Astronomy Above the Arctic Circle: A Journey Along Coastal Norway
Starting in culturally rich Bergen, voyage north to colorful fishing towns and unique ecological wonders above the Arctic Circle in search of the northern lights.
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Program No. 23067RJ
15 days
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Take a front-row seat for nature’s own theater, voyaging above the Arctic Circle to learn about the Arctic night sky and the luminous green curtains of the northern lights, the Aurora Borealis. With an astronomy expert, sail along Norway’s coast during polar nights when the sun doesn’t make it over the horizon and snow-clad mountains provide a matchless backdrop. Sail through pristine islands, past majestic mountains and go ashore in enchanting towns such as Tromso, Alesund and Trondheim on this special adventure discovering science in the skies at the northern tip of Norway.
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Best of all, you'll ...

  • Sail along the breathtaking and rugged coast of Norway as you hunt for the incomparably beautiful display put on by the Aurora Borealis and visit Tromso's Science Center of Northern Norway, home to Norway's largest planetarium.
  • Experience the frontier feel of the outpost of Kirkenes far north in Norway, coaching to Storskog— the border station between Norway and Russia.
  • Surrounded by the Seven Mountains, explore the beauty and history of Bergen with a local expert.
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John Haywood
Born and raised in the north of England, Dr. John Haywood studied medieval history at Lancaster University, Cambridge University and the University of Copenhagen. An author of over 20 books, Dr. Haywood has written on a wide range of historical topics; his main interests are the Vikings, the Celts and the mapping of history. Dr. Haywood formerly taught medieval history at Lancaster University, but has been a full-time writer and editor since 2002.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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