Northern Lights Christmas Cruise

Northern Lights Norway by Pixabay

Northern Lights Christmas Cruise package in Norway – 9 nights

This is an exotic Northern lights Christmas cruise round trip from Oslo, offering you amazing highlights:
4-nights Northern lights cruise on a new, environmentally friendly Havila Voyages ship
An unforgettable Christmas celebration at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes, as well as overnight in a tiny Gamme cabin
Exciting activities such as Reindeer sledding, North Cape excursion, Dog sledding & King crab excursion


Christmas Cruise along the Norwegian Coast by Havila Yovages
About the tour

• This tour is self-guided (not with a group), with guided activities
• You can add nights & exciting excursions, as well as upgrade to a stay at the Snow hotel
Prices from NOK 29995 per person, include transport, cruise, activities & accommodation as per the itinerary

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway– a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism


Day to day itinerary:

Christmas in Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy Christmas time in Oslo!


Overnight in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol Hotel or similar. Bristol is located close to the Karl Johansgate main street, the Royal Palace & the main shopping areas of Oslo.
You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in tour price)
Read about Oslo

The Dovre line Norway. Photo by Rune Fossum, NSB

See beautiful mountain scenery on Dovre Line!


Train to Trondheim

Enjoy a scenic train ride across the beautiful Dovre mountain plateau & National Park to the historic city of Trondheim. Check in at the centrally located 4* Scandic Nidelven or similar.
Spend 1 night in Trondheim
Read about Trondheim

Winter in Trondheim by cabday, Foap, Visit Norway

See authentic wooden wharf houses in Trondheim!


Cruise start

Board your ship in Trondheim and enjoy the Northern Lights cruise to the Arctic town of Kirkenes – “The top of Europe”, close to the Russian border.
Spend 4 nights on board
All meals are included during the cruise.
Sustainable cruises

Northern Lights at the Lofoten Islands. Photo by Stockshots, Innovation Norway

Amazing Northern Lights over Lofoten!


Cruise to Bodo & Lofoten Islands

Cruise along spectacular scenery to the beautifully located Arctic town of Bodo – surrounded by mountain peaks & islands.
Time to go ashore and visit the town.Upon leaving Bodo the ship continues across the Vestfjord towards the Lofoten Islands, with evening calls at Stamsund & Svolvaer.

Reindeer sledding by Trym Ivar Bergsmo, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy reindeer sledding in beautiful surroundings!


Reindeer sledding in Tromso

Cruise through a spectacular Arctic archipelago to the beautifully located Arctic town of Tromso; Norway’s “Northern Lights capital”, where you will go on a shore excursion. Join a sleigh ride, take part in feeding the reindeer and visit the Sami in a traditional gamme hut.
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Children need to be accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Moderate physical activity that suits most people. Involves easy terrain without major challenges.

North Cape cliff Norway. Photo by Beate Juliussen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Experience the steep North Cape cliff!


North Cape excursion

Cruise along stunning scenery to the main port of Honningsvag, where you join the North Cape excursion across Mageroya island – Norway’s northernmost island,
then on to the North Cape cliff – an impressive 307-m (1007 ft) high cliff with a large plateau on top.

Gamme cabins by Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Enjoy an amazing view from the Gamme cabin!


Cruise finish in Kirkenes

Cruise along the Finnmark coast before the ship continues to the Bokfjord and on to Kirkenes. Breakfast on board before you disembark in the late morning.
You will be picked up at the harbour and transferred to Kirkenes Snowhotel, where you check in at an elegantly designed wooden Gamme cabin.
Spend 1 night in a Gamme cabin
Optional: you can upgrade to an overnight stay at the Snowhotel.

Dog sledding in Norway. Photo by Bjorn Klauer, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Join an adventurous husky safari!

Husky Safari

Join an adventurous 2-hour dog sledding trip in the early afternoon to scenic surroundings over the fjord and on the mountain plateau.
Included: Warm clothes
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.

The amazing Kirkenes Snowhotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Enjoy a visit to the unforgettable Snowhotel!

Christmas celebration & dinner

Enjoy a traditional Christmas celebration at the Snowhotel in the evening, with Christmas dinner in the restaurant, before you withdraw to your own, tiny Gamme cabin. During the special Christmas dinner, Santa Claus will join and might even bring a small Christmas present!

King Crab Safari in Kirkenes by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

Experience a King Crab safari!


King Crab Safari

A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on the frozen, Arctic  fjords of Kirkenes – with excellent king crab fishing facilities; there will always be a catch! This is your chance to learn how to catch, cook, and most importantly EAT this mysterious creature. Transfer to Kirkenes. after the safari and check in at a centrally located hotel.
Read more about the king crab safari
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes

Snowmobile safari. Photo by C.H/Innovation Norway

Add more Arctic adventures!


If you are looking for more Arctic adventures, you can add an exciting Snowmobile safari, with dinner & overnight stay in the unforgettable Snow hotel
Read more

Prices & information will be available during the tour booking process.

Christmas in Norway by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Christmas in Oslo


Return to Oslo

Take the scheduled airport bus (or a taxi) to the airport for your 2 hour flight to Oslo.
Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Oslo, or you may choose to stay at an airport hotel.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Optional add-ons in Oslo:
Sightseeing in Oslo
Additional night(s) in Oslo before or after the tour, at the same hotel as the tour

Northern Lights Tromso by Bard Loken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Amazing Northern Lights over Tromso!

This trip includes:

4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Trondheim & Kirkenes

1 night in a Gamme cabin incl. breakfast & Christmas dinner

Cruise with Havila Voyages
4 nights in sea view cabin w. separate beds/double bed & private facilities
All meals on board (excl. drinks)

Train Oslo-Trondheim
Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Reindeer sledding in Tromso
North Cape land excursion
Husky Safari in Kirkenes
King Crab Safari in Kirkenes

All taxes & VAT

Small fishing village on Lofoten Islands in winter by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy the beautiful Arctic coast!


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Booking & payment procedures
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Questions about this tour?

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 By e-mail to [email protected], or
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(Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, United States