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Mail Boat Cruises in Norway

See Norway’s spectacular fjords on a Hurtigruten mail boat cruise arranged by Norwegian travel experts. Tour packages include cruise reservations, accommodation and land travel.

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See the Fjords on a Norwegian Mail Boat Cruise

The dramatic 2,000-kilometre Norwegian coastline is one of Europe’s great attractions, and for more than 100 years the popular Hurtigruten mail boat cruise in Norway has been offering incredible fjord scenery to locals and travellers alike. In fact, Lonely Planet called the Hurtigruten cruise along the Norwegian coast "The World's Most Beautiful Voyage". So it’s no surprise that Hurtigruten mail boat cruises in Norway are among the most popular tours offered by Nordic Visitor.

Nordic Visitor specialises in tailor-made fjord tours in Norway that include overnights on the Hurtigruten cruise line. Our Norway tour packages are nearly all-inclusive, meaning that we handle all of your cruise reservations, accommodations both at sea and on land as well as as any travel via train or rental car.

Ready to take that dream cruise in Norway? Keep browsing below for our suggestions of tour packages that include Hurtigruten mail boat cruises and Havila voyages in Norway.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

Sail along Norway's scenic coast

Hop on a mail boat cruise between Bergen and Kirkenes for incredible fjord scenery and exciting shore excursions. We handle all your voyage details, accommodations and land travel.

Norway
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Cruise & Train
13 days / 12 nights
May - Sep

Complete Norway

Coastal Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

8172EUR

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13 days / 12 nights
May - Sep

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Norway
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Cruise & Train
10 days / 9 nights
4.9
May - Sep

Classic Norway

Fjord Cruise & Scenic Train Journey

3405EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Norway
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Cruise
7 days / 6 nights
4.6
Dec - Mar

Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape

Northern Lights & Cruise

4512EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

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Norway
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Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
4.7
Oct - Mar

Northern Lights by Train and Cruise

Tromsø, Flåm & the Fjords

3985EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

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Visit more of Scandinavia by sea

Check out our popular multi-country tour packages for a trip that connects the cities of Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm and Helsinki with travel by train and ferry.

Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Independent Tours
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia

Cruise

1612EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
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Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
4.8
May - Sep

Best of Scandinavia Classic

Train & Cruise

2777EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Independent Tours
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Capitals of Scandinavia & Finland Cruise

Cruise

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

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Norway, Sweden & Denmark
Independent Tours
7 days / 6 nights
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Capitals of Scandinavia in Winter

Cruise

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7 days / 6 nights
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Highlights of a Hurtigruten mail boat cruise in Norway

Classic Hurtigruten cruises run south to north (and vice versa) between the charming city of Bergen and the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway, sailing alongside the beautiful Norwegian fjords. It runs year-round and crosses the Arctic Circle, making this voyage ideal for experiencing the midnight sun in summer or for enjoying a Hurtigruten northern lights winter cruise.

A one-way Hurtigruten post boat cruise covering the full route takes around 6 or 7 days and the voyage stops at 34 ports of call.



Here are just a few of the things you can experience on coastal Hurtigruten cruises in Norway:

  • Walk around the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and admire its beautiful architecture.
  • Sail up the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, past tumbling waterfalls.
  • Stroll past the colourful wharf houses in Trondheim, the ancient former capital of Norway.
  • See the beautiful Lofoten Islands, famous for its jagged peaks and quaint fishing villages.
  • Visit lively Tromsø, "The Paris of the North”, and visit its uniquely-shaped Arctic Cathedral.
  • Enjoy amazing views from the cliffs at North Cape, mainland Europe's northernmost point.

What’s more, Hurtigruten ships -- such as the MS Trollfjord, for example -- are equipped with many of the amenities of large cruise liners, such as outdoor hot tubs, a fitness room, different dining rooms and outdoor panorama lounges for viewing sea eagles. You also have your choice of different cabin options and exciting guided shore excursions when booking a Nordic Visitor Hurtigruten tour.

Customisations for a Hurtigruten post boat voyage

The best thing about Hurtigruten postal ferry cruises in Norway is the hop-on, hop-off style of travel. You can opt to embark and disembark at ports other than Bergen or Kirkenes, so you can enjoy a shorter cruise in addition to travel by car or train.

A most popular addition to Hurtigruten cruises in Norway is the Norway in a Nutshell® train journey, which connects Oslo to Bergen via the Flåm Railway. Give yourself at least 8 days in Norway if you wish to enjoy a train-cruise combo trip. We can also customise any itinerary to include trips to neighbouring Scandinavian countries.

