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Northern Lights Knitting Cruise

4th December – 12th December 2021

9 days from £2,495pp

Join Julie Dubreux for an exciting voyage along Norway’s stunning coastline with a chance to experience the magic of one of nature’s most amazing phenomenon - a breathtaking performance against the Arctic sky of the dazzling Northern Lights.
  • Knitting workshops with Julie Dubreux
  • Sightseeing tour of Bergen
  • Visit to Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim
  • A day to explore Tromsø
  • Lunch at the Snow Hotel
  • Guided sightseeing tour to the Russian border

Made for Knitters

Specially designed for knitters, this Stitchtopia knitting holiday is the ideal opportunity to meet like-minded knitters and indulge in your favourite hobby. Our talented knitting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to get those needles clicking!

Northern Lights Knitting Cruise

There’s plenty of time for workshops with Julie as MS Kong Harald cruises amongst the fjords, islands, islets and skerries that make up a coastline considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Though days may be short, Norway’s remarkable landscapes take on a special beauty at this time of year. Each day you can step-ashore and explore, as well as relaxing and simply taking in the snow-cloaked scenery and wintry lifestyle of Norway’s remotest coastal communities.

A message from our expert:

My Oslo-Paris poncho design is the perfect project for our Norwegian adventure. The design features both French and Norwegian garment traits and brings both cultures toGether in a casual-chic piece.

The poncho is a 2-skein project that I designed in collaboration with Norne Yarn; a Norwegian indie dyer from Oslo. Norne Yarn indie dyer Tuva Hoen and her friends Lotte and Ebba were the most delightful guides when I first taught at the Oslo Knitting Festival. They took me to the Folk Museum where they shared their extensive knowledge of traditional Norwegian costumes. Tuva even showed me her own bunad, which she wore on her wedding day. This is why the Oslo-Paris poncho features a silver-brooch shaped brioche pattern: it is my tribute to Norwegian traditions and gorgeous costumes. As to the French touch, well, what could be more French than a striped jersey top?

Oslo-Paris is worked in the round from the top down and includes short-row shaping so that the front of the garment remains shorter than the back, for both stylish and practical purposes. This poncho is a great introduction to top-down sweater construction, as well as a stimulating brioche-knitting project. - Julie Dubreux

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

Your Accommodation

 

Clarion Hotel Admiral, Bergen

★★★★

This 4-star hotel, which welcomes its first guests in 1984, is housed in old warehouse buildings that date back to 1904. The hotel is located in central Bergen and enjoys fantastic views of the harbour, the famous Bryggen, and the mountains. Rooms feature classic design and comfortable beds and are equipped with a minibar, kettle, desk, chair, iron and ironing board, and toiletries.
 

Thon Hotel, Kirkenes

★★★★

This 4-star hotel is perched on the quay in central Kirkenes, with unimpeded views of the fjord. The bright and modern guest rooms come equipped with hairdryer, TV and wifi.

MS Nordlys

In May 2019 MS Nordlys was completely refurbished, and both the name and interior design on MS Nordlys are inspired by the Aurora Borealis. The art, décor and colours employed aboard this ship are all inspired by the northern lights. The delicate aesthetic creates a distinct and unique on-board ambience. Passengers are invited to relax after a long day experiencing Hurtigruten´s various excursions and activities in comfy reclining chairs in the one of the ship’s lounges.

The ship, which carries a maximum of 590 passengers, has large panorama and observation lounges, a shop, bar, café, library, fitness room and sauna, and outdoor explorer deck. Meals are taken in the main restaurant, which offers a Norwegian smorgasbord buffet breakfast and lunch, and a set 3-course evening meal. It is possible to book on board and dine in the a la carte restaurant for a supplement.

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Cabin Facilities & Amenities

Choose our standard cabin type for an enjoyable stay in comfortable surroundings, or upgrade to add a little extra luxury to your holiday. Please check ‘dates and prices’ to confirm available cabin types for each holiday.

Cabin I - Polar Inside Cabin - Decks 3, 5 & 6

These cosy inside cabins are 8 - 11 m2 and are situated on the middle decks. They have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.

Category L - Polar Outside Cabin - Decks 2 & 3

These comfortable outside cabins are 8 - 12 m2 with porthole windows, some with limited or no view. They have a bathroom with shower and WC, and separate beds, one of which doubles as a sofa.

Category N - Polar Outside Cabin - Decks 3 & 5

These comfortable outside cabins are 8 - 12 m2 with picture windows. They have a bathroom with shower and WC, and separate beds.

Category O - Polar Outside Cabin - Decks 3 & 6

These comfortable outside cabins are 8 - 12 m2 with picture windows. They have a bathroom with shower and WC, and separate beds.

Category P - Arctic Superior Outside Cabin - Deck 5

Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of the Arctic superior cabins. Situated on upper decks, they all have picture windows. Category P2D have double beds.

Category U - Arctic Superior Outside Cabin - Deck 6

Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of the Arctic superior cabins. Situated on upper decks, they all have picture windows and double beds.