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Norwegian Coastal Voyages with Hurtigruten

Right to the heart of Norway and its people, Hurtigruten carries passengers, mail and supplies to over thirty ports along the Norwegian coastline, most never visited by commercial cruise liners.

Hurtigruten Norway Cruises Info

Flexibility

With daily departures year round, the journey begins in Bergen and travels north across the Arctic Circle and beyond whilst meandering through the dramatic splendours of the coast. As we weave in and out of narrow inlets, we sail along some of the world’s most beautiful coastline, nearly always in sight of land, and discover what makes this voyage unique.

Ports

Many of our ports of call are tranquil hamlets on tiny islands whose inhabitants depend for their very existence on the Hurtigruten ships to bring the communities essential supplies and reunite families and friends.

Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable. Some noise may be experienced during docking and loading/unloading. It may very occasionally be necessary to omit or curtail stops due to weather or other conditions. Some stops may be very short and some are at night.

Ships

Each ship has a distinct style and character and no two journeys will ever be the same as the changing seasons, climate, flora and fauna, local people you meet and the friendly English speaking crew, make each voyage a different experience.

Travellers

Like-minded people from across the world come to enjoy the magnificent scenery and informal atmosphere on board. Many take the opportunity to sail in summer during the period of the Midnight Sun, when the sun flirts with the horizon before curving skyward, bathing the glorious scenery in perpetual daylight. Winter provides the possibility of witnessing one of Nature’s lavish displays – the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights as it is more commonly known, dancing in the Arctic twilight.

As we board our Hurtigruten ship, we are part of a tradition that has spanned three centuries. It is this commitment to a proud heritage that has made Hurtigruten an essential part of Norwegian life.

Norway's stunning fjords The Aurora Borealis - The Northern Lights Nodkapp

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Hurtigruten Norway Cruises

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  • A Flavour of Norway

    4 Nights - Tromso to Bergen

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    Get a taste of Norway and its beautiful scenery on this 4-night cruise along the coast of Norway including visits to the Lofoten Islands, Trondheim and Bodo. Includes return flights from London Gatwick and Manchester 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    A Flavour of Norway Coastal Cruise Fly Cruise Package
    From £745pp
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  • Arctic Highlights

    4 Nights - Tromso and back

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    Cruise above the Arctic Circle in winter for the best chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights on this superb 3-night cruise with overnight hotel stay in Tromso 2017 - Feb, Mar
    2018 - Feb, Mar

    Arctic Highlights Fly Cruise Package
    From £799pp
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  • Taste of the Arctic

    4 Nights - Tromso to Bergen

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    A 4-night voyage from the Arctic capital of Tromso south to Bergen, sailing through the stunning Lofoten and Vesteralen Islands, in search of the Northern Lights 2017 - Feb, Mar

    Taste of the Arctic Fly Cruise Package
    From £889pp
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  • Arctic Highlights Extended

    5 Nights - Tromso and back

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    Voyage in search of the Northern Lights on this 5-night Arctic Norway holiday including 3-night cruise and 2-night stay in Tromso. Includes direct flights from several regional airports 2017 - Feb, Mar
    2018 - Feb, Mar

    Arctic Highlights Extended Fly Cruise Package
    From £899pp
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  • Winter Voyage South

    6 Nights - Kirkenes to Bergen

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    Voyage south from Kirkenes in the Arctic Circle to Bergen along the dramatic Norway coast in winter and look out for the spellbinding Northern Lights on this 6-night cruise 2017 - Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar
    Expedition Team and Guided Hikes on selected dates!

    Winter Voyage South Fly Cruise Package
    From £949pp
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  • Taste of the Arctic Extended

    5 Nights - Bergen to Tromso

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    Voyage north from Bergen to Tromso in the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights on this 5-night holiday including 4-night cruise and overnight stay in Tromso 2017 - Feb, Mar

    Taste of the Arctic Extended Fly Cruise Package
    From £985pp
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  • Voyage South

    6 Nights - Kirkenes to Bergen

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    Enjoy an overnight stay in Norway's capital Oslo before flying to Kirkenes to join a 5-night voyage along Norway's stunning coast, cruising through the beautiful Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands to Bergen. Includes flights from the UK and all overseas transfers 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Save £150pp on the Basic package!

