Historic Voyage

Anyone who wants to help make history can join one of 11 In the Wake of Richard With anniversary voyages being offered by Hurtigruten this summer. Treats include a special sailing into Lyngenfjord in the Lyngen Alps area, the chance to get even closer to Norwegian culture with a series of on-board concerts plus special menus inspired by the 1893 era. 11 special departures are available each day from June 21, 2013 and all include July 2, which marks 120 years since Richard With captained Hurtigruten’s very first departure from Trondheim along the Norwegian Coast.
Hurtigruten has never sailed into Lyngenfjord as part a main itinerary before, and as a special treat, each day during this 11-day period, a ship will stop here whilst travelling south-bound between Skjervoy and Tromso. Located in the Lyngen Alps area, Lyngenfjord is 300km north of the Arctic Circle, and guests can expect mountain peaks rising more than 1,000 metres directly from the fjord, blue glaciers, cascading rivers, gleaming mountain lakes and deep ravines. Guests will have the opportunity to meet a local prawn trawler and its fishermen, who come on-board with freshly caught prawns.

Integral to these anniversary voyages will be bringing Norwegian culture and history even closer. Special on-board concerts are planned, while special menus are being created by Hurtigruten’s team of chefs, inspired by the food on-board DS Vesteraalen in 1893. Each ship will enjoy its own anniversary celebrations on-board on July 2, in true Norwegian style.

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