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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Festivities under the Northern Lights

Join MS Spitsbergen for a special winter sailing along Norway's beautiful coast. Look out for the Northern Lights as you sail through dramatic fjords and into charming cities and scenic towns on this 7-night full-board cruise

Mid size Ship Holiday
  • Alesund
  • Bergen
  • Northern Lights
  • Svolvaer

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Scout for the Northern Lights, explore the Arctic winter wonderland of Norway and learn about the Norwegian culture and history on this 7-night full-board cruise.

Explore the beautiful city of Bergen with its pretty harbour and visit the spectacular Art Nouveau Centre in Alesund. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural life of Trondheim and relax in the idyllic fishing village of Reine which has traditional cottages perched on stilts over the waters edge.

Discover age-old seagoing traditions in Svolvaer and enjoy winter fun such as snowmobiling or dog-sledding in Alta. Guests sailing on the December departure will be able to visit the Christmas Markets, admire the festive lights in the streets and celebrate a traditional Norwegian Christmas.

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Christmas under the Northern Lights

Day 1 - Bergen (Norway)

Spend time in colourful Bergen before embarking MS Spitsbergen. Perhaps visit the local Christmas Markets (December departure only).

Day 2 - Alesund

Explore the pretty town of Alesund and perhaps visit the Art Nouveau Centre which traces the city's fascinating city. The more adventurous travellers may want to walk up the 418 steps to the top of the Aksla Mountain to enjoy the winter cityscape of Ålesund.

Day 3 - Trondheim

Spend the morning discovering the city of Trondheim which features colourful wooden houses. Perhaps join the optional excursion to Nideros Cathedral.

Day 4 - Reine

Spend the morning crossing the Arctic Circle to Reine, an idyllic fishing village. Admire the traditional houses which sit on stilts at the waters edge and enjoy a crisp winter walk before returning to the ship for an evening of traditional Norwegian Christmas celebrations (December departure only).

Day 5 - Svolvær

Spend today in the picturesque village of Svolvær, make the most of the Arctic daylight and enjoy the winter scenery.

Day 6 - Narvik

Today, call on the scenic town of Narvik and perhaps head to the ski slopes for some winter fun or take the cable car to the summit of Fagernesfjellet for impressive views of the fjord.

Day 7 - Alta

Arrive in Alta, the final port of call on this voyage. Perhaps join in on optional excursions to learn about Sami Culture or go snowmobiling or dogsledding.

Day 8 - Tromso

Disembark MS Spitsbergen in Tromso.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 7-night full-board voyage in cabin grade of your choice
  • House beer and wine, sodas and mineral water with meals on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on board
  • Landings ashore and lectures onboard by the Expedition Team
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant jacket

Price Does Not Include

  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling
  • Optional excursions
  • Gratuities (at guests' discretion)
Map for Festivities under the Northern Lights