The Vikings – a people hell bent on barbaric raiding and pillaging or forward-thinking philanthropic tradesmen and explorers?
The British Museum is planning a major Viking exhibition in 2014, but if you want to find visit their homeland to find out more, why not join Hurtigruten’s ‘Voyage of the Vikings’ - a 12 day trip accompanied by British Museum curator and Viking expert, Gareth Williams. Gareth, who is the lead curator of the forthcoming exhibition, will be giving lectures on-board as well as accompanying tours.
The voyage is a round trip from Bergen to Kirkenes and back with numerous relevant stops en-route.
A Viking Feast is included, where you will join the chieftain and his wife in a reconstruction of the largest Viking longhouse ever discovered and will be regaled with stories while enjoying traditional Viking food and drink. Numerous other excursions are also available.
For those who want to truly immerse themselves in Viking heritage, there is also an opportunity to extend your stay to include a visit to Oslo where you can visit the Viking Museum, home to genuine relics of the Viking age, including an original long boat.
The 12 day voyage departs on 9 September 2014 and costs from £2,282 per person including flights, cabin on full board basis and airport transfers.
This unique trip features in Hurtigruten’s new Norway brochure for 2014, which is now on sale. A number of new excursions and additional year-round UK flight charters have also been included in the brochure for the first time. UK Charters were previously not offered in the summer months.
Early booking discounts are also available in the brochure with up to 25% off selected voyages made by 31 October (subject to availability). Customers booking a ‘Classic Voyage’ before the end of October 2013, for travel in April or August 2014 will also receive the benefit of £120 on-board credit.
The overall lead-in price for the 2014 programme is £811 per person for the five night Classic Voyage South on full board basis (excluding flights, but including early booking offer).
For more information call Hurtigruten on tel: 0844 448 7601 or visit www.hurtigruten.co.uk.