Richard With, 6 Night Classic Voyage North ex Bergen to Kirkenes, Norway

6 Night Cruise Only

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AU $2,445

per person
*All prices are per person twin share unless stated as solo, triple or quad share.
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Cruise Itinerary
Date Port Arrive Depart
27 Nov 2022 Bergen, Norway 8:30 PM
28 Nov 2022 Floro, Norway 2:45 AM 3:00 AM
28 Nov 2022 Maloy, Norway 5:15 AM 5:30 AM
28 Nov 2022 Torvik, Norway 8:20 AM 8:30 AM
28 Nov 2022 Alesund, Norway 9:45 AM 8:00 PM
28 Nov 2022 Molde, Norway 10:35 PM 11:05 PM
29 Nov 2022 Kristiansund, Norway 2:45 AM 3:00 AM
29 Nov 2022 Trondheim, Norway 9:45 AM 12:45 PM
29 Nov 2022 Rorvik, Norway 9:40 PM 10:00 PM
30 Nov 2022 Bronnoysund, Norway 1:35 AM 1:45 AM
30 Nov 2022 Sandnessjoen, Norway 4:35 AM 4:50 AM
30 Nov 2022 Nesna, Norway 6:00 AM 6:10 AM
30 Nov 2022 Ornes, Norway 10:00 AM 10:10 AM
30 Nov 2022 Bodo, Norway 1:05 PM 3:20 PM
30 Nov 2022 Stamsund, Norway 7:15 PM 7:40 PM
30 Nov 2022 Svolvaer, Norway 9:20 PM 10:15 PM
1 Dec 2022 Stokmarknes, Norway 1:30 AM 1:40 AM
1 Dec 2022 Sortland, Norway 2:55 AM 3:10 AM
1 Dec 2022 Risøyhamn, Norway 4:35 AM 4:50 AM
1 Dec 2022 Harstad, Norway 7:10 AM 7:45 AM
1 Dec 2022 Finnsnes, Norway 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
1 Dec 2022 Tromso, Norway 2:15 PM 6:15 PM
1 Dec 2022 Skjervoy, Norway 10:10 PM 10:25 PM
2 Dec 2022 Skjervoy, Norway 1:50 AM 2:00 AM
2 Dec 2022 Hammerfest, Norway 5:05 AM 5:45 AM
2 Dec 2022 Havoysund, Norway 8:30 AM 8:45 AM
2 Dec 2022 Honningsvag, Norway 10:55 AM 2:30 PM
2 Dec 2022 Kjollefjord, Norway 4:40 PM 5:00 PM
2 Dec 2022 Mehamn, Norway 6:55 PM 7:15 PM
2 Dec 2022 Berlevåg, Norway 10:00 PM 10:10 PM
3 Dec 2022 Båtsfjord, Norway 12:00 AM 12:30 AM
3 Dec 2022 Vardo, Norway 3:30 AM 3:45 AM
3 Dec 2022 Vadso, Norway 6:55 AM 7:10 AM
3 Dec 2022 Kirkenes, Norway 9:00 AM
Richard With, 6 Night ex Bergen, Norway to Kirkenes, Norway

Discover countless fjords, mountains, islands and waterfalls.

Cross the Arctic Circle to hunt the Northern Lights in winter and enjoy around the clock daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer.

Enjoy adventurous and exciting land and sea excursions.

Learn from our Hurtigruten Guides as they lead lectures and activities both at sea and on shore.

Experience the natural wonder of Lofoten.

Explore the beautiful and exciting Norwegian coastline
Search for the Northern Lights in winter, and the Midnight Sun in summer.

Join exciting sea and land-based activities

Day 1 Location: Bergen
Your voyage starts in Bergen, a city surrounded by seven mountains. Before departure you may wish to explore this cultural gateway to the fjords. Bergen was founded in 1070 AD, and was the capital of Norway for several years. The city is a central point for Norwegian travel, and has retained a great deal of local character and history. One example of this is the historic UNESCO-listed Bryggen district with colourful wharfs that date back to the 14th century. Take a stroll around this charming and compact city, spend some time in one of the outdoor cafés and restaurants, enjoy a trip on the Fløibanen Funicular or visit the famous fish market.

