Seeing the Northern Lights has been on my bucket list since I first learned the words Aurora Borealis. I thought for sure this dream would come true a couple of years ago when we spent four nights in Iceland in November at a hotel that has its own observatory and in-house astronomer. Yet even when conditions seemed perfect, the clouds rolled in and ruled out our chance of seeing this natural phenomenon. It was a huge disappointment but as they say, we can’t control Mother Nature.

If only someone could tell me they can guarantee that I would see the Northern Lights. Oh wait, someone does make this promise! Hurtigruten offers Northern Lights sightings–guaranteed. 

Whale Northern Lights

This post is sponsored by Hurtigruten and Visit Norway. All opinions are my own but I’m happy to share the news about this excellent offer, especially as I have heard such great things about Hurtigruten cruises. All photos courtesy of Hurtigruten.

Northern Lights Guarantee

For those who join a 12-day coastal Norway cruise between October 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, Hurtigruten guarantees you will see the Northern Lights during your journey. If, by chance, the Northern Lights do not appear, they will offer a 6- or 7-day coastal Norway cruise completely free of charge (not including airfare/extras). Now that’s a deal I can get behind!

Learn more about the Hurtigruten Northern Lights Promise!

Hurtigruten is confident in making this offer because Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights as it sits under the “Auroral Oval,” where the lights are at their strongest. Winter is the most likely time of year to see the Northern Lights, making it ideal for a winter break vacation.

Hurtigruten cruise Northern Lights

Hurtigruten Winter expedition Foto ÿrjan Bertelsen

The Northern Lights, also known as the Aurora Borealis, are a natural phenomenon that occur when the solar wind is stronger than usual, and electrically charged particles from the sun hurl towards Earth. The particles, electrons, and protons form these magical dancing “lights” when they collide with gases in Earth’s atmosphere. They are most likely to be seen between October and March, when the skies are clear between 10 pm and 2 am.

When on board a Hurtigruten cruise and the Northern Lights appear, a member of the expedition team will make an announcement to the guests so everyone can step outside and enjoy the view.

If I could combine my dream of seeing the Northern Lights with visiting the beautiful country of Norway, it truly would be a dream come true and Hurtigruten can help!

Save $250 per person on a Coastal Norway Cruise

Hurtigruten cruise ship

Hurtigruten inn Rotsund og Lyngenfjorden 2013 Foto: ÿrjan Bertelsen

Making a dream trip happen takes some planning and saving. However, from now through September 30, 2018, if you book a 12-day roundtrip cruise from January 1 – March 31, 2019 in coastal Norway with Hurtigruten, you can save $250 per person.

Learn more about Hurtigruten’s $250 savings!

Sailing with Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten provides a true Norwegian experience. They have been sailing along the Norwegian coastline for 125 years and bring guests to the small villages and hidden fjords that other cruise ships simply don’t visit. On a 12-day cruise, you will sail along 2,500 nautical miles of gorgeous coastal scenery and on board you will enjoy classic Norwegian cuisine, featuring local ingredients and national delicacies.

And, Hurtigruten offers over 90 excursions led by onboard expedition teams. While in Norway, you will be able to choose among fun activities like hiking, reindeer sledding, dog sledding, snowmobiling, and much more. There are even Northern Lights safaris! With Hurtigruten, the cruise is just one part of the adventure.

Hurtigruten cruise lounge

And the exploration doesn’t just happen on land. When you are not busy on deck watching the stunning landscape and searching for local wildlife, you can attend lectures about nature, the Northern Lights, the country of Norway, myriad wildlife, the Arctic region, and more.

Hurtigruten cruise ship cabin

I can’t imagine a better holiday destination. Reindeer sledding and guaranteed Northern Lights sightings? Who else is dying to go?

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