Northern Lights Christmas Cruise

Christmas Cruise Norway by Andreas Kallvig Anderson, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights Cruise package

This 8 nights Northern Lights Christmas Cruise package includes a 4-night cruise on an authentic Hurtigruten ship, with 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.

This tour is flexible and you may add nights & exciting excursions and/or a stay at the ice hotel to your trip.

Our trips are based on our goal of sustainable tourism, with eco-friendly travel that leaves as small an environmental footprint on nature as possible.

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:

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

Christmas in Oslo – the Parliament Building

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 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

Dovre Line crossing the mountains

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 Trondheim

Winter in Trondheim by cabday, Foap, Visit Norway

Wooden wharfhouses by Nidelven river

DAY 3 - Christmas cruise start

Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship 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

Polar Circle by Kirstin Lohfink, Hurtigruten

Arctic Circle in Norway

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 and visit the town. Upon leaving Bodo the ship continues across the Vestfjord towards the Lofoten Islands, with evening calls at Stamsund & Svolvaer.

Dog sledding in Tromso Norway. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy dog sledding in beautiful surroundings!

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.

Dog sledding Northern Norway by Terje Rakke, Visit Norway

Cute husky!

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

Visit North Cape in winter by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Experience the steep North Cape cliff!

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-m (1007 ft) high cliff with a large plateau on top.
Read about the North Cape excursion

Northern Lights in Kirkenes by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Amazing Northern Lights!

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 Arctic Norway by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Experience the Northern Lights in Norway

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

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

King Crab Safari

Optional add-ons in Kirkenes:

King crab fishing
Snowmobile safari, dinner & overnight stay at Kirkenes Snowhotel
About sleeping in the Snow Hotel

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

The Oslo Opera house. Photo by Heidi Thon, VisitOslo

Oslo Opera House

DAY 8 - Flight to Oslo

Take the scheduled airport bus (or a taxi) to the airport for your 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

Winter on the Arctic Coast by John Jones, Hurtigruten

The Arctic Coast

Ice skating in Oslo by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Skating in the centre of Oslo


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

Hurtigruten cruise
4 nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
All meals on board (excl. drinks) – buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3-course dinner

Train Oslo-Trondheim
Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Dog sledding in Tromso
North Cape land excursion
Aurora Express bus in Kirkenes

All taxes & VAT

Experience the magic of the Northern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Magic Northern Lights in Norway

Where do the magic Northern Lights come from?

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are an ethereal display of colored lights shimmering across the night sky. What causes them?
Dr Dònal Hill from University of Oxford explains us all about these magic lights occurring on the northern skies.
Watch our Northern Lights video (external link – You Tube).

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What our customers say:

  • 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, ,

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States, ,

  • 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, ,