Top of Europe Aurora Arctic adventure

The Arctic evening sky outside Kirkenes. Photo by Kirkenes SnowhotelNorthern Lights Cruise package – 6 nights

Top of Europe Aurora adventure – A really exotic Northern Lights trip taking you to the Arctic town of Tromso – Norway’s Northern Lights capital, followed by a Northern Lights cruise around the remote, northernmost coast of Norway & Europe, with excursion to the impressive North Cape cliff. The cruise finishes in the Arctic town of Kirkenes; a tiny, authentic Arctic town, a perfect location for chasing the Northern Lights.

In Kirkenes you will join an amazing King crab fishing trip with the most delicious King crab meal and a Northern lights hunt by minibus. The trip starts & finishes with stay in Oslo. Available from October through March
This is an individual/unescorted trip (you do not travel with a group)

Prices from NOK 20430 per person
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Winter in Oslo. Photo by Gunnar Strom, visitOslo

Nobel Peace centre

DAY 1 – First night in Oslo
Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the Park Inn airport hotel at Gardermoen, conveniently located within walking distance of the airport. The centre of Oslo is located 20 mins from the airport by the frequent Airport Express train
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
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Tromso Norway, the pier. Photo by Shigeru Ohki, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

DAY 2 – Flight to Tromso
A 2 hour flight to Tromso, then 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.
Arctic gourmet dinner is included
Spend 1 night in Tromso
Read about Tromso

Norwegian cod at Emma's. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Norwegian cod at Emma’s

Arctic Gourmet Dinner
In the evening we have included dinner at Emma’s famous, tiny gourmet restaurant in the centre of Tromso – a really exceptional restaurant! Enjoy a 5 courses gourmet dinner based on excellent local produce. Welcome drink included.

The restaurant is located within easy walking distance of your hotel, with view towards the wooden Tromso cathedral (domkirke)

Whale safari. Photo by Marten Bril, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Whale safari


Reindeer sledge & Sami culture
Dog sledding in Tromso & additional night
Northern Lights dinner cruise & additional night
Reindeer sledge & additional night
Aurora Safari & additional night

The additional night will be at the same hotel as for the tour. Prices will appear during the regular tour booking

Northern Lights over Tromso. Photo by Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights over Tromso

DAY 3 – Cruise departure
Time to see Tromso before you board the Hurtigruten ship in the early evening; an exceptional Aurora cruise to the top of Europe, finishing in the Arctic town of Kirkenes.
All meals will be included during the cruise
Spend 2 nights on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
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North Cape cliff Norway. Photo by Beate Juliussen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Experience the spectacular North Cape cliff!

DAY 4 – North Cape 
Cruise along stunning Arctic scenery to the main port of Honningsvag, where you join the exotic North Cape excursion by coach across Mageroya island – Norway’s northernmost island, normally covered by snow during the winter months.
Then on to the North Cape cliff – an impressive, 307-metre (1,007 ft) high cliff with a large flat plateau on top
Read about the North Cape excursion

Northern Lights Arctic coast. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Northern Lights – one of nature’s wonders!

DAY 5 – Arrival to Kirkenes
After breakfast you disembark in Arctic Kirkenes, located in the middle of the Northern Lights zone.
Kirkenes is located close to the Russian border. Ever since the Russians came to their rescue by the end of World war II, the town has had a close relationship with their Russian neighbors – the street names in Kirkenes are both in Norwegian & in Russian!
Read about Kirkenes and the town’s dramatic history

King Crab. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

King crab fishing

King Crab fishing 
Transfer from the pier to the King Crab fishing trip. They will take care of your luggage and provide you with warm, appropriate clothing, then the adventure can begin!
The town of Kirkenes is located by an Arctic fjord with excellent King crab fishing facilities – there will always be a catch!
After the fishing you will enjoy the most wonderful King crab meal in authentic, Arctic surroundings!

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.
After the King crab meal you will be transferred to your hotel, with time to relax and see the town before the Northern lights trip in the evening

Outside the Snow Hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Kirkenes area – no city lights!

Aurora Express bus
Join the Aurora Express
for an exciting hunt for the Northern Lights. You will be picked up at your hotel in the evening. A knowledgeable guide will check the latest magnetic forecast and decide whether to take you by minibus towards the Russian border or in the opposite direction towards the Finnish border, in search of the Northern Lights.
Away from the city lights you will be able to see the most wonderful, starry sky, the blue Arctic twilight & the Northern Lights by clear weather.

Spend the night in the magic Snow hotel & join an adventurous Snow mobile safari! Read more

Christmas in Oslo; the Parliament building. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Christmas in Oslo

DAY 6 – Oslo & final night
After breakfast, you can take the scheduled airport bus or a taxi to the airport (appr 15 min).
Overnight in the centre of Oslo, or at an airport hotel at your choice
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price).

The trip finishes after breakfast on day 7

Northern Lights at the Snow hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Amazing Northern Lights outside Kirkenes

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Reindeer outside the Snow hotel. Photo by Kirkenes Snow hotel

Reindeer in Kirkenes


4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Tromso & Kirkenes
Read about hotel classification in Norway

Hurtigruten cruise
2 nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
All meals during the cruise;
buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3 course dinner. Food only

Excursions & activities:
Arctic gourmet dinner in Tromso
North Cape land excursion by coach
King crab fishing trip with King Crab meal & transfers
Northern Lights hunt by Aurora Express bus

Flight Oslo-Tromso
Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

All taxes & VAT

Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to [email protected] or call us on +47 (55) 131-310 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)

Northern Lights at sea. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beautiful Northern Lights at the coast!

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