Northern Lights Expedition

from R71,918 pps

MS MaudHurtigruten
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  • MS Maud
  • Amsterdam to Amsterdam
  • 30 March - 13 April 2024

Northern Lights Promise

Cruise on board MS Maud from Amsterdam to Amsterdam for 14 nights.

Encounter the glaciers, fjords and wildlife of the Norwegian coast in winter. Visit tiny fishing villages and vibrant cities and see some of Norway’s most jaw-dropping scenery, including the northernmost point of Europe, the North Cape. Explore under the Auroral Zone of the Arctic, searching for the Northern Lights, which are at their most active during October and March.

Cruise Itinerary

Amsterdam 30-03-2024
Stavanger, Norway 01-04-2024
Kalvåg, Norway 02-04-2024
Svolvær, Norway 04-04-2024
Tromso 05-04-2024
Honningsvåg 06-04-2024
Senja 07-04-2024
Sognefjorden, Norway 10-04-2024
Bergen, Norway 11-04-2024
Amsterdam 13-04-2024
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Embark: 30 March 2024

Strikingly beautiful, this city is famed for its concentric canals crossed by humpbacked bridges, and cyclist-friendly avenues of tall trees and gabled houses. Savour the charming sites of this beautiful city on foot, a canal boat tour or get a bike for the most authentic experience. Known as The Venice of the North', Amsterdam's bustling canals, world-famous museums and historical sights are a must-see.
Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger, Norway In Port: 1 April 2024

Welcome to Stavanger – known for its many nearby natural attractions, including famous Pulpit Rock and long sandy beaches along the North Sea. The Stavanger region is on the radar of nearly every visitor to Norway. Many different nationalities are drawn to the area, making it a highly international destination. Its cosmopolitan nature is reflected in the city’s lively, urban ambience, with creative food menus, fun pubs and bars, and a booming cultural scene. While it’s less likely to spot the Northern Lights this far south, it does happen. Keep your eyes on the northern edge of the horizon.
Kalvåg, Norway

Kalvåg, Norway In Port: 2 April 2024

Kalvåg is situated far out on the coastline with the open North Sea to the west. Its name literally means ‘Frozen Bay’ in the Old Norse. Cosy-looking houses cluster together around the bay, the reflections of their lights shimmering like candles in the waters below. The wonderful wintery atmosphere is even more captivating when the village is coated with a snug blanket of snow.
Svolvær, Norway

Svolvær, Norway In Port: 4 April 2024

Svolvær is the largest town in Lofoten with about 4,800 residents, many of whom work as fishermen. There are shops and art galleries to browse along the seafront promenade and rows of rorbuer to admire. You might spot wooden racks called hjell dotted around the shores of the town too. Locally caught cod is dried on these racks and later turned into tørrfisk, or stockfish in English, and prized as a local delicacy. Fishing is clearly an important way of life in Lofoten and the lectures for the day may focus on how cod effectively helped to build Norway into a country.
Tromso

Tromso In Port: 5 April 2024

Explore Tromsø, capital of the Arctic. Tromsø is the perfect destination for winter activities and boasts a wide range of optional excursions to choose from depending on your interests. Enjoy a ride into the sky on the Fjellheisen cable car, with breathtaking views of the city, mountains, fjords - and hopefully the Aurora. Tromsø brims with fascinating history, culture and bold architecture. The Arctic Cathedral is a landmark in Tromsø visible from the Tromsø Sound, featuring a huge stained-glass window. Tromsø is home to the world’s northernmost brewery, Mack Bryggeri, which also runs Ølhallen, a lively pub where townspeople go for a chat and a beer. Other winter activities include optional excursions with Huritgruten's Expedition Team on nature hikes, and Aurora-focused bus rides. Tromsø is so far north that you may see the Northern Lights directly overhead.
Honningsvåg

Honningsvåg In Port: 6 April 2024

Spend the morning today sailing through Arctic Norway. You’ll notice how the landscape and scenery is different from Bergen and the Helgeland Coast. The climate is usually a bit cooler too. Arriving in the small town of Honningsvåg in the late afternoon, you’ll visit one of the northernmost points in Europe as part of an included excursion. The scenic bus ride from Honningsvåg passes small bays and tiny villages, then crosses a mountain plateau before arriving at spectacular North Cape. At 71°10’21´N, it is just 2,100 kilometres away from the Geographic North Pole.
Senja

Senja In Port: 7 April 2024

Sometimes referred to as ‘Norway in miniature’, the island boasts diverse landscapes and weather that seem to change in the blink of an eye. The wild Atlantic side boasts towering, rocky mountains that plunge into the sea, while the tranquil southern side is home to lush, green farmland.
Sognefjorden, Norway

Sognefjorden, Norway In Port: 10 April 2024

Sognefjorden, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. Only 300 people live in this idyllic village with its many charming old buildings and picturesque second-hand book shops. This is also the place where Sognefjorden meets Jostedalsbreen, the largest glacier on the European continent.
Bergen, Norway

Bergen, Norway In Port: 11 April 2024

Unlock this fascinating "Gateway to the Fjords", Norway's second-largest city, Bergen is home to over 200,000 people. Maritime trade and oil industry are still vital to the city's economy. Visit medieval wooden houses on the waterfront and peek inside the workshops of local painters, weavers and craftsmen where works of art - some better than others - await discovery.
Amsterdam

Amsterdam Disembark: 13 April 2024

Strikingly beautiful, this city is famed for its concentric canals crossed by humpbacked bridges, and cyclist-friendly avenues of tall trees and gabled houses. Savour the charming sites of this beautiful city on foot, a canal boat tour or get a bike for the most authentic experience. Known as The Venice of the North', Amsterdam's bustling canals, world-famous museums and historical sights are a must-see.
MS MaudHurtigruten

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MS Maud is the new name of MS Midnatsol after her upgrade in 2021. MS Maud honours the first Norwegian queen in modern history, whose name is often associated with exploration. Roald Amundsen’s famous polar vessel from 1917 was the first to use the name Maud. MS Maud is equipped with advanced technology that makes her exceptionally well-suited for expedition cruises in Norway and the British Isles.

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