After embarkation, we invite you to enjoy our tasty dinner buffet, based on the best ingredients from the coast. We sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, the same route the Vikings once plied to the Shetland Islands and beyond. We are heading to the high north. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in our panorama lounges.

Day 2 Location: Florø - Molde
If you wake up early the next day, you have the chance to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Nordfjord, followed by a delicious breakfast. As we sail past the West Cape, we are out on the open sea. The ship then navigates through skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund.

Distinguished by its numerous spires, towers and highly-ornate buildings, Ålesund is a town renowned for its beautiful art nouveau architecture. It owes this to a devastating fire that burned a large proportion of the city to the ground in 1904. The entire town was subsequently rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, art nouveau. If you like marine life, join us on a visit to Atlanterhavsparken - one of Northern Europe’s largest salt-water aquariums. The tour includes a visit to the open-air pool to see the resident penguins. After visiting Atlanterhavsparken, we continue onwards and upwards to Mount Aksla where you will get an amazing panorama of the area.

In the summer months, we set course for the spectacular UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord passing sheer, 800 metre cliffs and impressive waterfalls en route. In autumn, we explore Hjørundfjord, situated amidst the majestic Sunnmøre Alps. Its seclusion and unspoiled natural landscape are what give this fjord its special character: far from the tourist bustle, taking passengers past steep rock walls, green meadows, lonely mountain farms and small villages.

Day 3 Location: Kristiansund - Rørvik
Few large cities have managed to preserve their intimacy as effectively as Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim. Viking king, Olav Tryggvason, founded this ancient city as early as 997. Join our optional excursion to Norway’s national shrine, Nidaros Cathedral, the country´s only Gothic-style cathedral built over the burial place of St. Olav, Norway’s patron saint. Here you can marvel at the cathedral’s incredible architectural details and exquisite works of art.

During spring and summer, we continue to the Ringve Museum of Musical History, where the history of Norway’s music is brought to life. This beautiful manor house is surrounded by a wonderful botanical garden, and provides fantastic views of both the city and the fjord.

From September to May you can experience Trondheim in a vintage carriage on the world’s northernmost tram for a unique sightseeing tour.

You can also explore Trondheim from sea level in a kayak along the river Nid all year, or experience the city on a bicycle and try out the world’s only bicycle lift from April to September. Join the Expedition team for a hike to discover more of the surroundings of Trondheim.

In the afternoon, the ship sets a northwest course, passing the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous charming islets and rocky outcrops. After passing through the narrow Stokksund, the ship heads towards charming Rørvik.

Day 4 Location: Brønnøysund - Svolvær
Today we cross the Arctic Circle! This invisible line is situated at 66 degrees 33 minutes north and marks the border to the Arctic Region. In summer, this means 24-hour daylight - often referred to as the ‘midnight sun’. During winter, being above this latitude provides the best chances for experiencing the Northern Lights. Even if you aren’t awake to see the Arctic Circle, the captain makes sure that the occasion is a memorable event. If you are sailing in Arctic waters for the first time, you can participate in a daytime Arctic Circle ceremony on deck.

Near Ørnes, you find Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier. Join us for a trip to the Svartisen Tourist Centre in summer, where you can admire the beauty of this enigmatic ice world. Afterwards, the journey continues along the beautiful coast of Helgeland to Bodø, where you re-join the ship. In Bodø, you can join an adventure in harmony with nature, eagles and the deep blue sea. We head to Saltstraumen in a RIB, where you witness the world’s most powerful tidal current. On this exciting journey through wild landscape, there is also a good chance to observe sea eagles.
Majestic, beautiful Lofoten

Later this afternoon, the sight of the 1,000 m high Lofoten Wall appears on the horizon. Tucked between majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches, Lofoten is an experience that is out of the ordinary. The charms of the Lofoten Islands are revealed in the small, picturesque fishing villages with their bohemian ambience. Take a stroll between stockfish racks and ‘rorbuer’, the traditional fisherman’s huts.

At Stamsund, join a historical journey to the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are invited into the chieftain’s house, a full-size reconstruction featuring exhibits of finds dating back to the Viking Age. The chieftain and the lady of the house invite you to join them for a real Viking meal in the banquet hall, providing a taste of the Viking Age, complete with traditional food, drinks, costumes, singing and dancing.

