Ålesund during sunset.
North- and southbound

Round Voyage Ålesund

Ålesund → Kirkenes → Ålesund

10 days
30 ports

  • Hjørundfjorden**
  • Geirangerfjorden*
  • Trondheim
  • The coast of Helgeland
  • Northern Lights or Midnight Sun
  • Arctic Circle
  • Lofoten

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

Free wifi

Full board

Spacious cabins

Round Voyage starting from Ålesund

Every single nautical mile along the Norwegian coastal cruise is filled with new experiences. The mountains are immutable, but the weather and the light change constantly, transforming the colours and appearance of the landscape. Here, you will encounter the soft grey of the rain, the crackling green of the Northern Lights or the golden glow of the midnight sun. Along the coast, tiny fishing villages shelter from the fierce Atlantic breakers, while larger coastal towns nestle in the narrow space between wild mountains and the seashore.  

*Geiranger visited 01.06–31.08

*Hjørundfjorden visited 01.09-31.10

Map over Norway

Northbound Voyage

Day 1


Ports: Ålesund-Geiranger*/Hjørundfjorden**-Ålesund-Molde

Your voyage starts in Ålesund, a city renowned for its art nouveau architecture with beautiful brick houses and warehouses. In the summer, you can continue to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geiranger Fjord, which has steep mountainsides and dramatic waterfalls. And in the autumn we visit the majestic Hjørundfjord. 

*Geiranger visited 01.06–31.08

**Hjørundfjorden/Urke visited 01.09-31.10


Day 2

Nidarosdomen, photo Michelle Maria, Pixabay

Ports: Kristiansund - Trondheim - Rørvik

It is morning when we dock in the historic city of Trondheim, which was founded over a thousand years ago. Nidaros Cathedral is the landmark of the city; it is Norway's national shrine and one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe. After our visit here, the voyage continues out into the fjord, into an abundant archipelago and heads for northern Norway.


Day 3

City of Bodø seen from the seaside.

Ports: Brønnøysund - Sandnessjøen - Nesna - Ørnes - Bodø - Stamsund - Svolvær

On this stretch, we mark crossing the Arctic Circle with a ceremony and continue onward into the Arctic regions.  It means midnight sun in the summer, while winter days are merely a shade less dark than night-time and, possibly, Northern Lights in the evenings. Nature is powerful with northern Scandinavia's largest glacier, the world's strongest tidal current and encounters with the majestic sea eagle. In the evening, Lofoten's fishing villages, steep mountains and Vikings await.


Day 4

Feeding reindeer at excursion outside Tromsø.

Ports: Stokmarknes - Sortland - Risøyhamn - Harstad - Finnsnes - Tromsø - Skjervøy

The voyage continues on through narrow fjords and past wild mountains to Tromsø, a city characterised by hunting and fishing, polar expeditions and courage. Now you have also reached the land of the Sami, Norway's indigenous people. Meeting the Sami and their reindeer while hearing about the Sami culture is a unique experience you will remember.


Day 5

Havila kids on North Cape. Photo Marius Beck Dahle

Ports: Hammerfest - Havøysund - Honningsvåg - Kjøllefjord - Mehamn - Berlevåg

As far north as you can get - by land and sea. For many, the visit to the North Cape is a high point and a goal for voyages along the Norwegian coast. Up here in the polar landscape, nature is at its harshest and most desolate, but between bare plains and rugged cliffs people cling on and reap nature's bounty. You can also have a taste of the catch. How about some king crab?


Day 6

Dog sledding in the Northern lights

Ports: Båtsfjord - Vardø - Vadsø - Kirkenes - Vardø - Båtsfjord - Berlevåg

You are now as far east on your voyage as you can go. 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? The ship starts it southbound route after visiting Kirkenes.


Havila Castor in Trollfjorden, photo Marius Beck Dahle


Day 7

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".  


Blue hour in Tromsø. Photo: Baard Løken, nordnorge.com

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

Day 8

We return to 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.


Lofoten, Henningsvær sett frå lufta med fotballbana fremst

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

Day 9

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.


Torghatten mountain with a whole seen in sunset.

Ports: Bodø - Ørnes - Sandnessjøen - Brønnøysund - Rørvik

Day 10

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. You can disembark in Kristiansund and be driven along the Atlantic Ocean Road, which has been called the world's most beautiful drive. The road meanders along islets and skerries, and afterwards you can re-embark in Molde. Your final destination on this voyage is Ålesund. 


The Atlantic Ocean Road with curvy roads and bridges.

Ports: Trondheim - Kristiansund - Molde - Ålesund

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