Two night stays double chance to see Northern Lights on creative Saga Sapphire cruises

Tuesday 15 October 2013

• Get ready for a host of winter activities on Saga Sapphire’s voyages in search of the Northern Lights • Choose from a February or March sailing through Norway’s shimmering fjords and snow-covered landscapes before crossing the Arctic Circle to Alta, the Town of the Northern Lights, for a chance to observe this celestial phenomenon • Sailings during the Solar Maximum – a time when it is more likely to encounter an intense display of the Northern Lights • For those re-visiting Norway, Saga’s many optional excursions ensure passengers can further explore this beautiful country. From a seaplane ride to an igloo hotel stay, there will always be something new to experience

Two night stays double chance to see Northern Lights on creative Saga Sapphire cruises

In Awe of the Northern Lights – February 24, 2014
Ride on a sledge pulled by reindeer or set off on a snowmobile across the tundra on this 15-night adventure where you can trek through the snow in search of the magical aurora borealis.

Saga Sapphire will sail from Southampton to Bergen where passengers can stroll along the UNESCO protected Bryggen Wharf before passing through the beautiful Romsdalfjord to reach Andalsnes. From here view the impressive Trollveggen, or 'Troll Wall', which at 6,000ft is Europe's highest vertical cliff face.

Cross the Arctic Circle and arrive in Tromso for a tour the city, including a visit the Polar Museum and distinctive Arctic Cathedral. Sail on to Alta for a two-and-a-half day stay to maximise the chance of seeing the Northern Lights. Return via Narvik to Southampton on March 11.

Price from £2687

Magic of the Northern Lights – March 11, 2014
Spend the day in Bergen or take a seaplane over Mount Floyen. Classical music enthusiasts can also indulge in a visit to Troldhaugen, former home of composer Edvard Grieg.

Next stop is Åndalsnes, gateway to the rugged wilderness of the Romsdalfjord, which typifies Norway’s striking natural beauty.

Cross the Arctic Circle on this 16-night cruise and spend two of the nights in Alta, where an expert guide will lead an expedition in search of the Northern Lights.
Sail on to Tromsø and take a cable car to the top of Mount Storsteinen for views of the city, forested peaks and reindeer pastures.

Choose one of four excursions in Narvik, the ice-free port with a fascinating industrial heritage, before sailing on to Ålesund to view its unusual art nouveau architecture.I
Flam is the last port of call before Southampton. It is one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords and the Flåm Railway is not to be missed, passing waterfalls and snow-capped mountains.

Price from £3035        

For details call free on 0800 051 3355 or visit saga.co.uk/cruises

Both cruises include VIP door-to-door chauffeur service, all meals and entertainment, entertainment, 24-hour room service, travel insurance and cancellation cover.                                                                     

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For images email: naomi.thornton@saga.co.uk

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