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Norway’s

NORTHERN LIGHTS Coastal Voyages in Norway and Svalbard 2017 – 2018

FREE VOYAGE

if the aurora borealis doesn’t occur See page 4 for details


Winter Excursions

Classic Voyages

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Svalbard

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A Coastal Voyage Like No Other

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Flight-Inclusive Voyages

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Northern Lights Promise

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Contents 04 Northern Lights Promise 06 A Coastal Voyage Like No Other 10 At Home With Hurtigruten 12

A Coastal Odyssey

Dear Explorer, I’m delighted to share our 2017/18 Northern Lights winter

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brochure with you. Last year, more people than ever chose

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Hurtigruten. Our voyages offer a wonderful exploration of

Your Direct Route to the Norwegian Coast

16 Our Fare Options 18 Classic Round Voyage and Classic Norwegian Discovery Voyage 20 Classic Voyage North 22

Classic Voyage South

24 Flight-inclusive: Classic Round Voyage 26 Flight-inclusive: Arctic Highlights 28 Astronomy Voyage 30 Cultural Sailing 32

Arctic Wonders

to experience the beauty of Norway’s coastal route with Norway’s stunning coastline and the best chances of seeing the spectacular Northern Lights. As you will spend half, if not all, of your journey in northern Norway in the Arctic Circle, you will have multiple chances of seeing the magical light show of the aurora borealis from the comfort of our observation decks or the indoor lounges. And with our unique Northern Lights Promise, made to all guests sailing on our 12-day winter voyages, it’s the perfect opportunity for an aurora hunt in the Arctic! This year, we’ve refurbished some of our older ships and added new excursions to give you more opportunities to get close to the real Norway. We’ve also added more charter fl ights flying from regional UK airports to make it even easier for you to get to Norway. Many of our guests seek a more informative and guided experience on their voyages, so we responded by introducing Expedition Teams on our ships, friendly chaperones with expert local knowledge, who can help you get the most out of your adventure. The coastal route is our home so we do all we can to take care of the environment in which we sail in and visit, preserve this special way of life, and are committed to giving back to the communities we serve. With more exciting options than ever, we look forward to welcoming you aboard one of our Hurtigruten voyages soon!

34 A Taste of the Arctic 36 Winter Excursions 42 Spotlight on Svalbard 44 Tailor-made Spitsbergen 46 Norwegian Coast and Spitsbergen Adventure

MAGNUS ZETTERBERG Managing Director Hurtigruten UK and Ireland

48 Pre/Post-Voyage Programmes and Preparing for Adventure Best Specialist Cruise Company 2016

50 Terms and Conditions Star Specialist Cruise Company

Best Specialist Cruise Company

Best for Adventure

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The Northern Lights Promise

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o trip to the Arctic Circle during winter is really complete without experiencing the wonder of the Northern Lights. For many people, seeing the Northern Lights is the main reason for their trip so choosing the holiday that offers the best chances of witnessing the drama of the dancing lights is all important. In fact, Hurtigruten is so sure that the Northern Lights will make an appearance on your 12-day voyage with us that we’re even prepared to back that up with our unique Northern Lights Promise.

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FREE 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage if the lights don't occur on your 12-day journey between October ber and March*

*See page 51 for full terms and conditions.

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EXPERIENCE THE WONDER

Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights


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Facts and Legends ■

Breathtaking views from the observation deck

Hunting the Lights ...the Hurtigruten way ■

On a Hurtigruten voyage, we are constantly “hunting the light”. You'll be sailing within the auroral oval which offers better and more chances of catching this mesmerising light show than land-based trips. You’ll be best placed to see the Aurora Borealis in its full glory on board Hurtigruten's smaller, low-lit ships along the sheltered Norwegian coast and, without the disruption of artificial ambient light. Enjoy unparalleled views of the Northern Lights from the comfort of the ship’s observation decks or inside the ship’s panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows. Our onboard Northern Lights announcements will advise you as soon as there’s a sighting so there’s no chance of you missing them.

The Aurora Borealis is most commonly seen in the polar regions, usually within a radius of 2,500 km around the magnetic poles. This area is known as the auroral zone. The Northern Lights can appear in many different forms from scattered patches of diffuse light to arcs, bands, beams or rippling curtains of light. Like snowflakes, no two aurora sightings are the same. It’s a phenomenon that occurs when electricallycharged particles originating from the Sun’s outer atmosphere disrupt the Earth's magnetic field. As these particles collide with oxygen and nitrogen in the upper atmosphere, they react to produce the aurora. Norse legend has it that the Northern Lights form the Bifrost Bridge – the rainbow bridge that connected Asgard (the realm of the Norse gods) with Midgard (the human realm). Others believed the lights were reflections from the weapons and armour of the Valkyries, the female warriors who decided who would enter Valhalla. The indigenous Sámi people believe that if you gaze at the Northern Lights with your mouth open, the night spirits will enter your body to claim your soul.

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A COASTAL VOYAGE LIKE NO OTHER

Explore Norway's coast in true Norwegian style – the Hurtigruten way

Get closer to the real Norway

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Hurtigruten voyage offers a unique opportunity to tour Norway’s western coastline more intimately. You’ll be able to observe local communities going about their day-to-day activities and have the chance to interact with Norwegian passengers as they hop on and off the ships from one port to the next. Hurtigruten ships are small to better navigate the fjords and inlets nearer to shore, something that larger ships are unable to do. Aside from giving you prime viewing of the pristine natural landscape, you’ll get to experience the true essence of Norway up close and personal.

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Sail through fjords with mountains towering above you


Each Hurtigruten ship is distinct, with its own special personality, and varies in size, shape and layout. Regular guests and locals alike tend to have their favourite. Nostalgia-seekers adore the classic MS Lofoten, one of our oldest ships which has preserved her charming 1960s look and feel. MS Vesterålen has more of an earthy, working ship feel, while our millennial ships have been designed in a contemporary Scandinavian style.

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Along with our brand new ship MS Spitsbergen, which was christened and launched summer 2016, four other ships have been freshly refurbished to high standards of comfort and design. Our signature ‘Arctic Interior’ style is one of elemental charm. Wood, slate and leather come together for a modern yet natural finish in the renovated cabins and main restaurant.

MS Lofoten

MS Spitsbergen

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12 ships, 12 unique experiences

Local Conservation Hurtigruten exists as an integral part of Norway’s heritage, not just for tourism. We have a responsibility to preserve not only the beauty of the fjords we travel through but also the local coastal culture. It’s why Hurtigruten makes every effort to support local businesses and why we set up the Hurtigruten Foundation – to encourage more sustainable travel in the areas we visit.

Fishing traditions passed down the generations

Immerse, learn and actively discover

Our ships are run by experienced local crews, who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the route they travel. Many of the crew have grown up in the region and know the towns and villages along the coast better than anyone.

A big part of the Hurtigruten experience comes in the form of exploration and adventure. We have curated an extensive range of optional, seasonal excursions to choose from, each designed to provide you with a truly unforgettable and authentic Norwegian experience.

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Dedicated onboard expedition teams

This year, we have added dedicated expedition teams to a number of our ships to enhance your enjoyment and enrich your voyage. These hand-picked teams will be your hosts, guides, concierges and experts, providing you with facts, local folklore and fun anecdotes. Most importantly, they are 100% passionate in bringing your journey to life.

These excursions centre around local culture and traditions, nature and wildlife, and more active pursuits – we’ve made sure there’s something for everyone. Cherry-pick a couple of winter highlights like our award-winning dog sledding excursion or immerse yourself in as wide a variety as you’d like. It’s up to you.

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We support local causes and initiatives like “Clean up Svalbard” and help fund research centres. We also do our best to minimise our environmental footprint by using lighter fuel and investing in new hybrid ships, which will make their maiden voyages in 2018/19.

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Spectacular coastal scenery On any Hurtigruten voyage, the emphasis is on the breathtaking views of the Norwegian coast. Nature provides the main source of entertainment. For your entire expedition, you will be surrounded by 360 degree beauty, from pretty villages to idyllic fjords and narrow straits to majestic mountain ranges. This is a journey of continual discovery – be it the stillness in a fjord, village lights reflecting on the water, dramatic jagged cliffs, the peaceful meditation of a fisherman – or the bleakness of the icy sea. And of course the wonderous beauty of the Northern Lights shimmering in the star-studded sky.

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Pretty villages set against stunning landscapes

Sailing the seasons Hurtigruten operates 365 days a year and in all seasons. Summer is the time of the Midnight Sun, with 24 hours of sunshine. During these months, northbound Hurtigruten ships make a special visit to UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. Come October, Hurtigruten is the only company that sails into Hjørundfjord, coastal Norway’s best-kept secret. But winter is most definitely the domain of the Northern Lights, dancing in the night sky. With days being shorter, there are even more opportunities for the aurora to make an appearance. Wintertime also brings the ‘blue hour’, a period of prolonged twilight as the sun rests just below the horizon. This special light creates a romantic mood that is made all the more magical by the scenery of snow-covered mountains.

The mysterious and romantic 'blue hour'

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Special interest voyages

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Hurtigruten offers a selection of special themed voyages for the enthusiasts among you. Focusing on topics that are native to the region, we bring together experts to guide you through your journey. Whether it’s astronomy, ornithology, gastronomy, photography, hiking or history you’re after, we have designed group voyages for diverse interests. Our energetic guides love nothing better than sharing their knowledge with curious minds, and showing you places that only the special few get to see.

See sea eagles up close

Our history dates back to 1893 when our founder Richard With became one of the nation’s maritime pioneers by providing a coastal transport service for local people. Hurtigruten means “express route” (hurtig = express and ruten = route) and has been an active part of these coastal waterways for 124 years.

Our chefs are passionate about quality local produce and will create three-course meals or lavish buffets for Hurtigruten guests that centre around locally sourced, seasonal ingredients. On the Norwegian coast, fish and seafood are abundant, and especially fresh in the winter season, so when your ship docks, our chefs disembark to select the finest catch from the fishermen quayside. You’ll be treated to local delicacies like cured lamb from Hellesylt or roast reindeer from Finnmark, freshly baked bread, homemade cloudberry jam, or aquavit ice cream from a local dairy. A smorgasbord of flavour.

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At every port, you'll see people loading and unloading goods from the ship and you’ll also have the chance to meet local passengers going from one port to the next. With Hurtigruten, you won’t find an ordinary cruise. Instead, you'll experience an authentic slice of local life on the Norwegian coast. We are a household name here and as much part of the coastal landscape as the ancient fjords themselves.

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Norway’s Coastal Kitchen

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Quintessentially Norway


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AT HOME WITH HURTIGRUTEN

The first thing you’ll notice on board is the relaxed atmosphere © Ørjan Bertelsen

Informal life on board

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ith Hurtigruten, we like our guests to feel at home when on board. We want you to be relaxed so there’s no need for formal wear on board our ships. The local Norwegians who journey with us don’t dress up for dinner, so neither should you. This same authenticity extends to our entertainment. Who needs glitzy cabaret performances when nature’s greatest light show, the Northern Lights, are just outside the window? Our excursions are the entertainment, bringing you closer to the landscapes, wildlife and local communities.

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On deck lectures and food tasting

A haven of relaxation On a Hurtigruten voyage, you don’t sacrifice comfort for authenticity. Each ship offers a wide range of cabins, all designed as havens of relaxation. Cabins on our newlyrefurbished ships sport modern Scandi-chic design and also luxurious expedition suites for those looking to travel in style. On some of our ships, you will have the chance to relax in the outdoor hot tub or in the sauna, or work out in our fitness rooms overlooking the stunning scenery outside. The perfect way to de-stress.


Social lounging After a busy day of activities and excursions, the lounge provides the perfect way to unwind. Sink into a comfy armchair or sofa with a hot drink and soak up magnificent views of the fjords. Offering a wide range of beverages, this part of the ship serves as the social hub of the ship – a place where you can mingle and share stories with fellow travellers, local passengers and crew. You’ll also find some cosy nooks where you can relax and read a book or plan your next day’s adventures.

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After dinner, retire to the lounge bar, where you can sample some artisanal beers and spirits from our large selection. Try a shot of Arctic aquavit, a Lyngen Alp vodka or a Mack beer on tap, and while you’re chatting, you may even see the Northern Lights.

One of our panorama lounges

You’ll find a shop on all ships selling local products, souvenirs, knitwear, books, postcards, postage stamps and toiletry essentials in case you’ve forgotten something. Look out for some special Hurtigruten gifts as mementos of your trip.

We offer à la carte, set menu and buffet dining options on our ships serving a wide range of fresh Nordic cuisine. There’s also a cafeteria serving drinks and snacks. New and refurbished ships boast a bakery and bistro serving local snacks and hot comfort food.

Many of our ships have a small library on board, allowing guests the opportunity to read up on the areas they will be visiting, learn about Norwegian history and culture, or just pick up something interesting for a leisurely read.

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Reading pleasure

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Dining options

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Onboard shopping

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A COASTAL ODYSSEY

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An incredible scenic journey along Norway’s coastline into the Arctic Circle

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Nesna Sandnessjøen

66°33'N ARCTIC CIRCLE

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Trondheim

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DOVRE RAILWAY

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escribed by some as “the world’s most beautiful voyage”, our port-to-port coastal route hugs the Norwegian shore, taking you close to nature, through the unspoilt fjords and glaciers, and past soaring mountain ranges.

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Experience the drama of the Northern Lights, the quaint charm of village life and onwards into the Arctic wilderness. You’ll have the chance to add more thrills to your voyage with a host of excursions that will give you a raw and authentic taste of Norway.


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Bergen

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You will begin your journey in the southern port of Bergen, the City of Seven Mountains, where you can visit the famous UNESCO Bryggen wharf with its colourful wooden houses.

Rise early to see Mt. Hornelen. You will then navigate through West Cape and some of Norway’s most beautiful fjords before reaching the stylish town of Ålesund, famed for its well-preserved Art Nouveau architecture.

The old Viking city of Trondheim is the highlight of day three. Visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway's largest and most famous Gothic style church. You can also wander around the Bakklandet district with its charming coffee shops and eateries.

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The Coastal Route 12-day itinerary

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Kristiansund-Trondheim-Rørvik

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You cross the Arctic Circle at latitude 66°33′N. From here, you sail past Norway’s second largest glacier Svartisen, along the beautiful Helgeland coast and up towards the idyllic islets and jagged mountains of Lofoten.

In the Arctic zone, you’ll have more chances to see the Northern Lights. There’s much to see up on deck as you navigate the narrow channels towards the stunning city of Tromsø, capital of the Arctic.

Observe the rich bird life en route to Honningsvåg and the North Cape, Europe’s northernmost outpost. Stop at the Globe Monument, a popular selfie spot, then continue on through the homeland of the indigenous Sámi people up to Kjøllefjord.

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(Ship turns at Kirkenes for Southbound voyage where these ports are visited in reverse) You’ve voyaged to the northernmost point in Europe but at your journey’s turning point in Kirkenes, you’ll also have travelled further east than St Petersburg and Istanbul. Kirkenes is home to the Snowhotel and several fascinating small heritage museums.

On this polar stretch, you visit Hammerfest, home to the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column, and sail through the magnificent Lyngen Alps. You arrive in Tromsø at night where you can enjoy a local night out or visit the Arctic Cathedral.

This stunning stretch of coastline past the beautiful Vesterålen islands towards Lofoten is a real highlight. As you enter the narrow Trollfjord strait at Raftsundet, you’ll be mesmerised by the steep mountains towering over you.

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As you cross the Arctic Circle, you will take part in a special ritual on deck. Along the Helgeland coast, you'll pass the Seven Sisters mountain range with its craggy outcrops and see the Hestmannen and Torghatten rock formations.

Spend the morning in Trondheim, then sail through the majestic Trondheimsfjord past thousands of islets and fishing boats to Kristiansund, Norway’s “cured cod capital”. You'll sail on to Molde and the magnificent marble mine at Bergtatt.

As your voyage draws to a close, take in the rugged landscape, cascading waterfalls and fertile plains around Nordfjord beneath Jostedalsbreen glacier. When you dock in Bergen, take a stroll around one of Norway’s most historic cities.

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Ports of Call

Flight packages to Norway available from 18 airports across the UK and Ireland

A Hurtigruten voyage is no regular cruise experience, but a truly authentic exploration of the rugged Norwegian coast that blends local life and expedition travel. We stop at 34 ports along the route, during the day and night. At some ports, we stop for several hours offering plenty of time to explore or join an excursion, while at many of the smaller ports, we’ll make a quick pit stop, which still gives you enough time to disembark and have a short wander around.

