Day 11 – Southbound excursions

The excursion prices shown are when pre-booking.

We recommend all our guests to pre-book excursions, as some of the excursions have limited capacity. Only remaining seats will be sold on board. Choose your excursions. Each excursion has a code, e.g. 11A, where the number 11 indicates the day that the excursion takes place, i.e. on day 11.

See the excursion prices for 2019 here - departure april 2019 to marts 2020.


Overview:

Trondheim med Nidarosdomen med Hurtigruten - Ruby rejser Nidarosdomens skjulte rum med Hurtigruten - Ruby Rejser Atlanterhavsvejen med Hurtigruten - Ruby Rejser

11A Trondheim with
Nidaros Cathedral

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June,
July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

11B The Hidden Rooms
of Nidaros Cathedral

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, June,
July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec

11C The Atlantic Road

Apr, May, June, July, Aug


11A Trondheim With Nidaros Cathedral

Join us for a coach tour of this medieval city that has become a major modern academic and technological research centre.

11A Trondheim med Nidarosdomen - Ruby Rejser

Highlights of the excursion

  • See and learn more about the city of Trondheim
  • Visit beautiful Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s national shrine and a Gothic masterpiece
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the cathedral and receive a complimentary book
  • Admire Trondheim and its surroundings from Utsikten viewpoint

Trondheim is a large city by Norwegian standards but has managed to preserve much of the intimacy and charm of a small town. It is also a city full of contrasts, with its medieval cathedral, colourful wharves and beautiful red-painted wooden bridge dating back to 1861 on one hand, and its modern sports facilities, world-renowned education and research community, and lively nightlife on the other. On this coach tour, a local guide tells you all about Trondheim´s highlights as we pass through its streets and boroughs, including a short stop at Utsikten (the View) to admire the city from above.

Our adventure continues to the impressive Nidaros Cathedral, built over the burial site of St. Olav (Haraldsson), the patron saint of Norway. Construction of this enormous Gothic structure with its countless details and adornments began as early as 1070. You quickly see why many describe Nidaros as the most beautiful religious building in Norway. At the end of the tour, you receive a complimentary book about Nidarosdomen to take home as a memory.

Important information

Transportation: Bus

Physical requirement: Level 1 – Suitable for everyone

Duration: 2 hours

Approx. arrival/departure times: 08:00 – 09:50

Dates available: All year

Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes

Note: Photography is not allowed inside Nidaros Cathedral. The excursion is available on both north- and southbound sailings


11B The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral

Explore hidden rooms and secret chambers deep inside Trondheim´s ancient Nidaros Cathedral, the national shrine of Norway. This excursion is reserved only for our Platinum guests.

11B Nidarosdomens skjulte rum

Highlights of the excursion

  • Visit Nidaros Cathedral, the national shrine of Norway
  • Arrive by private bus with guide
  • See hidden chambers inside the cathedral
  • Explore the largest collections of medieval tombstones in Norway

This beautiful church is built over the grave of St. Olav, the patron saint of Norway who brought Christianity to the heathen Vikings and has played a central role in the history of the city and the nation for almost a millennium. Inside visitors admire the impressive Romanesque and Gothic architecture with its lofty vaults, slender pillars and delicate ornaments. Join an exciting tour through some of the hidden chambers of the cathedral.

In the basement, we walk through the dark passages of the crypt, and explore the largest collection of medieval tombstones in Norway. A steep, winding staircase leads us closer to divinity as we climb up and into small, enchanting chapels dating from the 12th century. Join us on this spellbinding tour of beautiful Nidaros Cathedral, which was once the religious centre of all Scandinavia.

Important information

Transportation: Minibus

Physical requirement: Level 2 – Suitable for most

Duration: 2 hours

Approx. arrival/departure times: 07:45 – 09:45

Dates available: All year

Meals on the excursion: No meals included

Clothes/ footwear: Comfortable shoes. Steep and narrow stairs at the Nidaros Cathedral. For Platinum guests exclusively.


11C The Atlantic Road

Ride along on what The Guardian ranked as the world´s best road trip and was awarded the “Engineering Feat of the Century” prize in 2005.

11C Atlanterhavsvejen

Highlights of the excursion

  • Join a guided bus tour from Kristiansund to Molde.
  • Drive along the famous Atlantic Road, crossing eight bridges in a stunning coastal landscape.
  • Visit the Kvernes Stave Church.
  • Enjoy a `bacalao´ meal at a local tavern along the way.

The Atlantic Road zigzags and leaps across several small islands on eight low bridges that are built directly above and along the edge of the North Atlantic Ocean. The 8.2 kilometre journey passes through stunning coastal landscape and has not surprisingly become one of Norway’s most visited tourist destinations. We start our trip with a short sightseeing tour of the small city Kristiansund before continuing to the island of Averøy.

Here, we visit Kvernes Stave Church, believed built in the first part of the 13th century. Afterwards, we visit a local tavern where we tuck into the specialty of the house, “bacalao”, made from the region´s famous `klippfisk´ (dried cod) and other local ingredients. We then proceed along the Atlantic Road to Norway´s `City of Roses´, Molde, famous for its annual international jazz festival in July. We conclude our excursion with a short sightseeing tour of Molde before re-boarding Hurtigruten.

Important information

Transportation: Bus

Physical requirement: Level 1 – Suitable for everyone

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

Approx. arrival/departure times: 16:45 – 21:20

Dates available: 11 April to 10 September

Meals on the excursion: Bacalao, bread, caramel pudding, coffee/tea

Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes, warm clothing

Note: Not available on 17 May (Norway’s national day)