Get Ready to Explore Norway

Hurtigruten

Expedition
Voyages

"It is a pleasure to pass on knowledge about history and nature to people who are curious and sincerely interested"  

Your Expedition Style Voyage has everything the Classic Voyages have - with additional opportunity to explore the spectacular coastline and culture in a more active and informative way. For these special Norway Coastal Voyages, they've leveraged their vast knowledge and experience operating Polar Expeditions in Antarctica and the Polar North to satisfy the 'inner-explorer' in all of us. At the heart of your voyage will be an expanded onboard Expedition Team who will lead your daily adventures, direct route diversions and lead select hikes and excursions in pursuit of special discoveries to make you feel like a real explorer in the Arctic wilderness.  

About Your Expedition Team

You'll explore and learn more with an expanded onboard Expedition Team providing expert insights into Norway's wildlife, geography, natural phenomena and culture. You can follow interesting lectures inside the ship or out on deck with seasonally adjusted topics on coastal flora & fauna, fishing traditions, polar history, Viking history, geology, glaciology and climate. Expedition Team members have specialties in scientific and natural world disciplines and all are experienced providing a mix of activities, learning and fun for Hurtigruten guests.  

Choosing an Expedition Voyage

Hurtigruten's unique Expedition Style Voyages are available in 2016 on the MS Nordkapp, MS Nordnorge, MS Nordlys all year long. Choose one of these ships on any of Hurtigruten's 6, 7, 11 or 12-day itineraries and you'll be part of an Expedition Style Voyage. Expedition Voyages are priced in the same way as all the other Coastal Voyages, with flexible fares based on occupancy at the time of booking. While booking early gives you the best choice of cabin and early, lower fares, there is no premium charge for booking one of the Expedition Voyages. 

Special Features & Topics

  • Full onboard Expedition Team
  • Lecture program every day
  • Evening gathering with daily de-brief and brief for the next day
  • 4 - 7 hikes together (12-day Voyage) with Expedition Staff (not included in travel price)
  • Special focus on flora & fauna, fishing traditions, polar history, Viking history, geology, glaciology, climate

 

Hurtigruten Voyages 
by the Season
 

Spring-The Arctic Awakening

April 1st thru May 31st 

Enjoy Norway as the coastline comes to life.  

Summer-The Midnight Sun

June 1st thru August 31st

The Midnight Sun provides 24 hours of daylight north of the Arctic Circle.   

Autumn-The Autumn Gold

September 1st thru October 31st

Autumn is a beautiful and dry season, making it perfect for excursions.  

Winter-Hunting the Light

Jan 1st - March 31st and Nov 1st - Dec 31st

Coastal Norway is one of the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights

 

Included on all Coastal Voyage Options
  • A small ship capacity, 150-650 travelers
  • 5-11 nights' accommodations in cabin category of your choice
  • Up to 34 small towns and ports 
  • Choice of Classic, Expedition or Special Interest Voyages
  • Arctic Circle crossing and special celebration
  • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners included on board
  • Up to 50 excursions from which to choose
  • All tips for Captain, Officers, Staff and Crew included
  • Choice of 12 modern hybrid ferry/cruise ships
  • Port fees and taxes included in your voyage fare
  • Devoted Norwegian Captain/Crew (some are 4th generation!)
  • Guaranteed Voyage fare, locked in upon deposit
  • English-speaking Expedition Leader & team
  • Optional, low single supplements available
  • Daily presentations and interpretive briefings
  • 1893 Ambassador Club additional 5% savings