Hurtigruten Foundation is a collaboration between Hurtigruten, our guests, partners and private donors. Together we unite in our commitment to fight climate change, strengthen local communities, and stop unsustainable mass tourism.
United in our mission to fight climate change
It’s been almost 130 years since we first pioneered expedition cruising, and with this history we are aware of the huge responsibility that comes with our sailing.
Through the years we have seen up close the changes that are happening around the world. To battle the increasing change in climate, plastic waste in the oceans and unsustainable mass tourism, we must do our part and ensure sustainability is integrated across all our operations.
Since 2015 we have supported more than 60 projects in 16 different countries with the total of over 5,800 000 NOK.
To ensure that our efforts have a measurable effect, we have chosen to focus on three areas:
Preserving endangered wildlife
Battling plastic waste and marine litter
Supporting local communities in the areas where we operate
We focus on these issues because they affect our guests, the communities were we operate and our employees every day! Everywhere we operate we see the negative effects that a lack of engagement has had, and we want to change that. As a Group and as a Foundation, we care and we want to make sure that every place we are to be a little bit better off because we are there.
Have a project that will make a difference? Apply for funding
Through our common admiration and love for oceans, wildlife, local communities and the pristine destinations we explore, we invite you to join us and be part of the solution.
Each year we have two rounds of grants. The deadline for applications are May 1st and November 1st.
Selected Projects We Have Funded
Checking Shorebirds for Microplastics at Alaska’s Unique Migration StopoverRead More
The Guardians of the Kelp Restoring an Underwater ForestRead More
Nine projects receive funding from the Hurtigruten FoundationRead More
Expanding a Research Facility in the Cloud Forests of EcuadorRead More
Inspiring Locals with Adventure Tourism in the Cape Horn CommuneRead More
Protecting Coral Reefs in Panama Through Local StewardshipRead More