Northern Lights Discovery Voyage

 

Witness the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle and see the majesty of Scandinavia’s heritage cities on this magical cruise and tour.

Embrace stays in a trio of Northern Europe’s finest cities, then embark a Hurtigruten voyage to see the spell-binding Northern Lights. Uncover the charms of Oslo before flying to Bergen for an overnight stay. From here, you’ll embark your ship and set sail along the stunning scenery of snow-capped mountains and cascading waterfalls to witness the phenomenal Northern Lights.

Pass into the icy realm of the Arctic Circle and watch for sheer granite cliffs and soaring sea eagles as you pass by Nordic villages. Your cruise ends back in Bergen before you fly to Copenhagen. Seek out the city’s iconic bronze Little Mermaid statue and soak up the atmosphere of this vibrant city.

Northern Lights Discovery Voyage Map

 

  Selected Departure Dates:   Oct 2024 - Mar 2025
  Oslo  →  Copenhagen
17 nights from

$6,999

pp incl FLIGHTS!
 
Your Inclusions:

 

 Return Flights from Australia, Taxes & Transfers
 2 night four-star hotel stay in Oslo at the Clarion Hotel The Hub including daily breakfast
 2 night hotel stay in Bergen at the Zander K Hotel including daily breakfast
 
 11 night full-board cruise on board Hurtigruten’s MS Kong Harald
 2 night four-star hotel stay in Copenhagen at the Tivoli Hotel including daily breakfast
 *Northern Lights Promise – Receive a FREE Hurtigruten voyage if the Northern Lights do not make an appearance (T’s & C’s apply)
 
Your Itinerary:

 

Day 1:  Fly to Oslo
Your holiday begins as you fly from Australia to Oslo.
 
Day 2: Oslo
A metropolis of art, museums and green open spaces; there's something for everyone to enjoy in Oslo. On the west side, you'll find the bygdØy Peninsula, which boasts bewitching countryside, numerous walking trails and five national museums.
Overnight at Clarion Hotel The Hub (B)
 
Day 3: Bergen
Also known as the 'City of Seven Mountains,' Bergen is a pretty medieval city and the gateway to the majestic Norwegian fjords. Explore Bryggen and admire the multi-coloured wooden houses.
Overnight at Zander K Hotel (B)
 
Day 4: Bergen Embark Ship
Embark the Hurtigruten ship in Bergen, the start of your fantastic cruise. After enjoying a delicious dinner, spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 5: Floro, Molde
Following a morning in the vast Nordfjord region, you'll sail to Ålesund to meet the resident penguins at Northern Europe's largest saltwater aquarium. Explore the town's iconic Art Nouveau architecture before arriving in Molde.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 6: Kristiansund, Rorvik
Enter the Trøndelag region of Norway, where you'll have time to explore Trondheim either at leisure or on a guided tour. Witness 'Norway's Notre Dame', Nidaros Cathedral, and hike to Kristiansten Fort for panoramic views.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 7: Bronnoysund, Svolvaser
A traditional ceremony marks your crossing of the Arctic Circle, where you'll have the chance of witnessing the Northern Lights. Call at Ørnes and Bodø before entering the Lofoten archipelago to marvel at the 1,0000-metre-high Lofoten Wall.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 8: Stokmarknes, Svolvaser
Dock in Harstad to take a peaceful morning stroll before reaching Tromsø. Explore the waterfront Polaria and get acquainted with the locals at Ølhallen pub, then head north for the 1622 town of Skjervøy.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 9: Oksfjord, Berlevag
Welcome to Norway's northern frontier. From Honningsvåg, take an optional excursion to the North Cape, marking the top of continental Europe. Sail to Mehamn in the evening, where you might spot cod drying on traditional wooden racks.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 10: Batsfjord, Kirkenes, Berlevag
Early in the morning, dock at Vadsø, one of the most popular birdwatching spots in the Arctic. Reach Kirkenes, further east on the glove than Istanbul, before visiting the solemn Witches' Monument and 1737 Vardøhus Fortress.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 11: Mehamn, Tromso
In Mehamn, the fresh winter air and clear, starry skies are perfect for seeing the Northern Lights. Here you'll also discover the small Vedvik peninsula which offers vibrant nightlight and live music performances.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 12: Tromso, Stamsund
Today you'll have more time to explore the serene Lofoten and Versterålen archipelagos. Marvel at the white-washed Trondenes Church and see the birthplace of Hurtigruten in Stokmarknes before reaching Svolvær in the evening.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 13: Bodo, Rorvik
As the Seven Sisters mountain range comes into view, gaze upon peaks of up to 1,100 metres high. Explore Brønnøysund's bustling marina and enjoy a stop in Rørvik, a charming fishing port that retrains its traditional way of life
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 14: Trondheim, Alesund
Enjoy a morning in Trondeim, visiting Nidaros Cathedral and stopping for photos over the Nid River. In Kristiansund, explore Norway's traditional method for salt-curing cod and wander around the old town's cobblestone streets.
Overnight MS Kong Harald (B/L/D)
 
