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Norwegian Christmas Cruise

Norwegian Christmas cruise: Northern Lights photo by Oystein Lunde Ingvaldsen

Hurtigruten cruise – 12 nights

Sorry, we don’t offer this cruise this year

Check our current Christmas cruises:
Northern Lights Christmas cruise, 8 nights
Norwegian Christmas cruise, 8 nights

Norwegian Christmas Cruise – An amazing 12 nights cruise on a Norwegian Hurtigruten ship, with authentic, Norwegian Christmas traditions & Christmas meals. Norwegian coast Bergen-Kirkenes-Bergen.

Starting & finishing in picturesque Bergen, with calls at the scenic Art Nouveau  town of Alesund, the historic town of Trondheim, beautifully located Bodo & Tromso, tiny fishing settlements. Enjoy  the amazing Arctic twilight and, if you are lucky, the spectacular, unforgettable  Northern Lights!

More Christmas cruise options:
Northern Lights Christmas cruise. 8 nights
Christmas Cruise package. 8 nights

The ship will make an overnight extra stop at the pier which will be visited on December 24, due to the Norwegian Christmas celebration on board

The UNESCO Bryggen wharf, Bergen, Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Bergen UNESCO Bryggen

Late evening departure from Bergen
We recommend early arrival, allowing you time to visit this beautiful coastal town with the UNESCO Bryggen wharf. You can leave your luggage at the Hurtigruten terminal, which is within walking distance of the Bergen centre

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Norwegian Hurtigruten ship at the pier in Alesund. Photo by Andrea Giubelli, Innovation Norway


The Art Nouveau town of Alesund 
Spend 3 hours at leisure in this unique, picturesque town.

The Hurtigruten ships are working vessels operating a regular service to a set timetable; the ships carry goods, vehicles and foot passengers between ports, during day and night, as an integral part of Norwegian daily life. On day 2 the ship will also call upon the ports of Floro, Maloy, Torvik and Molde

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Norway attractions - the Nidarosdomen cathedral in historic Trondheim. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Nidarosdomen cathedral

Historic Trondheim
In the morning the ship sails in to the wide Trondheim fjord.
Spend 4 hours at leisure in this historic town, which was Norway’s first Capital. Trondheim is the home of Norway’s only cathedral; Nidarosdomen. You will also find authentic areas with tiny wooden houses, several of the largest wooden buildings in Norway as well as historic, wooden wharf houses along the scenic Nidelven river.

Other ports visited today: Early morning call at Kristiansund, evening call at Rorvik

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Bodo area. Photo by Rune Nilsen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Bodo area

The beautifully located Arctic town of Bodo
You will be notified before the ship crosses the Arctic Circle before it arrives  to the Arctic town of Bodo, surrounded by mountain peaks and islands. You will have a  few hours to explore this Arctic town.

In the late afternoon the ship salis across the wide Vestfjord towards the amazing Lofoten Islands.

Other ports visited today: Bronnoysund, Sandnessjoen, Nesna, Ornes, Stamsund, Svolvaer

Tromso Norway, the pier. Photo by Shigeru Ohki, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Tromso pier

The Arctic capital Tromso
The ship passes along the scenic Vesteraalen islands and then into a magnificent archipelago to the north, before it reaches the world’s northernmost university town Tromso.
You will have 4 hours to spend in this vibrant Arctic town, before the ship continues to the north.

Other ports visited today: Stokmarknes, Sortland, Risoyhamn, Harstad, Finnsnes, Skjervoy
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North Cape cliff Norway. Photo by Beate Juliussen, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

North Cape

Honningsvaag & North Cape
The main port today is Honningsvag, the closest port to the North Cape.

You can join the optional excursion to this breathtaking site! The North cape is an impressive, 307-metre (1,007 ft) high cliff with a large plateau on top. Read more
After the excursion the ship passes the North cape and then on along the barren Finnmark coast.

More ports visited today: Oksfjord, Hammerfest, Havoysund

Kirkenes. Photo by Joern Tomter, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Arctic Kirkenes

Kirkenes – the turning point
The ship sails around the north and east coast of the Finnmark coast before it continues south via the Varangerfjord to the Arctic town of Kirkenes, the journey’s turning point.
Read about Kirkenes’ dramatic history

Ports visited today: Batsfjord, Vardo, Vadso

Arctic Cathedral Tromso. Photo by Baard Loeken, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Arctic Cathedral Tromso

Hammerfest – the northernmost town in Europe
Call at the Arctic town of Hammerfest, then across Soroysund to Oksfjord. Then across Lopphavet open sea before the ship finds quiet waters.

Ports visited today: Mehamn, Kjollefjord, Honningsvag, Havoysund, Hammerfest, Oksfjord, Skjervoy and the Arctic town of Tromso towards midnight.

Midnight concert in Tromso:
You can join the optional Arctic Cathedral Midnight Concert in Tromso! Read more

Northern Lights at the Lofoten Islands. Photo by Stockshots, Innovation Norway

Northern Lights at Lofoten Islands

The narrow Risoyrenna & Vesteralen islands
Today the ship passes through the amazing, narrow Risoyrenna channel between the Vesteralen and Lofoten Islands, with evening calls at the Lofoten islands

Ports visited today: Finnsnes, Harstad, Risoyhamn, Sortland, Stokmarknes with the Hurtigruten Museum, Svolvaer and Stamsund

Helgeland coast. Photo by Erlend Haarberg, Nordnorsk Reiseliv

Helgeland coast

The magic Helgeland coast
Enjoy spectacular winter scenery of the picturesque Helgeland coast, with its myriad of islets and steep mountains. The amazing 7 sisters mountain range will be visible just south of the tiny town of Sandnessjoen.

The ship will call on the following ports today: Bodo, Ornes, Nesna, Sandnessjoen, Bronnoysund, Rorvik
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Norway, the historic Munkholmen island outside Trondheim. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Munkholmen island

Trondheim area
The historic island of Munkholmen leads the way to Trondheim. After the visit to Trondheim the ship passes the beautiful island of Hitra and on to the open sea of Hustadvika before approaching the city of Molde.

Ports visited today: Trondheim, Kristiansund, Molde, Alesund

Bergen Norway in winter. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

View of mount Ulriken

Towards the final port Bergen
Cruise through magnificent West Norway scenery from Alesund to Bergen, where you will disembark in the afternoon.

Normally you can book transfers to the airport & the train station on board


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