Friday, 16 March 2012

A Trip To The End of The World With Hurtigruten

Journey to ‘The End of the World’ this year and visit the magnificent North Cape - Hurtigruten’s best-selling excursion. More than 57,000 guests took a trip to the famous rock plateau in 2011, making it one of Norway's most-visited destinations.

Hurtigruten guests flocked to the northernmost point of Europe on both the ‘North Cape’ (from £82pp) and ‘Breakfast at the North Cape’ (from £108pp) excursions, with the natural attraction being the spectacular plateau that rises a dramatic 307 metres straight up from the Arctic Ocean.

Tromsø, Norway’s biggest city north of the Arctic Circle, also proved a major draw for guests, with almost 20,000 attending the ‘Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral' (from 41pp), the second best-selling excursion. In third place was the ‘Arctic Capital Tromsø’ tour (from £45pp), with more than 18,000 participants. The city was recently named as one of the top 10 cruise destinations of 2012 in the Frommer’s Guide.

Guests have a wide and diverse excursion programme to choose from, whatever their itinerary, whenever they sail. A total of 45 different excursions are offered on the 12-day Classic Round Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes. The maximum number and selection depends on the time of year. 

Classic Round Voyage: Take the 12-day Classic Round Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back, starting at £1,989pp from April 15 to May 31 (price includes full board on the ship; flights are extra).

For booking details, be sure to check out this link with the UK's leading adventure-cruise specialists, The Cruise Line Ltd.   

Picture Johanes Jens