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HX will launch four new itineraries in Greenland for 2025
HX will launch four new itineraries in Greenland for 2025

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HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) Announces 2025-2026 Season Line-up

The world leader in expedition cruising unveils new itineraries in Svalbard, Iceland, the Northwest Passage and Greenland

London, UK (November 7, 2023) – HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions), the founders of expedition cruising, announces its 2025-2026 season, doubling down on growth destinations with the introduction of new ports, landings, and itineraries, as well as increased local integration and community engagement programming.

The season will showcase over 80 itineraries across five continents, building on HXs reputation for creating new and innovative travel experiences in key expedition regions, including Alaska, Antarctica, Greenland and the Northwest passage. HX will further establish its footprint in warm waters following the successful introduction of three new Galápagos Islands itineraries in 2023.

“With 130 years of heritage in expedition cruising, we have more experience to draw on than any other operator,” says Alex Delamere-White, HX Chief Commercial Officer. “Our continued investment in the regions and experiences we know best has created a firm foundation. This heritage, combined with our product teams’ dedication to fostering connections with the people and places we visit, will lead to our strongest season yet."

HX will further establish its footprint in warm waters following the introduction of three new Galápagos Islands itineraries in 2023

Greenland: Largest-ever Offering, with Sailings from New Port in Nuuk
HXs largest-ever Greenland season will include more sailings with the addition of a fourth vessel, MS Spitsbergen. The operator will also be one of the first to sail from Nuuk’s new airport (set to open in 2024), launching four itineraries, including three ‘Grand Greenland’ voyages that start and end in Nuuk: Icy Giants of Disko Bay, Mythical Lands of the North and Farthest North to Thule and Kane Basin. The new port will reduce transit time, allowing for immediate immersion in Greenland's wildlife and scenery.

Iceland: New Itineraries Utilizing Shoreside Electricity
HX will offer one new itinerary in Iceland: Elemental Iceland – Circular Saga (onboard MS Fridtjof Nansen). All three departures will leave from Reykjavik, where HX became the first cruise company to connect to shoreside electricity in Iceland this fall.

Northwest Passage and Arctic Canada: Four New Voyages and Increased Focus on Community Engagement
In 2025, HX will introduce four new Arctic Canada sailings, all originating from or concluding at the new port in Nuuk, Greenland. These voyages will encompass two Northwest Passage crossings, providing curious travellers with the opportunity to navigate this legendary route; among the world's most exclusive travel experiences, only a select few thousand individuals undertake the passage annually. Guests can choose between the iconic east-to-west route, pioneered by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen, and the new west-to-east sailing onboard MS Roald Amundsen from Alaska to Greenland.

Antarctica: Most Expansive Line-up in Two Decades Paired with Investment in Science Programming
Drawing on over two decades of experience programming Antarctic expeditions, HX will reinforce its leadership in the region with 50 departures to the Seventh Continent. This marks the largest-ever offering in the destination. This upcoming Antarctic season, HX's Science & Education program will donate over 1,100 cabins, support more than 20 projects and facilitate 16,000+ data submissions. Looking ahead to 2025, HX plans to welcome new research partners onboard, growing its support and investment in science and education.

Svalbard: Exclusive, New Spring Itineraries
HX will offer guests an opportunity to explore Svalbard as the archipelago emerges from the polar winter into spring. Venturing deep above the Artic Circle, the new Svalbard in Spring – Return of the Sun itinerary includes areas seldom explored during the most exclusive time of year. Guests will embark in Longyearbyen before heading to western Svalbard. During immersive glacial hikes and kayaking safaris, adventure-seekers can observe Arctic terns, polar bears, whales and walruses alongside the support of dedicated ornithologists, scientists and researchers.

Alaska: Celebrating Five Seasons
MS Roald Amundsen, the world’s first battery hybrid-powered ship, will continue to serve guests for HXs fifth season in this key destination. The industry-leading vessel allows guests to reach remote ports inaccessible to larger ships and experience Alaska’s wildlife and landscapes in a uniquely intimate way.

For more information about HX and its immersive expedition cruises, please visit


About HX

In 1896, HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions), set out on a journey of exploration from its homeland in Norway. Driven by a passion to discover what lies beyond the horizon, they sailed in the wake of the pioneering seafarers who were redrawing the world’s boundaries.

Today, HX is the leading expedition cruise company, taking guests to over 250 destinations in more than 30 countries worldwide. With onboard lectures and science centres, HX is committed to ensuring guests return home with a deep understanding and love of the places they explore.

HX is on a mission to be the world’s most-sustainable expedition company. They led the industry by being the first to ban heavy fuel oil and single-use plastics. In 2019, HX unveiled the world's first battery hybrid-powered cruise ship.

Alaska | Antarctica | Galapagos | Greenland | Iceland | Northwest Passage | Svalbard | West Africa


Becca Singelenberg

Becca Singelenberg

PR and Communications Manager Hurtigruten Expeditions, Global +1 (301)-785-8163
Anders Lindström

Anders Lindström

Press contact Head of Press and Communications (Americas) Hurtigruten Expeditions & Hurtigruten +1 646 944 9029
Johnny Stanley-Brown

Johnny Stanley-Brown

Head of PR (UK & EMEA) Hurtigruten Expeditions & Hurtigruten +447570674466
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