Exploring Onshore

What to know about safely exploring onshore with Hurtigruten Expeditions.

Activities, landings and shore excursions 

We plan to offer shore excursions, expedition landings and small group expedition activities. In addition to joining one of our organised activities or shore excursions, we expect that you’ll be able to explore independently in ports where this is possible. Specific offerings and availability will depend on your itinerary and the conditions at the time of sailing. 

We’ll follow all mandates from local governments and communities when exploring on land, adjusting our plans and procedures as needed.  This may mean some activities or independent exploration are restricted in some cases.

Safety measures on shore

We’ve adjusted procedures for our expedition landings and small group expedition activities, such as kayaking and hiking. These include new cleaning and disinfection measures for equipment and expedition boats, physical distancing, and wearing face masks when physical distancing is not possible. 

We are working with our local partners to implement health and safety policies on all shore excursions. These may include limiting guest capacities on excursions and transport and new cleaning and disinfection procedures. 

When visiting communities, either with the Expedition Team or on a shore excursion, you’ll be required to wear a face mask. On nature landings and in wilderness areas, you may remove your face mask if physical distancing is possible. 

Only medical-grade face masks or FFP2, KN95 and N95 face masks are allowed onboard. We will not accept fabric, homemade, face shields or visors.