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Book a polar adventure and help save nature

Adventure travel company Hurtigruten are pleased to announce a new three year partnership with the RSPB. The partnership aims to raise £100,000 over the next three years to support RSPB’s vital work to save seabird populations throughout the world, many of which are undergoing severe declines, and will also provide RSPB supporters with special offers.

Hurtigruten’s 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.

Hurtigruten has for many years had an informal relationship with the RSPB, but 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 Norwegian coast, home to the majority of the Hurtigruten fleet, offers an impressive variety of species and Hurtigruten passengers have the opportunity to visit one of the most accessible bird cliffs in Norway. Local residents include the colourful Atlantic puffins and numerous other birds such as Arctic skuas, cormorants, kittiwakes, guillemots, razorbills, Brünnich’s guillemots and northern fulmars, the very birds they are helping to save. 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.

RSPB members who book a voyage with Hurtigruten will not only enjoy a 5% discount off their trip, but the RSPB will also benefit, receiving a further 10% of the voyage cost to help with their invaluable work around the world.

Anthony Daniels, Head of Sales for Hurtigruten commented “We are delighted to be working with the RSPB, an organisation that both we and many of our members are passionate about. So many of the destinations we visit are teeming with birds, yet more conservation projects are needed if we are to protect them for future generations. We hope that through our funding, the RSPB will be able to continue with its valuable work.”

Harry Wade, Corporate Partnership Manager for RSPB, commented: “With such alarming declines in our seabirds the time to act is now. The support of Hurtigruten and their customers will help us in our work to reverse these losses. This is an exciting partnership and we very much look forward to working together to achieve more for nature.” “

The offer is valid on all of Hurtigruten’s Classic and Explorer voyages and a selection of other tours. It is only valid on bookings made direct with Hurtigruten’s reservations team.