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Arctic Adventure

8-day cruise

Summary

Short description

Combine a week-long Arctic highlights cruise with a night at the Kirkenes Snow Hotel

Highlights

  • Cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes along Norway’s stunning coast with renowned Norwegian cruise line, Hurtigruten
  • Visit a number of fascinating ports including Trondheim, Tromsø, Hammerfest and the spectacular Lofoten Islands
  • Spend a night at the Kirkenes Snowhotel, a unique Arctic experience where activities include husky safaris, snowmobile adventures and king crab fishing

In Brief

  • 1 Night Bergen
  • 1 Night Alesund
  • 1 Night Trondheim
  • 1 Night Lofoten Islands
  • 1 Night Tromsø
  • 1 Night Honningsvåg
  • 1 Night Kirkenes

About

Recommended for:
Exploration cruise | Ice hotels | Northern Lights | Ocean cruise | Winter

Delight in a Norwegian coastal Arctic cruise travelling from Bergen to Alesund, Trondheim, the Lofoten Islands, Tromso & Kirkenes, and finish with a unique stay at the Kirkenes Snowhotel. This fjord cruise starts in the UNESCO-listed city of Bergen and travels north via the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and then on to Trondheim, Norway's former Viking capital. After crossing the Arctic Circle you reach the beautiful Lofoten Islands. Then comes Tromso, the Northern Lights capital, and finally Kirkenes, which lies close to the Finnish and Russian borders and played a significant role in WWII. Your final night is spent at the Kirkenes Snowhotel, home of the most northerly ice hotel.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
Bergen

Fly from the UK to Bergen where you’ll board your Hurtigruten cruise ship and begin your weeklong voyage north to Kirkernes.

Stay: Hurtigruten Cruise

Meals: D

Day 2
Alesund

After making several brief night time calls along the unspoilt coastline, you reach the delightful town of Ålesund which was completely rebuilt in Art Nouveau style having been destroyed by fire in 1904. Here you have the option to explore this fascinating location on foot. Leaving Ålesund you head north towards Trondheim.

Stay: Hurtigruten Cruise

Meals: B D

Day 3
Trondheim

Arriving early morning in Trondheim, you have time to explore Norway's former capital and discover its delightful wooden buildings, brightly painted wharves and warehouses, plus the impressive 14th century Nidaros Cathedral.

Stay: Hurtigruten Cruise

Meals: B D

Day 4
Lofoten Islands

Cross the Arctic Circle and later in the day you reach the legendary Lofoten Islands, where you can take part in the Lofotr Viking Feast excursion or enjoy an after dinner stroll in Svolvær. Perhaps visit the world's first Ice Gallery ‘Magic Ice', which features dramatically lit ice sculptures and atmospheric music that illustrate tantalising tales about the islands and their people.

Stay: Hurtigruten Cruise

Meals: B D

Day 5
Tromso

Following a relaxing morning on board you arrive mid afternoon in Tromso, Norway's Arctic capital, a great place to see the Northern Lights and to soak up life high above the Arctic Circle. This is also an ideal location to gain a real taste of the Arctic by joining an optional dog sledging excursion, a truly exhilarating and unforgettable experience.

Stay: Hurtigruten Cruise

Meals: B D

Day 6
Hammerfest - Honningsvåg

Following an early call at Hammerfest you arrive in Honningsvåg, the gateway to the wonders of the spectacularly wild North Cape, mainland Europe's most northerly point. In the evening, call at Kjøllefjord where you can join the thrilling snowmobile trip in Lapland excursion.

Stay: Hurtigruten Cruise

Meals: B D

Day 7
Kirkenes

The vistas and sea life become more dramatic as you approach Kirkenes, just a few kilometres from the Russian border and the Sami communities of Northern Finland. Transfer to the Snow Hotel, constructed entirely from snow and ice each year, for a special Arctic experience and enjoy husky dog sledging, king crab safaris and many other exciting, optional winter activities. Dinner this evening is by the open fire of the GABBA Restaurant.

Stay: Kirkenes Snowhotel (Superior)

Meals: B D

Day 8
Depart

After a night in the Snow Hotel warm up in the sauna before breakfast and your flight back to the UK.

Meals: B

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