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Projects We Have Funded

We fund and collaborate with projects, researchers and enthusiasts around the world who help bring knowledge, awareness and action to our vulnerable ecosystems and endangered wildlife.

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Meet the Scientist Tracking Whales in Antarctica with Expedition Guests

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Lofoten-Norway-HGR-158095-Photo Agurtxane Concellon

Nine projects receive funding from the Hurtigruten Foundation

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A Whale seen in Wilhelmina Bay, Antarctica
Photo: Yuri Choufour / Hurtigruten Expeditions

Tracking Whales Using Guests’ Photos to Deepen their Understanding

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Investigating Humpback Whales in Antarctica by Engaging Expedition Cruise Guests

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mashpi reserve cloud and rain forest view from canopy

Expanding a Research Facility in the Cloud Forests of Ecuador

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Remote and beautiful area Cape Horn

Inspiring Locals with Adventure Tourism in the Cape Horn Commune

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After 20 years without any surveying, MarAlliance is leading a project to gather critical information on the state of the reef ecosystems needed by local communities and the Guna General Congress.

Protecting Coral Reefs in Panama Through Local Stewardship

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The South Georgia Heritage Trust is planning an ambitious project to make parts of the island safer for wildlife and people.

Removing Hazardous Waste from Abandoned Whaling Stations on South Georgia

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Safeguarding Nesting Turtles with Poacher Patrols and Community Engagement

Safeguarding Nesting Turtles with Poacher Patrols and Community Engagement

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 Turtle Foundation

Eight new projects receive funding from Hurtigruten Foundation

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Cleaning up Wildlife-Killing Plastic on Svalbard’s Remote Beaches

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Photo: Sukkertoppen Vel

Enhancing the Trails up Sukkertoppen Mountain to Encourage Sustainable Use

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Combating Invasive Mice to Save Unique Seabirds from Extinction

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Norway-HGR-102393 1920- Photo Photo Competition

Mountain Steps Help More People Access the Spectacular Nature of Norway

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An orca in the surface of the water

Hope for Endangered Orcas

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The Galápagos Petrel

Protecting Critically Endangered Petrels on the Galápagos Islands

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Climate Sentinels

Climate Sentinels

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Two Greenlandic children smiling at the camera

Securing vulnerable Greenlandic children safe spaces and a brighter future

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Mountain Summit

Seven New Projects Receive Funding

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HRF, Project, Saving near-extinct birds by eradicating rats on South Georgia, Main picture

Saving near-extinct birds by eradicating rats on South Georgia

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Penguins on a glacier in Antarctica

Tracking Antarctic penguins

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Svalbard dog rescuing team

Volunteers on Svalbard are training rescue dogs to help save lives during avalanches

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Snowy mountain under the sun

Bringing Science from the Arctic to a wider Audience

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List of All Funded Projects 2016 - 2022

Below you'll find all projects and initiatives we have funded or co-funded since our start in 2016.

