For the first time in two decades, Hurtigruten has expanded its sailing schedule by adding the Hjørundfjord, a new fjord in Norway. Located in the Sunnmorsalp mountains, all ships will sail into the fjord between September 1 and October 31 as part of their daily journey up and down the coast of rway.
It is expected that demand will be high to visit this new fjord and the company is urging agents to promote this now to potential customers to avoid disappointment.
For clients looking to explore this new region further, there is the chance to disembark and explore the new fjord on a shore excursion called a ‘Taste of Norway’.
The ships will stop at the village of Urke in Norangsdalen, one of Norway’s wildest and narrowest valleys. From there passengers will travel by bus to Hellesylt and Lake Lyngstol, where they visit the remnants of a settlement that sank into the sea after a massive landslide hit the area more than 100 years ago.
The next stop is the Hotel Union in Øye. Built in 1891, two years before the line began its service along the Norwegian coast, the hotel has hosted royalty from Germany, Holland and Sweden. An added treat is the opportunity for guests to enjoy some of the regions culinary specialties, plus free time to explore the town.
A Classic Round Voyage including sailing into Hjørundfjord leads in at £1,398 per person for 12 days, including full board on the ship. Flights are extra.
For more information call 020-8846 2666 or visit www.hurtigruten.co.uk/agents