Norway Winter Expedition Cruise from Hamburg

Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

An Arctic adventure under the Auroral Zone

This two-week winter expedition cruise sails from Hamburg and along the coast of Norway via Denmark. We’ll head north across the Arctic Circle and into the Auroral Zone hoping to see the incredible spectacle of the Northern Lights. Along the way we’ll experience fjords, fishing villages, cultural city gems and rugged natural beauty.

Into a winter wonderland 

Setting off from Hamburg, our first stop will be the port of Esbjerg where you can get a taste of Danish culture. The next day we’ll arrive at Lysefjord, one of Norway’s most picturesque locations and home to the famous Pulpit Rock. We’ll continue heading north to artistic Ålesund before crossing the Arctic Circle and witnessing the unmatched splendour of the Lofoten Islands.  

An unforgettable experience 

After setting foot on the North Cape we’ll turn back south and discover the ‘Arctic Capital’ Tromsø – we will previously have visited Alta, the “City of Northern Lights” – before exploring more of Lofoten. Sailing along the spectacular coast of Helgeland we’ll soon arrive at Loen, nestled beneath Mount Hoven. Our last port of call is beautiful Bergen before we sail back to where we started our voyage in Hamburg.


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

Setting sail for Norway

Day 1

A taste of Denmark

Day 2

An exhilarating first day in Norway

Day 3

Aquarium and Art Nouveau architecture

Day 4

Approaching the Arctic Circle

Day 5

Enchantment in the Lofoten Islands

Day 6

The City of the Northern Lights

Day 7

At the edge of Europe

Day 8

Gateway to the Arctic

Day 9

Idyllic island life

Day 10

Heading south

Day 11

Fjord side to mountain top in five 

Day 12

City of seven mountains

Day 13

Headed for Hamburg

Day 14

End of an enchanting expedition

Day 15

What's included

Take a look at what you can look forward to on this 14-day expedition cruise.

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
  • German-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, outdoor and indoor gyms and outdoor running track
  • 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 and head lamps are available if necessary
  • Complimentary wind and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition Photographers help with your camera settings before landings

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

Special offers

Expedition exclusive cost savings and rare opportunities.

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

Included Programmes

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