Young Explorers’ Program: Bring your kids on board
Young Explorer is a complimentary, year-round program on selected Hurtigruten ships for curious and active youth between 6-12 years of age.
Last edited: 8/11/2020 9:03 AM
For the safety of our guests and employees, we are strengthening our infection control measures on board. That's why we have decided to temporarily stop the Young Explorer programme for our youngest passengers.
The children will learn about other cultures, the importance of nature in our daily lives, and the impact humans have on our delicate and beautiful planet. The Young Explorers’ Program makes it easier to meet other children on board, bond over common activities, and form lasting friendships.
There will be daily onboard activities related to different Young Explorers’ topics. Through the program, children will get a deeper understanding of nature, climate and culture. Depending on seasons and destinations, they will also be introduced to topics like wildlife, local food, environmental protection, and famous explorers. This will give the children a sense of what it is like to be a real explorer in beautiful, untouched surroundings.
How can my kids participate in the Young Explorers' Program?
Young Explorer is offered all year on the following ships:
- MS Finnmarken: The most child-friendly ship in our fleet on the Norwegian coast, with a playroom, heated outdoor pool, hot tubs, lounges, and great facilities for activities.
- MS Roald Amundsen: Our brand new hybrid electric–powered expedition ship will sail around the world, from Norway and Europe to Alaska and Antarctica. The Science Center and infinity pool are just some of the great facilities that will be available for children on board.
- MS Fridtjof Nansen: The sister ship of MS Roald Amundsen with similar facilities will primarily sail in Antarctica and Greenland. It will be the perfect vessel for children to explore and get to know the polar regions.
- MS Otto Sverdrup (formerly MS Finnmarken)
All children between 6 and 12 years of age are welcome to participate in the Young Explorers’ Program. At the beginning of the voyage, you will receive more practical details. Parents/guardians do not participate in Young Explorers’ activities, but depending on the size and variation of the group, some parents may be asked to join on an informal basis. The Young Explorer activities will only be offered in English.
How to book?
It is free of charge to join the Young Explorer Program. To reserve, please contact our booking office at [email protected] or call 8665520371.