Hurtigruten Cruises

Arctic Winter Adventure - 6 days

Norway Winter Tours, Start in Kirkenes

Travel to Northern Norway where you can experience exotic winter activities like dog sledding and snowmobile safaris. You may even see the Northern Lights! Highlights include an overnight at Kirkenes Ice Hotel and a coastal cruise with Hurtigruten from Kirkenes to Tromsø.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Kirkenes

Day 01: Kirkenes - located by the Russian boarder

  • Arrival in Kirkenes according to your own itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Kirkenes.

Day 02: Overnight at Kirkenes Ice Hotel

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Kirkenes.
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • King Crab Safari
    • Dog sledding excursions
    • Snowmobile safari
  • Pick-up for overnight at ice hotel (13:00 or 17:00 hrs).
  • Dinner in the restaurant by the ice hotel.
  • Overnight at Kirkenes ice hotel.

Day 03: Cruise departure with Hurtigruten

  • Morning sauna, followed by breakfast.
  • Transfer from Ice Hotel to Hurtigruten pier.
  • Hurtigruten cruise departure:
    • The ship arrives in Kirkenes at 09:00 hrs
    • Embarkation possible from 09:15 hrs
    • Departure from Kirkenes at 12:30 hrs
  • Attractions along the coast:
    • Vardø, Norway’s most easterly town.
    • Vardøhus Fortification
  • Dinner and accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

Day 04: Day at sea - Evening cruise arrival in Tromsø

  • Hurtigruten Cruise.
  • Attractions along the coast:
    • Hammerfest
    • Tromsø by night
  • Optional Shore Excursions:
    • Arctic Energy Hammerfest (Nov 15-March 15)
  • Breakfast buffet & dinner onboard.
  • Hurtigruten cruise arrival in Tromsø at 23:45 hrs.
  • Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 05: Tromsø / Optional Winter Activities

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Tromsø.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Arctic Cathedral
    • Polar Museum
    • Tromsø Gondola lift
    • Polaria Arctic Aquarium
    • Mack brewery
  • Recommended winter activities:
    • Sami culture & reindeer sleigh ride
    • Northern Lights Sightseeing
    • Snowmobile Safari
  • Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 06: Departure from Tromsø

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Tromsø according to your own itinerary.

Day 01: Kirkenes - located by the Russian boarder

Arrival in Kirkenes according to your own itinerary. Kirkenes is located in Finnmark county in Northern Norway, and shares boarder with both Russia and Finland. To get to Kirkenes you can book a flight via Oslo with either Norwegian Air Shuttle or Scandinavian Airlines (the flight from Oslo to Kirkenes is about 2,5 hours). We can offer overnights in Oslo should you wish to combine your Northern Norway Winter Adventure with the Norwegian capital (please see add-ons). Accommodation in Kirkenes.

Day 02: Overnight at Kirkenes Ice Hotel

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Kirkenes. We recommend that you join one of the optional winter activities, e.g. a king crab safari, dog sledding tour or a snowmobile safari (please see add-ons for details). At 17:00 hrs (or 13:00 hrs if you prefer), a guide will pick you up at the hotel and bring you to Kirkenes Ice Hotel where you will spend the night under comfortable reindeer-hides and in warm sleeping bags (see hotel description for further details). Dinner will be served in the cosy restaurant. For guests having trouble sleeping in the snow rooms, there is a lounge area with sofas by the restaurant.

Day 03: Cruise departure with Hurtigruten

In the morning you can use the sauna to warm up before breakfast. After breakfast you will be transferred to the Hurtigruten pier for your overnight cruise to the Northern Lights city of Tromsø. A cruise with Hurtigruten along the coast of Norway is considered to be one of the world's most beautiful sea voyages. On board the ships you will find large lounges with panorama windows, giving you every opportunity to enjoy the scenery. Or why not take a walk on the docs; you may even get to experience the Northern Lights, nature's own firework. Dinner and accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.

Day 04: Day at sea - Evening cruise arrival in Tromsø

Breakfast onboard. Today you will enjoy a day at sea, as Hurtigruten continues on it's southbound cruise towards Bergen. Along the way you will call on several small ports to pick up passengers and cargo, giving you a glimpse into the Norwegian coastal life and traditions. Dinner onboard. Just before midnight you will arrive in the arctic city of Tromsø. Accommodation in Tromsø.

Day 05: Tromsø / Optional Winter Activities

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. 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 winter activities, including dog sledding, Northern Lights observations and snowmobile safaris.
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 Norway Winter Adventure with an Oslo city break? Please see Price Details for flight information and Add-ons for extra nights in Oslo.

Arctic Winter Adventure

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