Northern Lights Cruise & Snow Hotel

Northern Lights Cruise by Steven J Hynes, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights Cruise package – 6 nights

Northern Lights Cruise & Snow Hotel is an adventurous, comprehensive cruise package, with a 2-night Hurtigruten cruise from Tromso to Kirkenes – the best places to see the Northern Lights. This trip includes the most exciting excursions & activities; a Northern Lights trip with dog sledding, an exotic excursion to the North Cape cliff, snowmobile safari in Kirkenes & overnight stay in a real snow hotel. The trip starts & finishes with stays in Oslo.

This tour is flexible and you may add nights & exciting activities, like snowshoe trip, reindeer sledge & king crab fishing activities 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 21995 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Nobel Peace Center Oslo by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Nobel Peace Centre in Oslo

DAY 1 – First night in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the Park Inn airport hotel at Gardermoen, conveniently located within walking distance of the airport. The centre of Oslo is located 20 mins from the airport by the frequent airport express train.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about Oslo

Winter in Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beautiful blue Arctic light in Tromso

DAY 2 – Flight to Tromso

A 2-hour flight to Tromso.  Individual arrival to a centrally located hotel, easily accessible by the airport bus. Tromso is beautifully located, surrounded by spectacular Arctic islands & alpine mountain peaks.
Northern Lights evening trip included.
Spend 1 night in Tromso
Read about Tromso

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

Enjoy a dog sledding trip!

Dog sledding

In the evening of day 2 you will be picked up in the centre of Tromso for a Northern Lights trip with dog sledding and a warm, local meal in a lavvo (Sami tent).

Included: Transfers from the centre of Tromso & warm clothes.

Reindeer sledge. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Reindeer sledge Tromso

OPTIONAL ADD-ONS IN TROMSO:


The additional night will be at the same hotel as for the tour. Prices will appear during the regular tour booking.

Winter cruise Arctic Coast by Jan Holthe, Hurtigruten

Winter cruise with Hurtigruten

DAY 3 – Cruise departure

Time to see Tromso before you board the Hurtigruten ship in the early evening for the Northern Lights cruise to the Arctic town of Kirkenes.
All meals are included during the cruise.
Spend 2 nights on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
Read about facilities on board & general information

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

Experience the spectacular North Cape cliff!

DAY 4 – North Cape

Cruise along stunning Arctic scenery to the main port of Honningsvag, where you join the exotic North Cape excursion by coach across Mageroya island – Norway’s northernmost island, normally covered by snow during the winter months.
Then on to the North Cap cliff – an impressive, 307-m (1007 ft) high cliff with a large flat plateau on top.
Read about the North Cape excursion

Northern Lights Arctic coast. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights – one of nature’s wonders!

DAY 5 – Arrival to Kirkenes

After breakfast you disembark in Arctic Kirkenes, located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone.
Kirkenes is located close to the Russian border, and has always had a close relationship with their Russian neighbours – the street names in Kirkenes are both in Norwegian & in Russian!
Read about Kirkenes and the town’s dramatic history

Snowmobile safari. Photo by C.H/Innovation Norway

Enjoy an adventurous snowmobile safari!

Snowmobile safari

You will be picked up at the pier by a transfer bus for an adventurous snowmobile safari on a frozen fjord. Remember to bring your driver’s licence if you want to drive the snowmobile! The bus will stop at a hotel, where you will leave your luggage in the meantime. They will bring you back to the hotel after the trip.
The snowmobile safari includes a light snack (coffee/tea in a well-heated lavvo, the Sami equivalent of a tipi), warm winter clothes and instructions in snowmobiling safety.

Snowmobile trip Kirkenes by Hurtigruten

Snowmobile safari in Kirkenes

What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 12 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Notices: Guests under 18 and guests without a driving license are not allowed to drive the snowmobiles.
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 snowmobile excursion

Exotic Snowhotel in Kirkenes by Snowhotel Kirkenes

Sleep in the Snowhotel – a memory for life!

Snow hotel

You will be picked up at the hotel in Kirkenes for an Arctic dinner in the Snowhotel restaurant & an unforgettable overnight stay in the exotic snow hotel – a beautiful piece of architecture with ice sculptures, located next to the warm & comfortable service building with lounges.
You can also take part in the feeding of the reindeer in their tiny reindeer park. You will be given thorough instructions for the stay in the snow hotel.
Read about sleeping in the Snow hotel

Oslo Opera house. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Visit the iconic Oslo Opera House

DAY 6 – Oslo & final night

After breakfast in the Snowhotel you join the transfer bus back to the centre of Kirkenes, where you can take the scheduled airport bus or a taxi to the airport (approx. 15 mins).
Overnight in the centre of Oslo or you may choose to stay at an airport hotel.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)

The trip finishes after breakfast on day 7.

Northern Lights at the Snow hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Amazing Northern Lights at the Snowhotel

Sledge dog by Tom Nilsen, Hurtigruten

Dog sledding in Tromso

Visit North Cape in winter by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Winter visit to North Cape

THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo & Tromso

Kirkenes:
1 night in Snowhotel incl. breakfast, 3-course dinner (excl. drinks), warm sleeping bags & morning sauna
Transfers from/to the centre of Kirkenes

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

Transport
Flight Oslo-Tromso
Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Tromso:
Northern Lights dog sledding incl. warm clothes, meal & transfers

North Cape land excursion
Snowmobile safari in Kirkenes

All taxes & VAT

Autumn Northern Lights Break Norway by Alex Conu, Visit Norway

Magic Norhern Lights

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:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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