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Northern Lights Discovery Cruise & Scandinavia Stays

Includes hotel stays in Oslo, Bergen & Copenhagen

Northern Lights Promise

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Discover the adventurer within you during stays in a trio of Northern Europe’s finest cities and a Hurtigruten voyage as you seek out the magical Northern Lights.

Oslo, the capital and most populous city of Norway is where your holiday begins. Enjoy two nights in this fabulous city that’s known for its cutting-edge architecture before flying to Bergen for an overnight hotel stay in this charming city on Norway’s southwestern coast.

From here, you’ll embark your Hurtigruten ship and set sail along the stunning scenery of snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls. Passing numerous, picturesque spots along the way, you’ll be able to discover delightful treasures and witness the phenomenal Northern Lights dancing across the midnight blue skies on your journey through spectacular Scandinavia and the fantastic Fjords. Highlights include Alesund, rebuilt in a striking Art Deco style and Trondheim, a vibrant city packed with attractions.

The terrain gets ever more impressive as you pass into the icy realm of the Arctic Circle. Watch for sheer granite cliffs and soaring sea eagles as you savour the delights of villages like Brønnøysund, Batsfjord and tiny Mehamn, set amongst a landscape once roamed by Vikings. At Tromsø, you’ll discover the largest city in Northern Norway, where the wooden houses date back to the 18th century.

Your cruise ends back in Bergen where you’ll disembark and fly to Copenhagen, Denmark’s capital, for a two night hotel stay. Seek out the bronze Little Mermaid statue, based on the 1837 fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen, soak up the vibrant atmosphere in Tivoli Gardens or indulge in a fine-dining experience at the Michelin-starred Noma, one of the most famous restaurants in the world.

Package Includes

All flights & taxes

Hotel Stay

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Oslo with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star hotel stay in Bergen with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star hotel stay in Copenhagen with breakfast

Cruise

  • 11 night cruise of Norway & the Arctic on board Hurtigruten with all meals
  • English-speaking tour leader on board
  • Northern Lights Promise - Receive a free Hurtigruten voyage if the Northern Lights do not make an appearance (T’s & C’s apply)
Cruising Holiday

At a glance

16 nights
Departing Nov 21 - Mar 22
All flights and taxes

Prices from

Polar Inside
$5,999 pp
Price based on 18 Nov 2021 departure
Polar Outside
$6,599 pp
Price based on 18 Nov 2021 departure
Arctic Superior
$7,699 pp
Price based on 18 Nov 2021 departure

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Call to book:

(09) 941 2549

Holiday code:

CRU2238

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 11am - 8pm | Sat & Sun: 11am - 6pm

Hurtigruten

Marvel at the spectacular views of towering greenery speckled cliffs as you glide through the sapphire waters of the 2km long fjord. Narrow at its entrance, stand on the observation deck of your ship and feel the warmth of the winter sun’s rays as you weave your way through the short passage which leads deep into the Trolltindan Mountain.

Your Itinerary

Oslo city, Oslo port with boats and yachts at twilight in Norway.
DAY 1 | 13 Nov 2021
Oslo - Hotel Stay

Winner of the European Green Capital Award 2019, Oslo, Norway’s capital, offers a unique combination of bustling city life with striking modern architecture. Around every corner, you’ll witness the fusion of both contemporary and medieval styles, from the imposing Akershus’s waterside Fortress to the Oslo Opera House. Wander the lush sprawling landscapes of Frogner Park, the city’s largest park awash with 212 eye-catching sculptures from Gustav Vigeland, embark on a sightseeing trip around the beautiful Oslofjord or marvel at the masterpieces of the Norwegian National Gallery.

