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Hurtigruten Cruises

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About Hurtigruten Cruises

Fleet includes ships that sail the Norwegian coast, every day, year-round, and expedition ships that explore the poles and other adventurous locales

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12 Night
Greenland CruiseDetails

71 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Fridtjof Nansen
MS Fridtjof Nansen  (Photo: Oscar Farrera/Hurtigruten)

15 Night
Greenland CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Roald Amundsen
MS Roald Amundsen (Photo: Hurtigruten)

7 Night
North America CruiseDetails

66 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
May 8, 2023
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Fridtjof Nansen
MS Fridtjof Nansen  (Photo: Oscar Farrera/Hurtigruten)

17 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Santiago
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Oct 27, 2023
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11 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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14 Night
Spitsbergen CruiseDetails

36 Reviews
Leaving:Spitsbergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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13 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

36 Reviews
Leaving:Dakar
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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18 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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11 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

66 Reviews
Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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7 Night
North America CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 23, 2023
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9 Night
Spitsbergen CruiseDetails

71 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
May 29, 2024
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12 Night
Central America CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 30, 2023
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8 Night
Iceland CruiseDetails

8 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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9 Night
Spitsbergen CruiseDetails

36 Reviews
Leaving:Spitsbergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Canary Islands CruiseDetails

36 Reviews
Leaving:Las Palmas
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Hurtigruten Cruise Tips, Activities, and Overview

Who goes on Hurtigruten cruise ships?

You'll meet a real cross section of society on a Hurtigruten voyage. Norwegians use the local coastal service as a means of transport and often only stay on for a couple of ports. Other travelers treat the Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen round trip as a regular cruise and come from all over the world but particularly the U.K. and Germany.

On the expedition ships, again, there will be multiple nationalities, including more North Americans. Expect to meet the kind of people who care about sustainability and value learning and adventure over luxury. You'll find some families onboard the Norwegian voyages and even the expeditions, which tend to attract an older audience.

Do I have to dress up on a Hurtigruten cruise?

Not really. There's no formal dress code, although you should not arrive at dinner in shorts. The non-expedition ships are slightly dressier than the expedition fleet.

Is everything free on Hurtigruten cruises?

No, and the pricing structure is complicated. On the Norwegian coastal voyage, you can opt for a Basic, Select or Platinum package, all of which have different inclusions. The Basic package is very basic indeed -- you don't even get included tea or coffee; the others have varying inclusions related to beverages, Wi-Fi and dining. None of the packages include excursions, though you can purchase excursion bundles to save money.

On the expedition cruises, soft drinks, wine and beer with meals, and tea and coffee and limited Wi-Fi are included. Some excursions by Zodiac are included but others cost extra.

Gratuities are not expected, but tip boxes are available for anybody who wants to reward a crew member.

What are Hurtigruten’s most popular activities?

The most popular activities for cruisers choosing Hurtigruten are the land-based shore tours, and with several port calls in one day (on the Coastal Voyages), there are plenty of opportunities for passengers to get out there and see Norway's vast wilderness. Among the most popular choices are hiking, kayaking and cycling and in winter, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and husky driving. On northern lights sailings, staying up late to try and see the lights (or requesting a wake-up call) is also quite popular.

On the expedition voyages, you'll rarely see anyone skip a shore excursion, and onboard the lectures always draw a crowd as well. Many cruisers also enjoy participating in "citizen science" projects.

Why go with Hurtigruten?

  • The classic Norwegian coastal voyage is arguably one of the most scenic in the world
  • Selected winter voyages in Norway offer a Northern Lights Promise -- or a free cruise
  • State-of-the-art, sustainable expedition program explores the poles and the tropics

Best for: Adventurous types who enjoy cultural immersions

Not for: Luxury travelers or anyone seeking lots of onboard activities

Hurtigruten Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Best cruise ever

There was absolutely nothing to complain about, but many points to praise: + the staff were always cheerful, friendly, hardworking and efficient - they really made you feel welcome and showed genuine interest to make this holiday the best experience you could have + very motivated and well informed expedition team with interesting and worthwhile presentations + delicious food - you can even chose a vegan menu every day (!and free hot tea and coffee on every deck :-) + very good safety protocols, we felt safe and secure: whole staff trained for evacuation and even helicopter-rescue twice during our stay + best itinerary ever!!Read More
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OPQ

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

Bucket List Dreams Come True

Even though I had not requested a balcony cabin, I was given one (and it came in very handy when I tested positive for COVID towards the end of the voyage, allowing me to still feel connected to the expeditions going on right outside my balcony).The prices were reasonable for the overall trip and I would recommend anyone thinking about seeing Antarctica upclose and personal to hop aboard one of these ships.Read More
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Tennisg8tr

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Amazing Experience!!

Some of the scheduled landings were changed last minute due to weather; however they always found another option for us to do.You also have to be flexible based on weather.Read More
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spaul

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

Take note other cruise lines

I’ve been on a lot of cruises and Hurtigruten is no doubt the best organised.No fuss on-shore expeditions in the world’s harshest environment.Read More
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10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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