Winter Arctic Voyage & Snowhotel in Norway

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Availability : Most days, December-March

Winter Arctic Voyage & Snowhotel in Norway

Highlights Include:

  • Sailing on the northern portion of Norway’s coastal voyage
  • Several chances to see the magnificent Northern Lights
  • Spending the night in a unique room made of snow/ice
  • Time in Kirkenes at the top of Norway
  • Option to add winter activities like dog sledding and snowmobiling

Photo: NevraArts/Snowhotel Kirkenes

Tour Details

From: $3,069 per person | Single supplement from $706

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

10 days

2023-2024 Departures: Most days, December – March


Set sail from the northern Norway town of Bodø on a leisurely northbound Arctic tour to Kirkenes harbor. Along the way, discover the captivating beauty and Arctic wonders of coastal Norway, including Europe’s most northerly point, the North Cape, and – with luck – catch a glimpse of the magical Northern Lights. In Kirkenes, cozy up for a night at the storied Snowhotel Kirkenes.

This is a sample independent itinerary. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to create an itinerary to meet your preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Overnight flight via Oslo.

Day 2Arrive Bodø, Norway

After a flight change in Oslo, continue by air up to the city of Bodø, located above the Arctic Circle. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure sightseeing in this seaside town. Overnight in Bodø

Day 3Bodø Cruise Departure - Stamsund - Svolvær | Meals: B

Spend the morning relaxing in Bodø, where everything is close by. This afternoon transfer on own the short distance to the Bodø quay for embarkation and departure at 3:30pm. Start your northbound voyage in the arctic region, cruising along the enchanting Norwegian coast for the next few days. You will have the chance to enjoy interesting presentations and several ports of call. First up are the wall of mountains that signals your arrival to the Lofoten Islands. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 4Stokmarknes - Sortland - Risøyhamn - Harstad - Finnsnes - Tromsø - Skjervøy | Meals: B

As you continue your journey north today you will pass some of the most gorgeous winter scenery you have ever seen. The dramatic peaks and snow-covered valleys welcome you to the capital of the arctic, Tromsø. As the largest city in Norway’s portion of the Arctic Circle, Tromsø has always been an important final stop for voyages north. If traveling in January and early February, you also have a good chance at spotting whales from the ship. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 5Øksfjord - Hammerfest - Havøysund - Honningsvåg - Kjøllefjord - Mehamn - Berlevåg | Meals: B

Enter Norway’s northernmost county Finnmark this morning. Finnmark’s landscape is austere in its beauty, teeming with wildlife. Watch for rookeries of puffins and gannets along the cliffs and pods of orca hunting for herring. You will pass the North Cape this afternoon, the point where the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean meet, and also the farthest north you can go on a public road in Europe. After calling at Honningsvåg, the capital of the North Cape, the ship heads east toward the pretty fishing villages of Kjøllefjord, Mehamn, and Berlevåg. Optional shore excursions are available. Overnight on board

Day 6Båtsfjord - Vardø - Vadsø - Kirkenes | Meals: B

Arrive at your last stop on the Northern Coastal Voyage: Kirkenes, located at the top of Norway. Take the included transfer to your hotel and spend the rest of your day at leisure. A number of exciting optional excursions are available for pre-booking, including dog sledding and King Crab fishing. There are also museums and cultural centers about the history and heritage of the region. Overnight in Kirkenes

Day 7Snowhotel | Meals: B D

Your morning is at leisure to enjoy an optional excursion in Kirkenes, or spend time exploring independently. This afternoon you will be transferred to the iconic Snowhotel Kirkenes. Curl up tonight in a cozy Snow Suite that is chilled to between 21 and 25 degrees Fahrenheit and decorated in beautiful artwork made from snow. Overnight at Snowhotel Kirkenes

Day 8Kirkenes - Oslo | Meals: B

Leaving the Arctic this morning, take the transfer to the Kirkenes airport for your flight down to Oslo. Upon arrival, transfer via airport train into Oslo city center and check in at your hotel. Enjoy Oslo independently this evening. Overnight in Oslo

Day 9Oslo | Meals: B

Today is free to explore Norway’s Capital City. Oslo is a nature centric city, with wooded areas and natural experiences never far away. A trip to Holmenkollen Ski Jump to visit the ski museum and experience amazing views is an option. From city center, there are many fantastic museums to check out, including the new Munch Museum. Overnight in Oslo

Day 10Depart Oslo, Norway | Meals: B

Transfer via airport train back to the international airport for your return flight – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Flight Kirkenes-Oslo including taxes & fuel surcharges 
  • Five nights’ accommodation
  • Four day/three night Hurtigruten or Havila Northbound port-to-port cruise in interior double cabin, Bodø-Kirkenes
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
Not Included
  • Airline ancillary fees (such as meals, seat reservations, luggage costs, etc.)
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Optional shore excursions on cruise
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At extra cost, subject to availability
  • Port City Tours – while sailing north enjoy tours in Svolvær, Tromsø, North Cape, Honningsvåg, and the Russian border
  • Nature Exploring – travel through the arctic wilderness on snowshoes, cross-country skis, snowmobile, dog sled, or your own two feet
  • King Crab Safari – catch, cook, and eat the king crab on this excursion in Kirkenes
  • Upgraded cruise accommodations in an outside cabin available for a supplemental cost
  • You can pre-book your cruise/shore excursions – or other optional excursions in Kirkenes – when you book your package
  • You can opt to stay in a Gamme cabin (warm accommodation) instead of a snow room (cold accommodation) at the Snowhotel
  • The coastal cruise route is shared by Hurtigruten and Havila Voyages; sailings are on most days (though not daily).
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