with MS Roald Amundsen

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.

Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.

The new age
of exploration

In July 2018, Hurtigruten will add a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. 

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. Hybrid technology, combined with the advanced construction of the hull and effective use of electricity on board will reduce fuel consumption and CO2-emissions on the ships by 20 percent. The build of these two ships represents the largest single investment in the history of Hurtigruten. 

The future of shipping will be silent and emission free. MS Roald Amundsen will lead the way towards an even more sustainable way of traveling. Sailing on electrical power is not only a great benefit for the environment, but it will also enhance the impact of experiencing nature for the guests. The ship will be specially constructed for voyages in polar waters and serve as a comfortable basecamp at sea – bringing adventurers from all over the world to the most spectacular destinations in the most sustainable way.

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3. © Corina-Gamma

Take nothing but photos, leave nothing but footprints.
“We get to share these amazing nature experiences in some of the most pristine areas of the world, and on top, call it work”


Karin Strand is an Field Operations Manager on Hurtigruten’s Explorer ships, taking guests deep into the great wilderness of Antarctica. In addition to being a host on board – giving lectures on topics like biology, history, geology and the eras of human exploration, she takes adventurous passengers out on hikes and landings.

Strand joined the Hurtigruten fleet on the Norwegian coast in 1998, before moving on to other vessels and new destinations. Working on various Hurtigruten ships over the years has taken her to some of the most pristine areas of the world.

Alongside her team, Strand shares amazing nature experiences with enthusiastic travellers and together they interpret observations of wildlife and landscapes wherever they set foot.

1. © Andreas Kleiberg 
2. © Marsel Van Oosten
3. © Simon Bober

“We get to share these amazing nature experiences in some of the most pristine areas of the world, and on top, call it work”

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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
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    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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