Formalities and travel documents for Coastal Norway voyages

Thank you for choosing to travel with Hurtigruten. Please take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with the required formalities and to review your travel documents.

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    All guests checking in at the Hurtigruten Terminal or on board our ships have to present a valid passport. A passport with validity of six months after the end of the trip is required. Please keep your passport on hand while boarding. Boarding will be denied if your passport is not presented at check-in. This applies to all guests.

    Most countries now require passports to be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If your passport is in its final year, you should check with the Embassy of the country you are visiting. For further information contact the Australian Passport Office

    Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, visit

    We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

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    If you would like to add excursions to your booking

    please select the form corresponding to your travel dates, complete it, and send it back to us.

    More information on excursions here or contact us: [email protected]

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    To prepare for your voyage

    Here you can download the travel guide for your voyage:

    The Arrival-Departure Information guide for your voyage can be downloaded here (if transfers have been booked):

    NB! If you have booked transfers with us, we would like to advise that your new transfer provider in Bergen, Trondheim and Kirkenes (only for groups) from the 4th September 2019 will be Tide Buss AS and not Boreal Travel, as detailed on your itinerary.

    To make packing a bit easier we have made a short list, suitable for all seasons along the Norwegian coast, which can be found here.

  • Approximately three weeks prior to departure you will receive your travel documents electronically, including:

    • Itinerary (for your information only)
    • Voyage Handbook
    • Transfer vouchers (if booked)
    • Arrival-Departure Information guide (if transfers have been booked)
    • Rail tickets (if booked)
    • Pre/Post programme information (if booked)

    At present, the following services from our suppliers still require printed documents for travel:

    • Transfers in Bergen, Oslo, Kirkenes, Tromsø and Trondheim
    • Norway in a Nutshell excursion

    For all other services booked with Hurtigruten, no printed confirmation is required. You will need to present a valid passport only. You do not require vouchers as proof of purchase for any hotels, shore excursions or voyages you have booked with Hurtigruten.

    If you have booked flights with us you do not need paper tickets. Your boarding passes will be issued at the airport upon check-in. Please refer to the Arrival-Departure Information guide for more information.

    Please read all documents carefully and contact your travel agent, tour operator or Hurtigruten (if you have booked directly with us), if you have any queries. We look forward to welcoming you on board the world’s most beautiful voyage!

    Read our full Terms & Conditions here.