(3:45 p.m. BST) -- Hurtigruten, the specialist exploration cruise line, has announced that it will include free flights from London on selected 2017 explorer voyages when booked by August 31.

The free flight offer also includes transfers and covers a range of itineraries on the line's MS Fram, MS Midnatsol, MS Nordstjernen and the recently christened MS Spitsbergen vessels. The explorer itineraries are designed to transport passengers to some of the most hard to reach places in the world, such as the Exploring the Arctic Land of the Caribou and Greenland to Svalbard Expedition voyages.

Head of UK Sales at Hurtigruten Anthony Daniels said: "We pride ourselves on being able to take our guests to some of the most unique places in the world with our explorer ships and we are delighted that the offer will include our new destinations Greenland, Canada and Newfoundland.

"We hope that this offer will make getting from home to an adventure of a lifetime for our customers even simpler."

--By Kerry Spencer, Editor, U.K.