    Voyage South Fly Cruise Package
    From £995pp
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  • Winter Voyage North

    6 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes

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    A unique 6-night cruise north along the dramatic Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes in winter in search of the Northern Lights 2017 - Feb, Mar, Oct, Dec
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar
    Expedition Team and Guided Hikes on selected dates!

    Winter Voyage North Fly Cruise Package
    From £998pp
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  • Voyage North

    6 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes

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    Voyage north from Bergen to Kirkenes and enjoy watching the changing scenery across the Arctic Circle on this 6-night, full board cruise. Includes return flights from the UK and all overseas transfers. 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    Voyage North Fly Cruise Package
    From £1105pp
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  • Norwegian Coast Spring Round Voyage

    11 Nights - Bergen and back

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    Voyage along the Norway Coast in Spring and witness days lengthening and the Arctic awakening on this 11-night, full board cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes and return with included flights from the UK 2017 - Apr, May
    Exclusive £325pp saving with Basic package OR free flights with Select package!

    Norwegian Coast Spring Round Voyage Fly Cruise Package
    From £1119pp
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  • Winter Round Voyage

    11 Nights - Bergen and back

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    Cruise the entire length of the dramatic Norway coast in search of the spectacular Northern Lights on this 11-night voyage with daily departures from Bergen to Kirkenes and return, calling at 34 ports. This cruise is available daily and on selected dates, direct charter flights from regional airports are included 2017 - Feb, Mar, Oct, Nov
    2018 - Jan, Feb, Mar
    NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE: Next voyage free if the lights don't appear!

    Winter Round Voyage Fly Cruise Package
    From £1169pp
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  • Norwegian Coast Autumn Round Voyage

    11 Nights - Bergen and back

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    Cruise the Norway coast in Autumn and enjoy watching the seasons change as you from Bergen to Kirkenes and return on this 11-night, full board voyage with included return flights from the UK 2017 - Sep, Oct
    Exclusive £325pp saving with Basic package OR free flights with Select package!

    Norwegian Coast Autumn Round Voyage Fly Cruise Package
    From £1298pp
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  • Norwegian Discovery

    10 Nights - Bergen to Trondheim

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    Visit 34 fascinating ports, many above the Arctic Circle, on this superb voyage along the Norwegian coast, with an extensive excursion programme and the opportunity to take the beautiful Dovre Railway from Trondheim to Oslo. Includes return flights from the UK 2017 - Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
    Exclusive £25pp discount!

    Norwegian Discovery Fly Cruise Package
    From £1299pp
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  • Arctic Wonders

    7 Nights - Bergen to Kirkenes

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    A unique 7-night Northern Lights holiday with 6-night Arctic voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and an overnight at the exciting Kirkenes Snow Hotel 2017 - Feb, Mar

    Arctic Wonders Fly Cruise Package
    From £1305pp
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  • Norwegian Cultural Voyage

    11 Nights - Bergen and back

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    Follow in the footsteps of Edvard Grieg on this unique voyage through breathtaking landscapes which have shaped Norwegian art, music and history, with 11 cultural events and return flights from the UK included 2017 - Apr, Oct, Nov
    Exclusive £25pp discount!

    Norwegian Cultural Voyage Fly Cruise Package
    From £1415pp
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  • Astronomy Voyage

    11 Nights - Bergen and back

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    Learn about the night sky and stunning aurora borealis in the company of experts on this 11-night voyage along the dramatic Norway coast from Bergen to Kirkenes and return. Includes direct flights from several regional airports 2017 - Feb, Mar
    NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE: Next voyage free if the lights don't appear!

    Astronomy Voyage Fly Cruise Package
    From £1675pp
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  • Norwegian Coast Summer Round Voyage

    11 Nights - Bergen and back

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    Explore the Norwegian Coast in summer and experience the majesty of the Land of the Midnight Sun on our 11-night, full board round voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and return with included return flights from the UK 2017 - Jun, Jul, Aug
    Exclusive £325pp saving with Basic package OR free flights with Select package!

