Northern Lights At The Top Of The World

Norwegian Peninsula

Norwegian Peninsula

See the dancing Northern Lights at the top of the world in Norway

Hurtigruten Fjord Cruise

Hurtigruten Fjord Cruise

Sail North Along The Norwegian Coast

Mush Your Own Team Of Dogs!

Mush Your Own Team Of Dogs!

Join A Husky Safari In Tromso

Waterside Rorbu

Waterside Rorbu

Enjoy A Night At The Tiny Fishing Village Of Mehamn

A Night At The Snow Hotel Kirkenes

A Night At The Snow Hotel Kirkenes

Stay In A Sculpted Snow Room

Northern Lights At The Top Of The World

 

Sail around the top of the Norwegian peninsula for a special adventure. As your journey is entirely inside the Arctic Circle you maximise your chances of seeing the Northern Lights. Navigate the fjords of the Norwegian coast, journey to NordKapp, the most northerly point of mainland Europe, snowmobile across Arctic tundra and sleep on ice in the world’s most northerly snow hotel. Mush huskies, or fish for King Crabs, cook reindeer over an open fire in a Sami Lavvu and much more besides.
Day 1 UK – Tromsø
Fly to Tromsø, the self-styled Capital of the Northern Lights. Transfer by ‘Flybuss’ and overnight at the Clarion Collection Hotel With. Light buffet supper served until 9pm.
 
Day 2 – Tromsø & Hurtigruten
Day at leisure in this vibrant town. The Arctic and Polaria museums showcase the exploits of Polar Explorers Nansen & Amundsen and the Fjellheisen cable car to Mount Storsteinen offers a superb panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. Board your Hurtigruten ship for the late afternoon departure. Sail north along the fjord-indented coast towards Honningsvåg whilst enjoying a dinner sourced from Norway’s natural coastal kitchen. Overnight on board.
 
Day 3 Honningsvåg, North Cape and Mehamn
On your arrival at Honningsvåg you disembark, travelling by bus, crossing the 71st parallel to the vertical cliffs of the North Cape. Labelled Europe’s northernmost point (even though it isn’t), the sheer rock face rises over 300m from the depths of the Arctic Ocean. There is time for photographic opportunities and a visit to the North Cape Hall, where you can enjoy a bite to eat. Return to Honningsvåg to re-join the ship in order to sail across Kjøllefjord, whereupon you join a snowmobile safari across the Nordkyn peninsula, to the tiny fishing village of Mehamn. Supper, sauna and overnight in a fjord-side Rorbu in the world’s most northerly fishing village.
 
Day 4 Kirkenes
You will have time to savour this uniquely remote and rugged spot overlooking the Barents Sea before re-joining the Hurtigruten boat and cruising onwards to Kirkenes on the Norwegian/Russian border. Overnight on board.
 
Day 5 SnowHotel Kirkenes
Disembark and transfer to the SnowHotel Kirkenes. After donning your protective thermal suits, you will be taken guide will help you draw up the pods containing the King Crabs complete with their impressive 2-metre wide claw span. You will return to the quayside to cook and enjoy this delicacy. A welcome drink waits back at the SnowHotel before a 3-course supper. Let us hope that you catch the Northern Lights before retiring to your snow suite.
 
Day 6 UK
Warm up with a sauna before breakfast and transfer to the airport in time for your flight back to the UK.
Clarion Collection Hotel With
Clarion Collection Hotel With
The Clarion Collection Hotel With has a waterfront location near the Polar Museum, Mack’s Pub and Brewery and the Arctic Cathedral. Warm Scandinavian décor and friendly staff add to the charm of this property. Upgrade to harbour view rooms for fantastic views. Complimentary afternoon waffles and light evening buffet supper included.
• Waterfront location • 76 rooms • Bar & Restaurant
Hurtigruten Fjord Cruise
Hurtigruten

Norway’s everyday maritime bus service dropping off people, post and packing cases all along the coast.The ships in Hurtigruten's 11-strong fleet vary in size and age but they all maintain the same welcoming, relaxed and intimate atmosphere on board. From the larger, more modern Trollfjord and Midnatsol (2002/3) to the traditional heritage vessels Nordstjernen (1956) and Lofoten (1962), every ship provides its own intimate and unique travel experience.From the privacy and comfort of your cabin to the open spaces of the public decks, the emphasis of every Hurtigruten  voyage is informality, relaxation and enjoying the spectacle of the ever-changing  scenery. Whilst the level of service  and your experience are the same, the ships differ from each other greatly. The older heritage vessels will take you back to the golden age of Hurtigruten with their wooden  panelling and more classical design whilst the artwork, facilities and size of the larger, newer vessels give you more deck space, larger public areas and even the opportunity to enjoy out outdoor Jacuzzis when you are deep in the Arctic Circle.

Mehamn Rorbu
Mehamn Rorbu

Fjord side fisherman’s huts alongside the pier in the world’s most northerly fishing village (pop 900). The just 5 huts are built in traditional Rorbuer style with all mod cons. Each has 3 separate bedrooms, a small living room and private WC/shower. Not surprisingly the restaurant here specializes in fish including King Crab from the Barents Sea. Owned and run by Vidar Karlstad, a native born and bred in the village who styles himself as Vidar the Viking and also doubles up as the flight controller at the airport.

Snow Hotel Kirkenes
Snow Hotel Kirkenes
At 69°N, the SnowHotel Kirkenes is the world’s most northerly snow hotel. Located alongside the Langfjorden 400km north of the Arctic Circle, it is at the apex of Scandinavia where Norway meets Russia and Finland. The resort has a wealth of facilities including 2 restaurants in a beautifully renovated barn, a bar and sauna. With just 20 ice suites the ‘boutique nature’ of the property has been retained. Intricately carved ice art designed by sculptors from the Chinese city of Harbin (home of the renowned Ice & Snow Festival) illuminate and adorn the public areas. Each ice room is a small treasure, which feature double frame beds surrounded by ice blocks topped with thermal insulation and reindeer pelts. The SnowHotel Kirkenes are also delighted to offer ‘Gamme Cabins’ loosely based on the traditional Sami hunting and fishing hut that you find in the wilderness. Developed in conjunction with Swiss architects, these strikingly simple private cabins offer under floor heating, en-suite Villeroy & Boch bathroom, separate seating area with Aurora panoramic window. Ideal for romantics and those wanting an alternative to the cold accommodation