Discover your inner explorer on an unforgettable journey to the world’s most remote regions with Hurtigruten Expeditions.
Hurtigruten Expeditions benefit from over 120 years of experience and offer almost limitless opportunities to discover an array of remote, unspoilt destinations, including Antarctica, the Arctic, Alaska, the Americas and the Russian Far East. Sailing aboard one of seven purpose-built ships, Hurtigruten Expeditions will provide you with a sustainable and authentic way to explore without ever compromising on space or facilities.
Every voyage with Hurtigruten Expeditions is led by a professional Expedition Team who will be on hand to add another layer of authenticity to your journey. Throughout your trip, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the heart and soul of places many seldom get to see, from Zodiac trips around mountainous glaciers and hiking the trails of ancient civilisations to dog-sledging through vast expanses of untouched Arctic tundra.
Life onboard a Hurtigruten Expeditions ship is designed to be both relaxing and educational. As such, you’ll find each ship provides comfortable accommodation, spacious public spaces and a variety of unique features.
To enrich your experience, the onboard Science Centre is open throughout the day and serves to help you learn more about the region you are exploring. Equipped with photography stations, literature and activity stations, the Science Centre also offers a privileged insight into scientific research carried out onboard in partnership with Happywhale, the Sea Leopard Project and the Antarctic Site Inventory.
At mealtimes, head over to the onboard dining areas, where you will find a selection of exquisite menus crafted by highly skilled chefs to ensure your dining experience is second to none. From the modern main dining rooms to the à la carte restaurants, you can enjoy a mouthwatering selection of regionally-influenced dishes and international favourites.
Furthermore, after a long day exploring, you can unwind inside Hurtigruten’s fantastic onboard wellness centre. So whether you’d like to relax in the rejuvenating hot tubs, work out in the well-equipped gym or appreciate uninterrupted views from the observation deck, you’ll feel refreshed and ready to resume your adventure the following day.
The Hurtigruten experience is all about exploration, and there’s no better way to do this than by Zodiac. Depending on the voyage you choose, the Zodiacs are deployed twice daily (weather permitting) and will pilot you from your ship to carefully selected landing zones, hidden harbours and nearby places of interest.
Throughout your expedition, you will also have the opportunity to participate in a selection of excursions and activities. Led by Hurtigruten’s Expedition Team or accompanied by one of the operator’s local guides, the available breadth and range of options guarantees you will find an excursion to suit your requirements.
Selected sailings offer the following activities:
- Kayaking (Norway, Iceland, Svalbard & Antarctica)
- Escorted walking/snowshoeing tours (Norway, Svalbard & Antarctica)
- The famous ‘Polar Plunge’ (Antarctica & Svalbard)
- Dog Sledding (Norway & Svalbard)
- Scuba Diving or Snorkelling (Galápagos Islands)
- Whale Watching (Norway, Iceland, Antarctica)
- Camping (Antarctica)
- Bird Watching (Norway, Iceland, Svalbard, Antarctica & Galápagos Islands)
Please note: Selected excursions may require an additional charge – speak to our Voyage Consultants to reserve your desired activity before boarding.
Hurtigruten Expedition 2024/2025
Hurtigruten Expeditions’ 2024 collection offers an array of extraordinary adventures in the world’s most remote regions. With an expanded Expedition Team and upgraded equipment for onshore activities, Hurtigruten ensures everything you need to awaken your inner explorer. In 2024, the operator will station three ships in Antarctica for the first time for the winter season, presenting a broader range of itineraries and more flexible durations than ever before. Highlights also include new voyages to West Africa and Cape Verde aboard MS Spitsbergen, along with year-round Galapagos Islands cruises aboard the MS Santa Cruise II.
Looking ahead to 2025, Hurtigruten Expeditions will introduce two new Norway-intensive itineraries: the Svalbard Express and the North Cape Express. These will complement the existing 12-day Classic Round Voyage, offering deeper immersion in destinations during either summer or winter. For those specifically interested in exploring Svalbard, especially to witness the majestic polar bear, the dedicated 8-day Svalbard Expedition offers the best way to experience the remote Archipelago. Additionally, there will be new itineraries to Greenland and two Northwest Passage crossings aboard MS Roald Amundsen.
Included with Hurtigruten Expeditions:
Hurtigruten Expeditions offers fantastic value for money in comparison to other operators offering a similar experience. All of the following elements are included in the price you pay when booking, with optional extras such as drinks packages also available should you wish to enjoy a more all-inclusive adventure.
- Breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Alcoholic beverages with lunch and dinner
- Complimentary tea, coffee and soft drinks
- Selected excursions and activities
- Free expedition parka
- All equipment for activities ashore
- Onboard WiFi
- All lectures, briefings and presentations, with guest speakers on selected itineraries
- Access to the ship’s Science Centre
- Access to the onboard Wellness Centre
In addition to the above, selected cruises to Antarctica, the Arctic, and Alaska include a one-night pre-cruise hotel stay and domestic flights where required.
Book Hurtigruten Expeditions with us
To learn more about Hurtigruten Expeditions or receive an unbeatable quotation for an upcoming itinerary, please call our Voyage Consultants on 0800 008 6677. Alternatively, please make an online enquiry for your preferred expedition via our website.