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Friday,  July 19, 2024 6:20 PM 

Havila extends 2025 Geirangerfjord season

  • Cruises
  •   06-20-2024  7:22 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Havila extends 2025 Geirangerfjord season
Havila Castor in the Geirangerfjord. (Havila Voyages)
Pax Global Media

Havila Voyages has announced it is extending its 2025 sailing season in Norway’s UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord to include April and May.

The cruise line currently operates in the world-famous fjord during the summer months, from June to August.

From April, passengers will experience spring in the Geirangerfjord on the coastal route’s most environmentally friendly ships, sailing both silently and emission free.

“We want to offer our guests even more opportunities to visit the Geirangerfjord in the most unique way possible,” said CEO Bent Martini. “We are the only company meeting the Norwegian government’s requirements for zero emission sailings in our UNESCO world heritage fjords and promise an emission-free and silent journey into the Geirangerfjord even in spring.”

“Now, everyone travelling with us has the chance to witness the spring blossoming in one of the world’s most renowned fjords,” he continued. “For many, the Geirangerfjord is a key reason to choose the coastal route, and we are pleased to offer more people the opportunity to experience the spectacular nature of this area.”

The requirements for zero emissions are scheduled to come into force in 2026.

Havila Voyages is the only company to have successfully met these requirements, having first sailed Havila Castor into the fjord on battery power in June 2022.

“Next year marks just one year until the new requirements are put into effect,” Martini said. “There have been discussions and lobbying efforts from parties unable to meet these requirements to push back the implementation date. We hope Norwegian authorities remain committed and do not relent now. It would be a scandal for Norway’s efforts towards a green transition.”

The first voyage in 2025 will be onboard the coastal cruise ship Havila Castor, which will enter the fjord on April 1.

Prices for the eleven-night round voyage (Bergen/Kirkenes/Bergen), which departs Bergen on March 31, 2025, start from £1,616 per person based on two sharing on full board basis.

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