20 day In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights

20 day In Search of the Northern Lights tour and Norway Cruise including return flights, spectacular sightseeing, deluxe accommodation, small ship Hurtigruten coastal cruise, meals & more.

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  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
  • In Search of the Northern Lights tour with Norway cruise and flights
 
  • Fantastic organized by Webjet Exclusives. Smooth sailing from the time we booked... Home again safely.
  • Customer service and quality of holiday offered were excellent
  • Boni was very helpful and very contactable and organised the trip in such a way that it all happened seamlessly.

Highlights

 

The trip of a lifetime awaits! Embark on the ultimate adventure with this 20 day In Search of the Northern Lights and Norway Coastal cruise

Walk around fascinating Trondheim, home to Scandinavia’s largest medieval building, cross the magnificent Arctic Circle and prepare to keep your eyes out for the impressive Northern Lights!

Check out the magnificent Lights here, presented by National Geographic: 

View dramatic coastal vistas on our journey through Kirkenes and then experience an incredible Hurtigruten coastal cruise taking in the majestic arctic landscapes.

Train to Helsinki and explore the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia before this unforgettable journey comes to an end.

Your package includes return international flights, in-depth sightseeing, unforgettable experiences, accommodation, Hurtigruten Small Ship Coastal Voyage & more.

See the Inclusions  section for more.

Hurtigruten won Best for Adventure category by the 2016 Cruise Critic UK Editors.  

 
 

Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff – Oslo 

Depart Australia today to begin your incredible Scandinavia & Arctic adventure! 

Day 2: Oslo (D)

On arrival make your own way to the hotel. Tonight, there is an opportunity to meet with your tour guide and fellow travellers to hear about our exciting tour over a Welcome Dinner.

Day 3: Oslo (B)  

After a leisurely breakfast meet the group in the lobby of the hotel for an Oslo grand city tour, taking in all of the must-see sites, like the Fram museum, The Vigeland Park, Viking ship museum, Olso Opera house, Holmenkollen ski Jump and more, using local transport along the way.

Day 4: Oslo – Flam (B,D)  

After an early breakfast we will start our “Norway In a Nutshell”, catching the morning train for the famous rail journey through the Flam Valley, from Oslo to Mrydal. There we change trains to begin the famous Flam Rail, with spectacular fjord views. We will break our journey in Flam spending the evening in this beautiful tiny village.

Day 5: Flam – Bergen (B)  

This morning we start with the Ferry from Flam to Gudvangen, passing through the narrow Naeroy Fjord. From Gudvanger the journey then continues by bus to Voss. Waterfalls line the road as we weave our way through the valley to Voss. There we board a train for the last leg of our “Norway in a Nutshell” journey, arriving into Bergen in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure.

Day 6: Bergen – Norwegian Coastal Voyage (B,D) cruise-icon

This morning is at leisure. In the afternoon, depart from the hotel with an English-speaking guide on a tour of picturesque Bergen. Pass St. Mary’s Church & Haakon Hall. Walk around the colourful and picturesque fish markets and old Hanseatic wharf at Brygge. Visit Troldhaugen, the home of Norway’s most famous composer Edvard Grieg (1843 – 1907). Troldhaugen consists of the Edvard Grieg Museum, Grieg’s villa, the hut where he composed music and his gravesite. The tour ends at Bergen pier where we board our Hurtigruten ship, departing Bergen and heading north towards Floro and Alesund.

Day 7: Alesund (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Today we navigate through the skerries and islands, making several brief calls along the coastline. When we reach Ålesund, the town renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture, there is time to explore this charming town before heading overnight to Trondhiem 

Day 8: Trondheim (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

Our first call of the day is Trondheim, home to the impressive Nidaros Catherdral, Scandinavia’s largest medieval building. This very walkable city is well worth discovering. Trondheim, Norway’s original capital, is nowadays the country’s third-largest city. With wide streets and partly pedestrianised heart, it’s a simply lovely city with a long history. Look out for the storehouses along the river built on wooden stilts that are a colourful contrast to the pure white snow that covers the city during winter. 

