Win a trip to Spitsbergen in Norway for a Northern Lights experience with Hurtigruten

September 2016 Prize Draw

Date published: 23 Aug 16

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This month’s prize is a unique treat for two people, it’s all about the wonders of winter right up in the Arctic, where it’s polar bear and arctic fox country. And the Northern Lights are a regular feature in the night sky, which appear on ‘bucket lists’ time and again! This is your chance to have that dream come true.

Polar bear and cubThe archipelago of Svalbard, part of Norway, has but one inhabited island, Spitsbergen. Our winner and partner, will be flying up to Longyearbyen, the island’s largest community, for 4 nights (choosing from a selection of departure dates between October 2016 and January 2017 subject to availability), staying in an authentic hotel, converted from miners’ lodgings, based close to mountains and glaciers with breakfast included. There are so many winter activities to enjoy: dog-sledding, snow mobile safari, ice caving, snowcat exploration and culinary tours. These are adventures only available to those staying in the town.

Hurtigruten, the Norwegian cruising specialists, have created these fabulous land-based breaks - prefect for those who prefer not to cruise. The flights, part of your prize, are from London Heathrow via Oslo, and will whisk you to a seriously different, magical world.      

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  • SilverTravelUser_3660
    over 3 years ago
    Been to Norway before but missed the NL - would love to see them!
  • williamsgwynfa
    over 3 years ago
    I would love to see the Northern Lights - it is a lifetime ambition to share this experience with my wife :D
  • grannybiker_1
    over 3 years ago
    Do you enter all your Facebook likers into this competition?
    It's just that I'm already signed up, have sent a friend over in the past.
    So I only have commenting / thread staring / FB like options open now
  • Zorro5
    over 3 years ago
    We booked with Aurora Zone and travel to Finland in Dec 2015. 4 night trip including dog sledging, snow mobiles, ice fishing and more plus saw the Aurora three nights out of four. A fantastic experience.
  • sunshinegirl
    over 3 years ago
    For me this would be a fascinating experience.I have actually seen the Northern Lights once when I was driving home in the hills of Northamptonshire- open countryside and a clear night.They do sometimes extend over the UK.
  • MatthewHowe
    over 3 years ago
    Fantasic prize. On my bucket like so many people on here. At the moment I can dream with my fingers firmly crossed.
  • LindaB
    over 3 years ago
    Fingers crossed on my bucket list.
  • lizzib123
    over 3 years ago
    Would love to see the Northern Lights look so amazing
  • Anj
    over 3 years ago
    One of my must see places on my bucket list.Would be amazing to win.Fingers crossed.x

  • Varda
    over 3 years ago
    All my life I have wanted to see the Northern Lights. I have had holidays in Britain, plus days out, but , still deep in my heart the Northern Lights are still my deepest wish. The years are passing and the longing is still as great as it always has been..
  • angela121262_2
    over 3 years ago
    What an amazing opportunity!
  • Angielaha
    over 3 years ago
    Our first trip with Hurtigruten was a "once in a lifetime" trip. It was soooo good, we've now done it three times. Nothing at all, nothing, can be faulted in my opinion. Ever changing scenery, relaxed atmosphere, out of this world food and then, if you're lucky (and we were) Lady Aurora will dance. Phenomenal experience. Spitsbergen is one trip we've not done but would love to!
  • Rabbitty
    over 3 years ago
    Every time I see photos of the aurora borealis I want to experience this wonder for myself. Unfortunately I know its down to luck as most people I know who holidayed for this purpose havent got to witness the spectacular display. Great prize with Hurtigruten one day I hope to enjoy a trip like this.
  • GeminiJen
    over 3 years ago
    Well done for offering such an amazing prize! It's clear from all the comments already posted that this is a very special 'bucket list' dream. It's certainly one of mine, including the excursions - from dog sledding to snowmobiles. Whoever wins, I'm sure they'll have an amazing time...and I look forward to reading all about it.
  • sakisuki
    over 3 years ago
    This has been a lifelong dream to visit here and I still haven't got there!! There always seems to be something or someone who needs my pennies .. Hopefully I will get there one day .. Maybe with a little help ;) ;)
  • Diggyblucomper
    over 3 years ago
    When I retired 18 months ago I drew up a bucket list and my number one wish was a visit to see the Northern Lights, something that I've always wanted to do!
    over 3 years ago
    ive just joined my husband would love to see the northern lights what a prize thank you
  • Joyous
    over 3 years ago
    Wow,have just joined ano wondering if beginners luck might come into play,whatever it is an amazing prize so good luck all and whoever wins I'm not jealous at all,enjoy.
  • Squbbabubb
    over 3 years ago
    To feel that you have been visited by her magical presence, be humbled by her extraordinary natural beauty,and to be privileged that she showed herself to you, be in awe of Aurora.
  • Animalbeauty
    over 3 years ago
    This would be an amazing prize, fingers tightly crossed :)
  • Rambler
    over 3 years ago
    This is a dream trip for us, since my wife did a Hurtigruten expedition to Antartica, and wants to experience the other polar extreme - bears instead of penguins! We love the Norwegian fjords and long to explore further North to this famous island - icon of the school atlas.
  • audreydoc
    over 3 years ago
    What a wonderful adventure!
  • june
    over 3 years ago
    I have always wanted to go to norway on the " hooter rooter" northern lights too would be wonderful.
  • Jan-Clark
    over 3 years ago
    This would be my dream come true, how wonderful to see the northern lights! Fingers and toes crossed! Cheers!
  • Holisticrmp
    over 3 years ago
    I have always wanted to see the Northern Lights. I think the film Local Hero sparked my interest. We went to the north of Scotland but were not lucky enough to see this phenomenon.