Paradise Across The Arctic By Cruise, Explore The Northern Lights And Snow Hotel
Paradise Across The Arctic By Cruise, Explore The Northern Lights And Snow Hotel
from EURO 1669- Per Person on a Twin / Double Sharing
08 Days / 07 Nights
The tour will start from Oslo and take you to Svolvær, the Panoramic Capital of Lofoten Islands. Lofoten is often referred to as the ‘Paradise across the Arctic’ because of its dramatic beauty. From the city of Svolvær will you board the world famous Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage that will take you through various port of calls of beautiful unknown small towns and villages of Arctic region, and also to the famous Arctic cities including the city of Tromsø. The Voyage will continue to Kirkenes via North cape 71° North – The north most point of Europe. The package includes visit to the Snow hotel in Kirkenes and a 3 course dinner in the restaurant. You will be sailing through Northern Norway and have a good chance to explore the Northern lights.
PS: Northern lights is a natural Phenomenon, and no one can guarantee its occurrence.
Tour Departure & Return
The Tour has been recommended from Oslo. We can rearrange the place of start and the itinerary as per your requirement
Please arrive by the time provided in the itinerary
.4 Nights Quality accommodation in Standard Rooms (As Scandinavia does not have any star standards, Quality can be 3-4 star European Standards)
.3 Night Accommodation inside cabins with limited/No View with private facilities in Hurtigruten Cruise ship (Upgrade possible. You will receive options from us on other room/Upgrade categories)
.Visit to Snowhotel in Kirkenes
.71° North Cape excursion via Honningsvåg
.All meals onboard Hurtigruten
.A three course Dinner and a welcome drink at Snow hotel in Kirkenes
.To and fro transfer from Kirkenes hotel to Snow Hotel
.All Taxes and Service charge
.A big smile 😊
.Airfare to and fro Norway.
.Domestic Airfare (We can assist in booking the flights. The flights can cost between Nok 500-2000 depending upon the price booking mechanism or as per availability).
.Local Travel costs
.Meals and beverages unless those specified here
.Activities unless specified here
.Sightseeing/Local Transfers (unless specified)
.Personal Travel Insurance
.Last minute surprises
Approximately 8:30 PM
Breakfast ; Arrival Svolvær ; Day at leisure
Hurtigruten Cruise- Lofoten
Breakfast ; Explore Svolvær ; In the evening embark Hurtigruten Cruise. Overnight onboard Hurtigruten
Tromsø- Hurtigruten Cruise
All meals ; Tromsø- ; OnboardHurtigruten Cruise
Honningsvåg- Hurtigruten Cruise
All meals ; Honningsvåg- North cape expedtition ; Onboard Hurtigruten Cruise
Breakfast ;Arrival Kirkenes ; Snow hotel Visit ; 3 course Dinner ; Overnight in a hotel in Kirkenes.
Breakfast ; Arrival Oslo ; Explore at your pace.
Day 01 Arrival to the city of Nobel Peace Prize- Oslo
Arrival in the Capital city of one of most Peaceful countries on earth -Oslo. We will book an airport hotel today, as tomorrow you will be required to catch an early morning flight for your Arctic adventure.
If you wish to go to the city center, the Airport Express train will take only 20 minutes to take you there.
Enjoy your day at leisure in Oslo. Overnight in Oslo
Day 02 Welcome to the Capital of Lofoten Islands- Svolvær
Today you will take the flight to the breath-taking city of Svolvær located in the Lofoton Islands. Take some good reading material or download a nice movie, as the flight can have a stopover as well. But all stopovers here are worth stopping for. (You are kindly required to book flights yourself ; If you need our assistance we can book the flights for you at no extra charge. The Flights can cost between Nok 500-2000,- depending upon the price booking mechanism)
Arrival at Svolvær Airport and check inn to accommodation. You can take a taxi transfer to your hotel. In Svolvær, nothing is far.
Welcome to a dramatically beautiful destination you'll never forget. North of the Arctic Circle, the Lofoten region Consists of a series of rugged islands off the coast of northern Norway. The picturesque archipelago is made up of four main islands - Austvågøya, Vestvågøya, Moskenesøya and Flakstadøya - as well as countless other smaller (but Equally enchanting) isles.
Overnight in Svolvær.
Day 03 Explore the most beautiful city, often referred to as ‘Paradise across the Arctic’, night cruise departure
Enjoy your ‘Arctic’ buffet breakfast and Explore this Panoramic capital city at your pace.
The area is known for its spectacular scenery, pristine environment and excellent fishing. Lofoten is an ideal place to see the magnificent northern lights and experience the midnight sun. It also Provides a fascinating insight into Norway's past and the fishing trade That plays a vital role in the nation's history. But, before you embark on the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage we’ve compiled a list of recommended attractions you can see. All these attractions are at walkable distances.