Between Stamsund and Svolvær, you have the chance to experience life on a herb and cheese farm in Lofoten, or visit the Lofoten’s only craft brewery, situated in an old fish landing facility in Svolvær.

Hunting the Northern Lights

In winter, crossing the Arctic Circle is when the hunt for the Northern Light begins. We celebrate the event by presenting a multimedia show, ‘The Magic Light, Aurora Borealis’, featuring pictures, words and music. As we sail through the narrow Raftsund, we stop at the entrance to Trollfjord. Here we serve freshly made fish cakes out on deck. You also hear the story of ‘The battle of Trollfjord’, which took place here in the winter of 1890. If you look closely, you might see trolls up in the steep mountains. Or you might not.

Day 5 Location: Stokmarknes - Skjervøy
Get ready for a day full of exciting activities, whatever the season! During the morning hours, we briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes. The ship then continues to Tromsø, `Capital of the Arctic´, for a prolonged stay. Many epic Arctic expeditions used Tromsø as a starting point. Join our `Polar History Walk´ in winter to learn more about the explorers and Arctic hunters, and to taste beer made at the world´s northernmost brewery.

In winter and spring, you can complete your stay in Tromsø with a thrilling husky dog sledge ride. On this mini polar expedition, the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape while you enjoy stunning views of the ocean, mountains and open plateaus. During the polar night, the only light comes from headlamps, the starry sky, and, if we’re lucky, the magical Northern Lights. Why not test your coordination skills and have some winter fun by joining a cross-country skiing or snowshoeing adventure or go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord.

All year you can join the Expedition team for hikes and discover more of Tromsø and its surroundings.

If you want to experience peace and tranquillity on the sea, why not join us for a kayaking excursion in summer? Paddle in the waters off the Tromsø coastline with the mountains as a stunning backdrop. This is a great way to silently glide through these pristine waters and get close to marine wildlife.

After an exhilarating day in Tromsø, we continue our northbound journey. The ship is now sailing into waters where you have the best chance of seeing the Northern Lights between September and March. We gather on deck to search the skies for this breathtaking phenomenon.

Day 6 North Cape
Enjoy magnificent sub-Arctic landscape as we cross the 71st parallel on our journey towards North Cape, one of the northernmost points on the European continent. In summer, you may see herds of grazing reindeer and small camps belonging to the indigenous Sámi people.

After a brief and early stop in Hammerfest we arrive in Havøysund where you can disembark for an overland RIB and Hike expedition to the North Cape during the summer months. We pass scenic bird cliffs on our way to Hornvika, where we hike the old historical route up to the North Cape Plateau.

The ship arrives in Honningsvåg, the gateway to the spectacular North Cape. An optional excursion to the North Cape plateau puts you at 71°10'21´N, only 2,000 km away from the geographic North Pole. Standing on top the 307-metre high North Cape plateau imparts a sublime sense of being at the end of the world. Nearby is one of the world's most exciting nature reserves, Gjesværstappan. Join a bird-watching safari to experience Finnmark's largest flock of puffins, as well as large numbers of kittiwakes. During the nesting season, this area is teeming with life, and mighty sea eagles hover above in search of prey. Meanwhile guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, arctic skuas, northern fulmars, brünnich's guillemots, and the large northern gannet fill the air with a cacophony of shrieks and screeches.

If you want to learn more about local life in this remote region, join the fishing village visit that takes you through the island of Magerøya´s fantastic scenery to the fishing communities of Kamøyvær and Skarsvåg. Along the way, your guide tells you about the area´s nature, local culture and history.
Sailing north

The ship then continues north, sailing into the heartland of the indigenous Sámi people. We pass their ancient sacred site, the rock formation Finnkirka, as we approach our next stop, the fishing village Kjøllefjord. Here you have the opportunity to learn more about the Sámi people, as well as to explore the wonderful landscape in summer and autumn. Learn about Sámi traditions and their way of life, and hear traditional Sámi joiking (song).