Day 15: Bergen Disembark Ship
Today you'll get your final glimpses of the Norwegian Fjords and the wildly beautiful coastlines, before disembarking the Hurtigruten upon arrival back in Bergen for a final night in a hotel here.
Overnight at Zander K Hotel (B)
 
Day 16-17: Copenhagen
Enjoy two nights in the heart of Denmark's capital. The city owes much of its charm to the buildings erected by Denmark's monarchs and boasts a treasure trove of late-Renaissance and Rococo architecture.
Overnight at Tivoli Hotel (B)
 
Day 18: Depart Copenhagen
Your unforgettable holiday has unfortunately come to an end. Today you will head to the airport for your return flight back to Australia. (B)
 

 

 

 

Norway’s reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, lends his name to this remarkable hybrid vessel.

 

Named after Norway’s reigning monarch, who is himself a seasoned sailor, the MS Kong Harald (refurbished in 2016) presents a sleek, state of the art, arctic inspired interior and boasts three on board restaurants, a bakery, ice cream bar, sauna, and fitness room – available for all 590 guests to enjoy.

Offering mesmerising views that you can enjoy as you soak up the scenery from one of two on deck hot tubs, contrasting the icy northern waters with warm, bubbly luxury. And atop the vessel, experience stunning panoramic coastal views that you won’t find anywhere else.

Through the on-board educational Coastal Experience Team, the cruise’s on-board learning institution, introduce yourself to Norwegian “friluftsliv” (outdoor life) as you delve deep into rich culture and experience the wonders of northern nature, from animals to stunning weather phenomenon (such as the Northern Lights), on board this fascinating Norwegian voyage.

 

 

 

Cabins & Suites

Those Arctic nights at sea can indeed get cold. But on board MS Kong Harald, comfort is king. With a varied selection of authentic cabins to choose from, and awesome amenities, you’ll feel the hospitable Norwegian warmth straight away, and right at home

 

 

 

TERMS & CONDITIONS: *Conditions Apply. All pricing is per person twin share, quoted in Australian dollars and is correct as at 18 June 2024. Price bases on 03 December 2024 departure. Receive a FREE Hurtigruten Voyage if the Northern Lights do not make an appearance (Conditions Apply). Pricing is inclusive of all cruise, air & hotel taxes, fees, port expenses which are subject to change with surcharges or currency fluctuation. Lead prices are based on a Inside Cabin. Airfare is subject to availability at the time of booking and may require immediate payment and ticketing. Flight times and the daily order of sightseeing are subject to change. Transfer times are approximate and subject to local, traffic conditions at the time of travel. All tour & flight times will be advised in your detailed itinerary & please contact us for other departure cities &/or Business Class Upgrades. Offer is subject to limited availability and other cruise accommodation categories may be available. Please check all reservation information with your travel consultant prior to booking. Meals are included as stated as per itinerary. Package prices are subject to change due to being sold out, changed or withdrawn without prior notice. For full terms and conditions & visa requirements, please speak to your travel consultant.

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