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Port to port travel

We sail to 34 ports between Bergen in the south and Kirkenes in the north. Port-to-port trips are for those who need transport along the coast, or for those who have limited time and want a short vacation. You can also bring your car to all ports.

Sailing through Raftsundet, a very narrow sound between Austvågøy and Hinnøya. Here, Hurtigruten sails between the ports of Svolvær and Stokmarknes.

Timetable

Welcome on board! If you are planning a short journey along the Norwegian coast, it is convenient to know when the ship arrives at port and when it continues sailing. Take a look at our itinerary to see when you need to show up and how long the ship stays at port. Here you will also find information about which ships sail on which days and any route deviations or cancellations.

Book your favorite route with us today

  • Hurtigruten visits 34 different ports from Bergen to Kirkenes.

  • Norway has one of the world's longest coastlines, which provides a diversity of unique port cities and villages.

  • Ports like Tromsø and Hammerfest offer unique opportunities to observe the Northern Lights, attracting tourists from all over the world.

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Our harbors

The harbors along the Norwegian coast are a long series of coastal pearls of cities and towns, and each has its own personality and charm. Learn more about the history, geography, and culture of the ports we visit.

Our ships

Since 1893, Hurtigruten has been a hallmark along the Norwegian coast. Our ships have their very own style, their very own charm, and we also believe they have their own soul. On all the ships in today's fleet, you will find modern facilities carefully blended with genuine character.

A Hurtigruten ship under the Northern Lights

Discount arrangements on The Original Coastal Route

For trips of up to 5 nights, there are discount schemes calculated as a percentage of the regular fare (with possible seasonal surcharges). The discount only applies to the travel ticket and not to cabin prices, meals, or similar.

Children (0-3 years), 100% discount: Children up to and including 3 years old who do not occupy their own bed travel for free. If the child requires their own bed, the calculation is the same as for children over 4 years old.

Children (4-15 years), 50% discount: Applies to the travel ticket for children aged 4 years to 15 years.

Senior discount, 50% discount: Applies to the travel ticket. The discount is given to individuals who are either 67 years old or older, blind, or at least 50% disabled, with benefits from the government or from an EEA country.

Registered partners, in accordance with the Partnership Act, are given the same discount as spouses, provided that the couple is traveling together. The senior discount also applies to disabled refugees receiving supplementary assistance. NAV issues senior cards in connection with decisions on supplementary applications.

Companion discount, 100% discount: The companion receives a free travel ticket as long as the person they are traveling with can present a companion card issued by their municipality. The discount applies only to the travel ticket and not to cabin prices, food, or similar.

Conscript, 50% discount: Applies to the travel ticket for trips made during the conscription period. The discount does not apply to officers, and it also does not apply to trips made when called up for compulsory military service.

Student/School youth, 50%: Applicable to the travel ticket upon presentation of a valid student/school ID with photo. The school must have a continuous duration of at least 3 months. Not valid for apprentices, correspondence schools, short evening courses, special courses, or government schools.

Conditions:

  • All discount agreements are available when booking online.

  • Senior and companion discounts require an approved Senior Card from NAV.

  • The above discount schemes cannot be combined with other promotions.

  • When booking a trip, only one of the above discount schemes can be claimed.

  • The discount only applies to the travel ticket, not for cabin prices, food, or similar.

  • The discounts are not retroactive.

  • The discounts do not apply to round trips or other package and promotional offers, and only for trips up to 5 days.

Transportation of cars and other goods

If you wish to ship a car or other goods with Hurtigruten without traveling yourself, you can contact Nor Lines via email at: [email protected] or the agents at the respective ports.

Bringing a vehicle on board The Coastal Express

We highly recommend pre-booking a spot on the car deck. You can show up on the day, but there's no guarantee we'll have a free space.

Please be ready to drive on board at 18.00 in Bergen and no later than one hour before departure in Trondheim, Bodø, Tromsø and Kirkenes. For all other ports, please arrive no later than 30 minutes before departure. 

In most ports, you park your car, walk on to the ship, check in, and then return to your vehicle. Our crew will then inform you when it’s your turn to drive on board. In Bergen, please walk into the terminal and check in.  

We ask guests embarking at ports where we dock for 15 minutes or less to drive onto the ship before checking in. A member of our car deck crew will hand you a transit card. Please show this card to reception staff during check-in. Check our sailing plan to see how long we stay in each port.

Please provide reception staff with the following information during check-in: 

  • License plate number 

  • Type of vehicle 

  • Colour of vehicle 

You will receive your vehicle access pass during check in, which must be shown to the crew on the car deck.

In Bergen, there is  a car park near the terminal marked with ‘Kystruten and FjordLine’.  

In Trondheim and Bodø, there is a car park close to the pier. 

In Tromsø, vehicles must be parked in public car park near the terminal building.  

In Kirkenes, there's a marked parking lane on the pier. 

Our smaller ports do not usually feature a car park. However, you can park in a suitable place close to the pier.  

Please note: The order vehicles enter the ship depends on their port of disembarkation. You’ll receive further information during check-in.   

In many ports, our crew can drive your vehicle on and off the ship. However, please note that we cannot guarantee this service. 

Yes, except for our seasonal stops in Geirangerfjord in summer and Hjørundfjord in autumn, as we don’t dock in these two locations. Instead, we anchor offshore, and guests are brought on board by tender boats. 

