Winter is perhaps the most incredible time of year to explore the snow-covered landscape of the Norwegian coast. Experience the aurora borealis – the northern lights – the incredible light show for which the polar night is so famous.
The northern lights are a natural phenomena that occur when the solar wind is stronger than normal, and electrically charged particles from the sun hurl toward Earth. The particles, electrons and protons form a magical light when they collide with gases in the Earth’s atmosphere. The electromagnetic radiation creates undulating ribbons of light that vary in shape, strength and color. When the northern lights appear, the polar sky materializes in all its beauty as a canvas of light being pulled across the sky.
Hurtigruten's Northern Lights Promise to You
Hurtigruten is so confident that the hauntingly beautiful northern lights will make an appearance during your Classic Roundtrip 12-day voyage in Norway that if they don’t, they will give you a 6- or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE.
Choose from any of these incredible 12-day Norway Voyages
The Classic Roundtrip Voyage - The celebrated 'Hurtigruten Route'. With so much natural beauty, Norway’s entire coastline is as awe-inspiring as America’s greatest national parks. You are certain to be ‘wowed’ by the hundreds of miles of pristine and dramatic landscapes, world-famous fjords and numerous UNESCO sites. But perhaps it is Norway’s people, culture and charm of the small coastal towns as well as the abundance of outdoor activities and fresh, natural foods that you will remember most.
The Classic Voyage South - Awaken the explorer in you on this adventure from the Arctic wilderness of northern Norway to the world's most beautiful islands and fjords along the coast. Explore the rugged coastline as you go face-to-face with natural wonders and experience thrilling excursions.
Norwegian Discovery Voyage - If you have always wanted to see the fjords, the amazing wilderness of the Arctic, and encounter wildlife – such as sea eagles or whales – then the 11-day voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes to Trondheim is essential.
The Classic Voyage North - The Classic Voyage North is a journey of cultural exploration as you travel to the major coastal cities and remote communities, continuing north into the Arctic Circle. Explore the rugged coastline as you go face-to-face with natural wonders and experience thrilling excursions.
Voyage in cabin category of your choice on a full board basis
English speaking Expedition Leader on board
Hurtigruten operates a fleet of custom-built, hybrid vessels combining the attributes of a small cruise ship with the daily duties of transportation for locals and freight. This combination creates a unique blend of travel experiences woven into the rhythms of daily Norwegian coastal life. All ships depart from Bergen, in the South, on a daily schedule and make the full roundtrip up to Kirkenes, in the North, and back again in 11-nights/12-days. Guests can book The Voyage North for 6-nights/7-days, The Voyage South for 5-nights/6-days, The Norwegian Discovery for 10-nights/11-days or The Roundtrip Voyage for 11-nights/12-days. While some stops to the 34 ports are short for loading and unloading vehicles, freight and locals, other visits allow for unique seasonal shore excursions and sightseeing for travelers. Norwegian chefs use locally-sourced and seasonal meats, fish, cheeses and produce supplied along the route. Guests may book accommodations ranging from Inside to Suite category cabins.
Seeing the Northern Lights is GUARANTEED or you will get a voyage FREE OF CHARGE!
2019/2020 Season Cruises:
Valid on new bookings only, on 12-day roundtrip cruises with departure dates from October 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.
If the northern lights do not appear during the cruise, guests must contact our Customer Sales Center within 28 days upon disembarkation in order to receive a complimentary 6- or 7-day cruise departing between October 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021, in an unspecified inside cabin on a full-board basis. Airfare/extras are not included.
Please check the current status of the Northern Lights Promise by calling our Customer Sales Center at the time of booking.
Offer is not valid for port-to-port, group travel, or packages sold by a tour operator.
Offer is subject to Terms & Conditions.
*Offer Terms & Conditions
A Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and is announced to guests on board. An occurrence can last anywhere from a few minutes to several hours, and the ship’s decision as to whether the northern lights occurred is final