Loading...
Menu

71° North - North Cape and the Snow Hotel

(7 days / 6 nights)

View Photos View Map

Cruise the North & Northern Lights

Starting in Tromsø and ending in Kirkenes, this 7-day tour takes you to some of the most scenic and remote landscapes in northern Norway. You will have a chance to visit the North Cape, sail on a Hurtigruten cruise, and have a magical stay at the famous Snow Hotel. And, as the region is situated in middle of the northern lights belt, this part of Norway offers some of the strongest northern lights activity on earth!

7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 2326 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Tailored tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Specialists in winter travel to Norway
  • Great customer reviews 

Read more

Tour Highlights

  • Sail along deep fjords and under the northern lights on board a Hurtigruten Cruise
  • Visit the 71°North – North Cape on a guided shore excursion
  • Experience the famous Snow Hotel staying in a specially crafted ice room
  • Hunt for northern lights on a guided small group tour
  • Visit Arctic sites such as the Arctic Cathedral, Polar Museum and Fjellheisen cable cars for amazing views
  • Embark on a thrilling dog sledding tour
  • Enjoy the tranquility of the winter season in Northern Norway
  • See arctic wildlife, such as reindeer and Huskies at the arctic camps
  • Have a 6-night chance to view the northern lights during your stay
  • Add on exciting optional activities such as snowmobiling, a King crab safari, and arctic trucking

Travel style

Independent Cruise i

Interest

Active i, Dog Sled i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Hurtigruten cruise i, Ice/Snow hotel i, Northern Lights i

Season

Dec - Apr

Departure

Daily

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Download PDF
  • Day 1: WELCOME TO TROMSØ & NORTHERN LIGHTS HUNT

    Upon arrival at Tromsø Airport, collect your luggage and make your way to your hotel. We recommend taking the airport bus (Flybussen) or a taxi to your hotel. After settling in at your hotel, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the charming city of the "capital of Norway". There are many restaurants in city centre for an early dinner to start the holiday with a taste of a true arctic meal.

    In the evening it’s time to leave the city lights behind on a guided small group bus tour for a chance to enjoy some of the brightest northern lights in the world.*

    Spend the night in Tromsø.

    * Please note that the northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed.

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions
  • Day 2: DOG SLEDDING & AURORA BOREALIS

    Spend the first half of the day at leisure in Tromsø exploring the many attractions, including the Polar Museum, Arctic Cathedral and the Fjellheisen cable car. If you are looking for more adventure, you can add optional activities in the morning.

    In the late afternoon you will be taken to the wilderness centre, Camp Tamok. There you will join a thrilling dog sledding tour into the white landscapes, through an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. After the tour you will have another opportunity to look for northern lights while enjoying dinner in a lavvu, a traditional Sami tent, at Camp Tamok, before being transferred back to your hotel in Tromsø.

    Spend the night in Tromsø.

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Optional Activities
  • Day 3: LEISURE DAY & HURTIGRUTEN COASTAL VOYAGE

    Explore Tromsø this morning. We recommend a stroll down Storgata which is the main walking/shopping street of the city. There are numerous shops and cafes to suit all tastes. If you would like to book an optional activity for this morning, your travel consultant can arrange for excursions including reindeer-sledding and snowmobiling.

    For the next leg of your journey, board the Hurtigruten ship at 18:30 for a cruise to Kirkenes. Sailing along the fjord-studded coastline, this voyage offers incredible views of Norway’s most famous landscapes along with on-board entertainment, gourmet dining and other convenient amenities. There‘s a good chance of seeing the northern lights this evening, so keep your eyes peeled.  

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten.

    Attractions Attractions Attractions Attractions Optional Activities
  • Day 4: NORTH CAPE AT 71°NORTH

    Today your Hurtigruten cruise makes a stop at the famous North Cape (Nordkapp). Situated at 71° north, this area is known for its beautiful landscapes and wildlife sighting opportunities. You will join a guided shore excursion to the North Cape, encountering magnificent landscapes as we cross the 71st parallel on a journey towards the northernmost point on the European continent. Here you will also have a bit of free time to explore the charming seaside town of Honningsvåg.

