British Isles: Discover hidden gems on your doorstep

Journey around the British Isles and discover rugged nature, fascinating history, iconic wildlife and many hidden gems.


Jurassic Coast, Dorset, UK - Photo Credit: Getty Images

Neighbouring nations and classic countryside

From the chalk hills of Dover to Scotland’s windswept Shetland Islands, there’s a wealth of nature, culture and history to be discovered right on your doorstep. Our expeditions allow you to explore the coastline and isles, dropping anchor at little-visited natural harbours and beaches, or pulling up alongside historic Welsh ports and Irish cities. From guided walks along coastal footpaths and sandy beaches to seals playing near the shore and an abundance of wildlife. Sample whisky at the famous Jameson distillery or learn the history of the countries iconic castles and landmarks, discover these and more hidden gems of the British Isles.

What gems will you discover?

On our Expedition Cruises around the British Isles, you will discover the vibrant wildlife of the Cornish Coast through to the rugged coastal landscapes of the Irish and Scottish Islands. There are a wealth of gems to discover.

Meet the Fleet: MS Maud

A name steep in history and heritage - MS Maud is well-suited for expedition cruising, with her bright interiors appointed in a classic Art Deco style. Like all Hurtigruten Expeditions ships, MS Maud is an environmentally progressive vessel, but there are plans to keep making improvements in an effort to reduce emissions and fuel consumption.

People crossing a river on a bridge, Galapagos, Ecuador.
Photo: Davor Lovincic - Getty Images / Hurtigruten

People crossing a river on a bridge, Galapagos, Ecuador. Photo: Davor Lovincic - Getty Images / Hurtigruten

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