Having began life in Norway, 1893, as a scheduled transportation line up the Norwegian coast, into the Arctic circle, today Hurtigruten runs a fleet of 11 ships.
Specialising in tours of the Scandinavian coastline, the fleet has recently been expanded to accommodate for Antarctic exploration. Across the ships there is much more an emphasis on the destination, as very little onboard entertainment is provided, excluding educational lectures based around visited locations.
This line is normally frequented by mature, well travelled Norwegian passengers, although it is proving to be increasingly popular with German, British and American nationals too.
With 120 years of experience, Hurtigruten gives you the opportunity to experience not only the natural, unspoiled and endless beauty of the Norwegian coastline, but also the Arctic environments, people and wildlife at the very ends of the Earth.
Thanks to the size of its ships, the line gets to show you a wider range of destinations than bigger ships. This means you’ll get the chance to explore stunning fjords, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and enjoy wildlife and nature along more than 1,000 miles of pristine coastline in a relaxed atmosphere.
Locally sourced food
85% of their food is sourced locally, giving you a true taste of the Norwegian coast.
A wide range of locations and excursions
Hurtigruten sails to 34 ports, 22 of them above the Arctic Circle. Feel like a Polar explorer: camp outdoors, sail to landings where you meet penguins up close, visit abandoned whaling stations and a lot more during 45 different excursions offered throughout the year. Enjoy the scenic views of Norway’s iconic fjords, 3 of them only visited by them.