Cruise into the realm of the Northern Lights
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 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 is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)
Prices from NOK 27780 per adult
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
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)
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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 marvelous 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
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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 center 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
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
DAY 8 – Arrival to Kirkenes – flight to Oslo
While you sleep, the ship continues sailing east along the Varanger peninsula, past Batsfjord and Vardoe. At breakfast time, you will pass by Vadsoe, 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)
Optional add-ons in Kirkenes:
King crab fishing
available from Dec 1
Snow mobile safari
Dinner & overnight stay at the Snow hotel
available from Dec 20 to March 25
Optional add-ons in Oslo:
City sightseeing in Oslo
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4* hotels with breakfast buffet
in Bergen and Oslo
6 nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities. All meals on board (drinks not included).
City Walk Alesund
City sightseeing Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedreal
Lofotr Viking feast
Dog Sledding Tromso
Visit North Cape
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