Name of organization ProjectYear grantedAmount (NOK)Location
South Georgia Heritage TrustHabitat Restoration Project2016100 964South Georgia
The Association of Greenlandic ChildrenSapiik2016100 964Greenland
UK Antarctica Heritage TrustMaintaining Antarctic cultural heritage201643 270Antarctica
Clean CoastBeach cleaning project201650 000Norway
SvolværCity of Lights201740 000Norway
Benjamin VidarPolar Permaculture201850 000Svalbard
Nordkapp og Omegn turlagMaintenance of mountain trails in Honningsvåg201850 000Norway
Ørsta NæringskontorGrindaløde på Haukåssætra på Urke 201850 000 Norway
Hanna Saiminen KlæboeHurtigruten Ambassador20181 972Norway
South Georgia Heritage TrustHabitat Restoration Project2018102 000South Georgia
Polar Citizen Science CollectiveTo make science more available, enjoyable and impactful to polar travellers. Enhance level of polar citizen science.201880 000Arctic
Eco PantaoPlastic recycling and waste management in the Phillipines201960 000Phillipines
Eirik Audunson Skaar & Corey MorrisThe Plastic Crab - Art and knowledge against marine plastic201950 000Norway
Hearts in the IceThe first women in history to overwinter in the Arctic201950 000Svalbard
NorguideGlacier Rephotography on Svalbard- visualising Climate Change2019107 400Svalbard
Norwegian Rescue DogsTraining of avalanche rescue dogs on Svalbard2019200 000Svalbard
Svalbard TurnNeither bird nor fish - in a sea of plastic201960 000Svalbard
Challenges of AntarcticaChallenges of Antarctica 2020 Expedition201950 000Antarctica
The Association of Greenlandic ChildrenSapiik2019100 000Greenland
Naturvernforbundet i Sør-VarangerPrestøy Liftup201910 000Norway
Oceans InitiativeSouthern Resident Killer Whale Conservation in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S and Canada2019100 000USA
Perleporten KulturhusCapo Nord- establishment of ensemble in the North Cape Region201975 000Norway
Hjelmsøy VelforeningHjelmsøytreff201990 000Norway
Lenvik MunicipalityParked piano20196 000Norway
SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography & Hurtigruten Science ProgrammeMolecular Learning Laboratory 201930 280Onboard
Sea Skrova  Sea Skrova Ocean Festival201950 000Norway
Disko Arts FestivalDisko Arts Festival on Greenland 20192019191 556Greenland
Nordkapp og Omegn turlagSkipsfjorden Outdoor Area2019100 000Norway
South Georgia Heritage TrustEnriching the Visitor Experience at Grytviken2019112 623South Georgia
The Association of Greenlandic ChildrenSapiik2020100 000Greenland
World Wildlife Federation (WWF)Plastic in the Ocean2020200 000Global
Norwegian Sea Rescue Society / RedningsselskapetSafety along the Norwegian coastline2020200 000Norway
Artist Erika KimberlyRestoration of Iconic Midnight Sun Shoe Mosaic in Honningsvåg202040 000Norway
Træna KommuneVoluntary Week Træna (Dugnadsuke Træna) 2020100 000Norway
RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Gough Island Restoration2020100 000Gough Island / Tristan da Cunha
Climate Sentinels Climate Sentinels expedition202090 000Svalbard
California Oceans Alliance OrganisationDetermining the amount of plastic exposure in the world’s largest predators in the most remote wilderness on the planet202088 000Antarctica
OceanitesChanges in the Vastly Warmed Antarctic Peninsula2020183 248Antarctica
The Association of Greenlandic ChildrenSapiik2021100 000Greenland
Oceanites, Inc. Changes in the Vastly Warmed Antarctic Peninsula2021183 248Antartica
RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) Gough Island Restoration2021100 000Gough Island / Tristan da Cunha
KulturskolenStøtte til nye instrumenter (Navnseremoni - FN)202130 000Svalbard
Projects chosen by Hearts in the Ice202145 000Svalbard
Fundación de Conservación JocotocoProtection of the critically endangered Galapagos Petrel202184 168Galapagos
Honningsvåg Turn og Idrettsforening & Nordkapptrappas venner (Friends of the North Cape Steps)Construction of the North Cape Steps2021100 000Norway
Maria Rossi (Individual)Book project: On thin ice202175 000Svalbard
Oceans InitiativeSouthern Resident Killer Whale Conservation in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S and Canada202144 500USA and Canada
The Municipality of Cambridge BayItqaumavit (A Place of Memories) Welcome Park 2021100 000Canada
Universidad de los AndesMarine Mammal Conservation in Antarctica: a Citizen Science Initiative202175 000Antarctica / Colombia
Ushuaia te abrazaKnowing our birds and environment202121 306Argentina
California Oceans AllianceGiving Tuesday20212 400USA
Aktiv i FriluftMajor beach clean-up on the western shore of Prins Karls Forland 2022100 000Svalbard
Cape Horn AdventuresCitizen paddling in the Cape Horn Commune 202265 000Chile
Happy WhaleAccessible whale science aboard 202250 000USA
MarAllianceImplementing participatory coral reef monitoring and protection in the Panama‘s indigenous territory of Guna Yala202250 000Panama
Mashpi LodgeIncreasing research facilities at Mashpi Reserve 202250 000Ecuador
South Georgia Heritage TrustReducing the historical footprint on South Georgia 202250 000South Georgia
Sukkertoppen VelNew hiking tracks to Sukkertoppen (Sugarloaf Mountain) in Ålesund202250 000Norway
Turtle FoundationProtection of endagered sea turtles on the island of Boa Vista / Cape Verde202285 000Cape Verde
Norwegian Refugee CouncilHumanitarian assistance2022144 000Ukraine
UNICEFHumanitarian assistance2022144 000Ukraine
Aktiv i FriluftMajor beach clean-up on the shores of Isfjorden202275 000 Svalbard
Brutikken LongyearbyenSecond-hand store in Longyearbyen202220 000 Svalbard
Charles Darwin FoundationHistorical contamination analysis in the Waved Albatross202250 000 Galapagos / Ecuador
Fundación de Conservación JocotocoConservation of the critically endangered Galapagos Petrel nesting sites in San Cristobal Island202280 000 Galapagos / Ecuador
LofotrådetEcosystem Accounting for Lofoten as Pilot Region202275 000 Norway
Prince William Sound Science CenterPlastic Ingestion by Migrant Shorebirds During Spring on Alaska’s Copper River Delta202250 000 Alaska / US
TarevokterneRestoring kelp forest in Northern Norway to increase biodiversity and contribute to enhanced knowledge around this topic202250 000 Norway
Universidad de los AndesGenes, genomes and people: connecting science and guests in Antarctica2022100 000 Antarctica / Colombia
Oceanites, Inc.Changes in the Vastly Warmed Antarctic Peninsula202299 297USA