12 Days
From £1,620 PP
In association with Hurtigruten
Witness nature’s magical lightshow with the popular TV presenter on our exclusive 12-day cruise to Norway’s spectacular fjords

The otherworldly magic of the Northern Lights has intrigued and enchanted humans for thousands of years. And what better way to see them than sailing along the majestic Norwegian fjords? Following the popularity of our first trip to see the Northern Lights with Kate Humble, we are delighted to launch a new 12-day cruise - which is exclusive to Mail on Sunday readers - departing in January 2019, where you'll be joined by the popular TV presenter Julia Bradbury. Famous for presenting Countryfile on BBC One and Britain's Best Walks on ITV, Julia is known for her love of wildlife, walking and the great outdoors - making her the perfect person to join you on this unforgettable voyage.

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Julia Bradbury
Television presenter

I cannot wait to join you in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

Julia Bradbury

Price includes

  • Return flights
  • 11 nights' full-board accommodation on MS Trollfjord
  • Exclusive talk and Q&A with Julia Bradbury, who will also join you for a tour of the Snowhotel, including a drink at the Ice Bar, and to meet the huskies at Gabba Reindeer Park
  • On-board talk explaining the science behind the Northern Lights
  • Your Northern Lights promise***
  • All port fees and taxes

**Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacities and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. To find out more, please call our tour partner Hurtigruten on the booking number.

***For full terms & conditions for the Northern Lights promise, visit hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/norway-offers/northern-lights-promise

Availability

From
Mon, Monday, Jan 21
To
Fri, Friday, Feb 1
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£1,620*
Sold out
* Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £387. Regional flights are available for a supplement, subject to availability. A 1.5% credit card charge will apply.
Call now to book 02037334876
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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Fly to Bergen
    Bergen, Norway

    You will fly direct from the UK to the pretty Norwegian port of Bergen, famous for its colourful wooden wharfs, where you will board your home for the next 11 nights, MS Trollfjord.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Majestic mountains & fjords
    Ålesund, Norway

    Today you'll have time to explore Alesund, famous for its stylish Art Nouveau architecture.

    Optional excursion: enjoy a scenic drive that takes in the spectacular views from the top of Mount Aksla.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Trondheim
    Trondheim, Norway

    You will visit the city of Trondheim, a former Viking trading post and Norway's first capital.

    Optional excursion: a visit to the country's most famous church, Nidaros Cathedral. The Cathedral is built over the burial site of Saint Olav, the 11th-century king of Norway.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Cross the Arctic Circle
    Bod, Norway

    Today you'll cross the Arctic Circle for the first time. Join the crew on deck to mark the occasion. Tonight, listen to a fascinating on-board talk explaining the science behind the Northern Lights.

    Optional excursions: a nature hike in beautiful Bodo.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Tromso
    Tromsø, Norway

    You will have more chances to see the Northern Lights as you sail north towards Tromso, known as the 'capital of the Arctic'. Today our special guest Julia Bradbury will give an exclusive talk and Q&A on board the ship.

    Optional activities: going on a husky-sledding adventure!

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    North Cape
    Nordkapp, Norway

    You'll enjoy incredible views form Nordkapp, the northernmost point in Europe, as you continue your journey through the snow-covered homelands of the Sami people.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    See the Snowhotel
    Kirkenes, Norway

    You will be joined by Julia Bradbury today for a fantastic excursion to visit the famous sculpted ice rooms of the Snowhotel in Kirkenes, have a drink at the Ice Bar and then meet the huskies and reindeer at nearby Gabba Reindeer Park.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Hammerfest & Tromso
    Hammerfest, Norway

    Today's highlights will include the pretty waterfront buildings of colourful Hammerfest and views from your ship of the snow-capped Lyngen Alps.

    Optional excursions: a midnight concert in Tromso's Arctic Cathedral.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  9. Day
    9
    Lofoten Islands
    Lofoten Islands, Norway

    Today you'll visit the islands of Lofoten and Vesteralen, which are among the most beautiful in Norway.

    Optional activities: explore Vesteralen's medieval past.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  10. Day
    10
    Bodo to Rorvik
    Bodo, Norway

    Keep an eye out today for the Seven Sisters mountain range and the distinctive shape of Torghatten, the 'mountain with a hole in it'.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  11. Day
    11
    Trondheim & Alesund
    Trondheim, Norway

    You will return to the Royal City of Trondheim.

    Optional activities: going on a fascinating trip to the magnificent marble mine at Bergtatt.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  12. Day
    12
    Fly home from Bergen
    Bergen, Norway

    After breakfast, you will disembark MS Trollfjord and be transferred to the airport for your direct flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

A suite on MS Trollfjord

MS Trollfjord

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Cruise ship

This modern ship combines stylish, Scandinavian décor with exceptional facilities to ensure an unforgettable trip through Norway's dramatic scenery

The MS Trollfjord is a comfortable yet sleek vessel, decked out in Norwegian wood and natural stone. Named after the Trollfjord in Lofoten, the ship provides plenty of spots for watching the spectacular scenery along your journey.

Take in the vistas from the sun deck and outdoor Jacuzzi, or head to the spacious two-tiered panoramic lounge, bathed in natural light through wall-to-wall windows. You can also combine culinary excellence with extraordinary views in the Saga Hall restaurant.

To make your trip special, the expert team on-board MS Trollfjord will organise interesting lectures and evening gatherings to teach you about the nature and culture of stunning Norway. They are always on hand to answer questions and will host optional participation exercises along the way. Discover Norway's beautiful landscapes on an exciting and educational journey aboard MS Trollfjord.

Ship facilities

  • Two-storey panorama lounge
  • Bars
  • Café
  • Library
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant
  • Separate á la carte dining room
  • Playroom
  • Young Explorers (in 2017)
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Fitness room
  • Shop

Decks and cabins

Expedition Suite: Situated on the upper deck, Expedition suites are the most lavish cabins on MS Trollfjord, with seperate seating areas and en suites showers. The larger Expedition suites feature more facilities, such as a private balcony or bathtub. All cabins come complete with complimentary cabins kits, bathrobes and slippers.

Arctic Superior: These cabins are on both the upper and middle decks and are equipped with en suite showers. Arctic Superior cabins mostly feature seperate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. Very few feature double beds. Arctic Superior cabins are complete with tea and coffee-making facilites.

Polar Inside: The Polar Inside cabins are mostly located on the middle or lower decks. All cabins include en suite showers. Most Polar Inside cabins feature seperate beds, one of which converts into a sofa, or upper and lower berths.

Polar Outside: These cabins are mostly located on the middle or lower decks of MS Trollfjord. Cabins of varying size have individual specfications but all feature an en suite shower. Most Polar Outside cabins include seperate beds, or upper and lower berths.

Brought to you by

Hurtigruten
This tour is operated solely by Hurtigruten
Founded in 1893, Hurtigruten are the world's leading experts in cruises along the Norwegian fjords.

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Availability

From
Mon, Monday, Jan 21
To
Fri, Friday, Feb 1
Duration
12 Days
Price per person
£1,620*
Sold out
* Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement: £387. Regional flights are available for a supplement, subject to availability. A 1.5% credit card charge will apply.
Call now to book 02037334876
Quote ref: JULIA BRADBURY