Hurtigruten Expeditions Adds Russia as Cruise Destination

Introducing a new location to its escalating listing of locations, Hurtigruten Expeditions has announced that it will be sailing to Russia, and notably the White Sea in Russia’s considerably north. The 17-working day “Expedition Cruise to the White Sea–Norway and Russia Adventure” itinerary will commence from Bergen, Norway on October 6, 2022, and sail north along the Norwegian coastline.

While in Norway, guests will marvel at the fjords, and head to the Lofoten Islands, settlements wealthy in fishing traditions and Sami heritage, and the North Cape, the northernmost issue of the European mainland. This will be adopted by 7 days in Russia, where friends will be touring to a person of the minimum visited components of the nation.

The itinerary offers a mix of modern-day Russian metropolitan areas and historic ports with expedition landings, coming ashore at rarely visited and isolated villages alongside the White Sea. Visitors will also have an prospect to go to the Solovetsky Islands, one of Northern Russia’s legendary sights. As normally, Hurtigruten’s on-board pro team will give company an perception into the heritage and tradition of the areas they pay a visit to. Among the other highlights are visits to Murmansk, the place visitors can understand about its wartime and maritime previous, and Arkhangelsk, the cultural and historic capital of Russia’s north.

Guests will examine Norway and Russia aboard the MS Spitsbergen. With only 180 attendees onboard, the ship presents an personal, special setting for the duration of the excursion. MS Spitsbergen has expedition gear, a Science Centre and a range of “Citizen Science” research jobs that company can participate in in the course of the voyage.

The ship also features a 23-day “Grand Expedition” cruise from Tromsø, Norway to Lisbon, Portugal, which can be shortened by embarking at Hamburg, Germany Amsterdam, Netherlands or Dover, U.K., for Lisbon. The ship then proceeds to Western Africa’s waters from November 2022 to March 2023 on a voyage that incorporates Canary Islands and Madeira Islands, and the Bissagos Islands and Cape Verde from Dakar, Senegal.

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