on Greenland

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.

Touch enormous icebergs with your bare hands

The land
of contrasts

Few places combine stunning scenery, pure clarity of light and the raw power of nature like Greenland. With its lush hillsides, iceberg studded waters, deep fjords and dozens of picturesque villages with colourful wooden houses, this nation will captivate you right from the get-go. 

Greenland is the world’s biggest island, with ice covering roughly 80% of the surface. In this fascinating landscape, you can touch enormous icebergs with your bare hands and witness great glaciers calving. But prepare to be amazed by the vast contrasts of this magical island. As you walk through green valleys, kayak through some of the planet’s most spectacular fjords, or visit historic settlements rich in history and culture, the beauty of this island nation will overwhelm you. When away from the towns and settlements, you will have the chance to see the Greenland’s rich wildlife in their natural habitat. 

Soak up the Midnight Sun or be dazzled by the Northern Lights. A visit to Greenland is one you will never forget.

1. © Dominic Barrington
2. © Oleksandr Umanskyi
3. © Gian-Rico Willy

Touch enormous icebergs with your bare hands
“The shots we take of these lethal and beautiful rivers of melting ice in Greenland could wind up being the scariest images we’ve ever made”

Pete McBride
& Tim Kemple

Pete McBride and Tim Kemple are both acclaimed photographers and filmmakers. Tim Kemple’s works have been published in dozens of outdoor publications and he has shot campaigns for North Face and Black Diamond, capturing extreme athletes in spectacular scenery. Pete McBride has spent two decades travelling the world, shooting for the National Geographic Society, Smithsonian, Outside, Esquire and companies like Patagonia, Microsoft and The Nature Conservancy.

Kemple grew up climbing, skiing and travelling with his family. By the age of 16, Kemple had seen nearly all of the 50 states of his home country, but that did not stop him from seeking new adventures. His passion for exploring and photography soon became his profession, and for the last ten years he has travelled the globe chasing the world’s best outdoor athletes, from the tip of South America to the Arctic Circle.

After many years abroad, McBride decided he wanted to focus his cameras closer to home on a subject closer to his heart. He spent two years documenting the Colorado River, a body of water that sustains his family’s Colorado ranch and around 30 million other Americans. It became a 1,500 mile quest to see why the river that for 6 million years ran to the sea, no longer reaches salt water. His documentation resulted in an award-winning short documentary “Chasing Water”.

This year they will be kayaking the melting ice rivers of Greenland to plant a flag and help bring greater awareness of the climate challenges facing our planet.

1. © Andreas Kleiberg
2. © Pete McBride 
3. © Tim Kemple 

“The shots we take of these lethal and beautiful rivers of melting ice in Greenland could wind up being the scariest images we’ve ever made”

Greenland awaits

Do as Pete McBride and Tim Kemple, and make the green valleys and enormous icebergs of Greenland 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

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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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