Northern Lights Discovery Voyage & Scandinavia Stays

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Cruise Holiday Overview

Departure Date: 02 December 2024 - 19 Nights
Alternative Departure Dates Available
  • Ship MS Kong Harald
  • Duration 19 NIGHTS
  • Departure Date Range Oct 2024 - Mar 2025
  • Cruise type Cruise & Stay
  • Cruise code EUR2222

northern lights promise*

Witness the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle and see the majesty of Scandinavian’s heritage cities on this magical cruise and tour.

Embrace stays in a trio of Northern Europe’s finest cities, then embark a Hurtigruten voyage to see the spell-binding Northern Lights. Uncover the charms of Oslo before flying to Bergen for an overnight stay. From here, you’ll embark your ship and set sail along the stunning scenery of snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls to witness the phenomenal Northern Lights.

Pass into the icy realm of the Arctic Circle and watch for sheer granite cliffs and soaring sea eagles as you pass by Nordic villages. Your cruise ends back in Bergen before you fly to Copenhagen. Seek out the city’s iconic bronze Little Mermaid statue and soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city.

Your Imagine Holiday Includes

Full-Board Cruise

11 night full-board cruise on board Hurtigruten’s MS Kong Harald

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)

Hotel Stays

2 night four-star hotel stay in Oslo at the Clarion Hotel The Hub

2 night hotel stay in Bergen at the Zander K Hotel
2 night four-star hotel stay in Copenhagen at the Tivoli Hotel
All hotel stays include breakfast

All Flights, Taxes and Transfers

Auckland departure – regional flights available

Overnight flights

The departure date is subject to change based on flight times specified during the booking process.
Named hotels are based on availability and are subject to change without notice. Alternative hotels will always be of equal or higher star rating.
Main image is for illustrative purposes only.

Your Voyage

Your Itinerary

Day 1
Fly Overnight to Oslo

Your holiday begins as you fly from New Zealand to your destination.

Days 2 - 3
Oslo: Hotel Stay

A metropolis of art, museums and green open spaces; there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Oslo. On the west side, you’ll find the Bygdøy Peninsula, which boasts bewitching countryside, numerous walking trails and five national museums.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Clarion Hotel The Hub

Day 4
Bergen: Hotel Stay

Also known as the ‘City of Seven Mountains,’ Bergen is a pretty medieval city and the gateway to the majestic Norwegian fjords. Explore Bryggen and admire the multi-coloured wooden houses.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Zander K Hotel

Day 5
Bergen: Embark Ship

Embark the Hurtigruten ship in Bergen, the start of your fantastic cruise. After enjoying a delicious dinner, spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 6
Floro, Molde

Following a morning in the vast Nordfjord region, you’ll sail to Ålesund to meet the resident penguins at Northern Europe’s largest saltwater aquarium. Explore the town’s iconic Art Nouveau architecture before arriving in Molde.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 7
Kristiansund, Rorvik

Enter the Trøndelag region of Norway, where you’ll have time to explore Trondheim either at leisure or on a guided tour. Witness ‘Norway’s Notre Dame’, Nidaros Cathedral, and hike to Kristiansten Fort for panoramic views.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 8
Bronnoysund, Svolvaser

A traditional ceremony marks your crossing of the Arctic Circle, where you’ll have the chance of witnessing the Northern Lights. Call at Ørnes and Bodø before entering the Lofoten archipelago to marvel at the 1,0000-metre-high Lofoten Wall.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 9
Stokmarknes, Svolvaer

Dock in Harstad to take a peaceful morning stroll before reaching Tromsø. Explore the waterfront Polaria and get acquainted with the locals at Ølhallen pub, then head north for the 1622 town of Skjervøy.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 10
Oksfjord, Berlevag

Welcome to Norway’s northern frontier. From Honningsvåg, take an optional excursion to the North Cape, marking the top of continental Europe. Sail to Mehamn in the evening, where you might spot cod drying on traditional wooden racks.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 11
Batsfjord, Kirkenes, Berlevag

Early in the morning, dock at Vadsø, one of the most popular birdwatching spots in the Arctic. Reach Kirkenes, further east on the globe than Istanbul, before visiting the solemn Witches’ Monument and 1737 Vardøhus Fortress.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 12
Mehamn, Tromso

In Mehamn, the fresh winter air and clear, starry skies are perfect for seeing the Northern Lights. Here you’ll also discover an the small Vedvik peninsula which offers vibrant nightlife and live music performances.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 13
Tromso, Stamsund

