Hurtigruten announces new voyages to Canada, Amazon and Greenland

Hurtigruten announces new voyages to Canada, Amazon and Greenland

Hurtigruten will sail on new voyages to Canada, the Amazon and Panama Canal as of 2017. 

The Norwegian company has added a total of 23 new expedition voyages to its programme for 2017/18 and now offers more than 200 ports of call in 18 countries.

Among the new voyages is its first-ever inland sailing along the Amazon during a 16-night Expedition to the Amazon Rainforest. The trip starts in Manaus and ends in Montevideo. It costs from £4,332 for the departure on October 15, 2017.

Elsewhere is an Arctic Canada trip, which incorporate Newfoundland and Labrador and includes the provincial capital of St John’s, Baffin Bay & Torngat Mountains National Park, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Red Bay and Battle Harbour.

Prices start from £6,325 for the 14-night Vinland Saga Adventure sailing from Reykjavik, Iceland to St John’s, Canada on June 12, 2017.

Norway: Hurtigruten
Hurtigruten in Norway

There is also a new voyage along the Panama Canal and the chance to explore Kangertittivaq in Greenland, the longest fjord in the world.

Hurtigruten CEO Daniel Skjeldam said: “We want to offer our guests unique and meaningful experiences regardless of the water temperature. Hurtigruten let people follow the tracks of the Vikings, Amundsen and Nansen, and Thor Heyerdahl.

“People no longer want to spend their vacations being passive spectators. Therefore Hurtigruten offers active and educational voyages. The many unique excursions and lectures give guests genuinely close encounters with the nature and culture of the destinations”.

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