Astronomy Voyage

Join this popular voyage to learn more about the Arctic night sky and the greatest lightshow on Earth, the Aurora Borealis. You will be joined by your own expert lecturer, explaining everything you're seeing above you plus a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium.

  • 34
  • 12 days
  • Selected dates in 2015
From €1,534

Voyage Highlights

  • A full tour of the Norwegian Coast and our 34 ports
  • The chance to see the Northern Lights
  • Lectures on board about the night sky and the Northern Lights
  • A visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø

This voyage follows the route of the Classic Winter Round Voyage with an included trip out to the Northern Lights Planetarium on Day 5 especially for participants of this tour. 

2015 Departures
Cabin Grades
Inside Outside
I J* L* N P U

12 days (Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen)

07 January 
06, 09 February
Twin 1697 1803 1803 1912 2071 2258
Single  2363   2522 2522  2686  2924  3204 
14 March** Twin 1553 1638 1638 1731 1865 2025
 Single  2157  2284  2284  2423  2624  2865 
06, 09 Octtober  Twin 1859 2003  2003  2089 2225  2435 
Single  2607  2822 2822  2952  3156  3471 

09 November

04 December

Twin   1534 1723  1723  1824  1967  2139 
Single    2119 2402  2402  2554  2769  3027 
* Cabin types marked with an asterisk (*) have a limited view.

Pricing Info:

Price includes:

  • 12 day Bergen - Bergen Round Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • **Itinerary on 14 March 2015 is Bergen - Kirkenes - Trondheim and the duration is 11 days
  • English speaking tour leader on board
  • Entrance fee to the Hurtigruten Museum (except on The Voyage North, due to the schedule)
  • Tour Manager and lectures from a renowned Astronomer
  • Exclusive excursion to the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø

Not included:

  • Flights and Transfers
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Please Note:

  • All prices are shown in EUR (€)s per person
  • Suites are available on request

Your Lecturers On Board

Dr John Mason, MBE 
On Astronomy Voyages departing 20 Nov 2014; 7 Jan 2015; 9 Feb 2015

An Applied Physicist by profession, Dr John Mason has been actively involved in Science for over 30 years, with Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Technology as his main interests. He is currently Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1976, and is a full member of the International Astronomical Union. He lectures extensively in the UK and overseas on a wide range of scientifi topics and is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, having appeared many times with Sir Patrick Moore on BBC TV's 'The Sky at Night.'  

Ian Ridpath 
On Astronomy Voyage departing on 25 Sept 2014; 20 Oct 2014; 6 Feb 2015; 14 Mar 2015 (11 days)

Ian Ridpath has been a full time writer and broadcaster on Astronomy since 1972 and has previously worked at the University of London Observatory and in publishing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (Council member 2004-07), as well as a member of the Society of Authors and of the Assiciation of British Science Writers. He is also the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas, a publication now in its twentieth edition since 1910. 

Days 1 - 7 Northbound Excursions

2C ART NOUVEAU WALK

1 Jan - 1 Jun
2 Nov - 31 Dec
Ports: Ålesund
Duration: 2 hr Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
Code: H-AES2C
2014: €35
2015: €40per person

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2D ATLANTERHAVSPARKEN AQUARIUM AND MOUNT AKSLA

1 Jan - 1 Jun, 2 Nov - 31 Dec
Ports: Ålesund
Duration: 2 hr Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
Code: H-AES2D
2014: €53
2015: €58per person

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3B TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL

1 Jan - 2 Apr, 3 Sep - 31 Dec
Ports: Trondheim
Duration: 2 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-TRD3B
2014: €49
2015: €56per person

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4E LOFOTR VIKING FEAST

1 Jan - 31 Mar, 1 Oct - 31 Dec
Ports: Stamsund
Duration: 3 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-STU4E
2014: €116
2015: €122per person

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5E/5F WILDERNESS ADVENTURE CAMP

2014: 1 Jan - 15 Apr
Ports: Finnsnes
Duration: 6 hr 30 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
Code: H-FNS5E/5F
€311per person

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5A THE ARCTIC CAPITAL TROMSØ

1 Jan - 31 Dec
Ports: Tromsø
Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-TOS5A
2014: €68
2015: €71per person

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5B DOG SLEDDING

1 Jan - 30 Apr, 1 Nov - 31 Dec
Ports: Tromsø
Duration: 3 hr 30 min Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
Code: H-TOS5B
2014: €169
2015: €181per person

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5D POLAR HISTORY WALK

1 Jan - 15 Apr, 15 Oct - 31 Dec
Ports: Tromsø
Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
Code: H-TOS5D
2014: €53
2015: €54per person

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6A THE NORTH CAPE

1 Jan - 31 Dec
Ports: Honningsvåg
Duration: 3 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-HVG6A
2014: €124
2015: €143per person

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6D SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN LAPLAND

1 March - 10 May, 15 Dec - 31 Dec
Ports: Kjøllefjord
Duration: 2 hr 15 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
Code: H-KJD6D
2014: €288
2015: €305per person

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7A THE RUSSIAN BORDER

1 Jan - 31 Dec
Ports: Kirkenes
Duration: 2 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-KKN7A
2014: €53
2015: €62per person

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7C SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

15 Dec - 31 Dec
Ports: Kirkenes
Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
Code: H-KKN7C
2014: €180
2015: €189per person

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7D KIRKENES SNOW HOTEL

1 Jan - 1 May, 20 Dec - 31 Dec
Ports: Kirkenes
Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-KKN7D
2014: €66
2015: €74per person

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7F HUSKY SLEDGE ADVENTURE

1 Jan - 1 May, 1 Dec - 31 Dec
Ports: Kirkenes
Duration: 2 hr 30 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
Code: H-KKN7F
2014: €156
2015: €181per person

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Days 7 - 12 Southbound Excursions

8F SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN THE POLAR NIGHT

1 March - 10 May, 15 Dec - 31 Dec
Ports: Mehamn
Duration: 2 h 30min Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
Code: H-MEH8F
2014: €349
2015: €366per person

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8B THE NORTHERNMOST TOWN IN THE WORLD

1 Jan - 15 Mar, 1 Jun - 15 Sep, 1 Nov - 31 Dec
Ports: Hammerfest
Duration: 1 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-HFT8B
2014: €35
2015: €37per person

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8C MIDNIGHT CONCERT AT THE ARCTIC CATHEDRAL

1 Jan - 31 Dec
Ports: Tromsø
Duration: 1 hr 15 mins Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-TOS8c
2014: €60
2015: €62per person

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9A A TASTE OF VESTERÅLEN

1 Jan - 31 Dec
Ports: Harstad
Duration: 4 hr 15 mins Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-HRD9A
2014: €86
2015: €95per person

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11A TRONDHEIM WITH NIDAROS CATHEDRAL

1 Jan - 31 Dec
Ports: Trondheim
Duration: 2 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-TRD11A
2014: €49
2015: €54per person

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11D TRONDHEIM CITY WALK

1 Jan - 31 Dec
Ports: Trondheim
Duration: 2 hr 15 mins Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
Code: H-TRD11D
2014: €33
2015: €39per person

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12A BERGEN CITY SIGHTSEEING

1 Jan - 31 Dec
Ports: Bergen
Duration: 2 hr Level: 2 - For most guests, requires some physical effort
Code: H-BGO12A
2014: €43
2015: €44per person

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