Norwegian Christmas & Northern Lights Cruise

Sustainable Northern Lights Cruise in Norway by Havila Voyages

Northern Lights Christmas Cruise package – 8 nights

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas Cruise along amazing the Norwegian coast, as well as a stay in a tiny Gamme cabin in Arctic Norway, Oslo & Bergen
You will celebrate a traditional, Norwegian Christmas on board.
You will experience an adventurous Dog sledding as well as visit a real Snow hotel

Weather permitting, you might experience the unforgettable Northern Lights!

Reindeer Park At Kirkenes Snowhotel By Kirkenes Snowhotel
About the tour

• This tour is self-guided (not with a group), with guided activity. The cruise will be on a new, environmentally friendly Havila Voyages ship
• You can add nights & upgrade to overnight stay in the Snow hotel
Prices from NOK 21850 per person, include domestic flight, cruise, activity, accommodation & meals as per the itinerary

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway– a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism


Day to day itinerary:

Christmas in Norway by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Enjoy Christmas time in Oslo!


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 pictures from Oslo

Gamme cabins by Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Magic view from the Gamme cabin!


Travel to Arctic 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. You will be picked up at the airport for your transfer to Kirkenes Snow hotel.
Check in at an elegantly designed wooden Gamme cabin. The Gamme cabins are located next to the Snow hotel, a beautiful piece of architecture with ice sculptures made by professional artists. In the evening, enjoy an Arctic dinner in the restaurant.
Meet Reindeer in their tiny Reindeer park!
Optional: upgrade to an overnight stay at the Snow hotel.
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes

Dog sledding in Kirkenes, Norway. Photo by Helge Staerk, Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Enjoy an exotic dog sledding trip!

Dog sledding to the Arctic wilderness

In the afternoon you will join an adventurous dog sledding trip to the wilderness of the Pasvik Valley.
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 about the Snowhotel

Winter cruise along the Norwegian Coast by Havila Voyages

Enjoy a relaxing winter cruise in Norway!


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
About sustainable Havila Voyages

Northern Lights over Tromso, Norway. Photo by Bard Loken, Innovatioin Norway

Amazing Northern Lights over Tromso!


Cruise the 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, with late evening arrival.
Set right in the middle of the “aurora zone,” this city and its surrounding areas are ranked among the best places on earth to observe the incredible Northern Lights.

Northern Lights in Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Breathtaking Northern Lights at sea!


Vesteralen & Lofoten Islands

You will reach the Vesteralen archipelago 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 offers natural beauty with steep mountains, wild nature and small, picturesque fishing villages. In the evening the ship docks in Svolvaer, the capital of Lofoten.

Helgelandskysten by Erlend Haarberg_www.visithelgeland.com

See beautiful Arctic scenery!


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, uncountable islands & the Arctic Circle.
Read about Helgeland coast

Winter in Trondheim by cabday, Foap, Visit Norway

See colourful, historic Tondheim!


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. The town is also home to the largest wooden buildings in Norway.
Read about Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim

Enjoy Bergen view from mount Floyen!


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 pictures from Bergen

Drink in the icebar by Kirkenes Snowhotel

Visit a real ice bar at Kirkenes Snowhotel!

The Arctic coast of Norway. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy the amazing Norwegian coast!

This trip includes:

4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo & Bergen

1 night in a Gamme cabin incl. breakfast & Arctic dinner

Cruise with Havila Voyages
5 nights in sea view cabin w. separate beds/double bed & private facilities
All meals on board (excl. drinks)

Flight Oslo-Kirkenes
Transfer Kirkenes airport – Snowhotel – cruise harbour

Activities & Excursions
Dog sledding incl. warm clothes & transfers

All taxes & VAT

Streets of Bergen by Gjertrud Coutinho, Visit Bergen

Take a walk in picturesque Bergen!


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What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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