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Northern Lights Christmas Cruise

Northern Lights Christmas cruise. Photo by Kent Even Grundstad

Wonderful Northern Lights at sea!

Northern Lights Cruise package – 8 nights

Northern Lights Christmas Cruise – enjoy a 4 nights cruise with a traditional Norwegian Christmas, Dog sledding & North Cape excursion.
The trip starts in Oslo, then by train across the snow covered Dovre mountain plateau to historic Trondheim, where the cruise begins. You can add an overnight stay in the unforgettable Kirkenes Snow Hotel.
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Christmas in Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Christmas in Oslo – the Parliament building

Day 1: Overnight in Oslo
Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol hotel or similar. Bristol is located close to the Karl Johansgate main street, the Royal Castle & the main shopping areas of Oslo.

You can take the Airport bus directly to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen airport
Spend 1 night in Oslo

Read about trendy Oslo

Dovre line. Photo by Rune Fossum, NSB

Dovre line crossing snow covered mountains

Day 2: Train from Oslo to Trondheim
Enjoy a scenic train ride across the snow covered Dovre Mountain Plateau & National Park to the historic city of Trondheim. Check in at the centrally located 4* Scandic Nidelven or similar
Spend 1 night in Trondheim

Read about historic Trondheim

Trondheim Norway, the Nidelven river. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Wooden wharfhouses in Nidelven river

Day 3: Christmas cruise start
Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship before noon and enjoy the Northern Lights Christmas cruise from Trondheim to the Arctic town of Kirkenes – “The top of Europe”, close to the Russian border
Spend 4 nights on board
Read about the authentic Hurtigruten
Facilities on board & general information

Bodoe area. Photo by Reidar Hernes, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Beautiful scenery around Bodo!

Day 4: Cruise & Bodo
Cruise along spectacular scenery to the beautifully located Arctic town of Bodo – surrounded by mountain peaks & islands.
Time to go ashore. Upon leaving Bodo the ship continues across the Vest Fjord towards the Lofoten Islands, with evening calls at Stamsund & Svolvaer.

Dog sledding in Tromso Norway. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Enjoy Dog sledding in beautiful surroundings!

Day 5: Dog sledding in Tromso
Cruise through a spectacular Arctic archipelago to the beautifully located Arctic town of Tromso; Norway’s “Northern Lights capital”, where you will join the excursion to the Kvaloya island & Tromso Wilderness Centre,
followed by an exciting Dog sledding trip
Read about the Dog sledding trip

North Cape cliff Norway. Photo by Beate Juliussen, Nordnorsk reiseliv

Experience the steep North Cape cliff!

Day 6: The North Cape
Cruise along stunning scenery to the main port of Honningsvag, where you join the North Cape excursion across Mageroya island – Norway’s northernmost island,

then on to the North Cape cliff – an impressive, 307-metre (1,007 ft) high cliff with a large plateau on top
Read about the North Cape excursion

Northern Lights Arctic coast. Photo by Gaute Bruvik, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Amazing Northern Lights!

Day 7: Cruise finish & Kirkenes
Cruise along the Finnmark coast before the ship continues to the Bokfjord and on to Kirkenes. Breakfast on board before you disembark in the late morning. You can take the Hurtigruten transfer bus to your hotel.

Optional add-ons:
King crab fishing, Snow mobile safari, overnight stay at Kirkenes Snow hotel

Spend 1 night in Kirkenes

The Oslo Opera house. Photo by Heidi Thon, VisitOslo

Oslo Opera house

Day 8: Flight to Oslo
Take the scheduled airport bus (or a taxi) to the airport for your flight to Oslo.

Spend 1 night in Oslo at the Bristol hotel or similar, or an airport hotel at your choice

Aurora Borealis & Snow mobile safari in Norway. Photo by Helge Staerk, Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Snow mobile safari in Kirkenes

Overnight in Snow hotel with Arctic dinner
Snow mobile safari
– King crab fishing
– Cruise excursions

Prices & information will be available during the tour booking process
About sleeping in the Snow hotel

The Arctic coast of Norway. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

The Arctic coast

Choose start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box

Booking & payment procedures
Our travel arrangements

General terms & conditions

Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to or call us on +47 55 13 13 10 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)


Christmas in Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Skating in the center of Oslo

4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
Oslo: Hotel Bristol or similar
Trondheim: Scandic Nidelven or similar
Kirkenes: Thon Hotel Kirkenes or similar
Read about hotel classification in Norway

Train Oslo-Trondheim
Flight Kirkenes-Oslo

Outside cabin, with shower & toilet, towels, soap & hair dryer
All meals onboard (food only):
Buffet breakfast
Buffet lunch w. hot & cold dishes
3 course dinner

North Cape land excursion
Dog sledding in Tromso
Please note: the excursions depend on weather conditions & sufficient number of participants on the day of the excursion departure. In the unlikely case that the excursion is cancelled due to weather conditions or lacking number of participants a full reimbursement will be given

All taxes & VAT

You will travel like a local

Northern Lights Norway. Photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Amazing Northern Lights at the Arctic coast!

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