There’s no better vantage point from which to explore the Norwegian coast than on a Hurtigruten voyage. Building on their explorer heritage dating back to 1893, Hurtigruten’s explorations are grounded in the likings of people who value learning and personal growth over luxury. They’re the world leader in sustainable explorer travel, offering unique experiences and imparting knowledge in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible.
Hurtigruten is sometimes referred to the “Norwegian Coastal Express” due to the number of voyages they take along the coast of Norway. There’s a departure from Bergen in the South or Kirkenes in the north on one of their 11 coastal ships every day of the year. The trip from Bergen to Kirkenes and back takes 12 days, calls at 34 ports and has been described as the world’s most beautiful voyage.
Any time of year, it’s a voyage like no other. The drama of the scenery and the wildlife will stir the explorer in you. 22 of the ports lie north of the Polar Circle – and you will be given the opportunity to join excursions tailor-made to match your exploration level. No matter what time of the year you travel with Hurtigruten, you will be surrounded by beautiful nature wherever you turn. Still, every season has its own charm.