Hurtigruten has been sailing the Norwegian coast for over 127 years. It is an experience like no other.
For a limited time Hurtigruten’s amazing prices – at around $200 a night, astonishing value – include shipboard credit of up to $500. So you’ll sail some of the world’s most pristine coastlines for seven days for less than the price of an airfare to Europe.
Here are just 12 great reasons to book your Hurtigruten sailing today:
The Arctic Circle:
Blink and you may miss it. On Hurtigruten voyages, we celebrate crossing the Arctic Circle at 66°33′N with rites such as whistle signals and symbolic on-deck baptisms.
About 2102 km from the North Pole you will find one of Norway’s most popular attractions. The beauty of the North Cape simply must be experienced.
The mountains around Hjørundfjord in Møre & Romsdal country are nothing short of spectacular, offering some of the most challenging and rewarding hikes.
The Lyngen Alps:
Nestled amidst the majestic Lyngen Alps, Lyngenfjord is a great region for adventurous travellers. The area was recently chosen as one of the world’s top 100 sustainable destinations. World-class skiing, fantastic hikes, whale watching, mountain biking, glacier walks, fishing and unique Northern Lights photography are just some of the activities you can enjoy here.
The Helgeland Coast:
If you sail between Rørvik and Ørnes, you will experience the Helgeland Coast, a region of many highlights:
The Vega Islands with their 6,500 islands, islets and skerries and a special bird that produces prized down feathers, have been recognised in UNESCO’s world heritage list since 2004.
The Seven Sisters: Seven mountaintops alongside each other, so beautiful that a local legend tells that they are female trolls turned to stone.
Torghatten with its 30 metre high, 25 metre wide and 160 metre deep hole right through the mountainside.
Highlight: Lofoten and Vesterålen
Lofoten is a rare wilderness outpost that offers a unique landscape of majestic mountains, deep fjords and long, surf-swept beaches. We offer several optional excursions in Lofoten.
The neighbouring Vesterålen islands is an archipelago characterized by contrasts, from white beaches and idyllic farmlands to mountain peaks rising from the sea.
An inland canal made especially for Hurtigruten’s ships. It is only 7 m deep and therefore inaccessible by bigger ships.
A dramatic cathedral-shaped sea cliff rises into view as we enter Kjøllefjord.
A rock formation that inspired great myths, Hestmannen is an iconic landmark close to the Arctic Circle.
One of Norway’s most distinctive lighthouses guides traffic in and out of the Trondheim Fjord.
The Atlantic Ocean Road:
Dubbed by The Guardian newspaper as “the world’s most scenic drive”, the Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien) crosses eight bridges between islets and skerries where the ocean washes against the northwestern shores of Norway.
A historically important Roman Catholic church built to fool sea bandits, Trondenes church north of Harstad is definitely worth a look.
The stretch of wooden houses was built in the Middle Ages, and has later been re-built several times after fires.