The approach to Aalesund
The approach to Aalesund Photo: Laurence Plancke - Guest image Photo

Hurtigruten News

Keep up-to-date on the latest news about Hurtigruten ships, voyages and itineraries in Norway and beyond.

Explorer 20/21

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Hurtigruten is expanding the world’s greenest and most extensive expedition cruise program with a number of new and unique destinations.

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Hurtigruten to power cruise ships with dead fish

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Photo: Ulf Hansson

Cutaways from fisheries and other organic waste will soon be used to power Hurtigruten’s fleet of green cruise ships.

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Photo: Ulf Hansson

War on plastic

PLASTIC BAN: One million plastic straws a year are among the single use plastic items that will removed from all Hurtigruten ships this summer, as the company imposes a ban on single use plastic. Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam, Hotel Manager Kristian Skar and rest of Hurtigruten employees are already removing plastic items from MS Richard With (in the background) and other Hurtigruten ships.
PLASTIC BAN: One million plastic straws a year are among the single use plastic items that will removed from all Hurtigruten ships this summer, as the company imposes a ban on single use plastic. Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam, Hotel Manager Kristian Skar and rest of Hurtigruten employees are already removing plastic items from MS Richard With (in the background) and other Hurtigruten ships.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

As one the first major companies, Hurtigruten bans all unnecessary single-use plastic. Already by 2 July 2018, everything from plastic straws and cups, coffee lids and plastic bags will be removed from all Hurtigruten ships. The goal is to become the world’s first plastic free shipping company.

PLASTIC BAN: One million plastic straws a year are among the single use plastic items that will removed from all Hurtigruten ships this summer, as the company imposes a ban on single use plastic. Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam, Hotel Manager Kristian Skar and rest of Hurtigruten employees are already removing plastic items from MS Richard With (in the background) and other Hurtigruten ships.
PLASTIC BAN: One million plastic straws a year are among the single use plastic items that will removed from all Hurtigruten ships this summer, as the company imposes a ban on single use plastic. Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam, Hotel Manager Kristian Skar and rest of Hurtigruten employees are already removing plastic items from MS Richard With (in the background) and other Hurtigruten ships.
Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen

Nine Hurtigruten ships to run on LNG and battery power

MS Kong Harald passsing the sculpture "The fishermans wife" on the way to Svolvær
MS Kong Harald passsing the sculpture "The fishermans wife" on the way to Svolvær
Photo: Christian Huhn

More green news from Norway: Hurtigruten and Rolls-Royce have signed a letter of intent to retrofit up to nine existing ships to run on LNG and battery power.

MS Kong Harald passsing the sculpture "The fishermans wife" on the way to Svolvær
MS Kong Harald passsing the sculpture "The fishermans wife" on the way to Svolvær
Photo: Christian Huhn

Hurtigruten partners with Queen Sonja Print Award

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Photo: Pontus Höök

When the world’s first hybrid powered expedition ship embarks on her maiden voyage, every piece of art on board will be handpicked by HM Queen Sonja of Norway’s art foundation - the Queen Sonja Print Award.

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Photo: Pontus Höök

Hurtigruten introduces Northwest Passage by hybrid ship and voyages to Franz Josef Land

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From the Northwest Passage and Franz Josef Land, via Svalbard and the Norwegian coast, to the Galapagos Islands and Machu Picchu: Hurtigruten releases the most diverse and wide-ranging selection of expedition voyages in the company’s 125-year history.

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Sneak peek at Hurtigruten’s new hybrid ships

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Get ready to explore the most remote and spectacular areas of the planet – and take a sneak peek at the world’s first battery powered hybrid expedition cruise ships and their new itineraries.

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Hurtigruten: World’s first hybrid expedition vessel in Antarctica

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The 32 new destinations in Hurtigruten’s 2018 expedition sailings program, unveiled today, include highlights such as:

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New hybrid explorer ships

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The Norwegian exploration cruise line Hurtigruten has placed an order for two new hybrid powered expedition ships at Kleven Yards, due to be delivered in 2019, in addition to an option for two additional vessels.

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Hurtigruten builds hybrid ships

4 new explorer ships have been announced by Hurtigruten
4 new explorer ships have been announced
Photo: Rolls-Royce®

The Norwegian explorer cruise line, Hurtigruten, is to build new expedition ships using a new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology. The chosen solutions will reduce the fuel consumption by approximately 20 percent. For the first time, fully electric propulsion on a passenger ship will be possible.

4 new explorer ships have been announced by Hurtigruten
4 new explorer ships have been announced
Photo: Rolls-Royce®

New Arctic Interior

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Kompass Adventure Reception
Photo: Tillberg Design - Illustration

We are happy to announce that we are upgrading the vessels sailing the rugged and beautiful Norwegian coast. Out goes the cruise interior and furnishings typical of the nineties. In comes a modern Scandinavian interior, with inspiration drawn from the spectacular Norwegian mountains, fjords and nature.

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Kompass Adventure Reception
Photo: Tillberg Design - Illustration