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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

2649EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2649EUR

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

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2267EUR

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Apr

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2267EUR

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Norway
Cruise
13 days / 12 nights
Oct - Apr

Complete Norway - Winter

4070EUR

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13 days / 12 nights
Oct - Apr

Complete Norway - Winter

4070EUR

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Norway
Cruise
10 days / 9 nights
Dec - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & 71° North Cape

Hurtigruten, Snow Hotel & Auroras

3232EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
Dec - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & 71° North Cape

3232EUR

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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

2189EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

2189EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1582EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1582EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided
7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

Northern Lights & Snow Hotel

2396EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Mar

Northern Lights & Snow Hotel

2396EUR

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Norway
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Northern Lights in Lofoten & Tromsø

1781EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
Oct - Mar

Northern Lights in Lofoten & Tromsø

1781EUR

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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 - Apr

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2267EUR

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Best seller
7 days / 6 nights
Dec - Apr

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

2267EUR

Eur

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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

119843ISK

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4 days / 3 nights
Sep - Mar

Golden Circle Classic - Winter

119843ISK

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Norway
Train
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

Fjords & Tromsø

2189EUR

Eur

View map
7 days / 6 nights
Oct - Mar

Norway in a Nutshell® & Northern Lights

2189EUR

Eur

Close map view
Norway
Partially Guided
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1582EUR

Eur

View map
5 days / 4 nights
Nov - Mar

Northern Lights Winter Adventure

1582EUR

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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.

Our Services

Whether you travel by train, cruise ship or car in your Nordic Visitor package, all customers receive personalized 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.

Book With Confidence

  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Norway travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Norway travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us..

Our main phone number is
+354 578 20 80
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

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

Clare, United Kingdom

Scenic Fjords of Norway, April 2018

Excellent service

Second time we've used Nordic Visitor and they will continue to be my first choice for booking tours. Excellent service from travel consultants, value for money and the information provided make it an excellent company. 

Jeanette, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

I did not realize how easy the travel would be

I did not realize how easy the travel would be, it was a great blend of being on your own and the privacy, but having a back up and someone to organize the transportation was great. I felt like I saw the most I could in 5 days. 

Janice Persson, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® - Classic, October 2017

Impressed with how well everything was handled

I was impressed with how well everything was handled and the superb communication I received from my agent throughout. He responded to my emails immediately and answered every question I had.  I loved the personal connection I felt and the knowledge that Nordic Visitor would respond appropriately if I ran into a problem.

Swapna, United States

Norway in a Nutshell® and the Pulpit Rock, July 2017

Truly was a trip of a lifetime!

All accomodations were perfect. All hotels were close to all the local attractions, easy to get to from the airport, train station, ferry station. All the rooms were ready when I got there, they were clean and comfortable. The included breakfast were really delicious. I am a vegetarian, and had plenty of options. My whole experience with Nordic Visitor has been exceptional, and I have been telling everyone of my friends how easy everything was. Sofia was very patient with me, and worked with me, to tailor the itinerary to my satisfaction, was prompt in answering all my questions. Everything was done over email, which I loved, because I didnt have to rely on my memory. All in all, Nordic Visitor rocks! This was truly a trip of a lifetime! 

Carolyn, United States

Highlights of Norway, July 2017

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor

I'm so glad I booked the trip with Nordic Visitor. Norway is spectacular in itself, but have such a knowledgeable, friendly and helpful guide made the trip so much easier and enjoyable.

Robert, Albania

Express Norway, September 2017

Perfect

The Norway landscape is as beautiful as I have ever experienced. The destinations, accommodations, and routes were perfect.

Carla, United States

Highlights of Norway, June 2017

I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia

Your company provides outstanding tours, guides, and Arrangements. If and when we return to Scandinavia, we would only use your company. We never had to worry about anything and knew our experience would be spectacular. I would recommend your company to anyone going to Scandinavia. In fact we're looking forward to more tours

Ron, United States

Fjord Tour with Pulpit Rock, July 2016

Memorable experience

Nordic Visitor is a knowledgeable, competent and effective travel agent for Norway. Its suggested itinerary for southern Norway produced an enjoyable and memorable experience that leaves one wanting more of Norway as well as other countries in which Nordic Visitor specializes. Mange takk.

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