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.

The Northern Lights Promise: Get a voyage for FREE if the lights don't appear!

You can now travel on an Astronomy Voyage with Hurtgiruten's Northern Lights Offer- If the lights are not visible on your 12 day Classic Round Voyage between the 1 October 2014 - 31 March 2015, we will arrange another voyage for free! To take advantage of this great offer book before 31 October 2014.

 

  • 34
  • 11-12 days
  • September 2014 - March 2015
From £1,630

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. 

Dates
Cabin Grades
Inside Outside
I J* L* N P U

12 days (Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen)

2014
25 September Twin from 1630 1773 1773 1793 1929 2065
Single from 2296 2510 2510 2539 2744 2947
20 October Twin from 1552 1687 1687 1704 1833 1960
Single from 2178 2380 2380 2407 2600 2791
20 November Twin from 1336 1447 1447 1512 1623 1732
Single from 1854 2021 2021 2118 2284 2448
2015
7 January,
6, 9 February
Twin from 1399 1487 1487 1577 1708 1862
Single from 1948 2081 2081 2215 2412 2643
14 March** Twin from 1325 1396 1396 1473 1583 1715
Single from 1823 1928 1928 2044 2209 2408
6, 9 October Twin from 1533 1651 1651 1723 1836 2008
Single from 2150 2327 2327 2434 2604 2863
09 November
04 December
Twin from 1265 1421 1421 1504 1622 1764
Single from 1748 1981 1981 2106 2283 2496
You will be able to add flights to your voyage during the booking process
* 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 Tromso

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 GBP (£)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: £29
2015: £33per 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: £43
2015: £47per 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: £40
2015: £46per 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: £96
2015: £101per person

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5E/5F WILDERNESS ADVENTURE CAMP

1 Jan - 15 Apr
Ports: Finnsnes
Duration: 6 hr 30 mins Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
Code: H-FNS5E/5F
£257per 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: £56
2015: £58per 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: £139
2015: £149
per 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: £43
2015: £45per 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: £102
2015: £118per 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: £237
2015: £252per 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: £43
2015: £51per 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: £148
2015: £156per 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: £55
2015: £61per 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: £129
2015: £149
per 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: £288
2015: £302per person

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8B THE NORTHERNMOST TOWN IN THE WORLD

1 Jan - 15 Mar, 1 May - 15 Sep, 1 Nov - 31 Dec
Ports: Hammerfest
Duration: 1 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-HFT8B
2014: £29
2015: £30per 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: £49
2015: £51per 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: £71
2015: £78per 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: £40
2015: £44per 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: £27
2015: £32per 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: £35
2015: £37per person

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