Sir Ranulph Fiennes' extraordinary achievements as an adventurer and explorer have seen him recognised as 'the world's greatest living explorer' (Guiness World Records). He served in the Army for eight years, as a member of the Royal Scots Greys and the SAS, and later embarked on a series of pioneering missions to many of the most remote and inhospitable places on the planet. He was the first person (with Charles Burton) to conquer both the North and South Poles on foot, and was the first (with Mike Stroud) to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. In 2009, Sir Ranulph climbed Mount Everest at the age of 65, becoming the oldest Briton to reach the summit.
Experience the Northern Lights with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Seeing the otherworldly light show of the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle is one of nature's unforgettable experiences. And there is no better way to see them for yourself than on our exclusive new 12-day voyage along the spectacular Norwegian fjords.
As well as enjoying one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places on earth, you will have the chance to meet the legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has completed record-breaking missions to both Poles and Mount Everest, and conquered the north face of the Eiger.
Sir Ranulph will give two talks and a Q&A during your trip, and will also join you on an included excursion to see the spectacular North Cape, the most northerly point of Europe.
Our first Northern Lights sailing with Sir Ranulph, which sailed
along the Norwegian coastline at the end of last year, was hugely
popular with readers, so book your place now to avoid missing
Sail the fjords in style
Throughout this unforgettable journey, you will be sailing on MS Richard With. Its facilities include a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafés, bakery, swimming pool and hot tub, sauna with a view, fitness room and library. The ship also hosts a series of free talks and demonstrations. The delicious food, which includes norwegian specialities such as roast reindeer and aquavit ice cream, is all sourced locally. Meals are included in the price.
Six reasons to book
Meet the legendary explorer
Brilliant Arctic activities
Your Northern Lights promise
See the spectacular North Cape
World's most beautiful voyage
Sail the fjords in style
Your expert guide
International return flights
Eleven nights' full-board accommodation on MS Richard With
Two exclusive talks, Q&A and excursion to the North Cape with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Northern Lights promise***
On-board talk explaining the fasinating science behind the Northern Lights
Tour leader with you throughout the tour
All port fees and taxes
***For full terms and conditions for the Northern Lights promise, visit hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/norway-offers/northern-lights-promise.
Day1Flying to BergenBergen, Norway
You flight will arrive in Bergen today and check in the to the Radisson Blu, perfectly located by the historic wharf, for a four-night stay in this wonderful city.
Enjoy an array of activities - from nature hikes and boating trips on the fjords - to funicular rides, fascinating tour of the city's maritime history or home of composer Edvard Grieg as well as the wonderful seafood.
Day2Majestic mountains & fjordsÅlesund, Norway
Today you'll have the chance to explore Ålesund, famous for its stylish Art Nouveau architecture. Optional excursion: a scenic drive to take in the wonderful views from the top of Mount Aksla.
Day3Discover TrondheimTrondheim, Norway
You will explore the city of Trondheim, a former Viking trading post and Norway's first capital. Optional excursion: a visit to the country's most famous church, Nidaros Cathedral.
Day4Crossing the Arctic CircleBod, Norway
Join the crew on deck for a traditional ceremony to mark your first crossing of the Arctic Circle. Tonight, listen to a fascinating on-board talk explaining the science behind the Northern Lights.
Optional excursions: a nature hike in beautiful Bodo.
You will have more chances to see the Northern Lights as you sail north towards Tromsø, known as the 'capital of the Arctic'. Today our special guest Sir Ranulph Fiennes will give an exclusive talk and Q&A on board the ship.
Optional activities: going on a husky-sledding adventure!
Today you'll enjoy the spectacular views from the Northe Cape (Nordkapp), the northernmost point in Europe, on a special included excursion with Sir Ranulph Fiennes, as your voyage continues through the snow-covered homelands of the Sami people.
Day7See the SnowhotelKirkenes, Norway
Today you have option of joining a fantastic excursion to visit the famous sculpted ice rooms of the Snowhotel in Kirkenes, have a drink at the Ice Bar and then meet the huskies and reindeer at nearby Gabba Reindeer Park.
Day8Hammerfest & TromsoHammerfest, Norway
Today's highlights will include the pretty waterfront buildings of colourful Hammerfest and views from your ship of the snow-capped Lyngen Alps.
Optional excursions: a midnight concert in Tromso's Arctic Cathedral.
Day9Lofoten IslandsLofoten Islands, Norway
The islands of Lofoten and Vesteralen are among the most beautiful in Norway.
Optional activities: explore Vesteralen's medieval past
Day10Bodo to RorvikRørvik,
Keep an eye out today for the Seven Sisters mountain range and the distinctive shape of Torghatten, the 'mountain with a hole in it'.
Day11Trondheim & AlesundTrondheim, Norway
You will return to the Royal City of Trondheim.
Optional activities: going on a fascinating trip to the magnificent marble mine at Bergtatt.
After breakfast, you will disembark MS Finnmarken and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
MS Richard With
Your home will be MS Richard With, a ship that boasts a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafes, bakery, swimming pool and hot tub, plus a sauna with a view, fitness room and library. The ship also hosts a series of free talks and demonstrations. The delicious food, which includes Norwegian specialities such as roast reindeer and aquavit ice cream, is sourced locally and is included in the price.
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