Hurtigruten service schedule will stay on course

Tourists and coastal residents will see no change in Hurtigruten service after an agreement was signed by the shipping company and Norways Department of Transport.

Tourists and coastal residents will see no change in Hurtigruten service after an agreement was signed by the shipping company and Norway's Department of Transport.

The Norwegian coastal cruise line, Hurtigruten, will maintain its present schedule, and will continue to call daily at all of its 34 ports along the coast between Bergen and Kirkenes.

Continuation of Hurtigruten service was assured after the shipping line and Norway’s Department of Transport signed a new agreement regarding the purchase of transportation services along the coast.

The new agreement covers a period of eight years, and will mean that Hurtigruten will receive an average of NOK 640 million a year to maintain the service.

The coastal steamers have called at these ports for generations and is the main “highway” for people in many towns and isolated coastal communities, particularly during wintertime.

The cruise liners have also become very popular with tourists from around the world, both in summer and winter.

Source: The Norway Post

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