Hurtigrurten’s coastal Expedition Voyages are priced the same way as our Coastal Voyages – there is no premium charge for booking our Expedition Voyages.
In 2016, you can experience Expedition Voyages on three Hurtigruten ships: MS Nordkapp, MS Nordnorge, and NS Nordlys, on all 6-, 7-, 11-, and 12-day voyages.
During the 2017/18 season, there will a total of seven expedition ships traveling the coastal route, with the addition of four expedition vessels: MS Kong Harald, MS Richard With, MS Spitsbergen, and MS Polarlys. Our Expedition Voyages in Norway are available on all 6-, 7-, 11-, and 12-day voyages all year round during the 2017/18 season.
Coastal Norway Expedition Voyages
A coastal Norway Expedition Voyage is a journey of discovery, led by an expedition team, into the heart and soul of Norway’s beautiful coastline.
Our expedition team members are experienced, modern-day explorers, each with their own relevant subject-matter expertise. They will take you on exciting hikes and other active excursions, and entertain you by sharing their deep knowledge of their subjects, stories from all along the coastline, and present fascinating historical lectures. To ensure that we always give you the best possible experience, the expedition team’s expertise will vary by theme and season.
Five of our expedition ships have recently been refurbished and their interiors reflect the breathtaking nature we pass every day. The color palette is inspired by the coastal landscape and the sea, while natural materials such as wood, slate, and leather are used throughout.
OUR REFURBISHED SHIPS
MS Spitsbergen (2016 sailings)
MS Nordnorge (2016 sailings)
MS Nordkapp (2016 sailings)
MS Polarlys (2017/18 sailings)
MS Kong Harald (2017/18 sailings)
‹ EXPEDITION STYLE VOYAGE HIGHLIGHTS ›
All new Expedition Voyages have everything our Classic Voyages have – with additional opportunities to explore the spectacular coastline and culture in a more active and informative way. For these special Norway Coastal Voyages, we’ve leveraged our vast knowledge and experience operating polar expeditions in Antarctica and the polar north to satisfy your ‘inner explorer’. 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.
WHAT WILL YOU GET BY HAVING A FULL EXPEDITION TEAM ON BOARD?
More than simply enthusiastic hosts, your Hurtigruten expedition team is made up of seasoned travelers, modern-day explorers, and kindred spirits in their love of adventure. Handpicked for their expertise of the local landscapes and relevant fields, they are generous and passionate about presenting insights that will enrich and enhance your journey.
We'll have experts in subjects such as geology, history, glaciology, and biology on the entire voyage with you. On each day of your voyage, the expedition team will present you with fascinating talks on a wide range of topics such as glaciology, wildlife, fishing traditions, Viking history, Nordic folklore, geology, and natural phenomena. Your team will also organize several delicious tastings of fresh local foods for you to sample. These added insights – and tasty treats – will greatly enrich your journey of inner and outer discovery.
Our expedition team has extensive knowledge on how to operate environmentally friendly tourism in polar areas. They will interpret what you see, and guide you to the most interesting sites and experiences.
No large cruise ships get as deep into the Norwegian fjords as Hurtigruten. If you are dreaming of a journey with real cultural impressions and physical challenges along the Norwegian coast, this is for you.
Hurtigruten takes the very best from our Arctic and Antarctic expeditions and brings it on board the Norwegian coastal voyages. These ships can tempt you with a skilled expedition team, activities on deck, and experiences from Hurtigruten’s exciting excursions. Take advantage of the many guided hiking opportunities on your expedition cruise with our new Hiking Pass – your ticket to hiking heaven. On 2016 sailings, single hikes led by the expedition will also be available to guests as opportunies arise, which are bookable on board.