About Hurtigruten Expedition Cruises

Embark on an extraordinary expedition like no other with Hurtigruten Expeditions! Choose from 15 diverse global destinations, from bustling cities to secluded islands, with Hurtigruten’s fleet of modern expedition ships travelling to more than 230 ports and landing sites in untouched corners all over the world. Let nature and wildlife captivate your soul as you unleash your inner explorer and learn about the world you find yourself in, guided by an Expedition Team of hand-picked destination experts. Get ready to experience the unexpected, escape the ordinary, and plunge head first into a journey of a lifetime with Hurtigruten Expeditions.

⚓ Unleash your Inner Explorer

Prepare yourself for authentic and unforgettable experiences that will stay with you forever. Step foot on the untouched landscapes of Antarctica, glide through glacial waters while kayaking at the foot of an Alaskan glacier, or immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of a tribal community in Africa’s little-visited Bissagos Islands. These are just a few examples of the incredible adventures that await you. Discover and explore the most challenging destinations in the world, without compromising on comfort or style.

⚓ North America, Alaska, and the Northwest Passage
⚓ Antarctica
⚓ The
British Isles
Caribbean and Central America
Europe, Norway, Greenland, and Iceland
Galapagos Islands and South America
Transoceanic and Grand Voyages
West Africa and Cape Verde

Change the Way You See the World

Onboard Experience

Stateroom and Suites

With sleek interiors, comfortable accommodations, and an informal and welcoming atmosphere, the Hurtigruten fleet has it all. All ships in the Expeditions fleet feature a wide range of comfortable cabins with private facilities for you to choose from. Some cabins may experience a bit of noise and vibration, depending on their location, and some may have obstructed views. 

Dining, Bars and Lounges

Onboard a Hurtigruten expedition, every meal is a culinary delight, carefully tailored to your daily program. In the main dining area, Aune restaurant, you can conveniently reserve your table through the onboard app, ensuring a seamless dining experience. Suite guests will be able to enjoy their breakfast at the a la carte restaurant Lindstrøm (where available), and for dinner Lindstrøm is open to all guests, however, an additional charge applies to non-suite guests. Don’t miss out on casual dining and takeaway options at Fredheim, where comfort meets flavor. Enjoy complimentary beverages or elevate your experience with a beverage package. Special seating arrangements and dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice


Hurtigruten Expeditions is all about creating unforgettable adventures for its guests. The atmosphere on board is informal and welcoming, there’s no dress code, and no loud and flashy entertainment. It’s all about the exploration. During the day, get off the ship with a shore excursion, or relax onboard in a cosy armchair with a book and a warm coffee. Recharge with an active session in the onboard gym, or with a soak in the outdoor hot tub. Discovery is not limited to shore landings, and onboard the Science Centre and Expeditions Team are at your disposal to expand your knowledge of your chosen destination.

Facilities and Amenities

Additional facilities and amenities may vary by ship, but as a guide you will find:

⚓A variety of fitness and wellness options on board all Expedition ships, including hot tubs, saunas and a gym
⚓Onboard MS Roald Amundsen and MS Fridtjof Nansen, there is also an infinity pool, outdoor gym, and running track
⚓Both of these ships also have a wellness centre in which you can book a range of treatments at an additional cost
⚓Each ship has an onboard shop where you can purchase clothing suitable for your expedition cruise, as well as souvenirs, postcards and more
⚓Mail service – you can hand your mail in at reception, and for a service fee and the cost of stamps, Hurtigruten will forward the post in every port where possible
⚓Laundry service is available onboard, and is included for all suite guests
⚓A small medical facility on each ship, with an English-speaking physician and nurse on board
⚓Library with a selection of books on different topics
⚓The Science Centre, featuring high-tech equipment, a library and interactive computer screens. This is where the Expedition Team share lectures and presentations with guests.

