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What is Hurtigruten Expeditions?

Hurtigruten Expeditions has 127 years of cruising experience and offers small-ship exploration of more than 250 destinations across 30-plus countries. These include Antarctica, Alaska, the Northwest Passage, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard, Norway, the British Isles, South America, the Caribbean and more. On Hurtigruten Expeditions, you will be accompanied by a highly skilled crew and expedition team on one of nine intimately-scaled expedition ships - Otto Sverdrup, Fram, Fridtjof Nansen, Maud, Nordstjernen, Roald Amundsen, Spitsbergen, Trollfjord and Santa Cruz II.

Why choose this cruise line?

Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises will take you on breathtaking nature-based experiences in remote corners of the world.

Hurtigruten is one of the world’s greenest cruise lines and has impressive environmental credentials, particularly when it comes to MS Roald Amundsen - the world’s first hybrid-powered ship and features a dynamic positioning system that prevents marine life from being disturbed. There is also no single-use plastic on board.

A hand-picked team of specialists and modern-day explorers make up Hurtigruten’s onboard Expedition Team, who are on-hand to educate and inform guests about the areas they’re journeying to throughout their voyage.

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Reviews for Hurtigruten Expeditions

Cruise Overall
4.7 / 5
Value for Money
3.5 / 5
Ship Overall
4.3 / 5

Hurtigruten Expeditions Customer Reviews

By Ian on 16/05/2022

This Western Isles cruise was greatly disrupted by poor weather and heavy seas. Thankfully the captain and his crew made the decision based on the forecast to use the best day to land on St Kilda. Ap...

By Sylvia on 08/05/2022

An exciting and comprehensive itinerary - giving a chance to discover lots of amazing places in England, Scotland, N and S Ireland. Best suited to more active people as tenders needed to reach many o...

By Steven on 24/03/2022

Excellent cruise, expertly handled by the crew & Expidition team. All delivered in challenging covid times. Emphasis at all times was to keep passengers safe & preserve the environment. Brilliant c...

Hurtigruten Expeditions Destinations

For British passengers, Hurtigruten offers hassle-free no-fly cruises from UK ports to incredible destinations including the Norwegian fjords and Iceland.

The cruise line also sails to Alaska, Antarctica, Caribbean and Central America, Northern Europe, Greenland, North America, the Northwest Passage, South America and Svalbard. Hurtigruten also offers British Isles cruises, visiting popular Scottish islands such as the Shetland Islands, Orkney Islands, and Inner and Outer Hebrides.

Who should travel with Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten generally attracts intrepid travellers, with cruises appealing to those who value life experiences and personal growth over excessive luxury.

With lots of walking and hiking required on active shore excursions, passengers need to be fit and able-bodied and so typically are aged in the 50s and slightly above.

Depending on where you’re sailing, Hurtigruten voyages typically draw North American, Norwegian and German passengers.

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Hurtigruten cabins

Cabins on Hurtigruten Expeditions ships range from inside cabins to suites.

Polar inside cabins are found on all decks. The cabins all include bathrooms with shower/WC. They also have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa. Others are equipped with a double bed or upper and lower berths. None of the cabins have windows.

There are also Polar Outside cabins which are situated mostly on the middle or lower decks and all have bathrooms with shower/WC. They have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, or upper and lower berths.

Above this are Arctic superior cabins which are situated on both the upper and middle decks. These cabins have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities. Most have separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa, and some have double beds. All the cabins have individual specifications. and Expedition Suites.

Expedition suites are the most luxurious cabins on the ship. Situated on the upper deck of the ship, the cabins feature double beds, seating areas with TV, and bathrooms with shower/WC. Some suites have more facilities than others.

Hurtigruten Expeditions dining

Aune is the main dining area on board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served here and is included in the cruise. Set dinners vary with a choice of meat, fish, or plant-based dishes.

Lindstrøm is the à la carte restaurant serving fine gourmet cuisine.

The restaurant serves exquisite lunch and dinners every day with chefs rotating an eight-day set menu throughout your voyage.

Hurtigruten use certified suppliers that grow their products sustainably.

Cruise inclusions

Hurtigruten offers passengers the choice of three travel packages, Basic, Select and Platinum.


The cheapest option, the Basic package offers accommodation and full board, with dining allocated once on board.


Select includes full board, a choice of dining time, your cabin number, the chance to book an Expedition Suite, complimentary wi-fi and complimentary tea and regular coffee.


Full board is included, with a la carte dining whenever you want, alcoholic drinks with dinner, two exclusive shore excursions on 11- and 12-day voyages (one excursion for 6- and 7-day voyages), airport transfers to and from the ship are included in Bergen, Trondheim and Kirkenes. Daily turndown service and a welcome basket on embarkation day.

Unique selling points

  • Pristine and remote polar destinations in the Arctic and Antarctica
  • Warm water destinations including South America and the Caribbean
  • Highly-experienced Expedition Teams on board
  • Landings and activities onboard and ashore
  • Two new hybrid ships, MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen
  • Free wind- and water-resistant jacket
  • Onboard lecture programme covering a range of scientific and cultural topics
  • All drinks included with meals for the 2020/21 season