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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 £998pp

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

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Hurtigruten

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

  • Basic Package Inclusions

    6 night full board cruise (cabin allocated on arrival)
    Return flights from the UK and overseas transfers

    Select Package Inclusions

    As above plus:
    Choice of preferred dining time
    Complimentary tea and coffee
    Complimentary Wi-Fi

    Platinum Package Inclusions

    As above plus:
    Inclusive drinks package with dinner
    Complimentary water in cabin
    Speciality dining in the A la Carte restaurant (not available on selected ships)
    Norway's Coastal Kitchen Welcome basket with Champagne
    Access to additional and exclusive shore excursions (payable extra)
    Private airport transfers in Bergen

Price Does Not Include

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional excursions

Additional Information

  • Optional Excursions:
  • 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 Mar)
  • 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) - Level 3 from £330pp (available 1 Nov - 31 Mar)
  • Due to excursion timings you will be unable to combine all options. Some excursions are only available on selected dates
Departure DatesFare CategoryExclusive Blue Water
Price From
1 Oct - 14 Oct 2017Basic£1138
Select£1407
Platinum£2164
15 Oct - 31 Oct 2017Basic£1083
Select£1340
Platinum£2034
01 Nov - 14 Dec 2017Basic£998
Select£1228
Platinum£1832
15 Dec - 31 Dec 2017Basic£1219
Select£1499
Platinum£2356
1 Jan - 31 Jan 2018Basic£1010
Select£1243
Platinum£1860
1 Feb - 14 Mar 2018Basic£1069
Select£1315
Platinum£1999
15 Mar - 31 Mar 2018Basic£1069
Select£1315
Platinum£1999
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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