    Norwegian Coast Summer Round Voyage Fly Cruise Package
    From £1679pp
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  • In the Wake of Vikings

    9 Nights - Bergen to Reykjavik

    Hurtigruten Ship - Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    Sail in the wake of the fabled Norsemen from Norway to the beautiful Shetland, Orkney and Faroe Islands and further north to Iceland, the Kingdom of the Vikings. Includes fascinating excursions and expert lectures from the Expedition Team on board 2017 - May
    Save £500pp PLUS exclusive £100pp discount!

    In the Wake of Vikings Cruise Only
    From £1849pp
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  • Polar Pioneers of Svalbard

    9 Nights - Tromso and back

    Hurtigruten Ship - Fram Fram

    Join Fram on this once-in-a-lifetime expedition to the High Arctic in spring, where the midnight sun is present but winter still reigns. Includes Polarcirckel excursions and fascinating lectures from the Expedition Team on board 2017 - May
    Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Polar Pioneers of Svalbard Cruise Only
    From £2700pp
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  • Circumnavigating Spitsbergen

    9 Nights - Oslo and back

    Hurtigruten Ship - Fram Fram

    Explore remote Spitsbergen, Land of the Polar Bear, on this unique 9-night expedition, with included Polarcirkel shore landings and lectures from the experienced Expedition Team 2017 - Jul
    Exclusive £100pp discount!

    Circumnavigating Spitsbergen Cruise Only
    From £4459pp
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  • Norwegian Coast and Spitsbergen Adventure

    7 Nights - Longyearbyen to Bergen

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    A 7-night holiday combining a 4-night voyage along the picturesque Norwegian coast, with a 3-night hotel stay on the remote island of Spitsbergen. Includes return flights from the UK

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  • Norwegian Fjords Expedition Voyage

    11 Nights - Bergen and back

    Hurtigruten Ship - Spitsbergen Spitsbergen

    This brand new, unique expedition on board recently refurbished Spitsbergen, has no port stops during the night, meaning more time to explore fascinating ports during the day, as well as five rarely-visited fjords. Includes a professional expedition team delivering lectures on board and leading hikes ashore, and return flights from the UK

    Norwegian Fjords Expedition Voyage View Full Details

  • Hurtigruten Excursions

    The Coastal Voyage calls at 34 ports betwen Bergen and Kirkenes, close to the Russian Border.

    For more information about the major ports of call on both the Northbound and Southbound voyages click on a port name below: Excursions

    Make the most of your voyage with our wide selection of excursions. We recommend that you pre-book excursions as this gives you the opportunity to secure space on your chosen excursions. Only remaining places will be sold on board.

    Our programme gives you the choice between informative city tours, visits to cultural sites, bird watching trips or more active adventures such as dog sledging and snowmobiling, ensuring there is something on offer for everyone.

    Norway Coast Map

    Hurtigruten Extensions

    Norwegian Coastal Voyage Extensions

    There are many fabulous opportunities available should you wish to extend your trip to discover more of beautiful Norway.

    Visit breathtaking fjords, explore steep mountain landscape or take an extraordinary scenic train journey across the roof of Norway. Experience the magic of Sognefjord, enjoy life in the Norwegian capital or stay in the magical snow hotel.

    Extensions in Bergen

    Norway in a Nutshell
    This magnificent journey takes you by bus, train and ferry through some of the most wonderful scenery in the area, traversing a landscape of breathtaking fjords, rural idyll and the spectacular Flåm Mountain Railway.

    Extensions in Oslo

    Across the Roof of Norway
    This unique extension includes an overnight stay in the beautiful town of Bergen before taking the famous “Across the Roof of Norway” scenic rail journey to Oslo where you enjoy an overnight stay in the Norwegian capital.

    Extensions from Trondheim

    Norwegian Discovery Plus Oslo
    Travel by rail from Trondheim to Oslo on Dovre railway before an overnight in an Oslo hotel.

