Winter Cruise & Northern Lights
Hurtigruten cruise package – 8 nights
Norwegian Winter Cruise starts with a night in Oslo and Kirkenes, then a 5-night cruise from the rugged Arctic wilderness of Northern Norway to the magnificent coastal landscape of Western Norway. Enjoy dog sledding in Kirkenes & shore excursions on Vesteralen Islands and in Trondheim. Watch out for the Northern Lights! A cruise with Hurtigruten offers good chances to see nature´s own lightshow at sea. The tour starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen.
This is an individual/unescorted trip (you will not travel with a group)
You can add extra nights & shore excursions to the trip.
Prices from NOK 25495 per person
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
DAY 1 – First night in Oslo
Individual arrival to Oslo. Overnight in the centre of Oslo, or at an airport hotel at your choice. The centre of Oslo is located only 20 minutes from the airport by the Airport express train (Flytoget).
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
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Optional: Add city sightseeing in Oslo
DAY 2 – Flight to Kirkenes
Morning flight to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, situated by the Barents sea close to the Russian border. Kirkenes is ideally located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone.
Transfer to Kirkenes Snow Hotel and check in at an elegantly-designed wooden Gamme cabin. The package includes dinner and breakfast at Laven restaurant.
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes
Wilderness Dog sledding – Join an adventurous 2-hour dog sledding trip in the afternoon. The tour goes in 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.
DAY 3 – Cruise departure
Embark the ship after breakfast for a cruise to Vardo, Norway’s easternmost town, with the enchanting Vardohus Fortress. Continue along the Varanger peninsula before a late evening arrival at Batsfjord.
All meals are included while on board (food only).
Spend 5 nights on board
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DAY 4 – Arctic Coast to Tromso
Cruise via the Arctic town of Hammerfest, across Soroysund to Oksfjord. The course is set via Lopphavet open sea and the ship finds quiet waters towards Skjervoy island and the Arctic town of Tromso. Arrival to Tromso in the late evening.
Set right in the middle of the “aurora zone,” this city and its surrounding wilderness areas are ranked among the best places on earth to observe the incredible Northern Lights in the night sky.
DAY 5 – Vesteralen excursion & Lofoten Islands
You will join an extensive excursion across the spectacular Arctic archipelago of Vesteralen. Visit a medieval church and admire the breathtaking scenery of beautiful fjords and steep mountains.
You will rejoin the ship in Sortland. The southbound sailing route continues torwards the Lofoten Islands, and the ship calls at Svolvaer – the capital of the Lofoten Islands – in the evening.
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DAY 6 – The magic Helgeland Coast
Early morning call at the village of Ornes, before the ship continues with short stops at Sandnessjoen and Bronnoysund.
The Helgeland coast is known for its remarkable beauty with unique mountain formations, islands & the Arctic Circle.
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DAY 7 – Trondheim Sightseeing
Early arrival to Trondheim. After breakfast, enjoy a two hour city sightseeing tour of the historic city. You will get to know Trondheim’s streets and highlights, including a short stop at Utsikten (the View). You will also have a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral, the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.
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DAY 8 – Cruise arrival to Bergen
Arrival to Bergen at 14:30, check in at a centrally located hotel. Spend 1 night in this picturesque, colourful city with the UNESCO Bryggen wharf, the hillsides and Nordnes peninsula with authentic, tiny, wooden houses and narrow streets, the Funicular to mount Floyen, the Aquarium.
Spend 1 night in Bergen
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THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo & Bergen
1 night in Gamme cabin w. breakfast & 3 course dinner
5 nights in standard, outside cabin w. separate beds and private shower/toilet. All meals on board (excl. drinks)
Transport & excursions:
Flight Oslo – Kirkenes
Transfer Airport Kirkenes – Snow Hotel – Hurtigruten
Dog sledding Kirkenes (2 hrs)
Taste of Vesteralen shore excursion
Sightseeing Trondheim shore excursion
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