Why explore with us?

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Ever since we set out on our first expedition to Svalbard in 1896, we’ve believed that exploring and learning about our beautiful planet should go hand-in-hand. That’s why our fleet of modern expedition ships is designed to travel to even the most challenging of destinations while providing a comfortable and stylish setting to absorb the wonders of nature.

Hurtigruten Expeditions cruises feature a group of hand-picked experts who make up the Expedition Team, and they’ll deliver fascinating talks and lead guests on shore landings, kayaking excursions, expedition boat adventures and much more. We believe science is key to understanding the world, and that’s why some of our team members are scientists. If our guests want to learn more, our teams are available to help them use the onboard scientific equipment and guide them on Citizen Science projects which help ongoing global research.

What’s more, our commitment to sustainable travel and our mission to help protect the places we visit means our guests help pioneer a greener way of cruising. With diverse and unique expedition cruises to 15 global destinations, and stopping at over 230 ports and landing sites from major cities to isolated islands, we help people to unleash their inner explorer.

We advise those who travel on an expedition cruise with us to expect the unexpected and to be prepared for life-changing experiences!

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230 ports and landing sites

Encompassing 15 global destinations, our expedition cruises probe the furthest reaches of the planet, from Antarctica to the Arctic, Galapagos to Guinea Bissau, as well as the legendary Northwest Passage.

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Expect the Unexpected

An expedition cruise is an experience like no other. In true explorer style we work with nature, adjusting our plans to seek out exciting opportunities and setting a course for adventure.

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Unique experiences

Whether it’s setting foot on Antarctica, kayaking at the foot of an Alaskan glacier, or visiting a tribal community in Africa’s little-visited Bissagos Islands – authentic, unforgettable experiences await everyone who travels with us.

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Expedition Teams

Handpicked experts from a range of fields will deliver lectures, guide onshore visits, and take guests kayaking and expedition boat cruising while fostering their sense of wonder in the places we visit.

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Science Focus

With our onboard scientists and the most extensive science programme in the industry, we bring nature right into the heart of our ships where people can learn more about our destinations and contribute to important research.

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Modern Expedition Ships

Engineered for exploration and small enough to dock at local ports and get intimate with nature – all our ships feature stylish cabins designed for comfort and relaxation.