As a northern European cruise destination, Norway is just of those places that are usually overlooked. Most likely you might have considered a cruise to the Arctic however a cruise along the Norwegian coastline can be an experience that comes highly recommended.
The Hurtigruten cruise line offers just such an experience, with daily calls to something like 34 port destinations that a spread along the Norwegian coastline between Bergen and Kirkenes you will get the opportunity to visit many port destinations that are rarely visited by the standard commercial cruise liners. The main reason for this is because the Hurtigruten liners are real ships that not only carry passengers but also perform vital services to the local communities such as delivering cargo and post. All this means that you will get to see some wonderful towns that in most circumstances you would never get to see with other tour operators.
An interesting feature of the Norwegian cruise offered by Hurtigruten is that they offer a cruise that they have named a “Classic Round Voyage”. The advantage of this deal is that you will enjoy Free Flights to Norway that coincide with your cruise, its only on offer on selected departures, but it worth keeping an eye out for these offers.
For a Northern European Fjord adventure, the Hurtigruten cruise line is something you need to experience to believe, visiting the pretty fishing villages after you visit the Honningsvåg, the capital of the North Cape, is only one of the highlights, also look out for the town of Tromsø, which has been described was the “Paris of the North”. During the 19th century, British, Russian, Dutch and German ships would call in here before heading off to Arctic expeditions. Being able to immerse yourself in the history of Northern Europe has never been easier and there are some many more places like this to visit on this cruise.
Another interesting feature of these cruises is that when you venture further Northward towards the Arctic Circle the days will get very long with there being barely any night-time.
Choosing the right time of year to visit the Norwegian coast with Hurtigruten will impact the scenery that will be on display as you travel in luxury along the coastlines, however whatever time of year you take your vacation you are absolutely sure to have a wonderful time.