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Kirkenes Snowhotel, Kirkenes

Cruise into the Northern Lights

5-day cruise


Short description

Cruise with Hurtigruten from Tromso to Kirkenes in search of the magical Aurora


  • Cruise Norway’s stunning Arctic coast from Tromsø to Kirkenes in search of the Northern Lights
  • Enjoy a ra of optional excursions that truly make the most of the wild Arctic landscapes, including snowmobiling and a tour of the impressive Kirkenes Snowhotel
  • Spend a night in Tromsø, Norway’s charming Arctic capital, where you’ll and abundant cosy bars and restaurants specialising in traditional Arctic fare

In Brief

  • 3 Nights Hurtugruten Cruise
  • 1 Night Tromsø


Recommended for:
Activity adventure | Exploration cruise | History & culture | Natural world | Northern Lights | Winter

This five-day Arctic adventure, starting and ending in Tromso begins at the same latitude as Siberia and Alaska, where the influence of the Gulf Stream creates the world's longest ice-free polar coast. Hurtigruten ships have been an integral part of Norwegian coastal life for more than 100 years, delivering freight, post and passengers to remote communities between Bergen in the south and Kirkenes in the north. They’re informal, adventurous journeys, calling at ports inaccessible to other cruise ships. And with the whole voyage occurring within the Arctic Circle, you've a greatly increased chance of seeing the magical Northern Lights.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Tromsø, Norway’s Arctic capital, where you’ll board your Hurtigruten ship and begin your voyage north. Keep your eyes peeled for the Northern Lights as you head towards Honningsvåg.

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise ship

Meals: D

Day 2

After an early morning stop at Hammerfest, you arrive in Honningsvåg and join an optional excursion to mainland Europe’s most northerly point – the North Cape. This is a wild and windswept headland where the cliffs rise dramatically from the sea and nothing but white-capped rollers stand between you and the North Pole.

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise ship

Meals: B D

Day 3

Sailing on, you’ll reach the sheltered harbour of Kirkenes, just 10 kilometres from the Russian border. This fascinating town provides a tantalising glimpse of remote Arctic life. You can visit the Russian border, try your hand at snowmobiling or visit the Snowhotel before beginning the return journey south..

Stay: Hurtigruten cruise ship

Meals: B D

Day 4

Hugging the coastline, Hammerfest, a contender for the world’s northernmost city, is your first major port of call before reaching Tromsø late in the evening. Transfer to your centrally located hotel for an overnight stay.

Stay: Radisson Blu Tromsø

Meals: B

Day 5

Optional excursions may be available before your transfer to the airport and return flight to the UK.

Meals: B


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