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Norwegian Christmas & Northern Lights Cruise

Sustainable Northern Lights Cruise in Norway - Photo by Havila Voyages

Northern Lights Christmas Cruise package – 8 nights

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas Cruise along the amazing Norwegian coast, as well as a stay in a tiny Gamme cabin in Arctic Norway.
You will celebrate a traditional, Norwegian Christmas on board a new, environmentally friendly Havila Voyages ship.
Enjoy adventurous Dog sledding in Kirkenes.
Stay in Oslo, Kirkenes & Bergen.
Highlights: Weather permitting, you might experience the unforgettable Northern Lights! 5-night coastal cruise southbound from Kirkenes to Bergen and Christmas celebration on board. Dog sledding and overnight in a wooden Gamme cabin.

• This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), based on travel by public transport where some activities include a guide
• You can add nights, excursions and activities such as a stay in the Ice hotel in the booking process
• Prices: From NOK 32590 per person

Day to day itinerary:

Christmas in Norway by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Enjoy Christmas time in Oslo!

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival in Oslo. Overnight in the centre of Oslo. Oslo city centre 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

Magical view from the Gamme cabin!

DAY 2

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 Snowhotel Kirkenes.
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!
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes

Optional: upgrade to an overnight stay at the Snow hotel.
About sleeping in a Snow Hotel

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!

DAY 3

Cruise departure

Embark the ship after breakfast for a cruise to Vardø, Norway’s easternmost town, with the enchanting Vardøhus Fortress. Continue along the Varanger peninsula before a late evening arrival at Båtsfjord. 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 Tromsø!

DAY 4

Cruise the Arctic Coast to Tromsø

Cruise via the Arctic town of Hammerfest, across Sørøysund to Øksfjord. The course is set via Lopphavet open sea and the ship finds quiet waters towards Skjervøy island and the Arctic town of Tromsø, 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!

DAY 5

Vesterålen & Lofoten Islands

You will reach the Vesterålen archipelago in the early morning. The island groups of Vesterålen & 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 Svolvær, the capital of Lofoten.

Helgelandskysten by Erlend Haarberg_www.visithelgeland.com

See beautiful Arctic scenery!

DAY 6

The magical Helgeland coast

Early morning call at the village of Ørnes, before the ship continues with short stops at Sandnessjøen and Brønnøysund.
The Helgeland coast is known for its remarkable beauty with unique mountain formations, uncountable islands & the Arctic Circle.
Read about the Helgeland coast

Winter in Trondheim by cabday, Foap, Visit Norway

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

Enjoy Bergen view from Mount Fløyen!

DAY 8

Cruise arrival in Bergen

Arrival in Bergen at 14:45, 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 Fløyen, 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 Snowhotel Kirkenes!

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

Enjoy the amazing Norwegian coast!

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo & Bergen

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

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

Transport
• Flight Oslo-Kirkenes
• Transfer Kirkenes Airport – Snowhotel – Havila cruise harbour

Activities & Excursions
• Dog sledding incl. warm clothes & transfers

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
• Flights to/from Norway
• Transfers in Oslo & Bergen
• Personal travel insurance

 

Christmas tree at Bryggen in Bergen Bob Andre Engelsenby Bob Andre Engelsen

Take a walk in picturesque Bergen!

PRICES & BOOKING

Choose a start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box.

• Booking & payment procedures
• Our travel arrangements
• General terms & conditions

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.



Questions about this trip?

Contact us:
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 By e-mail to [email protected], or
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(Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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