Norway Christmas Expedition Cruise from Hamburg

Departure date
15 days

Cruise Overview

Experience a magical Christmas along the beautiful Norwegian coast

  • 15-day expedition cruise from Hamburg to Norway, spending five days above the Arctic Circle under the enchanting Auroral Zone.

  • Experience the magic of Christmas and New Year in Norway, taking in fjords, snow-covered mountains and cosy, twinkling towns.

  • Absorb all the charm and cheer of the festive season and enjoy authentic yuletide traditions, all while hunting for the Northern Lights.

Enjoy an Arctic Christmas

Sailing from Hamburg, we'll celebrate Christmas at sea. Our first stop is Bergen, where we can admire the festive decorations along the wharves of this Hanseatic city. From here, we'll sail into picturesque Nordfjorden and across the Arctic Circle to Svolvær and Alta, two charming Arctic towns, in the twilight of the Polar Night.

New Year's in stunning Lofoten

End the year at the top of the world as you visit the North Cape and in Tromsø, the 'Paris of the North'. Celebrate the New Year in style with a delicious dinner on board, before exploring Reine in Lofoten, Norway. Discover more of the fjords in Rosendal before sail backing to Hamburg.


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

Sailing from Hamburg

Day 1

Celebration at sea

Day 2

Christmas in Bergen

Day 3

Views from Mount Hoven

Day 4

The Helgeland coast

Day 5

Enchanting Lofoten

Day 6

Arctic Alta, Aurora city

Day 7

The North Cape

Day 8

Tromsø's winter delights

Day 9

New Year in Reine

Day 10

The coast of Trøndelag

Day 11

Charming Ålesund

Day 12

Pretty Hardangerfjorden

Day 13

Reflections of Norway

Day 14

Arrival in Hamburg

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
  • Fine-dining À la carte restaurant Lindstrøm is 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 fill at onboard water refill stations
  • German-speaking Expedition Team who organize and guide activities, both on board and ashore
  • Range of included activities

Onboard activities

  • Experts from the Expedition Team present detailed lectures on a variety of topics
  • Use of the ship’s Science Center which has an extensive library and advanced biological and geological microscopes
  • The Citizen Science program allows guests to contribute to current scientific research
  • The onboard professional photographer will give tips and tricks for taking the best landscape and wildlife photos
  • The ship has hot tubs, a panoramic sauna, and outdoor and indoor gyms
  • Participate in informal gatherings with the crew, such as daily recaps and the next day’s preparations

Landing activities

  • Escorted landings with small boats (RIBs)
  • Trekking poles and head lamps available, if necessary
  • Complimentary wind- and water-resistant expedition jacket
  • Expedition photographers will help configure 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

Included Programs

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

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