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Northern Lights Christmas Cruise

Northern Lights Christmas cruise. Photo by Kent Even Grundstad www.nordnorge.com

Wonderful Northern Lights at sea!

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
More prices & booking


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 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


Dovre line. 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 historic Trondheim


Trondheim Norway, the Nidelven river. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Wooden wharfhouses in Nidelven river

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


Bodoe area. Photo by Reidar Hernes, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beautiful scenery around Bodo!

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.


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


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


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

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-metre (1,007 ft) high cliff with a large plateau on top
Read about the North Cape excursion


Northern Lights Arctic coast. Photo by Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

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. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotelNorthern 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


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.

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


The Arctic coast of Norway. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Arctic coast

BOOKING & PRICES
Choose start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box
This is an individual/unescorted trip

Booking & payment procedures
Our travel arrangements

General terms & conditions


Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to [email protected] or call us on +47 (55) 131-310 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)


THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

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

Skating in the center of Oslo

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

Transport
Train Oslo-Trondheim
Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Cruise
Outside cabin, with shower & toilet, towels, soap & hair dryer
All meals on board (food only):
Buffet breakfast
Buffet lunch w. hot & cold dishes
3 course dinner

Excursions
North Cape land excursion
Dog sledding in Tromso
Northern Lights trip in Kirkenes
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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

All taxes & VAT

You will travel like a local


Northern Lights Norway. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Amazing Northern Lights at the Arctic coast!

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