Coastal winter timetable day-by-day Northbound 1 2

PORT BERGEN

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DEP

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KIRKENES

PORT

ARR

DEP

12:30 16:45

FLORØ

04:30

04:45

VARDØ

15:45

MÅLØY

07:15

07:30

BÅTSFJORD

19:45

20:15

TORVIK

10:30

10:45

BERLEVÅG

21:45

22:00

ÅLESUND

12:00

15:00

HJØRUNDFJORD* 3

Southbound ARR

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MEHAMN

00:45

01:00

KJØLLEFJORD

02:45

03:00

MOLDE

18:00

18:30

HONNINGSVÅG

05:30

05:45

KRISTIANSUND

22:15

23:00

HAVØYSUND

07:45

08:00

TRONDHEIM

06:00

12:00

HAMMERFEST

10:45

12:45

RØRVIK

20:45

21:15

ØKSFJORD

15:30

15:45

BRØNNØYSUND

00:45

01:00

SKJERVØY

19:15

19:45

SANDNESSJØEN

03:45

04:15

TROMSØ

23:45

01:30

NESNA

05:25

05:30

FINNSNES

04:15

04:45 08:30

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ØRNES

09:15

09:30

HARSTAD

07:45

BODØ

12:30

15:00

RISØYHAMN

10:45

11:00

STAMSUND

19:00

19:30

SORTLAND

12:30

13:00

SVOLVÆR

21:00

22:00

STOKMARKNES

14:15

15:15

STOKMARKNES

01:00

01:15

SVOLVÆR

18:30

20:30

SORTLAND

02:45

03:00

STAMSUND

22:00

22:30

RISØYHAMN

04:15

04:30

BODØ

02:30

04:15

HARSTAD

06:45

07:45

ØRNES

07:00

07:15

FINNSNES

11:00

11:30

NESNA

11:00

11:15

TROMSØ

14:15

18:30

SANDNESSJØEN

12:30

13:00

SKJERVØY

22:30

22:45

BRØNNØYSUND

15:45

17:00

ØKSFJORD

02:00

02:15

RØRVIK

20:30

21:30

HAMMERFEST

05:15

06:00

TRONDHEIM

06:30

10:00

HAVØYSUND

08:45

09:15

KRISTIANSUND

16:30

17:00

HONNINGSVÅG

11:15

14:45

MOLDE

21:00

21:30

KJØLLEFJORD

17:00

17:15

ÅLESUND

00:30

01:00

MEHAMN

19:15

19:30

TORVIK

02:15

02:30

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BERLEVÅG

22:00

22:15

MÅLØY

05:15

05:45

BÅTSFJORD

23:45

00:15

FLORØ

07:45

08:15

VARDØ

03:15

03:30

BERGEN

14:30

VADSØ

06:45

07:15

KIRKENES

09:00

The Autumn Fjord

* Only visited in September and October, timetable will therefore vary. Please ask for more details.

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Hurtigruten is the only company that sails into Hjørundfjord – a gem of a fjord. You can experience this majestic fjord on Day 2 of northbound voyages in September and October, when the golden colours of autumn are on display.

Only Hurtigruten sails into Hjørundfjord

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Flight-inclusive voyages from 12 airports across the UK and Ireland


YOUR DIRECT ROUTE

Aberdeen

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All-round hassle-free holiday with our flight-inclusive voyages

Edinburgh Glasgow

Hurtigruten offers exclusive charter flight packages from a choice of 12 airports direct to port throughout the winter period. So you can now experience our voyages at reduced prices and stress-free travel.

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Newcastle Belfast

With a choice of direct flights from 12 regional UK airports, it’s never been easier to explore Norway’s stunning coastline. Our charters fly direct to Bergen and Tromsø in the Arctic Circle. We offer charter flights options on our two most popular itineraries:

Teeside F

Leeds Bradford

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12-day Classic Round Voyage

Humberside

(Bergen–Kirkenes–Bergen) Please see pages 24 – 25

Manchester F

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East Midlands

Norwich

5 or 6-day Arctic Highlights

(Tromsø–Kirkenes–Tromsø) Please see pages 26 – 27

Birmingham

Cardiff

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Heathrow Bristol

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Gatwick

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Bournemouth

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Dublin

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Total peace of mind Hurtigruten is ATOL and ABTA protected so when you book flights with us, you do so with complete peace of mind. In the unlikely event of flight or sailing delays, we will do everything we can to ensure you join your voyage or return flight, including covering any costs.

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With our Basic option, you’ll have access to all our essential services at our lowest price. That means you can select your cabin category and enjoy full-board set-menu dining. The Basic option offers less flexibility than our other options, so your cabin number will be assigned to you at check-in and your dining time will be allocated to you once on board.

Select

Our best seller

Platinum

Our premium option

Our Platinum package offers you the ultimate way to discover the Norwegian coast in style. There will be a special welcome basket with champagne waiting for you in your cabin. A full drinks package is included with your full-board dining experience, and you can also choose to enjoy speciality dining in our à la carte restaurant every night if you wish. We will provide private airport transfers to and from the ship in Bergen, Trondheim and Kirkenes so you don’t need to think about anything but which of the additional and exclusive shore excursions you’d like to take.

Our Select option has been carefully crafted to offer guests those services that are most important to you. In addition to our essential services, you can have your choice of cabin, down to the cabin number and you can enjoy full-board dining at your preferred dining time. Included in this package, you will be able to stay connected on board with access to complimentary Wi-Fi. You’ll also enjoy complimentary tea and coffee whenever you want.

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Three fare options – choose your preferred style

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Our lowest price

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Basic

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HOW DO YOU LIKE TO TRAVEL?

The table on the right shows the fare options for the following Hurtigruten voyages: • Bergen–Kirkenes–Bergen • Bergen–Kirkenes–Trondheim • Bergen–Kirkenes • Kirkenes–Bergen See what is included in the different fare options and choose the one that will make your experience with us perfect.


Sail through small fjords and inlets for a closer experience

INCLUDED Free choice of route and ship 25% Early Bird discount Optional booking 5% 1893 Ambassador loyalty discount Child discount Northern Lights Promise Full-board set-menu dining

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Choice of cabin (1) Mini-Suite/Suite bookable Choice of preferred dining time (2) Complimentary tea and coffee Complimentary Wi-Fi Specialty dining in the À la Carte restaurant every night as you wish (3) Inclusive drinks package with dinner Visit to the ship’s bridge (4) Access to additional and exclusive shore excursions (payable) Private airport transfers in Bergen and Trondheim Airport transfer in Kirkenes Complimentary water daily in cabin Norway’s Coastal Kitchen Welcome basket with champagne Complimentary use of binoculars (1) Choice of exact cabin number on Bergen–Kirkenes–Bergen and Bergen–Kirkenes–Trondheim only. (2) Subject to availability (3) À la Carte dining not available on MS Lofoten, MS Vesterålen or MS Spitsbergen. (4) At the discretion of the captain and subject to safety restrictions

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12 days

Our Northern Lights Promise applies – see page 4 for details

Classic Round Voyage Bergen–Kirkenes–Bergen

Florø to Molde The ship arrives in Ålesund, a stylish town with Art Nouveau architecture. Those travelling in October will also be treated to a stop at stunning Hjørundfjord. Optional excursions: 2F A Taste of Norway; 2G Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord; 2H Hike with a Visit to a Shieling; 2C/2E Art Nouveau Walk; 2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

DAY 3: Vikings and Goths

Kristiansund to Rørvik Visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s most famous church built in the Gothic style and wander around the charming Bakkland in the old Viking city of Trondheim. Optional excursions: 3B Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral; 3E Munkholmen

DAY 4: Crossing into the Arctic Brønnøysund to Svolvær Join us out on deck for a traditional ceremony to mark your Arctic Circle crossing at 66°33′N. Near Ørnes, the ship sails past Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier.

Optional excursions: 4B Winter Hike in Bodø; 4C Experience Bodø and Saltsraumen; 4D RIB Safari to Saltstraumen; 4E Meet the Vikings; 4H Lofotpils Brewery DAY 5: The Arctic wilderness

Stokmarknes to Skjervøy In the Arctic zone, you’ll have more chances to see the Northern Lights up on deck as we navigate the narrow channels towards Tromsø, capital of the Arctic. Optional excursions: 5A The Arctic Capital Tromsø; 5B Dog Sledding; 5D Polar History Walk; 5J Mountain Hike in Tromsø; 5K Silent Whale Exploring; 5M Cross-country Skiing; 5N Snowshoeing in Tromsø; 5O Sámi Adventure in Tromsø

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DAY 11: Royal Trondheim and fi shing villages

Optional excursions: 6A The North Cape; 6D Snowmobile Trip in Lapland; 6E Sámi Autumn; 6F North Cape (exclusive to Platinum); 6H Fishing Village Visit

Optional excursions: 11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral; 11B The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral (exclusive to Platinum); 11D Trondheim City Walk; 11E Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine; 11F Husky Safari

Øksfjord to Berlevåg The ship heads to Honningsvåg and the North Cape. Your journey continues through the homeland of the indigenous Sámi people.

Trondheim to Ålesund You’ll return to the Royal City of Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, in the morning, then onto Kristiansund, Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’.

DAY 7: The gateway to the East Båtsfjord to Kirkenes to Berlevåg As the journey heads back south from the northernmost point in Europe, ports passed in the night during the northbound voyage can now be visited in the day.

Optional excursions: 7A The Russian Border; 7C Snowmobile Safari; 7D Kirkenes Snowhotel; 7F Husky Sledge Adventure; 7H King Crab Expedition; 7J Dog Sledding (exclusive to Platinum)

DAY 12: Sail into the historic city of Bergen

Ålesund to Bergen Your voyage ends, but not before views of Nordfjord near Måloy. Organise an extension to explore more of Bergen and its surrounding areas (see pp.48–49). Optional excursions: 12A Bergen City Sightseeing

DAY 8: Northern Lights, Arctic choirs and local delicacies Mehamn to Tromsø Hammerfest is home to the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column. Soak up sumptuous views of the snow-capped Lyngen Alps between Øksfjord and Tromsø.

Optional excursions: 8B The Northernmost Town in the World; 8C Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral; 8F Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night; 8G Mountain Hike in Hammerfest; 8H Into the Ice

Nesna Sandnessjøen

DAY 9: The unspoiled beauty of Lofoten Tromsø to Stamsund Nothing can compare to the beauty of the Vesterålen and Lofoten islands. From Raftsundet, the ship may even enter the narrow Trollfjord.

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Seven Sisters Bodø to Rørvik The Helgeland Coast awaits with the Seven Sisters range and the distinctive Torghatten Mountain. Optional excursions: 10A Brønnøysund Village Walk; 10D Gateway to Helgeland

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Optional excursions: 9A A Taste of Vesterålen; Kristiansund 9D Lofoten by Horse; 9F Fishing Village Walk; 9H Mountain Hike in Lofoten Ålesund Molde DAY 10: See the spectacular

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DAY 1: Your journey begins Bergen, embarkation Your journey begins in the southern port of Bergen, City of Seven Mountains, renowned for the colourful wooden wharfs along the Bryggen waterfront.

Captivating Northern Lights

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Optional excursions For details of all our fantastic winter excursions, see pp.36–41.

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Over 12 days, you’ll cover 2,500 nautical miles of Norway’s raw coastal beauty. You’ll have the chance to visit all 34 ports northbound and southbound. You’ll cross the Arctic Circle twice and spend seven days in the auroral zone, giving you more opportunities to view the magnificent Northern Lights.

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11 days

Classic Norwegian Discovery Voyage

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Snowmobile safari

Bergen–Kirkenes–Trondheim

This voyage covers many of the same highlights as the Classic Round Voyage but you will disembark a day earlier at the medieval city of Trondheim. The main reason guests choose this voyage is for the chance to take the scenic Dovre Railway from Trondheim to Oslo. See p.48 to find out more about our post-voyage extension programmes.

Dovre Railway

CLASSIC ROUND VOYAGE/ CLASSIC NORWEGIAN DISCOVERY VOYAGE | Add flights from £330pp CABIN CATEGORIES

Date From/to 01.10 – 14.10.17

15.10 – 31.10.17

01.11 – 14.12.17

15.12 – 31.12.17

01.01 – 31.01.18

01.02 – 14.03.18

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PLEASE NOTE

• Voyage in cabin category of your choice, on a full-board basis • English-speaking Tour Leader on board

• Prices are in £s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin • Not all categories are available for all departures • Single cabin pricing available on request • Add flights from £330pp • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking •*Some J, AJ, A and L cabin grades have a limited view

NOT INCLUDED • Flights & transfers • Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

Call The Cruise Village on 0800 810 8222


7 days This 7-day voyage is ideal for culture seekers wanting to explore the coastal cities of Ålesund, Trondheim and Tromsø, with a stop at the North Cape.

Classic Voyage DAY 1: Your journey begins Bergen, embarkation You will begin your journey in the southern port of Bergen, the City of Seven Mountains. Founded in 1070 AD, Bergen was Norway’s most important centre of trade with Europe for many years and home to composer Edvard Grieg.

islets and jagged mountains of Lofoten. You will also sail through the dramatic narrow pass of Raftsund where you will behold the full majesty of nature.

DAY 2: Majestic mountains and idyllic fjords

DAY 5: The Arctic wilderness

Kirkenes is home to the Snowhotel, some fascinating small heritage museums and the base for several exciting excursions and post-voyage programmes. See pp.48–49.

Optional excursions: 4B Winter Hike in Bodø; 4C Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen; 4D RIB Safari to Saltstraumen; 4E Meet the Vikings; 4H Lofotpils Brewery

Stokmarknes to Skjervøy On this stretch, you are truly sailing in the Arctic wilderness. There’s plenty to see as you navigate the narrow channels towards the stunning city of Tromsø, capital of the Arctic. This small friendly city is full of charm and history, where many explorers began their Arctic expeditions. It’s the perfect winter wonderland to sign up for an excursion that takes you into the snowy landscape.

Optional excursions: 2F A Taste of Norway; 2G Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord; 2H Hike with a Visit to a Shieling; 2C/2E Art Nouveau Walk; 2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Optional excursions: 5A The Arctic Capital, Tromsø; 5B Dog Sledding; 5D Polar history walk; 5J Mountain Hike in Tromsø; 5K Silent Whale Exploring; 5M Cross-country Skiing; 5N Snowshoeing in Tromsø; 5O Sámi Adventure in Tromsø

DAY 3: Vikings and Goths

DAY 6: Reach the North Cape at the top of Europe

Optional excursions: 3B Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral; 3E Munkholmen DAY 4: Crossing into the Arctic

Brønnøysund to Svolvær When you cross the Arctic Circle at latitude 66°33′N, it’s considered a special rite of passage, one worthy of celebration. Above this point, you are sailing in the auroral zone where sightings of the Northern Lights are more common. From here, you sail past Norway’s second largest glacier Svartisen, along the beautiful Helgeland coast and up towards the idyllic

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Øksfjord to Berlevåg Today, you will visit the North Cape, Europe’s northernmost outpost, marked by the Globe Monument, now a popular selfie spot. You’ll continue on through the homeland of the indigenous Sámi people up to Kjøllefjord and pass the Finnkjerka, the most dramatic sea cliff in Norway and considered sacred by the Sámi. Optional excursions: 6A The North Cape; 6D Snowmobile Trip in Lapland; 6E Sámi Autumn; 6F North Cape (exclusive to Platinum); 6H Fishing Village Visit

DAY 7: The gateway to the East

Båtsfjord to Kirkenes You’ve voyaged to the northernmost point in Europe but at your journey’s end in Kirkenes, you’ll also have travelled further east than St Petersburg and Istanbul.

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Kristiansund to Rørvik Along this western part of the Norwegian coast, you will travel in the footsteps of true Vikings. The highlight of day 3 is the old Viking city of Trondheim, built by King Olav Tryggvason in 997 AD. The city is most famous for Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only Gothic cathedral. Stroll around the charming Bakklandet district, where artisans and small traders live in small wooden houses.

Optional excursions: 7A The Russian Border; 7C Snowmobile Safari; 7D Kirkenes Snowhotel; 7F Husky Sledge Adventure; 7H King Crab Expedition; 7J Dog Sledding (exclusive to Platinum)

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Florø to Molde Rise early to see Mt. Hornelen, the mountain climbed by Viking king Olav Tryggvason according to local legend. You will then navigate through West Cape and some of Norway’s most beautiful and pristine fjords before reaching the town of Ålesund. Ålesund was rebuilt in the Art Nouveau style, and the buildings and architecture here are well-preserved examples of this period.

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Optional excursions For details of all our fantastic winter excursions, see pp.36–41.

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Globe Monument at the North Cape

Aurora hunting

Dog sledding on the Arctic plateaus

CLASSIC VOYAGE NORTH | Add flights from £395pp CABIN CATEGORIES

Date From/to 01.10 – 14.10.17

15.10 – 31.10.17

01.11 – 14.12.17

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PLEASE NOTE

• Voyage in cabin category of your choice, on a full-board basis • English-speaking Tour Leader on board

• Prices are in £s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin • Not all categories are available for all departures • Single cabin pricing available on request • Add flights from £395pp • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking •*Some J, AJ, A and L cabin grades have a limited view

NOT INCLUDED • Flights & transfers • Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

Call The Cruise Village on 0800 810 8222


6 days

A scenic voyage through the changing landscapes of the polar Arctic, stunning Vesterålen, the idyllic Lofoten islands and the Seven Sisters mountain range.

