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Northern Lights Discovery Cruise & Scandinavia Stays
Northern Lights Promise
Price from
$7,299pp
Promo code:
NTR2363
Duration
16 nights
Departing
19 Feb 2020

Your Experience:

  • All flights, taxes & transfers
  • 2 night hotel stay in Copenhagen
  • 1 night hotel stay in Bergen
  • 11 night full-board cruise of Norway & the Arctic on board ms Kong Harald with all meals
  • Northern Lights Promise - Receive a free Hurtigruten voyage if the Northern Lights do not make an appearance (T's & C’s apply)
  • 2 night hotel stay in Oslo

Your Holiday Itinerary

  • Days 1 - 2 Copenhagen Hotel Stay
  • Day 3 Bergen Hotel stay
  • Day 4 Bergen Embark ship
  • Day 5 Florø - Molde
  • Day 6 Kristiansund - Rørvik
  • Day 7 Brønnøysund - Svolvær
  • Day 8 Stokmarknes - Skjervøy
  • Day 9 Øksfjord - Berlevåg
  • Day 10 Båtsfjord - Kirkenes - Berlevåg
  • Day 11 Mehamn - Tromsø
  • Day 12 Tromsø - Stamsund
  • Day 13 Bodø - Rørvik
  • Day 14 Trondheim - Ålesund
  • Day 15 Bergen Disembark ship
  • Day 16 Oslo Hotel stay
  • Days 1 - 2

    Copenhagen - Hotel Stay

    Fly to Copenhagen for a two night hotel stay. From Viking treasures to royal palaces, there’s plenty of history to explore in Copenhagen but the city is also very progressive; with ambitious plans to be a carbon neutral city, more bicycles than people and stylish, modern architecture. It has an exciting restaurant scene with 15 Michelin starred restaurants.

    Nyhavn Pier, Copenhagen

    Day 1

    Copenhagen - Hotel Stay

    Fly to Copenhagen for a two night hotel stay. From Viking treasures to royal palaces, there’s plenty of history to explore in Copenhagen but the city is also very progressive; with ambitious plans to be a carbon neutral city, more bicycles than people and stylish, modern architecture. It has an exciting restaurant scene with 15 Michelin starred restaurants.

  • Day 3

    Bergen

    Next you’ll fly to Bergen, also known as the gateway to the fjords, a pretty medieval city and a spectacular place to visit. Highlights include the beautifully preserved, multi-coloured wooden houses of Bryggen; the picturesque fish market located between the fjords and mountains and the Fløibanen funicular for amazing views of Bergen from the top of Mount Fløyen.

    Colourful Houses, Bergen

    Day 3

    Bergen

    Next you’ll fly to Bergen, also known as the gateway to the fjords, a pretty medieval city and a spectacular place to visit. Highlights include the beautifully preserved, multi-coloured wooden houses of Bryggen; the picturesque fish market located between the fjords and mountains and the Fløibanen funicular for amazing views of Bergen from the top of Mount Fløyen.

  • Day 4

    Bergen - Embark your Ship

    Embark your ship which has its own Expedition Team on board so you can learn more about the nature, culture and phenomena you’ll encounter on your adventure. You’ll sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, following the same route as the Vikings. After enjoying a delicious buffet dinner, spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes, either from the deck or the panorama lounges.

    Embark your Ship

    Day 4

    Bergen - Embark your Ship

    Embark your ship which has its own Expedition Team on board so you can learn more about the nature, culture and phenomena you’ll encounter on your adventure. You’ll sail north from Bergen along the Hjeltefjord, following the same route as the Vikings. After enjoying a delicious buffet dinner, spend the rest of the evening relaxing as you admire the spectacular landscapes, either from the deck or the panorama lounges.

  • Day 5

    Florø – Molde

    As you continue north, you’ll call at Ålesund, renowned for its beautiful art nouveau architecture. After a devastating fire in 1904, most of the town was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, with numerous spires, towers and highly-ornate buildings. Here you can take an excursion to the salt-water aquarium to meet the resident penguins and up Mount Aksla for amazing views.

    Ålesund, Norway

    Day 5

    Florø – Molde

    As you continue north, you’ll call at Ålesund, renowned for its beautiful art nouveau architecture. After a devastating fire in 1904, most of the town was rebuilt in the fashionable style of the time, with numerous spires, towers and highly-ornate buildings. Here you can take an excursion to the salt-water aquarium to meet the resident penguins and up Mount Aksla for amazing views.

  • Day 6

    Kristiansund - Rørvik

    Today you’ll call at colourful and vibrant Trondheim, a city full of culture with a wealth of things to see and do. Here you can visit the impressive Nidaros Cathedral, take a walking tour of the city or explore Trondheim from sea level in a kayak on the river Nid. As you set sail again in the afternoon you’ll pass the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous islets and rocky outcrops before calling at the charming town of Rørvik.

