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Winter Round Voyage

Cruise the entire length of the dramatic Norway coast in search of the spectacular Northern Lights on this 11-night voyage with daily departures from Bergen to Kirkenes and return, calling at 34 ports. This cruise is available daily and on selected dates, direct charter flights from regional airports are included

Fly Cruise
11 nights from £1259pp

northern lights Holiday
  • Aurora Boralis
  • Huskies
  • Norwegian Coast
  • Norwegian Scenery

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Hurtigruten

No single supplement! Applies to selected daily departures in Dec 2017 and Jan 2018. Book by 31 Dec 2017

Exclusive £25pp discount!

NORTHERN LIGHTS PROMISE: Next voyage free if the lights don't appear! Terms and conditions apply

Winter Round Voyage Special Offer

This Arctic adventure begins in Bergen and sails along the beautiful Norwegian coastline to Kirkenes in the North and back.

Visiting 34 ports this wonderful winter voyage gives the opportunity to see and experience Norway's fascinating nature and cultures, all the while observing the skies for a chance to see the magical Aurora Borealis.

Each day offers a new highlight with visits to the Art Nouveau town of Alesund and the medieval city of Trondheim. Cross the Arctic Circle and cruise through the spectacular Lofoten Islands. Visit the Arctic capital, Tromso and perhaps enjoy an excursion to mainland Europe's most northerly point, the North Cape. In Kirkenes, choose from a wide variety of optional excursions, including dog sledging and snow mobiling.

Ports visited by night on the northbound voyage are seen by day on the southbound journey, ensuring that all passengers get to know the very best of the dramatic and interesting Norwegian coastline

This cruise is available daily and on selected dates, direct charter flights from regional airports are included

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Winter Round Voyage Itineray

Day 1 - UK - Bergen (Norway)

Fly from the UK to Bergen and embark your ship. Bergen is the gateway to the fjords and surrounded by its famed seven mountains. Cruise north along the Hjeltefjord, the same route the Vikings once sailed to the Shetland Islands and beyond. (D)

Day 2 - Alesund

Wake up early the next day and take advantage of the breathtaking beauty of the Nordfjord. Cruise past the West Cape where you will experience the open sea. Continue through skerries and islands before arriving in Alesund. Enjoy an enlightening presentation about the magical Northern Lights on board. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Trondheim - Rorvik

Wake up in Trondheim. There is a choice of excursions available in Trondheim: enjoy a guided tour of the Nidaros Cathedral; kayak on the River Nid or cycle through the Bakkland district. This afternoon, cruise past the Kjeungskjaer lighthouse and several beautiful islets. Arrive in Rorvik this evening. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Lofoten Islands

Bring above the Arctic Circle provides the best chance of witnessing the magical Northern Lights. Cruise along the coast of Helgeland up to Bodo. Late afternoon, the charming Lofoten Islands appear on the horizon. Enjoy a presentation about the Aurora Borealis on board, before cruising through the narrow Raftsund and stopping at the entrance to the Trollfjord. Hear the story of The Battle of Trollfjord which took place in the winter of 1890. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Tromso

Perhaps enjoy a thrilling husky dog sledge ride during your time in Tromso. After a fascinating day in Tromso, the ship continues north. Join the Captain on deck to taste stockfish and keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Hammerfest - Honningsvag

The ship crosses the 71st parallel on our journey towards the North Cape. After early stops in Hammerfest and Havoysund before arriving in Honningsvag, gateway to the North Cape. Continue north into the heartland of the indigenous Sami people, passing their ancient sacred site, Finnkirka en route to the fishing village of Kjollefjord. Perhaps join the snowmobile trip to one of Europe's most exciting natural areas. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Kirkenes - Berlevag

Arrive in Kirkenes after breakfast. The Russian border is close by so road signs are written in both Norwegian and Russian. There is a superb selection of optional excursions, including snowmobiling and a dog sledge adventure. The ship begins its journey south and the ports previously visited by night on the northbound voyage are now seen by day. Enjoy a presentation on Pomor trade history on board. Weather permitting, there may be the opportunity to experience ice bathing in the Arctic Ocean. Local Arctic divers will give a lecture on deck about life in the Ocean. The ship then continues along the Varanger peninsula to Batsfjord before reaching Berlevag. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Mehamn - Hammerfest - Tromso

