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. 

With 130 years of showing guests the wonders of the coast on the route we know best, our iconic journey has become known across the globe as ‘The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage’.

The history of Hurtigruten

In 1893, the visionary Richard With set in motion a journey that would transform the very essence of the Norwegian coast. His creation, The Original Coastal Express, marked a significant turning point in the history of this coastal region.