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Nobody knows the Norwegian coast like Hurtigruten

Using Hurtigruten as a basecamp gives you the best possible starting point for exploring everything the Norwegian coast has to offer – from fjords and iconic towns to northern lights and midnight sun.

More than simply a cruise, a voyage with Hurtigruten might very well be the most authentic Norwegian experience there is. Since 1893, the Hurtigruten ships have been an integral part of Norwegian coastal life, carrying local passengers, visitors and freight between cities and islands.

The original route takes you from Bergen in the south to Kirkenes up north, through islets, archipelagos and towns – some of which are unreachable with ordinary ships and cars. In a coastal fleet consisting of twelve unique ships, one departs from Bergen every day. Which ship will be your basecamp?

The classic round trip voyage: Bergen–Kirkenes–Bergen

If you wish to create your own voyage in Norway, you can select which ports you want to travel from and to.

The classic round trip voyage
Bergen is an international city with a small-town atmosphere, and is often called a gateway to the fjords. Read more about Bergen
Bergen
Florø is Norway’s westernmost town and is surrounded by a scenic archipelago. Read more about Florø
Florø
Sheltered at the east side of the island of Vågsøy, Måløy is a major exporter of Norway's treasured seafood. Read more about Måløy
Måløy
Torvik is a small village on the island Leinøya and is the entrance to beautiful Herøy and the bird island Runde. Read more about Torvik
Torvik
Situated at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord, the art nouveau town Ålesund could have been taken right out of a fairy tale. Read more about Ålesund
Ålesund
Protected from the harsh surrounding elements, Molde is beautifully situated in a scenic fjord landscape. Read more about Molde
Molde
Kristiansund sits on four islands and is founded on bacalao – dried salted cod, known locally as “klippfisk”. Read more about Kristiansund
Kristiansund
Home to the famous Nidaros Cathedral, the university town of Trondheim is both youthful and historical. Read more about Trondheim
Trondheim
The maritime splendour of Rørvik and the thousands of surrounding islands are an attraction in itself Read more about Rørvik
Rørvik
A charming town in the middle of Norway, rich in history and maritime atmosphere. Read more about Brønnøysund
Brønnøysund
The Seven Sisters mountain range might be Sandessjøen’s primary claim to fame, and the UNESCO listed Vega Islands are also close at hand. Read more about Sandnessjøen
Sandnessjøen
Nesna is an idyllic and tranquil former trading post on the Helgeland coast. The scenic surroundings comprise the islands of Hugla, Handnesøya and… Read more about Nesna
Nesna
Dramatic peaks to the east and a wonderful archipelago to the west provide Ørnes with a unique natural setting. Read more about Ørnes
Ørnes
Bodø is home to sea egles, the midnight sun, northern lights and the world’s strongest maelstrom Saltstarumen. Read more about Bodø
Bodø
Stamsund provides a genuine Lofoten experience and a unique encounter with the Viking era. Read more about Stamsund
Stamsund
Svolvær attracts nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, in addition to artists in search of the very special light. Read more about Svolvær
Svolvær
The idyllic village where founder Richard With started Hurtigruten more than 120 years ago. Read more about Stokmarknes
Stokmarknes
Fascinating sea landscapes and a bold move in city design – Sortland has the nickname “the blue city”. Read more about Sortland
Sortland
With its 203 inhabitants, the charming village of Rishøyhamn is Hurtigruten’s smallest port of call. Read more about Risøyhamn
Risøyhamn
Outdoor adventures and cultural impulses – Harstad has it all. Read more about Harstad
Harstad
Fisheries and agriculture add character to the small town of Finnsnes, often called the gateway to Senja. Read more about Finnsnes
Finnsnes
Set in a majestic landscape and packed with culture and history, the splendour and vitality of Tromsø surprises many visitors. Read more about Tromsø
Tromsø
Alpine mountains and deep fjords provide Skjervøy with a scenic setting. Read more about Skjervøy
Skjervøy
Colourful houses cling to a dramatic mountain landscape in the small fishing community of Øksfjord in Finnmark. Read more about Øksfjord
Øksfjord
The Arctic city of Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world and is full of life. Read more about Hammerfest
Hammerfest
A colourful small fishing village on an Arctic archipelago in the Barents Sea. Read more about Havøysund
Havøysund
Honningsvåg is the gateway to the North Cape and offers excellent shopping and exciting activities at the end of the world. Read more about Honningsvåg
Honningsvåg
By a small fjord on the west side of the northernmost part of the European mainland lies the small but vibrant fishing village Kjøllefjord. Read more about Kjøllefjord
Kjøllefjord
Amongst the ports of Hurtigruten’s classic route, this proud fishing village is as far north as you get. Read more about Mehamn
Mehamn
Cool and crazy Berlevåg offers wide horizons and unforgettable landscapes. Read more about Berlevåg
Berlevåg
The ruggedly charming village of Båtsfjord is a major hub of the Norwegian fishing industry. Read more about Båtsfjord
Båtsfjord
