Winter Cruise & Northern Lights

Winter Cruise in Norway by Trond Gansmoe Johnsen, Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten cruise package – 8 nights

Winter Cruise & Northern Lights 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 light show at sea. The tour starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen.

This tour is flexible and you may add extra nights & shore excursions 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 will not travel with a group)

Prices from NOK 24495 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Visit Oslo Opera House by Thomas Johannessen, Visit Oslo

Oslo Opera House

DAY 1 – 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)
Read about Oslo
See more pictures from Oslo

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Gamme cabin by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Gamme cabins at Kirkenes Snowhotel

DAY 2 – Flight 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 Snowhotel 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 history of the Snow hotel

Dog sledding in Norway by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Experience a dog sledding trip in Arctic Norway

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.

Winter Cruise Hurtigruten by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights from aboard Hurtigruten

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 (excluding drinks).
Spend 5 nights on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
General information & facilities on board
See pictures from Hurtigruten cruises

Winter on the Arctic Coast by John Jones, Hurtigruten

Norwegian coast in winter

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.

Northern Lights Cruise Norway by Steven J Hynes, Hurtigruten

Magical Northern Lights

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

Winter cruise Arctic Coast by Jan Holthe, Hurtigruten

Winter cruise along the Norwegian coast

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.
Read about the Helgeland coast

Colourful Trondheim by Hurtigruten

Colourful Trondheim

DAY 7 – Trondheim sightseeing

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.
Read about the Trondheim & Nidaros excursion
Read about Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim

Bergen in winter by Grim Berge, Visit Bergen

Beautiful Bergen

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
Read about Bergen
See more pictures from Bergen

Northern Lights Cruise Norway by Ivan Mervillie, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights seen from Hurtigruten

Dog sledding Northern Norway by Terje Rakke, Visit Norway

Dog sledding in Northern Norway

Drink in the icebar by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Visit a real ice bar in Kirkenes


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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Experience the magic of the Northern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Magic Northern Lights in Norway

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:

  • 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, ,

  • 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, ,