World Leader in Exploration Travel


Hurtigruten is the world leader in exploration travel. Since 1893, Hurtigruten has offered authentic and immersive experiences, going beyond the usual highlights and iconic cities to remote communities and hidden vistas few get to see. Exploration and sustainability are at the core of the Hurtigruten experience. Journey with us to Alaska, Antarctica, Europe, the Galápagos Islands, Norway, South America, West Africa, and more. Our fleet consists of small, agile ships, and hybrid-powered vessels. Available activities such as hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and more get guests closer to the natural world we live in.

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Be sure to spend time with our Expedition Team. They are handpicked experts who organize and guide activities, are accessible to guests, and share their vast knowledge of the areas we explore.

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Eirik Raude is named for the Viking explorer (Eric the Red) who discovered, named and settled Greenland in the 10th century. Like its namesake, MS Eirik Raude is a great adventurer, meant to explore Arctic regions and the rugged Norwegian coastline all year long.

On board the MS Finnmarken you will find the relaxed Hurtigruten atmosphere combined with luxury. Rich colours, bold geometric shapes and lavish ornamentation characteristic of the Art Deco style. She is the only ship with both a swimming pool and Jacuzzi on deck. A defining feature on this ship is her bow; from deck 5 you can actually go all the way to the tip.

The original Fram was the most famous explorer ship of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. MS Fram honors the heritage of the original Fram, using the most advanced technology and making her exceptionally well suited for expedition voyages in polar regions.

Hurtigruten will add its second hybrid electric-powered ship to its fleet in 2020: the MS Fridtjof Nansen. This state-of-the-art vessel will feature new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

The present king of Norway, a seasoned sailor, gives his name to this ship. The top deck offers great views of nature, whether you choose the sun deck, the observation lounge or the panorama lounge.

MS Maud, the current MS Midnatsol, is named after one of the most famous polar vessels of all time, Roald Amundsens “Maud” from 1917. The original “Maud” got her name from the first Queen of modern-day Norway. She had her namesake in Hurtigruten’s 1925 flagship DS Dronning Maud (“DS Queen Maud”).

The name Midnatsol (Midnight Sun) is something to live up to, and this ship is dedicated to the Norwegian summer.The interior's bright, colourful décor is inspired by the warm sunny climate, a motif also reflected in the many pieces of Norwegian modern art on display.

MS Nordkapp is named after one of the highlights of the Hurtigruten voyage, the northernmost point of mainland Europe, the North Cape (71ºN).Being one of our expedition ships she comes fully equipped with panorama lounge, sun deck, observation deck, and her own expedition team.

Both the name and the interior design of this modern expedition ship are inspired by the spectacular Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis).Working with her light and delicate interior, Norwegian artists have created a unique and distinct environment on board.

Expedition ship MS Nordnorge is aptly named after the northern part of Norway, most of which lies north of the Arctic Circle.At the top deck you will find a sun deck, an observation lounge and a panorama lounge, giving guests spectacular views of nature.

In 2020, MS Finnmarken will go through the biggest upgrade in Hurtigruten's history. All the public areas, cabins and suites will be upgraded, and suites will be added on the top deck. She will host three different restaurants - Aune, Fredheim and Lindstram - each with its own unique dining concept!

'Polarlys' is the Norwegian word for 'polar light', a name given to the special Arctic phenomenon during winter.MS Polarlys is stylishly furnished with mahogany panelling, polished brass, and a selection of Norwegian contemporary art.

MS Richard With proudly carries the name of Hurtigruten's founder.When Captain Richard With established the Norwegian Coastal Express back in 1893 it had an enormous impact on life along the Norwegian coast. The panorama lounges treat you to unforgettable views of the surrounding scenery.

In July 2018, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. This state-of-the-art vessel will feature new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible.

MS Spitsbergen is named after the island in the Svalbard archipelago, known as the Arctic crown of Norway. Joining the fleet in 2016, her maneuverability and optimal size make her especially suitable for exploring the coast of Norway and beyond, bringing Hurtigruten guests even closer to nature.

The ship is named after the dramatic Trollfjord in Lofoten. She offers comfortable and modern facilities, with extensive use of Norwegian wood and stone. The large, two-story panorama lounge above the bow enjoys wall to wall glass allowing natural light as well as providing extraordinary views.

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A nice ship


Reviewed on: 01 Apr 2019

Crew was very kind and attentive. The ship was very clean and there was a variety of foods for all kinds of travelers. Since I was recovering from a fractured ankle the crew was more than willing to help me and assured that no other passenger would knock me down. The vegetarian meal left a lot to be desired, but there were two alternatives which made up for the menu. Overall, would use the company again. Once again Wanda, our travel advisor, followed up to assure that all went well.
Travel Advisor:  Wanda Pedersen

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