Sunday, May 30, 2010

Climatologist Expert Jason Box Joins Hurtigruten's "In the Wake of the Vikings"

Climatologist Expert Jason Box Joins Hurtigruten's In the Wake of the Vikings, a 14-day odyssey aboard the deluxe 318-passenger MS Fram that follows in the wake of the ancient Norsemen from Iceland to Greenland and then onto Canada’s Labrador and Newfoundland.

Having made 18 expeditions to Greenland's ice sheet since 1994, Jason Box is considered an authority on the relationship between Greenland glaciers and climatic change and was a contributing author to Climate Change 2007, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year. His insight is impactful and will leave Hurtigruten's guests with a clearer understanding of one of the world's most discussed climate issues - global warming.

Other onboard experts from numerous disciplines, including geology, marine life, environment, history and culture, will also be on hand and will join the landings and shore excursions where passengers have the chance to get close to the culture, wildlife and communities of Greenland’s most isolated areas.

In the Wake of the Vikings

Greenland Cruises with Hurtigruten
Norway Cruises

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Norway: Photo of the Month

Norwegian nature

Norway means fjords, mountains, skiing, Nobel's Peace Prize, glaciers, sea eagles, the midnight sun and spectacular untouched nature.

With Hurtigruten you can experience a lot of this on the cruises along the coast of Norway - all year round.

Have you ever been to Norway? Tell us what you think!

Visit to see some of the things Norway has to offer
Northbound excursions
Southbound excursions

Friday, May 14, 2010

Facts about Greenland

The capital of Greenland is Nuuk with a population of 15,000. Greenland's only light controlled pedistrian crossing and only roundabouts are in Nuuk.

Roads connect none of Greenland's towns. There are primarily two ways of covering long distances: by aircraft/helicopter, or by ship.

Greenland cruises with Hurtigruten
Thanks to Greenland Tourism & Business Council

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Beautiful Norway

Here is a video showing the scenery you may see if you travel along the Norwegian Coast with Hurtigruten. In addition to the voyage, Hurtigruten offers a variety of excursions like:

See all Norway Cruise Excursions here

Antarctica photo of the month

Antarctica is white poetry: icebergs, total silence - and the cutest creatures on earth: the penguins!

Have you ever visited Antarctica with Hurtigruten or any other cruise company? Please share your experiences with other blog readers in the comments field below!

Hurtigruten's voyages to Antarctica