Join this popular voyage to learn more about the Arctic night sky and the greatest lightshow on Earth, the Aurora Borealis. Nov, Des 15 & Jan, Mar, Sep, Oct, Nov 16
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. Departure dates: October 2015 - November 2016
November 2016 - March 2017 & October - March 2018Departs From Bergen, Norway
The hunt begins
The adventure begins in Bergen, the cultural gateway to the fjords. Enjoy the relaxed ambiance and take the opportunity to meet your fellow astronomers.
A day for masterpieces
An early arrival at the Art Noveau town of Ålesund gives you an opportunity to go ashore and explore this pretty town.
The Royal City of Trondheim
Continuing north you head for the medieval city of Trondheim, whose colourful history is reflected in its handsome civic architecture.
Welcome to the Arctic!
Location: Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
Crossing the Arctic Circle you continue to the modern town of Bodø. After crossing the Vestfjord you are amidst the glorious Lofoten Islands and their capital, Svolvær.
Expand your Northern Lights knowledge
A relaxing morning on board precedes your arrival in Tromsø, the Capital of Arctic Norway. Here a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium is included especially for this tour.
The Northern Lights and the North Cape
Following an early call at Hammerfest you arrive in Honningsvåg, the portal to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape (optional excursion).
To the top and back again
The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometres from the Russian border, and you can join one of our exciting excursions here. As you return south the northbound ports visited by night are now seen by day.
The extreme north
Location: Hammerfest and Tromsø
Hammerfest, the world's most northerly town is your first major stop, before continuing to Tromsø.
Welcome to Lofoten
Location: Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands
Passing through the legendary Lofoten Islands the ship negotiates an intricate network of inlets and isles. This is one of the most beautiful stretches of the Norwegian coast for many it is the most stunning part of your journey south.
A date with the Seven Sisters
Location: Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters
Cross the Arctic Circle and sail past the famed peaks of the Seven Sisters as you enter a world of legends and folklore.
The old cities and the sea
Location: Trondheim and Kristiansund
An early morning arrival in Trondheim, where you have time to explore the city.
The final chapter of the fairytale
A few nautical miles are left between you and Bergen today as your Astronomy Voyage draws to a close.
November 2016 - March 2017 & October - March 2018Location Bergen, Norway
Art Nouveau walkExcursion Norway (2 hours) From 41 €
Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount AkslaExcursion Norway (2 hours ) From 59 €
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral, northbound voyageExcursion Norway (2 hours) From 58 €
Meet the Vikings during the winterExcursion Norway (3 hours) From 123 €
The Arctic Capital TromsøExcursion Norway (2 hrs 30 min) From 73 €
Dog sledding in TromsøExcursion Norway (3 hours 30 minutes) From 186 €
Polar history walkExcursion Norway (2 hours 30 minutes) From 56 €
The North CapeExcursion Norway, Honningsvåg (3 hours) From 144 €
Snowmobile trip in LaplandExcursion Norway (2 hours 15 minutes) From 310 €
The Russian borderExcursion Norway, Kirkenes (2 hours) From 64 €
Snowmobile safariExcursion Norway (2 hours 30 minutes) From 194 €
Kirkenes Snow HotelExcursion Norway (2 hours 30 minutes) From 76 €
Husky sledge adventureExcursion Norway (2 hours 30 minutes) From 186 €
Snowmobile trip in the polar nightExcursion Norway (2 hours 30 minutes) From 374 €
The Northernmost town in the worldExcursion Norway, Hammerfest (1 hour) From 44 €
Midnight concert in the Arctic CathedralExcursion Norway, Tromsø (1 hour 15 minutes) From 66 €
A taste of VesterålenExcursion Norway (4 hours 15 minutes) From 98 €
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral, southbound voyageExcursion Norway (2 hours) From 58 €
Trondheim City WalkExcursion Norway (2 hours 15 minutes) From 44 €
Bergen City SightseeingExcursion Norway (2 hours) From 46 €