This is your chance to book your front-row seats with Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express to discover the magic of Norway and be mesmerised by the fjords, coastal communities and the world’s most amazing experience, the Northern Lights.
Now you can receive up to $1500 onboard credit per cabin if you book your adventure on selected journeys on Hurtigruten Norwegian Coastal Express. You can use your onboard credit towards one of over 70 optional excursions, upgrade to a fine dining experience or spend it at your ship’s shops or bars.
But hurry you have to book by 31 October 2021*.
On your coastal voyage, you will enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at the ship’s Torget restaurant to indulge in Hurtigruten’s famed Coastal Kitchen cuisine.
You will also be able to learn about history, biology, geography, geology and culture of various destinations from experienced expedition leaders. Before the end of your amazing adventure, you will enjoy an exclusive Captain’s farewell dinner.
Hurtigruten has been sailing the Norwegian coast since 1893, visiting 34 coastal communities across all seasons, to showcase the authentic everyday life.
You can choose a variety of adventures scheduled for 2022 and 2023.
There’s the Classic Roundtrip Voyage, a 12-day voyage sailing the entire coastal route with 34 ports of call with prices starting from $2111 per person. You will sail past 100 fjords, 1000 mountains, cross the Arctic Circle and hunt the Northern Lights in winter or enjoy 24 hours of daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer.
You begin your journey at the charming city of Bergen, the gateway to Norway’s fjords. Visit the UNESCO-listed district of Bryggen with its colourful wharfs dating back to the 14th century.
You can also take a stroll along Bergen’s cobblestone alleyways and visit its famous fish market.
You will call at Alesund, renowned for it beautiful Art Nouveau architecture and Trondheim which you can discover via an optional kayak excursion on the River Nid. You will then cross the Arctic Circle to hunt the Northern Lights in winter or experience the Midnight Sun in summer.
You will also visit Tromso where you can go for a thrilling optional dog-sledge ride as huskies pull you over the frozen landscape past stunning snowy plateaus to search for the magical Northern Lights.
You can experience snowshoeing adventures or even go deep-sea fishing on an Arctic fjord.
The ship will then sail to the northernmost tip of the European continent to North Cape to visit a tiny fishing village, then cruise to the heartland of the Sami people.
You will then sail and dock at Kirkenes, close to the Russian border where your ship will turn around for its return journey. At Vardo, you can even go for a very chilly swim in the icy Arctic Ocean.
To celebrate the crossing of the Arctic Circle, you will taste a spoonful of cod liver oil to mark an old, Arctic tradition and when you arrive at Kristiansund, the cured cod capital of Norway, you will be able to savour some dried cod before arriving back in Bergen.
There’s also an 18-day voyage, Follow the Lights (northbound), departing 25 September 2022 to 16 March 2023 with prices starting from $7950 per person.
Here you will travel through Norway, Finland and Estonia on an escorted small group of travellers, where you can experience husky and reindeer rides, board one of the world’s famous trains, the Flam Railway and hunt the magical Northern Lights.
There’s also Complete Norway Arctic Winter and Northern Lights journey in 2022 and 2023 with prices starting from $3728 per person. On this self-guided tour, you will experience the famous “Norway in a Nutshell” itinerary including the Flam Railway, followed by the classic roundtrip voyage with 34 ports of call where you will cross the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights. This itinerary is also available as a summer variation.
You may also choose to go on the Voyage of Discovery in 2022 and 2023, an 11-day coastal cruise where you will cross the Arctic Circle and hunt the magical Northern Lights in winter or enjoy 24-hours of daylight under the Midnight Sun in summer. Prices starts from $2111 per person with regular departures, all year round. At Tromso, you can join the Polar History Walk in winter to learn more about the explorers and Arctic hunters and taste beer from the world’s northernmost brewery. You can also experience dog-sledding, snow-shoeing adventures and enjoy a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral.
At Lofoten, you will see some of the most stunning steep mountains, sandy beaches and picturesque fishing villages. While at Trollfjord, which is only 2km long and 100m wide, you will be surrounded by majestic mountains with sea eagles flying above.
Enjoy peace of mind with Hurtigruten’s flight packages ex Australia or New Zealand and their Book with Confidence policy that offers free change of date for 2022 departures.
If by any chance you are unable to see the Northern Lights during your Northern Lights season voyage to the far north, you will receive a six or seven-day cruise FREE.
* Book by 31 October 2021. Visit Hurtigruten.com.au for full terms and conditions.