Hurtigruten Appoints Tom Kerss as the World’s First Chief Aurora Chaser, Pioneering Unmatched Northern Lights Voyages in Norway

Chief Aurora Chaser Tom Kerss onboard Hurtigruten in Norway (Image at - March 2024)Hurtigruten has proudly announced an unprecedented collaboration with Tom Kerss, the esteemed Northern Lights astronomer.

In a historic move, Hurtigruten has appointed Kerss as the world’s first Chief Aurora Chaser, solidifying its status as the foremost authority in Northern Lights experiences and promising travelers an unrivaled journey into the heart of Norway’s Arctic waters.

Tom Kerss will act as an onboard expert on designated Hurtigruten voyages, offering invaluable insights into the Northern Lights phenomenon. Moreover, he will elevate the guest experience by leading digital talks, webinars, and workshops, as well as organizing engaging and innovative guest-focused activities and events, thereby enriching their overall experience.

Hurtigruten is simultaneously extending the period covered by its unique Northern Lights Guarantee to commence in mid-September, aiming to inspire even more guests to witness this extraordinary phenomenon.

Hurtigruten has long been synonymous with the best of Norway’s natural wonders. The groundbreaking partnership underscores Hurtigruten’s unwavering commitment to providing unparalleled experiences of the Northern Lights, reaffirming Norway as the ultimate destination to witness this awe-inspiring natural phenomenon.

CEO Hedda Felin expressed her excitement by stating: “With Tom Kerss as our very own Chief Aurora Chaser, the world’s first-ever as far as we know, we’re taking our Northern Lights commitment to new heights. Together, we’re revolutionizing the Northern Lights experience, offering guests an unparalleled opportunity to witness this breathtaking phenomenon in the most immersive way imaginable.”

Tom Kerss, a renowned and experienced expert in the field of astronomy and the Northern Lights, brings a wealth of expertise and passion to the role. “The Northern Lights is one of nature’s most mesmerizing spectacles,” said Kerss. “I am thrilled to partner with Hurtigruten to pioneer a truly unforgettable experience for their adventurous and knowledge-seeking guests. Together, we will not only witness the Northern Lights but also unravel the secrets and stories behind its beauty and nature, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.”

“Norway is undeniably the premier location for experiencing the Northern Lights, and Hurtigruten provides an unparalleled platform for travelers to witness this celestial marvel,” added Kerss. “Teaming up with Hurtigruten amplifies our ability to share the magic of this phenomenon with travelers from around the globe, making unparalleled voyages to witness the astonishing Arctic skies.”

Expanding the Northern Lights Promise Period

As an added dimension to the new partnership, Hurtigruten recently announced the extension of its Northern Lights Promise sailing period, scheduled to commence in mid-September, providing guests with enhanced opportunities to witness the Aurora Borealis. This expansion, further bolstered by the new groundbreaking partnership with Tom Kerss, underscores their joint commitment to elevating the guest experience by aligning cruise schedules with optimal Northern Lights viewing conditions.

Hurtigruten has also launched select astronomy 25/26 season sailings, offering guests exclusive opportunities to sail with renowned astronomers and enjoy multiple lectures and Northern Lights viewings onboard, making it an even more unforgettable voyage. They follow a highly successful 2023/24 season with a number of astronomer-hosted sailings.

(Hurtigruten Appoints Tom Kerss as the World’s First Chief Aurora Chaser, Pioneering Unmatched Northern Lights Voyages in Norway – Hurtigruten)