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If a cruise along the coast of Norway is on your bucket list, there's no better line to sail with than Hurtigruten. Norwegian to the core, it started out as a line that carried people and freight between ...
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DisneyDarwin
Member Since 2004
1 review
37 forum posts
29 helpful votes
I’m still trying to figure out what I think about Hurtigruten. We just finished 10 days from Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Trondheim...an almost round trip...hunting the northern lights on SS Finnmarken. I’ll provide what ... Read more
cafeDB
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
114 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We booked this Hurtigruten cruise with the sole purpose of seeing the Northern lights in winter. WE were on the Bergen - Tromso segment which we booked directly through their UK website. Communication was good and easy. No other cruise ... Read more
TippyVonTipsen
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We had a cabin on the 5th deck, which had a large, unobstructed window. Though there's a walking path all around the 5th deck, no one can see in - we checked that out. The room was small but comfortable and extremely well laid out. Plenty ... Read more
Linton7
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
Just returned from a trip on MS Finnmarken, Bergen to Kirkenes to Trondheim. Our second Hurtigruten Voyage. The ship was delayed for 2 days due to a technical fault but Hurtigruten put us up in a hotel in Bergen, and arranged meals and a ... Read more
jersamguy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This trip on the Finnmarken was a re-run of a similar cruise we had made several years ago on the M/S Lofoten. Onboard entertainment was limited mainly to port lectures but as we had travelled this way previously and also matured in age ... Read more
iantjones
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was a first time "cruise" for us, so have no experience of other boats and cruises. We were travelling with the hope of seeing the Northern Lights but didn't really have any pre-conceptions about what to expect. So we were very happy ... Read more
blndgenie
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
My husband and I have never taken a cruise because we have no interest in being on a huge ship with thousands of people, Vegas-type floor shows, all-you-can-eat Midnight Buffets, large numbers of partying, art auctions and dressing for ... Read more
clairebear62
Member Since 2014
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2014
12 night Classic round trip voyage, Bergen to Kirkenes to Bergen  March 17th 2014 to March 28th 2014  Cabin 557 I accompanied my parents on this voyage, they had done the same trip in 2008 in June. i was therefore very well ... Read more
SLOduck
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
110 forum posts
3 helpful votes
When you say the word "cruise," one typically thinks of a BIG cruise ship that holds anywhere from 2000 to 6000 guests and features Broadway style entertainment and lavish midnight buffets. But Hurtigruten truly walks away from this kind ... Read more
Trollsbani
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I've been "hurtigrutening" twice this year, once in March and again in August, both times on M/S Finnmarken, both times with a friend. On both occasions we had an absolutely great time. Our outside cabin on deck 3 was comfortable, with ... Read more
skitr19
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2013
We started and ended in Bergen, NO. sailing for 12 days. Perfect! PEOPLE: varied group of many different nationalities and countries. They were well traveled and most were over 50 years of age. THE SHIP: Our room was well located with ... Read more
miglio2
Member Since 2009
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed December 2012
We always wanted to see the Northern lights and we were not disappointed on this trip. Hurtigruten would appear first and foremost to be a ferry company with a cruise element tacked on. the Finnmarken, one of their newer ships is a solid ... Read more
Prufrock58
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are not regular cruise types. We like small boats and have only cruised before on the Mekong, Brahmaputra, Ganges and Irrawaddy rivers. We originally booked to travel on Hurtigruten's MS Nordstjernen (400 pax capacity) but found ... Read more
WisRiver
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
239 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We Did the Hurtigruten from Kirkenes to Bergen in May, 2012. We had car and drove from Uppsala, Sweden to Kirkenes, about 1500 km. We had seen Geraingerfjord on previous trip to Norway, so we knew we would miss lesund and Gerainger. ... Read more
Christine Barrow
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
MS Finnmarken is one of Hurtigruten's newer vessels and exceeded our expectations in terms of space, cleanliness and food quality. We'd never cruised before and didn't want to have to dress up for dinner, etc, and this ship fitted the ... Read more
Allan Nielsen
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2012
Having won a 4 day trip with hurtigruten on travelchannel-my wife and i had booked a voyage on M/S polarlys and on the 5 th of march flew from Copenhagen to Tromso to catch her,arrived at Tromso airport two hours prior to Polarlys arrival ... Read more
FloatinFool
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
As you know the Fantasy ship is the oldest in the fleet but it has been updated. It took awhile to get the hang of the layout but we tried out almost all the areas and activities provided. (We didn't use the spa or gym-not our thing.) ... Read more
Ernie0528
Member Since 2007
1 review
34 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2009
****17-day Grand Norway Vacation 4/21-5/7/09**** Summary:Fabulous!!!!  The city visits were great.  The train to Bergen wonderful.  The scenery was spectacular every day all day.Overview The voyage is billed as "The ... Read more
T Martin
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2008
Our holiday began by flying from Stansted airport in Essex, England and arriving at our starting departure point of Tromso in Norway's Arctic Circle. The flight was around 3.5 hours. The date is June 3rd, 2008. And the weather looks ... Read more
Ttcat
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2008
I took a 6-day trip on the Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes at the Russian border at the extreme northern tip of Norway. This is not a conventional cruise as the ship stops at 22 ports to pick up and unload freight and it carries ... Read more
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Ceanothus
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2005
This cruise was very different from the cruises I've taken on HAL, Carnival and Royal Caribbean. The ship was comfortable, but offered almost no entertainment. Entertainment is provided by the ports and the views from your cabin window or ... Read more

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