WHO IS

Hurtigruten?

Boasting more than 125 years of experience creating adventures guests remember for a lifetime, Hurtigruten cruises allow people to explore extraordinary locales across the globe. From awe-inspiring Hurtigruten Expeditions to Antarctica and thrilling cruises across South America, to vibrant Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express voyages past the Northern Lights, the cruise line hosts an ever-expanding selection of itineraries any type of explorer will enjoy. Offering guests sailings that always take the scenic route, Hurtigruten voyages promise jaw-dropping sights and sounds at every moment of the adventure.

Hurtigruten cruises also feature a magnificent selection of onshore excursions and activities for guests to experience at each port of call. Whether you wish to get in touch with nature and its wildlife or prefer to immerse yourself in the local culture and its traditions, Hurtigruten will have an experience perfect for you. Moreover, after a long day of exploration, guests onboard are treated to delectable gourmet dining. Prepared by practiced chefs and served by welcoming staff, guests experience true restaurant quality dining at every meal. From riveting polar expeditions, to rejuvenating Caribbean itineraries, choose Hurtigruten cruises for your next great escape.

Facts & Figures

Founded: 1893
Ships: 16
Max Passengers: 500

Is Hurtigruten right for you?

Hurtigruten cruises are the perfect fit for explorers looking for a premium adventure, packed with unique and immersive onshore excursions that take guests to places in a way no one else can. Offering a vast ocean of experiences in popular and remote regions across the globe, Hurtigruten has worked hard to create itineraries that enchant guests at every moment of the journey. Bolstered by a brilliant expedition team on every expedition cruise, guests are offered the opportunity to enrich themselves further with helpful onboard lectures and additional guidance at each port of call.

There is a fantastic selection of itineraries in destination across the world just waiting to be explored on Hurtigruten cruises. From magical jaunts visiting the land of ice and fire in Iceland to culture-rich adventures along the coast of South America, Hurtigruten cruises offer the chance to explore a destination like no other cruise line. With marvellous panoramic views from the cabin, exquisite onboard dining, and hands-on onshore excursions, a Hurtigruten cruise is great for those searching for a one-of-a-kind adventure.

What comes complimentary on Hurtigruten?

For Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express cruises, your passenger fare is split into three classes, here’s a breakdown of what’s included:

Basic:

  • Set-menu dining
  • Accommodation
  • Choice of cabin

Select:

  • Everything included in the Basic plan
  • Choice of cabin and suites
  • Choice of preferred dining time
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Platinum:

  • Everything included in Basic and Select plan
  • Specialty dining every night
  • Inclusive drinks package with dinner
  • Option to dine with captain
  • Platinum breakfast
  • 2 exclusive shore excursions
  • Priority embarkation/disembarkation
  • Airport transfer
  • Complimentary use of binoculars

For Hurtigruten expedition cruises, they do not have a fare structure. Instead, every guest will have the following inclusions:

  • All meals in our main dining room Aune and casual meals in Fredheim.
  • Access to Lindstrom, a fine dining A La Carte restaurant, for Suite guests only.
  • All beverages during meal times.
  • In-depth lectures on science, culture, wildlife, biology, history, sustainability, and geology.
  • Advanced Science Centre and Citizen Science Program.
  • Loan of all necessary equipment: boots, trekking poles.
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket.
  • Reusable aluminium water bottle.
  • Daily landings and a range of included activities (optionals also available)
  • Access to Wellness areas (Spas, sauna, outdoor hot tubs and infinity pool, gym and running track)

Why book a cruise with Hurtigruten?

  • Sail to enchanting destinations across the globe seldom reached by other cruise lines
  • Embark on enriching and unique onshore excursions guided by a superb team of professional guides
  • Enjoy mouth-watering dining at every moment of the journey with a selection of impressive restaurant-quality venues
  • Cruise with the experts in polar exploration, traversing the icy seas since 1893

Our Recommendation

Chase the Northern Lights with Hurtigruten!

Embark on a thrilling and enchanting adventure across Norway, Finland, and Estonia on the magical ‘Follow the Lights’ small group escorted tour with Hurtigruten. Encounter the famed Northern Lights, saunter through centuries of Viking history, explore UNESCO World Heritage listed landmarks and so much more. What's more, if the Northern Lights do not appear during your voyage across Norway, through their incredible 'Northern Lights Promise', Hurtigruten will give you another six or seven-day Classic Voyage free of charge. With awe-inspiring scenery all around you at every moment, this itinerary is one any explorer cannot miss!

