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Northern Lights Christmas Cruise - 9 nights

Norwegian Christmas Cruise package with 4 nights Northern Lights cruise, Norwegian Christmas traditions & Christmas meals, Dog sledding trip & an exotic North Cape excursion, a scenic train trip across the snow covered Dovre mountain plateau, and stays in Oslo, the historic town of Trondheim & the Arctic town of Kirkenes at "the top of Europe". You will be cruising on one of the Havila Voyages cruise ships, offering the most sustainable coastal voyage on the Norwegian Coast.

Independent/unescorted trip with escorted activities, starting & finishing in Oslo. Duration 8 nights. 

Prices from NOK 29995 per person
Choose a start date, rooms/number of travellers and you will see the prices in the tour summary box

Vigeland Sculpture Park. Photo Nancy Bundt, Vigelandsmuseet/

Day 1 - Overnight in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo. Check in at the centrally located, elegant Bristol hotel or similar.

You can take the Airport bus directly to the hotel from the Oslo Gardermoen airport.


Start date in Oslo with sailing on the following ship:

Dec 21: MS Nordlys


Some sights in Oslo: The Vigeland sculpture Park, the Oslo Opera House, the Viking Ship Museum, Edvard Munch Museum, The National Gallery, The Astrup Fearnley Museum of contemporary art & The Holmenkollen Ski jump

Dovre line. Photo Rune Fossum/NSB

Day 2 - Train Oslo-Trondheim

Enjoy a scenic train ride across the snow covered Dovrefjell 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

The historic Munkholmen Island, Trondheim. Photo Rita de Lange/Fjord Travel Norway

Day 3 - Cruise start

Board the authentic Hurtigruten ship before noon and enjoy the Northern Lights Christmas cruise to the Arctic town of Kirkenes - "The top of the World", close to the Russian border


Spend 4 nights onboard


Northern Lights at the Arctic coast. Photo Stockshots/Innovation Norway

Day 4 - Cruise arrival to Bodo

Crossing the Arctic Circle. Arrival to Bodo at noon, with time to visit the city.  


Departure from Bodo in the afternoon, then crossing the Vest Fjord heading towards the Lofoten Islands, with calls at Svolvaer and Stamsund in the evening.

Reindeer herder in Norway by Terje Rakke, Visit Norway


Day 5 - Reindeer sledding in Tromso

Passing beautiful Arctic scenery before the arrival to Tromso at 14:15. You will be picked up at the pier for a reindeer sledding excursion. Join a sleigh ride, take part in feeding the reindeer and visit the Sami in a traditional gamme hut.

North Cape. Photo Trym Ivar bergsmo/Hurtigruten

Day 6 - North Cape excursion

Enjoy the exotic North Cape land excursion from Honningsvag, then cruise along Finnmark's barren coast, passing the Svaerholdtklubben Bird Colony and the unbelievable rock formation of Finnkjerkja

Winter in Kirkenes. Photo by Terje Rakke, Innovation Norway

Day 7 - Christmas celebration at snowhotel

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 will be picked up at the harbour and transferred to Kirkenes Snowhotel.
Check in at an elegantly designed wooden Gamme cabin.
Enjoy a Christmas celebration at Kirkenes Snowhotel in the evening with Christmas dinner in the restaurant.


Optional: During the tour booking process you can add snowmobile safari, king crab fishing & overnight stay at Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Husky Safari

Join an adventurous 2-hour dog sledding trip in the early afternoon. The tour goes in scenic surroundings over the fjord and on the mountain plateau.
Included: Warm clothes
What to bring: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing (special clothing will be provided).
Age restrictions: Min. 7 years old and accompanied by an adult.
Difficulty level: Average physical condition – involves physical activity on uneven surface and/or steep terrain. Not suitable if you have limited mobility.
Spend 1 night at a Gamme cabin


Day 8 - King Crab Safari

Join an exciting king crab safari with a delicious king crab lunch!
The town of Kirkenes is located by an Arctic fjord, with excellent king crab fishing facilities – there will always be a catch! A totally unforgettable experience awaits you on the frozen fjords of Kirkenes. This is your chance to learn how to catch, cook, and most importantly EAT this mysterious creature. After the excursion transfer to Kirkenes. Check in at a centrally located hotel.
Spend 1 night in Kirkenes.


Winter at Karl Johan street in Oslo. Photo Frits Solvang/VisitOslo

Day 9 - Flight to Oslo

Finish your stay at "the top of Europe" and join the flight southwards to Oslo. Spend the night at the Bristol hotel (or similar) in the centre of Oslo.


Spend 1 night in Oslo 

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