Enjoy guiding from deck as we pass highlights and points of interest.

Onboard activities and lectures along the Norwegian Coast

Enjoy the art of relaxation as you cruise the Norwegian coast with great views and good company. Our Expedition Teams are on board to make your trip better with a series of lectures and activities on board.

Live in the moment

Hurtigruten’s atmosphere is informal and welcoming. There’s no dress code and no loud, flashy entertainment. It’s up to you to pick your own pace to unwind. After an active day of hiking on shore, sink into a cosy armchair and finish that book. Or work on a jigsaw puzzle in the homely Multe bakery.

Others might prefer to recharge by hitting the onboard gym. Follow that with a sauna sweat before relaxing in the outdoor hot tub. The Expedition Team will also keep you busy on board with lectures and presentations.

After a few days on board, your stresses will have faded away - soothed by the stunning Norwegian coast and the charming rhythm of life on board.

The Expedition Team: Your personal activity leaders

Our Expedition Teams dedicate their time to your travel experience. Their personal perspective brings the Norwegian coast to life.

Many of the team members grew up and live on the coast. And they love to share their knowledge with you in an informal and social way. During the casual evening gatherings, you can swap stories about the day’s hikes and adventures.

Learning through lectures

As your hosts on board, the Expedition Teams arrange optional lectures. They are specialists on a variety of topics, including:

  • natural phenomena like the Northern Lights
  • botany
  • wildlife
  • glaciology
  • fishing traditions
  • Viking history and local lore

The Expedition Team also deliver guiding at special points of interest out on deck along the sailing route.

Local food tasting and rituals on deck

These sessions are sometimes combined with tastings of seasonal local specialties. Try fresh shrimps in the Lyngenfjord in spring or cloudberries during autumn. In winter we offer freshly cooked fishcakes, while "Trollsoup" is on the menu when we sail into the Trollfjord in summer.

The Expedition Team also get involved with the traditional Arctic Circle crossing rituals. Natural phenomena will get a lot of attention, like the Northern Lights in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer.

Tips from expert photographers

As Canon-certified photographers, the Expedition Team offer expert tips and tricks to capture important moments.

Want more adventure?

You can join a wide range of hikes that explore some of the most scenic spots of the Norwegian coast. Norwegians are well known for their love of the outdoors. In fact, their passion is so strong it has its own name: friluftsliv.

These hikes are all about following the charming traditions of friluftsliv. Get outside and experience the superb natural beauty of the Norwegian coast for yourself.

90 seasonal excursions

To further explore Norway, you can choose from up to 90 seasonal excursions. They are graded according to four effort levels. Some are more active, while others focus on history and local knowledge.  

These local experiences take you on land to see iconic places. Visit the famous North Cape and the Lofoten Islands. If you want more challenging activities, sign up for kayaking, snowmobiling or dog-sledding.

The scenery is your entertainment

For good reason, the only show on board our ships is the one outside the windows. Spend hours gazing at the changing landscapes of the Norwegian coast.

Our small ships take you closer to the coastline than anyone else. Get unique close-ups of mountain cliffs and fjords, and local flora and fauna. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the panorama lounge maximise these views. When the magnificent Northern Lights make an appearance, the observation deck is the place to be.

The restaurants boast plenty of windows too, so you’ll never miss a sight, even when eating.