

Try fishing from deck

To enhance the experience of a journey in the past, you can join activities and excursions you don’t get on a regular Hurtigruten voyage along the Norwegian coast. Try fishing from deck, visit exciting places and experience our coast in a different manner. Join ice swimming excursions, join in on trivia, auctions and a very special hat parade along the way. 

Old style menu

The restaurant serves delicious four-course dinners that are inspired by the menus we had on board in the 60's. And as in 1960, all food is delivered from local suppliers from the ports we visit. To enhance the experience employees serve all the food from silver platters. In addition sherry or aperitifs are often served before dinner.

Your voyage prices includes 

  • Voyage in cabin category of your choice, on a full-board basis
  • English-speaking Tour Leader on board

Not included 

  • Flights & transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions 
  • Luggage handling

Please note

  • Prices are in USD per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
  • Not all categories are available for all departures
  • Single cabin pricing available on request
  • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.

Additional Durations for this Voyage:


Voyage Itinerary

Learn more about what you will experience on the Vintage Sailing with MS Lofoten. The day-by-day program will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

Departure Varies by Season

Varies by Season, Year-Round

Departure port Bergen, Norway
Day 1

The Journey Begins

Location : Bergen, Norway

Hurtigruten’s Classic Roundtrip Voyage lasts 12 days and starts in our southernmost port, Bergen. Before your departure, why not take some extra time to explore one of Norway’s most beautiful and distinctive cities? Bergen has always considered itself to be a distinct region within the Kingdom of Norway.

There was a time when traveling from Bergen across the sea to the UK or the Netherlands was far easier than trekking across the mountains to Oslo. You do not travel via Bergen – you travel either to or from Bergen.

Bergen is the start and end point for the traditional shipping lanes across the North Sea, both for Hurtigruten and other cruise ships, ferries and cargo ships. Even the railway from continental Europe ends here in the city of the seven mountains.

Day 2

A Day for Masterpieces

Location : Florø - Molde

If you wake up early you’ll have the opportunity to see Hornelen before enjoying a delicious breakfast. Rising 2,820 ft. high to the west, this is the mountain that according to the ancient Norse saga was climbed by Viking King Olav Tryggvason.

On this day you will experience a rare venture into open ocean as we sail past the West Cape, where the Norwegian Sea opens up to the North Atlantic Ocean. We then set course toward what is often considered to be Norway’s jewel in the crown, Geirangerfjord. This is the day for spectacular fjord experiences. In the summer months, we sail into Geirangerfjord, which is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, steep cliffs and cascading waterfalls. In the fall, we explore the idyllic Hjørundfjord, where only Hurtigruten ships sail.

Day 3

In the Footsteps of the Vikings

Location : Kristiansund - Trondheim - Rørvik

Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city, was founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason back in 997 A.D. Trondheim’s architecture and surroundings create a beautiful, almost mystical atmosphere for any outing.

Whether you prefer a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral, kayaking on the river Nid and into the city’s smaller channels, or a casual walk or bicycle ride among the beautifully restored wooden buildings in the Bakklandet district.

Day 4

Welcome to the Arctic!

Location : Brønnøysund - Svolvær

On this day we cross the Arctic Circle. This invisible border at 66° 33’ North marks the southernmost point for the midnight sun, which shines 24 hours a day in the summer. North of this line, you will see the midnight sun in summer and the magical northern lights in winter. This is where the Arctic begins.

Norway’s second largest glacier, Svartisen, is located near Ørnes, the old trading village and port of call. The journey continues along the beautiful Helgeland coast, considered by many to be just as spectacular as Lofoten. In the afternoon, we sail from Bodø across Vestfjord. Then the 3,280-ft high mountain of Lofotveggen will appear on the horizon, marking our arrival to Lofoten.

Day 5

Into the Wild

Location : Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

Today, the Hurtigruten ship approaches Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic. Get ready for a fun-filled day packed with exciting activities, no matter what time of year you travel.

Join in whale watching, dog sledding, hiking and learn about the country’s fascinating polar history. Or join us for a kayaking excursion, where you can admire this beautiful Arctic city from a different perspective?

Day 6

The Northern Lights and the North Cape

Location : Øksfjord - Berlevåg

Enjoy the magnificent landscape as we continue our journey toward the North Cape. In Honningsvåg, you can join us for a cultural walk through the town and be charmed by the colorful buildings. We will then sail through the heart of the Sámi homeland to the port of Kjøllefjord, an area famous for its rich birdlife.