Contact us today to learn more about the ‘Follow the Lights’ itinerary.

Discover the wonders of Antarctica

Experience the very best of the South Pole by booking the ‘All-Inclusive Highlights of Antarctica’ expedition cruise with Hurtigruten. From colossal icebergs that seem to never end and sweeping snow-capped landscapes that take your breath away, to curious penguins and seals, this Hurtigruten expedition cruise is one that should be at the top of any bucket list. With a brilliant expedition team leading the way, guests can feel safe exploring the rarely visited region. Plus, with a hybrid-powered ship that reduces the CO2 footprint created during the voyage, guests can sail knowing their adventure does minimal harm to the environment the local wildlife needs to survive.

Contact us for more information about the 'All-Inclusive Highlights of Antarctica' cruise with Discerning Traveller.

What are the accommodation options on Hurtigruten?

Beautifully designed and well-appointed, Hurtigruten on both Expeditions and Norwegian Coastal Express voyages have a great selection of cabins and suites guests will enjoy, no matter the ship or destination. With a heavily Scandinavian influence throughout, Hurtigruten’s cabins and suites have been fitted with furniture inspired by the enchanting region.

Cabins:

No matter which cabin you decide to stay in on a Hurtigruten cruise, you will always have an excellent outdoor view of your surroundings. Moreover, with 50% of Hurtigruten cabins boasting private balconies, guests can enjoy the scenery in complete comfort for the entire journey. Cabins are also fitted with a wide selection of included amenities and features to ensure your journey is as comfortable as possible. From comfortable bedding, sizable lounge spaces, and well-appointed bathrooms, guests will feel more than relaxed during their stay in any cabin.

Suites:

Hurtigruten ships feature a sublime range of suites for guests to choose from on every voyage. We especially recommend choosing these if you wish to have the best experience on any Hurtigruten cruise. Boasting extra space to relax as well as even more included amenities in the room, guests will truly live in luxury during their voyage. What’s more, with even more spectacular views, guests booked into a suite will enjoy breathtaking moments even during the quieter parts of the journey.

What dining options are available on Hurtigruten?

Every ship comes with a refined choice of dining venues we’re sure guests will enjoy. Hurtigruten have gone the extra mile to ensure their food is not only delicious but sustainable as well. With most of their food supplied from local farms, guests get to enjoy meals that use the freshest produce the region has to offer. This does more than just provide a sustainable option for dining, as choosing fresh produce also allows Hurtigruten chefs to produce meals greatly elevated by flavour-filled ingredients.

Hurtigruten cruises have a distinctly seafood and Scandinavian inspired cuisine available most nights. However, depending on the Hurtigruten ship, there is also usually a number of alternative options that specialise in certain styles of dining. Whether you enjoy the distinguished flavours of fine dining or enjoy the lively atmosphere of the Main Dining room, there will always be an option for you. Those with dietary requirements are also taken into account, with vegan options available for those who request for it.

Is there a dress code for Hurtigruten?

Hurtigruten cruises do not have any formal or explicit dress code. However, depending on your itinerary, it might be necessary to wear certain types of clothing whilst outdoors or on an onshore excursion.

For example, on Hurtigruten Expeditions to polar regions, it’s essential to bring water resistant outerwear to keep you warm as well as sunscreen and sunglasses to protect yourself from the UV rays that can reflect off the snow. Due to the cold, it’s also recommended to wear warmer attire and have multiple layers, particularly outside.

On Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express cruises the dress code is informal, with most guests wearing relaxed attire indoors. During dinner time, you can often find guests wearing casual to semi-casual clothing at the dining venues, though this is not an enforced rule. As the weather in Norway can be colder during the night and at times during the day, Hurtigruten strongly recommends wearing layer-based warmer clothing such as thermals.

What are the most popular activities on a Hurtigruten cruise?

Guests typically spend the majority of their time on Hurtigruten Expeditions and Norwegian Coastal Express Voyages exploring the destination, taking part in one of the fantastic onshore excursions on offer and run by the expeditions team. When onboard, guests can attend a limited selection of lectures run by guest speakers or the expeditions team, with topics usually focused on the region currently being visited. Otherwise, guests spend their time socialising at one of the lounges or bars across the ship or taking in the panoramic views on the Observation Deck.

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