Hurtigruten: Exclusive Norway Voyage with NASA Astronaut Dr. Thagard

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Hurtigruten cruise line is offering a once-in-a-lifetime cruise on their ship Astronaut next March! Join a NASA astronaut exploring the skies above Norway’s west coast! This season is a wonderful time to visit—not as cold as midwinter, but still crisp and clear. Get a chance to glimpse the brilliant and beautiful Northern Lights — a Hurtigruten Promise.

March 21, 2017 Departure — 8 days / 7 nights — Exclusive Voyage with NASA Astronaut Dr. Thagard

This special voyage follows Hurtigruten’s Classic Voyage South, and includes special lectures from Dr. Thagard, with viewings of documentaries about the 115-day Russian Mir-18 mission and Dr. Thagard’s experience as a cosmonaut on the mission. If you love space, there’s no excuse to miss this opportunity!

Dr. Thagard is a decorated Marine Corps veteran, and has logged over 140 days in space on 5 space flights. He performed many NASA ‘firsts’ including deployment and retrieval exercises, conducting medical tests, and launching the first planetary probe from the Shuttle.

Book with your agent at Willamette Intl Travel — we’ve sent many clients on Hurtigruten’s ships and can confidently say that they are one of the best for expeditions in the Arctic and Antarctica.

Explore the Arctic Sky with a NASA Astronaut

Travel the Norwegian coast with former astronaut Dr. Norm Thagard, veteran of 5 space flights and 140 days in space, and hear his stories about life in the sky.

Northern Lights Promise

Hurtigruten is confident you will witness the elusive and  hauntingly beautiful northern lights on your 12-day winter Coastal Voyage with them.

A Stargazer’s Journey

These special astronomy winter voyages in Norway include long polar nights for stargazing, astronomy talks from experts, a visit to the Northern Lights Planetarium, plus their Northern Lights Promise.

Seeking Northern Lights

Get a front row seat to the northern lights on a 6-day winter Coastal Voyage, plus exhilarating, exclusive excursions across the snowy terrain, and sparkling winter views.

Winner of Multiple Awards

More than 5,500 travel agents voted Hurtigruten the ‘Best  Expedition Cruise Line’ in the 2016 WAVE Awards.

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kirkenes – Berlevåg
  • Day 2: Mehamn – Tromsø
  • Day 3: Tromsø – Stamsund
  • Day 4: Bodø to Rørvik
  • Day 5: Trondheim – Ålesund
  • Day 6: Ålesund – Bergen

Includes

  • Transfers
  • 1 Night in Kirkenes before your voyage, incl. breakfast
  • Aurora Safari private tour in Kirkenes, with a visit to the SnowHotel
  • Kirkenes to Bergen voyage, with full-board
  • Cocktail reception with Dr. Thagard and Hurtigruten ship captain
  • Hammerfest City Tour & Excursion to Meridian Monument
  • 2 lectures and film screenings
  • 3-hour city tour in Bergen, transfer to hotel
  • 1 Night in Bergen after your voyage, incl. breakfast

Check out Hurtigruten’s gorgeous Instagram page!

Call Willamette Intl Travel for more details and to find out if there’s still “space.” 😉 Call 503-224-0180 or email info@wittravel.com. 

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