Fjord & Aurora Explorer Cruise

Snow covered mountains, dramatic fjord scenery, amazing arctic skies and friendly huskies are waiting to be experienced on this magnificent winter cruise from Oslo to the heart of the Northern Lights Zone

A 11 day cruise to see Norway & the Artic region

Highlights

  • Explore the Norwegian coastline, fjord villages, and Arctic region
  • Experience the world-famous journey aboard the Flam Railway
  • Cruise through the craggy peaks of the stunning Lofoten Islands
  • An incredible 4 days above the Arctic Circle in the Northern Lights Zone
Fjord & Aurora Explorer Cruise 11 days Tromso
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A boat cruise to see Norway

This popular cruise in Scandinavia where you will ses snow covered mountains, dramatic fjord scenery, amazing arctic skies and friendly huskies Experience a magnificent winter journey from Oslo to the heart of the Northern Lights Zone. Cruise along the iconic Norway in a Nutshell route from Oslo to Bergen and then jump on board Havila’s Coastal Voyage for a unique way to reach Northern Norway and the charming city of Tromso, one of the best places in the world to witness the natural phenomenon of the Aurora Borealis.

 

DAY 1 OSLO

Welcome to Oslo! On arrival make your way to your hotel followed by the remainder of your day free to explore the Norwegian capital.


Stay at: Comfort Hotel Borsparken (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Hub (4 star)

 

DAY 2 OSLO – MYRDAL – FLAM

This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s breathtaking fjord and mountain scenery. The Flam Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of Norway, taking you from the mountain station of Myrdal to Flam, deep into the fjords, giving you views of the magnificent mountains and the frozen fjord landscape.

Stay at : Flamsbrygga Hotel (3 star) or Fretheim Hotel (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 3 FLAM – GUDVANGEN – VOSS – BERGEN

Today starts with a cruise along the Aurlandsfjord and the Naeroyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe, to Gudvangen. From Gudvangen take a drive up the steep and spectacular hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva for wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls before arriving in Voss. Continue your journey by rail to Bergen. Upon arrival, make your way to your hotel.

Stay at: Augustin Hotel (3 star) or Bergen Bors Hotel (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 4 BERGEN

Enjoy a full day to explore Bergen, the stunning capital of the fjords surrounded by its famed seven mountains. We recommend to explore the cosy, narrow cobblestone alleys and quaint old wooden houses of Bergen’s famous Bryggen, the Hanseatic wharf. A ride on the Floibanen cable car will take you to the top of Mount Floyen for magnificent views of Bergen and the surrounding mountains, for those feeling more energetic we recommend walking to the top of Mount Floyen.

This afternoon, please make your own way to the port to board your Havila Voyage. This evening as the ship sets sail, enjoy a tasty dinner based on the best ingredients from the coast. Spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you take in the spectacular landscapes, either from deck or in the panorama lounges.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast and dinner

 

DAY 5 FLORO – ALESUND – MOLDE

After the first night on board, you can start the day by waving to Havila Kystruten’s head office near Torvik. In Ålesund, a rare harmonious Art Nouveau town awaits with beautiful brick houses and sea stalls. We highly recommend taking the optional shore excursion, Winter Geirangerfjord Cruise, to explore in depth the world heritage fjord Geirangerfjorden with its steep mountain sides and wild waterfalls.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 6 KRISTIANSUND – TRONDHEIM – RØRVIK

Today wake up near beautiful Trondheim, founded by the Viking King Olav Tryggvason over a thousand years ago. The landmark in the city is the Nidaros Cathedral; Norway’s national shrine and one of Northern Europe’s largest cathedrals. In the afternoon the ship heads out of the fjord into a teeming archipelago and towards northern Norway.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 7 BRØNNØYSUND – LOFOTEN ISLANDS

On this stretch, we mark that you cross the Arctic Circle and travel into the Arctic realm. That means winter has the polar nights – and evenings with the northern lights. Nature here is powerful with Northern Scandinavia’s largest glacier, the world’s strongest tidal current and encounters with the majesty of the air; the sea eagle. In the evening Lofoten awaits with fishing villages, steep mountains and Vikings.

Stay: aboard Havila Voyages
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 8 STOKMARKNES – TROMSO

The voyage continues through narrow fjords and wild mountains to Tromso, a city characterised by fishing culture, polar expeditions and daring. It is also the land of the Sami, Norway’s indigenous people and blends with its modern status of the Paris of the North. On arrival in Tromso, make your way to your hotel for check in and some time to settle in before this evenings exciting Northern Lights Tour.

