50 Degrees North has confirmed its new global partnership with Hurtigruten.
There’s lots of excitement over the new agreement which 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 its introduction of three new hybrid exploration ships, starting with MS Roald Amundsen in 2019, which will significantly reduce their emissions.
As well, the company is also leading the way in environmentally friendly travel through its ban of single-use plastic, recycling of all waste, and daily food deliveries from local suppliers.
Hurtigruten raises 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 North specializes in innovative and responsible travel in the wider Nordic region. Its tours and itineraries are designed to give travellers 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.