Active Adventure & Discovery
Enjoy the sight of crystal-clear waters stretching out down the fjord, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks. Then, the expedition leader welcomes you ashore, and your adventure begins. With Hurtigruten, you can now join expeditions along Norway’s rugged coast on our ships. On our expedition ships you will find skilled expedition team members who are dedicated to giving you the most exciting experiences. They host lectures and presentations, lead special activities, and guide you on excursions and scenic hikes.
Hurtigruten’s expedition team will present lectures on subjects such as biology, history, and geology. However, they are not just skilled lecturers; they are also your hosts on board and on land. They are hand-picked for their local expertise and specific knowledge in relevant fields. They are also known for their enthusiasm, curiosity and love for the areas we visit. Our expedition team consists of modern-day explorers who love sharing stories, interpreting what they see and leading you to all the best spots that most travelers miss.
Special Hikes & Norwegian ‘Friluftsliv’
We Norwegians are known for our obsession with the outdoors. The term ‘friluftsliv’ reflects our longing to be outside as a way of life and is part of our cultural identity. It is in our blood. We offer a Hiking Pass to inspire this same feeling in our guests. The focus on these hikes is not to be lectured on local history and other facts. The focus is on the hike itself, and the journey to reach a scenic viewpoint or another point of interest. We focus on the quiet ambience of being outdoors, the sights and the smells, and simply living in the moment. Some of these hikes are physically demanding, so good physical condition is required. The terrain will be variable, sometimes slippery and uneven.
Choose an expedition ship on any of our 6-, 7-, 11-, or 12-day itineraries and you’ll be part of an expedition cruise. Expedition Cruises are priced in the same way as all our Norwegian Coastal Cruises – there is no premium charge for booking one of our Expedition Cruises.
Expedition Cruise Highlights
Our Expedition Cruises have everything our Coastal Cruises have – with additional opportunities to explore the spectacular coastline and culture in a more active and informative way. For these special Norwegian Coastal Cruises, we’ve leveraged our vast knowledge and experience operating polar expeditions in Antarctica and the polar north to satisfy the ‘inner explorer’ in all of us. At the heart of your voyage will be an expanded onboard expedition team who will lead your daily adventures, direct route diversions, and lead select hikes and excursions in pursuit of special discoveries to make you feel like a real explorer in the Arctic wilderness.
- Unique excursions for more active travelers
- Additional ‘expedition’-style onboard activities
- Access to specialty hikes with expedition team
- Expert lectures and daily discussions
- Feel like an explorer in the Arctic wilderness
- Seasonal variations of excursions, activities, and lectures