Combine an overnight in the Northern Light city of Tromsø with a 2-day cruise onboard Hurtigruten to Kirkenes. Choose from a wide selection of winter activities, including dog sledding, Northern Lights sightseeing, as well as our Tromsø & Kirkenes breaks.
This tour can commence in: Tromsø
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 range of winter activities, including dog-sledding, Northern Lights observations and snowmobile safaris. Accommodation in Tromsø.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to explore Tromsø. Sights of interest include the Polar Museum, Northern Light Planetarium and Tromsø Museum. Today you will also have the possibility to join one of the optional activities, before embarking on your winter cruise with Hurtigruten at 6 pm. Dinner and accommodation 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 the additional cost for the excursion). The cruise continues in the afternoon towards Kirkenes.
Dinner and accommodation onboard.
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. In the morning you will arrive in Kirkenes, the last stop on the northbound journey with Hurtigruten. Here you will disembark, but before leaving Kirkenes you have the opportunity to choose between several shore excursions. Or perhaps you would like to add on an overnight stay in Kirkenes, or even spend the night at Kirkenes Ice Hotel? Departure from Kirkenes will be according to your own itinerary (please see Price Details for flight information). Should you wish to combine the Short Winter Cruise with the Norwegian capital, please see Add-ons for the additional costs for extra nights in Oslo.