Hurtigruten: the world’s most beautiful voyage

Lucky travelers have been taking the “world’s most beautiful voyage” along Norway’s coast on the Hurtigruten line since 1893. Now, we can all travel along with the world’s longest continuous live TV program. Beginning on June 16th and running until June 23 non-stop, the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK is streaming the entire 134 hour trip live online and on NRK2 in Norway.

The trip began in beautiful Bergen and will end on the 23rd in arctic Kirkenes. There’s occasional live commentary (mostly in Norwegian), as well as audio and video from the captain on the bridge.

The Hurtigruten fleet of 14 ships carries passengers, cars, cargo and mail to 34 posts of call along the coast. The ships also travel up some of Norway’s most spectacular fjords. Here’s a brief video from the Hurtigruten company, but check out the live feed. But be wary; it’s hypnotic.

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