This article is sponsored by Hurtigruten Cruises
One of the items on my travel bucket list is to see the Northern Lights. While Miami might seem like an exotic locale to some, my idea of exotic is totally different: cold, snowy, and far, far away from the tropics. Traveling to see the Northern Lights is a common tourist destination during the Winter season and I can't think of a better way to experience this natural phenomena than by taking a Northern Lights Norway Cruise!
The Northern Lights - aurora borealis - are caused by charged electrons and protons entering the atmosphere from above. These particles collide with the Earth's atmosphere and create brilliant and breathtaking natural light displays.
As I'm sure most of you know, I've been on many cruises. They are an especially fun way to visit different destinations and see amazing sights along the way. By taking a Norway cruise to see the Northern Lights through Hurtigruten Cruises, I think that I would be able to satisfy my craving for a cruise adventure, get to see such an amazing natural phenomenon, and experience an entirely different part of the world!
According to Jonathan Tourtellot, the founding Director of National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations, “Hurtigruten is unique in the world. With Hurtigruten you are really part of Norway, part of a Norwegian tradition. The crew is Norwegian, the food and experience is Norwegian. Hurtigruten is identified with the country it operates in. That’s not true with conventional cruise liners.”
Hurtigruten Cruises has 11 ships that depart almost every day of the year from 34 ports along the Norwegian Coast. What an excellent way to immerse yourself in Norwegian culture! The Northern Lights aren't the only thing to see while in Norway, and Hurtigruten Small Ship Cruises make sure to cover all of the bases! The Winter in Norway provides especially unique shore activities like polar expeditions, a husky sledge adventure and even a snowmobile trip into the Polar Night through a frozen landscape with beautiful views of the Arctic Wilderness.
Whether on the Hurtigruten Northern Lights Norway Cruise ship or on shore, there is spectacular scenery with unmatched beauty and charm across Norway.
Hurtigruten Cruises offers several different Winter packages that are perfect for experiencing Norwegian culture, so there is something to suit everyone's traveling style!
Hurtigruten Cruises Northern Lights Norway Cruise Options
6-Day Voyage South
7-Day Voyage North
12-Day Roundtrip Voyage
Cross the Arctic Circle and explore the gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø, and hopefully see the Northern Lights! You'll enjoy a wide selection of excursions including Husky Adventure, Lofotr Viking Feast, dog sledging and wilderness Adventure Camp!
In Search of the Northern Lights package
See the famous Nidaros Cathedral, cross into the Arctic Circle and visit the capital of the Arctic, Tromsø! You'll sail through the stunning Lofoten Islands and the local fishing villages and see the majestic Seven Sisters mountains.
Winter Voyage, Air & Hotel Packages
Cross the Arctic Circle to hopefully see the Northern Lights, explore the gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø and enjoy a wide selection of exciting and interesting excursions, like the Husky Adventure, Lofotr Viking Feast, dog sledging, Snow Hotel and wilderness Adventure camp!
From $2,251 per person, you'll receive round-trip airfare from Newark (more gateways are available for additional cost), all pre/post voyage transfers, pre and post Overnight Hotel for 2 nights.
Special One-Time MS Finnmarken Voyage
This special one-time MS Finnmarken Voyage includes the best of the MS Fram Expedition Team on board, Guest Lecturer Pal Brekke, Northern Lights expert, a selection of included excursions, interpretive hikes with Expedition Team, expert presentations throughout the voyage and a free Helly Hansen Hunting the Light fleece jacket.
The artonomy voyage includes a full tour of the Norwegian Coast and Hurtigruten Cruises 34 posts, the chance to see the Northern Lights, lectures on board about the night sky and the Northern Lights and a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium at Tromsø.
Enjoy Flexible Pricing Savings Up To 30%
Hurtigruten Cruises operates on a variable pricing system whereby prices remain low until higher occupancy levels are reached. Right now a lot of prime space is still available, meaning that select Winter Coastal Voyages have savings up to 30% off brochure fares! Take advantage of savings as early as possible for all Northern Lights Norway Cruise packages, as they are bound to fill up quickly!
Hurtigruten Cruises offers two special voyages including Christmas Voyages with special activities and inclusions and a New Years Eve in Tromsø! Check out the Hurtigruten Cruises website for more details on these special voyages!
Be sure to check out the Hurtigruten website for more details about their Northern Lights Norway Cruise and to see a full list of available packages and amenities!
Have you ever been on a Northern Lights Norway cruise?