Yes, this is the famous Hurtigruten cruise described by Lonely Planet as `The World’s Most Beautiful Voyage´. So, we are pleased to continue this series of direct, exclusive charter flights from a choice of UK regional airports to Bergen throughout winter 2019.
On this 12-day cruise you will sail 2,500 nautical miles along Norway's raw and beautiful coastline. Visit 34 ports north and southbound, crossing the Arctic Circle twice, spend 7 days in the 'auroral zone' giving you the best opportunity to view the magnificent Northern Lights.
The best way to see the Aurora Borealis in its full glory is on-board a small low-lit ship. Small ships are able to cruise along the sheltered Norwegian coastline without the disruption of artificial ambient light. What better way to go 'hunting for the lights'.
Many ships have a dedicated 'Expedition Team'. Hand-picked hosts, guides and experts many of whom have grown-up in the region and know the towns and villages and can provide you with facts and local folklore. There are many opportunities to go ashore to explore the towns and villages. Or take one of the many excursions such as husky dog or reindeer sledding, snowmobile safaris, visit a snow hotel, meet the Sami, visit the North Cape......to name just a few!
All the ships sell local products, souvenirs, books, postcards and knitwear, there is something for everyone. After a busy day of activities and excursions the lounge provides the perfect place to unwind. Just sink into a comfy chair or sofa with a drink and watch the magnificent fjords go by.
The food on-board is about passion and the quality of the ingredients. All the produce is local and seasonal, so when the ship docks the chefs disembark to select the finest catch from the quayside. You will also be treated to local delicacies such as cured lamb from Hellesylt, roast reindeer from Finnmark, freshly baked bread, homemade cloudberry jam or aquavit ice cream from the local dairy - a smorgasbord of flavours!
London Gatwick (LGW):
22 & 30 January 2019
13 & 24 February 2019
07 & 18 March 2019
19 January 2019
02, 10 & 21 February 2019
04 & 15 March 2019
25 January 2019
21 March 2019
27 February 2019
05 February 2019
01 April 2019
29 March 2019
26 March 2019
Leeds Bradford (LBA):
10 March 2019
- Return economy flights from 9 UK airports to Bergen including current taxes and charges
- 12-day Round Trip Voyage on full board basis
- Return transfers between Bergen airport and ship
- English speaking Tour Leader on board
- Complimentary tea and coffee
- Choice of preferred dining times
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Northern Lights Promise
- Travel Insurance
- Optional excursions