Welcome! Here you will find a selection of videos of amazing scenery and travel experiences along the Norwegian coast or in different seasons with the Hurtigruten cruise-ships. Hurtigruten (translated "the Express Route" from Norwegian language), established in 1893 by government to improve communications along the long and jagged Norwegian coastline, offers today a daily passenger and freight shipping service along Norway's western and northern coast between Bergen and Kirkenes.
Hurtigruten ships sail almost the entire length of the country, completing the round-trip journey in 11 days. The trip has been described as the world's most beautiful sea voyage with highlights including the Hanseatic League city of Bergen, the Geiranger fjord (summer only), and the Lofoten Islands. Hurtigruten features also other great destinations like Antarctica, Svalbard or Greenland!
Hurtigruten History: on 2nd July 1893, captain Richard With's steamship madeher maiden voyage along the Norwegian coastline. It was the beginning of the rich Hurtigruten tradition.
In springtime, it's possible to experience three seasons on a single voyage. While it is still winter in the north, as you venture further south the climate change to spring and then summer. This season is an explosion of life, fragrance, colour and light.
The summer brings renewed energy and warming sunlight. The days are long and, in the north, the midnight sun ensures 24 hours of daylight. Sailing into Trollfjorden is one of the highlights this season. Summer - Midnight sun The summer brings renewed energy and warming sunlight. The days are long and, in the north, the midnight sun ensures 24 hours of daylight. Sailing into Trollfjorden is one of the highlights this season.
Here the Hurtigruten cruising along the Hjørundfjorden, a 35-kilometre long fjord in the traditional district of Sunnmøre in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. Hjørundfjorden, which is an arm of the larger Storfjord that stretches south from Ålesund, is surrounded by the Sunnmørsalpene mountain range in the municipalities of Ørsta and Sykkylven, with mountain peaks reaching 1,700 metres (5,600 ft) straight up from the fjord, including Skårasalen and Jakta. Both sides of the fjord are heavily wooded, the result of the extensive rainfall on one of the world's wettest fjords
"Hunting the Light", a documentary made by the talented Norwegian photographer Ole C. Salomonsen for the Hurtigruten. In wintertime the light along the Norwegian coast is at its most beautiful. The sun lies low on the horizon and for weeks, and north of the Arctic circle, it disappears completely. This creates a fascinating luminescence, with the Northern Lights – Aurora Borealis – at their most magical.
"Hurtigruten in 5 minutes": an exciting time-lapse documenting the 2600 km/134 hour journey of the Norwegian "Hurtigruten" from Bergen to Kirkenes. Norwegian public broadcaster NRK aired the entire journey live from the 16th to the 22nd of June 2011. Shortly after, Guinness Book of Records approved it as the longest continuously aired documentary in the world.