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    Skien – The canal city and birthplace of Henrik Ibsen

    Skien is the county capital of Telemark County in Norway. The city has around 50,000 inhabitants, and is beautifully situated between the two water reservoirs of Bryggevannet and Hjellevannet. The waterfront is an important part …

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    Morgedal, the birthplace of skiing

    Located in West Telemark in the small town of Kviteseid, Morgedal is a small valley unspoilt by over-development, unlike many other tourist destinations. An active farming community, many people make their living farming the land …

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    The North Sea Road

    If you treasure an awesome scenic experience, the North Sea Road is not to be missed! It can take you all the way from the southern city of Kristiansand to Stavanger and north to Haugesund. …

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    Christmas Onboard

    Try a Norwegian Christmas this year. It will do you good, and it is for sure something different. Celebrating Christmas on board a ship sailing along one of the most beautiful coastlines of the world …

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    The Sami, Scandinavia’s Aborigines

    There are 3,000 people living in Karasjok. Over half of them are Sami. We were given a warm welcome when we arrived in Karasjok to look and learn.

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    Cross-country in the mountains

    As the shadows begin to lengthen, a stiffening breeze has me reaching for my warm woollen hat. I gather myself for the final push to the valley far below.

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    A Beautiful Voyage

    We board the Coastal Express in Tromsø one bright-as-day July night and set course southward, towards the cod and whales of Lofoten. The world’s most beautiful scenery lies ahead of us.

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    Norway – The Supermodel

    Gorgeous, genetically blessed Norway ranks among the upper echelons of the world’s not-to-be-missed destinations. The beauty of the rugged-beyond-repair glacier-carved fjords can silence even the most jaded travelers who’ve been wearing the “been there done …

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    The Lofoten Islands

    Towering mountains with pointed peaks, white beaches with clear water and a sea steaming with fish. Midnight sun and friendly people. Welcome to Lofoten.

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    Northern Light Cruise

    Each year the Northern Light Festival are held in January in Tromsø. In cause of that Hurtigruten arranges the Northern Light cruise for the fourth time. This year it is held at MS Trollfjord, the …

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    History of Hurtigruten

    In 1891, August Kriegsman Gran, the national steamship advisor, came up with the idea of providing an express boat service between Trondheim and Hammerfest. Two steamship companies, “Det Nordenfjeldske Dampskibsselskab” and “Det Bergenske Dampskibsselskab”, were …

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    Coastal Seasons

    No matter what time of year you travel the natural light plays an important role, dramatising the scenery and enhancing the experience. During the winter months a quiet, atmospheric darkness prevails, penetrated by warm embers …

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    The Total Hurtigruten Experience

    If you choose the full round voyage, you will be on board for 11 unforgettable days. The journey starts in Bergen and takes you all the way up to Kirkenes and then back again, stopping …

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    The 6 Days Experience from Bergen to Kirkenes

    If an 11-day tour is too long, you can enjoy all the features of a complete round voyage while sailing for only 6 days.

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    The 5 Days Experience from Kirkenes to Bergen

    If you feel that 11 days is too long a trip, and if the Lofoten Islands and the Helgeland coast are what you most want to see on a Hurtigruten voyage, then we recommend that …

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    Active Holidays for Active People

    You want to get your body moving, defy the elements, perhaps push back some frontiers, Well – now´s your chance! The possibilities are endless. Mountain climbing, rafting, glacier hikes/rambles, paragliding, diving or go hiking in …

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