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12 days - Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Hurtigruten Astronomy Voyage  

For a series of lectures and a guided tour of the night sky, these voyages are accompanied by the renowned astronomers Dr. John Mason and Ian Ridpath. 



Day 1 - 12 Bergen – The Gateway to the Fjords

After your flight to Bergen, this voyage follows the full Hurtigruten coastal route. Click here to read the full description of everything you will experience on this journey. 


Your Lectures on Board:

During the voyage, you will have special talks and presentations by your lecturer, telling you all about the incredible things we can find in our skies, including, of course, the elusive Northern Lights. These talks are exclusively for those on the Astronomy Voyage.    



Tromsø Planetarium Visit:
On Day 5 of your voyage, you will arrive in Tromsø. Here, your lecturer will take you on a special excursion to the Northern Lights Planetarium to experience an incredible show about our night sky. 


Your Lecturers On Board

Dr. John Mason, MBE
MS Midnatsol, Depart Bergen on Jan 29, 2016, Sep 26 and Nov 20, 2016

An Applied Physicist, Dr. John Mason's main interests are Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Technology. His is Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1976, and is a member of the international Astronomical Union. 


Ian Ridpath
MS Finnmarken: Depart Bergen on Oct 24, 2016
MS Midnatsol: Depart Bergen on Mar 02, 2016

Ian Ridpath is a full time writer and broadcaster on Astronomy and previously worked at the University of London Observatory. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society, a member of the Society of Authors and of the Association of British Science Writers. His also the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas. 


Trip Details at a Glance

Duration:  12 days

2016 Departures:  Jan 29, Nov 20, Mar 02, Sept 26, Oct 24

*2016 Rates per person, double occupancy, from: 

Jan & Nov: $2139
March:  $2262
Sept:  $2743
October: $2283

*Ask about early booking and group discounts!

Voyage in Polar Inside Cabin, Double occupancy
Full Board (B,L,D) while on board
English speaking Expedition Leader on board
Tour Manager and lectures
Planetarium Visit in Tromsø

Not Included:
Flights and transfers
Cabin Upgrades
Travel insurance
Optional excursions and trip extensions
Luggage handling and tips 

 *Sample Excursions, subject to availability 
Husky Sled Adventure, Kirkenes

Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night

Lofoten by Horse

Sea Eagle Safari

RIB Adventure in Lofoten


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