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Light up your life: Hurtigruten's Follow The Lights best-selling tour returns for 2025/26

With a fairytale-like itinerary that wows every year, Hurtigruten’s highly anticipated escorted small group journey, Follow The Lights, is back for the 2025/26 season. It’s giving us light relief, that after a sell-out 2024/25 season, more departure dates have been added for this incredible Norway and Finland adventure. Though don’t delay in booking as it will sell out again, trust us!

With a fairytale-like itinerary that wows every year, Hurtigruten’s highly anticipated escorted small group journey, Follow The Lights, is back for the 2025/26 season. It’s giving us light relief, that after a sell-out 2024/25 season, more departure dates have been added for this incredible Norway and Finland adventure. Though don’t delay in booking as it will sell out again, trust us!

The ultimate tour from the ultimate tour guides through Norway and Scandinavia, Follow the Lights is Hurtigruten’s escorted, small-group tour travelling both northbound and southbound between Oslo and Helsinki. It’s a light-up-your-life journey combining the world-famous Flåm Railway with Hurtigruten’s Original Coastal Express Voyage.

With a maximum of 24 guests per departure, this 15- or 17-day adventure travels through Norway’s charming hamlets and picturesque fjords en route to Arctic Norway to witness the magnificent aurora borealis – the Northern Lights.

Come to light: tour highlights

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A fun-filled husky sleigh ride awaits in Tromsø. ©Espen Mills

The Follow The Lights tour is a whirlwind of travel wish-list-inducing activities and stops, including the Flåm Railway journey, considered a masterpiece of engineering as it journeys from stunning fjords to craggy high mountains.

There’s also a fjord cruise on UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord, thrilling reindeer and husky safaris, a Santa Claus village visit (ho ho ho), plus a night under the stars in a fabulous glass igloo.

Your clients can choose between a Northbound and Southbound departure.

Prices start from $8,043 per person twin share*.

Illuminate the night: Aurora Borealis

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A polar night trip by snowmobile is as wow-worthy as side trips gets! ©Orjan Bertelsen

What better reason to head to Northern Norway than to see nature’s most spectacular light show? Under the guidance of Hurtigruten’s expert Coastal Experience team, your clients will venture into the Arctic wilderness for the chance to view this celestial phenomenon.

While the region’s clear skies and minimal light pollution offer optimal conditions to see the Northern Lights, there are also scientific predictions for 2025 for the Solar Maximum.

No, Solar Maximum is not a sci-fi movie, but a prediction for the most frequent and impressive aurora borealis displays in more than a decade. In short, this is the season to book!

Bring to light: Northern Lights Promise

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Clear views of the Northern Lights ©Orjan Bertelsen

Of course, scientist’s predictions – while highly calculated – are just that, predictions. This is why Hurtigruten makes your clients a promise no one else can match: if they sail 11 days or more along the Norwegian coast and the Northern Lights do not show, they’ll get an Original Coastal Express Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE*!

Yes. FOC! This is for travel between September and March, and their replacement tour can be southbound (6 days) or northbound (7 days).

We’re no scientists, but we predict your clients will be seriously impressed! Find out more about the Northern Lights Promise here.

In the limelight: learn more

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Alta, Norway ©Jan Hvizdal

Remember, the 2024/25 Follow The Lights departures sold out in record time. To secure your client’s place for 2025/26, call 1300 156 371 or visit agentportal.hurtigruten.com.

First Glow: early booking bonus

That Norway Your Way early booking bonus we shared last month is still available, btw (but not for much longer).

In case you’ve forgotten, when you book your clients on any 2025/26 voyage, they’ll receive an abundant $1,550 per cabin^ in onboard credit. This allows them to tailor their Norwegian adventure exactly how they like it.

Whether they spend it on cultural visits, exhilarating snowmobile rides, outdoorsy kayaking trips or delectable award-winning 5-course meals is up to them! Check out Hurtigruten’s excursion options here.

Discover more on Hurtigruten’s Scandinavian touring packages here.

^* T&Cs apply. See here for Norway Your Way & here for Northern Lights Promise full terms and conditions.

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