    Spend another night on board Hurtigruten.

    Attractions Attractions
  • Day 5: THE SNOW HOTEL EXPERIENCE

    In the morning, the ship arrives at Kirkenes, located about 400 km (240 miles) above the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. With just over 3,000 inhabitants, including the native Sami people, this is remote, scenic slice of Norway. We recommend booking optional activities before checking in at the Snow Hotel. You can choose to go on a dog-sledding tour, snowmobiling adventure, or even a King Crab safari.

    In the afternoon, it's time to check in to the one-and-only Snow Hotel. There you will enjoy a drink at the Snow Bar and feast on a 3-course meal by the fireplace at the Høyloftet Restaurant before preparing for an amazing night in your special suite made of snow and ice*!

    Spend the night at the Snow Hotel.

    *Please note that we offer the option of choosing to stay in a private cabin instead of in an ice room at the Snow Hotel. Click the optional activities for further information.

    Attractions Attractions Optional Activities
  • Day 6: THE ARCTIC NORTH & KIRKENES

    Spend the morning warming up in the Snow Hotel’s sauna and enjoy a hearty breakfast. Visit the hotel‘s on-site friendly reindeers and meet some happy Huskies before travelling back to Kirkenes. However, if you are up for some optional activities, you can join tours including dog-sledding, snowmobiling and a king crab safari.

    Spend the rest of the day at leisure exploring Kirkenes including the Border Country Museum (Grenselandsmuseet), which tells the story of war and peace along the border, or the Andersgrotta Cave, a vast underground bunker that sheltered the town's residents during WWII.

    Spend the night in Kirkenes

    Attractions Attractions Optional Activities
  • Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM THE NORTH

    After an incredible time in Norway, it's time to bid farewell to Norway. Your tour will conclude in Kirkenes, where you will make your way back home.

    Note: If you need assistance with flights to Tromsø and from Kirkenes, or booking pre or post-nights in Oslo before and after your holiday in the North then please contact us for details.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Would definitely recommend to others

After doing a lot of searching and reading online through various tour companies this was by far the most complete with the most combination of activities that I wanted. Normally, I book everything on my own to try and save money where I can, but having the logistics and bookings handled by someone else was a big relief given such a huge schedule and amount of ground to be covered. Communication was very good, all questions answered and I was taken care of very well.  Tried my hand at the photo of the month contest offered and was lucky enough to win it. Very cool experience and very happy with everything. Would definitely recommend to others and be ready to book more adventures for myself when the time comes. Thank you!

Thanks for arranging!

Fantastic experience for a family of 4 - the girls enjoyed it very much.  The weather was great and we saw so many amazing things including the Northern lights :) We all loved it - thanks for arranging! 

Thank you

The whole tour was an experience that cannot be faulted. Thank you.

I think we have fallen in love with Norway!

Dear Helena, We are now back home in England. I just wanted to say thank you from me and Rosie for organising our holiday so efficiently. We had the most wonderful time and we were quite sad to leave! I think we have fallen in love with Norway! All the hotels and excursions were really good and we loved the snowmobile and dog sledding. The Snow Hotel was amazing. The Trollfjord trip was incredible also. And we saw the northern lights 3 times! This was quite possibly the best holiday we gave ever had. So thanks once again, it was a pleasure to be looked after so well by you.
 

I think we have fallen in love with Norway!

Dear Helena, We are now back home in England. I just wanted to say thank you from me and Rosie for organising our holiday so efficiently. We had the most wonderful time and we were quite sad to leave! I think we have fallen in love with Norway! All the hotels and excursions were really good and we loved the snowmobile and dog sledding. The Snow Hotel was amazing. The Trollfjord trip was incredible also. And we saw the northern lights 3 times! This was quite possibly the best holiday we gave ever had. So thanks once again, it was a pleasure to be looked after so well by you.

Delight to work with!

Helena was one of the best travel consultants I have ever worked with. She quickly answered all questions and was a delight to work with!

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

View

Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of boo..