    Trondheim, Norway

    Day 6

    Kristiansund - Rørvik

    Today you’ll call at colourful and vibrant Trondheim, a city full of culture with a wealth of things to see and do. Here you can visit the impressive Nidaros Cathedral, take a walking tour of the city or explore Trondheim from sea level in a kayak on the river Nid. As you set sail again in the afternoon you’ll pass the beautiful Kjeungskjær lighthouse and numerous islets and rocky outcrops before calling at the charming town of Rørvik.

  • Day 7

    Brønnøysund - Svolvær

    Today you’ll cross into the Arctic Circle where you’ll have the best chance of seeing the magical Northern Lights. As you travel through this wild landscape, explore icy glaciers, spot majestic sea eagles and feel the force of the world’s most powerful tidal current. Later the beautiful Lofoten Islands come into view, with their sheer granite cliffs, white sand beaches and picturesque fishing villages. Here you can get a taste of Viking life and enjoy some traditional food and entertainment.

    Norwegian Rorbus in Lofoten Islands

    Day 7

    Brønnøysund - Svolvær

    Today you’ll cross into the Arctic Circle where you’ll have the best chance of seeing the magical Northern Lights. As you travel through this wild landscape, explore icy glaciers, spot majestic sea eagles and feel the force of the world’s most powerful tidal current. Later the beautiful Lofoten Islands come into view, with their sheer granite cliffs, white sand beaches and picturesque fishing villages. Here you can get a taste of Viking life and enjoy some traditional food and entertainment.

  • Day 8

    Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

    Among your stops today is the Capital of the Arctic, Tromsø. You’ll have some time to discover the largest city in Northern Norway, packed with culture, history and a vitality that surprises many visitors. This is the perfect place to enjoy an Arctic adventure and enjoy activities including skiing, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris. You’ll also have a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights here.

    Cityscape of Tromso

    Day 8

    Stokmarknes - Skjervøy

    Among your stops today is the Capital of the Arctic, Tromsø. You’ll have some time to discover the largest city in Northern Norway, packed with culture, history and a vitality that surprises many visitors. This is the perfect place to enjoy an Arctic adventure and enjoy activities including skiing, fishing, kayaking, dog sledding and whale safaris. You’ll also have a great chance of seeing the Northern Lights here.

  • Day 9

    Øksfjord - Berlevåg

    Honningsvåg is the gateway to the spectacular North Cape and you can take an excursion to the North Cape plateau where only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole. With clean, crisp air and views that extend to where the sea meets the horizon, the North Cape feels like the end of the world. You could also take a snowmobile trip through mesmerising scenery and learn how the local Sámi people use nature to survive.

    North Cape, Norway

    Day 9

    Øksfjord - Berlevåg

    Honningsvåg is the gateway to the spectacular North Cape and you can take an excursion to the North Cape plateau where only the Svalbard Islands separate you from the North Pole. With clean, crisp air and views that extend to where the sea meets the horizon, the North Cape feels like the end of the world. You could also take a snowmobile trip through mesmerising scenery and learn how the local Sámi people use nature to survive.

  • Day 10

    Båtsfjord - Kirkenes - Berlevåg

    The wintry landscape in Kirkenes is perfect for snowmobile and dog sledding adventures and you can even visit the nearby fantastic snow hotel. Here you are just a few miles from the Russian border so unsurprisingly there’s a strong Russian influence and you’ll notice signs in both Russian and Norwegian. This is the turning point in your cruise as you’ll now start your return journey back to Bergen.

    Frozen Sea of Kirkenes, Norway

    Day 10

    Båtsfjord - Kirkenes - Berlevåg

    The wintry landscape in Kirkenes is perfect for snowmobile and dog sledding adventures and you can even visit the nearby fantastic snow hotel. Here you are just a few miles from the Russian border so unsurprisingly there’s a strong Russian influence and you’ll notice signs in both Russian and Norwegian. This is the turning point in your cruise as you’ll now start your return journey back to Bergen.

  • Day 11

    Mehamn - Tromsø

    As you continue south, you’ll stop at a number of ports to enjoy spectacular scenery, local specialities and historic landmarks. In Mehamn, the fresh winter air and clear, starry skies are perfect for seeing the Northern Lights. Enjoy an ‘energy coffee’ in Hammerfest, the most northern town in Europe and starting point for hunters heading up into the high Arctic. Here you can also see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column that commemorates the first precise geographic measurement of the globe.

    Northern Lights

    Day 11

    Mehamn - Tromsø

    As you continue south, you’ll stop at a number of ports to enjoy spectacular scenery, local specialities and historic landmarks. In Mehamn, the fresh winter air and clear, starry skies are perfect for seeing the Northern Lights. Enjoy an ‘energy coffee’ in Hammerfest, the most northern town in Europe and starting point for hunters heading up into the high Arctic. Here you can also see the UNESCO-listed Meridian Column that commemorates the first precise geographic measurement of the globe.

