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Get closer to Norway on a true exploration adventure

Discover your inner explorer on an active journey along the Norwegian coastline, guided by our true adventure experts. Experience the coast through the natives’ eyes together with our Expedition Team and get closer to the culture an raw nature.

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Experts on Norway

Hurtigruten has been travelling the length of Norway’s scenic coastline for 123 years. In this age of exploration, we are now bringing the spirit of authentic, active adventure and discovery to Norway’s coastal route. A custom made program containing lectures and presentations, special on board activities both inside and out on deck, as well as several excursions and hikes, are available on seven of our ships in 2017.

The Expedition Team members are not simply enthusiastic hosts, but seasoned travelers and modern-day explorers, passionate about sharing insights that will enrich and enhance your journey. The teams are carefully picked for their local knowledge and specific expertise in fields like biology, history, geology and the eras of human exploration. We want to take you on a unique voyage and show you a side of the Norwegian coast that is rarely seen or experienced.

Go on an active trip with Hurtigruten

The Expedition Team will take you on landings and hikes and inform you on how to make the most of your stay in Norway without disturbing the fragile wildlife and nature. All of the Expedition Team members have extensive knowledge on how to operate environmental friendly tourism in Polar areas. Norwegians are known for their outdoor obsession, and Hurtigruten offers hikes and outdoor activities to all guests.

Norway is consistently voted one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and few things can compare to the coastline’s sparkling fjords and dramatic mountains. Take advantage of the expedition cruise’s many guided hiking opportunities with a Hiking Pass. The pass can be bought on board, along with Hurtigruten’s many optional excursions that offer everything from city tours and visits to cultural sites, to bird watching trips and adventures like kayaking, dog sledding and snowmobiling.

Are you ready for an adventure?

Hurtigruten expedition tripPhoto: Ørjan Bertelsen


Norwegian Coastal Expeditions: Bergen–Kirkenes–Bergen

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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