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In pursuit of the Aurora

In pursuit of the Aurora Photo: © Nordlys Bilder (via Hurtigruten) In pursuit of the Aurora Photo: © Northern Norway Tourist Board In pursuit of the Aurora Photo: © Pal Hermansen (via Hurtigruten) In pursuit of the Aurora Photo: Discover the world
In pursuit of the Aurora Photo: © Nordlys Bilder (via Hurtigruten)
In pursuit of the Aurora Photo: © Northern Norway Tourist Board
In pursuit of the Aurora Photo: © Pal Hermansen (via Hurtigruten)
In pursuit of the Aurora Photo: Discover the world

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Go in search of the northern lights from land and sea as you explore the Finnmark region of Northern Norway, a land of vast mountain plateaus and rugged island seascapes - and among the best places on earth to see the aurora.

Staying in beautiful hotels and coastal cruise ships, your pursuit of the aurora will begin in Tromsø, 350 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. After exploring this vibrant city, you will set sail for Finnmark onboard the Hurtigruten – voyaging north past spectacular fjords and picturesque islands.

Your first port of call will be Honningsvag, from where you can experience the snow-covered landscape of the North Cape. With its iconic reindeer herds, this is unspoiled Arctic scenery at its most pristine. Then it is onwards to the fishing village of Batsfjord, located on the northern edge of the Varanger Peninsula.

Just an hour away is the wonderful Kongsfjord Guesthouse, a 19th-century farmhouse with magnificent views over the fjord. In addition to offering excursions including snow-shoeing and ice fishing, the guesthouse has virtually no light pollution, which means excellent prospects for spotting the northern lights.

Your pursuit of the aurora climaxes with a flight from Berlevåg to Kirkenes, from which you will enjoy awe-inspiring views. On arrival you can have a go at a winter activity, visit the nearby Russian border and visit the Kirkenes Snow Hotel – renowned for its hand-crafted snow suites. And of course, there is another opportunity to spot that celestial natural phenonmenon in the night sky above.

Prices include:
• Scheduled flights between London Heathrow and Tromsø, and between Kirkenes and London Heathrow
• Hurtigruten from Tromsø to Batsfjord: breakfasts and 2 evening meals included
• 2 nights at Hotel Thon Tromsø including breakfast
• 1 night at the Polar Hotel in Batsfjord
• 2 nights at the Kongsfjord Guesthouse (full board)
• 1 night at Thon Hotel Kirkenes or Hotel Rica Arctic, breakfast included
• Flight from Berlevåg to Kirkenes
• All transfers (excluding those in Tromsø)
• A visit to the Kirkenes Snowhotel (from late December only)
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£1,698 per person (including flights)

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In pursuit of the Aurora

Go in search of the northern lights from land and sea as you explore the Finnmark region of Northern Norway, a land of vast mountain plateaus and...

In pursuit of the Aurora

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