If seeing the Northern Lights has always been on your bucket list, there’s no better way to see them than from the comfort of a cruise ship. Hurtigruten offers expedition cruises for true explorers - they’re the world leader in sustainable explorer travel, and if you’re looking to cruise along Norway’s coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice. These cruises are beautiful no matter the time of year, but there’s something particularly magical about a winter cruise aboard Hurtigruten liners. Here are some of our top picks for the explorers amongst us.
Guaranteed Northern Lights
The aurora borealis are said to be one of the most beautiful natural phenomenon’s in the world, and anyone who has witnessed them in real life would attest to that. The problem is, of course, that you can plan your dream trip to Alaska, Iceland or Norway only to be disappointed when the Northern Lights don’t make their appearance. But, with this 11 day cruise aboard MS Spitsbergen, leaving from Bergen and covering 2500 nautical miles of Norway’s spectacular coastal regions. Aside from over 90 expeditions and excursions to choose from, the real thing that sets this cruise apart is the Northern Lights guarantee. If they don’t appear during your cuirse, you get a free five or six-night cruise. Sounds like a good deal to us!
The frozen continent is a rare sight, with most of the world never getting the chance to feast their eyes upon it. With Hurtigruten, you can indulge your intrepid explorer dreams with a twelve night cruise to. The itinerary is changeable depending on the conditions and the safety, but you’ll get to see the highlights of Antarctica, meet penguins up close and personal, see and touch giant icebergs and glaciers and experience the world’s harshest continent first hand. The activities onboard are designed specifically to enhance your trip, from informative and exciting lecturers through to Young Explorer programmes. Departing from and returning to Buenos Aires means you’ll get a chance to thaw out after your lifechanging cruise!
Sledding with Huskies
If dog-sledding through a winter wonderland is your idea of a bucket-list holiday, you’ve come to the right place. Hurtigruten, the royalty of expedition cruise lines offers an 8-night trip along the Norwegian fjords, which includes 6 nights aboard MS Trollfjord as well as two nights in snow cabins. On top of that, there’s also a Snowmobile Safari, King Crab Safari and Husky Sledge thrown into the package. What more could you ask for if you want a cruise with a difference?
All-around Norway experience
Departing in April 2019, you’ll get to see Norway in all its springtime glory. Beautiful blue waters, clear skies, mountains and valleys are all part of the charm of the Norwegian coast. You can join hikes and activities in the stuning natural scenery, or enjoy the views from your cabin. This 12-night adventure means you have ample time to see the best that Norway has to offer, both from your ship and your days exploring the local towns.
All around Norway: