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Northern Lights Cruise - 6 days

Norway Winter Tours, start in Tromsø

Combine the Northern Light city of Tromsø with a 3-day cruise with Hurtigruten; Tromsø-Kirkenes-Tromsø. Visit the North Cape and join exotic winter activities including dog sledding, snowmobile safaris and more. Possibility to break the tour in Kirkenes to include the Ice Hotel.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Tromsø

Day 01: Tromsø – the city of the Northern Lights

  • Arrival in Tromsø according to your own itinerary.
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • Northern Lights Dog-Sledding
    • Northern Lights at Holmeslet Farm
    • Northern Lights Sightseeing.
  • Accommodation in Tromsø.
  • Day 02: Tromsø – evening cruise departure with Hurtigruten

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Day at leisure in Tromsø.
    • Recommended attractions:
      • Arctic Cathedral
      • Polar Museum
      • Tromsø Gondola lift
      • Polaria Arctic Aquarium
      • Mack brewery
    • Hurtigruten cruise departure:
      • Embarkation/check-in commences at 14:30 hrs
      • Check-in at least 30 minutes before departure
      • Departure from Tromsø at 18:30 hrs
      • Dinner onboard Hurtigruten.
    • Shore excursions can be booked in advance (see add-ons).
    • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten (unspecified cabin category).

    Day 03: Cruise to Honningsvåg / Optional North Cape Excursion

    • Hurtigruten Cruise.
    • Attractions along the coast:
      • The North Cape (only on shore excursion)
      • Fishing station
      • Sværholdtklubben, bird cliffs
      • Finnkjerka, mountain formation
    • Optional Shore Excursions:
      • The North Cape (all year)
      • Lapland Snowmobile Safari (Dec 15-May 10)
    • Breakfast buffet & dinner onboard.
    • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

    Day 04: Cruise to Kirkenes - located by the Russian boarder

    • Hurtigruten Cruise arrival in Kirkenes at 09:00 hrs.
    • Attractions along the coast:
      • Kirkenes, the turning point of the journey
    • Optional Shore Excursions:
      • The Russian Boarder (all year)
      • Barents Snowmobile Safari (Dec 15-May 5)
      • Kirkenes Snow Hotel (Dec 20-May 1)
      • Husky Adventure Kirkenes (Dec 1-May 1)
    • Departure from Kirkenes at 12:30 hrs
    • Attractions along the coast:
      • Vardø, Norway’s most easterly town.
      • Vardøhus Fortification
    • Optional Shore Excursions:
      • None
    • Breakfast buffet & dinner onboard.
    • Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

    Day 05: Return cruise to Tromsø

    • Hurtigruten Cruise.
    • Attractions along the coast:
      • Hammerfest
      • Tromsø by night
    • Optional Shore Excursions:
      • Hammerfest, Northernmost town in the world (Nov 1-March 15)
      • Snowmobile trip in the Polar night (Dec 15-May 10)
      • Midnight Concert at Arctic Cathedral (All year)
    • Breakfast buffet & dinner onboard.
    • Arrival in Tromsø at 23:45 hrs.
    • Accommodation in Tromsø.

    Day 06: Departure from Tromsø

    • Breakfast at the hotel.
    • Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary.
  • Day 01: Tromsø – the city of the Northern Lights

    Arrival in Tromsø according to your own itinerary. The arctic city of Tromsø is the world’s most northern university town and the largest city in the Nordic countries north of the Arctic Circle. The city lies between the sharp craggy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and combines wild scenery with urban life. Due to the city’s location right in the middle of the planet’s Northern Light’s belt, Tromsø offers the world’s best chances of spotting the Northern Lights. During your stay in Tromsø you can choose from a wide selection of optional winter activities, including dog sledding, Northern Lights observations and snowmobile safaris (please see add-ons). Accommodation in Tromsø.

    Day 02: Tromsø – evening cruise departure with Hurtigruten

    Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to explore Tromsø. Sights of interest include the Polar Museum, Arctic Cathedral, Polaria Arctic Aquarium, Mack brewery and more. Today you will also have the possibility to join one of the optional winter activities, before embarking on your winter cruise with Hurtigruten at 6.30 pm.
    Dinner and accommodation onboard.

    Day 03: Cruise to Honningsvåg / Optional North Cape Excursion

    Breakfast onboard. This morning you will spend at sea before arriving in Honningsvåg around noon. Excursion possibility to the North Cape Plateau where you can admire the panoramic view of the open wide expanse of the Arctic Ocean. Entrance to the North Cape Hall with viewing platform, souvenir shops, cinema, cafeteria and restaurant, is included in the excursion (please see add-ons for supplement price). The cruise continues in the afternoon towards Kirkenes.
    Dinner and accommodation onboard.

    Day 04: Cruise to Kirkenes - located by the Russian boarder

    While you sleep, the ship continues sailing east along the Varanger peninsula, past Båtsfjord and Vardø. At breakfast time, you will pass by Vadsø, the administrative centre of Finnmark. It was from here that the Arctic explorers Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth began their flights over the North Pole in the airship, Norge. At 9:30 am you will arrive in Kirkenes, the last stop on the northbound journey with Hurtigruten. During the 3-hour stay in Kirkenes you can join a dog-sledding excursion, a visit to the Russian boarder or a visit at the snow hotel. At 12:30 pm your cruise continues, heading back south toward Tromsø.
    Dinner and accommodation onboard.

    Day 05: Return cruise to Tromsø

    Arrival in Hammerfest the next day. Hammerfest was the first town in Norway to have electric street lighting. As early as 1891, residents could enjoy fully lit streets during the winter darkness. The cruise continues south-west towards Tromsø. Dinner onboard Hurtigruten before arriving in Tromsø just before midnight. Accommodation in Tromsø.

    Day 06: Departure from Tromsø

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary, or perhaps you would like to combine your Northern Lights Cruise with an Oslo city break? Please see Price Details for flight information and Add-ons for extra nights in Oslo.

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