Astronomy Cruise

Hurtigruten CruiseNorway

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From $2,264 USD
October 3, 2018 - March 28, 2019
12 Days / 11 Nights

12-day voyage along the mesmerizing Norwegian Coast, learn about the Arctic sky and magical light show, the Aurora Borealis, from experienced astronomer.

Overview

Join our 12-day Astronomy cruise at the height of Norway's Northern Lights season, learn about the cosmos from an onboard astronomy expert who shares his in-depth knowledge for the Arctic sky. Voyage along the mesmerizing Norwegian Coastline from Bergen to Kirkenes and return to Bergen. Enjoy this limited voyage, accompanied by special lecturers, experts on astronomy to see the Northern Lights, and an exclusive visit to the planetarium in Tromsø.

Operation

October 3, 2018 - March 28, 2019

Departure

  • October 3, 2018, not available
  • October 31, 2018, MS Finnmarken
  • December 30, 2018, MS Trollfjord
  • March 28, 2019, MS Trollfjord

Price

  • Polar Inside $2,239
  • Polar Outside $2,414
  • Arctic Superior $2,898
  • Expedition Suite on request

Rates are in USD, per person in double cabin, subject to availability

Included

  • 12-day Bergen - Bergen roundtrip cruise
  • Cabin category of your choice on a
  • Full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • English-speaking Tour Leader on board
  • Tour Manager and lectures from a renowned astronomer
  • Exclusive excursion to the Planetarium in Tromsø

Not Included

  • International Airfare (please request)
  • Airport taxes
  • Transfers
  • Optional excursions
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • Luggage handling

Please note

  • Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.
  • All prices are shown in USD ($) per person based on two people traveling together sharing an inside cabin

Tour Options

  • Optional excursions

Practical information

On Board information

Day 1 EMBARKATION BERGEN (D)
The Hunt Begins

The adventure begins in Bergen, the cultural gateway to the fjords. Enjoy the relaxed ambiance and take the opportunity to meet your fellow astronomers.

Day 2 ÅLESUND (B, L, D)
A Day for Masterpieces

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 (B, L, D)
The Royal City of  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 - LOFOTEN ISLANDS (B, L, D)
Welcome to the Arctic!

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 - TROMSØ (B, L, D)
Expand your Northern Lights knowledge

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 HAMMERFEST - HONNINGSVÅG (B, L, D)
The Northern Lights and the North Cape

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
To the top and back again

The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometers from the Russian border, and you can join one of our exciting excursions here. As you return south the northbound ports visited by night are now seen by day.

Day 8  HAMMERFEST - TROMSØ (B, L, D)
The Extreme North

Hammerfest, the world's most northerly town is your first major stop, before continuing to Tromsø.

Day 9 VERSTERÅLEN - LOFOTEN (B, L, D)
Welcome to Lofoten

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 (B, L, D)
A date with the 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 - KRISTIANSUND (B, L, D)
The old cities and the sea

An early morning arrival in Trondheim, where you have time to explore the city.

Day 12 BERGEN - DISEMBARKATION (B)

The final chapter of the fairytale

A few nautical miles are left between you and Bergen today as your Astronomy Voyage draws to a close. 

 

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