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Hurtigruten sailing along the coast of Nordland, Norway  - Photo: © Per Eide
Hurtigruten sailing along the coast of Nordland, Norway Photo: © Per Eide

Facts about Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten, 'the world's most beautiful voyage', has more than 120 years of maritime experience and a fleet of 13 ships with daily departures.


  • The ships visit 34 ports along the coast and the ports of Bergen, Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø and Kirkenes all have good flight connections. If you are interested in seeing all ports on route you can download the sailing map.
  • All ships have comfortable panorama lounges, restaurant and high standard conference rooms for up to 200 people.
  • The cabins on board are comfortable and all have a shower/toilet and a sofa/berths.
  • Suites and mini suites are also available.
  • All ships have internet access and there is generally good coverage for mobile phones.
  • Many excursions are offered ashore, most of which can be pre-booked.
  • Midnight sun: May to the end of July.
  • Polar Nights: November to the end of January, providing ample chances of seeing the northern lights.


  • 1893: The first Hurtigruten voyage departs Trondheim for Hammerfest, via 11 harbours.
  • 1898: The Hurtigruten route expands southward to include Bergen, with three departures a week.
  • 1908: Kirkenes, near the Russian border, becomes the northern turning point of the Hurtigruten voyage.
  • 1993: A new era begins with the launch of the modern ships. The modernisation of Hurtigruten's fleet results in 10 new ships being added to the fleet by the end of 2007.
  • 2013: Hurtigruten celebrates its 120th birthday. For more than a century, its passenger and cargo ships have connected Northern and Southern Norway.

More information

For more information, phone +47 970 57 030 or send an email to mo@hurtigruten.com.

You can also contact Hurtigruten staff directly:

Kerstin Orø
Email: kerstin.oro@hurtigruten.com

Anna-Maija Isachsen
Email: anna-maija.isachsen@hurtigruten.com

Last updated:  2014-04-24

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