Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express launches 2023/24 season

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express launches 2023/24 season

The "original coastal voyage" is now open for bookings for 2023/24

Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express has launched its 2023/24 season.

The line has operated the Norwegian Coastal Express between Bergen and Kirkenes since 1893.

The 2023/24 season is now open for booking, with highlights including onboard lectures and the chance to enjoy authentic Norwegian cuisine.

More than 70 optional shore excursions will be on offer using emission-free catamarans and tour buses.

Guests will start the journey at the line’s luxurious lounge in Bergen where they can book excursions and tuck into locally-sourced food.

Hurtigruten offer guests a Northern Lights Promise: if the celestial lightshow does not make an appearance on a 12- or 11-day voyage, the line will offer another six or seven-day trip free of charge.

Hurtigruten Norway CEO Hedda Felin, said: “Hurtigruten’s Coastal Express is the original coastal voyage, and a unique way to experience the Norwegian coast. With almost 130 years of experience and history, the ship acts as a lifeline for small communities along the coast.

“Our guests can experience the ‘world’s most beautiful voyage’ on board modern and comfortable ships that also continue the tradition of carrying cargo and local passengers, a vital part of everyday life along the coast.

“Each year, we transport over 100,000 tons of goods – everything from food to medicine!

“We are very proud of operating a legacy journey with such strong traditions, but which through innovations make it sustainable, modern, and still relevant for both our international travellers, local passengers and the local businesses that rely on us for the transportation of goods.”

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