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.

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 do not travel with a group)

Prices from NOK 27990 per adult
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Day to day itinerary:

Bryggen by Christer Ronnestad, Visit Bergen

Bryggen in winter

DAY 1 – Arrival to Bergen

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

DAY 2 – Cruise departure from Bergen

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

DAY 3 – City walk Alesund

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

DAY 4 – Trondheim – the old capital

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

DAY 5 – Welcome to the realm of the Northern Lights

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

DAY 6 – Arctic Norway and Tromso

The ship arrives 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

DAY 7 – North Cape – the top of the world

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

DAY 8 – Arrival to Kirkenes – flight to Oslo

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

Northern Lights. Photo by Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Winter night in Norway

THIS TRIP INCLUDES:

Accommodation
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

Transport
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).



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What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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