Hurtigruten offers three cultural cruises in spring and six in autumn. Experience Norwegian culture at its best, either when the coastline awakens after a long winter or during the autumn gold. Sailing along the coast, there are several unique and enriching cultural activities to participate in, both on board and ashore. You'll also have the opportunity to puchase an additional package of exclusive events.
On these special cruises you are sure to enjoy an eclectic mix of activies! Some of our concerts will be set in unusual surroundings, and our onboard activities will delight all of your senses – an exciting mix of lectures, concerts, and tastings of delicious specialties from Norway's Coastal Kitchen sourced from the areas in which we sail and visit.
Music to Your Ears
No Norwegian cultural voyage would be complete without concerts celebrating the mesmerizing music of Norway’s famous classical composer Edvard Grieg. Enjoy a series of live concerts featuring Grieg's work and other composers both onboard and ashore in unique venues such as a grotto, a mine, and even an old industrial fish-oil tank!
We’ve been exploring Norway’s coast and culture since 1893, so the insights we bring to our guests in the form of lectures and presentations are second to none. We'll introduce you to Norway’s traditions, history, industry, and folklore, enlighten you about the the native Sámi people, and share many other gems of knowledge.
Norway’s Coastal Kitchen
The delectable dishes we serve on board our ships are traditional and couldn't be fresher. We take great pride in sourcing our seasonal ingredients straight from the surrounding sea and landscape. Our fjord-to-table dining features foods that are skillfully prepared, carefully enhanced, and presented by our talented team of chefs, both at the buffet and at the special à la carte dining option.
Easy on the Eyes
You are also sure to enjoy coastal Norway's stunning and breathtaking fjords and mountains. These magnificent views are captured in paintings on display in local art galleries that can be visited as part of the Cultural Cruise. Each ship also has its own collection of artwork on board to further awaken the artist within.