Sailing are between London and Bergen and begin in January 2019 and the In Search of the Northern Lights will establish Viking as the first US cruise line to offer a full-length itinerary in the Arctic Circle in the winter season.
Torstein Hagen, chairman of Viking Cruises, observed, “Our Nordic heritage is evident in all that we do, from our spirit of exploration to the serene, understated elegance of our ships. Scandinavia is Viking territory, and no other cruise line can show guests this part of the world like we can.”
Hagen said that, “Norway’s landscapes in the winter are truly magnificent, something few North Americans get to witness. I am pleased to offer this exclusive opportunity for our guests to explore my homeland.”
Sailing on Viking’s third 930-guest ocean ship, Viking Sky, guests will experience Norway’s pristine beauty and dramatic snow-dusted wilderness, with a chance each day to stargaze and scan the dark skies for the northern lights.
On the 13-day itinerary, guests will be able to immerse themselves in the rich culture of northern Europe, visiting seven destinations – with overnights in Tromsø, Alta and Bergen, Norway, and a complimentary excursion in each port.
Pricing for Viking’s new In the Search of the Northern Lights cruise starts at $4,999 per person.