Record number of Swedes cruise Hurtigruten

Most popular is six-day cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes
Swedes flocked to see Norway’s beautiful coastal scenery by boat last year, when sales for Hurtigruten ferry cruises rose by 44% among Swedish passengers. Never have so many Swedes cruised as in 2015, Hurtigruten said.
Most popular was the six-day cruise between Bergen in the south and Kirkenes in the north. Breakfast at the North Cape – mainland Europe’s northernmost point – was the most booked activity.
“It is important for Hurtigruten to offer cruises and activities that are attractive in Sweden. We are very proud that our new profile and our offers of shorter and more adventurous cruises have been a success”, said Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam.
Weekend cruises are also proving popular. The new Packed and Ready weekend sailings increased by 41%, the most popular cruises being Tromsø-Kirkenes, Tromso-Trondheim and Bergen-Trondheim.
Among 60 trips it is possible to book with Hurtigruten, the most popular among Swedes after Breakfast at the North Cape were: Midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromso; Sea eagle safari in Lofoten, Rib-safari in Saltstraumen outside Bodø; and a trip to UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord and Trollstigen. Hurtigruten is offering a free activity in the cruise price for sailings this year booked before March 29.
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