View

Price per person from

Approx 2326 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2019
2020

Optional activities

This is your trip, what are you interested in doing?

Tour Information

We recommend that all Nordic Visitor travellers read through the following information about our self-guided tours, travelling with Hurtigruten cruise ships, staying overnight at the Snowhotel, as well as the terms and availability, and other useful information for your travels.

The minimum age for this tour is 7 years old.

Due to fluctuating vacancy aboard the cruise portion of this tour, we advise you to contact us to confirm availability on your desired travel dates before booking other components of your travels (e.g. flights).

OUR SELF-GUIDED TOURS
All accommodation and planned activities (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor. This is a self-guided tour, with no dedicated tour guide for the duration of your stay. For each planned activity, you can expect a different tour operator and guide, and you will have free time between activities. Nordic Visitor works with a small group of handpicked suppliers that are highly rated and deliver excellent service that meet our high standards.

DOG SLEDDING
The tour starts with a 75-minute bus transfer between Tromsø and Camp Tamok. The dog sledding itself takes about 2 hours, travelling 10-12 km, where you will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger, switching places half way. No experience is required. Total duration of the tour is 8 hours. Warm clothing and equipment will be provided on location for the activity.

HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE
The cruise includes cabin accommodation (unspecified cabin with windows/port holes) with private facilities, and breakfast is included. All ships have restaurants, a cafeteria, laundry room, WIFI and on-board activities. The Hurtigruten Coastal Voyages are not like conventional cruises as there are 11 different ships that vary in size and age that sail the Norwegian coast on different dates We are unable to offer guaranteed cabin numbers for port-to-port and short voyages (less than 5 nights). You can disembark the ship in ports where the stop is for more than 30 minutes.

THE SNOW HOTEL EXPERIENCE
You will be spending one night at the Snow Hotel in one of its incredible ice rooms. Included with your stay at the Snow Hotel are transfers to/from the Snow Hotel, a hotel tour, dinner and a visit to the ice bar. The Snow Hotel consists of 20 dreamlike rooms, uniquely carved by master ice sculptors from around the world.

For those who prefer not staying in an ice room at the Snow Hotel, there is the option of staying in a small cabin, which are comfortable and warm including an amazing panoramic window and lounge where you can feel comfortable while looking for the northern lights. Please select this option from the optional activity if you prefer switching to a cabin.

NORTHERN LIGHTS & WINTER TRAVEL
Travelling in the winter season in Norway is highly recommended and very enjoyable. You will get a chance to see the snow covered landscape, and it‘s not as cold as one would think. For more information about weather conditions, please refer to our Norway travel guide.

In northern Norway, northern lights activity is strongest between mid October to early April. Auroras can only be seen at night if the sky is clear and there is solar activity. Please note that sightings cannot be guaranteed. For more information about northern lights, please refer to the travel guide.

Some of the optional activities are dependent on weather conditions. In the unlikely event that an activity is cancelled due to weather, an alternative will be offered.

WHAT TO PACK

  • Warm winter parka and waterproof pants
  • Sturdy walking shoes with a good tread/grip, preferably insulated
  • Thermal base-layers
  • Mid-layers such as a fleece jacket/wool sweater
  • Insulated gloves, hat and scarfr
  • Camera

DEPOSIT PAYMENT
As this tour includes railway tickets and non-refundable services, we charge upon booking a 50% non-refundable deposit. For more information - click here

CURRENCY RATE
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

You might want to have a look at these

Norway
Best seller
Cruise & Train

13 days / 12 nights

May - Sep

Complete Norway

4068EUR

Eur

Norway
Best seller
Cruise & Train

10 days / 9 nights

May - Sep

Classic Norway

2107EUR

Eur

Norway
Best seller
Cruise & Train

7 days / 6 nights

Jun - Aug

Best of the Norwegian Fjords – Express

Geiranger & Fjord Cruise

1737EUR

Eur

Norway
Best seller
Cruise

10 days / 9 nights

Oct - Mar

Aurora Safari by Rail & Cruise

2617EUR

Eur

We are here to help

Whether you have a single question or a special request, we're here for you.

here to help