From Antarctica to Svalbard - Prepare to Plant Your Flag!

In 1911, Roald Amundsen planted the Norwegian flag at the South Pole. Now it's time for you to plant yours.

Planting a flag is a symbol of achievement. For some, this symbol is reserved for summiting Mount Everest. For others, spending the night under a tent in their own backyard is worth celebrating. With Hurtigruten’s new Explorer fleet, you'll have the chance to plant your personal flag, whatever that may mean, in some of the most exciting and remote areas in the world.

  • With a history dating back to 1893, Hurtigruten are experts in operating in extreme conditions
  • Hurtigruten is at the global forefront of environmentally friendly and responsible adventures
  • Choose from countless action-packed and educational activities during your journey
  • Our Expedition vessels are specially designed for offering guests up-close wildlife and nature experiences

Plant Your Flag


Discover the Hurtigruten Difference

A Hurtigruten expedition is more than just a vacation. It’s the chance to explore untouched wilderness, expand your horizons and claim a new sense of adventure.


With a history dating back to 1893, Hurtigruten are experts in operating in extreme conditions. Our Expedition teams have years of experience and the scientific knowledge to safely guide you through every encounter on your adventure.


Offering expedition voyages to pristine and vulnerable destinations comes with a great environmental responsibility. Hurtigruten is a global front runner and change maker in green shipping.


Hurtigruten explorer vessels offer outdoor activities such as climbing, kayaking, rib-tours, whale and sea eagle safaris, all in exceptionally beautiful environments.


Hurtigruten vessels are specially designed to offer guests up-close nature experiences. We try to come as close as possible, as long as it’s prudent, to whales, penguins, waterfalls and many other spectacular wildlife and nature elements.


Special Offer

Save Up To € 500!

Explore Antarctica, Canada, Greenland, Europe, Spitsbergen or traverse the Atlantic Ocean on an Explorer voyage in 2017/18.

With our new Explorer fleet, you will have the chance to plant your personal flag in some of the most exciting and remote areas in the world! Book an expedition to Antarctica, Canada, Greenland, Europe, Spitsbergen or across the Atlantic Ocean departing in 2017/18 and you can save up to € 500 Euro per person!

To book this offer online, please click the 'Check Availability' button above. You may also email us at [email protected], or call us at +44 208 846 2666.

*Offer Terms and Conditions

Book before 30 November 2016. Valid for departures 1/4/17 - 31/3/18. Offer is valid on specified cabins only. Discount is applicable to all Explorer sailings on MS Midnatsol, MS Fram (excluding 15/11/17) and MS Spitsbergen (excluding 19/1/18, 1/2/18, 14/2/18) and excludes all MS Nordstjernen sailings. Cabins and excursions are subject to availability. Hurtigruten operates a flexible pricing system and prices are subject to change at time of booking. All itineraries are subject to change due to local conditions. Offer is subject to change and may be changed or withdrawn at any time. New bookings only. Offer is combinable with the Ambassador Member discount.

Featured Voyages

The Difference

The itinerary

Our unique adventures give you the opportunity to gain inspired and personal meaning from your travels. Experience the Hurtigruten Difference below:

2017 - 2018 Departures

Departs From Exploring Antarctica, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Europe, North America, South America, Atlantic Crossings & The Northwest Passage
The Original

Exploring New Waters Since 1896

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

The original Fram was the most famous vessel of its time, and the achievements of her expeditions are unparalleled. As part of Fridtjof NansenÕs expedition, she was the first ship to sail across the Arctic Ocean. Then she was used by Otto Sverdrup to survey the Canadian territory of Nunavut, the largest area to be surveyed on a single expedition at that time. Most famous of all, she took Roald Amundsen to his starting point in Antarctica as he raced to reach the South Pole.

Venturing Even Further

Expanding Into New Territories

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

In 2002 Hurtigruten launched its first expeditions to Antarctica, and expeditions to Greenland were soon to follow. Both destinations have a strong heritage for Norwegian explorers. In 2007, our new explorer vessel was delivered and named after NansenÕs Fram. Today, our expedition ships sail to Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen, and Antarctica, giving our passengers lifelong memories from the most extreme destinations in the world. As of 2016, MS Fram, MS Midnatsol, and MS Nordstjernen will be accompanied by MS Spitsbergen, taking explorers to the distant shores of the most easterly province of Newfoundland in Canada, deep into GreenlandÕs fjords, and to the coastline of the British Isles.

We Take Responsibility

Minimizing Our Impact

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

Becoming the world leader in exploration travel comes with a great re- responsibility for preserving the natural wonders along our routes. Traveling is a big part of our modern lifestyle. But the desire for travel and exploration has a huge influence on the environment, the wildlife, and the people who live in the places we visit. Every voyage has an impact, and acknowledging this is a crucial part of sustainability. Hurtigruten offers life-affirming experiences in regions where the nature, culture, and wildlife are unique. We guarantee the highest environmental awareness on board and ashore, and take great pride in our commitment to preserve the natural wonders that we visit. Our waste oil is reused as fuel to heat large institutions in Norway.

Hurtigruten's Expedition Team

Your Polar Heroes

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

Our Expedition Team members are not only expert lecturers, they are also your hosts on board and ashore. They will give professional lectures on topics including biology, history, geology, and the eras of human exploration. They will also take you on landings and hikes and help you make the most of your experiences without disturbing the fragile wildlife and nature.

