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Experience pure adventure in a winter wonderland on our new expedition for the 2025-2026 season. Book early and save up to 20% with the HX Price Promise*

Ultimate Norway Expeditions

Norway is a country that demands to be explored rather than just seen, so we’ve designed the ultimate expedition cruise that really shows you the heart of Norway. New for January 2026, this unique adventure explores four regions above the Arctic Circle in winter. You’ll experience the glacial majesty of the Lyngen Alps, the dramatic beauty of the Lofoten Islands, the forested mountains of Vesterålen and the serenity of Senja. And as we sail, we’re not bound by a fixed itinerary – we’ll go where the best opportunities for activities and landings lie.

Adventures in the Frozen North

  • Heading above 66° North in winter means adventure. With your experienced Expedition Team, you’ll explore wild islands and deep fjords and venture to remote places where few people ever set foot.  

  • Meet rarely visited communities and search for whales, eagles and other wildlife. 

  • With a wide range of expedition equipment on board, you could don snowshoes and head off the beaten track into the snowy wilderness or hop in a kayak to explore a fjord up close. 

Uniquely Norwegian Experiences

  • On this unique voyage, you’ll truly live the Norwegian life, and come to understand friluftsliv – a deeply-held love of the great outdoors. 

  • Enjoy uniquely Norwegian experiences exclusive to HX guests.

  • Find yourself taking a breathtaking polar plunge and Nordic sauna, sampling traditional delicacies around a roaring beach bonfire, and walking through history on an evening at the Hurtigruten Museum. 

Spotting the Northern Lights

  • Winter in Norway is a special time. When the soft sun sets, the Northern Lights put on a mesmerising performance and our ship becomes a floating observatory.

  • We‘re skilled at seeking out these cosmic lights and our onboard photographer will teach you how to capture the best shots.

  • With 7 days spent entirely above the Arctic Circle, the conditions are perfect to witness the Northern Lights. We even offer our guests a Northern Lights Promise. 

A winter wonderland

On our Norway cruises, you’ll explore deep blue fjords up close, venture into the snowy wilderness and set foot on wild isles where peace and nature rule.

Lofoten, Norway. Credit: Shutterstock

Our Northern Lights Promise

Above the Arctic Circle in winter, the conditions are just right for the magical Northern Lights to appear. And if they don’t, we’ll give you a Future Cruise Credit.

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Year-round activities

The Expedition Team will guide you on your discovery of the Norwegian fjords and the coast, taking you out on hikes and shore landings. They’ll help enhance your experience through talks and lectures on a diverse range of subjects such as Norwegian culture, history, food, wildlife and science.

Adventures into the Heart of Norway

At HX, we have a long history of sailing Norway’s coast that stretches back to the nineteenth century. We’ll show you our country’s rugged and beautiful nature as you jump in a kayak, cruise aboard small expedition boats, pull on snowshoes, or hike through the wilderness* – but that’s not all. As our guest, we’ll also give you some extra-special adventures, exclusively designed to bring you closer to Norway’s nature and heritage.

Day to Dusk – Flames and Flavours

Enjoy a magical evening on a remote landing site. Take a nature hike as the last of the day's birdsong whispers through the trees or slip into a kayak for a peaceful paddle. Once the sun sets, we’ll gather around a bonfire, sample Norwegian delights and indulge in some traditional storytelling.

Nordic Sauna and Polar Plunge

Let nature revitalise you with our exclusive Nordic Sauna and Polar Plunge experience in a beautiful fjord. You’ll feel your stress melt away in the sauna as the steam wraps you with its soothing warmth, then take a thrilling plunge in the cool Norwegian sea. Afterwards, as you warm up again, you’ll feel more alive than ever!

Dinner at the Museum

Experience Norway’s fascinating coastal heritage during an evening at the famed Hurtigrutenmuseet. You’ll have exclusive after-hours access to explore this unique setting at your leisure and enjoy a special dinner. Take a walk through the full-sized ship MS Finnmarken and listen to tales from former sailors and passengers, bringing coastal history to life.

* Please note that these are optional activities; an additional cost may apply.

Rare wildlife

Norway is a place where you can see whales, dolphins and many seabirds. The best time for spotting whales above the Arctic Circle is in January.

Wildlife in Norway

From the Eagles above, to the nomadic reindeer on land and whales along the coast, Norway is home to a wealth of wildlife. In winter, humpbacks and orcas can sometimes be spotted in the waters north of Tromsø.

Natural phenomena

Above the Arctic Circle, you’ll have a greater chance of seeing the Northern Lights illuminate Norway’s skies in winter. This is the time of year when the country is bathed in soft light and the snowy landscapes glimmer under starlight.

Expedition Ships to Norway

Your stylish expedition ship, MS Spitsbergen, is ideal for navigating the Norwegian fjords and exploring closer to shore. Smaller than many, MS Spitsbergen can venture where others can’t, giving you a true expedition experience.

Supporting the community

When you travel with us, you’ll also be supporting local communities. The HX Foundation contributes to restoration projects in Norway, such as the upgrading of the North Cape Steps and the replenishment of the native underwater kelp forests along the coast.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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