Classic Voyage South Kirkenes–Bergen

tasty local delicacies Mehamn to Tromsø On this polar stretch, keep your eyes peeled for the magnificent Northern Lights and Fruholmen, Europe’s northernmost lighthouse. Twitchers – get your binoculars out at Hjelmsøy to view Europe’s largest colony of guillemots and razorbills. You’ll stop at Hammerfest, home to the UNESCOlisted Meridian Column, and sail through the magnificent Lyngen Alps. You arrive in Tromsø at night where you can enjoy a local night out sampling their gastronomic delights or visit the Arctic Cathedral for an unmissable midnight concert. Optional excursions: 8B The Northernmost Town in the World; 8C Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral; 8F Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night; 8G Mountain Hike in Hammerfest; 8H Into the Ice DAY 3: The unspoiled beauty of Lofoten

Tromsø to Stamsund For many, sailing along this stunning stretch of coastline past the beautiful Vesterålen islands towards Lofoten is the highlight of their voyage. The Lofoten Islands are famed for their spectacular scenery of secluded white beaches and turquoise lagoons, so unique to Norway. As you enter the narrow Trollfjord strait at Raftsundet, you’ll be mesmerised by the steep mountains flanking you on both sides.

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Ålesund to Bergen As your voyage draws to a close, head on deck and take in the views of the rugged landscape, cascading waterfalls and fertile plains around Nordfjord beneath the imposing Jostedalsbreen glacier. Please see pp.48–49 for more details on the pre- and post-voyage extension programmes in Bergen.

Optional excursions: 9A A Taste of Vesterålen; 9D Lofoten by Horse; 9F Fishing Village Walk; 9H Mountain Hike in Lofoten DAY 4: See the spectacular Seven Sisters Bodø to Rørvik It’s a special moment as you cross the Arctic Circle, and this needs to be properly marked by a traditional ritual on deck involving cod liver oil. Along the Helgeland coast, the scenery will alter again, this time with islands, islets, reefs and steep mountain walls. You will pass the spectacular Seven Sisters mountain range with its distinctive craggy outcrops and see the Hestmannen and Torghatten rock formations, both imbued with local myth.

Optional excursions: 12A Bergen City Sightseeing

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Optional excursions: 10A Brønnøysund Village Walk; 10D Gateway to Helgeland DAY 5: Royal Trondheim and fi shing villages

Trondheim to Ålesund You’ll spend the morning taking in the sights of the Royal City of Trondheim, famous for its Gothicstyle Nidaros Cathedral and the charming wooden houses of Bakklandet. Then you’ll sail Nesna Sandnessjøen through the majestic Trondheimsfjord past thousands of islets and fishing boats to Brønnøysund Kristiansund, Norway’s “cured cod capital”, Rørvik known for exporting salted dry fish. From there, you’ll travel to Molde, and can join an excursion to visit Trondheim Kristiansund the magnificent marble mine Ålesund Molde at Bergtatt. Optional excursions: 11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral; 11B The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral (exclusive to Platinum); 11D Trondheim City Walk; 11E Bergtatt, Magnificent Marble Mine; 11F Husky Safari

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Optional excursions: 7A The Russian border; 7C Snowmobile Safari; 7D Kirkenes Snowhotel; 7F Husky Sledge Adventure; 7H King Crab Expedition; 7J Dog Sledding (exclusive to Platinum)

This area is also renowned for its fishing and you may catch our chef demonstrating his fish-fi lleting skills out on deck.

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DAY 1: Polar Arctic landscapes Kirkenes to Båtsfjord From Kirkenes, very close to the Russian border, you will sail south towards Finnmark. This is home to Norway’s king crabs, seafood delicacies that can reach a span of over 1 metre and weigh more than 10kg. You will dock in Vardø where (weather permitting) you can bravely try ice swimming or attend a lecture on the aquatic life in the Arctic.

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Optional excursions For details of all our fantastic winter excursions, see pp.36–41.

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© Denise Küllmei

Entering the Bergtatt marble mine

A spectacular sky out on deck

Experience winter's prolonged twilight

CLASSIC VOYAGE SOUTH | Add flights from £395pp CABIN CATEGORIES

Date From/to 01.10 – 14.10.17

15.10 – 31.10.17

01.11 – 14.12.17

15.12 – 31.12.17

01.01 – 31.01.18

01.02 – 14.03.18

15.03 – 31.03.18

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PLEASE NOTE

• Voyage in cabin category of your choice, on a full-board basis • English-speaking Tour Leader on board

• Prices are in £s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin • Not all categories are available for all departures • Single cabin pricing available on request • Add flights from £395pp • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking •*Some J, AJ, A and L cabin grades have a limited view

NOT INCLUDED • Flights & transfers • Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

Call The Cruise Village on 0800 810 8222

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12 days For your convenience, this voyage includes flights from a choice of 9 UK airports: ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

Birmingham Bournemouth Bristol Cardiff Glasgow Leeds Bradford London Gatwick Manchester Newcastle

Our Northern Lights Promise applies – see page 4 for details

Flight-inclusive

Classic Round Voyage Bergen–Kirkenes–Bergen

DAY 1: Your journey begins Bergen, embarkation Your journey begins in the southern port of Bergen, City of Seven Mountains, renowned for the colourful wooden wharfs along the Bryggen waterfront. DAY 2: Majestic mountains and idyllic fjords

Florø to Molde The ship arrives in Ålesund, a stylish town with Art Nouveau architecture. Those travelling in October will also be treated to a stop at stunning Hjørundfjord. Optional excursions: 2F A Taste of Norway; 2G Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord; 2H Hike with a Visit to a Shieling; 2C/2E Art Nouveau Walk; 2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

DAY 3: Vikings and Goths

Optional excursions: 5A The Arctic Capital Tromsø; 5B Dog Sledding; 5D Polar History Walk; 5J Mountain Hike in Tromsø; 5K Silent Whale Exploring; 5M Cross-country Skiing; 5N Snowshoeing in Tromsø; 5O Sámi Adventure in Tromsø DAY 6: Reach the North Cape at the top of Europe

Optional excursions: 3B Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral; 3E Munkholmen

Optional excursions: 7A The Russian Border; 7C Snowmobile Safari; 7D Kirkenes Snowhotel; 7F Husky Sledge Adventure; 7H King Crab Expedition; 7J Dog Sledding (exclusive to Platinum)

DAY 5: The Arctic wilderness

Stokmarknes to Skjervøy In the Arctic zone, you’ll have more chances to see the Northern Lights up on deck as we navigate the narrow channels towards Tromsø, capital of the Arctic.

Optional excursions: 9A A Taste of Vesterålen; 9D Lofoten by Horse; 9F Fishing Village Walk; 9H Mountain Hike in Lofoten

°N C A P E 71 Mehamn Berlevåg Honningsvåg Båtsfjord Havøysund Kjøllefjord Vardø Hammerfest Vadsø N O RT H

Optional excursions: 6A The North Cape; 6D Snowmobile Trip in Lapland; 6E Sámi Autumn; 6F North Cape (exclusive to Platinum); 6H Fishing Village Visit DAY 7: The gateway to the East Båtsfjord to Berlevåg As the journey heads back south from the northernmost point in Europe, ports passed in the night during the northbound voyage can now be visited in the day.

N Øksfjord LE Tromsø Skjervøy RÅ E ST V E Risøyhamn Finnsnes Sortland Harstad Stokmarknes Svolvær Stamsund N OT E LO F Bodø Ørnes Nesna Sandnessjøen Brønnøysund

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Optional excursions: 4B Winter Hike in Bodø; 4C Experience Bodø and Saltsraumen; 4D RIB Safari to Saltstraumen; 4E Meet the Vikings; 4H Lofotpils Brewery

DAY 9: The unspoiled beauty of Lofoten Tromsø to Stamsund Nothing can compare to the beauty of the Vesterålen and Lofoten islands. From Raftsundet, the ship may even enter the narrow Trollfjord.

Øksfjord to Berlevåg The ship heads to Honningsvåg and the North Cape. Your journey continues through the homeland of the indigenous Sámi people.

Kristiansund to Rørvik Visit Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s most famous church built in the Gothic style and wander around the charming Bakkland in the old Viking city of Trondheim.

DAY 4: Crossing into the Arctic Brønnøysund to Svolvær Join us out on deck for a traditional ceremony to mark your Arctic Circle crossing at 66°33′N. Near Ørnes, the ship sails past Svartisen, Norway’s second largest glacier.

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Experience the pure beauty of nature

Bergen

Optional excursions

For details of all our fantastic winter excursions, see pp.36–41.


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Colourful wooden wharf houses

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Enjoy a Viking feast

Husky sledding

DAY 10: See the spectacular Seven Sisters

Bodø to Rørvik The Helgeland Coast awaits with the Seven Sisters range and the distinctive Torghatten Mountain. Optional excursions: 10A Brønnøysund Village Walk; 10D Gateway to Helgeland

King crab safari

DAY 11: Royal Trondheim and fi shing villages

DAY 12: Sail into the historic city of Bergen

Optional excursions: 11A Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral; 11B The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral (exclusive to Platinum); 11D Trondheim City Walk; 11E Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine; 11F Husky Safari

Optional excursions: 12A Bergen City Sightseeing

Trondheim to Ålesund You’ll return to the Royal City of Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, in the morning, then onto Kristiansund, Norway’s ‘cured cod capital’.

Ålesund to Bergen Your voyage ends, but not before views of Nordfjord near Måloy. Organise an extension to explore more of Bergen and its surrounding areas (see pp.48–49).

FLIGHT-INCLUSIVE CLASSIC ROUND VOYAGE Date From/to OCT 17: 03 (LGW), 14 (MAN)

OCT 17: 25 (BRS)

NOV 17: 05 (BOH), 16 (GLA)

JAN 18: 29 (MAN), 30 (LGW)

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YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES

PLEASE NOTE

• Return economy direct flights from London Gatwick, or other airport where specified, to Bergen including current taxes and charges for a total inclusive cost from £460pp • Transfers in Bergen • 12-day voyage in a cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis • English-speaking Tour Leader on board

• Prices are in £s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin • Not all categories are available for all departures • Single cabin pricing available on request • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking •*Some J, A, and L cabin categories have a limited view • Suites available on request

NOT INCLUDED

AIRPORT CODES

• Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

LGW = Gatwick, MAN = Manchester, GLA = Glasgow, BHX = Birmingham, BRS = Bristol, BOH = Bournemouth, NCL = Newcastle, CWL = Cardiff, LBA = Leeds Bradford

Call The Cruise Village on 0800 810 8222


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5 or 6 days Our Arctic Highlights voyage is ideal for busy people who want the best possible chance of seeing the Northern Lights while experiencing an adventure within the Arctic Circle. For your convenience, this voyage includes flights from a choice of 7 UK and Ireland airports: ● ● ● ●

Bournemouth Bristol Dublin East Midlands

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London Gatwick Manchester Norwich

Flight-inclusive

Arctic Highlights Tromsø–Kirkenes–Tromsø Package features: ATOL-protected return flights and airport transfer from a choice of 7 regional UK airports flying direct to Tromsø 4-day, half-board voyage on a Hurtigruten ship 1 or 2 nights’ accommodation in a central Tromsø hotel Our recommended selection of winter excursions during your voyage (optional) Exclusive excursions available in Tromsø (optional)

DAY 1: Tromsø, gateway to the Arctic Tromsø to Skjervøy You’ll fly direct from the UK to Tromsø, where you’ll be met by a Hurtigruten rep who’ll take you to your ship. Depending on when you land, you’ll have a chance to enjoy a spot of sightseeing in this vibrant Arctic city before boarding.

DAY 5: Tromsø

DAY 2: Honningsvåg and the North Cape

An extra day in Tromsø gives you more time to enjoy what this beautiful city and Arctic environment has to offer. Whether you’re interested in history, culture, nature or action adventure, we have some great excursions for you. °N C A P E 71 At the end of your extra day, N O RT H Mehamn Berlevåg you’ll be transferred to Honningsvåg Båtsfjord Tromsø airport for your Havøysund Kjøllefjord Vardø direct fl ight back Hammerfest Vadsø to the UK.

Øksfjord to Berlevåg You’ll have an early stop in Hammerfest and then sail through some spectacular scenery in the Magerøysund before arriving in Honningsvåg. Here, you’ll have the chance to visit the North Cape, the northernmost point in Europe – a mere 2,000 km from the North Pole! You can take a photo in front of the iconic Globe Monument as a treasured keepsake. In the evening, you’ll pass Finnkjerka, the sacred rock of the indigenous Sámi people. If you’re lucky, you’ll see this under the gaze of the magical Northern Lights.

After breakfast in your hotel, you can take part in one of our exclusive excursions or have a wander around the delightful city of Tromsø by yourself. After, you’ll be transferred to Tromsø airport for your direct fl ight back to the UK.

DAY 6: Extend your stay with an extra day in Tromsø

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DAY 3: Kirkenes, voyage turning point

Be Santa and try reindeer sledding

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DAY 4: Hammerfest and return to Tromsø Mehamn to Tromsø Your fi rst major stop of the day is Hammerfest, home to the Meridian Column, a UNESCO World Heritage site, commemorating Struve’s historic measurement of the globe. From here, you’ll sail onwards to your fi nal stop back in Tromsø, where this part of your voyage draws to a close, and you will be transferred to a central Tromsø hotel.

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Båtsfjord to Kirkenes to Berlevåg Sailing this polar stretch to Kirkenes, you’ll be heading further east than Istanbul and St Petersburg. There should be more opportunities to catch the Northern Lights as you’re sailing in the auroral zone. Kirkenes is home to the Snowhotel and several fascinating small heritage museums. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to experience some unforgettable Arctic excursions. On the return voyage, you’ll head back south through Finnmark and visit the northbound ports that you passed in the night.

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Husky sledding

We offer a fantastic selection of unmissable excursions, exclusive to our Arctic Highlights guests: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

Husky Dog Sledding Reindeer Sledding Aurora Safari with Dinner by Cable Car Tromsø Arctic Panorama Snowmobile Safari Bounty of the Arctic Ocean Guided cross-country skiing Evening snowshoe trip

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Experience more Arctic adventure in Tromsø

Sail under the magical Northern Lights

See pp.40–41 for details

FLIGHT-INCLUSIVE ARCTIC HIGHLIGHTS VOYAGE

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FEB 2018: 17 (MAN), 19 (LGW), 26 (BRS), 28 (MAN) MAR 2018: 02 (LGW), 09 (BOH), 11 (EMA) 6-DAY ITINERARY

FEB 2018: 21* (LGW), 23 (DUB) MAR 2018: 04* (NWI),06 (LGW), 13 (MAN) YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES

PLEASE NOTE

• Return economy flights from London Gatwick, or other airport where specified, to Tromsø including current taxes and charges, for a total inclusive cost from £524pp • Transfers as applicable • 4-day voyage in an unspecified twin cabin on a half-board basis • 1 night (2 nights for the 6-day itinerary) at a centrally located hotel in Tromsø including breakfast • English-speaking Tour Leader on board

• Prices are in £s per person • *These departures have one night pre and one night post voyage in Tromsø

NOT INCLUDED • Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

AIRPORT CODES LGW = Gatwick, BOH = Bournemouth, BRS = Bristol, EMA = East Midlands, MAN = Manchester, NWI = Norwich, DUB = Dublin

Call Cruise onwww.hurtigruten.co.uk 0800 810 8222| VISIT: Your preferred travel agent CALL: The 0208 846 2666 | Village BOOK ONLINE:

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12 days This fascinating science-focused voyage offers a great opportunity to discover more about the Northern Lights and the cosmos. Accompanied by one of our two renowned astronomers – Dr John Mason MBE and Ian Ridpath – who will give a series of exclusive onboard lectures and presentations.

