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9 Day Arctic Circle and Northern Lights

Oslo - Bergen - Alesund - Trondheim - Lofoten Islands - Tromso

Roundtrip international flights

4-night Nordic Cruise to discover Nordic sights

See the Northern Lights

Daily breakfast included

From $3,999 $4,999 Include flight pp twin share

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Description


See the incredible magnificence of Norway on this 9 Day Arctic Circle and Northern Lights tour.

Soak up the incredible views and fresh, Nordic air as you cruise on the Hutigruten Cruise Line Ship and witness what life is like along the coast. See the quaint buildings in Trondheim, Norway's third largest city, before you cross over into the territory of the Arctic Circle, surrounded by mountaneous landscapes and beauty as far as the eye can see.

Itinerary


Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5 Day 6 Day 7 Day 8 Day 9 Day 10

Day 1

Australia

Fly from Australia to Norway!

Meals included: inflight only

Day 2

Arrive Oslo

Arrive in Norway and transfer to your hotel for your first overnight in Oslo.

Accommodation: Scandic Hotel Oslo City or similar, Oslo

Meals included: inflight only

Day 3

Bergen

Arrival in Bergen. Your journey with Hurtigruten begins in the late evening from Bergen, heading north along the western coastline of Norway to Kirkenes. During the cruise you will experience everyday life along the coast. The mix of tourists, local travelers and transported goods make this a unique experience. Your breakfast buffet and 3-course dinner are included during the trip, starting with evening buffet in Bergen and ending with breakfast before reaching Tromsø. You can also choose between a wide selection of optional shore excursions, which can be booked in advance or onboard the ship.

Accommodation: Hurtigruten Cruise Line Ship

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 4

Ålesund

Morning cruise arrival in the city of Ålesund, where you will have three hours at leisure. Ålesund burnt down completely in 1904 and was rebuilt in Art Nouveau style. Most of the buildings are well preserved and make Ålesund unique in terms of architecture. You will have the chance to join a sightseeing tour before your cruise continues to the heart of Romsdalen with it’s dramatic Romsdal Alps.

Accommodation: Hurtigruten Cruise Line Ship

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 5

Trondheim

Today you will arrive in Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 BC, and occupies a special place in Norwegian culture and history. Trondheim was Norway’s first capital and continues to be the coronation city where Norway's Kings from Harald Hårfagre (10th century BC) to King Harald V (1991 -) have been crowned and blessed. During wintertime Hurtigruten will dock in Trondheim for six hours before continuing on its northbound journey along the Helgeland coastline.

Accommodation: Hurtigruten Cruise Line Ship

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 6

Lofoten Islands

Early in the morning you will cross the Arctic Circle, entering the Land of the Northern Lights. Thanks to the Gulf stream almost all of Norway's coast remain free of ice throughout the year. In Bodø you will have 3.5 hours at leisure before the journey continues across the Vestfjord to the Lofoten Islands. Lofoten stretches like a wall of mountains to the southwest in the sea. The archipelago consists of mountains and peaks, wide open ocean, sheltered inlets, stretches of seashore and large virgin areas. For centuries, catching cod and drying them has been a way of life and Lofoten’s largest industry. Two of the most recognizable sights are therefore the fishermen’s cabins and the Stockfish which is cod that has been hung to dry on a wooden frame. This evening you have the opportunity to join an optional Viking Feast on the Lofoten Islands.

Accommodation: Hurtigruten Cruise Line Ship

Meals included: breakfast and dinner

Day 7

Tromsø

Your cruise will continue during the night and morning, passing Vesterålen Islands before arriving in Tromsø at 14:30 hrs. The arctic city of Tromsø is the world’s most northern university town and the largest city in the Nordic countries north of the Arctic Circle. It is also the undisputed Northern Lights capital of Norway. The city lies between the sharp craggy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and combines wild scenery with urban life. To increase your chances of Northern Lights observations we recommend joining an evening excursion which will take you away from the lights of the city.

Accommodation: Scandic Hotel Scandic Ishavshotel or similar, Tromsø

Meals included: breakfast

Day 8

Tromsø

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to experience Tromsø, often referred to as Paris of the North due to its lively atmosphere. Sights of interest include the Gondola Lift, the Arctic Cathedral, Polaria, the Polar Museum and the Northern Light Planetarium. We also recommend joining one of the optional winter activities, e.g. dog sledding, snowmobile safari or reindeer sledding. In the evening we recommend having dinner at one of Tromsø’s excellent restaurants.

Accommodation: Scandic Hotel Scandic Ishavshotel or similar, Tromsø

Meals included: breakfast

Day 9

Departure from Tromsø

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Tromsø.

Meals included: breakfast and inflight

Day 10

Arrive Australia

Arrive in Australia

Meals included: inflight only

Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions

  • Return economy class airfare from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide or Perth
  • International flights with Emirates Airline, Qatar Airways or Scandinavian Airlines (subject to availability)
  • Airport to hotel transfers
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation on twinshare basis
  • 4 nights Cruise aboard Hurtigruten in an interior cabin on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 4 dinners
  • Entrance fees per itinerary

 

Accommodation

Oslo - Scandic Hotel Oslo City or similar
Cruise - aboard Hurtigruten in an interior cabin on twinshare basis with private bathroom facilities
Tromsø - Scandic Hotel Scandic Ishavshotel or similar


All Traveldream deals are backed by a 14-day refund guarantee! 

Exclusions

  • Entry visas to Norway (where required)
  • Meals not mentioned
  • All drinks
  • Any additional requests
  • Travel insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tips (Driver, representative & guide)

 

Child Policy

No child discounts apply. A full-price voucher must be purchased for all children travelling. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult 18 years or older. No unaccompanied minors are allowed.

Departure Dates


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