All-Inclusive Christmas Expedition Cruise from Dover

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Experience a magical Christmas cruise to see the Northern Lights

Make your Christmas and New Year even more magical with an expedition along the beautiful Norwegian coast, bringing together yuletide traditions and the spectacular Northern Lights.

Make your Christmas and New Year’s even more magical with an expedition along the beautiful Norwegian coast, bringing together yuletide traditions and the spectacular Northern Lights.

It’s beginning to look a lot like… 

Sailing from Dover, we’ll reach the wild and spectacular Nordfjord on the morning of Christmas day. You’ll have a Christmas to remember as you explore the picture-perfect village of Loen. In the stunning Lofoten islands, you’ll visit one of the best-preserved traditional fishing villages in Norway.  

You’ll go stargazing in Alta; situated at 70°N, it’s one of the most northerly towns in the world and one of the best places to see the aurora, should it appear. In the Arctic capital of Tromsø, you’ll learn about its polar history and possibly take part in exciting excursions. Basking in the light of the Polar Night, we continue north to Narvik, a small town with great historical significance. 

Starting the New Year on an adventure 

It’ll be a New Year’s Eve with a difference as we head off off-the-beaten-track exploring some of mid-Norway's islands and fjords for two magical days – expedition style! As our special New Year’s party reaches its climax and the clock counts down to midnight, you might be treated to fireworks. You’ll round off your journey exploring Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen district and charming Egersund before ending your expedition cruise back in Dover.

What's Included


Onboard activities

Landing activities

Route overview

We'll help you plan where to go, when to visit and how long to stay

Day 1

Depart from Australia or New Zealand

Setting sail from the White Cliffs of Dover

Day 2

Sailing from Dover

Watching for birds, crossing the North Sea.

Day 3

Norway bound

The Christmas market in Egersund is regularly voted to be the best in the country.

Day 4

Christmas in Egersund

The fjord to the tiny hamlet of Fjærland

Day 5

25th in Sognefjorden

Relaxing in the Explorer Lounge.

Day 6

Towards the Arctic Circle

A beautiful winter day in Svolvær, Lofoten

Day 7

Enchanting Lofoten

Meet the Sami in Narvik, Norway

Day 8

Historic Narvik

The Northern Lights cathedral in Alta, Norway.

Day 9

City of Northern Lights

Tromsø under the Northern Lights, Norway.

Day 10

Tromsø – Arctic gateway

Celebrating New Year's Eve in Norway.

Day 11

New Year in Lofoten

Passengers up on deck, at sea

Day 12

Science on the sea

Little fishing village of Kalvåg

Day 13

Hidden delights of Kalvåg

Mosterøy island architecture

Day 14

Mosterøy and Klosterøy

At sea getting tips from the on-board photographer

Day 15

Homeward bound

Dover Castle, tipped to be the largest in England.

Day 16

Return to Dover

Ships on this expedition

Take a closer look at our ships typically used on this expedition

Included Activities

It's a mixture of adventure activities for individuals of all ages

Photo Credit: Espen Mills

Onboard Science Programme

Our Science Programme has one goal: to increase your curiosity, knowledge and interest of the areas you are sailing to.

Special offers

Expedition exclusive cost savings and rare opportunities.

* Certain offers may not be combinable, up to two savings opportunities except where noted otherwise


All-Inclusive Christmas Expedition Cruise from Dover