12 Days
From £1,499 PP
In association with Hurtigruten

THIS TOUR IS SOLD OUT BUT WE ARE CURRENTLY OFFERING A FANTASTIC NEW NORTHERN LIGHTS ITINERARY WITH STARGAZING LIVE'S DALLAS CAMPBELL AND WOMAN&HOME'S ASTROLOGER PENNY THORNTON DEPARTING ON JANUARY 7

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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.

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Your special guest

The wildlife expert Michaela Strachan
Michaela Strachan
Springwatch presenter

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

Price includes

  • 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 included Arctic activities are subject to availability. Supplements apply for optional Arctic activities, which have limited capacities and are booked on a first-come basis. Please speak to Iglu Cruise's booking agents for details
  • 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.
  • All port fees and taxes

Availability

From
Mon, Monday, Mar 19
To
Fri, Friday, Mar 30
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£1,499*
Sold out
* Based on two sharing. Deposit payment is £350pp. A 2% credit card charge will apply. All included Arctic activities subject to availability. **Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacities and are booked on a first-come basis.
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Bergen
    Bergen, Norway
    Bergen in winter

    MONDAY 19TH MARCH, 2018

    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.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Ålesund
    Ålesund, Norway
    The town of Alesund in Norway

    TUESDAY 20TH MARCH, 2018

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Trondheim
    Trondheim, Norway
    Trondheim in Norway

    WEDNESDAY 21ST MARCH, 2018

    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**.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Arctic Circle crossing, Lofoten Islands
    Lofoten Islands, Norway
    Lofoten Islands in Norwary

    THURSDAY 22ND MARCH, 2018

    Today you will cross the Arctic Circle for the first time, enjoying the spectacular scenery that
    surrounds the Lofoten Islands.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Tromsø
    Troms, Norway
    Sledging in Norway

    FRIDAY 23RD MARCH, 2018

    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**.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Honningsvåg, North Cape crossing
    Honningsv, Norway
    Coastal sunset in Norway

    SATURDAY 24TH MARCH, 2018

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Kirkenes and the SnowHotel
    Kirkenes, Norway
    A reindeer breeder in Norway

    SUNDAY 25TH MARCH, 2018

    The turning point of your epic adventure is Kirkenes, a town close enough to Russia for you to visit the border.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Hammerfest, Tromsø
    Hammerfest, Norway
    The Arctic Cathedral in Tromso

    MONDAY 26TH MARCH, 2018

    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**.

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

    TUESDAY 27TH MARCH, 2018

    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**.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Arctic Circle crossing, Bodø to Rørvik
    Rørvik,
    The Northern Lights

    WEDNESDAY 28TH MARCH, 2018

    As you cross the Arctic Circle for a second time, sights to savour include the Seven Sisters mountain range and the breathtaking Helgeland coast.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    11
    Trondheim
    Trondheim, Norway
    Puffings on Alesund in Norway

    THURSDAY 29TH MARCH, 2018

    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**.

    Meals -
  12. Day
    12
    Bergen
    Bergen, Norway
    The Northern Lights

    FRIDAY 30TH MARCH, 2018

    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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation

MS Trollfjord

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Cruise ship

This modern ship combines stylish, Scandinavian décor with exceptional facilities to ensure an unforgettable trip through Norway's dramatic scenery

The MS Trollfjord is a comfortable yet sleek vessel, decked out in Norwegian wood and natural stone. Named after the Trollfjord in Lofoten, the ship provides plenty of spots for watching the spectacular scenery along your journey.

Take in the vistas from the sun deck and outdoor Jacuzzi, or head to the spacious two-tiered panoramic lounge, bathed in natural light through wall-to-wall windows. You can also combine culinary excellence with extraordinary views in the Saga Hall restaurant.

To make your trip special, the expert team on-board MS Trollfjord will organise interesting lectures and evening gatherings to teach you about the nature and culture of stunning Norway. They are always on hand to answer questions and will host optional participation exercises along the way. Discover Norway's beautiful landscapes on an exciting and educational journey aboard MS Trollfjord.

Ship facilities

  • Two-storey panorama lounge
  • Bars
  • Café
  • Library
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Separate á la carte dining room
  • Playroom
  • Young Explorers (in 2017)
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness room
  • Shop

Decks and cabins

Expedition Suite: Situated on the upper deck, Expedition suites are the most lavish cabins on MS Trollfjord, with seperate seating areas and en suites showers. The larger Expedition suites feature more facilities, such as a private balcony or bathtub. All cabins come complete with complimentary cabins kits, bathrobes and slippers.

Arctic Superior: These cabins are on both the upper and middle decks and are equipped with en suite showers. Arctic Superior cabins mostly feature seperate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. Very few feature double beds. Arctic Superior cabins are complete with tea and coffee-making facilites.

Polar Inside: The Polar Inside cabins are mostly located on the middle or lower decks. All cabins include en suite showers. Most Polar Inside cabins feature seperate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths.

Polar Outside: These cabins are mostly located on the middle or lower decks of MS Trollfjord. Cabins of varying size have individual specfications but all feature an en suite shower. Most Polar Outside cabins include seperate beds, or upper and lower berths.

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