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Audubon members save an extra 10% on Audubon Voyages with HX and an extra 5% on all other cruises. Your purchase supports the National Audubon Society’s mission and vital conservation work.

Eastern Bluebird. Photo: Glenda Simmons/Great Backyard Bird Count.

Eastern Bluebird. Photo: Glenda Simmons/Great Backyard Bird Count.

Birds of a Feather

We are proud partners of the National Audubon Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. We are in a critical moment for birds and people. As a long-time pillar of the conservation community, Audubon is rising to meet the urgency of this moment through the power of birds. We are delighted and honored to complement and share this goal with Audubon.

Birders Are Raven About Audubon + HX

From novice birders to expert ornithologists, HX expeditions are a birder's paradise! In addition to offering mindful adventures with minimal environmental impact, all HX voyages feature:

  • Onboard ornithologists

  • Expedition teams with strong birding backgrounds

  • Evening lectures on birds and other wildlife

  • Onboard science center and library with birding resources

  • Onboard photographers on every voyage who share albums at the end of your trip and offer lessons on nature photography

  • Exclusive Permits for Optimal Wildlife Viewing

  • Interconnected Cabins + Suite Options, perfect for small groups and families

  • Action-packed Itineraries Led by Expert Guides

  • Ample opportunity to meet guests with similar birding interests


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McKay's Bunting | Plectrophenax hyperboreus

One of the world’s rarest birds, McKay’s Bunting is on every birder’s checklist, breeding mostly on St. Matthew Island and Hall Island, remote outposts in the Bering Sea. The best and easiest way to see McKay's Bunting short of chartering your own ship is to sail with HX to the Aleutians. You'll likely spot auklets, murres, puffins, ptarmigans, eagles, and other Alaskan birds.


Wandering Albatross | Diomedea exulans

With the longest wingspan of any living bird at over 11 feet, the Snowy Albatross is on every serious and not-so-serious birder’s list. Antarctica is home to 73 species of birds, including albatrosses, shearwaters, petrels, cormorants, skuas, gulls, terns, and of course, penguins. The best time to see chicks? Late January through the end of February.

Galápagos Islands

Galápagos Penguin | Spheniscus mendiculus

The Galapagos Penguin, found mostly on Fernandina and Isabela Islands, is one of several species of sea birds in the Galápagos archipelago, along with Blue-footed Boobies, Red-footed Boobies, Nazca Boobies, Frigatebirds, flamingos, and cormorants. For land birds, your spotting list includes the mockingbird, short-eared owl, Galapagos hawk, Galapagos dove, and 17 species of Darwin's finches.


Snow Bunting | Plectrophenax nivalis

Greenland is home to about 252 different species of birds, only 30 of which live there all year. The snow bunting breeds in high Arctic, lining their nests with fur and feathers which warm the deep cracks and rock cavities where they incubate their eggs. Because the female can't leave the nest very often, the male brings her food almost every 15 minutes. In addition to snow buntings, you'll likely see black guillemots, northern fulmars, sea eagles, auks, puffins, and terns.


Atlantic Puffin | Fratercula arctica

Over 2,000,000 pairs of Atlantic Puffins reside in Iceland, making it a near-certain sighting in this northern European nation. Visitors will find millions of them nesting in the Látrabjarg cliffs in the Westfjords, as well as in the Westman Islands. Avid birders can also search for more than 421 different species in Iceland, including the Arctic tern, Tufted Duck, Common Eider and Whooper Swan.


Red Phalarope | Phalaropus fulicarius

You'll be lucky to spot one of a few ocean-going shore birds, the Red Phalaropes. In terms of ocean mammals, keep an eye out for beluga and minke whales. You'll likely see puffins, northern fulmars, kittiwakes, terns, and other auks, too!

Enjoy a Big Year in Comfort & Style

HX offers all of these egg-celent inclusions on every expedition:

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring local ingredients and regional favorites, including house beer and wine

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Use of the Science Center and access to Citizen Science Projects

  • Onboard Professional Photographer

  • Escorted Small Boat Landings

  • All Excursions and Gear—Hike, Kayak, Snorkel, and Glass-bottom Boat

  • Up-Close Encounters with Exceptional Wildlife

Hands-on Science

All Excursions Included

Birds of a Feather

Audubon Members Save 10% on Select Sailings

How to book your Audubon Voyage with HX

  1. Have your Audubon Membership ID ready. Don't know it? Call Audubon to confirm at 1 (844) 428-3826.

  2. Call HX at 1 (888) 645-7424. Tell them you are an Audubon member and share your number.

  3. Save 10% on any trip labeled Audubon Voyage.

  4. Save 5% on any other trip from our catalog.

Audubon Terms & Conditions

Offers are valid for current National Audubon Society (“Audubon”) members for new bookings, per person based on double occupancy, cruise only. All offers are included in the savings and include taxes, fees, and port expenses. Audubon members receive 10% off all Licensed Voyage cruise departures and 5% off Standard Voyage cruise departures through April 23, 2026. Offers are capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn without prior notice. Cruises are subject to availability at the time of booking. Other restrictions may apply. Offer is valid April 23, 2024 – April 23, 2026. This offer is bookable by calling the HX Expeditions Hurtigruten Customer Sales Center at (888) 944-9515.

A “Licensed Voyage” includes small-ship based voyages that are marketed to Audubon members in association between HX Hurtigruten Expeditions and Audubon. Licensed Voyages expressly exclude: (i) flights not included in the tour code, and (ii) any optional or extra elements including excursions, pre- or post-programs, arrivals and departure packages, transfers, optional activities, non-inclusive food and beverage, supplements, retail products, gifts, merchandise, hire equipment, upgrades, enhancements, onboard credit, name charges or admin fees or other goods and services expressly excluded or referred to as optional in marketing materials prepared by HX Hurtigruten Expeditions in relation to the relevant Licensed Voyage. A “Standard Voyage” includes all other voyages arranged, sold and operated by HX Hurtigruten Expeditions under separate tour codes from Licensed Voyages.

Audubon member benefits are provided by third parties, not by Audubon or its affiliates. Providers pay a royalty fee to Audubon for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of Audubon. Some provider offers are subject to change and may have restrictions. Please contact the provider directly for details.

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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