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Hurtigruten Ships - 590 Guests

Astronomy Voyage

12 Day. Bergen to Kirkenes to Bergen

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

Through the series of lectures and a guided tour of the night sky from the deck of the ship, your lecturer will bring our galaxy’s stars, planets and meteors closer whilst also exploring the numerous myths and legends linked to the constellations in our skies.

MS Nordnorge
MS Kong Harald
MS Trollfjord
MS Richard With
MS Nordkapp


  • 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


Rates are listed per person
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
Sep 23, 2024Oct 04, 20243857 USD 3857 USD
Oct 27, 2024Nov 07, 20243857 USD 3857 USD
Mar 23, 2025Apr 03, 20253565 USD 3565 USD
Rates are listed per person
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
Sep 23, 2024Oct 04, 20243857 USD 3857 USD
Oct 27, 2024Nov 07, 20243857 USD 3857 USD
Mar 23, 2025Apr 03, 20253565 USD 3565 USD


Day 1  Bergen
Day 2  Ålesund
Day 3  Trondheim
Day 4  Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
Day 5  Stokmarknes
Day 6  Honningsvåg
Day 7  Kirkenes
Day 8  Hammerfest and Tromsø
Day 9  Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands
Day 10  Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters
Day 11  Trondheim and Kristiansund
Day 12  Bergen

Hurtigruten Ships (Expedition, 590-guests)

Hurtigruten has a fleet of coastal ships that have their own onboard Expedition Team and serve as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ships make it an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters the ships sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture and presentation program and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast.

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  • 12 day Bergen - Bergen Roundtrip Voyage in the cabin grade of your choice
  • Full-board (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • English speaking tour leader on board
  • Tour Manager and lectures from a renowned astronomer
  • Exclusive excursion to the Planetarium in Tromsø
Your lecturers on board:
Tom Kerss
  • 6 December 2023 | 2 February 2024
Tom Kerss F.R.A.S. is an astronomer, astrophotographer, author and consultant. Having previously worked at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, he is the founder of Stargazing London, which delivers world-class online astronomy courses. Tom has authored numerous best-selling astronomy books for adults and children, including Northern Lights: The Definitive Guide to Auroras, which offers a complete introduction to nature's most magical sky-illuminating phenomenon.

Dr John Mason, MBE
  • 4 March 2024 | 23 September 2024 | 27 October 2024 | 21 February 2025
An Applied Physicist by profession, Dr John Mason is currently the Principal Lecturer at the South Downs Planetarium in Chichester. He has been a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society since 1976, and is a full member of the International Astronomical Union. He has appeared many times with Sir Patrick Moore on BBC TV's 'The Sky at Night.'

Dr Sadie Jones
  • 14 January 2024 | 25 November 2024
Dr Sadie Jones is the Astronomy Public Engagement Leader at the University of Southampton. In January 2020, she assisted members of the Space Environment Physics group on an expedition to Svalbard, Norway to observe the aurora and collect research data. She also runs talks and school workshops on aurora research to promote ‘The Aurora Zoo’, a citizen science platform where the public analyse short videos of aurora displays.

Ian Ridpath
  • 1 March 2024
Ian Ridpath is an internationally renowned author and lecturer on astronomy and space. He is editor of the authoritative Oxford Dictionary of Astronomy and author of several widely used night sky guides for beginners. Ian is a member of the Royal Astronomical Society’s team of outreach speakers and has been lecturing on Hurtigruten voyages since 2010. He is a winner of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific's award for ‘outstanding contributions to the public understanding and appreciation of astronomy’.
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What's Not Included
  • Return flights and transfers - you can book these with Hurtigruten during the booking process
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling
  • Travel insurance
  • All prices are shown per person based on two people travelling together sharing an inside twin cabin
  • Suites are available on request
  • Prices may change at any time before departure date, the applicable price will be quoted at the time of booking.


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