Norway May 2023 | Craig Travel

Norway May 2023

Land of the Midnight Sun
Hurtigruten Cruises
ms Nordnorge
May 8, 2023 to May 24, 2023
17 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 2 Moderately Easy

2 Moderately Easy

Email specialist Roselle King to discuss your travel plans

This journey has departed. Please view our alternate departures below or contact us to pre-register for the next journey to Norway.

Like a crumpled ribbon, Norway stretches along the northern coast of Europe, offering some of the world’s most spectacular scenery. Sheer cliffs rise steeply from the tranquil waters; freshly melted snows from hidden ice fields cascade down steep slopes, creating feathery streams of light. Tiny farmhouses cling precariously to the steep slopes while quaint villages sit nestled in small protected coves. Like long fingers of the sea, the fjords penetrate deep into the heartland of Norway, creating watery roadways to isolated villages. Join us on this spring journey to the Land of the Midnight Sun on board the ms Nordnorge of the Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Cruises fleet. Originally developed to serve the remote communities of northern Norway, these specially designed vessels are really cruise ships serving a dual purpose - in addition to carrying freight for the cities and villages of the far north, they allow cruisers a unique opportunity to visit these picturesque settlements while sailing the inside passage to the North Cape and beyond. We have limited space on this special departure and our rates are indeed attractive, we urge you to book early.

Travel Info - Cruise

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CT Rating 2 Moderately Easy

2 Moderately Easy

While the cruise is easy, the shore arrangements associated with this cruise include some relatively fast paced walking tours. The  journey across Norway (May 11) is a long travel day involving rail and boat travel. This cruise offers exceptional value by guaranteeing cabin categories at time of booking.

Inclusive Features
  • 2 nights in Oslo at a first class hotel as indicated or similar plus a city tour
  • Rail / ferry journey from Oslo to Bergen
  • 2 nights in Bergen at a first class hotel as indicated or similar plus a city tour
  • 11 night cruise on Hurtigruten’s ms Nordnorge sharing a twin-bedded stateroom in category selected
  • 42 meals included as noted in the itinerary (B - 15 breakfasts, L - 13 lunches, D - 14 dinners)
  • Six included shore excursions - Trondheim, Tromso, Kirkenes, the North Cape and the Lofoten Islands (2) plus a number of optional (extra cost) excursions
  • Services of your cruise escort and/or cruise director and local representatives
  • Baggage handling at hotels and shipside for one piece of luggage per person
  • Gratuities for all included services
  • All current taxes, surcharges and fees
  • Air-Inclusive rates also include: Return economy class airfare; Transfers between airports and hotels; Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value; All current air taxes, fuel surcharges and fees

Ports of Call

ms Nordnorge

Hurtigruten Cruises

Nord-norge means the northern part of Norway, mostly located inside the Arctic Circle. Our ship the ms Nordnorge carries up to 590 passengers. It was totally refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic inspired interior. On board, there are three restaurants, a bakery, an ice cream bar, a sauna, a fitness room and an observation deck with hot tubs. On board programming is designed to enhance your experience by engaging you and interpreting the nature, wildlife, and culture you encounter during the voyage. The dedicated Expedition Team will give interesting lectures, presentations and activities both inside and out on the ship’s sun deck. Cabins vary in size from the most luxurious suites featuring seating areas with a TV at 188-240 sq ft, to the cozy inside cabins at 90-118 sq ft. All of them are comfortable, featuring double or twin beds plus a full bathroom with shower.


Cruise cost in Canadian Dollars, per person:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)Single
Polar Inside USPI (I2) Deck 3
Polar Outside USPL (L2, QJ) Decks 2,3
Polar Outside USPO (N2, O2) Decks 3,5
Arctic Outside USPD (U2D, P2D) Decks 5,6
Single Supplement
Call for rates

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $381 to $518 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75-85 will range from $211 to $434 pp plus applicable taxes. This insurance is effective from the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the enrollment form for general information and conditions


Sample Airfares from cities across Canada
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Montreal / Ottawa
Halifax / Saint John / St. John’s / Charlottetown
Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Saskatoon / Regina
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Airfares from other gateways are available on request and are subject to change. Refer to inclusive features for details. Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective February 2022. Air taxes and fuel surcharges are subject to change. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Our escort will accompany this group with a minimum enrolment of 20.

Pricing Details

Reservations will be confirmed by category and cabin numbers will be assigned at time of sailing. *Categories ending in “D” have one non-convertible double size bed. Above rates are per person based on sharing the category chosen. Cruise costs above are based on joining at the hotel in Oslo and leaving the group at the hotel in Bergen. See deck plan for full details on various categories available. For your complete cost, add the airfare noted below to your cruise cost above.

Deposit Amount:
$1000pp for twin || $1500pp for single
Final Payment Date:
Monday, February 6, 2023