Hurtigruten expands Scandi land options

New escorted small group and independent touring for 2021/22

Hurtigruten is rolling out an expanded range of escorted small group and independent land tours that will highlight the best of Scandinavia.

There are six new itineraries that combine a Hurtigruten voyage with handpicked destinations. The collection includes new Expedition Cruise tours and the popular Follow The Lights escorted small group tour. Covering Northern Lights, Midnight Sun and Spring seasons, the tours offer the best of Scandinavia throughout the year.

“Our tours are a deeply immersive experience, from the best of coastal Norway on our expedition cruises and coastal voyages to city tours that offer an in-depth insight into culture, cuisine and history, as well as an unmatched focus on nature and wildlife experiences in the Nordics,” said Damian Perry, Managing Director Hurtigruten Asia Pacific.

“Our experiences are developed with our local Norwegian team highlighting wonderful journeys available in our own backyard. We’re delighted to be able to show our guests more of Scandinavia by combining our signature voyages with exclusive land-based touring options,” Perry said.

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Norway Expeditions 2021/22

Norway Expedition tours combine Hurtigruten’s new expedition cruise in Norway with a partially self-guided tour starting in Oslo. The self-guided component begins with the four-day Norway In A Nutshell experience including a rail, coach and ferry journey exploring the mountain and fjord scenery between Oslo and Bergen, including the famous Flåm Railway. Guests then embark on 12-day Hurtigruten Norway Expedition voyage stopping at nine handpicked, exclusive ports along the Norwegian coast.

Itineraries include:

  • Norway’s Spring Awakening Expedition (March & April)
  • Norway’s Midnight Sun Summer Expedition (April to September)
  • Norway’s Northern Lights Winter Expedition (January & February)
Image supplied (credit): Oscar Farrera

Follow the Lights Escorted Small Group Tours 2021/22

(September to March)

Hurtigruten’s popular escorted small group tour takes in some of the world’s most beautiful landscapes and the Northern Lights on a cruise-inclusive adventure through Norway and Finland. Highlights of the tour include the Norway in a Nutshell experience from Oslo to Bergen or Bergen to Oslo; Oslo and Bergen city tours, a land-based journey through Finland, reindeer and husky experiences, the Santa Claus village, and the magic of the Northern Lights. Guests can choose from an 18-day northbound adventure (including Helsinki and Tallinn city tours) or a 14-day southbound tour offered in reverse.

Hurtigruten’s Northern Lights promise is exclusively available on our Follow the Lights tours and Norway’s Northern Lights Winter Expedition. If the Northern Lights do not appear on the tour, the expedition cruise specialist will give guests another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage free of charge. Terms & Conditions apply – details here.

More details on the new touring range can be accessed at hurtigruten.com.au/destinations/norway/nordic-touring-packages/

Lead image supplied: credit – Nordlandblog.com

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