Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See the Northern Lights with Sir Ranulph Fiennes
With their dramatic mountains, towering cliffs and majestic waterfalls, the Norwegian fjords are among the most beautiful and unspoilt places on Earth.
A winter cruise is the best way to see them – and once darkness falls there’s also the chance to witness one of nature’s most bewitching spectacles: the Northern Lights.
On our memorable 12-day cruise, you will have the opportunity to meet legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has completed record-breaking missions to both North and South Poles and Mount Everest, and conquered the North Face of the Eiger.
Light fantastic: Witness the awesome aurora borealis
The Norwegian fjords are among the most beautiful and unspoilt places on Earth. Pictured is Lofoten Islands
Sir Ranulph will give two talks and a Q&A during your trip and will join you on an included excursion to see the breathtaking North Cape, Europe’s most northerly point.
Our first Northern Lights cruise with Sir Ranulph, which sailed along the Norwegian coastline at the end of last year, was hugely popular with readers – so book your place now to avoid missing out.
REASONS TO BOOK
Throughout this unforgettable journey you will be sailing on MS Richard With
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
You will be joined by Ranulph Fiennes
The extraordinary achievements of Sir Ranulph Fiennes make him the world’s greatest living explorer. He served in the Army for eight years, as a member of the Royal Scots Greys and the SAS, and later embarked on missions to many of Earth’s most inhospitable places. He was the first person (with Charles Burton) to conquer both North and South Poles on foot, and was the first (with Mike Stroud) to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. In 2009, he climbed Everest at 65, becoming the oldest Briton to reach the summit.
Meet Sir Ranulph Fiennes: This is a unique opportunity to meet the famous explorer and hear first-hand about his remarkable feats of courage and endurance. Sir Ranulph will give an exclusive talk and video presentation on board the ship, and you will also have the chance to ask him your own questions in a private Q&A session.
See the spectacular North Cape: You will enjoy a special included excursion with Sir Ranulph, on which you will visit Norway’s remote and beautiful North Cape.
Sail the fjords in style: Throughout this unforgettable journey you will be sailing on MS Richard With. On-board facilities include a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafes, bakery, two hot tubs, 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***.
The world’s most beautiful voyage: During this cruise you will 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 Northern Lights are at their most breathtaking.
Amazing Arctic activities: You can also take your pick from dozens of optional activities**, from guided nature walks and husky-sledding to tucking into a traditional Viking feast.
- International return flights.
- Eleven nights’ full-board accommodation on MS Richard With.
- Two exclusive talks, Q&A and excursion to the North Cape with Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
- Northern Lights promise***.
- On-board talk explaining the science behind the Northern Lights.
- Tour leader with you throughout the trip.
- All port fees and taxes.
YOUR ITINERARY: DAY 1 Bergen DAY 2 Alesund DAY 3 Trondheim DAY 4 Arctic Circle, Lofoten Islands DAY 5 Tromso DAY 6 Honningsvag, North Cape with Sir Ranulph DAY 7 Kirkenes DAY 8 Hammerfest, Tromso DAY 9 Lofoten Islands DAY 10 Arctic Circle DAY 11 Trondheim DAY 12 Bergen
HOW TO BOOK
The price: From £2,110pp* for 12 days. The date: November 29 to December 10, 2021.
Call 02039 933 016 quoting reference MOS RANULPH FIENNES. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/ranulphfiennes.
Terms and conditions: * Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement prices available on request. Price based on flights from Gatwick. Regional flights available for a supplement, subject to availability. A 1.5 per cent credit-card charge will apply. Our travel partner, Hurtigruten, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected. For full terms and conditions, go to mailtravel.co.uk/ranulphfiennes. ** Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacity and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. For details, call our tour partner, Hurtigruten, 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.