The view of Aalesund from Mount Aksla
The view of Aalesund from Mount Aksla 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.

Hurtigruten to power cruise ships with dead fish

A large ship in the water
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.

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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.

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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