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Voyage to the Northern Lights

From the maze of myriad inlets forming Bergen’s busy bays, to the top-of-the-world wilds of Nature at the North Cape, this classic Norwegian Hurtigruten cruise visits very varied ports of call as it follows Norway’s spectacular coast in search of the Northern Lights

Two seas, the Norwegian and Barents, in two oceans, the Atlantic and Arctic, have crashed against Norway’s ragged rocks to create its ravishing coastline, deeply indented, and liberally sprinkled with islands large and small. Cruising north from Norway’s second-largest city, Bergen, the shoreline reveals the graceful spires and gables of Alesund, the islets forming stepping-stones for Molde’s Atlantic Ocean Road, and Trondheim’s fjords, forestry, and painted waterfront warehouses. Sailing from these Viking haunts to Sámi homelands, Arctic ports include Ørnes, surrounded by 700 islands; Bodø, a favoured roost for sea eagles and the end of the line for the railway; Harstad, the ‘cultural capital of the north’ on Hinnøya, Norway’s biggest island; lively Tromsø, with its iconic cathedral and historic wooden houses; and Honningsvag, to tour the Nordkapp (North Cape). With haunting sights of the Northern Lights and an aura of snowbound seclusion, journey’s end is the tiny town of Kirkenes, bringing ‘remote’ to a whole new level. Throughout the cruise, the Hurtigruten ship is never out of sight of land and, while some longer visits are made, a feature of the journey is the many short stops of 15-45 minutes at small ports.

Overview

  • Days 1 & 2  - Bergen
  • Day 3  - Ålesund
  • Day 4  - Trondheim
  • Day 5  - Bodø
  • Day 6  - Tromsø
  • Day 7  - North Cape
  • Day 8  - Kirkenes
  • Day 9  - Return Flight
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Tour Highlights

  • Culture & Natural Wonders
  • UNESCO Site: Bryggen
  • Expedition Team on Board
  • Jules Verne Representative

From the maze of myriad inlets forming Bergen’s busy bays, to the top-of-the-world wilds of Nature at the North Cape, this classic Norwegian Hurtigruten cruise visits very varied ports of call as it follows Norway’s spectacular coast in search of the Northern Lights

Notes:

Some walking on snow-covered terrain is involved and visits are subject to local conditions and weather.
Excursions are pre-bookable, with only remaining spaces bookable on board. Please check that your travel insurance covers winter activities. The optional dog-sledding excursions is not available for Nov 5 cruise.
Whilst the vessel carries more, the group size specified refers to transfers and excursions.
Viewing of the Northern Lights is not guaranteed.
The programme may be altered due to navigational factors with locks, water levels or congestion at certain sites.

Accommodation

Zander K Hotel - Bergen

Comfortable, modern 4-star hotel next to Bergen railway station. Restaurant, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 25 rooms with hairdryer and satellite TV.

Thon Hotel - Kirkenes

Modern 4-star hotel on the shore of Bøkfjorden, close to the Hurtigruten Terminal. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 143 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar and satellite TV.

Vessels

MS Kong Harald

Hurtigruten vessels, registered in Norway, combine commercial functions (linking the small ports of Norway) with comfortable cruising. The crew is mainly Norwegian and English is an official language on-board. Enjoy Norwegian cuisine in the main restaurant in multiple sittings. Breakfast and lunch are a served buffet and dinner is waiter service. The vessel sails at night. MS Kong Harald was built in 1993 and refurbished in 2016. They have expedition teams on board, often made up of local experts who add to the itinerary with extra insights. The vessel has two restaurants, panorama bar, lounge, bar, outside and inside viewing areas, gym, sauna, WiFi (chargeable/limited) and 221 cabins with private facilities. Inside cabins (cat. I/K) have two separate beds (between 53 – 107 sq. ft.). Outside cabins with limited views (cat. J/L) have either a double bed or two separate beds and a window with limited view or a porthole (between 53 – 139 sq. ft.). Outside cabins (cat. N) have either a double bed or two separate beds and a window (between 53 – 139 sq. ft.). Arctic superior cabins (cat. P/U) have a double bed, tea/coffee making facilities, TV, a window and are on the Upper Decks (between 53 – 139 sq. ft.).

Extension Options

Norway in a Nutshell Extension

Add a two-night pre-tour stay in Oslo before joining the Bergen Railway on its scenic climb to Finse and on to Myrdal. Change to the picturesque Flåm Railway down to Flåm for overnight. Rejoin the railway to Bergen. Breakfast daily.

Notes:
This extension is self-guided, we have provided the route and amenities and you will be responsible for following the arrangements.
On Day 3, main luggage is transported to Bergen so an overnight bag is needed for the stay in Flåm.

Oslo Comfort Borsparken - Oslo

A comfortable 3-star hotel close to Oslo Central Station and Karl Johans Gate. Breakfast room, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 248 rooms with hairdryer and satellite TV.

Thon Hotel Spectrum - Oslo

A modern, minimalist 3-star hotel in Oslo, a 10-minute walk to Karl Johan Gate. Breakfast room, bar, gym and WiFi (free). 151 rooms with hairdryer, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Fretheim Hotel - Flåm

A traditional 4-star hotel in a refurbished 1800s manor house, close to Aurlandsfjord. Restaurant, bar, WiFi (free) and 122 rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.

Dates & Prices

per person in a twin room/outside limited view cabin
Scandinavian Airlines from Heathrow

November
November 2 (Saturday)
  • Sold Out
Price Includes:

Air travel and taxes, transfers, 2 nights hotel, 6-night cruise, breakfast daily, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, Jules Verne representative and local expert guides. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.

Not Included:

Travel insurance, visa procurement, tipping, porterage, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

Supplements per person

Single Supplement
  • 2025: Feb, Nov
  • £1255
  • 2026: Feb 07
  • £1255
  • 2026: Mar 01
  • £1295
Tour Only
  • Arrival transfer in Bergen
  • £138 (2025 £85)
  • Departure transfer in Kirkenes
  • £68 (2025 £75)
Extension Options
  • Norway in a Nutshell Extension (3 nights)
  • 2024: Oct, Nov
  • £945
  • 2025: Feb
  • £965
  • 2025: Nov
  • £695
  • 2026: Feb
  • £675
  • Single Supplement
  • 2025: Nov
  • £225
  • 2026: Feb
  • £205

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