Hurtigruten Expeditions releases 2022 Russia itinerary

Hurtigruten Expeditions has released a new 17-day cruise for next year, covering the Lofoten Islands in Norway and the northernmost point of the European mainland.

The itinerary, called the Expedition Cruise to the White Sea – Norway and Russia Adventure, will start from Bergen, Norway, on October 6, 2022.

The 180-passenger-vessel, Spitsbergen, will operate the itinerary. Prices start from £5,188.

Russia is one of a string of new destinations – such as the Galapagos Islands, the Canary Islands and Madeira – included in the expedition line’s 2022 programme.

Hurtigruten Expeditions chief executive Asta Lassesen said: “After a very challenging year for the entire travel industry, we are thrilled to return to cruising.”

Lassesen reported that the line had seen “huge pent-up demand” for “adventure” sailings.

Spitsbergen will also sail a Grand Expedition cruise from Tromso, Norway, to Lisbon, Portugal. Passengers can embark the sailing from Hamburg, Amsterdam or Dover.

From November 2022 to March 2023, the ship will then operate along western Africa and visit destinations in Canary Islands, Madeira, the Bissagos Islands and Cape Verde.

Hurtigruten Expeditions launched a revamped hybrid powered ship called Otto Sverdrup this week.

The Norwegian coastal voyage marked the resumption of Hurtigruten Expeditions’ sailings after more than a year.

The vessel joins other ships Roald Amundsen and Fridtjof Nansen in the fleet.

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