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Experience the spectacular Northern Lights or the unforgettable midnight sun on this stylish six-day cruise

Winter above the Arctic Circle is all about the Northern Lights and, in summer, the focus switches to the phenomenon of the midnight sun. With a variety of departure date options on this six-day full-board cruise, you'll get to choose which you want to experience.

Travelling south from Kirkenes to Bergen, you'll see some of Norway's finest fjords; an unforgettable sight with their sheer cliffs, stunning waterfalls and spectacular landscapes, populated by wildlife such as sea birds and seals. You will sail with Havila, which prides itself on its environmentally friendly ships that boast the world's largest battery packs, allowing them to sail for four hours at a time with zero emissions.

With a huge choice of optional excursions - from horse riding and beer tasting to crab fishing and dog sledding - you are guaranteed to find something for everyone in your party. You'll also visit some of the region's undoubted highlights: the remote and beautiful Lofoten Islands: the ancient Viking trading post of Trondheim; and the UNESCO-listed port of Bergen.

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Price includes

  • Flights and transfers.
  • Six-day, full-board cruise.
  • Fun optional excursions, including a snowmobile safari, dog sledding, king crab fishing, tastings, hikes and a sea eagle safari (supplement applies).
  • Visits to Trondheim, Bergen and the world's northernmost city, Hammerfest.

Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Sep 30, 2021
To
Fri, Fri, Dec 30, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£1,175*

* Please note, price is based on two people sharing a double cabin, flying from London, subject to availability. Single supplement available on request. Price based on 4 November 2021 departure and may fluctuate depending on departure date. **Deposit: 20%. Due to flight timings there may be an overnight hotel required (supplement applies). This trip is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Hearst. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Board the ship in Kirkenes
    Kirkenes, Norway

    Fly to Kirkenes and transfer to your ship. Welcome aboard! The border with Russia is only a few kilometres away, and the road signs in Kirkenes are in Norwegian and Russian. You can go as far as the border on one of our excursions, or how about a visit to the Snowhotel where everything is made of ice and snow?

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Sail into Tromsø
    Tromsø, Norway

    The polar landscape changes as we sail towards the west and south again. The great expanses are replaced by steep peaks, and in the evening we sail into Tromsø. You can go to a midnight concert in the Arctic Cathedral, or take a stroll in the midnight sun or under the Northern Lights and explore the nightlife of the city dubbed "The Paris of the North".

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Lofoten Islands
    Lofoten Islands, Norway

    We enter the wild, idyllic Lofoten Islands . Beneath the jagged mountains lie chalky white sandy beaches and fishing villages with a vibrant fishing industry and locals using the coastal ships for everyday trips and transport. If the weather permits, we will enter the narrow Trollfjord. There is a strong possibility of spotting sea eagles here.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Bodø
    Bodo, Norway

    Now we have come so far south that we're crossing the Arctic Circle and sailing away from the polar night and the sunlit nights. But you can still see the Northern Lights in the winter, and it is never completely dark during the summer nights. Here you sail past a myriad of small islands, islets and skerries and past the special mountain, Trollhatten, which has a hole in the middle. If you wish, you can also go on the trip to the mountain and enter the hole.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Trondheim
    Trondheim, Norway

    We sail through the wide Trondheim fjord that is bounded by rolling farmland on both sides and return to the coast and the open sea. You can disembark in Kristiansund and be driven along the Atlantic Ocean Road, which has been called the world's most beautiful drive. The road meanders along islets and skerries, and afterwards you can re-embark in Molde.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Disembark in Bergen
    Bergen, Norway

    The last day of the tour takes you through a diverse coastal landscape of bare rocky mountains and a maze of sounds and waterways between many islands. The great fjords and glaciers are situated inland. Bergen awaits at the end of the voyage, from where you'll transfer to the airport and fly home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Havila Capella and Havila Castor

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Cruise ship

Havila's brand new eco-friendly ships for 2021 use a mix of LNG and renewable energy from hydro, and can sail for up to four hours emissions free

The internal décor of these ships is inspired by the spectacular landscapes you'll experience during your voyage - the sea, the sky, mountains and glaciers.

View the Northern Lights and the midnight sun while seated in a comfortable lounge chair under the glass roof, or enjoy the views from a jacuzzi powered from surplus heat.

Spacious cabins, designed with stylish Nordic décor, have free Wi-Fi, USB ports, wardrobes and TVs as standard.

Havila's food concept will be another highlight of your trip, taking you on a unique Norwegian culinary voyage. The ships' chefs hand-pick the best raw ingredients from local Norwegian producers, creating traditional and modern dishes that reflect the scenic towns and villages you visit along your route.

Enjoy delicious a la carte meals where the most important ingredient is sustainability. For a small supplement you can also upgrade to the fine dining restaurant, and experience a sophisticated five-course tasting menu.

Ship eco-features

  • The world's largest battery packs
  • Four hours' sailing with zero emissions
  • Energy-efficient hull design
  • Locally sourced ingredients
  • Heat recovery from the sea and cooling water
  • Charging current from hydropower at the quay
  • Liquid natural gas that cuts Co2 emissions by 25%
  • NOx emissions reduced by 90%

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Availability

From
Thu, Thu, Sep 30, 2021
To
Fri, Fri, Dec 30, 2022
Duration
6 days
Price per person
£1,175*

* Please note, price is based on two people sharing a double cabin, flying from London, subject to availability. Single supplement available on request. Price based on 4 November 2021 departure and may fluctuate depending on departure date. **Deposit: 20%. Due to flight timings there may be an overnight hotel required (supplement applies). This trip is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands. Offer is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Tours, a company wholly independent of Hearst. Always check the FCDO travel advice, as it includes the very latest information on safety, security, travel warnings and health. For more information, visit gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice.

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