Day 9: The Arctic Circle & Lofoten Islands (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Crossing the Arctic Circle is one of the highlights on this journey. The Lofoten Islands are renowned for their small fishing villages surrounded by majestic granite cliffs and white sandy beaches. Lofoten is known for a distinctive scenery with dramatic mountains and peaks, open sea and sheltered bays, beaches and untouched lands. Now we are past the Arctic Circle, your search for the Northern Lights starts to get serious! Start keeping an eye out at night for these incredible light shows. Later enter the dramatic and narrow Raftsund, and if the weather and ice conditions allow, sail to the entrance of the famous Trollfjord. 

Day 10: Tromso (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

After a morning stop in Finnsnes, we continue to the Arctic capital Tromsø. Tromso is the gateway to the Arctic and is a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It is famed as a viewing point for colorful Northern Lights that sometimes light up the nighttime sky. The city’s historic center, on the island of Tromsø, is distinguished by its centuries-old wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stainedglass windows, dominates the skyline. 

Day 11: Honningsvag & the North Cape (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Honningsvåg is the nearest port to the North Cape – at 71° 10’ 21” N, only 2,000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole. Home to just 2,500 permanent inhabitants, Honningsvåg is primarily a fishing community, characterised by brightly painted wooden buildings. Continue on to Kjøllefjord where you might see the Northern Lights on a clear, starlit sky. 

Day 12: Kirkenes – Inari – Saariselka (B,L,D)

Admire the dramatic coastal vistas as we approach Kirkenes where we will be disembarking our Hurtigruten ship in the morning. On arrival we take a short drive through Kirkenes and learn more about it’s history before having a quick stop at the Russian border. After, we make our way towards the Finnish Lapland. We arrive into the small village of Inari which sits on the edge of the wild and beautiful Lake and home to the Finnish Sámi people. Here we visit the SIIDA Sami museum to learn about their culture. After, continue to Saariselka to check-in to your accommodation for the next two nights. 

Day 13: Saariselka (B,L) 

This morning we visit a husky farm*. The barking of enthusiastic dogs will welcome you! The head musher will talk about the life and training of these Arctic animals and we have the chance to take some amazing photos of the breath-taking arctic wilderness. Saariselka is surrounded by unique northern countryside, national parks, lake areas, rivers and highland fells offer a wealth of opportunities for year-round travel. In winter, the Northern Lights dance across the sky up to 200 days a year. Here is where you find the genuine Lapland. 

*For departures from December onwards this visit may include a ride on a husky wagon or sled, however this is weather dependant.

Day 14: Saariselka – Sinnetta (Glass Igloos) (B,D) 

This morning we depart Saariselka, and visit Santa’s Village. Perhaps have a photo with Santa Claus himself! An early afternoon departure from Santa’s Village, we travel to Sinetta and the Arctic Snow Hotel & Igloos for a one night stay in a unique glass-ceilinged igloo which is sure to be one of the highlights of the tour. Admire the night skies and hopefully the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own heated igloo and experience which you’ll remember for the rest of your life! 

Day 15: Glass Igloos – Rovaniemi (B) 

This morning we continue our travel through the Arctic Circle to Rovaniemi. Destroyed in the War in 1944, the town was rebuilt to a plan by Alvar Aalto, with the major streets in the shape of a reindeer’s head and antlers! On arrival, there is free time to explore at your own pace.

Day 16: Rovaniemi – Jarvisydan (B,D) 

This morning we head via coach for Jarvisydan, a hotel resort spa in the Finnish wilderness. In the afternoon you’ll be able to relax and if this takes your fancy, have a spa treatment, or participate in many of the outdoor activities the resort has to offer

Day 17: Jarvisydan – Helsinki (B) 

Today we leave the wilderness via coach and head into the capital of Finland, Helsinki. We should arrive into Helsinki in the afternoon, and we can explore the city with a half day city tour, before checking into our hotel. The rest of the evening is at leisure to explore at your own pace. 

Day 18: Helsinki –cruise-icon– Tallinn –cruise-icon– Helsinki (B,D) 

Today we have an excursion to the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia. Take the ferry across to Tallin to enjoy a combined bus and walking tour of the most interesting parts of the city. Stops will include the baroque Kadriorg Park, Song Festival Grounds and the seaside district of Pirita. Walk through the winding, cobble stoned streets of the Old Town, cross Toompea Hill, before continuing to the Palace of Toompea that today houses the Estonian Parliament ‘Riigikogu. Visit Aleksander Nevskij Cathedral and the Dome Church. There will be time at leisure in Tallinn before boarding your ferry to return to Helsinki. We will farewell the tour tonight at a special farewell dinner.

