Havila Capella at sea outside Brønnøysund

Hightlights of the Arctic and Lofoten

Kirkenes → Trondheim

5 days

  • Tromsø
  • Lofoten Islands
  • Helgeland Coast
  • Trondheim

Welcome to Havila Voyages. We sail with new, environmentally friendly ships which makes the world's most beautiful costal voyage also a comfortable one.

Free Wifi

Full board

Spacious cabins

Sailing schedule

On the southbound voyage from Kirkenes to Trondheim, you visit Lofoten’s many ports during the daytime, sail between the myriad islands of the Helgeland coast and have time to visit Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim and sample some of the city’s culinary delights.

Red cabin in Lofoten in spring

Day 1

Kirkenes from seaside in the summer.

Ports: Kirkenes - Vardø - Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

Welcome aboard in Kirkenes! The border with Russia is only a few kilometres away, and the road signs in Kirkenes are in Norwegian and Russian. You can go as far as the border on one of our excursions, or how about a visit to the Snowhotel where everything is made of ice and snow?

Day 2

Utsikt frå Fjellheisen i Tromsø

Ports: Mehamn - Kjøllefjord - Honningsvåg - Havøysund - Hammerfest - Øksfjord - Skjervøy - Tromsø

The polar landscape changes as we sail towards the west and south again. The great expanses are replaced by steep peaks, and in the evening we sail into Tromsø. You can take a stroll in the midnight sun or under the Northern Lights and explore the nightlife of the city dubbed "The Paris of the North".   

Day 3

Reine in Lofoten. Photo credit: Marius Beck Dahle/Havila Kystruten

Ports: Finnsnes - Harstad - Risøyhamn - Sortland - Stokmarknes - Svolvær - Stamsund

We enter the wild, idyllic Lofoten Islands . Beneath the jagged mountains lie chalky white sandy beaches and fishing villages with a vibrant fishing industry and locals using the coastal ships for everyday trips and transport. If the weather permits, we will enter the narrow Trollfjord. There is a strong possibility of spotting sea eagles here.

Day 4

Mountain range Seven sisters with sea in front.

Ports: Bodø - Ørnes - Nesna - Sandnessjøen - Brønnøysund - Rørvik

Now we have come so far south that we're crossing the Arctic Circle and sailing away from the polar night and the sunlit nights. But you can still see the Northern Lights in the winter, and it is never completely dark during the summer nights. Here you sail past a myriad of small islands, islets and skerries and past the special mountain, Torghatten, which has a hole in the middle. If you wish, you can also go on the trip to the mountain and enter the hole.

Day 5


Ports: Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde - Ålesund

We sail through the wide Trondheim fjord that is bounded by rolling farmland on both sides and return to the coast and the open sea. The journey ends here, and we hope you have had a fantastic experience with Havila Voyages.

Slogen in Hjørundfjorden. The norwegian Queens favourite mountain. Photo: Håvard Myklebust, fjellfotografen.net, fjordnorway.no


Everything you need to know about Havila Voyages

Kristine working as a waiter on board. Photo Havila Kystruten/Marius Beck Dahle


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