When one thinks of Norway, what most comes to mind are the fjords and the northern lights. So what better way to see Norway than to cruise to the northern lights. The fjords provide beautiful scenery along the scenic Norwegian coast, and hopefully you will get to experience the northern lights while you are at it.
Norway has quite a number of cruises which travel which travel up and down the coast. The Norwegian Coastal Voyage (The Hurtigruten) is the most popular cruise given the variety of scenic landscapes that make Norway famous. In fact it is considered as the world’s most beautiful voyage. Norwegian Coastal Cruises are agents for Hurtigruten, providing concise information and advice on the various cruises.
Here are some things to expect when going on a Norwegian coastal cruise.
Comfortable and sturdy ships
As your cruise navigates through the fjords of Norway, you will enjoy the fairytale landscape to the fullest. The ships provide a variety of packages for all budgets. If you love your privacy, then you can book a suite with a private balcony. The ships also provide excellent platforms for viewing as you enjoy the unique perspective of Norway. You can even watch vast panoramas from long picture windows while relaxing in the comfort of the ship.
Experience Norwegian culture
The Hurtigruten cruises stop from point to point as they also serve as working vessel and serve the locals with food, mails and other essentials. Hurtigruten crew ensure that you experience and enjoy Norwegian life to the fullest. The team not only speaks the Norwegian language but also speaks fluent English (which is common in Scandinavian countries). You will, therefore, have an easy time understanding the life of the people. As the ships stop from port to port, you will be able to interact with the locals and learn more about their traditions including their traditional foods, which can also be tried onboard throughout the voyage.
Four different routes
The Hurtigruten cruise ships pass through 4 different routes, so you can choose the route you like depending on the time of the year you are traveling, the amount you would like to spend, and your preferred departure and arrival times. This mix-and-match approach means you can do it on a budget or do the grand tour. It’s not uncommon for guests to return to try another voyage, such is the popularity of this trip.
Experience the Northern Lights
For those who have seen it, experiencing the northern lights is often regarded as one of the most memorable experiences of visiting Norway. Since most visitors don’t live anywhere near the Arctic Circle, there are not many chances in life to see this natural phenomenon. The Hurtigruten cruise crew ensures that you have a spectacular view of this extraordinary light show of nature. If you want to see the northern lights then it is essential that you strategically plan and know when to go voyaging.
If you need a break from the ordinary, then voyaging on the Hurtigruten cruises will be one of those trips that you will be talking about for years to come.