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Discover the bewitching beauty of the Northern Lights and Arctic Circle and the majesty of Scandinavian’s heritage cities on this magical North European cruise and tour.

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 spell-binding 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 renowned for its cutting-edge architecture, before flying to Bergen, a charming city on Norway’s southwestern coast, for an overnight stay. 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 its breathtaking Fjords. Highlights enroute include Ålesund, 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 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 city’s iconic 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 Michelin-starred Noma, one of the world’s most celebrated restaurants.

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The Hurtigruten Experience

Founded in 1893, the Hurtigruten passenger ships are the perfect choice to uncover gems along the stunning Norwegian coast. Referred to as one of  the world’s most beautiful voyages, for many, a Hurtigruten cruise is a dream trip of a lifetime.  

Hurtigruten ships are first-class yet homely, with beautiful art throughout the ships’ interior adding contemporary elegance to the maritime ambience. Relax in the panorama lounges and take in the unforgettable views of the wild and rugged coastal scenery, much of it the same as when the first Hurtigruten ships sailed here more than a century ago. Each ship has its own expedition team on board, providing interesting lectures and talks, so you can learn more about the nature, wildlife, geology and culture you’ll encounter on your wondrous adventure – making this cruise both an exciting and fascinating educational journey.

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Kysten

Immerse yourself in beautiful views of the fjords while enjoying a wealth of dishes from ultra-fresh seafood to free-range reindeer meat.
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Top Deck

The best place to enjoy a Jacuzzi, stargaze or watch the magical Northern Lights dance across the sky.
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Expedition Team Experiences

Enhance your experience by learning about the nature, wildlife, and culture you’ll encounter.

Your 16 Night Holiday Includes

Day 1

Enjoy your first day exploring the Nordic charms of Oslo

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.

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Day 2

A day of delights, from peninsula countryside to Oslo’s fascinating arts

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 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

Get a taste of some of Bergen’s tantalising flavours

Also known as the ‘City of Seven Mountains,’ Bergen is a pretty medieval city that is the  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 back to the mid-12th century, or savour a traditional Bergen speciality of fiskesuppe, a delicious soup that is made with fresh mussels and prawns and fish dumplings.

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Day 4

In Bergen, start your epic cruise along the magnificent Norwegian coastline

Embark the Hurtigruten ship in Bergen, the start of your fantastic 11-night cruise. You’ll sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, following the same route as the legendary 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. The Expedition Team on board will help enhance your experience, helping you understand more about the nature, culture and phenomena you’ll encounter during your amazing cruise adventure.

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Day 5

Marvel at striking art nouveau and encounter some delightful native penguins

As you continue sailing northwards, your next port of call is 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 elaborately ornate buildings. Here you’ll be able to take an excursion to a salt-water aquarium to meet the resident penguins and ascend Mount Aksla for amazing views. Come evening, you’ll arrive in Molde, known as the ‘City of Roses’ due to its sprawling gorgeous gardens. Enjoy the panoramic views of 222 mountain peaks across the Fjord.

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Day 6

Explore Trondheim on foot or by kayak, before sailing past rugged coastal beauty

Your fascinating port of call is the colourful and vibrant Trondheim, an interesting city brimming with culture and offering visitors a wealth of things to see and do. Among numerous options is a visit to the impressive Nidaros Cathedral, a guided walking tour, or for the more adventurous, exploring Trondheim at sea level while kayaking 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 in at the charming town of Rørvik.

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Day 7

Sail into the Arctic Circle for a glimpse of the Northern Lights and live like a Viking!

Today, you’ll cross over into the Arctic Circle, where you’ll have the best chance of seeing the spectacular Northern Lights. The Hurtigruten ship will then sail along the beautiful coast of Helgeland, where you can admire mesmerising views of whirlpools as well as experience Saltstraumen, the world’s most powerful maelstrom. Later on, the beautiful Lofoten Islands come into view, impressive with their sheer granite cliffs, white sand beaches and picturesque fishing villages. It is here that you’ll be able to get a genuine taste of Viking life, enjoying some traditional food and entertainment.

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Day 8

Explore the Arctic Capital and indulge in dog sledding and more Northern Lights

Among your onshore stops today will be the capital of the Arctic, Tromsø. You’ll have ample time to discover the largest city in Northern Norway, which comes packed with culture, history and a distinct vitality that surprises many visitors. This is the perfect place to enjoy an Arctic adventure and partake in typical local activities that include skiing, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris. It is here you’ll also get a  fantastic opportunity of glimpsing more of those ethereal Northern Lights.

