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Hurtigruten launches the authentic Lofoten Experience

November 23, 2013 Cruise No Comments Email Email

Majestic mountains & picturesque fishing villages are at the centre of a new twelve day tour with Hurtigruten, combining a voyage on the MS Midnatsol along the coast of Norway, with a three-day stay in the beautiful Lofoten islands. 

Departing on 3 March 2014, the MS Midnatsol will ply its usual route from Bergen heading northwards up the coast. After crossing the Arctic Circle, guests will disembark in Bodø and take a trip to Saltstraumen where they will witness the thrilling sight of the world’s strongest tidal current: millions of gallons of water travel through a river just 150 metres wide causing powerful and spectacular whirlpools.

Lofoten Islands

After an overnight stay on land, they will join the MS Nordlys and continue the journey northwards via the Vestfjord towards Lofoten. It is well worth taking the time to enjoy the view from the deck as the ship heads for the imposing Lofoten wall of mountains, which offer an impressive vista of the islands.

Passengers will then disembark in Svolvær and over the next three days will discover the area by land. During the full-day “Highlights of the Lofoten” excursion they will travel through the unique island archipelago with its impressively rugged mountains, snow-covered bays and sleepy hamlets, encountering picturesque towns and villages and paying a visit to the Lofotr Viking Museum in Borg along the way.

The following day there is ample time to discover the islands at a leisurely pace or choose from several organised excursions such as “Fishing on the Lofoten Islands” an evening tour “In Search of the Northern Lights”, a chance to learn more about the “Flora and Fauna of the Lofoten Islands” or an adrenaline fuelled “Trollfjord RIB speedboat safari”.

The final day on land includes a trip to Harstad, stopping off to see fantastic views of mountain peaks, narrow fjords and tiny islands before they rejoin the MS Midnatsol for the return journey southwards towards Bergen.

The trip costs from £1,295 per person (based on twin share in an inside cabin)including voyage, land arrangements, full board and full day ‘Lofoten Highlights’ excursion.

For more information email Discover the World Marketing on hurtigruten@discovertheworld.com.au  or call 1800 OCEANS (1800 623 267).

Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition cruising, sailing to the most remote of destinations – including Antarctica, Greenland and the Arctic’s Spitsbergen – as well as year round voyages along Norway’s coast and Europe in the spring. The company’s fleet of 12 intimate ships, which each carry 254 to 1,000 guests, allows guests to enjoy unique destinations in a relaxed atmosphere.  

Hurtigruten is a world leader in expedition cruising and is represented in Australia by Discover the World Marketing.

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