It was a momentous occasion for Norwegian line, Hurtigruten.

This week, Hurtigruten’s Ms Finnmarken set sail from Bergen on a 12-day Original Coastal Voyage on the coast of Norway.

With mostly Danish and Norwegian holidaymakers on board, this is the first time passengers have been able to take a full coastal cruise since the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Gradually restarting operations in Norway is the natural first step towards a return to full operations,” says Damian Perry, Managing Director Hurtigruten Asia Pacific. “Our staff and crew can’t wait to welcome guests back on board again.”

Throughout the pandemic, Hurtigruten continued to sail two ships along the Norwegian coast, providing an essential service to the Norwegian people, but this is the first time the full coastal itinerary has been available.

“This is also welcome news for our staff and crew returning to work, and the local communities we support along the coast,” said Mr Perry.

Over the coming weeks, more ships will be added to the Coastal schedule.

Welcome back Hurtigruten.