I myself have not yet been to Norway, but boy is it on my bucket list. It was not too long ago that it was not even on my radar, but after speaking to a few of my travel writer pals and researching it myself, I enthusiastically added it! It is certain to make it onto your own bucket list, as well,  after you read about this amazing destination—and even  see some of the great deals you can get on cruise to Norway!

The number one reason I want to Visit Norway is to see the Northern Lights.  This natural phenomenon occurs when the solar wind is stronger than usual,  when electrically charged particles from the sun hurl themselves toward Earth. These particles, electrons, and protons form a magical light as they run into each other, and this collision with the gases in our atmosphere makes the lights dance in our night sky.

There are many places you can see this phenomenon but Northern Norway is one of the best places in the world, as it sits under the Auroral Oval. If you want to find yourself in the perfect spot to see the Northern Lights, take a 12-day cruise; Hurtigruten guarantees the lights will appear and if they don’t,  you get another 6- or 7-day cruise completely  FREE of charge! I can’t think of a better deal than that.

And, currently, you can save $250 per person on a 12-day roundtrip cruise in coastal Norway with Hurtigruten from January 1-March 31, 2019. This journey takes you along stunning coastlines where you view—and visit—little towns, cities, villages, and tucked-away-fjords, sites that are  rarely seen by other cruise ships. This 125-year cruise line knows how to show you the best; Hurtigruten strives to help you  truly immerse yourself into the Norwegian culture.

Another reason this cruise line intrigues me?  They offer multiple excursions including Northern Lights safaris, snowmobiling, dog-sledding, and even reindeer-sledding. Dog-sledding has always been on my bucket list but now, reindeer sledding is on the list, as well!

Time for your to add Norway to your bucket list, too!

This post was sponsored by Visit Norway and Hurtigruten, but are all my own words!