    Extensions from Kirkenes

    The Snow Hotel
    Enjoy a special Arctic experience at the Snow Hotel. The structure is constructed entirely from snow and ice each year and has spacious, illuminated snow suites decorated with snow sculptures and an Arctic snow bar for celebrations and cool drinks

    Winter King Crab Safari
    This is a unique winter experience, beginning with a snowmobile-drawn sleigh ride from a traditional fisherman´s home to a frozen fjord. After sawing a hole in the ice, you will set about trying to catch a magnificent king crab.

    Overnight Snowmobile Tour
    Travel through the remote Pasvik Valley for a night at a wooden cabin in Gjoken and possibly to a nearby sauna

    The Gamme Cabins
    Snuggle up in the Snowhotel's luxurious, cosy, ensuite, elegant, wooden cabins including dinner and breakfast

    Overnight Husky Tour
    Cross the wilderness on a husky sledge and stay at the Namdalen Wilderness Lodge, with saune and king crab meal

    Extensions from Tromso

    Overnight in Sami Lavvo and Reindeer Sledging
    Go reindeer sledging before an overnight in a traditional Sami tent, including home-cooked dinner and breakfast

    • Pulpit Rock
    • Reindeers
    • Oslo
    • Bergen Tram
    Bergen Oslo

    Ships and Cabins

    Hurtigruten Ships and Cabins

    The Hurtigruten fleet consists of fourteen ships with eleven operating on the Norwegian Coastal Voyage route at any one time. The ships vary depending on their size and age and are described below where you will find pictures and a deck plan of each vessel

    Expedition Ship

    The MS Fram meaning “onwards” in Norwegian, is the most modern ship of our fleet specifically designed for expedition voyaging. With her maiden voyage in early 2007, she will spend the summer months along the coast of Greenland and the European winter in Antarctica. Named after the ship used by famous Norwegian Explorer Fridtjof Nansen, this is a truly individual vessel, inspired by explorers old and new.

    More information and deckplans for:

    MS Fram

    MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016 and offers voyages along the Norwegian coastline. Named after the archipelago, this 202-passenger ship has a professional Expedition team on board and is equipped for sailings in polar waters.

    More information and deckplans for:

    MS Spitsbergen

    MS Fram MS Spitsbergen

    Millennium Ships

    These three modern ships joined the fleet in 2002 and 2003. Each vessel has its own distinct style and character, offering the latest in cabin comfort and facilities and spacious panorama lounges. The ships have two outdoor Jacuzzis, and MS Finnmarken also boasts a small outdoor swimming pool.

    More information and deckplans for:

    MS Midnatsol (view Virtual Tour)
    MS Trollfjord (view Virtual Tour)
    MS Finnmarken (view Virtual Tour)

    MS Finnmarken

    New Ships

    These ships were built between 1993 and 1997 and combine the small ship atmosphere with space, style and comfort. Each has its own design and features works of art by Norwegian artists. You can enjoy the passing scenery whatever the weather from the well appointed panoramic lounge.

    Following a refurbishment in 2016, Nordkapp, Polarlys and Kong Harald have stylish new public areas including the Multe Bakery. All three ships have a Scandinavian feel with the interior decor reflecting the ever-changing coastal landscapes.

    More information and deckplans for:

    MS Nordkapp
    MS Nordnorge (view Virtual Tour)
    MS Polarlys
    MS Nordlys (view Virtual Tour)
    MS Richard With (view Virtual Tour)
    MS Kong Harald

    MS Richard With

    Mid-Generation Ships

    Dating from the 1980s these fine vessels were able to offer larger cabins than the traditional ships that had previously operated Hurtigruten. They each have a restaurant, coffee shop, panorama lounge and ample deck space. These three ships are favourites of travellers who enjoy the real ‘working ship’ experience, along the Norwegian Coastline.

