|(Picture borrowed from Hurtigruten.)|
As you might know already, a cruise with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast will differ in many ways from other cruises. Hurtigruten's ships are "working ships", providing transportation between the many smaller coastal communities and towns. The ships are never far from the coastline, giving passengers front row seats to the Norwegian nature in all its splendor.
The ships are often calling by several ports a day, taking on passengers for shorter or longer trips. Loading and offloading cargo and mail is also part of each stop. This activity provides a great opportunity to get an insight in everyday life in coastal Norway. On the other hand, this could be disappointing if you were expecting a more traditional cruise.
Below I have provided a few links to pages that have reviews of Hurtigrutens cruises. You can read about great food on board, fantastic scenery (bring your camera!) and exciting excursions. Doing research before hand is always wise, and trip reports or reviews from people who have experienced Hurtigruten can be found at Cruisecritic.com and Cruise.co.uk. Of course, Tripadvisor also has reviews on Hurtigruten.
Hurtigruten also offers exciting cruises to the Arctic areas and the Antarctica.