Our Northern Lights Promise applies – see page 4 for details

Astronomy Voyage Expert lecturers explain the magic of the aurora

You will hear from our astronomers on a range of specially designed topics. Here are some examples of what you can expect (presentation topics will vary depending on your lecturer): ■

FANTASTIC LIGHTS

An introduction to the Northern Lights ■

EXPLORING THE SOLAR SYSTEM

Travel through the solar system from Mercury to Neptune and view the planets in close up as seen by space probes ■

THE SPLENDOUR OF TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSES

EXPLORING THE ARCTIC NIGHT SKY

OUR VIOLENT SUN AND SPACE WEATHER

STORIES OF THE STARS

Relive the Greek mythology of the constellations and learn about stellar discoveries by modern astronomers ■

COMETS, GHOSTLY WANDERERS IN SPACE

Find out where comets come from, what they are made of and their role in the development of life on Earth ■

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION TO THE SURFACE OF MARS

VISIT TO THE SCIENCE CENTRE AND TROMSØ PLANETARIUM (DAY 5)

You will spend time at the Science of Northern Norway visiting their exhibits and installations on the Northern Lights. The Planetarium, part of the Science Centre, is the northernmost planetarium in the world and the largest in Norway. It has a full dome ceiling °N offering 360o views, with room for 100 visitors, C A P E 71 N O RT H Mehamn and high quality digital projectors showing daily Berlevåg Honningsvåg Båtsfjord films about “Experiencing the Aurora” Havøysund Kjøllefjord Vardø and the constellations. Hammerfest Vadsø

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DAY 7: Kirkenes

DAY 3: Royal City of Trondheim

DAY 9: Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands

DAY 2: Ålesund

DAY 4: Arctic Circle and Lofoten

DAY 5: Tromsø, Gateway to the Arctic

DAY 6: Honningsvåg and the North Cape

DAY 8: Hammerfest and Tromsø

DAY 10: Arctic Circle and Seven Sisters Mountains

Nesna Sandnessjøen

DAY 11: Trondheim and Kristiansund DAY 12: Bergen and disembarkation

Brønnøysund

For the full 12-day round voyage itinerary from Bergen to Kirkenes and back, see pp.18–19.

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Want to add fl ights?

To save you time and trouble, we can also help arrange ATOL-protected fl ights to and from the UK on your behalf. Prices starts from £330pp in addition to the voyage price.

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For details of all our fantastic winter excursions from sightseeing, hiking to king crab expeditions, see pp.36–39.

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Optional excursions

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Our astronomy voyages have been specially timed during moonless periods to give guests optimal viewing conditions of the night sky. We have even selected the ships best suited for viewing the sky out on deck and for comfortable lecture facilities.

Øksfjord Skjervøy

Tromsø Å ER ST E Risøyhamn V Finnsnes Sortland Harstad Stokmarknes Svolvær Stamsund N E OT LO F Bodø Ørnes

Your 12-day voyage itinerary DAY 1: Embarkation, Bergen

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Your Astronomy Experts Dr John Mason, MBE

On Astronomy Voyages departing 7 Nov 2017, 12 Jan 2018, 8 Mar 2018

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Discover the secrets of the cosmos

Dr John Mason is an applied physicist who is the Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester. A Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and a full member of the International Astronomical Union, Dr Mason has been actively involved in science for over 30 years, specialising in astronomy, astrophysics and space technology. He is a veteran of Northern Lights Arctic expeditions, lectures extensively in the UK and overseas, and makes regular appearances on radio and television as an expert in his field.

Ian Ridpath

On Astronomy Voyages departing on 16 Oct 2017, 13 Nov 2017, 14 Feb 2018

Society of Authors and of the Association of British Science Writers, and has previously worked at the University of London Observatory.

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Ian Ridpath is an award-winning author, broadcaster and lecturer in the field of Astronomy. He has written over 40 books on the subject and is also editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton’s Star Atlas. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (serving on the Council from 2004–7), a member of the

The Northern Lights against a glittering sky

ASTRONOMY VOYAGE | Add flights from £330pp CABIN CATEGORIES

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PLEASE NOTE

• 12-day voyage in a cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis • English-speaking Tour Leader on board • Entrance fee to the Science Centre in Tromsø • Tour Manager and lectures

• Prices are in £s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin • Single cabin pricing available on request • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking • Add a flight package from £330pp •*Some J, A, and L cabin categories have a limited view • Suites available on request

NOT INCLUDED • Flights & transfers • Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

Call The Cruise Village on 0800 810 8222


12 days We offer 10 cultural sailings in 2017 with a special focus on the music, culture, art and history of Norway, based around our 12-day Classic Round Voyage. Enjoy exclusive lectures, concerts and food tastings both on board and on shore, that will enlighten and delight you.

Cultural Sailings

A Voyage through Norway’s History, Music and Art Bergen–Kirkenes–Bergen

DAY 1: Bergen Visit the City of the Seven Mountains, famous for its UNESCO-listed Bryggen wharf.

Onboard presentation: Norwegian culture Included: Pre-departure piano concert at Grieg’s house in Trollhaugen, Bergen

Southbound DAY 8: Mehamn to Tromsø Hammerfest is home to the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column, and views of the Lyngen Alps.

Onboard presentation: Norwegian legends and myths Included: Organ recital in a local church in Ålesund

Onboard presentations: Norwegian traditions; Points of interest in the surrounding landscape; Food tasting of the area’s specialities Optional: Midnight concert at the Arctic Cathedral, Tromsø (from £55pp)

DAY 4: Brønnøysund to Svolvær

Crossing the Arctic Circle, we pass by the Lofoten Wall and beautiful Raftsund. Onboard presentations: Polar history; On deck food tasting of the area’s specialities; Onboard concert as the ship crosses Vestfjorden Included: Concert at ‘Stormen’ cultural centre, Bodø; Old caviar factory turned contemporary art gallery in Svolvær (from £69pp) DAY 5: Stokmarknes to Skjervøy Take a stroll around the city of Tromsø, also considered to be the capital of the Arctic. DAY 6: Øksfjord to Berlevåg

We are now in the heartland of the indigenous Sámi people and the site of the North Cape. Onboard presentation: Sámi culture

°N C A P E 71 Mehamn Berlevåg Honningsvåg Båtsfjord Havøysund Kjøllefjord Vardø Hammerfest Vadsø N O RT H

Øksfjord EN Tromsø Skjervøy ÅL ER T S V E Risøyhamn Finnsnes Sortland Harstad Stokmarknes Svolvær Stamsund N E OT LO F Bodø Ørnes

DAY 9: Tromsø to Stamsund The islands of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning scenery in the world.

Onboard presentations: Points of interest in the surrounding landscape; Food tasting of the area’s specialities Optional: Art, music, and history in Harstad, Trondenes peninsula (from £95pp); Classic art in Henningsvær fishing village, Lofoten (from £81pp); Included: Concert in an old fish-oil tank in Vesterålen

DAY 11: Trondheim to Ålesund Stroll around Trondheim’s Gothic-style Nidaros Cathedral and charming Bakklandet district.

Onboard presentations: The importance of fish in Norwegian history; Opera concert at Bergtatt, an old industrial mining cave in the mountains

Brønnøysund Rørvik

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Kristiansund

DAY 10: Bodø to Rørvik

Enjoy the beauty of the Helgeland coast and the Seven Sisters mountain range.

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Onboard presentation: Guided tour of art on the ship Optional: Norwegian classic art at Trondheim’s Ringve Museum and Nidaros Cathedral (from £40pp)

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Optional: Norway in a Nutshell: (including Flåm Mountain Railway) from £166pp.

DAY 2: Florø to Molde See the beautiful Art Nouveau-inspired town of Ålesund and nearby Mount Aksla.

DAY 3: Kristiansund to Rørvik Explore the Royal City of Trondheim, Norway’s fi rst capital, and third largest city.

DAY 12: Bergen Take advantage of our post-voyage extension programme from Bergen to explore more of Norway. Please see pp.48–49 for more details on the preand post-voyage extension programmes in Bergen

Onboard presentations: Witch hunts in Vardø; Points of interest in the surrounding landscape; On deck food tasting of the area’s specialities Included: Morning concert in Andersgrotta Cave; Excursion to the Witch Monument in Vardø

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between Kristiansund and Molde; Onboard concert of Grieg’s most famous classical compositions.

DAY 7: Båtsfjord to Kirkenes to Berlevåg This is our turning point, near the Russian border. Ports visited by night northbound are now seen by day southbound.

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For the full 12-day round voyage itinerary from Bergen to Kirkenes , see pp.12–13.

Classical concerts

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Music to your ears A Norwegian cultural voyage would not be complete without celebrating Norway’s most famous and beloved classical composer, Edvard Grieg. Enjoy a series of live concerts of Grieg and other composers both onboard and ashore in unique venues such as a cave, an old mine, and even a disused fish oil tank!

Insider insights Our knowledgeable expedition hosts will introduce you to Norway’s rich heritage, sharing the traditions, history, industry, folklore, native Sámi culture, and many other interesting facts with you in our series of lectures and presentations on board the ship. It will add perspective to the things you see and experience as you sail along the coast. © Kjell Ove Storvik

© Jan Holthe

Presentations on board

A sensory smorgasbord Feast your eyes on the breathtaking panoramas of Norway’s famous fjords and mountains while tucking into some tasty local delicacies on deck. You may also get a sense of déjà vu as you visit art galleries where the magnificent views you see from the ship are wonderfully captured by local artists.

Fish-oil tank concert

Optional excursions

Food tasting

Want to add fl ights?

For details of all our fantastic winter excursions from sightseeing, hiking to king crab expeditions, see pp.36–41.

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• Voyage in cabin category of your choice, on a full-board basis • English-speaking Tour Leader on board • Tour Manager and lectures • On-board activities including a lecture series, concerts, and food tastings

• Prices are in £s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin • Not all categories are available for all departures • Single cabin pricing available on request • Add a flight package from £330pp • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking •*Some J, AJ, and L cabin categories have a limited view

NOT INCLUDED • Flights & transfers • Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

Call The Cruise Village on 0800 810 8222


8 days Experience the magic of the Arctic as you explore the coastal cities of Ålesund, Trondheim, Tromsø and the North Cape. Top off a fantastic trip with a one-night stay at the stunning Snowhotel in Kirkenes including a gourmet dinner and breakfast at the chic Gabba restaurant.

Arctic Wonders

Florø to Molde Wake early to catch Mt. Hornelen, once climbed by Viking king Olav Tryggvason according to myth. You will then navigate through West Cape and some of Norway’s most beautiful and pristine fjords before reaching the town of Ålesund, notable for its Art Nouveau architecture. Optional excursions: 2F A Taste of Norway; 2G Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord; 2H Hike with a Visit to a Shieling; 2C/2E Art Nouveau Walk; 2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

DAY 3: Royal and Viking history in Trondheim

Kristiansund to Rørvik You are now travelling in the footsteps of Vikings. Today you’ll visit the historic city of Trondheim, built in 997 AD. The city is most famous for Nidaros Cathedral, Norway’s only Gothic cathedral and Bakklandet, a charming artisanal district with small, wooden houses. Optional excursions: 3B Trondheim and Nidaros Cathedral; 3E Munkholmen

DAY 4: Crossing into the Arctic Brønnøysund to Svolvær Crossing the Arctic Circle is considered a rite of passage worthy of celebration so get ready for a baptism of ice on deck. You are now in the auroral zone where sightings of the Northern Lights are more common. From here, you sail along the beautiful Helgeland coast and up towards the idyllic scenery of Lofoten.

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experience of a night at the Snowhotel, complete with a gourmet meal by an open fi re at the chic Gabba restaurant and a warming breakfast when you wake. You’ll also have the chance to join several exciting excursions and post-voyage programmes (see pp.48–49) in Kirkenes.

Optional excursions: 4B Winter Hike in Bodø; 4C Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen; 4D RIB Safari to Saltstraumen; 4E Meet the Vikings

Optional excursions: 7A The Russian Border; 7C Snowmobile Safari; 7D Kirkenes Snowhotel; 7F Husky Sledge Adventure; 7H King Crab Expedition; °N C A P E 71 7J Dog Sledding in Kirkenes N O RT H Mehamn

DAY 5: The Arctic wilderness

Stokmarknes to Skjervøy Breathtaking scenery awaits you in the Arctic wilderness as you head towards the Arctic capital, Tromsø. This small, friendly city is full of charm and history, and is the starting point of many a polar expedition. Its location also offers some of the most interesting Arctic excursions we have available.

Honningsvåg Havøysund Hammerfest

DAY 6: Reach the most northerly point in Europe

Øksfjord to Berlevåg Remember to look up as the area up to Honningsvåg is rich in Arctic bird life and chances to see the Aurora Borealis. You have the chance to visit the North Cape, Europe’s northernmost outpost, marked by the ubiquitous Globe Monument. You’ll then pass through the homeland of the indigenous Sámi people up to Kjøllefjord and the Finnkjerka, the most dramatic sea cliff in Norway. Optional excursions: 6A The North Cape; 6D Snowmobile Trip in Lapland; 6E Sámi Autumn; 6F North Cape (exclusive to Platinum); 6H Fishing Village Visit

Nesna Sandnessjøen Brønnøysund Rørvik

Trondheim

Kristiansund Ålesund Måløy Florø

Torvik

DAY 7: The gateway to the East Båtsfjord to Kirkenes (northbound) At your fi nal destination in Kirkenes, you will have ventured further east than St Petersburg and Istanbul. Here, you’ll enjoy the wonderful

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Kjøllefjord

N Øksfjord LE Tromsø Skjervøy RÅ E ST V E Risøyhamn Finnsnes Sortland Harstad Stokmarknes Svolvær Stamsund N OT E LO F Bodø Ørnes

Optional excursions: 5A The Arctic Capital, Tromsø; 5B Dog Sledding; 5D Polar History Walk; 5J Mountain Hike in Tromsø

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DAY 2: Majestic mountains and idyllic fjords

You will also pass through the narrow Raftsund where majestic mountains loom over you.

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DAY 1: Your journey begins Bergen, embarkation Your Arctic adventure begins in the southern port of Bergen, the City of Seven Mountains, where you can visit Bryggen wharf with its colourful wooden houses or the famous Fish Market. Founded in 1070 AD, Bergen used to be Norway’s most important centre of trade with Europe.

The Snowhotel in Kirkenes is sculpted from snow and ice

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The Snowhotel The fabulously frozen 24-room Snowhotel in Kirkenes is built from 15 tonnes of real snow and ice, and is only open for the winter season, between December and April. The rooms are 5m in diameter and are individually themed based on Arctic culture or nature. Each room is decorated with beautifully lit and intricately carved ice sculptures. Your room is equipped with everything you need for a comfortable night’s sleep, including insulated mattresses and a warm sleeping bag to keep you cosy and snug all night long.

© Nevra Arts

Exclusive Kirkenes excursions We offer three unmissable excursions for Arctic Wonders guests in Kirkenes. Choose from snowmobiling, husky dog sledding and a king crab safari. See p.41 for details.

For details of all our fantastic winter excursions from sightseeing, hiking to king crab expeditions, see pp.36–41.

© Tommy Simonsen

Optional excursions

© Mikael West Hammer

Swirling lights of the aurora

Want to add fl ights?

To save you time and trouble, we can also help arrange ATOL-protected fl ights to and from the UK on your behalf. Prices starts from £395pp in addition to the voyage price.

Learn about Sámi culture

Experience authentic local life

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FEB 2018: 02, 07, 11, 14, 25 MAR 2018: 08, 13, 18, 26, 29 YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES

PLEASE NOTE

• 7-day voyage in a cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis • Transfers in Kirkenes • English-speaking Tour Leader on board • 1 night at the Snowhotel including dinner and breakfast

• Prices are in £s per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin • Not all categories are available for all departures • Single cabin pricing available on request • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking. • Add a flight package from £395pp •*Some J, A and L cabin categories have a limited view.

NOT INCLUDED • Flights & transfers • Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

Call The Cruise Village on 0800 810 8222


5 or 6 days Get a taste of the Arctic on one of our short break voyages. Experience some of the many memorable highlights of Norway’s stunning coastline on our 6-day northbound Bergen–Tromsø or our 5-day southbound Tromsø–Bergen voyages.

A Taste of the Arctic

DAY 2: Ålesund Relax and enjoy the pristine tranquillity of the coastal landscapes of the West Cape as you sail through the night towards Ålesund. Here, you’ll discover a charming town renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture. DAY 3: Trondheim

Your fi rst call of the day is the Royal City of Trondheim, home to the impressive Gothic style Nidaros Cathedral, Scandinavia’s largest medieval building. There’s lots more to see in this historical Viking city including the colourful Bakklandet district.

DAY 4: Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands Crossing the Arctic Circle is one of the major highlights of your journey. Get ready to mark the occasion with a baptism of ice on deck. From here, you’ll sail past the Svartisen glacier and on through the idyllic islets and jagged mountains of Lofoten. DAY 5: Tromsø, disembarkation

During the night, we sail through the spectacular narrow Raftsund strait towards the mouth of Trollfjord, a 2 km long, 10 m wide fjord. In the afternoon, we arrive at Tromsø, the Arctic capital and your fi nal port of call. Here, you’ll transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay.

DAY 6: Tromsø

Take some free time to explore the lively Arctic city of Tromsø, taste the local Mack beer and Lyngen seafood, or join one of our wonderful winter excursions.

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DAY 1: Embarkation, Tromsø You’ll have the chance to spend some time in lively Tromsø, and the base for many unmissable polar excursions. The city is home to polar history museum as well as the northernmost brewery in the world. Once you board your ship, you’ll head south towards the spectacular Lofoten and Vesterålen islands through prime Arctic fishing territory. DAY 2: Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands For many, the fjords and scenery of Vesterålen and Lofoten represent quintessential Norway, with its stunning network of inlets and islands. You will also pass through the narrow Raftsund strait which affords incredible views.