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Kayaking Tour for Guests on MS Spitsbergen

Suite onboard MS Trollfjord

MS Fram in Neko Harbour, Antarctica

Penguins on the Coastline of Fortuna Bay, South Georgia

Witness the Northern Lights in Norway

MS Roald Amundsen

Ice Landing in Antarctica

Suite onboard MS Roald Amundsen

MS Spitsbergen

The Ice Edge in Svalbard

What's Included?

Your Hurtigruten expedition fare includes all you need for an unforgettable adventure. Unleash your inner explorer as you roam untouched landscapes, all while indulging in comfortable stateroom accommodation and savouring top-notch dining. Sip on house wine, beer, and soda as you dine, and stay fueled with complimentary coffee and tea throughout the day. Get ready to brave the elements with a wind and water resistant expedition jacket, and explore like a true adventurer with loaned equipment for activities. Immerse yourself in the wonders of each destination with small boat cruises and thrilling shore excursions. Delve into the world of science with access to our ship’s Science Center and even contribute to live scientific research. Stay active with hot tubs, a panoramic sauna, and an outdoor running track. All of this, and more, is included in your expedition fare. Prepare for the journey of a lifetime!

Insider Tip

On a Hurtigruten expedition cruise, you can hang a tag on your cabin door to say your towels and bed sheets don’t need changing, saving water and energy. You also won’t find items like plastic cups, plastic straws, or plastic cutlery on board any of their ships, since banning non-essential single-use plastic throughout the entire fleet in 2018. These are just a few of the ways that guests can contribute to Hurtigruten’s commitment to sustainability.

Nordlys, Skjervøy - Hurtigruten is committed to protecting the environments in which it cruises

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Cruising with Children

Children are welcome to expedition with Hurtigruten, however, children under the age of five are unable to travel with Hurtigruten Expeditions to Antarctica or South Georgia. For safety reasons, children under 12 years of age will be considered for participation in excursions as each landing.

On Shore Experiences

Experience the world like never before with Hurtigruten’s unforgettable shore excursions. Snorkel in the Caribbean, sleep with penguins in Antarctica, or witness the enchanting Northern Lights on a dogsledding adventure. These handpicked excursions – led by knowledgeable guides – promise to immerse you in the wonders of each destination. Plus, your dedicated Expedition Team always goes the extra mile to curate a variety of activities, from hiking and kayaking to snowshoeing and paddleboarding, so that you can truly experience the best of each destionation on your expedition.


While Hurtigruten welcomes all guests with diverse abilities, it is important to note that the very nature of an expedition cruise takes you away from the usual resources and facilities of everyday life. Accessible cabins are available for guests who require adapted bathrooms and other accessibility aids, and guests who use wheelchairs are welcome to bring theirs onboard, provided it meets the requirements of the Hurtigruten ship. It is recommended that guests with disabilities and mobility restrictions consider travelling with a companion who can assist them both onboard and onshore, due to the unique environment, operations, and safety requirements of an expedition cruise. Please speak with your cruise consultant regarding your specific needs so that they can help facilitate your booking.

MS Roald Amundsen

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if there are changes to the itinerary or excursions?


Every expedition cruise is unique, and is often at the mercy of the weather, the sea and ice conditoins. All routes and excursions are subject to change, especially when it comes to prioritising the safety of the guests and crew onboard. Any changes will be communicated with guests, and the Hurtigruten team will be available for any questions and concerns as a result of any changes or cancellations.


I’m travelling alone. Why do I need to pay a single supplement?


All voyage prices are based on two people travelling together and sharing one cabin, so any guests travelling alone will be required to pay a percentage of the total cabin rate. However, Hurtigruten does occassionally offer no single supplement offers, so just ask your cruise consultant about the latest specials.


What is Hurtigruten’s tipping policy?


On board Hurtigruten Expedition ships, it is not common practice or expected that guests should leave a tip. It is at the individual’s discretion should they wish to give a special thanks to the crew in the bars, restaurants, cabins and behind the scenes, in the form of gratuities. Should you wish to leave a tip, you can do so at Reception, with all tips being divided equally among all crew members after the voyage.


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