Small group escorted tour chasing the Northern Lights
From OSLO to HELSINKI To NORWEGIAN COAST, HELSINKI and TALLINN - 17 Nights

Departing from:
OSLO to HELSINKI
Destination:
NORWEGIAN COAST, HELSINKI and TALLINN
Duration:
17 Nights
Offer:
TRIPLE SHARE N2
Travel Dates:
26/10/21 to 12/11/21
Reference Code:
FC-HURT2021SEP27

From

AU$7,024

Price per person

Package Details

Overview

Price on Northbound itinerary on 26OCT2021
Triple share from AUD$7,024/per person
Twin share from AUD$7,950/per person

Price on Southbound itinerary on 16OCT2021
Triple share from AUD$6,365/per person
Twin share from AUD$7,190/per person

Details

Northern Lights Promise on Norway Cruises

WITH Hurtigruten

The beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. We know that no trip to the Arctic Circle is quite complete without experiencing this highlight at least once on your journey. If the Northern Lights do not appear on your cruise to Norway, we will give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE. The promise is applicable on select voyages between 1 October and 31 March. See full terms and conditions below.

Inclusions

SOUTHBOUND DEPARTURES2021: (14 days)
16 October
18 November
21 December (Christmas tour)

2022:
3, 23 January
5, 23 February
2, 23 March

BELOW IS

NORTHBOUND DEPARTURES2021: (18 days)

27, 29 September
1, 7, 15, 21, 26 October
1, 6, 9, 12, 17, 23, 28 November
4, 9, 12, 15, 17, 20, 23, 26, 28 December (Christmas tours)

2022:
3, 11, 17, 20, 26 January
2, 8, 11, 19, 24 February
2, 4, 7, 15, 18 March

What’s included

Included in your voyage

  • 4 star accommodation standard
  • 11 nights’ hotel accommodation (1 night in glass igloo) & 6 nights’ cruise accommodation in a cabin category of your choice
  • Luggage service from hotel in Oslo to hotel in Bergen (1 bag per person)
  • Luggage service at all hotels (starting with luggage OUT in Oslo, and ending with luggage IN in Helsinki)
  • Daily breakfast, 6 lunches
  • 12 dinners
  • City tours of Oslo, Bergen, Helsinki & Tallinn
  • Return Ferry ticket to Tallinn
  • Norway in a Nutshell, Flåm Railway journey
  • First class coach from Kirkenes to Helsinki
  • English speaking guide from start to finish
  • Reindeer Farm visit (sled ride, depending on weather)
  • Husky Farm visit (sled ride, depending on weather)
  • Santa Claus Village visit
  • Siida museum visit

Not included in your voyage

  • International flights
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Optional small-group adventures with our Expedition Team such as kayaking (availability pending weather conditions and safety)
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling other than those specified
  • Beverages with meals

Notes

  • Prices are in AU$ per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
  • Not all cabin categories are available for all departures
  • Single cabin pricing available on request
  • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
  • Northern Lights Promise: If the Northern Lights are not recorded during your Follow The Lights tour, including land component, we’ll offer a free northbound or southbound voyage. T&Cs apply

EXTEND YOUR STAY

To book a pre- or post-programme hotel stay please contact one of our Expedition Specialists via 1 300 063 536.

Itinerary:

Day 1 Arrive in Oslo
Arrive in Oslo, make your own way from the airport or train station to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. In the evening meet the rest of the group and your guide at our welcome dinner. Overnight in Oslo.
Day 2 Oslo
After a leisurely breakfast, meet the group in the lobby of the hotel for an Oslo grand city tour including Vigeland Sculpture Park, Viking Ship Museum, Oslo Opera house, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and more. Overnight in Oslo.
Day 3 Flåm
After an early breakfast we will start our “Norway In a Nutshell” tour, catching the morning train to Myrdal where we change trains for the famous Flåm Railway, with spectacular fjord views all the way to the beautiful, tiny village of Flåm. Overnight in Flåm.
Day 4 Bergen
The day starts with the ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen, passing through the narrow Nærøyfjord. From Gudvangen the journey continues by bus. Waterfalls line the road as we weave our way through the valley to Voss. There we board a train for the last leg of our “Norway in a Nutshell” journey, arriving in Bergen in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Bergen.
Day 5 Bergen – Hurtigruten Embarkation (Day 1 of the voyage) 
After a relaxing morning we take a walking tour of Bergen, including St Mary’s Church, Håkon’s Hall and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bryggen, before heading to Troldhaugen, the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg. The tour ends at Bergen pier, where we board our Hurtigruten ship. Overnight on board our ship.
Day 6 Ålesund  (Day 2 of the voyage)   

We navigate skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund, renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. Leaving Ålesund we head north towards Trondheim. Overnight on board our ship.

