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Hurtigruten Arctic Expeditions

Hurtigruten Arctic Expeditions

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Hurtigruten Arctic Expeditions take you to one or more of three beautiful destinations: Svalbard, Iceland and Greenland.

Sailing to Svalbard in the summer, you’ll find majestic fjords, colourful arctic fauna and the occasional polar bear. You can choose to focus on the main island of Spitsbergen or circumnavigate the whole archipelago.

The world’s largest island, Greenland offers 27,000 miles of coastline, home to colourful coastal towns and sweeping fjords. On Hurtigruten expeditions you’ll get the chance to experience the culture and traditions of the locals as well as visiting the remote east coast which is home to the world’s largest national park.


What’s Included on Hurtigruten Arctic Expeditions

Full Board Dining

All Inclusive drinks

Daily Expeditions and Activities

Expedition Gear

Science Centre


Professional Photography


Hurtigruten Arctic Expedition Ships

Hurtigruten operates three ships in Arctic, the MS Fram, MS Fridtjof, MS Spitsbergen and MS Maud

MS Fram
As one of the fleet’s smallest ships, the MS Fram provides access to a wider variety of landing sites. Recently refurbished, it features spacious outside decks ideal for wildlife watching while you sail. The onboard science center has been expanded with new technology, offering more ways for you to get involved.

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MS Fridtjof Nansen
The newest addition to Hurtigruten’s fleet of ships, the Fridtjof Nansen is the second custom -built hybrid ships. Onboard you’ll find comfortable and modern cabins and suites, all of which have an outside view. When you’re not ashore, make use of the gyms and running track, or head to the wellness centre for some relaxation.

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MS Maud
This cosy ship has been part of the fleet for 20 years and is the perfect pace for exploring polar destinations. While the ship features everything you need for an enjoyable expedition, including a selection of restaurants and a science centre, its smaller size allows for it to get closer to the coat for spectacular views of your destinations

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MS Spitsbergen
Named after Svalbard’s main island, this ship’s maneuverability makes it perfect for exploring the archipelago’s fjords and islands. MS Spitsbergen has its own Expedition Team, ready to give interesting lectures as you sail.

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Hurtigruten Excursions

While onshore landings are included on all expedition cruises to the Arctic, there is also a selection of optional activities for those wanting to make the most of their time here.

In Iceland, you can travel from Akureyi to see the Goðafoss waterfall before relaxing in the Mývatn Nature Baths. Alternatively, you can take a snowcat tour to the Snæfellsjökul volcano.

While visiting Greenland, you may wish to take part in a tradition Greenlandic social gathering or visit the Upernaviarsuk Agricultural Research station, and learn about the island’ss fauna.

All optional activities and excursions are at an extra cost.


Hurtigruten Extensions

While there is no shortage of activities to take part in during your expedition, you may wish to spend some more time getting to know your destination. You can explore Iceland’s capital Reykjavik and venture around the golden circle before your cruise or take a full day tour of the south coast after your expedition.

For a full list of pre and post programmes for Arctic, and the applicable expeditions they can be added to, please call 0800 707 6229 or enquire


Why Book your Hurtigruten Arctic Expeditions with Travel Club Elite?

Here at Travel Club Elite, we offer the Hurtigruten Arctic Expeditions you know and love with our expertise and exclusive savings thrown in on top! Our 39 years of ABTA membership and superior service mean you can book with confidence and security, taking the stress out of organizing your voyage

Call free 0800 707 6229 for Extra Savings on Hurtigruten Arctic Expeditions

Special Offers

Hurtigruten Offers

Up to £800 credit per cabin | Svalbard Line Early Booking Offer | No Single Supplement on selected voyages | Save up to 20% on expeditions. Extra 5% off suites | Plus, enquire for extra savings

Featured Hurtigruten Arctic Expeditions

Hurtigruten Expeditions - Circumnavigating Svalbard: The Ultimate Expedition (2025)

Join the expedition attempting to circumnavigate the entire Arctic archipelago during the Arctic summer, experiencing everything from icy wonderland’s to rugged land bursting with life

Hurtigruten Expeditions - The Ultimate Fjord Expedition

Sail from Iceland to Greenland’s isolated coast, experiencing the thrilling natural beauty of the world’s largest fjord system

Hurtigruten Expeditions Circumnavigating Iceland: The Land of Elves, Sagas and Volcanoes - Itinerary 2

Experience Iceland’s rich history and culture through the ages, and the contrast between the remote but beautiful fishing islands with the stylish capital, Reykjavik.

Hurtigruten Expeditions Circumnavigating Svalbard The Ultimate Expedition (2024)

Keep a watchful eye out for the remarkable Arctic wildlife, including polar bears, reindeer, and whales, as your expedition delves deeper into this unique territory

Hurtigruten Expeditions Discovering Greenland From Reykjavik to Nuuk

Set sail from Reykjavik to southwest Greenland and experience the spectacular icebergs and glaciers as the cruise delves deep into the remote fjords.

Hurtigruten Expeditions Elemental Iceland - Circular saga from Reykjavik

Explore the entire Icelandic coastline and witness some of the country’s most incredible sights, beginning and ending in the capital, Reykjavik.

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