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Midnight Sun Cruise

This summer cruise through the Norwegian fjords takes you to the northern part of Norway, deep inside the Arctic Circle.

Overview

Leave your body clock at home; it simply won’t work here as day and night become one.

This relaxing summer cruise takes your from Tromsø, the capital of Arctic Norway, through the northern Norwegian fjords deep inside the Arctic Circle towards Kirkenes and the Russian border. During the summer months the sun never sets as this is the land of the midnight sun and wearing sun glasses at midnight is one of the most common yet surreal experiences. It will leave you wanting to visit more of this wonderful and fragile part of the world.

The best time to see the midnight sun is in late May, June, July and early August when the sun does not set and may simply cast a beautiful yellow light across the night sky.

During your cruise there are several optional excursions, including breakfast at the North Cape and a great sea kayaking experience in Tromsø.

There are many stops and excursions on the way and you may wish to use the cruise as a hop on / hop off service. As Scandinavian travel specialists, we can combine many of our holidays in Norway - please ask!

Itinerary

6 nights (2 in Tromso, 3 on board, 1 in Tromso)

Day 1
Flights from UK to Tromso (usually via Oslo)
Airport coach transfer to Tromso centre
Check in to your hotel
Time to explore Tromso

Day 2
Breakfast at your hotel
Time to explore Tromso, the history & culture

Day 3
Breakfast at your hotel
Time to explore Tromso, the history & culture
1830 depart on the Hurtigruten Coastal steamer
3 course evening meal on board

Day 4
Breakfast on board
A day at leisure enjoying the views
Enjoy some optional excursions
3 course evening meal

Day 5
Breakfast on board
0900 arrival in Kirkenes
Optional excursions
1230 depart from Kirkenes
3 course evening meal

Day 6
Breakfast on board
Day at leisure & optional activities
3 course evening meal
2345 arrival in Tromso
Check in to your hotel

Day 7
Breakfast at hotel
Airport Coach transfer to airport
Flights back to UK (usually via Oslo)

Times are approx.


6 nights (2 in Tromso, 2 on board, 2 in Kirkenes)

Day 1
Flights from UK to Tromso (usually via Oslo)
Airport coach transfer to Tromso centre
Check in to your hotel
Time to explore Tromso

Day 2
Breakfast at your hotel
Time to explore Tromso, the history & culture

Day 3
Breakfast at your hotel
Time to explore Tromso, the history & culture
1830 depart on the Hurtigruten coastal steamer
3 course evening meal on board

Day 4
Breakfast on board
A day at leisure enjoying the views
Enjoy some optional excursions
3 course evening meal

Day 5
Breakfast on board
0900 arrival in Kirkenes
Self transfer to your hotel in Kirkenes
Check in
Time to explore

Day 6
Breakfast at your hotel
Day at leisure to explore Kirkenes
Learn more about the history of WWII

Day 7
Breakfast at your hotel
Self transfer to Kirkenes airport
Flights back to the UK via Oslo

Times are approx.

Accommodation

Clarion Collection Hotel With - Tromsø

Clarion Collection Hotel With is located on the quayside in the centre of Tromso and just 70m from the airport transfer bus. As a Clarion Collection Hotel, afternoon waffles and a simple evening buffet are included during your stay. One of the most popular hotels in Tromso. To guarantee a harbour view room please upgrade to a superior room. 

Click on the image for more photos.

 

 

Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer - typical cabins

A fleet of 11 ships cruise the beautiful Norwegian fjords taking you through breathtaking scenery and giving you the opportunity to see natural phenomena, such as the midnight sun and the Northern Lights from Bergen in the south to Kirkenes in the far north.

The journey is quite spectacular and you won't spend much time in your cabin. You must be on deck or in the panoramic lounges to witness this jaw-dropping scenery. Click on the photo to the left to see the typical cabins on board.

You are generally accommodated in an unspecified outside cabin which may have llimited views. We do recommend upgrading to a cabin with an unobstructed view.

