One of the best chances of experiencing the Northern Lights is on a Hurtigruten Voyage during the winter season. In fact, Hurtigruten is so confident that passengers will see the magical Northern Light’s that it is again issuing a Northern Lights Promise across the 2016/17 winter season.
Applicable to passengers booking the 12-day Classic Round Voyage between 1 October 2016 to 31 March 2017, if passengers are unlucky enough that the Northern Lights don’t occur during the voyage, Hurtigruten will send them to try again next winter.
Cyril Bricaud, Hurtigruten commented, “Seeing the Northern Lights remains one of life’s truly incredible experiences and we are so convinced that a voyage with us is one of the best ways to see them that we have put our money where our mouth is.”
This is a great way to experience the magic of the Northern Lights while enjoying the comfortable journey along 1255 kilometres of rugged Norwegian coastline. The Classic Round Voyage hugs the Norwegian coastline from Bergen up to Kirkenes, where it turns around and starts its journey south back to Bergen. Travelling on a Hurtigruten voyage allows guests to explore one of the most picturesque coastlines in the world and enjoy an authentic Norwegian adventure. Weaving through narrow waterways and fjords on small yet comfortable working ships, passengers will visit off the beaten track towns and villages and try activities that most tourists to Norway never have a chance to experience. Be pulled along the frozen Arctic on a husky sledge, or enjoy a thrilling rib boat ride through the world’s fastest tidal current – there are more than 50 incredible experiences on offer along the way.
Back on board, guests will also enjoy a culinary journey along the coast, with menus not only reflecting the seasons, but the local specialities of the places you are sailing past. Delicacies are sourced from local small-scale producers and suppliers, and seasonal foods are brought fresh onto the ship each day.