Lofoten Wall (mountain chain)
Town of Svolvær
RIB boat Safari, saltstraumen (depends on the season)
Lofoten Viking feast.
Trollfjorden (Seasonal activity)
Trollfjorden (from April, depending on ice/snow)
After your day well spent, in the evening around 21.00 will you Board the world famous Hurtigruten Cruise.
Boarding begins at 21.00 for the departure at 22.00
Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.
Day 04 Cruise Vesterålen Islands to the Arctic Capital of Tromsø
The Cruise during the morning hours will briefly dock at Risøyhamn, Harstad and Finnsnes. The sailing then continues to the city of Tromsø, often referred to as the `Capital of the Arctic’. You can try many of the winter activities here in Tromsø as your cruise will dock in the afternoon and will disembark in the evening. You can select from many of the winter activities. You can inform us incase you are interested in booking any of these activities in Tromsø
Optional Shore Excursions:
Whale Watching (only sold onboard)
The Arctic Capital Tromsø
Dog Sledding, Tromsø
Scenery & Huskies, Tromsø
Polar History Walk, Tromsø
You will be served lunch and dinner onboard.
Overnight onboard Hurtigruten.
Day 05 North Cape at 71° North – The north most point of Europe – Cruise to Kirkenes
Wake up to beautiful scenery of the Norwegian coast. Enjoy your Hurtigruten breakfast and get ready to visit the northernmost point on the European continent, North Cape the 71° north experience. See the Vertical cliff above the Arctic Ocean.
You will disembark at Honningsvåg for your North cape excursion. Your Bus will be waiting for you, departure time approx. 11.30 in the morning. During this 3 Hours excursion (Return/embark Honningsvåg : 14.30) you will visit the iconic `globe´ sculpture along the cliff , don’t forget to take selfies with this Iconic landmark. You also can visit the North cape hall that has been built partially into the cliff, here you can buy local souvenirs and watch a short film about the Local Finnmark region.
Spend another night on board the cruise ship.
Day 06 End of Scenic Cruise Journey. Welcome to Kirkenes. EnjoyKing Crab safari on Snowmobile/Hunting the Northern lights Snowmobile Safari
Wake up to the amazing winter dream land scenery around you and enjoy your Hurtigruten breakfast.
Your ship’s arrival to this Cold Town of North Norway, Kirkenes is scheduled at 9:00 in the morning. Kirkenes, in northern Norway is a town located in Finnmark county and shares borders with both Russia and Finland. Though the town has only 3,000 inhabitants but has many offerings through its culture and offerings.
Take a Transfer to your Hotel in Kirkenes.
( Add on : You can add an Arctic Animal and Transport experience. We can arrange for a Husky Dog Sled Tour. In the afternoon at around 13:00 hrs your Huskies will be waiting for you. You can today along with your friendly Huskies travel the wilderness of Kirkenes on a two hour tour. Enjoy the frozen fjords and landscapes covered in snow and meet the locals. The musher will drive the sledge so that you can enjoy the ride and the Journey. )
In the evening at 1700 you will be transferred for your trip to the astonishing Snow Hotel and all its wonders. You can feed the resident reindeers at the Snowhotel while your host will take you for a tour of this manmade marvel. Enjoy your 3-course dinner at the hotel. Around 21:00 will you be transferred back to your Hotel.
Overnight in a Hotel in Kirkenes. (Add on : Book an overnight at the Snow Hotel)
Day 07 Fly Back to Oslo
After your Arctic Breakfast at the hotel. Take a transfer to airport for your flight back to Oslo. (You are kindly required to book flights yourself ; If you need our assistance we can book the flights for you. The Flights can cost between Nok 500-2000,- depending upon the price booking mechanism.)
Arrival at Oslo airport, from here can you either take a taxi or the Airport express train (flytoget, it takes only 20 mins to the City center). Overnight at a centrally located hotel in Oslo. You can enjoy some of the attractions :
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Viking Ship Museum
Oslo Opera House
Holmenkollen Ski Jump
You can choose from many of the restaurants located in the city. The Nobel Peace Prize host city has maintained a very good balance between urbanization and eco friendliness. Oslo has been judged as Europe’s green capital city and perhaps the only capital city that has the magnificent Fjord on one side and forested ridges on the other. The city has excellent locations and offers unique photo opportunities.
After your Local Norwegian Dinner, Enjoy the night life of Oslo and Overnight in Oslo.
Day 08 End of the Journey but a beginning of a new relation with Norway. Departure from Oslo
As they say, that the first hello and the last goodbye is the most difficult part. Departure with fond memories as per your own itinerary.
Enjoy your ‘Scandinavian’ Breakfast and take the airport express train to Gardermoen airport (If you want our assistance in booking the airport transfer, please do let us know)