Pushing boundaries since 1893 Hurtigruten gives you the opportunity to travel with meaning.

Building on its explorer heritage dating back to 1893, Hurtigruten is the world’s leading expedition cruise company.

Today, 127 years later, that pioneering spirit has seen the line become leaders in polar region explorations, and it is renowned for itineraries to Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, the Northwest Passage and Svalbard. Hurtigruten’s footprint includes Arctic Canada, Alaska, North America, the Caribbean and Central America, South America and Europe.

The diverse fleet of nimble, intimately scaled expedition ships, enables the line to offer you unique experiences in a way that leaves the smallest environmental footprint possible.

Explore with the experts

Hurtigruten is an expert in every aspect of expedition travel. Onboard, you benefit from the skills of a full Expedition Team who serve as hosts, lecturers, instructors, teachers and guides. The Expedition Team members have something in common – they are all skilled in and passionate about sharing their knowledge. These experts are selected to help you get the very best out of every region.

A footprint of which we are proud

Hurtigruten’s history and traditions inspire the line to explore in the most sustainable way possible. Where possible it introduces green technology, advocates stricter regulations, fights overtourism and supports local communities. The goal is to achieve emission-free operations, and the line is taking important steps to get there. It has adopted the UN Sustainable Development Goals as a guide to offer you the greenest and most advanced expedition voyages on Earth. Hurtigruten introduced the world’s first hybrid battery powered cruise ships, the MS Roald Amundsen, in 2019, and the MS Fridtjof Nansen in March 2020.

Caring Co-Operations

Hurtigruten believes in leading by example, and encourages cooperation through the travel industry for a greener future. The line takes an active and leading role as a member of several networks including the International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators, Clean Up Svalbard, Arctic Marine Ecosystem Research Network, Svalbard Environmental Protection Fund and Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators, to promote safe and environmentally responsible travel.