A boat in a large body of water

Why choose Hurtigruten for your coastal travel?

Here are five ways our timeless voyages along the stunning Norwegian coast are unique and special.

Home is where our heart is

Our company was born on the Norwegian coast. We’ve sailed its fjords, navigated its islands, admired its mountains, and braved its weather every day, every season, and every year for over 130 years.

You can be sure no one knows the coast better. This is our home and we couldn’t be prouder to show it to you.

MS Kong Harald in Raftsundet, Northern Norway

Caring for the coast

Ever since Hurtigruten was founded in 1893, our reason for existing has been to support, supply, and serve the Norwegian coastal communities. Our heritage of sustaining remote coastal communities up the entire length of Norway stretches back 130 years. We benefit families, bolster local businesses, and protect the spectacular nature we sail through.

As authentic as it gets

Sail alongside local Norwegians who know and love our ships. They have relied on them for travel, transportation, mail, and cargo for generations. You may notice how people wave to our ships as we pass by homes and farms and stop at ports.

This is a sincere sign of affection that reflects how Hurtigruten is as natural to Norwegian coastal culture as the fjords themselves.

Two generations waving to a Hurtigruten ship as it sails by
A fisherman holds a polystyrene box full of ice. At the top are three freshly caught cod, which are on their way to Hurtigruten's kitchen

Partnerships that go the distance

For decades, we’ve cultivated strong relationships with Norwegian suppliers, big and small, old and new. We work together to ensure the highest quality and best practices.

You’ll see this excellence in the many optional seasonal excursions you can participate in, and in the delicious food we serve made from locally sourced ingredients.

Talent and expertise

We couldn’t have accomplished everything we have without the hard work, dedication, skill, and passion of our captains and crew. Many grew up on the Norwegian coast and have fond memories of our ships from childhood.

Our enthusiastic onboard Coastal Experience Team also bring a wealth of knowledge and enhance your experience with treasured insights.