The Coastal Express voyages are not like conventional cruises. Our 11 Coastal ships sail the Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and return to Bergen. We call at 34 ports and depart Bergen every day, providing a transportation lifeline between cities and villages while exploring stunning fjords and UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the more than 1,000 miles of Norway’s pristine coastline. This mixture of local encounters, spectacular scenery, and additional optional excursions provides an unmatched opportunity to experience and interact with the beauty and charm of Norway and its people.
Hurtigruten Expeditions build on our unique explorer heritage dating back to 1893, appealing to those who value life experiences and personal growth over excessive luxury. On Hurtigruten Expeditions, you will be accompanied by a highly skilled crew and expedition team on one of five intimately-scaled expedition ships (MS Fram, MS Maud, MS Nordstjernen, MS Spitsbergen, and MS Roald Amundsen). These expedition cruises will take you on breathtaking nature-based experiences in remote corners of the world: Antarctica, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Europe, North America, South America, the Caribbean and Central America, Northwest Passage, and across the Atlantic Ocean.
Pricing and booking
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Get a quick overview of your voyage details. See your departure and arrival dates, booked excursions and any transportation related to your voyage. Review guest, cabin and payment information.
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You should receive your travel documents approximately 2-3 weeks before departure, provided full payment is received.
Your flight tickets are electronic; you may check-in by showing your passport to the agent at the check-in counter.
Most excursions are pre-bookable and can be added on to your voyage during the online booking process. The excursions offered on your Coastal or Explorer voyage are listed on the relevant voyage page under the 'Experiences' tab.
If you are booking over the phone, excursions can be added at any point from the time of booking until four weeks prior to departure for Coastal voyages (two weeks if you pay by credit card). Please note that Explorer excursions have limited capacity and can only be booked four weeks before departure (two weeks if paid by credit card).
All excursions are subject to availability and sold on a first come, first served basis. We recommend pre-booking online or over the phone, where possible.
Excursions which are not pre-bookable may be booked from the tour leader on the ship. Excursions booked on board will be payable in Norwegian Kroner (NOK) and the price may vary as a result of exchange rate fluctuations.
Please bring your drivers license if you have pre-booked or are planning to go on any of the snowmobile or ATV excursions. Excursions and their contents are subject to maximum/minimum numbers, sailing times, and weather and/or local conditions. If pre-booked excursions have to be cancelled, you will receive a refund on board in NOK.
PDF handbooks and order forms with full descriptions are ready approximately three months before your voyage and will be sent by our Reservations Team to all booked guests. Order forms for excursions on the Norwegian Coast can be downloaded here.
Please note, you do not have a choice of hotel for excursions that include an overnight i.e. excursion that include a set hotel.
Unfortunately, no you cannot change to half board on The Coastal Express or Hurtigruten Expeditions. Expedition Cruises only have full board excluding drinks. On Expedition Cruises, our suite guests will be entitled to additional services.
All guests checking in at the Hurtigruten terminal or on board our ships have to present a valid Passport or government approved ID Card. Explorer voyages only accept passports that must be valid 6 months after the voyage. Please send us your passport details immediately after booking.
Flexible pricing is where all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.
We offer a flexible pricing policy, similar to that an airline if you were booking a flight. This means the from price is an indication of the lowest price you could expect to pay for an I -grade (inside) cabin. Prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.
You do not need a pin code for your credit card when making payments online or over the phone. You will be required to provide the credit card type, card number, expiration date, and Card Verification Code (CVV).
Our voyage prices are based on two people traveling together and sharing one cabin. A guest wishing to travel by themself will be expected to pay a percentage of the cabin rate. However, we occasionally offer no single supplement.
You can pay as you go onboard our ships with cash or credit card on The Coastal Express voyages. We accept Visa, American Express, Diners or MasterCard and regret that our system does not support Maestro Card. Please note that when using your credit card onboard the ship, your account will be debited in NOK. The rate of exchange will be the one validated by your credit card company.
Only credit card is accepted on Expedition cruises however, MS Nordstjernen does not accept American Express. The credit card must be valid more than three months after your stay on board. Please note that when using your credit card onboard the ship, your account will be debited in EUR (except MS Nordstjernen which will be debited in NOK). The rate of exchange will be the one validated by your credit card company.
For your convenience, we also offer a Cruise Card system onboard all our ships. This system allows you to charge all onboard purchases to your cruise card. Cruise card accounts can be created at all points of payment on board the ship. We accept VISA, Master Card, Diners, American Express or cash (NOK, EUR, GBP, USD) as deposit. The itemised statement will be sent by email. Please contact reception if you require a printed version. The cruise card account needs to be settled by 10:00 p.m. on your last night on board.
For your convenience, your cruise card charges will be billed automatically to your credit card. The credit card must be valid for at least another three months. Any discrepancies must be reported before disembarkation. This also applies if you want to pay part cash and part credit card. The currency used onboard is as outlined above. Exchange rates are similar to those in a hotel. Please check with the reception for methods of payment. Please note that a PIN code may be required when paying with your personal credit card onboard.
