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Galapagos reserve landscape, San Cristóbal Island -Fundación Jocotoco. Photo: Jacob G. Salinas - Fundación Jocotoco og Diego Añazco
Galapagos reserve landscape, San Cristóbal Island -Fundación Jocotoco. Photo: Jacob G. Salinas - Fundación Jocotoco og Diego Añazco

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Got a sustainability project that needs funding? Hurtigruten Foundation wants to hear from you

Deadline for spring 2022 application submissions is May 1st.

Hurtigruten Foundation is inviting communities and organizations along coastal areas and remote destinations, where leading adventure travel company Hurtigruten Group explores, to apply for project funding. Protection of endangered birds in Galapagos, whale research studies on the Pacific Coast and in Antarctica, and an education project in Argentina are just some of the climate and conservation projects that have received funding over the last 12 months.

Most recently, the Foundation has supported the Ecuadorian Fundación de Conservación Jocotoco, which has established a conservation reserve to secure the survival of the critically endangered petrel bird on the Galapagos Islands.

Speaking from the Galapagos Islands, Henrik A. Lund, Managing Director of Hurtigruten Foundation, would like to see as much local conservation, climate and community projects apply before the May 1st deadline.

“To be able to observe these unique animals in their natural habitat really reminds you of how precious and fragile the Galapagos is and how much we need to protect and strengthen its nature as much as possible. Through the generosity of our guests, we have so far supported the Fundación Jocotoco and the Galapagos Conservancy here. Both are vital to protect critically endangered species and save the island’s exceptional biodiversity. We would like to support even more projects in the unique destinations we visit, and I would really like to encourage anyone that has a worthwhile project, to apply for funding today,” he said.

Henrik Lund, Managing Director Hurtigruten Foundation. Photo: Hurtigruten Group

Foundation aims to create a lasting, positive impact by empowering guests to engage with communities long after they return home from a cruise experience or land-based adventure. Projects can be anything from a community restoration project, a campaign to stop plastic pollution or a large-scale initiative fighting our common global problems.

Applications for Hurtigruten Foundation funding closes on May 1st. The brief application form and instructions on how to apply can be found on its website.

For more information or interviews please contact Media and Communications Adviser, Group Communications Elma Secerovic on +47 901 55364 or email



About Hurtigruten Group

Hurtigruten Group is the world's leading adventure travel company, allowing guests to explore the most unique destinations in a sustainable and meaningful way. With headquarters in Oslo, Norway, Hurtigruten Group has a proud expedition heritage and is committed to working with the best green technology to ensure our products are safe and respectful towards nature, wildlife and the communities we visit.

Hurtigruten Group has a comprehensive portfolio encompassing three business areas: Hurtigruten Expeditions, which was founded in 1896, and is the world’s largest and leading expedition cruise operator offering small-ship expedition cruising to around 250 destinations to more than 30 countries including Canada, Greenland, Svalbard, Norway, North America, the British Isles, Caribbean, West Africa, South America and Antarctica. Hurtigruten Norway, which operates Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express, considered ‘the world’s most beautiful voyage’ has been sailing along the Norwegian coastline since 1893. Hurtigruten Svalbard, one of the most exclusive tour operators in the industry, offers land-based adventures on the spectacular Arctic archipelago.

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Elma Secerovic

Elma Secerovic

Media and Communications Adviser Hurtigruten Group +47 901 55 364

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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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