Hurtigruten Offers Opera Under the Arctic Sky


Guests on board the 674-passenger MS Trollfjord are invited to a welcome concert in its Panorama Lounge. // (c) 2011 Hurtigruten.

For the third year in a row, Hurtigruten is offering the 12-day “Opera Under the Arctic Sky” voyage, featuring performances by soloists and musicians from the National Norwegian Opera, with 10 percent savings available on bookings made by Dec. 31, 2011.

Guests have the chance to experience musical events on land and sea daily, all set against a landscape of fjords, snow-capped peaks and charming fishing villages that hug the coast, with the possibility of the Aurora Borealis lighting up the night sky. Reduced fares for the Jan. 6 departure range from $1,992 to $6,900 per person, double, and include accommodation, meals and cultural and musical programs on board. Regular fares are $2,203 to $7,657. Members of the 1893 Ambassador Club, a loyalty club for those who have sailed on Hurtigruten in the past three years, receive 10 percent off of the voyage as well as a range of complimentary onboard benefits.

After departing Bergen on a roundtrip voyage along Norway’s fjord-indented west coast, guests on board the 674-passenger MS Trollfjord are invited to a welcome concert in the Panorama Lounge. The following days are filled with lectures by renowned musicians and on-board concerts with pieces from operas, operettas and musicals, including an evening concert under the Arctic sky. Optional activities and concerts onshore include a concert in the Arctic Cathedral in Tromsø; a North Cape excursion across the 71st parallel followed by a performance in the North Cape Hall; a New Year’s concert at the Tromsø Kulturhus; and a performance at Svolvær in Lofoten.


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