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
We’re 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, we’ll give you a 6- or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE*.
*Offer Terms & Conditions
2016/2017 Season Voyages:
- Valid on new bookings only, on 12-day voyages with sailing dates starting October 1, 2016 and voyages completed by March 31, 2017, booked after April 1, 2016.
- If there is no northern lights occurrence during your voyage, a 6- or 7-day voyage will be offered to you departing October 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018, in an unspecified cabin on a full-board basis. Airfare/extras not included.
2017/2018 Season Voyages:
- Valid on new bookings only, on 12-day voyages with sailing dates starting October 1, 2017 and voyages completed by March 31, 2018.
- If there is no northern lights occurrence during your voyage, a 6- or 7-day voyage will be offered to you departing October 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019, unspecified cabin on a full-board basis. Airfare/extras not included.
Northern lights occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship that is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anywhere from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ship’s decision as to whether the northern lights occurred is final. Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time. Please check at the time of booking as to the current status of offer. This offer is subject to exclusion conditions. ‘Exclusions:’ Offer excludes flights, transfers, all on board expenses, excursions, luggage handling. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or canceled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable, non-changeable, and have no cash value.