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Hurtigruten Heads For The Amazon, Canada And The World's Longest Fjord

From 2017, Hurtigruten’s expedition ships will sail to Viking settlements and the national parks of Newfoundland, explore the world’s largest fjord complex in Greenland, undertake Hurtigruten’s first ever inland voyage along the Amazon and travel along the Panama Canal.

Explore Arctic Canada with a celebrated anthropologist and MS Spitsbergen

Four new voyages will incorporate Newfoundland & Labrador with highlights including the provincial capital of St John’s, Baffin Bay & Torngat Mountains National Park, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Red Bay and Battle Harbour.

Among the many exceptional landings, passengers will visit L'Anse aux Meadows. The small fishing village on the UNESCO World Heritage List is the place where Norwegians Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad and their daughter Benedicte discovered a Viking settlement in 1960. Today, Benedicte (72) is a researcher and professor of medical anthropology and will join selected Hurtigruten voyages to give lectures about her family’s discoveries.

Cruise to the Amazon rainforest with MS Fram

Hurtigruten’s first ever inland sailing will travel along the Amazon during a 16 night ‘Expedition to the Amazon Rainforest’ on MS Fram. The Amazon voyage starts in Manaus deep inside the Brazilian rainforest. Sailing down the immense river, guests can experience and learn more about the unique nature and wildlife from the expedition vessel itself and canoes and by hikes onshore.

Amazonia is a high-biodiversity wilderness area and on top of a very rich flora, explorer guests may encounter animals such as jaguars, tapirs, howler monkeys, parrots, piranhas and caimans.

Polar expeditions North and South with MS Midnatsol

After her first season in Antarctica, MS Midnatsol will head back to Norway, where Summer 2017 will be spent back on the coastal route. For the second year running, she will then head south again and spend her winter based in Punta Arenas, running a series of voyages to Antarctica.

Other Hurtigruten highlights

Other highlights of Hurtigruten’s new voyages include a journey along the Panama Canal and the chance to explore Kangertittivaq in Greenland (also known as Scoresby Sund), the longest fjord in the world, extending 350 kilometers into the vast island.

The MS Nordstjernen will again be chartered for the summer 2017 season continuing to offer short voyages around Svalbard.

For more information on these voyages with Hurtigruten, please contact one of our Cruise experts on 0800 008 6677.