Follow The Lights

City delights & expedition through the Northern Lights

Discover the best of the spectacular and lively metropolis of Dubai on this full-day tour of this once small fishing village and admire the city as you never imagined with bird's eye views from a staggering height of 452 metres / 1483 ft above the city. Highlights - Explore the fastest growing city in the world - Glide across Dubai Creek in a traditional Abra - Admire breathtaking views of the city from the 124th floor of the Barj Khalifa. Visit the district of Deira were you will be enchanted by the large variety of exotic spices in the famous spice Souk and have the chance to shop for a souvenir.  

From Norway’s capital Oslo, ride the world’s most famous train, the Flåm Railway, before joining Hurtigruten’s northbound coastal voyage. Visit charming hamlets, sail through picturesque fjords and see the magnificent Northern Lights on this journey into the heart of Norway. On arrival into the sleepy town of Kirkenes in Norway’s far north, head south into Finnish Lapland where you’ll see the night sky from inside your glass igloo. Then discover Finnish Lakeland, where you’ll stay in beautiful log accommodation. Take in Helsinki, Finland’s capital, and experience a day trip to medieval Tallinn in Estonia.


Your Fly, Cruise & Tour Package Includes:

  • Economy class flights from Sydney to Oslo, returning from Helsinki, via Dubai
  • 3 nights accommodation in Dubai including breakfast
  • Dubai full day city tour with Burj Khalifa
  • Luxury Canal Dhow Dinner Cruise
  • 18 night Follow The Lights Expedition Voyage with Hurtigruten
  • Includes 11 nights accommodation including 1 night in a glass igloo, 6 nights cruise accommodations, select meals & activities
  • Private car transfers throughout
  • Port charges & Airline taxes

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Highlights:

  • Classic northbound cruise on Hurtigruten's beautiful Coastal Voyage
  • A night in a glass igloo
  • City tours of Oslo, Bergen, Helsinki & Tallinn
  • Norway in a Nutshell journey
  • Viking Plank dinner in Flam
  • Husky experience
  • Reindeer experience
  • Santa Claus Village visit
  • Siida museum in Inari
  • Multiple opportunities for Northern Lights viewing

Hurtigruten Follow the Lights Expedition Voyage itinerary:

Date

Itinerary

01 Mar 21

Arrive in Oslo

Arrive in Oslo, make your own way from the airport or train station to your hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure. In the evening meet the rest of the group and your guide at our welcome dinner. Overnight in Oslo.

02 Mar 21

Oslo

After a leisurely breakfast, meet the group in the lobby of the hotel for an Oslo grand city tour including Vigeland Sculpture Park, Viking Ship Museum, Oslo Opera house, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and more. Overnight in Oslo.

03 Mar 21

Flåm

After an early breakfast we will start our “Norway In a Nutshell” tour, catching the morning train to Myrdal where we change trains for the famous Flåm Railway, with spectacular fjord views all the way to the beautiful, tiny village of Flåm. Overnight in Flåm.

04 Mar 21

Bergen

The day starts with the ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen, passing through the narrow Nærøyfjord. From Gudvangen the journey continues by bus. Waterfalls line the road as we weave our way through the valley to Voss. There we board a train for the last leg of our “Norway in a Nutshell” journey, arriving in Bergen in the afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Bergen.

05 Mar 21

Bergen Day 1 of the voyage  
After a relaxing morning we take a walking tour of Bergen, including St Mary’s Church, Håkon’s Hall and the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bryggen, before heading to Troldhaugen, the home of Norway’s most famous composer, Edvard Grieg. The tour ends at Bergen pier, where we board our Hurtigruten ship. Overnight on board our ship.

06 Mar 21

Ålesund Day 2 of the voyage  

We navigate skerries and islands before reaching Ålesund, renowned for its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. Leaving Ålesund we head north towards Trondheim. Overnight on board our ship.

