Astronomy Voyage

Bergen - Kirkenes - Bergen

Get unique insight and knowledge about the Arctic sky and the greatest lightshow on Earth, the Aurora Borealis, on this popular voyage along the mesmerising Norwegian Coast. This limited voyage is accompanied by special lecturers - experts on astronomy and expeditions to see the Northern Lights.

  • Go hunting for the Northern Lights, the elusive winter phenomenon
  • Discover Norway's entire coastal route with 34 ports, more than 100 fjords and 1000 mountains
  • Learn more about the Northern Lights, the Arctic sky and the solar system in lectures on board from renowned astronomers
  • Visit the Northern Lights Planetarium in Tromsø

Overview

This fascinating science-focused winter voyage offers a great opportunity to discover more about the Northern Lights and the cosmos. Accompanied by one of our three renowned astronomers -  Dr John Mason MBE, Ian Ridpath and Graham Bryant -  who will give a series of exclusive onboard lectures and presentations.

Through this series of lectures and a guided tour of the night sky from the deck of the ship, your lecturer will bring the world of stars, planets and meteors closer whilst also exploring the numerous myths and legends linked to the constellations in our skies. Here are some examples of what you can expect: 

  • Fantastic Lights - an introduction to the Northern Lights 
  • Exploring the Solar System - Travel through the solar system from Mercury to Nepture and view the planets up close as seen by space probes 
  • Stories of the stars - Relive the Greek mythology of the constellations and learn about stellar discoveries by modern astronomers 
  • Comets, ghostly wanderers in space - Find out where comets come from, what they are made of and their role in the development of life on Earth 
  • From the international space station to the surface of Mars
  • The splendour of total solar eclipses
  • Exploring the Arctic night sky 
  • Our violent sun and space weather 
  • Visit to the Science Centre and Tromsø Planetarium on day 5
    • You will spend time at the Science of Northern Norway visiting their exhibits and installations on the Northern Lights. The Planetarium, part of the Science Centre, is the northernmost planetarium in the world and the largest in Norway. It has a full dome ceiling offering 360 degree views, with room for 100 visitors, and high quality digital projectors showing daily films about 'Experiencing the Aurora' and the constellations. 

Your lecturers on board

Dr John Mason, MBE - On Astronomy Voyages departing:

  • 7 November 2017
  • 12 January 2018
  • 8 March 2018
  • 3 October 2018
  • 5 November 2018
  • 30 December 2018
  • 1 February 2019
  • 29 March 2019

An Applied Physicist by profession, Dr John Mason has been actively involved in Science for over 30 years, with Astronomy, Astrophysics and Space Technology as his main interests. He is currently Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester, has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1976, and is a full member of the International Astronomical Union. He lectures extensively in the UK and overseas on a wide range of scientific topics and is a frequent broadcaster on radio and television, having appeared many times with Sir Patrick Moore on BBC TV's 'The Sky at Night.'  

Ian Ridpath -  On Astronomy Voyages departing:

  • 16 October 2017
  • 13 November 2017
  • 14 February 2018
  • 31 October 2018
  • 1 March 2019

Ian Ridpath has been a full time writer and broadcaster on Astronomy since 1972 and has previously worked at the University of London Observatory and in publishing. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (Council member 2004-07), as well as a member of the Society of Authors and of the Association of British Science Writers. He is also the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and Norton's Star Atlas, a publication now in its twentieth edition since 1910.

Graham Bryant - On an Astronomy Voyage departing:

  • 3 December 2018

Graham is Chairman of the Clanfield Observatory in Hampshire – the largest amateur observatory in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and part-time presenter at the South Downs Planetarium. Graham also mentors the final year astronomy module at the University of Portsmouth.

Price includes

  • 12 day Bergen - Bergen Round Voyage in cabin grade of your choice on a full-board basis on board
  • English speaking tour leader on board
  • Tour Manager and lectures from a renowned Astronomer
  • Exclusive excursion to the Planetarium, Tromsø

Not included

  • Return flights and transfers - you can book these with Hurtigruten during the booking process
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel insurance 

Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.

Please note

  • All prices are shown in EUR per person based on two people travelling together sharing an inside twin cabin, 
  • Suites are available on request

Relaterte reiser

Itinerary

Reiseplan

Learn more about what you will experience on the Astronomy Voyage. The day-by-day program will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every expedition with Hurtigruten is unique.

Your ship

Young Explorers Program

Fra 1. april 2017, kan barn i alderen 7-13 delta i vårt program for Unge Oppdagelsesreisende. Det er skreddersydd for barn som reiser med voksne til storslåtte destinasjoner, og fokuserer på læring, moro og aktiv deltakelse.

Alt du trenger å vite

Lær mer om opplevelsen av å seile langs Norge, få tips til aktiviteter om bord, les om Norway's Coastal Kitchen, og hva du bør pakke til reisen mot nord.

Things to see and do

Nordgående utflukter: 2017/18

Dette er de tilgjengelige utfluktene på den nordgående strekningen fra Bergen til Kirkenes i perioden 1. april 2017 - 31. mars 2018. Grunnet økende popularitet anbefaler vi å forhåndsbestille utfluktene. De kan også kjøpes om bord dersom det fortsatt er ledig kapasitet.

Nordgående utflukter: 2018/19

Oppdag din indre eventyrer og bli med på aktive, lærerike og spennende utflukter på seilingen fra Bergen til Kirkenes. Disse utfluktene er tilgjengelige på reiser mellom 1. april 2018 og 31. mars 2019.

Sørgående utflukter: 2017/18

Dette er de tilgjengelige utfluktene på den sydgående strekningen fra Kirkenes til Bergen i perioden 1. april 2017 - 31. mars 2018. Grunnet økende popularitet anbefaler vi å forhåndsbestille utfluktene. De kan også kjøpes om bord dersom det fortsatt er ledig kapasitet.

Sørgående utflukter: 2018/19

Oppdag din indre eventyrer og bli med på aktive, lærerike og spennende utflukter på seilingen fra Kirkenes til Bergen. Disse utfluktene er tilgjengelige på reiser mellom 1. april 2018 og 31. mars 2019.

Havner

Lær mer om de sjarmerende havnene og byene du kommer til å besøke på denne reisen.

Attraksjoner

Utforsk de naturlige underverkene, havnene og dyrelivet du kan oppleve på reisen i Norge.

Videoer

Fordyp deg i eventyrene du kan oppleve på en reise i Norge.

Extend your holiday

Forlengelse av turen før og etter seiling

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