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Join this popular voyage to learn more about the Arctic night sky and the greatest lightshow on Earth, the Aurora Borealis. You will be joined by your own expert lecturer, explaining everything you're seeing above you plus a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium.

  • Dates 16 Oct 2017,07 Nov 2017, 13 Nov 2017,
    12 Jan 2018, 14 Feb 2018, 08 Mar 2018
  • Duration12 days
  • Ports34
  • FROM € 1 534.00
  • Ship NameHurtigruten Fleet
  • A full tour of the Norwegian Coast and our 34 ports
  • The chance to see the Northern Lights
  • Lectures on board about the night sky and the Northern Lights
  • A visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø
  • This voyage follows the route of the Classic Winter Round Voyage with an included trip out to the Northern Lights Planetarium on Day 5 especially for participants of this tour.

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Departs From
Bergen, Norway

Day 1

The hunt begins

Location: Bergen

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

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 2

Day 3

The Royal City of Trondheim

Location: Trondheim

Continuing north you head for the medieval city of Trondheim, whose colourful history is reflected in its handsome civic architecture.

Welcome to the Arctic!

Location: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 4

Day 5

Expand your Northern Lights knowledge

Location: 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.

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 6

Day 7

To the top and back again

Location: 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. As you return south the northbound ports visited by night are now seen by day.

The extreme north

Location:Hammerfest and Tromsø

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

Day 8

Day 9

Welcome to Lofoten

Location: 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

A date with the Seven Sisters

Location: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 10

Day 11

The old cities and the sea

Location: Trondheim and Kristiansund

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

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.

Day 12

Bergen, Norway

Pricing Info

Price includes
  • 12 day Bergen - Bergen Round Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • **Itinerary on 14 March 2015 is Bergen - Kirkenes - Trondheim and the duration is 11 days
  • English speaking tour leader on board
  • Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten Museum (except on The Voyage North, due to the schedule)
  • Tour Manager and lectures from a renowned Astronomer
  • Exclusive excursion to the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø
Not included
  • Flights and Transfers
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Please note

  • All prices shown are in EUR (€) per person
  • Suites available on request.


Dr John Mason, MBE

An Applied Physicist by profession, Dr John Mason has been actively involved in Science for over 30 years, with Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Technology as his main interests. He is currently Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1976, and is a full member of the International Astronomical Union. He lectures extensively in the UK and overseas on a wide range of scientifi topics and is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, having appeared many times with Sir Patrick Moore on BBC TV's 'The Sky at Night.'

Ian Ridpath

Ian Ridpath has been a full time writer and broadcaster on Astronomy since 1972 and has previously worked at the University of London Observatory and in publishing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (Council member 2004-07), as well as a member of the Society of Authors and of the Assiciation of British Science Writers. He is also the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas, a publication now in its twentieth edition since 1910.



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