Hurtigruten's Webinar Wednesdays

Go behind the scenes and learn more about our destinations from the experts on board.

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Each webinar is pre-recorded, but you can send us your questions in advance. Just find Hurtigruten in any social media channel and ask us anything. Keep an eye out for your question once the webinar is released!

Science Program

– Webinar: Increasing your curiosity and knowledge

Publishing date: 27 May
Our Science Program has one goal: To increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to. 

In this pre-recorded webinar you can learn more about:

  • What the Science Program is about 
  • Learning from the experts on board
  • Facilities, equipment and activities
  • Citizen Science research projects- and how you can contribute

Speaker: Verena Meraldi

Verena Meraldi

Biologist and Chief Scientist // Mexico

Verena was born in Mexico City. She studied at the National University (UNAM) and received her PhD in Immunology from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland in 2002.

Verena has been traveling to Antarctica since 2007 and in the northern hemisphere (to Svalbard, Greenland, Iceland, Faroe Island, Orkney Island) since 2014.

As a Chief Scientist, Verena talks with lead scientists to have them on our ships so they can do their research and engage with our guests. She is always looking for new collaborations that will enhance our guests experiences while traveling with us.

Norway

– Webinar: Home of Hurtigruten

Webinar date: 13 May 
Go on a journey through history and magnificent scenery in our homeland - Norway.

In this pre-recorded webinar you can learn more about:

  • History of Hurtigruten in Norway
  • Phenomena like the northern lights
  • Sailing along the stunning coast
  • The distinct seasons of Norway
  • The Hurtigruten experience: ships, research and responsibility

Speaker: Karin Strand

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Karin Strand

Expedition Leader // Norway

Karin grew up among the Norwegian fjords and is one of our most experienced Expedition Leaders. She joined MS Nordnorge’s first adventures to Chile and Antarctica in 2002 and has guided on many routes and on most of our ships.

She admits to having permanent polar fever. Karin is a keen kayaker, spending much of her spare time paddling in oceans and rivers around the world.

“For the entire Hurtigruten family, there´s a strong sense that we can change things for the good of our planet – so we take important steps like using cleaner fuel and eliminating single-use plastic on our ships.”

Hurtigruten and Antarctica

– Webinar: Exploring the Frozen Continent

Webinar date: 29 April 
As one of the few untouched destinations on the planet, Antarctica is high on the bucket list of true explorers.

In this pre-recorded webinar you can learn more about:

  • History of our Antarctic exploration
  • What it's like to travel here
  • Our ships, daily operations and landings
  • Spectacular wildlife - and surprises!
  • Sustainability in pristine areas

Speaker: Tudor Morgan

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Tudor Morgan

Expedition Team Leader // United Kingdom

Tudor is one of our most experienced Expedition Leaders. He worked for the British Antarctic Survey and spent over two years living south of the Antarctic circle.

He has also worked with the Antarctic Heritage Trust restoring historic Antarctica sites, and was Operations Manager at IAATO.

Tudor was awarded the Queen’s Polar Medal for outstanding service to Antarctic science and heritage.

More to come...

– New webinar every other Wednesday

Expedition Team on MS Fridtjof Nansen
Expedition Team
Photo: Oscar Farrera

In the coming weeks we will publish new in-depth talks with our Expedition Team members.

We promise unique insights into how Hurtigruten operate and create unforgettable experiences for all travellers.

Expedition Team on MS Fridtjof Nansen
Expedition Team
Photo: Oscar Farrera

Explore from home

– Your virtual expedition experience

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If you’re thinking about your next adventure right now, this is the place to start dreaming. 

Here you'll find videos and behind the scenes articles from our expeditions around the world.

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