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Hurtigruten heads for the Amazon rainforest, Canada and world’s longest fjord in 2017

From 2017, Hurtigruten’s expedition ships will sail to Viking settlements and the national parks of Newfoundland, explore the world’s largest fjord complex in Greenland, undertake the line's first ever inland voyage along the Amazon and travel along the Panama canal.

Four new voyages will incorporate Newfoundland and Labrador with highlights including the provincial capital of St John’s, Baffin Bay and Torngat Mountains National Park, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon, Red Bay and Battle Harbour.

Torngat Mountains
Visiting Labrador’s Torngat Mountains National Park is a first for Hurtigruten

Among the many exceptional landings, passengers will visit L’Anse aux Meadows. The small fishing village on the UNESCO World Heritage list is the place where Norwegians Anne Stine and Helge Ingstad and their daughter Benedicte discovered a Viking settlement in 1960.

Today, Benedicte,  72, is a researcher and professor of medical anthropology and will join selected Hurtigruten voyages to give lectures about her family’s discoveries.

Prices start from £6,325 for the 14 night ‘Vinland Saga Adventure’ sailing from Reykjavik, Iceland to St John’s, Canada, on 12 June, 2017.

Cruise to the Amazon rainforest

Hurtigruten’s first ever inland sailing will travel along the Amazon during a 16-night Expedition to the Amazon Rainforest.  The Amazon voyage starts in Manaus deep inside the Brazilian rainforest. Sailing down the immense river, guests can experience and learn more about the unique nature and wildlife from the expedition vessel itself and canoes and by hikes onshore.

The trip costs from £4,332 for the departure on 15 October, 2017, travelling from Manaus to Montevideo.

Other highlights of Hurtigruten’s new voyages include a journey along the Panama canal and the chance to explore Kangertittivaq in Greenland (also know as Scoresby Sund), the longest fjord in the world, extending 350 kilometers into the vast island.

Hurtigruten: 0208 846 2666 or visit www.hurtigruten.co.uk

Posted on 25th August 2016 at 08:49 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Hurtigruten |

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