Learn more about us, our history, our visions for the future and the places we are sailing to.
Get to know our different experiences along the coast
The Original Coastal Express
The 'World's most Beautiful Voyage', loved since 1893.
This is our classic route that has faithfully served the families and communities of the Norwegian coast for generations.
The Svalbard Express
An iconic voyage deep into the Arctic Circle and the land of the Midnight Sun.
Relive pioneering adventures on a magical sailing along the Norwegian coast and up to the edge of the world.
The North Cape Express
A magical wintertime voyage along the full length of the Norwegian coast.
Experience the ultimate immersion in Norwegian coast and culture, between the capital and capes.
Get to know our history
Since 1893, we have been the lifeblood of the Norwegian coast. A household name loved by locals for decades. The route we founded binds the country together, transporting people, delivering goods, and sustaining communities.
The origin of the original: the beginnings of Hurtigruten
When shipping pioneer Richard With founded The Original Coastal Express back in 1893, little did he know that it would forever change the future of the Norwegian coast.
Why The Original Coastal Express?
Five reasons our timeless voyages along the stunning Norwegian coast are unique and special.
Norway’s Coastal Kitchen
On a voyage with us you won’t just see the Norwegian coast; you’ll taste it too. As we sail its length, we pick from its pantry, sourcing the finest homegrown produce from the ports we visit.
Restaurants on The Coastal Express
Reflecting our love of food and our home, each of our onboard restaurants is named after an aspect of the Norwegian coast. Together, they offer our guests an exciting exploration of our homeland’s cuisine.
Restaurants on MS Trollfjord
The dining concepts aboard exquisitely designed MS Trollfjord proudly present Norwegian cuisine at its finest and most sustainable.
Sustainability is our goal
Hurtigruten commits to eco-upgrades by 2024, with 7 ships leading in CO2 reduction by 25% and NOx by 80%. Additionally, 3 vessels transition to hybrid power, ensuring the conservation of Norway's coastal environment and support for local livelihoods.
Channelling the same pioneering spirit as our first voyage in 1893, we are embarking on a journey to build our first fully zero-emission ship for The Coastal Express by 2030. It is the most ambitious sustainability initiative in our 130-year history.
Caring for the Coast – Livelihoods
Together with your visits to these communities, our sailings on the coast have helped to support local businesses, create jobs, and sustain livelihoods. When they thrive, we thrive.
Caring for the Coast – People
We are here for those who live along Norway’s coast and for you who come to experience its authentic, everyday life.
Good news, parents! If your child is aged 6-13, they can join our complimentary Young Explorers activity programme on board our ships (except MS Vesterålen) during July and August.
Meet the team on our Coastal Express ships
Get to know your Coastal Experience Team on board the ships sailing our flagship route from Bergen to Kirkenes. Their passion, expertise, and love for the Norwegian coast will ensure your voyage is an authentic one.
Meet the team: MS Trollfjord
Get to know your Coastal Experience Team on board the flagship for The Svalbard Express and The North Cape Express. Their passion, expertise, and love for the Norwegian coast will ensure your voyage is a memorable one.