Hurtigruten names astronomer Tom Kerss as chief Aurora chaser

Hurtigruten has announced an unprecedented collaboration with Tom Kerss, the esteemed Northern Lights astronomer.

In a historic move, Hurtigruten has appointed Kerss as the world’s first Chief Aurora Chaser, promising travellers an unrivaled journey into the heart of Norway’s Arctic waters.

Tom Kerss will act as an onboard expert on designated Hurtigruten voyages, offering invaluable insights into the Northern Lights phenomenon. Moreover, he will elevate the guest experience by leading digital talks, webinars, and workshops, as well as organizing engaging and innovative guest-focused activities and events, thereby enriching their overall experience.

The Northern Lights Guarantee

Hurtigruten is simultaneously extending the period covered by its unique Northern Lights Guarantee to commence in mid-September, aiming to inspire even more guests to witness this extraordinary phenomenon.

The groundbreaking partnership underscores Hurtigruten’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled experiences of the Northern Lights, reaffirming Norway as the ultimate destination to witness this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.

CEO Hedda Felin expressed her excitement by stating: “With Tom Kerss as our very own chief Aurora chaser, the world’s first-ever as far as we know, we’re taking our Northern Lights commitment to new heights. Together, we’re revolutionizing the Northern Lights experience, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to witness this breathtaking phenomenon in the most immersive way imaginable.”

Tom Kerss, a renowned and experienced expert in the field of astronomy and the Northern Lights, brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the role.

“The Northern Lights is one of nature’s most mesmerizing spectacles,” said Kerss. “I am thrilled to partner with Hurtigruten to pioneer a truly unforgettable experience for their adventurous and knowledge-seeking guests. Together, we will not only witness the Northern Lights but also unravel the secrets and stories behind its beauty and nature, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.”