The Greatest Cheese and Finest Wine Worldwide

The Greatest Cheese and Finest Wine Worldwide

Experience a new dimension of expedition and coastal cruises with cheese and wine, courtesy of Hurtigruten. In a recent press release, Hurtigruten, now divided into HX and Hurtigruten Norway, unveiled its exquisite offerings, including the award-winning Nidelven Blå cheese since 2015 and the submerged Bubbles of the Sea sparkling wine.

Nidelven Blå, produced by Gangstand Gårdsysteri and featured on Hurtigruten Norway’s Coastal Express ships, was crowned the World’s Best Cheese at the 2023 World Cheese Awards in Trondheim, Norway. Join us on the Original Coastal Express or explore the refurbished MS Trollfjord’s Svalbard Express and North Cape Express routes to savor this culinary masterpiece during breakfast and lunch in Torget and Flora restaurants.

At Somewhere Beyond Vacations, we take pride in partnering with exceptional producers like Gangstand. As Øistein Nilsen, Hurtigruten Norway’s culinary director, expressed, our Norwegian Coastal Kitchen concept showcases the very best of Norwegian produce. Join us on a journey where you'll experience farm-and-fjord-to-table flavors, supporting local fisheries, farms, butchers, and small businesses along the Norwegian coast.

To enhance your cruise experience, Hurtigruten introduced the Culinary Ambassador program and the innovative Bubbles of the Sea. Immerse yourself in this unique concept as 4,500 bottles of sparkling wine, including magnum-sized ones, are submerged outside the Norwegian coast to be enjoyed onboard next year. Crafted by the renowned Rathfinny Wine Estate, this Classic Cuvee 2018 vintage captures the essence of the Arctic with hand-harvested grapes.

Book your next extraordinary vacation with Somewhere Beyond Vacations and indulge in a voyage filled with award-winning cheese, sparkling wine, and unparalleled coastal experiences. Don't miss the chance to make unforgettable memories. Contact us to explore our exclusive travel agent deals and plan your dream trip today.