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A leader in sustainable cruise travel, Hurtigruten partners up with 50 Degrees North and their innovations are transforming travel, as we know it!

November 17, 2018 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Scandinavian Travel Specialist, 50 Degrees North, is extremely proud to confirm their new global partnership with Hurtigruten, a leader in eco-friendly sea travel. Much of the excitement over the agreement stems from the way that both travel providers are leading the way in transforming travel for the better.

Hurtigruten is leading a green revolution in sea travel through their introduction of three new hybrid exploration ships, starting with MS Roald Amundsen in 2019, which will significantly reduce their emissions. The company is also leading the way in environmentally friendly travel through their ban of single-use plastic, recycling of all waste, and daily food deliveries from local suppliers. They raise awareness of environmental conservation through on-board lectures and participate in local organizations, such as the Clean Up Svalbard eco-initiative that aims to keep Svalbard’s environment as clean as possible.

50 Degrees Northspecializes innovative and responsible travel in the wider Nordic region. Their tours and itineraries are designedto give travelers more unique and authentic travel experiences by taking them off the beaten track and away from the crowded tourist hot spots. The company builds close relationships with local service and accommodation providers and, whenever possible, steers away from international chains. These choices have important benefits for local economies and redistribute wealth more evenly across the region, thus leading the way in socially responsible travel.

“Our new signature tour Beautiful Norway and Hurtigruten’ brings together the best of both worlds: It takes travelers away from highly touristy areas and into hard to reach parts of Norway’s magnificent fjord country, followed by 6 nights on a Hurtigruten voyage along the stunning coastline”, says Tietse Stelma, 50 Degrees North’s co-founder.

In terms of local environmental considerations, examples include 50 Degrees North’suse of zero emissions cruise ships in the fjords on their ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ itinerary as well as silent electric whale safaris in Iceland. For more information visit, https://us.fiftydegreesnorth.com/tour/best-of-iceland

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