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Hurtigruten Cruises

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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

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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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Nordlys
Nordlys

11 Night
Norwegian Coast CruiseDetails

56 Reviews
Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Fram

14 Night
Spitsbergen CruiseDetails

72 Reviews
Leaving:Spitsbergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Fridtjof Nansen
MS Fridtjof Nansen  (Photo: Oscar Farrera/Hurtigruten)

11 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

17 Reviews
Leaving:Ushuaia
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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Roald Amundsen
MS Roald Amundsen (Photo: Hurtigruten)

11 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

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

72 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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21 Night
Africa CruiseDetails

36 Reviews
Leaving:Dakar
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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17 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

17 Reviews
Leaving:Nome
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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17 Night
Antarctica CruiseDetails

72 Reviews
Leaving:Santiago
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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6 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

63 Reviews
Leaving:Tromso
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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14 Night
Norway CruiseDetails

63 Reviews
Leaving:Bergen
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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12 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

72 Reviews
Leaving:Vancouver
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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12 Night
Central America CruiseDetails

17 Reviews
Leaving:San Diego
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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13 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

72 Reviews
Leaving:Seward
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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12 Night
Alaska CruiseDetails

72 Reviews
Leaving:Seward
Cruise Line:Hurtigruten
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14 Night
Spitsbergen CruiseDetails

36 Reviews
Leaving:Spitsbergen
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

Incredible Trip

I’m glad that we decided to take the longer cruise which had more days in Antarctica and crossed the Antarctic Circle.There was a storm on our first day inside the Antarctic Circle and a landing was canceled once because of the size of the waves.Read More
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Christina94063

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

An Honest Appraisal of Hurtigruten Coastal Express & the MS Nordnorge

First, our expectations: It’s a working supply ship, so…rustic, probably dated, not necessarily the most comfortable ship, possibly loud during loading/unloading, boring (very little choice in on-board activities) but the food would be good.They had made hotel reservations for each and every one of us, and in addition, refunded us for the 2 days we missed on the boat (which was in truth only 24 hours).Read More
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cmolaison

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Amazing Antarctic Expedition.

We chose this cruise because my husband got a nice discount being a United Airlines employee.We were pleasantly surprised with how nice everything was.Read More
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MikeLarys

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Fabulous expedition cruise

Plenty of interesting talks on the species of whale, birds and vegetation that we witnessed seeing in their natural habitats.The food was excellent with plenty of choice.Read More
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JB37

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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