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Winter Voyage North

A unique 6-night cruise north along the dramatic Norwegian coast from Bergen to Kirkenes in winter in search of the Northern Lights

Fly Cruise
6 nights from £1029pp

  • Aurora Boralis
  • Norwegian Coast
  • Huskies
  • Snowmobiling

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No single supplement on 1 Nov - 14 Dec 2016 departures! Subject to availability

Expedition Team and Guided Hikes on selected dates!

Winter Voyage North Special Offer

Your fascinating journey commences in Bergen, with a leisurely voyage north. Observe the sky for a chance to see the magical Aurora Borealis as you cruise to the Art Nouveau town of Alesund.

Explore Trondheim with its colourful houses and Gothic cathedral before crossing the Arctic Circle and reaching the legendary Lofoten Islands.

At Svolvaer, enjoy an after dinner stroll or perhaps visit the world's first Ice Gallery 'Magic Ice' which with dramatically lit ice sculptures and music before cruising to Norway's Arctic capital, Tromsø where you can enjoy a number of optional excursions including dog sledging.

In Honningsvåg you can join an excursion to mainland Europe’s most northerly point, the North Cape before cruising to Kirkenes.

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Winter Voyage North Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bergen (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Bergen and embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Alesund

After making several brief night time calls along the unspoilt coastline, you reach the delightful town of Ålesund, where you have time to explore this fascinating location, which was completely rebuilt in Art Nouveau style having being destroyed by a fire in 1904. Leaving Ålesund you head north towards Trondheim. (B,L, D)

Day 3 - Trondheim

Arriving in Trondheim in the early morning, there is time to explore Norway's former capital, with its brightly painted buildngs and the impressive 14th century Nidaros Cathedral.(B,L, D)

Day 4 - Arctic Circle and Lofoten Islands

Crossing the Arctic you reach the legendary Lofoten Islands. There is time for an after dinner stroll in Svolvaer and perhaps visit the world's first Ice Gallery, 'Magic Ice'.(B,L, D)

Day 5 - Tromsø

Following a relaxing morning on board we arrive in Tromsø, Norways Arctic Capital, a great place to see the Northern Lights and soak up life high above the Arctic Circle. This is an ideal location to gain a real taste of the Arctic by joining an optional dog sledging excursion, a truly exhilarating experience. (B,L, D)

Day 6 - Honningsvåg

After an early call in Hammerfest, we arrive in Honningsvåg, the portal to the wonders of the spectaclar North Cape, mainland Europe's most northerly point. In the evening you will call at Køllefjord where there is the option of joining the thrilling snowmobile excursion. (B,L, D)

Day 7 - Kirkenes - UK

The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometers from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Finland. Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast; D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 6 nights voyage in a twin cabin in a selected grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Return flights from the UK and all overseas transfers

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions

Additional Information

  • Optional Excursions:
  • Art Nouveau Walk, Alesund from £34pp (available 1 Jan - 1 Jun; 2 Nov - 31 Dec)
  • Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Aksla from £48pp (available 1 Jan - 1 Jun; 2 Nov - 31 Dec)
  • Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral from £47pp (available 1 Jan - 2 Apr; 3 Sept - 31 Dec)
  • Munkholm, Trondheim from £53pp (available 3 Sept - 2 Nov)
  • Winter Games, Trondheim from £67pp (available 1 Jan - 2 Apr; 3 Sept - 31 Dec)
  • Winter Hike in Bodo from £61pp (available 1 Jan - 3 Apr; 4 Nov - 31 Dec)
  • RIB Safari, Bodo from £108pp (available 15 Mar - 3 Nov)
  • Meet the Vikings, Svolvaer from £101pp (available 1 Jan - 3 Apr; 4 Nov - 31 Dec)
  • The Arctic Capital, Tromso from £60pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • Husky Dog Sledging, Tromso from £154pp (available 1 Jan - 4 May; 5 Nov - 31 Dec)
  • Polar History Walk, Tromso from £46pp (available 1 Jan - 4 Apr; 5 Nov - 31 Dec)
  • North Cape, Honningsvag from £119pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • Snowmobile Trip in Lapland, Mehamn from £256pp (available 1 Jan - 15 May; 6 Dec - 31 Dec)
  • Sami Autumn, Mehamn from £59pp (available 6 Sept - 5 Nov)
  • The Russian Border, Kirkenes from £53pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • Riverboat to Russian Border, Kirkenes from £115pp (available 1 Jun - 6 Oct)
  • Snowmobile Safari, Kirkenes from £63pp (available 1 Jan - 5 May; 15 Dec - 31 Dec)
  • Husky Sledge Adventure, Kirkenes from £154pp (available 1 Jan - 1 May; 20 Dec - 31 Dec)
  • Arctic Bushcraft, Kirkenes from £73pp (available 7 Sept - 6 Nov)
  • Due to excursion timings you will be unable to combine all options. Some excursions are only available on selected dates
Departures datesExclusive Blue Water Holidays
Flight Inclusive Package Price From
1 Oct - 31 Oct 20161115
1 Nov - 30 Nov 20161029
1 Dec - 31 Dec 20161029
1 Jan - 31 Jan 20171029
1 Feb - 28 Feb 20171085
1 Mar - 31 Mar 20171085
Prices are based on two passengers sharing a cabin.
Cruise only prices available on request - please contact us for details
This cruise departure daily, all year round
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