Activities & Excursions

Hurtigruten - Tromsø to Tromsø via Kirkenes 2017

6A The North Cape
Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape on your journey to the North Cape.  This area is a fascinating region of overlapping Sami, Russian and Finnish cultures. You may see herds of grazing reindeer on your way to this world-famous cliff face, rising 307 metres out of the Arctic Ocean.  
Available: Daily
Duration: 3hr 
Price: £128 pp

6B Birdwatching Safari          
This fabulous avian safari takes you deep into exotic Finnmark by small boat. From the hamlet of Gjesvær you will visit Finnmark’s largest puffin colony. Kittiwakes, sea eagles, guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, Arctic skuas, northern fulmars and Brünnich’s guillemots are all common sights. 
Available: 1 May-31 Aug
Duration: 3hr 
Price: £133 pp

6C A Taste of Lapland
Meet a traditional Sami family in traditional dress, try your hand at lassoing reindeer and listen to the raw emotion of Sami song (joik). 
Available: 10 May-10 Sep
Duration: 2hr30 
Price: £86 pp

7A The Russian Border
On this exploratory excursion, you travel to the Russian border. You won’t be able to cross but taking pictures and buying Russian souvenirs is common. Start with a short tour of Kirkenes before going farther afield, travelling by bus through surprisingly fertile landscape and seek out a view point across the town.
Available: Daily
Duration: 2hr 
Price: £61 pp

8A Breakfast at the North Cape
Do not be put off by the tour’s early departure time: mornings at North Cape are very special: 1,000 feet above the churning Arctic Ocean, with dazzling sunlight dancing across the horizon and a hearty breakfast. 
Available: 8 May-7 Oct
Duration: 6hr 
Price: £170 pp

8B Hammerfest
Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world and together with Vardø also the oldest town in northern Norway. From the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society, the bus takes you to the Meridian monument, which is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage. The column symbolizes the first official measurement of the exact size and shape of the earth.
Available: 1 May-15 Sep
Duration: 1hr 
Price: £40 pp

Tromsø - Summer

With such a vast array of activities from walking, kayaking, cruises, cyclingand numerous local attractions it is not possible for us as a small company to feature all the activities here. We recommend you visit the Tromsø tourist website for a full range of activities.

Dates

This cruise is available ....

As a midnight sun cruise this is available late May, June, July & to mid-August

It is a Northern Lights cruise from October to March!

Prices

6 nights - Tromso & Cruise
from £1850 per person (peak season price - Jun & Jul)
from £655 single supplement

Includes
Flights from UK to Tromso
Airport coach transfer in Tromso
2 nights b&b in Tromso
3 night cruise in unspecified outside cabin - half board
1 night b&b Tromso
Airport coach transfer to airport
Flights to UK

Hurtigruten upgrades
Upgrade to an Artic Superior Cabin from £275pp



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Information

Overview

Leave your body clock at home; it simply won’t work here as day and night become one.

This relaxing summer cruise takes your from Tromsø, the capital of Arctic Norway, through the northern Norwegian fjords deep inside the Arctic Circle towards Kirkenes and the Russian border. During the summer months the sun never sets as this is the land of the midnight sun and wearing sun glasses at midnight is one of the most common yet surreal experiences. It will leave you wanting to visit more of this wonderful and fragile part of the world.

The best time to see the midnight sun is in late May, June, July and early August when the sun does not set and may simply cast a beautiful yellow light across the night sky.

During your cruise there are several optional excursions, including breakfast at the North Cape and a great sea kayaking experience in Tromsø.

There are many stops and excursions on the way and you may wish to use the cruise as a hop on / hop off service. As Scandinavian travel specialists, we can combine many of our holidays in Norway - please ask!

Itinerary

6 nights (2 in Tromso, 3 on board, 1 in Tromso)

Day 1
Flights from UK to Tromso (usually via Oslo)
Airport coach transfer to Tromso centre
Check in to your hotel
Time to explore Tromso

Day 2
Breakfast at your hotel
Time to explore Tromso, the history & culture

Day 3
Breakfast at your hotel
Time to explore Tromso, the history & culture
1830 depart on the Hurtigruten Coastal steamer
3 course evening meal on board

Day 4
Breakfast on board
A day at leisure enjoying the views
Enjoy some optional excursions
3 course evening meal

Day 5
Breakfast on board
0900 arrival in Kirkenes
Optional excursions
1230 depart from Kirkenes
3 course evening meal

Day 6
Breakfast on board
Day at leisure & optional activities
3 course evening meal
2345 arrival in Tromso
Check in to your hotel

Day 7
Breakfast at hotel
Airport Coach transfer to airport
Flights back to UK (usually via Oslo)

Times are approx.


