Hurtigruten is perhaps most known for its operation along Norway’s western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes. But as world leader in exploration travel, they also offer expedition cruises in Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, Alaska, Northwest Passage and more.
Curious about who they are and what they stand for?
At Hurtigruten they give you the opportunity to travel with meaning. Building on their explorer heritage dating back to 1893, their explorations are grounded in the likings of people who value learning and personal growth over luxury. They are world leaders in sustainable explorer travels in Polar Regions. They offer unique experiences and impart knowledge in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible.
Their unique heritage, combined with highly skilled crews and a diverse fleet consisting of nimble, intimately-scaled expedition ships, enables them to offer you unique nature-based experiences at remote corners of the world.
Norway – Land of the fjords and Northern Lights
Sailing since 1893
With over 125 years of experience, no one knows the Norwegian coastline like Hurtigruten. They’ll take you to deep into the heart of Norway on an authentic coastal expedition.
The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage
Norway’s iconic fjords will leave you speechless. So will the variety of the coastline, with natural wonders, charming villages, rare wildlife and fascinating history.
Northern Lights and Midnight Sun
Get front row seats to the most incredible light shows on Earth – truly an experience out of this world.
We take our responsibility to protect the Norwegian coast seriously. Learn how to leave a footprint you are proud of with the world leader in sustainable cruising
Antarctica – Adventure to the end of the Earth
True polar expedition
Embark on an adventure unlike anything else with the leader in Antarctic expedition cruises.
Set foot on the most unique and remote place on Earth. Explore the frozen wilderness on daily landings and activities.
Meet the curious and fearless Antarctic animals like penguins, whales and seals in their natural habitat.
Sail with the greenest expedition cruise fleet. Learn about our planet’s most fragile ecosystems and get a deeper understanding of the world we share.
Svalbard – Remote, mysterious and extreme
High Arctic with the experts
As the pioneer of adventure travel in Svalbard, Hurtigruten will use our knowledge to show you the best of this Arctic treasure.
Get close to glaciers, fjords and dramatic national parks to experience beauty unlike anywhere else on the planet.
Realm of the polar bear
Encounter rich wildlife, from whales and Arctic foxes to amazing birdlife and the ruler of Svalbard, the polar bear.
Their expedition cruises are created with sustainability as a priority. Take part in beach clean-ups and get a deeper understanding of Svalbard’s ecosystem.
Iceland – The mythical land of fire and ice
True Arctic expedition
With their unmatched expertise in Arctic waters, Hurtigruten will show you the soul of Iceland on an expedition to the far north.
Like nowhere else
The drama, history, wildlife and rugged scenery makes Iceland a truly memorable destination – with many hidden secrets.
Unique, beautiful terrain
They will take you close to volcanic landscape, waterfalls, glaciers and charming towns on hikes and daily activities.
Our expedition cruises are created with sustainability as a priority – protecting wildlife, supporting local communities, and the future of our planet.
Greenland – The beautiful land of contrasts
True Arctic expedition
With their expertise in Arctic waters, Hurtigruten will show you the best of incredible Greenland under the Midnight Sun.
Experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the world – amazing icebergs, fjords, and a rich wildlife.
Unique cultural experiences
Get to know the rich cultural traditions, meet the fascinating Inuit people and visit their colourful settlements.
Their expedition cruises are created with sustainability as a priority – protecting wildlife, supporting local communities, and the future of our planet.
Northwest Passage – In the footsteps of legendary explorers
This is an epic expedition for true explorers. Their expertise in extreme conditions makes Hurtigruten one of the few to offer sailings through the Northwest Passage.
The extreme Arctic
Sail in the wake of famous explorers, surrounded by a landscape of glaciers, mountains and vast plains – spectacular and unspoilt.
Scout for magnificent creatures like walrus and polar bears that hunt on sea ice where few humans have set foot.
We cruise with care and respect for nature. Learn about our planet’s most fragile ecosystems and get a deeper understanding of the world we share.
Alaska – The wild northern frontier
Sail with the pioneers of expedition cruising to stunning Alaska, and explore a true frontier with a rich sense of adventure.
The wonders of nature
Experience vast wilderness, beautiful fjords, bays, glaciers, icebergs and mountain ranges – a feast for all your senses.
Stay active with hikes, kayaking and boat cruising while scouting for magnificent creatures like bears, whales and eagles.
Unique native culture
You’ll call on remote small communities and historic towns to learn about the fascinating traditions and history of Alaska.
North America – Historic towns and national treasures
Embark on a voyage of discovery along the East or West Coast of North America, on board small and modern expedition ships.
Get blown away by the coastal variety. Experience islands, fjords, mountains and rich wildlife along the rugged coastlines.
Historic cities and settlements
Visit remote areas and traditional highlights – combine large cities and small towns with nature landings and UNESCO sites.
Traditions and culture
Go ashore in ports with diverse culture and history. Take part in walks, hikes and events to get a deeper understanding of the local communities.
South America – Hunting for cultural treasures
Sail with the greenest expedition cruise ships through a diverse landscape full of amazing wildlife and hidden treasures.
From rainforest to relics
Experience the incredible variety of South America, from lush jungles and remote islands to majestic reminders of great civilisations.
Colourful and historic
Go ashore in the fascinating ports and cities of Ecuador, Peru and Chile to explore their rich history and culture.
Beyond the sea routes
Explore with packages that include the Incan wonders of Machu Picchu and the breathtaking wildlife of the Galápagos Islands.
Caribbean and Central America – Tropical paradise off the beaten track
Expedition in tropical paradise
Embark on a cruise out of the ordinary – visit remote islands and spectacular towns in countries such as Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Mexico.
Experience everything from lush jungles and tropical islands to real Caribbean culture, fantastic wildlife, national parks and historic towns.
World class beaches
Go ashore on white sandy beaches, and experience some of the best areas in the world for diving and snorkelling.
Sail with the leader in sustainable exploration travel. Gain knowledge about ecotourism and how to preserve our pristine destinations and local communities.
Europe – Magnificent cities and hidden gems
Exploring hidden treasures
Sailing to smaller ports and secluded natural wonders, Hurtigruten shows you the hidden delights of less-visited parts of Europe.
Visit unforgettable UNESCO sites and historic ports. Get close to local culture on a truly unique voyage of discovery.
See, stroll, hike, dine
Go ashore in a variety of magnificent cities. Go on scenic hikes and enjoy authentic culinary experiences.
Excursions and learning
Join fascinating lectures on board and exciting adventures off the ship to reveal all the beautiful secrets of Europe.