Norwegian Christmas & Northern Lights Cruise

Northern Lights Cruise Norway by van Mervillie, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights Cruise package – 8 nights

Norwegian Christmas & Northern Lights Cruise includes a 5-night cruise on an authentic Hurtigruten ship offering good chances to see the Northern Lights at sea. Experience a traditional Norwegian Christmas celebration on board Hurtigruten, join a dog sledding trip and visit a real snow hotel. The trip starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen.

This tour is flexible and you may add nights and/or a stay at the ice hotel 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 do not travel with a group)

Prices from NOK 24990 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Christmas in Norway by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Christmas at Aker Brygge in Oslo

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

Kirkenes in winter by Eivind Lande, Hurtigruten

Winter in Kirkenes

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.
Individual arrival to a centrally located hotel. You can take the scheduled airport bus (approx. 20 mins), or a taxi.
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes

Entrance to Snowhotel by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Entrance to the Snowhotel

Dog sledding in Norway by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Dog sledding in Kirkenes

Visit to the Snowhotel & dog sledding

Visit the exotic Snowhotel – a beautiful piece of architecture with ice sculptures made by professional artists. Join a guided tour of the Snowhotel. A tiny reindeer park is located at the Snowhotel area. You will also enjoy an Arctic dinner in the restaurant before you head on to a Northern Lights dog sledding trip to the wilderness of the Pasvik Valley.
Transfer to your hotel after the trip.
Optional: upgrade to an overnight stay at the Snowhotel.

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.

Read more about the Snowhotel

Cruise Hurtigruten by Claire Netting, Hurtigruten

Winter cruise on 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

Northern Lights Arctic Norway by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights in Tromso

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

Northern Lights cruise in Norway

DAY 5 – Vesteralen & Lofoten Islands

You will reach Vesteralen in the early morning. The island groups of Vesteralen & Lofoten offer some of the most stunning scenery you will see during the entire coastal voyage. The region is renowned for its natural beauty with steep mountains, wild nature and small, picturesque fishing villages. In the evening the ship docks in Svolvaer, the capital of Lofoten.

Polar Circle by Kirstin Lohfink, Hurtigruten

Arctic Circle in winter

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

Winter in Trondheim by cabday, Foap, Visit Norway

Colourful Tondheim

DAY 7 – Historic Trondheim

Early arrival to the picturesque, historic city of Trondheim, with time to explore the highlights of the city and stroll around in the areas with well preserved, tiny wooden houses, like Bakklandet and the Dronningsgate street.
Read about Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim

Christmas in Bergen by Christer Ronnestad, Visit Norway

Christmas in 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

Winter Cruise Hurtigruten by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights seen from a Hurtigruten cruise

Snow hotel room. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Room at the Snowhotel in Kirkenes

Winter on the Arctic Coast by John Jones, Hurtigruten

Arctic coast in winter


4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Kirkenes & Bergen

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

Flight Oslo-Kirkenes

Activities & Excursions
Visit to Kirkenes Snowhotel incl. Arctic dinner (excl. drinks)
Northern Lights dog sledding incl. warm clothes & transfers

All taxes & VAT

See the Northern Lights in Norway by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

See 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:

  • 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, ,