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Cruises with Hurtigruten

Founded in 1893, Hurtigruten specialises in remote coastal voyages to magnificent Norwegian ports, as well as adventurous expedition cruises to Antarctica. With a huge range of excursions, as well as onboard experts enriching your journey every step of the way, you'll be immersed in the great outdoors, fascinating culture and delicious regional cuisine.

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Hurtigruten: Life on-board

  • Total cruises 141
  • Fleet: 8 Ships
  • Destinations: 12

While the facilities vary across the fleet, whichever ship you choose you can expect life onboard to be filled with outstanding service, comfort, entertainment and cuisine,plus destination experts to help you get the most out of your cruise.


Through a complimentary onboard kids programme, Young Explorers, Hurtigruten have ensured that even the most adventurous of expeditions are family friendly. Created for children aged 6 to 12, your kids will make friends while learning about local culture, nature and sustainability through a range of daily activities.

Young Explorers is available year-round on the following ships:

  • MS Finnmarken
  • MS Roald Amundsen
  • MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • MS Otto Sverdrup


Just like every other aspect of Hurtigruten, the dining onboard aims to immerse you in the local cuisine of the destinations you visit - particularly Norwegian delicacies! Offering the most authentic dining at sea, Hurtigruten source many of their produce from the local ports they visit. Being Scandinavian specialists, chefs will bring out fresh lobster, prawns and other sea food right from the catching nets to your table.

Onboard Hurtigruten ships, you'll have at least three dining venues to choose from, including an a la carte restaurant with outstanding service, as well as an impressive menu for you to fill up on as much as you like at breakfast and lunch.


Looking to wind down after a long day of exploring onshore? Grab a book, find a cosy armchair and enjoy some peace and quiet, or head to the outdoor hut tub to soak under the stars. While you won't find Broadway theatre onboard the Hurtigruten cruise ships, instead you'll get the most out of your destination and have plenty of time to relax in between exciting excursions.


Hurtigruten have taken on an enriching and insightful approach to entertainment onboard the fleet. The Expedition Team are the experts in delivering engaging lectures on wildlife, botany, history and even Norse mythology. Along the way on your cruise, they'll also point out key points of interest and wildlife sightings. Head up on deck with your binoculars and let nature entertain you through unforgettable sights and sounds.

Hurtigruten Ships

While much of Hurtiguten’s fleet may be working ships, their small size, comfortable furnishings and fantastic facilities make them well equipped to take guests up close to some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world.

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Hurtigruten Destinations

Thanks to the design of each ship and their Norwegian background, Hurtigruten are able to sail to an array of fascinating destinations, from the stunning landscapes of Northern Europe to the breathtaking glaciers of Antarctica.

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Flexible Booking Terms

For Hurtigruten bookings made before 31st May 2021, change to another cruise in 2021 or 2022 for free up to 14 days before departure. Alternatively, cancel for any reason in the future and get a refund within 14 days. Cancellations must be made at least 90 days before sailing date if departing between January and September 2021 and 180 days before sailing date if departing between October 2021 and December 2022.

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Hurtigruten Covid-19 safety measures

  • Before Cruising

    Before embarking on a Hurtigruten cruise all guests will hand in a health questionnaire and undergo a temperature check. Meanwhile all crew must have a health check and have taken an official Covid-19 course for infection management.

  • Onboard

    Onboard, social distancing is made possible thanks to reduced guest numbers, more dining sessions, no self-service buffets and markings for where to queue throughout the ship.

  • Medical

    Staff are first-aid trained and expedition ships heading to remote destinations carry a doctor onboard. Should they be needed, several cabins are reserved as isolation accommodation.

  • Cleaning

    When it comes to cleaning, each ship has a team dedicated to the continual sanitation of communal areas, while use of saunas, pools and gyms will be restricted. To ensure good personal hygiene, guests will have access to hand sanitizers throughout the ship.

  • Crew

    Crew safety is a priority, meaning each member of staff must follow stringent measures, including first-aid training, completion of a COVID-19 course and daily temperature checks.

  • Ashore

    By working closely with excursion partners on shore, Hurtigruten can ensure that guests can leave the ship safely to explore destinations. Measures include reduced group sizes, disinfection of buses and equipment and face masks where necessary.

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