Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See the Northern Lights with Carol Kirkwood – join the popular weather presenter on a search for the magical aurora borealis
The magical Northern Lights have enchanted travellers for centuries. And what better way to experience them than on this exclusive 12-day voyage along the stunning Norwegian fjords?
As well as enjoying one of the most beautiful places on Earth, you will have the chance to meet popular weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Carol has long been captivated by the aurora borealis, and this trip is the perfect opportunity to see them.
Carol will give an exclusive talk to readers and hold a Q&A session about her life and career, including her time on Strictly Come Dancing. Scientific experts on board will also explain what causes the incredible natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
Stunning display: The spectacular Northern Lights, which have enchanted travellers for centuries
Carol says: ‘As a meteorologist, I’m fascinated by the huge range of natural phenomena that weather systems can throw up, from the extraordinarily beautiful to the truly violent.
‘The aurora borealis are among the most stunning displays that can ever be viewed in our skies and I’m thrilled to be going with you to see one of the wonders of the natural world.’
REASONS TO BOOK
Meet Carol Kirkwood: Carol will give an exclusive talk about her career as a weather presenter and her time on Strictly. She will also take part in a Q&A and join you to seek the Northern Lights.
Readers will accompany Carol on a Taste Of Vesteralen experience, where you’ll explore the area of Harstad before crossing a fjord by ferry while enjoying freshly baked cakes and a hot drink.
The world’s most beautiful voyage: During this wonderful 12-day trip, you’ll see 2,500 miles of Norway’s stunning coastline, have the chance to explore more than 30 historic ports, and spend seven days in the ‘auroral zone’, where sightings of the Lights are at their most breathtaking.
The pretty Norwegian city of Bergen, where the sailing on MS Polarlys will begin
Brilliant Arctic activities: Take your pick from dozens of optional activities**, from guided nature walks and husky-sledding to a midnight concert at Tromso’s Arctic Cathedral – or even a traditional Viking feast.
Sail the fjords in style: Throughout this unforgettable journey from Bergen, you will be sailing on MS Polarlys.
Its facilities include a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafes, swimming pool and hot tub, 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 all sourced locally. Meals are included in the price.
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***.
Financial protection: We realise these are uncertain times for travel, which is why we would like to remind you that this unique and exclusive trip with Hurtigruten is both bonded by ABTA and ATOL-protected.