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Hurtigruten Ships - 590 Guests

Follow The Lights (Southbound)

16 Day. Finland to Norway (Incl. RAIL) 2024-2025

We begin from Helsinki on this southbound search for the Aurora Borealis. During the voyage we cross Finland and Norway, visit charming hamlets, and sail through picturesque fjords, all the while making the most of plentiful opportunities to see the magnificent Northern Lights. Along the way, rest within accommodation befitting to its surrounds and activities that incorporates recreation and culture. Your journey also includes the amazing journey by rail, coach and ferry on the famous ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ route between Bergen and Oslo.

DEPARTURES 2024
October: 7., 12.
November: 11., 18.
December: 10., 14.

DEPARTURES 2025
January: 30.
February: 8., 19.
March: 12.

SHIPS:
MS Polarlys, MS Richard With, MS Kong Harald, MS Nordkapp



 

 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Voyage north along Norway's coast under the dancing skies of the Northern Lights, passing through quaint ports and communities, more than 100 fjords and 1,000 mountains.
  • Learn about the local Sami culture and how they lived and thrived in the Arctic wilderness, with visits to SIIDA Museum, a Husky sledge ride and Reindeer Safari.
  • Journey through a Norwegian winter wonderland onboard, one of the world's most scenic railway trips, The Flam Railway from Oslo to Bergen via Flam and Voss.

DATES / RATES

Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
Oct 07, 2024Dec 14, 20246072 USD 6072 USD
Jan 30, 2025Mar 12, 20256371 USD 6371 USD
// Rates are listed per person in USD
Start DateEnd DateFrom EURFrom USD
Oct 07, 2024Dec 14, 20246072 USD 6072 USD
Jan 30, 2025Mar 12, 20256371 USD 6371 USD


ITINERARY

Day 1:Flight Day
Day 2:Arrive in Helsinki
Day 3:Helsinki
Day 4:Helsinki - Rovaniemi
Day 5:Rovaniemi
Day 6:Rovaniemi - Saariselkä
Day 7:Saariselkä – Inari - Kirkenes
Day 8:Kirkenes – Berlevåg
Day 9:Mehamn – Tromsø
Day 10:Finnsnes – Stamsund
Day 11:Bodø – Rørvik
Day 12:Trondheim – Ålesund
Day 13:Ålesund – Bergen
Day 14:Bergen
Day 15:Bergen – Oslo
Day 16:Flight out of Oslo
Day 17-18:In Transit

Hurtigruten Ships (Expedition, 590-guests)

Hurtigruten has a fleet of coastal ships that have their own onboard Expedition Team and serve as a university at sea. Interesting lectures, presentations and activities inside as well as out on the sun deck of the ships make it an exciting and educational journey. Topics depend on the season and the waters the ships sail in. The Expedition Team hosts a lecture and presentation program and evening gatherings daily. Out on deck you may participate in live points of interest to learn more about the nature, culture and other phenomena we encounter along the coast.

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WHAT'S INCLUDED

What’s included
  • 4-star accommodation standard
  • 8 nights hotel accommodation (1 night in Aurora cabin)
  • 5 nights cruise accommodation in a cabin category of your choice
  • Breakfast daily, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • City Tours of Helsinki, Bergen & Oslo
  • Norway in a Nutshell: Flåm Railway journey and fjord cruise on UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord
  • First class touring coach from Rovaniemi to Kirkenes
  • English speaking tour manager from start to finish
  • Reindeer Safari (sled ride – dependent on weather)
  • Husky Safari (sled ride – dependent on weather)
  • Newly-renovated Siida museum visit
  • Luggage service from hotel in Bergen to hotel in Oslo (1 bag per person)
  • Luggage service at all hotels (starting with luggage OUT in Helsinki and ending with luggage IN, in Oslo)
  • Welcome drink at Snow Hotel
  • Entrance to Troldhaugen (Edvard Grieg home – Bergen)

Not Included
  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners
  • Travel insurance
  • Luggage handling other than those specified
  • Beverages with meals on the land based portion tour

Notes
  • Prices are in USD per person based on two people travelling together sharing a twin cabin
  • Not all cabin categories are available for all departures
  • Single cabin pricing available on request
  • Hurtigruten has a flexible pricing system and all prices are capacity controlled and subject to availability.
  • Northern Lights Promise: If the Northern Lights are not recorded during your Follow The Lights tour, including land component, we’ll offer a free northbound or southbound voyage. T&Cs apply.
  • We recommend bringing a backpack or small bag for the Bergen to Oslo leg of your tour, as you will not have access to your luggage during the day
  • A number of optional excursions may be offered throughout your journey by your tour leader or while on board the ship
  • Additional pre and post accommodation is available, please contact our friendly customer sales team for more information

 

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