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Hurtigruten

3.5 | Average
  • 68% Recommend
Service Level
  • Standard
Type
  • Regional Expert
Established
  • 1893
Headquarters
  • Tromsø, Norway
Trips
  • 16

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Hurtigruten Reviews & Ratings 68% Recommend

3.5 out of 5
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3.5

Tour Reviews

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Recommends

Its the best sea voyage we've ever made! March 2020

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Its the best sea voyage we've ever made! We're looking forward to go again, hopefully the virus will be gone by then.

G

Recommends

Recommended 100 % October 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Recommended 100 %. The Deal, the people, excursions

A

Recommends

absolutely recommend the Hurtigruten July 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
I, Ashima Preeti Jain , absolutely recommend the Hurtigruten for more reasons than one. Well planned architecture, thrilling n breathtakingly beautiful expeditions n the warmest , most hospitable crew to pamper n indulge you.
I hv just come back with such fond memories travelling Midnatsol this summer that I plan to go back for polar lights this winter aboard Hurtigruten.
Also, I wd love to travel their new fusion hybrid vessel some time....first ever E vessel.
So, guys go for it!!
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V

Recommends

Very well planned activities for all age groups June 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Excellent cruise packages and itenary. Very well planned activities for all age groups

E

Recommends

We had a wonderful cruise April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
We had a wonderful cruise in early March 2019 - do not hesitate - Hurtigruten is the best!

M

Recommends

Great organization April 2019

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Great organization, kind and competent crew and the only way to see the coast really up close and enter the tight fjords

From Hurtigruten

The coastline between Bergen and Kirkenes is over 1,490 miles long, and in the 19th Century almost all of it was home to rich fishing grounds. The maritime maps were unreliable and there were only a few lighthouses, especially in the north. This important seaway was lined with perilous reefs, small islands and narrow inlets, and it was essential that a safe trade route be established to link the southern and northern regions of Norway.

When the Norwegian government decided to create a connection between the north and the south, Richard With and his friend Anders Holthe took on the challenge of thoroughly mapping the seas along the coastline. In 1893, Captain Richard With’s steamer, DS Vesteraalen, was brought into regular service along the coast of Norway, and Hurtigruten was established. The service offered several weekly departures, first from Trondheim to Hammerfest and later from Bergen to Kirkenes in only seven days. He called this important connection ‘Hurtigruten’ (the fast route).

120 years later, we still carry freight and passengers. Our captains use their extensive maritime expertise to ensure that guests and goods are safely carried from port to port. Today, as then, the Hurtigruten ships are a part of Norwegian coastal life. One of the fleet’s 11 ships departs Bergen daily, sailing to Kirkenes and back in 12 days at an average speed of 15 knots.

Hurtigruten's Ships

Hurtigruten ships have been a staple along the Norwegian coast since 1893. The current fleet consists of classic ships, ships built in the late nineties, and ships built after the millennium.

MS Fram:

Many boast of their “ultimate” expedition ships. But none, save the MS Fram, contains two critical features which deliver adventure in a more safe and comfortable way. MS Fram is a purpose-build expedition ship built especially for comfortable Explorer voyages, with emphasis on relaxation and discovery.

MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind - to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences. As well as offering numerous lounges in which to relax, our more active guests can use our well-equipped gym. Meanwhile, on deck, our Jacuzzis guarantee you surreal memories when passing the towering icebergs of Antarctica or Greenland.

Associations:

Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators, Reisegarantifondet, International Air Transport Association

Awards:

Trips & Specials

Black Friday Offer: Save up to 50% on Last Minute Voyages to Antarctica. Book by December 4th!

Spitsbergen Price Guarantee: Book a 6 day Spitsbergen & Polar Bear Arctic Adventure on MS Nordstjernen with our Guarantee Price Offer (June to August 2015)

Greenland - Guarantee Price Offer: Book a Greenland voyage with our Guarantee Price Offer, choose an Inside Cabin, Outside Cabin or Suite at a fixed rate and receive the best available cabin on the day your voyage departs.

Excursions Package Offer: Throughout our voyages you have the opportunity to take part in the many excursions we offer, allowing you to get even closer to  theNorwegian culture, wildlife and landscape. We've put togehter four of our most popular excursions each season to buy as a package. If you book one of the packages, you'll receive on board credit to spend on your voyage.

15 days
Small ship cruise
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 9,684

Highlights

  • Experience Canada and Greenland in the same expedition
  • Learn more about the people living in the area
  • See archaeological remains and learn about Viking history
  • Exciting excursions
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15 days
Small ship cruise
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 8,207

Highlights

  • Explore several of the isles and islands in the North Atlantic Ocean
  • Sail in the wake of the Vikings
  • Learn more about Viking history and heritage
  • Exciting excursions, both with and without a Viking theme
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13 days
Small ship cruise
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 6,531

Highlights

  • See a number of large fjord systems in Greenland and on Spitsbergen
  • Visit Greenland, Jan Mayen, Iceland and Spitsbergen in the same journey
  • See the wildlife in the Arctic
  • Enjoy an expedition under the midnight sun
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15 days
Small ship cruise
Comfort (4*)
Physical :
From: $ 1,680

Highlights

  • On board lectures by our Expedition team on destinations and wildlife along the route
  • Excursions to cities, cultural and historical places, and the South American wilderness
  • Prolong you stay in Montevideo after disembarkation
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