Cruise into the realm of the Northern Lights

Northern Lights seen from Hurtigruten by Magnus Sabel, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights cruise – 8 nights

Experience a cruise with one of the authentic Hurtigruten ships from Bergen into the realm of the Northern Lights. We have added several exciting activities to the tour package like dog sledding in Tromso and a visit to the North Cape. From Kirkenes, the end point of your cruise, you will fly to Oslo with an overnight stay included.

This tour is flexible and you may add nights & exciting excursions and/or a stay at the ice hotel (from late December) to the trip.
This is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)

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.

Prices from NOK 27990 per adult
More prices & booking


Day to day itinerary:

Bryggen by Christer Ronnestad, Visit Bergen

Bryggen in winter

Arrival to Bergen

DAY 1 – Individual arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel in the picturesque coastal town of Bergen, beautifully located by the Bergen fjord, with mountains and hillsides with tiny wooden houses and narrow streets.
Spend 1 night in Bergen (included in the tour price)
Read about Bergen
See more pictures from Bergen

On deck by Claire Netting, Hurtigruten

On deck Hurtigruten

Cruise departure from Bergen

DAY 2 – Spend the day to explore picturesque Bergen – see the UNESCO Bryggen wharf, the Fish Market, take the Funicular to the top of Mount Floyen- offering you a marvellous view of the city and the surrounding fjords & islands.
In the evening, cruise departure on one of the authentic Hurtigruten ships.
Spend 6 nights on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
Read about facilities on board & general information

Alesund by Berge/Knoff/Natural Light/Visitnorway.com

Beautiful Alesund

City walk Alesund

DAY 3 – After a delicious breakfast the ship docks in Alesund. Join a city walk of the Art Nouveau town. The tour includes a visit to “Jugendstilsenteret”, a museum and national centre of Art Nouveau housed in a former pharmacy built in 1907, a stroll by the picturesque fishing port of Brosundet, Apotekertorget square with its iconic fisherman statue and Alesund´s attractive shopping street.
Read more about Alesund

Nidaros Cathedral in winter by F. Schwarzlmueller, Fjord Travel Norway

Nidaros Cathedral

Trondheim – the old capital

DAY 4 – Today your ship will dock in Trondheim – the third largest town in Norway and its first capital. You will get to know the city on a city tour. A local guide tells you all about the city´s highlights during a coach tour through its streets and boroughs.
You will also visit the Nidaros Cathedral. The construction of this enormous Gothic structure with its countless details and adornments, began as early as 1070.
Read more about Trondheim

Northern Lights cruise in Norway by Stian Klo, Hurtigurten

Northern Lights

Welcome to the realm of the Northern Lights

DAY 5 – Crossing the Arctic Circle is when the hunt for the Northern Lights begins. At Stamsund, join a historical journey to the Lofotr Viking Museum, where you are invited into the chieftain’s house, a full-size reconstruction featuring exhibits of finds dating back to the Viking Age.
The chieftain and the lady of the house invite you to join them for a real Viking meal in the banquet hall, providing a taste of the Viking Age, complete with traditional food, drinks, costumes, singing and dancing.

Dog sledding Northern Norway by Terje Rakke, Visit Norway

Dog sledding

Arctic Norway and Tromso

DAY 6 – The ship arrives to Tromso in the early afternoon. Get ready for another highlight of your trip – a dog sledding tour in Arctic Norway. On this trip, the huskies pull you over the frozen landscape while you enjoy stunning views of the ocean, mountains and open plateaus.
Read more about Tromso – the Northern Lights destination

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

North Cape in winter

North Cape – the top of the world

DAY 7 – Around noon you will arrive in Honningsvag where you will join an excursion to the North Cape – the northernmost point of mainland Europe. Here you can admire the panoramic view of the open wide expanse of the Arctic Ocean.
Entrance to the North Cape Hall, with viewing platform, souvenir shops, cinema, cafeteria and restaurant, is included in the excursion. The cruise continues in the afternoon towards Kirkenes.
Read about the North Cape excursion

Winter on the Arctic Coast by John Jones, Hurtigruten

Winter on the Arctic Coast

Arrival to Kirkenes – flight to Oslo

DAY 8 – While you sleep, the ship continues sailing east along the Varanger peninsula, past Batsfjord and Vardo. At breakfast time, you will pass by Vadso, the administrative centre of Finnmark. Arrival to Kirkenes in the morning. Take the transfer bus or a taxi to the airport for your flight to Oslo.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)

Kirkenes Snow hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Amazing Snowhotel

Optional add-ons in Kirkenes:

King crab fishing & additional night in Kirkenes
(available from Dec 1)
Snowmoble safari & overnight stay at the Snow hotel

(available from Dec 20 to Mar 25)

Optional add-ons in Oslo:
City sightseeing in Oslo

Prices & information will be available during the tour booking process.

Snowmobile tour underneath the Norhern Lights by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Snowmobile trip in Kirkenes

Click here for BOOKING & PRICES
Choose a start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box.

Booking & payment procedures
Our travel arrangements
General terms & conditions

Northern Lights. Photo by Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Winter night in Norway


4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Bergen & Oslo

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

Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Art Nouveau Walk Alesund
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Meet the Vikings Lofoten
Dog sledding Tromso
North Cape land excursion

All taxes & VAT

Autumn Northern Lights Break Norway by Alex Conu, Visit Norway

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).

You will travel like a local
View all our Tours & Cruises

Contact Fjord Travel Norway:
Use our contact form, send e-mail to [email protected], or
call us on +47 (55) 131-310 (Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

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

  • 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