Canary Islands —The Blessed Isles

Sculpted by volcanic activity, the Canary Islands offer unparalleled beauty and cultural depth.

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Cruising the Canary Islands

The Canary islands are rich with endemic plant and animal life spread across the landscape of towering mountains, rugged gorges, and sheer cliffs. The island of La Palma is home to the city of Santa Cruz, which in days of old served as a trading post on the way to the new world. Now it is an explosion of vibrant culture and gorgeous Renaissance-era architecture. You’ll have the opportunity to take superb hikes to see the central highlands, southern volcanoes, and national parks that would make even seasoned explorers envious.

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Canary Island Activities

Connect with the nature of the islands through small town walks, hikes, and UNESCO site visits. Enjoy the warmth of beaches and the friendly faces of the locals. At night, look up at the "starriest" skies in Europe!

Did you know that the Canary Islands' location lends itself to the best stargazing in Europe? The trade winds in the area stop clouds from forming, making the Canary Islands skies the clearest around. The islands are also protected by the ‘Sky Law’, the first law in the world to address night-time light pollution. Nothing will get in your way of enjoying the view.

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Wildlife

Along the sheltered islands, reefs and coves—are home to a multitude of birds, mammals, and marine life. Whether on land or underwater, you have the chance to see whales, turtles, seabirds, seals, fish, and dolphins.

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MS Spitsbergen in Faroe Islands

MS Spitsbergen

After a complete renovation, MS Spitsbergen joined the Hurtigruten fleet in 2016. The ship features high technical standards and comfortable, modern public areas and cabins. The vessel´s fresh Scandinavian design reflects a color palette derived from the sea. She is modern and environmentally progressive, and further improvements are in the works that will reduce emissions and fuel consumption even more. The new ship’s maneuverability and optimal size make her ideal for exploring around the Canary Islands.

MS Spitsbergen in Faroe Islands

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Our popular Book with Confidence policy is back, giving you the peace of mind you want for your next adventure exploring the world with us. The benefits of the policy apply to any new bookings made between February 16, 2022, and June 30, 2022, for expedition cruises departing on or before December 31, 2022.

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