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Midday in northern Norway in January, just after leaving the port of Finnsnes

Day 5: Arctic Circle Ceremony & Tromsø

Hurtigruten Diary Day 5: An unexpectedly cold Arctic Circle ceremony (for me at least) out on deck before a visit to Tromsø, the regional capital of northern Norway. We are now well into northern Norway, and...
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...
DFDS Ferry in Copenhagen

Ferries to Norway

Travelling from the rest of Europe to Norway on the water is a popular option as part of a longer road trip. For some, ferry travel conjures up images of days long gone. But ferries are...
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...
Amerikalinjen on Jernbanetorget in Oslo

Amerikalinjen: Oslo’s Norwegian American Hotel

Norwegian American heritage is remembered with the launch of this new hotel in Oslo in early 2019. Amerikalinjen will fill the original building from 1919 that was once used as the headquarters of the Norwegian America Line,...
MS Finnmark museum design

New Hurtigruten Museum Design Announced

The museum of the iconic Norwegian shipping line in Stokmarknes is to get a swanky new upgrade. The Nordic construction and civil engineering company Peab have released images of the new Hurtigruten museum set to open in...
Amazing Norwegian waterfalls

The Most Famous Waterfalls in Norway

Beautiful Norway alert! Check out these must-see Norwegian waterfalls. The national tourist authorities like to say Norway is ‘powered by nature'. It's one of the few marketing slogans that I really like! There are few better...