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Discover Your Inner Explorer with Hurtigruten

Whether your bucket list includes the penguins of Antarctica, the Viking heritage of Norway, or the polar bears all around the Arctic Circle, Hurtigruten is your local connection to the ends of the earth.

HELLO NPR LISTENERS,

In Norwegian, Hurtigruten means 'the fast way'. We began over 125 years ago as a ferry system along the west coast of Norway. Our nimble ships were the fastest way to travel between and through the fjords.

Since the first explorer to set foot on Antarctica (Roald Amundsen) was Norwegian, it seemed only natural for us to expand our voyages to the land of the penguins, too. Our MS Fram has been traveling to Antarctica since 2002, and our MS Midnatsol expands our southern hemisphere voyages to include the fjords of Chile. 

For more on our voyages, see below. 

‹   NORWAY COASTAL VOYAGES - DEPARTING YEAR-ROUND  ›

On a Hurtigruten Norway Coastal Voyage (6-, 7-, 11- or 12-days), just about everything is different from a conventional cruise. Each departure is a purposeful voyage providing a transportation lifeline between cities and villages while exploring stunning fjords and UNESCO World Heritage Sites along the more than 1,000 miles of Norway’s pristine coastal waterway. This mixture of local encounters, spectacular scenery, and utterly unique shore activities provides an unmatched opportunity to experience and interact with the beauty and charm of Norway and its people.

‹   DISCOVERY STYLE VOYAGES ON MS MIDNATSOL  ›

Discovery Style Voyages are affordable, multigenerational-friendly, diverse in activity levels, and full of fun and adventure. You will have small group landings ashore, surround yourself with penguins and massive icebergs, and explore pristine shores in sturdy, small crafts. Back on board, you’ll have fun opportunities to learn and share discoveries in casual and modern comfort - aboard a vessel specifically designed with over 125 years of Norwegian maritime expertise in polar operations.

‹   SUPERIOR EXPEDITION STYLE VOYAGES ON MS FRAM  ›

An MS Fram Superior Expedition Voyage offers a true expedition experience, with numerous field landings, designed to challenge you mentally and physically, including everything from long hikes, kayaking, and glacier traversing to exclusive personal experiences such as camping onshore, and even ski expeditions lasting several days. You’ll have frequent, daily access to your expedition team - experts in such fields as geology, history and ornithology, to deepen your understanding of every aspect of Antarctica’s incredible display of nature at its most pristine.

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