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 8 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

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, Dublin, East Midlands, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich. 

Create an Arctic adventure 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

  • 6-day itinerary: 26 Feb 2017*

Bristol

  • 6- day itinerary: 20 Feb 2017 (SOLD OUT)
  • 5-day itinerary: 11 Mar 2017

Dublin

  • 6-day itinerary: 25 Feb 2017

East Midlands 

  • 6-day itinerary: 19 Mar 2017

London Gatwick 

  • 6-day itinerary: 8* & 15 Dec 2016, 8, 17*, 24 Mar 2017
  • 5-day itineary: 11 Dec 2016, 28 Feb 2017, 2, 13, 15, 22 Mar 2017

Manchester 

  • 6-day itinerary: 6 (SOLD OUT) & 13 Dec 2016, 6 & 26 Mar 2017
  • 5-day itinerary: 19 Feb 2017 (SOLD OUT)

Newcastle

  • 5-day itineray: 4 Mar 2017

Norwich 

  • 5-day itinerary: 4 Dec 2016

*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 

Flight included

Included beer or wine package

Receive a beer or wine package on selected voyages in October, November or December 2016. Offer applies to new bookings only made before departure.

The beer package includes 2 glasses of beer per day for dinner, while the wine package includes one bottle of wine per 2 passengers. Single travellers can only opt for the beer package.

Please note: Guests who do not drink alcohol are eligible for an on board credit to the value of  up to 1000 NOK. The offer is only valid for new bookings. Please call us after you have made your booking to add a beer or wine package to your voyage.

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
  • For Norwich airport departures: there is a £10.00 Per Adult (Over 16 Years) Airport Development Fee which is to be paid directly to Norwich Airport when departing.
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.

December 2016 - March 2017

Departure port UK/Ireland to Tromsø, Norway
Day 1
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Photo: David Gonzalez Photo

The gateway to the Arctic


Location: Fly to Tromsø

Fly direct from the UK to Tromsø, the Gateway to the Arctic, and perhaps enjoy the sights of this lively, compact city before boarding the ship and departing late in the afternoon. (Dinner on board)

Day 2
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Photo: Kateryna Moskalenko Photo

The spectacular north


Location: Honningsvåg and the North Cape

Following the scenic sailing through Magerøysund and after an early stop in Hammerfest, you arrive in Honningsvåg. This small port is the gateway to the wonders of the spectacular North Cape (optional excursion). At 71° 10’ 21” N it puts you a mere 2 000 kilometres from the Geographical North Pole. This evening, you pass Finnkirka, a rock formation that is sacred to the indigenous Sami people and now also the site of an impressive light show. (Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 3
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Photo: Ørjan Bertelsen Photo

The voyage turning point


Location: Kirkenes

The last port on the Voyage North is Kirkenes. And at longitude 30° E, you are actually further east than Istanbul and St. Petersburg. The terrain, culture and geography of Kirkenes offer the opportunity to take part in some fabulous Arctic excursions. Departing Kirkenes at lunchtime, you retrace your steps along the Varanger peninsula reaching Berlevåg in the evening. (Breakfast and dinner included).

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. Here, you can enjoy an optional excursion including a visit to Hammerfest's UNESCO World Heritage site, the Meridian Column, commemorating the conclusion of Struve's historical measurement of the globe. From here, you next major stop will be Tromsø where your voyage comes to an end. Transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay. (Breakfast and dinner included).

Day 5
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Photo: David Gonzalez Photo

The Final Day - or Extend Your Trip


Location: Tromsø

After breakfast in your hotel this morning, a choice of winter excursions are available before you are transferred to Tromsø airport for your direct flight back to the UK (Breakfast included).

Extend your stay and take in more of Tromsø!


Extend your stay in this lively and colourful city, surrounded by the dramatic Lyngen Alps. Tromsø has many sights to offer, including Arctic history, architecture, culture and exciting excursions. Visit a coastal farm and enjoy reindeer sledging or perhaps visit the Polaris centre. An extra day in Tromsø will give you time to enjoy this beautiful city and more time to watch out for the Northern Lights.

Day 6
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Photo: David Gonzalez Photo

We bid farewell


Location: Tromsø

Further excursions are available before your direct flight back to the UK. (Breakfast included).

Location Tromsø, Norway to UK/Ireland
Your ship
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.

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