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
  • 11-12 days
  • January - March 2015
From £1,630 per person

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)

2015

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 9 Feb 2015, 6 Oct and 9 Nov 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 6 Feb, 14 Mar 2015 (11 days), 9 Oct and 4 Dec 2015

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
£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
£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
£44per person

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4E MEET THE VIKINGS

1 Jan - 31 Mar, 1 Oct - 31 Dec
Ports: Stamsund
Duration: 3 hr Level: 1 - For everyone
Code: H-STU4E
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£149 per person

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Days 7 - 12 Southbound Excursions

8F SNOWMOBILE TRIP IN THE POLAR NIGHT

1 Jan - 10 May, 15 Dec - 31 Dec
Ports: Mehamn
Duration: 2 h 30min Level: 3 - For guests in good physical condition
Code: H-MEH8F
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£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
£37per person

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