In association with: Hurtigruten Expeditions
Situated at the very top of the globe, centred on the North Pole, the Arctic is characterised by impressive landscapes that have been crafted throughout time by fire, ice and sea.
From the rugged, pristine splendour of Svalbard to the remarkable wildlife and local Inuit communities of Greenland, there’s so much to explore in this unspoiled part of the world. Hurtigruten has recently announced five brand-new itineraries ranging between 10 and 20 days for the 2023 Arctic summer season on its popular small-ship MS Maud, with opportunities to sail from Dover and Edinburgh.
What’s more, your clients can get up to £600 off selected Arctic itineraries departing in 2023 if they book by December 16.
North Atlantic adventures
The updated programme also includes a 10-day island-hopping expedition in the North Atlantic, taking clients from Edinburgh to Reykjavik via the Orkney, Shetland and Faroe islands. Here, guests will learn of the Viking heritage that links these fascinating places, combining visits to enthralling capital cities with trips to Neolithic sites, thriving island towns and tiny, remote villages.
They will be able to take in the region’s diverse marine life – such as whales and dolphins – as well as several species of seabird that roam the seas and rest on towering cliffs. While on board, guests can enjoy MS Maud’s first-class facilities, including hot tubs on the observation deck and a panoramic sauna.
Dedicated to sustainability
Passengers taking in these magical experiences can do so safe in the knowledge that they are travelling with an environmentally conscious company. Hurtigruten Expeditions has ambitions to be the most sustainable travel operator in the world and aims to generate zero carbon emissions by 2050.
It also makes a clear effort to be respectful of nature, with all guests given extensive briefings on wildlife guidelines by fully trained and certified staff. Guests on Hurtigruten’s expeditions can participate in beach cleans, where the rubbish collected is brought back on board and recycled.
Become a specialist
Refresh your knowledge and complete the dedicated Hurtigruten Expeditions training course to become a certified specialist. To find out more, visit: agentportal.hurtigruten.com
PICTURES: Hurtigruten/Genna Roland; Stefan Dall