Customers wanting to help make history can join one of 11 ‘In the Wake of Richard With’ anniversary voyages being offered by Hurtigruten this summer.
Offers include a special sailing into Lyngenfjord in the Lyngen Alps area, the chance to get closer to Norwegian culture with a series of on-board concerts, plus special menus inspired by the 1893 era.
A total of 11 special departures are available daily from June 21 and all include July 2, which marks 120 years since Richard With captained the line's first departure from Trondheim along the Norwegian Coast.
The company has never sailed into Lyngenfjord as part a main itinerary before and as a special treat, each day during this 11-day period, a ship will stop here whilst travelling south bound between Skjervoy and Tromso.
Located in the Lyngen Alps area, Lyngenfjord is 300km north of the Arctic Circle and guests can expect mountain peaks rising more than 1,000m directly from the fjord, blue glaciers, cascading rivers, gleaming mountain lakes and deep ravines.
Guests will also have the opportunity to meet a local prawn trawler and its fishermen, who come on-board with freshly caught prawns.
As part of the anniversary voyages, the company is offering a range of concerts on board. As examples, in Geirangerfjord, a young 19-year-old fiddler and folk musician who has won various awards will perform to guests in local costume, while in Tromso, the operator will focus on the electronic genre of music made famous by Royksopp as guests are joined by ‘Sounds of Nature’, two young students who describe their music as sound art.
As an example of prices, a Classic Round Voyage, which is offered daily from June 21 to July 1, leads in at £2,137 per person including 11 nights' half-board on the ship and all the anniversary celebrations. Flights and transfers are extra and cost from £450 per person.
For more information call 020-8824 2666 or see www.hurtigrutenco.uk/agents