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Northern Lights Knitting Cruise

3rd - 11th December 2020

9 days from £2,375pp

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

 

MS Kong Harald

Norway's reigning monarch lends his name to this remarkable vessel which was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of the hot tubs and there is a comfortable bar at the front of the ship. The vessel has a large compass area where you’ll find the reception, the Expedition Team, conference room and shop. The top deck of the boat features a sun deck, observation saloon and panorama lounge, all of which provide splendid views of spectacular coastal scenery.

MS Kong Harald has its own on-board Expedition Team and serves as a university at sea. Interesting lectures inside the ship as well as out on the sun deck make this an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters we sail in. The Expedition Team host a lecture programme and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you can participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast.

Room Facilities & Amenities
Inside Cabins (Category I & K)
Cosy Polar inside cabins include bathrooms with shower/WC. These comfortable, standard inside cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa. 
 
Outside Cabins (Category L, N & O)
All Polar Outside cabins have bathrooms with shower/WC, flat-screen TVs and separate beds, one of which converts into a sofa.
Lower deck outside cabins (Cat. L) have portholes, some with limited or no view.
 
Arctic Superior Cabins (Category P & U)
Relaxation and comfort are the hallmarks of the Arctic superior cabins. The cabins all have bathrooms with shower and WC. They are also equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities and a TV. All of the cabins have double beds and unobstructed views from a picture window.
 

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.