Northern Lights Short Cruise
This 5 night package includes 3 nights B&B on a short Northern Lights cruise on a Hurtigruten ship. Optional activities include dog sledding, snowmobiling (subject to local snow conditions) and attending a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral.
Price from: €1395 pp sharing (plus air taxes)
Activities: Not included. Available to pre-book. Ask for details
Destinations: Arctic, Norway
Types: Northern Lights Cruise, Short Break Holiday, Family Holiday, Couples, Groups, Solo Travellers
Extend this package with a stay in the beautiful Gamme Cabins at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel. Wait for and watch the Northern Lights through the picture window from the comfort of your own luxury cabin.
Day 1: Fly Dublin to Tromsø via Oslo. Overnight at the Scandic, Clarion or Thon Hotel in Tromso (or similar).
Day 2: [breakfast] Today you have a full day in the wonderful ‘Arctic Capital of the North’. You can choose to explore some of the fascinating sights which include The Polar Museum, where you learn about the early Arctic Explorers; the Tromso Museum which includes exhibits on the indigenous Sami people and their culture as well as Embrace the Aurora, a must-see presentation for any enthusiast on the mystical Northern Lights. Or you might like to enjoy a thrilling dog sledding ride through the snow-covered local mountains and countryside (snow permitting, additional cost applies). At 1830 hours depart on your Hurtigruten ship for 3 nights B&B voyage in the cabin category of your choice. Seeing the Northern Lights from the ship’s deck under a star-spangled sky is a magical experience.
Days 3 – 4: [breakfast] Enjoy the voyage, passing North Cape (optional excursion to Europe’s northernmost point) and on to Kirkenes, the turning point for the ship. Whilst on the ship and in Kirkenes a variety of optional excursions are available including a snowmobile safari (driver’s licence required) or a visit to a Snow Hotel or (numbers permitting) a tour to Andersgrotta bomb shelter used during the occupation of the town throughout World War II.
Day 5: [breakfast] Arrive Tromsø late evening. Disembark and overnight at the Scandic, Clarion or Thon Hotel in Tromso (or similar).
Day 6: [breakfast snack box – must be ordered the night before] Early start to Tromsø airport for your flights home.
Thursdays, November 2019 – March 2020
Alternative departure days available on request. Changes to the cost may apply.
As Hurtigruten only makes a limited number of cabins available for this voyage on each ship, it is useful to have some flexibility on your travel dates.
Adult: Inside Cabin from €1395 pp sharing (plus air taxes from approx €58 pp)
Single Supplement 2 nights in hotels: from €175
Single Supplement 3 nights on ship: from €295 (inside cabin)
Full board on ship: add €359 pp
Child (under 12): on request
Return flights Dublin/Norway (excluding taxes from approx €58 pp)
One 20kg checked bag per person
2 nights B&B in a quality, central Tromso hotel
3 nights B&B in a shared Inside Cabin on Hurtigruten ship
Full information pack including maps, tips on photographing the Northern Lights, advice on what to wear, etc
Meals other than as stated
Airport transfers in Tromso (easy coach or taxi)
Air taxes (from approx €58 pp sharing)
Additional meals: full board supplement on ship €359 pp
Winter travel insurance (required)
Optional excursions and tours (pre-bookable in advance)
Optional Excursions on Hurtigruten (more available):
- Visit to the North Cape (€189 pp)
- Kirkenes: Dog Sledding* (€231 pp) or Snowmobiling* (shared) (€263 pp) * subject to weather conditions
- Arctic Cathedral Midnight Concert (book on ship – approx €89 pp)
Upgrade to an Outside Cabin form an extra €175 pp sharing
Add a stop over in Kirkenes for one or two nights staying in luxury private Gamme Cabin or the Snow Hotel (available from 06 January 2020) from €440 pp sharing. If staying only one night in Kirkenes an extra night in Tromso is also required (included in price shown) to suit flight schedules.
Extend your stay with extra nights in Oslo and/or Tromso.
Prices correct at time of print (Aug 2019). E&OE.
Subject to availability at time of booking. As they are a natural phenomenon, seeing the Northern Lights is not guaranteed.
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Image credits: Orjan Bertelsen, Hurtigruten, Paul Halton