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 Greenland voyages that also include ports of call in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s most easterly province. Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites: 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.
In 2020, Hurtigruten added a brand-new ship to its fleet. Featuring a quiet, environmentally friendly hybrid battery-powered propulsion system (a boon for both the surrounding wildlife and ship guests), MS Fridtjof Nansen is named in honor of the Norwegian explorer, scientist, humanitarian and Nobel laureate, Fridtjof Nansen. Nearly identical to sister ship, MS Roald Amundsen, the beautiful vessel features everything you need for an expedition cruise. Cruising 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 your expedition. Enjoy locally inspired cuisine in one of three restaurants on board before reflecting on the day’s experiences in one of the many spacious public areas.
Greenland & Canada
Greenland, Newfoundland and Labrador—Untouched Wilderness and National Parks
Patagonia, Chilean Fjords, Antarctica—Voyage of Discovery
Epic Northwest Passage—The Ultimate Expedition from Nome to Halifax
Highlights of Hurtigruten expeditions:
- Expert Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
- Complimentary Expedition Jacket and use of boots, trekking poles, and other equipment for applicable voyages
- Citizen Science Program allowing guests to contribute to current scientific research projects
- Expedition photographers to help you configure your camera settings before landings