Winter is perhaps the most special time to explore the wild and untamed Norwegian scenery. The landscape is a magical winter wonderland covered in white snow, and perfect for action filled winter excursions like dog sledging, whale watching or snow mobiling. On deck the air is fresh and crisp. Clusters of cosy houses glow on the shores like embers. The stunning backdrop of snow-clad mountains reflect the polar twilight.
Marvel at the Northern Lights that light up the sky
Sailing with Hurtigruten to Norway’s northern reaches, you will hopefully see the mesmerising Aurora Borealis. As you cross the Artic Circle, Hurtigruten will provide the best chances of experiencing the magic colour show as it changes from light green to dark purple, flickering silently across the Arctic sky.
Spectacular displays of Polar Light
No matter where you sail with us in winter, there will be stunning shades of light. Even the southern parts of Norway will have purple, yellow and warm glowing skies as far south as Bergen. As you reach Trondheim, the Lofoten Islands, Tromsø and the North Cape, you have a chance to experience the Blue Hour when the indirect sunlight creates a soul stirring blue light every morning and evening. So on our winter voyages, you can experience a great variety of beautiful types of light.
A taste of tradition - and something new
We take pride is serving meals on board that visually match the divine beauty of the landscapes we pass, also in winter. Our chefs like to enhance the different tastes, making every meal a great experience. Surprise is another favourite element of ours, mixing old traditional recipes and tastes with something new. During winter you can enjoy fish like wild cod from Finnmark, pork from Lofoten and two buffets with delicacies from the sea.