cruise hurtigruten food dining

What we ate on the Hurtigruten

Buffet spreads during breakfast and lunch, and fine dining every night – it’s no wonder why we ate up a storm onboard the MS Midnatsol cruise of the Hurtigruten fleet. Thankful to have been able to experience life aboard the luxurious Hurtigruten cruise, especially with the glorious spreads over each meal.

Our Norwegian diet looked a little like this:


The buffet breakfast was our motivation to wake up at 7am each morning. Breakfast was served from 7am to 10am everyday, and we sure took our time to enjoy all the food provided. We even brought our own Milo packets to prepare hot beverages at the breakfast table.

Scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, and freshly baked Danish pastry became one of the common sights in the mornings. Ah how I miss it so *-*


Lunch wasn’t too different from breakfast, since it was also served buffet style. We were pleasantly surprised with cured salmon – which is preserved raw salmon – and the availability of Kikkoman soy sauce! Of course, we were very happy to have something similar to sashimi while sailing along the Norwegian coasts.

We were usually too full from breakfast to actually enjoy lunch, but for such a varying spread each day, how could we resist? We sure ate to our hearts’ content over the 5 days, and I don’t regret it! See pictures for justification (hahaha).


The 3-course dinner lined up each night was what we looked forward to the most – although we didn’t have a choice, the fine dining experience was one of its kind. To be fair, be it breakfast, lunch, or dinner, the service staff were really nice and polite to us.

Apart from the great service, they also made it a point to ask how we felt about the food. They made us feel welcomed as the only Asians among an entire cruise of Caucasians (lol).

I’ll be honest and say that we didn’t always enjoy the dinner we were served, but we sure were given a variety over the five days. We enjoyed reindeer meat, lamb, beef, fish and pork for each of the five days.

Although not everything suited our Asian palettes, we enjoyed ourselves very much. I don’t think we would’ve gone for fine dining on our own.


Just looking back at all these photos makes my mouth water. We felt extremely at home on the Hurtigruten cruise, being treated to the best Norwegian sceneries as well as the best Norwegian tastes. Till we meet again, Hurtigruten.


With love,