Hurtigruten Expeditions signs deal with environment charity

Hurtigruten Expeditions will take 10 teenagers away on an Antarctica cruise after partnering with a charity to encourage younger generations to care about the environment.

As part of the agreement with the #WeTwo Foundation, a group of “nominated underprivileged” children will sail on the line’s Fridtjof Nansen ship (pictured) in February 2022.

Hurtigruten Expeditions – the expedition cruise arm of the Norwegian company – has also pledged to sponsor four of the children on the sailing.

Hurtigruten Expeditions, July 2021

All the children on the ship within the #WeTwo group, set up by two adventurers, will have to commit to green initiatives – including rewilding projects, river and beach clean-ups, and removing plastics from trees – before joining the sailing.

On board, the group will track whales and leopard seals as well as study phytoplankton to understand how they respond to changes in water temperature.

Anthony Daniels, general manager, UK and Europe, Middle East and Africa at Hurtigruten Expeditions, said: “We look forward to taking the next generation of ambassadors to Antarctica to educate them on the importance of protecting the environment both overseas and at home, to help protect the world for future generations.”

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