​Hurtigruten introduces battery powered snowmobiles

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2019 10:00 UTC

Fully powered by renewable energy from the Arctic winds and midnight sun, here is the latest addition to the Hurtigruten fleet: Electric and emission-free snowmobiles.

First hybrid powered ship completes Northwest Passage crossing

Press releases   •   Sep 13, 2019 10:00 UTC

This week, Hurtigruten’s groundbreaking expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen wrote a new chapter in exploration history – being the first battery-hybrid powered ship to ever traverse the legendary Northwest Passage.

​Hurtigruten introduces three new hybrid powered cruise ships

Press releases   •   Aug 19, 2019 13:15 UTC

Hurtigruten continues to move boundaries for green technology: Through giant makeovers, three Hurtigruten vessels will be transformed to premium, hybrid powered expedition cruise ships

World’s first hybrid powered cruise ship to be named in Antarctica

Press releases   •   Jul 11, 2019 13:02 UTC

Hybrid powered expedition cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen continues to make history – as Hurtigruten announces the first ever ship naming ceremony in Antarctica. Instead of the traditional bottle of champagne, MS Roald Amundsen’s explorer heritage will be honored by naming the vessel with a chunk of ice.

Hurtigruten Expeditions Donates 1% of each Alaskan Booking During Earth Week to Protect Alaskan Wildlife

Press releases   •   Apr 19, 2021 15:00 UTC

Hurtigruten Expeditions is launching a sale for Earth Week to allow more Americans to discover some of the most unique places on Earth, while its Hurtigruten Foundation will donate to support Alaskan wildland. The Foundation will donate 1% of the total cost of each Alaskan cruise sold during Earth Week to Alaska Wilderness League,

Hurtigruten Group CEO Daniel Skjeldam Named 2021 AFAR Travel Vanguard

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2021 20:10 UTC

CEO Daniel Skjeldam of Hurtigruten Group, the world leader in exploration travel, has been named one of the 2021 AFAR Travel Vanguards. Every year the highly acclaimed magazine AFAR selects key players that inspire both travelers and travel industry leaders to engage with the world more consciously and responsibly.

Behind the names: Hurtigrutens new expedition cruise ships

Press releases   •   Aug 19, 2019 13:06 UTC

As they are transformed into full-fledged premium expedition cruise ships, the current MS Trollfjord, MS Finnmarken and MS Midnatsol, will be renamed MS Maud, MS Otto Sverdrup and MS Eirik Raude.

Historic images: First ever cruise ship to sail on battery power

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2019 12:57 UTC

​These images show Hurtigruten’s hybrid powered MS Roald Amundsen making maritime history – as the first cruise ship in the world to sail purely on battery power.

Hurtigruten partners with Biokraft in record-breaking biogas deal: Will power ships with dead fish

Press releases   •   May 23, 2019 12:52 UTC

Expedition cruise line Hurtigruten signs a multi-year deal with Norway-based Biokraft to supply climate-neutral liquified biogas (LBG) – and power ships with fuel made from dead fish and other organic waste. In what is the largest ever global contract for supply of liquefied biogas (LBG) to a shipping operator, Hurtigruten and Biokraft has entered into a 7,5-year deal.

​Hurtigruten Foundation funds local communities and projects

Press releases   •   Apr 25, 2019 12:40 UTC

From preserving the shores of South Georgia, recycling plastic in the Philippines, growing fresh vegetables in an Arctic desert, to rescue dogs, local initiatives and conserving the polar bear population. These are the projects awarded funds by Hurtigruten Foundation in 2018.

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About Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten, World leader in exploration travel

Hurtigruten, World leader in exploration travel

Building on 125 years of Norwegian pioneering heritage, Hurtigruten is today the world's largest expedition cruise company.

Hurtigruten’s rapidly growing fleet of custom-build expedition ships takes modern-day adventure travellers to the world’s most spectacular destinations on our Planet - from the High North to Antarctica in the south.

Being the world leader in exploration travel comes with a great responsibility. Hurtigruten is enhancing destinations and runs an responsible, sustainable global operation. Read more about Hurtigruten's sustainability efforts here.

Hurtigruten introduced the world’s first hybrid battery powered cruise ships, the MS Roald Amundsen this summer. In 2020 she is followed by sister ship MS Fridtjof Nansen.


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