Today you’ll have more time to explore the serene Lofoten and Vesterålen archipelagos. Marvel at the white-washed Trondenes Church and see the birthplace of Hurtrigruten in Stokmarknes before reaching Svolvær in the evening.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 14
Bodo, Rorvik

As the Seven Sisters mountain range comes into view, gaze upon peaks of up to 1,100 metres high. Explore Brønnøysund’s bustling marina and enjoy a stop in Rørvik, a charming fishing port that retains its traditional way of life.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 15
Trondheim, Alesund

Enjoy a morning in Trondeim, visiting Nidaros Cathedral and stopping for photos over the Nid River. In Kristiansund, explore Norway’s traditional method for salt-curing cod and wander around the old town’s cobblestone streets.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Overnight: MS Kong Harald

Day 16
Bergen: Disembark & Hotel Stay

Today you’ll get your final glimpses of the Norwegian Fjords and the wildly beautiful coastlines, before disembarking the Hurtigruten upon arrival back in Bergen for a final night in a hotel here.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Zander K Hotel

Days 17 - 18
Copenhagen: Hotel Stay

Enjoy two nights in the heart of Denmark’s capital. 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Overnight: Tivoli Hotel

Days 19 - 20
Copenhagen: Fly Home

Your holiday complete, today you’ll head to the airport for your flight home.

Meals Included: Breakfast

MS Kong Harald

Named after Norway’s reigning monarch, who is himself a seasoned sailor, the MS Kong Harald (refurbished in 2016) presents a sleek, state of the art, arctic inspired interior and boasts three on board restaurants, a bakery, ice cream bar, sauna, and fitness room – available for all 590 guests to enjoy.

Offering mesmerising views that you can enjoy as you soak up the scenery from one of two on deck hot tubs, contrasting the icy northern waters with warm, bubbly luxury. And atop the vessel, experience stunning panoramic coastal views that you won’t find anywhere else.

Through the on-board educational Coastal Experience Team, the cruise’s on-board learning institution, introduce yourself to Norwegian “friluftsliv” (outdoor life) as you delve deep into rich culture and experience the wonders of northern nature, from animals to stunning weather phenomenon (such as the Northern Lights), on board this fascinating Norwegian voyage.

  • Occupancy 590
  • Tonnage 11,204 tons
  • Length 400 ft (121.80 m)

Life on Board MS Kong Harald

From indulging in a wide range of delectable dishes in one of three authentic restaurants, grabbing a traditional drink at the bar, or letting loose in the sauna, life on board MS Kong Harald is as relaxing as it is mesmerising and intellectually engaging.

dining

With three top class restaurants to choose from with a Norwegian authenticity few else can provide, a bakery offering arctic ice cream and fresh tasty treats and a bar to unwind in, your taste buds are on a Norwegian voyage as well.

  • Kysten Arctic Fine Dining
  • Torget Main Dining
  • Multe Bakery and Ice Cream Bar
  • Brygga Bistro

Bars and Lounges

  • Explorer Lounge & Panorama Bar

Facilities

MS Kong Harald boasts an array of unique on board facilities, from super-fast Wi-Fi to a beautiful panoramic lounge above deck – and even on board car parking. It just doesn’t get better than this.

  • Coastal Experience Team
  • Panoramic lounge
  • Wi-Fi (for payment)
  • Sauna
  • Fitness room
  • Lift
  • Conference room
  • Car deck
  • Hot tub

entertainment

On board MS Kong Harald, you’re in for a treat. Experience what mother nature has to offer as you gaze upon the mysterious Northern Lights, observe a wild whale in a once in a lifetime meeting, see an array of Arctic wildlife, and learn the secrets of the Arctic with the Coastal Experience Team.

  • See the Northern Lights
  • Whale Watching
  • Coastal Experience Team Talks
  • Arctic Wildlife
  • Bar

Cabins & Suites

Those Arctic nights at sea can indeed get cold. But on board MS Kong Harald, comfort is king. With a varied selection of authentic cabins to choose from, and awesome amenities, you’ll feel the hospitable Norwegian warmth straight away, and right at home.

Polar Inside Prices from $8,999pp

Hurtigruten MS Kong Harald Inside Stateroom

Located on all decks, the cosy windowless Polar Inside cabins are ideal for two or three travellers. Included are bathrooms with shower/WC facilities. Most of the cabins have separate beds, one of which converts into a comfortable sofa.

