Experience nature’s magical lightshow in the company of the legendary explorer on our exclusive 12-day cruise along the Norwegian fjords

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 out.

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.

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Adventurer and explorer

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.

Price includes

  • 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.

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Nov 29, 2021
To
Fri, Fri, Dec 10, 2021
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£2,110*
* Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement prices available on request. Deposit: 20 per cent. Price based on flights from Gatwick. Regional flights available for a supplement, subject to availability. Our travel partner, Hurtiguten, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected. **Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacity and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call our tour partner, Hurtigruten, on the booking number above. *** For full terms and conditions for the Northern Lights promise, visit hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/norway-offers/northern-lights-promise.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Flying to Bergen
    Bergen, 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.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Majestic mountains & fjords
    Ålesund, 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Discover Trondheim
    Trondheim, 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Crossing the Arctic Circle
    Bod, 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Tromsø
    Tromsø, Norway

    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!

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Nordkapp
    Nordkapp, Norway

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    See the Snowhotel
    Kirkenes, 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Hammerfest & Tromso
    Hammerfest, 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Lofoten Islands
    Lofoten Islands, Norway

    The islands of Lofoten and Vesteralen are among the most beautiful in Norway.

    Optional activities: explore Vesteralen's medieval past

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Bodo to Rorvik
    Rørvik,

    Keep an eye out today for the Seven Sisters mountain range and the distinctive shape of Torghatten, the 'mountain with a hole in it'.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    11
    Trondheim & Alesund
    Trondheim, Norway

    You will return to the Royal City of Trondheim.

    Optional activities: going on a fascinating trip to the magnificent marble mine at Bergtatt.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    12
    Bergen
    Bergen, Norway

    After breakfast, you will disembark MS Finnmarken and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

MS Richard With
MS Richard With
Kysten Restaurant
Kysten Restaurant

MS Richard With

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Cruise ship

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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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Nov 29, 2021
To
Fri, Fri, Dec 10, 2021
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£2,110*
* Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement prices available on request. Deposit: 20 per cent. Price based on flights from Gatwick. Regional flights available for a supplement, subject to availability. Our travel partner, Hurtiguten, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected. **Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacity and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call our tour partner, Hurtigruten, on the booking number above. *** For full terms and conditions for the Northern Lights promise, visit hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/norway-offers/northern-lights-promise.
Call now to book 02039932958
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