Enjoy the sub-Arctic landscape as we cross the 71st parallel north, and be sure to take this opportunity to experience the North Cape - the northernmost point on the continent.

Day 7

To the Top and Back Again

Location : Båtsfjord - Kirkenes - Berlevåg

Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents Region and is the gateway to the east. The town is also Hurtigruten’s easternmost port and turning point. You will notice that the landscape and sea along the coast of Finnmark becomes ever more dramatic the closer we get to Kirkenes, which is located just a few miles from the Russian border.

If you are here in winter, we recommend a visit to the Kirkenes Snowhotel. The snow hotel first opened in 2006 and is built from over 15 metric tons of snow and ice. Snow is actually a very good insulator, so even if it is -20 degrees Fahrenheit outside, the interior at the snow hotel remains at a stable 25 degrees.

Day 8

The Extreme North

Location : Mehamn - Tromsø

We now bid Finnmark farewell, and along the journey you will see some of the world’s northernmost fishing villages. Sailing past Fruholmen, you will see Europe’s northernmost lighthouse; on Hjelmsøy, you will have a great view of Europe’s largest colony of guillemots and razorbills.

In Hammerfest, you can join in a mountain trek or a guided tour of the town. In short: You are far north, in an inhabited but also quite unspoiled part of Europe. Consider a hike up the Lyngen Alps, a popular destination for mountaineers from all over the world.

Day 9

Welcome to Lofoten

Location : Tromsø - Stamsund

The journey past the beautiful Vesterålen Islands toward the spectacular Lofoten Islands is for many the highlight of the trip. Between Sortland and Stokmarknes, you can see the famous Møysalen mountain, which has inspired numerous artists over the years.

As we sail south through Vesterålen, we seemingly head straight toward a mountain wall, but there is an opening there: Raftsundet, which leads to the bewitchingly narrow Trollfjord. We end the day with activities in Lofoten’s principal city of Svolvær: Choose from a sea eagle safari, a fishing excursion, a RIB boat ride, horseback riding and more.

Day 10

A Date with the Seven Sisters

Location : Bodø - Rørvik

Even as you reluctantly tear yourself away from Lofoten, the rest of the journey will help to soothe your loss with more magnificent sights. In the morning, we cross the Arctic Circle. Now we head for the Helgeland coast with its abundance of islands, islets, reefs and steep mountain walls.

This is the home of the unique rock formations of Hestmannen; Torghatten, with its distinctive hole; and the spectacular Seven Sisters mountain range. All seven mountains are more than 2,950 ft. high, and according to local legend, the seven sisters were turned to stone because they forgot to hide from the sun.

Day 11

The Old Cities and the Sea

Location : Trondheim - Ålesund

After visiting Trondheim in the morning, the ship heads slowly out of the majestic Trondheimsfjord past Munkholmen, Hitra and thousands of islands and islets before docking in Kristiansund.

Often referred to as Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’, Kristiansund boasts a longtime history of exporting the salted, dried fish. From Kristiansund, we cross the open sea on our way toward Molde.

Day 12

The Final Chapter of the 'Ferry' Tale

Location : Bergen, Norway

During the night the ship will call at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy, and on this day, the world’s most beautiful voyage draws to a close. But before we dock in Bergen, there are still a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead, such as the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous glacier of Jostedalsbreen.

Nordfjord stretches 56 miles inland, all the way to the tiny villages of Loen and Olden. The rugged landscape at the mouth of the fjord is in stark contrast to the fertile landscape found inland. The lush orchards and glacier arms reach out toward sparkling lakes and cascading waterfalls. Be sure to make the most of the last hours on board and enjoy these beautiful sights.

Arrival Varies by Season

Varies by Season

Location Bergen, Norway
Your Ship Experiences

Northbound Excursions

These are the available excursions for this Voyage. We recommend that you add them to your voyage during the online booking process, but you can also book the excursions on board the ship if the excursion still has capacity.

Southbound Excursions

These are the available excursions for the Classic Southbound Voyage. We recommend that you add them to your voyage during the online booking process, but you can also book the excursions on board the ship if the excursion still has capacity.


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Extend Your Voyage

Flight Packages

Please contact us if you want to add on a flight between the US and Bergen. All flight packages include transfers. We also have arrival and departure packages that include transfers and overnight hotel stays in Bergen and a departure package that includes transfers, an overnight hotel stay in Bergen, rail from Bergen to Oslo, and an overnight stay at a hotel in Oslo.

Pre and Post Programs

Enhance your vacation in Norway with an extension program in Bergen before or after your voyage.