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August 2022

Sail to the Edge of the World

Celebrate 130 years of Hurtigruten being Norway’s coastal lifeline on two iconic voyages, The Svalbard Express and The North Cape Express. One revived from history, the other poised to make history.

The Norwegian Coast - Hurtigruten's Home Since 1893

Life aboard has transformed since Hurtigruten first started sailing the Norwegian coast in 1893, but the expansive wilderness, spectacular wildlife, and magical light at the edge of the world endure.

Both the Svalbard Express and North Cape Express venture deep into the Arctic Circle to immerse you in the lives and flavors of Norway’s coast, deliver vital supplies to coastal villages, and create memories that last a lifetime – all beneath the magical northern lights.

Together, they encapsulate Hurtigruten's pioneering heritage and herald a future of authentic, sustainable, and meaningful travel that would make their founding father proud.

Book now to access amazing Expedia® Extras:

  • Receive €180 per person onboard cash credit when you book any 2022 - 2024 sailings between August 8 - 31, 2022.*
  • Save up to 30% when you book a Svalbard Express or North Cape Express voyage by October 31, 2022.* Svalbard Express departures are from June 2023 - September 2023 and North Cape Express departures are from September 2023 - March 2024.

The Iconic Svalbard Express

Hurtigruten founded the first regular summer sailing to the remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard in 1968, becoming a lifeline for its community until 1982. Back then, the route was one of the most reliable links the remote settlements on Svalbard had to mainland Norway.

Now, The Svalbard Express is your chance to experience the far-flung feel of the High Arctic, aglow in the magical midnight sun.

Svalbard Express Highlights

  • Embark on a nostalgic cruise along the Norwegian coast up to the edge of the world, all the way to the Svalbard archipelago in the High Arctic, then back 
  • Enjoy life aboard the exceptional MS Trollfjord, freshly renovated in 2023 with the finest materials and craftsmanship 
  • Visit a range of charming coastal communities on mainland Norway and on Svalbard, and take your pick from authentic, locally run optional excursions  
  • Experience variations of summer along the entire length of Norway, including 24 hours of daylight from the glorious Midnight Sun at the height of the season

The Iconic North Cape Express

As the northern lights begin their winter’s dance in the skies above, Hurtigruten sails from Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital.

For the first time, Hurtigruten takes guests on a voyage along the full length of the country’s incredible coastline, spending up to six hours at each port to better showcase the iconic flavors, adventures, and pristine beauty of Norway.

Immerse yourself in the culture of modern cities and traditions of secluded villages. Be still in nature, savor local foods and flavors, listen for the splash of a breaching whale while you experience history in the making.

For an authentic connection with the heritage, stories, and wild beauty of Norway’s coast, choose The North Cape Express.

North Cape Express Highlights

  • Sail the Norwegian coast, one of the world’s longest coastlines. Travel from Bergen to North Cape in Arctic Norway, at the top of Europe, and back south to the capital, Oslo.
  • Come aboard the exceptional MS Trollfjord, freshly renovated in 2023 with the finest materials and craftsmanship
  • Learn about the communities that stretch along the coast and join in on exciting optional excursions that change according to the season
  • Sail in fall, winter, or spring. Experience a warmer climate in the south, snow-covered mountains, and maybe even the Northern Lights in the Arctic.

Contact your Expedia Cruises Vacation Consultant today for exclusive Expedia Extras.

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*Terms and Conditions: Expedia Exclusive €180 per person on any 2022 – 2024 sailing when booked between August 8 – 31, 2022. Combinable with all other promotions. *30% Saving Offer is valid for new, individual bookings for all Svalbard Express and North Cape Express voyages. Offer applies to the cruise portion of the package only, and displayed ‘from’ prices are per person, based on double occupancy, in USD ($) and include taxes, fees, and port expenses. Offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Offer is only combinable with the Ambassador and Child offers. Other restrictions may apply. 30% Saving Offer is valid June 14 - October 31, 2022.

Terms & Conditions

*Expedia Extras offers are per stateroom (unless otherwise stated) on select sailings, based on double occupancy, apply to new bookings only, are not combinable with any other offer, are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. For full terms and conditions, click the specific Expedia Extra offer or contact your Expedia Cruises Vacation Consultant.

Prices are per person (based on 2 passengers in the same stateroom), cruise only in CAD dollars. Airfare, transfers, taxes, fees and port expenses are additional (unless otherwise stated). Prices vary by ship, stateroom type and sailing date. Prices and offers are subject to availability and change without notice, and are capacity controlled. Fuel supplement may apply. Expedia Cruises is not responsible for errors that may occur due to the transfer of information from selected third parties, technical error, or human error.

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