Group Departure 2015 02 February
The 5-day trip includes 3 nights on board the Hurtigruten ship, MS Midnatsol, one night in Tromso, flights from Bristol and transport from Devizes to and from the airport.
ARCTIC HIGHLIGHTS – A VOYAGE IN SEARCH OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS
£999 Inside Cabin £1127 Outside
This Arctic adventure begins at the same latitude as Siberia and Alaska, where the influence of the Gulf Stream creates the longest ice-free polar coast and gives you a unique opportunity to gain a tantalising glimpse into life high above the Arctic Circle.
With the entire duration of your voyage above the Arctic Circle, you’ll increase your chances of seeing the magical Aurora Borealis.
02 February Tromsø
Fly from Bristol to Tromsø, Norway’s Arctic capital. Transfer to the ship and begin your voyage north. Keep your eyes peeled to the skies looking for the Northern Lights (D)
Flight Times 0955-1330
03 February Hammerfest, Honningsvag and North Cape
After an early morning stop at Hammerfest, you arrive in Honningsvag mid-morning where you can join an optional excursion to mainland Europe’s most northerly point – the North Cape. This is a wild and windswept headland where the cliffs rise dramatically 300 metres from the sea and you gaze out with nothing but water between you and waters surrounding the North Pole. (B,D)
04 February Kirkenes
Sailing on, you turn east to reach the sheltered harbour of Kirkenes, only 10km from the Russian border, and the turning point for your voyage. This fascinating town allows a tantalising glimpse into life in this remote region of Norway. In Kirkenes you can visit the border with Russia, try your hand at snowmobiling, husky sledging or enjoy a visit to the Snow Hotel. Later in the day you depart Kirkenes returning south towards Tromsø. (B,D)
05 February Hammerfest – Tromsø
Hugging the coastline you revisit remote settlements which rely on the Hurtigruten ships to maintain contact with the rest of Norway, particularly in winter.
Hammerfest, the world’s most northerly town is your first major port of call before reaching Tromsø late in the evening. Transfer to the Radisson Blu. (B,D)
06 February Tromsø
A free morning to explore the beautiful city of Tromsø with its stunning views over the fjord. A visit to the fascinating Polar Museum is highly recommended. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Bristol. B
Flight time 1430-1610
B=Breakfast, D = Dinner
Your holiday price includes:
Return economy class flights from Bristol to Tromso (Flight times subject to change)
One night’s accommodation on B&B basis in the Radisson Blu or similar centrally located hotel in Tromso
Voyage on half board basis.
Transport by taxi or minibus to and from Devizes and Bristol.
Contact us on 01380 723 108 for more information