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‘First-ever Aurora Hunter Becomes Part of Hurtigruten’

May 10, 2024 | by The Jeuns

Professional stargazers can now set sail with Chief Aurora Chaser, Tom Kerss, courtesy of a new collaboration with Hurtigruten. Offering a chance to witness the mesmerizing Aurora Borealis, Kerss will join select sailings through Norway’s stunning fjords. During the day, passengers can explore coastal ports while benefiting from Kerss’ knowledge through workshops, webinars, and talks.

“The Northern Lights is a captivating natural wonder,” said Kerss. “I am excited to partner with Hurtigruten to create an unforgettable experience for their adventurous guests. Together, we will not only admire the Northern Lights but also delve into the stories and secrets behind its beauty, crafting memories that will endure.”

Hurtigruten’s Northern Lights Promise ensures that guests on certain 11-day Coastal Voyages between September and March are guaranteed a free voyage if the lights fail to make an appearance. This offer is valid until March 31, 2026, with specific dates detailed on Hurtigruten’s website.

Nestled in the heart of Norway, the prime location for viewing the Northern Lights, Hurtigruten provides a unique platform for travelers to marvel at this celestial wonder. Kerss expressed excitement about teaming up with Hurtigruten to share the magic of the Northern Lights with global explorers, offering unparalleled voyages to witness the Arctic skies in all their glory.

Crew members onboard will alert passengers when the lights are visible, enhancing the experience. For astronomy enthusiasts, Hurtigruten also hosts astronomy sailings featuring renowned astronomers. These special voyages include onboard lectures and viewings of the Aurora Borealis, with routes such as Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen aboard the MS Nordnorge and MS Kong Harald.

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