Panorama of charming town of Horten located on Oslofjord, Norway
DAY 2 | 14 Nov 2021
Oslo - Hotel Stay

A metropolis of art, museums, green open spaces and delectable fare; there’s something for everyone to enjoy in this glorious city. On the west side of Oslo, you’ll find the Bygdøy Peninsula which boasts bewitching countryside and numerous walking trails, as well as five national museums including The Viking Ship Museum, the Norwegian Folk Museum and the Kon-Tiki Museum. The stylish Inner Harbour Aker Brygge waterfront offers a wealth of shopping and dining opportunities and the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art houses a striking collection of contemporary masterpieces from Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol and Damien Hirst.

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DAY 3 | 15 Nov 2021
Bergen - Hotel Stay

Bergen is a pretty medieval city known as the ‘city of seven mountains’ and gateway to the majestic Norwegian fjords. Explore Bryggen and admire the multi-coloured wooden houses; seek out the ornate wooden Fantoft Stave Church, which dates from 1150 or savour a traditional Bergen dish of fiskesuppe, a fish soup including muscles, prawns and fish dumplings.

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DAY 4 | 16 Nov 2021
Bergen - Embark Hurtigruten

Embark your ship which has its own Expedition Team on board so you can learn more about the nature, culture and phenomena you’ll encounter on your adventure. You’ll sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, following the same route as the Vikings. After enjoying a delicious buffet dinner, spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes, either from the deck or the panorama lounges.

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DAY 5 | 17 Nov 2021
Floro - Alesund - Molde

As you continue north, you’ll call at Ålesund, renowned for its beautiful art nouveau architecture. After a devastating fire in 1904, most of the town was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, with numerous spires, towers and highly-ornate buildings. Here you can take an excursion to the salt-water aquarium to meet the resident penguins and up Mount Aksla for amazing views. Come evening, you’ll arrive in Molde, known as the ‘City of Roses’ due to its sprawling gardens. Enjoy fantastic views of 222 mountain peaks across the fjord.

Aerial view of the river Nidelva, the Cathedral Nidarosdomen and historical center in the Norwegian city Trondheim at warm s…
DAY 6 | 18 Nov 2021
Kristiansund - Trondheim - Rorvik

Today you’ll call at colourful and vibrant Trondheim, a city full of culture with a wealth of things to see and do. Here you can visit the impressive Nidaros Cathedral, take a walking tour of the city or explore Trondheim from sea level in a kayak on the river Nid. As you set sail again in the afternoon, you’ll pass the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous islets and rocky outcrops before calling at the charming town of Rørvik.

Aurora Borealis above Reine, Lofoten islands, Norway. Nothen light, mountains and houses. Winter landscape at the night time…
DAY 7 | 19 Nov 2021
Brønnøysund – Svolvær

Today you’ll cross into the Arctic Circle where you’ll have the best chance of seeing the magical Northern Lights. You’ll then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland where you’ll admire mesmerising views of whirlpools and experience Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom. Later the beautiful Lofoten Islands come into view, with their sheer granite cliffs, white sand beaches and picturesque fishing villages. Here you can get a taste of Viking life and enjoy some traditional food and entertainment.

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DAY 8 | 20 Nov 2021
Stokmarknes - Tromsø – Skjervøy

Among your stops today is the Capital of the Arctic, Tromsø. You’ll have some time to discover the largest city in Northern Norway, packed with culture, history and a vitality that surprises many visitors. This is the perfect place to enjoy an Arctic adventure and enjoy activities including skiing, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris. You’ll also have a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights here.

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DAY 9 | 21 Nov 2021
Oksfjord - Honningsvag - Berlevag

Honningsvåg is the gateway to the spectacular North Cape and you can take an excursion to the North Cape plateau where only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole. With clean, crisp air and views that extend to where the sea meets the horizon, the North Cape feels like the end of the world. You could also take a snowmobile trip through mesmerising scenery and learn how the local Sámi people use nature to survive.

