Plant
your
flag
in Antarctica

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

Planting a flag in the wilderness is a symbol of achievement. For some, climbing Mount Everest is worth planting a flag, while for others just getting through a night in a tent in the back yard might be worth celebrating. With Hurtigruten’s 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.

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth, making it the coldest, driest and windiest part of our planet.

A Frozen
World

After days at sea with no land in sight, an enormous continent of ice suddenly emerges on the horizon. Prepare for an adventure like nothing else, as you enter the most remote wilderness in the world – far different from anything you have ever experienced. 

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth, making it the coldest, driest and windiest part of our planet. The continent has no permanent human residents, but is home to millions of penguins, seals, whales and birds. This mysterious world is virtually as untouched as when polar explorer Roald Amundsen planted the first flag on the continent over a hundred years ago. 

Ninety percent of all the ice on our planet is located in Antarctica. With its great glaciers, colossal icebergs and up to 1.2 mile thick layer of ice, this frozen world offers you nature at its most sublime and haunting. With the opportunity to set foot where no one has gone before, the coldest continent on Earth might just be the hottest travel destination for your inner explorer.

1. © Dominic Barrington Riversdale
2. © Corina Gamma
3. © Axily, Shutterstock

Antarctica is the southernmost continent on Earth, making it the coldest, driest and windiest part of our planet.
“Most of all I am looking forward to be completely by myself – to disconnect from the rest of the world”

Johanna
Davidsson

Johanna Davidsson is a nurse by profession, but an explorer at heart. She is passionate about glacier guiding, mountain climbing, skiing, paddling and sailing. In other words, her idea of a perfect day is a day spent outdoors. 

In 2014, Davidsson and her sister were the first to cross Greenland on a non-stop expedition south to north. For 36 days they snow kited across the 1400 mile long ice sheet, an accomplishment that earned them the Swedish title “Female Explorers of the year”. 

As an explorer she wants to inspire more women to seek adventures. At the same time she does not want to be categorized as a ‘female explorer’, but rather prefers to stay focused on what we all can achieve when we put in the effort. 

This year, Davidsson is heading to Antarctica – on an expedition that will make her the first Swedish woman to ski solo to the South Pole and back, without reinforcements on her way in. She will be planting her flag for all those who long to connect with their inner explorer.

1. © Andreas Kleiberg
2. © Anna Lovehed
3. © Ellinor Falkgjerdet

“Most of all I am looking forward to be completely by myself – to disconnect from the rest of the world”

Antarctica awaits

Do as Johanna Davidsson, and make the untouched wilderness of Antarctica your next adventure

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The new age
of exploration

The future of shipping will be silent and emission free. 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.

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Discover the Hurtigruten experience

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

  1. History
    and
    experience

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

  2. Environmental
    responsible
    adventures

    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.

  3. Activity
    based
    expeditions

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

  4. Connection
    to nature
    and wildlife

    The Hurtigruten vessels are specially designed for offering 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.

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