The Original Norwegian Coastal Express

We’ve sailed the Norwegian coast since 1893. Throughout those nearly 130 years, we have faithfully served communities and showed international guests our home. Come with us to experience the authentic, everyday life of the Norwegian coast.

The Original Norwegian Coastal Express

We’ve sailed the Norwegian coast since 1893. Throughout those nearly 130 years, we have faithfully served communities and showed international guests our home. Come with us to experience the authentic, everyday life of the Norwegian coast.

The Original Norwegian Coastal Express

The Voyage

Our signature voyage along the Norwegian coast travels from the southern city of Bergen, across the Arctic Circle, up to Kirkenes, and back. These 12 days and 2,500 nautical miles feature some of the most stunning scenery on the planet. 

Norway’s world-famous fjords will be on full display, dotted with farms and charming fishing villages. Admire the mountains and discover the myths of the Helgeland Coast and brace yourself for the sheer beauty of the idyllic Lofoten and Vesterålen islands.  

Along the way, in each direction, your ship stops at 34 coastal communities, big and small, day and night. We dock in villages and towns for 10 to 45 minutes and in cities for a few hours. The ports we visit at night on the northbound voyage can be seen during the day when traveling southbound.  

You can even split the two cruises into two trips, doing the northbound voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes over seven days at one time and then the six-day southward voyage another. We also offer short cruises ranging from two to five days and specific port-to-port bookings.

The Experience

Sail alongside the local Norwegians who have relied on our ships for transportation, mail, and cargo for generations. The onboard Coastal Experts will also share their insights about the coast, including its history, culture, geology, and wildlife.

The Experience

Sail alongside the local Norwegians who have relied on our ships for transportation, mail, and cargo for generations. The onboard Coastal Experts will also share their insights about the coast, including its history, culture, geology, and wildlife.

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The North Cape, Norway under the red skies of the Midnight Sun
Evening in the North Cape, Norway – the land of the midnight sun.
Photo: Hurtigruten

The Seasons

In the spring, come enjoy both sun and snow. In the fall, forests along the coast turn crimson and gold. During this season, our ships also detour to Hjørundfjord, hidden amid the Sunnmøre Alps. Between late May and early August, north of the Arctic Circle is the realm of the Midnight Sun, 24 hours a day of glorious summer sunshine. These are also the months when we sail into the Geirangerfjord, which deserves its place as one of Norway’s eight UNESCO sites. The dark skies of winter in Norway form the backdrop for the legendary Northern Lights. Away from on-land light pollution, your ship will be your floating observatory as we travel into the Arctic and pass directly under the consistently active Auroral Oval.

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The North Cape, Norway under the red skies of the Midnight Sun
Evening in the North Cape, Norway – the land of the midnight sun.
Photo: Hurtigruten
A splendid view from deck
Une vue splendide du pont
Photo: Wolfgang Abromeit/Guest-image

Why visit Norway with us?

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

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A splendid view from deck
Une vue splendide du pont
Photo: Wolfgang Abromeit/Guest-image