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Exclusive for Mail On Sunday readers: Sail to the Northern Lights with Sir Ranulph Fiennes


Exclusive for Mail On Sunday readers: Sail to the Northern Lights with Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Seeing the otherworldly light show of the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle is one of nature’s unforgettable experiences. 

And there is no better way to see them for yourself than on our exclusive new 12-day voyage along the spectacular Norwegian fjords.

As well as enjoying one of the most beautiful and unspoilt places on Earth, you will have the chance to meet the legendary explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who has completed record-breaking missions to both Poles and Mount Everest, and conquered the north face of the Eiger.

Wonder of nature: The spectacular Northern Lights over a fjord near Tromso in Norway

Wonder of nature: The spectacular Northern Lights over a fjord near Tromso in Norway 

OUR SPECIAL GUEST

Sir Ranulph Fiennes - the world's greatest living explorer

Sir Ranulph Fiennes – the world’s greatest living explorer 

The extraordinary achievements of Sir Ranulph Fiennes make him the world’s greatest living explorer. 

He served in the Army for eight years, as a member of the Royal Scots Greys and the SAS, and later embarked on missions to many of the most inhospitable places on the planet.  He was the first person (with Charles Burton) to conquer both North and South Poles on foot, and was the first (with Mike Stroud) to cross the Antarctic continent on foot. 

In 2009, Sir Ranulph climbed Everest at 65, becoming the oldest Briton to reach the summit.

Sir Ranulph will give two talks and a Q&A during your trip, and will also join you on an included excursion to see the spectacular North Cape, the most northerly point of Europe.

Our first Northern Lights sailing with Sir Ranulph, which sailed along the Norwegian coastline at the end of last year, was hugely popular with readers, so book your place now to avoid missing out.

REASONS TO BOOK

Meet Sir Ranulph Fiennes: This is a unique opportunity to meet the famous explorer and hear about his remarkable feats of courage and endurance. 

Sir Ranulph will give an exclusive talk and video presentation on board the ship, and you will also have the chance to ask him your own questions in a private Q&A session.

See the spectacular North Cape: You will enjoy a special included excursion with Sir Ranulph, on which you will visit Norway’s remote and beautiful North Cape.

Sail the fjords in style: Throughout this unforgettable journey, you will be sailing on MS Richard With. 

Its facilities include a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafes, bakery, swimming pool and hot tub, sauna with a view, fitness room and library. 

The ship also hosts a series of free talks and demonstrations.

The delicious food, which includes Norwegian specialities such as roast reindeer and aquavit ice cream, is all sourced locally. Meals are included in the price.

Your Northern Lights promise: Our travel partner Hurtigruten is so confident that you will see the Northern Lights during your 12-day trip that if you don’t, the company will offer you another six-or seven-day Northern Lights voyage free of charge***.

The luxurious MS Richard With, which has facilities including a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafes, bakery, swimming pool and hot tub, sauna with a view, fitness room and library

The luxurious MS Richard With, which has facilities including a two-storey panoramic lounge with floor-to-ceiling windows, an à la carte restaurant, bar, cafes, bakery, swimming pool and hot tub, sauna with a view, fitness room and library

The world’s most beautiful voyage: During this wonderful 12-day voyage, you will see 2,500 miles of Norway’s stunning coastline, have the opportunity to explore more than 30 historic ports, and spend seven days in the ‘auroral zone’, where sightings of the Northern Lights are at their most breathtaking.

Brilliant Arctic activities: You can also take your pick from dozens of optional activities**, from guided nature walks and husky-sledding to joining a midnight concert at Tromso’s Arctic Cathedral. You can even tuck into a traditional Viking feast.

WHAT’S INCLUDED 

  • International return flights.
  • Eleven nights’ full-board accommodation on MS Richard With. 
  • Two exclusive talks, Q&A and excursion to the North Cape with Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
  • Northern Lights promise***.
  • On-board talk explaining the fascinating science behind the Northern Lights.
  • Tour leader with you throughout the tour.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Bergen, Day 2 Alesund, Day 3 Trondheim, Day 4 Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands, Day 5 Tromso, Day 6 Honningsvag and North Cape with Sir Ranulph, Day 7 Kirkenes, Day 8 Hammerfest and Tromso, Day 9 Lofoten Islands, Day 10 Arctic Circle, Day 11 Trondheim and Day 12 Bergen. 

HOW TO BOOK

The price: From £2,110pp* for 12 days. The date: November 29, 2021.

Call 0203 993 3016 quoting reference MOS RANULPH FIENNES.

To find out more, visit mailtravel.co.uk/ranulphfiennes.

Terms and conditions: * Based on two sharing. Subject to availability. Single supplement prices available on request. Deposit: 20 per cent. Price based on flights from Gatwick. Regional flights available for a supplement, subject to availability. A 1.5 per cent credit-card charge will apply. Our travel partner, Hurtiguten, is ABTA-bonded and this trip is ATOL-protected. For full terms and conditions, go to mailtravel.co.uk/ranulphfiennes. 

** Supplements apply for optional activities, which have limited capacity and are booked on a first-come, first-served basis. For further information, call our tour partner, Hurtigruten, on the booking number above. 

*** For full terms and conditions for the Northern Lights promise, visit hurtigruten.co.uk/uk-offers/norway-offers/northern-lights-promise. 

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