Almost every traveler I’ve come across has written “seeing the Northern Lights” at the top of their bucket list, and for good reason! Seeing the Northern Lights will leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired, in awe of nature, and will enrich your life by creating long-lasting memories. And the absolute best way to experience the famous Aurora Borealis? With Hurtigruten.
Hurtigruten ships have been sailing along the stunning Norwegian coastline for over 100 years, visiting charming towns and cities while discovering small villages and tucked away fjords. In other words, you will discover sites that are rarely seen by other cruise ships. Their 12-day journey offers not only a truly authentic opportunity to immerse yourself in Norwegian culture, but also one of the best deals you could possibly find: Hurtigruten is SO confident that the Northern Lights will make an appearance during your 12-day roundtrip cruise between October 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, that they will make you a Northern Lights Promise—if the Northern Lights do not appear, Hurtigruten will offer you a 6- or 7-day coastal Norway cruise completely free of charge! (excludes airfare and extras).
The Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon which occur when the solar wind is stronger than usual, and electrically-charged particles from the sun hurl towards Earth. The particles, electrons, and protons form a magical light when they collide with gases in Earth’s atmosphere. Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights, as it sits under the Auroral Oval, and winter is perhaps the most incredible time of year to catch their display in the sky—making Hurtigruten’s Northern Lights Guarantee all the more enticing.
As if seeing the Northern Lights wasn’t exciting enough, you will also have the opportunity to join many exciting excursions with Hurtigruten. This includes reindeer sledding, dog sledding, snowmobiling, Northern Lights safaris, and much more. I really love how they also offer a number of fascinating lectures on board; some are themed around nature or the science behind the Northern Lights, while others will be about Norway, wildlife, and the Arctic. All will be given by well-known authors and professors, and each lecture will help you learn and connect to all of the amazing places you’re experiencing.
When you’re not spending time on excursions, or out on deck taking photos of the incredible landscapes, the restaurants are there to tempt your appetite! Travelers can expect to enjoy Norwegian cuisine while on board, with local ingredients being used in most of the dishes being served every day. What better way to fully immerse yourself with the culture of Norway?!
A cruise with Hurtigruten lets you connect with your inner explorer in an incredible region of the world while enjoying local cuisine, comfortable accommodations, and expert service. So, what are you waiting for?! If you book their 12-day Roundtrip Cruise from January 1 – March 31, 2019, by September 30, 2018, you will even save $250 per person!
Disclaimer: This post was written by myself and sponsored by Hurtigruten. All opinions are my own.