    More information and deckplans for:

    MS Vesterålen (view Virtual Tour)

    MS Vesteralen

    Traditional Ships

    The only remaining traditional ship still in service sails during the winter months when other ships operate our sailings beyond the coast of Norway. This small and elegant member of the Hurtigruten fleet – steeped with heritage and character – are firm favourites for many of our repeat travellers. In the European summer months this ship operates some of our Explorer voyages amongst the Norwegian fjords

    More information and deckplans for:

    MS Lofoten

    MS Lofoten

    Useful Info

    Useful Information

    Weather and Climate
    Summer temperatures in northern Norway vary between 10°C and 30°C depending on latitude.  Temperatures in winter in northern Norway can be consistently below freezing and with wind chill they can easily reach -20ºC.

    Dining Room and Meals
    The usual meal times are: 
    Breakfast from 07:30 to 10:00 hrs (open sitting) 
    Lunch from 12:00/13:00 hrs (open sitting) 
    Dinner from 18:30hrs (assigned seating). At some periods there may be two dinner sittings (times advised on board).

    The food is Norwegian and breakfast is buffet style with a selection of cold meats, cheese, eggs, cereals and fruit. Lunch is the famous Cold Table with a choice of fish dishes, cold meats, salads, a selection of hot dishes, desserts and fruit. Dinner is a three-course set meal from our coastal menu; there is not usually a choice of menu but alternatives are available on request. Occasionally the Cold Table may be served in the evening and the set meal at lunch time.

    Hurtigruten will always do its best to meet dietary requests but can not guarantee to do so. It is essential that you advise, in writing, of all special requirements at the time of booking. Clients on strict diets, eg vegans, may find that the food offers limited variety.

    Cafeteria and Refreshments
    Hot and cold drinks and snacks may be bought in the cafeteria, usually open 24 hours a day. Passengers can purchase a thermo coffee cup with the ship's logo and have as much coffee/tea as they want.

    All ships are fully licensed, with a bar on board; the price level is the same as on mainland Norway.

    It is safe to drink tap water on board. Ship's purified water and mineral water in bottles, soft drinks, wine and the coffee deal can be purchased on board. Wine packages are also available; these include one bottle of ship's purified water every day.

    What to Wear
    Dress on board is informal. Although some passengers may choose to change for dinner the dress code is 'smart/casual' rather than formal. The weather in Norway can vary during the course of each voyage or even during the day. To cater for these variations we recommend the layered dress approach that enables you to adapt to changes in temperature, wind and precipitation conditions easily. Where necessary, excursions include use of appropriate clothing.

    Shore Excursions
    Pre-booking excursions, where possible, is recommended as only remaining places will be sold on board. Excursions booked on board will be payable in Norwegian Kroner and the price may vary as a result of exchange rate fuctuations. Pre-booking of shore excursions is possible until 4 weeks prior to departure. If you choose to pay by credit card, pre-bookings can be made until 2 weeks prior to departure.

    Excursions and their contents are subject to maximum/minimum numbers, sailing times and weather and/or local conditions. If pre-booked excursions have to be cancelled, you will get a refund.

    Itinerary
    Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable, as shown in brochures and on our website. The ships carry goods, vehicles and foot passengers between ports, by night and day, as an integral part of Norwegian daily life. Some noise may be experienced during docking and loading/unloading. It may very occasionally be necessary to omit or curtail stops due to weather or other conditions. Some stops may be very short and some are at night.

    With the exception of MS Nordstjernen and MS Lofoten, the vessels are equipped with stabilisers. On the Norwegian coast the ships enter the open sea for a few hours on only a few occasions during the whole voyage. The majority of the time the ships sail between mainland Norway and the coastal islands where the sea is generally calmer.

    Please ensure that you are back on board by sailing time, especially if the ship has arrived late as it may leave as scheduled to make up time. The departure time is advised at the gangway and ships are not able to wait for passengers who are late. If you miss the ship it is your responsibility to make arrangements to rejoin the voyage at the next possible stop or to return home.

    Cabins
    For bookings with unspecifed cabin grades/numbers, requests for adjacent cabins or accommodation in a specific area of the ship etc cannot be guaranteed. The facilities of the cabins vary between the ships and the various cabin grades. Inside cabins do not have a window. Towels and shower gel are provided and hairdryers are available on all ships except for MS Vesteralen (some cabins), MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen. Tea/coffee making facilities are available in suites only.

