For many of us, snow filled scenes, reindeer and twinkling lights are synonymous with Christmas, but these dreamy iconic scenes are on offer all winter in the Arctic Circle, where you are pretty much guaranteed the white stuff. If your dreams of a White Christmas in the UK are rapidly diminishing, then never fear as the Hurtigruten website is positively brimming with seasonal offers to whisk you off to Northern Norway in the New Year. From discounts of up to £200 per person, to ‘no single supplements’ offers and the legendary ‘Northern Lights Promise’, there are offers to suit everyone.
Go in search of Rudolph with no single supplements – New offer
The last White Christmas across the UK may have been in 2010* but single travellers can now cross the 71st parallel to the North Cape, just 2,000km from the geographical North Pole – without having to fork out for a single supplement. During the trip they can enjoy their very own reindeer sleigh rides – though we can’t guarantee their reindeer will have a red nose! Alternatively they can try husky sledging, whale watching, snowmobiling plus plenty more.
The offer is valid on all departures from January to March 2016 of the 12 day Classic Round Voyage (Bergen to Kirkenes back to Bergen), 7 day Classic Voyage North (Bergen to Kirkenes), 6 day Classic Voyage South (Kirkenes to Bergen) and the 11 day Voyage of Discovery (Bergen to Kirkenes and back to Trondheim).
Prices now start from £703 per person for the Classic Voyage North, departing on a choice of dates in January, including the 31 January departure on MS Richard With on full board basis. Flight and transfer packages start from an additional £395 per person.
Swap the twinkling Christmas tree for Mother Nature’s light show – Northern Lights Promise
Lets hope that the Northern Lights will outshine the Christmas tree this winter, but if the lights fail to show on a 12 day Classic Round Voyage (departing before the end of March), Hurtigruten will offer customers a free 6 day Classic Voyage North or 7 day Classic Voyage South (b&b basis) next winter. Prices for the voyage start from £995 per person on a choice of dates in January 2016 (including 25 January on MS Nordnorge), based on two people sharing an inside cabin on full board basis. Flight and transfer packages start from an additional £330 per person.
Save £200 off Arctic Highlights trips and hit the January sales
Treat yourself in the January sales, when you save £200 off ‘Arctic Highlights’ trips for 2016. As an added bonus, you will enjoy some festive cheer in the form of a free wine or beer package while on board.The 5 or 6 day ‘Arctic Highlights’ trips spend their entirety within the Arctic Circle & combine a 3 day voyage from Tromso to Kirkenes and back to Tromso, with a 1 or 2 night stay in Tromso and direct flights from a choice of UK regional departure airports. During your trip you will have the opportunity to take part in some fantastic winter excursions to areas of this frozen land that are rarely seen by tourists.
Prices start from £749 for direct flights from Gatwick on 21 February, voyage on half board basis and one night’s hotel accommodation in Tromso. Other regional departures include Bristol, Manchester, Newcastle, East Midlands and Bournemouth.
A smorgasbord of other offers are also available ranging from a free night at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes to free flights or money to spend on-board when you pre-book excursion packages.
More details on all of the offers listed are available at: https://www.hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/
To book call Hurtigruten on tel: 0208 846 2666 or visit www.hurtigruten.co.uk.