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Learn more about the magnificent Arctic night sky and witness the awe-inspiring Aurora Borealis, onboard this Hurtigruten Northern Lights Cruise, the 12-day Astronomy Voyage. This limited voyage is accompanied by special lecturers - experts on astronomy and expeditions to see the Northern Lights.
- Go hunting for the Northern Lights, the elusive winter phenomenon
- Discover Norway's entire coastal route with 34 ports, more than 100 fjords and 1000 mountains
- Learn more about the Northern Lights, the Arctic sky and the solar system in lectures on board from renowned astronomers
- Visit the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø
- 12 day Bergen - Bergen Round Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis on board
- English speaking tour leader on board
- Tour Manager and lectures from a renowned Astronomer
- Exclusive excursion to the Planetarium, Tromsø
Day 1: Bergen
After your flight from the UK or Ireland board in Bergen, the cultural gateway to the fjords. Enjoy the relaxed ambiance and take the opportunity to meet your fellow astronomers.
Day 2: Ålesund
An early arrival at the Art Noveau town of Ålesund gives you an opportunity to go ashore and explore this pretty town.
Day 3: Trondheim
Continuing north you head for the medieval city of Trondheim, whose colourful history is reflected in its handsome civic architecture.
Day 4: Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
Crossing the Arctic Circle you continue to the modern town of Bodø. After crossing the Vestfjord you are amidst the glorious Lofoten Islands and their capital, Svolvær.
Day 5: Stokmarknes
A relaxing morning on board precedes your arrival in Tromsø, the Capital of Arctic Norway. Here a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium is included especially for this tour.
Day 6: Honningsvåg
Following an early call at Hammerfest you arrive in Honningsvåg, the portal to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape (optional excursion).
Day 7: Kirkenes
The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometres from the Russian border, and you can join one of our exciting excursions here.
Day 8: Hammerfest and Tromsø
Hammerfest, the world's most northerly town is your first major stop, before continuing to Tromsø.
Day 9 : Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands
Passing through the legendary Lofoten Islands the ship negotiates an intricate network of inlets and isles. This is one of the most beautiful stretches of the Norwegian coast for many it is the most stunning part of your journey south.
Day 10: Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters
Cross the Arctic Circle and sail past the famed peaks of the Seven Sisters as you enter a world of legends and folklore.
Day 11: Trondheim and Kristiansund
An early morning arrival in Trondheim, where you have time to explore the city.
Day 12: Bergen
A few nautical miles are left between you and Bergen today as your Astronomy Voyage draws to a close. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
This voyage is departing on the following dates:
- 26th September 2019
- 29th October 2019
- 20th November 2019
- 25th November 2019
- 19th January 2020
- 21st January 2020
- 3rd March 2020
- 14th March 2020
Hurtigruten are so confident that the Northern Lights will make an appearance during your 12 day Hurtigruten voyage in Norway, that if they don't, they will give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage with half board FREE OF CHARGE*
*Applies on travel between 1 October 2018/19 - 31 March 2019/20. T&Cs apply.
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