Hurtigruten has been an integral part of Norwegian life since 1893. Still used as a means of transport for locals, Hurtigurten also welcomes travellers who are after a different kind of cruise.
Sailing daily from Bergen up through the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes and back, our fleet of modestly-sized ships are capable of getting much closer to the coastline and communities living at the 34 ports we visit.
With the smaller size comes a more intimate experience and unique opportunity to get an authentic glimpse into Norwegian culture.
The local touch especially comes through our menus where partnerships with local suppliers means 85% of what’s served on board is freshly sourced from the regions and towns visited, with menus tailored to seasonal ingredients.
Who’s on a Hurtigruten voyage?
In any one voyage you’ll come across like-minded travellers as well as locals waving goodbye to friends they’ve just visited, perhaps a group of Norwegian school children on a field trip or outdoor enthusiasts being dropped off at the starting point of their next adventure.
When’s the best time to go?
Named by many as ‘the world’s most beautiful voyage’, the emphasis is on the natural beauty the Norwegian coast provides.
Each time of the year boasts a completely different experience; from the Northern Lights in winter to the Midnight Sun in summer and three seasons in one voyage during spring. It’s always a good time to head on a Hurtigruten voyage.
See more on the differences between seasons in Norway.
As well as stopping at 34 ports along the Norwegian coast, there are a number of excursions to add onto your voyage to get even more out of your journey.
Husky sledding in the Arctic, sea eagle spotting in their remote habitat, walks and tours of local villages and more will ensure your voyage is as memorable as can be.
For a more adventurous experience, you can travel further afield with Hurtigruten and explore stunning landscapes in Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland and even Antarctica.