Hurtigruten is much-loved for its heritage, but it’s also possible to travel the same route on a modern Havila ship. Ask your travel consultant about exploring Norway on a Havila voyage.

 

— COASTAL VOYAGES

Quick facts about Hurtigruten

  • Hurtigruten was founded in 1893 to transport cargo, mail and passengers between coastal towns
  • In the old days, Norway’s fjords made road travel difficult and sometimes dangerous
  • Hurtigruten means “fast route” in Norwegian
  • Today the cruise line is considered a leader in the “slow travel” movement

Norway Cruise Travel Experts

As a trusted travel agency with experienced staff throughout the Nordic region, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Norway. What's more, we're certified Havila and Hurtigruten agents. This means we have the most up-to-date information regarding availability of cruises and cabin types.

Nordic Visitor works only with licensed, reputable travel partners that meet our high standards. Plus, Havila and Hurtigruten have the same strict expectations for their certified agents. To ensure the highest quality for our guests, we maintain close connections with them and try their cruise services ourselves.

We go beyond booking cruise services in Norway – we also make all your travel arrangements on land, including accommodation and travel by train and rental car. Our nearly all-inclusive itineraries – that can be customised to your needs – include Norway's must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own staff.

Different ways you can experience Norway

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Norway below.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Christin, United States

Best of Northern Norway Classic - 71° North Cape, December 2023

Perfect

The tour was perfect and went smoothly the entire time. Communication from Nordic Visitor was timely and detailed. Would book with this tour company again.

Ian, United Kingdom

Norway Road Trip - Complete, July 2023

Memories we'll cherish forever

We found Norway to be a fabulous country and enjoyed every minute of our trip. The scenery was fantastic, the places visited were brilliant and the people were incredibly friendly and helpful. The information pack provided by Nordic Visitor was invaluable, the route chosen for us was superb and the places we stayed in were great. Likewise, the excursions offered, especially the Rib Safari were fantastic and gave us memories we'll cherish forever. Lastly, but by no means least, Irja, our travel consultant, couldn't have been more helpful and I would like to extend a huge thank you to her for all that she did.

James, Australia

Northern Lights by Train and Cruise, October 2023

A great experience

Very well-organised tour and a great experience. Nordic Visitor were very professional and their experience was evident in choosing the well-located and comfortable accommodation they selected for us. Best of all we got to see the northern lights!

Jonathan, United States

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic, June 2023

Incredibly happy!

Our travel agent, Małgorzata, was amazing to work with! She was able to add a few extra days in Oslo and arranged transportation via train to Bergen. Overall, I thought booking this vacation online and making payments was seamless. All the hotels we stayed in were nice, clean and safe! We loved the breakfast buffets, they were top notch! Also, collecting our rental car and navigating in a foreign country was seamless. We are incredibly happy that our tour package that we received at our first hotel included a physical map that had our tour highlighted.

Violetta, United States

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express, August 2023

Very satisfied customer

This was my second experience using Nordic Visitor. I am a very satisfied customer. A few years ago we did a self-drive tour of Iceland that was just amazing. This time we did a train/cruise combo tour of Norway. Once again, I can only say you will have a fantastic experience and you will appreciate the labuor of organising and planning being handled by experts who know what they are doing. The cruises through the fjords were beautiful as were the train trips. We loved the combination of train and boat travel as each offered distinct beauty from a different perspective. The country is truly lovely and we look forward to booking future travel with Nordic Visitor!

Dian, United States

Classic Norway, May 2023

Extraordinary!

Extraordinary! Everything went off as planned without a hitch. Our travel guide, Juliana, was exceptional, very responsive in answering our questions and providing updates.

Julie, United States

Wonders of the Norwegian Fjords, August 2023

Best vacation we ever had!

Our family of 5 (3 adult children) loved our Norway fjord tour. We saw the most beautiful scenery and loved each hotel. The food was delicious. Something for everyone. Our guide Al and driver Chris kept things running smoothly. We will have memories to last a lifetime. Thank you Nordic Visitor. Best vacation we ever had!

Alan, United Kingdom

Norway in a Nutshell® Express - Winter, March 2023

An excellent decision to book with Nordic Visitor

Following research, we decided to book with Nordic Visitor. This was an excellent decision. The booking process was easy and informative and Hanna was always available for guidance. The accommodation provided was top class and, importantly, convenient to the train stations from which we travelled. Our tour was amazing throughout with stunning scenery and sights.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalised service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

Book With Confidence

  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Norway travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

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Do you have a question about our Norway tours? Or maybe you want to customise a travel package. Whatever you need, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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