Safer Together

We have introduced measures on all our Hurtigruten Expedition ships designed to reduce the risk of COVID-19.

Health & Safety

We centre our business around our travellers

Your safety is our highest priority

The safety of our guests, our employees and the communities we visit is our priority. We’ve partnered with experts in health and safety to design and implement protocols and procedures across our expedition fleet. *

We continuously evaluate our health and safety procedures and update the information on this page. Therefore, the procedures are subject to change. Specific measures may vary per sailing, local regulations, updates in scientific and medical advice, and the conditions at the time of sailing. We will do our best to inform you of the specific measures in place for your cruise before departure.

Third-party certification

When we relaunched our operations in 2021, our onboard health and safety procedures were third-party accredited by Bureau Veritas (BV), a leading independent certification body. BV conducted a strict and thorough safety audit regarding hygiene, sanitation and limiting the spread of infectious diseases on board.

What we do

Embarkation screening

We’ve put in place strict embarkation requirements for both guests and crew members. Specific requirements may vary by sailing but may include pre-travel testing, health screening and proof of vaccination.

Health and safety protocols

In addition to enhanced cleaning and disinfection, we’ve introduced specific COVID-19 protocols, including face mask regulations, capacity limitations and other measures.

Continuous monitoring to identify risks and take action

We regularly monitor the health of our guests and crew during each cruise. If required, we’ll initiate the robust procedures we’ve established for outbreak prevention and response.

Onboard Medical Centre with high-quality care and expertise

We’ve expanded our onboard medical capabilities. Our expedition ships feature a well-equipped Medical Centre staffed with a doctor and nurse, available at all hours.

What you do

Travel requirements

We expect you to follow all applicable travel or quarantine restrictions you may be subject to, whether at home or your expedition destination.

COVID-19 travel map: Use our interactive map to keep updated on what’s open for travel and get details on any potential entry requirements.

Please note that our embarkation procedures and requirements may be stricter than national regulations. Therefore, it’s important that you read the information below, where we provide an overview of our procedures and requirements.

Monitoring and testing

We ask all guests to be alert for symptoms of COVID-19 and follow procedures for informing our crew if you develop any symptoms.