    On MS Lofoten, MS Nordstjernen and MS Vesteralen some cabins have portholes which might be covered during the winter period.  There are no safety deposit boxes in the cabins (except in some suites on MS Trollfjord and MS Midnatsol) and Hurtigruten cannot accept liability for any loss. Valuables may be handed in at reception to be kept in the ship's safe.

    Entertainment
    The emphasis is on relaxation and getting away from the commercial entertainment so often a part of conventional cruise programmes. Our aim is to get closer to unique environments and share the experience with fellow passengers. Occasionally some musical entertainment on some stretches of the voyage may be offered but there is no organised entertainment programme (except on Theme Voyages).

    Language
    Norwegian and English are the official on board languages. The Tour Leader speaks Norwegian, English and German.

    Internet
    There is an internet cafe on board all ships except MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen. Be aware that the bandwidth is low. Wireless internet will be rolled out on board all ships in 2012.

    Shops
    There is a shop on board all ships. It sells souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and a limited supply of toiletries. On MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen this service is handled by the coffee shop.

    Information on Board
    The Reception Desk is open 24 hours a day. Each ship has a Tour Leader on board who informs about and sells excursions, issues a daily programme and news bulletin and makes announcements regarding places of interest, disembarkation, etc. Occasionally this service may be carried out by the Reception. All Tour Leaders speak Norwegian, English and German.

    Laundry
    Laundry rooms with washing machines, dryers and irons are available on all ships except MS Nordstjernen. Tokens may be purchased from reception. On board MS Nordstjernen arrangements for laundry can be made with the crew at a fee.

    Electricity
    220V AC 2 pin sockets are continental Europe style, and you may need to bring an adapter/converter.

    Anouncements
    Announcements on board are made in several languages. No public announcements are made at night. If you would like to know about an appearance of the Northern Lights activate the telephone button in your cabin or advise Reception.

    Currency in Norway
    We suggest that you take a small amount of local currency (Norwegian Kroner-NOK) in cash. Major credit cards are widely accepted except possibly at smaller businesses. You may be asked to provide identifcation when you pay by credit card or exchange money.

    Cruise Card and Currency on Board
    For your convenience, we offer a Cruise Card system on board all ships. This system allows you to charge all on board purchases to your cruise card. Cruise card accounts can be created at all points of payment on board the ship. We accept VISA, Master-Card, Diners, American Express or cash (NOK, EUR, GBP, USD) as deposit. On your last night on board, an itemised statement will be delivered to your cabin door. The cruise card account needs to be settled by 22:00.

    For your convenience, your cruise card charges will be billed automatically to your credit card. Any discrepancies must be reported before disembarkation. This also applies if you want to pay part cash and part credit card. The currency used on board is Norwegian Kroner. Exchange rates are similar to those in a hotel. Please check with the reception for methods of payment.

    Gratuity Policy
    It is not common practice to tip on Hurtigruten ships on the coastal voyage, but if you feel that individual crew members should be rewarded for providing exceptional service, this is entirely at your discretion.

    Smoking
    Smoking is only permitted in designated areas on the outside decks. It is not permitted when the ships are in port. To show respect for the environment, please use the provided ashtrays. Throwing cigarette ends overboard is strictly prohibited. Smoking in the cabin is prohibited and fined with NOK 1.500.

    Wheelchair Users/Disabled Passengers
    With the exception of MS Lofoten and MS Nordstjernen, all of our ships have elevators/lifts and at least one wheelchair accessible cabin for disabled passengers. Please contact our reservations department for further information and advise us at the time of booking if special transfers need to be arranged. Guests who require a wheelchair must bring their own foldable wheelchair and travel with a companion who is able to assist them. There is a ramp in all ports, but, as working ships, no designated crew member will be able to assist. NB: Airlines usually do not allow wet battery wheelchairs on aircraft. 

    Excursions are not suitable for passengers with electric wheelchairs although some are possible with a manual, foldable chair. Please contact the Tour Leader on board who will be able to advise which excursions are suitable. Drivers and guides are not permitted to lift wheelchairs or passengers at any time.

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