September 2019 - March 2020
- See the magical northern lights
- Guidance by an experienced astronomer who holds lectures
- Experience the beautiful Norwegian coastline
- Exclusive visit to the planetarium in Tromsø
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.
The Hunt Begins - Bergen
The adventure begins in Bergen, the cultural gateway to the fjords. Enjoy the relaxed ambiance and take the opportunity to meet your fellow astronomers.
A Day for Masterpieces - Ålesund
An early arrival at the Art Noveau town of Ålesund gives you an opportunity to go ashore and explore this pretty town.
The Royal City of Trondheim - Trondheim
Continuing north you head for the medieval city of Trondheim, whose colourful history is reflected in its handsome civic architecture.
Welcome to the Arctic! - Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands
Crossing the Arctic Circle you continue to the modern town of Bodø. After crossing the Vestfjord you are amidst the glorious Lofoten Islands and their capital, Svolvær.
Expand your Northern Lights knowledge - Stokmarknes
A relaxing morning on board precedes your arrival in Tromsø, the Capital of Arctic Norway. Here a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium is included especially for this tour.
The Northern Lights and the North Cape - Honningsvåg
Following an early call at Hammerfest you arrive in Honningsvåg, the portal to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape (optional excursion).
To the top and back again - Kirkenes
The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometres from the Russian border, and you can join one of our exciting excursions here. As you return south the northbound ports visited by night are now seen by day.
The Extreme North - Hammerfest and Tromsø
Hammerfest, the world's most northerly town is your first major stop, before continuing to Tromsø.
Welcome to Lofoten - Vesterålen and Lofoten Islands
Passing through the legendary Lofoten Islands the ship negotiates an intricate network of inlets and isles. This is one of the most beautiful stretches of the Norwegian coast for many it is the most stunning part of your journey south.
A date with the Seven Sisters - Arctic Circle, Seven Sisters
Cross the Arctic Circle and sail past the famed peaks of the Seven Sisters as you enter a world of legends and folklore.
The old cities and the sea - Trondheim and Kristiansund
An early morning arrival in Trondheim, where you have time to explore the city.
The final chapter of the fairytale - Bergen
A few nautical miles are left between you and Bergen today as your Astronomy Voyage draws to a close.