Hurtigruten Summer Cruise Coastal Voyages
The essence of Norway’s appeal is remarkably simple: it is one of the most beautiful countries on earth. One of the best ways to explore it is on a Hurtigruten coastal voyage, often called “The World’s Most Beautiful Sea Voyage”. The ships, several of which have been refurbished in 2016, sail on a daily basis through majestic fjords and call on remote small ports where many larger vessels are unable to enter as they make their way from Bergen to Kirkenes and back again. Along the way you can take part in Hurtigruten’s extensive programme of over 60 optional excursions and activities tailored to suit the season.
For generations, Hurtigruten has been the lifeblood of the coast of Norway. But it has also offered guests the most authentic and breathtaking experiences. They want the original. They want to go where no one else goes, with a crew and a ship that belongs there. They want to learn from someone who is at home. The knowledge of the coast and sea is part of Hurtigruten’s DNA. The new expedition teams on several of the ships give lectures on nature and culture and take you out on excursions on their own home turf.
Sail on a Hurtigruten ship in Summer. The days are long and, in the north above the Arctic Circle, the Midnight Sun ensures 24 hours of daylight, highlighting the glorious scenery. The route take the ships in and out of narrow inlets and fjords, sailing along some of the world’s most beautiful coastline, nearly always in sight of land. Ports visited by night on the northbound voyage are seen by day on the southbound journey and there are a variety of shore-based excursions on offer.
From 1st June to 31st August the northbound voyages gives you an extra tour of the fjords as the ships head into the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Geirangerfjord. Take the opportunity to join excursions ashore and weave through hairpin bends to overlook the world’s longest fjords. Waterfalls cascade down cliffs that rise 1400m above the Norwegian Sea – truly a mountain lover’s delight!
Get more from your Hurtigruten Classic Norwegian Coastal Voyage by selecting an Explore Norway Cruise with a dedicated, onboard Expedition Team offering a unique, in-depth perspective of the best of Norway’s coastline with a series of lectures, hikes, excursions and food tastings.
On a Hurtigruten voyage, the food is as important as the nature you explore and the excursions you take, so they are proud to present ‘Norway’s Coastal Kitchen’. Whether it be a lavish buffet or à la carte menu, they serve foods based on the season’s best ingredients, fresh from local suppliers from many of ports visited that day.
Important Note re Costs
We price each voyage on request because Hurtigruten prices are constantly changing. This is due to their frequent special deals such as early booking offers, cabin discounts, onboard credit deals or their great value no single supplement offer for those travelling alone. We will always check for any special deals which apply on or around your preferred travel dates and will offer you the best value option available.
Find out more about life on board and itineraries on offer in Norway in 2017/18 and Worldwide in 2017/18 and 2018/19 by viewing the online brochures below (NB: prices in sterling and for voyage only). Then give Project Travel a call on 01 – 210 8391. We will check for any special offers on or near your travel dates to give you the best value. We will price the entire package for you in Euro to include flights and any hotel nights required before and/or after the voyage. What’s more, we can usually offer better prices than Hurtigruten for travel from Ireland.
You have the option of enjoying a shorter, Port-to-Port voyage along any segment of the coastline as part of your tailor-made, independent travel holiday in Norway from Project Travel. You can also extend your cruise holiday in Norway with extra nights in Oslo and/or Bergen before or after your voyage.
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