Havila Voyages

Havila Voyages

Explore the Norwegian coast in style

Norway's classic Bergen to Kirkenes coastal route celebrated its 130th anniversary in 2023. And, there can be no better way to explore what is one of the world's most spectacular coastlines than with Havila Voyages, a new cruise line which puts passenger comfort, and the environment, centre stage.

Routes & seasons

With departure dates throughout the year, guests can experience the best of Norway through the seasons, exploring dramatic fjords and far-flung archipelagos under either the Midnight Sun or Northern Lights. Choose between the full-length route between Bergen and Kirkenes, perhaps tagging on a stay at the iconic Kirkenes Snowhotel, or opt for a shorter section, sailing either between Tromso and Trondheim or Trondheim and Bergen. These shorter routes are perfect for those looking to combine a cruise with other parts of mainland Norway. Otherwise, you might choose to put your Havila experience front and centre, taking the full voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again.  

New ships, spacious cabins

Havila's brand-new fleet of ships offer some of the most advanced environmental technologies in the industry, including the world's largest battery pack which allows for up to four hours' emission-free sailing. That's alongside an energy-efficient hull design and use of natural gas, which cuts Co2 emissions by up to 25%.

But that's not all, as guests will also enjoy a host of modern comforts, including exceptionally spacious cabins and suites, many with panoramic sea views, some with balconies and, in the case of the stunning Lighthouse Suite, even a private Jacuzzi. Whichever you choose, you'll be treated to the likes of complimentary WiFi, USB ports and stylish Nordic-inspired design.

inside of Seaview Cabin, Havila Voyages
Seaview Cabin, Havila


Havila's onboard dining has a firm focus on local, seasonal ingredients, with Norwegian food culture informing menus which are, in turn, inspired by the route the ships' sail. In fact, at the main Havrand Restaurant, you'll swap between menus as you move along the coast, with dishes inspired by four distinct regions, showcasing everything from summer fruits and berries to succulent reindeer, king crab and delicious Arctic char. Other dining options include the Havly cafe, where guests can enjoy coffee and cake as well as light lunches and simple dinners, and the elegant Hildring, where a five-course fine-dining menu pays tribute to the many flavours of Norway, with a special emphasis on seafood.

Dining in the Havrand Restaurant, Havila Voyages
Dining in the Havrand Restaurant, Havila Voyages 


While you'll enjoy your time onboard, you'll also want to step ashore to explore all the Norwegian coast has to offer. In summer, UNESCO-listed fjords frame spectacular hikes, fishing trips and guided strolls among historic towns. Get up close to nature with RIB boat safaris in search of sea eagles, meet huskies near Tromso, get acquainted with Sami locals and and gaze out over the Barents Sea from mainland Europe's most northerly point. Then, in winter, the likes of husky sledding and snowmobiling is illuminated by majestic swirls of the Northern Lights. Whatever you choose, you'll enjoy the services of expert guides who'll be on hand to add colour, intrigue and humour to your holiday experience.


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What our clients say

I can't fault Best Served Scandinavia, the holiday was top quality for money spent. The hotel served our needs and the excursion operators where fabulous and very knowledgeable in their respective fields. 10 out of 10

Trevor & family

The service received from start to finish was exceptional. We usually book independently but wanted to be sure we had trips that merged together well and Best Served did this brilliantly for us. Everything worked like clockwork. Travel, transfers, hotel – exceptional, trips just amazing – and the Aurora turned up every night! What more could we have asked for!


Norire was excellent. Great knowledge and very good communications at all stages of my booking. Guided me to a destination and package which was perfect. Excellent literature supplied which is unusual these days.


I was highly satisfied with your service. The flights, transfers, accommodation and activities were all first class. Your knowledge of the area was excellent and I would definitely book through you again for any other Scandinavian visits.


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