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Leaving Bodø on the Hurtigruten

Day 4: Into the Arctic, Bodø to Lofoten

Hurtigruten Diary Day 4: We crossed the Arctic Circle and have enjoyed a day of fantastic winter weather, and our first glimpse of the northern lights. It's been great to hear from people following along with...
Cargo terminal in Trondheim

Day 3: Cargo Operations in Trondheim

Hurtigruten Diary Day 3: A look at part of the famous coastal voyage that forms a vital part of Norwegian life but that many passengers don't even notice. My second night at sea following the day...
Hurtigruten Diary Day Two: A stormy day at sea in Norway

Day 2: A Stormy Day at Sea

Hurtigruten Diary Day 2: A difficult first night, an enjoyable if chilly return to one of Norway's prettiest cities, and crossing the open ocean in gale force winds. Well, I did say I wanted to experience...
Leaving Bergen on the MS Vesterålen

Day 1: All Aboard! Boarding the Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten Diary Day 1: My first impressions after boarding the vessel in Bergen for the 12-day voyage. All aboard! I'm writing this from my cabin on the MS Vesterålen, the second oldest ship in the Hurtigruten...
A Hurtigruten ship at the northern terminus in Kirkenes, Norway

The Hurtigruten Ships

The fleet of Hurtigruten vessels plying the world-famous Norwegian coastal route varies enormously. Here's what you need to know about each of them. One of the most popular ways for foreigners to see Norway is by...
Disney Frozen Cruise of Norway

Disney’s Frozen Cruise of Norway

Find out how just one movie was responsible for a massive increase in international tourism to Norway. Norwegian tourism is booming thanks to a combination of economics and emotion. The weakening Norwegian kroner means that it's cheaper to...
Cruise ship in Trondheim

Welcoming A Cruise Ship Into Port

Thanks to a hat-tip from Visit Trondheim, I spent some time on Friday morning watching the Adventure of the Seas cruise ship arrive at Trondheim Port. I didn't expect much other than seeing a new part...