Dare to follow in the Vikings’ footsteps and take a ride on the coastal express: the Hurtigruten
. This boating company is one of the most legendary in the world, crossing the entire Norwegian coast from south to north between Bergen and Kirkenes, the country’s easternmost city, to its border with Russia. The ferry covers a distance of 2,700 kilometres, including the mythical Lofoten Islands and the North Cape.
Like a piece of living history, this route was for many years the predominant method of traversing the country from south to north. You’ll no doubt stopover at the Lofoten Archipelago
. These diverse islands, scattered with colourful houses, offer wild landscapes from lush green to slate-grey. The turquoise waters of Lofoten’s fjords give them the appearance of a painted canvas, with the wilderness providing a perfect haven for you to observe the local flora and fauna
, including numerous species of bird and marine mammal. Seafood lovers, you’ll be happy to know that the region’s main activity revolves around fishing. Norwegian cuisine
truly lives up to its reputation, with a range of delicious salmon, cod, and various Nordic fish specialties. Their smoked salmon, for example, is a national treat renowned worldwide, so eat up, and have a wonderful trip!