Why Cruise with Hurtigruten
Curious about who we are and what we stand for? Learn more about Hurtigruten and why you should explore the world with us.
At Hurtigruten we give you the opportunity to travel with meaning. Building on our explorer heritage dating back to 1893, our explorations are grounded in the likings of people who value learning and personal growth over luxury. We are world leader in sustainable explorer travels in Polar Regions. We offer unique experiences and impart knowledge in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible.
Our unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet consisting of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enables us to offer you unique nature-based experiences at remote corners of the world.
Whether you’re eager to meet a few friendly penguins or longing to search for the elusive polar bear, we offer it all. Our expeditions to destinations like Antarctica, Svalbard, and Iceland are, simply put, unmatched: our ships are floating base-camps-at-sea, built specifically to cruise amongst extreme conditions and access remote regions. They also come with tools to assist you in fully exploring your surroundings, like kayaks, trekking poles, and snowshoes. Read more about our wide range of destinations, below.
DID YOU KNOW..?
1. Hurtigruten is not your normal cruise operator.
When you sail with Hurtigruten, you are on an expedition with likeminded adventurers who value personal growth and exploring over luxury. You won't find waterslides, casinos or any sort of dress code. However, you will find a casual and relaxed atmosphere, great food, and all the quality equipment you need to explore new destinations.
2. We have a Northern Lights guarantee.
100%. That’s how sure we are that the spectacular Northern Lights will make an appearance on your 12-day Hurtigruten voyage. We even back it up with a special promise to you. If they do not appear on your voyage, we will give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE, so your Hurtigruten experience will be one with zero regrets.
3. Our ships are filled with Expedition Teams!
Whether you are sailing with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast or other remote destinations around the world, you will be accompanied by an expert Expedition Team. They are your hosts on board and ashore, and will provide lectures in subjects such as geography, history, wildlife and more.
Read more: Expedition Teams on the Norwegian coast and Expedition Cruises.
4. We are adding two new ships to our fleet in 2019 and 2020.
Modern, hybrid, and inspired by our Scandinavian heritage - in 2019 we welcome MS Roald Amundsen to our fleet. The year after, she will be joined by MS Fridtjof Nansen. Named after two of Norway's most famous explorers, these state of the art ships will follow suit and explore some of the most remote destinations in the world.
Read more: Sneak peak at Hurtigruten's new hybrid ships.
5. Committed to sustainable travel.
We operate in some of the world’s most pristine and vulnerable natural landscapes. This is a responsibility we take seriously, which is why we educate our guests on how to reduce our environmental footprint. Read more about our efforts to minimize the impact, our use of local food along the Norwegian coast, research and knowledge in polar waters, and much more in "Leaving a Smaller Footprint".
Experience the Norwegian coast on an unforgettable cruise with Hurtigruten
Curious to learn even more about Hurtigruten? Keep on reading! Whether you'd like to know more about the countless destinations we visit—and our special offers that can help get you there—or our fleet of purpose-built expedition ships, just click the appropriate button below. And, if you'd like to be among the first to know about our latest brochures and special offers, be sure to sign-up for our newsletter!