The following dimensions apply to vehicles: 

 Max length in metersMax width in metersMax height in metersMax weight in kilos

MS Kong Harald

6.4

2.4

2.25

5000

MS Nordkapp

6.5

2.4

2.1

5000

MS Nordlys

6.5

2.4

2.2

5000

MS Nordnorge

6.5

2.4

2.3

5000

MS Polarlys

6.5

2.45

2.2

5000

MS Richard With

6.4

2.4

2.3

5000

MS Vesterålen

5.4

2.3

1.9

2800

For safety reasons, we will not be able to board vehicles with LPG or CNG gas. This applies even if the tank is empty.

Unfortunately, no caravans or trailers are allowed on board. 

Guests must take any luggage they need with them for the trip and embark via the terminal in Bergen and via the Hurtigruten pier in the other ports. Luggage must not be transported through car decks.

Please be aware that luggage handling is not included in your voyage, unless embarking or disembarking the ship at the terminal in Bergen. You’ll need to carry your own luggage on and off the ship at all other ports. 

No, as guests aren’t allowed on the car deck while the ship is sailing. Therefore, please take the luggage you require from your vehicle and board via the terminal in Bergen and via the pier in other ports.  

The car deck only opens when the ship is docked. Therefore, you can enjoy the views right up until we reach land. The crew will show you to your vehicle, and you can start your engine when notified.

Please note: On southbound sailings, the crew drive all vehicles off the ship in Trondheim due to the early hour (06.30) of our arrival. You can collect your keys in reception. 

Frequently asked questions

You can buy a ticket by following the link here to booking. You can also buy a ticket on board if you haven't purchased a ticket beforehand.

For port-to-port travels, you do not need to show a ticket as the reservation is registered under your name. You only need to bring valid identification. However, we always recommend our guests to bring their confirmation documents for security purposes, but it is not necessary for check-in on port-to-port travels.

For a secure payment process, we recommend making the payment with a debit or credit card through our provided payment link. If there is enough time before the departure date, we can also offer to send an invoice for payment via bank transfer.

To ensure a smooth departure, please be prepared for boarding at least 15 minutes prior to departure time at all ports. If you are embarking in Bergen, please arrive at the terminal no later than 30 minutes before departure.

You’ll have the option to explore the ports we visit at your leisure. Our sailing plan is available. Please ensure that you are back on board in time, especially if the ship arrives with a delay but departs on time to keep to the schedule. The departure time will always be clearly displayed at the gangway.

Please note that the ship cannot wait for late passengers. If you miss your ship, you will need to arrange transport by yourself and at your own expense to the next port on the schedule. 

You can find information about the ship's arrival time to your port in our schedule here.

Children over the age of 12 can travel alone with Hurtigruten with parental/guardian consent, but the child must be at least 16 years old to travel overnight. Children travelling alone must also be assessed individually in relation to their ability to take care of themselves. A companion for a child under the age of 12 must be at least 18 years old. In order for the child to be able to travel alone with Hurtigruten, the necessary information must be provided, including at least the following:

  • The child's name, date of birth and gender

  • Home address and visiting address

  • Name and telephone number of parents/guardians/contact persons and the person who will pick up the child at the place of arrival

Upon boarding, the parents/guardians must sign a form with information about both the child and the parents/guardians. The form must clearly state that the child has enough money for food (if food has not been prepaid), and that the parent/guardian understands the responsibility and risk associated with sending the child alone with Hurtigruten. The name and telephone number of the person picking up the child at the place of arrival must be provided.

The person on duty at reception is responsible for providing the child with the necessary safety information and how to behave in emergency situations. The child must be informed that he or she must not leave the ship without clarification from the contact person. The child must also be assigned a contact person(s) at the reception desk for questions and assistance, and they must maintain the necessary contact with the child during the journey. Children travelling alone shall be noted on the passenger list as a person in need of special assistance. The bridge shall be informed of the number of children travelling alone.

To book a ticket for children travelling alone, please call our customer service team.

Half board = breakfast and dinner. Full board = breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is not included in standard port-to-port travel tickets.

You can also choose to only order dinner or only lunch. You cannot order only breakfast on our website, but if you only want breakfast, you can pay on board the ship.

Dinner/supper is served either plated or buffet-style, depending on the day.

Beverages are not included.

Breakfast is served from 7:00 am. Start your day with a selection of hot dishes and a buffet of fresh bread, cereal, fruit, yogurt, smoothies, juice, energy shots, porridge, salmon, eggs, and pancakes.

Lunch is served from 12:00 pm. By using locally homegrown products and the best seasonal ingredients, our chefs create delicious dishes and exquisite buffets for lunch. We also have a wide selection of sustainable and plant-based vegan options on the menu.

Dinner is served from 6:00 pm. * Enjoy a three-course dinner or buffet. You can choose from a wide variety of meat, fish, and plant-based alternatives. The perfect ending to your meal is a selection of traditional desserts such as homemade cakes, sorbets, or puddings, often served with a local berry coulis.

*You will receive table allocation and the exact dinner time when you check-in on board.

On shorter trips, we only offer unspecified cabins. This means that you can choose the cabin category, but not the cabin number. Suites are not available for booking on shorter trips.

PET cabins are specially designed for those who want to bring their pets. The wall-to-wall carpeting has been removed for easier cleaning. There will be an additional fee of 150 NOK per night.

It costs 250 NOK to bring a bicycle on board. Please contact our customer center to add the bicycle to your booking. Bicycles are stored on the car deck during the journey.