Cultural Voyages on Hurtigruten 2016
Follow the footsteps of Edvard Grieg on this Hurtigruten voyage through the landscapes that shaped Norwegian art, music & history.
We invite our guests to join one of the 12 unique voyages dedicated to following the footsteps of Edvard Grieg in April and May 2016. These voyages will have 17 cultural events included as part of the Hurtigruten experience. These events will be authentic experiences of Norwegian culture - some on-board and others in unusual locations along the coastal voyage.
Some concerts will be set in modern surroundings; for example, opera arias performed in an industrial mining cave in the mountains; or possibly the most spectacular performance will be a concert performed in an old fish-oil factory tank!
_ The Royal Neptune Hall_
Undoubtedly, one of the highlights will be a piano concert inside a cave at Trollhaugen, Grieg’s home in the city of Bergen. You will enter the cave by raft, while the crystal clear lake is specially illuminated for this occasion. A guided tour of the composer’s villa is also included.
Edvard Grieg Museum Troldhaugen (Images from the Museum)
You will also visit fascinating churches, including the beautiful stone-built church in Ålesund, built 1909; and in Tromsø, popularly known as the “The Gateway to the Arctic”, enjoy an optional excursion to a midnight concert the city’s landmark Arctic Cathedral.
Among the many concert halls and cultural centres along the coast, we will visit the recently built “Stormen” in Bodø. The city’s Grand Hall was opened in autumn 2014 and has been described as “outstanding for its cultural and architectural features” by Nordic design institutions. The Grand Hall is revered by musicians for its wonderful acoustics.
The dates for these voyages are, departing from Bergen, 04, 15, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 26 April & then 02, 04, 05, 07 May 2016. There is an additional supplement charged to join these cultural events. Please ask us for details.
Images credit: Edvard Grieg Museum