  • Day 12

    Tromsø - Stamsund

    The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning scenery that you’ll encounter during your adventure. Sail through channels of clear green waters passing breathtaking sights of mountains soaring out of the sea and nature at its wildest interspersed with small picturesque fishing villages. This is also the realm of the sea eagle and you could take a sea eagle safari to see these rare birds of prey as they circle and dive for fish.

    View from Matind Mountain, Norway

    Day 12

    Tromsø - Stamsund

    The island groups of Lofoten and Vesterålen offer some of the most stunning scenery that you’ll encounter during your adventure. Sail through channels of clear green waters passing breathtaking sights of mountains soaring out of the sea and nature at its wildest interspersed with small picturesque fishing villages. This is also the realm of the sea eagle and you could take a sea eagle safari to see these rare birds of prey as they circle and dive for fish.

  • Day 13

    Bodø - Rørvik

    Today you’ll sail past mountain ranges with unique formations that have inspired many ancient myths and legends. The Seven Sisters are supposed to be the daughters of a Troll king who escaped his strict control but were pursued by trolls until daylight turned them into stone. The mountain of Torghatten, with its distinctive hole in the middle, is said to be the King’s hat that was pierced by an arrow when he threw it to protect the maidens.

    Mountain of Torghatten

    Day 13

    Bodø - Rørvik

    Today you’ll sail past mountain ranges with unique formations that have inspired many ancient myths and legends. The Seven Sisters are supposed to be the daughters of a Troll king who escaped his strict control but were pursued by trolls until daylight turned them into stone. The mountain of Torghatten, with its distinctive hole in the middle, is said to be the King’s hat that was pierced by an arrow when he threw it to protect the maidens.

  • Day 14

    Trondheim - Ålesund

    Today you’ll get another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim before sailing through the majestic Trondheimsfjord, Norway’s third longest fjord. In Kristiansund, you’ll get a sense of the importance of the fishing industry to Norway’s coastal communities. The colourful city of Kristiansund is made up of four main islands, and is known as Norway’s ‘dried cod capital’ because of its long-time export of salted dry fish.

    Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim

    Day 14

    Trondheim - Ålesund

    Today you’ll get another opportunity to explore the city of Trondheim before sailing through the majestic Trondheimsfjord, Norway’s third longest fjord. In Kristiansund, you’ll get a sense of the importance of the fishing industry to Norway’s coastal communities. The colourful city of Kristiansund is made up of four main islands, and is known as Norway’s ‘dried cod capital’ because of its long-time export of salted dry fish.

  • Day 15

    Bergen - Disembark your Ship and Oslo Hotel Stay

    Today you’ll get your final glimpses of the Norwegian Fjords and rugged coastline before arriving back in Bergen. Here you’ll disembark and fly to Oslo for a two night hotel stay. Named European Green Capital in 2019, the city is full of green spaces and is dedicated to conserving natural areas, making it a scenic and beautiful city to explore.

    Bergen Houses

    Day 15

    Bergen - Disembark your Ship and Oslo Hotel Stay

    Today you’ll get your final glimpses of the Norwegian Fjords and rugged coastline before arriving back in Bergen. Here you’ll disembark and fly to Oslo for a two night hotel stay. Named European Green Capital in 2019, the city is full of green spaces and is dedicated to conserving natural areas, making it a scenic and beautiful city to explore.

  • Day 16

    Oslo - Hotel stay

    The compact city centre is easy to explore on foot or by bike and you’ll find it buzzing with energy and cutting-edge food, fashion and art scenes. During your stay you could enjoy a wide range cultural experiences such as a trip to the opera, ballet or theatre; while art lovers can visit The Munch Museum.

    National Theatre, Oslo

    Day 16

    Oslo - Hotel stay

    The compact city centre is easy to explore on foot or by bike and you’ll find it buzzing with energy and cutting-edge food, fashion and art scenes. During your stay you could enjoy a wide range cultural experiences such as a trip to the opera, ballet or theatre; while art lovers can visit The Munch Museum.

ms Kong Harald

Named after Norway's reigning monarch, a seasoned sailor, MS Kong Harald was refurbished in 2016 and now features a modern, Arctic-inspired interior. On board are three different restaurants, the Multe bakery and ice cream bar, a sauna and fitness room. Out on deck you can enjoy the view from one of the two Jacuzzis. There is a comfortable bar on board as well as a sun deck, observation saloon and panorama lounge, all of which provide splendid views of spectacular coastal scenery.

Key Facts

Entered Service: 01/01/1900

Number of Decks: 7

Passenger Capacity: 691

Total Crew: 70

Number of Cabins: 227

Kids Club: No

Great places to visit on board:

Panoramic Lounge

Take in unforgettable views of the stunning coastal scenery.

Top Deck

The best place to enjoy a Jacuzzi, stargaze or watch the magical Northern Lights dance across the sky.

Expedition Team Lectures

Enhance your experience by learning about the nature, wildlife, and culture you’ll encounter.

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