Astronomy Voyage

Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Get unique insight and knowledge about the Arctic sky and the greatest lightshow on Earth, the Aurora Borealis, on this popular voyage along the mesmerizing Norwegian Coast. This limited voyage is accompanied by special lecturers - experts on astronomy and expeditions to see the Northern Lights.

  • Go hunting for the Northern Lights, the elusive winter phenomenon
  • Discover Norway's entire coastal route with 34 ports, more than 100 fjords and 1000 mountains
  • Learn more about the Northern Lights, the Arctic sky and the solar system in lectures on board from renowned astronomers
  • Visit the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø

Overview

We are delighted to offer a number of dates for our Astronomy Voyage this winter accompanied by the renowned astronomers Dr John Mason and Ian Ridpath, Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy, and hopefully the Northern Lights. Through a series of lectures and a guided tour of the night sky from the deck of the ship, your lecturer will bring the world of stars, planets and meteors closer whilst also exploring the numerous myths and legends linked to the constellations in our skies.

Your lecturers on board

Dr John Mason, MBE


On Astronomy Voyages departing  20 Nov 2016, 7 Nov 2017, 12 Jan and 8 Mar 2018

An Applied Physicist by profession, Dr John Mason has been actively involved in Science for over 30 years, with Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Technology as his main interests. He is currently Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1976, and is a full member of the International Astronomical Union. He lectures extensively in the UK and overseas on a wide range of scientific topics and is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, having appeared many times with Sir Patrick Moore on BBC TV's 'The Sky at Night.'  

Ian Ridpath


On Astronomy Voyages departing on 24 Oct 2016, 13 Nov & 16 Oct 2017, 14 Feb 2018

Ian Ridpath has been a full time writer and broadcaster on Astronomy since 1972 and has previously worked at the University of London Observatory and in publishing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (Council member 2004-07), as well as a member of the Society of Authors and of the Association of British Science Writers. He is also the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas, a publication now in its twentieth edition since 1910.

Price Includes:

  • 12 day Bergen - Bergen Round Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis on board
  • English speaking tour leader on board
  • Tour Manager and lectures from a renowned Astronomer
  • Exclusive excursion to the Planetarium, Tromsø

Not Included:

  • Return flights and transfers - you can book these with Hurtigruten during the booking process
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel insurance 

Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Please Note:

  • All prices are shown in USD ($) per person based on two people travelling together sharing an inside twin cabin, 
  • Suites are available on request

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Young Explorers Program

Starting April 1, 2017, children ages 7–13 can partake in our complimentary Young Explorers Program. It is designed for children traveling with adults to magnificent destinations, and the focus is on education, fun, and participation.

Experiences

Northbound Excursions

These are the available excursions for this Voyage. We recommend that you add them to your voyage during the online booking process, but you can also book the excursions on board the ship if the excursion still has capacity.

Southbound Excursions

These are the available excursions for the Classic Southbound Voyage. We recommend that you add them to your voyage during the online booking process, but you can also book the excursions on board the ship if the excursion still has capacity.

Ports

Discover the natural wonders, ports, and wildlife you may come across during your Cultural Voyage in Norway.

Articles

Learn about the experience of sailing in beautiful Norway, get tips from insiders, read about Norwegian culture and etiquette, and find out what to pack for your journey.

Attractions

Discover the natural wonders, ports and wildlife you may come across during your voyage to Norway.

Videos

Immerse yourself in the adventures you can experience on a Cultural Voyage.

Extend Your Voyage

Flight Packages

Please contact us if you want to add on a flight between the US and Bergen. All flight packages include transfers. We also have arrival and departure packages that include transfers and overnight hotel stays in Bergen and a departure package that includes transfers, an overnight hotel stay in Bergen, rail from Bergen to Oslo, and an overnight stay at a hotel in Oslo.

Pre and Post Programs

Enhance your vacation in Norway with an extension program in Bergen before or after your voyage.