Northern Lights of Norway 2023

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Northern Lights of Norway

19 January 2023 JUST RELEASED!

from $7,990* twin | $10,990* solo

Experience Norway’s magnificence overland and by sea. Travel from Oslo to Bergen and continue aboard Hurtigruten’s ms Kong Harald to Kirkenes. An enthralling, picturesque and striking journey!

The Northern Lights perform their swirling waltzes in the night skies of the Arctic every winter and the best place on Earth to see them is from Norway. Travel through this wondrous, Nordic land where the luminous, daytime light will be like no other you’ve experienced.

During January and February the snow provides breathtaking scenes straight from the pages of a storybook. Not only does Norway boast a phenomenon of light and colour, it provides a myriad of other fascinating sights and a smorgasbord of pure, awe-inspiring scenery and experiences.

On this tour, encounter Norway’s grandest fjords, thunderous waterfalls of freshly melted snow, quaint fishing villages and an abundance of wildlife. As you travel inland, the famous Flåm Railway will showcase some of Norway’s most magnificent alpine scenery.

Your voyage aboard Hurtigruten’s ms Kong Harald will take you deep beyond the Arctic Circle and around the legendary North Cape, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Arctic Ocean. At the isolated village of Kirkenes, near the Russian border, you’ll ‘Meet the Reindeers’, stay in a hotel made from ice and experience the thrill of a sled ride, hauled by beautiful and powerful husky dogs.

Extend your stay and discover the neighbouring countries of Iceland and Russia, offered as exciting and comprehensive pre and post tour itineraries to enrich your journey.

Inclusions

Departs 19 January 2023 - 14 nights

  • Return Economy class airfare including taxes from SYD, MEL, BNE, ADL or PER. Connections from other cities available on request
  • 2 nights Oslo accommodation at the Thon Opera Hotel (or similar) with breakfast daily
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Half-day sightseeing tour of Oslo
  • Travel on Bergen Railway from Oslo to Myrdal and Voss to Bergen
  • 1 night Flåm accommodation at Flåmsbrygga Hotel (or similar) with dinner and breakfast
  • Travel on the historic Flåm Railway and enjoy a breathtaking fjord cruise on Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord
  • 1 night Bergen accommodation at the Terminus Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • Half-day walking tour of Bergen
  • 6 night voyage on ms Kong Harald including all meals
  • North Cape shore excursion
  • 1 night accommodation at the SnowHotel Kirkenes in your choice of either a Snow Suite or Gamme Cabin with welcome drink, dinner and breakfast
  • ‘Meet the Reindeers’ experience, ‘Husky Fun’ and ‘Northern Lights’ tours
  • Economy class airfare from Kirkenes to Oslo including taxes and fees
  • 1 night accommodation at the Radisson Blu Oslo Airport Hotel (or similar) with breakfast
  • Train and coach transfers as detailed in itinerary
  • Cruise Express Tour Manager

Fares


from $7,990* pp twin
from $10,990* solo

from $8,490* pp twin
from $11,290* solo

from $8,890* pp twin
from $11,690* solo

Situated on the two upper decks, all cabins have double beds and unobstructed views. All Arctic Superior cabins on Deck 5 have the Promenade outside.

from $9,290* pp twin
from $12,490* solo

Brochure and Itinerary

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Iceland extension

9 days - 12 to 20 January 2023

Follow your sense of adventure by adding an extension to Iceland. Seamlessly designed to add on to our Northern Lights of Norway tour, you will literally circle Iceland taking in all the sights. This small group departure has limited space onboard an 18 seater coach.

Includes:
• Return Economy class airfares from Oslo to Reykjavik including taxes and fees
• Group transfers from airport to hotel and return
• 2 nights accommodation in Reykjavik with breakfast
• 5 night tour of Iceland including all accommodation, breakfast daily and extensive touring

from $3,490* pp twin
from $4,490* solo

Note: This is an add-on cost to the main voyage and the tour will be locally hosted, not fully escorted.

For full itinerary:

Russian Extension

9 days - 31 January to 8 February 2023

Follow your sense of adventure by adding an extension to Russia. Seamlessly designed to add on to our Northern Lights of Norway tour, you will explore Russia’s incredible Kola Peninsula and St Petersburg.

Includes:
• Coach transfer from Kirkenes to Murmansk
• 9 day tour from Murmansk to St Petersburg including accommodation, most meals and extensive touring
• Departure transfer from hotel to airport

from $3,790* pp twin
from $4,590* solo

Note: This is an add-on cost to the main voyage and the tour will be locally hosted, not fully escorted.

For full itinerary:

SnowHotel Kirkenes


Gamme cabins are inspired by the traditional hunting and fishing hut, “gamme”, found in the wilderness of Lapland – the Sami areas of the Arctic.

As the first hotel made completely of snow and ice, you have the unique opportunity to sleep in a real life winter wonderland at -4°. Guests are provided with warm bedding to sleep in. To see the video:

Full terms and conditions

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Your Ship

ms Kong Harald

Registry: Tromsø - Norway Built: 1993 Builder: Volkswerft GmbH, Germany Gross tonnage: 11,204 grt Passengers: 691 Vehicles: 45 Length 121.8 m Beam: 19.2 m Speed: 19 knots
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Northern Lights of Norway 2023

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Fares listed are in AUD either twin share or solo as specified, based on lead categories (unless stated otherwise). Some Outside staterooms may have an obstructed view. Subject to limited availability. Conditions apply. Valid for new bookings only, not combinable with any other offer. Fares may be withdrawn or varied, Cruise Express reserves the right to do so at any time. To be read in conjunction with the Booking Terms and Conditions available from Cruise Express which passengers will be bound by. A link to these terms and conditions is provided on this web page. All information is correct at the time of publication, but subject to change or withdrawal at any time without notice.

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