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Hurtigruten Coastal Express

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Featured Hurtigruten Cruise Deals


The 2021 No-Fly Atlantic Coast

  • 15 Nov 2021
  • 12 nights
  • Ship: Queen Elizabeth
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Lisbon, Portugal - Seville (from Cadiz), Spain - Valencia, Spain - Cartagena,Spain - Granada (tours from Malaga) - Gibraltar - Southampton

Includes: Top partner for Cunard*, Full board cruising*, ALL overseas transfers*, Extra benefit included*

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Outside from £449pp (was £799)
Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

  • 02 Nov 2021
  • 5 nights
  • Ship: Bolette
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Antwerp, Belgium - Southampton

Includes: Earn Cruise Miles® with every booking*, Pound sterling on board*, Incredible late deal*, No-fly small ship cruising*

Royal Caribbean International

The 2022 No-Fly Norwegian Fjords | Half Term Cruise

  • 15 May 2022
  • 7 nights
  • Ship: Anthem of the Seas
  • No-Fly Cruise

Itinerary: Southampton - Stavanger - Geiranger - Olden - Bergen - Southampton

Includes: An incredible & diverse array of full-board dining options Included*, Award-winning Broadway style musicals, London stage-shows & more*, Enjoy up to $150 FREE On Board Spend when..…

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Why sail with Hurtigruten Coastal Express











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The History of Hurtigruten

When the Norwegian government decided to create a connection between the north and the south, Richard With and his friend Anders Holthe took on the challenge of thoroughly mapping the seas along the coastline. In 1893, Captain Richard With’s steamer DS Vesteraalen was brought into regular service along the coast of Norway. This was the beginning of Hurtigruten. Over 120 years later, they are still a key part of Norwegian life.

"Are they in focus?"

"Are they in focus?"

"Don't look down!"

"Don't look down!"

"I'll have one of everything, please."

"I'll have one of everything, please."

"Who, me?"

"Who, me?"

"Hello, how can I help?"

"Hello, how can I help?"

Hurtigruten Ships

Known as the ‘greenest fleet in the world,’ Hurtigruten leads the way with innovative technology for green and clean exploration. With the introduction of hybrid-powered ships, biodegradable hydraulic oils and lubricants as well as the promise to ban single-use plastics, Hurtigruten’s future is green.

Each ship is 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 encourages passengers to interact with like-minded, interesting people.

On Board Experience


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 leader in exploration travel. If you’re preparing for your trip to Norway to see the Northern Lights, take a look at Hurtigruten’s range of incredible excursions here.

With four excursion categories to choose from; Active, Culture, Nature and Food and four physical levels; Level 1, which is suitable for everyone, Level 2, which is suitable for most, Level 3, which is for average physical condition and Level 4, which is for good physical condition. There really is an excursion for everyone!


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.


Hurtigruten will dazzle you 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 coastline - not forgetting, of course, the Northern Lights.

Hurtigruten’s Northern Lights Promise

The Northern Lights Promise offers those travelling on Hurtigruten Northern Lights voyages the security of knowing that if you do not experience the aurora borealis, you will receive a free voyage to try again. Terms & Conditions apply, click here to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When can I book shore excursions?

Hurtigruten recommends pre-booking shore excursions. This can be done up to four weeks prior to departure (two weeks if paid by credit card) at the rates presented. Shore excursions are also available to book on board but spaces may be limited. Please note: all excursions booked on board will be charged in Norwegian Kroner.

Is there a dress code on board?

There is no official dress code on board but some guests choose to change to casualwear for dinner. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage (or even during the day!) so we recommend reading our climate zone packing guide to ensure you’re ready for every possibility.

What cuisine is served on board?

Norwegian cuisine is served on board. Chefs use only the very best locally sourced, seasonal ingredients which are collected from port each day and used to prepare a range of delicious dishes.

Does Hurtigruten cater to allergies, intolerances or specific diets?

Specific diets can be catered for if requested in good time. Passengers on strict diets may find that there is limited choice. A 3-course vegan menu is available in the evenings on voyages of 12-days.

What activities are available on board?

Most Hurtigruten ships along the Norwegian coast have an Expedition Team who undertake special activities on board such as lectures and presentations, on-deck guiding as well as hikes and outdoor activities in many ports. The majority of activities take place both inside the ships and out on deck and are designed around the season you’re sailing in. Hurtigruten aims to get guests closer to unique environments.

What are my payment options on board?

Visa, American Express, MasterCard and Diners Card are all accepted as payment options on board. Norwegian Kroner (NOK) is the on board currency.

Can I do laundry?

Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers and irons are available on all ships. Tokens can be purchased at reception.

Which languages are spoken on board?

The official languages on board are Norwegian and English, though some service crew also speak German. The majority of shore excursions are guided in two or three languages.

Will I have access to the internet?

Yes, wireless internet is available on board for a small fee, unless already included in your Select or Platinum fare.

What is Hurtigruten’s gratuity policy?

It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage. If you feel that crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, tip boxes are placed in the restaurant together with envelopes.

Last Updated: 20/05/2021
British Travel Awards 2019 - Hurtigruten "Best Specialist Cruise Line" Bronze Award
Cruise Critic 2019 - Hurtigruten "Best Cruise  Line for Adventure"
Cruise Critic 2019 - Hurtigruten "Best Cruise Line Shore Excursions"
Globe Travel Awards 2020
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