Wednesday, 17 April 2013


Journey to ‘the end of the world’ this year and visit the magnificent North Cape - Hurtigruten’s best-selling excursion.  More than 54,000 guests took a trip to the famous rock plateau in 2012 making it the top-selling excursion once again.
Hurtigruten guests flocked to the northernmost point of Europe on both the ‘North Cape’ (from £98pp) and ‘Breakfast at the North Cape’ (from £129pp) excursions, with the natural attraction being the spectacular plateau that rises a dramatic 307 metres straight up from the Arctic Ocean. The North Cape and Hurtigruten have always been closely linked. After the shipping company expanded the route all the way to Kirkenes in the early 20th century, just a few years after its foundation some 120 years ago, the ships also started to pass the North Cape and passengers could admire the famous rock plateau from the ship. Later, after completion of the road to the North Cape Plateau in the fifties, the trip to the North Cape was included in the Hurtigruten shore excursion programme. Its appeal has remained untarnished ever since.
Tromsø, Norway’s biggest city north of the Arctic Circle, also proved to be a major draw for guests, with almost 21,000 of them attending the ‘Midnight Concert in the Arctic Cathedral’ (from 44pp), the second best-selling excursion. In third place was the ‘A Taste of Vesteralen’ tour (from £64pp), with more than 17,000 participants. This tour explores the beautiful and dramatic scenery of the Vesterålen islands on the diverse bus tour from Harstad to Sortland.
Hurtigruten guests have a wide and diverse excursion programme to choose from, whatever their itinerary, whenever they sail. A total of 45 different excursions are offered on the 12-day Classic Round Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes. The maximum number and selection depends on the time of year.
Classic Round Voyage – from £1642pp – Take the 12-day Classic Round Voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes and back. Starting at £1642pp from 15 April to 31 May, the price includes full board on the ship. Flights are extra and can be booked via Hurtigruten from £450pp. Based on two sharing.

For more information call Hurtigruten – 0844 448 7601

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