DAY 5: Bergen, disembarkation

On the fi nal stretch of your voyage, you’ll pass rugged landscapes, cascading waterfalls and the fertile plains around Nordfjord and the Jostedalsbreen glacier. You will disembark in Bergen, the City of the Seven Mountains, where you’ll have time to stroll around and visit the UNESCOlisted Bryggen wharf and the famous fish market. N LE Tromsø RÅ E ST E Risøyhamn V Finnsnes Sortland Harstad Stokmarknes Svolvær Stamsund N E OT LO F Bodø Ørnes

DAY 3: Arctic Circle and Seven Sisters mountain range

You will cross the Arctic Circle and be invited to take part in a special ritual on deck in honour of this moment. From here, enjoy the impressive scenery provided by the Seven Sisters mountains that loom majestically over the Helgeland coast, and look out for the fabled Hestmannen and Torghatten rocks of Viking saga.

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DAY 4: Trondheim and Kristiansund We dock in Trondheim in the morning Kristiansund where you will have the chance to visit Ålesund Molde Nidaros Cathedral, renowned as the Torvik Måløy only Gothic cathedral in Norway. Florø Or take a stroll through this historic old town and the charming Bakklandet district with Bergen its distinctive wooden houses. You’ll then sail on towards Kristiansund, the “cured cod capital” of the world.

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DAY 1: Embarkation in Bergen Spend some time exploring the picturesque city of Bergen and its UNESCO-listed Bryggen waterfront before boarding your Hurtigruten ship, ready for your Arctic adventure.

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Experience the Arctic under the gaze of the aurora

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Pre- and Post-Voyage Extensions Extend your holiday in Tromsø or Bergen to explore more. See pp.48–49.


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© Asgeir Helgestad/visitnorway.com

Get your skis on for a fun excursion

© Ian Featherstone

Ålesund is a scenic coastal city

Get closer with a whale safari

Stunning snow-covered landscapes

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Optional excursions

To save you time and trouble, we can also help arrange ATOL-protected fl ights to and from the UK on your behalf. Prices starts from £415pp in addition to the voyage price.

In addition to the standard excursions, we offer a fantastic selection of exclusive excursions in Tromsø for our “A Taste of the Arctic” guests. See pp.36–41. Excursions exclusive to the A Taste of the Arctic voyage: Husky dog Sledding Tromsø Arctic Panorama ■ Bounty of the Arctic Ocean

Reindeer Sledding Snowmobile Safari ■ Whale Safari

Aurora Safari with Dinner by Cable Car Guided cross-country skiing ■ Evening snowshoe trip

A TASTE OF THE ARCTIC – 6 DAYS (Bergen–Tromsø | Northbound)

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YOUR VOYAGE PRICE INCLUDES

PLEASE NOTE

• 5-day voyage Bergen to Tromsø in an unspecified cabin on a half-board basis • 1 night at a centrally located hotel in Tromsø including breakfast • Ship to hotel transfer in Tromsø

• All prices shown are in £s per person • Add a flight package from £415pp • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking

• 5-day voyage Tromsø to Bergen in an unspecified cabin on a half-board basis • Luggage storage in Tromsø prior to departure

• All prices shown are in £s per person • Add a flight package from £415pp • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability. Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking

NOT INCLUDED

NOT INCLUDED • Flights & transfers • Travel insurance • Optional excursions (see pp.36–41 for details) • Luggage handling

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CENTOS1 Dog Sledging at the Wilderness Centre – Tromsø

£199

£199

CENTOS1 Dog Sledging at the Wilderness Centre – Tromsø

£199

£199

CENTOS2 Reindeer Sledging and Sámi culture at Tromsø Lapland

£206

£213

CENTOS20 Northern Light Snowshoeing – Tromsø

£97

£102

CENTOS5 Snowmobile Safari, Lyngen – Tromsø

£232

£245

CENTOS4 Tromsø Arctic Panorama – Tromsø

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£93

Excursions in Tromsø must be pre-booked, are not all combinable and are not available for all departures. Please see pp.40–41 for details.

Excursions in Tromsø must be pre-booked, are not all combinable and are not available for all departures. Please see pp.40–41 for details.

Call The Cruise Village on 0800 810 8222

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Best Excursion: Dog Sledging

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ou’ll almost certainly want to immerse yourself in the many unique and diverse experiences Norway has to offer. Hurtigruten is continually seeking out the best, most interesting and authentic excursions to add to your enjoyment of your Norwegian voyage. There is something for everyone, whether you’re looking for action, culture, history, nature or wildlife, or indeed all of these.

Hjørundfjorden; L1 02 Sep – 11 Nov; from £76pp. Duration: 2h 15min.

Discover the history behind the Art Nouveau architecture of Ålesund on this guided walking tour through the charming fishing port and visit the Art Nouveau Centre.

Ålesund; L2 01 Nov – 01 Jun/02 Sep – 01 Nov; from £36pp. Duration: 2h approx.

Experience a spectacular diving show at one of Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquariums before taking a scenic drive up to Mount Aksla for stunning views of Ålesund and the surrounding islands and mountains.

Trondheim; L1 03 Sep – 02 Apr; from £49pp. Duration: 2h.

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© Ørjan Bertelsen

Learn about Trondheim’s fascinating Viking history and marvel at the spectacular Gothic architecture of the Nidaros Cathedral on this guided sightseeing tour of Norway’s third largest city.

Enjoy a guided tour around Bodø before journeying on to Saltstraumen, where you’ll witness the incredible sight of the world’s strongest tidal current, where millions of gallons of water are forced through a 150m wide strait.

4E: Meet the Vikings

Visit the reconstruction of the largest Viking building ever discovered and immerse yourself in a historically themed dinner. Hosted by the Chieftain and Lady of the House, enjoy a traditional Viking feast as they make sacrifices to the gods.

Stamsund to Svolvær; L1 04 Nov – 03 Apr; from £111pp. Duration: 3h.

Ålesund ; L2 02 Nov – 01 Jun; from £51pp. Duration: 2h.

3B: Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

4C: Experience Bodø and Saltstraumen

© Simen Fangel

Bodø; L2 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £57pp. Duration: 2h 10min. © Per Eide

2D: Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla

Take a gentle boat trip on the Trondheimsfjord to historic Munkholmen, a former 2nd Century monastery that was once a fortress and a prison.

Trondheim; L2 03 Sep – 02 Nov; from £55pp. Duration: 2h.

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2C/2E: Art Nouveau Walk

3E: Munkholmen

© Clifford Barton

Explore the beautiful Norangsdalen valley and the village of Urke, where you will have the chance to sample a range of Norway’s local delicacies at the Hotel Union Øye.

4H: Lofotpils Brewery

This craft brewery creates its beer according to German tradition but with locally sourced water from Vestre Nøkkvann to add a refreshing taste of the Lofoten isles.

Svolvær; L2 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £38pp. Duration: 40min.

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2F: A Taste of Norway

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Culture and History


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Tromsø ; L1 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £67pp. Duration: 2h 30min.

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Enjoy the incredible wild landscapes as you travel to the North Cape, Europe’s northernmost outpost. Visit the Globe Monument and the North Cape Hall, were you’ll watch a panoramic fi lm showcasing the region through the seasons.

Kjøllefjord to Mehamn; L1 06 Sep – 05 Nov; from £67pp. Duration: 2h 15min.

© Ørjan Bertelsen

Meet a Sámi reindeer herder, who will let you into the secrets of the curative and restorative powers of their Arctic culinary traditions and medicinal herbs.

7A: The Russian Border

Kirkenes is the only town in Norway where east meets west. Take a bus tour around Kirkenes to Andersgrotta, a bomb shelter used during WW2. Then continue to Storskog, the only border station between Russia and Norway.

© Ruth Stone

Kirkenes; L1 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £61pp. Duration: 2h.

Honningsvåg; L1 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £128pp. Duration: 3h.

6E: Sámi Autumn

Learn about the nature, history and culture of the fishing villages of Kamøyvær and Skarsvåg on this guided tour. Stop for cake and mulled wine at the Christmas House in Skarsvåg and visit the gallery of local artist Eva Schmutterer.

Honningsvåg; L2 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £77pp. Duration: 2h 45min.

Tromsø; L2 05 Nov – 04 Apr; from £51pp. Duration: 2h 30min.

6A: The North Cape

6H: Fishing Village Visit

© Nati de la Puerta

Learn about Tromsø’s polar history on a guided tour through the city. Visit the Polar Museum to discover more about Arctic expeditions, winter hunting and polar research. Then take a break at Ølhallen, Tromsø’s oldest pub, and join regulars for a pint of local Mack beer.

Platinum Exclusive Experience a unique tour to the North Cape with a private guide. Visit the North Cape Hall, watch a fi lm about the North Cape and enjoy a delicious meal of local specialities. You will also be presented with a special certificate as a memento of your visit.

Honningsvåg; L1 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £258pp. Duration: 3h.

© Ørjan Bertelsen

5D: Polar History Walk

6F: North Cape

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Explore the many landmarks of Tromsø – the gateway to the Arctic – on this fascinating guided tour, including a visit to the famous Arctic Cathedral and the Polaria Wildlife Centre.

L4: Involves a high level of physical activity over an extended period, in terrain that may be uneven, slippery and steep. You are expected to carry a backpack and equipment. Not suitable for guests with limited mobility.

7D: Kirkenes Snowhotel

Visit the world’s coolest (or coldest) hotel! Take a guided tour of the Snowhotel’s beautifully decorated suites, have a drink at the Ice Bar, and visit the Gabba Reindeer Park.

Kirkenes; L2 20 Dec – 01 May; from £65pp. Duration: 2h 30min.

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5A: The Arctic Capital Tromsø

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Effort level key L1: Involves limited physical activity. L2: Involves moderate physical activity on gentle terrain. L3: Involves physical activity on uneven surfaces and/or steep terrain. You may need to carry a backpack and equipment. Not suitable for guests with limited mobility.


9F: Fishing Village Walk

Grab your camera for a guided walk to a vibrant fishing village on Svinøya Island. Learn about the local history, visit a gallery and taste the locally made stockfish.

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Join a guided tour through Brønnøysund village where you’ll visit Brønnøy church and sample delicacies from local food producers, and visit the harbour where you may get to taste fresh Norwegian prawns.

Take a sightseeing tour of Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. Learn about its fascinating Viking history and marvel at the spectacular Gothic architecture of the Nidaros Cathedral.

Trondheim; L2 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £155pp. Duration: 2h.

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Platinum Exclusive On this exclusive tour, you’ll be taken down beneath Nidaros Cathedral to see some of its hidden chambers. Wander through the dark passages of the tombstone crypt and explore the largest collection of medieval tombstones in Norway.

Climb to the top of this mountain fjord and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the surrounding Hjørundfjord scenery. On the hike down, you’ll pass through the quaint valley settlement of Sæbø.

2H: Hike with a Visit to a Shieling

Take a gentle hike through rural scenery to an old shieling – a medieval farm dwelling – and learn about life on a Norwegian farm and sample some local delicacies.

Hjørundfjord; L3 02 Sep – 01 Nov; from £61pp. Duration: 2h 45min.

Trondheim; L1 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £49pp. Duration: 2h.

11B: The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral

2G: Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord

Hjørundfjord; L4 02 Sep–01 Nov; from £57pp. Duration: 2h 45min. © Ørjan Bertelsen

Brønnøysund; L2 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £46pp. Duration: 1h 15min.

11A: Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

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Bergen; L1 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £40pp. Duration: 2h.

Svolvær; L2 01 Sep – 08 Apr; from £51pp. Duration: 1h 30min.

10A: Brønnøysund Village Walk

Enjoy a guided tour strolling around Bergen’s charming narrow streets and famous sites like the Bryggen wharf and Fish Market, with a spectacular backdrop of the Seven Sisters mountain range.

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Harstad to Sortland; L1 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £85pp. Duration: 4h 15min.

12A: Bergen City Sightseeing

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This is an unmissable opportunity to experience the stunning scenery of Norway’s fjords and mountains from Harstad to Sortland by bus and ferry. Visit Trondenes Church, the world’s northernmost medieval church.

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9A: A Taste of Vesterålen

Take an unforgettable boat trip on an illuminated crystal clear lake before stopping off for lunch in the marble mine. Your guided tour also includes a brief stop to visit the coastal town of Molde.

Kristiansund to Molde; L2 15 Sep – 30 Apr; from £153pp. Duration: 4h 30min. © Jan Sprason

Tromsø; L1 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £57pp. Duration: 1h 15min.

11E: Bergtatt – Magnificent Marble Mine

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Sit back and enjoy a wonderful evening of folk songs, classical music and hymns at the Midnight Concert while taking in the candlelit ambience and incredible acoustics of the Arctic Cathedral.

Join a guided walk through the streets of Trondheim and discover more about the city’s 1,000-year history. Visit its famous landmarks and experience the charm of this royal city.

Trondheim; L2 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £40pp. Duration: 2h 15min.

Hammerfest; L1 01 Nov – 15 Mar; from £40pp. Duration: 1h.

8C: Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral

11D: Trondheim City Walk

4B: Winter Hike in Bodø

This challenging guided hike through the beautiful woodlands of Bodøsjøen is well worth the effort! Take in the wintry landscapes all around you, the stunning sea views and the magnificent Børvasstindan Mountains to the south as you breathe in the crisp mountain air.

Bodø; L4 04 Nov – 31 Mar; from £61pp. Duration: 2h 15min.

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Explore the town of Hammerfest, home to the UNESCO-listed Meridian Monument, learn about Europe’s fi rst liquefied natural gas factory, and visit Mount Salen.

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8B: The Northernmost Town in the World

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WINTER EXCURSIONS


Tromsø; L4 06 Apr – 04 Nov; from £77pp. Duration: 3h.

Tromsø; L2 01 Nov – 10 Feb; from £155pp. Duration: 3h.

An expert skier will instruct and lead you across the flat terrain on Tromsø island. The snow here is soft and powdery, perfect for beginners to skiing.

Tromsø; L4 01 Jan – 27 Apr; from £119pp. Duration: 3h.

Follow your guide on a snowshoe walk through the forest to a clearing, where you can help to light the bonfi re. On the way back, take the shortcut by speeding down the hill on a toboggan.

Tromsø; L4 01 Jan – 27 Apr; from £142pp. Duration: 3h.

The Sámi invite you to the nature reserve of Dankarvågvatn for ice fishing and to learn more about these traditional reindeer herders renowned for their affi nity with nature.

Tromsø; L3 11 Dec – 27 Apr; from £168pp. Duration: 3h.

Join us for an unforgettable day on the water

and wrestle a king crab, the leggy giant of the Arctic. Catch these magnificent crustaceans the traditional way – through a hole in the ice. Then return to the fisherman’s cabin where you’ll learn how to prepare, cook and eat this delicious seafood delicacy.

7J: Dog Sledding

Platinum Exclusive

You’ll learn how to drive your own dog sled on this exclusive excursion. After a brief introduction, you’ll be ready to steer your team of huskies and embark on a memorable Arctic expedition of your very own across the frozen terrain.

8F: Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night

The name’s Bond, James Bond. Experience the thrill of snowmobiling across beautiful Arctic landscapes at night. If you’re lucky, you may even have the Northern Lights flickering above you, guiding your way.

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Mehamn to Kjøllefjord; L3 08 Dec – 17 May; from £320pp. Duration: 2h 15min. © Alexander Eriksen

5O: Sámi Adventure in Tromsø

7H: King Crab Expedition

Kirkenes; L3 01 Nov – 01 May; from £330pp. Duration: 2h 30min.

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5N: Snowshoeing in Tromsø

Let a beautiful team of huskies guide you through the winter landscape of frozen lakes and snowy plateaus on this unmissable dog sledding adventure. If you’re lucky, the Northern Lights may add some magical colour to your trip.

Kirkenes; L3 07 Apr – 06 Nov; from £164pp. Duration: 3h.

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5M: Cross-country Skiing

7F: Husky Sledge Adventure

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You will be transported to Kaldfjord by the Opal, a carbon-neutral oak sailing boat built in 1952 and updated with a battery-powered silent electric engine so as not to disturb the whales.

Kirkenes; L2 15 Dec – 05 May; from £164pp. Duration: 2h 30min.

Kirkenes; L3 01 Nov – 01 May; from £174pp. Duration: 2h 30min.

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5K: Silent Whale Watching

Experience a snowmobile safari across a frozen fjord. Speed along the vast Arctic snowscape, but remember to slow down long enough to marvel at your surroundings like the northern part of the Siberian taiga. Warm up after with a drink in a traditional Sámi tent.

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Take a short cable car ride to Fløyfjellet, 400m above Tromsø, where you’ll begin an energetic hike and enjoy spectacular views of the city below and the surrounding islands.

