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PRIZE: You could win a cruise from London to Bergen, via Nordkapp and the Norwegian fjords, in Explore. Entries open on Saturday.
PRIZE: You could win a cruise from London to Bergen, via Nordkapp and the Norwegian fjords, in Explore. Entries open on Saturday.

HOW'S this for a chance to escape winter in Australian and revel in the magic of an eternal northern summer - for a couple of weeks at least.

In conjunction with Viking Ocean Cruises, we are giving away a 14-night cruise from London to Bergen in Norway, leaving on July 12.

Travelling via Scotland and the Shetland Islands, your Viking ship will traverse the Norwegian Sea, way up into the Lofotens and the Arctic Circle, where the sun shines 24 hours a day at that time of year, returning to Bergen via the stunning fjords around Geiranger.

ITINERARY: The cruise starts in London and travels to Bergen in Norway, via Scotland, the very north of Norway and down through the Lofoten Islands and Geirangerfjord.

ITINERARY: The cruise starts in London and travels to Bergen in Norway, via Scotland, the very north of Norway and down through the Lofoten Islands and Geirangerfjord.

Your private stateroom, with veranda of course, will be aboard one of Viking's new, start-of-the-art ocean ships. With just 930 guests, the ships combine understated elegance with modern Scandinavian design for an intimate cruise experience that allows direct access into most ports.

The trip - worth up to $25,390 - is for two people and includes economy class flights from major Australian cities. Entries open a tick after midnight on Friday, January 24. Sorry, but entry is only open to residents of NSW, the ACT, Victoria and Tasmania.

The cruise giveaway signals the return of Explore, our new travel section online everywhere and in selected newspapers in print.

INDULGE: Take in the views across the Norwegian Sea from the onboard swimming pool.

INDULGE: Take in the views across the Norwegian Sea from the onboard swimming pool.

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