Vardø is the oldest town in Northern Norway and the easternmost in the country. Read more about Vardø
Vardø
A multi-cultural town with arctic nature at its best on display. Read more about Vadsø
Vadsø
Kirkenes is known as the gateway to the east. Here, you can explore the Arctic winter or the never ending day. Read more about Kirkenes
Kirkenes
Ports in Fjord Norway
Bergen is an international city with a small-town atmosphere, and is often called a gateway to the fjords. Read more about Bergen
Bergen
Florø is Norway’s westernmost town and is surrounded by a scenic archipelago. Read more about Florø
Florø
Sheltered at the east side of the island of Vågsøy, Måløy is a major exporter of Norway's treasured seafood. Read more about Måløy
Måløy
Torvik is a small village on the island Leinøya and is the entrance to beautiful Herøy and the bird island Runde. Read more about Torvik
Torvik
Situated at the entrance to the Geirangerfjord, the art nouveau town Ålesund could have been taken right out of a fairy tale. Read more about Ålesund
Ålesund
Protected from the harsh surrounding elements, Molde is beautifully situated in a scenic fjord landscape. Read more about Molde
Molde
Kristiansund sits on four islands and is founded on bacalao – dried salted cod, known locally as “klippfisk”. Read more about Kristiansund
Kristiansund
Ports in Trøndelag
Home to the famous Nidaros Cathedral, the university town of Trondheim is both youthful and historical. Read more about Trondheim
Trondheim
The maritime splendour of Rørvik and the thousands of surrounding islands are an attraction in itself Read more about Rørvik
Rørvik
Ports in Northern Norway
A charming town in the middle of Norway, rich in history and maritime atmosphere. Read more about Brønnøysund
Brønnøysund
The Seven Sisters mountain range might be Sandessjøen’s primary claim to fame, and the UNESCO listed Vega Islands are also close at hand. Read more about Sandnessjøen
Sandnessjøen
Nesna is an idyllic and tranquil former trading post on the Helgeland coast. The scenic surroundings comprise the islands of Hugla, Handnesøya and… Read more about Nesna
Nesna
Dramatic peaks to the east and a wonderful archipelago to the west provide Ørnes with a unique natural setting. Read more about Ørnes
Ørnes
Bodø is home to sea egles, the midnight sun, northern lights and the world’s strongest maelstrom Saltstarumen. Read more about Bodø
Bodø
Stamsund provides a genuine Lofoten experience and a unique encounter with the Viking era. Read more about Stamsund
Stamsund
Svolvær attracts nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers, in addition to artists in search of the very special light. Read more about Svolvær
Svolvær
The idyllic village where founder Richard With started Hurtigruten more than 120 years ago. Read more about Stokmarknes
Stokmarknes
Fascinating sea landscapes and a bold move in city design – Sortland has the nickname “the blue city”. Read more about Sortland
Sortland
With its 203 inhabitants, the charming village of Rishøyhamn is Hurtigruten’s smallest port of call. Read more about Risøyhamn
Risøyhamn
Outdoor adventures and cultural impulses – Harstad has it all. Read more about Harstad
Harstad
Fisheries and agriculture add character to the small town of Finnsnes, often called the gateway to Senja. Read more about Finnsnes
Finnsnes
Set in a majestic landscape and packed with culture and history, the splendour and vitality of Tromsø surprises many visitors. Read more about Tromsø
Tromsø
Alpine mountains and deep fjords provide Skjervøy with a scenic setting. Read more about Skjervøy
Skjervøy
Colourful houses cling to a dramatic mountain landscape in the small fishing community of Øksfjord in Finnmark. Read more about Øksfjord
Øksfjord
The Arctic city of Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world and is full of life. Read more about Hammerfest
Hammerfest
A colourful small fishing village on an Arctic archipelago in the Barents Sea. Read more about Havøysund
Havøysund
Honningsvåg is the gateway to the North Cape and offers excellent shopping and exciting activities at the end of the world. Read more about Honningsvåg
Honningsvåg
By a small fjord on the west side of the northernmost part of the European mainland lies the small but vibrant fishing village Kjøllefjord. Read more about Kjøllefjord
Kjøllefjord
Amongst the ports of Hurtigruten’s classic route, this proud fishing village is as far north as you get. Read more about Mehamn
Mehamn
Cool and crazy Berlevåg offers wide horizons and unforgettable landscapes. Read more about Berlevåg
Berlevåg
The ruggedly charming village of Båtsfjord is a major hub of the Norwegian fishing industry. Read more about Båtsfjord
Båtsfjord
Vardø is the oldest town in Northern Norway and the easternmost in the country. Read more about Vardø
Vardø
A multi-cultural town with arctic nature at its best on display. Read more about Vadsø
Vadsø
Kirkenes is known as the gateway to the east. Here, you can explore the Arctic winter or the never ending day. Read more about Kirkenes
Kirkenes
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    Snow mobils under the northern lights
    Ørjan Bertelsen
    Lofoten
    Summer in Lofoten
    Renate Dodell
    Kongsfjord
    Dog sledding in Kongsfjord
    Ørjan Bertelsen
    The North Cape
    Summer at the North Cape
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    Get outside and discover the magic

