Astronomy Voyage

With Hurtigruten!

12 Days from $4,485* AUD

per person, twin share based on a Polar Outside Cabin

SALE ENDS 31 May 2024

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Based on a 25 November 2024 Departure
Aboard MS Kong Harald

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 beautiful 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.

On the 25 November Sailing your Lecturer on board will be Dr Sadie Jones. 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. The lecturer changes based on the sailing.

  • 11 nights' cruise accommodation
  • 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

Terms and Conditions

*From prices are per person in Australian Dollars, based on occupancy of a twin cabin, on a full-board basis. Offer is subject to availability and not valid on suites or for group bookings. Book by 31 May 2024 unless sold out prior. Cabins and excursions are subject to availability. Hurtigruten operates a flexible pricing system and prices are capacity controlled and are correct at time of booking. Normal booking payment and cancellation conditions apply. This offer is valid for new, individual bookings only and on select departures, and subject to withdrawal at any time without notice. Offer is combinable with the Ambassador Loyalty Discount. Flight timings will not be available until schedules are open (minimum 11 months in advance). †Please note there is very limited Wi-Fi and phone signal in the remote areas we travel to, and streaming is not supported.   All planned activities are subject to weather and ice conditions. Excursions and activities are subject to change. Please make sure you meet all entry and boarding requirements  Follow the northern lights conditions: You will be able to take the 7-day Classic Voyage North or the 6-day Classic Voyage South, departing the subsequent sailing season from 1 October to 31 March in an unspecified inside cabin with twin beds on a full board basis (you may upgrade to another grade of cabin subject to additional costs and availability). The offer cruise must be booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given, and the offer only apply once.   'Exclusions': Offer excludes flights, transfers, all onboard expenses, excursions, luggage handling. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises (including cruises where more than 50% of the sailing has been cancelled). Bookings are non-transferable, non-changeable, have no cash value and no refund can be claimed.  Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amended the offer at any time. Please check at the time of booking as to current status of offer. OBC offer applies to departures between 1 April 2025 and 30 April 2026 on Classic Roundtrip (BGO-KKN-BGO), Svalbard Express Roundtrip (BGO-LYR-BGO), and Northcape Express (OSL-HVG-OSL). Up to 1550 AUD OBC per cabin (10,000 NOK) is based on a suite.