Follow the Lights Northbound

Northern Lights Promise**

with Hurtigruten

** Northern Lights Promise
The beautiful Aurora Borealis is Mother Nature’s ultimate light show. We know that no trip to the Arctic Circle is quite complete without experiencing this highlight at least once on your journey.  If the Northern Lights do not appear on your voyage to Norway, Hurtigruten will give you another 6 or 7-day Classic Voyage FREE OF CHARGE. See T&C’s for full details.

Northern Europe and Iceland 37 departures between September 2025 and March 2026 From $9,299 pp share double

About Hurtigruten
Since 1893, Hurtigruten have been ensuring the communities of Norway have been brought together by their ships, for local transport, post, and cargo.  Ships are small enough to get into small ports, making this a unique experience, but onboard cabins are comfortable, there are dining options, and there are no formal nights to worry about. This is about exploring Norway and the Northern Lights, in a warm and cosy environment, with adventures ashore.

The dark skies of winter in Norway form the backdrop for the legendary Northern Lights. Your ship will be your floating observatory; away from light pollution on land and travelling into the Arctic, directly under the consistently active Auroral Oval.

Your fully escorted small group tour begins from Norway’s capital city, Oslo. During your journey you’ll ride one of the world’s most famous trains, the Flåm Railway, before joining The Coastal Express northbound voyage. Visit charming hamlets, sail through picturesque fjords and hopefully see the magnificent Northern Lights on this journey up into Arctic Norway.

From Kirkenes in Norway’s far north, you’ll then head south into Finnish Lapland and enjoy gazing up at the night sky inside your glass igloo. Then discover Rovaniemi, the official home town of Santa Claus.

Day 1: Arrive in Olso
Day 2: Discover Oslo.
Day 3: Flam
Day 4: Train to Bergen
Day 5: Bergen, embarkation
Day 6: Ålesund
Day 7: Trondheim
Day 8: Bodo
Day 8: Tromsø
Day 10: Honningsvåg
Day 11: Kirkenes – Saariselkä
Day 12: Saariselkä
Day 13: Sinetta
Day 14: Rovaniemi
Day 15: Rovaniemi
Day 16: Helsinki
Day 17: Helsinki, tour ends.

* 10 nights 4 star hotel accommodation (1 night in glass igloo) including luggage service
* 6 night cruise Bergen to Kirkenes
* Daily breakfasts, 7 lunches, 10 dinners (5 on Hurtigruten) & 1 farewell dinner in Helsinki including a glass of beer, wine, soft drink
* City tours of Oslo and Bergen
* Norway in a Nutshell: Flåm Railway journey and fjord cruise on UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord
* First class coach from Kirkenes to Rovaniemi
* 2nd class rail from Rovaniemi to Helsinki
* English speaking tour manager from start to finish
* Reindeer Safari (sled ride, depending on weather)
* Husky Safari (cart or sled ride, depending on weather)
* Santa Claus Village visit
* Siida Museum visit in Inari

Departure Dates

September 14, 18, 25
October 1, 6, 12, 20, 23, 31
November 11, 19
December 3, 4, 6, 9, 11, 14, 15, 20, 25, 26, 28

January 5, 8, 11, 21, 22, 28
February 7, 12, 18, 23
March 1, 12, 20, 26

From $9,299 pp share double Polar Outside Cabin

Price is based on 14 September 2025 departure date.  Please enquire for pricing on all other departures.

Where will my cabin be?
Lead price is based on a Polar Outside cabin.  These are primarily on the middle decks with windows. Most are spacious and can be made as double or twin sleeping arrangements.

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Until sold out

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Price includes all discounts.  Price includes your cruise fare based on a share twin/double basis in NZ$, based on a Polar Outside Cabin and known Port Taxes & Govt Fees. Gratuities included. Special conditions apply for all Bonus Inclusions, please discuss with your Ocean Escapes consultant.  Available until sold out. Deposit due immediately upon booking confirmation.  Other conditions may apply.HoTC.

Hurtigrutens Northern Light Promise Terms & Conditions

  • This offer applies to all new bookings of voyages of 11 days or more along the Norwegian coast aboard The Original Coastal Express and The North Cape Line. It applies to North Cape Express voyages departing between 20 September 2024 and 31 March 2025 and The Original Coastal Express voyages departing between 20 September 2024 and 31 March 2025.
  • A Northern Lights occurrence is defined as a sighting from the ship which is recorded by the ship’s deck officers and which is announced to passengers on board. Northern Lights will be announced to your cabin or in another way as decided by the Master. An occurrence can last anything from a few minutes to a matter of hours, and the ships decision as to whether the Northern Lights occurred is final.
  • We announce occurrences of the Northern Lights on board the ship and you have the option of announcements direct to your cabin or suite. We hope that you will experience seeing the Northern Lights whilst on your voyage with us of 11 days or more, but we cannot be held responsible if you don’t.
  • We promise that in the event of there being no Northern Lights occurrence as defined above, you will receive a 6 or 7-day Original Coastal Express Classic Voyage, departing between 20 September 2025 and 31 March 2026 in an unspecified inside twin cabin on a full-board basis free of charge. You may upgrade to another grade of cabin subject to additional costs and availability. Please note that upgrading to suites with this offer may not be available.
  • We reserve the right to withdraw or amend the offer at any time. Please check at the time of booking as to the current status of the offer. The offer must be claimed and booked within 28 days from your return date. A choice of departure dates will be given.
  • The offer excludes flights, transfers, all onboard expenses, excursions, and luggage handling. The offer does not apply to re-scheduled or cancelled cruises. Bookings are non-transferable, non-changeable, and have no cash value. This offer is not combinable with claims for compensation, refunds or price reductions.


Prices correct as at 13 May 2024, subject to change without notice. We encourage you to check the most current price with our team, in particular any offers including flights and/or accommodation. Whilst we endeavour to keep our website up to date at all times, please understand if price changes may not be reflected immediately. Other conditions may apply. E&OE.