  • 8-9 m2 (Lower deck, two travellers)
  • 8-9 m2 (Upper deck, three travellers)
  • Single bed
  • Convertible sofa bed
  • Tea and coffee making facilities.
  • TV
  • Bathroom and shower facilities
  • Desk/seating area
Cruise Code: EUR2222
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Alternative Departure Dates
30 October 2024
30 Oct 2024
19 nights
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10 November 2024
10 Nov 2024
19 nights
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15 Jan 2025
19 nights
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06 February 2025
06 Feb 2025
19 nights
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11 March 2025
11 Mar 2025
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Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
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Polar Outside Prices from $10,499pp

Situated on mostly the lower and middle decks, these comfortable cabins are ideal for 2 or 3 travellers, featuring a fully convertible sofa bed and other pleasant amenities.

  • 11-13 m2 (Middle deck, two travellers)
  • 10-12 m2 (Lower deck, two travellers)
  • 8-11 m2 (Upper deck, three travellers)
  • 8-11 m2 (Upper deck, two travellers)
  • Single bed
  • Convertible sofa bed
  • Tea and coffee making f
  • Windows and portholes
  • TV
  • Bathroom and shower facilities
  • Desk/seating area
Cruise Code: EUR2222
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Alternative Departure Dates
30 October 2024
30 Oct 2024
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $10,799pp
10 November 2024
10 Nov 2024
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $10,999pp
15 January 2025
15 Jan 2025
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $11,199pp
06 February 2025
06 Feb 2025
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $11,499pp
11 March 2025
11 Mar 2025
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $11,399pp

Arctic Superior Prices from $10,999pp

These intimate rooms are ideal for couples or people travelling in pairs. Offering warm double beds and stunning coastal views, these cosy little rooms are your very own slice of bliss.

  • 11-12 m2 (Upper deck)
  • 8-11 m2 (Middle deck)
  • Double bed
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Window
  • TV
  • Bathroom and shower facilities
  • Chair
  • Desk/seating area
Cruise Code: EUR2222
To Book Call
Alternative Departure Dates
30 October 2024
30 Oct 2024
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $11,299pp
10 November 2024
10 Nov 2024
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $11,499pp
15 January 2025
15 Jan 2025
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $11,699pp
06 February 2025
06 Feb 2025
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $11,999pp
11 March 2025
11 Mar 2025
19 nights
Itinerary Includes: Fly Overnight to Oslo, Oslo: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Hotel Stay, Bergen: Embark Ship, Floro, Molde,...
Fr From $11,899pp

Your Hotel Stays

Oslo

Included Hotel

Clarion Hotel The Hub (Or Similar)

Clarion The Hub Hotel, situated in the heart of Oslo, offers a contemporary and vibrant urban experience. This eco-friendly hotel is just steps away from major attractions like the Oslo Opera House and Karl Johans Gate. It boasts modern rooms with stylish design and top-notch amenities. Guests can savour Nordic cuisine at the on-site restaurant and enjoy panoramic city views from the rooftop bar. With its central location and eco-conscious approach, Clarion The Hub Hotel is a fantastic choice for exploring Oslo’s culture, history, and vibrant atmosphere.

Bergen

Included Hotel

Zander K Hotel (Or Similar)

The Zander K Hotel in Bergen is a modern and stylish accommodation option in Norway’s picturesque coastal city. Conveniently located near the train station, it offers easy access to Bergen’s attractions, including the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and the famous fish market. The hotel boasts contemporary design, comfortable rooms, and top-notch amenities, making it an ideal base for both business and leisure travellers. With its Nordic-inspired cuisine and panoramic rooftop bar, the Zander K Hotel provides a delightful experience in one of Norway’s most charming cities.

Copenhagen

Included Hotel

Tivoli Hotel (Or Similar)

Nestled in the heart of Copenhagen, the Tivoli Hotel invites guests to a world of comfort and luxury. With its modern design, the hotel offers a range of stylish rooms and suites, each meticulously appointed to ensure a restful stay. The Tivoli Gardens amusement park, just steps away, provides endless entertainment. Guests can savour delectable dining options at the hotel’s restaurants, unwind in the wellness centre, or enjoy panoramic city views from the Sky Bar. This prime location makes exploring the Danish capital a breeze, and the Tivoli Hotel promises an exceptional and memorable stay in Copenhagen.

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