Day 7 Trondheim  (Day 3 of the voyage)   
Arrive early in the morning at Trondheim, with plenty of time to explore Norway’s first capital. Overnight on board our ship.
Day 8 Lofoten Islands  (Day 4 of the voyage) 
As we cross the Arctic Circle in the morning, the hunt for the Aurora Borealis begins. We enter the dramatic and narrow Raftsund, and if the weather and ice conditions allow, we’ll sail to the entrance of the famous Trollfjord. Overnight on board our ship.
Day 9 Tromsø  (Day 5 of the voyage) 
After a morning stop in Finnsnes, the ship continues to Tromsø, a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, and famed as a viewing point for the Northern Lights. The city’s historic centre is distinguished by its centuriesold wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline. Overnight on board our ship.
Day 10 Honningsvåg  (Day 6 of the voyage) 
Honningsvåg is the nearest port to the North Cape –
only 2000km from the geographical North Pole. Overnight on board our ship.
Day 11 Kirkenes – Saariselkä
Enjoy a short drive through Kirkenes, before arriving at Inari, the Sami capital (traditional nomads of Scandinavia, reindeer herders), where we’ll visit the Siida Sami museum and afterwards enjoy a reindeer experience.
Day 12 Saariselkä
Today we visit a husky farm and learn about the life and training of these unique Arctic dogs. In the evening there may be optional evening Aurora Borealis tours. Overnight in Saariselkä.
Day 13 Sinettä
Today we visit Santa Claus Village, where you will have free time to explore. In the evening, spend the night in a glass igloo. Overnight in Sinettä.
Day 14 Rovaniemi
Arrive in Rovaniemi and enjoy free time or optional extra touring options. Overnight in Rovaniemi.
Day 15 Rantasalmi
This morning we head for Rantasalmi, enjoying the surrounding scenery as we make our way to the Finnish Lakes district. Early evening arrival and overnight in Rantasalmi.
Day 16 Helsinki
Today we leave the Finnish wilderness and head into Helsinki, Finland’s capital. Enjoy a half-day city tour before checking into our hotel. Overnight in Helsinki.
Day 17 Tallinn
An early start with a full day excursion to the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia. Take the ferry followed by a combined bus and walking tour of the city. Stops will include the baroque Kadriorg Park and the seaside district of Pirita. Walk through the winding, cobblestoned streets of the Old Town continuing to Toompea Castle, home to the Estonian parliament. Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Dome Church before enjoying some free time before boarding the ferry to return to Helsinki. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner. Overnight in Helsinki.
Day 18 Helsinki
After breakfast at the hotel our tour ends.
*The day-by-day programme will give you a few ideas about what you can see and do on your coastal voyage in Norway, but bear in mind that this itinerary is just an indication of what you can experience. After all, this is a sailing where the elements rule and weather conditions might vary, which is why every voyage with Hurtigruten is unique.

Terms

Northern Light Promise Terms & Conditions with Hurtigruten

Northern Lights Occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ships decision as to whether the Northern light occurred is final. We hope that you will experience seeing the Northern Lights whilst on your Classic Round Voyages cruise or select Expedition cruises in Norway, although we cannot be held responsible if you don’t. We do however, promise that in the event of there being no Northern Lights Occurrence as defined above on your voyage, we will invite you back to cruise with us once more

Subject to the following ‘Terms and Conditions’ in 2021/22

You will be able to take a 6 or 7 days Classic Voyage cruise, departing 1 October 2022 to 31 March 2023 in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a full board basis, (you may upgrade to another grade of cabin subject to additional costs and availability). This offer applies to all new bookings on the Classic Round Voyages and select Expedition cruises along the Norwegian coast, departing from 1 October 2021 to 31 Mar 2022. Hurtigruten reserves the right to withdraw or amended the offer at any time . Please check at the time of booking as to current status of offer The offer cruise must be booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given. ‘Exclusions’ Offer excludes flights, transfers, all on board expenses, excursions, luggage handling. Offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable, non-changeable and have no cash value.

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