North Americans can now cruise to Norway with a negative COVID test

   January 31, 2022 ,   Cruise Industry

Hurtigruten is celebrating the reopening of Norway as the country will no longer require North Americans to quarantine for ten days upon arrival.

Effective January 26, the Norwegian government announced the removal of the restrictions that had been in place for ~2 years.

Following the announcement, North Americans can now travel to Norway as long as they present a negative COVID test taken 24 hours prior to departing for the country, complete an entry pre-registration form, as well as be tested upon their arrival, either at the airport or within the first 24 hours. 

Hurtigruten's Norwegian Coastal Express has been operating sailings up/down the country’s coast since 1893. It is looking forward to once again welcoming North Americans to explore one of the world's most spectacular coastlines.

Starting from US$1750, travelers can enjoy a 6-day voyage from Kirkenes, at the very top of Norway, close to Russia, down to Bergen, Norway's second-largest city. The route is described as “the most beautiful voyage in the world.” With ~130 years of experience operating along the coast of Norway, no cruise line knows Norway better than Hurtigruten.

Hurtigruten Expeditions offers the 15-day "Northern Lights & Fjords Expedition" itinerary roundtrip from Dover (England UK) which focuses on the natural wonder of the Aurora Borealis, in 2022 winter and spring, as well as for the 2022-2023 winter season. Between April-September 2022, the company is operating 15-day summer expedition voyages roundtrip from Hamburg (Germany).

Passengers bookings with either Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express/Hurtigruten Expeditions before March 31st for voyages before September 30, 2022, are covered by Hurtigruten’s Book with Confidence policy.

The departures of Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express range from 6 to 12 days, with the latter visiting a total of 34 ports and sailing past 100+ fjords and 1000+ mountains.