Northern Lights Promise on Select Norwegian Coastal Voyages

For those who have your heart set on witnessing the swirling glow of the aurora borealis, we make you a promise no one can match:

Sail the Norwegian coast with us during the auroral season between 26 September and 31 March on a voyage of 11 days or more. If the Northern Lights do not occur within sight of your ship during your voyage, we will give you a 6-day southbound or 7-day northbound Original Coastal Express Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE*.

*Please see terms and conditions below

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Why we can make this promise

Where we sail on the Norwegian coast is directly beneath the Auroral Zone, an area of consistent and heightened Northern Lights activity.

Our ships act as floating, mobile observatories that move between areas where there is a lot of cloud cover to places where it’s clear skies and perfect conditions to see the aurora when it appears.

How we help you to see the aurora

All the cabins and suites on our ships have an ‘Northern Lights alert’ which will tell you whenever we spot sightings of the aurora, so you can rush to your window or outside to catch them.

Our crew will announce occurrences of the aurora to your cabin or suite at any time of the day or night. You can switch these announcements on and off as you prefer.

Northern Lights Promise Terms & Conditions

A Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting of the Northern Lights from the ship that is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and announced to passengers on board. An Occurrence can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours. The deck officers’ decision as to whether a Northern Lights Occurrence has happened is final.

We hope that you will see the Northern Lights while on The Roundtrip Voyage, Voyage of Discovery, North Cape Express, or Hurtigruten Expeditions winter cruises in Norway with MS Maud and MS Otto Sverdrup. Nonetheless, we cannot be held responsible if you do not see them. We do offer a promise in which, in the event there is no Northern Lights Occurrences as defined above on these cruises, we will invite you back for one more cruise with us, subject to the Terms and Conditions below.

Terms and Conditions

You will be able to take the seven-day The Voyage North or the six-day The Voyage South, departing between October 1 and March 31 during the subsequent sailing season, in an unspecified inside cabin with twin beds with full board (you may upgrade to another cabin type subject to additional costs and availability). The cruise subject to this offer must be booked within 28 days of returning from your original cruise. A choice of departure dates will be given and this offer can only be used once.

Exclusions: Offer excludes flights, transfers, all onboard expenses, excursions, and baggage handling. Offer does not apply to rescheduled or canceled cruises (including cruises where more than 50% of the sailing has been canceled). Bookings are nontransferable and unchangeable, and they have no cash value. No refund can be claimed.

Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time. Please check whether the offer still applies at the time of booking.

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