Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Hurtigruten Opens Up Northern Lights

With demand for the Northern Lights so strong, Hurtigruten has made it easier for people around the UK to search for them this winter with more direct flights to Norway than ever before. The winter just gone saw some incredible Northern Lights sightings and this winter is expected to see similar solar activity, fuelling excitement from customers eager to catch a glimpse. Overall prices lead in at just £744pp for a five-night ‘Voyage South’.

A total of 41 direct flight departures are being offered this winter, with the introduction of 10 new dates from October to December, the first time Hurtigruten has committed to them for this period. The flight-inclusive packages are available on two itineraries, the ‘Arctic Highlights Voyage’ from Tromsø to Kirkenes and back and the ‘Classic Round Voyage’ from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. In addition, new flights from Bristol and Belfast have been added, as well as a brand new five-day ‘Taste of the Arctic’ itinerary from Tromsø to Bergen, departing on various dates between January and March.

The five-day ‘Arctic Highlights Voyage’ from Tromsø to Kirkenes and back departs on various dates from November to March with direct flights from Gatwick, Edinburgh and Manchester. An extended six-day stay is also available. Prices are from £949pp, based on two sharing and including flights and half-board on the ship.

The five-day ‘Taste of the Arctic voyage from Bergen to Tromsø, and vice-versa, has been introduced on various dates between January and March, October and December with direct flights from London. Prices start from £180pp and are based on two sharing, including flights, transfers and half-board on the ship.

The 12-day 'Classic Round Voyage' from Bergen to Kirkenes and back has fares from £1,299pp and features direct flights to Bergen from Manchester (Nov 8), Bristol (Nov 19r), Gatwick (Nov 30r) and Edinburgh (Dec 11).

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's adventure-cruise specialists.