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We believe that creating lifelong memories through unforgettable experiences is what makes life magical. Our resilient team members and the communities we continuously work with in the destinations we visit look forward to welcoming guests back. We’re thrilled to offer a safe, unique and sustainable experience. Our passion to explore the world and inspire guests through the power of travel is what drives us to create exceptional voyages. For more information, visit www.hurtigruten.com

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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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16 Night
Russia CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Oct 6, 2022
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Richard With

6 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Fram
Fram

10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

65 Reviews
Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Fram

17 Night
South America CruiseDetails

Leaving:Colon
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 29, 2022
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8 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dartmouth
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 21, 2022
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10 Night
Canary Islands CruiseDetails

Leaving:Las Palmas
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Leaving:Bergen
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Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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10 Night
Canary Islands CruiseDetails

Leaving:Las Palmas
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Feb 19, 2023
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10 Night
Canary Islands CruiseDetails

Leaving:Las Palmas
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Mar 1, 2023
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6 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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6 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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13 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
May 25, 2022
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17 Night
Northwest Passage CruiseDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Aug 17, 2022
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10 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Monacobreen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Jul 6, 2022
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14 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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16 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

Leaving:Antarctica
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Nov 25, 2021
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16 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

Leaving:Nome
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Jul 23, 2022
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17 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

Leaving:Antarctica
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Mar 17, 2022
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Jan 13, 2023
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13 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Monacobreen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 23, 2022
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Mar 12, 2023
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

44 Reviews
Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Jan 28, 2023
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Feb 7, 2023
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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

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Challenging to book what I wanted

I had to phone the customer centre in Norway to book my four nights, and booking this way means that the price is broken down so you pay for the travel, then the cabin, then meals, choosing whether you pay for one, two or three meals each day.Although the Nordlys is part of the Hurtigruten group and used by local people in Norway to travel between small ports up and down the coast, in the UK the website seems intent on only allowing you to book an 11 night sailing (Bergen to North Cape and return).... Read More
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Linb121

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Great Cruise with an Aurora Bonus

The exhibition team were always around and put on some excellent sessions, some nice scientific ones along with a chance to practise knots with the crew.Really good process for boarding in Dover and it was very nice to have the excursions included I decided to eat in the modern restaurant which offered flexibility and no booking but if you like really nice food you will love the main restaurant.... Read More
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lmhobbs23

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

A journey on a working ship stopping at many ports.

We would not want to go on this ship if it was full.We were offered a discount on our next cruise, and chose an itinerary that the company had done many times.... Read More
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Westons

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Norway's coast served on a platter

On this trip less than 50% of the capacity was used.We are not cruise-enthusiasts, so we only went on this trip because Hurtigruten is also a mail/freight line and also serves as a ferry for the population along the coast.... Read More
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PEPON

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

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