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Hurtigruten Arctic Information

Congratulations on booking your expedition to the Arctic


Information for passengers travelling on board the MS Fram, Ms Spitsbergen, MS Fridtjof Nansen and MS Nordstjernen.

We are thrilled you will be traveling on this incredible adventure to the Arctic. Here you will find additional details that we require from you and information to help you plan for your trip. At any time if you wish to discuss the details or your expedition cruise or additional travel arrangements including flights, insurance, pre and post tour travel arrangements please contact your booking agent.



Embarkation and Disembarkation

Arctic voyages embark and disembark in a number of different cities. Please refer to your Confirmed Itinerary or contact your booking agent for information regarding the best arrival and departure flights to book in conjunction with your cruise. Please be aware that we will not be held responsible for the late arrival of the ship from your voyage.

Fuel Surcharges

Please note that your cruise booking may be subject to fuel surcharges should world oil prices increase significantly prior to the time of your departure. Cruise operators do attempt to factor this price into your tour cost. However, unexpected rises in the cost of marine fuel can result in a fuel surcharge that will depend on the cost of oil per barrel and the individual ship operator. By booking a tour with us, you agree that this may be the case with your booking. You will be advised of any surcharge once we have been notified of the surcharges from the cruise operator if this situation arises.

International Flights to meet your cruise
International flights to join your Arctic cruise will be available for booking approximately 11 months prior to tour departure date. Please contact your booking agent to discuss flight options available for your travel arrangements.

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory for all travellers and policy details must be provided prior to your final documentation being issued. We strongly recommend you obtain a policy for the level of cover at the time of booking you are comfortable with& ensuring it meets our minimum guidelines. For more information on Travel Insurance please refer to the Arctic Travellers Guide below or contact your booking agent.

Terms and Conditions
By making the booking, he or she has read and has agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions. Please click HERE  to view.



International Maritime Regulations require that we create a manifest for each expedition. To fulfill our obligation certain information is required. Below are a few forms that will need to be completed..


Complete Personal Questionare Form - Please complete this form using CAPITAL letters and return at your earliest convenience. This form must be received immediately AT LEAST 8 WEEKS PRIOR to your voyage departure.

Please note that we are unable to send your travel documents until we have received this completed form.

CLICK HERE to download the form fill it out digitally, and return by email. (For departures 01.04.2019-31.03.2020)

CLICK HERE to download the form fill it out digitally, and return by email. (For departures 01.04.2020-31.03.2021)

Complete Medical Certificate - A Medical Certificate needs to be submitted by all passengers joining our voyages. The Medical Certificate is to be completed and approved by your personal physician not more than 8 WEEKS PRIOR TO YOUR VOYAGE DEPARTURE DATE. The completed forms must be presented to the ships doctor upon boarding. Boarding will be denied if part III of the Medical Certificate is not approved by your personal physician. Even if the forms have been duly submitted and approved by your personal physician, the ship’s doctor and the captain reserve the right to deny the boarding of guests who do not seem to be sufficiently fit for travel.

CLICK HERE to download and complete. The completed forms MUST BE presented to the ship’s doctor upon boarding.



Challenge your inner explorer and experience everything that the Arctic has to offer with a diverse range of optional excursions.
Approximately 6 months prior to your cruise you will receive detailed information about the excurions programme and pre-bookable on-board programmes that are available for your cruise. To confirm these activities forms must be completed and returned. It is recommended to pre-book the excursions and on-board programmes due to limited availability and we urge you to do this quickly to avoid disappointment. The programmes can be pre-booked 4 weeks prior to departure at the latest. Some Activity Options incur and additional fee. If you have any queries please contact your booking agent.

WIND AND WATER RESISTANT JACKET (excludes MS Nordstjernen voyages)

Your Hurtigruten Wind and Waterproof Jacket is provided to you complimentary the first day after embarkation and is yours to keep. Please be aware this is not a fleece jacket, so some thermal clothing is required beneath the jacket. We have an enormous variety of jacket sizes, but it’s not possible to pre-book any specific size. Please refer to our Arctic Travellers Guide for more information on what to pack for your Polar adventure.



We have some additional resources to help you prepare for your upcoming trip to the Arctic, please download or view online by clicking the links below.







About the
MS Fram

MS Fram was built in 2007 with one mission in mind – to bring her guests closer to nature, wildlife and unforgettable experiences.

About the
MS Nordstjernen

Despite modernisation, she still retains the aura of an old Atlantic ship, restored to her former splendour with new brass, classic wooden interiors and all her original art.

About the
MS Spitsbergen

After complete reconstruction, MS Spitsbergen joined the fleet in 2016. Her manoeuvrability and optimal size make her quite suitable for exploring polar waters.

About the
MS Fridtjof Nansen

Due to be launched in 2019, this state of the art vessel, specially built for Polar voyages, features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions, by sailing with electrical propulsion.

Travellers Guide
The Arctic

Check out our Arctic Travellers Guide to help you prepare for your Arctic adventure. Includes information about joining cities, what to pack and more.

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