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Havila Voyages extends Geirangerfjord season for 2025

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Havila Voyages expands its sailing season to include April and May at UNESCO’s Geirangerfjord with the emission-free ship Havila Castor, starting April 2025, aligning with upcoming zero-emission requirements for 2026.

Havila Voyages has announced that from 2025 it is extending its season sailing into the UNESCO World Heritage Geirangerford to include April and May. The cruise line currently operates into 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, for a truly spectacular experience.

“We want to offer our guests even more opportunities to visit the Geirangerfjord in the most unique way possible. 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,” says CEO Bent Martini of Havila Voyages.

“Now, everyone travelling with us has the chance to witness the spring blossoming in one of the world’s most renowned fjords. 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. 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,” Martini concludes.

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

Vicky Karantzavelou
Co-Founder & Chief Editor - TravelDailyNews Media Network | Website

Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales.

She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.