Norwegian Christmas & Northern Lights Cruise
Norwegian Christmas & Northern Lights Cruise includes a 5 nights cruise on an authentic Hurtigruten ship offering good chances to see the Northern Lights at sea. Experience a traditonal 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 is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)
Prices from NOK 28500 per person
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DAY TO DAY ITINERARY:
DAY 1 – First night in Oslo
Individual arrival to Oslo. Overnight in the centre of Oslo, or at an airport hotel at your choice. The centre of Oslo is located only 20 minutes from the airport by the Airport express train (Flytoget).
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
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Optional: Add city sightseeing in Oslo
DAY 2 – Flight to Kirkenes
Morning flight to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, situated 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 (appr 20 mins), or a taxi.
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes
Visit to the snow hotel & dog sledding
Visit the exotic snow hotel – a beautiful piece of architecture with ice sculptures made by professional artists. Join a guided tour of the snow hotel. A tiny reindeer park is located at the snow hotel 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.
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.
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 (food only).
Spend 5 nights on board
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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.
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 Svolvær, the capital of Lofoten.
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.
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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.
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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
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4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Kirkenes & Bergen
5 nights in standard, outside cabin w. separate beds and private shower/toilet. All meals on board (excl. drinks)
Visit to Snowhotel Kirkenes incl. Arctic dinner (excl. drinks)
Wilderness dog sledding incl. transfer
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