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Young Explorers Programme Expedition

Young Explorers’ Programme: Bring your kids on board Young Explorer is a complimentary, year-round programme on selected Hurtigruten ships for curious and active youth aged 6-12 years of age.

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Temporary stop of Young Explorer

For the safety of our guests and employees, we are strengthening our infection control measures on board. That's why we have decided to temporarily stop the Young Explorer programme for our youngest passengers. 

The children will learn about other cultures, the importance of nature in our daily lives, and the impact humans have on our delicate and beautiful planet. The Young Explorers’ Programme makes it easier to meet other children on board, bond over common activities and form lasting friendships.

There will be daily on-board activities related to different Young Explorers’ topics. Through the Young Explorers’ Programme, children will get a deeper understanding of natureclimate and culture. Depending on seasons and destinations, they will also be introduced to topics like wildlifelocal foodenvironmental protection and famous explorers. This will give the children a sense of what it is like to be a real explorer in beautiful, untouched surroundings.

How can my kids participate in Young Explorers' Programme?

Young Explorer is offered all year on the following ships:

  • MS Roald Amundsen: Our brand new hybrid ship will sail around the world, from Norway and Europe to Alaska and Antarctica. The Science Center and infinity pool are just some of the great facilities that will be available for children on board.

  • MS Fridtjof Nansen: The sister ship of MS Roald Amundsen with similar facilities and will primarily sail in Antarctica and Greenland. It will be the perfect vessel for children to explore and get to know the polar regions

  • MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken)

Practical information

All children aged 6 to 12 years are welcome to participate in the Young Explorers’ Programme. At the beginning of the voyage, you will receive more practical details of the programme. Parents/guardians do not participate in Young Explorers’ activities, but depending on the size and variation of the group some parents may be asked to join on an informal basis. The Young Explorer activities will only be offered in English.

How to book?

It is free of charge to join Young Explorer Programme. To reserve, please contact our booking office at [email protected] or call +44 2036959973.

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Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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