Arctic Highlights with flights

Tromsø - Kirkenes - Tromsø

With direct flights from the United Kingdom and Ireland, it is even easier to access the wonders of northern Norway and go in search of the elusive, magnificent Northern Lights.

  • Spend the entire voyage within the Arctic Circle giving you the best opportunity to see the Northern Lights
  • Choice of direct flights from 7 regional airports in the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • Extend your itinerary to 6 days and take in more of Tromsø
  • Take part in some fantastic winter excursions to areas of this frozen land that are seldom seen by tourists

Overview

Our Arctic Highlights voyage is ideal for busy people who want the best possible chance of seeing the Northern Lights while experiencing an adventure within the Arctic Circle. 

Starting and ending in Tromsø, this winter voyage takes you to the pure and crisp remote northern coast. Get closer to spectacular scenery and fascinating people with direct flights from Bournemouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Dublin, East Midlands, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich. 

Create an Arctic holiday of your dreams with optional excursions such as snowmobiling in Lapland, visiting the Kirkenes Snow Hotel or an unforgettable dog sledding safari.

Extend this 5 night itinerary to 6 days and take in more of Tromsø. This colourful city, surrounded by the dramatic Lyngen Alps, has many sights to offer including Arctic history, architecture, culture and more exciting excursions.

Departure dates

Bournemouth

  • 5-day itinerary: 9 Mar 2018

Bristol

  • 5-day itinerary: 26 Feb 2018

Dublin

  • 6-day itinerary: 23 Feb 2018

East Midlands 

  • 5-day itinerary: 11 Mar 2018

London Gatwick 

  • 6-day itinerary: 21 Feb 2018* & 6 Mar 2018
  • 5-day itinerary: 19 Feb 2018, 2 Mar 2018

Manchester 

  • 6-day itinerary: 13 Mar 2018
  • 5-day itinerary: 17 & 28 Feb 2018

Norwich 

  • 6-day itinerary: 4 Mar 2018*

*Note: these departures have one night pre- and one night post-voyage in Tromsø. 

For bookings within 30 days of departure please contact our Reservations Team at 02036037112

 

Please note: these are our flight inclusive packages however, we sail every day of the year and offer flights from the UK  for all departures.

Price Includes:

  • Return economy flights to Tromsø, including current taxes and charges
  • *4-day voyage in an unspecified cabin on a half-board basis
  • 5 day itinerary: 1 night at Tromsø hotel including breakfast OR 6 day itinerary: 2 nights at Tromsø hotel including breakfast 
  • Transfers as applicable 

Not Included:

  • Travel Insurance
  • Optional excursions
  • Luggage handling

All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate

Please note:

  • Price is in GBP per person based on two people travelling together sharing an unspecified twin cabin.
  • Other categories available at a supplement
  • Not all grades are available for all departures
  • Suite and Mini Suites are available only on request
Itinerary

The itinerary

Please note this is the 6-day itinerary with 2 nights in a Tromsø hotel. The 5-day itinerary includes 1 night in a Tromsø hotel.

February - March 2017 and February - March 2018

Departure port UK/Ireland to Tromsø, Norway
Day 1
Arctic Cathedral Ishavskatedralen
The Arctic Cathedral, Ishavskatedralen, features northern Europe’s largest stained-glass window Photo: MARIE CLAIRE NONKEL - Gästefoto Photo

The gateway to the Arctic


Location: Fly to Tromsø

Fly direct from the UK to Tromsø, the Gateway to the Arctic, where you'll be met by a Hurtigruten rep who'll take you to your ship. Depending on when you land, you'll have a chance to enjoy the sights of this lively, compact city before boarding for a late afternoon departure.

Day 2
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Photo: Kateryna Moskalenko Photo

The spectacular north


Location: Honningsvåg and the North Cape

You'll have an early stop in Hammerfest and then sail through some spectacular scenery in the Magerøysund before arriving in Honningsvåg. Here, you'll have the chance to visit the North Cape, the northernmost point in Europe  - a mere 2,000km from the North Pole! You can take a photo in front of the iconic Globe Monument as a treasured keepsake. In the evening, you'll pass Finnkjerka, the sacred rock of the indigenous Sámi people. If you're lucky, you'll see this under the gaze of the magical Northern Lights. 

Day 3
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Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen Photo

The voyage turning point


Location: Kirkenes

Sailing this polar stretch to Kirkenes, you'll be heading further east than Istanbul and St Petersburg. There should be more opportunites to catch the Northern Lights as you're sailing in the auroral zone. Kirkenes is home to the Snowhotel and several fascinating small heritage museums. Here, you'll have the opportunity to experience some unforgettable Arctic excursions. On the return voyage, you'll head back south through Finnmark and visit the northbound ports that you passed in the night. 

Day 4
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Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen Photo

From ship to shore


Location: Hammerfest and Tromsø

Your first major stop of the day is Hammerfest, home to the Meridian Column, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, commemorating Struve's historical measurement of the globe. From here, you'll sail onwards to your final stop back in Tromsø, where this part of your voyage draws to a close, and you will be transferred to a central Tromsø hotel. 

Day 5
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Photo: David Gonzalez Photo

The final day


Location: Tromsø

After breakfast in your hotel this morning, you can take part in one of our exclusive excursions or have a wander around the delightful city of Tromsø by yourself. After, you'll be transferred to Tromsø airport for your direct flight back to the UK or Ireland. 

Day 6
Tromsø is located beside the mighty Arctic Ocean, surrounded by towering mountains
Tromsø is located beside the mighty Arctic Ocean, surrounded by towering mountains Photo: TUGEMANN - GUEST IMAGE Photo

We bid farewell


Location: Tromsø

An extra day in Tromsø gives you more time to enjoy what thsi beautiful city and Arctic environment has to offer. Whether you're interested in history, culture, nature or action adventure, we have some great excursions for you. At the end of the extra day, you'll be transferred to Tromsø airport for your direct flight back to the UK or Ireland. 

February - March 2017 and February - March 2018

Location Tromsø, Norway to UK/Ireland
Your ship

Our ships sailing this route

Jump aboard one of our select Coastal ships, designed for Arctic waters and narrow fjords, ready to bring you on adventures along the coast. See things you just won't get to see on other ships.

Things to see and do

Excursions

During your Arctic Highlights voyage, you can experience some of the best winter excursions. Due to popularity, we recommend adding them to your voyage during the booking process. You can also book the excursions on board if there is still availability.

Ports

Learn more about the charming ports and cities you will visit on this voyage above the Arctic Circle.

Articles

Learn more about the experience of sailing the beautiful Norwegian coast

Attractions

Discover the natural wonders, ports and wildlife you may come across during your voyage to Norway.

Videos

Immerse yourself in the adventures you can experience on a voyage in Norway.