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Northern Lights Quilting Cruise

12 December 2021

9 days from £2,395pp

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Join Karin Hellaby 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.
  • Enjoy inspirational stitching workshops with expert Karin Hellaby
  • Spend 6 nights on board MS Kong Harald
  • Explore the highlights of Bergen on a sightseeing tour
  • Visit Norway’s third largest city, Trondheim and the lovely quilt shop here
  • Visit a shop specialising in Norwegian and Nordic arts and crafts in Alesund
  • Enjoy a memorable lunch at the famous Snow Hotel

Crafted for Quilters

Specially designed for quilters, this Stitchtopia quilting holiday is the ideal opportunity to indulge in your favourite hobby and pick up some new crafty tips and tricks. Our talented quilting expert will be on hand throughout the holiday and host inspirational workshops with a beautifully designed project to spark your creativity.

Northern Lights Quilting Cruise

There’s plenty of time for workshops with Karin 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. Each day you can step-ashore and explore or relax and simply take in the scenery and lifestyle of Norway’s remotest coastal communities.

A message from our expert:

"I am so pleased that Stitchtopia have asked me to be the patchwork and quilting teacher on this, the most beautiful voyage in the world, along the coast of Norway. This is the tour that many of you have been waiting for, having heard so many say it is one of the best ways to see Norway.

My parents were Norwegian, I speak the language, regard the country as my second home and have travelled with Hurtigruten since I was a small child. Heading north from Bergen we will call into 34 ports, visit several quilting, craft and yarn shops and see the most amazing scenery.

I will be teaching various hand sewing techniques including stitchery, folded courthouse steps, and a Christmas tree design to suit varying abilities. A couple of the projects will have a Norwegian theme and at least one will be given to you as a kit. My mantra on this tour is, 'Look left, look right, stitch', as we sit and sew in the lounge, floating past snow-covered mountains, glaciers, fjords and pretty coloured houses."

 

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.
 

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

Please check our ‘dates and prices’ tab to see which cabins are available on this cruise.

Polar 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. Category I are located on the lower deck and Category K are located on the upper deck.

Polar 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. Category L cabins are located on the lower deck and have portholes, some with limited or no view. Categories N and O are located on the middle deck.

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. Category P are located on the middle deck and Category U are located on the upper deck.

Scandic Hotel, Kirkenes

★★★★

Built in 1988, this 90 room 4-star hotel is perfectly located in the central Kirkenes.

Hotel Facilities & Amenities
  • Bar
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry service
  • Restaurant
Room Facilities & Amenities
All rooms are equipped with the following:
  • Hairdryer
  • TV
  • Free wifi
  • Telephone