Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast

Northern Lights on the Arctic Coast by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast – 7 nights

This cruise package is an amazing winter round trip, with a stay in the Arctic town of Tromso, 3 nights Hurtigruten cruise with land excursion across the spectacular Vesteralen Islands, a visit to historic Trondheim & a scenic train trip across the Dovre mountain plateau.
Enjoy exciting Northern Lights trips in Tromso, experience unforgettable Arctic scenery on the southbound cruise to Trondheim with evening call at the Lofoten Islands, the magic Helgeland coast and a chance to see the amazing Northern Lights. The trip starts and ends in Oslo.

This tour is flexible and you may add nights & adventurous activities in Tromso, like snowmobile safari, dog sledding, Northern Lights dinner cruise & reindeer sledge.

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 24995 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Winter at Oslo Opera House by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Winter at Oslo Opera House

DAY 1 – Overnight in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol Hotel or similar. Bristol is located close to the Karl Johansgate main street, the Royal Palace & the main shopping areas of Oslo.
You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about trendy Oslo

Arctic Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Experience the Arctic light in Tromso

DAY 2 – Flight to Tromso

A 2-hour flight to Tromso. Individual arrival to a centrally located hotel, easily accessible by the airport bus. Tromso is beautifully located, surrounded by spectacular Arctic islands & alpine mountain peaks.
1 night in Tromso
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Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway. Photo by Bard Loken, Innovation Norway

Northern Lights Tromso

Aurora Safari

Time to explore the town before the excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso for a Northern Lights safari by bus. Several Aurora camps are set up at different locations, and the best one for the evening is chosen, depending on the weather and Northern Lights forecast.
Each camp has its own English speaking guide, a warm shelter and camp fire (subject to weather conditions).

Included: Transfers, light evening meal & warm clothing
Difficulty level: Easy

Northern Lights in Arctic Norway by Anne Olsen Ryum, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights

DAY 3 – Aurora Husky Visit & Cruise departure

Time to relax or explore Tromso before you join the Northern Lights trip in the evening.

Aurora Husky Visit

Enjoy this Northern Lights trip before the late evening cruise departure. The excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso for an Aurora Husky Visit to Tromso Wilderness Centre, located on the Kvaloya island outside Tromso. The Aurora camp has a great location for viewing the Northern Lights, and you can also meet the dogs in the dog yard.

The trip includes transfers and a traditional evening meal served in a lavvo (Sami tent).

Cruise along the Norwegian Coast by John Jones, Hurtigruten

Hurtigruten Cruise

Tromso cruise departure

Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship just before midnight for a really unforgettable cruise to Trondheim.
All meals included during the cruise (excl. drinks);
Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3 course dinner
3 nights on board
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Lofoten in winter by Pixabay

Lofoten at sunset

DAY 4 – Taste of Vesteralen & 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 torwards the Lofoten Islands, and the ship calls at Svolvaer – the capital of the Lofoten Islands – in the evening.
Read about the Vesteralen excursion
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Polar Circle by Kirstin Lohfink, Hurtigruten

Arctic Circle

DAY 5 – The magic Helgeland coast

The ship makes an early call at the village of Ornes, surrounded by dramatic Arctic scenery with views of the spectacular Svartisen glacier. The Helgeland coast is known for its remarkable beauty with unique mountain formations, islands & the Arctic Circle.
Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. The seven mountain tops look so beautiful that a local legend claims that they are female trolls turned to stone.
Read about the Helgeland coast

Trondheim Norway, Nidarosdomen cathedral. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Nidaros Cathedral

DAY 6 – Historic Trondheim

Early arrival to Trondheim. After breakfast, enjoy a 2-hour city sightseeing tour of the 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.
Check in at a centrally located hotel, and spend the afternoon and evening on your own to explore the city.
1 night in Trondheim
Read about the Trondheim & Nidaros excursion
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The Dovre line Norway. Photo by Rune Fossum, NSB

Dovrefjell mountain

DAY 7 – Dovre Line to Oslo

Travel by train on the Dovre Line to Oslo. The train line runs across the beautiful Dovrefjell mountain plateau and through the scenic Gudbrandsdal valley. Dovrefjell is the home of  a population of some 300 wild muskox – and one of Norway’s national parks.
1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read more about the Dovre Railway 

Reindeer sledge. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Reindeer sledge Tromso


Add night & excursion: 
Northern Lights dinner cruise & Tromso
Snowmobile safari & Tromso
Dog sledding & Tromso
Reindeer sledge & Tromso

Add night(s) in Tromso, Trondheim or Oslo:
You will stay in the same hotel as for the tour.

The optional add-ons with prices will appear during the regular tour booking process.

Northern Lights Arctic Norway by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights Tromso

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Arctic Cathedral Tromso by Dennis Price, Hurtigruten

Arctic Cathedral Tromso

Winter Cruise by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights seen from aboard Hurtigruten


4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Tromso & Trondheim

Hurtigruten cruise
3 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-Tromso
Train Trondheim-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Aurora Safari incl. warm clothes, meal & transfers
Aurora Husky Visit incl. warm clothes, evening meal & transfers
A taste of Vesteralen
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral

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• Flights to/from Norway
• Airport transfers
• Personal travel insurance

Northern Lights and Snowmobile by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Experience the 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

  • 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

  • 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