120Th anniversary of the Norwegian tradition shipping company in Tromso, February 2013 In summer 2013 the Hurtigruten celebrate birthday: set sail with DS Vesteraalen first a Hurtigruten ship in Lake on July 2 exactly 120 years ago and opened the daily scheduled services from the southern Norway in the northern part of the country. The shipping company is celebrating their important day with new anniversary trips and attractive price offers. The Hurtigruten play an important role as a lifeline along the Norwegian coast: until today the Hurtigruten fleet transported tourists, local passengers and cargo every day quite in the sense of the shipping company founder Richard With alike. “The traditional history of the famous line of the mail boat is at the heart of the planned festivities 2013: apart from attractive price on the occasion of the birthday of the shipping company, there are also special anniversary activities on board”, as Ragnar Norum, spokesman for the shipping company. The eleven anniversary trips are the high point of the festivities around the 2.
July, the day of the Hurtigruten premiere ride in 1893. Each ship in the fleet of the modern MS Midnatsol, with departure in mountains on 21 June 2013 to to the nostalgic MS Lofoten from the year 1964, which starts on July 1 in the old Hanseatic City will embark on the special birthday trip. Following program offers passengers: new evening menu in the on-board restaurant – inspired by the cooking traditions of that time. An ausserfahrplanmassige ride through the Lyngenfjord between Skjervoy and Tromso including the spectacular panorama of the Lyngen Alps, with its steep mountains, narrow hours and imposing glaciers. Live concerts aboard – Norwegian traditional music in the Geirangerfjord and modern music from Norway in the port of Tromso. Tasting fresh shrimp on deck personally on board supplied by local fishermen from the region of Lyngen. A special birthday ceremony on 2 July on all ships – in the style of a traditional Norwegian birthday party. In the onboard shops sell special Jubilee souvenirs such as postcards with 120 years Hurtigruten emblem.
Also the shipping company has their 120th anniversary attractive price offerings in the program: the zwolftagige round trip including the arrival and departure via non – stop Charter flight costs from 1.749 euro per person. The offer is valid for travel during the travel period 15 March until 14 September 2013 for selected travel dates. It according the Hurtigruten voyage Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen includes full Board, the non – stop Charter flight from Dusseldorf, Munich or Berlin to Bergen and back, air traffic control, airport and security fees and transfers in mountains to program, a German-speaking tour guide on board, as well as the entrance to the Hurtigruten Museum. Connecting flights with Air Berlin from German airports can be booked individually from 95,-per person and route to do so. Information and reservations: Travel with Hurtigruten can in any good travel agency and directly at the Hurtigruten GmbH, phone 040 / 37 69 30 are booked. More information Fax 040 / 37 50 11 16, email or. In Austria about: Lake TOUR Austria, Rennweg 46-50, 1030 Vienna, phone 0043/1 / 514 45-900, fax 0043/1 / 514 45 97 or email. Press contact: Hurtigruten GmbH 06.30. 14 20095 Hamburg 040 / 376 93 182 T 040 / 376 93 136 F Internet: Sabine Eckert press – and public relations Nina Menzel T 040 / 37 69 31 38 F 040 / 37 69 31 82 photos: press