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See the spectacular Northern Lights with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Few natural wonders have captured our imaginations like the Northern Lights, a unique phenomenon created when particles from the sun collide with our atmosphere. Witnessing the ephemeral aurora borealis in person is one of life's great travel adventures, and this 12-day cruise with Northern Lights specialists Hurtigruten is one of the best ways to do it.
You'll be joined on your ship by the iconic explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who will be showing the film of his three-year circumpolar navigation to mark its 40th anniversary, as well as giving an exclusive talk and signing books. Along the way, you'll see traditional towns and villages on the Norwegian coast, learn about ancient traditions and see the frozen wildernesses of the Arctic Circle.
Sailing on MS Finnmarken with our recommended travel partner Hurtigruten, the leading expert in voyages along the Norwegian fjords, you'll be transported in total comfort, on a stylish, modern ship that combines Scandinavian decor with excellent on-board facilities.
The ship has undergone a full 'stern to bow' refurbishment in time for your trip, with completely renovated cabins and public areas. The refurbished ship will feature five new suites at the top of the ship, with stunning views, three unique restaurants, a top-deck grill for outdoor BBQs, a wellness centre, improved pool and outward-facing sauna, a re-designed bar and much more.
You'll discover Norway's stunning coastline, from the UNESCO World Heritage port of Bergen up to the city of Tromsø, before sailing through the remote and beautiful Lofoten Islands and the North Cape, Europe's most northerly point, before finally sailing back via the ancient Viking trading post of Trondheim.
During your trip, you can also choose to go on a number of additional Arctic excursions, including activities such as tastings, snowmobiling, sea kayaking, king crab catching, a Viking feast and sea eagle spotting.
Reasons to book
Sir Ranulph Fiennes film screening
Experience the Northern Lights
Immerse yourself in tradition
Sail on MS Finnmarken
Northern Lights Promise**
- Return flights from London
- An exclusive talk with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
- 11 nights' full-board accommodation in an outside cabin on the newly refurbished MS Finnmarken
- Knowledgeable local guides and in-depth onboard presentation on the Northern Lights
- Tour leader with you throughout the tour
- Midnight concert at the stunning Arctic Cathedral
- All port taxes and fees
- Your Northern Lights promise**
Day4Arctic Circle, Lofoten IslandsLofoten Islands, Norway
Day6Honningsvag, North Cape cruisingHonningsvåg, Norway
Day8Hammerfest and TromsøHammerfest, Norway
Day9Lofoten IslandsLofoten Islands, Norway
Day10Arctic CircleLofoten Islands, Norway
Day12Return home from BergenBergen, Norway
This comfortable cruise ship has been fully refurbished for 2020 and pairs exceptional facilities with superb platforms for viewing the surrounding scenery
With her fabulous lounges and distinctive bow, MS Finnmarken provides a unique setting for viewing the spectacular surrounding scenery. The panoramic lounge on the top deck is a comfortable spot to enjoy the views, and the tip of the vessel can be accessed from deck five.
Art Deco-style design and lavish decoration feature throughout the vessel but it's the facilities on MS Finnmarken that really stand out. When you're not out exploring, there's a swimming pool and Jacuzzi on deck, as well as a fitness room and a luxurious sauna with a view.
After a busy day, grab a snack from Babettes Café or head to the bar for a pre-dinner drink. In the evening, choose from a diverse menu of freshly prepared dishes in à la carte restaurant before retreating to the comfort of your cabin.
- Swimming pool and Jacuzzi on deck
- Top deck features a panorama lounge
- Fitness room
- Sauna with a view
Expedition Suite: Situated on the upper deck, Expedition suites are the most lavish cabins on MS Finnmarken, with separate 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 also on the upper deck and are equipped with en suite showers. The larger Arctic Superior cabins feature double beds, while the smaller include separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. Arctic Superiors cabins are complete with tea and coffee-making facilites.
Polar Inside: The Polar Inside cabins are located on decks 2, 3, 5 and 6. All cabins include en suite showers. Most Polar Inside cabins feature separate 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 Finnmarken. Cabins of varying size have individual specfications but all feature an en suite shower. Most Polar Outside cabins include separate beds, or upper and lower berths.