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Northern Lights Cruises in Norway

Experience the fjords and aurora borealis on a northern lights cruise in Norway, with a winter tour package including all your cruise reservations, accommodations and land travel.

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Sail on a northern lights cruise in Norway

Experience an amazing array of natural wonders in winter on a Hurtigruten northern lights cruise in Norway arranged by the Norwegian travel experts at Nordic Visitor. With the short winter daylight hours and the wide open, starlit skies over the ocean, wintertime astronomy voyages in Norway offer a wonderful chance to see the northern lights as your ship sails gently into the night.

Nordic Visitor specialises in tailor-made holidays in Norway that include overnights on the renowned Hurtigruten cruise line. Our Norway tour packages are nearly all-inclusive, meaning that we handle all of your cruise reservations, accommodations both at sea and on land as well as as any travel via train.

Ready to experience some jaw-dropping scenery and natural phenomena? Keep browsing below for our suggestions of tour packages that include northern lights cruises in Norway.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

Sail under the northern lights in Norway

Hop on a Hurtigruten cruise in Norway for incredible winter fjord scenery, fun shore excursions and great chances to see the aurora borealis twinkling overhead.

Norway
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Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2623EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2623EUR

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Norway
Best seller
Cruise
7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2241EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2241EUR

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Norway
Cruise
13 days / 12 nights
Oct - Apr

Complete Norway - Winter

4029EUR

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13 days / 12 nights
Oct - Apr

Complete Norway - Winter

4029EUR

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Norway
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Dec - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & 71° North Cape

Hurtigruten, Snow Hotel & Auroras

3207EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Dec - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & 71° North Cape

3207EUR

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Other northern lights breaks in Norway

These short breaks are ideal in addition to cruise tours, especially for travellers who wish to experience dogsledding, snowmobiling and other snow adventures.

Norway
Train
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

Fjords & Tromsø

2163EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

2163EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1556EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1556EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

Northern Lights & Snow Hotel

2371EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

Northern Lights & Snow Hotel

2371EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Northern Lights in Lofoten & Tromsø

1756EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Northern Lights in Lofoten & Tromsø

1756EUR

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Go aurora spotting in other destinations

Chase the northern lights on a tour in other arctic destinations, including northern Scandinavia, Iceland and Greenland.

Norway
Best seller
Cruise
7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2241EUR

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2241EUR

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Iceland
Best seller
Multi-Day Tours
4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & Northern Lights

123127ISK

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4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

123127ISK

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Norway
Train
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

Fjords & Tromsø

2163EUR

Eur

View map
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

2163EUR

EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1556EUR

Eur

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1556EUR

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Things to do on a Hurtigruten cruise in Norway

A classic Hurtigruten cruise has 34 ports of call on its route between Bergen and Kirkenes, so you’ll have plenty to keep you entertained during the daytime before prime northern lights viewing hours at night. With a cruise holiday along the fjord-studded Norwegian coast you can choose from numerous guided shore excursions, such as short husky safaris and fishing village tours.

You can also explore charming coastal cities like Ålesund on your own during port calls or simply relax and enjoy the comfortable amenities on board your Hurtigruten cruise ship.



Want to experience more fjords on your northern lights cruise in Norway? We recommend taking a Norway in a Nutshell train journey from Oslo to the colourful city of Bergen, Hurtigruten’s southernmost port. This journey includes a ride on a famous Flåm Railway, with breathtaking mountain and fjord views on the way to the west coast.

Want to stay in an ice hotel during your Norway cruise holiday? Nordic Visitor can tailor your Norway cruise itinerary to include a stay at the Snow Hotel in Kirkenes, Hurtigruten’s northern hub.

When to see the northern lights in Norway

The winter season in Norway is the best time to view the northern lights. Because nighttime darkness is required for seeing this dazzling natural light show, you should visit Norway between October and March for optimal chances of aurora borealis sightings. Coincidentally, travelling outside of the busy summer season may also result in better cruise deals!