"No Food and Drink Makes a Poor Hero"

Exquisite Food - All Day Long

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

A journey with Hurtigruten is all about exploration. But to get the energy you need to maximize your expedition experience, itÕs important that you eat well. On board a Hurtigruten voyage, you will have the pleasure of enjoying delicious, fine food all day long. Although our restaurants are quite informal and casual, both the dishes served and the service rendered are first-class. Build up your reserves with a tasty and satisfying omelet or another choice from our lavish breakfast buffet before setting out on the adventures waiting for you.

There is an Explorer in All of Us

Find Your Personal Exploration Level

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

Enjoy a cup of hot chocolate on the deck while sailing past giant icebergs, visit a cacao farm in Patagonia, wander in the midst of thousands of penguins, walk on a jungle path beneath colorful parrots, paddle a kayak past playful leopard seals, sleep in a tent under the Arctic sky, set out on an extreme ski expedition, be amazed by the northern lights on a remote beach, go dog sledding, get a glimpse of a puma or a polar bear, take a dip in a hot spring, swim with seals, view endless glaciers from a helicopter... yes, the bucket list goes on and on. Hurtigruten gives you the opportunity to connect with your inner explorer Ð no matter how adventurous you happen to be!

Your Basecamp at Sea

An Abundance Of Choices With 4 Expedition Ships

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

With more than 200 excursions and activities to choose from on four different ships on four continents, you are sure to find something that suits your exploration wishes perfectly. At Hurtigruten, our exploration style is for people who value learning and personal growth over excessive luxury. Our guests value interactions with a nature and wildlife that are so much bigger than themselves because it helps them put things into perspective. For travelers who share these values, Hurtigruten has an abundance of choices.

Young Explorer Friendly

Young Explorers Program

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

HurtigrutenÕs Young Explorers Program on MS Midnatsol is designed to give children between the ages of 7 and 13 a scientific introduction to the Arctic and the rapid melting of the ice. One of HurtigrutenÕs main goals is to enlighten children about how fragile the Earth really is, especially in polar areas such as Antarctica. On expeditions to Antarctica with MS Midnatsol, we dedicate one staff member to lead our new Young Explorers Program. On embarkation day, thereÕll be a special meet and greet event for children where theyÕll be introduced to all the exciting things theyÕll experience on their voyage to Antarctica.

Broaden Your Horizons

Science Center For All Ages

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

At Hurtigruten, we want to take our science exploration one step further. In addition to our science lectures, which will still be the primary information source, we are proud to introduce our brand new science center. Here, guests can be more Ôhands-onÕ by performing their own science experiments. The program is complimentary, although guests will be asked to sign up for sessions with our biologists and geologists due to limited space and equipment. Our science center will feature biological and geological microscopes, which will be used during small group sessions.

New State of the Art Vessel

The New Age Of Exploration

Location: The World's Most Incredible Destinations

In July 2018, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. MS Roald Amundsen is the first of two hybrid ships Hurtigruten will add to its fleet over the next few years, cutting emissions by sailing with electrical propulsion. The future of sailing will be silent and emission free.

Location Exploring Antarctica, Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Europe, North America, South America, Atlantic Crossings & The Northwest Passage
Voyages On Sale

Antarctica - Save €500

Isolated, untouched and immersive. Allow the coldest continent on Earth to melt your heart. Let the elements rule and truly discover the white solitude and fearless wildlife that thrives here. Your polar expedition will introduce you to the magic of South America before starting your adventure to the end of the world.

South America - Save €500pp

The South American coasts are full of discoveries. These expeditions have it all: remote island paradises, the grandeur of pristine nature and the inspiring mystery of lost civilisations. Join us to explore these natural and cultural treasures, or let them serve as your jumping-off point for an unforgettable Antarctic adventure.

Arctic Canada - Save €500

Wild and beautiful, remote and rich in history - an adventure to the east coast of Canada is bound to unleash your inner explorer. Our expedition cruises take you to some of the most spectacular sights in North America, from small cities and local communities to the untamed wilderness of Newfoundland's great National Parks - Gros Morne and Torngat.

Crossing the Atlantic - Save €250

Discover your inner explorer during a legendary crossing of the Atlantic Ocean. Savour uninterrupted, relaxing days at sea and indulge in the intimate charm of our ships. On a journey between continents, you’ll call into some of the most exotic ports and beautiful cities in Europe, Africa or South America.

Europe - Save €250

Old civilizations, magnificent cities and hidden gems - prepare to be amazed by the rich continent of Europe on a sailing down its historical coastline. From the legendary fjords of Norway to the magic of Northern Africa, our intimate cruises let you explore iconic and picturesque destinations in an active way, giving you rare insight into European history and culture.

Greenland - Save €500

Go on adventures among colossal icebergs, mountains and fjords to explore the biggest island in the world. Greenland, or “the Land of the People”, offers unique encounters with isolated Inuit communities. Let our expedition ship MS Fram bring you to first-hand interactions with wild nature in the Arctic seas.

Svalbard - Save €250

Remote, mysterious and extreme. Explore the Svalbard archipelago, located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. The largest of Svalbard's islands, Spitsbergen, is a land forged by ice, wind and sea. Our expedition-style landings will take you closer to the ghost towns of early whaling stations, spectacular fjords and icebergs, wildlife and the King of the Arctic - the Polar Bear.

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