6 nights (2 in Tromso, 2 on board, 2 in Kirkenes)

Day 1
Flights from UK to Tromso (usually via Oslo)
Airport coach transfer to Tromso centre
Check in to your hotel
Time to explore Tromso

Day 2
Breakfast at your hotel
Time to explore Tromso, the history & culture

Day 3
Breakfast at your hotel
Time to explore Tromso, the history & culture
1830 depart on the Hurtigruten coastal steamer
3 course evening meal on board

Day 4
Breakfast on board
A day at leisure enjoying the views
Enjoy some optional excursions
3 course evening meal

Day 5
Breakfast on board
0900 arrival in Kirkenes
Self transfer to your hotel in Kirkenes
Check in
Time to explore

Day 6
Breakfast at your hotel
Day at leisure to explore Kirkenes
Learn more about the history of WWII

Day 7
Breakfast at your hotel
Self transfer to Kirkenes airport
Flights back to the UK via Oslo

Times are approx.

Accomodation

Clarion Collection Hotel With - Tromsø

Clarion Collection Hotel With is located on the quayside in the centre of Tromso and just 70m from the airport transfer bus. As a Clarion Collection Hotel, afternoon waffles and a simple evening buffet are included during your stay. One of the most popular hotels in Tromso. To guarantee a harbour view room please upgrade to a superior room. 

Click on the image for more photos.

 

 

Hurtigruten Coastal Steamer - typical cabins

A fleet of 11 ships cruise the beautiful Norwegian fjords taking you through breathtaking scenery and giving you the opportunity to see natural phenomena, such as the midnight sun and the Northern Lights from Bergen in the south to Kirkenes in the far north.

The journey is quite spectacular and you won't spend much time in your cabin. You must be on deck or in the panoramic lounges to witness this jaw-dropping scenery. Click on the photo to the left to see the typical cabins on board.

You are generally accommodated in an unspecified outside cabin which may have llimited views. We do recommend upgrading to a cabin with an unobstructed view.

Excursions

Hurtigruten - Tromsø to Tromsø via Kirkenes 2017

6A The North Cape
Enjoy the magnificent sub-Arctic landscape on your journey to the North Cape.  This area is a fascinating region of overlapping Sami, Russian and Finnish cultures. You may see herds of grazing reindeer on your way to this world-famous cliff face, rising 307 metres out of the Arctic Ocean.  
Available: Daily
Duration: 3hr 
Price: £128 pp

6B Birdwatching Safari          
This fabulous avian safari takes you deep into exotic Finnmark by small boat. From the hamlet of Gjesvær you will visit Finnmark’s largest puffin colony. Kittiwakes, sea eagles, guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, Arctic skuas, northern fulmars and Brünnich’s guillemots are all common sights. 
Available: 1 May-31 Aug
Duration: 3hr 
Price: £133 pp

6C A Taste of Lapland
Meet a traditional Sami family in traditional dress, try your hand at lassoing reindeer and listen to the raw emotion of Sami song (joik). 
Available: 10 May-10 Sep
Duration: 2hr30 
Price: £86 pp

7A The Russian Border
On this exploratory excursion, you travel to the Russian border. You won’t be able to cross but taking pictures and buying Russian souvenirs is common. Start with a short tour of Kirkenes before going farther afield, travelling by bus through surprisingly fertile landscape and seek out a view point across the town.
Available: Daily
Duration: 2hr 
Price: £61 pp

8A Breakfast at the North Cape
Do not be put off by the tour’s early departure time: mornings at North Cape are very special: 1,000 feet above the churning Arctic Ocean, with dazzling sunlight dancing across the horizon and a hearty breakfast. 
Available: 8 May-7 Oct
Duration: 6hr 
Price: £170 pp

8B Hammerfest
Hammerfest is the northernmost town in the world and together with Vardø also the oldest town in northern Norway. From the Royal and Ancient Polar Bear Society, the bus takes you to the Meridian monument, which is on the UNESCO list of World Heritage. The column symbolizes the first official measurement of the exact size and shape of the earth.
Available: 1 May-15 Sep
Duration: 1hr 
Price: £40 pp

Tromsø - Summer

With such a vast array of activities from walking, kayaking, cruises, cyclingand numerous local attractions it is not possible for us as a small company to feature all the activities here. We recommend you visit the Tromsø tourist website for a full range of activities.

Dates

This cruise is available ....

As a midnight sun cruise this is available late May, June, July & to mid-August

It is a Northern Lights cruise from October to March!

Prices

6 nights - Tromso & Cruise
from £1850 per person (peak season price - Jun & Jul)
from £655 single supplement

Includes
Flights from UK to Tromso
Airport coach transfer in Tromso
2 nights b&b in Tromso
3 night cruise in unspecified outside cabin - half board
1 night b&b Tromso
Airport coach transfer to airport
Flights to UK

Hurtigruten upgrades
Upgrade to an Artic Superior Cabin from £275pp



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