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Hurtigruten and the well-travelled whisky

23 Jun 2014

Hurtigruten have a wonderful reputation for its exploration cruises, offering unique experiences to wonderful destinations ranging from Greenland, Antarctica and the Arctic and beyond.

Exploration cruises are not your typical cruises. If you love adventure but are not familiar with Hurtigruten, you should take time to check them out.

And in the spirit(!) of being a little different, over the past year, Hurtigruten has been running a special project on the MS Fram, co-ordinated by its Captain Arild Hårvik, in which two barrels of the finest Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky have been placed in a special built construction out on deck 9 and taken on an intrepid voyage from Hamburg which has crossed the Equator, the Antarctic Circle, the Greenwich Meridian and the Polar Circle. The day the barrels passed the Equator, one celebrated its 25th birthday. The younger one is 21.

The barrels are spending the Arctic Summer on exploration cruises to North, South and East Greenland, visiting Jan Mayen, and circumnavigating Spitsbergen. And when 80 degrees north is reached, the whisky will be bottled onboard into 400 bottles. This very well-travelled Highland spirit will only be available onboard the MS Fram.

For more information about exploration cruises with Hurtigruten, call us on 01923 284148 or you can send us an email to info@old.ultimatedestinations.co.uk. A wee dram anyone?


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