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2025 Classic Northern Lights

MS Nordnorge 06 Jan 2025 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bergen

Spot the Wildlife with the experts on board

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Itinerary: Bergen, Norway - Florø - Molde, Norway - Kristiansund - Rørvik, Norway - Cross the Arctic Circle Brønnøysund - Svolvær, Norway - Stokmarknes - Skjervøy, Norway - Øksfjord -...
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MS Nordnorge 15 Dec 2024 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bergen

Spot the Wildlife with the experts on board

FREE Voyage if the Northern Lights do not occur*

Onboard lectures & presentations*

Flights & overseas transfers Included*

Itinerary: Bergen, Norway - Florø - Molde, Norway - Kristiansund - Rørvik, Norway - Cross the Arctic Circle Brønnøysund - Svolvær, Norway - Stokmarknes - Skjervøy, Norway - Øksfjord -...
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Inside from £1,399pp

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MS Kong Harald 03 Nov 2024 11 nights Fly Cruise Flights Included Bergen

Spot the Wildlife with the experts on board

FREE Voyage if the Northern Lights do not occur*

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Flights & overseas transfers Included*

Itinerary: Bergen, Norway - Florø - Molde, Norway - Kristiansund - Rørvik, Norway - Cross the Arctic Circle Brønnøysund - Svolvær, Norway - Stokmarknes - Skjervøy, Norway - Øksfjord -...
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What to see in Hammerfest

As a testament to scientific achievement and an ode to the city's significant geographical position, the Meridian Column stands tall, a few minutes from Hammerfest port. This structure was part of a massive project in the 19th century to measure the Earth's exact size and shape. Today, it's recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, paying homage to the Struve Geodetic Arc, which spans ten countries. When you visit this site, not only do you witness a significant slice of scientific history, but you are also offered panoramic vistas of Hammerfest and its surrounding landscapes. Nearby, you can visit the Meridian Monument, which showcases the intriguing story of the Struve Arc through engaging exhibits.

Venture slightly away from the port and you'll stumble upon Mikkelgammen, a traditional Sami tent, offering a deep dive into the indigenous culture of Northern Norway. This Sami camp provides a genuine and immersive experience. As you step inside, the warm glow from the central fireplace illuminates the interiors, the scent of burning wood fills the air and you're instantly transported to a world that's both ancient and alive. Here, you can listen to spellbinding tales of the Sami people, their traditions and their harmonious relationship with the reindeer. Traditional Sami dishes, made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients, promise a culinary adventure. From reindeer meat to Arctic fish, the flavours are both robust and refined. While you dine, enjoy the soulful sounds of joik (traditional Sami chanting), which resonates with the landscape's deep spiritual essence.

Hammerfest’s Polar Park is more than just a park – it's a sanctuary that pays homage to the Arctic's magnificent creatures. As the world's northernmost wildlife park, it provides refuge to some of Scandinavia's most iconic animals, including lynx, wolves and bears. While you walk through this park, every corner brings you face-to-face with creatures that epitomise the wild spirit of the Arctic. The Polar Bear Club, situated within the park, is another fascinating stop. By joining this exclusive club, you not only get a certificate but also insights into the life of the Arctic's most iconic beast. If your visit aligns with the winter months, you're in for another spectacular treat. As night descends, the skies near Hammerfest come alive with the ethereal dance of the Northern Lights. The Aurora Borealis, with its hues of green, pink and violet, swirls overhead, creating a spectacle that's both haunting and hypnotic. There are guided tours available that take you to the best viewing spots around the port, ensuring an unforgettable experience.


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