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About the authentic Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten ship at pier in Alesund. Photo by Andrea Giubelli, Innovation NorwayThe Norwegian Hurtigruten ships

have for more than a century played an important part for the people living along this vast coastline, being their means of transportation, carrying cargo to their tiny, Arctic towns and settlements and delivering their post.
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Bodo area Arctic Norway. Photo by Ernst Furuhatt

Bodo area

The northern parts of Norway

are densely populated, with no railroad connections north of Bodo, and few roads, which are often closed during the winter due to heavy snowfall. One might expect the sea to be frozen during the winter months due to the northern latitude, but the sea is in fact always open thanks to the Golf stream current passing along the coast.
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The Arctic Trollfjord Norway. Photo by ToFoto


Hurtigruten offers a fascinating

mixture of first-class passenger vessels and local working ships. In the home waters of the Norwegian coast, Hurtigruten has been part of the country’s very lifeline for over a century. Beneath the Midnight Sun or the mystical Northern Lights, daily departures across the Arctic Circle from Bergen to Kirkenes, takes you right to the heart of coastal Norway.
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Calling at 34 ports, 

most never visited by commercial cruise liners, the ships deliver freight, post and passengers to remote communities, some of which are home to just a few hundred people. Sailing along this beautiful coastline, through magical fjords to enchanted islands, you enjoy a genuine, friendly and unpretentious voyage which is truly Norwegian.

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