I plan to see the northern coastline of Norway (Bergen-Tromso-Kirkenes). My goal is to find the way to move along the coastline, not being restricted to the town where I land. I cannot rent a car, how do I move along the coastline between the towns?
I found some cruise lines, but websites I pull out from the Google Search only offer cabins with overnight stay, likely expecting me to do all route on a single ship. The standing times at port, however, are few hours only that looks too short for independent activities outside the port, and while they do offer various excursions, with these added to the price this gets beyond that I can easily afford. $1000 per family for watching puffins alone!
Looks more efficient to book several hotels in towns along the sea coast and do independent hops, most logically by ship, as the train needs to go very deep into the land to run around fiords. The train still seems becoming for me an option, because it at least has the time table possible to find online.
So far I cannot find any passenger ship services that would do a single day journey only, not requiring a cabin, hence expecting to cost less. Do any exist, and (hope still on topic) do they have they official websites where I could see at least the time tables? It looks quite risky to book hotels without knowing how to get between the towns.