When the Norwegian government decided to create a connection between the north and the south, Richard With and his friend Anders Holthe took on the challenge of thoroughly mapping the seas along the coastline. In 1893, Captain Richard With’s steamer, DS Vesteraalen, was brought into regular service along the coast of Norway, and Hurtigruten was established.
Jonathan Tourtellot, National Geographic DISCOVER 120 YEARS OF MARITIME HISTORY When the Norwegian government decided to create a connection between the north and the south, Richard With and his friend Anders Holthe took on the challenge of thoroughly mapping the seas along the coastline. In 1893, Captain Richard With’s steamer, DS Vesteraalen, was brought into regular service along the coast of Norway, and Hurtigruten was established. 120 years later Hurtigruten are still part of Norwegian life and carry essential goods as well as people along the stunning Norwegian coastline. • 1893: The fi rst Hurtigruten voyage departs Trondheim for Hammerfest, via 11 harbours. • 1898: The Hurtigruten route expands southward to include Bergen, with three departures a week. • 1908: Kirkenes, near the Russian border, becomes the northern turning point of the Hurtigruten voyage. • 1993: A new era begins with the launch of the modern ships. The modernisation of Hurtigruten’s fl eet resulted in 10 new ships being added to the fl eet by the end of 2007. • 2008: Hurtigruten celebrates its 115th birthday. For more than a century, its passenger and cargo ships have connected Northern and Southern Norway. • 2013: Hurtigruten celebrates its 120th birthday and launches its 2014 Northern Lights programme in February. “Hurtigruten is uniquely identifi ed with the country it operates in. That’s not true with conventional cruise liners.”
BRAND NEW FOR 2014 – BETHEFIRSTTOBOOK OFFER MUST END 28 TH FEBRUARY 2013 DISCOVER THE LAND OF THE NORTHERN LIGHTS Celebrate 120 years of maritime history with Hurtigruten, with the launch of its 2014 Northern Lights departures. We are delighted to present two incredible winter expedition voyages which will allow you to discover the true beauty of the Norwegian coast. Enjoy the stunning snow covered landscapes and crisp air, as well as the clusters of cosy houses which proceed the stunning backdrop of snow clad mountains refl ecting the polar twilight. Whichever experience you choose, be it the full classic round voyage or the shorter arctic highlights, you will be on the hunt for the spectacular Aurora Beorealis. Should you be lucky enough to witness this event you will marvel at this spectacular display that lights up the clear nights sky. These two itineraries are incredibly popular, so please do not delay in booking as this is your opportunity to book early and secure your place on one of these amazing voyages. Your Norwegian Coast Experience Includes · Cross the Arctic Circle in search of the Northern Lights · Explore the gateway to the Arctic, Tromsø · Complimentary up to £50 on board spend* · Flights from/to London or Manchester including overseas transfers · Pre and post hotel stays in Tromsø on your Arctic Highlights voyage ‡ · Enjoy a wide selection of exciting and interesting excursions, like the Husky Adventure, Lofotr Viking Feast, Dog Sledging, Snow Hotel and Wilderness Adventure Campx · Incredible locally sourced cuisine for your dining pleasure · As a part of our winter programme you can enjoy several on board activities and excursions where the Arctic light is the main element · Earn up to 3,798 exclusive Cruise Miles when you book one of these spectacular voyages †† To book, please call 0845 458 4598 we are open every day from 8.30am until 8pm