LOVING the beautiful travel posters from Norwegian seafaring specialist Hurtigruten to promote the return of two iconic itineraries taking in some sensational Scandinavian scenery.
The line, which has carried passengers, goods, and tourists along Norway’s coast since 1893, will introduce the Svalbard Express and North Cape Express next year.
Stylish artwork depicting some of the many ports of call and attractions en route draws from traditional travel poster art but with a contemporary cutting edge.
The Svalbard Express will launch on June 3, 2023, just one month ahead of the company’s 130-year anniversary, while the first North Cape Express will depart on September 26, 2023.
The two itineraries will offer half- or full-day port visits; cooking classes; wine, beer, champagne, and whisky tastings; a food centre; cocktail bar; and onboard entertainment.
Dining options will include an а la carte restaurant with tasting menus, all-day dining, afternoon tea, and takeaway service.
The Svalbard Express marks the return of the iconic sailing route which operated between 1968 and 1982, and will include popular destinations such as the Lofoten Islands, Vesterеlen, and the North Cape before heading north to Longyearbyen, the world’s northernmost populated city.
The full roundtrip journey takes 14 days. In addition, a seven-day one-way cruise, either starting or ending in Svalbard, is also available.
Meanwhile, the 13-day North Cape Express takes guests to Oslo, and both the country’s southernmost and northernmost points, taking in new ports, scenic cruising through Hardangerfjord, and the picture postcard cities and towns along the coast.
Both the Svalbard Express and the North Cape Express will be onboard MS Trollfjord, which will undergo a comprehensive refurbishment during the first half of 2023.
These posters are beautiful. Do you know if you can buy them anywhere?
Not that I’m aware of, although some pop up on sites such as Etsy where they’ve been used in photo artwork. I suggest you contact Hurtigruten direct and ask them.