7C: Snowmobile Safari

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5J: Mountain Hike in Tromsø

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Tromsø; L3 05 Nov – 04 May; from £164pp. Duration: 3h 30min.

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This is your chance to channel your inner polar explorer! Travel across remote snow-covered Arctic plains pulled by your trusted team of huskies surrounded by incredible views of mountains and the ocean.

Rev your engines for a dynamic snowmobile adventure across snow-clad valleys in one of Europe’s most extreme natural environments. Feel the bracing winter air on your face as you speed across the Arctic plateau. If you’re lucky, you may even have the Northern Lights above you!

Kjøllefjord to Mehamn; L3 06 Dec – 15 May; from £267pp. Duration: 2h 15min.

Bodø; L3 01 Apr – 03 Nov; from £119pp. Duration: 2h.

5B: Dog Sledding

6D: Snowmobile Trip in Lapland

8G: Mountain Hike in Hammerfest

This challenging hike along the Gammelveien Way is a must for any adventurer. Enjoy splendid views of the Barent Sea and the picturesque islands of Melkøya, Sørøya and Seiland National Park as you trek the old road to Hammerfest that dates back to 1898.

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Hold onto your hats on this exhilarating RIB boat safari where you’ll view the world’s strongest tidal current blast millions of cubic metres of water through a 150 m wide strait. Don’t forget to look up as you may see some majestic sea eagles, Europe’s largest birds of prey.

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4D: RIB Safari to Saltstraumen

Hammerfest; L4 08 Jun – 07 Nov; from £51pp. Duration: 1h 30min.

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Tromsø Excursions

Husky Dog Sledding

Wilderness Centre, Tromsø

Experience a thrilling sled ride across the snowy wilds of the Arctic plateau, being pulled by a team of dogs. At the end of your journey, you’ll get to warm up with a Sámi meal and some homemade cake in a traditional lavvo tent.

Svolvær to Stamsund; L3 01 Jan – 31 Dec; from £108pp. Duration: 3h 30min.

Reindeer Sledding and Sámi Culture Tromsø Lapland, Tromsø

Immerse yourself in indigenous Arctic culture with a real Sámi guide. You will taste traditional food, learn about Sámi folklore and folk songs, as well as try your hand at the time-honoured customs of reindeer sledding and lasso throwing.

Svolvær to Stamsund; L4 09 Jun – 08 Nov; from £71pp. Duration: 3h 30min.

See the modern design and architecture of the Petter Dass Museum juxtaposed with the Alstahaug Church, and all situated right beneath the mighty Seven Sisters mountain range.

Period: Feb – Mar. Price: from £206pp (2017); £213pp (2018). Duration: 4h.

Tromsø Arctic Panorama

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10D: Gateway to Helgeland

Tromsø

You’ll take a cable car up where you’ll discover spectacular 360o views of Tromsø and the surrounding polar landscapes. Afterwards, enjoy some tea and cake by the fi reside in a cosy mountain lodge.

Sandnessjøen to Brønnøysund; L3 01 Oct – 31 May; from £296pp. Duration: 4h.

Get to know your husky sled dogs and experience the thrill of ice fishing. Afterwards, you will be served a hot meal and warm beverages, made on the fi re inside a cosy hut.

Price: from £89pp (2017); £93pp (2018). Duration: 2 – 3h.

Aurora Safari with Dinner by Cable Car

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11F: Husky Safari

Tromsø

Take a cable car up to a traditional mountain lodge for a delicious three-course dinner, surrounded by fantastic views over Tromsø. If you’re lucky, your meal will be lit up by the Northern Lights as well as candlelight.

Kristiansund to Molde; L3 22 Dec – 22 Mar; from £298pp. Duration: 4h 30min.

Price: from £179pp (2017 & 2018). Duration: 3h 30min – 4h.

Snowmobile Safari © Kjell Ove Storvik

Lyngen to Tromsø

First, we head to the Lyngen Alps where you will get acquainted with your snowmobile at Camp Tamok. Then you’ll have the chance to whizz through the frozen lakes and valleys among wild Arctic landscapes before warming up with a hot meal and drinks at the end.

Price: from £232pp (2017); £245pp (2018). Duration: 7h. Note: driving licence required.

Cross-Country Skiing Tromsø

A fantastic opportunity for fi rst-time skiers. After getting some basic tips from an instructor, you will ski together across soft, flat terrain at the top of Tromsø Island. You might even have the Northern Lights above you.

Lofotr Viking Museum

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Join this unmissable mountain hike through the magnificent scenery of Lofoten all the way up to Rørvikskaret. From the top, you will enjoy some of the best views this famous region of Norway has to offer.

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9H: Mountain Hike in Lofoten

Price: from £199pp (2017 & 2018). Duration: 2h 30min.

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Saddle up and mount your beautiful Icelandic steed for an Arctic cowboy adventure through the magnificent Lofoten countryside. Ride along secluded white sand beaches and ancient Viking monuments, taking in the stunning scenery.

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9D: Lofoten by Horse

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Hammerfest; L4 08 Nov – 15 Mar; from £75pp. Duration: 1h 45min.

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These are exclusive to the following voyages: Arctic Highlights, A Taste of the Arctic (Northbound) – Day 6, A Taste of the Arctic (Southbound) – Day 1. These must be pre-booked ahead of your journey.

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Want to be a true polar explorer? Then join this demanding expedition up the Salen mountain in Hammerfest, the world’s northernmost town. When you reach the summit, you’ll get to plant your own flag marking your achievement, before rewarding yourself with some hearty Scandinavian snacks.

Price: From £128pp (2017); £148pp (2018). Duration: 4h (including travel to and from Lyngen). Note: suitable for aged 8 and over.

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8H: Into the Ice

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WINTER EXCURSIONS


Kirkenes Excursions

From: £97pp (2017); £102pp (2018). Duration: 2h. Note: suitable for aged 8 and over.

Tromsø

Get up close to humpback, minke and orca whales as they feed in the herring-rich waters off the coast. Delight in their grace and marvel at the majesty of these kings of the ocean.

From: £171pp (2017); £179pp (2018). Duration: 5 – 6h. Note: November and December ‘A Taste of the Arctic’ voyages only.

Get your own private guide along Tromsø's fishing harbour including Kystens Hus and Restaurant Skirri. See a chef demonstration followed by food tasting.

From: £99pp. Duration: 3h.

Husky Dog Sledding Kirkenes

For a true Arctic experience, stand up on your own dog sled and guide your eager team of huskies across the snowy polar plateaus as they take you on a thrilling ride.

King Crab Safari Kirkenes

Surf and turf Arctic style. Take a snowmobile sledge ride to a frozen fjord, where local fishermen will show you how to catch a king crab. Once you’ve netted one, you’ll head back to the fisherman’s cabin where it will be cooked for you.

Price: from £154pp. Duration: 4h.

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Tromsø

Take an exhilarating snowmobile ride against the backdrop of the dramatic mountains between Finland and Russia.

Price: from £141pp. Duration: 2h.

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Bounty of the Arctic Ocean

Kirkenes

Price: from £169pp. Duration: 2h. Note: driving licence required.

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Whale Safari

Snowmobiling through the Arctic Landscape

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An experienced guide will take you on an evening snowshoeing walk in the woods on Tromsø Island, where hopefully you’ll also catch the Northern Lights.

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Tromsø

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Evening Snowshoe Trip

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These are exclusive to: Arctic Wonders – Day 8

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THE POLAR NIGHT IN SVALBARD

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Go dog sledding under the Polar Night sky

The only place on earth you can hunt for the Northern Lights all day long


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valbard offers travellers a unique winter experience well off the beaten track. Located halfway between mainland Norway and the North Pole, Svalbard is a group of islands located between the Arctic, Barents, Greenland and Norwegian Seas, that together create the most northerly section of Norway. There are around 2,600 permanent residents on Svalbard, most of whom live in Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen, the largest of the Svalbard islands. In winter, Svalbard is hidden under a soft cover of snow. The landscape is endlessly white, wild and beautiful. Between 14 November and 29 January, you will experience the Polar Night – when the sun dips at least 6 degrees under the horizon creating total darkness, 24 hours a day.

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During this period, Aurora hunters are in their element. Longyearbyen itself becomes a magical place, lit only by street lamps, moonshine, starlight and the Aurora Borealis. This creates a truly unique atmosphere, where this small Arctic outpost becomes a cosy base for residents and visitors to congregate and where all your activities take place against the colourful backdrop of a spectacular natural phenomenon.

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Longyearbyen at twilight

Ice-caving

Snowmobile under the Northern Lights

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Tailor-made Spitsbergen Longyearbyen

Customise your adventure into Spitsbergen’s remote Arctic wilderness with Hurtigruten. However long you want to go for, whenever you want to go, and whatever activities, we are your link to organising it all.

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Longyearbyen serves as a great base from which to join in a range of exciting excursions. You can pick from a choice of three accommodation options, and we can also arrange your return flights from the UK direct to Longyearbyen, as well as airport transfers to your hotel.

Return flights UK to Longyearbyen from £572 pp

Coal Miners’ Cabins

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Stay at the world’s northernmost full-service hotel in the heart of Longyearbyen. This modern, centrally located and comfortable hotel has 95 rooms and free Wi-Fi. All rooms are well equipped with en suite, TV, coffee machine and a mini bar.

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Radisson Blu Polar Hotel

The recently refurbished Coal Miners’ Cabins is a popular guesthouse in Longyearbyen. Known for its relaxed atmosphere, it offers reasonably priced accommodation, located in the upper part of the Longyear valley and within reach of mountains and glaciers. It’s the place to stay for those who want to get the real experience of the mining period on Svalbard and is within walking distance from downtown.

You can dine at Restaurant Nansen and sample their excellent à la carte Arctic menu and a good selection of wines, while enjoying panoramic views towards the majestic mountain Hiorthfjellet. Or enjoy a more laid back meal of steak, burgers and pizza at the Barentz Pub & Spiseri, which is the town’s most popular meeting place. The pub, where both local residents and tourists hang out, often features live music at the weekends.

Breakfast is served in the Bar & Grill restaurant, where chefs also prepare homecooked meals for lunch and dinner. They have a gift shop, TV and free Wi-Fi. Every guest house has a kitchen, lounge area, laundry room and shared bathrooms.

Twin: from £106 pp; Single: from £180pp.

Twin: from £61pp; Single: from £92pp.


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Northern Lights Evening, Camp Barentz

Hurtigruten offers more than 60 seasonal excursions in Longyearbyen that will appeal to the adventurous. Here are just a few examples:

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Spitsbergen Hotel

Northern Lights Safari with Snowmobile Join us for a magical experience in a unique setting, far away from the ambient light of built up settlements. Enjoy an exhilarating snowmobile ride across sweeping snowy plains in the dark starry night, as you set off on an aurora hunt. If you fi nd them, you can follow the Northern Lights that colour the mountains and valleys spectacular shades of neon green, blue, yellow and purple. Duration: Approximately 3 hours. Price from £201pp.

Dog Sledding under the Northern Lights Nothing beats the tingling sensation of being at one with nature in the Arctic under a Polar Night sky. Savour an unmissable adventure, dog sledding across frozen terrain under starry skies, an aurora of dancing lights or glittering moonlight. Duration: Approximately 4 hours. Price from £133pp.

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Located on the hillside at the top of the town, Spitsbergen Hotel enjoys stunning views towards Sarkofagen and the Longyear Glacier.

Its corridors are fi lled with historic pictures and the 88 rooms boast a cosy, yet classic style. As a guest, you are welcome to enjoy the secluded salons and library, try your hand at carambole or relax in the sauna or fitness room. Spitsbergen Hotel has maintained many of the historical highlights from its past, and these should not be missed. Twin: from £106 pp; Single: from £180pp.

Ice-caving at the Lars Glacier Under the glaciers on Svalbard, you’ll fi nd a beautiful frozen world of ice. Melting water channels freeze to crystal paths in the winter, but such pristine exquisiteness can only exist in remote environments. To reach the Lars Glacier cave, you’ll fi rst need to put on your snowshoes and go on a steep hike, but trust us, it’ll be worth it! Duration: Approximately 5 hours. Price from £75pp.

Choose from more than 60 seasonal excursions on Svalbard www.hurtigruten.co.uk/excursions

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8 and 9 days For explorers who want to get a taste of Norway’s beautiful northern coast and venture further north to Spitsbergen, high in the Arctic Circle, to experience the special sensation of the Polar Night, this voyage combines both.

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Spend three nights in Longyearbyen, Spitsbergen, and enjoy two excursions included in your voyage price.

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8-day Voyage (southbound). Price from £854 pp

9-day Voyage (northbound). Price from £895 pp

DAYS 1–3: Longyearbyen Experience the wonder of the Polar Night in Longyearbyen from 14 November – 29 January, when you’ll have the chance to see the Northern Lights all day long. In Spitsbergen, you’ll take part in two seasonal complimentary excursions. Fly to Tromsø.

DAY 1: Embarkation, Bergen

DAY 4: Embarkation, Tromsø

Relax and enjoy the pristine tranquillity of the coastal landscapes of the West Cape as you sail through the night towards Ålesund, a charming town renowned for its Art Nouveau architecture.

You board your ship in lively Tromsø, where you’ll head south through prime Arctic fishing territory towards Lofoten.

DAY 5: Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands For many, the fjords and scenery of Vesterålen and Lofoten represent quintessential Norway, with its stunning network of inlets and islands. You will also pass through the narrow Raftsund strait which affords incredible views. DAY 6: Arctic Circle and Seven Sisters mountain range

You will cross the Arctic Circle and take part in a special ritual on deck. From here, enjoy the impressive scenery of the Seven Sisters mountains and the fabled Torghatten rock of Viking saga. DAY 7: Trondheim and Kristiansund In Trondheim, you will have the chance to visit the Gothic style Nidaros Cathedral, or wander around the historic town and the charming Bakklandet district. You’ll then sail towards Kristiansund. DAY 8: Bergen, disembarkation You’ll pass rugged landscapes, cascading waterfalls and the fertile plains of Nordfjord and the Jostedalsbreen glacier. You disembark in Bergen, the City of the Seven Mountains where you can visit the UNESCO-listed Bryggen wharf and the famous fi sh market.

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Spend some time exploring the picturesque city of Bergen and its UNESCO-listed Bryggen waterfront before boarding your Hurtigruten ship, ready for your Arctic adventure.

DAY 2 : Ålesund

DAY 3: Trondheim

Your fi rst call is the Royal City of Trondheim, home to Nidaros Cathedral, Scandinavia’s largest medieval building, and the colourful Bakklandet district.

DAY 4: Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands

Crossing the Arctic Circle is marked with a baptism of ice on deck. From here, you’ll pass the Svartisen glacier and on through the idyllic islets and jagged mountains of Lofoten.

DAY 5: Tromsø, disembarkation During the night, we sail through the spectacular Raftsund strait towards Trollfjord before arriving in Tromsø, the gateway to the Arctic and your fi nal port of call. Here, you’ll transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. DAY 6: Tromsø Take some free time to explore the lively Arctic town of Tromsø, taste the local Mack beer and Lyngen seafood, or join one of our wonderful winter excursions. From here, you’ll fly to Longyearbyen. DAYS 7–9: Longyearbyen

Experience the wonder of the Polar Night in Longyearbyen from 14 November – 29 January, when you’ll have the chance to see the Northern Lights all day long. You’ll spend 3 nights in Longyearbyen, where you’ll take part in two seasonal complimentary excursions.


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Trondheim's colourful wooden wharf district

Enjoy the unique experience of ice-caving

Excursions

Choose two seasonal excursions: Snowshoe Tour and Sightseeing Longyearbyen (01 Oct – 30 Nov) Husky Dog Sledding and Northern Lights Safari (01 Dec–31 Dec; 01 Jan – 28 Feb) Husky Dog Sledding and Ice Cave Tour. You can also sign up for additional optional excursions (see pp.44–45)

Enjoy views of the aurora on our panorama decks

Want to add fl ights?

To save you time and trouble, we can also help a arrange ATOL-protected fl ights to and from the UK on your behalf. Prices starts from £464pp in addition to the voyage price.

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For more optional excursions in Longyearbyen, see pp.44–45. For additional optional excursions in Tromsø, see pp.40–41.

Stunning landscapes reflected in the Polar Night

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Extend your voyage

PRE- AND POST-VOYAGE PROGRAMMES Add a few extra nights before or after your Hurtigruten voyage with our pre- and post- extension packages. Choose from one of the featured cities of Bergen, Trondheim, Tromsø or Kirkenes. All of the hotels have been specially selected to offer the best and most central location and facilities.

