Hurtigruten is no newcomer to the expanding world of expedition cruising. The Norway-based company has been exploring the arctic waters of Norway and beyond since 1893. Today, their Explorer voyages take intrepid travelers to destinations from pole to pole.
A polar expedition destination, Greenland is known for its rare natural beauty and fascinating Inuit culture. Hurtigruten features a 15-day Greenland voyage that also includes ports of call in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s most easterly province. You’ll visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites there: Gros Morne National Park, the 16th-century Basque whaling complex at Red Bay and L’Anse aux Meadows, North America’s only authenticated Viking settlement.
This year, Hurtigruten will add a brand-new ship to its fleet. Featuring quiet, environmentally friendly hybrid electric-powered technology (a boon for both the surrounding wildlife and ship guests), MS Roald Amundsen is named for the first man known to navigate through the Northwest Passage. You can follow in his wake a year from August on a four-week voyage between Nome and Halifax. Traveling with you: a professional English-speaking expedition team—all highly educated experts in their fields. Look forward to in-depth lectures on a variety of scientific topics. Plus, an introductory photo lecture will teach you how to take beautiful pictures of the polar bears and walruses you’re likely to see on this rarely-traveled expedition.
Greenland & Canada
15-Day Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador—Untouched Wilderness and National Parks
Kangerlussuaq to St. John’s (fly into Copenhagen)
- Includes Pre-Cruise Flight from Copenhagen to Kangerlussuaq
18-Day Patagonia, Chilean Fjords, Antarctica—Voyage of Discovery (Southbound)
Valparaíso to Punta Arenas
MS Roald Amundsen
- Includes Post-Cruise Flight from Punta Arenas to Santiago de Chile
29-Day Northwest Passage—The Ultimate Expedition from Nome to Halifax
Nome to Halifax
MS Roald Amundsen
- Includes Pre-Cruise Hotel in Vancouver, Transfer to Vancouver Airport and Flight to Nome
Included on these Hurtigruten expeditions:
- Coach Class Flight (as indicated)
- Expedition Jacket
- Small Boat Landings and Activities
- Complimentary Use of Boots (Antarctica & Northwest Passage)