Galápagos Islands: Be Awed By Nature

Explore the islands, forged in fire that changed our understanding of the natural world. Amble alongside giant tortoises and marvel at the magnificent waved albatross. It's a truly otherworldly adventure.
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Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin

Sometimes called the 'living laboratory', the remote Galápagos Islands will inspire you to think about the natural world differently. The wild beauty and unique ecology of these volcanic islands captured the heart of Charles Darwin in 1835 and it's sure to do the same for you.

Explore the vast archipelago on our small expedition ship with our expert Galapagos guides. They'll lead you on excursions and activities including kayaking, nature walks, snorkelling, and wildlife watching, as well as lead lectures and talks on wildlife and current conservation efforts.

Walk with giants

Giant Tortoise walking in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

Giant Tortoise walking in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.

Beyond imagination

Seals resting on the beach on Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Seals resting on the beach on Espanola Island, Galapagos, Ecuador.

Blue skies and crystal waters

Meet the fleet: MS Santa Cruz II

Explore the Galápagos islands in a relaxed atmosphere in high quality surroundings onboard the MS Santa Cruz II. This sleek, spacious ship has a maximum capacity of 90 guests will make you feel at home and allow you to enjoy your sailing in all aspects. After a day in Darwin´s footsteps, you will enjoy coming home to a casual atmosphere with the best service there is. Like all ships in the Hurtigruten fleet, MS Santa Cruz II is environmentally sustainable and every focus is made to ensure our exploration around the Galápagos are carbon neutral. With every expedition cruise, guests will contribute directly to the protection of biodiverse forests in northwestern Ecuador, named a UNESCO biosphere reserve in 2018.

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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