During the night, we dock at Mehamn where it is possible to join a snowmobile trip. Arrive in Honningsvag and perhaps take the optional excursion to the North Cape and hidden gems of Finnmark, before rejoining the ship and heading to Hammerfest where you can participate in optional excursions. There is a short introduction to Melkoya, the northernmost natural gas terminal on board. The ship cruises south to Oksfjord. The crew will teach you how to tie maritime knots on deck. Arrive in Tromso, the gateway to the Arctic, just in time to enjoy an optional Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral. (B, L, D)

Day 9 - Harstad - Stamsund

Arrive in Harstad and perhaps join the Taste of Vesteralen excursion or enjoy a spectacular whale watching experience. The ship then cruises via Sortland to Stokmarknes, where Hurtigruten was founded. To celebrate the fishing history of the region, the chef shows how to fillet the catch of the day. Continue to Trollfjord, where there is an optional sea eagle excursion, before cruising to Svolvaer. Stamsund is today's final port of call. Admire the majestic peaks of the Lofoten wall. The ship departs this evening for the mainland. (B, L, D)

Day 10 - Arctic Circle - Seven Sisters

Crossing the Arctic Circle is a rite of passage. Celebrate with Arctic traditions on deck. Another highlight is cruising past the Seven Sisters mountain range. Stop at the old trading post of Nesna before cruising to Sandnessjoen. (B, L, D)

Day 11 - Trondheim

Explore the fascinating city of Trondheim, before rejoinng the ship and cruising out of the majestic Trondheimsfjord. Stop at Kristiansund, regarded as Norway's cured cod capital. Perhaps take the optional excursion to the Atlantic Road. Back on board, cruise the open sea to Molde and admire the beautiful Romsdal Alps. (B, L, D)

Day 12 - Bergen - UK

During the deck, the ship will call at Alesund, Torvik and Maloy. Before arriving in Bergen, make a call at the town of Floro and navigate the estuary of the mighty Sognefjord. Finally, arrive in Bergen, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 11 nights voyage in a twin cabin in a selected grade of your choice on a full board basis
  • Complimentary tea and coffee (charter departures only - excludes daily departures)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (charter departures only - excludes daily departures)
  • Return flights from London Gatwick or other regional airports where specified
  • All appropriate transfers
  • English-speaking Tour Leader

