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Winter Cruise & Northern Lights

Winter cruise & Northern Lights - photo from Tromso harbour. Photo by Shigeru Ohki, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Hurtigruten in Tromso, surrounded by spectacular Arctic scenery!

Hurtigruten cruise package – 7 nights

Norwegian Winter Cruise starts with a night in Bergen, then a a 4 nights cruise along the scenic Norwegian coast to the beautifully located Arctic town of Tromso. In Tromso you will join an Aurora Safari – chasing the Northern Lights, spend the night and then flight to Oslo for a final night.
This is an individual/unescorted trip (you will not travel with a group)

You can add a real Viking feast at Lofoten Islands, Dog sledding, Whale safari, Reindeer sledge & Fishing trip

Prices from NOK 16995 per person
GO TO PRICES & BOOKING
Choose a start date, rooms/number of travellers and you will see the prices in the tour summary box. Add-on prices will appear during the booking process


DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:


The UNESCO Bryggen wharf, Bergen, Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

See the UNESCO Bryggen wharf in Bergen

DAY 1 – First night in Bergen 
Individual arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel in Bergen, beautifully located by the Bergen fjord surrounded by 7 mountains, with the Unesco Bryggen wharf and several areas with tiny wooden houses and narrow streets. Spend 1 night in Bergen
Read about Bergen


Norway: the Funicular in Bergen. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Take the Funicular to mount Floyen!

DAY 2 – Cruise departure
Spend the day at leisure in Bergen before you board the authentic Hurtigruten ship for a 4 nights cruise along the beautiful Norwegian coast to the Arctic town of Tromso.
Spend 4 nights on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
General information & facilities on board


Alesund in winter. Photo by Terje Borud, Innovation Norway

Alesund is beautifully located

DAY 3 – Alesund
Morning arrival to the beautifully located Art Nouveau town of Alesund, with time to visit this picturesque, tiny town, with the most dramatic history.

You can join optional land excursions in Alesund:
Art Noveau walk in Alesund
Atlanterhavsparken aquarium & Mount Aksla

Read more about Alesund


Norway, the historic Munkholmen island outside Trondheim. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Passing the historic Munkholmen island

DAY 4 – Historic Trondheim
Passing through the wide Trondheim fjord & the historic Munkholmen island, with morning arrival to the historic town of Trondheim. Time to visit the town before the ship continues its journey towards the Arctic north

You can join an optional land excursion in Trondheim:
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

Read about historic Trondheim


Bodo area. Photo by Rune Nilsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

See beautiful scenery around Bodo

DAY 5 – Cruise & Arctic Bodo
Along the Arctic coast to the beautifully located Arctic town of Bodo, surrounded by mountain peaks. Time to visit the town before the ship crosses the Vestfjord towards the Lofoten Islands

At the Lofoten islands you can join an exciting Viking feast! (optional land excursion)
Lofotr Viking feast


Tromso Norway. Photo by Shigeru Ohki Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Experience the beautiful blue light in Tromso

DAY 6 – Cruise arrival to Tromso
Cruise into a magnificent Arctic archipelago before the arrival to the Arctic town of Tromso – Norway’s “Northern Lights capital”. Disembark after lunch and check in at a centrally located hotel close to the pier. Evening excursion included

Spend 1 night in Tromso


Northern Lights. Photo by Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Evening Aurora Safari
The excursion bus will pick you up in the centre of Tromso for an exciting Northern lights safari by coach to remote Arctic areas, offering perfect conditions for hunting the amazing Northern Lights. The bus will take you to one of their base stations, where you will be served a light evening meal.

Based on the operator’s experience  and the latest weather forecast, they choose the Base Station or stations with the best chances of clear sky and, therefore, of experiencing the Northern Lights.

What to bring: Warm clothes & boots, hat, scarf and mittens

Included:
• A knowledgeable and dedicated English-speaking Northern Lights guide
• Transport by comfortable coach with on-board toilet
• Beautiful Northern Lights video shown on the coach
• Hot soup, hot chocolate/coffee/tea and a sweet local cake (lefse) Vegetarian soup can be requested
• Access to a high-resolution group photo link (via Facebook)
• About 20 warm overalls for use during the stay at the Base Station
• About 10 tripods for use during the stay at the Base Station
• Advice from your guide about how to take Aurora photos

Duration: 5-7 hours
Number of guests: 2-100
Difficulty level: Very easy. Suitable for children. No wheelchair access


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


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

Visit the iconic Opera house in Oslo

DAY 7 – Flight to Oslo
A 2 hour flight to the south and Norway’s trendy capital Oslo. Overnight at a centrally located hotel in the centre or at the airport at your choice.
Spend 1 night in Oslo
Read more about what to see in Oslo


Northern Lights at the Lofoten Islands, Norway. Photo by Stockshots.no/Innovation Norway

Northern Lights at the Lofoten Islands

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


THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Tromso area Norway. Poto by Anders Schurmann, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Spectaular scenery in Tromso area

Hotels w. breakfast buffet:
Bergen: Radisson Blu Hotel Royal or similar
Tromso: Scandic Ishavshotel or similar
Oslo: Hotel Bristol or similar

Transport & excursion:
Hotel to cruise transfer bus in Bergen
Flight Tromso-Oslo
Aurora Safari in Tromso, with transfers & light evening meal

Cabin:
Standard outside cabin; window, 2 separate beds, shower & toilet

All meals during the cruise (food only):
Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch w. hot & cold dishes, 3 course dinner
Evening meal in Bergen

All taxes & VAT


Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to [email protected] or call us on +47 55 13 13 10 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)


Northern Lights at sea. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Amazing Northern Lights at sea!

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