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 Northern Lights Promise Special

Northern Lights Promise Special


Hurtigruten is so sure that the spectacular Northern Lights will make an appearance on your
12-day Hurtigruten voyage, they even back that 100% with a special promise to you. 

The beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature's ultimate light show. We know that no trip to the Arctic Circle is quite complete without experiencing this highlight at least once on your journey. It is such a dazzling display of colours and shapes that if there is a no-show on your journey, 

BOOK BY 31 MAY 2019


** Discover Norway's entire coastal route with 34 ports  **
**  Labelled by Lonely Planet as 'The world's most beautiful voyage'  **
**  Polar Circle crossing and special celebration **
**  50+ excursions to choose from  **

Travel Period: 01 Oct 2019 - 31 Mar 2020
Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Bergen - Floro - Molde - Kristiansund - Rorvik - Bronnoysund - Svolvaer - Skervoy - Oksfjord - Berlevag - Batsfjord - Kirkenes - Mehamn - Tromso - Stamsund - Bodo - Rorvik - Trondheim - Allesund - Bergen 
11 nights' cruise in an outside cabin
Full Board basis (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Accommodation: Hurtigruten Vessel (unspecified outside cabin)
Cost: From R23 660 per person sharing


Hurtigruten's Classic Round Voyage lasts 12 days and starts in the southernmost port, Bergen. You should still have some time before the departure to explore one of Norway's most beautiful and distinctive cities. Once the cruise gets underway the route north will take you along the Hjeltefjord which happens to be the same route the Vikings sailed to reach the Shetland Islands and beyond.
Overnight: Hurtigruten vessel (D)
If you wake up early enough you should be able to see Mt. Hornelen (860m), the mountain which according to the saga was climbed by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason. After sailing past West Cape, the vessel will cross the open sea for the first time during the cruise. The ship will navigate its way through skerries and islands before reaching the Art Nouveau town of Alesund. In the summer months, the vessel will sail into was some consider to be the jewel in Norway's crown, Geirangerfjord. The fjord is one of the most beautiful surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, steep cliffs and cascading waterfalls. In autumn, the vessel will instead explore the idyllic Hjørundfjord. This fjord is also a treat because only Hurtigruten ships sail into this gem of a fjord.
Overnight: Hurtigruten vessel (BLD)
Trondheim, formerly called Nidaros, was founded in 997 A.D. and was Norway's capital for almost 200 hundred years from 1030 - 1217. The city is home to Norway's national shrine, Nidaros Cathedral, which has been a popular pilgrimage destination for nearly 1,000 years. Today it is a city of students, technology, culture, cycling and food. Trondheim's architecture and surroundings create a beautiful, almost mystical atmosphere for any outing, whether you prefer a guided tour of Nidaros Cathedral, kayaking on the river Nid and into the city's smaller channels, or a casual walk or bicycle ride among the beautifully restored wooden buildings in the Bakklandet district.
Overnight: Hurtigruten vessel (BLD)
The Hurtigruten ship will now be approaching Tromsø, the capital of the Arctic. Get ready for a fun-filled day packed with exciting activities, no matter what time of year you travel. You could join in whale watching, dog sledding, hiking, or learn about the country's fascinating polar history. Or why not take part in a kayaking excursion which will allow you to admire this beautiful Arctic city from a waterborne point of view.
Overnight: Hurtigruten vessel (BLD)
Today the vessel bids farewell to the Finnmark region, as it makes its way southbound past Fruholmen and Europe's northernmost lighthouse. On Hjelmsøy, you have a great view of Europe's largest colony of guillemots and razorbills. A great way to start the day would be with an optional excursion in Honningsvag to have breakfast at the North Cape. Later in in Hammerfest you could join a mountain trek or a guided tour of the town. In spring the ship will make a detour into the Lyngenfjord giving you some really fantastic views of the Lyngen Alps.  
Overnight: Hurtigruten vessel (BLD)
Make sure you do not oversleep today. The journey past the beautiful Vesterålen islands towards the equally spectacular Lofoten is for many the highlight of the trip. Between Sortland and Stokmarknes, you can see the famous mountain Møysalen, inspiring numerous artists over the years. As the vessel sails south through Vesterålen, it is seemingly heading straight for the mountain wall, but there is an opening there, the Raftsundet strait. From the strait one can get to the Trollfjord which unfortunately is only accessibly during certain parts of the year. The day ends with a host of activities available in Svolvær, the capital of Lofoten.
Overnight: Hurtigruten vessel (BLD)

The Lofoten area is so pretty that you will be sad to already be leaving but don't despair as the Helgeland coast is hope to some equally magnificent sights. In the morning, the vessel crosses the Arctic Circle and heads for the Helgeland coast with its abundance of islands, islets, reefs, and steep mountain walls. This is the home of the unique rock formation Hestmannen, Torghatten with its distinctive hole, and the spectacular Seven Sisters mountain range. A short stop will be made in Nesna before the vessel continues to the ports of Sandnessj
øen, Brønnøysund and Rørvik.

Overnight: Hurtigruten vessel (BLD)
After visiting Trondheim in the morning, the ship heads slowly out of the majestic Trondheimsfjord past the islands of Munkholmen, Hitra and thousands of smaller islets and skerries. The vessel's next stop will be at Kristiansund. The city's location has provided it with a wealth of opportunities in the fishing, ship building and oil industries. It is not regarded as Norway's "cured cod capital" because of its long-time export of salted dried fish. From Kristiansund the vessel will cross the open sea and you can take in the view of the steep grey pointed peaks of the Romsdal Alps from the deck as the ship makes its way towards Molde, known as the 'city of roses'.
Overnight: Hurtigruten vessel (BLD)

The world's most beautiful voyage is drawing to a close, and during the night the ship will call at Ålesund, Torvik and Måløy. But before it docks in Bergen, there are still a few nautical miles of fascinating scenery ahead, such as the picturesque Nordfjord below the enormous glacier Jostedalsbreen. Nordfjord stretches 90 kilometres inland, all the way to the tiny villages of Loen and Olden. The rugged landscape at the mouth of the fjord is in stark contrast to the fertile landscape at the other end. The lush orchards and glacier arms reach out towards the sparkling lakes and cascading waterfalls. Enjoy this beautiful sight and be sure to make the most of the last hours on board. (B)

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*From Price valid on selected dats in December. Offer valid for bookings made between 01 April - 31 May 2019, and is subject to availability. Flexi pricing applies and subject to currency fluctuation. Full Hurtigruten Terms & Conditions apply.