Norway—Wild, Adventurous Coastline

Along the coast of Norway, port towns rich with culture, scenic overlooks, and fearless whales unapologetically fill visitors with a sense of wonder and warmth.

Norway with Hurtigruten Expeditions

Join a Norwegian expedition cruise to the North Cape and back from Hamburg, Dover, or Bergen. On these expeditions, uncover gems of the stunning Norwegian coast, handpicked by those who know it best.

We take you to places many don’t even know exist. Norway has been our home for almost 130 years; we’re the ones to show you both its highlights and its hidden gems.

An island in the middle of a lush green hillside

Reasons to Cruise Norway

Fjords exist in several countries, but the Norwegian ones are particularly impressive. The landscapes surrounding these fjords range from fertile hillsides to towering mountains with breathtaking waterfalls. In the valleys above the fjords, you sometimes find glaciers that open into rivers of green, glacial water that flows directly into the fjord. Join an expedition cruise in Norway from Hamburg or Dover and sail into the Arctic Circle, as far up as the Lofoten Islands, Tromsø, and the North Cape. 

An island in the middle of a lush green hillside
Person with blonde hair and arms up in the air looking out over fjord.
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Midnight Sun

Imagine that the sun never sets, that night never comes, and that days are endless. This is a real phenomenon. You can see it for yourself while exploring the beautiful wilderness of Northern Norway. Starting near the summer solstice, the sun never drops below the horizon at any point in the 24-hour day. The number of days of Midnight Sun increases the closer you get to the pole.

Person with blonde hair and arms up in the air looking out over fjord.
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Northern Lights over snow covered Vesterålen.
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Northern Lights

The Hurtigruten Expeditions Promise

The spectacular northern lights are the most famous reason to explore Norway in the winter. We know that no trip is quite complete without experiencing this highlight at least once on your journey. If the Northern Lights do not appear on your applicable Norway Expeditions cruise, we will give you another Norway cruise FREE OF CHARGE!

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Northern Lights over snow covered Vesterålen.
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Kayak adventure, just one of many excursions on your voyage in Norway
Kayak adventure, just one of many excursions on your voyage in Norway
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Activities

The Norwegian coast is ideal for exploration all year round. Participate in a range of activities to discover its magnificent landscapes, wonderful wildlife, historic landmarks, and unique culture. Dog sled in the Arctic, kayak in breathtaking fjords, visit the top of the world at the North Cape, explore viking history, and meet Sámi reindeer herders.

Kayak adventure, just one of many excursions on your voyage in Norway
Kayak adventure, just one of many excursions on your voyage in Norway
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Wildlife

Norway’s northerly location, sprawling coastline, and diverse ecosystems have created a unique habitat for many species that don’t live anywhere else. Norway is a land with more wildlife than people. Outside cities and towns, a vast wilderness exists where animals live as they have for thousands of years including whales of all kinds, sea eagles, reindeer, and more

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Sustainability

Sustainability

Hurtigruten was the first major travel company to remove single-use plastic from all of our ships, restaurants and hotels. We are constantly improving how we reduce, recycle and handle our waste—and are sharing everything we learn along the way. Our crews and guests collect metric tons of waste from beaches every year and are educated and trained in conservation. Hurtigruten spreads awareness about pollution in every way we can, engages in strategic partnerships, works with relevant organizations, and conducts research and real time monitoring of the oceans.

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