I’m so excited to be going back to Norway. I’ve visited lots of times and absolutely love it: the wildlife, the landscape, the adventure. But the ultimate highlight will be seeing the Northern Lights – what an amazing memory that will be for all of us.Michaela Strachan
See the Northern Lights with Michaela Strachan
The awesome beauty of the Northern Lights makes them one of the great natural wonders of the world. Everyone should see nature's incredible light show once in their lifetime - and this is your chance to experience it in the company of the famous Winterwatch and Springwatch presenter Michaela Strachan.
During your cruise along the Norwegian fjords, for which Michaela will join the group for four of the 12 days, you'll take part in an exclusive Q&A in which Michaela will share stories about her long and eventful career as a nature TV presenter and wildlife enthusiast; visit a re-creation of the largest Viking building that has ever been discovered where you will take part in a traditional Viking feast, and discover the science behind the Northern Lights in a fascinating on-board presentation.
For an additional supplement for each activity**, you can also go on Arctic excursions, ranging from a sea eagle safari to a Viking feast. (To find out more about the range of additional activities on offer, including their prices, please speak to our travel operator by calling the booking telephone number.)
Lonely Planet has declared this 12-day cruise across the Arctic Circle "the world's most beautiful voyage". This is your chance to find out why.
Northern Lights Promise
Go wild with Michaela Strachan
Join a traditional Viking feast
Your special guest
- Return flights
- 11 nights' full-board accommodation on the comfortable, modern MS Trollfjord, which has a panoramic lounge, bars, café, library, à la carte dining room, sauna, jacuzzi, fitness room and on-board expert talks
- Exclusive Q&A with Michaela Strachan
- A traditional Viking feast hosted by the Chieftan and Lady of the House
- All port fees and taxes
- Northern Lights Promise. ***We are so confident that you'll see the Northern Lights during your 12-day trip that, if you don't, our travel partner Hurtigruten will give you another 6- or 7-day Northern Lights cruise free of charge. Occurrences of the Northern Lights, which can last from between a few minutes to several hours, will be logged by the ship's officers and announced to all passengers on board. For full terms & conditions visit Hurtigruten's website.
Your adventure begins in the historic Norwegian port of Bergen - famous for its colourful UNESCO-listed wharf district - where you will board your home for the next 11 nights, MS Trollfjord.
As you sail between Florø and Molde you will have the chance to explore Ålesund, known as the city of the seven islands and famous for its Art Nouveau architecture.
Optional activities upgrade (supplements apply**): A spectacular diving show at an aquarium before a scenic drive to see the view from Mount Aksla.
The highlight of today's journey north is a visit to the royal city of Trondheim, a former Viking trading post and Norway's first capital, which combines centuries of history with a vibrant modern atmosphere.
Optional activities upgrade: A walking tour taking in Trondheim's Viking history and the striking Nidaros Cathedral**.
Day4Arctic Circle crossing, Lofoten IslandsLofoten Islands, Norway
Today you will cross the Arctic Circle for the first time, enjoying the spectacular scenery that
surrounds the Lofoten Islands.
Tromsø is considered the unofficial capital of the Arctic and is famous for its winter activities.
Optional activities upgrade: Norwegian winter games, including sledging, skiing and tobogganing**.
Day6Honningsvåg, North Cape crossingHonningsv, Norway
Your journey continues through the heartland of the indigenous Sami people as you experience
the bleak beauty of Norway's North Cape (Nordkapp), the most northerly point of Europe.
Exclusive Experience: A private Q&A with Michaela Strachan in which she shares stories about her action-packed career as a wildlife enthusiast and TV presenter.
Day7Kirkenes and the SnowHotelKirkenes, Norway
The turning point of your epic adventure is Kirkenes, a town close enough to Russia for you to visit the border.
Day8Hammerfest, TromsøHammerfest, Norway
With its striking bay and colourful buildings, Hammerfest is one of the prettiest stops on your voyage, with heart-stopping views of the Lyngen Alps. Your journey continues with a second visit to Tromsø, one of the best vantage points from which to experience the dazzling Northern Lights.
Optional activities upgrade: A snowmobile trip in the Polar Night between Mehamn and
Kjøllefjord; a midnight concert in Tromsø's Arctic Cathedral**.
Day9Lofoten IslandsLofoten Islands, Norway
The islands of Lofoten and Vesterålen are famous for their deserted beaches, fishing
villages and Arctic wildlife.
Optional activities upgrade: A sea eagle safari and a guided walk to the traditional fishing
village of Svolvær**.
Day10Arctic Circle crossing, Bodø to RørvikRørvik,
As you cross the Arctic Circle for a second time, sights to savour include the Seven Sisters mountain range and the breathtaking Helgeland coast.
On your return to Trondheim, why not take the time to explore its historical highlights, including the Gothicstyle Nidaros Cathedral, and the pretty Bakklandet district.
Optional activities upgrade: Sail across an illuminated crystal-clear lake for lunch in the magnificent marble mine at Bergtatt, followed by a sightseeing trip to the bustling city of Molde**.
After breakfast, disembark MS Trollfjord and transfer to the airport. You'll be flying home with memories (and photos) of an amazing Arctic experience that will stay with you for years to come.
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