Connect with your inner explorer along Norway’s coastline with Hurtigurten’s new 2017/18 programme

Hurtigruten, the exploration travel company, has unveiled the latest collection of coastal voyages in its new brochure, taking bookings for 2017/18.

The new offering includes a fleet of 12 ships and covers 34 ports along the Norwegian Coastline. A range of classic voyages are available, from 12-day full round trip, one of the world’s most spectacular journeys, to an 11-day Norwegian discovery voyage ending in Trondheim, and a 7-day Voyage North and 6-day Voyage South. On each, you’ll sail through breath-taking scenery, be it the idyllic mountainous Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands, majestic fjords or remote ports.

Adventure-seekers and nature enthusiasts have the chance to fully explore Norway from Bergen in the south to Kirkenes in the far north, with over 60 tailor-made excursions to choose from, including husky dog sledging, kayaking, fishing, snowmobiling and whale-watching and feasting on Viking delights. The list seems endless, and you can even sleep out on deck under the polar stars.

Magnus Zetterberg, UK & Ireland MD, for Hurtigruten commented; “Every year we see an increase in demand from guests wanting to explore Norway’s stunning coastline. We are always keen to widen our offering to meet this demand, whilst continuing to reaffirm our position as leaders in coastal exploration and continue to satisfy everyone’s thirst for adventure.”

Guests can travel back in time on MS Lofoten, which has been exploring the Norwegian coastline for over 50 years, or on the elegant Art Nouveau styled MS Finnmarken, which has the added luxury of a top deck pool, Jacuzzis and à la carte dining room. Alternatively, MS Vesterålen, Hurtigruten’s working ship, will give people the chance to get under the skin of the crew and its operations.

Expedition Teams

Guests can broaden their horizons with Hurtigruten’s expedition teams – whose purpose it is to add a new dimension to each voyage with their wealth of knowledge. Whether it involves listening to lectures about biology and geology or experiencing Norwegian ‘friluftsliv’ through guided hikes, they’ll bring you closer to Norway’s diverse culture and nature.

Young Explorer Programme

Seeking to nurture the curiosity of smaller explorers on-board, Hurtigruten has launched a Young Explorers Programme. Designed for active youngsters between the ages of 7-13, the clubs will bring families together to explore and learn about local nature, wildlife, food, the environment and famous explorers during their Norwegian adventures. 

Norway’s Coastal Kitchen

Passengers can treat their taste buds as they sail through one of the most fantastic “pantries” in the world thanks to Hurtigruten’s new culinary concept, Norway’s Coastal Kitchen. With ingredients sourced both from the sea and from local farmers along our route, the menus varies by season and showcases inspiring Nordic delicacies including Arctic char, roast reindeer, wild herbs and cloudberries.