Hurtigruten Expeditions

With sustainability and exploration at heart, Hurtigruten Expeditions founded expedition cruising in 1896. Today, Hurtigruten Expeditions offers big adventures on small ships, taking guests to more than 30 countries worldwide.


Our Commitment

Exploring our blue planet for more than a century has taught us the importance of being green. Over a decade ago, we stopped using heavy fuel oil and campaign for its worldwide ban. We announced our war on plastics in 2018, as the first expedition company to ban non-essential single-use plastic throughout our entire operation. In 2019, we launched the world's first hybrid-powered expedition ship, and two more since then. Packed with ground-breaking green technology, these innovations combined reduce carbon emissions by more than 20%, compared to other cruise ships of the same size. We are founding members of the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) and members of the International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO). These trade member organisations work to establish sustainable tourism in polar regions, fighting mass tourism by limiting ships and shore visits, and creating guidelines that protect fragile environments and rare wildlife.

Our Sustainability Framework

Emissions and Key Environmental Issues


Supply Chain

Community Initiatives

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Circular Models

Service Offerings

Returns Policy