The new fare system makes it easier and cheaper for foreign visitors to build custom itineraries that combine Norwegian coastal cruising with add-on tours or independent shore stays.
Hurtigruten's U.S. public-relations firm writes:
"Hurtigruten has 11 ships serving 34 ports daily, creating a choice of 1,122 possible sailings.
"With daily departures, online booking, and an array of optional excursions (which start at US $32 and range from dog sledding to Sami culture experiences), guests are able to design the itinerary that best fits their needs and preferences."
Nightly rates for an unspecified cabin during the winter, autumn/spring and summer are US $119, $142 and $202, respectively; rates for guaranteed outside cabins are $127, $158 and $250.
For more information, visit www.hurtigruten.com. Normally, you'll be redirected to a localized site for the country where you're located, but if necessary, you can pick from a list of nearly two dozen country sites or visit Hurtigruten's global site in English.
MAP: Hurtigruten ASA. For a larger version, click the image.