Day 19: Helsinki – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B) 

Our tour ends after breakfast at the hotel. We hope you have enjoyed your Scandinavian and Arctic experience. At the appropriate time make your own way to the airport to board your flight for your homeward journey. 

Day 20: Australia 

Arrive home today.

Please note: Some flights may arrive 1 day later due to airfare schedules. 

 

 

Inclusions

 

Your package includes return international flights, spectacular sightseeing, deluxe accommodation, Norway Coastal cruise, meals & more…

  • Return international airfares including at least 23kg checked luggage
  • 6-night Hurtigruten Small Ship Coastal Voyage in a Twin Polar Outside Cabin (upgrades available)
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation including an unforgettable luxury, glass-domed Igloo experience to watch the stars as you sleep
  • Daily breakfast, 7 lunches and 12 dinners, including a Viking feast in Flam 
  • Once-in-a-lifetime arctic activities
  • City tours of Oslo, Bergen, Helsinki & Tallinn 
  • Return Ferry ticket to Tallinn
  • Norway in a Nutshell, famous Flam rail journey
  • Coach transfer from Kirkenes to Helsinki
  • English speaking tour guide throughout 
  • Husky Farm Visit (sled ride depending on weather)
  • Visit the Santa Claus village and Siida museum
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • 2019 and 2020 departures available!

Offering the chance to explore Oslo, Norway’s capital, before experiencing the world’s most famous rail journey “The Flam Railway”. Enjoy Hurtigurten’s unique northbound voyage up the coastline of Norway. View the little hamlets, picturesque fjords and if we’re lucky the mysterious Northern Lights. On arrival into the sleepy town of Kirkenes, head south into Finnish Lapland. Imagine lying back in a glass igloo and gazing into the night sky, which is just one of our unique experiences. Head further south to the Finnish Lakes District, in a beautiful log accommodation. Take in Helsinki, Finland’s capital and experience a day trip to the medieval city of Tallinn.

Highlights:

  • Cruise the Norwegian Coastline with spectacular fjords crossing the Arctic Circle in your hunt for the lights
  • Experience the world-famous Flam railway as part of a newly designed Norway-in-a-Nutshell tour inclusion 
  • A night in a unique heated, glass-domed Igloo, where you can lie in bed and gaze at the stars (and if you’re lucky, the Northern Lights), plus a night in the wilderness of the Finnish lakes district 
  • Discovering the Sami culture and remarkable Arctic wildlife of Finnish Lapland
  • A visit to Rovaniemi, the home of Santa Claus and one of Finland’s best skiing areas
  • A traditional husky dog safari through the icy wilderness
  • A day excursion to the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia
  • A complement of “optional excursions” will be made available 6 months prior to the tour departure date

Spaces on these extraordinary tours are strictly limited. Reserve your place today! 

 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $999 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment. 
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/ 
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable. 
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Visas, Tipping and gratuities, Personal expenses, Anything not mentioned or “optional” in the itinerary.

Documentation: 

Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and before 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Single Supplement: 

2019 Departures:

  • Polar Outside Cabin – $2,699 per person, in addition to the twin share price.
  • Arctic Superior Middle Deck Cabin – $2,999 per person, in addition to the twin share price.
  • Arctic Superior Upper Deck Cabin – Not available

2020 Departures:

  • Polar Outside Cabin – $3,499 per person, in addition to the twin share price.
  • Arctic Superior Middle Deck Cabin – $3,599 per person, in addition to the twin share price.
  • Arctic Superior Upper Deck Cabin – Not available

Please purchase one twin share voucher and then purchase your single supplement. You can purchase you single supplement by clicking here

Triple Share: Not available

Group Size: 15 – 35

Children: Minimum age 15 years. Same price as adults. 

Accommodation:

Oslo: Thon Hotel Opera or similar
Flam: Flamsbrygga Hotel or similar
Bergen: Clarion Admiral Hotel or similar
Saariselka: Santa’s Hotel Tunturi or similar
Sinnetta: Arctic Snowhotel & Glass Igloo or similar
Rovaniemi: Sokos Hotel Vaakuna or similar
Jarvisydan: Jarvisydan Hotel spa & resort or similar
Helsinki: Scandic Grand Marina or similar

Cruise:

Cruise: Hurtigruten M/S Trollfjord or M/S Finnmarken M/S Nordkapp 

Please note that if you are requesting a specific cabin number or location, a $350 per cabin charge will apply. This is a charge applied by the cruise company. You will be invoiced accordingly and all requests are subject to availability. If no cabin is requested, then this will be allocated to you on Day 1 of the tour. 

