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Land of the Northern Lights to Norway

Ship: Marco Polo • Departs: Bristol Avonmouth • Sail Date: Sunday 17th Mar 2019 • Duration: 15 nights
Cruise Code: P905

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Voyage in search of the Aurora Borealis

An atmospheric display of green and pink light dancing across the night sky, the truly spectacular Aurora Borealis is one of nature’s wonders. On this exciting voyage to Norway, venture into the Arctic Circle and discover dynamic landscapes as you travel in search of the Northern Lights and, if atmospheric conditions are right, you will have the chance to witness this truly amazing phenomenon.

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Ålesund is Norway’s art-nouveau town; stroll through streets watched over by gargoyles decorating ornate, gabled and turreted buildings. Enjoy sailing between thousands of islands and islets along Norway’s beautiful coastline and cross the Arctic Circle. In Tromsø, the daring lines of the Arctic Cathedral are matched only by tales of famous Arctic explorers in the city’s museums. You might choose to ascend Mount Fagernes by cable car, or meet Polar wildlife at the world’s northernmost zoo. Honningsvaag is the northernmost port in this voyage and your chance to visit the incredible North Cape before Marco Polo heads to Alta.

During an overnight stay in Alta, known as the ‘City of the Northern Lights’, you can choose from a host of optional tours. Perhaps take a drink in the frozen bar of the famous Igloo Hotel, or venture away from the city for a chance to witness the Aurora Borealis, a curtain of purples, pinks, blues and greens rippling across the inky dark sky. Kristiansund, built on four main islands, has a centuries-old seafaring tradition and a tour option of the Atlantic Ocean Road, whilst Åndalsnes offers a chance to enjoy breathtaking fjord scenery dressed for winter. Finally explore historic Bergen, whose Hanseatic waterfront harbours shops selling traditional Norwegian souvenirs.

Cruise Highlights

  • A wonderful discovery of the Norwegian winter landscape, and a chance to search the night sky for the truly spectacular Northern Lights.
  • Collect your certificate signed by the Master of Marco Polo to commemorate your crossing of the Arctic Circle.
  • Look over the ‘Arctic City’ of Tromsø from the summit of Mount Storsteinen reached by an exciting cable car ride.
  • From Alta travel into the wilderness and from a viewing site where warm drinks are available you can watch the night sky for the infamous Aurora Borealis.
  • Sip a cool drink in the ice bar of the Igloo Hotel on the banks of the Alta River. You can even stay the night in this unique hotel made entirely of ice and snow.

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