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DAY 10 | 22 Nov 2021
Batsfjord - Kirkenes (Turning Point) - Berlevag

The wintry landscape in Kirkenes is perfect for snowmobile and dog sledding adventures and you can even visit the nearby fantastic snow hotel or embark on an excursion to catch and eat giant king crab from the Barents Sea. Here you are just a few miles from the Russian border so unsurprisingly there’s a strong Russian influence and you’ll notice signs in both Russian and Norwegian. This is the turning point in your cruise as you’ll now start your return journey back to Bergen.

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DAY 11 | 23 Nov 2021
Mehamn - Tromsø

As you continue south, you’ll stop at a number of ports to enjoy spectacular scenery, local specialities and historic landmarks. In Mehamn, the fresh winter air and clear, starry skies are perfect for seeing the Northern Lights. Here you’ll discover an intimate community on the small Vedvik peninsula which offers a vibrant nightlife and live music performances. From here, you’ll return to Honningsvåg before continuing on to Hammerfest, where you could see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column that commemorates the first precise geographic measurement of the globe.

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DAY 12 | 24 Nov 2021
Tromsø - Trollfjord - Stamsund

The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning scenery that you’ll encounter during your adventure. Sail through channels of clear green waters, passing breathtaking sights of mountains soaring out of the sea and nature at its wildest interspersed with small picturesque fishing villages. Arriving in Trollfjord, you could take a sea eagle safari to see these rare birds of prey as they circle and dive for fish. Enjoy a stop at Svolvær, where you could savour a sunset horseback ride before proceeding to Stamsund along the towering Lofoten wall.

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DAY 13 | 25 Nov 2021
Bodo - Trondheim - Stamsund

Today you’ll sail past mountain ranges with unique formations that have inspired many ancient myths and legends. The Seven Sisters are supposed to be the daughters of a Troll king who escaped his strict control but were pursued by trolls until daylight turned them into stone. The mountain of Torghatten, with its distinctive hole in the middle, is said to be the King’s hat that was pierced by an arrow when he threw it to protect the maidens.

Image of norwegian city of Trondheim during twilight blue hour.
DAY 14 | 26 Nov 2021
Trondheim - Ålesund

Today you’ll get another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim before sailing through the majestic Trondheimsfjord, Norway’s third longest fjord. In Kristiansund, you’ll get a sense of the importance of the fishing industry to Norway’s coastal communities. The colourful city of Kristiansund is made up of four main islands and is known as Norway’s ‘dried cod capital’ because of its long-time export of salted dry fish.

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DAY 15 | 27 Nov 2021
Bergen - Disembark Hurtigruten & Copenhagen Hotel Stay

Today you’ll get your final glimpses of the Norwegian Fjords and rugged coastline before arriving back in Bergen, one of the country’s most picturesque places and is best seen from the heights of Mount Fløyen, reached by a funicular. Next, you’ll fly to Copenhagen for a two night stay. One of Europe’s oldest and most popular cities, Copenhagen’s attractions include the gardens and amusement park in Tivoli Gardens. From Viking treasures to royal palaces, there’s plenty of history to explore here.

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DAY 16 | 28 Nov 2021
Copenhagen - Hotel Stay

The city owes much of its charm to the buildings erected by Denmark's monarchs, and boasts a treasure trove of late-Renaissance and Rococo architecture. See the fabled statue of Hans Christian Andersen's Little Mermaid, a symbol of the city, and stroll along the old harbour of Nyhavn, lined with cafés, restaurants and 500-year-old gabled houses. Walking past incredible buildings, you can meander down Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe or, if you want to discover the astronomer within you, you can explore Rundetaarn, the 17th-Century tower that contains a planetarium and an observatory.

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DAY 17 | 29 Nov 2021
Fly Home

Your ultimate Norwegian getaway complete, today you’ll transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Welcome aboard the Hurtigruten

Since 1893, the Hurtigruten ships have been a hallmark of the Norwegian coast. Relax in the panorama lounges and take in the unforgettable views of remarkable coastal scenery, much of it the same as when the first Hurtigruten boats sailed by more than a century ago. Beautiful art throughout the ships’ interior adds contemporary elegance to their maritime ambience. On-board each ship are their own expedition teams providing interesting lectures, inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ships, make this an exciting and educational journey. Enjoy delicious food and fantastic drinks on your educational and fascinating voyage.

