Summer Cruise in Norway
Summer (May to August) is the most popular season to explore Norway’s coastline. Enjoy more of the Land of the Midnight Sun as you’ll have more daylight in which to explore the many highlights of coastal Norway above the Arctic Circle. During the summer months, we also make special seasonal sailings into beautiful Trollfjord, Geirangerfjord and Lyngenfjord.
Summer is an excellent time of year to discover Norway with Hurtigruten. Not only is it the brightest of the seasons, but you may also...:
- Discover the breathtaking beauty of Trollfjord, Geirangerfjord (June-Aug) and Lyngenfjord (May)
- Revel in Norway’s many summer celebrations like Norway Day, May 17
- Experience the Midnight Sun, endless daylight and the extra energy it gives
- See spectacular gushing waterfalls at their peak
Summer is the most popular time to visit Norway, and here you'll see just why...
The season of eternal sunshine
There is perpetual daylight along the entire coastline and endless days north of the Arctic Circle, thanks to the midnight sun. Many people say they get so much extra energy from the surplus light that they find it hard to go to bed. If you’re one of them, we offer an array of optional activities so you’ll never run out of things to do.
Staying active in Norwegian nature
Excursion options on your voyage include exhilarating boat rides, sea eagle safaris, sea and river kayaking, and hikes across mountain valleys, sandy beaches and lofty alpine peaks. Watch in awe as cascading waterfalls deliver winter’s snowmelt into the sea, right next to the blooming flowers of hillsides and valleys. See all excursions.
Season of celebration
Summer is also the high season for festivities. Join the fun and help Norwegians celebrate their Constitution Day, 17 May, when coastal communities become a kaleidoscope of colourful parades, music and tradition.
Sankthans, or Saint John’s Eve, 23 June, is another special Norwegian occasion observing both the birth of Saint John the Baptist and the summer solstice. Huge bonfires lit after the sun sets, or sinks low on the horizon, can be seen burning up and down the coast into the small hours of the morning.
Life along the coast
All summer long you’ll find tempting food fairs, flea markets, Viking festivals and world-class concerts and theatre events held in outdoor settings.
After so much activity, you may want to simply find a comfortable deck chair and bask under the midnight sun as we sail by Norway’s numerous natural wonders.
What to wear on a summer cruise in Norway
Summer weather along the coast can change at anytime, so in addition to shorts, t-shirts and sandals, it’s wise to pack a warm sweater, light jacket (water-resistant), thin hat and gloves, and hiking shoes.
Why not join us for an unforgettable summer adventure and sail along one of the most fabled coastlines in the world?