From the sublime beauty of Norway’s fjords in the far north to the ice-filled bays of Antarctica in the distant south, Hurtigruten brings 122 years of maritime experience to an impressive collection of voyages that go beyond the traditional cruise, presenting close encounters with wildlife and breathtaking - yet fragile - wildernesses. Hurtigruten offers a compelling and inspirational alternative to the traditional cruise experience, commanding a fleet of vessels that to this day still provides crucial services to some of the most remote coastal regions of Norway. Each is comfortably well-appointed for holidaymakers, with interiors evoking the rich folk heritage of this intriguing nation, including original works by acclaimed local artists.
A cruise with Hurtigruten ensures unparalleled opportunities for experiencing the myriad natural and cultural wonders of each destination, with a comprehensive range of amenities and creature comforts to occupy your time on board. We're sure you'll agree, however, that the real entertainment is to be found outside.
When you start your journey on your Hurtigruten coastal ship, the first think you will notice is the atmosphere on board... All of Hurtigruten's ships include large lounges and deck space affording perfect views to the changing scenery, creating a proximity to nature throughout the ship. This atmosphere gives you the energy to participate in the onboard activities and excursions that take you even closer to the coast.
From the moment you step on board, you will will be treated to active days and relaxing evenings, sublime cuisine and the warm company of like-minded adventurers. Friendly and attentive staff help to create a relaxed atmosphere between the crew and guests; it's like a journey unlike any other. No matter the itinerary, on a Hurtigruten voyage you don't just visit Norway, you become part of it....
Hurtigruten's fleet of ships vary in size and age, from the MS Trollfjord built in 2002 to a traditional vessel built back in 1964. On all ships you will find a wide range of comfortable cabins, from exclusive suites with their own balcony and extras to cosy inside cabins. Hurtigruten have four categories of cabins:
- Expedition Suite
- Arctic Superior
- Polar Outside
- Polar Inside
Each ship also has a small library where you can immerse yourself in a good book, and a cafe serving snacks and drinks 24 hours a day. (Some ships have jacuzzis and a fitness room) Norwegian artists have decorated each ship, so they are in fact floating art galleries that showcase paintings, sculptures and textiles.