21 January 2020
Imagine sleeping in a glass-roofed igloo, visiting a frozen Santa Claus village, meeting reindeers and huskies and experiencing the sights and sounds of “the world’s most beautiful voyage”.
Experience some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and the wonder of the Northern Lights on an adventure including Oslo and Bergen, “Norway in a Nutshell”, the iconic northbound Coastal Voyage, and a journey through Finland and Estonia. In just 18 days, take a special journey into the heart of Nordic culture, history and landscapes as you Follow The Lights with Hurtigruten.
From Norway’s capital Oslo, take the slow road to Bergen via the world’s most charming train, the Flåm Railway. Visit small hamlets and historic cities as you sail through picturesque fjords and past dramatic mountain landscapes before arriving in Bergen to step aboard the northbound route of Hurtigruten’s Original Coastal Voyage.
As you begin to sail to the north, cast your eyes upward and you may be lucky enough to see the mysterious, beguiling Northern Lights. The beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. No trip to the Arctic Circle is complete without experiencing these shimmering lights dancing across the winter sky at least once.
One of the other highlights of this stunning coastal voyage is visiting the North Cape. The North Cape is the northernmost point on the European mainland and at 71 degrees, it’s on the same latitude as Siberia and northern Alaska. The Northern Lights tour by Hurtigruten is the only tour to include the North Cape, a very special destination.
Following the seven-day voyage along the Norwegian coast, disembark in Kirkenes for a land journey south where you’ll meet reindeer and huskies, visit the famous Santa village and stay in a glass-roofed polar cabin. Finland’s beautiful national parks, forests and lakes are a highlight of this journey that takes you all the way south to Helsinki and the beauty of medieval Tallinn in Estonia.
The Constant Quest: Hurtigruten is the expeditionary cruising expert, taking you to locations as far flung as Antarctica and South America to see the world’s most elusive sights. The cruise line has been sailing under the lights since 1893, giving them 127 years of experience in spotting this natural phenomenon. This means when you sail on this voyage you’ll have a good chance of viewing the Aurora Borealis for yourself!
Northern Lights Promise: Hurtigruten understands how important this experience is to its guests and is the only company to offer a Northern Lights Promise - a guarantee, that if you don’t see the aurora on your Hurtigruten Follow The Lights tour, you can take another six- or seven-day classic voyage free of charge.*
Guaranteed departures: Hurtigruten guarantees every Follow the Lights departure, so you can book this tour with complete confidence knowing the Hurtigruten Follow The Lights departures from Oslo through Norway to Finland and Estonia are 100 per cent confirmed, with no cancellations.
2020 and 2021 departures: Hurtigruten’s Follow the Lights has multiple departures in 2020 and 2021. Book your tour with Hurtigruten for the experience of a lifetime in one of the world’s most scenic destinations.
For more information about the Hurtigruten Follow the Lights small group escorted tour itinerary and inclusions, or to book, get in touch with your local Travel Counsellor.
*Terms and conditions apply