Tromso, Northern Lights & Norway in a Nutshell

Northern Lights Norway by Pixabay

Tromso, Northern Lights & Norway in a Nutshell – 8 nights

This cruise package is an amazing winter round trip, with a stay in the Arctic town of Tromso, 4 nights Hurtigruten cruise with land excursion across the spectacular Vesteralen islands & a visit to historic Trondheim. Enjoy exciting Northern Lights trips in Tromso, experience unforgettable Arctic scenery on the southbound cruise to Bergen with evening call at the Lofoten Islands, the magic Helgeland coast and a chance to see the amazing Northern Lights. In Bergen experience an amazing fjord round trip, offering you highlights such as the famous Flam Railway, the scenic Bergen Line, a 2-hour fjord cruise on the UNESCO Naeroyfjord & the spectacular Aurlandsfjord.

This tour is flexible and you may add nights & adventurous activities in Tromso, like snowmobile safari, dog sledding, Northern Lights dinner cruise & reindeer sledge.

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 21900 per person
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Day to day itinerary:

Winter at Oslo Opera House by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Winter at Oslo Opera House

DAY 1 – Overnight in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol Hotel or similar. Bristol is located close to the Karl Johansgate main street, the Royal Palace & the main shopping areas of Oslo.
You can take the airport bus directly to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen Airport.
1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read about trendy Oslo

Winter in Tromso by Konrad Konieczny, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Winter in Tromso

DAY 2 – Flight to Tromso

A 2-hour flight to Tromso. 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.
1 night in Tromso
Read about Tromso

Hunt the Northern Lights in Tromso by Malangen Resort

Hunt the Northern Lights in Tromso

Aurora Safari

Time to explore the town before the excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso for a Northern Lights safari by bus. Seven base stations are set up at different locations, and the best one for the evening is chosen, depending on the weather & Northern Lights forecast reports.
Each base has its own local English speaking guide, a warm shelter and camp fire. Northern Lights film shown on the bus.

Included: Transfers, light evening meal & warm clothing
Difficulty level: Easy

Emmas Drommekjokken in Tromso by CH, Visit Norway

Lunch at Emmas

DAY 3 – Arctic lunch, Aurora Husky Visit & Cruise departure

Enjoy today’s lunch at the tiny, centrally located Emmas Restaurant, facing the wooden Tromso Cathedral – within walking distance of your hotel. They serve fresh, local produce. Includes 2 courses.
Time to relax or explore Tromso before you join the Northern Lights trip in the evening.

Husky in Tromso by CH, Visit Norway

Meet some dogs in Tromso

Aurora Husky Visit

Enjoy this Northern Lights trip before the late evening cruise departure. The excursion bus picks you up in the centre of Tromso for an Aurora Husky Visit to Tromso Wilderness Centre, located on the Kvaloya island outside Tromso. The Aurora camp has a great location for viewing the Northern Lights, and you can also meet the dogs in the dog yard.

The trip includes transfers and a traditional evening meal served in a lavvo (Sami tent).

Winter Cruise Hurtigruten by Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten

Winter cruise on Hurtigruten

Tromso cruise departure

Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship just before midnight for a really unforgettable cruise to Bergen.
All meals included during the cruise (excl. drinks);
Buffet breakfast, buffet lunch & 3 course dinner
4 nights on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
General information & facilities on board
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Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights on Lofoten Islands

DAY 4 – Taste of Vesteralen & Lofoten Islands

You will join an extensive excursion across the spectacular Arctic archipelago of Vesteralen. Visit a medieval church and admire the breathtaking scenery of beautiful fjords and steep mountains.
You will rejoin the ship in Sortland. The southbound sailing route continues towards the Lofoten Islands, and the ship calls at Svolvaer – the capital of the Lofoten Islands – in the evening.
Read about the Vesteralen excursion
Read more about the Lofoten Islands

Amazing Helgeland Coast by Ott, Hurtigruten

Amazing Helgeland Coast

DAY 5 – The magic Helgeland coast

The ship makes an early call at the village of Ornes, surrounded by dramatic Arctic scenery with views of the spectacular Svartisen glacier. The Helgeland coast is known for its remarkable beauty with unique mountain formations, islands & the Arctic Circle.
Another highlight is sailing past the Seven Sisters mountain range. The seven mountain tops look so beautiful that a local legend claims that they are female trolls turned in to stone.
Read about the Helgeland coast

Winter in Trondheim by cabday, Foap, Visit Norway

Winter in colourful Trondheim

DAY 6 – Trondheim sightseeing

Early arrival to Trondheim. After breakfast, enjoy a 2-hour city sightseeing tour of this historic city. You will get to know Trondheim’s streets and highlights, including a short stop at Utsikten (the View). You will also have a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral, the northernmost medieval cathedral in the world.
Read about the Trondheim & Nidaros excursion
Read about Trondheim
See pictures from Trondheim

Winter in Bergen by Grim Berge, Fjord Norway

View of Bergen from Mount Floyen

DAY 7 – Cruise arrival to Bergen

Arrival to Bergen at 14:30, check in at a centrally located hotel. Spend 2 nights 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 2 nights in Bergen
Read about Bergen
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Winter Cruise on Naeroyfjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Winter cruise on UNESCO Naeroyfjord

DAY 8 – Norway in a Nutshell® Day trip

Start the day by train from Bergen to Voss, where a connecting coach picks you up at the train station. Continue across local mountain areas to the Gudvangen valley.
In the tiny fjord village of Gudvangen you board a ferry for a 2-hour fjord cruise on the inner branches of the Sognefjord; the Naeroyfjord & the Aurlandsfjord. The Naeroyfjord means the narrow fjord in Norwegian – the narrower branch of the Sognefjord, with steep mountain sides and tiny farms clinging to the mountain sides. Disembark in Flam fjord village.

Winter view from Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Winter along the Flam Railway

Flam Railway & Bergen Line

Board the famous Flam Railway for an unforgettable journey from fjord to mountain, through the scenic Flam Valley with mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls & the beautiful river. The Flam Railway is one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world. At the Myrdal mountain station you change to the main Bergen Line.
Travel back to Bergen for another overnight (included in the tour price).
Read more about the Flam Railway

Northern Lights Arctic Norway by Stian Klo, Hurtigruten

Northern Lights in Arctic Norway

Northern Lights illuminating the sky in Tromso by Gaute Bruvik, Visit Norway

Northern Lights in Tromso

Small fishing village on Lofoten Islands in winter by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Winter on Lofoten Islands

Eco-friendly travel on Naeroyfjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Eco-friendly travel on Naeroyfjord


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

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

Flight Oslo-Tromso

Activities & Excursions
Aurora Safari incl. warm clothes, meal & transfers
Lunch at Emmas, 2 courses (excl. drinks)
Aurora Husky Visit incl. warm clothes, evening meal & transfers
A taste of Vesteralen
Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral
Unescorted Norway in a Nutshell day trip incl. UNESCO Naeroyfjord & Flam Railway

All taxes & VAT

Northern Lights Norway by Pixabay

Magic Northern Lights in Norway

Where do the magic Northern Lights come from?

The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, are an ethereal display of coloured 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:

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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