Hurtigruten, the Norwegian coastal ferry that links Bergen to the Arctic / Trym Ivar Bergsmo

Where to go and what to know

Coast explorer

Hurtigruten, the Norwegian coastal ferry that links Bergen to the Arctic, has introduced another benefit to lure more travellers aboard: added adventure. Three departures – on 22 October, and 2 and 19 November – will carry an onboard expedition team who will lead daily hikes and organise other activities for passengers.

Fever ditch

As the World Health Organization has declared Zambia free of yellow fever, South Africa has relaxed the rules on travel from the country. An inoculation certificate is no longer needed, making a twin-centre trip more appealing.

Peak time

The last in a series of museums dedicated to alpine history and culture has opened in South Tyrol, Italy. Messner Mountain Museum Corones, mountaineer and author Reinhold Messner's sixth such creation, can be found in a Zaha Hadid-designed building at the summit of Mt Kronplatz, at 2275m.

Seaside stay

Cornwall has gained a new boutique hotel. Chapel House Penzance is a 1790 Georgian townhouse that has undergone a two-year renovation. The six bedrooms are decorated in nautical whites, greens, and blues, and Newlyn School of Art will curate a rotating exhibit of local art in the hotel's public areas. Double rooms start at £150.

Round trip

Round-the-world flights using the Oneworld alliance of airlines become more appealing and flex-ible from 18 December, when Qantas launches a San Francisco to Sydney route. It can be combined with British Airways services to either city. Initially there will be five flights a week, increasing to six in February.

Pedal power

SpiceRoads has a new road biking tour of Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh Highway. The 11-day tour from Hanoi to Hue follows a former supply route used during the Vietnam War. From $2,400 (£1,600)pp, excluding flights.

Sussex safari

The Spread Eagle Hotel in Midhurst is offering guided Sussex Wildlife Safaris to the South Downs, with the chance to see local wildlife in its natural habitat, including badgers, deer, owls, foxes and hawks. Available until the end of September, the safari costs £360 for a family of four including B&B accommodation and high tea.

Appy holidays

Travelex Money is a new app to help travellers budget for their holidays. It provides spending tips based on where you are travelling to, as well as offering advice on the lowest rates. Users can also use it to order currency. The app is available on Android and iPhone and is free to download.