King penguin Aptenodytes patagonicu staring out to sea, South Georgia, Antarctica

Hurtigruten support RSPB to save nature

Adventure travel company Hurtigruten are supporting RSPB through a three year partnership.

Working together

Adventure travel company Hurtigruten has for many years had an informal relationship with the RSPB. Their explorer cruise ships visit some of the most remote places in the world, including Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, Spitsbergen and Norway.

The company takes pride in its commitment to preserving the destinations they visit for future generations and already has partnerships with other conservation organisations.

Tourists on board a Hurtigruten ship, Norway

The aim

Hurtigruten offers the rare chance to encounter wildlife in some of the remotest places on the planet.

The Norwegian coast, home to the majority of the Hurtigruten fleet, offers an impressive variety of species.

Residents include the colourful Atlantic puffins and numerous other birds such as Arctic skuas, cormorants, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, Brünnich’s guillemots and northern fulmars. Hurtigruten passengers have the opportunity to visit one of the most accessible bird cliffs in Norway and experience the wildlife the company is helping to protect.

Numerous other species can be seen on Hurtigruten’s explorer voyages, with penguin spotting being the highlight of many passengers’ trips to Antarctica. Take a trip to the awe-inspiring white continent and you will see shoals of penguins swimming out to sea to hunt for krill.

 Moon over the Mountains, South Georgia, Antarctica

What's next?

A new three-year partnership will generate significant funds to support vital projects focussing on halting the decline in populations of birds such as puffins and guillemots in the northern hemisphere and penguins in the south.

The partnership hopes to raise £100,000 over the next three years to support RSPB’s vital work to save seabird populations throughout the world, many are undergoing severe declines, and will also provide RSPB supporters with special offers.

Puffin Fratercula artica in flight carrying sand eels