Norway

Join an expedition cruise in Norway from Hamburg, Dover or Bergen to North Cape and back. These expeditions are the perfect choice to uncover gems of the stunning Norwegian coast, exclusively handpicked by those who know it best.

Explore the most scenic spots the coastline has to offer and enjoy included excursions to experience even more. Instead of short visits to lots of ports, we spend several hours to really get to know each area, giving you ample time in the magnificent scenery to bask in summer’s Midnight Sun or gaze up at the Northern Lights.

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When to see

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jan
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Northern lights
Northern lights
Midnight sun
Midnight sun
Geirangerfjorden
Geirangerfjord
Arctic awakening
Arctic awakening
Fall colors
Fall colors
Cultural events
Cultural events
Whale watching
Whale watching
Typical best value
Typical best value

Ships to Norway

Explore our ships that regularly sail to Norway

MS Spitsbergen Hurtigruten

MS Spitsbergen

MS Spitsbergen is named after the crown jewel of Arctic Norway – the Svalbard archipelago and its biggest island, Spitsbergen. Hurtigruten has a long history of travelling to Spitsbergen, beginning in 1896 with the 'Sports Route'. MS Spitsbergen cruises along the Norwegian coast from September to May and becomes part of our global expedition sailings during the rest of the year.

MS Otto Sverdrup

MS Otto Sverdrup

MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken) is named after a great Norwegian polar hero. Together with Fridtjof Nansen and three other Norwegians, Sverdrup was among the first to ski across Greenland. He was also a key member of polar expeditions and the captain of the legendary arctic ship 'Fram'. He also served as the Hurtigruten Expeditions captain on board the M/S Lofoten, which sailed from Norway to Svalbard.

MS-Fram-Croker-Bay

MS Fram

MS Fram was purpose-built as an expedition vessel with a superior ice class, chart drawing tools, a ship depth-sounding database, extractable forward sounding sonar, iceberg search lights, an autonomous tracking system, an oversized oil retention system for self-sufficiency, and a full ‘expedition tools deck’ equivalent to a car-deck that holds 25 vehicles. We believe that as an explorer, you need an ‘expedition base camp’ that is comfortable. It should combine ‘all oceans capabilities’ with safety, flexibility, and environmental friendliness. That’s MS Fram. She’s simply the best expedition ship imaginable.

Top image MS Maud

MS Maud

MS Maud, previously MS Midnatsol, is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsen's 'Maud' from 1917. The original 'Maud' got her name from the first Queen of modern-day Norway. She also had her namesake in Hurtigruten Expedition’s 1925 flagship, DS Dronning Maud ('DS Queen Maud').