Silversea Luxury Cruises To Harstad

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Norway's raw beauty and cultural curiosities attract a steady stream of eager visitors to Harstad, which is superbly positioned on the country's biggest island, and offers unrivalled access to some of Norway's most spectacular northerly scenery. Enjoy long, bright days of endless sunlight, or velvety dark winters of ethereal Northern Light shows, as you take a journey to this ethereal land of the north. With mountain hikes, and trips out to sea on the trail of whales and dolphins, Harstad is a natural playground with something for every taste. View more

Rugged peaks, crisp mountain lakes, and stomach churning cliffs, which drop away to smooth ocean await, as you dive into the heart of the area's fjords and mountain scenery. Head to Keipen to experience some of the area's most memorable views and incredible hikes. Nupen, meanwhile, is often described as 'Norway's most romantic place,' providing mesmerising views of the bowing Midnight Sun dipping gently, before heading back into the sky. The world's most northerly medieval building waits for you here, adorning a majestic natural setting. The stone Trondenes Church is believed to be the third to stand in this location, having been finished around 1434, and it looks out over glassy fjord water, dwarfed by the colossal mountain scenery behind it.

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Copenhagen To Copenhagen
  • Northern Europe & British Isles
  • Silversea Cruises
  • Departure
    Jun 15, 2018
  • Duration
    15 Days
  • Ship
    Silver Spirit

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Longyearbyen To Kristiansund
  • Arctic & Greenland
  • Silversea Expeditions
  • Departure
    Jun 24, 2018
  • Duration
    12 Days
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    Silver Cloud Expedition

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Excursions in Harstad

Hiking to Keipen

Discover the beauty of nature during this hike up to Mount Keipen.


In Harstad, as in all of Norway, most of the inhabitants are fond of nature and hiking. This is an opportunity to hike in one of the favourite family outing areas of Harstad and surroundings.


Begin your tour from the pier and transfer to Mount Aune approximately 4.9 miles (8 kilmoetres) northwest of Harstad, where your tekking will start. Aunet is one of the many treasures of nature with scattered forest, small mountain-lakes, marshland, stones, fields and bushes. Hike 1607 feet (490 metres) above sea level. Wildlife in the area consists of different birds, like sparrows, eagles and hawks.


The hike will follow a path or trail for approximately 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometres) to Mount Kjeipen. Here, you arrive at a camp near the top of the mountain and will be met by the delicious aroma of fresh coffee brewing on an open fire and fantastic views to the west. Enjoy some local snacks while you take in the spectacular views and scenery.


Following your break, your guide leads you back down the mountain side to re-join your transfer back to the pier and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour involves extensive walking and hiking over mostly uneven ground with steep inclines. The trail follows the contours of the landscape, climbing up and down and winding around, in order to avoid natural obstacles of rock and rivers. Participants must be in excellent physical condition. It is advised to wear sturdy hiking shoes and waterproof outer wear. Total distance of the hike is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) round trip. Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

Harstad Highlights

Explore the highlights of Harstad and its environs during this tour of the Trondenes peninsula.


Harstad is situated on the largest island in Norway called Hinnøy and got its town privileges in the year 1903. The town is situated on 69 degrees Northern latitude and has approximately 23,000 inhabitants. The main industries are shipbuilding, fish industry and trading. Harstad has also the petroleum industry base for Northern Norway.


Trondenes Church

Begin your tour with a drive through the centre and visit the northernmost stone church dating from late Middle Ages. One of the foremost cultural heritages in Norway from this period, it houses several artifacts, and has a very beautiful interior. It is situated in the surroundings by the shore on the Trondenes peninsula.


Trondenes Historical Centre

Continue for a visit to the Trondenes Historical Centre. Exhibitions and multivision which will give a unique insight into the exciting history of Northern Norway, throughout the archeological exhibits, hear music, enjoy the smells and listen to the sounds. A journey through the Viking ages and mediaeval times to WW2 and present urban society are the focus of the centre.


Trondenes Fort & The Adolf Gun

Proceed to the fortifications, Trondenes Fort, with the so-called 'Adolf-Gun', the world's largest land-based gun, built by the German military powers during World War II. The Adolf-Gun is a fully restored battery. The bunker underneath contains exhibitions showing the history of the gun, its construction and intended use.


After having had a thorough tour of the facilities, return to your coach and make the scenic drive back to the port.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking over uneven ground with 26 steps to negotiate at the Historical Centre and 37 steps at the Adolf Canon. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or for those who utilise a wheelchair. It is recommend for guests wear seasonal clothing and comfortable, walking shoes and bring their camera and water from the ship.

Harstad and Adolfgun

Explore the highlights of Harstad and its environs during this tour of the Trondenes peninsula.


Harstad is situated on the largest island in Norway called Hinnøy The town is situated on 69 degrees Northern latitude and has approximately 23,000 inhabitants.


Trondenes Fort and the Adolf Gun

Depart the pier and begin your tour with a drive through the centre to the Trondenes Fort. Next proceed to the fortifications, with the so-called 'Adolf-Gun', the world's largest land-based gun, built by the German military powers during World War II. The Adolf-Gun is a fully restored battery. The bunker underneath contains exhibitions showing the history of the gun, its construction and intended use.


After having had a thorough tour of the facilities, return to your coach and make the scenic drive back to the port.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking over uneven ground 37 steps at the Adolf Canon. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or for those who utilise a wheelchair. It is recommend for guests wear seasonal clothing and comfortable, walking shoes and bring their camera and water from the ship.