Where to see the northern lights in Norway

The further north you go in the northern hemisphere, the better for seeing the northern lights. Because the aurora borealis are magnetically drawn towards the north pole, the areas north of the Arctic Circle are best for northern lights viewing.

Some of the Hurtigruten ports of call in Norway’s arctic region include the Lofoten Islands, Tromsø and North Cape (Nordkapp) -- all places that are located within the so-called “northern lights belt”, an area known to have more auroral frequency and intensity.

If you wish to experience snow activities, such as dog sledding, it’s best to plan your winter northern lights break in Norway between December to April. Nordic Visitor can assist in your trip planning and tailor a tour package to your interests.

 

— NORWAY CRUISE FACTS

Quick facts about Hurtigruten

  • Hurtigruten was founded in 1893 to transport cargo, mail and passengers between coastal towns
  • In the old days, Norway’s fjords made road travel difficult and sometimes dangerous
  • Hurtigruten means “fast route” in Norwegian
  • Today the cruise line is considered a leader in the “slow travel” movement

Norway Cruise Travel Experts

As a trusted travel agency with experienced staff throughout the Nordic region, Nordic Visitor knows how to make the most of your time in Norway. What's more, we're certified Hurtigruten agents. This means we have the most up-to-date information regarding availability of cruises and cabin types.

Nordic Visitor works only with licensed, reputable travel partners that meet our high standards, and Hurtigruten has the same strict expectations for its certified agents. To ensure the highest quality for our guests, we maintain close connections with Hurtigruten and try their cruise services ourselves.

We go beyond booking cruise services in Norway – we also make all your travel arrangements on land, including accommodations and travel by train and rental car. Our nearly all-inclusive itineraries -- that can be customised to your needs -- include Norway's must-see attractions as well as lesser-known highlights that are hand-picked by our own staff.

Different ways you can experience Norway

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Norway below.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Christian, Canada

Complete Norway, February 2020

We had a great experience

Everything was fine, accomodations were perfect, comfortable and very good breakfast. Our experience with Nordic Visitor was very helpful and the followups were very efficient.

Brenda, South Africa

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, January 2020

Wonderful experience!

It's intimidating visiting a foreign country where you don't speak the language. Our fears were put to rest the moment we started our tour, the whole experience was just wonderful. Everything was wonderful, our tour was carefully planned and made the maximum use of our time.

Michelle, Australia

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, October 2019

Seamless organisation, wonderful time!

All hotels where great a very well located. All transferred where seamless and directions very easy to follow. As a solo traveller I was astounded by how well everything had been organised. I had a wonderful time and thank you for organising my days in Norway. I would definitely use you again. I will be travelling again in 2020. I will be contacting you about other destinations. Thank you again for your seamless organisation. A wonderful journey.  

Roseanne

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise, October 2019

Great trip

Hotels were all lovely and very accommodating.

Lesley, Australia

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, October 2019

Good travel experience!

Flam railway trip fantastic and the ferry cruise in the magnificent fjord. Overall, very good travel experience for this usually very independent traveller.

Mary, United States

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise, October 2019

A dream vacation

My husband and I had a fantastic time visiting Norway, it was a dream vacation for us!

Amy, United Kingdom

Norway in a Nutshell® Classic - Winter, October 2019

Incredible holiday!

Really lovely tour which felt independent. Excellent hotels, easy travel arrangements, stunning scenery, wonderful journeys... an incredible holiday. Thank you. Very highly recommended.

Andrea Thompson

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2019

It was a great experience!

It was a great experience! Nordic did all the work organizing our trip, which went incredibly smoothly. It was the most stress-free trip I've ever taken, and we saw much more than we probably would have seen on our own.

Travel Guide

Be prepared for just about anything on your Norway adventure.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalised service with a designated travel consultant, tailor-made quality travel documents, and our self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines their route, overnight stays and highlights along the way. Furthermore, Nordic Visitor has long-standing professional relationships with local tour operators, which are carefully selected by our staff and are recognized for consistent, quality service.

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