Hurtigruten dazzles their passengers with their specialised destination-focused itineraries. Travel with Hurtigruten and experience an ever-changing landscape of sapphire fjords, snow-capped peaks, quaint farms and bustling fishing villages hugging the Norwegian coast line – not forgetting, of course, the Northern Lights. Your voyage is filled with opportunities to indulge each of the senses with sights and sounds that can’t be found with other cruise lines.
Broadening Their Horizons
Hurtigruten have once again surprised their guests with the announcement of exciting new destinations appearing in their 2017-18 programme. Highlights include the Amazon River and the Panama Canal - Hurtigruten’s first voyage into warm waters. Staying true to their Norwegian heritage, the chillier shores of Arctic Canada will be sailed as well, giving guests the unique opportunity to visit the Viking settlement in L’Anse aux Meadows.
A Diverse Range of Excursions
From kayaking on the River Nid to Husky sledging through the Arctic wilderness or fishing for piranhas in Maica Lake, Hurtigruten’s extensive collection of excursions offers more opportunities to delve deeper into what makes Hurtigruten the world's leaders in exploration travel.
Witness the World’s Most Mesmerising Light Show
Once above the Arctic Circle, your hunt for the Northern Lights commences. Your best chance of experiencing the Northern Lights is on a Hurtigruten voyage during their winter season (running between October and March).
Hurtigruten Ships Offer a Sense of Warmth and Intimacy
Hurtigruten ships are designed to allow you to fully appreciate the spectacular scenery through which they sail. Comfortable cabins, panoramic lounges, and a friendly atmosphere comprise the core of the on board experience. Informality is key, leaving you free to relax and enjoy the landscapes at will, whilst the modest size of the ships encourage passengers to interact with like-minded and interesting people.
From the Shorelines to the Table
Whether you choose the lavish buffet or a three-course sit-down meal, you can rest assured that Hurtigruten's chefs have used only the very best seasonal ingredients. Locally sourced fresh produce is collected from port each day and used to prepare a range of dishes, including traditional Norwegian seafood and the heavily African-influenced cuisine that characterises Brazil.
The Future is Green, the Future is Silent
Hurtigruten are currently working to create the world’s first silent and fully electric Arctic and Antarctic ships. These auxiliary electric engine ships will feature a fully-fledged hybrid engine. The first arrival is expected to join the fleet in 2018, with a second ship planned for mid 2019.
Here's what our customers say...
"Excellent cruise on MS Midnatsol, the best thing was the very knowledgeable expedition team - we learnt a lot"
Mr. Kemball-Cook, Canterbury - Travelled aboard MS Midnatsol in 2016