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Hurtigruten British Isles Expeditions

Hurtigruten British Isles Expeditions

Join Hurtigruten on their convenient no-fly expedition cruises from Dover or Glasgow in 2022, and explore hand-picked hidden gems on expertly planned itineraries around the British and Scottish coastline.

Life on board a Hurtigruten expedition cruise is famously relaxed. This atmosphere is reflected in the casual dress code, where there’s no need to change for dinner. The friendly and helpful Expedition Teams love to share their experiences, and make it a point to be available throughout the journey to welcome your questions. You’ll discover that striking up conversations with your fellow explorers feels as natural as the landscapes around you. You’ll find that Hurtigruten crew and guests all share a love of the natural world and a strong sense of community.


Hidden Wonders

Sail far from the usual tourist crowd to discover wild and historic gems like the Isle of Man, remote Scottish islands and the Hebrides.
With Hurtigruten, you can experience a completely new side of the British Isles.

Tremendous Variety

Each of destination has unique beauty and superb highlights to explore – ranging from amazing birdlife to distilleries crafting artisanal whiskies, from proud local craftsmen showing their wares to Viking heritage sites and imposing castles.

Living History

Few places can equal the colourful history of these remote destinations.
Hurtigruten take you close to the eventful past with visits to the castles and Viking sites that connect the local people to their rich history.

Educate & Sustain

Hurtigruten’s friendly Expedition Team is with you every step of the way, to guide, inform and educate with fascinating lectures in the Science Center and onshore. And, of course, sailing with Hurtigruten means exploring with the best world leader in sustainable cruising.


Relax in the comfort of newly-renovated MS Maud with its friendly small-ship ambience. She will take you where bigger ships can’t – closer to nature. With a unique Science Center as the beating heart of the ship, Hurtigruten’s expedition team serve as hosts, lecturers, instructors, companions and guides as they bring to life breath-taking destinations.

Convenient sailings from Dover on a small ship – approx. 500 guests
English-speaking Expedition Team
Nature landings at the UNESCO double World Heritage Site – St Kilda
Beach and nature reserve clean-ups in-line with our sustainability programme
Reach rural British destinations usually difficult to reach

Lecture programmes Science activities Nature landings Art classes Photo lectures Birdwatching Hikes/walks

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Making full use of the MS Spitsbergen’s fleet of small expedition boats, this is a truly ‘expeditionary’ and varied voyage with many beach landings. She will take you where bigger ships can’t – closer to nature. Opportunities abound for guided walks on remote islands and exploring lonely beaches at your own pace, all the while being immersed in the wild beauty of the surroundings.

Convenient sailings from Greenock (Glasgow) on a small ship – approx. 330 guests
See spectacular island scenery and charming towns in the Inner and Outer Hebrides
Visit Loch Coruisk, one of the most beautiful freshwater lakes in all of Scotland
Visit “off the beaten track” destinations
Engage in bird and wildlife spotting, especially in St. Kilda and the Treshnish Isles

Lecture programmes Science activities Nature landings Art classes Photo lectures Birdwatching Hikes/walks

Just a few highlights…

Rathlin Island, N.I.

Boasting Northern Island’s largest seabird colony; and at just six miles long and one mile wide, explore by bike or on foot. Cliff-top walks are a must. Visit the Seabird centre and lighthouse or stroll to Mill Bay where you can watch the frisky seals. Located on the mainland, the World Heritage site of the Giant’s Causeway is just a short ferry ride and drive away.

St. Kilda, Hirta Island, Scotland

A UNESCO double World Heritage Site and the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the National Trust for Scotland. The remains of a volcanic crater provide ledges for thousands of nesting seabirds.
Spot the Minke whales too!

Islay, Scotland

This is ‘whisky island’, world famous for its peaty single malt whiskies and its many distilleries. Islay is a stop-off for migrating birds, making it ideal for seabird spotting along its superb cliff-top walks.

Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway is the main town of the Western Isles and the capital of the Isle of Lewis, which is the
largest and most northerly of the Outer Hebrides. Explore this bustling harbour and waterfront with museums and art galleries overlooked by Lews Castle.

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Included with your voyage…

Expedition Cruise

Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in
restaurant Aune and Fredheim. A la carte restaurant
Lindstrøm included for suite guests
Complimentary tea and coffee
Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with very limited connection.
Streaming is not supported
Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
English speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
Range of included excursions

Onboard Activities

Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library, biological and geological microscopes and samples
Citizen Science programme allows guests to assist with live scientific research
Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna, indoor gym, outdoor gym, in line with health & safety guidelines
Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

Escorted landings using our fleet of small expedition boats or local tender boats
Loan of boots, trekking poles, and all equipment for activities
Complimentary wind & water-resistant expedition jacket
Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

£0 Up to £10,000+

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