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 on the coastal route, all of which have been refurbished in the past few years (except for the two older “classic” ships), 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.
During the day, there are more excursions than ever to choose from and nearly all the ships (apart from the two older ‘classic’ vessels) feature dedicated onboard Expedition Teams. These guides all have expert local knowledge offering a unique, in-depth perspective of the best of Norway’s coastline with a series of lectures, hikes, excursions and food tastings, helping you to get the most our of your adventure. These Teams are all officially Canon Photography trained and a 45 minute free photography demonstration is included on these ships. Another new development is the option to purchase of a ‘Hiking Bundle’ of 3, 5 or 8 walks during your expedition. You select which specific walks you want when you are on board.
ail 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 and Worldwide in 2019, 2020 and 202 by viewing Hurtigruten’s online brochures (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.