6-Day Northern Lights Norway Tour w/ Hurtigruten Cruise
Product Code: 5665-426436
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Tour Code
5665-426436
Duration
6 days
Departure City
Tromso
End City
Kirkenes
Tour Type:
Cruise
Language:
English
Itinerary
Day 01
Scandinavia

Tromso

Hotel: Clarion Hotel The Edge or similar

Arrival in Tromso per independent arrangements (recommend Flybussen Airport Shuttle or Tromso Taxi).

Check in at the Clarion Hotel The Edge or similar.

Balance of day on own to explore Tromso. Sights of interest include the Polar Museum, Northern Light Planetarium and Tromso Museum.

The arctic city of Tromso is the world's most northern university town and the largest city in the Nordic countries north of the Arctic Circle. The city lies between the sharp craggy peaks of the Lyngen Alps, and combines wild scenery with urban life. Due to the city's location right in the middle of the planet's Northern Light belt, Tromso offers the world's best chances of spotting the Northern Lights.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Tromso

Tromso - Snowmobile Adventure - Tromso

Hotel: Clarion Hotel The Edge or similar

Breakfast at the hotel and morning at your leisure to discover the Arctic Capital including the visit of the Polaria museum.

This museum is just a five minute walk from the center of Tromso and you will discover more about the Arctic nature.

In the afternoon, depart for your excursion, which includes fun and adventure on a snowmobile! The snowmobile safari winter adventure goes through the valley of Finn, to the lake of Tamok, a distance of 15 km one way. You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each snowmobile, with opportunity to switch places half way.

A thorough safety introduction will take place ahead of starting up. Due to the dramatic topography reduced speed is held during parts of the tour. On flat land and frozen lakes you can speed up. A hot meal will be served during the adventure.

Tips:
Breakfast is included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Tromso

Tromso - Hurtigruten Cruise

Hotel: Hurtigruten outside cabin or similar

Breakfast at the hotel, day at your leisure for a new safari maybe with huskies or sightseeing tour of the Arctic capital before check in for your next adventure – on board Hurtigruten.

Enjoy a beautiful north cruise along the spectacular Norwegian coastline. As the journey to Kirkenes hugs the coastline you visit remote settlements which rely on the Hurtigruten ships to maintain contact with the rest of Norway. The cruise ship sails from Tromso at 06:30pm.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Honningsvag

Hammerfest - Honningsvag - North Cape

Hotel: Hurtigruten outside cabin or similar

Early morning arrival in Hammerfest, the first town in Norway to have electric street lighting. As early as 1891, residents could enjoy fully lit streets during the winter darkness. After a short stop your journey continues in a northerly direction to Honningsvag.

Breakfast on board Hurtigruten. At 11:45am, we'll arrive in Honningsvag, where you will join a guided excursion to mainland Europe's most northerly point: North Cape, a wild and windswept headland where the cliffs rise dramatically 300 meters from the sea. Gazing out with nothing but water between you and the frozen wastes surrounding the North Pole.

Sailing on, the ship bears east toward the sheltered harbor of Kirkenes, a mere 10km from the Russian border.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Kirkenes

Kirkenes

Hotel: Kirkenes Snowhotel or similar

While you sleep, the ship continues sailing east along the Varanger peninsula, past Batsfjord and Vardo.

At breakfast time, you will pass by Vadso, the administrative center of Finnmark. It was from here that the Arctic explorers Roald Amundsen and Lincoln Ellsworth began their flights over the North Pole in the airship Norge. At 9:45am, we will arrive in Kirkenes.

This is the turning point for the Hurtigruten voyage. The fascinating little town of Kirkenes allows a tantalizing glimpse into life in this remote region of Norway. At 1:00pm you are met by a fisherman and will be provided with warm clothes, boots and mittens before setting out to fish for king crabs. The big catch, the king crab, will be served as lunch at the home of one of the fishermen. The duration of the tour is four hours.

After the tour you will be met and transferred to the Kirkenes Snowhotel.

Tips:
Breakfast and dinner are included.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06

Kirkenes

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer by minibus back to town. Rest of your day at leisure and departure from Kirkenes according to your own itinerary (airport transfer not included).

Tips:
Breakfast is included.
WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • 2-night hotel accommodations in Tromso with private bathroom facilities
  • 2-night outside cabin accommodations on board the Hurtigruten cruise (Tromso - Kirkenes)
  • 1-night Kirkenes Snowhotel accommodations
  • 5 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Snowmobile excursion (2 per snowmobile) with simple dinner
  • Guided excursion to the North Cape
  • King crab guided fishing tour with lunch

Package Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Airport pick-up, drop-off
  • Optional tours and activities (prices and availability subject to change)
  • Tips
Special Notes
  • This is a self-guided itinerary suitable for independent travelers. The guided activities listed are included, but there will be no tour leader / manager to greet you at the hotels. You will be provided with detailed instructions as well as all necessary vouchers prior to departure.
  • Typically we don't recommend triple rooms in Scandinavia due to lack of space for an extra bed; however, a triple room rate might be available for your itinerary. Please call or email our customer service center if you are interested; they will check current inventory and reply with a quote if available.
  • The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.
  • Prices subject to change due to flexible pricing on the Hurtigruten.
  • The Hurtigruten portion of the holiday package is non-refundable within 40 days of departure.
  • While sailing with Hurtigruten, passengers are subject to the cruise line's Terms and Conditions
  • Cancellation policy:
    • More than 75 days prior to departure: $300/person
    • 75 - 45 days prior to departure: 50% of total tour price
    • 44 - 15 days prior to departure: 75% of total tour price
    • Less than 15 days prior to departure: NON-REFUNDABLE
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Child: 12 years of age and under.
* Typically we don't recommend triple rooms in Scandinavia due to lack of space for an extra bed; however, a triple room rate might be available for your itinerary. Please call or email our customer service center if you are interested; they will check current inventory and reply with a quote if available.

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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