07 Mar 21

Trondheim Day 3 of the voyage  
Arrive early in the morning at Trondheim, with plenty of time to explore Norway’s first capital. Overnight on board our ship.

08 Mar 21

Lofoten Islands Day 4 of the voyage  
As we cross the Arctic Circle in the morning, the hunt for the Aurora Borealis begins. We enter the dramatic and narrow Raftsund, and if the weather and ice conditions allow, we’ll sail to the entrance of the famous Trollfjord. Overnight on board our ship.

09 Mar 21

Tromsø Day 5 of the voyage  
After a morning stop in Finnsnes, the ship continues to Tromsø, a major cultural hub above the Arctic Circle, and famed as a viewing point for the Northern Lights. The city’s historic centre is distinguished by its centuriesold wooden houses. The 1965 Arctic Cathedral, with its distinctive peaked roof and soaring stained-glass windows, dominates the skyline. Overnight on board our ship.

10 Mar 21

Honningsvåg Day 6 of the voyage  
Honningsvåg is the nearest port to the North Cape – only 2000km from the geographical North Pole. Overnight on board our ship.

11 Mar 21

Kirkenes – Saariselkä

Admire the dramatic coastal vistas as we approach Kirkenes, where we will disembark. Enjoy a short drive through Kirkenes, before arriving at Inari, the Sami capital (traditional nomads of Scandinavia, reindeer herders), where we’ll visit the Siida Sami museum and visit a reindeer farm. Overnight in Saariselkä.

12 Mar 21

Saariselkä

Today we visit a husky farm and learn about the life and training of these unique Arctic dogs. In the evening there may be optional evening Aurora Borealis tours. Overnight in Saariselkä.

13 Mar 21

Sinettä

Today we visit Santa Claus Village, where you will have free time to explore. In the evening, spend the night in a glass igloo. Overnight in Sinettä.

14 Mar 21

Rovaniemi

Arrive in Rovaniemi and enjoy free time or optional extra touring options. Overnight in Rovaniemi.

15 Mar 21

Järvisydän

This morning we head for Järvisydän, a hotel resort spa in the Finnish wilderness. In the afternoon you’ll be able to relax and enjoy a spa treatment, or participate in many of the outdoor activities the resort has to offer. Overnight in Järvisydän.

16 Mar 21

Helsinki

Today we leave the Finnish wilderness and head into Helsinki, Finland’s capital. Enjoy a half-day city tour before checking into our hotel. Overnight in Helsinki.

17 Mar 21

Tallinn

An early start with a full day excursion to the medieval town of Tallinn in Estonia. Take the ferry followed by a combined bus and walking tour of the city. Stops will include the baroque Kadriorg Park and the seaside district of Pirita. Walk through the winding, cobblestoned streets of the Old Town continuing to Toompea Castle, home to the Estonian parliament. Visit Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and the Dome Church before enjoying some free time before boarding the ferry to return to Helsinki. Tonight, enjoy a special farewell dinner. Overnight in Helsinki.

18 Mar 21

Helsinki

After breakfast at the hotel our tour ends.

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Prices listed are per person in Australian Dollars, based on twin occupancy, including all discounts unless otherwise stated. The offer is subject to availability at time of booking and shown on the lowest inside category available at the time.  Fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices/Offers are correct as at 03 February 2020 and can be withdrawn without notice.  Cabin categories include prepaid government fees and port taxes unless otherwise stated. Hotels may charge resort fees not included in this package, payable direct upon check in. Visas are not included.  Airfares are based on economy class flights from Sydney and subject to the carriers’ flight schedules and conditions, please call us for prices from other cities. Payments made by credit card will incur a surcharge.

Follow The Lights

Destination: Northern Europe

Provider: Hurtigruten

Duration: 18 nights Nights

Inclusions:

Accommodation Breakfast Cruise Day Tours Escorted Tours Fly Package Transfers

With Exchange $11,079 per person*

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