Bergen from £286pp

Trondheim from £412pp

Choice of hotels

• Rail journey from Trondheim to Oslo on Dovre railway, including seat reservation • One night’s B&B accommodation (3 or 4 star) in Oslo • Flight from Oslo–UK, including current taxes and charges • Transfers in Trondheim and Oslo

• Clarion Hotel Admiral Newly renovated hotel with waterfront views in the Bryggen district. It has 210 well-equipped rooms with free Wi-Fi. • First Hotel Marin Centrally located in Bryggen district, hotel has well-equipped rooms, free Wi-Fi, conference facilities, steambath, sauna and gym. • Radisson Blu Hotel Norge Elegant accommodation in Bryggen district. With 342 well-appointed rooms, free Wi-Fi, international restaurants, fitness centre and Turkish sauna. • Scandic Hotel Neptun Located in downtown Bergen, hotel has well-equipped rooms, free Wi-Fi, and two restaurant dining options. • Scandic Hotel Strand Good location in Bergen with views of Bryggen harbour. Free Wi-Fi, 24-hour lobby shop and free use of nearby gym.

Excursions

Norway in a Nutshell One of Norway’s most popular day trips. Take a unique tour through some of Bergen and its surrounding area’s most magnificent scenery. You’ll take the train from Bergen to Voss and then onto Gudvangen by bus. Then experience a 2-hour fjord cruise to Flåm, where you’ll take the famous Flåm railway for 20km to Myrdal and then take the train back to Bergen. Enjoy spectacular sights like the Auerlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, and drive along the Stalheimskleiva, one of the steepest stretches of road in northern Europe. Period: 01 Apr–31 Mar. Duration: 9 hours. Price: from £166pp.

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11-day Classic Norwegian Discovery Voyage extension

Choice of hotels • Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Located in the heart of Oslo, the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel is within walking distance of most tourist attractions and business districts. • Radisson Blu Airport Hotel, Oslo Linked to the Oslo Airport terminal by a covered walkway and close to bus and train stations. Guests can reach the vibrant city centre in around 20 minutes. • Scandic Oslo City Centrally located, this hotel has its own special character – with works of art by many famous artists being exhibited.

Excursions

Røros – UNESCO World Heritage Site Take a short detour from Trondheim to Oslo and enjoy two nights at the traditional Bergstadens Hotel in the former mining town of Røros, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The entire town centre with its original wooden buildings are protected and the town is particularly charming in winter. It’s home to a thriving arts and crafts scene, factory outlets, quaint boutiques and fi ne local restaurants. Perfect for exploring at your leisure. Period: 01 Jan–31 Mar. Duration: 3 days/ 2 nights. Price: from £294pp. © Shutterstock

• Flight from UK–Bergen or Bergen–UK, including current taxes and charges • One night’s B&B accommodation (3 or 4 star) in Bergen • Transfers in Bergen


Tromsø from £250pp

• Flight from UK–Tromsø or Tromsø–UK, including current taxes and charges • Transfer in Tromsø

Choice of hotels • Clarion Hotel The Edge New conference hotel at the port, with 290 well-equipped rooms, high speed Wi-Fi, and international restaurant. • Radisson Blu Hotel Premium city centre hotel close to the harbour. Modern, spacious rooms, high speed Wi-Fi, fitness centre, sauna and solarium. • Scandic Ishavshotel Right on the quay with great views of the harbour and the Arctic Cathedral, this is an international hotel with free Wi-Fi

Excursion

Overnight stay in Sámi Lavvo and Reindeer Sledding Go on a wonderful reindeer sled ride on the island of Kvaløya. Here, there is less ambient light and excellent conditions for seeing the Northern Lights. Enjoy a warm evening meal, then spend the night under the Arctic sky in a traditional Sámi Lavvo (tent), sleeping on reindeer skins in winter-insulated sleeping bags. Period: 01 Nov–20 Mar. Duration: 1 night. Price: from £361pp.

Kirkenes from £319pp

• Flight from UK–Kirkenes or Kirkenes–UK, including current taxes and charges • One night’s B&B accommodation (3 or 4 star) in Kirkenes or Oslo • Transfer in Kirkenes

Preparing for adventure:

WHAT TO PACK Like any Arctic expedition, an Arctic voyage with Hurtigruten during the winter months requires a bit of planning and making sure you have the right clothes and equipment. This will ensure you get maximum pleasure from your trip and minimal discomfort. As the Scandinavians like to say (and they should know), “There’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothes!”

Winter, Spring and Autumn Essentials While the ships are well heated, temperatures in the Arctic Circle can drop as low as -20 degrees Celsius or lower with wind chill. We recommend you wear multiple layers and bring high quality windproof, thermal clothing to keep you warm and toasty, both indoors and outdoors. The best clothes keep the heat in and the moisture out. You’ll be provided with specialist gear for certain excursions like snowmobiling. We’ve produced a packing checklist for you, including some of the most important items we think you’ll need. 1. Sturdy, winter boots with good grip

Choice of hotels

2. Spikes (also sold onboard) and trekking poles

• Thon Hotel Kirkenes Located on the quay in the town centre, the hotel has well-equipped rooms, free Wi-Fi and an a la carte restaurant

4. Waterproof and windproof clothing

• Scandic Kirkenes This hotel is in the centre of Kirkenes with well-equipped rooms, free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, sauna, solarium and an international restaurant.

Excursions

Winter King Crab Safari Take a snowmobile-drawn sledge to a frozen fjord, where local fisherman will show you how to catch a king crab. Then return to the fisherman’s cabin where you’ll see how to prepare and cook the crab. Period: 01 Dec–31 Mar. Duration: 4 hours. Price: from £162pp. The Snowhotel Enjoy an overnight stay at the Snowhotel, a rare opportunity to sleep in an illuminated suite made entirely of snow and ice, decorated with ice sculptures. Visit the Arctic Snow Bar for a cool cocktail, and dine at the Gabba restaurant where you can enjoy gourmet cuisine and warm up next to the fi replace. You’ll also have the chance to book other optional excursions like snowshoeing, snowmobiling or dog sledding. DB&B. Transfers included. Period: 20 Dec–31 Mar. Duration: 1 night. Price: from £263pp.

3. Multiple layers of thermal wear 5. Woollen jumpers and fleeces 6. Thick winter jacket 7. Warm hat, gloves, socks and scarf 8. Good camera with neck/wrist safety cord 9. Extra camera batteries and memory cards 10. 220v AC two-pin plug and travel adaptor 11. Binoculars 12. UV protection sunglasses and sunscreen 13. Credit cards and small amount of Norwegian Kroner (NOK) Note: There is no dress code on board our ships and the mood is casual and informal.

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Gamme Cabins Snuggle up in the Snowhotel’s luxurious and cosy Gamme cabins. From the warmth of these elegant, en suite wooden cabins, you can look out at the beautiful night skies and hunt the Northern Lights. Includes DB&B. Period: 01 Jan–31 Mar. Duration: 1 night. Price: from £211pp.

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS 1. YOUR CONTRACT Your contract is with Hurtigruten Ltd., a company wholly owned by Hurtigruten ASA, on the basis of these conditions and the information contained in the brochure, and shall be governed by English law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. When you book an air package holiday or sailing with us the contract between us will exist as soon as you or your travel agent asks us to confirm your booking. We then become responsible to provide you with the voyage arrangements or air package holiday you have booked and you become responsible to pay for them, in each case subject to these terms and conditions. You will also become responsible to pay for any additional arrangements made by us on your behalf including International Flights not included in any air package, optional excursions, travel insurance or other arrangements requested by you and booked. When you make a booking you guarantee you have the authority to accept and do accept on behalf of your party the terms of these booking conditions and accept responsibility for making all payments to us for all members of the party. We are unable to accept provisional or conditional bookings. We will send all documents and other information to you and you will be responsible for ensuring that all other members of the party are kept fully informed. A confirmation invoice which you should check as soon as you receive it will be sent on receipt of your deposit. If you wish to change or cancel any arrangements later you may have to pay an amendment or cancellation charge and additional costs (see below) which may be as much as the whole of the original price of your arrangements. Only one invoice and one set of documents will be issued. No verbal amendments may be made by either party to these written booking conditions; any change must be in writing signed by the Chief Executive of Hurtigruten ASA. If your confirmed arrangements include a flight, we (or if you booked via an authorised agent of ours, that agent) will issue you with an ATOL Certificate and a confirmation. Upon receipt, if you believe that any details on the ATOL Certificate or confirmation or any other document are wrong you must advise us immediately. If you book your holiday through a travel agent all communication must be through that agent. Please quote your booking reference number in all communications. You are responsible for complying with any visa or other entry requirements for you or any of your party who are not full European Union Passport Holders. 2. YOUR FINANCIAL PROTECTION We hold an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority under number 3584. When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an ATOL Certificate. This lists the flight, accommodation, car hire and/or other services that are fi nancially protected, where you can get information on what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. In the unlikely event of our insolvency the CAA will ensure that you are not stranded abroad if you have booked a package holiday from this brochure and will arrange to refund any money you have paid to us for an advance booking. For further information visit the ATOL website at www.atol.org. uk. If you book arrangements other than an air packaged holiday from this brochure your monies are protected by our bond held with ABTA. 3. PAYMENT Once you have asked us to confirm your booking the total price of the arrangements you have booked is due and is payable as follows: (i) If you book more than 60 days before your scheduled departure date a non-refundable deposit of 20%. The balance is due 60 days before your scheduled departure date. No second invoice will be sent. Travel documents will be issued 7 to 14 days prior to departure. (ii) If you book less than 60 days before your scheduled departure date the full price is payable when you book. Our preferred method of deposit payment is by bank debit card or credit card. Balance payment may be made by cash, bank debit card, credit card or cheque (providing there is time to clear it to meet the payment schedule shown above – you should allow 5 working days for clearance from the time we receive it). Online Bookings Bookings made online that cost less than £800 or made within 60 days of departure require full payment at the time of booking and no refund is made if cancelled. Credit Card Charges In line with The Consumer Rights (Payment Surcharges) Regulations 2012, we will make a charge of 1.50% for deposits and balances paid by credit card. Your booking may be cancelled if we do not receive payment by the due date (we will not

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normally send reminders) and cancellation charges as set out under “If You Cancel” (see below) will be payable by you. 4. FITNESS TO TRAVEL ON THE SHIP, PREGNANCY, DISABILITY OR REDUCED MOBILITY, MEDICAL/MOBILITY EQUIPMENT In order to ensure that the Carrier is able to carry passengers safely and in accordance with applicable safety requirements established by international, EU or national law or in order to meet safety requirements established by competent authorities including the ships fl ag state every Passenger warrants that he/she is fi t to travel by sea and that his/her conduct or condition will not impair the safety of the ship or inconvenience the other passengers. We reserve the right to require any Passenger to produce medical evidence of fi tness to travel in order to assess whether that Passenger can be carried safely in accordance with applicable international, EU or national law. If we consider it necessary, we are entitled to administer a health questionnaire prior to boarding. If it appears to us, the Master or the Company’s nominated medical representative that a Passenger is for any reason unfi t to travel, likely to endanger safety, or likely to be refused permission to land at any port, or likely to render the Carrier liable for Passenger maintenance, support or repatriation, then the Carrier or the Master shall have the right to take any of the following courses: (i) Refuse to embark the Passenger at any port; (ii) Disembark the Passenger at any port; (iii) Transfer the Passenger to another berth or cabin; (iv) If the Company’s nominated medical representative considers it advisable, to place or confine him/her or to transfer the Passenger to a health facility at any port, at the Passenger's expense (v) to administer fi rst aid and administer any drug, medicine or other substance or to admit and/or confine the Passenger to a hospital or other similar institution at any port provided that the ship’s nominated medical representative and/or Master considers that any such steps are necessary. Where a Passenger is refused embarkation as a result of safety and/or fi tness to travel, neither we nor the carrier shall be liable for any loss or expense occasioned to the passenger thereby, nor shall the passenger be entitled to any compensation from the Carrier. Passengers who need assistance and/or have special requests or need special facilities or equipment with regard to accommodation, seating or services required or need to bring medical equipment must notify us at the time of booking. If there are any particular conditions, disabled or reduced mobility which require personal care or supervision then such personal care or supervision must be organised by the passenger and at the passenger’s expense. Those passengers confined to wheelchairs must furnish their own standard size foldable wheelchairs but needn't be accompanied by a travelling companion. Unless we and or the Carrier agree otherwise and in writing Passengers are limited to bringing 2 items of such mobility or medical equipment on board per cabin with a total value not exceeding £2,200. All equipment must be capable of being carried safety and must be declared before the sailing. The Carrier may decline to carry such equipment where it is not safe to do so or where it has not been notified in time to enable a risk assessment to be carried out. Pregnant women are highly recommended to seek medical advice prior to travel at any stage of their pregnancy. Women who are up to 23 weeks pregnant at the end of the cruise are required to produce a medical certificate of fitness to travel. The Carrier cannot for safety reasons carry pregnant passengers of 24 weeks or more by the end of the cruise. 5. A PRICES All Voyage prices shown in this brochure are in pounds sterling and are per person based on full occupancy of the cabin accommodation unless otherwise stated. Single/Sole occupancy of cabins with more than one berth is at our discretion as single/sole use of multiple berth cabins will be limited. The price of your voyage or air package holiday arrangements was calculated using exchange rates quoted in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies on 04.11.2016, Norwegian Kroner (NOK) 10.16; Euros 1.12. We reserve the right to change any of the prices quoted in this brochure although there will be no change within 30 days of your departure date. You will be advised of the current price of the voyage or air package holiday you wish to book before your contract is confirmed. We reserve the right to increase or decrease prices in line with any change in VAT, local and UK taxes, embarkation/disembarkation fees, fuel surcharges, exchange rates, security charges or any fees chargeable for the services included in the cost of your holiday. Should it be necessary to make any surcharges we will notify you of the relevant adjustments by issuing a new invoice. In any event we will absorb all such increases where they form less than 2% of the total cost of your voyage or air package holiday (excluding any cancellation or amendment charges). Only amounts in excess of 2% will be invoiced to you, together with an administration charge of £1.00 per

person together with an amount to cover agent’s commission. In the event that any surcharge means you paying in excess of 10% more on the original cost of your voyage or air package holiday, you will be entitled to cancel your trip with a full refund of all monies paid (except amendment fees). Should you wish to cancel under these circumstances you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the date of the invoice we send you showing the increase.

arrangements less than 60 days before your departure except for reasons of force majeure or failure by you to pay the final balance in full.

Should the price of your voyage or air package holiday go down due to changes above by more than 2% of your holiday cost then any refund due will be paid to you. Please note that travel arrangements are not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price of your travel due to contractual or other protection in place.

Occasionally we may have to make a significant change to your confirmed arrangements. Significant changes include the following:

5.B VOYAGE AND AIR PACKAGE HOLIDAY Prices do not include: • Travel Insurance • Luggage Handling • International Flights except where included in the Air Package Holiday Price • Optional Excursions • Gratuities Optional Excursions booked before you travel or local excursions or other activities that you may choose to book and pay for whilst on holiday are not part of your voyage or air package holiday arrangements provided by us nor are we agents for the provider of the service. For any excursion or other activity you book before departure or with which you are assisted in arranging whilst on holiday, your contract will solely be with the supplier of the excursion or activity and not with Hurtigruten. We are not responsible for the provision of your excursion or activity or for anything that happens during the course of its provision by the supplier. 6. IF YOU CHANGE YOUR BOOKING If you wish to change your travel arrangements after they have been confirmed we will do our utmost to help but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing by the person who made the booking or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of £60 per person and any further cost we incur in making this alteration. NB: most airlines will charge a fee for ticket changes. Costs may increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made. For example, the transfer within 60 days of departure of arrangements involving a scheduled flight will mean the cancellation and re-booking of this flight and a significant additional charge. If you change the number of people in your party, the price of the arrangements will be recalculated for the new party size e.g. this may mean that accommodation is under-occupied and each member of the party may have to pay an increased price. Any increase in price caused by changes you have requested is not a cancellation charge even though it may arise because a member of your party has cancelled. Any change by you to your confirmed arrangements after departure is in all cases subject to availability and any relevant costs. 7. IF YOU CANCEL You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the person who made the booking or your travel agent must be received at our offices. We recommend ‘Recorded Delivery’. Cancellation takes effect the day we receive your letter or email. Since we incur costs in relation to your arrangements from the time we confirm your booking you will have to pay the applicable cancellation charges as shown in the table below (which also applies if we cancel because you have failed to make payments on time – see “Payment” section) together with the cost of any air fare for which we have had to pay at the time of the booking and will be payable immediately on cancellation. When the cancellation letter is received by us before departure 60 or more days

Charges as a % of the total holiday cost (excl. insurance premiums) Retention of deposit

42–59 days

30%

28–41 days

60%

14–27 days

90%

Less than 14 days

100%

If you have to cancel for a reason covered by your travel insurance you may be able to reclaim the cancellation charges, less applicable excess. Insurance premiums are not refundable. 8. IF WE CHANGE OR CANCEL YOUR BOOKING We reserve the right to change any of the details, and correct any errors in this brochure or invoices at any time. If changes are made before you have made your booking we will advise you before we confirm your arrangements. We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel your travel arrangements (for example if a minimum number of participants for a particular travel arrangements not reached, we may have to cancel it) and to change airline, aircraft types, vessels and itineraries without liability for any subsequent loss. Even after we have confirmed your booking we may have to make alterations but we will not cancel your travel

Most alterations will be minor and while we will do our best to notify you or your travel agent of any changes as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure, we will have no other liability to you.