In winter, you can join us on an unforgettable snowmobile trip to one of Europe's most extreme and exciting natural areas. Along the way, guides tell you about the Sámi people, the geographic and climatic conditions, life on the Finnmark coast, and how the local population effectively utilises nature during both the summer and winter seasons. Experience snow-clad valleys, fresh winter air and perhaps the mesmerizing Northern Lights in the clear, starry sky. 'Sámi Autumn' is an excursion where you can learn about the Arctic natural 'pantry and pharmacy', sampling dried-reindeer meat, crowberry juice, herbal tea (nettle) and roseroot tincture. You may also feel the presence of the Sámi shaman, Noaidi.

Day 7 Location: Kirkenes
The vistas become more dramatic as we approach Kirkenes. We arrive in nearby Vadsø early in the morning and just after breakfast, arrive in Kirkenes, at 30° East, further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. This is Hurtigruten’s turning point for the return journey southwards. Kirkenes is known as the capital of the Barents region and gateway to the east.

MS Richard With proudly carries the name of Hurtigruten's founder. It is aptly designed and built in classic maritime style.

When Captain Richard With established the Norwegian Coastal Express in 1893, he made an enormous impact on life along the Norwegian coastline. The MS Richard With lives up to that legacy.

Relax in the ship´s panorama lounges and take in the unforgettable views of remarkable coastal scenery, much of it the same as when the first Hurtigruten boats sailed by more than a century ago. Beautiful art throughout the ship´s interior adds contemporary elegance to the vessel´s maritime ambience.


Ship Profile & Stats
  • Maiden voyage: 1993
  • Refurbished: 2018
  • Tonnage: 11,205
  • Length: 121.8 m
  • Beam: 19.2 m
  • Speed: 18 knots
  • Ship registration: Volkswerft (D)
  • Passenger capacity (dbl): 590
  • Crew nationality: Norwegian
  • Officer nationality: Norwegian
  • Dining nationality: Norwegian
Ship Amenities
  • Television
  • Private Bathroom
Ship Facilities
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Sun Deck
  • Expedition Team
  • Observation Lounge
  • Kysten Fine Dining Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar
  • Shop
  • Fitness Room & Sauna
  • Conference Room
  • Medical Centre
  • Laundry
  • Lift(s)
  • Torget Main Restaurant
  • Activity Centre
  • Lecture Hall
  • Hot Tub
From the magnificent fjords of Norway to the awesome ice-filled bays of Antarctica, Hurtigruten is renowned for its comprehensive collection of voyages to remote, beautiful and dramatic coastlines from the far north to the distant south.

There is an air of history about the Norwegian coastal voyage run by Hurtigruten. It has always been a part of coastal life, has always arrived at the ports and has always been there to rely on for more than 119 years. The ships take children to their christenings, newly-weds on their honeymoons and carry milk and vegetables to remote island communities. Works by recognized artists have helped the new ships gain renown as floating galleries. The Norwegian Coastal Voyage is a unique combination of first-class passenger ship and working ship. It is the perfect alternative to the traditional cruise for the independent, seasoned traveler. Enjoy a panoramic view of ever-changing, breathtaking scenery from the comfort of a deck chair or a chair in the lounge.

There is always something happening... without much really happening at all. The ships travel at 16 knots, which means that you always have time to enjoy the journey, to make new friends and to relax and take in the wonders of this wonderful journey.

'The World's Most Beautiful Voyage' is not just a phrase someone invented. They were just stating a fact.

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Deck 03

Deck 04

Deck 05

Deck 06

Deck 07

V J2 - Polar Outside Photo
These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on deck 5 and 6 have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. All cabins have a TV, sofa, chair and windows with limited views.

V L2 - Polar Outside Photo
These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have a TV, chair, and portholes or windows, some with limited or no view.

Most of L2 cabins have portholes. The picture shows one of the few cabins with a window.

V L3 - Polar Outside Photo
These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have a TV, chair, and portholes, some with limited or no view.

V N3 - Polar Outside Photo
These standard outside cabins for up to three people on the lower decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. They have a TV, extra chair, and window with full view.

V N2 - Polar Outside Photo
These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have a TV, extra chair, and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. All cabins have windows with full view.

