Christmas Expedition Cruise

from London

Price from £4,991

Departure date
14 days

Cruise Overview

Adding Norwegian magic to your Christmas and New Year with an expedition cruise along Norway’s beautiful coast.

Christmas and New Year are even more magical when set against the breathtaking backdrop of Norway’s majestic scenery and the Northern Lights.  

This special, merry expedition along the beautiful Norwegian coast in winter takes you to fjords, snow-covered mountains and cosy towns.  

You’ll experience all the charm and cheer of the festive season and enjoy authentic yuletide traditions. 

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Starting from London (Tilbury), 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 one of the most picturesque cities in Norway, Bergen, where you can explore the UNESCO-listed Bryggen district on foot. Next, in the stunning Lofoten islands, you’ll visit one of the best-preserved traditional fishing villages in Norway. 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 the glacial beauty of Nordfjord and lively Stavanger before ending your expedition cruise back where it all began, in London (Tilbury).


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

Setting off from the River Thames 

Day 1

The Dutch Coast

Day 2

Norway bound - God Jul to all!

Day 3

Beautiful Bergen

Day 4

Cruising the coastal inner route towards the Arctic

Day 5

Idyllic Lofoten

Day 6

Gateway to the Arctic

Day 7

Historic Narvik

Day 8

On expedition

Day 9-10

Views from Mount Hoven

Day 11

Old and new

Day 12

Heading home

Day 13

Refreshed and ready for the new year

Day 14

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

Special offers

Expedition exclusive cost savings and rare opportunities.

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

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