Explore the Arctic, Antarctica and more with Hurtigruten...
Founded in 1893, Hurtigruten is renowned as one of the world’s leading expedition-style cruise operators and offers unique experiences in the Polar Regions, Canada and South America. The perfect choice for those who wish to awaken their inner adventurer, Hurtigruten has won numerous awards including ‘Best Cruise Line for Adventure’ (Cruise Critic).
Hurtigruten Destinations & Highlights
Hurtigruten is famous for the cruise programme it operates along Norway’s rugged coastline. Offering a wide range of departures from Bergen in the south-west of the region all the way up to the Arctic Circle. Hurtigruten’s itineraries are designed to incorporate stops in major cities, remote coastal towns and seldom-visited shores.
A huge attraction for many are the Northern Lights cruises offered by Hurtigruten. Ranging from 4 to 12-days in duration, these sailings operate primarily on a round-trip basis from Bergen in the winter months. If you have ever wanted to witness the majesty of Aurora Borealis, then we highly recommend you consider one of Hurtigruten's 12-day Arctic Circle voyages. Choose a Classic Round Voyage or an Astronomy Voyage and should the Lights not make an appearance, then Hurtigruten will give you a free voyage as part of their Northern Lights Promise.
Away from the Arctic, Hurtigruten also offers in an ever-increasing portfolio of destinations. Cross the Atlantic into Iceland and Canada or head south to enchanting Antarctica on a once-in-a-lifetime odyssey. Hurtigruten now even offer cruises in the Caribbean which are a great alternative to the more traditional cruise experiences in the region, with a focus on exploring hidden coves and walking in the footsteps of ancient Mayan civilisations.
What to expect on a Hurtigruten cruise:
A Fleet For All Seasons
Hurtigruten’s fleet has years of experience in cruising many of the world’s most remote regions. In fact, some of the ships are so adept in polar waters that they still carry out working functions today, which include the transportation of post and vehicles. All of Hurtigruten’s fleet - from the new Explorer Class vessels such as MS Spitsbergen to the time-hardened MS Lofoten - have been built with the conditions in mind and are therefore a safe and environmentally conscientious way to travel.
Hurtigruten's onboard comforts are somewhat at odds with the rugged terrain you will often be exploring ashore. The accommodations are comfortable and equipped with all the mod cons you would expect, while the dining room serves up a blend of light-bites and sumptuous regionally-influenced cuisine in a relaxed setting. By evening, enjoy time in the ship’s lounge with your favourite tipple or head to the deck for a privileged view of the shimmering stars.
Amazing Shore Excursions
Hurtigruten offers a comprehensive shore excursion programme which features over 200 different activities. These range from their famous dog-sledding excursions in the Arctic to sleeping under the stars in Antarctica. All of Hurtigruten’s excursions are guided by a team of destination experts who are on-hand throughout to enrich your time ashore.
One of the great things about cruising with Hurtigruten is that you will find yourself in the company of likeminded guests for the duration of your voyage. The maximum guest capacity aboard any Hurtigruten ship is just 1,000, so there are plenty of opportunities to make new friends or to catch up with old ones while enjoying a genial, communal atmosphere onboard.
How to Book Hurtigruten Cruises
For further information regarding cruising with Hurtigruten, please call our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677. Many of our team have experienced Hurtigruten and are perfectly placed to help you choose a voyage that suits your requirements. Alternatively, please choose your preferred sailing on our website and make an online enquiry.
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