Special Departures: 

December 10 & December 12
SPECIAL DEPARTURE – Spend Christmas in Laplans!
Includes: Christmas Eve & Christmas Dinner in Finnish Lapland.

December 17
SPECIAL DEPARTURE – Spend Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Scandinavia!
Includes Christmas Eve and Christmas Day onboard Hurtigruten and New Year’s Eve in Rovaniemi.

Land Only: Available on request. Please contact customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au with your preferred departure date and cabin type. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates: 

30 September 2019
8 October 2019
22 October 2019
25 October 2019
02 November 2019
10 November 2019
15 November 2019
26 November 2019
02 December 2019
10 December 2019
12 December 2019
17 December 2019
03 January 2020
08 January 2020
14 January 2020
25 January 2020
03 February 2020
05 February 2020
16 February 2020
17 February 2020
27 February 2020
04 March 2020
15 March 2020
20 March 2020

Please note: Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and not guaranteed.

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure.

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details.

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button.

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfares with Qatar Airways, Emirates Airlines, Etihad Airways or similar 
  • Including minimum 23kg of checked baggage per passenger (actual limit is subject to airline).
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. 
  • Flights cannot be used one-way only

Flights:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline. These changes are beyond our control and will be confirmed upon booking.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights.
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Schedule Changes: 

  • Airline schedule changes or cancellations can happen from time to time and are beyond our control. The customer is responsible for reviewing their flight schedule prior to their departure. Webjet Exclusives endeavours to assist customers where possible, however should any change or cancellation occur, please contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Flight Variations:

Option 1: Arrive early and/or extend your stay post tour with the promotional airline

  • Please select how many days you want to arrive early and/or extend your stay by on your Booking Form. 
  • Flights will arrive into the city as per the tour itinerary and depart from the city as per tour itinerary. Customers cannot choose another airport or city for their arrival and/or departure.
  • All flights will be booked with the promotional airfare available at the time of booking – for your choice of preferred airline or cabin class, please see below.
  • Your flight request is subject to availability and if the promotional airfare is not available, you will be quoted the fare difference.
  • Your varied flight itinerary will not be provided in advance of ticketing and once your flights have been ticketed, no further changes can be made.
  • If you are wishing to arrange internal flights, this must be arranged at your own expense. Webjet Exclusives cannot assist with the purchase of additional flights outside of the itinerary.
  • Webjet Exclusives are unable to provide any additional accommodation outside of the tour itinerary and this will need to be arranged at your own expense. By arriving early and/or extending your departure date, you will also forfeit the included airport transfers (if applicable) and will need to make your own way to and/or from the airport at your own expense.

 Option 2: Upgrade to Premium Economy or Business Class (where available)

  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person, plus additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase.
  • If you have a preferred airline for your upgrade quote, please mention this in the Special Request field of your Booking Form. If no specific airline is requested, the best available fare will be quoted to you.
  • Your quote will not be provided immediately and will be processed in departure date order only after the final payment.
  • The quote will be sent via email only and will include clear instructions on how to make payment. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will cause the quote to expire, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the promotional airfare included in your packages.
  • If also choosing to arrival early and/or extend your stay, this will be quoted to you in conjunction with your preferred airline request.

 Should you be unsatisfied with the quote provided for your cabin upgrade, you can opt to:

1. Travel with the group as per the tour itinerary on the promotional airfare or;
2.Take the package as Land Only and receive a refund of the Land Only discount, if available.

Once your flights have been confirmed and ticketed, no further changes can be made and your booking will remain non-refundable.

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international airfares
  • 6-night Hurtigruten Small Ship Coastal Voyage
  • 11 nights’ twin share accommodation 
  • Unforgettable luxury, glass-domed Igloo experience
  • Daily breakfast, 7 lunches and 12 dinners
  • City tours of Oslo, Bergen, Helsinki & Tallinn 
  • Return Ferry ticket to Tallinn
  • Norway in a Nutshell, famous Flam rail journey
  • English speaking tour guide throughout 
  • Visit the Santa Claus village and Siida museum
  • All entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • 2019 and 2020 departures available!
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