  • Hurtigruten was founded in 1893 and is to this day, over 125 years old
  • Ship sailings sometimes visit other destinations due to poor weather and sea conditions
  • Incredible excursions which include various activities to participate in
  • Hurtigruten was founded in 1893 and is to this day, over 125 years old
  • Ship sailings sometimes visit other destinations due to poor weather and sea conditions
  • Incredible excursions which include various activities to participate in

Prices & Departures

  All flights included
regional flights available at a supplement
Departing
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 18 November 2021
Departing 5 December 2021
Departing 29 December 2021
Departing 9 January 2022
Departing 9 February 2022
Departing 25 February 2022
Departing 3 March 2022
Departing 16 March 2022
Polar Inside
Polar Inside $6,699
Polar Inside $5,999
Polar Inside $6,399
Polar Inside $6,999
Polar Inside $6,999
Polar Inside $7,099
Polar Inside $7,099
Polar Inside $7,199
Polar Inside $7,199
Polar Outside
Polar Outside $7,299
Polar Outside $6,599
Polar Outside $6,999
Polar Outside $7,599
Polar Outside $7,599
Polar Outside $7,699
Polar Outside $7,699
Polar Outside $7,799
Polar Outside $7,799
Arctic Superior
Arctic Superior $8,299
Arctic Superior $7,699
Arctic Superior $7,999
Arctic Superior $8,599
Arctic Superior $8,599
Arctic Superior $8,699
Arctic Superior $8,699
Arctic Superior $8,799
Arctic Superior $8,799
Departing
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 18 November 2021
Departing 5 December 2021
Departing 29 December 2021
Departing 9 January 2022
Departing 9 February 2022
Departing 25 February 2022
Departing 3 March 2022
Departing 16 March 2022
Polar Inside
Polar Inside $6,699
Polar Inside $5,999
Polar Inside $6,399
Polar Inside $6,999
Polar Inside $6,999
Polar Inside $7,099
Polar Inside $7,099
Polar Inside $7,199
Polar Inside $7,199
Polar Outside
Polar Outside $7,299
Polar Outside $6,599
Polar Outside $6,999
Polar Outside $7,599
Polar Outside $7,599
Polar Outside $7,699
Polar Outside $7,699
Polar Outside $7,799
Polar Outside $7,799
Arctic Superior
Arctic Superior $8,299
Arctic Superior $7,699
Arctic Superior $7,999
Arctic Superior $8,599
Arctic Superior $8,599
Arctic Superior $8,699
Arctic Superior $8,699
Arctic Superior $8,799
Arctic Superior $8,799
Departing
Departing 13 November 2021
Departing 18 November 2021
Departing 5 December 2021
Departing 29 December 2021
Departing 9 January 2022
Departing 9 February 2022
Departing 25 February 2022
Departing 3 March 2022
Departing 16 March 2022
Polar Inside
Polar Inside $6,699
Polar Inside $5,999
Polar Inside $6,399
Polar Inside $6,999
Polar Inside $6,999
Polar Inside $7,099
Polar Inside $7,099
Polar Inside $7,199
Polar Inside $7,199
Polar Outside
Polar Outside $7,299
Polar Outside $6,599
Polar Outside $6,999
Polar Outside $7,599
Polar Outside $7,599
Polar Outside $7,699
Polar Outside $7,699
Polar Outside $7,799
Polar Outside $7,799
Arctic Superior
Arctic Superior $8,299
Arctic Superior $7,699
Arctic Superior $7,999
Arctic Superior $8,599
Arctic Superior $8,599
Arctic Superior $8,699
Arctic Superior $8,699
Arctic Superior $8,799
Arctic Superior $8,799

CALL TO BOOK: (09) 941 2549

HOLIDAY CODE: CRU2238