HX – Hurtigruten Expeditions, Announces Strategic Partnership with Air Greenland for 2025 Itineraries

Air Greenland CEO, Jacob Nitter Sørensen, and HX CEO, Daniel Skjeldam, at the partnership ceremony alongside MS Fridtjof Nansen in Nuuk (Image at LateCruiseNews.com - June 2024)HX (Hurtigruten Expeditions) is excited to announce a strategic partnership with Air Greenland, enhancing the travel experience for its guests.

This pioneering collaboration marks HX as the first expedition cruise company to invest in such a partnership, aligning with Greenland’s developing tourism economy.

From 2025, HX will fly guests directly into the capital, Nuuk, debuting three new ‘Grand Greenland’ itineraries aboard the hybrid-battery-powered MS Fridtjof Nansen. The voyages will spend more time on the destination’s west coast and explore further north than ever before, including a voyage to Thule and Kane Basin, exploring the northern limit of the world.

Guests will benefit from flying on Air Greenland planes, which offer favourable departure and arrival times from convenient hubs, including Copenhagen.

Additionally, as part of the collaboration, travellers with HX will have the opportunity to enjoy brand-new pre- and post-cruise programs. These offerings include stays at the dramatic waterfront lodges in Ilimanaq, which provide stunning views of towering icebergs, as well as unique local activities, such as fishing trips in Nuuk, offering an authentic taste of Greenlandic culture.

HX CEO, Daniel Skjeldam, speaking alongside Air Greenland CEO, Jacob Nitter Sørensen, at a recent event in Nuuk, highlighted the collaboration’s significance: “Greenland’s breathtaking landscapes and resilient people inspire us daily at HX. We are committed to contributing to Greenland’s sustainable growth and development.”

The partnership aims to enhance connectivity between Greenland and the world, fostering economic and social value creation. “We are honoured to partner with Air Greenland in a way that upholds fairness and promotes sustainability, with the aim of setting a new standard for community-focused tourism,” Skjeldam added.

HX and Air Greenland share a vision of sustainable tourism, innovation, and community engagement. This collaboration goes beyond a commercial agreement, striving for robust growth opportunities for all Greenlanders. “Our mission is to ensure our guests leave with a deep appreciation and love for Greenland,” Skjeldam concluded.

(HX – Hurtigruten Expeditions, Announces Strategic Partnership with Air Greenland for 2025 Itineraries – HX)