Christmas Expedition Cruise from Dover

Price from
A$8,247

Departure date
December 23, 2023
Duration
15 days

Add some Norwegian magic to your Christmas and New Year with an expedition cruise along Norway’s beautiful coast – bringing together yuletide traditions and the spectacular Northern Lights.

Add some Norwegian magic to your Christmas and New Year with an expedition cruise along Norway’s beautiful coast – bringing together yuletide traditions and the spectacular Northern Lights in one unique experience.

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Starting from Dover, you’ll enjoy a unique Christmas experience on our comfortable expedition ship as we sail to Norway. We’ll celebrate Christmas at sea and reach the wild and spectacular Nordfjord on Boxing Day, where you can explore the picture-perfect village of Loen. Next, in the stunning Lofoten islands, you’ll visit one of the best-preserved traditional fishing villages in Norway.

Sailing further, 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 Northern Lights. In the Arctic capital of Tromsø, you’ll learn about its polar history and get the chance to go on some exciting excursions.

Starting the New Year on an adventure

Basking in the light of the Polar Night, we continue north to Narvik and see in the new year in style. As our special New Year’s party reaches its climax and the clock counts down to midnight, you’ll welcome in 2024 in a totally unique way.

We’ll head off the beaten track exploring some of mid-Norway's islands and fjords for two magical days – expedition style! You’ll round off your journey exploring Bergen’s UNESCO-listed Bryggen district and charming Egersund before ending your expedition cruise back where it all began, 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

Sea behind the back of the ship, sailing out of Dover. White cliffs to the right.

Day 1

Setting off from the White Cliffs 

Evening on board Hurtigruten, hunting the Northern Lights.

Day 2-3

Norway bound - God Jul to all!

Day 4

Fjord side to mountain top in five

Ginger bread house nicely decorated.

Day 5

Cruising the coastal inner route towards the Arctic

Reine under the Northern Lights, Lofoten, Norway.

Day 6

Idyllic island life

Two huskies with green northern lights in the sky/background.

Day 7

On the lookout for the Northern Lights

Tromsø under the Northern Lights, Norway.

Day 8

Gateway to the Arctic

Northern Lights in Narvik, Norway.

Day 9

Sailing into a new year

Celebrating New Year's Eve in Norway.

Day 10-11

On expedition

The UNESCO-listed Bryggen in Bergen

Day 12

City of Seven Mountains

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

Day 13

Christmas cheer

Relaxing in the Explorer Lounge.

Day 14

Heading home

Dover Castle, tipped to be the largest in England.

Day 15

Refreshed and ready for the new year

Ships on this expedition

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

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Christmas Expedition Cruise from Dover