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Day 9

Close encounters with the North Pole and enjoy an exhilarating snowmobile ride

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

Enjoy some typical winter wonderland activities and sights in Kirkenes

The wintry landscape in Kirkenes is perfect for snowmobile and dog sledding adventures and you’ll even be able to visit the incredible fantastic snow hotel nearby or embark on a fishing expedition to catch and eat giant king crab straight from the Barents Sea. This location is just a few kilometres from the Russian border, so not surprisingly, there’s a strong Russian influence and you’ll notice signs in both Russian and Norwegian. This is the turning point in your Hurtigruten cruise, as you now commence your return voyage back to Bergen.

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Day 11

Experience historic sights and local communities on several ports of call

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

Marvel at the spectacular Fjord terrain and experience a sea eagle safari

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 join 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’ll be able to experience a thrilling horseback ride at sunset, before proceeding to Stamsund along the towering Lofoten wall.

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Day 13

Immerse yourself in magnificent lands of Nordic legends and myths

Today you’ll sail past mountain ranges with unique formations that have inspired many ancient myths and legends. The Seven Sisters are allegedly the daughters of a Troll king who escaped his strict control but were pursued by trolls until daylight turned them into stone. If you believe the local folk lore, 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.

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Day 14

Sail through breathtaking Trondheimsfjord and on to charming Kristiansund

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

Bid farewell to the Hurtigruten in Bergen and fly to the historic Danish capital

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. One of the Norway’s most picturesque places, Bergen is best appreciated from the heights of Mount Fløyen, which is reached by a funicular. You’ll then fly on to Copenhagen, for a fascinating two-night stay. One of Europe’s oldest capital cities, there’s plenty of history to explore here, from Viking treasures to royal palaces, yet Copenhagen today is also buzzing modern metropolis. Numerous attractions include the gardens and amusement park in Tivoli Gardens.

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Day 16

Stroll the streets of Copenhagen and admire the capital’s striking heritage

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, an iconic symbol of the city, and stroll along the old harbour of Nyhavn, lined with cafés, restaurants and 500-year-old gabled houses. Walking past historic buildings, you can meander down Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe or, if you yearn 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

It’s time to leave Copenhagen for your flight back home

Today your unforgettable 16-night Scandinavian adventure comes to an end and you’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home.

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Your Holiday Summary

Cruise

  • 11 night cruise of Norway and 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)

Hotel Stays

  • 2 night four-star hotel stay at the Scandic Victoria Oslo or similar with breakfast
  • 1 night four-star stay in Bergen at the Zander K Hotel or similar with breakfast
  • 2 night four-star stay in Copenhagen at the Tivoli Hotel or similar with breakfast

All flights, taxes and transfers

Prices From

Departing

8 December 2022

Polar Inside

$5,999pp

Polar Outside

$6,499pp

Arctic Superior

$7,499pp

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary:
Oslo, Bergen, Floro, Molde, Kristiansund, Rorvik, Bronnoysund, Svolvaer, Stokmarknes, Skjervoy, Oksfjord, Berlevag, Batsfjord, Kirkenes, Berlevag, Mehamn, Tromso, Stamsund, Bodo, Rorvik, Trondheim, Alesund, Bergen, Copenhagen

Departing

28 December 2022

Polar Inside

$7,299pp

Polar Outside

Sold Out

Arctic Superior

Sold Out

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary:
Oslo, Bergen, Floro, Molde, Kristiansund, Rorvik, Bronnoysund, Svolvaer, Stokmarknes, Skjervoy, Oksfjord, Berlevag, Batsfjord, Kirkenes, Berlevag, Mehamn, Tromso, Stamsund, Bodo, Rorvik, Trondheim, Alesund, Bergen, Copenhagen

Departing

13 January 2023

Polar Inside

$7,099pp

Polar Outside

$7,599pp

Arctic Superior

$8,599pp

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary:
Oslo, Bergen, Floro, Molde, Kristiansund, Rorvik, Bronnoysund, Svolvaer, Stokmarknes, Skjervoy, Oksfjord, Berlevag, Batsfjord, Kirkenes, Berlevag, Mehamn, Tromso, Stamsund, Bodo, Rorvik, Trondheim, Alesund, Bergen, Copenhagen

Departing

29 January 2023

Polar Inside

$6,899pp

Polar Outside

$7,399pp

Arctic Superior

Sold Out

Duration: 18 Nights
Itinerary:
Oslo, Bergen, Floro, Molde, Kristiansund, Rorvik, Bronnoysund, Svolvaer, Stokmarknes, Skjervoy, Oksfjord, Berlevag, Batsfjord, Kirkenes, Berlevag, Mehamn, Tromso, Stamsund, Bodo, Rorvik, Trondheim, Alesund, Bergen, Copenhagen

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