Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: Voyage to the Northern Lights with Ben Fogle – join the TV presenter on a Norwegian fjord cruise to see the spectacular display
Watching the magical Northern Lights dance across the night sky is an otherworldly experience like no other.
On this new 12-day cruise, exclusive to Mail on Sunday readers, you’ll hunt for the elusive Aurora Borealis while sailing along the beautiful Norwegian fjords.
To make this once-in-a-lifetime voyage even more special, you’ll be joined by TV presenter and adventurer Ben Fogle. A former Royal Navy reservist, Ben first appeared on our TV screens in the BBC’s Castaway, during which he was marooned on an island in the Outer Hebrides for a year.
Out of this world: The extraordinary Northern Lights
The 12-day cruise includes a visit to the picture-perfect Lofoten Islands (above)
DAY 1 Bergen DAY 2 Alesund DAY 3 Trondheim DAY 4 Arctic Circle, Lofoten Islands DAY 5 Tromso DAY 6 Honningsvag, North Cape with Ben Fogle DAY 7 Kirkenes DAY 8 Hammerfest, Tromso DAY 9 Lofoten Islands DAY 10 Arctic Circle DAY 11 Trondheim DAY 12 Bergen
Since then, he’s gone on to present everything from Countryfile to Crufts and says he can’t wait to see the Northern Lights again after witnessing them first while filming his TV series New Lives In The Wild.
Ben will give two special talks and take part in a Q&A on board your ship, MS Richard With.
Don’t miss this opportunity to discover one of the most unspoilt countries on Earth on an unforgettable voyage this winter.
REASONS TO BOOK
Meet Ben Fogle: This is a fantastic opportunity to talk to the award-winning adventurer and TV presenter who has travelled the world and endured everything from the Marathon des Sables, the toughest race on Earth, to reaching the summit of Mount Everest and rowing across the Atlantic with Olympian James Cracknell.
Ben will give an exclusive talk about his life and career, as well as answering all your burning questions.
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
You will be joined by Ben Fogle
Ben Fogle has presented numerous programmes for the BBC, ITV, Channel 5 and Discovery, worked as a special correspondent for NBC News, and made documentaries on Prince William in Africa and Captain Scott in Antarctica. He has written nine best-selling books, including Race To The Pole and The Accidental Adventurer, and is the United Nations patron of the wilderness, a fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and ambassador to WWF, Tusk and Hearing Dogs For The Deaf, as well as a patron to the Red Cross.
See the North Cape: You can also go on a special optional excursion** to visit Norway’s remote and beautiful North Cape.
Feeling like you’ve reached the edge of the world, you may see small camps belonging to the indigenous Sami people, and birdlife such as puffins, kittiwakes and mighty sea eagles.
The world’s most beautiful voyage: During this wonderful 12-day round-trip voyage from Bergen, you will see 2,500 miles of Norway’s stunning coastline, have the opportunity to explore more than 30 historic ports, and spend seven days in the ‘auroral zone’, where sightings of the Northern Lights are most common.
Sail in style: Your home will be MS Richard With, a ship that boasts a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafes, bakery, swimming pool and hot tub, plus a sauna with a view, fitness room and library. The ship also hosts a series of free talks and demonstrations.
The delicious food, which includes Norwegian specialities such as roast reindeer and aquavit ice cream, is sourced locally and is included in the price.
Amazing Arctic activities: Take your pick from dozens of extra optional activities**, from guided nature walks and husky-sledding to joining a midnight concert at Tromso’s Arctic Cathedral. You can even tuck into a traditional Viking feast.
Your Northern Lights promise: Our travel partner, Hurtigruten, is so confident you will see the Northern Lights during your 12-day trip that if you don’t, the company will offer you another six- or seven-day Northern Lights voyage free of charge***.
- International return flights.
- Eleven nights’ full-board accommodation on MS Richard With.
- Two exclusive talks and Q&A with Ben Fogle.
- Your Northern Lights promise***.
- On-board talk explaining the science behind the Northern Lights.
- 1,000 Norwegian kroner per cabin onboard credit.
- The services of a tour leader throughout.
- All port fees and taxes.
HOW TO BOOK
The price: From £1,999pp* for 12 days. The dates: January 3 to 14, 2021.
Call 0203 9933 258 quoting reference MOS BEN FOGLE. To find out more, visit mailonsunday.tripsmiths.com/fogle.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS: *For bookings made before June 30, 2020 (further 15 per cent due by September 30, 2020, full balance 90 days before departure). Price based on two sharing. Subject to availability (limited cabins available at £1,999pp). Single supplement prices available on request. Price based on flights from Heathrow or Gatwick (subject to availability). Regional flights available for a supplement, subject to availability. Our travel partner TS Travel Ltd in partnership with Hurtigruten is 100 per cent financially protected. For full terms and conditions, go to mailonsunday.tripsmiths.com/fogle. **Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacity and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call our tour partner, TS Travel Ltd, on the booking number above. ***For full terms and conditions for the Northern Lights promise, visit hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/norway-offers/northern-lights-promise.