Part of the
Hurtigruten Group

Christmas Expedition Cruise from Dover


Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Experience a magical Christmas cruise to see the Northern Lights

  • 15-day Christmas expedition cruise from Dover in the UK to Norway, on the hunt for the spectacular Northern Lights.

  • Spend six festive days above the Arctic Circle under the Auroral Zone as you discover Norway's Christmas traditions among astounding fjords and wildlife.

  • Celebrate the New Year against the backdrop of Norway's beautiful coast, traditional markets and picturesque villages.

A festive adventure like no other

Setting sail from Dover, this Christmas and New Year's will be dominated by the spectacular beauty of nature. You'll spend Christmas and New Year at sea, expedition style – on a fun-filled journey of discovery and adventure. Sailing in winter, you'll have the best chances of seeing the Northern Lights too.

Explore Norway's fjords and Arctic towns

You'll spend time in some of Norway's most picturesque fjords – Nordfjorden, Sognefjorden and the Lofoten archipelago. We'll sail above the Arctic Circle, where you'll visit Alta, Tromsø and Narvik. You'll round off your Christmas Norway expedition in charming Bergen and cosy Egersund before heading back to Dover.

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Cabin 1
(2-15 years)

Available Dates

No available cabins


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

Set sail from Dover

Day 1

Celebrate Christmas at sea

Day 2-3

Christmas in Nordfjorden

Day 4

Towards the Arctic Circle

Day 5

Idyllic Reine

Day 6

Arctic Alta, Aurora city

Day 7

Tromsø the Arctic gateway

Day 8

Historik Narvik

Day 9

New Year at sea

Day 10-11

Charming Bergen

Day 12

Cosy Egersund

Day 13

Homeward bound

Day 14

Arrival in Dover

Day 15

What's included

Expedition Cruise

  • Expedition cruise in a cabin of your choice
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner including beverages (house beer and wine, sodas, and mineral water) in restaurants Aune and Fredheim
  • À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm included for suite guests
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Be aware that we sail in remote areas with limited connection. Streaming is not supported.
  • Complimentary reusable water bottle to use at water refill stations on board
  • English-speaking Expedition Team who organise and accompany activities on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard Activities

  • Experts on the Expedition Team deliver in-depth lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • Citizen Science program allows guests to assist with live scientific research
  • Professional onboard photographer gives top tips and tricks for the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • Use of the ship’s hot tubs, panoramic sauna and indoor gym
  • Informal gatherings with the crew such as daily recaps and preparation for the day to come

Landing Activities

  • Escorted landings with small expedition boats
  • Trekking poles, head lamps and walking poles available if necessary
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings

What's not included

  • International flights

  • Travel insurance

  • Luggage handling

  • Optional shore excursions with our local partners

  • Optional small-group activities with our Expedition Team

  • Optional treatments in the onboard wellness and spa area

Included Programmes

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

Penguins perched on the ice of Cuverville Island, Antarctica. Credit: Espen Mills / HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

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