Why Cruise with Hurtigruten

Curious about who we are and what we stand for? Learn more about Hurtigruten and why you should explore the Norwegian coast with us.

At Hurtigruten we give you the opportunity to travel with meaning. Building on our explorer heritage dating back to 1893, our voyages are grounded in the likings of people who value learning and personal growth over luxury. We offer unique experiences and impart knowledge in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible.

Our expert knowledge of the coast, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet consisting of nimble, intimately-scaled ships, enables us to offer you experience the best the Norwegian coast has to offer.

10 reasons to travel with Hurtigruten

From unique destinations to world-class food, here's why you should go on a cruise with Hurtigruten.

10 reasons to travel with Hurtigruten

From unique destinations to world-class food, here's why you should go on a cruise with Hurtigruten.


1. Discover the best Norway has to offer

2. Get close to nature and wildlife

Step into nature to fully experience the destinations, on walks, hikes, in boats or kayaks. We take you closer to wildlife than anyone else, with onboard experts who share their knowledge of the animal world.

3. Immerse yourself in local life

Get authentic experiences and engage with local culture. We don't just visit local communities, we give back and make it an important part of your cruise.

4. Landings unique to every cruise

We offer unique opportunities to explore the places you visit. Landings are adapted to the destination, and could involve small boat cruising or hikes, to name a few.


5. Hundreds of activities to choose from

6. Stunning panoramic views

We always take the scenic route. Our ships are built to enjoy the view, whether you prefer it from the comfort of your cabin, in observation lounges or out on deck.

7. Gourmet onboard dining

The award-winning food on board is a journey in itself. We offer fresh, local produce and a wide selection of menus on all cruises - including vegan and vegetarian options.

8. Magical phenomena

Make your dreams come true and experience the extraordinary - be it the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun or other natural wonders.


9. Sustainable cruising

10. Gain knowledge with the Coastal Experience Team

Our destinations 


The Norwegian Coast

Our cruises along the Norwegian coast rightly earns its place in the hall of fame of iconic traveller routes along with other classics like the Orient Express, Europe’s Danube, and the revered Route 66. After all, it's known as "The World's Most Beautiful Voyage" for a reason.

Experience Norway's beautiful fjords, charming ports, and rare wildlife under the Midnight Sun or spectacular Northern Lights. Our daily departures take you on voyages where no other ships go. No matter the season, all cruises with Hurtigruten are thrilling adventures filled with amazing scenery and active experiences.



Sprawling glaciers, jagged mountain formations and scenic fjords – Svalbard showcases Arctic beauty in all its rugged, pristine splendour. Located halfway between Norway and the North Pole, this remote archipelago is a truly wild experience. And as Svalbard travel experts, there is no bettery way to experience its must-see highlights and the lesser-known gems than on a Hurtigruten cruise. 

Whether onboard the newly renovated MS Trollfjord or the timeless MS Nordstjernen, our cruises to Svalbard offer experiences like no other. 


4 facts about Hurtigruten

1. Our ships are filled with Coastal Experience Teams 

While sailing along the Norwegian coast, you will be accompanied by an expert Coastal Experience Team. They are your hosts on board and ashore, and provide lectures in subjects such as geography, history, wildlife and more. Nobody knows the Norwegian coast like they do.

2. We have a Northern Lights guarantee

100%. That’s how sure we are that the spectacular Northern Lights will make an appearance on your 12-day Hurtigruten voyage. We even back it up with a special promise to you. If they do not appear on your voyage, we will give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE, so your Hurtigruten experience will be one with zero regrets. 

3. Hurtigruten is not your normal cruise operator

When you sail with Hurtigruten, you are on a voyage with likeminded adventurers who value personal growth and exploring over luxury. You won't find waterslides, casinos or any sort of dress code. However, you will find a casual and relaxed atmosphere, great food, and all the quality equipment you need to explore new destinations.

4. We are committed to sustainable travel

We operate in some of the world’s most pristine and vulnerable natural landscapes. This is a responsibility we take seriously, which is why we educate our guests on how to reduce our environmental footprint. Read more about our efforts to minimise the impact, our use of local food along the Norwegian coast, research and knowledge in polar waters, and much more in "Leaving a Smaller Footprint".

Experience the Norwegian coast on an unforgettable cruise with Hurtigruten