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Norwegian Coastal Voyage and Explorer Voyages


A Hurtigruten voyage is the best way to experience the authentic coast of Norway. Hurtigruten ships sail along the coastline, deeper into the heart of this spectacular landscape than anyone else, taking you to fjords, waterways and ports that other ships cannot reach.

Experience the changing seasons that set the rhythym of life for local people. In springtime the sunlight rejuvenates life along the coastline. Discover the perpetual daylight of Norway's summer above the Arctic Circle or the vibrant colours of autumn before the winter once again casts its magical spell on the landscape.


A Hurtigruten cruise is also the ideal way to see the Northern Lights. Sail the Norwegian coast during the auroral season between 26 September and 31 March on a voyage of 11 days or more. If the Northern Lights do not occur within sight of your ship during your voyage, Hurtigruten will give you a 6-day southbound or 7-day northbound Original Coastal Express Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE (terms and conditions apply).

As well as the sights provided by Mother Nature, Hurtigruten also offer an exciting range of winter activities and experiences: visit a snow hotel, lead a team of Husky dogs on an unforgettable dog sledge safari, or speed across the frozen landscape on a snowmobile.

Choose from the 12 day Classic Round Voyage, 5/6 day Arctic Highlights Voyage, take in a rail journey to Oslo on the 11 day Norwegian Discovery tour or book port to port journeys as part of your tailor made holiday.

Hurtigruten Explorer Voyages
MS Fram | Hurtigruten Explorer Voyages

Journeys to the ends of the Earth

Following a long tradition of Norwegian exploration, travel to the the kingdom of the polar bear, Spitzbergen - an untouched wilderness that both excites and amazes. Enjoy an Explore voyage to Greenland with its towering icebergs, welcoming Inuit population and some of the most dramatic nature in the world.

Using specially built expedition ships such as the famous MS Fram, Hurtigruten also visit Antarctica, the highest, driest, coldest and cleanest continent on Earth.

In addition, you can venture to the Chilean fjords and into the Amazon Rainforest, sail in the wake of Viking explorers to Canada and Newfoundland and join a variety of other interesting ocean crossings.

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