Eleven Hurtigruten ships are committed year-round to Norwegian coastal itineraries with daily departures. Passengers may choose six-night northbound, five-night southbound or 11-night roundtrip sailings, calling on as many as 34 ports per one-way segment. Segments of any length may be booked, space available, but no meals are included in the fares.
Between mid-April and mid-September, the northbound sailings will sail deep into the Geirangerfjord, where passengers may disembark for a sightseeing itinerary that includes a return by bus to Alesund via a scenic inland route. The tiny but dramatic Trollfjord is also a southbound call.
Fram, an expedition-style cruise vessel, has the most far-ranging itineraries, with summer expeditions in Europe and to Greenland and Iceland, followed by a long voyage to South America for winter itineraries to Antarctica. In 2016, it will be joined by Midnatsol during the Antarctica cruise season.