Exclusive for Mail on Sunday readers: See the Northern Lights with Carol Kirkwood – join the popular weather presenter on a search for the magical aurora borealis
The magical Northern Lights have enchanted travellers for centuries. And what better way to experience them than on this exclusive 12-day voyage along the stunning Norwegian fjords?
As well as enjoying one of the most beautiful places on Earth, you will have the chance to meet popular weather presenter Carol Kirkwood. Carol has long been captivated by the aurora borealis, and this trip is the perfect opportunity to see them.
Carol will give an exclusive talk to readers and hold a Q&A session about her life and career, including her time on Strictly Come Dancing. Scientific experts on board will also explain what causes the incredible natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights.
Stunning display: The spectacular Northern Lights, which have enchanted travellers for centuries
Carol says: ‘As a meteorologist, I’m fascinated by the huge range of natural phenomena that weather systems can throw up, from the extraordinarily beautiful to the truly violent.
‘The aurora borealis are among the most stunning displays that can ever be viewed in our skies and I’m thrilled to be going with you to see one of the wonders of the natural world.’
REASONS TO BOOK
Meet Carol Kirkwood: Carol will give an exclusive talk about her career as a weather presenter and her time on Strictly. She will also take part in a Q&A and join you to seek the Northern Lights.
Readers will accompany Carol on a Taste Of Vesteralen experience, where you’ll explore the area of Harstad before crossing a fjord by ferry while enjoying freshly baked cakes and a hot drink.
The world’s most beautiful voyage: During this wonderful 12-day trip, you’ll 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 Lights are at their most breathtaking.
The pretty Norwegian city of Bergen, where the sailing on MS Polarlys will begin
OUR SPECIAL GUEST
BBC Breakfast weather presenter Carol Kirkwood
Carol Kirkwood trained with the Met Office and has been presenting the weather on radio and TV for more than 20 years.
She has a regular slot on BBC Breakfast, also appears on The One Show, and danced with Pasha Kovalev in the 13th series of Strictly.
Brilliant Arctic activities: Take your pick from dozens of optional activities**, from guided nature walks and husky-sledding to a midnight concert at Tromso’s Arctic Cathedral – or even a traditional Viking feast.
Sail the fjords in style: Throughout this unforgettable journey from Bergen, you will be sailing on MS Polarlys.
Its facilities include a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafes, swimming pool and hot tub, 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***.
Financial protection: We realise these are uncertain times for travel, which is why we would like to remind you that this unique and exclusive trip with Hurtigruten is both bonded by ABTA and ATOL-protected.
- Return scheduled flights.
- Eleven nights’ full-board accommodation on the MS Polarlys.
- Exclusive talk and Q&A with Carol Kirkwood.
- Full expedition team to give general lectures on Norway throughout the sailing.
- A Taste Of Vesteralen excursion with Carol Kirkwood.
- All port taxes and fees.
- Hurtigruten’s Northern Lights Promise***.
HOW TO BOOK
The price: From £1,751pp* for 12 days. The date: November 29 to December 10, 2020. Call 0203 9938 934 quoting reference MOS CAROL KIRKWOOD. To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/carolkirkwood.
Terms and conditions: * Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement prices available on request. Deposit: 20 per cent. 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. Exclusive to Mail Travel and selected media partners. Hurtigruten is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected. For full terms and conditions, go to mailtravel.co.uk/carolkirkwood.
** Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacity and are booked on first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call Hurtigruten on the booking telephone number above.
*** For full terms for the Northern Lights promise, visit hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/norway-offers/northern-lights-promise.