Sailing daily from Bergen up through the Arctic Circle to Kirkenes and back, Hurtigruten's fleet of 12 modestly-sized ships are capable of getting much closer to the coastline and communities living at the 34 ports we visit. With the smaller size comes a more intimate experience and unique opportunity to get an authentic glimpse into Norwegian culture. Experience the four different seasons with the chance to see the Northern Lights in the winter, the Midnight Sun in the summer, the Arctic awakening in spring and the magnificent autumn golds in autumn. For the more adventurous, Hurtigruten also sail to some of the world’s most remote places such as Spitsbergen, Greenland, Iceland, Northern Canada, South America and Antarctica. On these sailings are Hurtigruten's own expeditions team and the opportunity for daily landings, as well as a variety of optional and pre-bookable excursions on all itineraries.
At Hurtigruten the main focus is on what's outside rather than what's happening on the inside of the ship. They sail to some of the world's most remote places and visit small towns and villages that other traditional cruise ships are unable to get to. Sit comfortably in the panorama lounge and take in the stunning scenery or stand on deck watching the magnificent Northern Lights, should they choose to appear. The view is constantly changing, which means you will never see the same scenery twice. Along the coast of Norway, it is all about the light, or the absence of it. The light colours, the landscape and the villages are in a thousand different shades. From these ships, you have a great opportunity to experience all of this.
Visiting 34 ports, Hurtigruten have a prime opportunity to stock up on fresh, delicious produce from local suppliers each day. For example, the fish served for dinner will have been caught that morning and delivered straight from the fisherman to the eager chefs. The cloudberries you taste our on deck or have for dessert were handpicked in Finnmark. Hurtigruten are proud to present Norway's Coastal Kitchen - enjoy a true taste of Norway's bountiful nature.
Accompanied by an experienced expedition team, these vessels are for active adventurers who love new experiences, fascinating lectures and guided hikes.
Never before has a journey with Hurtigruten offered more opportunities - both at sea and on shore. With such a wide range of excursions, many of them serving top quality local cuisine, we can guarantee everyone who wants to explore then Norwegian Coast - regardless of age or interest - the most fascinating experience!
All of the 12 ships that sail along the Norwegian coast vary in size and age from the MS Midnatsol built in 2003 to the traditional vessel MS Lofoten (1964). To help choose your favourite - there are six categories to choose from: Expedition, Classic, Refurbished, Comfortable, Young Explorer and Working Ship. MS Spitsbergen is the newest ship, joining the fleet in July 2016. Other ships include MS Finnmarken with a relaxed Hurtigruten atmosphere combined with a splash of luxury, MS Trollfjord featuring a panorama lounge and large glass walls and MS Polarlys with an interior décor reflecting the stunning coastal landscape of Norway.
Cabins vary in size and location, sometimes within the same grade. As a general rule, outside cabins on the higher decks have a picture window while the ones on the lower decks have portholes. STANDARD AND SUPERIOR CABINS: All have private facilities and twin beds, one of which can be turned into a sofa. Some have upper and lower berths. SUITES: Have a seating area with TV, a shower/wc and most have a double bed* (this may be two single mattresses in a double frame which cannot be separated). Refurbished ships now offer double bedded cabins in some categories as well.