Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Discover the Aurora Borealis

Check out this stunning time lapse video of the Aurora Borealis - the Northern Lights, over Tromso, Norway

http://vimeo.com/16917950


Discover the Northern Lights for yourself on an exhilarating wintertime Norwegian Coastal Voyage aboard Hurtigruten. Plus, learn how to photograph the Northern Lights during your cruise on our special Digital Photography adventure!

Book now and save up to 15% off with our Early Booking discount.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Snowmobile Safari


And we’re off to speed through the brisk winter air and discover the amazing Norwegian scenery in Kirkenes.

Photo: Jennifer Rosen

MV Fram makes pioneer expedition landing

MV Fram, under the command of Captain Arild Hårvik, made a fantastic pioneer landing in the Magelland Strait, Chile yesterday. After departure Punta Arenas, Fram headed for Magdalene Island, home for more than 200.000 Magellan Penguins. According to Expedition Leader Karin Strand, guests came crying in joy back to the ship after the pre-breakfast expedition landing.

We thank the Expedition Team Members Verena Meraldi and John Chardine for excellent pictures of the charming penguins.

Read more at: http://mvfram.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Itinerary Change - Polar Encounters


Newsflash: the itinerary, duration and departure dates for the Polar Encounters voyage is now revised. Going forward there will be a 6 and 9-day version of the Polar Encounters expedition giving you more opportunity to see the island of Spitsbergen.

Plus, book now and save 10% with our Early booking discount. And if you book a 6-day expedition now, we'll give you a free upgrade!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Norway: Photo of the Month


You really get close to nature on Hurtigruten's voyages along the Norwegian coast.

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 visited Norway? Tell us what you think!

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

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Facts about Greenland

The The majorities of the Greenlandic population have Inuit background and have a strong affiliation with the Inuit in Canada, Alaska and Siberia.

Greenlandic is closely related to the language of the Inuit in Canada and Alaska and is the official language of the country.

Greenland cruises with Hurtigruten
Thanks to Greenland Tourism & Business Council

Monday, November 1, 2010

Antarctica Photo of the Month

Antarctica is white poetry: icebergs, seals, 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 cruise to Antarctica

(All images © Hurtigruten)