Hurtigruten Expedition Voyages and Team
An important part of any voyage with Hurtigruten's Expedition Voyages is to learn more about the places you visit. To further enhance your experience on an explorer voyage, the Expedition Teams will give presentations and lectures on the history, biology and geology of wherever they sail. The Expedition Team consists of experts from numerous fields and backgrounds including ornithologists, mammalogists, historians and geologists, and they are always happy to answer your questions. Together with the crew they will make your time on board and the landings you make extra-special.
The Expedition team members are not only experienced expert lecturers; they are your hosts onboard and ashore. In the lecture halls or outdoors they will give professional lectures on topics like biology, history, geology and the eras of human exploration as well as take you on landings and hikes. They will inform you on how to make the most out of your stay without disturbing the fragile wildlife and nature. All our expedition team members are certified by AECO and IAATO and have extensive knowledge on how to lead environmental friendly tourism in the Arctic and expedition regions. They are modern explorers, willing to share stories, interpret what you see and guide you to the most interesting sites and experiences. Hurtigruten Expedition teams always includes Greenlanders when they are in Greenland. Many are Norwegians.
All the landings with the polar circle boat are included for Explorer voyages. Hurtigruten are pleased to offer you extra activities that complement the existing shore excursion programme. Some activities need to pre-booked so to be sure, check with us early about what you would like to do. On the voyage Arctic Wilderness Voyage in Greenland, examples of optional activities are; Ice cruising with possibility of whales, Talk with local people, Taste of Greenland, City tours & Boat trip to Assaquataq.
Active Options: For each Hurtirugren Explorer voyage, there are some optional active excursions such as kayaking and hiking. The number of participants is limited for these activities and participating guests should have good physical fitness. As the activities offered are heavily dependent on external conditions, their implementation cannot be guaranteed in advance. The available travel activities are listed in the daily programme and are only bookable on board.
- Sleeping on deck to enjoy the magnificent midnight sun
- Extra Polarcirket boat voyages further afield
- Camping onshore Spitsbergen