Sustainability: A footprint we are proud of
Hurtigruten Group is the world leader in exploration travel, and the world’s largest expedition cruise company. This comes with a responsibility to ensure that sustainability is integrated across all of our operations. With the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a framework, we focus on innovation, technology and concrete measures to explore as responsibly as possible.
Sustainable operations: Respecting and protecting wildlife and destinations
Exploring some of the most spectacular wildnernesses on our planet - and visiting the cultures that call them home - is an important part of every Hurtigruten voyage. This obligates us operate with respect and sensitivity. Hurtigruten is taking the lead in preventing degradation by mass tourism, respecting indigenous communities, and providing experiences without leaving permanent impacts, except for the impressions on all our explorers.
Science, innovation and technology
Hurtigruten is setting a new industry standard by building the world’s first hybrid-electric powered expedition cruise ships. These revolutionary ships are packed with green technology, and will be the backbone of the greenest and most advanced fleet of expedition ships than the travel industry has ever seen. Hurtigruten implemented a voluntary ban on heavy fuel oil more than a decade ago, and advocates for the rest of the industry to follow.
Gender Equality Policy
Hurtigruten is committed to fulfill our responsibility to respect and uphold human rights.
All employees of Hurtigruten shall be given equal opportunities for employment and professional development, regardless of their gender, ethnic and cultural background, religion, age, sexual orientation, functional ability, and political view.
Hurtigruten established Hurtigruten Foundation to ensure that our guests of tomorrow can enjoy the same meaningful travel experiences as our guests do today. Hurtigruten Foundation is funded by onboard activities and donations, and focuses its efforts around three main pillars: Conserving the world’s marine widlife, fighting against marine and plastic pollution, and supporting local and global projects in the areas Hurtigruten explores.