    Life on board, with beautiful and majestic nature waiting around every corner, is undoubtedly an incredible experience. But if you really want to experience the Norwegian coast, the excursions are what makes the journey unique.

    With 34 ports to visit and more than 60 excursions to choose from, you never have to worry about being bored on your journey in the Arctic.

    Join us for a king crab safari or an adventurous quad bike drive to the Russian border in Kirkenes. Experience standing at the end of the world on the North Cape, look a sea eagle in the eye while exploring the Trollfjord, or feel the pulse rising as you hike the tall mountain tops in the Lofoten islands.

    Read more about Hurtigruten’s optional shore excursions

    Geiranger
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    Geiranger.
    Photo: Hurtigruten

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    Geiranger.
    Photo: Hurtigruten

    Local food experiences from award winning Norway’s Coastal Kitchen

    Norway’s culinary traditions have a lot in common with the nature along the coast: fresh, characteristic and full of variation. On board Hurtigruten you will experience Norway’s Coastal Kitchen, a food that cooperates with local suppliers who provide fresh produce of the highest quality every day.

    In late 2016, Hurtigruten won the prestigious Matmerk award for “Norwegian on the menu”: “None of our big tourist operators have put local Norwegian food on the menu to such a degree. The fact that you can eat your way through the Norwegian coast, presented with good language, great stories and amazing imagery, is something any food and language enthusiast will appreciate.”

    The chefs on board are very creative when composing variations of both new and traditional Norwegian dishes. With this concept, Hurtigruten and its guest are not only supporting local fishermen, farmers and other suppliers along the coast – you are also bound to have unique culinary experiences to tell your friends and family about.

    Norway’s Coastal Kitchen
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    Norway’s Coastal Kitchen.
    Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo

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    Norway’s Coastal Kitchen.
    Photo: Trym Ivar Bergsmo

    Photo: Stephan Bauer

    Experience the magic of the northern lights
    or an eternal day under the midnight sun

    During the winter season from October to March, you can see the northern lights dancing across the Arctic skies. Those who have never seen the northern lights have missed out on an experience which mere words cannot really capture. And those who have seen it will always want to see it again, drawn to the lights’ magnetic attraction and mesmerizing combination of greens and purples.

    The phenomenon occurs when the solar wind is stronger than normal, and electrically charged particles form the sun hurtle towards Earth. The particles, electrons and protons form a magical light when they collide with the gasses in the earth’s atmosphere. How you want to see the light is up to you. We recommend a snowmobile excursion with Hurtigruten into the eternal darkness of the night, when the northern lights dance like there’s nobody watching.

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