13 Dec Join this voyage with the Vikings
Rub shoulders with the likes of Odin, Thor and Loki as you delve into the medieval heritage of the Vikings with the global leaders in exploration, Hurtigruten.
You don’t need to be glued to your TV watching reruns of Vikings Season 5 or dodging spoiler alerts for Season 6 when you can live the Voyage of the Vikings yourself in 2019.
Guests on board Hurtigruten’s special Voyage of the Vikings, sailing on 13 October 2019, will be joined by an expert in medieval history, as well as enjoy three included excursions revealing the culture and history of this once-powerful seafaring tribe.
You’ll visit the Lofotr Viking Museum, on the site of the largest reconstructed longhouse, where you will meet the Chieftain and lady of the house to share a traditional Viking meal served with mead and a special performance of music and dancing from the Viking age.
Your journey will continue through the Vesterålen coast with stunning views of Hinnøya Island, Gullesfjord, and Sigerfjord, before stopping at the medieval Trondenes Church outside Harstad. Several other optional excursions are offered, including dogsledding, a visit to North Cape and snowshoeing.
Throw in the simple fact that the route from Norway’s Bergen to Kirkenes and back is justifiably the world’s most scenic sea voyage, and you have the
trip of a lifetime with an opportunity to learn about a fascinating ancient people.
Joining this special Voyage of the Vikings cruise is Dr John Haywood, who studied medieval history at the universities of Lancaster, Cambridge and Copenhagen. A full-time historical writer, Dr Haywood has written over 20 books, with his main interests being the Vikings and maritime history.
Guests on board will also enjoy a range of interesting Viking lectures, including the Vikings and their gods, the Viking warrior and the Viking North Atlantic Saga.
Northern Lights magic
Your visit to Norway will coincide with the Northern Hemisphere winter, meaning the extra benefit of an opportunity to see the Northern Lights on your 12-day voyage.
So sure is Hurtigruten that you’ll see the Northern Lights on your 12-day voyage, that the expedition cruise line offers a Northern Lights Promise .
If the natural phenomenon fails to appear during your trip, Hurtigruten will give you another six- or seven-day Classic Voyage free of charge* so your Northern Lights cruise will be one with no regrets.
Want to learn more about the Northern Lights and Hurtigruten’s packages? Check out this handy FAQ by Hurtigruten here or visit Development Promotions’ website for a range of additional packages on offer.
*Refer to applicable Ts and Cs.