Hunting the Northern Lights - ms Kong Harald February 2019

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Hunting the Northern Lights

Mother Nature at her most spectacular

The Northern Lights perform their swirling waltzes in the night skies of the Arctic every winter and the best place on Earth to see them is from Norway. Travel through this wondrous, Nordic land by rail and sea, just as nature shakes off its winter cloak and where the luminous, daytime light will be like no other you’ve experienced.

During February, flowers start to blossom and the snow begins to melt, providing breathtaking scenes straight from the pages of a storybook. Not only does Norway boast a phenomenon of light and colour, it provides a myriad of other fascinating sights. Indeed, Mother Nature was feeling very generous the day she bestowed on Norway such a smorgasbord of pure, awe-inspiring scenery and experiences.

Encounter Norway’s grandest fjords, towering majestically above you as you pass by, interrupted by the thunderous waterfalls of freshly melted snow, quaint fishing villages and more wildlife than in your average David Attenborough documentary! As you travel inland, the famous Flam Railway will showcase some of Norway’s most magnificent alpine scenery. See lush pine forests covered in the white snow of a winter’s wonderland, complete with huskies and reindeer. Along the way, sample the fresh seafood and seasonal fare, including traditional Norwegian delicacies which will challenge but tantalise your tastebuds.

Your voyage with Hurtigruten will take you deep beyond the Arctic Circle and around the legendary North Cape, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Arctic Ocean. At the isolated village of Kirkenes, near the Russian border, you’ll ‘Meet the Reindeers’, stay in a hotel made from ice and experience the thrill of a sled ride, hauled by beautiful and powerful husky dogs.

Ensure your camera’s memory card has plenty of space for the magical memories you’ll capture on this spectacular cruise tour through a place like nowhere else on Earth.

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Inclusions

Departs 18 February 2019 - 15 nights

  • Return Emirates economy-class airfares including taxes from SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL and PER. Connections from other airports available on request
  • 2 nights Oslo accommodation at the Thon Opera Hotel (or similar) including breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Oslo
  • Travel on Bergen Railway, Oslo / Voss / Bergen in Comfort Class
  • 2 nights Voss accommodation at Fleischers Hotel (or similar) including breakfast daily
  • Full-day tour on the historic Flåm Railway and a fjord cruise
  • 1 night Bergen accommodation at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel including breakfast
  • Half-day walking tour of Bergen
  • 1 night accommodation at the SnowHotel Kirkenes including welcome drink, dinner and breakfast
  • 6 night voyage on ms Kong Harald including all meals
  • ‘Meet the Reindeers Experience’ and ‘Husky Fun’ tour
  • Economy-class airfare from Kirkenes to Oslo
  • 1 night accommodation at the Radisson Blu Oslo Airport Hotel including breakfast
  • Train and coach transfers as detailed in itinerary
  • Cruise Express souvenir backpack, cap or visor and lanyard

Fares


Polar Inside cabins aboard ms Kong Harald are on a guarantee basis and will assigned close to the time of sailing. Other and higher grades of accommodation may be available on application – higher fares may apply.

from $7,490* pp twin share
from $8,990* solo fare

Earlybird fares – book by 31 January, 2018
Save up to $2,000 per couple | $1,000 per solo

Polar Outside cabins aboard ms Kong Harald are on a guarantee basis, will assigned close to the time of sailing and have twin beds only. Cabin have a full view. Other and higher grades of accommodation may be available on application – higher fares may apply.

from $8,490* pp twin share
from $9,990* solo fare

Earlybird fares – book by 31 January, 2018
Save up to $2,000 per couple | $1,000 per solo

Upgrade to a Gamme Cabin in Kirkenes

from $195* pp twin share
from $290* solo fare

The cabins are inspired by the traditional hunting and fishing hut, “gamme”, that you find in the wilderness in the Sami areas of the Arctic. The huts are developed along with architects from Switzerland and are equipped as a small jewel; air conditioning, underfloor heating, natural tiles and an exclusive bathroom. The large panoramic window and lounge chairs covered in sheepskins, will ensure you will be very comfortable while looking for northern-lights, from the warmth of your cabin. The huts are equipped with a kettle only, and breakfast, lunch and dinner are served in our restaurant across the path.

There are resident reindeer on the grounds, make sure you go over and say hello!

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Your Ship

ms Kong Harald

Registry: Tromsø - Norway Built: 1993 Builder: Volkswerft GmbH, Germany Gross tonnage: 11,204 grt Passengers: 691 Vehicles: 45 Length 121.8 m Beam: 19.2 m Speed: 19 knots
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Hunting the Northern Lights

Fares are cruise only, per stateroom, in AUD, in complete twin or single cabins as specified, based on lead categories (unless stated otherwise). Some Outside Staterooms may have an obstructed view. Supplements apply for other cabin categories, please contact Cruise Express for details. Subject to limited availability. Conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only, not combinable with any other offer. Fares may be withdrawn or varied, Cruise Express reserves the right to do so at any time. To be read in conjunction with the Booking Conditions Terms and Conditions available from Cruise Express which passengers will be bound by. A link to these terms and conditions is provided on this web page. Whilst all information is correct at the time of publication, offers are subject to change or withdrawal.

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