Friday, 24 August 2012

Hurtigruten's New Year's Eve Fiesta

Guests on board two of Hurtigruten’s ships can enjoy a double celebration this New Year as both MS Trollfjjord and MS Midnatsol dock together in Tromsø to ring in 2013. The sister ships will unite under a firework-filled sky while guests are treated to a special banquet, dancing and champagne toast. In addition, those sailing over Christmas can expect a truly Norwegian affair with traditional food, music and dancing as they journey along Norway’s spectacular coast.

On Christmas Eve, all Hurtigruten ships will moor in their respective destination ports for 24 hours. Guests are invited to attend Christmas mass at the local churches before coming back on board to celebrate with fellow guests and crew members while ‘Julenissen,’ the Norwegian Father Christmas, will also pay a visit.


Those wanting to not only enjoy the festive atmosphere on board but also experience a true Norwegian winter on shore should join a special excursion to Camp Tamok. Equipped with warm winter clothes, participants can then take off for a winter safari through the Arctic from Finnsnes to Tromsø on dog sleds, snowmobiles and reindeer sleds.

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Christmas In Norway In Search Of The Northern Lights: Enjoy a traditional Norwegian Christmas on a Classic Voyage North departing from Bergen in the south and sailing up to Kirkenes by the Russian border. The eight-day voyage (normally seven-day) costs from £946pp and includes full board on the ship. Price based on two sharing (flights are extra).

Christmas With New Year in Tromsø: Depart Bergen with MS Trollfjord on December 23 to enjoy both Christmas on board and New Year spent in Tromsø, alongside sister ship Trollfjord. Prices for this 13 (normally 12) day Classic Round voyage start from £1,363pp including full board on the ship and are based on two sharing (flights are extra).

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