Flights from gatwick direct to bergen 7.days a week
Submitted by Peter.Graham.Bergen Norway
3/5/08 Subject Flights.
We went in February, the voyagew was excellent,tours were like the ret of Norway very expensive.
We did a dog sleigh trip, most interesting, and quite exhilerating.
There was also aa snow mobile trip with snow mobiles on a frozen fjord. Get a cabin on the port side of the ship. you will see all the dock areas. Go on deck 2 for a cabin. Book the previous set of fares if that offer extends to your cruise. ie book a late december cruise if this is cheaper than a January cruise. There is a tour rep on the ship, and ours was wondeful. Ensure that you fuul board on the ship, some passengers seemec to have B&B, others half board. There is a restaurant on boadr, remember it is a working vessel and connects many small towns with the rest of Norway. Flights check the Hurtigruten brochure, there do not seem to be many direct flights. We flew from Bristol to Bergen via Amsterdam.
Good morning. My wife and I did the Hurigruten round trip in June 2006. It was the best holiday we have ever had without doubt. Of course, I cannot comment on what it would be like in January, but all I can say is to bear in mind that the daylight hours will be very limited.We were on the Hurtigruten ship "Nordlys", but all their ship are very similar and are really super. The crew and Captain are all very helpful and friendly and of course they all like the British people (as you probably know). I have learnt from others that the ship is much less crowded in the winter months. The food and catering is really wonderful and rough seas are not a problem as the ship sails mainly in sheltered waters between the mainland and the off islands.
I suggest you contact the firm that we booked with, who are Norwegian travel experts and are really helpful and knowledgeable. They are Norsc Holidays Ltd of Charmouth, Dorset. Good luck.
We went on the hrtigruten in Feb 2001 and it was wonderful . We sailed on the M/S Polarlys,and the food was the best Ive ever tasted ,and the snow up in Kirkines was amazing deep crisp but dry -20 degrees.If you get the chancg borrow a kicking sledge from the ship they are great fun. Belive me you will have a great time ,you do need to make your own entertainment as there is none but the bar is friendly (however drinks are quite expensive ) but still it is a wonderful trip I envy I would go again any time K McCabe.
We did a round trip Norwegian Coastal Voyage in August 1996 from Bergen on the MS Polarlis and well worth the experience of the inside passages and the 32 ports that we visited, sometimes only for a few minutes. We had a mini suite which was comfortable and big enough to entertain some people that we met on the voyage.
The excursions are well worth the experience and just going ashore in the various ports is well worth the effort.
Flights are available from London City, Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted to Bergen.
Contact www.hurtigruten.co.uk for their brouchure if not already in hand.
We are hoping to repeat the voyage again in the naer futur.
WE also would like to do this type of cruise have had quite a lot of literature from Hurtigruten regarding Northern lightsTrips and we are sure although not 100% you would see the Northern Lights. Best time is from November to February. Best place is Tromso.
Think you can join the ship in Bergen by first taking the ferry from Newcastle. If the whole purpose of the trip is to see The Northern Lights, it sure works out a lot cheaper than taking a cruise with a Major Cruise Line.