Summer Cruise in Norway
Summer (May to August) is the most popular season to explore Norway’s coastline. Enjoy more of the Land of the Midnight Sun as you’ll have more daylight in which to explore the many highlights of coastal Norway above the Arctic Circle. During the summer months, we also make special seasonal sailings into beautiful Trollfjord and Geirangerfjord.
The season of eternal sunshine
There is perpetual daylight along the entire coastline and endless days north of the Arctic Circle, thanks to the midnight sun. Many people say they get so much extra energy from the surplus light that they find it hard to go to bed. If you’re one of them, we offer an array of optional activities so you’ll never run out of things to do.
Staying active in Norwegian nature
Excursion options on your voyage include exhilarating boat rides, sea eagle safaris, sea and river kayaking, and hikes across mountain valleys, sandy beaches and lofty alpine peaks. Watch in awe as cascading waterfalls deliver winter’s snowmelt into the sea, right next to the blooming flowers of hillsides and valleys. See all excursions.
Season of celebration
Sankthans, or Saint John’s Eve, 23 June, is a special Norwegian occasion observing both the birth of Saint John the Baptist and the summer solstice. Huge bonfires lit after the sun sets, or sinks low on the horizon, can be seen burning up and down the coast into the small hours of the morning.
Visit the fabled Norwegian fjords
Our summer schedule includes special sailings into incredible fjords:
- See spectacular Geirangerfjord (from June to August) on northbound journeys,
- Visit enchanting Trollfjord from May to August on both northbound and southbound trips between Bergen and Kirkenes.
Celebrating local food
Hurtigruten’s creative cuisine is another thing to celebrate. Visiting 34 ports along Norway´s coast provides the perfect opportunity to source fresh produce from local suppliers every few hours, every day.
Fresh local food enhances the travel experience, generates positive ripple effects in the local communities and inspires great stories about the places we visit. Imagine sitting in the restaurant eating lamb as we sail past the meadows where the sheep had grazed. The story behind the food is part of the culinary experience.