at Svalbard

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.

Exploring untamed nature on Svalbard is like exploring a different planet

Home of the
polar bears

Glittering glaciers, pristine fjords and high mountains dusted in white. Endless summer nights and magical Northern Lights. Exploring untamed nature on Svalbard is like exploring a different planet, leaving you in awe of this natural wonderland. 

This Norwegian archipelago is one of Europe’s last great wildernesses, home to more polar bears than people. About 60% of the archipelago is covered with glaciers, making this place the Arctic North you always dreamed existed. Learn about the history of Svalbard while sightseeing in Longyearbyen or the Russian settlement of Barentsburg, and connect with your inner explorer while glacier hiking, dog sledding, riding a snowmobile or joining an ice cave tour. 

This Arctic adventure will not last forever, but this trip will leave an everlasting impression.

1. © Camille Seaman
2. © Lohmueller Eckhard
3. © Dominic Barrington

Exploring untamed nature on Svalbard is like exploring a different planet

Svalbard awaits

Make the glittering glaciers and pristine fjords of Svalbard 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.

About the ships

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.

  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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