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

Additional Information

  • 2F - A Taste of Norway - Level 1 from £76pp (available 1 Oct - 11 Nov)
  • 2G - Mountain Hike in the Hjorundfjord - Level 4 from £57pp (available 1 Oct to 1 Nov)
  • 2H - Hike with a Visit to a Shieling - Level 3 from £61pp (available 1 Oct - 1 Nov)
  • 2C/E - Art Nouveau Walk - Level 2 from £36pp (available 1 Nov - 31 Mar; 1 Oct - 1 Nov)
  • 2D Atlanterhavsparken Aquarium and Mount Alaska - Level 2 from £51pp (available 2 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • 3B - Trondheim with Nidaros Cathedral - Level 1 from £49pp (available 1 Oct- 31 Mar)
  • 3E - Munkholmen - Level 2 from £55pp (available 1 Oct - 2 Nov)
  • 4B - Winter Hike in Bodo - Level 4 from £61pp (available 4 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • 4C - Experience Bodo and Saltstraumen - Level 2 from £57pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 4D - RIB Safari to Saltstraumen - Level 3 from £119pp (available 1 Oct - 3 Nov)
  • 4E - Meet the Vikings - Level 1 from £111pp (available 4 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • 4H - Lofotpils Brewery - Level 2 from £38pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 5A - Arctic Capital Tromso - Level 1 from £67pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 5B - Dog Sledding - Level 3 from £164pp (available 5 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • 5D - Polar History Walk - Level 2 from £51pp (available 5 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • 5J - Mountain Hike in Tromso - Level 4 from £77pp (available 1 Oct - 4 Nov)
  • 5K - Silent Whale Watching - Level 2 from £155pp (available 1 Nov - 10 Feb)
  • 5M - Cross Country Skiing - Level 4 from £119pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Mar)
  • 5N - Snowshoeing in Tromso - Level 4 from £142pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Mar)
  • 5O - Sami Adventure in Tromso - Level 3 from £168pp (available 11 Dec - 31 Mar)
  • 6A - The North Cape - Level 1 from £128pp (available 1 Oct - 31 Dec)
  • 6D - Snowmobile Trip in Lapland - Level 3 from £267pp (available 6 Dec - 31 Mar)
  • 6E - Sami Autumn - Level 1 from £67pp (available 1 Oct - 5 Nov)
  • 6F - North Cape (Platinum Exclusive) - Level 1 from £258pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 6H - Fishing Village Visit - Level 2 from £77pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 7A - The Russian Border - Level 1 from £61pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 7C - Snowmobile Safari - Level 2 from £164pp (available 15 Dec - 31 Mar)
  • 7D - Kirkenes Snowhotel - Level 2 from £65pp (available 20 Dec - 31 Mar)
  • 7F - Husky Sledge Adventure - Level 3 from £174pp (available 1 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • 7H - King Crab Expedition - Level 3 from £164pp (available 1 Oct - 6 Nov)
  • 7J - Dog Sledding (Platinum Exclusive) from £330pp (available 1 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • 8B - The Northernmost Town in the World - Level 1 from £40pp (available 1 Nov - 15 Mar)
  • 8C - Midnight Concert at the Arctic Cathedral - Level 1 from £57pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 8F - Snowmobile Trip in the Polar Night - Level 3 from £320pp (available 8 Dec - 31 Mar)
  • 8G - Mountain Hike in Hammerfest - Level 4 from £51pp (available 1 Oct - 7 Nov)
  • 8H - Into the Ice - Level 4 from £75pp (available 8 Nov - 15 Mar)
  • 9A - A Taste of Vesteralen - Level 1 from £85pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 9D - Lofoten by Horse - Level 3 from £108pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 9F - Fishing Village Walk - Level 2 from £51pp (available 1 Oct - 31 Mar)
  • 9H - Mountain Hike in Lofoten - Level 4 from £71pp (available 1 Oct - 8 Nov)
  • 10A - Bronnoysund Village Walk - Level 2 from £46pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 10D - Gateway to Helgeland - Level 3 from £296pp (available 1 Oct - 31 Mar)
  • 11A - Trondheim to Nidaros Cathedral - Level 1 from £49pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 11B - The Hidden Rooms of Nidaros Cathedral - Level 2 from £155pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 11D - Trondheim City Walk - Level 2 from £40pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • 11E - Bergatt Magnificent Marble Mine - Level 2 from £153pp (available 1 Oct - 31 Mar)
  • 12A - Bergen City Sightseeing - Level 1 from £40pp (available 1 Jan - 31 Dec)
  • Due to excursion timings you will be unable to combine all options. Some excursions are only available on selected dates

Special Features

  • Northern Lights Promise Offer Terms and Conditions: *Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ships decision as to whether the Northern lights occurred is final. We hope that you will experience seeing the Northern Lights whilst on your Classic Round Voyage, although we cannot be held responsible if you don’t. We do however, promise that in the event of there being no Northern Lights Occurrence as defined above on your voyage, we will invite you back to cruise once more at Hurtigruten's expense on a 6 or 7 day Classic Voyage cruise in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a half board basis, (you may upgrade subject to additional costs and availability). The offer cruise must be booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given. Excludes flights and transfers. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable and non-changeable, must be booked under the same occupancy as the original booking and have no cash value. Price based on two people sharing in inside cabin on a full board basis. Not included in price: flights, transfers, excursions and luggage handling. Price subject to availability and booking conditions.
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2018 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Departure Date Exclusive Blue Water Holidays Price from
Birmingham Airport
Feb 01; Mar 25£1325
Bournemouth Airport
Feb 21£1325
Bristol Airport
Feb 09£1325
Cardiff Airport
Mar 04£1325
Glasgow Airport
Feb 20£1325
Leeds Bradford Airport
Mar 17£1325
London Gatwick Airport
Jan 30£1259
Feb 12; Mar 06, 15£1325
Manchester Airport
Jan 29£1259
Feb 10, 23; Mar 14, 28£1325
Newcastle Airport
Mar 03£1325

Price Information

  • This cruise is available daily with flights from London from just £1255pp
  • Prices above are based on two passengers sharing an inside cabin
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