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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 288
  • 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.

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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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Hurtigruten Covid-19 safety measures

Vaccination and Testing Requirements

Vaccination Requirements


Covid-19 Testing

In order to sail, guests must give proof of a negative Covid-19 test result which has been taken more than 72 hours prior to departure.

Further detail around requirements specific to your cruise will be provided to you prior to departure and can be checked on the cruise line pages here.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Health and Safety Procedures


In order to board their cruise, guests must complete a health declaration form and undergo a temperature check. Once onboard, Hurtigruten are initially reducing their guest capacity to allow for social distancing. Additional measures include booking for activities, fewer people in the restaurants and floor markings to guide guests. Daily disinfecting, and fogging for public areas and restaurants, will take place to ensure high standards of sanitation throughout.

Face Masks

Face masks must be worn when embarking and disembarking, in hallways, stairways, lecture halls, and in the Science Center. They must also be worn outside if social distancing is not possible.


Crew must test negative for Covid-19 no more than 72 hours before boarding and declare that they have no symptoms. Daily temperature checks will also be required.

Excursions and Going Ashore

Going ashore independently will not be possible when Hurtigruten first returns to service, and all excursions will be guided. For landings in the wilderness, you may walk freely within an agreed area designated by the Expedition Team.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Passport and Insurance Requirements


In order to sail, guests must have travel insurance for their trip. This must cover cancellation and medical emergency expenses including repatriation as minimum.


Even for sailings which do not leave British waters, all guests must have a valid passport to travel.

Please see the itinerary page for exact details that apply to your sailing.

Cancellations and FCC Vouchers

Cancelled Cruises

Expedition cruises are cancelled as follows:

  • up to and including 17th September 2021 on MS Roald Amundsen
  • Up to and including 31st May 2021 on MS Fridtjof Nansen & MS Norstjernen. The Fridtjof Nansen cruise on 24th July 2021 is also cancelled.
  • Up to an including 25th May 2021 on MS Fram
  • Up to and including 24th May 2021 on MS Spitsbergen
  • Up to and including 18th May 2021 on MS Otto Sverdrup

Due to fleet deployment changes following the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the upcoming MS Trollfjord Expedition Cruises have been cancelled.

If affected, we will be in touch soon with details on your options.

Future Cruise Credit

Rebook your Hurtigruten cruise and receive 125% FCC on a future sailing, plus a 10% discount.

These offers apply only to the cruise element of bookings where are the tour operator of the holiday.

Flexible Booking Terms

For Hurtigruten bookings made by 30th June 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.

T&Cs apply - please see the itinerary page for details

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