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01756 706500 +44 1756 706500
Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Astronomy and the North Cape

This special voyage along the rugged Norwegian coastline in search of the magical Northern Lights is accompanied by renowned astronomer John Mason, and includes astronomy lectures and an exclusive visit to the planetarium at the Science Centre in Tromso

Fly Cruise
11 nights

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Bergen
  • Kristiansund
  • Trondheim
  • Tromso
  • North Cape
  • Svolvaer
  • Alesund

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Exclusive £25pp discount! Prices shown include discount

NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE: Next voyage free if the lights don't appear! Terms and conditions apply

Astronomy and the North Cape Special Offer

Join astronomy expert John Mason for this exciting voyage along the Norwegian coast in search of the spectacular Northern Lights, with insightful lectures on board.

John Mason will bring the night skies of the high Arctic to life as he delivers lectures on the science behind the aurora borealis as well as how to take the best photographs of this natural phenomenon. There will also be talks on topics such as the planets, eclipses of the sun and moon, and life on the International Space Station. John will also accompany an exclusive visit to the planetarium at the Science Centre in Tromso, where you'll enjoy an impressive show about the polar sky.

The voyage commences in Bergen and highlights include Trondheim, overlooked by the magnificent Nidaros Cathedral, and the Arctic capital of Tromso. You'll also call at Honningsvag, from where you'll visit the legendary North Cape, and at the picturesque town of Alesund, renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture.

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Astronomy and the North Cape Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bergen (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Bergen and embark your ship, ready to begin the Arctic adventure.

Day 2 - Molde - Kristiansund

Travel along the Atlantic Road between Molde and Kristiansund, considered one of Norway's most beautiful roads.

Day 3 - Trondheim

Stroll along the streets of Trondheim, overlooked by the spectacular Nidaros Cathedral. There is an array of cafes and restaurants, as well as a host of optional activities including hiking, biking and kayaking.

Day 4 - Bodo

Bodo has a fascinating Aviation Museum and is the gateway to Saltstraumen which has the strongest tidal current in the world.

Day 5 - Tromso

Tromso is the capital of the Arctic and has a rich history. It is home to the iconic Arctic Cathedral and there are incredible views from the top of Mt Fjellheisen. Join your astronomy lecturer, John Mason, on an exclusive visit to the planetarium at the Science Centre in Tromso. You'll enjoy an impressive show about the polar sky in the Arctic, the constellations and the Aurora Borealis.

Day 6 - Honningsvag

Honningsvag is the gateway to the North Cape which can be visited on an included excursion. Take in the scenery as you travel to Europe's northernmost outpost. There will be plenty of time to visit the Globe Monument and the North Cape Hall.

Day 7 - Kirkenes - Vardo

Kirkenes and Vardo are your most northerly ports of call, less than 20 miles from the Russian border. Being this far north, there is a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights.

Day 8 - Hammerfest

Hammerfest is one of the most northerly towns in the world, and the arctic pioneering spirit is clearly evident here.

Day 9 - Svolvaer

Experience the breathtaking Trollfjord with its soaring walls, before taking in Lofoten's spectacular scenery.

Day 10 - Bronnoysund

Cruise past the 'Globe' which marks the Arctic Circle, then admore the impressive mountain of Torghatten with its iconic natural tunnel.

Day 11 - Alesund

This beautiful city is renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture. Perhaps enjoy a stroll around.

Day 12 - Bergen - UK

A few nautical miles take you to Bergen, the final port of call on this Arctic voyage. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 11 night voyage in a twin cabin on a full board basis
  • Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Entrance fee to the Science Centre in Tromso
  • Excursion to the North Cape
  • Guest astronomer delivering lectures on the Northern Lights and astronomy
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Tour Manager

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions

Special Features

  • Northern Lights Promise Offer Terms and Conditions: *Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ships decision as to whether the Northern lights occurred is final. We hope that you will experience seeing the Northern Lights whilst on your Classic Round Voyage, although we cannot be held responsible if you don’t. We do however, promise that in the event of there being no Northern Lights Occurrence as defined above on your voyage, we will invite you back to cruise once more at Hurtigruten's expense on a 6 or 7 day Classic Voyage cruise between October and March in the following winter season, in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a half board basis, (you may upgrade subject to additional costs and availability). This offer applies to all new bookings on the Classic Round Voyages. The offer cruise must be booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given. Excludes flights and transfers. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable and non-changeable, must be booked under the same occupancy as the original booking and have no cash value. Price based on two people sharing in inside cabin on a full board basis. Not included in price: flights, transfers, excursions and luggage handling. Price subject to availability and booking conditions.