V O2 - Polar Outside Photo
These comfortable cabins for up to two people are on the upper decks and have separate beds, one which doubles as a sofa. They have a TV, extra chair, and window with full view.

SD - Polar Outside Photo
Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people with wider door, accessible WC and adjusted bed. The cabins are situated on lower decks and have separate beds with one sofa. All have TV, extra chair, and window with full view.

V SD - Polar Outside Photo
Wheelchair accessible rooms for up to two people with wider door, accessible WC and adjusted bed. The cabins are situated on lower decks and have separate beds with one sofa. All have TV, extra chair, and window with full view.

P2 - Arctic Superior Photo
These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds.

V P2 - Arctic Superior Photo
These comfortable, outside cabins for up to two people on the upper deck have bathrooms with shower/WC, and separate beds.

Q2 - Expedition Suite Photo
These comfortable suites on the upper dek have double beds, and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have TV, internet access, minibar, and a great view. The suites are double the size of other cabins. Please note that we have wheelchair accessible cabins within this category, please contact us to book one of these cabins.

V Q2 - Expedition Suite Photo
These comfortable suites on the upper dek have double beds, and most have sofa groups as well. The suites also have TV, internet access, minibar, and a great view. The suites are double the size of other cabins. Please note that we have wheelchair accessible cabins within this category, please contact us to book one of these cabins.

MG4 - Expedition Suite Photo
Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature double beds, seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC. The suites also provide complimentary cabin kits, with bathrobe, slippers and more.

Suite on upper deck for 4 people
Refurbished expedition suite with bay windows on upper deck. The suites have double beds and extra sofa beds, TV and fridge.

M4 - Suite Photo
Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature double beds, seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC. The suites also provide complimentary cabin kits, with bathrobe, slippers and more.

Suite for up to 4 people
Refurbished expedition suite for up to 4 people on the upper decks. These cabins have a double bed (and sofa beds), with extra chair, TV, fridge, and full view.

Q4 - Junior Suite Photo
Our Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature double beds, seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC. The suites also provide complimentary cabin kits, with bathrobe, slippers and more.

Suite for up to 4 travellers
Junior suite on upper deck for up to 4 people. The suite comes with a double bed and sofa bed, full view, fridge and TV.

P2D - Arctic Superior Photo
Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of our Arctic superior cabins. Situated on both the upper and middle decks, they all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They also come equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. All have separate beds.

Upper deck for 2 travellers
Refurbished arctic superior cabin for 2 people on upper decks. The cabin comes with a double bed, full view, sofa and TV.

N2D - Polar Outside Photo
Our Polar outside cabins are situated on the lower decks with private bathroom facilities. All of the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths.

Lower deck for 2 travellers
Refurbished outside cabin for two people on lower decks with full view. The cabin has a double bed, sofa, extra chair, TV and fridge.

J2D - Polar Outside Photo
Our Polar outside cabins are situated on the lower decks with private bathroom facilities. All of the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths.

Upper deck for 2 travellers
Refurbished outside cabin on the upper decks for 2 people, with a double bed, extra chair and TV. These cabins have limited views.

N3 - Polar Outside Photo
These standard outside cabins for up to three people on the lower decks have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. They have a TV, extra chair, and window with full view.

N2 - Polar Outside Photo
These standard outside cabins for up to two people on the middle decks have a TV, extra chair, and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. All cabins have windows with full view.

L2 - Polar Outside Photo
These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on the lower deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have a TV, chair, and portholes or windows, some with limited or no view.

Most of L2 cabins have portholes. The picture shows one of the few cabins with a window.

L3 - Polar Outside Photo
These comfortable outside cabins for up to three people on the lower deck have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. The cabins have a TV, chair, and portholes, some with limited or no view.

J2 - Polar Outside Photo
These comfortable outside cabins for up to two people on deck 5 and 6 have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. All cabins have a TV, sofa, chair and windows with limited views.

O2 - Polar Outside Photo
These comfortable cabins for up to two people are on the upper decks and have separate beds, one which doubles as a sofa. They have a TV, extra chair, and window with full view.

I2 - Polar Inside Photo
These standard inside cabins for up to two people on the upper and lower decks have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, and a TV. None of the cabins have windows.