Spring on Hurtigruten

Travelling in Norway in spring means every new day bringing a marked increase in both daylight hours and the greenery of the fjords. Bare branches shoot, and colour gently returns to the landscape. At the higher latitudes of the Arctic region, winter struggles to maintain its grip. Eventually, it relents although snow-caps still decorate the mountain tops of the north until the early summer. This is a time of celebration and May witnesses the festivities of Norwegian National Day (17 May), when the coastal communities become a blaze of colour and tradition.

Hurtigruten’s new spring concept, The Arctic Awakening, enriches the voyage with activities on board and exciting shore excursions. Get closer to the teeming life in the ocean, the migratory birds and the local inhabitants of small communities. These are the ingredients of a Hurtigruten spring voyage. The return of the Arctic summer is like an infusion of vitamins kick-starting the birds, plants and animals in their breeding, growing and feeding. Hurtigruten and 50 Degrees North invites all our guests to bear witness to this spectacle and participate in The Arctic Awakening!