Yes, WiFi is available on all ships at a fee. If you have booked a SELECT* or PLATINUM package, WiFi is included in your cruise.
Please note depending on the vessel’s location, internet connectivity and telephone usage may be out of range or limited due to the remote locations in which we sail.
*If you book online, you automatically book a cabin in the SELECT package unless you have booked an unspecified cabin.
We are happy to welcome guests who are not fully mobile and all ships (except MS Lofoten) have at least one cabin equipped for travelers using a wheelchair.
Jacuzzis can be found on MS Roald Amundsen, MS Fram, MS Spitsbergen, MS Midnatsol, MS Trollfjord, MS Polarlys, MS Kong Harald (please note the Jacuzzi is currently not in use), MS Nordkapp, and MS Finnmarken (MS Finnmarken has a pool as well). All ships with the exception of MS Lofoten have fitness rooms.
MS Midnatsol, MS Finnmarken and MS Vesterålen have playrooms.
All Norwegian coastal ships have pet cabins with the exception of MS Nordlys, MS Midnatsol, and MS Kong Harald. Unfortunately, our Explorer ships (MS Midnatsol, MS Fram, MS Spitsbergen, MS Nordstjernen, and MS Roald Amundsen) don’t have pet cabins.
In almost all cases, yes. The only exceptions are a few cabins on board the classic ships MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen where guests have use of a wash basin in the cabin and share facilities with a few other guests.
No, we do not book individual beds but rather, entire cabins. If you are traveling alone, you will be booking a whole cabin for yourself.
The Ship Manifest Information Form is necessary for immigration offices, flight tickets and customs. Please fill in the Hurtigruten questionnaire (which will be sent to you right after booking) and send it back to us immediately after booking is confirmed. Please note that we are unable to send your travel documents until we have received the completed form.
When traveling to some of our more remote destinations, we have a duty of care to our guests and crew. Part of this care is to ensure you are declared fit and able to visit these destinations which are Antarctica, the Northwest Passage, Northeast Greenland, and ocean crossings.
Hurtigruten is obliged to medically screen you in advance of these sailings. We use a partner who specializes in this type of service called Vikand, who are a leading expert in global medical solutions for the maritime industry. To start this process, you will need to download the form provided in the link below and upload it to the Vikand portal.
The link to the portal is on the form itself. This form will need to be signed by you and your doctor and can be signed digitally (doctor’s e-mail address needs to be input before signing the form on your side). The form also requires secondary authentication where you will need a mobile phone to receive a verification code to complete the digital signature.
If your doctor does not wish to use the digital tool, you can select the “Analog Signature” option before signing the form. The form will then be emailed to you so it can be printed out and you can take it to your doctor to be signed.
Please note that the form needs to be uploaded to Vikand’s portal between 4-8 weeks before your departure. We are unable to send you your travel documents until we have received the completed forms.
All landings are dependent on the weather and ice conditions. Unfortunately, with the unpredictable weather in these polar zones, we can make no guarantees that landings will occur each and every day of your voyage. For more information on Antarctica landings see here.
We cannot pre-advise the LAN AIRLINES chartered flight times. Please note that there will be different flight departures with LAN AIRLINES from Buenos Aires/Santiago De Chile down to Ushuaia/Punta Arenas. You will receive the information about your flight time at the Hurtigruten Hospitality desk one day before your voyage. Departure time is very early. After the voyage our Expedition Team will inform you onboard about the flight schedule and flight number back to Buenos Aires or Santiago De Chile.
Please also note the limited luggage allowance on LAN Airline charter flights ( 1pc 23kg for check in luggage + hand luggage 8kg).
Rubber boots are mandatory for all Antarctica and for North East Greenland expedition cruises. Rubber boots can also be required when visiting National Parks. Please note that it's not allowed to use your own rubber boots in these areas, but may borrow a pair of high-quality rubber boots free of charge on all our expedition ships with the exception of MS Nordstjernen. On MS Fram we use Muck boots; on MS Midnatsol and MS Spitsbergen we use Hurtigruten rubber boots.
MS Fram - Muck Boots
We have from EU sizes: from 32 to 48
MS Midnatsol - Hurtigruten rubber boots
We have from EU sizes: from 32 to 50
MS Spitsbergen - Hurtigruten rubber boots
We have from EU sizes: from 32 to 50
Wi-fi is free and available everywhere on board! Our internet relies on satellite signal and internet speed is dependent on signal strength received. Signal strength might be affected in remote areas.
Health and Safety / Covid-19
We care deeply about your safety, health and wellbeing. We’ve introduced several new procedures throughout all our ships, designed to keep you safe from Covid-19. We’ll be constantly updating these measures in accordance with the latest guidelines from local authorities.
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