Northern Lights Christmas Cruise
Northern Lights Cruise package
The 8 nights Northern Lights Christmas Cruise package includes a 4 nights cruise on an authentic Hurtigruten ship, with a traditional Norwegian Christmas, Dog sledding & North Cape excursions.
The trip starts in Oslo, then by train across the scenic Dovre mountain plateau to historic Trondheim, where the cruise begins. Domestic flight from Kirkenes to Oslo after the cruise is included.
You can add an overnight stay in the unforgettable Kirkenes Snow Hotel. This is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)
Prices from NOK 22995 per person
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
Day 1: 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 Castle & 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 trendy Oslo
Day 2: Train from Oslo 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 historic Trondheim
Day 3: Christmas cruise start
Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship before noon and enjoy the Northern Lights Christmas cruise from Trondheim to the Arctic town of Kirkenes – “The top of Europe”, close to the Russian border
Spend 4 nights on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
Facilities on board & general information
Day 4: Cruise & Bodo
Cruise along spectacular scenery to the beautifully located Arctic town of Bodo – surrounded by mountain peaks & islands.
Time to go ashore. Upon leaving Bodo the ship continues across the Vest Fjord towards the Lofoten Islands, with evening calls at Stamsund & Svolvaer.
Day 5: Dog 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 join the excursion to the beautifully located Kvaloya island & Tromso Wilderness Centre,
followed by an exciting Dog sledding trip
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
Read more about the Dog sledding trip
Day 6: The North Cape
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-metre (1,007 ft) high cliff with a large plateau on top
Read about the North Cape excursion
Day 7: Cruise finish & evening trip
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 can take the Hurtigruten transfer bus or a short taxi ride to your hotel. Transfer is not included.
Northern Lights trip in Kirkenes
You will be picked up at your hotel in the evening by the Aurora Express for an exciting hunt for the Northern Lights.
A knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you by minibus towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction towards the Finnish border, in search of the Northern Lights.
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes
Optional add-ons in Kirkenes:
King crab fishing
Snow mobile safari, dinner & overnight stay at Kirkenes Snow hotel
About sleeping in the Snow hotel
Prices & information will be available during the tour booking process
Day 8: Flight to Oslo
Take the scheduled airport bus (or a taxi) to the airport for your flight to Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo at the Bristol hotel or similar (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
THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
Oslo: Hotel Bristol or similar
Trondheim: Scandic Nidelven or similar
Kirkenes: Thon Hotel Kirkenes or similar
Read about hotel classification in Norway
Outside cabin, with shower & toilet, towels, soap & hair dryer
All meals on board (food only):
Buffet lunch w. hot & cold dishes
3 course dinner
North Cape land excursion
Dog sledding in Tromso
Northern Lights trip in Kirkenes
Please note: the excursions depend on weather conditions & sufficient number of participants on the day of the excursion departure. In the unlikely case that the excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or lacking number of participants a full reimbursement will be given
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