As the snow slowly melts away, the sun ventures back above the horizon and the days get longer, the Norwegians celebrate the return of spring. Thanks to a new special offer from Hurtigruten, it is now possible to save up to £766 on selected departures this Spring. Guests wishing to travel for less can do so on various dates between 15 April and 4 June on the 12-day ‘Classic Round Voyage’, 11-day ‘Norwegian Discovery Voyage’, seven-day ’Classic Voyage North’ and six-day ‘Classic Voyage South’. The offer is valid when booking an unspecified inside or outside cabin, which will be allocated on arrival.
As part of Hurtigruten’s ‘Arctic Awakening’ onboard programme, shore excursions take guests closer to the marine life, migratory birds and coastal animals and allow them to experience the Norwegian spring awakening first-hand. For example from 1 May, why not try a ‘Kayaking in Tromsø’ excursion where participants paddle along the coast surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape. Other excursions include a trip to the largest seabird colony in Scandinavia on the bird island of Runde and to the national park on the Varanger peninsula, which is home to an overwhelming number of different species of birds.
The theme of the activities on board is ‘Secrets of the Sea’ and guests will get the opportunity to learn different skills, such as how to shell prawns and fillet fish, all under the guidance of local fishermen who come on board especially for this purpose.
Classic Round Voyage - £1423pp (Saving up to £766pp) – Priced to include a 12-day voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back on a full board basis. Flights are extra. Based on two sharing an unspecified inside cabin on selected dates between 15 April and 4 June. Book before March 31st.
Classic Voyage North - £990pp (Saving up to £533pp) – This price includes a seven-day voyage from Bergen in the South to Kirkenes by the Russian border, on a full board basis. Flights are extra. Based on two sharing an unspecified inside cabin on selected dates between 15 April and 4 June. Book before March 31st.
Classic Voyage South - £839pp (Saving up to £450pp) – This price includes a six-day voyage from Kirkenes by the Russian border to Bergen in the south, on a full board basis. Flights are extra. Based on two sharing an unspecified inside cabin on selected dates between 15 April and 4 June. Book before March 31st.
For more information call Hurtigruten – 0844 448 7601 www.hurtigruten.co.uk