Each Hurtigruten departure provides a transportation lifeline between Norway’s cities and villages, visiting 34 ports, while exploring stunning fjords and UNESCO World Heritage sites along with more than 1,100 miles of pristine coastal waterways. This mixture of local encounters, spectacular scenery and unique shore activities provides an unmatched opportunity to explore and interact with the beauty and charm of Norway and its people. Travel experiences are as much about the people you touch along the way. One of the great pleasures aboard Hurtigruten in Norway is that you encounter local residents, the Norwegian crew and travelers from different countries – all with various reasons for being on board. This creates a wonderful setting for a unique blend of personal encounters. Travelers are there to connect with the natural world and are eager to share their culture and heritage.
In addition to Coastal Norway Voyages, Hurtigruten offers Explorer Voyages to some of the world’s most untamed regions including Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland and Spitsbergen. The Explorer Voyages are on board the MS Fram, built in 2007 with one mission in mind – to bring guests closer to nature. The MS Fram is the only ship to operate 100% year round Polar itineraries. The ship does not deploy to the other non-Polar regions of the world. This creates an exclusive level of expertise not found by any other cruise line.
Regardless of the destination the atmosphere onboard Hurtigruten’s 12 ships is one of excitement and enlightenment as we explore beautiful places in unique, active and natural ways.
Gordon Dirker talks to Mark Murphy on travel to Norway and Antarctica with Hurtigruten.
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