Eco-friendly ships

Havila ship sailing in the azure blue Geiranger fjord with steep green sides and a partly cloudy sky.
The most eco-friendly voyages along the Norwegian coast are with Havila Kystruten.

The world's largest battery packs

Charging current on the quay from hydropower

Four hours' sailing with zero emissions

Locally sourced ingredients

Heat recovery from the sea and engines

Liquid natural gas that cuts CO2 with 25%

NOx emissions reduced by 90%

Energy efficient hull

Grandma and grandchildren with earth-friendly coastal voyager t-shirts. Getty/Havila.

In Norway we have silence, unspoilt scenery, pure water and fresh air. That is how we want it to stay. That is why we at Havila Kystruten have a green focus on everything we do. We use less plastic and produce less emissions, we have close ties with local producers, serve locally sourced food and use more eco-friendly solutions and technologies.

From 2021, we will have two new vessels on the Bergen-Kirkenes route. The next two are coming in 2022. 

These four ships have the world's largest battery packs on board. This means that you can sail quietly and considerately for four hours, visiting fjords and other vulnerable areas without creating noise and emissions.

For the new coastal routes, the environment and sustainability are top of the agenda. The hull is specially designed to be as energy-efficient as possible and is custom-built to withstand the weather along the Norwegian coast on the voyage that stops at 34 ports. The ship is powered by a battery and liquid natural gas. It cuts CO2 emissions by around 25% and NOx emissions by 80–95%. And when the batteries need to be charged at charging stations along the coast, the energy for this comes from clean hydropower.

 On board, surplus heat from cooling water, sea and energy management system is recovered and utilised.

We are sailing through the world heritage, and so will those who come after us.

Per Sævik, owner and founder

Havila Voyages eco-friendly voyages

North- and southboundRound Voyage

Bergen → Kirkenes → Bergen

Havila castor seen from Skageflå in the Geirangerfjord. Photo: Oclin
12 days

NorthboundVoyage North

Bergen → Kirkenes

Atlantic Ocean road connected by bridges on small islands.
7 days

SouthboundVoyage South

Kirkenes → Bergen

Red houses on rocky shoreline with majestic mountains in the background.
6 days

All our voyages