For more than one hundred years, the Hurtigruten ships has travelled along the Norwegian coast. Always reliable.
Not many brands in Norway, if any, are as strong as the "Hurtigruten".
history, it has build it's image in the coastal communitys as the most
reliable transportation company in Norway, and in peoples mind the coastal cruise is the safest way.
That means, in the beautiful, sunny summertime, as well as through the rough winter storms.
In the old days it was common knowledge: Even if heavy storms forces all other ships to stay in safe and sheltered harbours, the Hurtigruten keeps going.
Many poems and songs has been written about these ships, which shows the importance and love to the ships in the Norwegian peoples minds.
In that early days, several different companys
were competing for goods and passengers, but today only one company is
left in this Norwegian cruise.
And don't forget: There is much more than just the Coastal Cruise.
Take a look below, and read more about amazing alternatives, and read this article about the Hurtigruten journey.
This Classic Norwegian Cruise has its own place in the heart of thousands of tourist that has experienced it.
you want a glance of the real Norwegian Soul, you must experience this
Norwegian Coastal Cruise, in order to understand the history and
traditions that has shaped this country.
Your travel will take place on one of the 11 modern, quite luxurious ships along the coast.The meals on board are known as outstanding, and the cabin goes from the more simple ones to "royal" suites with balcony.
You will love the amazing panorama lounges, where you can relax in comfortable chairs, reading a book or a magazine, or watch the Norwegian Coastal life outside.
Here are bloggings on a travel on the Hurtigruten Classic Cruise in Winter:
Even from the deck of the Hurtigruten passengers has witnessed unbelievable Whale-Shows.
Many of you will observe whales during your trip, and you should also know that many of the former local whale-hunters now are making a living from arranging Whale Watching Cruises.
A whale safari takes you on a small ship out to sea, where you will be
able to see, and take photographs of, big whales playing on the surface.
Photo of Killer Whales ©:Trym Ivar Bergsmo / Hurtigruten Archive
Another exciting possibility is to see the Northen Light:
. During the winter-time, north of the Arctic Circle, you might get the
opportunity to see this most unforgettable sight: The Northern Light.
This small photo by © Ivan Mervillie / Hurtigruten Archive, shows you the Northern Light, seen from a passengers view.
Read more about the Hurtigruten Classic Cruise
Did you know that Hurtigruten also can take you to Greenland? For
those seeking something special, the Greenland Adventure is an
experience you will never forget.
This European outpost, has a nature and a way of living that you don't find many other places,and Hurtigruten gives you the opportunity to get there in the most luxurios way.
Photo from Greenland ©:Gian Rico Willy / Hurtigruten Archive
The cruises to Spitsbergen, or Svalbard as most Norwegians call it, has become extremely popular.
Now you can also enjoy a totally new and exciting coastal cruise, a voyage along the entire western coast of Spitsbergen, aboard the luxurious MS Fram — from its southernmost extremes, all the way up to the near-polar 80th Parallel North.
Photo from Spitsbergen ©: Ragnar Hartvig / Hurtigruten Archive
Read more about the Spitsbergen Cruises
The MS Fram has special qualitys to make your trip to the Antarctica
to be unique. Safety has absolute priority, and the professional crew is
your guarantie for success.
The Antarctica explorations are filled with most interesting nature- and geography-focused programs.
Photo from Antarctica with penguins ©: Thomas Mauch / Hurtigruten Archive
The expedition begins in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Then its on to Ushuaia where your Antarctica cruise begins.
After passing through the famous Drake Passage, the ship emerge in Antarctica where the fun starts: Activities, landings and views will leave you breathless.
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