Tromso is located in the heart of the Northern Lights Zone and tonight, along with your specialist local guide, you will find the best area for viewing the lights. Your guide will also look out for the most scenic spots to take pictures while entertaining you with local folklore and the science behind the stunning Northern Lights.

Stay at: Thon Hotel Tromso (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

 

DAY 9 TROMSO

Camp Tamok is located in the Tamok valley, a 75 minute drive from Tromso. A full day spent at Camp Tamok is an unforgettable experience in the Arctic wilderness of Norway. Upon arrival, you will be provided with warm winter clothing, boots and gear before you head out to meet an eager team of huskies waiting to take you on an exhilarating sledding adventure through the snowy terrain. As you mush, the excited dogs will run at full speed and the sled glides effortlessly over the snowdrifts with the skids hissing softly in the snow. Stop halfway for a photo break in the wilderness with the possibility to change drivers.

Enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while warming yourself by the campfire inside the lavvu. During your free time between activities you can try out the snow slope and snowshoes, spend time with your guide who will share stories from the local area or you can relax in the camp with a good book. Before your evening activity you can try the traditional Norwegian way of grilling the sausages at the campfire.

This evening is reserved for chasing the Northern Lights. The Tamok Valley is the ideal setting to experience the Aurora Borealis as the camp is far removed from the bright city lights and situated in a drier climate zone producing many cloud-free night skies. After a presentation about the lights and how to photograph them you will be taken to different locations around the camp to observe the northern lights. When it is time to warm up by the open fire in the lavvu.

Stay at: Thon Hotel Tromso (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

 

DAY 10 TROMSO

With time at leisure to explore today you could check out one of the most unique-looking churches in the world, the Arctic Cathedral, which looks like a horizontal cascade of triangles stacked together like dominos. You can see the cathedral from almost anywhere in the city, a beam of white light in the dark of winter. We also recommend taking the cable car to the top of Storsteinen Mountain for the best views over the island of Tromsoya and Kvaloya – one of the most popular experiences for visitors to do in Tromso.

Stay at: Thon Hotel Tromso (3 star) or Clarion Hotel the Edge (4 star)
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 11 TROMSO

Your Fjord & Aurora Explorer cruise-tour concludes after breakfast and check out of your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast

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What is included on a cruise?

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in your chosen category
  • 4 night Norwegian Coastal Cruise in cabin of your choice (Bergen-Tromso)
  • 2nd class rail: Oslo – Myrdal, Voss – Bergen
  • Flam Railway (Flamsbana): Myrdal – Flam
  • Fjord cruise: Flam – Gudvangen
  • Coach: Gudvangen – Voss
  • Porter Service: Oslo to Bergen
 
  • Tromso Northern Lights Tour
 
  • Full day Camp Tamok Experience (includes a Husky Safari and a Northern Lights Tour)

What meals do you get on the cruise?

  • 10 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 5 dinners

Cabins and features of the boat for this cruise

The internal décor of the cruise ship is inspired by the sea, the sky, mountains and glaciers, and the food we serve are traditional dishes from the local towns and villages along the route. You can view the Northern Lights and the midnight sun while seated in a comfortable lounge chair under the glass roof. Or perhaps you’d prefer to enjoy the views from a jacuzzi that is heated from surplus heat?

There is a choice of spacious cabins with typical Nordic décor are designed for relaxation and a good night’s sleep. On board the coastal cruise ships, the emphasis is on providing passengers with spacious cabins. The cabins are intended to be pleasant places to relax during the day and sleep well at night. The typical Nordic décor reflects the landscape through which you will be sailing. 

Most of the cabins have sea views, while others are located inside the ship. Some of these are small, with just two beds and make an inexpensive alternative if you are not travelling far. The cabins and suites range from 16m² to 45m², and can accommodate up to four people while all cabins have wifi and USB ports.

  • Length: 124.1m
  • Breadth: 22m
  • Speed: 28km/h
  • Crew: 100
  • Passengers: 350 (sleeping passengers)
  • Cabins: 179

Frequently asked questions

Pricing for this cruise-tour is “dynamic”, this means it varies depending on availability aboard the coastal voyage at the time of booking along with your exact departure date and your chosen cabin category. For this cruise-tour you can choose between a Seaview Cabin or an Interior Cabin aboard the Havila voyage.

Please contact us for a quote, the team will be happy to provide you with further details. To accurately quote kindly advise your preferred departure date and cabin category.

Prices are subject to availability on booking, once your booking is confirmed a deposit will be due to secure the services and guarantee the price

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