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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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Richard With
Richard With

6 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

62 Reviews
Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Polarlys
Polarlys

6 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Fram
Fram

8 Night
Transatlantic CruiseDetails

65 Reviews
Leaving:Dartmouth
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 21, 2022
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Polarlys
Polarlys

11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Mar 26, 2023
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Reykjavik
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Mar 15, 2023
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11 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Oct 23, 2022
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Norway CruiseDetails

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

Leaving:Kirkenes
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Leaving:Bergen
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Leaving:Kirkenes
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Leaving:Bergen
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6 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

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Leaving:Bergen
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13 Night
Europe - Northern CruiseDetails

Leaving:Monacobreen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 23, 2022
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17 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Mar 15, 2023
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14 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

Leaving:Dover
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
Sep 22, 2021
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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

Hurtigruten Cruises Cruiser Reviews

Norway's coast served on a platter

We embarked at Kirkenes and experienced the spectacular voyage from the Arctic to the tempered rainforests in the South. We didn't go on expeditions but left the boat (when in harbour for more that 1 hour) on our... Read More
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PEPON

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Spectacular view of nature with hotell qualities

Done this trip before with the same ship, which satisfied. Corona time has special challenges, and was answered. Food was served with grace and deserved a Michelin star or two. The view of the Norwegian coastline... Read More
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ArneLeo

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Sunny Norway on a small “working” ship.

When Norway opened to Covid-19 vaccinated tourists in July 2021, the time for the 5000 km Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen Hurtigruten trip was just right. The reduced occupancy (just slightly over 100 people in the... Read More
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keceram

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Exceptional nature, ship and services not up to standards

The first thing to be noted is that a classic Hurtigruten voyage is not a cruise. The Hurtigruten concept is based on a combination of transporting freight as well as passengers along the Norwegian coast. During the... Read More
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cruiserzoetermeer60

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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