• Change of UK departure airport. A change from one London airport to another is not considered a major change. London airports are Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and London City. • Change of your time of departure or return by more than 12 hours. • Change of your flight from a day flight to a night flight if this also includes a change to your departure time of 3 hours or more.† • Change of resort. • Change of holiday accommodation to accommodation of a lower off icial rating. † For the purposes of the contract night flights are those which depart from the UK between 2200 and 0600 hours or arrive in the UK between 2400 and 0600 hours. If we have to make a significant change we will notify you as soon as possible and you may either: (a) accept the change and the contract between us will then be varied to incorporate the change; or (b) take alternative arrangements altogether (subject to availability). If the alternative arrangements selected are a lower price than those originally confirmed the difference will (if already paid) be refunded to you. (c) withdraw from the booking completely in which case we will as soon as possible, refund all money paid to us. Passengers must give notice of their decision as soon as reasonably possible and not later than 7 days of being informed of the alteration. If you choose (a) or (b) above, you will receive as compensation a credit towards the cost of your arrangements, or any alternative selected, the amount shown in Scale A below. If you choose (c) we will pay you compensation shown in Scale B below. In all cases we will have no liability for any other or greater compensation or for expenses or losses incurred. Period before departure date notification given by us

Credit/Compensation per fare paying passenger (excluding infants)* Scale A

Scale B

0–7 days

£50

£25

8–14 days

£40

£20

15–28 days

£30

£15

29–42 days

£20

£10

43–59 days

£10

£5

More than 60 days

£5

Nil

*The compensation shown above applies to full fare paying adults only. Children or others travelling at concessionary rates will receive compensation pro rata based on the concessionary price against the full adult price as shown on the confirmation. The above rates do not apply when we are forced to make changes which cause you to withdraw or cancel your arrangements, by reason of unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control and which we could not have avoided by the exercise of all due care and our only liability will be to refund, as soon as possible, all money paid to us by you. We are unable to accept liability or pay compensation where the performance or prompt performance of our contractual obligation is prevented or affected by reason of circumstances amounting to “force majeure” i.e. any event which we or the supplier(s) of the service(s) could not, even with due care foresee or avoid. Such events may include, but are not limited to, war, threat of war or civil commotions, riots, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather, fi re, fl ood, drought, government action, airport and port regulations and closures, technical transportation problems, maintenance to vessels, scheduling of transport and similar events outside our control. A flight or ship delay does not constitute a change to holiday arrangements. 9. COMPLAINT PROCEDURE If there is a problem during your holiday, you must report it on board immediately or to the relevant airline, ground handler, hotelier or other supplier, so that prompt eff orts can be made to resolve the problem. In the unlikely event that a problem cannot be resolved at the time and you wish to complain, you must send us full written details within 28 days of your return. Failure to take either or both of these steps will prejudice our ability to resolve your problem and / or investigate it fully. In consequence, any right to compensation you may have will be extinguished or, at the very least, substantially reduced.


Where the port of embarkation for your sailing is in the EU then any complaints relating to EU Regulation 1177/2010 on Passenger Rights when travelling by Sea and Inland waterways must be made to the Company in writing no later than 2 months after return from travel or the date on which the service complained of was performed. The Company will provide a final reply within 2 months. You must supply full details to enable the Company to deal with your complaint.

International Conventions and Regulations are available from us on request. We do not have any liability to you by virtue of the Regulation 261/2004 which applies solely to the operating carrier. Any liability we may have to you under our contract with you, arising out of the same facts, is limited to the remedies provided under the Regulation as if (for this purpose only) we were a carrier; any sums you receive from the carrier will be deducted from any amount due from ourselves.

In the unlikely event that any complaint cannot be settled between us you may if you wish be referred to Arbitration. This special scheme, by arrangement with ABTA is administered by CEDR Solve. It applies if your claim is for not more than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking and does not involve physical injury or illness. The scheme provides for a simple and inexpensive method of arbitration conducted privately based on written documentation and evidence with limited customer liability on costs. Full details are available on request or from ABTA Ltd, 30 Park St, London SE1 9EQ, www.abta.com.

(vi) Travel by sea is governed by the provisions of the Convention Relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea 1974 as amended in 1976 (“The Athens Convention) and where applicable from 1 January 2013 EU Regulation 392/2009 relating to the Liability of carriers of passengers by sea in the event of accidents (“EU Regulation 392/2009). For the purposes of the Athens Convention and EU Regulation 392/2009 we are the Contracting Carrier.

10. OUR LIABILITY TO YOU (i) Except where otherwise expressly stated in these booking conditions, we regret we cannot accept liability or pay any compensation where the performance of our contractual obligations is prevented or affected by or you otherwise suffer any damage or loss as a result of “force majeure”. In these Booking Conditions, “force majeure” means any event which we or the supplier of the service(s) in question could not, even with all due care, foresee or avoid. Such events may include war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, actual or threatened terrorist activity, industrial dispute, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire and all similar events outside our control. (ii) We will accept responsibility for the arrangements we agree to provide or arrange for you as an “organiser” under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 as set out below. Subject to these booking conditions, if we or our suppliers perform or arrange your contracted holiday arrangements negligently, taking into consideration all relevant factors, we will pay you reasonable compensation. (iii) Where death and or personal injury and or loss of or damage to property occurs during carriage by air or by sea then liability and the extent of damages recoverable will be dealt with by International Conventions as set out in paragraphs (v) and (vi) and not otherwise. (iv) As set out in these booking conditions we limit the maximum amount we may have to pay you for any claims you may make against us which do not involve personal injury, illness or death. Except where loss of and/or damage to luggage or personal possessions is concerned if we are found liable to you on any basis the maximum amount we will have to pay you is twice the price (excluding insurance premiums and amendment charges) paid by or on behalf of the person(s) affected in total unless a lower limitation applies to your claim under clause 10(vi) below. (v) Where any claim or part of a claim (including those involving death or personal injury) concerns or is based on any travel arrangements (including the process of getting on and/or off the transport concerned) provided by any air, sea, rail or road carrier or any stay in a hotel, the maximum amount of compensation we will have to pay you will be limited. The most we will have to pay you for that claim or that part of a claim if we are found liable to you on any basis is the most the carrier or hotel keeper concerned would have to pay under the international convention or regulation which applies to the travel arrangements or hotel stay in question. (for example, the Warsaw Convention as amended or unamended and the Montreal Convention for international travel by air and/or for airlines with an operating licence granted by an EU country, the EC Regulation on Air Carrier Liability No 889/2002 for national and international travel by air, the Athens convention for international travel by sea). Please note: Where a carrier or hotel would not be obliged to make any payment to you under the applicable International Convention or Regulation in respect of a claim or part of a claim, we similarly are not obliged to make a payment to you for that claim or part of the claim. When making any payment, we are entitled to deduct any money which you have received or are entitled to receive from the transport provider or hotelier for the complaint or claim in question. Copies of the applicable

The air holidays in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 3584. Please see booking conditions for more information. ATOL protection only applies to holidays that include international air travel, and therefore does not apply to all holiday and travel services shown in this brochure. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking.

The Athens Convention and EU Regulation 392/2009 limit the Carriers’ liability for death or personal injury or loss or damage to luggage and makes special provision for valuables. It is presumed that luggage has been delivered to you undamaged unless written notice is given by us and/or the performing Carrier. a) in the case of apparent damage, before or at the time of disembarkation or redelivery; or b) in the case of damage which is not apparent or of loss, within 15 days from the date of disembarkation or redelivery or from the time when such redelivery should have taken place. Damages for cabin luggage payable by the Carrier are limited up to the Athens Convention limit of 833 SDRs or 2250 SDRs if EU Regulation 392/2009 applies. Limits shall be reduced in proportion to any contributory negligence by the Client and by the maximum deductible specified in Article 8(4) of the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009. In so far as we may be liable to a Client in respect of claims arising out of carriage by sea, we shall be entitled to all the rights, defences, immunities and limitations available, respectively, to the actual carrier and under the relevant Conventions and nothing in these Booking Conditions shall be deemed as a surrender thereof. To the extent that any provision in these Booking Conditions is made null and void by the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 or any legislation compulsorily applicable or is otherwise unenforceable, it shall be void to that extent but not further. Any liability in respect of death and personal injury and loss of and damage to luggage which we may incur to you shall always be subject to the limits of liability contained in the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 for death/personal injury of 46,666 Special Drawing Rights (SDR) or 300,000 SDR under Athens Convention or 400,000 SDRs under EU Regulation 392/2009 except in the case of liability for war or terrorism 250,000 SDRs. We are not liable for valuables, monies or other securities including jewellery and watches. If they have been deposited with the reception desk on the ship for safe keeping and a receipt issued then in those limited circumstances the Carriers liability will be as set out in the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009. The use of safes on board a Vessel is not a deposit with the ship or with the company under the Athens Convention or EU Regulation 392/2009 or otherwise. The limits are 1200 SDRs pursuant to Athens or 3,375 SDRs pursuant to EU Regulation 392/2009. (vii) Where there is any loss of or damage to property including luggage which is not covered by any international convention and where liability is not limited by reference to any enactment, terms of conditions, then any legal liability that we may have for any such losses or damage will not exceed £500 per guest. (viii) You must provide ourselves and our insurers with all assistance we may reasonably require. You must also tell us and the supplier concerned about your claim or complaint as set out in clause 9 above. If asked to do so, you must transfer to us or our insurers any rights you have against the supplier or whoever else is responsible for your claim or complaint (if the person concerned is under 18, their parent or guardian must do so). You must also agree to cooperate fully with us and our insurers if we or our insurers want to enforce any rights which are transferred.

Hurtigruten is also a member of ABTA. UK & Ireland and is bonded accordingly. This ensures the protection of your monies, once paid to Hurtigruten, for all holidays contained in this brochure that are not ATOL protected, for example voyage only. It also covers your repatriation to the UK in the unlikely event of our insolvency.

11. INDEMNITY When you book arrangements with us you accept responsibility for the proper conduct of yourself and your party. If your actions or omissions cause damage to any property in the provision of the contracted arrangements, or cause delay or diversion to any flight or other means of transportation, you agree to fully indemnify us against any claim (including professional fees and legal costs) made against us by or on behalf of the owner of such property or the operator of the flight or other means of transportation. The Captain of an aircraft or Master of a ship has authority over the aircraft/ship and passengers at all times when they are boarding or on board. There will be no liability on our part, or that of any supplier, for any refund, compensation, or costs thus incurred. Additionally, we will have the right to recover full costs resulting from the incident from the passenger. At any port or place we may refuse to embark or may disembark any passenger who, in the opinion of the ship’s authorized personnel, might be excluded from landing at further destinations by local authorities or who may be suffering from any contagious or infectious disease, or whose presence may be detrimental to the wellbeing of passengers or crew. In cases of quarantine of the ship, or individual passengers (passengers may be required to remain in their cabin or as instructed by authorised personnel on board if they or any other occupant of the accommodation presents any symptoms or may be considered to put other passengers at risk) we will not be liable for expenses thus caused and in such cases as above there will be no entitlement to any refund or compensation and we will have no liability for costs incurred as a result. Your specific passport and visa and health requirements and other immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with the relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with the latest requirements. If you have made independent travel arrangements you accept responsibility for joining the ship in good time, regardless of any change to the sailing time or date, or to the itinerary. We are not able to refund monies paid to us, or any third party acting on our or your behalf, or make compensation or other payments where, for whatever reason, you fail to join the ship. Passengers going ashore are responsible for re-boarding the ship prior to departure from port. 12. INSURANCE It is a condition of the contract with us that every member of the booking has travel insurance in force for the entire duration of the booking, covering at least the cancellation of the booking and providing medical cover for illness or injury and repatriation while overseas. Please provide us with the name of your insurer, together with their 24-hour emergency number when you book or as soon as possible. 13. TIMINGS & DELAYS Timings are estimates only and cannot be guaranteed, even if shown on tickets. They may be changed due to regulatory authority requirements, weather conditions, maintenance or technical reasons, and the ability of passengers to check in and board on time. Sometimes delays cannot be avoided but in such situations, in conjunction with our local agents or representatives, we will try to ensure your comfort during the course of any delay. Where the port of embarkation is in the EU and the company reasonably expects the departure of a cruise to be delayed for more than 90 minutes beyond its scheduled departure time, passengers departing from port terminal shall be offered free of charge snacks, meals or refreshments as are appropriate given the waiting time, provided they are available and can reasonably be supplied. If the delay in departure necessitates a stay of one or more nights or a stay additional to that intended by the passenger where and when physically possible the Company shall, subject to the Package Travel Regulations 1992, offer passengers departing from port terminals free of charge adequate accommodation on board or ashore, and transport to and from the port terminal and place of accommodation in addition to the snacks, meals and refreshments previously referred to. The maximum amount that the company will pay for accommodation ashore and transport to and from the port terminal shall be equivalent to 80 Euros per person per night for a maximum of three nights. The company will not have an obligation to provide such accommodation ashore where the delay is caused by weather conditions endangering the safe operation of the ship.

14. BROCHURE VALIDITY This brochure was published in February 2017 and the details and prices contained in it are valid to March 2018 but may be superseded by subsequent brochures. Changes may occur after the date of publication, and some hotel/ship facilities may become unavailable. While this brochure features photography and descriptions of the Northern Lights and of local wildlife, there is no guarantee of sightings. 15. DATA PROTECTION In order to process your booking and ensure your travel arrangements run smoothly and meet your requirements we, Hurtigruten Ltd, need to use the information you provide such as name, address, any special needs/dietary requirements etc. We take full responsibility for ensuring that proper security measures are in place to protect your information. We must pass the information on to the relevant suppliers of your travel arrangements such as airlines, ships, hotels, transport companies etc. The information may also be provided to security or credit checking companies, public authorities such as customs/immigration if required by them, or as required by law. Additionally, where your holiday is outside the European Economic Area (EEA), controls on data protection in your destination may not be as strong as the legal requirements in this country. We will not pass any information on to any person not responsible for part of your travel arrangements. This applies to any sensitive information that you give to us such as details of any disabilities, or dietary/ religious requirements. (If we cannot pass this information to the relevant suppliers, whether in the EEA or not, we cannot provide your booking. In making this booking, you consent to this information being passed on to the relevant persons). Please note that where information is also held by your travel agent, this is subject to your agent’s own data protection policy. Hurtigruten is not responsible for the privacy practices of any other companies. If you wish to obtain a copy of the personal information held about you, please write to the above address. Hurtigruten Ltd may make a small charge for supplying this information as permitted by law. Hurtigruten Ltd. may wish to contact you by post, e-mail and/or telephone with news, information and offers on its voyages and other holidays we may have available and for market research purposes. If you prefer not to be contacted for the purposes set out above please contact the Customer Data Controller, Marketing Department, Hurtigruten Ltd, Bedford House, 69–79 Fulham High St, London SW6 3JW.

NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE *What do we mean by a Northern Lights Occurrence? A Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which has been recorded by the ship’s deck off icers and which has been announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ship’s decision as to whether the Northern Lights occurred is final. Our Northern Lights Promise is valid on the following 12-day voyages: Classic Round Voyage; Flight-inclusive Classic Round Voyage; Astronomy Voyage. **Subject to the following Terms and Conditions: Offer valid for UK and Ireland passengers only. You will be able to take a 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage cruise, departing 1 October 2018 to 31 March 2019, in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a half-board basis. (You may upgrade to another grade of cabin and add meals subject to additional costs and availability.) This offer applies to all new bookings on Classic Round Voyages departing from 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018. Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time. Please check at the time of booking as to the current status of the offer. The cruise must be booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given. Exclusions: Offer excludes flights, transfers, all on board expenses, excursions, luggage handling. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable, nonchangeable and have no cash value.

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Norwegian Coastal Voyages

Explorer Expedition Voyages

Specialists in the Norwegian coast and Arctic polar region, we travel along this breathtaking 34-port route year-round and in all seasons. Experience the Northern Lights in the winter and the Midnight Sun in the summer.

Hurtigruten is an exploration travel company. Journey with us to destinations such as Greenland, Iceland and Svalbard in the polar north, across the Atlantic to Canada, along Central and South America to the Amazon, or down to bottom of the world in Antarctica.

Call 0800 810 8222 The air holidays and flights in this brochure are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority, our ATOL number is 3584

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Norway's Northern Lights with Hurtigruten - 2017/2018