Winter Cruise & Northern Lights

Winter Cruise in Norway by Trond Gansmoe Johnsen, Hurtigruten

Norwegian Winter cruise & Northern Lights adventure – 8 nights

This is an extensive Winter cruise trip starting in Oslo and finishing in Bergen, with spectacular Arctic & coastal highlights!
You will experience a night in an exotic Gamme cabin next to the Snow hotel in Kirkenes, as well as an exciting Dog sledding trip to the Arctic wilderness.
You will join an amazing 5-nights cruise along the stunning Norwegian coast, with excursions en route

Dog Sledding Under The Northern Lights By Kirkenes Snowhotel
About the tour

• This tour is self-guided (not with a group), with escorted excursions
• You can add extra nights & exciting excursions en route

Prices from NOK 24495 per person, include domestic flight, cruise, excursions & accommodations as per the itinerary

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway – a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism


Day to day itinerary:

Oslo City Hall on a snowy day by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Enjoy a winter day in Oslo!


First night in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Overnight in the centre of Oslo, or you may choose to stay at an airport hotel. The centre of Oslo is located only 20 mins from the airport by the airport express train (Flytoget).
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
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Gamme cabins by Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Magic view from the Gamme cabin!


Travel to Kirkenes

Morning flight to the Arctic town of Kirkenessituated 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
Read about the Snow hotel

Dog sledding in Kirkenes, Norway. Photo by Helge Staerk, Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Join an adventurous dog sledding trip!

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.

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

Magic Northern Lights at sea!


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 (excluding drinks).
Spend 5 nights on board
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Northern Lights in Tromso by Gaute Bruvik, Visit Norway

Magic Northern Lights over Tromso!


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.

Taste of Vesteralen excursion by Klaus Prediger, Hurtigruten

Experience the Vesteralen archipelago!


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 towards the Lofoten Islands, and the ship calls at Svolvaer – the capital of the Lofoten Islands – in the evening.
Read about the Vesteralen excursion

Helgelandskysten by Erlend Haarberg_www.visithelgeland.com

See the amazing Helgeland coast!


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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Colourful Trondheim by Tom Gustavsen, Visit Trondheim

Enjoy colourful Trondheim!


Sightseeing in historic Trondheim

Early arrival to Trondheim. After breakfast, enjoy a 2-hour city sightseeing tour of this 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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Bergen in winter by Grim Berge, Visit Bergen

Beautiful Bergen


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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Northern Lights. Photo by Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The magic Aurora!

This trip includes:

4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo & Bergen

1 night in Gamme cabin incl. breakfast & 3-course dinner (excl. drinks)

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

Flight Oslo-Kirkenes
Transfer Kirkenes Airport-Snowhotel-Hurtigruten

Activities & Excursions
Wilderness dog sledding incl. warm clothes (2 hrs)
A taste of Vesteralen
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

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Streets of Bergen by Gjertrud Coutinho, Visit Bergen

See authentic wooden houses in Bergen!


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Questions about this trip?

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What our customers say:

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

    Marilyn, 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

  • 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