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Hurtigruten Documentary Attracts Millions Of Viewers

A documentary film of a 6-day Hurtigruten cruise has proved massively successful in Norway with over half of the country’s population tuning into enjoy footage beamed back from the MS Nord-Norge. The film began airing on 16th July and follows the Hurtigruten vessel throughout all 6 days of its Bergen to Kirkenes voyage, a popular route for many who want to enjoy a Norwegian Fjords cruise.

When the idea was first suggested, the logic of airing such footed was questioned due to the slow-moving nature of such a cruise; however, these doubts were soon quashed once the viewing figures entered into circulation with over 2 and a half million Norwegians captivated by innovative nature of the film.

The footage, which is being captured by a number of small camera’s positioned in key vantage points throughout the ship has also proved a hit out side of Norway, with viewers from the rest of Scandinavia, Britain, Germany and the United States all tuning into follow the cruises’ progress.

The show’s popularity is such that many viewers have decided to actively follow the ships progress up-close, convening on river banks and in small rowing boats to get a better view of televisions latest ‘star’.

If you’d like to see what all the fuss is about, click on this link, which will be active up until Wednesday 22nd July when the ship arrives in Kirkenes.