Tuesday 12 November 2013

Hurtigruten Offers New Norwegian Lapland Cruise-Tour

Hurtigruten is offering a 12-day cruise and land tour to Norway’s Lapland March 25-April 5. Fares range from $2,999 to $9,117 per person, double. The trip includes a six-day voyage along Norway’s fjord-filled coast and a land tour of the country’s northernmost province, Finnmark. Guests can watch for the Northern Lights and learn about the traditions of the Sámi.

The Midnatsol will sail north from the Hanseatic city of Bergen to Ålesund, Trondheim, the Lofoten Islands and Tromsø. Then the ship will veer off its usual course and head toward Alta, circumnavigating the North Cape Plateau, the northernmost point in Europe, weather permitting.

Passengers disembark in Alta for a two-day land tour of Finnmark, which includes all transportation, certified local guides, two overnights with meals, and all scheduled excursions. At the end of the land tour, guests will be transferred back to Alta, from where Midnatsol will sail south back to Bergen three days later.

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